Bee picks: Fun things to do this weekend


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.

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



Vintage theater

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:; (530) 458-5777


Roller Derby

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

Cost: $6-$30



Mother Tour

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

Cost: $49-$69

Information: (916) 442-7378;


Raising chickens

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

Cost: $30-$35



Princess time

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

Cost: $30

Information:; (916) 552-5800, ext. 2