Get ready for some mighty mariachi.

The internationally acclaimed Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan is coming to the Bay Area.

The troupe performs Saturday at the City National Civic in San Jose. The show also will feature special guests Yolanda Del Rio and ballet folklorico group Los Mesitzos de San Jose.

Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan was founded in 1898. Over the years, it has appeared in more than 200 movies and recorded dozens of records. It has also collaborated with such stars as Juan Gabriel and Linda Ronstadt.

Show time is 8 p.m. and tickets are $68-$153, www.ticketmaster.com.

***

Future is one of hip-hop's rising stars.

The tremendously talented Atlanta rapper is currently touring in support of his second major label release, "Honest," which features guest appearances by such superstars as from Pharrell, Wiz Khalifa, Drake, Kanye West and Lil Wayne.

It's no lie to say "Honest" ranks high among the year's best albums.

Future performs Monday at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Show time is 8 p.m. and tickets are $29.50-$30, www.axs.com.

***

Looking for something fun -- and musical -- to do this Fourth of July weekend?

One tuneful option is the 24th annual High Sierra Music Festival, which runs July 3-6 at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds in lovely Quincy.


Advertisement

Sure, it's a bit of a hike from the Bay Area. But this year's lineup might be worth the effort.

The top names on the bill include Widespread Panic, STS9, Lauryn Hill, Beats Antique, Lord Huron, the Del McCoury Band, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Lettuce and Punch Brothers.

Other acts include Greensky Bluegrass, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Hard Working Americans, Darkwave (John Medeski, Skerik and Adam Deitch), the Budos Band, Incidental Animals, the Polish Ambassador (with special appearance by Wildlight), Carolina Chocolate Drops, the Travelin' McCourys, Bill Frisell, Tony Scherr, Kenny Wollesen, Stanley Jordan Trio, Bombino, the Mother Hips, Typhoon and the Dead Winter Carpenters.

For complete lineup, ticket prices and other information, visit www.highsierramusic.com.

***

Follow Jim Harrington at http://twitter.com/jimthecritic and www.facebook.com/jim.bayareanews.