Calendar: Events across the Modesto region
02/13/2014 12:00 AM
02/12/2014 2:20 PM
CHICKEN RANCH• (800) 752-4646
16929 Chicken Ranch Road, Jamestown. (209) 984-4806. www.chickenranchcasino.com/
THUNDER VALLEY• (877) 468-8777
1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln. www.thundervalleycasino.com
CHUKCHANSI GOLD• (866) 794-6946
March 8, Vietnamese Concert Tinh yeu Duy NHAT. 711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold. www.chukchansigold.com
RANCHERIA• (800) 822-9466
Feb. 28, Kansas. 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. www.jacksoncasino.com
RED HAWK CASINO• (888) 573-3495
1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville. www.redhawkcasino.com
CACHE CREEK• (800) 772-2243
14455 Highway 16, Brooks. www.cachecreek.com
BLACK OAK CASINO• (877) 747-8777
Today, Josh Pfeiffer; Feb. 15, Foreverland; Feb. 20-21, Tommy Castro; Feb. 22, Shane Dwight; Feb. 27, Comedy Showcase; Feb. 28, Fast Times. 19400 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne. www.blackoakcasino.com.
QUEEN BEAN COFFEE HOUSE• (209) 521-8000
First Wednesdays, Filmmaker Social Club; Sundays, open mic. 1126 14th St., Modesto.
“IT’S ALL ABOUT WHAT INSPIRES YOU...”• Feb. 19-23
MJC Off-Balance Dance Company performs modern and contemporary dances. Preview night is Feb. 19, tickets are $5. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19-22; 2 p.m. Feb. 23. Modesto Junior College, Performing Arts Auditorium, 435 College Ave., Modesto. $5-$10. (209) 575-6866. www.mjc.tix.com
DANCE KALEIDOSCOPE• Feb. 22
A collaborative event put on by local dance studios. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Merced College Theater, 3600 M St., Merced. $8-$10. (209) 384-6224.
TANGO WORKSHOP AND PARTY• March 1
Marcelo Molina and Carolina Vazquez, Argentine Tango USA Stage Champions, teach two workshops and perform. First workshop for all levels, second workshop for more advanced. Later, a tango party includes performance and food and drink available from the menu until the performance ends. Workshops: 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.; tango party, 7:30 p.m. Jacob’s Fine Dining , 2501 McHenry Ave., Modesto. $25 per person; $40 couple. (209) 522-1571.
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
ALMOND BLOSSOM FESTIVAL• Feb. 21-23
Almond Blossom Festival featuring food and craft vendors and annual parade in downtown Ripon. Saturday morning annual Fun Run, 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Noon-5 p.m. Mistlin Sport Park, Jack Tone and River roads, Ripon. (209) 599-7519. www.riponchamber.org
MURPHYS IRISH DAY• March 15
Irish Day features more than 100 vendors, a Murphy’s Irish Day Parade and more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Main Street-Murphys, Murphys. Free. (209) 728-3864.
KNIGHTS FERRY CIVIL WAR DAYS• March 22-23
American Civil War Association presents Knights Ferry Civil War Days at Knights Ferry. Experience how life was for soldiers, women and children during the Civil War. Gates open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; battle times: 1-4 p.m. March 22; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 23. Knights Ferry Covered Bridge, 17968 Covered Bridge Road. Free. (209) 577-4790. www.acwa.org
EARTH DAY• April 19
Modesto’s 25th annual Earth Day in the Park Festival features entertainment, food and “green” education. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Graceada Park, Sycamore and Needham streets, Modesto. Free. (209) 577-5495.
CEP SPRING FILM AND LECTURE SERIES• Through April 17
Feb. 20, Tough Guise 2; March 6, Dirty Wars; March 20, Two American Families; April 3, Precious Knowledge; April 17, Chasing Ice. All presentations are held in Forum 110. 7 p.m. Modesto Junior College, East Campus, 435 College Ave. Free. (209) 575-6180. www.mjc.edu
FOOD & FUN
SIERRA RAILROAD DINNER TRAIN• Ongoing
Murder Mystery Trains, Sunset Dinner and Wild West trains, Sunday brunch trains. Call or check website for times and prices. Sierra Railroad Golden Sunset and Daylight Trains, 330 S. Sierra Ave., Oakdale. 800-866-1690. www.sierrarailroad.com
VFW BREAKFAST• Ongoing
Sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 7:30-11 a.m. Sundays. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall-Modesto, 2801 W. Hatch Road. $7. (209) 537-3360.
VFW DINNER• Ongoing
Friday night dinner hosted by the VFW Post 3199. 5-7 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall-Modesto, 2801 W. Hatch Road. Small donation. (209) 537-3360.
HISTORY CENTER BREAKFAST• Ongoing
Presented by Northern Mariposa County History Center. Eggs, ham or sausage, all-you-can-eat pancakes and fresh fruit. 8-11 a.m. second Sundays. Coulterville School House, Broadway and Cemetery. $5 adults; $3 children.
RIPON VFW FRIDAY NIGHT DINNERS• Ongoing
Hosted by Ripon VFW Post 1051. 5:30-7 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars - Ripon, 12455 W. Ripon Road. Small donation required. (209) 599-6815.
RIPON VFW WEDNESDAY LUNCH• Ongoing
Hosted by VFW 1051 of Ripon. Chicken strips, burgers, fish or shrimp with fries. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Veterans of Foreign Wars - Ripon, 12455 W. Ripon Road. Small donation required. (209) 599-6815.
TURLOCK VFW HAMBURGER NIGHTS• Ongoing
VFW Auxiliary weekly hamburger nights. 5-8 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars-Turlock, 1405 E. Linwood Ave. $2-$6.50. (209) 668-9710.
MODESTO VFW HAMBURGER NIGHTS• Ongoing
VFW Auxiliary weekly hamburger nights. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, fries. 4-8 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall-Modesto, 2801 W. Hatch Road. $6-$7. (209) 668-9710.
MERCED CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET• Ongoing
8 a.m.-noon. Saturday. 19th and N Streets, Merced. (209) 667-2916.
