Calendar: Events across the Modesto region

January 9, 2014 

CASINOS

CHICKEN RANCH• (800) 752-4646

16929 Chicken Ranch Road, Jamestown. (209) 984-4806. www.chickenranchcasino.com/

THUNDER VALLEY• (877) 468-8777

1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln. www.thundervalleycasino.com

CHUKCHANSI GOLD• (866) 794-6946

711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold. www.chukchansigold.com

JACKSON

RANCHERIA• (800) 822-9466

12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. www.jacksoncasino.com

RED HAWK CASINO• (888) 573-3495

1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville. www.redhawkcasino.com

CACHE CREEK• (800) 772-2243

14455 Highway 16, Brooks. www.cachecreek.com

BLACK OAK CASINO• (877) 747-8777

Today-Saturday, Left of Centre; Thursday, Crazy Ivan; Jan. 17, Albert Lee; Jan. 18, Metal Shop; Jan. 23, Comedy Showcase; Jan. 24, Journey Revisited; Jan. 25, Cheeseballs; Jan. 30, Royal Southern Brotherhood; Jan. 31, Busta Groove. 19400 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne . www.blackoakcasino.com.

COFFEE HOUSES

QUEEN BEAN

COFFEE HOUSE• (209) 521-8000

First Wednesdays, Filmmaker Social Club; Sundays, open mic. 1126 14th St., Modesto.

ELSEWHERE

PUNCH LINE• (916) 925-5500

Jan. 16-19, Chris Kattan; Jan. 24-25, Whitney Cummings. 2100 Arden Way, Sacramento. www.punchlinecomedyclub.com

FILM

FAMILY FRIDAY SERIES:

“A NIGHT IN PARIS”• Today

Friday’s theme of “A Night in Paris,” features the Disney animated film “Ratatouille.” Snacks and activities available. 7 p.m. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Free. (209) 632-5761. www.carnegieartsturlock.org

FOOD & FUN

SIERRA RAILROAD

DINNER TRAIN• Ongoing

Murder Mystery Trains, Sunset Dinner and Wild West trains, Sunday brunch trains. Call or check website for times and prices. Sierra Railroad Golden Sunset and Daylight Trains, 330 S. Sierra Ave., Oakdale. 800-866-1690. www.sierrarailroad.com

VFW BREAKFAST• Ongoing

Sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 7:30-11 a.m. Sundays. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall-Modesto, 2801 W. Hatch Road. $7. (209) 537-3360.

VFW DINNER• Ongoing

Friday night dinner hosted by the VFW Post 3199. 5-7 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall-Modesto, 2801 W. Hatch Road. Small donation. (209) 537-3360.

HISTORY CENTER

BREAKFAST• Ongoing

Presented by Northern Mariposa County History Center. Eggs, ham or sausage, all-you-can-eat pancakes and fresh fruit. 8-11 a.m. second Sundays. Coulterville School House, Broadway and Cemetery. $5 adults; $3 children.

RIPON VFW

FRIDAY NIGHT DINNERS• Ongoing

Hosted by Ripon VFW Post 1051. 5:30-7 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars - Ripon, 12455 W. Ripon Road. Small donation required. (209) 599-6815.

RIPON VFW

WEDNESDAY LUNCH• Ongoing

Hosted by VFW 1051 of Ripon. Chicken strips, burgers, fish or shrimp with fries. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Veterans of Foreign Wars - Ripon, 12455 W. Ripon Road. Small donation required. (209) 599-6815.

TURLOCK VFW

HAMBURGER NIGHTS• Ongoing

VFW Auxiliary weekly hamburger nights. 5-8 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars-Turlock, 1405 E. Linwood Ave. $2-$6.50. (209) 668-9710.

MODESTO VFW

HAMBURGER NIGHTS• Ongoing

VFW Auxiliary weekly hamburger nights. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, fries. 4-8 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall-Modesto, 2801 W. Hatch Road. $6-$7. (209) 668-9710.

MERCED CERTIFIED

FARMERS MARKET• Ongoing

8 a.m.-noon. Saturday. 19th and N Streets, Merced. (209) 667-2916.

FOE BREAKFAST• Ongoing

Hosted by Fraternal Order of Eagles. 8-11 a.m. First Sundays. Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. $6. (209) 577-2298.

STEAK NIGHT• Ongoing

Steak dinner, salad bar, no-host bar. Hosted by the Fraternal Order of Eagles. 5 p.m. social; 7 p.m. dinner. First Friday. Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. $12. (209) 577-2298.

