Calendar of events in and around Modesto

May 22, 2014 

GALLO CENTER

FOR THE ARTS

RECORDANDO TRADICIONES• May 24

7 p.m. $10-$15.

DANCING & ROMANCING:

AN EVENING WITH GERSHWIN,

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN• May 30

Modesto Symphony Orchestra presents Hollywood and Broadway combined in a night of song and dance inspired by the legendary Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. 8 p.m. $15-$89.

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.

IL VOLO• June 5

Pop/operatic vocal trio. 7:30 p.m. Sold out.

THE HIT MEN• June 7

Former Stars of Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons. 8 p.m. $19-$59.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY• June 14

The Dance Academy presents its 2014 dance production. Noon and 7 p.m. $15-$35.

DR. EBEN

ALEXANDER III• June 20

Author of “Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey through the Afterlife.” 8 p.m. $19-$69.

CARLOS MENCIA• June 21

Comedic presentation. Adult themes and language. 8 p.m. $29-$69.

“MAN OF LA MANCHA”• June 21-29

Modesto Performing Arts presents a musical adapted from Dale Wasserman’s nonmusical 1959 teleplay “I, Don Quixote.” 7:30 p.m. June 21, 27-28; 2 p.m. June 22, 29. $19-$34.

MAXWELL• June 24

R&B performer 7:30 p.m. $69-$119.

THE PIANO GUYS• June 28

Classically trained musicians create sophisticated new arrangements of everything from Beethoven’s 5th Symphony to Coldplay’s “Paradise.” 2 and 8 p.m. Sold out.

“PETER PAN”• July 18-27

Presented by YES Company. 7:30 p.m., July 18, 24, 25; 3 p.m., July 19, 20, 26, 27. Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto. $12-$45. (209) 338-2100. www.galloarts.org

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

June 15, Smart Fellers; July 20, Fulton Street Jazz Band. Noon jam sets; 1 p.m. featured band. Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 1612 Sisk Road, Modesto. $8-$12. (209) 524-3517.

ZYDECO DANCE PARTY• May 24

The BluesBox Bayou Band, with Zydeco dance lessons by Ted Sherrod. Dinner bar and hospitality available. 7-11 p.m. Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. $10.

GRAFFITI NIGHT• May 30

Part of the eighth annual Waterford Concert in the Park series. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Beard Park, 540 C St., Waterford. Free. (209) 874-2328 ext. 102.

JIM ANDERSON & THE REBELS• May 30

Live all-age concert. 5 p.m. Beard Park, 540 C St., Waterford. Free. (209) 874-2328.

“PIANO PASSION:

CONCERT FOR A NEW WORLD”• June 2

Piano concert by Will Tuttle. 7-8:30 p.m. Unity Church, 2467 Veneman Ave., Modesto. Free. (209) 578-5433.

MOBAND - ROCKIN’ THE VINYL• June 5

A part of the Modesto Band of Stanislaus County Summer concert series. 8 p.m. Graceada Park, Sycamore and Needham streets, Modesto. Free. www.modestoband.org

WATERFORD ROUND UP• June 6

Part of the eighth annual Waterford Concert in the Park series. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Beard Park, 540 C St., Waterford. Free. (209) 874-2328 ext. 102.

JIM ANDERSON & THE REBELS• June 7

Live all-age concert. 1 p.m. Modesto Junior College, West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. Free. 888- 746-9763.

SONORA BACH FESTIVAL

PRESEASON EVENT• June 8

Fundraising concert featuring opera favorites. Refreshments and port to follow concert. 3 p.m. Private home $30. (209) 356-8880.

SNAP JACKSON & THE KNOCK

ON WOOD PLAYERS• June 11

Americana bluegrass, soul and old time music. Part of the “Music in the Parks” Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. Copperopolis Town Square, Highway 4 and Little John Road, Copperopolis. Free.

COMMUNITY CONNECTION• June 13

Part of the eighth annual Waterford Concert in the Park series. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Beard Park, 540 C St., Waterford. Free. (209) 874-2328 ext. 102.

