Free national parks week, Earth Day celebrations in Sacramento and San Francisco
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Spring is here, great weather is coming to northern California this weekend, and what better way to enjoy it than to get out and enjoy some events in the area. From Earth Day events to jazz to basketball to MMA to Scottish games, there is something for everyone to enjoy this weekend. And no matter where you are, you can find something for you, your friends, your spouse, or your family to enjoy.
Don’t forget to check out Earth Day events this week as well as free national parks entrance.
Friday, April 23
Booker T. (Jazz), San Francisco – You can enjoy one of the greatest organists in jazz as the SF Spring Jazz season begins. Enjoy this concert by Booker T Jones and his band at 8 pm at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco. Tickets range from $25 to $55. For more information on this concert, check out the Booker T concert or check out the SF Jazz Spring Season schedule.
Little House on the Prairie, The Musical – Broadway Sacramento concludes its run of this musical at the Sacramento Convention Center. If you have been putting this off or now just realized it was playing, now is the time to see the musical, which even includes Melissa Gilbert. Ticket prices are $18 – $65 and there are performances on Friday (8 pm), Saturday (2 pm and 8 pm), and Sunday (2 pm). For more information and tickets, check out Broadway Sacramento’s Little House on the Prairie, The Musical.
Reefer Madness – The Musical – For theater of a different variety, check out this satirical look at our fear and obsession with drugs and the effect on youth. Performances are on Friday (8 pm) and Saturday (7 pm) at the California Stage in downtown Sacramento. Ticket prices are $17 (student/senior) and $20 (general admission). For more information, check out Reefer Madness!
The Migrant Project, California State Railroad Museum – Check out this ongoing exhibit in a photo-documentary exhibition detailing the stories of California farm workers. The exhibit runs March 1 to June 25 so check it out this weekend. For more information, check out The Migrant Project.
TJ Miller with Baron Vaughn and Sean Keane, Punchline Comedy Club (SF) – Check out the shows on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 pm and 10 pm from these up and coming comics. On Sunday, enjoy the SF Comedy Showcase! at 8pm. For more information, check out the Punchline Comedy Club, SF.
Joe Rogan and Steve Trevino, Punchline Comedy Club – Enjoy the acts of Trevino (Mind of Mencia) and Rogan (host of “Fear Factor” and the TV show “Newsradio”) at the Punchline Comedy Club in Sacramento at 10 pm (Rogan) and Saturday at 8 pm and 10 pm, Sunday at 8 pm (Trevino) on Saturday. For tickets, check out the Punchline Comedy Club website.
Saturday, April 24
Sacramento Earth Day 2010 – Southside Park in Sacramento. For more information, check out this and other Earth Day events.
Fairytale Town’s The Little Mermaid & The Yellow Submarine – Check out this underwater adventure based on the Hans Christian Andersen story set to music. The show is for kids and will be Saturday at 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm and Sunday at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. For more information check out www.fairytaletown.org/going-on/calendar.
Family Fun Fest, Fairytale Town – From 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Fairytale Town is transformed into Carnivale with entertainment, carnival games, children’s crafts, food, beer and wine, and a chance to win 4 Disneyland Resort Park Hopper passes/ Tickets are $13 (13 and up), $5 (3 -12), and free for kids under 2. For more information, check out Family Fun Fest.
Sacramento Cougar Convention, Marilyn K’s – Enjoy a speaker, socializing and dancing, a live band, and the crowning of Miss Cougar at Marilyn K’s from 7 pm to 1 am. For more information, check out www.cougarevents.com/.
Capital City Motorcycle 40th Annual Rolling on the River Ride – Enjoy 100+ riders along the Sacramento river. Participants are asked to bring stuffed animals for donation to the West Sacramento Police Department to be used with children who are victims of violent crimes. Price is $20 for riders and $10 for passengers. For more information, check out www.capitalcitymc.com/ or call 916-442-8242.
Scottish Games & Festival, Sacramento (Woodland) – Woodland hosts the annual Sacramento Scottish games. Dinner on Saturday night at 5:30 pm at the Crown & Thistle Pub. On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy the games with Scottish fiddling and harping, animals, dancing, athletic events, and food. For more information and the schedule of events, check out the Scottish Games & Festival.
WEC: Alder vs Faber – Check out this huge MMA featherweight title fight with local fighter Urijah Faber as he takes on Jose “Junior” Aldo at Arco Arena. This fight is the headliner for this event with a number of different fights scheduled. Fights begin at 4 pm and tickets range from $42.50 to $187.50 . Tickets are still available for this event so get more information and tickets at WEC: Aldo vs Faber.
Urijah Faber After Party, Sacramento – The Venue is hosting the Urijah Faber after party on Saturday night from 6 pm to 2 am. Tickets start at $20. For more information, visit urijahfabervenue.eventbrite.com/
Sunday, April 25
Charles Lloyd New Quartet (Jazz) – The SF Spring Jazz season continues with the saxophonist/flutist and his quartet. The concert is Sunday at 7 pm at the Palace of Fine Arts. Tickets range from $30 to $70. For more information, check out Charles Lloyd New Quartet.
Festival de la Familia – Cal Expo hosts this festival of food, dance, music, arts, and more celebrating 20 different Latino cultures.The festival runs from 10 am – 6 pm and tickets are $10 for adults (13 and over), $7 for seniors (62 and up), and kids under 12 are free. Purchase advance tickets and save up to 30%. For more information, check out Festival de la Familia.
Harlem Globetrotters – Check out he Harlem Globetrotters and their zany basketball antics at Arco Arena at 3 pm. Tickets range from $23 to $136 to see the only performance of the Globetrotters in Sacramento. Get tickets at Arco Arena.
While these are just a few events this weekend, it’s enough to whet the appetite for people of all ages and interests. Enjoy the events this weekend (and don’t forget about free entrance to national parks as well!).
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