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It’s the last full month of summer, Sacramento.

But there are still a few weeks to prepare for some summer activities.

Temperatures in Sacramento are expected to cool slightly this weekend, with highs around the mid-90s starting Friday, according to the National Weather Service — a triple-digit respite from the heat.

As the Sacramentans enter the final stretch of the season, consider heading to one of these events this weekend August 5-7:


See paintings by a Sacramento artist

216 West Street, Sacramento

The Wayne Thiebaud exhibition ends at the Crocker Art Museum on August 7. The Sacramento artist, who died last year, was best known for his pop-art style paintings of cakes, pies and other confections, according to Crocker.

Admission to the museum is $15 for non-member adults and $8 for children ages 6-17. Children under 5 are admitted free. You can check availability and book tickets online.

Headbutt at a heavy metal concert

417 R. St, Sacramento

Metalcore band August Burns Red perform at Ace of Spades for their ‘Through the Thorns’ tour. The concert, which begins at 6 p.m., also features other metal bands: We are Romans, Hollow Front and Void of Vision.

Tickets for the show are currently sold out on LiveNation.

Shop for jewelry at a gemstone show

6151 H St., Sacramento

Gem Faire, one of the nation’s largest jewelry and beading fairs, is coming to Sacramento this weekend at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center, starting at noon Friday. The fair takes place along the West Coast and features a collection of semi-precious stones, crystals as well as exhibits from the Sacramento Mineral Society.

Admission to the fair is $7 and parking is free. The fair is a three-day event that ends at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.


Support your local football team

1600 Exposition Boulevard, Sacramento

Sacramento Republic FC will face Rio Grande FC this weekend at Heart Health Park. Sacramento’s professional soccer team recently defeated Sporting Kansas City to become US Open Cup runners-up.

The game starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are available online starting at $15.

Step back in time with a band from the 90s

2677 Forty Mile Road, Wheatland

The Backstreet Boys stop in Northern California at the Toyota Amphitheater in Wheatland for their “DNA World Tour” show. The dance-pop group, formed in 1993, is known for hits like ‘Everybody’ and ‘I Want It That Way’. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are still available on LiveNation starting at $35.


Watch monster trucks battle it out for victory

500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento

Monster Jam truck enthusiasts can watch the trucks go head-to-head in a competition at the Golden 1 Center on Sunday. The event starts at 1 p.m. and people of all ages are welcome.

Tickets are available online starting at $20.

Watch a stop motion movie at Crest

1013 K St., Sacramento

Sacramento’s historic Crest Theater screens the stop-motion animated film “Boxtrolls” this Sunday at 3 p.m. The film revolves around an orphan boy raised by garbage collectors. Tickets are $10 per person and the matinee is open to people of all ages.

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