LIVINGSTON VFW

SUNDAY BREAKFAST• Ongoing

Hosted by the Livingston/Delhi Veteran’s of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary. 8 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Sundays. Livingston Veterans Memorial Hall, 1605 Seventh St. $5 children; $7 adults. . (209) 599-6815.

LIVINGSTON VFW

HAMBURGER NIGHTS• Thursdays

VFW Auxiliary weekly hamburger nights. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, fish sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs and chili. Sandwiches come with homemade salads. 5-7 p.m. Livingston Veterans Memorial Hall, 1605 Seventh St. $2-$4.50. (209) 394-2059. www.vfwlivingston.com

ODD FELLOWS

BREAKFAST• Second Sundays

Sunday breakfast includes biscuits and gravy, sausage, potatoes, French toast and eggs. A Gold Party will be held at 8 a.m. The Rebekahs will have a rummage sale table. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. La Grange IOOF Hall, Yosemite Avenue at Main Street. $6. (209) 853-2128.

KNIGHTS FERRY BREAKFAST• Ongoing

First Sunday of the month. 8 a.m.-noon. IOOF Hall, 5030 Broadway, Coulterville. $5.

TURLOCK SONS

IN RETIREMENT• Ongoing

Monthly luncheon. Wednesday, Jan. 17. 7 WWII Veterans will be honored. 11:15 a.m. third Wednesday. Denair Community Center , 3850 N. Gratton Road, Denair. (209) 632-0011. www.sirinc.org

4TH ANNUAL CRAB FEED• Jan. 17

Crab feed dinner with dancing immediately following. 6 p.m. SOS Club, 819 Sunset Ave., Modesto. $40 member; $45 nonmember. (209) 578-5801.

ANNUAL CRAB FEED• Jan. 18

Soroptimist International of Twain Harte presents a crab feed featuring salad, rolls, clam chowder, pasta, and crab. Raffle and door prize. All proceeds benefit local charities. 4:30 p.m. doors open; 5:30-7 p.m. dinner. Tuolumne Veteran’s Memorial Hall,

18375 Fir Ave., Tuolumne. $40.

(209) 928-1616.

CRAB FEED DINNER

AND DANCE• Jan. 18

Modesto Portuguese Pentecost Association presents a marinated crab feed including salad, pasta, bread, wine and soda. Dancing immediately follows. Dinner 6-9 p.m.; dancing 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. California Ballroom, 432 Sixth St., Modesto. $40. (209) 505-3624.

VFW OMELET BREAKFAST• Jan. 18

Veterans of Foreign Wars post 10293 host omelets, biscuits and gravy breakfast. Raffle and prizes. Tickets sold at the door. 7:30-11:30 a.m. American Legion Hall, Ceres, Ninth and Lawrence streets. $7 adults; $3 children. (209) 883-2429.

25TH ANNUAL

SPAGHETTI DINNER• Jan. 25

All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner with spaghetti and meat sauce, salad, garlic bread, ice cream cup dessert and punch or coffee. Take-out dinners available. 4:30-7 p.m. Escalon United Methodist Church, Highway 120 at Brayton Ave., Escalon. $7.50 adults; $3.50 children. (209) 838-2020.

AN EVENING IN PARIS

ANNUAL GALA• Jan. 25

The Guild of the McHenry Museum and Historical Society present a fundraiser for the McHenry Museum. Ticket includes hosted cocktail hour, hors d’oeuvres, dinner and music by classical guitarist Darin Morris. Reservations preferred by Jan. 18. 5:30 p.m. social hour; 7 p.m. dinner. McHenry Museum, 1402 I St., Modesto. $80. (209) 529-3416.

CRAB CIOPPINO DINNER

AND DANCE• Jan. 25

Modesto Portuguese Pentecost Association presents all you can eat crab cioppino, salad, bread, wine and soda. Dancing follows dinner. Dinner 4-9 p.m.; dancing 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. California Ballroom, 432 Sixth St., Modesto. $45. (209) 505-3624.

ST. JOSEPH’S CRAB FEED• Jan. 25

St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus. Tickets for the event can be purchased at the church office. 6 p.m. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. $40. (209) 918-2847.

CRAB CIOPPINO

DINNER DANCE• Feb. 1

Turlock Pentecost Association presents a crab cioppino dinner and dance. 4:30-9 p.m. dinner; 8 p.m.-1 a.m. dance. Turlock Pentecost Association, Golden State Boulevard and Geer Road, Turlock. (209) 664-9324.

