5/4-5/5 Firebirds: An African Inspired Ballet by the Fenix Drum & Dance Company at Artisan Building – Three powerful creatures–the Phoenix, the Freedom Bird, and the Firebird–come to life in this exhilarating enactment with African music and dance. Special guest, balafon and djembe player Lansana Kouyate of Guinea, join the performers of Fenix Drum and Dance Company to create a dance and musical collage showing the qualities of longevity, determination, and courage. 8pm.
5/5 Where the Wild Kids Are at the Sacramento Zoo – Come to the Sacramento Zoo for a day of art, music and dance Where the Wild Kids Are. Kids will be kids with interactive crafts, performances and much more great family fun all included with regular Zoo admission or Sacramento Zoo Membership. 9am-4pm.
5/5 A Berry Special Dance Fest at the Sacramento Children’s Museum – You’re invited to attend a fun night at the Sacramento Children’s Museum. This is a Cinco de Mayo dance party for children with special needs. Of course, friends and siblings are very welcome too. All kids are invited to bring their favorite teddy bear to dance the night away. There will be holiday decorations, a disc jockey, and light refreshments. 5:30-8pm.
5/5-5/6 Sacramento Multicultural Festival – Redemption Women and Children are hosting the first historic Sacramento Multicultural Festival. This event will help bring unity to the community with diverse fun, rides, and excitement for all the family. Enjoy performances by brass bands, gospel groups, and jazz & reggae performers. Plus, there will be art work on display and a diverse group of vendors. The goal of the Festival is to raise funds so housing and employment training can be offered to women with children. 10am – 6pm.
5/5-5/6 Space Days at the Discovery Museum – Celebrate the national event, Space Days, at the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center. There is a variety of activities available, suitable for guests of all ages. Children have a blast launching egg-o-nauts, dressing in astronaut costumes for photo ops, and creating artwork to take home. Families with interest in astronomy and space have the opportunity to meet with local clubs to learn how to get more involved in the “Sacramento space scene.” 12:30-4pm.
5/6 The Lost Ladybug Project at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – The Lost Ladybug Project is citizen science for Kids and Adults. Did you know that all ladybugs are not the same? Learn about common ladybugs in our area and become part of the monitoring team that helps scientists across the US. Join “Bee-ologist” Julie Serences for a 15-20 minute talk about ladybugs (beetles) and, depending on conditions, go searching for them in the Nature Area. 1:30-2:30pm.