SATURDAY THROUGH MAY 12
Greats of '68
What: Muscle cars. Tricked-out Beetles. Wildly painted VW vans. Cars in 1968 were something to see, and the California Automobile Museum revisits that era in its new exhibit, "1968," opening Saturday. An all-ages preview party is today at 6 p.m. (Dress in your '60s finery.) Expect music, ads and other artifacts of a memorable year.
When: Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily; until 9 p.m. on third Thursdays
Where: California Automobile Museum, 2200 Front St., Sacramento
Cost: $8 for adults, $7 seniors 65 and older, $4 students, free for ages 4 and under; members admitted free
Information: (916) 442-6802 or calautomuseum.org
What: The Features are a Tennessee psychedelic and pop group with a full sound and, on occasion, a horn section. Singer Matt Pelham employs vocal moves practiced by Southern rockers from the brothers Allman to Avett: the almost falsetto voice break, followed by a display of grit.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Harlow's, 2709 J St., Sacramento
Information: www.harlows.com, (916) 441-4693
San Francisco Symphony
What: The orchestra that opened the Mondavi Center in 2002 returns for the 10th anniversary season with a stirring program: Samuel Carl Adams' "Drift and Providence" and Mahler's Symphony No. 5. Michael Tilson Thomas conducts. Composer Adams will speak at a 7 p.m.
When: 8 p.m. Thursday
Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center, UC Davis
Cost: $55-$99 general; $27.50-$49 students
Information: (866) 754-2787 or mondaviarts.org
'Dean Obeidallah for Vice President'
What: Political comedian Dean Obeidallah tackles everything from presidential elections to pop culture. As for his campaign for the vice presidency, he writes: "I'd rather be VP. You get paid great, treated like a celebrity and do almost nothing it's like being one of the Kardashian sisters." The comic has been on numerous television shows, including comedic commentaries on CNN.
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Punchline Comedy Club, 2100 Arden Way, Sacramento
Information: (916) 925-5500; www.punchlinesac.com
Bay Area artists debut album
What: "Meklit & Quinn" is the title of the debut album from Meklit Hadero (San Francisco) and Quinn DeVeaux (Oakland). The album launch on Tuesday has the duo hitting the road with their band, and one of their musical stops is Saturday in Grass Valley. And talk about a blending of styles! Hadero leans toward New York jazz and West Coast folk; DeVeaux goes for old Chicago blues and New Orleans soul.
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Center for the Arts, 314 West Main St., Grass Valley
Cost: $18 members, $20 nonmembers, $10 students