VALENTINE HEARTS DINNER

AND AUCTION• Feb. 1

Camp Taylor’s 12th annual “Valentine Hearts” dinner featuring food, stories from “Heart Campers” and auction items. Proceeds benefit local children with heart disease by providing free medically supervised camp programs. Reservations required. 6 p.m. DoubleTree Hotel, 1150 Ninth St., Modesto. (209) 545-4715. www.kidsheartcamp.org

ODDS & ENDS

CLASSIC AIRCRAFT

DISPLAYS• Ongoing

Antique aircraft display. Sponsored by the Commemorative Air Force. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Second Saturdays. Modesto City County Airport, 700 Tioga Drive, Hangar 1. (209) 526-5868. www.cafvalleysquadron.org

AIRCRAFT DISPLAY• Ongoing

9 a.m.-2 p.m. fourth Saturday. Turlock Municipal Airport, 13602 Newport Road, Turlock. (209) 620-6312.

AIRPLANE EXHIBIT• Ongoing

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Castle Air Museum, 5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater. $12 adults; $8 seniors; $5 youth 6-17; free age 5 and under. (209) 723-2178.

REO SPEECH TRAIN,

TOASTMASTERS• Ongoing

Every Wednesday. 6:30 a.m. Perko’s Cafe, 2120 Patterson Road, Riverbank. (209) 342-7358.

OPEN AIR MARKET• Ongoing

First Saturday of every month. Noon-5 p.m. The Yogurt Station, 1214 W. F St., Oakdale. Free. (209) 845-8113.

TELESCOPE NIGHT• Ongoing

Next event, Feb. 7; First Friday of each month. Open to the public, all ages welcome. Free parking, concessions available. Bring blankets or chairs. Modesto Junior College, West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. Free. (209) 575-6800. www.facebook.com/MJCastronomyclub

UKULELE PLAY

AND SING-ALONG• Ongoing

Funstrummers ukulele lessons. 5 p.m. beginners, 6 p.m. play-along Tuesdays. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. Donation. (209) 505-3216.

CAMELLIA SOCIETY• Second Sundays

Second Sundays through mid-May. 1:30 p.m. Fellowship Hall, 1341 College Ave., Modesto. (209) 522-0147 or (209) 576-0831.

LA GRANGE REBEKAH’S

BREAKFAST• Third Sundays

7-11 a.m. Oddfellows Hall-La Grange $5. (209) 853-2128.

ANGELS CAMP

MUSEUM• Through Jan. 25

The museum presents Rock the New Year Tours running every Saturday in January. Free with museum admission. Thurs.-Mon. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; tours every Saturday. Angels Camp Museum, 753 South Main St., Angels Camp. $5 adults; $2.50 children. (209) 736-2963. www.angelscamp.gov

BUILDING MATERIALS SALE

• Through Saturday

Livingston-Delhi Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8327 holds sale. Cash and checks only. All proceeds go to the California Veterans Service Program. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 9-10; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 11. Veteran’s Memorial Hall, 18375 Fir St., Tuolumne. (209) 394-2059. www.vfwlivingston.com

TURLOCK UKE JAMZ• Saturday

Ukulele group open to all ages and skill levels. Other acoustic instruments welcome. 10:30 a.m. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Free; donations accepted. www.turlockukejamz.org

BUNCO PARTY FUN RAISER• Jan. 18

Stanislaus Civitan Bunco Fun Raiser. Refreshments will be served and Bunco winners will receive gift basket prizes. 1 p.m. HTC Community Program Building, 4801 Stratos Way, Modesto. $10. (209) 523-2027.

WINTER MAGIC• Jan. 18

Heather Rogers, comedy magician. 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show. Groveland Hotel, 18767 Main St., Groveland. (209) 962-4000.

MLK JR. BIRTHDAY

CELEBRATION• Jan. 19

Mother Lode Martin Luther King Jr. Committee presents its annual birthday celebration. Dolores Huerta will be the keynote speaker. Reception will follow in the cafeteria. 2 p.m. Sonora High School auditorium, 430 N. Washington St. Free. (209) 928-3494.

