“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”
The national touring production of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” tells the story of a cursed man and the importance of looking past appearances. The production comes to the Gallo Center for the Arts for two nights next week. The touring show is based on the award-winning Broadway musical, which in turn was based on the classic Disney animated blockbuster. The musical came for five sold-out performances at the Gallo Center in 2010. Following the final performance, the cast will perform a special show at the Gallo Center as a fundraiser for the Stanislaus Arts Council with tickets at $10.
See physics-defying feats of balance and skill from the Peking Acrobats when they take the stage at the Gallo Center this weekend. The troupe of some of the world’s best tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, cyclists and gymnasts brings the 2,000-year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic artistry to Modesto. This is the Chinese group’s 28th tour of the United States; it made its Western debut in 1986.
Home Grown concert
Longtime Modesto favorites Home Grown will play the Sunday Afternoons at CBS series. The show will feature some of the group’s favorites. After the show, audience members are invited to hang out with the musicians for a down-home jam session. The acoustic trio of Patrick Durr, Bruce Johnson and Michael Lingg joined forces in 1973 and have been performing together since. Additional “Souper Social” tickets may be purchased for after the concert, which include home-style soup and fixings. Soup tickets are $5.
“The Best Years of Our Lives”
The CareMore Senior Film Series by the State Theatre returns with a screening of “The Best Years of Our Lives.” The 1946 classic features Myrna Loy, Fredric March and Dana Andrews. The story follows three World War II veterans who return home to their small town to discover their lives and families have been changed forever. The CareMore series is aimed at seniors and includes prize drawings, refreshments and more.
Tom Rigney and Flambeau
Get a taste of New Orleans with the Cajun and zydeco sounds of Tom Rigney and Flambeau. Rigney is known for his fiery violin playing and composing. His San Francisco roots-music band, Flambeau, has played in the past with the likes of Charles Brown, Queen Ida, Clifton Chenier and more. The group is a past winner of the Best Cajun/Zydeco Band from the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame.
Gypsy folk duo The Hopeful Heroines will perform at the Peer Recovery Art Project gallery. The group plays a fusion mix of gypsy, classical and folk music. Opening will be local ukulele player and singer-songwriter Tawny Perkins.