Sacramento April Events Calendar

Check the Calendar of Events often as events may be added throughout the month.

APRIL 3 | THURSDAY

COMEDY – The Punch Line Comedy Club hosts the Sacramento Comedy Showcase. Must be 18 and older.
When: April 3, 8:30 p.m. (Doors open 7:30 p.m.)
Location: Punch Line Sacramento, 2100 Arden Way, Sac.
Cost: $10. Two drink minimum.
More Info: (916) 925-8500

APRIL 4 | FRIDAY

SYMPHONY – Andre Manze directs the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra who will perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Symphony No.

3 in E flat (Eroica), op. 55” and Johannes Brahms “Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 68.” Manze leads a pre-matinee classroom talk. Performance for grades 5-12.
When: April 4, 11 a.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $11 teacher, $7 student.
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

CONCERT – Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band performs.
When: April 4, 7:30 p.m. (Tolls open 5:30 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m.)
Location: Arco Arena
Cost: $96.75 (floor, lower level, upper level), $66.75 (upper level) (prices includes $1.75 fee).  Parking is $10.
More Info: (916) 928-6900

SYMPHONY – Andre Manze directs the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra who will perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 3 in E flat (Eroica), op. 55” and Johannes Brahms “Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 68.” Manze leads a pre-performance lecture.
When: April 4, 8 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $75, $65 and $55 general; $37.50, $32.50 and $27.50 students and children.

Tickets can be purchased online.
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

COMEDY – Spend an evening with The Lovemaster, comedian Craig Shoemaker.
When: April 4, 11 a.m.
Location: Punch Line Sacramento, 2100 Arden Way, Sac.
Cost: $10. Two drink minimum.
More Info: (916) 925-8500

APRIL 5 | SATURDAY

CAMP FAIR – Parents Monthly hosts its Third Annual Camp Fair.


When: April 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Westfield Galleria at Roseville, Roseville
Cost: Free
More Info: (916) 718-3952

SALE – The Sacramento Zoo hosts a rummage sale to benefit the zoo’s conservation programs.
When: April 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Zoo, 3930 West Land Park Drive, Sac.
Cost: $9 general, $8.25 seniors, $6.50 kids 3-12 and free for kids 0-2.
More Info: (916) 808-5888

FLOWERS – Amador Flower Farm celebrates spring with its Spring Fling.
When: April 5 and 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 22001 Shenandoah School Road, Plymouth
Cost: Free
More Info: (209) 245-6660 or amadorflowerfarm.com

FESTIVAL – It’s an Earth party at the Sacramento Zoo with crafts and entertainment.
When: April 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Zoo, 3930 West Land Park Drive, Sac.
Cost: $9 general, $8.25 seniors, $6.50 kids 3-12 and free for kids 0-2.
More Info: (916) 808-5888 or visit Sacramento Zoo’s Earth Fest page.

CONCERT – The Christian youth concert, Acquire the Fire, comes to Arco. Speakers include Ron Luce, Phil Joel and Mike Guzzardo. Scheduled performers are Unhindered, Stellar Kart, Sanctus Real and Kutless.
When: April 5, 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Doors open 8 a.m.)
Location: Arco Arena
Cost: $67 (floor), $62 (lower level), and $57 (upper level).

(Prices includes $2 fee). A $5.95 fee will be added to all group orders. No refunds. Tickets can be purchased online.
More Info: (916) 928-6900 or visit acquirethefire.com for full schedule.

FEST – Celebrate German culture and food at the 40th Annual Bockbierfest.
When: April 5, 6 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Turn Verien, 3349 J St., Sac.
Cost: $5 to $10.
More Info: (916) 442-7360

CONCERT – Grammy-nominated Anoushka Shankar performs. She was trained by legendary sitar viruoso and her father, Ravi Shankar. Classical guitarist and instructor Matthew Grasso leads a pre-performance lecture in the Studio Theatre.
When: April 5, 8 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $44, $39 and $34 general; $22, $19.50 and $17 students can children. Tickets can be purchased online.
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

APRIL 6 | SUNDAY

PERFORMANCE – Known as one of the most innovative Broadway musicals ever, CATS, comes to Mondavi.
When: April 6, 7 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $65, $55 and $45 general. Tickets can be purchased online.
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

APRIL 7 | MONDAY

SUMMIT – The Green California Summit is an opportunity for the public to get information on the state’s green policies. John Garamendi, Dian Grueneich, Rick Fedrizzi and Hunter Lovins are among the speakers.
When: April 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; April 8 and 9 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St., Sac.
Cost: $110 to $295. Cost varies for government, education, non-profit and commercial, industry and private entries. Expo hall and keynotes are free. 
More Info: (626) 577-5700