FOE BREAKFAST• Ongoing
Hosted by Fraternal Order of Eagles. 8-11 a.m. First Sundays. Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. $6. (209) 577-2298.
STEAK NIGHT• Ongoing
Steak dinner, salad bar, no-host bar. Hosted by the Fraternal Order of Eagles. 5 p.m. social; 7 p.m. dinner. First Friday. Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. $12. (209) 577-2298.
LIVINGSTON VFW SUNDAY BREAKFAST• Ongoing
Hosted by the Livingston/Delhi Veteran’s of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary. 8 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Sundays. Livingston Veterans Memorial Hall, 1605 Seventh St. $5 children; $7 adults. . (209) 599-6815.
KNIGHTS FERRY BREAKFAST• Ongoing
First Sunday of the month. 8 a.m.-noon. IOOF Hall, 5030 Broadway, Coulterville. $5.
TURLOCK SONS IN RETIREMENT• Ongoing
Monthly luncheon. 11:15 a.m. third Wednesday. Denair Community Center , 3850 N. Gratton Road, Denair. (209) 632-0011. www.sirinc.org
PRAYER CIRCLE POTLUCK• Ongoing
Mondays, weekly potluck gathering. 5-7 p.m. Unity Church, 2467 Veneman Ave., Modesto. Free. (209) 634-8059.
LIVINGSTON VFW HAMBURGER NIGHTS• Thursdays
VFW Auxiliary weekly hamburger nights. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, fish sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs and chili. Sandwiches come with homemade salads. 5-7 p.m. Livingston Veterans Memorial Hall, 1605 Seventh St. $2-$4.50. (209) 394-2059. www.vfwlivingston.com
ODD FELLOWS BREAKFAST• Second Sundays
7 a.m.-1 p.m. La Grange IOOF Hall, Yosemite Avenue at Main Street. $6. (209) 853-2128.
VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER DANCE• Feb. 14
Dinner and dancing featuring “Late” with special guest Shelly Streeter. 6 p.m.-midnight. SOS Club, 819 Sunset Ave., Modesto. $40. (209) 578-5801.
BEYER HIGH SCHOOL CRAB FEST• Feb. 15
Crab Fest featuring crab, spaghetti, salad and bread, a no-host bar, and live and silent auction. Tables of eight receive complimentary bottle of wine. 5 p.m. cocktails; 6 p.m. dinner. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Father O’Hare Hall, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. $40 per person; $300 per eight-person table. (209) 576-4309.
ST. ANTHONY SCHOOL ANNUAL CRAB FEED• Feb. 15
The event begins with a wine and cheese tasting, then a dinner of crab, pasta, salad and bread. A dessert auction, live and silent auctions, music and dancing included. Adults-only event, must be 21 years or older. 5-11 p.m. St. Anthony’s School, 323 N. Fremont St., Manteca. $45-$50. (209) 823-4513.
OMELET BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER• Feb. 16
American Legion Post 74 breakfast featuring omelets, biscuits/gravy, country potatoes, juice and coffee. All proceeds benefit American Legion. 7-11:30 a.m. American Legion Hall, Modesto, 1001 S. Santa Cruz Ave. $7; children under 7 free. (209) 522-1150.
21ST ANNUAL CRAB FEED• Feb. 22
All-you-can-eat chowder, garlic bread, salad, pasta, crab and dessert. Sponsored by AHEPA. 6:30 p.m. Greek Orthodox Church, 313 Tokay Ave, Modesto. $40. (209) 545-1787.
STANISLAUS COUNTY SWISS CLUB CRAB FEED• Feb. 22
Stanislaus County Swiss Club presents a crab feed dinner including all-you-can-eat crab, pesto pasta, salad and bread. No host bar and raffle included. Tickets available at Scott’s Sub Company. 5:30 p.m. cocktails; 7 p.m. dinner. Stanislaus County Swiss Club, 812 East Taylor Road, Ceres. $45. (209) 324-8700.
65TH ANNUAL HORNITOS ENCHILADA DINNER• March 1
Hornitos enchilada dinner includes two enchiladas or chicken pie, beans, fresh salsa, garlic bread, coleslaw, sherbet cup and coffee and punch. 3:30-8 p.m. Golden Stag Hall, Bear Valley Road, Hornitos. $6-$12. (209) 376-2320. www.hornitospc.com
AEBLESKIVER BREAKFAST• March 1
Ceres Chapter Order of the Eastern Star hosts aebleskiver breakfast. 8-11 a.m. Masonic Lodge-Ceres, 2904 Third St. $7 adults; $4 children. (209) 450-1517.
MARCH INTO FASHION• March 1
Y.L.I. Catholic women’s organization presents a fashion show and salad bar luncheon. Raffle prizes, including a flat screen TV. Proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Noon, St. Stanislaus Community Center, 1416 Maze Blvd., Modesto. $15. (209) 523-5097.
“BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME”• March 2
Modesto Christian High School Baseball Program presents a spring banquet featuring salad, barbecued chicken, Greek rice, vegetables and dessert auction. 5 p.m. Modesto Christian High School Gymnasium, 5901 Sisk Road, Modesto. $12.50 presale; $15 door. (209) 423-6325 or (209) 380-9700.
FISH DINNER• March 5
M.R.P.S. hall presents a fish dinner including fish, potatoes, green beans, salad, bread and dessert. 4-7:30 p.m. M.R.P.S. Hall, 133 N. Grant, Manteca. $12 adults; $6 children. (209) 823-3963 or (209) 239-3400.
HTC’S 20TH ANNUAL CRABFEST• March 7-8
Crab dinner including all-you-can-eat crab, potato, salad, bread, HTC cookies and crabby cookies. Dancing follows with music by Silver Moon Band. Event features raffle and casino room. To-go orders available for $30. 5:30 p.m.-midnight. Howard Training Center, 1424 Stonum Road, Modesto. $45. (209) 593-5618. www.howardtrainingcenter.com
TEA AND FASHION SHOW• March 8
Modesto Gospel Mission presents an annual tea and fashion show. Food and tea will be provided, including a chocolate fountain. Accessories boutique and raffle will be featured. All proceeds benefit the Women’s New Life Program. 1 p.m. SOS Club, 819 Sunset Ave., Modesto. $30-$35. (209) 529-8259.
