Things to do in Sacramento and Beyond

The Bee's guide to events, activities, arts and entertainment


May 26, 2011
Go big or go intimate for things to do this weekend

Looking for something to do? Take your pick from big-name entertainers such as Usher, Kiss or Jamie Foxx or the last weekend run of B Street's "Searching for Eden" or an array of intimate experiences with Boz Scaggs, the Sacramento Ballet and the Young Dubliners.

TODAY-SUNDAY
Theater
"Searching for Eden"
WHAT: This romantic comedy drops in on the original couple, Adam and Eve, and the actors' sweet, airy performances lift the clever idea without overburdening the story. The Bee gives it 3 1/2 stars.
WHEN: 8 tonight and Friday, 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday (last show)
WHERE: Mainstage at B Street Theatre, 2711 B St., Sacramento
COST: $22-30
INFORMATION: (916) 443-5300, www.bstreettheatre.org
-Marcus Crowder

FRIDAY-SUNDAY
Dance
Beer & Ballet
WHAT: Members of the Sacramento Ballet created the dances - and brewed the beer - for this informal celebration of contemporary ballet. Presented in the ballet company's studio, it's a fascinating upclose look at athlete-artists at their best.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Sacramento Ballet Studios, 1631 K St., Sacramento
COST: $35 (includes two beverages). Try the dancer-brewed "Stumble-ina" Heffeweisen light or the "Black-Out Swan" Marzen dark beer.
INFORMATION: (916) 552-5800, ext. 2 (10 a.m.-3 p.m. today), www.sacballet.org
- Jim Carnes

SATURDAY
Pop music
Usher, with Akon
WHAT: Although Usher seems to have been around forever, he's just 32 years old. The Dallas native keeps his and other generations on their feet with singles such as "DJ Got Us Falling in Love Again" and "Love in This Club."
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Power Balance Pavilion, One Sports Pkway., Sacramento
COST: $29.50, $49.50, $67.50, $77.50, $99.50 (plus fee; parking, $12)
INFORMATION: (916) 928-3650, www.powerbalancepavilion.com

SATURDAY
Pop music
Boz Scaggs
WHAT: From his days rockin' with the Steve Miller Band to his oh-so-sophisticated forays into jazz, soul and R&B, this multi-dimensional singer, songwriter and guitarist always brings a distinctive voice and a signature style.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Radisson Hotel, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento
COST: $55-$65
INFORMATION: (916) 922-2020
- Jim Carnes

SATURDAY
Pop music
Jamie Foxx
WHAT: The comedian and actor probably will crack a joke or two, but this performance is all about his music. The Texas native has received about 10 Grammy nominations and took one home in 2010 for "Blame It" with T-Pain.
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: Summer Stage Outdoor Amphitheatre at Cache Creek Casino Resort, 14455 Hwy. 16, in Brooks
COST: $59, $69, $89
INFORMATION: Must be 21 or over. (888) 772-2243, www.cachecreek.com
-C.M. Anderson

SUNDAY
Hard rock
Kiss
WHAT: While we miss Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, this groundbreaking rock band retains and has added enough fire power to maintain our loyalty. Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer throw down in a benefit concert.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Raley Field, 400 Ballpark Drive, in West Sacramento
COST: $40, $65, $85, $125
INFORMATION: (916) 920-4673, www.hopeproductions.org, www.ticketmaster.com (This concert and a 5K walk at 8 a.m. at the field benefit Cristo Rey High School, Keaton Raphael Memorial, Wind Youth Services and other local children's charities.)

THURSDAY
Club music
The Young Dubs
WHAT: This Celtic rock band has awakened America on "The Early Show" on CBS and kept the nation up with Jimmy Kimmel. They are guitarist Bob Boulding, bassist Brendan Holmes, drummer David Ingraham, lead vocalist and guitarist Keith Roberts and violinist Chas Waltz.
WHEN: 6:45 p.m.
WHERE: Harlow's, 2708 J St., Sacramento
COST: $15
INFORMATION: (916) 441-4693, www.harlows.com
-C.M. Anderson

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