MOTHER LODE BRIDAL FAIR• Jan. 19

More than 40 vendors with goods and services for bridges, grooms and wedding planners. Wedding fashion show begins at 1 p.m. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Calaveras Fairgrounds, 101 Frogtown Road, Angels Camp. Free. (209) 754-5400. www.calaveras.org

OMELET BREAKFAST

FUNDRAISER• Jan. 19-Feb. 16

All proceeds benefit American Legion High School Boys State Program. 7-11:30 a.m., Jan. 19 and Feb. 16 American Legion Hall, Modesto, 1001 S. Santa Cruz Ave. $7. (209) 551-8060.

FAMILY DINNER

AND MOVIE NIGHT• Jan. 21

Children are invited to come dressed in pajamas with their picnic blanket and dinner. “Secret of the Wings” will be shown. Beverages and popcorn will be provided. 6 p.m. Salida Branch Library, 4835 Sisk Road. (209) 543-7315.

MODESTO AREA A’S

48TH ANNUAL SWAP MEET• Jan. 25-26

Modesto Area A’s Model A Ford Club of America hosts 48th annual Swap Meet. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 25; 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 26. Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. www.turlockswapmeet.com

CRAB FEED• Feb. 15

Crab feed featuring crab, pasta, salad, hot bread and dessert. Advanced tickets only. No host bar, silent auction and raffle. 5 p.m. doors open; 6:30 p.m. dinner. Commemorative Air Force Museum, 1700 Tioga Drive, Modesto. $35. (209) 605-4313.

18TH ANNUAL PRESIDENTS’

WINE WEEKEND• Feb. 15-16

Fine wine sampling. Free “limited tasting” pass with the purchase of $20 wine glass. Full tastings available for additional fee. Cash only. Wine glasses available on Saturday only. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Calaveras Wineries, Calaveras. (209) 728-9467. www.calaveraswines.org

DANCE CLUBS

TANGO DANCE CLUB• Ongoing

Modesto Tango social dance and practice. 7-9 p.m. Mondays. Jacob’s Fine Dining , 2501 McHenry Ave., Modesto. (209) 522-1571.

RIVERBANK GOLDEN AGERS• Ongoing

Wednesdays, Rock ’n’ Country Band. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe St. $4 members; $6 nonmembers; annual membership $12. (209) 534-7663.

TURLOCK SENIOR CENTER

DANCE• Ongoing

7:30-10 p.m., Wednesdays. Turlock Senior Center, 1191 Cahill.

FOREVER YOUNG

DANCE CLUB• Ongoing

The Forever Young Senior Dance Club meets every Tuesday morning and the second Friday of each month for an evening dance. First time guests are free. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7-10 p.m. second Friday night each month. Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St. Day: $4 members, $6 nonmembers; Night: $5 and $7. (209) 534-7663.

MANTECA SENIOR DANCE• Ongoing

Rock ’n’ Country Band. 1-4 p.m. Second and fourth Sundays. Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. $4. (209) 825-0116.

USA DANCE

BALLROOM DANCING• Ongoing

Second Saturdays, monthly dances. 7-10 p.m. Second Saturdays. Odd Fellows Hall, 6941 Hughson Ave., Hughson. $5 members; $7 nonmembers. (209) 614-8048.

MODESTO BALLROOM

DANCE CLUB• Ongoing

Ballroom dances and lesson. 7-10:30 p.m. Third Fridays. Senior Center, 211 Bodem St., Modesto. $5 members, $10 for nonmembers. (209) 814-6701. www.modestoballroomclub.org

ROUND ROBINS• Ongoing

7-8:30 p.m. Oakdale Grange Hall, Lambuth and F streets, Oakdale. $4. (209) 526-4452.

ESCALON SENIOR

DANCE• Third Sunday

Featuring rock ‘n’ country band. 1-4 p.m. Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Bellota Road, Escalon. $4. (209) 534-7663.

TURLOCK STEPPIN PARDS• Ongoing

Wednesdays, square dance club workshop nights. 7-9 p.m. American Legion Hall - Turlock, 75 Bothun Road. (209) 996-0844. www.facebook.com/turlock.steppinpards

SENIOR CITIZENS DANCE

AND POTLUCK• 

Potluck meal with prizes. 6 p.m. second Fridays; 1 p.m. fourth Sundays. Hughson Senior Center, 2307 Fourth St. $2 door; $8 membership. (209) 538-0362.

