The widely discussed public art chosen for the sports arena under construction in downtown Sacramento will be the focus of a public meeting Monday.
The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission’s arena art panel will hold the meeting from noon to 2 p.m. inside Room 1119 in Sacramento City Hall, 915 I St. (Room 1119 is on the H Street side of the building.) Arts officials said they are anticipating a large crowd.
An update is to be given on the next steps for the installation of a sculpture by renowned artist Jeff Koons at the arena site. The City Council has approved an $8 million contract to commission the sculpture as part of the city’s Art in Public Places program.
The arts panel is also scheduled to give an update on the selection process for locally produced art for the public plaza being built around the arena. A total of $1.5 million is to be spent on local art.
César Chávez celebration planned Tuesday in Davis
Presented by the Davis Human Relations Commission, the César Chávez Celebration is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The 15th annual event, commemorating Chávez’s birthday, will take place at Margurite Montgomery Elementary School, 1441 Danbury St. in Davis. There will be speakers, a resource fair showcasing local and regional organizations, and entertainment.
Info: (530) 757-5602.
Urban greening strategy to be discussed in Citrus Heights
The city of Citrus Heights will hold a community workshop Tuesday to discuss an urban greening strategy. This includes developing an Urban Forest Master Plan that will guide the city’s management of public trees, and the growth and preservation of tree canopy throughout the community over the next 25 years. The greening strategy also will include a water efficient landscape ordinance, and guidelines for native and drought-tolerant landscapes. The public will have an opportunity to discuss public trees and landscaping with urban forestry experts, landscape architects and city staff members.
The workshop is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. in Trellis Hall at the Citrus Heights Civic Center, 6237 Fountain Square Drive.
Funding for park playground to be discussed
The West Sacramento City Council on Wednesday will consider appropriating $180,000 in capital improvement program funds for Bryte Park to match $180,000 from the Walt Disney Co. to construct a playground. According to a staff report, the Walt Disney Co has partnered with KaBOOM, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that children have active play opportunities. The city will be required to secure 500 volunteers for planning and building the playground. KaBOOM will organize the work of the volunteers so that the playground that is built reflects their vision. The project “Build Day” is set for May 31. The city’s $180,000 will go toward preparing the site for the playground equipment.
Wednesday’s council meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the West Sacramento Civic Center, 1110 West Capitol Ave.
Watch Sacramento talent on stage at theater
Singers, dancers, comedians and other specialty performers will compete for a cash prize at the Sacramento Has Talent show at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Crest Theatre, 1013 K St. in Sacramento. The audience vote will help decide the outcome. Judges scheduled to attend are Michael Hargis, TBD Festival organizer and businessman; Alexandra Cunningham, Sacramento Ballet star; and Shelly Willis, Sacramento Metropolitan Art Commission executive director. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Tour the Cosumnes River Preserve on Saturday
The Cosumnes River Preserve guided hike docents will lead a tour of the preserve from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday beginning at 13501 Franklin Blvd. in Galt. There will be a 3-plus-mile roundtrip hike along raised levees through a variety of habitats. Participants are advised to arrive with water, closed-toed shoes, insect repellant, snacks and binoculars.
Info: www.cosumnes.org or (916) 684-2816
Recycle Rummage Sale scheduled at Sacramento Zoo
The Sacramento Zoo will host its annual Recycle Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds from the event will benefit the zoo’s conservation programs locally and worldwide.
Info: www.saczoo.org or (916) 808-5888