“Sex and the City” and “Northern Exposure” alum John Corbett returns to Modesto. The actor-musician brings his country sound to a show at the State Theatre. He and his band first played Modesto in 2005. Now back on the heels of his second album release, Corbett hopes to get fans up and dancing at his return gig.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday
WHERE: State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto
CALL: (209) 527-4697
Enjoy the first show of the Bluegrass Series at Newman’s West Side Theatre. On the bill are the Bakersfield act The Sisters Grim Band and Central Valley quintet Red Dog Ash. The Sisters Grim Band features sisters Angelica and Christine Grim with their musician spouses, TJ Doerfel and Joe Ash. The award-winning group Red Dog Ash serves as host for the series, which runs monthly from January to May.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday
WHERE: West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman
TICKETS: $12 general, $15 reserved
CALL: (209) 862-4490
Royal Southern Brotherhood
The group Royal Southern Brotherhood comes to the Black Oak Casino. The band features singer and percussionist Cyril Neville of the Neville Brothers, vocalist and guitarist Devon Allman of Honeytribe and his father’s band the Allman Brothers, vocalist and guitarist Mike Zito, Grammy-winning drummer Yonrico Scott of the The Derek Trucks Band and bassist Charlie Wooton.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Jan. 30
WHERE: Willow Creek Lounge, Black Oak Casino, 19400 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne
CALL: (877) 747-8777
River Lights Chorus
River Lights Chorus, a local chapter of Sweet Adelines International, celebrates its Global Open House on Monday in Modesto. The international choral group has nearly 25,000 female members worldwide who sing four-part a cappella harmony. Local chapters are having singing events all month. Women of all ages are invited to participate in the event, which will teach barbershop-style singing.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Monday
WHERE: Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto
CALL: (209) 576-7010
‘The Princess and the Pea’
Children will enjoy the classic fairy tale of a princess whose royalty can be proved by her ability to feel a pea under a stack of mattresses. The production is billed as a “zany farce” in which the audience will meet a beautiful princess, prince and his scheming cousin. The Hans Christian Andersen story has been adapted multiple times for stage and screen over the years;
WHEN: 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Foster Theater, Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto
CALL: (209) 338-2100
McHenry Museum Gala
Spend “An Evening in Paris” for the annual McHenry Museum Gala. The fundraiser, hosted by the Guild of the McHenry Museum and Historical Society, will feature a cocktail reception, silent auction and dinner. The evening will feature music by Darin Morris.
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. dinner Saturday
WHERE: McHenry Museum, 1402 I St., Modesto
CALL: (209) 529-3416