SKIRTS N’ FLIRTS

SQUARE DANCE CLUB• Ongoing

Workshop is open to singles, couples and children age 10 and up. Dance will be held on the third Saturday of the month. 7 p.m. Oakdale Grange Hall , Lambuth and F streets, Oakdale. (209) 477-4756. www.singleskirtsnflirts.ccsda.org

FRIDAY NIGHT

FOLK DANCING• Ongoing

7:30 p.m., beginners lesson; 8 p.m., intermediate lesson, 8:30 p.m., mixed dance. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. $7 adult, free children and students. (209) 480-0387.

MERCED SUNDAY

SOCIAL DANCE• Fourth Sundays

Sunday dances featuring waltz, Latin, swing, polka and fox trot. Refreshments available. 2-5 p.m. Merced Community Center Ballroom, 755 W 15th St. $8. (209) 723-0839.

THE STATE THEATRE

“SCIENCE ON SCREEN”

SERIES• Through April 13

Sunday, Whale Rider; March 9, The Blue Butterfly; April 13, Physics and Fastballs. 2 p.m. interactive activities; 3 p.m. presentation.

FILM: PHILOMENA• Through Jan. 17

True story of a mother’s search for her lost son. Call for times. (209) 527-4697. www.thestate.org

FILM: BLUE JASMINE• Through Jan. 16

Woody Allen’s drama about a Manhattan socialite whose marriage to a wealthy Wall Street financier collapses, forcing her to move from New York to her sister’s house in San Francisco. Call for times. (209) 527-4697. www.thestate.org

FILM: 12 YEARS A SLAVE

• Today-Jan. 23

True story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom after being captured and sold into slavery. Call for times. (209) 527-4697. www.thestate.org

FILM: INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

• Today-Jan. 24

A Coen Brother’s ramble through Greenwich Village in 1961. The film is one of surrealism, period detail and pop-culture scholarship. Call for times. (209) 527-4697.

FILM: NEBRASKA• Jan. 17-31

Partially shot in the Norfolk, Neb., area in black and white, “Nebraska” has been nominated for five Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild awards, and is an AFI Awards nominee for Best Picture of the Year.

FILM: THE BEST YEARS

OF OUR LIVES• Jan. 18

Part of the CareMore Senior Film Series, this black-and-white film depicts three WWII veterans returning home. 10:30 a.m.

MODESTO FILM SOCIETY

SERIES• Jan. 19

“Out of the Past.” All of this season’s films are based on books, plays or short stories. Call for times. (209) 527-4697. www.thestate.org

JOHN CORBETT

IN CONCERT• Jan. 24

County singer John Corbett, known as “Sex and the City’s” Aidan, performs. Opening for Corbett’s band is the David Luning Band. 7 p.m. doors open; 8 p.m. show. $25.

The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto. Call (209) 527-4697 or see www.thestate.org.

TALENT

TEEN TECH VIDEO

CONTEST• Through March 8

Teens, 13-18, to make a short, two-minute video of their own creation featuring their favorite book. Video may contain multimedia such as images, video, animation, music and words. Prizes will be awarded at a reception on March 15. Stanislaus County Library, 1500 I St., Modesto. (209) 558-7817.

KRISTINA TOWNSEND MEMORIAL

VOCAL COMPETITION• Feb. 22

Vocal competition featuring four cash prizes judged by Townsend artistic staff. Participants must be prepared to sing three selections in at least two different languages. Auditions will be scheduled as available. Applications on website, at CSU Stanislaus, MJC, and Gottschalk’s Music. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, One University Circle, Turlock. $10. (209) 523-6426. www.townsendopera.com

FOR KIDS

PARA LOS NINOS

PROGRAM• Saturdays

Every Saturday morning, bilingual stories, Songs and Rhymes for Preschoolers and their families. Presented by the Cesar Chavez Committee. 10-11 a.m. Los Banos Library, 1312 7th St. Free. (209) 826-5254.

BACKYARD BOOKWORMS• Ongoing

Nature-themed story and activity hour. 10 a.m., first and third Fridays. Great Valley Museum, 1100 Stoddard Ave., Modesto. Free. (209) 575-6196.

ANIMAL TALK• Ongoing

Fourth Fridays of the month. 10 a.m. Great Valley Museum, 1100 Stoddard Ave., Modesto. (209) 575-6196.

YOUTH THEATRE WORKSHOP

• Through Jan. 30

A month-long workshop involving live theater, exercises, games, songs and dances for ages 4-18. Classes meet every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Ages 4-9, 4-4:45 p.m.; Ages 10-18, 4:30-6 p.m. Sierra Repertory Theatre, 11175 Washington Street, Sonora. (209) 588-3002. www.sierrarep.org/education.html

WEATHER OR NOT• Jan. 25

Saturday science lesson for ages 4-7. Preregistration required. 10 a.m. Modesto Junior College, West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. $13. (209) 575-6196.