JIM ANDERSON

& THE REBELS• June 14

Live all-age concert. 5 p.m. Eproson Park, Twain Harte. Free. (209) 586-4482.

DELTA WIRES• June 18

Horns and harmonica, guitar, drums and keyboard present rhythm and blues. Part of the “Music in the Parks” Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. Utica Park , Angels Camp. Free.

FIESTA WATERFORD• June 20

Part of the eighth annual Waterford Concert in the Park series. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Beard Park, 540 C St., Waterford. Free. (209) 874-2328 ext. 102.

GREAT VALLEY

SONGWRITER SERIES• June 20

Caroline Aiken. 7:30 p.m. Central Grace Community Church, 918 Sierra Drive, Modesto. $10 donation. (209) 524-5461.

MEN OF WORTH• June 25

Celtic duo presenting sounds and humor of Ireland and Scotland. Part of the Music in the Parks Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. Camps Restaurant, Greenhorn Creek, Angels Camp. Free.

SWINGING SUMMER• June 27

Part of the eighth annual Waterford Concert in the Park series. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Beard Park, 540 C St., Waterford. Free. (209) 874-2328 ext. 102.

THE HOT DARK• July 2

Post, new-wave, rock music. Part of the “Music in the Parks” Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. West Point Elementary School, 54 Bald Mountain Road, West Point. Free.

SUPRECRET• July 9

Rock ’n’ roll band featuring JoAnn Ebbett and Don Barker. Part of the Music in the Parks Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. Valley Springs Ball Field, Valley Springs. Free.

GROVER ANDERSON• July 16

Original folk and rock music. Part of the Music in the Parks Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. Shutter Tree Park, Mokelumne Hill. Free.

SOUGHDOUGH SLIM

AND ROBERT ARMSTRONG• July 23

Cowboy duo. Part of the Music in the Parks Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. Cedar Center, Highway 4 and Oak Circle, Arnold. Free.

LOS LONELY BOYS

AND KENNY WAYNE SHEPARD• July 28

7:30 p.m. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton. (209) 373-1400.

THE LEMON HAMMER• July 30

Adaptations of the blues and rock. Part of the Music in the Parks Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. Mountain Ranch Park, Mountain Road and Whiskey Slide Road. Free.

PIPP GILLETTE• Aug. 6

Cowboy minstrel. Part of the Music in the Parks Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. Turner Park , Treat Avenue, San Andreas. Free.

BLACK IRISH• Aug. 13

Music, talk and tales of Italy, Ireland and America. Part of the Music in the Parks Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. Murphys Community Park, 505 Algiers St., Murphys. Free.

THEATER

“BECKY’S NEW CAR”• Through June 1

Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage. One night a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works and she is offered nothing short of a new life. 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Stage 3 Theatre, 208 S. Green St., Sonora. (209) 536-1778. www.stage3.org

“A SECOND HELPING:

THE CHURCH BASEMENT

LADIES SEQUEL”• Through June 8

Comedy picks up the story in 1969 as Vietnam War protests swell and women demand equal pay for equal work. The finely tuned ladies running the church basement kitchen face changes of their own. Fallon House Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Columbia. (209) 532-3120.

“THE REZ SISTERS”• May 29-June 7

Modesto Junior College Theatre Department presents play about seven women from a Canadian Indian reservation attempting to beat the odds at the biggest bingo event in the world. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. June 7. Modesto Junior College Auditorium, 435 College Ave. $8-$10. http://mjc.tix.com

“H” IS FOR “HERO”• June 1

Center Stage Kids presents a musical variety show. 2 and 6 p.m. Modesto Junior College Auditorium, 435 College Ave. $12-$30. (209) 604-0411.

“NOISES OFF”• June 6-15

The classic play-within-a-play comedy. Rated T for teens 13 and over. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Playhouse Merced’s Black Box Theatre, 503 W. Main St., Merced. $10-$22. (209) 725-8587. www.playhousemerced.com

“TWELFTH NIGHT”• June 13-July 19

A play by William Shakespeare. A love story with comedic undertones. Call for times. Black Bart Playhouse, 580 Algiers St., Murphys. (209) 728-8422. www.murphyscreektheatre.org

ART

C’EST JOLI• (209) 324-7111

Ongoing, work by Brad and Nancy Hawn. June 19, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 920 13th St., Modesto.

