Greatest Show on Earth
Seven shows in four days
What: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is bringing the 144th edition of its circus to town with acrobats, trapeze acts and all the sparkling trappings of the three rings. The show has more than 100 performers from 25 countries, and 85 animals.
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When: 7 p.m. Friday and Monday; 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 Saturday, 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Sleep Train Arena, One Sports Parkway, Sacramento
Information: (800) 745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com
Fire station open house
Fun and hoses
What: Do all fire stations have poles? Find out as Sacramento Fire Station 15 hosts the last of this summer’s open houses at city fire houses. Get an up-close look at a shiny red firetruck and meet your firefighters.
When: 2-4 p.m.
Where: Sacramento Fire Department Station 15, 1591 Newborough Drive, Sacramento
Information: (916) 808-1011 www.sacfire.org
Bikes and tattoos
Get ready to party in Dixon
What: The name of the ninth annual Renegade Rendezvous Bike Show and Tattoo Expo tells you much of what you might want to know about the event, which also features music by Moonshine Bandits and D.J. Chopstiqs .
When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Dixon Fairgrounds, 655 S. First St., Dixon
Food, dancing and drinks
What: Find a restful spot amid the olive trees and grapevines and enjoy the dancing and music, the food and drinks at the 10th annual Mediterranean Food & Music Festival, organized by the Holy Virgin Mary Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church.
When: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday
Where: Holy Virgin Mary Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 3060 Jefferson Blvd., West Sacramento.
Cost: $3 admission, children 10 and younger free
Information: (916) 955-4736
Jewish Food Faire
‘Delicious’ sets the tone
What: The 37th annual Sacramento Jewish Food Faire has been organized with a theme of “Delicious Foods for a Sweet New Year.” Beyond the food, there will be music and a blood drive.
When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Shalom, 4746 El Camino Ave., Carmichael
Cost: Free admission
Information: (916) 485-4478, foodfaire.cbshalom.org