Today in Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Friday

Free concert at Chavez plaza

The free Concerts in the Park series continues at Cesar Chavez Plaza at Ninth and J streets, Sacramento. Scheduled to perform from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday are Cemetery Sun, Life in 24 Frames, The Color Wild, Zach Van Dyck and Robbie (HOF). Go to www.godowntownsac.com/events for more information.

Star gaze at Yolo library

The Yolo County Library and the Astronomy Club of UC Davis host a Star Party beginning at 8:30 p.m. at the Yolo Branch Library, 37750 Sacramento St., Yolo. All ages are welcome to star gaze through telescopes, which will be provided, and listen to a guest speaker from UC Davis. The event is free and no reservations are required. Go to www.yolocountylibrary.org and click on “Events” for more information.

Ice cream, books stars of social

A Summer Reading Ice Cream Social is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. at Belle Cooledge Park, 5900 S Land Park Drive, Sacramento. The event, a chance to sign up for a summer reading challenge, features music, ice cream and a book sale. Go to www.saclibrary.org and click on “Events” for more information.

Food trucks, fun in park

Trucks and Such, featuring food trucks, music and family activities, is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. at Garcia Bend Park, 7654 Pocket Road, Sacramento. Go to http://sactomofo.com/ for more information.

River Cats host A’s affiliate

The Sacramento River Cats play the Nashville Sounds, the Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland A’s, at 7:05 p.m. at Raley Field.