AUTO EXTRAVAGANZA4 p.m., Statehouse Convention Center. $8 adv., $10 d.o.s.
It's a souped-up car geek's dream. Dozens of hot rods and customs packed in tight for getting all up close and personal. Special highlights at this fourth annual include custom king George Barris' original 1966 Batmobile; a 1969 Plymouth Cuda called Gold Blowfish; a shopping area where “ladies can shop for bling and goodies!” called “Trick Chick Blvd.” (not sure they thought that one through); and a variety of live entertainment, including cover band Crisis, an Elvis tribute and Jimi Jamison, famous for singing lead in Survivor (but not on “Eye of the Tiger”) and writing and singing the “Baywatch” theme. You can get advance tickets at O'Reilly Automotives. The event runs 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.