Things to do in Sacramento and Beyond

The Bee's guide to events, activities, arts and entertainment

February 14, 2013
A Sacramento weekend of car show, crab feed and Carnaval

Huge car show starts Friday at Cal Expo

old-car.JPGThe 63rd Sacramento Autorama, featuring some of the West's top automotive craftspeople and hundreds of colorful cars, kicks off its three-day run Friday at Cal Expo. Billed as one of the longest-running indoor car shows in the world, this year's event will spotlight more than 500 custom cars, hot rods, classics, motorcycles and specialty vehicles from across the nation. Show awards will be distributed Sunday.

Time: Noon - 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday

Cost: $18 adults; $8 children; free for 5 and under

Info: Ticket and other information can be found at

Crab feed raises money for water rescue team

Sacramento's Drowning Accident Rescue Team is holding its 10th Crab Feed and Silent Auction from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Sunrise Event Center, 11167 Trade Center Drive in Rancho Cordova. Tickets go for $50 per person, or $400 per table of eight, and can be purchased from any DART member

All funds go toward the purchase of equipment and the maintenance of response rigs, boats, and dive equipment, as well as training for volunteers and water safety promotions.


Carnaval comes to midtown

Carnaval 2013 will be celebrated Saturday with a host of activities at the YWCA in Sacramento, 1122 17th St. Entertainers will include "Tambores Julio Remelexo with Palvara," two female drummers and special guest singers from Bahia Brazil. Guests are encouraged to dress in Carnaval style.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Info: (916) 387-7344;

Little Saigon parade on Stockton Boulevard

The Little Saigon Street Festival Parade on Saturday will be followed by the Tet Festival Celebration hosted by Vietnamese American Community of Sacramento. A combination of music, classic cars, floats and cultural performances will highlight the parade, which begins at 9 a.m. The parade will travel south on Stockton Blvd. beginning at Fruitridge Road and finishing at Florin Road, where the annual Tet Festival will continue the festivities.


Darwin's birthday a cause for celebration

You may have celebrated Feb. 12 as President Lincoln's birthday (he would have been 204), but another historic figure, Charles Darwin, who was born on the same day, will be feted Sunday at the La Sierra Community Center, 5325 Engle Road, in Carmichael. The Sixteenth Annual Sacramento Darwin Day Festival, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., features a talk by UC Davis professor Ivan R. Schwab, author of the book "Evolution's Witness: How Eyes Evolved."

Darwin Day is a celebration of science to honor of the life's work of Darwin, the originator of the biological theory of evolution. Schwab's book was named one of the 12 best science books of 2011 by Scientific American.


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