State Fair opens at Cal Expo
The California State Fair begins its 17-day run at 10 a.m. at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento. Also on Friday, there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. inside California Building A, on the west side, celebrating the Sacramento branch of the NAACP’s exhibit at the fair. The exhibit celebrates the organization’s 100 years of service and features a photo and video gallery. For a cheat sheet on the fair’s hours, prices, parking, concerts and how find shade, go to sacb.ee/6Mmh. Want to to know the specialty food being offered at the fair? Go to sacb.ee/6LqP.
Diversity employment event scheduled
More than 30 major employers are scheduled to be on hand from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 16th annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair at the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, 300 J St., Sacramento. Multicultural, bilingual, people with disabilities, women, LGBT, veterans and mature candidates are encouraged to attend. Event is for those 18 and older. Go to www.citycareerfair.com for more information.
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Downtown concert at plaza
Downtown Sacramento’s free Concert in the Park series continues from 5 to 9 p.m. at Cesar Chavez Plaza, 910 I St. Friday’s scheduled performers are Tyler Rich, Hannah Jane Kile, Colleen Heauser, Taylor Green and DJ Rawhide. Go to godowntownsac.com for more information.
- Sacramento River Cats vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 7:05 p.m., Raley Field