Weekend Family Fun

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It’s going to be somewhat of a quiet weekend for Sacramento-area kids and families now that the holidays are over. But not to worry, there are still some fun things to do. The big news is the three new lion cubs on display at the Sacramento Zoo…who can resist a peak at these adorable creatures? (Guess who will be making a special trip to the zoo on Saturday?) Also, it might be the perfect weekend to try out your new skates at the Downtown Holiday Ice Rink if you haven’t been yet – receive 50 percent off skate rentals after 4pm on Fridays. Have a great weekend!

1/10 – Frog or Toad at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center -What’s the difference between frogs and toads? Meet some amphibious creatures up close and find out!

1/10 – The I Hate Children Children’s Show – Comedy magician Paul Nathan has the cure for what ails parents — a family show that’s actually fun for adults as well as kids! The I Hate Children Children’s Show, is smart, funny and interactive, giving you and your family a chance to be invited up on stage to make magic. Magician Paul Nathan, winner of Best Children’s Show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, combines dry humor with tricks that keep kids entranced and parents smiling.

1/11 – Nature’s Symphony at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Take a guided hike and discover the sounds of nature with Effie Yeaw staff.

Thru 1/19 – Downtown Sacramento Holiday Ice Rink – The Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink has a long history on The Kay. The rink was first established in 1991 by the City of Sacramento. The Downtown Sacramento Partnership assumed operation and management of the rink soon after with the goal of creating a signature holiday experience for the region. Downtown Sac has been a holiday destination ever since.

1/9 -1/11 – The Addams Family at the 24th Street Theatre – Experience both laughs and chills as the wickedly witty Addams family comes to life in an all-new musical comedy. When the grown-up Wednesday Addams falls head over heels for a normal boy, she invites his parents to the family mansion for a meet-and-greet gone gothic. Sit back and savor the horrific hospitality of Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Grandma, Lurch and everyone’s favorite weirdo, Uncle Fester, as the special occasion brings out the best — and worst — in everyone involved.

Daily – See the New Lion Cubs at the Sacramento Zoo – The three African Lion cubs are settling into their exhibit since their public debut two weeks ago. The rambunctious trio continue to develop their skills by climbing on the rocks and logs, pouncing on each other, running and tumbling down the slope and using their mother as a big chew toy, teething and chewing on her tail, legs or anything else that is handy! Even in the chilly temperatures they are bounding about and enjoying the sunshine. Currently they cubs are on exhibit from approximately 10 am to 2 pm daily but do have access to their off-exhibit den. Mornings are still the best time to catch a glimpse of them.



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