ESCALON LIONS CAR SHOWS
Car show, contests, music and food. Fridays, 5-9 p.m. Hula's Restaurant, east of McHenry Ave. at Highway 120, Escalon.(209) 838-7775.
17TH ANNUAL CRUISE TO THE JUNCTION
Classic cars, raffles, music and more. First and third Wednesdays. Junction Shopping Center, Highway 108 and Tuolumne Road, Sonora. (209) 533-3548.
GRAFFITI NIGHTS AT A&W
Enjoy classic cars, Elvis impersonators, contests and, of course, root beer as part of this nostalgic celebration. Friday and Saturday nights through summer. A&W Root Beer Drive-In, 1404 G. St., Modesto. (209) 522-7700.
VELVET CREAMERY CRUISE NIGHTS
Classic car shows, activities and more. Wednesday nights through summer. Velvet Grill & Creamery, 2204 McHenry Ave. (209) 544-9029.
20TH ANNUAL BACK TO GRAFFITI AT THE FRUIT YARD
Event features live music by River Rising on Friday and a mesquite barbecue. Saturday features the classic car show, 50-50 raffles, music by Elvis impersonator Rob Ely and vendors. Friday, 8 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, 9 a.m. The Fruit Yard, Yosemite Avenue and Albers Road, Modesto. (209) 577-3093.
GRAFFITI NIGHT WITH THE MODESTO NUTS
A night of 1950s and '60s music, root beer floats and special contests. The Modesto Nuts take on the Bakersfield Blaze. Fireworks after the game. 7:05 p.m. John Thurman Field , 601 Neece Drive, Modesto. (209) 572-4487. www.modestonuts.com
COLUMBIA CRUISE CAR SHOW
Prizes for top cars will be awarded; all entrants will receive a T-shirt. Registration, 7:30-8 a.m., contest and show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Columbia Historic State Park, Main and State streets. (209) 768-1786. www.cityhotel.com
HOPPING AT THE HANGAR
Sock hop fund-raiser for the CAF Central Valley Squadron, as part of Graffiti Summer. Event includes barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs, music and dancing among classic WWII planes. 21 and over. 5-10 p.m. Hangar 1S, 700 Tioga Drive, Modesto. $25, tickets must be purchased by June 14; tickets will not be sold at door. (209) 605-4313.
MODESTO NUTS AND HOT RODS
Ballgame and car show. The Modesto Nuts take on the Visalia Rawhides. Part of Graffiti Summer. 7:05 p.m. John Thurman Field,601 Neece Drive, Modesto. (209) 572-4487. www.modestonuts.com
BOOGIE WOOGIE ROCK'N ROLL'N MUSIC AND ART DANCE PARTY
Event features art, and music from Rod Piazza, Mighty Flyers, Tommy and the Edsels, MOFO Party Band, The 44s and more. No outside food or drink. Free admission. 4 p.m. J Street between 11th and 13th streets. (209) 581-1695.
SIXTH ANNUAL ROD & CUSTOM CAR SHOW
Classic cars and custom hot rods; food and beverages for purchase. Proceeds benefit Modesto Elks. Breakfast, 7-9 a.m.; car show,9 a.m. Elks Lodge-Modesto, 645 Charity Way. Free. Car registration is $25 in advance, $30 day of show. (209) 529-0366.