Sacramento Arts Festival
How about 15,000 choices?
What: This juried fair features 225 artists and craftsmen who will offer more than 15,000 original works. Peruse the items while enjoying live music and other entertainers.
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When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today-Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Sacramento Convention Center, 14th and J streets, Sacramento
Cost: $7-$8; children under 12, free
One screen, one goal
What: Fans of the Colusa Theater are launching an effort to raise funds for fitting the art deco theater to run digital films. You could head north to join the party, see the vintage theater for yourself, bid at the memorabilia auction and help save one of the few one-screen movie houses left in the region.
When: 6 p.m. Saturday
Where: 513 Market St., Colusa
Cost: Free admission
Information: www.savethetheater.com; (530) 458-5777
Let the good times ...
What: The Sac City Rollers find flat-track roller derby exciting. Let them show you why as this all-female league competes in no-holds-barred match-ups. The pace is fast, the action nonstop and an on-site raffle funds a charity. The nicknames alone will entertain you.
When: 6:45 p.m. Saturday
Where: The Rink, 2900 Bradshaw Road, Sacramento
Nothing’s sacred with Cho
What: Straight, gay and everything else promises to be fair game when Mararet Cho brings her stand-up routine to Sacramento. She also promises a nontraditional look at motherhood, race, drugs, sexuality, celebrity, culture and politics.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento
Information: (916) 442-7378; www.thecrest.com
Backyard birding, anyone?
What: Thinking about getting a backyard chicken or two? Learn about breeds, coops and keeping the fowl healthy. The class is offered through the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op. Pre-registration required.
When: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday
Where: Soil Born Farm’s American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova
Tutu much fun
What: Sacramento Ballet has arranged an event in which your little princess can meet Cinderella, Prince Charming and other characters. A take-away memory book, desserts and beverages are part of the afternoon of enchantment known as the Cinderella Ball.
When: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Sutter Club, 1220 Ninth St., Sacramento
Information: www.sacballet.org; (916) 552-5800, ext. 2