Pavao home for two shows
Lindsey Pavao, a former Mantecan who was a semi-finalist on NBC's "The Voice" last season, will perform in Modesto twice this month.
First, she performs Oct. 20 at a private home on Wycliffe Drive as a benefit for Modesto Sound. Then, she plays Oct. 23 at the State Theatre as part of the Modesto Area Music Awards ceremony.
The Modesto Sound event is a garden concert that runs 5 to 8:30 p.m. at 3440 Wycliffe Drive. Modesto Sound is a nonprofit based at Gregori High School that empowers youth to create music through access to internships, industry experts and professional equipment. Other performers at the concert are: Stop Motion Poetry, co-winner of this year's Valley's Got Talent contest at the Gallo Center for the Arts and the band responsible for the song "Madness is Modern," which will appear in the upcoming movie "Mental"; 13-year-old singer-songwriter Kaylee Smith; rocker Josh Rosenblum; and folk music group The Airlings. There also will be a silent auction. Admission is a suggested donation of $5. The Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation will match all funds raised up to $5,000. RSVP at modestosound.org/tropical.Brenda@modesto sound.org or (209) 573-0533.
Pavao is performing at the MAMAs because she is nominated for best alt-indie music. Awards are chosen by online vote. The MAMAs Award ceremony is open to invited guests only but can be viewed live for free on a webcast at www.modestoview.com.
Pavao recently raised $28,039 on kickstarter.com to make her first full-length album. She had set a goal of raising $25,000.
Sonora Bach Festival
The 36th annual Sonora Bach Festival runs Sunday through Oct. 28 in various locations. The schedule:
Sunday, 3 p.m., Church of the Forty-Niners, Gold and Jackson streets Youth concert featuring soprano soloist Celeste Wychopen. $5 adults, free youth 18 and under.
Oct. 13, 6 p.m., private home Salon concert featuring lyric coloratura soprano Robin Fisher, who has performed all over the world. $35;advanced reservations required.
Oct. 14, 2-4 p.m., Church of the Forty-Niners, Gold and Jackson streets Master class for vocalists led by Robin Fisher. $25.
Oct. 21, 3 p.m., Church of the Forty-Niners, Gold and Jackson streets Locals concert. $10.
Oct. 28, 12:30 p.m., Twain Harte Golf Cub, 22909 Meadow Lane Bach's Brunch featuring performance by Three Guitars (David Chapman, Guy Powell, Travis Silvers). Champagne brunch. $30; advanced reservations required.
For more details, visit www.sonorabach.org or call (209) 536-6330.
The Central California Art Association is presenting "The Edges of Photography," an exhibit and series of lectures, Monday through Nov. 8 at the Mistlin Gallery in downtown Modesto. The invitational show was curated by David Schroeder and focuses on changes in photography since the digital revolution. The types of photography represented include landscapes, wildlife and nature, photojournalism, commercial photography, fine-art cell phone photography, scanning/digital manipulation and 3-D photography. Following are the lectures:
Monday, 6:15 p.m. Gallery talk by David Schroeder. Free.
Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. What's New From Adobe (Lightshop 4 and Photoshop CS6) by Aravind Krishnaswamy. Call for cost.
Oct. 13, 1-3 p.m. Photograph creations by Sam Shaw. Call for cost.
Oct. 18, 5-9 p.m. Third Thursday Art Walk. Free.
Oct. 20, 2-4 p.m. Scanned creations by Lorraine Nilson. Call for cost.
Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Expanding the Range of Light (HDR) by Albert Brujin. Call for cost.
Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Fine Art of IPhone Photography by Sam Krisch. Call for cost.
Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. From Visualization to Fine Print by Edward Mendes. Call for cost.
Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Photo Hiking by David Lee. Call for cost.
Mistlin Gallery is at1015 J St. For costs of workshops, call (209) 529-3369 or Email Schroeder at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enrollment is limited.
Calaveras film fest
The fourth annual Calaveras International Film Fest runs Oct. 12-13 in Murphys. The event features short, independent films, food and wine. The schedule:
Oct 12, 7:30 p.m., Allegorie Wines Art Gallery, 432 Main St. Evening begins with wine tasting and live music from the Descendants of Prospectors, followed by screenings from experimental films from throughout the world. Some films were produced and filmed in Calaveras County.
Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m., Newsome Harlow Wines, 403 Main St., Murphys. This event begins with wine tastings, followed by a chat with filmmakers and then screenings of shorts. Genres represented include comedy, action, drama, science-fiction and suspense. The evening will end with festival awards.
Oct. 13, 11 p.m., Newsome Harlow Wines. After-Hours Festival features twisted and bizarre films rated R. The event is not recommended for children because of graphic violence, gore and nudity.
Tickets are $20 one day, $35 both days; www.calaverasfilmfest.com.
Sourdough Slim and the Saddle Pals perform Saturday in Newman. The show starts at 8 p.m. at the West Side Theatre,1331 Main St.
Sourdough Slim was nominated in 2009, 2010 and 2011 as entertainer of the year by the Western Music Association.
This concert features special guests Cactus Bob and Prairie Flower. Tickets are $18 reserved and $15 general; (209) 862-4490 or www.westsidetheatre.org.
The West Side Players present "The Odd Couple" (Female Version) Oct. 12-28 at the West Side Theatre in Newman.
Written by Neil Simon, the comedy is about very different roommates one who is extremely neat and one who is extremely sloppy.
Performances are at7 p.m. Oct. 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27 and 2 p.m. Oct. 14, 21 and 28. Tickets are $12 general and $15 reserved with children and students half-price. Call (209) 862-4490 or visit www.westsidetheatre.org.
Meet Dan Petersen
Dan Petersen, a retired Modesto Junior College art instructor and watercolor artist, is in residence at the MJC Art Gallery through Oct. 11.
He is painting daily at the gallery from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday.
On view is his show "Work Since I've Worked," featuring paintings he has made since he retired in 2003. The MJC Art Gallery is at 435 College Ave. Call (209) 575-6081.
Vinyl record bowls
Artist Linda Taylor is selling bowls made out of vintage vinyl records at a Turlock store this month to raise money for a cyber-security conference that will be held Nov. 10 in Modesto.
The record bowls are hand painted with acrylic paints and are available for $17 at Reflections Carwash Gift Shop, 1400 Geer Road in Turlock. The cyber-security conference will teach people how to protect their computers from hacking.
For details, call (209) 809-8445 or Email email@example.com.