5 Things To Do in and around Modesto

July 19, 2013 

'Ragtime'

The Youth Entertainment Stage Company presents the epic musical "Ragtime," about three families — one white Anglo-Saxon Protestant, one black and one Jewish immigrant — pursuing the American dream in the early 20th century. Mixed in are real historic figures from the time, including automobile manufacturer Henry Ford, educator Booker T. Washington, magician Harry Houdini and anarchist Emma Goldman. The production features 70 cast members age 7 through high school.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Through July 28.

WHERE: Rogers Theater, Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto

TICKETS: $12-$45

CALL: (209) 338-2100


'To Catch a Thief'

The State Theatre's CareMore Senior Film Series presents the 1955 classic film "To Catch a Thief," starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. The Alfred Hitchcock film is about a reformed thief who is suspected of reverting to crime and must find the real thief.

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE: State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto

TICKETS: $4

CALL: (209) 527-4697

ONLINE: www.thestate.org


Original Wailers

Guitarist Al Anderson, who performed with reggae legend Bob Marley and the Wailers on "No Woman No Cry," performs at the State Theatre with a new band called the Original Wailers. Anderson has played with Lauryn Hill, Ben Harper, Traffic, the Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder and Steel Pulse.

WHEN: 8 p.m. today

WHERE: State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto

TICKETS: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

CALL: (209) 527-4697

ONLINE: www.thestate.org


Stanislaus County Fair

The Stanislaus County Fair wraps up its 10-day run Sunday. Final concerts include 1980s band Morris Day & the Time (today), country band Gloriana (Saturday) and Latin act El Coyote y su Banda plus special guest Manuel Romero (Sunday). Events scheduled at the arena include Motocross/Quad Cross and Pee Wee bikes (Saturday) and the mud bog races and lawn mower races (Sunday). For a story on Gloriana, see Page E-16.

WHEN: 5 p.m.-midnight today, noon-midnight Saturday and Sunday

WHERE: Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N Broadway, Turlock

TICKETS: Fair admission: $5-$12; kids 6 and under are free

CALL: (209) 668-1333

ONLINE: www.stancofair.com


Play festival

Prospect Theater Project presents the "Ten-Minute, Short and One Act Play Festival" featuring 10 new directors and 10 new plays. Tonight and Sunday, the festival will present "Call of the Revolution" by Leonid Andreyev, adapted by Walter Wykes and directed by Dahlia Martinez; "The Look" by Steven Robert King and directed by Daniel Moody; "The Gas Mart Amendment" by Nick Zagone and directed by Mark, Dooley; "Dreams of Alaska" by Mark Paul Runnells and directed by Casey Headrick; and "Controlling Interest" by Wayne Rawley and directed by Jon Cates. On Saturday, the plays are "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep" by Drew Miller and directed by Michael Caine; "The DMV One" by Nick Zagone and directed by Bonnie DeChant; "Self Loathing" by Robert Gress and directed by David Davidson; "Rough Day on the Street" by Eitan Loewenstein and directed by Roni Espinoza; and "The Urn of Truth by Tim Glidewell and directed by Sean Trew.

WHEN: 8 p.m. today and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 4.

WHERE: Prospect Theater Project, 520 Scenic Drive, Modesto

TICKETS: $10

CALL: (209) 549-9341

ONLINE: www.prospecttheaterproject.org

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