A couple of classic films will be on the big screen next week at the State Theatre.
First up is the continued screening of "Life of Brian," a follow up to last month's "Monty Python and The Holy Grail" as part of the theater's Cult Classic Series. The film is the Monty Python troupe's satire of religion and Hollywood's epic films, set in 33 A.D. Judea, where the exasperated Romans try to impose order. The film screens Monday at7 p.m. Tickets are $7.
On Thursday, the 1999 Oscar winner for best picture, "Shakespeare in Love," will be the latest selection for the State's Date Night series. The film follows a love-struck Shakespeare, who, portrayed by Joseph Fiennes, struggles against deadlines and competes with Christopher Marlowe for attention in the literary world. The comedy also stars Gwyneth Paltrow as the subject of The Bard's affections. The film screens at 7 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $6.
The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto. Call (209) 527-4697 or go to www.thestate.org.
Underwood in Stockton
Country superstar Carrie Underwood will play the Stockton Arena in February. Underwood, a former "American Idol" winner, will take her "The Blown Away Tour" to Stockton on Feb. 26, part of an extended group of 40 dates added to her concert road trip. The tour is in support of her "Blown Away" album, which debuted this past spring at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums Chart. For more, see www.stocktonlive.com.
The Cash Tribute Show featuring James Garner (the singer, not the TV star) pulls into the West Side Theatre in Newman on Nov. 10. The show honors the life and music of the legendary Man in Black as Garner and his band perform Johnny Cash's many hits.
The show begins at 8 p.m. on Nov. 10 and doors open at 7 p.m. West Side Theatre is at 1331 Main St., Newman. Tickets are $19 general, $22 reserved. See www.westsidetheatre.org or call (209) 862-4490.