Come see some of the original members of popular 1990s group Third Eye Blind play as part of their new project, XEB. The band features founding former Third Eye Blind lead guitarist Kevin Cadogan and bassist Arion Salazar along with singer John Stephens. The two former band mates reunited in December 2011 and have been playing old hits and new originals as XEB since.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Willow Creek Lounge, Black Oak Casino, 19400 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne City
CALL: (877) 747-8777
See your opera at the movies as Verdis Nabucco comes to Modestos State Theatre. The Opera in Cinema series continues with a filmed stage performance of the production from the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. The biblical opera includes what many consider some of the greatest choral music ever composed. The story is based on the Babylonian emperor Nabucco (Nebuchadnezzar) and his divine punishment and final salvation. Baritone Leo Nucci stars in the title role. The opera is sung in Italian.
WHEN: 1 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto
CALL: (209) 527-4697
Sierra Rep Youth Workshop
The Sierra Rep Jr. workshop will begin a monthlong program for children ages 4-18 starting Monday. The workshops will be split into two ages groups: children 4 to 9 and ages 10 to 18. The workshops, which will feature theater exercises, games, songs and dances, will all be led by the companys new education director, Ralph Krumins. Enrollment forms can be downloaded at www.sierrarep.org/education.html.
WHEN: 4-4:45 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
WHERE: Sierra Repertory Theatre, East Sonora Theatre annex, 13891 Mono Way, Sonora
TICKETS: $50 children ages 4-9, $80 children 10-18
CALL: (209) 588-3002
Note: This event has been canceled.
If your New Years resolution was to see more live local music, then get started right away. Modesto group Ambassador will play The Brewhouse at Heros in Modesto. The band plays a mix of funk and rock n roll.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: The Brewhouse at Heros, 821 L St., Modesto
CALL: (209) 524-2337
ONLINE: www. modestobrewhouse.com
If your New Years resolution was to get organized, heres your chance. Nationally recognized organization expert Deniece Schofield will lead two seminars on the topic in Modesto this week. The author of five books on home management and organization was called the most organized person on earth by Publishers Weekly and has contributed regularly to Womans Day magazine. Her seminar will include tips on keeping a neat house, scheduling and more.
WHEN: 10 a.m.-noon and 7-9 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: Spring Hill Suites, 1901 W. Orangeburg Ave., Modesto
CALL: (800) 835-8463