calendar - ALL THE FUN UNDER THE SUN
Sacramento River Cats home games at Raley Field May 25-31. Call 766-2277 or visit www.rivercats.com for tickets or more information.
May 2-November 21
The sun is out and the Downtown Farmers’ Markets are up and running. Support your local farms and enjoy the freshest and most delicious summer produce. Markets run from 10am until 2pm. Tuesday’s market is at Roosevelt Park, 10th and P Sts. Wednesday’s market is at Cesar Chavez Plaza, 9th and I Sts. Friday’s market is at Westfield Shoppingtown, Downtown Plaza, 4th and K Sts. Visit www.downtownsac.org for more information.
May 25-July 13
Everyone is invited to the Free Friday Night Concerts in the Park, every Friday from 5 to 9pm. Cesar Chavez Plaza, 9th and I St. Visit www.downtownsac.org. for a list of scheduled bands.
Bring in the summer with a weekend of be-bopping, horn-blowing, smooth-groovin’ music at the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, various times and prices. Call 372-5277 for more information.
African Liberation Day is a call to action to aid the people of African nations. A symposium to discuss issues affecting Africa is open to the public, 9-noon. Free. Sacramento City College. Gather outside for a rally and cultural show, 2-6pm. Free. McClatchy Park, 5th Ave. and 33rd St. Call 929-7220 for more info.
Celebrate Samoan Culture at the First Annual Samoan Flag Day Festival with live entertainment, games and food. Free. Robertson Community Park, 3525 Norwood Ave. For more information, call 566-6476.
Camellia Symphony Orchestra performs Symphony Rising, featuring Wojciech Kocyan, 7pm. Community Center Theater, 1300 L St. Call 488-2103 for more info.
The Old City Cemetery Committee and Veterans Affiliated Council of Sacramento presents Memorial Day 2001: A Patriotic Tribute of Remembrance, 9am. Free. Old City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway. Call 442-5662 for more info.
Run down a dream with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, 7:30pm. $48.25-$20.75. Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre. Call 649-TIXS for tickets.
Shop for treasure at The Open Book’s Spring Pride Book Fair and Flea Market, 10am-4pm. 910 21st. Call 498-1004 for more info.
Memorial Day Tribute will honor U.S. Veterans, 9:30am. Free. Sacramento Memorial Lawn, 6100 Stockton Blvd. Call 421-1171 for more info.
May 31-July 5
Regular Shakespeare too filling? Try Shakespeare Lite! May 31 is the opening afternoon of Sacramento’s Shakespeare Lite tradition. The series offers classic Bard plays condensed into 50-minute lunchtime performances, noon-1pm every Thursday through July 5. St. Rose of Lima Park, 7th and K Sts. Call 442-8575 or visit www.downtownsac.org for more information.
Sacramento Monarchs home games at Arco Arena June 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 19 and 28. Call (877) WNBA-TIX or visit www.wnba.com/monarchs for tickets or more information.
Sacramento River Cats home games at Raley Field June 9-11, 14-16, 22-25. Visit www.rivercats.com or call 766-2277 for tickets or more info.
Horse lovers can revel in all things equine at the Western States Horse Expo. $10 per day. Cal Expo. Call (800) 352-2411 for more info.
Buy the classic car of your dreams (or just stare at it with longing) at Towe Auto Museum’s Collector Car Auction & Exposition. $20 for a three day pass. Towe Auto Museum, 2200 Front St. Call 442-6802 for info.
Find musical bargains at Capital Public Radio’s Fourth Annual Used Record and CD Sale. Preview sale, 6-9pm Friday. $15. Public sale, 10am-8pm Saturday and 11am-6pm Sunday. Free. Country Club Plaza, El Camino and Watt Ave. Call (877) 480-5900 for more information.
Eat your spanikopita at the Saint Anna Greek Orthodox Church’s Seventh Annual Greek Food Festival, noon-10pm. $2. Folsom Community Center, Folsom. Call 783-8097 for more information.
Six stages will feature over 70 live music acts from reggae to jazz at the 8th Annual Sacramento Heritage Festival, 11am-7pm. $10. $5 parking. Gibson Ranch, Elverta Rd. Visit www.sacheritagefest.com or call 481-2583 for more information.
Lend your feet towards setting a world’s record at YMCA World’s Largest Run, 7am. $18, proceeds benefit YMCA programs. Discovery Park. Visit www.sacymca.org or call 452-9622 for more information.
Join a fund-raising walk for Fairytale Town through Land Park and be rewarded with all the ice cream you can eat! It’s Crystal’s Family Walk and Ice Cream Fantasy, 9am. $10. Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Dr. Call 264-7462 for more information.
At A Day in the Zone you can practice your speed pitching, gladiator jousting and human bowling skills or just dance to the sounds of Blues Traveler, Old 97s, Five for Fighting, Kina and Plate, 10am. $15.50 adults, $10 children 12 and under. Raley Field. Call 766-2277 for more information.
If you want his body and you think he’s sexy, spend An Evening with Rod Stewart, 7:30pm. $25-$100. Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre. Call 649-TIXS for tickets.
See the Grammy-nominated 17-piece Afro-Cuban All Stars play the sizzling music of Havana, 8pm. $24-29. Freeborn Hall, UC Davis. Call (530) 752-1915 for more info.
Catch musical performances by The Coasters, Tiffany, Loverboy and Mark Chestnutt, ride the ferris wheel and eat corn dogs at the 64th Annual Placer County Fair. $7 adults, $4 children. Roseville Fairgrounds. Call 786-2023 for more information.
You’ll be anything but blue when you hear the great acts lined up for the Stockton Blues Festival. Musicians include Robben Ford, Norton Buffalo and Corby Yates, 10am. $18-$22. Weber Point, Downtown Stockton Waterfront. Call (209) 533-3473 for more info.
This year’s Croatian Extravaganza features Croatian recording star Drazan Zecic, local Croatian folk dance troupes, and Croatian cuisine, noon. $5. Croatian-American Cultural Center, 3730 Auburn Blvd, Sacramento. Call 971-0663 for more information.
Get the zoo blues when Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers kick-off the Music in the Zoo concert series, 6pm. $6.25. Sacramento Zoo, 3930 West Land Park Dr. For more information, call 264-5888.
See the best art in the foothills at The Auburn Art Walk, 6-9pm. Free. Auburn. For a map of the walk route, visit www.PlacerArts.org.
Enjoy the best in reggae and world music, arts, crafts and cuisine at the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival. Frogtown, Hwy 49 at Angel’s Camp. Visit www.snwmf.com or call (415) 472-5550 for more info.
Professional and amateur cyclists will compete for over $10,000 in prize money at the 41st Annual Nevada City Classic Bicycle Race, 1-6pm. Downtown Nevada City. Call (530) 265-2187 for more info.
Watch the Red Pandas do the salsa when the Habanero Quartet plays Music in the Zoo, 6pm. $6.25. Sacramento Zoo, 3930 West Land Park Dr. Call 264-5888 for more info.
Something wicked this way comes when the Ozzfest thrashes into town. Performers include Black Sabbath, Marilyn Manson, and Papa Roach, 11am. $72.25-$40.25. Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre. Call 649-TIXS for tickets.
June 29-August 5
This year’s Sacramento Shakespeare Festival offers the chilling tale Macbeth and the swashbuckling adventure The Three Musketeers, various dates. $10. William Land Park. Call 558-2228 for more info.
Sacramento Monarchs home games at Arco Arena July 10, 12, 14, 19, 21, 27 and 29. Call (877) WNBA-TIX or visit www.wnba.com/monarchs for tickets or more information.
Sacramento River Cats home games at Raley Field July 4-8, 28-31. Call 766-2277 or visit www.rivercats.com for tickets or more information.
Celebrate America’s birthday with a Capitol Pops concert under the trees, noon. Free. Royer Park, West Douglas Blvd. and Park Dr, Roseville. Call 786-7380 for more information.
The Golden State Brass will trumpet louder than the elephants when they play Music in the Zoo, 6pm. $6.25. Sacramento Zoo, 3930 West Land Park Dr. Call 264-5888 for more information.
Performers from the Red Hot Chachkas to Snake Trio will serenade you under the sun at the California World Music Festival. Grass Valley Fairgrounds. For more information, call (530) 891-4098 or visit www.worldmusicfestival.com.
July 20-September 28
The Summer SAMMIES bring you free concerts every Friday night at 5pm. See all your favorite local bands! Cesar Chavez Plaza, 9th and I Sts. For a schedule of bands or more information, visit www.newsreview.com.
Music in the Zoo gets a world beat with the multi-national sounds of Akimbo!, 6pm. $6.25. Sacramento Zoo, 3930 West Land Park Dr. Call 264-5888 for more information.
Sacramento Monarchs home games at Arco Arena August 7 and 11. Call (877) WNBA-TIX or visit www.wnba.com/monarchs for tickets or more information.
Sacramento River Cats home games at Raley Field August 14-21. Call 766-2277 or visit www.rivercats.com for tickets or more information.
If you just can’t get enough, be sure to catch Depeche Mode in concert, 8pm. $28.25-$53.25. Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre. Call 649-TIXS for tickets.
Meet eligible bachelors and bachelorettes on the News & Review Singles Riverboat Cruise “Sultry Delta Nights.” The cruise leaves Old Sacramento aboard the Spirit of Sacramento, 7pm. $22. For more information, call 552-2933.
See the best art in the foothills at The Auburn Art Walk, 6-9pm. Free. Auburn. For a map of the walk route, visit www.PlacerArts.or
Three decades and still going strong! See Aerosmith’s Just Push Play Tour, 7:30pm. $78.25-$33.25. Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre. Call 649-TIXS for tickets.
August 17-September 3
It’s the biggest fair around and you know you’ve got to go. Ride the rides, pet the animals, play in the fountain, see the sights and meet your friends from all over the state at the 2001 California State Fair. Cal Expo. Visit www.bigfun.org for more information.
The only thing better than hearing soulful blues music floating through the trees while you’re relaxing in the park is hearing it for free. Little Charlie and the Nightcats will provide, 6pm. Free. Royer Park, West Douglas Blvd. and Park Dr, Roseville. Call 786-7380 for more information.
August 31-September 3
Old Sacramento turns back the clock for its annual Gold Rush Days celebration. The streets become dirt roads and only a horse or a train will get you through. See historical re-enactments and characters in costume all weekend long. Free. Old Sacramento. Call 264-8142 for more info.
August 31-September 23
The Foothill Theater Company’s 4th Annual Sierra Shakespeare Festival celebrates the lighter side of William’s works with two of his wackiest comedies, Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Comedy of Errors, 7:30pm Th-Sa; 4:30pm Su. $17-21. Fred Forsman Amphitheatre, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley. Call (530) 265-8587 for tickets or more information.