TUCARE ANNUAL DINNER AND AUCTION• March 8
Annual dinner and auction featuring special guest speaker Bruce Vincent. 5 p.m. social; 6:30 p.m. dinner and awards; 8 p.m. guest speaker. Sonora Elks Club, 100 Elk Drive. $40. (209) 533-1587.
LAST CHANCE CRAB FEED• March 14
United Cerebral Palsy holds 5th annual Crab Feed featuring a social hour, followed by dinner, music and dancing. Raffle and silent auction included. 6 p.m. Lodi Grape Festival grounds, 413 E. Lockeford St., Lodi. $45. (209) 956-0290.
MODESTO FOOD AND WINE• March 15
Modesto’s star chefs team up with wineries and breweries for this tasting event. 7-9 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church Hall, 617 W. Orangeburg Ave., Modesto. (209) 408-2992.
TURLOCK GOSPEL BENEFIT AND APPRECIATION DINNER• March 22
Turlock Gospel Mission hosts a benefit and appreciation dinner sponsored by a local dairyman. 6 p.m. appetizers; 7 p.m. dinner. Assyrian American Civic Hall, 2618 N Golden State Blvd., Turlock. (209) 272-6842.
YESTERYEARS TREASURES FASHION SHOW• March 29
Fashion show features vintage furs, purses, jewelry and more. The event begins with a social hour, followed by lunch and then the fashion show. 11 a.m. Stockton Golf and Country Club, 3800 Country Club Blvd., Stockton. $30-$55; by March 15. (209) 932-1160.
ODDS & ENDS
CLASSIC AIRCRAFT DISPLAYS• Ongoing
Antique aircraft display. Sponsored by the Commemorative Air Force. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Second Saturdays. Modesto City County Airport, 700 Tioga Drive, Hangar 1. (209) 526-5868. www.cafvalleysquadron.org
AIRCRAFT DISPLAY• Ongoing
9 a.m.-2 p.m. fourth Saturday. Turlock Municipal Airport, 13602 Newport Road, Turlock. (209) 620-6312.
AIRPLANE EXHIBIT• Ongoing
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Castle Air Museum, 5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater. $12 adults; $8 seniors; $5 youth 6-17; free age 5 and under. (209) 723-2178.
REO SPEECH TRAIN, TOASTMASTERS• Ongoing
Every Wednesday. 6:30 a.m. Perko’s Cafe, 2120 Patterson Road, Riverbank. (209) 342-7358.
OPEN AIR MARKET• Ongoing
First Saturday of every month. Noon-5 p.m. The Yogurt Station, 1214 W. F St., Oakdale. Free. (209) 845-8113.
TELESCOPE NIGHT• Ongoing
Next event, Feb. 21. Open to the public, all ages welcome. Free parking. Bring blankets or chairs. Concessions available. 7-9 p.m. Modesto Junior College, West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. Free. (209) 575-6800. www.facebook.com/MJCastronomyclub
UKULELE PLAY AND SING-ALONG• Ongoing
Funstrummers ukulele lessons. 5 p.m. beginners, 6 p.m. play-along Tuesdays. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. Donation. (209) 505-3216.
SWEAT SENIOR FITNESS• Ongoing
Aerobics, strength and step classes. Monday-Friday. Centenary Methodist Church, 1911 Toyon Ave. $1-$2 donation. (209) 988-5655. www.centenarychurch.net
TURLOCK UKE JAMZ• Ongoing
Second Saturdays, ukulele group open to all ages and skill levels. Other acoustic instruments welcome. Download and print out the song list online. 10:30 a.m. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Free; donations accepted. www.turlockukejamz.org
CAMELLIA SOCIETY• Second Sundays
Second Sundays through mid-May. 1:30 p.m. Fellowship Hall, 1341 College Ave., Modesto. (209) 522-0147 or (209) 576-0831.
LA GRANGE REBEKAH’S BREAKFAST• Third Sundays
Feb. 16, special heart breakfast. All proceeds go to the Heart Association. 7-11 a.m. Oddfellows Hall-La Grange $5. (209) 853-2128.
THE CAMP TAYLOR KISSING BOOTH• Feb. 14
Vintage Faire Mall and Camp Taylor present the “Kissing Booth” set up in the Center Court next to Guest Services. The Cupcake Lady, Main Street Floral, Home Specialties and more will be there. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto. (209) 408-1850. www.shopvintagefairemall.org
LOVE FRIDAYS IN FEBRUARY• Feb. 14-28
Feb. 14, Love History; Feb. 21, Love Bites; Feb. 28, Love California. Reservation includes brown bag lunch by CAMPS restaurant, museum admission and talk. Noon-1 p.m. Angels Camp Museum, 753 South Main St., Angels Camp. $12 per person. (209) 736-2963.
ROUNDHOUSE DAY• Feb. 15
A preseason behind-the-scenes view of the work being conducted on historic locomotives, cars and more. Guests also can see a slideshow highlighting the current Sierra No. 28 project. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Railtown 1897, State Historic Park, Jamestown. $5 adults; $3 children; free for children under 5. (209) 984-3953. www.railtown1897.org
18TH ANNUAL PRESIDENTS’ WINE WEEKEND• Feb. 15-16
Fine wine sampling. Free “limited tasting” pass with the purchase of $20 wine glass. Full tastings available for additional fee. Cash only. Wine glasses available on Saturday only. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Calaveras Wineries, Calaveras. (209) 728-9467. www.calaveraswines.org
RE-PIECING THE PAST QUILT SHOW• Feb. 15-16
Turlock Quilt Guild hosts annual quilt show including vendors, demonstrations, quilt turning, wearable art, wall hangings and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 15; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 16. Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. $7. (209) 394-7213.
FAMILY GAME NIGHT• Feb. 18
Game night for families to practice teamwork skills. 4:30 p.m. Newman Library, 1305 Kern St. Free. (209) 862-2010.
BOOK NOOK WEDNESDAY SALE• Feb. 19-26
Feb. 19, craft and hobby books; Feb. 26, miscellaneous nonfiction. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Road, Sonora. (209) 694-0288.
