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  • Anthony Ladd / Lonesome River Band

    The Lonesome River Band is among the acts that will perform at the California Bluegrass Association festival, which runs Friday through Sunday in Grass Valley.

  • Phil Kampel

    Jazz vocalist Vivian Lee will perform at the Crocker on Thursday night.

  • Michael Allen Jones / Sacramento Bee file

    The Ebner Hotel/Empire building harks back to the Gold Rush days.

The Lineup: Fun things to do this week

Published: Wednesday, Jun. 11, 2014 - 5:00 pm


Art about Davis

Monthly dose of culture

What: 2nd Friday ArtAbout includes two events that take place outdoors: a public art conversation/reception with artists Jonathan Hammond and Sayako Dairiki, and a performance of scenes and songs by the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble. Numerous other events take place around Davis as part of the monthly arts evening.

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Public art reception at Amtrak Station, 840 Second St., Davis; Ensemble’s performance at E Street Plaza, 207 F St., Davis

Cost: Free



Music in Grass Valley

Bluegrass festival –

Its time has come

What: The bad news: Last week, we got a bit ahead of ourselves in the Lineup and previewed the 39th annual California Bluegrass Association festival. The good news: You haven’t missed the chance to immerse yourself in bluegrass all this weekend.

When: 10 a.m. Friday through 3:50 p.m. Sunday

Where: Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley

Cost: Daily tickets $15-$55, three-day pass $55-$130



Sacramento history

Gold Rush remnants

What: Old Sacramento’s buildings hold clues to this region’s Gold Rush legacy. Learn all about that in an above-ground walking tour.

When: 11 a.m. Saturdays-Sundays through June 29

Where: Sacramento History Museum, 101 I St., Sacramento

Cost: $5, children 5 and under free


Jazz in the Courtyard

Vivian Lee at Crocker

What: The music of jazz vocalist Vivian Lee will get you in the frame of mind for “African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond,” an exhibit from the Smithsonian that opens at the Crocker Art Museum on June 29.

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

Where: Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento

Cost: $6-$12

Information: (916) 808-1182,

JUNE 20-22 AND JUNE 27-29

Sacramento French Film Festival

Bonjour, ‘Not My Type’

What: Get your tickets now for the 13th Sacramento French Film Festival, which opens June 20 with the opposites-attract comedy “Not My Type.” See works by directors François Ozon and Roman Polanski as well as films starring nearly every French actress famous in the United States, from Catherine Deneuve and Fanny Ardant to Juliette Binoche and Audrey Tautou. Oo la la!

When: Reception 6 p.m. June 20; film 8:30 p.m.; festival continues June 21-22 and June 27-29

Where: Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento

Cost: Opening night reception (includes screening) $50; screenings $10-$11, multiday passes $40 and up

Information: (916) 455-9390,

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