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    Professionally trained DJs provide the beat for Electronic Dance Skate at Skatetown Ice Arena in Roseville. The event returns at 7 p.m. Saturday.

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    Native and exotic butterflies will be the topic both Saturday and Sunday afternoons at the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center.

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    Pie’s part of the picture Sunday at Courtland’s 42nd annual Pear Fair.

Fun things to do this weekend

Published: Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014 - 5:38 pm

TODAY AND FRIDAY

Irish tenor

Kearns at Christian Brothers

What: If you miss the chance tonight to hear tenor Anthony Kearns in concert, you’ve tapped into the luck of the Irish with a second performance organized by the La Salle Club of Christian Brothers High School. Kearns performs an evening of songs from Broadway, opera and Ireland, and shares the billing with Sacramento’s McKeever School of Irish Dance.

When: 6 p.m. today and Friday

Where: Performing Arts Center, Christian Brothers High School, 4315 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Sacramento

Cost: $35-$50

Information: www.thelasalleclub.com

SATURDAY

Ice skating

Electronic aura in Roseville

What: The newly launched weekly Electronic Dance Skate features professionally trained DJs, laser light shows, black lights and music videos. Lace up the skates and join the crowd the dancing to hip-hop, top 40 remixes and electronic dance music.

When: 7-10 p.m.

Where: Skatetown Ice Arena, 1009 Orlando Ave., Roseville

Cost: $12.50

Information: www.skatetown-roseville.com

SATURDAY and TUESDAY

Classic movies

Starting with ‘Hello Dolly’

What: Big movies, big screen. Cinemark theaters continues to present legacy films at select theaters, this time a trio of award-winning musicals: “Hello Dolly,” “Moulin Rouge” and “Oklahoma!”

When: First show starts at 11:15 a.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Century Stadium Sacramento, 1590 Ethan Way, Sacramento

Cost: $15 for all three

Information: www.cinemark.com

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

Butterflies

Children’s fun at Discovery

What: See butterflies up close – really, really close –and walk among local species in the butterfly garden. Kids can make giant butterfly wings and then wear them home.

When: 12:30-4 p.m. both days

Where: Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, 3615 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento

Cost: $6-$8, children 3 and under free

Information: (916) 808-3942; www.thediscovery.org

SUNDAY

Pear Fair

Courtland tradition continues

What: Did you know that pears pair with mariachi music, fun-runs, parades, classic cars and quilt displays? In case you doubt this truth, check out the 42nd annual Courtland Pear Fair and see for yourself. Of course, pears also pair with delicious foods, which also are on hand.

When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where: 180 Primasing Ave., Courtland

Cost: Free admission; parking $2- $10 (benefits Courtland’s volunteer fire department)

Information: (916) 775-0013, pearfair.org



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