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY,

STANISLAUS, GALLERY• (209) 667-3186

Through June 2, BFA/BA Graduating Senior Exhibition. 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

May 24-Aug. 17, The Carnegie Rocks; Through July 27, Donna Wayman: Reflection art exhibit. Sundays, Poetry on Sunday Series, May 25 featured readers Roberta Bearden, Cleo Griffith, Dana Koster and Jesse Wolf, Free. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. $5 General, $4 Members, Children 12 and under free. www.carnegieartsturlock.org

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

ART ASSOCIATION

AND MISTLIN GALLERY• (209) 529-3369

Through July 12, “Graffiti Show,” “Member Show” and “Faces of Clay” show. June 19, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; noon-4 p.m. Saturday. 1015 J St., Modesto. Free. www.ccartassn.org

CHARTREUSE MUSE GALLERY

AND ART SCHOOL• (209) 522-0935

Through June, “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs.” June 19, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. 918 10th St., Modesto. www.thechartreusemuse.com

CROW TRADING CO.• (209) 579-2173

June 19, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Show: 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 1208 J St. www.crowtrading.com

DOWNTOWN MODESTO• (209) 529-9303

June 19, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 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; By appointment, Sunday. 226 N. First St., Turlock. www.firststreetgalleries.com

GALLERY 909• (209) 667-3959

June 19, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 909 Tenth St., Modesto.

GALLERY CALAVERAS• (209) 754-1774

Through June 21, “My Favorite Spring” exhibit. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 22 Main St., San Andreas. www.calaverasarts.org

MERCED MULTICULTURAL

ARTS CENTER• (209) 388-1090

Through July 11: 8th annual California Centered Printmaking Exhibition. Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 645 West Main St.

MERCED COUNTY

COURTHOUSE MUSEUM• (209) 723-2401

Through May 31, “The Way We Worked” Smithsonian traveling exhibit. Exhibit Hours: 1-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. 21st and N streets, Merced.

OAKDALE COWBOY MUSEUM• (209) 847-5263

Through Feb. 2015, “The Tales of the Yosemite Back Country, Mather Saddle and Pack Station,” operated by the Barnes Family since 1929. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 355 E. F St., Oakdale. $1. www.oakdalecowboymuseum.org

PEER RECOVERY

ARTS PROJECT• (209) 581-1695

June 19, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 1222 J St., Modesto. www.peerartrecoveryproject.org

PRESERVATION

COFFEE AND TEA• 

June 19, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 1030 J. St., Modesto. www.preservationcoffee.com

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

Through June. 1, Central California Art Association members, Jim Christiansen and Anthony Pooler. 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.

CASINOS

CHICKEN RANCH• (800) 752-4646

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

THUNDER VALLEY• (877) 468-8777

June 7, Rick Springfield, Loverboy & Eddie Money. 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

May 22, The Hot Dark; May 23, Journey Revisited; May 24, Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings; May 29, Willie Tyler and Lester, comedy; May 30-31, Busta Groove. 19400 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne .

COFFEEHOUSES

QUEEN BEAN

COFFEE HOUSE• (209) 521-8000

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

MARIACHI’S RESTAURANT• 

May 24, headliner Johnny Creal of “Last Comic Standing,” with featured guests; Eric Vikjord, Brandon Hayes and Joe Rivera. 7 p.m. doors; 7:30 p.m. show. Mariachi’s Restaurant, 2669 Geer Road, Turlock. $6. (209) 632-7662.

