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Happening This Weekend

The weather outside is frightful, but who’s to say that should keep you from going out for some fun! Here are cool events happening this weekend:

Friday

Sacramento Ballet presents: Icons & Innovators

The Sacramento Ballet’s final 2010-11 season presentation at the Community Center Theater, “Icons and Innovators” features Lila York’s Celts, an athletic tour-de-force set to traditional Irish music. Also on the program is Ron Cunningham’s Bolero and Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments. Tickets are $15-$51.

Saturday

2011 Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival

If the cold weather makes you want to curl up on the couch and do some arts and crafts, attend this festival at the Cal Expo! There will be a wide variety of sewing, quilting, needle-art and craft supply exhibits, as well as “Make and Take” workshops and free educational seminars.

Sacramento Baroque Soloists perform “Storm at Sea”: Vivaldi Concertos

Immerse yourself in Vivaldi’s musical vision, in the crashing of the sea and the trilling of the goldfinch, in the poignant deep sounds of cellos.  Six contrasting concertos performed by Sacramento’s vibrant professional baroque ensemble. Tickets are $10-$25.

Pigs in Space

Storybook Theatre presents Pigs in Space! Extra-terrestrial pigs, Swinehart and Pigmalion, on Spring Break from Sowbelly Univeristy, find themselves transported to Earth by their arch nemesis, Penelope P. Porker, who has a secret formula and plans for World domination. Tickets are $6-$8.

Sunday

International Folk Dance

The Davis International Folkdancers meet Sundays at the Davis Art Center from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The repertoire consists of dances from the Balkans, including Greece, Romania, and Macedonia. Beginners are especially invited to come at 7:00 to learn easier dances, and stay through the evening’s more challenging dances.

Land Park Fruit Harvest

This is a volunteer event for Harvest Sacramento, which donates fruit to local food banks. Volunteers will be a groups of 5-10 with a trained harvest leader. All necessary harvesting materials, including gloves, picker-poles, ladders, clippers and boxes will be provided. The event is for all ages and begins at 10 A.M.

Sacramento Craft and Flea Outdoor Marketplace

Hundreds of vendors will be selling beautiful and unique handcrafted items and quality newly manufactured goods including art, textiles, jewelry, handblown glass, and so much more. The marketplace is located at 21st St. between W & X Streets. Admission is $3.00, but if you are under 16 it’s free!

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