Shane Dwight at Black Oak
Blues and roots artist Shane Dwight has shared the stage with such artists as BB King, the Doobie Brothers and Etta James. He brings his show to the Black Oak Casino on Saturday.
Dwight's music has been heard on hundreds of radio stations in more than 30 countries. Born in San Jose, he was raised on a horse ranch in Morgan Hill and now lives in Nashville.
The show is 9 p.m. Saturday in the Willow Creek Lounge, Black Oak Casino, 19400 Tuolumne Road, Tuolumne. The show is free. For more, call(877) 747-8777 or go to www.blackoakcasino.com
'Angels!' at CSUS
California State University, Stanislaus, is presenting the world premiere of the musical "Angels! (Angels We Have Heard on High)."
The show, which is about the afterlife, opened last week; the remaining performances are at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Studio Theatre, 1 University Circle, Turlock.
The show was written and directed by Sean Abley and features music by Irving Berlin, Ludwig van Beethoven, Gilbert & Sullivan and Jane Siberry. Tickets are $10 general, $9 seniors, faculty and staff and $7 students. Call (209) 667-3959.
Modesto's fifth Sing-along Messiah is Sunday. The free program begins at 4 p.m. at Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road.
Singers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to attend and sing Handel's "Messiah." The program will be conducted by Ginger Covert Colla with organ accompaniment by Grace Brummel.
Soloists are Linda Carter and Dawn Peterson (soprano), Jennifer Champeaux (alto), Bruce Merchant (tenor) and Richard Colla (bass). Participants are encouraged to bring scores. Some copies will be available to borrow. Call (209) 765-6388.
Movie poster exhibit
The Modesto Art Museum is presenting the exhibit "Dream World: The Art of the Movie Poster" through Jan. 5 at the Building Imagination Center in downtown Modesto.
The show features dozens of movie posters of the 20th century, including "All About Eve," "African Queen," "White Cargo," "Maltese Falcon," "Grand Hotel" and "Pajama Game." Hours are noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission is Free. The Building Imagination Center is at 1009 J St.; www.buildingimagination.com or www.modestoartmuseum.org.
The Gottschalk Music Center Concert band performs a free concert Monday night in Modesto.
The program begins at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 860 16th St. The program features pieces by Alfred Reed, John Williams, Antonin Dvorak and others. The directors are Matt Cover and Ulices Chavez; the group was formerly directed by the late Ernie Bucio.
For more information, call (209) 537-6173.
Free at the Carnegie
The Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock is offering two free programs that complement its current exhibition "Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist."
Tonight, 7 p.m. Family Friday Night. Participants are invited to experiment with monoprints, which were favored by Degas. They will design and print compositions using water-based paints.
Sunday, 2 p.m. Lecture: "Mary Cassatt, an American Woman Artist: From Oppression to Prominence." Presented by Diane Wold. Cassatt was a good friend of Degas.
Admission to the Degas exhibit is $10 general and free for children under 12. The Carnegie Arts Center is at 250 N. Broadway. Call (209) 632-5761 or visit www.carnegieartsturlock.org.
Holiday at Mistlin
Central California Art Association members are selling jewelry, ceramics, cards, fabric art and fine art through Dec. 20 at the Holiday Show at the Mistlin Gallery in downtown Modesto.
A holiday gift sale is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1. The Mistlin Gallery is at 1015 J St. Gallery hours are 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. Call (209) 529-3369.