Bluesy classic-rock star Boz Scaggs plans to make good on his previously postponed show at the Gallo Center for the Arts with a rescheduled concert date of March 21.
Only a few scattered single tickets are available for the nearly sold-out show. Scaggs has combined rock, jazz, R&B and blues to create a trademark sound. His career spans 30 years and includes the hits "Lido Shuffle," "Lowdown" and more.
The concert is at 7 p.m. in the Rogers Theatre at the Gallo Center, 1000 I St., Modesto. See www.galloarts.org.
Murphys Irish Day
The annual Mother Lode celebration of the Irish returns Saturday with Murphys Irish Day in the historic Gold Rush town.
Murphys honors its Celtic heritage with booths offering handcrafted items, original art, photographs, food, wine and more. The day begins at 8 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at Congregational Church. At 11 a.m., bagpipes will kick off the annual parade. The rest of the day will feature singers, dancers, musicians and jugglers, along with pony rides, Renaissance actors and more.
The free festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. along Main Street. For more, see www.visitmurphys.com.
Singles Mingle at the State
The second Singles Mingle event at the State Theatre is Thursday, featuring a Dust Bowl beer tasting and a performance by the Blues Box Bayou Band. Also planned is a zydeco dance demonstration.
According to theater manager Sue Richardson, the first Singles Mingle in February attracted 90 people. The events are billed as monthly meet-ups for adult singles looking to make friends or possibly meet that special someone. The programs will range from lectures and discussions to wine tastings, films and themed parties.
Admission is $10 and participants must be 21 years or older. Doors open at 6 p.m. at the State, 1307 J St., Modesto. Call (209) 527-4697.
Documentary at Carnegie
The documentary "Miss Representation" will be screened Sunday at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock, sponsored by the Turlock chapter of the American Association of University Women.
Interweaving stories from teenage girls with interviews from noted American female leaders, writer-director Jennifer Siebel Newsome examines the messages that media in our culture give young girls notably that a woman's value lies primarily in her youth, beauty and sexuality rather than in her abilities and intellect.
The free film screening begins at 2 p.m. at the Carnegie, 250 N. Broadway. Visit www.carnegieartsturlock.org or call (209) 632-5761.
Dennis Johnson in Newman
Slide guitarist Dennis Johnson and his Mississippi Ramblers hit the stage Saturday at the West Side Theatre in Newman.
Johnson, called one of the elite slide guitar players performing today, uses the slide guitar to play a variety of music genres, including blues, New Orleans, rock and swing.
Tickets are $15 general, $18 reserved. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. at the West Side Theatre,1331 Main St. Call (209) 862-4490 or see www.westsidetheatre.org.
Darius Rucker solo in Stockton
Darius Rucker, best known as frontman for the band Hootie & the Blowfish, will play a show April 25 at the Bob Hope Theatre in Stockton.
Rucker, whose band had pop-rock hits in the 1990s with songs such as "Hold My Hand," "Let Her Cry" and "Only Wanna Be With You," made the solo move to country music in the 2000s. His debut country album was the 2008 release "Learn To Live," which produced three consecutive No. 1 singles. His latest album is his sophomore country release, "Charleston, SC 1966."
Rucker plays at 7:30 p.m. at the Bob Hope, 242 E. Main St., Stockton. Tickets are $38-$53 and are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com.
Angels Camp gem show
The Calaveras Gem and Mineral Show will be held next weekend at the Frogtown fairgrounds in Angels Camp.
Rocks, gems, minerals and jewelry will be on display, along with tools, books and other related items. There also will be demonstrations of jewelry making. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 23 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 24. Admission is $4; free for kids 12 and under. The Calaveras County Fairgrounds is at 101 Frogtown Road, Angels Camp.