Party to help pets
What: The second annual Paws to Party benefits the Front Street Animal Shelter, where the staff works to save thousands of animals each year. Breweries, restaurants and wineries round out the evening of live music and silent auction.
When: 6-9 p.m. Friday
Where: California Automobile Museum, 2200 Front St., Sacramento
Pop in for some fun
What: The last of the $4 Fridays at the Sacramento Childrens Museum for the summer serves up evening fun indoors and out with food trucks, live music by the Hoots, face-painting and the art of popcorn.
When: 4-8 p.m. Friday
Where: Sacramento Children's Museum, 2701 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova
Information: (916) 638-7225, www.sackids.org
Through the lens
What: Viewpoint Photographic Art Center features two exhibits: the mostly black-and-white images of David Gordon in Reconfigured Architecture and prints from RW Hawkins Industria.
When: Noon-5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays through Sept. 6
Where: 2015 J St., Suite 101, Sacramento
Information: (916) 441-2341; www.viewpointgallery.org
On track to celebrate
What: Did you realize this is Toy Train Month at the California State Railroad Museum? No? Make up for lost time by celebrating the 10th year of the museums Small Wonders: The Magic of Toy Trains exhibit. Events continue throughout the month with special gallery tours and lectures Saturday.
When: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday for the tours/lectures; museum hours 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
Where: California State Railroad Museum, 125 I St., Sacramento
Cost: $5-$10, children ages 5 and under free
Information: (916) 323-9280 or www.csrmf.org
Race for the Arts
Hit the road for a good cause
What: On your mark. Get set. Go to the 16th Annual Race for the Arts. The 5k and fun runs support non-profit visual, performing, cultural, literary arts organizations and school music, drama, literary art programs. After the race, stay for the arts festival.
When: 8:30 a.m.
Where: William Land Park, Sacramento
Information: (916) 492-8966, www.raceforthearts.com
30 years in Davis
What: Davis Musical Theatre Company celebrates its 30th year and its status as Northern Californias longest-running, year-round, amateur musical theater company with a gala that features a light dinner and entertainment.
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: 607 Peña Drive, Suite 10, Davis
Information: (530) 756-3682, www.dmtc.org