CENTRAL SIERRA AUDUBON SOCIETY ANNUAL SALT SPRINGS VALLEY OUTING• Feb. 22
Annual outing led by Steven Umland. Lunch scheduled near Salt Springs Resort. Participants are advised to bring food and water. Rain will cancel the trip. 9 a.m. Rock Creek Road and Highway 4, Copperopolis. (209) 352-6985. www.centralsierraaudubon.com/field trips
TEA AND SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER• Feb. 22
Turlock Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary hosts a fundraiser tea and silent auction with a handmade quilt as the door prize. The fundraiser is Hawaiian theme. No tickets will be sold at the door. 2-4 p.m. Salvation Army-Corps Community Center-Turlock, 893 Lander Ave., Turlock. $8. (209) 667-6091.
WINTER MAGIC• Feb. 22
Robert Baxt, magician and master of ceremonies. 7 p.m. dinner, 8:30 p.m. show. Groveland Hotel, 18767 Main St., Groveland. (209) 962-4000.
MEMORIAL HALL ANTIQUE FAIR• Feb. 22-23
Twenty-six vendors set up booths in a Depression-era community hall to sell antique and vintage collections. Preview hour costs $5. Saturday, 8-9 a.m. preview, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. general; Sunday, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Tuolumne Memorial Hall, 18375 Fir Ave., Tuolumne. Free. (209) 928-4877.
TWICE IS NICE RUMMAGE SALE• March 1
Junior League of San Joaquin County’s 57th Rummage Sale featuring clothing, books, electronics and more. Preview sale Feb. 28 by ticket only. 8 a.m. San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, 1658 S. Airport Way, Stockton. (209) 612-3749.
PATH OF THE PADRES HIKE• March 1-April 27
Hike begins at Los Banos Creek Reservoir boat launch ramp. A pontoon boat carries passengers to the west end of the reservoir. Short stops are made to observe wildlife. Boat trip is followed by a 5-mile roundtrip hike. Hikers must be at least 6, carry a minimum of two quarts of water, lunch and snacks. Reservations accepted starting Feb. 3. 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. San Luis Reservoir, Highway 152 - O’Neill Forebay, Los Banos. $20. (209) 826-1197.
2014 OSCARS PARTY• March 2
Merced Theatre Foundation hosts an Oscar party featuring complimentary glass of champagne, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and no-host bar. Black-tie dress optional. 4-8 p.m. Merced Theatre, 301 W. Main St. $20. (209) 381-0500. www.mercedtheatre.org
DRIVE-THRU CRAB FEED• March 7
Sacred Heart School fundraiser featuring a drive-thru meal of cold crab, clam chowder and bread. 3-6 p.m. Turlock Pentecost Hall, Turlock. $30. (209) 669-5336.
SIT DOWN CIOPPINO FEED• March 8
All you can eat and drink: salad, clam chowder, bread, cioppino, dessert and drinks. 5:30 p.m. doors; 6:30 p.m. dinner. Turlock Pentecost Hall, Turlock. $50. (209) 669-5336.
TRIVIA BEE FUNDRAISER• March 8
Test of knowledge both trivial and otherwise. All proceeds go to remodeling the tutoring area at Sonora Main Library. Sonora Opera Hall, 250 S. Washington St., Sonora. $200 per team. (209) 694-2727.
TURLOCK GEM AND MINERAL SHOW• March 8-9
Mother Lode Mineral Society’s annual gem and mineral show featuring arts and crafts, vendors, rock and mineral tables, astronomy tent and more. Proceeds go to support jewelry making classes, scholarships and classroom presentations. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. $6. (209) 524-3494. www.turlockgemshow.com
ANNUAL CAMELLIA SHOW• March 15-16
Camellia Society of Modesto presents its 53rd annual Camellia Show and Plant Sale. More than 1,000 camellia plants growing in the gardens. 2:30-5 p.m., March 15; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., March 16. Gallo Administration Building, 600 Yosemite Ave., Modesto. Free.
SONGWRITING WORKSHOP• March 19
Modesto Sound and Singer Songwriter Patty Castillo Davis will hold a songwriting workshop for ages 13-22 to perform original compositions and receive feedback. Participants will provide three copies of lyrics for the panel. Song length max is 5 minutes. 5-7 p.m. Gregori High School, 3701 Pirrone Road, Modesto. Free, RSVP encouraged. (209) 573-0533.
RUMMAGE SALE• April 10-12
Livingston/Delhi Ladies Auxiliary VFW #8327 holds Rummage Sale. Everything on Saturday is $1 per bag or half-price. Donations of gently used items needed. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 10-11; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 12. Delhi Veterans Hall, 9799 Stephens St., Delhi. (209) 394-2059.
38TH ANNUAL COLUMBIA WINE TASTING BENEFIT• April 13
Annual benefit event to support the Columbia College Culinary Arts Program. Attendees receive a complimentary souvenir wine glass and samples from wineries and food vendors. 1-4 p.m. Columbia Historic State Park, Main and State streets, Columbia. $50-$60. (209) 588-5135.
MR. FROG’S WILD RIDE• April 19
Two scenic bicycle routes, Wild Ride of 50K and Wilder Ride of 100K. Price includes snacks at various rest stops, SAG support and after-ride barbecue. Free massage available. Online registration cutoff is April 17. 7-9 a.m. registration; 7:30-9 a.m. course opens. Feeney Park, Murphys. $45-$60. www.mrfrogswildride.org
TANGO DANCE CLUB• Ongoing
Modesto Tango social dance and practice. 7-9 p.m. Mondays. Jacob’s Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry Ave., Modesto. (209) 522-1571.
RIVERBANK GOLDEN AGERS• Ongoing
Wednesdays, dancing and socializing. Different themes monthly. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe St. $4 members; $6 nonmembers; $12 annual membership. (209) 534-7663.
TURLOCK SENIOR CENTER DANCE• Ongoing
7:30-10 p.m., Wednesdays. Turlock Senior Center, 1191 Cahill.
FOREVER YOUNG DANCE CLUB• Ongoing
The Forever Young Senior Dance Club meets every Tuesday morning and the second Friday of each month for an evening dance. First time guests are free. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7-10 p.m. second Friday night each month. Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St. Day: $4 members, $6 nonmembers; Night: $5 and $7. (209) 534-7663.