MOBAND – BIG BOYS• June 12

A part of the Modesto Band of Stanislaus County Summer concert series. 8 p.m. Graceada Park, Sycamore and Needham streets, Modesto. Free. www.modestoband.org

MOBAND – DATE NIGHT• June 19

A part of the Modesto Band of Stanislaus County Summer concert series. 8 p.m. Graceada Park, Sycamore and Needham streets, Modesto. Free. www.modestoband.org

MOBAND – TIE-DYED• June 26

A part of the Modesto Band of Stanislaus County Summer concert series. 8 p.m. Graceada Park, Sycamore and Needham streets, Modesto. Free. www.modestoband.org

MOBAND – PATRIOTIC KICKOFF• July 3

A part of the Modesto Band of Stanislaus County Summer concert series. 8 p.m. Graceada Park, Sycamore and Needham streets, Modesto. Free. www.modestoband.org

MOBAND – SUMMER REPLAY• July 10

A part of the Modesto Band of Stanislaus County Summer concert series. 8 p.m. Graceada Park, Sycamore and Needham streets, Modesto. Free. www.modestoband.org

FESTIVALS & FAIRS

SPRING PEDDLERS FAIRE• May 24-25

Antiques, collectibles, handcrafted items, food. Homemade food items, Lion’s Club all-you can eat pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. for $6. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Arnold Free admission. www.gocalaveras.com

MEMORIAL DAY

COMMEMORATION• May 25

All-day Memorial Day celebration featuring 5k walk/run, Welcome Home Heroes Traveling Tribute, car show, Kids Energy Zone, fly overs and aircraft landings, live entertainment, police and safety team demonstrations and exhibits, fireworks show. 8 a.m. Woodward Park, 710 E. Woodward Road, Manteca. Free. www.thememorialweekend.org

ALL THINGS

MUIR FESTIVAL• May 30-31

5th annual John Muir festival featuring speakers, activities, silent auction and wine tasting. 5 p.m. May 30; 10 a.m. May 31. Lake McClure Horseshoe Bend Recreation Area, Highway 132. (209) 878-3501. http://johnmuir.us/jmgc-events

PATTERSON

APRICOT FIESTA• May 30-June 1

44th annual fiesta featuring arts & crafts, children’s activities, food booths, apricot pie eating contests, barbecue and breakfast. 5-11 p.m Friday, 9 a.m.-dusk Saturday, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Downtown Patterson Free. (209) 892-3118. www.apricotfiesta.com

PICK AND GATHER

FESITVAL• May 31-June 1

Organic farm festival featuring U-pick berries and cherries, music, art, food and farm tours. Event will feature the Merced River Benefit PowWow. 10 a.m.-dusk. Riverdance Farms, 12230 Livingston-Cressey Road, Livingston. $2-$10. (209) 761-0081.

FILM

“RETURN TO BALANCE”• Ongoing

See Yosemite from a rock-climber’s perspective in this award-winning documentary. 7 p.m. nightly. Yosemite Theater, Behind the Visitors Center, Yosemite Valley. $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4–12. (209) 379-2317.

FOOD & FUN

SIERRA RAILROAD

DINNER TRAIN• Ongoing

Murder Mystery Trains, Sunset Dinner and Wild West trains, Sunday brunch trains. May 31, Oakdale Beer Train featuring 2-4 different breweries and a live bands. Food available for purchase. 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.

LIVINGSTON VFW

HAMBURGER NIGHTS• Ongoing

Livingston VFW monthly Hamburger night. 5-7 p.m. Last Thursday of each month. Livingston Veterans Memorial Hall, 1605 Seventh St. $2-$4.50. (209) 394-2059. www.vfwlivingston.com

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.

LA GRANGE ODD FELLOWS

AND REBEKAH BREAKFAST• Ongoing

7 a.m.-1 p.m., Second Sundays La Grange IOOF Hall, Yosemite Avenue at Main Street. $6. (209) 853-2128.

MERCED CERTIFIED FARMERS’ MARKET• May-December

8 a.m.-noon. Wednesdays. Promenade Shopping Center, Yosemite and Paulson, Merced. (209) 667-2916.

KNIGHTS FERRY

BREAKFAST• Ongoing

First Sunday of the month. 8 a.m.-noon. IOOF Hall, Main Street, Knights Ferry. $5.

TURLOCK SONS

IN RETIREMENT• Ongoing

Monthly luncheon. 11:15 a.m. third Wednesday. Denair Community Center , 3850 N. Gratton Road, Denair. (209) 632-0011. www.sirinc.org

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.

