This weekend is extra special: It's the only Friday the 13th we have for the rest of the year, so make it a good one. No need to avoid stepping under a ladder or walking on a crack in the sidewalk; instead, download Stevie Wonder's Superstition" and blast it with enthusiasm. Once that's done, check out Golden Empire Elementary School's Spring Carnival and get your face painted with balloons and stars. It's just one of the five exciting activities we have planned for you this time around. Pick your favorite and have at it; four-leaf clover for good luck is optional.
Where/When: (Main Quad) / 7 p.m. on Friday
Why Go: Sacramento City Unified School District Trustee Donald Terry will sponsor the showing of "Toy Story 3." Bring some lawn chairs, blankets and plenty of popcorn, and watch this kid-friendly comedy outdoors on the big screen—great family entertainment and no long box office lines!
Why Go: Spend the evening with family and friends getting your face painted, going through a giant obstacle course, chowing down on Dos Coyotes fare and participating in a cake walk.
Pricing: Free admission.
Tickets for carnival games, food and face painting: $0.25 each or 25 tickets for $5 in advance (ticket prices will be more the day of the event).
Where/When: , Friday through Sunday.
Why Go: Help the Rosemont High School Travel Club raise money for its next trip. Each time you dine at Perko's, mention the promotion and the restaurant will donate a percentage of your bill to the club—bon voyage!
Pricing: Menu prices vary.
Where/When: Rancho Cordova Library / 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday
Why Go: Calling all budding teenage writers: Take part in this one-of-a-kind workshop led by UC Davis Extension's Kate Asche, Associate Director of Arts, Humanities and Writing. Bring original pieces to share with the group over complimentary refreshments, give and get feedback and get inspiration from your contemporaries.
Where/When: (Performing Arts Center) / 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Saturday.
Why Go: Show your support for special-needs teenagers and attend this red-carpet event, where you'll have an escort, a professional photo opportunity, dance to lively music and dine on delicious appetizers—limited to 150 guests, so register online today!
Pricing: $50 per person; $30 for photo package.