Discovering heroes: Tribute by music
The Sacramento Philharmonic pays homage with "Heroes!" It's a family concert of Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait" (with celebrity narrators), John Williams' "Superman March," Disney's "Suite from Mulan" and "Star Trek Through the Years."
Saturday, 12:45 p.m. festivities; 2 p.m. concert; Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento. $13 adults; $8 children; free under 4 years old. Information: (916) 808.5181; www.sacphil.org
Zoom, vroom: Classic cars
Billed as one of the longest- running indoor car shows in the world, the 63rd Sacramento Autorama offers 500 custom cars, hot rods, classics, motorcycles and specialty vehicles from across the nation.
Noon-8 p.m. today; 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Cal Expo. $18 adults; $8 children; free for 5 and under. Information: (916) 920-5477; www.rodshows.com
Wait, wait ... Comedy without a net
When Paula Poundstone played the Crest in 2011, it inspired her to blog about meeting a "full-time activist." She wrote: "I felt tired just thinking about it. It seems so active ..." Who can imagine what's in store this year from this comic known for spontaneity?
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Crest Theater 1013 K St., Sacramento. $27-$42. Information: www.paulapoundstone.com
A family affair: Black history festival
Showcasing the art, culture, history and traditions of the African diaspora, the Crocker Art Museum opens for a holiday festival with storytelling, music, dance, gallery tours, hands-on learning, a community marketplace and Arabella Grayson's extensive collection of Black paper dolls. It's all presented as a collaboration with the Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum and the Sacramento Observer. Museum open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; festival 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, 216 O St., Sacramento. Free. Information: (916) 808-7000; www.crockerartmuseum.org