PRAYER CIRCLE POTLUCK• Ongoing

Weekly potluck gathering. 5-7 p.m. Mondays. Unity Church, 2467 Veneman Ave., Modesto. Free. (209) 634-8059.

MODESTO CERTIFIED

FARMERS MARKET• Through Dec. 20

Local farm produce vendors and more. 8 a.m-1 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays. 16th Street, between H and I streets, Modesto.

PATTERSON CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET• May-October

4-8 p.m. Wednesdays. True Value Shopping Center, Corner of Ward Avenue and Las Palmas, Patterson.

TURLOCK CERTIFIED

FARMERS MARKET• Through Oct. 24

Downtown Turlock Certified market. Three night markets will be held 5-8 p.m., June 13, Sept. 5 and Oct. 24. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays. Main Street & Broadway (209) 225-8177.

NIGHT AT THE BOWL• May 29

Fourth annual event featuring live entertainment, tastings from area wineries and restaurants, selection of premium beers. Proceeds benefit Moband and the City of Modesto’s Parks and Recreation and Neighborhoods Department. 5:30-9 p.m. Graceada Park, Sycamore and Needham streets, Modesto. $35. (209) 571-5582.

EVENING ON

THE BAYOU GALA• May 31

Community Hospice Foundation annual gala. Live music, dinner, hosted bar and dancing. All proceeds benefit patients and families of Community Hospice. Location provided with ticket purchase. 5 p.m. cocktails; 7 p.m. dinner Private home $150 per person. (209) 578-6370.

TWAIN HARTE

A LA CARTE• May 31

Wine tasting and food offerings from local food purveyors. Raffles, silent auction and live auction. Cost includes commemorative wine glass. 5-7 p.m. Downtown Twain Harte $35. (209) 928-1616.

OAKDALE FARMER’S

MARKET• June-October

5-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Downtown Oakdale, Third Avenue, Oakdale. Free. www.visitoakdale.com

HERMANN SONS

GERMAN LODGE• June 7

Hermann Sons German Lodge celebrating 91 years with dinner and dancing. 1-6 p.m. Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. $15. (209) 524-1317.

FATHER’S DAY

BARBECUE• June 15

Three-course barbecue meal with options per course, live entertainment, campfire. Call for reservations. 5-8 p.m. Tenaya Lodge, 1122 Highway 41, Fish Camp. $35.95 adults; $15.95 kids. 877- 247-8241.

A SUMMER SOLSTICE

CELEBRATION• June 22

Appetizers, drinks, music and silent auction. Ticket price includes appetizers and two drink tickets. Fundraiser for Manzanita Charter School. 3-7 p.m. Concetta, 1205 J St., Modesto. $25.

GRAFFITI SUMMER

GRAFFITI NIGHTS• Ongoing

Classic cars, Elvis, hula hoop contest, karaoke and root beer floats served by car hops on roller skates. Friday and Saturday nights. A&W Root Beer, 1404 G. St., Modesto.

WEDNESDAY

GRAFFITI NIGHTS• Ongoing

Classic car show, activities, raffles and more. Wednesday nights. Velvet Grill & Creamery, 2204 McHenry Ave.

GRAFFITI CLASSIC

CAR SHOW• June 1

Modesto Area Street Rod Association’s classic car show. The Hot Rods Band performs. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. McHenry Village, 1700 McHenry Ave. Free. (209) 521-6607.

16TH ANNUAL MODESTO

AMERICAN GRAFFITI

CAR SHOW AND FESTIVAL• June 6-8

North Modesto Kiwanis Club sponsor annual American Graffiti Car Show and Festival. Parade on June 6. 7 p.m. June 6; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 7; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 8. Modesto Junior College, West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. $7; June 6 parade free. 888- 746-9763. www.northmodestokiwanis.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

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

UKULELE PLAY

AND SING-ALONG• Ongoing

Funstrummers ukulele lessons. June 3 and 10, Graffiti 50’s and 60’s Rock and Roll play along. 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.