GALLO CENTER

FOR THE ARTS

FOREVER TANGO• Today

14 world-class dancers, one vocalist and an onstage 11-piece orchestra. The dances are a collaboration among each couple and Luis Bravo, the creator and director. Free pre-show social dance held 6-8 p.m., open to the public. 6-8 p.m. pre-show dance; 8 p.m. performance. $20-$65.

RICKY NELSON

REMEMBERED• Saturday

Ricky Nelson’s twin sons star in a nostalgic, multimedia show. 8 p.m. $19-$59.

CASH AND CARTER• Sunday

The Modesto Community Concert Association presents Cash and Carter, a tribute to Johnny and June. 3 p.m.

AN EVENING WITH

ITZHAK PERLMAN• Jan. 18

Violinist Itzhak Perlman performs with pianist Rohan De Silva. 8 p.m. $59-$139.

THE PEKING ACROBATS• Jan. 19

Troupe of Chinese tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, cyclists and gymnasts performing with live music played on traditional Chinese instruments. 2 p.m. $15-$45.

“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”• Jan. 20-21

Broadway musical returns to Gallo for two nights. 6:30 p.m. $39-$99.

“PRINCESS AND THE PEA”• Jan. 26

Theatrical production of the classic children’s tale. 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. $8-$15.

“LA BOHEME”• Jan. 30-Feb. 1

Townsend Opera presents a traditional performance of Puccini’s opera featuring Townsend opera chorus with Center Stage Kids as the children’s chorus. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30; 2 p.m. Feb. 1. www.townsendoperaplayers.com

“LET’S DANCE”• Feb. 7-8

Central West Ballet presents “Let’s Dance,” a James Irvine Grant Dance Initiative. 7 p.m.

BRAHMS AND

TCHAIKOVSKY• Feb. 14-15

Maestro David Lockington and his wife, violinist Dylana Jenson, perform Brahm’s Double Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet in this Modesto Symphony Orchestra presentation. 8 p.m.

COLIN MOCHRIE AND

BRAD SHERWOOD:

TWO MAN GROUP• May 31

Improv stars of the Emmy-nominated show, “Who’s Line Is It Anyway” perform in an interactive event. 8 p.m. $24-$74.

The Gallo Center for the Arts is located at 1000 I St., Modesto. Box office (209) 338-2100. www.galloarts.org.

MUSIC

THE MODESTO TRADITIONAL

JAZZ SOCIETY• Ongoing

Third Sundays. Noon jam sets; 1 p.m. featured band. Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 1612 Sisk Road, Modesto. $8-$12. (209) 524-3517.

35TH ANNUAL COLUMBIA JAZZ ARTIST SERIES• Through April 19

Jan. 19, Johnny Valdez; Jan. 31, Big Band Jazz Festival; Feb. 1, Big Band Jazz Festival; Feb. 28, Vocal Jazz Festival; March 1, Vocal Jazz Festival; April 19, Latin Jazz. Sonora Opera Hall, 250 S. Washington St., Sonora. $20 per show, $90 season tickets. (209) 559-0565.

ART AND MUSIC EXPO• Saturday

Acoustic Rock Society presents Art and Music featuring local artists. 6 p.m. doors open; 7 p.m. show. Lower Level Studios, 948 11th St., Suite 1. $5. (209) 648-1259.

OVATIONS 2014 PERFORMING

ARTS SERIES• Sunday-Feb. 9

Jan. 12, Michela Macfarlane and Cantamos; Feb. 9, The Family Crest. 3 p.m., Jan. 12 and Feb. 9 Bret Harte High School, 323 Highway 49, Angels Camp. $25 adults; $10 18 and younger. (209) 754-1774. www.calaverasarts.org

JOHN MCCUTCHEON• Tuesday

Six-time Grammy-nominated folk musician performs in a benefit concert for The Modesto Peace/Life Center. 7 p.m. Modesto Church of the Brethren, 2301 Woodland Ave., Modesto. $23 door; $20 advance; $5 youth. (209) 523-1438. www.stanislausconnections.org

KERRY TWEEDY• Jan. 17

Vocalist Kerry Tweedy performs with pianist Krista White and conga soloist Mario Flores. 7 p.m. Sonora High School auditorium, 430 N. Washington St. $15 general; $20 front row. (209) 532-6117.

