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  • Andy Alfaro / Bee file photo

    Paws to Party raises funds for Sacramento’s Front Street Animal Shelter.

  • Hector Amezcua / Sacramento Bee file

    Kids can get their faces painted at the Sacramento Children’s Museum on Friday.

  • Courtesy of Viewpoint Photographic Art Center

    “Reconfigured Architecture #1,” a pigment inkjet print by David Gordon, is among the works on display at the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center.

  • Dick Denison / California State Railroad Museum

    The California State Railroad Museum celebrates the 10th anniversary of its “Small Wonder: The Magic of Toy Trains” exhibit.

  • Lezlie Sterling / Sacramento Bee file

    Ryan Shaw tried the violin at the Sacramento Philharmonic booth at Race for the Arts in Land Park in 2012. This year marks the 16th year for the fundraising event.

The Lineup: Fun things to do this weekend

Published: Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm


Shelter benefit

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

Cost: $40-$45



Children’s Museum

Pop in for some fun

What: The last of the $4 Fridays at the Sacramento Children’s 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

Cost: $4

Information: (916) 638-7225,


Art photography

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

Cost: Free

Information: (916) 441-2341;


Toy trains

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 museum’s “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


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

Cost: $15-$30

Information: (916) 492-8966,


Theater gala

30 years in Davis

What: Davis Musical Theatre Company celebrates its 30th year and its status as Northern California’s 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

Cost: $15

Information: (530) 756-3682,

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