Graffiti Summer Calendar

June 12, 2013 

ESCALON LIONS CAR SHOWS

Through August

Car show, contests, music and food. Fridays, 5-9 p.m. Hula's Restaurant, east of McHenry Ave. at Highway 120, Escalon.(209) 838-7775.

17TH ANNUAL CRUISE TO THE JUNCTION

Through October

Classic cars, raffles, music and more. First and third Wednesdays. Junction Shopping Center, Highway 108 and Tuolumne Road, Sonora. (209) 533-3548.

GRAFFITI NIGHTS AT A&W

Ongoing

Enjoy classic cars, Elvis impersonators, contests and, of course, root beer as part of this nostalgic celebration. Friday and Saturday nights through summer. A&W Root Beer Drive-In, 1404 G. St., Modesto. (209) 522-7700.

VELVET CREAMERY CRUISE NIGHTS

Ongoing

Classic car shows, activities and more. Wednesday nights through summer. Velvet Grill & Creamery, 2204 McHenry Ave. (209) 544-9029.

20TH ANNUAL BACK TO GRAFFITI AT THE FRUIT YARD

June 14-15

Event features live music by River Rising on Friday and a mesquite barbecue. Saturday features the classic car show, 50-50 raffles, music by Elvis impersonator Rob Ely and vendors. Friday, 8 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, 9 a.m. The Fruit Yard, Yosemite Avenue and Albers Road, Modesto. (209) 577-3093.

GRAFFITI NIGHT WITH THE MODESTO NUTS

June 15

A night of 1950s and '60s music, root beer floats and special contests. The Modesto Nuts take on the Bakersfield Blaze. Fireworks after the game. 7:05 p.m. John Thurman Field , 601 Neece Drive, Modesto. (209) 572-4487. www.modestonuts.com

COLUMBIA CRUISE CAR SHOW

June 16

Prizes for top cars will be awarded; all entrants will receive a T-shirt. Registration, 7:30-8 a.m., contest and show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Columbia Historic State Park, Main and State streets. (209) 768-1786. www.cityhotel.com

HOPPING AT THE HANGAR

June 21

Sock hop fund-raiser for the CAF Central Valley Squadron, as part of Graffiti Summer. Event includes barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs, music and dancing among classic WWII planes. 21 and over. 5-10 p.m. Hangar 1S, 700 Tioga Drive, Modesto. $25, tickets must be purchased by June 14; tickets will not be sold at door. (209) 605-4313.

MODESTO NUTS AND HOT RODS

June 21

Ballgame and car show. The Modesto Nuts take on the Visalia Rawhides. Part of Graffiti Summer. 7:05 p.m. John Thurman Field,601 Neece Drive, Modesto. (209) 572-4487. www.modestonuts.com

BOOGIE WOOGIE ROCK'N ROLL'N MUSIC AND ART DANCE PARTY

June 22

Event features art, and music from Rod Piazza, Mighty Flyers, Tommy and the Edsels, MOFO Party Band, The 44s and more. No outside food or drink. Free admission. 4 p.m. J Street between 11th and 13th streets. (209) 581-1695.

SIXTH ANNUAL ROD & CUSTOM CAR SHOW

June 30

Classic cars and custom hot rods; food and beverages for purchase. Proceeds benefit Modesto Elks. Breakfast, 7-9 a.m.; car show,9 a.m. Elks Lodge-Modesto, 645 Charity Way. Free. Car registration is $25 in advance, $30 day of show. (209) 529-0366.

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