Sierra Apple Fest
The seventh annual Sierra Apple Festival benefits people with disabilities who are living independent lives. There will be a cake walk, crafts, a silent auction, music, food, children's activities and an appearance by Krinkles the Clown. The festival is sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Tuolumne County.
WHEN: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Mother Lode Fairgrounds,
CALL: (209) 201-6436
'Rock of Ages'
The national tour of the musical "Rock of Ages" brings the best in 1980s rock to the Gallo Center for the Arts. The 2009 Broadway show centers on a small-town girl and a big city rocker who fall in love in 1987 on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip. Songs include "Don't Stop Believin'," "We Built This City," "The Final Countdown," "Wanted Dead or Alive," "Here I Go Again" and "Can't Fight This Feelin'." The show is not recommended for those younger than 13 because of adult themes.
WHEN: 8 p.m. today, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Rogers Theater, Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto
CALL: (209) 338-2100
Susan Marie Frontczak performs the one-woman drama "Manya: A Living History of Marie Curie." This show exposes the struggles and triumphs of Madame Marie Curie, the first woman to win two Nobel Prizes. Curie was a Polish scientist, single mother and teacher. The drama challenges assumptions about the responsibilities of science and what one person can achieve. Frontczak worked in engineering for 14 years before switching to acting and writing. The production is co-sponsored by the Gallo Center and Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS).
WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: Foster Theater, Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto
TICKETS: $15-$25; those wishing to give a portion of proceeds to MJC's Great Valley Museum should use the promotional code MARIE2012.
CALL: (209) 338-2100
Ironstone Vineyards' Concours d'Elegance is an antique and classic car show. More than 300 vintage cars, trailers, motorcycles and boats will be on display. Proceeds from the event benefit Future Farmers of American and 4-H clubs in Central and Northern California.
WHEN: 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Ironstone Vineyards, 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys
TICKETS: $20 per adult, $35 per couple or family (a family is defined as two adults and two children)
CALL: (209) 785-4234
'Jam & Jive'
The Modesto Junior College Dance Department's annual "Jam & Jive" show celebrates the theme "Dance on Film." The show features more than 100 dancers. MJC dancers will be joined by guest performers from Central Catholic High School, Gregori High School, Modesto High School, Valley Oak Dance Studio, Strut Dance Studio,and Backstage Dance Studio. The dancers will perform works inspired by the movies "Singing in the Rain," "West Side Story," "Grease," "Chicago," "Step Up," "Fame" and more.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (preview), Wednesday and Thursday and Sept. 28-29 and 2 p.m. Sept. 30
WHERE: Modesto Junior College main auditorium, 435 College Ave.
TICKETS: Tuesday preview: $5. Other shows: $10 adults, $8 students and seniors age 62 and over
CALL: (209) 575-6776
The fifth Modesto Architecture Festival continues with an Architecture Fair. The event will have exhibit booths, architecture art and photo displays and a kids' area where children can build fun and creative projects with local architects. Alan Hess, a famed architect and architecture critic, will give the keynote address on "Modernism: More Than You'd Think." Hess has written 19 books, including "The Houses of Frank Lloyd Wright" and "Googie Redux: Ultramodern Roadside Architecture" and has written for numerous journals including "Architectural Digest" and "Architecture."
WHEN: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; Hess' keynote address is at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Arbor Theatre, Modesto Centre Plaza, 10th and K streets