MANTECA SENIOR DANCE• Ongoing
Rock ’n’ Country Band. 1-4 p.m. Second and fourth Sundays. Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. $4. (209) 825-0116.
USA DANCE BALLROOM DANCING• Ongoing
Second Saturdays, monthly dances. 7-10 p.m. Second Saturdays. Odd Fellows Hall, 6941 Hughson Ave., Hughson. $5 members; $7 nonmembers. (209) 614-8048.
MODESTO BALLROOM DANCE CLUB• Ongoing
Ballroom dances and lesson. 7-10:30 p.m. Third Fridays. Senior Center, 211 Bodem St., Modesto. $5 members, $10 for nonmembers. (209) 814-6701. www.modestoballroomclub.org
ROUND ROBINS• Ongoing
7-8:30 p.m. Oakdale Grange Hall, Lambuth and F streets, Oakdale. $4. (209) 526-4452.
ESCALON SENIOR DANCE• Third Sunday
Featuring rock ’n’ country band. 1-4 p.m. Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Bellota Road, Escalon. $4. (209) 534-7663.
TURLOCK STEPPIN PARDS• Ongoing
Wednesdays, square dance club workshop nights. 7-9 p.m. American Legion Hall - Turlock, 75 Bothun Road. (209) 996-0844. www.facebook.com/turlock.steppinpards
SENIOR CITIZENS DANCE AND POTLUCK•
Potluck meal with prizes. 6 p.m. second Fridays; 1 p.m. fourth Sundays. Hughson Senior Center, 2307 Fourth St. $2 door; $8 membership. (209) 538-0362.
SKIRTS N’ FLIRTS SQUARE DANCE CLUB• Ongoing
Workshop is open to singles, couples and children ages 10 and up. Dance will be held on the third Saturday of the month. 7 p.m. Oakdale Grange Hall, Lambuth and F streets, Oakdale. (209) 477-4756. www.singleskirtsnflirts.ccsda.org
FRIDAY NIGHT FOLK DANCING• Ongoing
7:30 p.m., beginners lesson; 8 p.m., intermediate lesson, 8:30 p.m., mixed dance. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. $7 adult, free children and students. (209) 480-0387.
MERCED SUNDAY SOCIAL DANCE• Fourth Sundays
Sunday dances featuring waltz, Latin, swing, polka and fox trot. Refreshments available. 2-5 p.m. Merced Community Center Ballroom, 755 W 15th St. $8. (209) 723-0839.
THE STATE THEATRE
FILM: THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN• Through Feb. 19
Romantic melodrama and portrait of a relationship from beginning to end, propelled by a soundtrack of bluegrass.
FILM: THE BEST OFFER• Through Feb. 21
A mystery beginning with a phone call from a young woman who asks a professional art expert and auctioneer to evaluate her priceless heirlooms. (209) 527-4697. www.thestate.org
FILLM: THE ACT OF KILLING• Through Feb. 21
Documentary. Filmmakers examine a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings in the style of the American movies they love. In Indonesian with English subtitles.
“SCIENCE ON SCREEN” SERIES• Through April 13
March 9, The Blue Butterfly; March 31, Avatar; April 13, Physics and Fastballs. There will be an hour of interactive activities before the presentation and films and a Q&A following the films. $6-$8.
2014 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS- LIVE ACTION• Feb. 14-23
Live-action shorts: “Helium” “The Voorman Problem” “Just Before Losing Everything” “That Wasn’t Me” and “Do I Have to Take Care of Everything.”
THE CAREMORE SENIOR FILM SERIES: SABRINA• Feb. 15
Film about a playboy interested in the daughter of his family’s chauffeur, but his more serious brother who would be the better man for her. Drawings for prizes and refreshments. 10:30 a.m.
FILM: THE GREAT BEAUTY• Feb. 15-20
Journalist Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the city’s lavish night life for decades, but when his 65th birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life.
MODESTO MARATHON MOVIE AND WINE NIGHT• Feb. 22
Film featured is “Spirit of the Marathon II.” Veteran marathoner Julie Weiss, one of the film’s featured runners, and producer Gwendolen Twist will be on hand to greet the public and conduct a Q&A after the film. 4:30 p.m. doors; 6 p.m. film. $25 advance; $30 door; $10 those under 21.
FILM: THE KITE RUNNER• Feb. 23
An unlikely friendship develops between the son of a wealthy Afghan businessman and a servant to the boy and his father. 2 p.m.
HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD: RED CARPET PARTY AND DINNER• March 2
Annual Red Carpet Party and Dinner with live simulcast of the Oscars from Hollywood. Come dressed to impress. Buffet dinner prepared by John Surla of Surla’s Restaurant. Martini bar, margaritas, champagne cocktails and more will be available for purchase throughout the evening. 4 p.m. $15 buffet dinner; free viewing with donations encouraged.
TOMMY CASTRO AND THE PAINKILLERS• March 7
Tommy Castro and the Painkillers rocking rhythm and blues. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. $30.
THE PAT TRAVERS BAND AND GUITARIST CHRIS CAIN• March 14
Rock styles from the 1970s-90s. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show.
FUNDRAISER AND FILM: DRIVING MISS DAISY• April 24
Delta Kappa Gamma and Epsilon Nu Chapter host a fundraiser including wine, appetizers and a raffle. Proceeds benefit the Education Foundation of Stanislaus County, Scholarship and Library. 5:30 p.m. raffle; 7 p.m. film. $25. (209) 545-0883.
The State Theatre is at 1307 JSt., Modesto. Call (209) 527-4697 or see www.thestate.org.
TEEN TECH VIDEO CONTEST• Through March 8
Teens, 13-18, to make a short, two-minute video of their own creation featuring their favorite book. Video may contain multimedia such as images, video, animation, music and words. Prizes will be awarded at a reception March 15. Stanislaus County Library, 1500 I St., Modesto. (209) 558-7817.
