Picasso clay creations
The Carnegie Arts Center unveils its new show, “Picasso: 25 Years of Edition Ceramics from the Rosenbaum Collection,” on Sunday. The show features 45 works, including plates, bowls, pitchers, vases and plaques that were created by Pablo Picasso in collaboration with Georges and Suzanne Ramie and artisans at Madoura Pottery in Vallauris, France, between 1947 and 1971. Picasso (1881-1973) was best known for his paintings, sculpture and graphics. Carnegie curator and director Rebecca Phillips Abbott described the ceramic works as a “complex blend of painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking – all in clay.”
WHEN: Sunday through Jan. 15. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
WHERE: Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock
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TICKETS: $12 general, $9 members, free children 12 and under
CALL: (209) 632-5761
Black seeing red
Irate comedian Lewis Black shares what makes him angry at the Gallo Center as part of his “The Rant is Due” tour. Black, best known for his commentaries on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” sold out his last visit to the center in 2010. The comic recently starred in his own pay-per-view special, “Old Yeller.”
WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Rogers Theater, Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto
CALL: (209) 338-2100
Sierra View strictly country
Wynonna and the Big Noise headlines the fifth annual Sierra View Music Fest. This year’s event is scaled back from two days to one and will feature only country music. The other performers are Joel Crouse, who has opened for Taylor Swift, and Rachele Lynae, known for the hit “Party ’Til the Cows Come Home.” The festival is a fundraiser for the Heidi Brunk Foundation, which gives music scholarships to local high school students.
WHEN: 2 p.m. gates open, 2:30 p.m. show, Saturday
WHERE: JH Ranch, 12713 Sierra View, Oakdale
TICKETS: $35 presale, $45 at the gate
CALL: (209) 247-6069
Modesto International Architecture Festival
The sixth annual Modesto International Architecture Festival kicks off Saturday with a guided walking tour of Modesto architecture at 10 a.m. (meet at 10th and J streets). Other events on Saturday include a guided tour of Graceada Park-area architecture (meet at 3 p.m. at 118 Sycamore Ave.) and an opening-night reception at 7 p.m. at the Chartreuse Muse gallery featuring architecture-inspired poetry and paintings. Events throughout the week include architecture cafe discussions, the premiere of the 16-minute documentary “Modesto Modernism,” about Modesto architecture created by famous architects, a children’s design event at Graceada Park and more. For complete schedule of events, visit www.modestoarchfest.com.
WHEN: Saturday through Sept. 22
WHERE: Various venues in Modesto
ADMISSION: Mostly free
Assyrian food fest
The sixth annual Assyrian Chaldean Food Festival will offer tasty Assyrian food, raffle prizes and entertainment. The menu will include kebabs, dolma and tabullah. There also will be children’s games and folk dancing.
WHEN: Noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
WHERE: St. Matthew Catholic Church, 3005 Sixth St., Ceres
CALL: (209) 740-3450
Taste of McHenry Village
The Taste of McHenry Village offers wine tasting, samples from fine-dining restaurants and live music. There also will be an art show hosted by the Peer Recovery Art Project, a treasure hunt for prizes and gifts and a trip giveaway for two nights at Oceano Hotel and Spa in Half Moon Bay.
WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: McHenry Village, 1700 McHenry Ave., Modesto
CALL: (209) 523-6473
The Modesto Film Society presents the 1960 film “The Apartment,” starring Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon and Fred MacMurray. The movie is about an aspiring executive who lets his bosses use his apartment for their amorous affairs, but then falls for the top boss’s mistress.
WHEN: 2 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto
CALL: (209) 527-4697