You can't go wrong with stand-up comedy this weekend, but if you'd rather do something earlier in the day, we've got two festivals to tempt you to stroll.
WHAT: Racial profiling is part of this comedian's act. Known as "the Pitbull of Comedy," he doesn't shy away from saying anything that pops into his head.
WHEN: 8 tonight and Friday, 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
WHERE: Tommy T's Comedy & Dinner Theatre, 12401 Folsom Blvd., in Rancho Cordova
COST: $20, $30 Friday-Saturday; $15, $25 Sunday (plus fees)
INFORMATION: (916) 357-5233, www.tommyts.com
WHAT: He's got a great head of hair and big jokes. Born in Mexico but reared for seven years in Kentucky, he considers himself an expert on "hick-spanics" - and has done a Comedy Central special on the subject. He is one of the "The Original Latin Kings of Comedy."
WHEN: 8 p.m. each night, 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday
WHERE: Punch Line Comedy Club, 2100 Arden Way, Suite 225, in Sacramento
COST: $16 (plus fees)
INFORMATION: (916) 925-8500, www.livenation.com
WHAT: "Extraordinary Things: Through the Eyes of Anne Frank" is lovingly written, exquisitely acted and smartly staged for people of any age. The Bee gives it 3 1/2 stars.
WHEN: 1 and 4 p.m., through June 5
WHERE: B Street Theatre Family Series Stage, 2727 B St., Sacramento
COST: $22 general, $15 children
INFORMATION: (916) 443-5300, www.bstreettheatre.org
WHAT: This master of the classical guitar plied his trade as musician for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for 18 years and studied historical plucked strings at Scola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland. But his expertise goes beyond 16th century Baroque music, as this evening of solo guitar work will attest.
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: Our House Gallery & Framing, 1004 White Rock Road, Suite 400, El Dorado Hills
COST: $15 advance, $20 at the door
INFORMATION: (916) 933-4278
- Jim Carnes
Wine and food festival
WHAT: Sample wines from Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin and Yolo counties. Buy food from Lucca Restaurant and Bar, Ludy's Main St BBQ and Catering, Mulvaney's B&L counties and more.
WHEN: 4-7 p.m.
WHERE: Cesar Chavez Park, 10th and J streets, in Sacramento
COST: $40 in advance, $50 at gate (Save $5 when you buy tickets at Raley's.)
Foreign and Exotic
WHAT: Enjoy a stroll through one of the best preserved historic districts of our region as you admire 200 foreign cars and motorcycles at this inaugural event. There will also be live music and a wine stroll.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. car show, noon to 3 p.m. wine stroll
WHERE: Broad Street in Downtown Nevada City
COST: Car show, free; wine stroll, $20
"Twilight: Return to the Fort"
WHAT: Celebrate 35 successful years of the fort's environmental living program with a grand cannon fire welcome, a scrumptious pioneer dinner, Gold Rush-era entertainment, dancing, hands-on crafts and storytelling.
WHEN: 6 p.m.
WHERE: Sutter's Fort, 2701 L St., Sacramento
COST: $35 for adults, $20 for children (under 17 years of age)
INFORMATION: (916) 445-4422, www.suttersfort.org
WHAT: This ensemble wins accolades for maintaining the symmetry and focus of the art of Japanese taiko tradition while also expanding the boundaries of the music.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Stage 1 at Three Stages at Folsom Lake College, 10 College Pkwy.
INFORMATION: (916) 608-6888, www.threestages.net