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ART SHOWCASE SUBMISSIONS• Through Feb. 28
Call for submissions for the “Central California Art Showcase.” Entries of all media accepted. Maximum of eight entries per artist. Total of $3,000 in prize money awarded. Show runs April 2-May 11. 10-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. $15 per entry. (209) 632-5761. www.carnegieartsturlock.org
CSU STANISLAUS SYMPHONY BAND• Ongoing
A college-community concert band looking for experienced woodwind, brass and percussion players to join. 7 p.m. Mondays. California State University, Stanislaus, music building, 1 University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-6562.
KRISTINA TOWNSEND MEMORIAL VOCAL COMPETITION• Feb. 22
Vocal competition featuring four cash prizes judged by Townsend artistic staff. Participants must be prepared to sing three selections in at least two different languages. Auditions will be scheduled as available. Applications on website, at CSU Stanislaus, MJC, and Gottschalk’s Music. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, One University Circle, Turlock. $10. (209) 523-6426. www.townsendopera.com
“YOUNG AT ART” ENTRIES• Feb. 28-March 1
Call for entries for upcoming show “Young at Art.” Limit of two entries per person. Show runs March 4-29. March 29, reception and awards, 2:30 p.m. Receiving date for instructors, Feb. 28, noon to 5 p.m.; Receiving date for other entries, March 1, noon to 4p.m. Mistlin Art Gallery, 1015 J St., Modesto. $2 per entry. (209) 529-3369. www.ccartassn.com
PARA LOS NINOS PROGRAM• Saturdays
Every Saturday morning, bilingual stories, Songs and Rhymes for Preschoolers and their families. Presented by the Cesar Chavez Committee. 10-11 a.m. Los Banos Library, 1312 7th St. Free. (209) 826-5254.
BACKYARD BOOKWORMS• Ongoing
Nature-themed story and activity hour. 10 a.m., first and third Fridays. Great Valley Museum, 1100 Stoddard Ave., Modesto. Free. (209) 575-6196.
ANIMAL TALK• Ongoing
Fourth Fridays of the month. 10 a.m. Great Valley Museum, 1100 Stoddard Ave., Modesto. (209) 575-6196.
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME• Ongoing
Stories and songs for ages 3-6. Story time is followed by Stay and Play, Play and Learn. 10 a.m. Salida Branch Library, 4835 Sisk Road. (209) 543-7315.
WIGGLE WORMS• Ongoing
Wednesdays, stories and songs for children under 3. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Salida Branch Library, 4835 Sisk Road. (209) 543-7315.
FAMILY DINNER AND MOVIE NIGHT• Feb. 18
Children are invited to come dressed in pajamas and bring a picnic dinner and blanket and watch the film “The Shaggy Dog.” Beverages and popcorn will be provided. 6 p.m. Feb. 18 Salida Branch Library, 4835 Sisk Road. (209) 543-7315.
MICROSCOPIC EXPLORATIONS• Feb. 22
Science on Saturday for children, ages 8-12. 10 a.m. Modesto Junior College, West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. $13. (209) 575-6196.
UNCLE JER’S TRAVELING BEE SHOW• Feb. 25
Bee show teaches children how almond blossoms are pollinated and how bees help farmers grow their crops. Bees will be displayed in observation hives. For families with children ages 5 and up. 3:30 p.m. Ripon Library, 333 W. Main St. Free. (209) 937-8221. www.ssjcpl.org
PRINTMAKING FOR KIDS• Feb. 25-March 18
Children 8-11 explore the process of printmaking by working on two projects using Monotype and relief printing. Preregistration required. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mistlin Art Gallery, 1015 J St., Modesto. $45. www.modestogov.com/econnect
BARKIN’ DOG GRILL• (209) 572-2341
Feb. 20, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. 940 11th St., Modesto.
BUILDING IMAGINATION CENTER• (209) 585-6712
Feb. 20, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1009 J St., Modesto.
C’EST JOLI• (209) 324-7111
Ongoing art by Brad and Nancy Hawn. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 920 13th St., Modesto.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, STANISLAUS, GALLERY• (209) 667-3186
Through March 5, guest artist Stan Wilson; March 10-April 15, Mohammad Reza Tahmasbpour: Surveilling the Naked City. Gallery hours: Noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. 1 University Center, Turlock. Free. www.csustan.edu
CARNEGIE ARTS CENTER• (209) 632-5761
Through Feb. 23, “Imagining the Real”; Through March 23, “Roman Loranc: A Retrospective”; Sundays, poetry. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. $5 General, $4 Members, Children 12 and under free..
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ART ASSOCIATION AND MISTLIN GALLERY• (209) 529-3369
Feb. 20, Third Thursday Art Walk and reception with refreshments and trunk show; Through Feb. 28, Art in the Family; March 4-29, Young at Art; April 2-May 11, Central California Art Showcase. Gallery hours: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; noon-4 p.m. Saturday. 1015 J St., Modesto. Free. www.ccartassn.org
CENTRAL SIERRA ARTS COUNCIL• (209) 532-2787
Through Feb. 15, 27th annual InFocus photography competition and exhibition. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; noon -4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 193 W. Washington St., Sonora. www.tuolumnecountyarts.org
CHARTREUSE MUSE GALLERY AND ART SCHOOL• (209) 522-0935
Feb. 20, Third Thursday Art Walk. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. 918 10th St., Modesto. www.thechartreusemuse.com
CROW TRADING CO.• (209) 579-2173
Feb. 20, Third Thursday Art Walk. Show: 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 1208 J St. www.crowtrading.com
DEZIGNZ• (209) 846-0889
Feb. 20, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1012 15th St., Modesto.
DOWNTOWN MODESTO• (209) 529-9303
Feb. 20, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. .
FIRST STREET FRAME CO.• (209) 667-7332
Ongoing, paintings and photographs. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 226 N. First St., Turlock.
GALLERY 909• (209) 667-3959
Feb. 20, Third Thursday Art Walk. Ongoing, art by California State University, Stanislaus, students. 909 10th St., Modesto.
A PERFECT 10 SALON• (209) 522-6245
Feb. 20, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1004 15th St.
INTRINSIC ELEMENTS• (209) 534-1702
Feb. 20, Third Thursday Art Walk. 5-9 p.m. 1214 J St., Modesto.
