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Today in Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Saturday

Hmong New Year fest continues

The Sacramento Hmong New Year celebration continues at Cal Expo, 1660 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento. The event features cultural entertainment, stage performances, sports tournaments and Hmong and Southeast Asian food. Event times are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Go to www.sacramentohmongnewyear.com for more information.

Dickens event in Elk Grove

The 29th annual Dickens Street Faire in Old Town Elk Grove brings together more than 150 arts and craft vendors, commercial vendors and community groups. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Second Avenue to School Street and in the Old Town Plaza. There will be free entertainment, photo opportunities with Santa (bring your own cameras), Christmas carolers, a holiday ice carving demonstration and more. A Parade of Lights follows at 6 p.m. Go to www.dickensstreetfaire.com for more information.

Anime festival this weekend

The Crest Anime Festival screens Japanese animation this weekend. Five films will be featured. Event times are 1 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento. Go to www.crestsacramento.com for more information.

Author to read, sign books

Author Michelle Tea will read and sign her latest book, “Black Wave,” at 2 p.m. at the Central Branch of the Sacramento Public Library, 821 I St. Go to www.saclibrary.org for more information.

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