Fun things to do this week


Kara Walker exhibit

Running out of time

What: The days are dwindling to a precious few to see the powerful exhibit by one of Time magazine’s most influential people. By Monday it will be too late to see Kara Walker’s powerful “Tales of Slavery and Power,” 60 pieces that explore the ongoing impact of this nation’s legacy of slavery.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., today through Sunday

Where: Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento

Cost: $5-$10, children 6 and under free

Information:; (916) 808-7000



Parade, concerts and … tea

What: Thousands of animé enthusiasts, many of them costumed, are expected at convention organized around Japanese-influenced animé. The activities include a cosplay parade, live concerts and a Lolita Morning Tea.

When: 10 a.m.-12:30 a.m. today-Saturday; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St., Sacramento

Cost: $20-$40



Genealogy workshop

Finding the elusive ones

What: Certified Genealogist Jim Baker will share his seven strategies for finding the most challenging genealogical data. He uses collaboration, search engines, family organizations, property records, print copies found on-site, and DNA evidence.

When: 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: West Meeting Room, Sacramento Central Library, 828 I St., Sacramento

Cost: Free

Information: (916) 264-2920


Ice rink

Glide tidings

What: It’s not too late to glide across the ice at The Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink. The Downtown Sacramento Partnership offers promotional days and themed nights to keep it interesting. Bring your own skates or rent them there.

When: Friday-Satruday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, 2-8 p.m.; through Jan. 20.

Where: Rose of Lima Park, Seventh and K streets, Sacramento

Cost: $8; skate rental $2; children 4 and under free

Information: (916) 442-8575;


Story time

Not too early to start

What: To encourage literacy from the earliest stages, Sacramento Children’s Museum hosts an interactive story time tailored for infants and toddlers. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join their little ones as babies are read stories and sung to.

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

Where: Sacramento Children’s Museum, 2701 Prospect Park Dr., Rancho Cordova

Cost: Free

Information: (916) 638-7225