KNOWLTON GALLERY• (209) 368-5123
Through Feb. 22, Triple Threat featuring Andy Evansen, Carolyn Hesse-Low and Jim McVicker; Feb. 25-April 26, Atmospheric; March 1, Opening reception. Tuesdays-Saturdays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 115 S. School Street, Suite 14, Lodi.
LATHROP CITY HALL• (209) 941-7370
Through Feb. 21, 6th annual Teen Art Show. 6-8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 390 Towne Centre Drive, City of Lathrop.
OAKDALE COWBOY MUSEUM• (209) 847-5263
Through Feb. 2015, “The Tales of the Yosemite Back Country, Mather Saddle and Pack Station, operated by the Barnes Family since 1929.” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 355 E. F St. , Oakdale. $1. www.oakdalecowboymuseum.org
PAPER PLANES TATTOO AND ART STUDIO• (209) 324-1543
Feb. 20, Third Thursday Art Walk. 1303 J St., Modesto.
PEER RECOVERY ARTS PROJECT• (209) 581-1695
Feb. 20, Third Thursday Art Walk. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 1222 J St., Modesto. www.peerartrecoveryproject.org
PETROGLYPHE GALLERY• (209) 286-1387
Feb. 22, Paint and Pour with artist Pamela Findleton. 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday 8317 Main St., Mokelumne Hill. www.gallerypetroglyphe.com/event/workshops
REMEMBER WHEN• (209) 544-1385
Ongoing artists exhibit. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 3012 McHenry Ave., Modesto.
STANISLAUS CLERK-RECORDER OFFICE• (209) 869-4804
Ongoing, Carol Earle and Eva Williams. Exhibit hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 1021 I St., Modesto. Free.
VARIOUS VENUES• (209) 241-7130
More than 50 artists invite the public to visit artist studios, meet the artists and purchase works. Tour features artists all over the country. Maps available for purchase from galleries, tour artists and the Gallo Center. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. . $10. www.stanislausaos.wordpress.com
STEVE LEONTIE PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY• (209) 586-7632
Through April 20, George Leontovich and Phillip Showen. Wednesday-Sunday by appointment. 22997 Joaquin Gully Roa., Suite F, Twain Harte. www.leontie.com
TREWIN FRAMERY• (209) 818-6004
Ongoing, Rodney Lough Jr., Tom Pickurel, Chella, Edward Mendes. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. 5170 Pentecost Drive, Suite 1, Modesto.
UNIQUE BOUTIQUES• (209) 523-3000
Ongoing, 10 local artists. Exhibit hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 4459 Spyres Way, #A, Modesto.
FOR THE ARTS
“FREEDOM WRITERS”• Feb. 14
Two girls from 1961, Jennifer and Tiffany, explore the intense history behind the Civil Rights Movement. Presented by the Sankofa Theatre Company. 7:30 p.m.
BRAHMS AND TCHAIKOVSKY• Feb. 14-15
Maestro David Lockington and his wife, violinist Dylana Jenson, perform Brahm’s Double Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet in this Modesto Symphony Orchestra presentation. 8 p.m.
CAMP JACK HAZARD BENEFIT CONCERT• Feb. 15
Third annual concert celebrating 90 years of Camp Jack Hazard in Stanislaus County. Music will be performed by local musicians Ryan Russell, The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit, and camp songs with Poorhouse Millionaires. Meet and greet with the artists held before the show. 7 p.m. $25-$90. (209) 965-7254. www.campjackhazard.org
MSYO SPRING CONCERT• Feb. 15
Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra’s spring concert presenting Pops programming. They are in their 37th season. 3 p.m.
LONESTAR• Feb. 16
Country group celebrates its 20th anniversary now reunited with original lead singer, Richie McDonald. 7 p.m. $25-$55.
THE TEN TENORS• Feb. 20
Australian tenors perform a collection of Broadway hits. 7:30 p.m. $19-$69.
“ONE NIGHT ONLY!”• Feb. 22
Modesto native Robert Ulrich, casting director for “Glee” and “The Glee Project,” hosts a variety show featuring singing, dancing, standup comedy and video vignettes. The evening is a fundraiser for feature film “Billy Boy.” 8 p.m. $19-$79.
THE PASSING ZONE: GRAVITY ATTACKS!• Feb. 23
Jon Wee and Owen Morse create an interactive performance around defying gravity. 3 p.m. $15-$45.
B.B. KING• Feb. 25
B.B. King, the King of Blues, plays a show at Gallo. Opening act is Modesto-based band Poorhouse Millionaires. 7:30 p.m.
ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN• Feb. 27
Freddie Mercury sound-alike Gary Mullen performs Queen hits with tribute band. 7:30 p.m. $19-$64.
“STAND UP TO CANCER”• Feb. 28
Anthony K. presents a standup and improv comedy show. 8 p.m.
THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS’ BILL MEDLEY• Feb. 28
One-half of the Righteous Brothers duo performs. 8 p.m. $19-$69.
STEP IT UP AND DANCE: 5678 DANCE COMPANY• March 1
5678 Dance Company performs their award-winning dance pieces from the 2013-2014 season. Dancer ages range from 6-19 and styles include ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, Broadway, and lyrical. 6 p.m.
AN EVENING WITH CHONDA PIERCE• March 7
Christian comedienne known as the “Queen of Clean.” 8 p.m. $15-$45.
AN EVENING OF DANCE• March 7-8
Presented by the Juline Foundation for Children. Juline Regional Youth Ballet performs. 7 p.m.
IMAGINATION MOVERS• March 8
Movers teach high-energy dances, play games with the audience and make music with their trash can drum set. 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. $10-$30.
“TAWAWA HOUSE”• May 2-4
Townsend Opera presents this tale of a stop on the Underground Railroad at the onset of the Civil War. Sung in English and infused with melodies from old spirituals and hymns. 7:30 p.m. May 2; 2 p.m. May 4.
COLIN MOCHRIE AND BRAD SHERWOOD: TWO MAN GROUP• May 31
Improv stars of the Emmy-nominated show, “Who’s Line Is It Anyway” perform in an interactive event. 8 p.m. $24-$74.
The Gallo Center for the Arts is located at 1000 I St., Modesto. Box office (209) 338-2100. www.galloarts.org.
