Start your engines for the Corvette Chevy Expo
Car enthusiasts will want to be at the George R. Brown Convention Center Saturday and Sunday for the 35th annual Corvette Chevy Expo.
The event will feature more than 200 Corvettes, Camaros, trucks and other vehicles, as well as vendors selling Chevy products. Among the show’s highlights will be a 1969 COPO Camaro and Lou Ann Pond’s 2007 Tweety Bird Corvette.
Show hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15 per day or $25 for a weekend pass. Children ages 12 and younger are free.
The convention center is located at 1001 Avenida de las Americas. For information, go to www.corvettechevyexpo.com.
Revolution via riding
Discover the sites associated with the Texas Revolution on Saturday during a bike tour of Galveston.
The two-hour tour starts at 1838 Michel B. Menard House, 1605 33rd, at 10 a.m. and will cover approximately seven miles. Along the route, Matt Farragher, Galveston Historical Foundation Preservation Services project coordinator, will tell tales of the Texas heroes who helped shape the island.
The tour costs $15, and reservations can be made at www.galvestonhistory.org. Cyclists must furnish their own bikes and helmets (the latter of which is encouraged but not mandatory).
After the tour, participants can tour the Menard House for the discounted price of $5. For information, call 409-765-3424.
Mixed media bash
Spring heralds a new round of Mixed Media Designed by Ikea nights at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
The monthly parties feature live music, performance art, DJs, cocktails and dancing. The next bash is 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday.
Guests are encouraged to wear black and white as a nod to MFAH’s “Picasso Black and White” exhibit.
Entertainment will be provided by the band Light Asylum, dance artist Max XandauX and DJs Mike Textbeak and Ceeplus Bad Knives.
Mixed Media night guests must be 18 or older. Admission is $18 at the door. For information, call 713-639-7771. Future Mixed Media events are scheduled for April 6 and May 4.
Camel, ostriches hit the track
Looking for something different?
Jockeys will be atop camels and ostriches Saturday at Sam Houston Race Park.
In separate races, four camels and five ostriches will race a distance of approximately 100 yards.
The exotic races will be sandwiched between live thoroughbred horse races. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and horse racing starts at 6:30 p.m. Ostrich races will be at 8 p.m. and camel races at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $6, free for ages 12 and younger. Sam Houston Race Park is located at 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway.