Art of the West
Nine at the Knowlton
What: “Way Out West” presents art to invoke the many meanings of the West – a mythical place, an actual landscape, a multicultural home. The works of nine artists explore the topic.
When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays
Where: Knowlton Gallery, 115 S. School St., #14, Lodi
Information: (209) 368-5123, www.knowltongallery.com
Half-off tickets hail 15 years
What: To celebrate its first 15 years, the Esquire IMAX Theatre is offering tickets and concessions at half-off for 11 traditional documentaries and one new release, “Transformers: Age of Extinction.”
When: Varying times
Where: Esquire IMAX Theatre, 1211 K St., Sacramento
Information: 916-443-IMAX (4629), www.imax.com/sacramento
Reminiscing at the fort
What: As the last “civilized” place seen by miners heading into the hills to seek their fortunes in the gold fields, Sutter’s Fort played a history in the Gold Rush that you can experience this weekend in the “Hands on History: Mining the Miners.” Activities such as gold-panning, parlor games and old-time bowling re-create the era. Watch for weaponry exhibitions.
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, 2701 L St., Sacramento
Cost: $5-$7, children 5 and younger free
Information: (916) 445-4422, www.suttersfort.org
Tahoe Trail 100
Up, down, wheels go ’round
What: Elite cyclists will compete in an endurance race that serves as a qualifier for the Leadville 100. You can cheer them as they set off, encourage them along the route and/or celebrate with the winners at the awards ceremony.
When: 7 a.m. start; 3:30 p.m. awards ceremony
Where: Starting line at the first roundabout off of Northstar Drive at Castle Peak parking lot; awards ceremony and beer party at Northstar Overlook
Cost: Free to watch
Turtle vs. tortoise
At Discovery, what the shell?
What: Turtles Bump, Samantha & Larry will be on hand along with Boris the tortoise to show visitors the differences between turtles and tortoises. Then view turtles in the pond as you take a walk outside.
When: Noon to 4 p.m.; animal presentations at noon and 2 p.m.
Where: Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, 3615 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento
Cost: $6-$8, children 3 and younger free
Information: (916) 808-3942, www.thediscovery.org
Tunes in Winters
What: Unfold the lawn chair and settle in for an evening of music by Los Tres de Winters, who appear for one of Winters’ Summer Concerts at the Gazebo.
When: 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: Rotary Park, Main Street and Railroad Avenue, Winters