Bee Picks: Fun things to do this weekend



Reblazing the trails

What: Central Valley Rails to Trails Foundation hosts TrailFest, benefiting Project R.I.D.E. arena. Highlights include tastings from local wineries and microbreweries, live music, chocolate-covered bacon and Passmore Ranch fish.

When: 5-9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Project R.I.D.E. Indoor Arena, 8840 Southside Ave., Elk Grove

Cost: $40 advance; $45 at the door

Information: (916) 687-8239;


Cats & Dogs

Here, kitties kitties ...

What: Could it get any cuter than the Sacramento Puppy and Kitten Show, hosted by the Sacramento Kennel Club? You can take your pet for competitions, to visit a pet psychic or shop for your little bundle of fur.

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Where: Cal-Expo

Cost: $5-$10, children 12 and under, cats and dogs, free



Sacramento Ballet

Rite on, Stravinsky

What: “Rite of Spring” caused a riot in Paris when it debuted in 1913. Excerpts from Ron Cunningham’s retelling of the ballet are featured in an In-Studio program, along with French cheese and wine and excerpts from “Firebird” and “Rubies.”

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Sacramento Ballet, 1631 K St., Sacramento

Cost: $25

Information:; (916) 552-5800


Symphony Orchestra

Music from the heartland

What: “Folk Inspirations” launches the Camellia Symphony Orchestra’s 51st season under the baton of Christian Baldini. Featured are Astor Piazzolla’s “Oblivion,” Juan Manuel Abras’ “Suite Argentina,” Béla Bartok’s “Concerto for Orchestra” and and Heitor Villa-Lobos’ “Bachiana Brasileira No. 5” with soprano Carrie Hennessey.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 6:15 p.m. performance by Camellia Juniors; 6:45 p.m. pre-concert lecture

Where: Sacramento City College Performing Arts Center, 3835 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento

Cost: $8-$30

Information: (916) 929-6655;


Farm & Barn Tour

Up in them thar hills

What: Ready for a visit to the country, but want scenery other than Apple Hill? Here’s a self-guided tour of farms, ranches and vineyards in Placer County – all with activities, tours or demonstrations. Locally grown produce and wine will be available for purchase.

When: 1-5 p.m. Sunday

Where: More than a dozen sites in Placer County

Cost: Free

Information:; list and map available for downloading.


Cemetery tour

Afternoon in time’s past

What: Rancho Cordova Historical Society will provide music, tours and stories of some of the 150 pioneers buried in the historic Matthew Kilgore Cemetery. Bring a picnic and see the city of Rancho Cordova place its 10th anniversary time capsule.

When: Noon-4 p.m.

Where: Matthew Kilgore Cemetery, Kilgore Road near Folsom Boulevard, Rancho Cordova

Cost: Free