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    Garratt Wilkin, pictured in 2008, and the Parrotheads will perform Saturday at McKinley Park as part of east Sacramento’s Pops in the Park series.

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    Roland L. Freeman’s “Dancing at Jazz Alley,” shot in Chicago in 1974, is part of a Crocker exhibit through Sept. 21.

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    How are you on Sacramento trivia?

  • Brady O’Brien / Crystal Creamery

    Eat all the ice cream you care to Saturday evening at Fairytale Town.

The Lineup: Fun things to do this week

Published: Wednesday, Jun. 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm


Fairytale Town

‘Night’s Dream,’ ice cream

What: Imagine a magic land where you can get all the ice cream you can eat. That magic place will be Fairytale Town for its “Midsummer Night’s Dream & Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy.” In addition, there will be Celtic music, theatrical performances, and arts and crafts activities for the whole family.

When: 5-9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento

Cost: Advance tickets $5-$15; day of, $10-$20; children 1 and under free

Information: (916) 808-7462;


Auto museum

City’s early dealers recalled

What: “Selling the Dream: Sacramento’s Early Car Dealers,” traces nearly 70 years of history of the local auto sales industry. Remind yourself of the buildings that once housed vehicle showrooms and see the advertising that brought buyers to those dealerships.

When: Opening 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; museum open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where: California Automobile Museum, 2200 Front St., Sacramento

Cost: $4-$8; children 5 and under free

Information:, (916) 442-6802.


Parks and music

Summer-night concerts

What: With summer music finds it way to the parks. Several concerts are lined up for public enjoyment. Bring along the lawn chairs or a blanket and maybe a picnic.

•  McKinley Park: by Garratt Wilkin & The Parrotheads: A Tribute to Jimmy Buffet; 6-10 p.m. Saturday, 601 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento (916) 808-7003

•  Curtis Park: Dennis Johnson and the Mississippi Ramblers (blues/swing), 6-8 p.m. Sunday, 3349 West Curtis Drive, Sacramento; (916) 452-3005

Cost: Both of these concert are free.


Crocker exhibit

‘African American Art’

What: Coming from the Smithsonian, “African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond,” through 100 paintings, sculptures and photographs, explores the African American experience from the 1920s through the civil rights era and beyond. The Crocker is the only place west of Albuquerque to see this exhibit.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Tuesdays-Sundays through Sept. 21; open until 9 p.m. on Thursdays; 10 a.m-5 p.m. on Sept. 1 (Labor Day)

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

Cost: Free to members and children ages 6 and younger; $5-$10 general; free admission on Sept. 1; every third Sunday is “pay what you wish.”


History happy hour

Trivia through Labor Day

What: The Sacramento History Museum will test your acumen in city history as part of the “Thursday Night at the Museums” program. Once a week through Labor Day trivia will be served up along with wine, beer, soft drinks and light snacks in a publike setting.

When: 6-9 p.m., trivia at 7 p.m.

Where: Sacramento History Museum, 101 I St.

Cost: Happy hour $10, adults only; museum admission, $4-$6, children 5 and under free

Information: (916) 808-7059 or

Editor’s Note: This copy was changed on July 1.

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