Dan Mathews/Country Joe McDonald/Film Festival

Dan Mathews  Animal rights activist Dan Mathews is in Sacramento this week, promoting his memoir, Committed: A Rabble Rouser’s Memoir. Today on Insight, we’ll talk with him about the unconventional tactics he uses at PETA.

Dan Mathews speaks at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26th at Borders Books, 2339 Fair Oaks Blvd. Information: (916) 564-0168.

Country Joe McDonald  Singer-songwriter Country Joe McDonald has been paying tribute to Woody Guthrie off and on for most of his long career. Both men lives have had similar themes--political activism, social causes and supporting the working class.

Country Joe McDonald performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27th at the 24th Street Theatre, 2791 24th St., Sacramento. Information: (916) 457-7553.

Sacramento International Film Festival  The Sacramento International Film Festival opens this week. We'll talk with Brian Johnson, the writer of one of the films being shown.

The Sacramento International Film Festival runs from March 29 to April 6. Information: (916) 475-9616

Wednesday, March 26, 2008