1 Blind faith
See the rebirth of '90s group Blind Melon. Known for its classic-rock- meets-grunge-rock sound, the band had a No. 1 Billboard hit with "No Rain." Almost as popular was the video for the song, with its optimistic dancing "Bee Girl." But in 1995, the group's fortunes came to a tragic end when lead singer Shannon Hoon died of a drug overdose at the age of 28. The group officially disbanded in 1999, only to regroup in 2007 with new singer Travis Warren. In April, the band released its new album, "For My Friends."
WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Fat Cat Music House & Lounge, 930 11th St., Modesto
2 George Burns
Don McArt performs the one-man show "Say Goodnight, Gracie," about world-famous centenarian George Burns. The show covers Burns' impoverished youth in New York, his marriage to Gracie Allen and his storied career in vaudeville, movies, radio and television. Includes video of the real Burns.
WHEN: 8 p.m. today, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Foster Theater, Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto
3 American classic
Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "The Glass Menagerie" is revered as a masterwork of modern theater. Told from the memory of narrator Tom Whitfield, the reluctant breadwinner of a family abandoned by the father, the play follows faded matriarch Amanda and her painfully shy daughter Laura.
WHEN: 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Through May 17.
WHERE: Mainstage Theatre, California State University, Stanislaus, 1 University Circle, Turlock
4 Black gospel
The Williams Brothers have recorded 18 Billboard top-10 gospel albums since 1960. Based in Mississippi, the group has performed in some of the nation's most famous concert halls, including Madison Square Garden, The Apollo Theatre, The Grand Ole Opry, The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and The House of Blues.
WHEN: 3 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Rogers Theater, Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto
5 Air show
Ooh and aah at the aerial stunts at the Modesto Airport Day. The annual event features aerobatic performances by stunt pilots, family activities and more. See Rob Harrison the Tumbling Bear in his Zlin 50LX and Doug Jardine in his Sukhoi 26 MX. The event also includes displays of military planes, helicopter and airplane rides, tours and a classic-car show.
WHEN: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Modesto Airport, 700 Tioga Drive
TICKETS: $5 adults, free to children 12 and under
6 Froggy fun
Hop on down to help celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee. The Mark Twain-inspired event features family fun, entertainment, livestock exhibits, a carnival and, of course, the famous frog-jump contest. The musical headliner, Mark Wills, will play May 18.
WHEN: Gates open 4 p.m. Wednesday, 8 a.m. Thursday-May 17 and 7 a.m. May 18
WHERE: Frogtown, 101 Frogtown Road, Angels Camp
TICKETS: $9 adults, $7 seniors, $5 children
7 Laughing matter
Yuk it up at the World of Laughs Comedy Show starring Kirk McHenry and Frank L. Lucero. East Bay product McHenry has appeared on "Comic View," NBC and Showtime. Los Angeles native Lucerno has appeared on "Punchline" and "Que Loco" and toured with Paul Rodriquez. Opening will be "Phat" Joe Mendoza with guest performer Tapan.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto
, May 17-18Hughson Fruit and Nut Festival
, May 17-18