SWEAT SENIOR FITNESS• Ongoing

Aerobics, strength and step classes. Monday-Friday. Centenary Methodist Church, 1911 Toyon Ave. $1-$2 donation. (209) 988-5655. www.centenarychurch.net

TURLOCK UKE JAMZ• Ongoing

Ukulele group open to all ages and skill levels. Other acoustic instruments welcome. Download and print out the song list online. 10:30 a.m. Second Saturdays. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Free; donations accepted. www.turlockukejamz.org

TOASTMASTERS• Ongoing

Toastmasters club Daybreakers 1388. 6:15-7:20 a.m. 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays. Denny’s, 1525 McHenry Ave., Modesto. www.toastmasters.org

YOUNG AT HEART

EXERCISE• Ongoing

The Healthy Aging Association offers group exercise classes for 60 years and better. Classes range from strength training, aerobics or Tai Chi. Call for information on class location and times. Healthy Aging Association, 121 Downey Ave. Ste. 102. Free. (209) 523-2800.

WRITING TO GET

PUBLISHED• Through May 31

Open to students of all ages. Sign up via phone or at the library. 2-3:30 p.m. Groveland Museum and Library, 18990 Main Street (Hwy 120), Groveland. Free. (209) 962-6144. www.tuolcolib.org

MODESTO KNIGHTS

CAR CLUB• May 23

Seventh annual Car Show. Car entry fee is $20, open to all cars and bikes. Proceeds will help the veterans center. 4-9 p.m. Regal Theater, Modesto. (209) 521-2675.

PET BLESSING• May 24

Pets will be given a personalized blessing by Reverend Janet Russell. Yappy Hour, treats for animals and humans. 10 a.m. Church of the 49ers, 11155 Jackson St., Columbia. Free. (209) 532-6604.

THE POETRY

ON SUNDAY SERIES• May 25

2 p.m. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Free. (209) 632-5761.

DIGGINS TENT TOWN 1852• May 29-June 1

Columbia State Park presents “Diggins Tent Town 1852” an annual history event where visitors experience the events and environment of an 1850’s mining camp. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Columbia Historic State Park, Main and State streets, Columbia. $5 adults; $1 child 12 and under. (209) 588-9128.

MODESTO GARDEN

CLUB TABLE VIEWING• June 4

Garden club presents its 20th annual event with 31 decorated tables on view. Refreshments served. 1-7 p.m.; no-host wine and cheese bar opens at 4 p.m. Del Rio Country Club, 801 Stewart Road, Modesto. $10 at the door. www.modestogardenclub.org

SPRING TEA

& HAT PARADE• June 7

High Tea event features homemade foods, entertainment by the River Lights Chorus and a Hat Parade. Fundraiser for River Lights Chorus. 2 p.m. Grace Spirit Center, 617 West Orangeburg, Modesto. $25 adults, children 12 and under $10. (209) 576-7010.

TURLOCK GARDEN CLUB• June 9

Potluck luncheon, end-of-year party and election of officers for 2014-2016. Noon. Turlock Senior Center, 1191 Cahill.

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, dancing and socializing. Different themes monthly. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe St. $4 members; $6 nonmembers; $12 annual membership. (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 ages 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

MERCED SUNDAY

SOCIAL DANCE• Fourth Sundays

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

THE STATE THEATRE

STRUNZ & FARAH• May 23

Grammy-nominated, Billboard chart-topping acoustic guitar duo. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. $24-$35.

FILM: “CHEF”• May 23-31

Film about Chef Carl Jasper, who quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner and teams up with his ex-wife, his friend and his son to launch a food truck.

IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY• May 24

Music featuring an almost folksy sound to ethereal jazz to psychedelic to straight on rock ‘n’ roll. 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show. $20.

FILM: “FADING GIGOLO”• May 25

Funny and heartfelt romantic comedy about a melancholic bookstore employee who decides to become a professional Don Juan.

FILM: “OUT OF AFRICA”• May 25

Modesto Film Society Cinema Club presentation. 2 p.m.

FILM: “FINDING

VIVIAN MAIER”• Through May 29

Unsung artist’s strange and riveting life and work are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films and interviews.

