Stories, performances, lectures
‘Call of the Wolf’
What: “Call of the Wolf” comprises a collection of stories, performances and lectures focusing on canis lupus. Ecokinesis Dance Company, storyteller Tom Wade and wildlife experts bring it all together.
When: 7:30 p.m. today; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
Where: Wilkerson Theater, 2506 R St., Sacramento
Information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhibits, products, contests
What: It takes five buildings to house what’s billed as California’s largest indoor collection of fishing, hunting and outdoor products, sportfishing boats and travel destinations. Included will be hands-on special features, contests and more than 200 seminars and demonstrations.
When: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento
Cost: $15, free for active military and children 15 and younger
Information: (800) 545-6100; www.sportsexpos.com
SATURDAY & TUESDAY
Rhythms and rhymes
Open microphone poetry
What: The Brickhouse Gallery’s monthly open mike night features Sacramento-born poet Malik Saunders. Hosts Brother Hypnotic and Blacktastic.net expect many locals to return for rhythm and rhyme.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: Brickhouse Gallery, 2837 36th St., Sacramento
Information: (916) 475-1240; www.thebrickhousegallery.net
Classical concert at the Crocker
Pianist David Rubenstein
What: The Crocker continues its pairings of music and art, this time with pianist David Rubenstein showcasing works by composers who used sheet music created through the same engraving process museum-goers can see in the current exhibit “Passion and Virtuosity: Hendrick Goltzius and the Art of Engraving.” Scarlatti, Bach, Beethoven and Mozart will be among the composers highlighted.
When: 3 p.m. Sunday; 1:30 p.m. prelude tour
Where: Setzer Auditorium, Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento
Cost: $6-$12; reservations recommended
Information: crockerartmuseum.org, (916) 808-1182
‘The Princess Bride’
What: If it’s rhyming giants, lisping geniuses, beautiful princesses and swashbuckling swordsmen that you’re seeking, you’re in luck. “The Princess Bride” returns to the big screen as part of the Classic Series at Cinemark. The cast includes Robin Wright, Cary Elwes and Mandy Patinkin.
When: 2 p.m. Sunday; 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Century Theaters in Elk Grove, Rocklin, Roseville and Sacramento
Information: (916)-683-5282; www.cinemark.com
‘Sacramento and the Civil War’
What: Take in the new photographic exhibit “Devoted to the Union: Sacramento and the Civil War,” and hear a lecture on the war by historian Glenna Matthews to learn how Sacramentans took active roles during that traumatic time.
When: 7 p.m. Thursday
Where: Center for Sacramento History Reading Room, 551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd., Sacramento
Cost: $15; tickets must be purchased in advance.
Information: (916) 808-7072