THE HOPEFUL HEROINES• Jan. 17

A gypsy, classical, folk fusion duo perform. Opening the show will be Tawny Perkins. 7 p.m. Peer Recovery Arts Project, 1222 J St., Modesto. $10. (209) 543-5306.

GREAT VALLEY SONGWRITER

SERIES• Jan. 17-April 18

Jan. 17, Paul Sprawl; Feb. 21, Juni Fisher; March 21, Mark Lemaire and Twilight; April 18, Jay Howlett and Friends. 7:30 p.m. Central Grace Community Church, 918 Sierra Drive, Modesto. $10 donation.

TOM RIGNEY AND FLAMBEAU• Jan. 18

Show features Cajun and zydeco two-steps, low-down blues, New Orleans funk, ballads and waltzes. 8 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $17-$20. (209) 862-4490. www.westsidetheatre.org

BEPPE GAMBETTA• Jan. 19

American traditional music, encompassing bluegrass and folk music. 3 p.m. First Congregational Church of Murphys, 509 N. Algiers St., Murphys. $15. (209) 728-3141.

HOME GROWN• Jan. 19

Part of the Sunday Afternoons at CBS concert series. 3 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. $7 youth, $15 seniors and students, $20 adults. (209) 571-6060. cbsmodesto.org

KNIGHT SOUNDS• Jan. 21

37-member group of past Downey band members playing big band-era music. 7:30 p.m. Ripon High School multi-use building, 304 N. Acacia Ave. $30-$100. (209) 599-3223.

BLUE GRASS SERIES• Jan. 24

Blue Grass Series featuring hosts Red Dog Ash and The Sisters Grim Band. Students admitted for half-price. Audience members encouraged to bring instruments for open jam after the show. 7 p.m. doors open; 8 p.m. show starts. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $12 general; $15 reserved. (209) 862-4490. www.westsidetheatre.org

DEAD WINTER

CARPENTERS• Jan. 25

Americana roots-rock music combined with an alternative country style. 7 p.m. doors open; 8 p.m. show starts. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $12 general; $15 reserved. 309- 862-4490. www.deadwintercarpenters.com

LIVING LEGENDS• Jan. 31

Celebration of Native American, Polynesian and Latin American music and dance. 7:30 p.m. Modesto Junior College Auditorium, 435 College Ave. $10. (209) 613-1732. http://goo.gl/RDefVA

DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

RECITAL SERIES• Feb.7-March 4

Feb. 7, Randall Keith, string bass; Feb. 20, David Wells, bassoon; Feb. 27, Leah Carl, violin; March 4, Robin Fisher, soprano. 7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, One University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3421. www.csustan.edu/soa

BLUES OF ETTA JAMES

TRIBUTE• Feb. 8

A tribute concert to Etta James performed by Cheryl Lockett. 7:30 p.m. Merced Multicultural Arts Center, 645 West Main St. $25. (209) 720-4997. www.cheryllockett.com

NATSUKI FUKASAWA• Feb. 9

Pianist playing from a classical repertoire featuring Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and Strauss Waltzes. 3 p.m. Red Church-Sonora, 42 Snell St. (209) 536-0825.

DR. KENT COOK• Feb. 16

Part of the 2013-14 Manteca Kindred Arts Concert series. 3 p.m. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, North and Powers streets, Manteca. $5-$15. (209) 823-2570.

THEATER

“LOOKING OVER THE PRESIDENT’S SHOULDER”• Through Jan. 26

One-man show about the true story of Alonzo Fields, head White House butler for 21 years, and witness to history from Hoover to Eisenhower. Actor Dwight Mahabir brings this event to Stage 3 for a limited run. Call for times. Stage 3 Theatre, 208 S. Green St., Sonora. (209) 536-1778. www.stage3.org

“I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE”• Today-Jan. 26

Musical comedy featuring a series of sketches and musical numbers. For mature audiences. Playhouse Merced-Black Box Theatre, 452 W. Main St., Merced. (209) 725-8587. www.playhousemerced.com

“MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN”• Jan. 17-Feb. 1

A David Hare adaptation of Bertotl Brecht’s piece. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday Center Stage, 948 11th St., Modesto. $12. (209) 846-0179. www.centerstagemodesto.com

“WINNIE THE POOH”• Jan. 24-25

California State University, Stanislaus, Performing Arts. 1 University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3959. www.csustan.edu/SOA