FILM: “THE GALAPAGOS

AFFAIR: SATAN

CAME TO EDEN”• May 28

Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. A fascinating documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery.

FILM: “BELLE”• May 30-June 8

Inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle the illegitimate daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay.

FILM: “ONLY LOVERS

LEFT ALIVE”• May 30-June 10

Jim Jarmusch’s latest slow-burn celebration of art, style and aimless conversation.

FILM: “AMERICAN

GRAFFITI”• May 31

5:30 p.m. doors; 6:30 p.m. film. $3.

FRANK D’AMBROSIO’S”

SONGS FROM

THE GREAT WHITE WAY• June 1

Broadway actor sings musical tunes. 2 p.m. doors; 3 p.m. show. $22-$32.

“WE’VE GOT RHYTHM”• June 8

Luv2Dance presents its latest show “We’ve Got Rhythm,” featuring dancers of all ages, ranging from age 3 to some as young as 70, performing Tap, Hip-Hop, and Break Dancing routines. 1 p.m. doors; 2 p.m. show. $10 advance; $12 door.

DEAD ON LIVE• June 11

Dead On Live, East Coast touring band paying tribute to the music of the Grateful Dead. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. $20.

SING-A-LONG GREASE• June 14

The State screens the newly restored and remastered 35mm print of this old favorite. Dress up as your favorite character from the film, compete for prizes, and dance in the aisles. 5:30 p.m. doors; 6 p.m. film. $5.

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

TALENT

STANISLAUS COMMUNITY BAND• Ongoing

A college-community concert band looking for experienced woodwind, brass and percussion players to join. 7 p.m. Mondays. California State University, Stanislaus music building, 1 University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-2421.

CALL FOR ARCHITECTURAL

MOVIE ENTRIES• Through June 3

7th annual Modesto International Architecture Festival seeks entries of short movies 3-25 minutes about architectures, architects, landscape, public art and urban design. Only one entry per person. Three awards will be given. All entries must be online. No DVDs. modestoartmuseum@yahoo.com. www.modestoarchfest.com

SHAKESPEAREFEST

AUDITIONS• June 7

Merced ShakespeareFest is holding auditions for “Cymbeline” their summer season presentation. More than 15 performers needed; musicians also needed. Performances will be Sept. 6-14 at UC Merced. noon. Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St. (209) 723-3265.

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.

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME• Ongoing

Stories and songs for ages 3-6. Storytime is followed by “Stay and Play, Play and Learn.” 10 a.m. Salida Branch Library, 4835 Sisk Road. (209) 543-7315.

WIGGLE WORMS• Ongoing

Wednesdays, stories and songs for children under 3. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Salida Branch Library, 4835 Sisk Road. (209) 543-7315.

DANCE CLASSES• Ongoing

Ballet, tap, jazz and Mommy & Me classes offered for all ages. Central West Ballet, 5039 Pentecost, Modesto. $10 per class. (209) 576-8957. www.centralwestballet.org

SUMMER STORY TIME

AND ART ACTIVITY

SERIES• May 22-June 26

May 22, Mark Twain; June 26, barns and farming. Activities for preschoolers and parents. 10-11 a.m. Angels Camp Museum, 753 South Main St., Angels Camp. Free. (209) 736-2963. www.angelscamp.gov

RECORDING ARTS CAMPS• June 2-21

Modesto Sound is holding recording arts camps featuring group activities, radio spots, interviews and audio production. Participants to bring sack lunch. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Gregori High School, 3701 Pirrone Road, Modesto. $25-$175. (209) 573-0533.

LEADERS IN TRAINING• June 14-July 13

Leaders in Training, a two-week camp for teens 15-17. Session 1, June 14-June 28. Session 2, June 28-July 13. Camp Jack Hazard $565 per camper. (209) 965-7254. campjackhazard.org

SRT SUMMER WORKSHOPS• July 14-Aug. 8

Summer camp: July 14-16 ages 4-6; July 21-25 ages 7-9; July 28-Aug. 8 ages 10 and up. Sierra Repertory Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Sonora. $98. education@sierrarep.org. www.sierrarep.org

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