Fun in the park
Video game’s big guy as movie star
What: Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph” headlines the evening but by no means is the only family entertainment to be found in this free event sponsored by Councilman Steve Hansen, the Capitol Area Development Authority and Friends of Fremont Park. Music, face painting and vendors round out the evening.
When: 6 p.m. pre-movie activities, 7:45 p.m. movie
Where: Fremont Park, 1515 Q St., Sacramento
Exuberant fun the Mediterranean way
What: The ninth annual Mediterranean Food and Music Festival affords the chance to eat lamb, falafel, stuffed grapes leaves and more, drink Arabic coffee and generally make merry, especially by dancing — all while celebrating Middle Eastern, Greek and American cultures. Live music and belly dancing demonstrations will be part of the event.
When: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday; noon-7 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Holy Virgin Mary Eastern Orthodox Christian Church, 3060 Jefferson Blvd, West Sacramento.
Cost: $3 admission; free for children 10 and under
Information: (916) 955-5469 or (916) 955-4736
To be the last one standing
What: Vying for prize money — and laughs — stand-up comedians have been doing their best to survive earlier stages of a competition in hopes of advancing through the semi-finals (with Sacramento stand-up comedian Cheryl “the Soccer Mom” Anderson) and into the finals. This competition helps wrap up the weeklong SacComedyFest.
When: Today, 8 p.m. showcase and 9 p.m. semifinals; Saturday, 10:30 p.m. finals
Where: Sacramento Comedy Spot, 1050 20th St., No. 130, Sacramento
Don’t try this at home
What: Sacramento’s fire dance community will host its sixth annual Fire Spectacular, telling a story through music, poetry, art and fire dance.
When: 6-10 p.m., Saturday
Where: William Land Park Amphitheater, 3901 S. Land Park Drive, Sacramento
Cost: $15 to $20
Hands on history
Bringing in the sheaves
What: Sutter’s Fort will be a bustling ground as Hands on History: Harvest – the Real Gold in California coincides with the “Feast at the Fort” fundraiser there this weekend. Visitors will learn to thresh, winnow and grind wheat, plus other useful skills such as rope-making and lariat slinging. Guns and weapons from the Gold Rush era will be on display, and Sutter’s cannon will be fired.
When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m Saturday; cannon firing at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Where: Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, 2701 L St., Sacramento
Cost: $5 to $7; free for children 5 and younger
Information: (916) 445-4422, www.suttersfort.org
You know ‘Breaking Bad’?
What: Four days before the series finale of “Breaking Bad,” Geeks Who Drink will stage a one-night, winner-takes-all pub quiz covering five full seasons and 61 episodes of the AMC crime drama. The local watering hole affiliated with GWD is Capitol Garage.
When: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Capitol Garage, 1500 K St., Sacramento
Cost: $5 per person