The sixth annual San Joaquin International Film Festival runs today through Tuesday at the University of the Pacific in Stockton.
Films will be shown at the Janet Leigh Theatre, 3601 Pacific Ave. The festival is presented by the San Joaquin Film Society and will have the theme "Life on the Edge."
Films include documentaries, foreign-language films and more. Special guests include Joe Medeiros, former head writer of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
For descriptions of the films, visit www.sjiff.com. Tickets are $10 per film or $9 for seniors 65 and up and students 26 and under. Festival passes are available. Call (209) 227-0210.
'Voice' contestant show postponed
Rudy Parris, a contestant on the recently completed third season of NBC singing contest "The Voice," has postponed his Saturday show at Newman's West Side Theatre.
No reason was given for the postponement and no new date has been scheduled.
Parris, a 46-year-old grandfather, won a spot on country singer Blake Shelton's team with his country-tinged version of The Police song "Every Breath You Take."
Cosby in Stockton
Iconic comedian Bill Cosby is set to perform Jan. 26 in Stockton. The show starts at 8 p.m. at the Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St.
Cosby, 75, was the star of the popular 1980s sitcom "The Cosby Show," created and produced the "Fat Albert" and "Cosby Kids" series and has produced many comedy albums and written books, including "Fatherhood" and his current offering "I Didn't Ask to Be Born But I'm Glad I Was."
Tickets are $39.50-$84.20; (209) 373-1400 or www.stocktonlive.com.
'Nelson is Missing'
California Theatre Center presents the play "Miss Nelson is Missing" on Jan. 13 at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto. Performances are at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the Foster Theater. Based on the book of the same name, the show tells the story of kind and clever Miss Nelson, who masquerades as the nasty substitute Viola Swamp. The Gallo Center is at 1000 I St. Tickets are $8-$15; (209) 338-2100 or www.galloarts. org.
Frank Hannon, guitarist, song-writer and co-founder of the multi-platinum hard rock band Tesla, performs Jan. 12 at the Fat Cat Music House & Lounge in Modesto. The show runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tesla was founded in Sacramento in 1984 and sold 14 million albums. Hannon since has become a solo artist and released the album "Gypsy Highway."
The Fat Cat is at 930 11th St. Tickets are $10; (209) 524-1400 or www.fatcatmodesto.com.
Liisa Davila recital
Liisa Davila, the Modesto soprano who will play Violetta in Townsend Opera's February production of "La Traviata," will give a recital at a Del Rio home Jan. 13. The program begins at 2 p.m. and will feature excerpts from operas and musicals and jazz standards. Wine and appetizers will be served. Tickets are $50 and benefit Townsend Opera. Call (209) 523-6426.
Fog Valley Drifters
The Fog Valley Drifters perform a mix of bluegrass, roots and world beat music Jan. 13 at Modesto's Congregation Beth Shalom as part of the Sunday Afternoons at CBS series. The concert begins at 3 p.m. at the synagogue at 1705 Sherwood Ave. Attendees are invited to stay afterward for a jam session and kosher dinner of hotdogs and trimmings.
Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors and students and $7 children; (209) 571-6060 or (209) 575-4299 or www.cbsmodesto.org/concerts.