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Six things to do this weekend, plus Free Fun:





2007 Academy Award- nominated short films, live action and animated, in two screenings at the State Theatre. Today, 3:30 p.m., live action, and 7:30 p.m., animated. State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto. $8 evening, $6 matinee. 527-4697.

5 Hear the man behind

"Oh, Happy Day," Edwin Hawkins, as the State Theatre brings in an afternoon of gospel and praise. Sunday, 5:30 p.m. State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto. $25. 527-4697.

6 Marvel at the feats of flexibility by the world-renowned Zunyi Acrobats of China. Sunday, 7 p.m. Mary Stuart Rogers Theater, Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto. $18-$30. 338-2100.

FREE FUN: Take in a classic car show and family fun field day featuring a fun run, bounce houses, face painting and more. Proceeds will benefit the World Youth Day and Russian Parish Mission of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Today, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Beyer High School, 1717 Sylvan Ave., Modesto. Free for spectators. 480-0117.