1. Little Buckaroos Reading Roundup
The 3rd annual Little Buckaroos Reading Roundup literacy fair will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 201 W. Locust Street. The event will include storytime, free pony rides, arts and crafts, book prizes, facepainting, music, food vendors, used book sale, a firetruck, an ambulance, a SWAT vehicle and a canine unit. Admission is free.
2. S’more zoo after dark
Added as a spin off to the Zoo After Dark program, the S’more After Dark event allows guests to enjoy limited parts of the zoo at their own pace. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, guests will enjoy games, crafts, animal talks, campfire stories and a chance to make s’mores. Admission is $12 for non-members, $8 for members and free for children ages 2 and under. For more information, visit www.mgzoo.com.
3. John Jorgenson Quintet at Twisted Oak
The John Jorgenson Quintet will perform on Saturday at the Twisted Folk Summer Concerts at Twisted Oak Winery, 4280 Red Hill Road, Vallecito. In addition to playing guitars, Jorgenson has been featured on the saxophone, clarinet, bouzouki, pedal steel, mandolin and vocals. He has collaborated with Elton John, Lucian Pavarotti, Bonnie Riatt and Bob Dylan.The quintet’s style has been called gypsy jazz but Jorgenson’s compositions have included elements such as Latin, Romanian, classical, rock and Greek music. The concert will be held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children. For tickets, call 209-736-9080.
4. The Golden State summer show
Main Street Theatre Works will present its second show of the 2014 summer season, “The Golden State,” Friday and Saturday at The Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre, 1127 N. Main St., Jackson. The show is a remake of the Moliere classic, The Miser. Set in present-day Southern California, the story tells of Gertrude Hopper who rules over her children and servants with an iron hand. It is a hilarious look at greed and lust. Doors open for picnics at 6:30 p.m. and show begins at 8 p.m. The show runs on Friday and Saturdays until Sept. 6. Tickets are $17.50 for adults and $12 for students and children ages 18 and under. For tickets, visit www.mstw.org.
5. Jackie Greene at Fairytale Town
Jackie Greene will perform live for a benefit concert on Saturday from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento. Some of his hits include “Gone Wonderin’,” “Rusty Nails,” “Sweet Somewhere Bound” and “American Myth.” Tickets are $45. For tickets, call 916-808-7462.