APRIL 9 | WEDNESDAY

LECTURE – The world’s foremost authority on chimpanzees, Dr. Jane Goodall will deliver a lecture called “A Reason for Hope.” NOTE: Event is sold out, but a waiting list is available.
When: April 9, 8 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $49, $41 and $36 general; $24.50, $20.50 and $18 students and children.
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

APRIL 10 | THURSDAY

CONCERT – Vibraphonist Stefon Harris leads a nine-piece ensemble in a special concert featuring Duke Ellington’s “The Gardiner Meditations.” KXJZ 90.9 Jazz Music Director Gary Vercelli leads a pre-performance lecture in the Studio Theatre.
When: April 10, 8 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $42, $37 and $32 general; $21, $18.50 and $16 students and children. Tickets can be purchased online.
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

CONCERT – Rascal Flatts makes a Sacramento stop in its Still Feels Good Tour.
When: April 10, 8 p.m. (Tolls open 6 p.m., doors open 7 p.m.)
Location: Arco Arena
Cost: $66.75 and $51.50. (Prices includes $1.75 fee). Tickets can be purchased online. Parking is $10.
More Info: (916) 928-6900

Check the Calendar of Events often as events may be added throughout the month.

COMEDY – Mickey Joseph is joined at the mic with Collin Moulton and Drennon Davis. Must be 18 years and older.
When: April 10, 8:30 p.m. (Doors open 7:30 p.m.)
Location: Punch Line Sacramento, 2100 Arden Way, Sac.
Cost: $13. Two drink minimum.
More Info: (916) 925-8500

APRIL 11 | FRIDAY

COMEDY – Comedian and actor Hal Sparks will try to make you laugh.

He is joined by Chris Bono and Drennon Davis.
When: April 11 and 12, 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. nightly and April 13 at 8:30 p.m. (Doors open 7:30 p.m. for 8:30 p.m. show and 10:15 p.m. for 10:30 p.m. show.)
Location: Punch Line Sacramento, 2100 Arden Way, Sac.
Cost: $17.50 to $20. Two drink minimum.
More Info: (916) 925-8500

APRIL 12 | SATURDAY

BIKE SWAP –Sell, buy or trade your bicycle with area cyclists.
When: April 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: 36th Street and Broadway, Sac.
Cost: Free
More Info: (916) 731-8167 or sacbikekitchen.org

MUSIC FEST – Musical teens (grades 6 to 12) from the Davis area will perform at the 12th Annual Wennberg Music Festival. This year’s event will feature Angela Yeung, concerto competition winner.
When: April 12, 2:30 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $16 and $12 general; $12 and 10 seniors; $8 children. Tickets can be purchased online.
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

CONCERT – The UC Davis Department of Music hosts a UC Davis Percussion Festival Concert, featuring special guests Michael Spiro, Mayumi Hama, Daniel Kennedy, and Michael McCurdy.
When: April 12, 8 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Studio Theatre, Davis
Cost: $18 general; $9 students and children. Tickets can be purchased online.


More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

APRIL 13 | SUNDAY

RUN – The Sacramento Zoo hosts its 28th Annual Zoo Zoom.
When: April 13. 6:45 a.m. registration opens; 8 a.m. 5K run/walk; 8:35 a.m. 10 K run; and 9:45 a.m. kids run.
Location: Sacramento Zoo, 3930 West Land Park Drive, Sac.
Cost: $9 general, $8.25 seniors, $6.50 kids 3-12 and free for kids 0-2. Free admission to runners and their families. $25 entry fee for 5K/10K; $12 fee for kids.
More Info: (916) 808-5888 or visit Sacramento Zoo Zoom Web site for details.

HEARST COLLECTION – The California Museum of History, Women, and the Arts will exhibit the largest grouping of Hearst Castle collection.
When: Through April 13. Museum hours Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
Location: California Museum, 1020 O St., Sac.
Cost: $7.50 adults, $6 seniors (65 and older), $5 youth (6 to 13), free kids 5 and younger.
More Info: (916) 653-7524 or californiamuseum.org

CHILDREN’S CHORUS – The Sacramento Children’s Chorus performs its 15th Anniversary Concert. Event is recommended for kids 5 years old and older.
When: April 13, 4 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $40, $30 and $20 general; $30, $20 and $10 students and seniors.

Tickets can be purchased online.
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

CONCERT – The Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour will feature Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu, Bullet for my Valentine and Bless the Fall.
When: April 13, 5 p.m. (Tolls open 3 p.m., doors open 4:30 p.m.)
Location: Arco Arena
Cost: $35 general (Prices includes $1.75 fee). Tickets can be purchased online. Parking is $10.
More Info: (916) 928-6900

CONCERT – Laurie San Martin and Kurt Rhode both direct the Empyrean Ensemble, which performs at Mondavi. A pre-concert lecture, “Demystifying the Music,” begins at 7 p.m.
When: April 13, 8 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Studio Theatre, Davis
Cost: $18 general; $9 students and children. Tickets can be purchased online.
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

APRIL 14 | MONDAY

CONCERT – Chris Froh directs the final festival concert in the UC Davis Percussion Festival Concert.


When: April 14, 8 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Studio Theatre, Davis
Cost: $18 general; $9 students and children. Tickets can be purchased online.
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

APRIL 15 | TUESDAY

SUMMER CAMP – Sacramento Zoo members can sign up their kids for summer camp in this priority registration day.
When: April 15. Zoo hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Zoo, 3930 West Land Park Drive, Sac.
Cost: $9 general, $8.25 seniors, $6.50 kids 3-12 and free for kids 0-2.
More Info: (916) 808-5888

EXPO – Women On The Move hosts an event for women to learn about reaching life and financial objectives.
When: April 15, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. registration)
Location: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sac.
Cost: $45 for two. Register online.
More Info: (877) 281-6643

APRIL 16 | WEDNESDAY

PERFORMANCE – A bride tries to find her father’s identity at the even of her wedding in the comic musical “Mama Mia!”
When: April 16 to 20, matinee at 2 p.m., 8 p.m. and April 20 is 7:30 p.m.
Location: Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sac.
Cost: $15 to $67.50. There are limited seats available. Tickets can be purchased online.
More Info: (916) 557-1999 or (916) 264-5181.

APRIL 17 | THURSDAY

CONCERT – Mondavi Arts Artist-in-Residence Lara Downes performs a school matinee which features music by Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, and Duke Ellington. Event recommended for grades 5 to 12.
When: April 17, 11 a.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Studio Theatre, Davis
Cost: $11 teacher; $7 students.
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

COMEDY – Laugh with the comedian from down under, Jim Jeffries who is joined by Chris Voth and Max Curry.
When: April 17 and 20 at 8:30 p.m. and April 18 and 19 at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. (Doors open 7:30 p.m. for 8:30 p.m. show and 10:15 p.m. for 10:30 p.m. show.)
Location: Punch Line Sacramento, 2100 Arden Way, Sac.
Cost: $13 to $19. Two drink minimum.
More Info: (916) 925-8500

Check the Calendar of Events often as events may be added throughout the month.

APRIL 18 | FRIDAY

CREEK WEEK – The Urban Creeks Council of Sacramento presents the 18th Annual Creek Week
When: April 18 to 26
Location: Various locations.
Cost: Can vary depending on location.
More Info: (916) 454-4544

LECTURE/RECITAL – Mondavi Arts Artist-in-Residence Lara Downes celebrates American Music in this lecture/recital which will feature music from George Gershwin and Duke Ellington.


When: April 18, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Studio Theatre, Davis
Cost: $33 general; $16.50 students and children. Tickets can be purchased online for the 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. performances.
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

CONCERT – The Glow in the Dark Tour features Kanye West with Rihanna, N.E.R.D., and Lupe Fiasco.
When: April 18, 7 p.m. (Tolls open 5 p.m., doors open 6 p.m.)
Location: Arco Arena
Cost: $72.50 (floor), $52.50 (lower level) and $39.50 (upper level). (Prices includes $1.75 fee). Tickets can be purchased online. Parking is $10.
More Info: (916) 928-6900

QUARTET – Contemporary composers, Kronos Quartet, will perform music from musicians aged 30 and younger.
When: April 18, 8 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $36, $31 and $26 general; $16, $14 and $12 students and children. Tickets can be purchased online.
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

APRIL 19 | SATURDAY

RUN – It’s time for the California Earth Day Run & Walk at Discovery Park.

Event ends with a river clean-up at noon.
When: April 19, 7:30 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. kids start, 9:15 a.m. run start, and 9:30 a.m. walk start.
Location: Discovery Park, Sac.
Cost: $30 adult walk/run and $17 kids. Register online.
More Info: (916) 364-3410

BOOK SIGNING – Children’s book author Caroline Arnold will hold an interactive reading and book signing.

Limited seating.
When: April 19. Zoo hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Zoo, 3930 West Land Park Drive, Sac.
Cost: $9 general, $8.25 seniors, $6.50 kids 3-12 and free for kids 0-2. Free with paid entrance.
More Info: (916) 808-5888

TRADERS FAIRE – Experience how the early California pioneers traded in an outdoor shopping experience at Sutter’s Fort.
When: April 18 to 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Sutter’s Fort, 2701 L St., Sac.
Cost: $6 adults, $3 youths 6-17, free kids 5 and younger
More Info: (916) 445-4422

APRIL 20 | SUNDAY

EARTH DAY – Celebrate Earth Day at Sacramento Earth Day 2008 at Southside Park featuring a mini farmer’s market, booths, displays, and crafts.
When: April 20, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Southside Park, 2107 6th St., Sac.
Cost: Free
More Info: (916) 444-0022

APRIL 21 | MONDAY

LECTURE – Regarded journalist and NPR host of “Fresh Air” Terry Gross will talk about her life and career. Note: Event is sold out, but a waiting list is available.
When: April 21, 8 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $40, $34 and $29 general; $20, $17 and $14.50 students and children.
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

APRIL 22 | TUESDAY

SUMMER CAMP – The Sacramento Zoo will hold summer camp open registration.


When: April 22. Zoo hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Zoo, 3930 West Land Park Drive, Sac.
Cost: $9 general, $8.25 seniors, $6.50 kids 3-12 and free for kids 0-2.
More Info: (916) 808-5888 or visit the Sacramento Zoo’s summer classes page for schedule and prices.

APRIL 23 | WEDNESDAY

LECTURE – The Sacramento Zoo will host its spring lecture series which will focus on different topics. Limited tickets available at door.
When: April 22. Zoo hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Zoo, 3930 West Land Park Drive, Sac.
Cost: $8.50 general, $7.75 seniors, $6 kids 3-12 and free for kids 0-2. Lecture $8 for members and $9 for nonmembers.
More Info: (916) 808-5888

COMEDY AUDITIONS – Think you’re funny enough to be on TV? Prove it at the HBO Def Comedy Jam Northern California auditions.
When: April 23 at 8:30 p.m. (Doors open 7:30 p.m.)
Location: Punch Line Sacramento, 2100 Arden Way, Sac.


Cost: $15. Two drink minimum.
More Info: (916) 925-8500

APRIL 24 | THURSDAY

COMEDY – Russell Peter’s brand of comedy speaks to many immigrant groups. He is joined with Mike E. Winfield and Tapan Trivedi.
When: April 24 and 27 at 8:30 p.m., April 25 to 26 at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. (Doors open 7:30 p.m. for 8:30 p.m. show and 10:15 p.m. for 10:30 p.m. show.)
Location: Punch Line Sacramento, 2100 Arden Way, Sac.
Cost: $35. Two drink minimum.
More Info: (916) 925-8500

APRIL 25 | FRIDAY

DANCE – Martha Graham alum Merce Cunningham is the creative force behind the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, which will perform its signature use of chance procedures, rolling the dance to determine the performance. Shelly Gilbride leads a pre-performance lecture. David Grenke leads a post-performance Q&A on April 26.
When: April 25 and 26, 8 p.m. nightly
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $43, $37 and $29 general; $16, $14 and $12 students and children. Tickets can be purchased online.
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

APRIL 27 | SUNDAY

HOLISTIC EXPO – Learn from holistic suppliers and exhibitors at the Holistic Healing Expo.
When: April 27, 9:30 a.m.
Location: Holiday Inn Express, 9175 W. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove
Cost: $1 to $3
More Info: (916) 284-5552 or holistichealingexpo.com

FESTIVAL – Festival de la Familia is one of the largest celebrations of Latino cultures in Northern California.
When: April 27, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sac.
Cost: $6 general, free for those 59 and older and 12 and younger.
More Info: festivaldelafamiliar.com

OPERA – The Carl Rosa Opera returns to Mondavi to perform Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera, “H.M.S. Pinafore.”
When: April 27, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $59, $54 and $49 general; $29.50, $27 and $24.50 students and children. Tickets can be purchased online.
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

Check the Calendar of Events often as events may be added throughout the month.

APRIL 28 | MONDAY

FILM – A film lecture will discuss the perspectives of war in cinema. A pre-screen lecture begins 6:30 p.m. There will be a screening of “Smiles of a Summer Night” at 7 p.m.
When: April 28, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Studio Theatre, Davis
Cost: $10 general; $5 students. Tickets can be purchased online.


More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

APRIL 29 | TUESDAY

SCREENINGS – First 5 Sacramento’s Bright Futures Program sponsors a health screening for kids 5 and younger.
When: April 29, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: 6015 Watt Ave., Sac.
Cost: Free
More Info: (916) 876-6530

APRIL 30 | WEDNESDAY

COMEDY – Ted Alexandro has been named one of the top working comedians working today. Larry Bubbles Brown and Dax Jordan will also perform.
When: April 30, May 1 and May 4 at 8:30 p.m., May 2 to 3 at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. (Doors open 7:30 p.m. for 8:30 p.m. show and 10:15 p.m. for 10:30 p.m. show.)
Location: Punch Line Sacramento, 2100 Arden Way, Sac.
Cost: $13 to $19. Two drink minimum.
More Info: (916) 925-8500