An indie music festival in Patterson? Heck yeah! Check out the new Hellapop Music Festival, which brings together more than a dozen area bands and touring acts from as far as Colorado and Phoenix for a night of nonstop music. Performers include The Definite Articles and The Panduhs, both having CD-release parties at the event, plus many more. Starts 6 p.m. Saturday at Panduhs Studios, 15907 Ash Ave. $7 (free with a flier). See myspace.com/popsongromance.
-- Marijke Rowland
They live in your garden, under rocks and under that stack of wood in your yard. Some crawl, some roll and some run, but all have the power to scare you if you don't know much about them. Visit Scenic Nursery on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at 1313 Scenic Drive in Modesto and learn about the creatures that share your property. "Talkin' about Bugs," will feature Anne Schellman from the UC Cooperative Extension. Admission is free. 523-7978.
-- Ruben Porras
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