Sacramento Harvest Festival
Arts and craft showcase
What: One of the largest indoor arts and craft shows on the West Coast showcases original art, pottery, clothing, photography, specialty foods, jewelry and décor that are all handmade in the United States. To make it an event for the whole family, there will be live entertainment, a kids zone and food.
When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Cal Expo Pavilion, 1600 Exposition Drive, Sacramento
Cost: $4-$9; children 12 and under free; $2 off admission with the donation of a nonperishable food donation.
Information: (800)346-1212; www.harvestfestival.com
What: Over three days in multiple venues, ragtime musicians will perform the uniquely American music that this country danced to from the late 1800s up through the Roaring ’20s. If all you know is Scott Joplin, expand your experience by sampling some of the music that boosted both piano sales and the recording industry in the early 20th century.
When: Noon-11 p.m. today; 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Clarion Inn, 1401 Arden Way, Sacramento
Cost: Single-day pass $30-$50; multiple-day pass $70-$95; after 5 p.m. entry is half-price
‘Ragged edge of small towns’
What: Timothy Horn’s new works depict buildings, cars and industrial settings from a variety of locations including the Sacramento Delta, Fairfax, San Francisco and Missoula, Mont. The Marin County artist says he has “always been drawn to the ragged edge of small towns.”
When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. most Sundays
Where: Knowlton Gallery, 115 S. School Street #14, Lodi
Annual Rock Auction
Stone cold event
What: Rock-hounders take note. Gemstones, minerals and fossils, about 200 items in all, will be auctioned off to raise funds for CSU Sacramento’s Geology Club. The event also includes geology-based games for children, balloon “rock hammers,” and light appetizers.
When: 6-9 p.m. today
Where: California State University, Sacramento, Alumni Center, 6000 J St.
Sneak peek at ‘The Nutcracker’
What: Children of all ages are enchanted by the story of “The Nutcracker.” Sacramento Ballet previews its version of the holiday classic. Members of the ballet company will teach a free children's ballet lesson after the performance.
When: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Saturday
Where: Grand Hall, Clunie Community Center, McKinley Park, 601 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento