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

Quilts tell civil rights stories at gallery

“Honoring the Civil Rights Movement Heroines,” a series of 12 story quilts, can be seen for free this month at the Brickhouse Gallery, 2837 36th St., Sacramento. The works are created in the African American traditional quilting design and construction techniques, structured in the shape of a swing coat illustrating African American women’s contribution to the civil rights movement. each coat will represent one unsung heroine. There is an opening reception scheduled at 6 p.m. Friday. Go to http://thebrickhouseartgallery.com and click on “Events” for more information.

Strong brews available at Bockbierfest

The 48th annual Bockbierfest begins a two-day run Friday at the Sacramento Turn Verein, 3349 J St., Sacramento. The event is like Oktoberfest, but only in the spring with stronger beer that has been brewing through the winter. German food with traditional music and dancing are also featured. Event times are 6 to 11:30 p.m. Friday and 3 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Children’s activities are from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Go to http://sacramentoturnverein.com for more information.

Things to do

▪ To celebrate April Fool’s Day, illusionist Jon Lopez presents magic with a comedic touch for adults from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Folsom Public Library, 411 Stafford St. The event is free, but may not be suitable for children, according to event organizers. Go to www.folsom.ca.us and click on “All Events” for more information.

▪ April Pool’s Day is a free carnival at the Charles Brooks Community Swim Center in Woodland. Middle school- and high school-age students are invited to attend for games in and out of the water from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the center, 155 N. West St. Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase. The event is chaperoned by city staff. Go to www.cityofwoodland.org for more information.

Local sports

  • Sacramento Kings vs. Miami Heat, 7 p.m., Sleep Train Arena
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