Sierra Repertory’s “Harvey”
Sierra Repertory Theatre brings the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Harvey” to the stage. The story follows Elwood P. Dowd, a perfectly normal and charming fellow aside for his one character flaw – his friendship with a 6-foot-tall invisible rabbit named Harvey. When his sister tries to get him committed to a local sanitarium, confusion, chaos and comedy ensue. The play was famously turned into a film in 1950 featuring James Stewart as Dowd.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday; through Nov. 24
WHERE: Fallon House Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Columbia
TICKETS: $26-$32 general admission, discounts for children, seniors and groups
CALL: (209) 532-3120
The Modesto Community Concert Association brings in Canadian family act Everything Fitz for an evening of high-energy music, singing and step dancing. Members of the Fitzgerald family – four siblings and their parents – play fiddle, mandolin, guitar and piano while performing Celtic and folk music. The show will feature everything from traditional jigs and reels to bluegrass, jazz and swing standards, Celtic, gospel and novelty numbers complete with step-dance routines.
WHEN: 3 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Rogers Theater, Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto
CALL: (209) 338-2100
YES Kids’ “Annie Jr.”
The beloved tale of a little red-haired orphan who finally finds a family to call her own comes to life in the new YES Kids production of “Annie Jr.” The production, which opened Thursday and continues this weekend, is a shortened version of the full musical, designed for younger performers. The YES (Youth Entertainment Stage Company) Kids staging will feature more than 80 students from 44 schools across Stanislaus County. YES Kids is open to students in fourth through eighth grades.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Modesto High School theater, 18 H St.
TICKETS: $12 general, $8 students/seniors
CALL: (209) 238-6850
“Jack and the Beanstalk”
Bring the whole family to this lively retelling of the adventures of a boy named Jack who climbs a giant beanstalk. The classic fairy tale comes to life through live actors and puppets. Jack trades his family cow for some magic beans, only to have a run-in with a mean giant. The show is suggested for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
WHEN: 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Foster Theater, Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto
CALL: (209) 338-2100
Oakdale Climbers Festival
Experience the history of climbing, told by climbers. The second annual festival will feature films, authors, artists and more. Listen to stories from veterans and meet master climbers. Featured speakers include Royal Robbins, Tom Frost, Alex Honnold, Roger Brown and Peter Haan, among others.
WHEN: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Oakdale Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave.
CALL: (209) 416-8256
ONLINE: www. oakdaleclimbersfestival.com
Valley Music Institute
Twenty-one student bands will take part in a VMI (Valley Music Institute) Rocks show this Sunday. The lineup includes all of the bands nominated this year for Modesto Area Music Association Awards in the youth category. VMI works with musicians (from beginners to veterans) and groups them into bands based on compatibility to rehearse, record, make videos and play shows. The concert lineup includes Breaking Chainz, The Resistance, Sparkling Spotlight and more.
WHEN: 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto
TICKETS: $10 advance, $13 door