Dinos for mites
What: As part of its “Blast From the Past!” exhibit, the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center will engage visitors this weekend about rocks, crystals, fossils and dinosaurs, including one of the largest herbivores, apatosaurus. Kids will even craft a dinosaur souvenir.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
Where: 3615 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento
Cost: $4-$8, free for members and children 3 and under
Information: www.thediscovery.org; (916) 808-3942
Gospel choir in Jerusalem
What: “Al Helm (The Dream): Martin Luther King in Palestine,” explores an American gospel choir and a playwright who travel to Jerusalem in 2011 to join Palestinian actors and a director putting on a play. Filmmaker Connie Field will lead a discussion after the screening.
When: 2:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Guild Theater, 2828 35th St., Sacramento
Cost: Free-will donation
Information: (530) 868-6587 or email email@example.com
Three to see for free
What: From plein-air to meticulous still lifes, “Triple Threat,” a three-artist show, features Carolyn Hesse-Low of San Diego, watercolorist Andy Evansen of Minnesota and Jim McVicker of Humboldt County.
When: Through Feb. 22; Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; most Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Knowlton Gallery, 115 S. School St., Lodi
Cost: Free admission
Information: (209) 368-5123; www.knowltongallery.com
‘The Language of Love’
What: Camerata California, a chamber choir and orchestra, will perform “Music – The Language of Love” with guest composer Matthew Harris conducting “In the Arms of Music.” The program also includes pieces by Sean Bianco and Vaughn Williams.
When: 4 p.m. Sunday
Where: First United Methodist Church, 2100 J St., Sacramento
Cost: $22 general, $20 seniors, $10 students, premier seating $30, under-18 free
Information: (916) 483-1386; cameratacalifornia.net
Want to be an ice cube?
What: Sure, you could make it an ordinary warm, cozy weekend, or you could dare to be – as the event organizers say – “Freezin’ for a Reason!” at the third annual Polar Plunge. Proceeds benefit the Southwest Spinal Cord Injury Fund. In addition to those brave/crazy enough to make the freezing jump, there will be food, drinks and entertainment.
When: 9 a.m. Saturday (doors open at 8 a.m.)
Where: Fruitridge Community Center, 4000 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento
Cost: $20 at the door
Information: (916) 599-0873