Downtown concert at plaza
Downtown Sacramento’s free Concert in the Park series continues from 5 to 9 p.m. at Cesar Chavez Plaza, 910 I St. Friday’s scheduled performers are Drop Dead Red, Hans & The Hot Mess, PointDexter, Soft Science and Zephyr. Go to godowntownsac.com for more information.
DUI checkpoint on Northgate Boulevard
Sacramento police officers will conduct a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint from 7:30 p.m. Friday that will last five to seven hours on Northgate Boulevard near Patio Drive. Officers will look for signs of alcohol and drug impairment and check licenses.
Highway 89 work continues
The Highway 89 improvement project along Lake Tahoe’s west shore is on an overnight schedule through the peak summer season, the state Department of Transportation reported. The contractor, Road and Highway Builders, works from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. during the week and 10 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Mondays. That schedule is expected to continue until Aug. 15, according to Caltrans. Work is ongoing between Ward Creek and Sugar Pine Road on the south end, and from Pine Avenue to Cathedral Drive on the north end. The multiyear, $70.1 million project from Tahoma to just north of Granlibakken Road in Tahoe City is upgrading stormwater drainage and treatment systems, adding curb and gutter, resurfacing and realigning the road, adding new left-turn pockets and widening the shoulders on an 8-mile stretch of the highway. For updates on Caltrans’ projects in the Tahoe Basin, go to TahoeRoads.com.
Museum director featured at luncheon
Sharon Stone-Smith, executive director of the Sacramento Children’s Museum, is the special guest at the Rancho Cordova Luncheon. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive. Tickets are $12 for members of the Cordova Community Council or Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce, and $20 for nonmembers. Go to www.cityofranchocordova.org and click on “Calendar” for more information.
Things to do
▪ The band Creedence Clearwater Revisited plays at the Golden 1 Stage at 8 p.m. at the California State Fair, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento. The concert is free with fair admission ($12 for adults, $8 for youths).
▪ The movie “Star Wars – The Force Awakens” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at Twin Oaks Park, 5500 Park Drive in Rocklin, part of the city’s Free Movie Fridays series. Go to www.rocklin.ca.us/events for more information.