“THE PIANO LESSON”• Jan. 31-Feb. 9

Set in 1936 Pittsburgh during the aftermath of the Great Depression, the play follows the lives of the Charles family in the Doaker Charles household and an heirloom piano. Playhouse Merced-Black Box Theatre, 452 W. Main St., Merced. (209) 725-8587. www.playhousemerced.com

“NEXT FALL”• Feb. 14-March 2

A look at faith, commitment and unconditional love. Call for times. Prospect Theater Project, 520 Scenic Drive, Modesto. (209) 549-9341. www.prospecttheaterproject.org

ART

BARKIN’ DOG GRILL• (209) 572-2341

Thursday, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. 940 11th St., Modesto.

BUILDING IMAGINATION

CENTER• (209) 585-6712

Thursday, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1009 J St., Modesto.

C’EST JOLI• (209) 324-7111

Ongoing art by Brad and Nancy Hawn. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 920 13th St., Modesto.

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY,

STANISLAUS, GALLERY

• (209) 667-3186

Jan. 30-Mar. 5, Guest Artist: Stan Wilson; Feb. 6, Artist talk and reception, 5:30 p.m. Gallery hours: Noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. 1 University Center, Turlock. Free. www.csustan.edu

CARNEGIE ARTS

CENTER• (209) 632-5761

Today, Family Friday series “A Night in Paris”; Sunday, The Picasso Women lecture; Through Wednesday, “Picasso: 25 Years of Edition Ceramics”; through Feb. 23, “Imagining the Real”; Sundays, poetry; Jan. 29-March 23, Roman Loranc: A Retrospective; Jan. 31, opening reception. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. $12 General, $9 Members, Children 12 and under free..

CROW TRADING CO.• (209) 579-2173

Jan. 16, Third Thursday Art Walk. Show: 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 1208 J St. www.crowtrading.com

DELICATO VINEYARDS• (209) 824-3401

Jan. 11-Feb. 1, 26th annual Fine Art Show. Daily, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca. www.dfvtastingroom.com

DEZIGNZ• (209) 846-0889

Jan. 16, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1012 15th St., Modesto.

DOWNTOWN

MODESTO• (209) 529-9303

Jan. 16, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. .

FIRST STREET

FRAME CO.• (209) 667-7332

Ongoing, paintings and photographs. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 226 N. First St., Turlock.

GALLERY 909• (209) 667-3959

Jan. 16, Third Thursday Art Walk. Ongoing, art by California State University, Stanislaus students. 909 Tenth St., Modesto.

A PERFECT 10 SALON• (209) 522-6245

Jan. 16, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1004 15th St.

HOVEY WINERY

TASTING ROOM• (209) 728-9999

Through Jan. 31, Dan Gano watercolors. Noon-5:30 p.m., daily. 350 Main St., building A, Murphys. $5.

INTRINSIC ELEMENTS• (209) 534-1702

Jan. 16, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. 1214 J St., Modesto.

KNOWLTON GALLERY• (209) 368-5123

Through Feb. 22, opening show featuring Andy Evansen, Carolyn Hesse-Low and Jim McVicker; Jan. 11, opening reception 1-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 115 S. School Street, Suite 14, Lodi.

MCHENRY MUSEUM• 

Jan. 16, art reception; Through Jan. 31, quilts and textile art by the members of County Crossroads Quilters. Noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 1402 I St., Modesto.

PAPER PLANES TATTOO AND ART STUDIO• (209) 324-1543

Jan. 16, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1303 J St., Modesto.

PEER RECOVERY

ARTS PROJECT• (209) 581-1695

Jan. 16, Third Thursday Art Walk. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 1222 J St., Modesto. www.peerartrecoveryproject.org

REMEMBER WHEN• (209) 544-1385

Ongoing artists exhibit. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 3012 McHenry Ave., Modesto.

STANISLAUS CLERK-RECORDER OFFICE• (209) 869-4804

Ongoing, Carol Earle and Eva Williams. Exhibit hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 1021 I St., Modesto. Free.

TREWIN FRAMERY• (209) 818-6004

Ongoing, Rodney Lough Jr., Tom Pickurel, Chella, Edward Mendes. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. 5170 Pentecost Drive, Suite 1, Modesto.

UNIQUE BOUTIQUES• (209) 523-3000

Ongoing, 10 local artists. Exhibit hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 4459 Spyres Way, #A, Modesto.

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