Attend the largest car show in Northern California from Thursday, Jan. 7, through Sunday, Jan. 10, beginning at 10 a.m. each day.
The Silicon Valley Auto Show, hosted at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, will feature a variety of cutting-edge vehicles that will hit the streets in coming years.
Attendees will be given the opportunity to drive select 2016 models of Ford, Toyota, Mazda, Honda and Volkswagen automobiles for a more hands-on experience.
Tickets range from $8 to $11.
The center is at 150 W. San Carlos St.
For more information, visit svautoshow.com.
Discover the Dinosaur
What: No need to travel far to enjoy a fun, interactive dinosaur experience for the whole family. Children can enjoy dino digs, educational and entertaining dinosaur films, fossil panning and rides.
When: 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 9-10
Where: Cal Expo Center, 1600 Exposition Blvd.
Cost: $22 to $26 per person
Historic Ship Sing-Along
What: Join sailors and more than 100 attendees aboard a historic ship at the Hyde Street Pier for a sing-along of old sea chanteys and sailor songs from the mid-1800s. Attendees are encouraged to wear warm clothing and bring a mug for hot cider. Reservations are required.
When: 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Jan. 9
Where: Hyde Street Pier, 2905 Hyde St.
Information: nps.gov/safr/learn/historyculture/chantey-sing.htm or 415-561-7171
What: Enjoy three days of fungal activities, speakers and demonstrations for the 42nd annual Fungus Fair hosted by the Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz. The event will feature a re-created woodland habitat with hundreds of mushroom species found in the Santa Cruz area.
When: 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 9-10
Where: Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center St.
Cost: $5 Friday admission; $10 weekend admission
Tahoe South Restaurant Week
What: Local South Lake Tahoe restaurants will offer special rates on fine food, dessert and wine. Participating restaurants include MacDuff’s Pub, Riva Grill, Naked Fish and Ciera Steak and Chophouse, among dozens of others.
When: Begins Friday, Jan. 8, through Jan. 15
Where: Restaurants throughout Lake Tahoe South
What: Experience the recent surge in Bay Area art culture through a showcase of locally created art on the streets of the historic Downtown Vallejo Arts District. More than 25 shops and galleries will participate and artists will be on-site to discuss their craft.
When: 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8
Where: Georgia, Marin and Virginia streets, Vallejo