35TH ANNUAL COLUMBIA JAZZ ARTIST SERIES• Through April 19
Feb. 28, Vocal Jazz Festival; March 1, Vocal Jazz Festival; April 19, Latin Jazz. Sonora Opera Hall, 250 S. Washington St., Sonora. $20 per show, $90 season tickets. (209) 559-0565.
DR. KENT COOK• Feb. 16
Part of the 2013-14 Manteca Kindred Arts Concert series. 3 p.m. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, North and Powers streets, Manteca. $5-$15. (209) 823-2570.
ALUMNA RECITAL• Feb. 14
Rachel Grider, soprano. 7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, One University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3959. www.csustan.edu/soa
BOYS OF SUMMER• Feb. 15
A tribute to The Eagles. 8 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $19-$22. (209) 862-4490. www.westsidetheatre.org
BOREALIS WIND QUINTET• Feb. 20
New York instrumentalists ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. $15-$25. (209) 668-1456. www.turlockconcert.org
DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC RECITAL SERIES• Feb. 20-March 4
Feb. 20, David Wells, bassoon; Feb. 27, Leah Carl, violin; March 4, Robin Fisher, soprano. 7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, One University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3421. www.csustan.edu/soa
BLUE GRASS SERIES• Feb. 21
Host Red Dog Ash presents Snap Jackson and the Knock on Wood Players. Children and students admitted for half-price. Audience members encouraged to bring instruments for open jam after the show. 7 p.m. doors open; 8 p.m. show starts. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $12 general; $15 reserved. (209) 862-4490. www.westsidetheatre.org
IN THE MOOD• Feb. 21
1940’s big band music and dancing. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton. $26.50-$44.50. 800- 745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com
JOHN KAMITSUKA• Feb. 21
Pianist. 7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, 1 University Circle, Turlock. Free. (209) 667-3421. www.csustan.edu/soa
GREAT VALLEY SONGWRITER SERIES• Feb. 21-April 18
Feb. 21, Juni Fisher; March 21, Mark Lemaire and Twilight; April 18, Jay Howlett and Friends. 7:30 p.m. Central Grace Community Church, 918 Sierra Drive, Modesto. $10 donation. (209) 524-5461.
A WINTER NIGHT’S YEOW!• Feb. 22
A multi-band music and comedy show. The evening will be a special tribute to Ron DeLacy, the producer of the “Yeow” tours. 8 p.m. Fallon House Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Columbia. $20 advance; $25 at the door. (209) 853-2128.
OVATIONS 2014 PERFORMING ARTS SERIES• Feb. 22-March 30
Feb. 22, Mandelring Quartet; March 9, Lily Cai; March 30, Dave Stamey. Bret Harte High School, 323 Highway 49, Angels Camp. $25 adults; $10 18 and younger. (209) 754-1774. www.calaverasarts.org
ELISHA WILSON• Feb. 28
Horn recital. 7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, 1 University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3421. www.csustan.edu/soa
PIPE ORGAN CONCERT• Feb. 28
Christoph Bull performs a pipe organ concert. Sponsored by the American Guild of Organists. 7:30 p.m. The First Christian Reformed Church, 2620 College Ave., Modesto. $20 at the door.
HOUSE OF FLOYD• March 1
A Pink Floyd Tribute band performs. Laser light show and video presentation. 8 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $17 general; $20 reserved. (209) 862-4490. www.westsidetheatre.org
WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT• March 6
7:30 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Snider Recital Hall, One University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3421. www.csustan.edu/soa
DENNIS JOHNSON AND THE MISSISSIPPI RAMBLERS• March 8
Slide guitarist performs. 8 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $15-$18. www.dennisjohnsonslide.com
PERLA BATALLA• March 9
Grammy-nominated vocalist, composer and arranger Perla Batalla performs. 3 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. (209) 571-6060. www.cbsmodesto.org
SIXTH FLOOR TRIO• March 11
Musical hybrid combining rock, jazz, klezmer and ragtime. 7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. $15-$25. (209) 668-1456. www.turlockconcert.org
THE COMMANDERS JAZZ ENSEMBLE• March 14
U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West ensemble of 18 musically trained Airmen, delivers traditional jazz, cool, bop, swing, Broadway and patriotic music. 7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. Free; tickets required. (209) 668-1169. www.turlocktheatre.org
JOURNEY REVISITED• March 15
Journey tribute band. 8 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $17-$20. (209) 862-4490. www.westsidetheatre.org
STEVE MARTIN AND STEEP CANYON RANGERS • March 15
An Evening of Music and Comedy. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton. (209) 337-4673. www.ticketmaster.com
THE MODESTO TRADITIONAL JAZZ SOCIETY• March 16
Third Sundays. Noon jam sets; 1 p.m. featured band. Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 1612 Sisk Road, Modesto. $8-$12. (209) 524-3517.
TWO FLUTES AND PIANO TRIO• March 23
Playing a variety of pieces. Joining will be the winner of the Sierra Music Scholarship 2014. 3 p.m. The Red Church, Snell and Washington streets, Sonora. (209) 536-0825.
RICHARD GLAZIER• March 25
Piano music of Broadway. 7:30 p.m. Ripon High School multi-use building, 304 N. Acacia Ave. $30. (209) 599-3223.
AL JARREAU• March 28
An Evening of Music. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton. (209) 337-4673. www.ticketmaster.com
LOS BANOS ARTS COUNCIL CONCERT SERIES• April 12-26
April 12, Terry Brown; April 26, Tom Russell. Ted Falasco Center for the Arts, 1105 Fifth St., Los Banos. (209) 826-6022.
“NEXT FALL”• Feb. 14-March 2
A look at faith, commitment and unconditional love. Call for times. Prospect Theater Project, 520 Scenic Drive, Modesto. (209) 549-9341. www.prospecttheaterproject.org
“THE CURSE OF THE NUGGET OF LOVE”• Feb. 15
Footlight Murders presents a Valentine Dinner and Murder Mystery with live music by The Hot Dark and silent auction to benefit Tuolumne County Arts Alliance. 5:30 p.m. interrogation reception; 6 p.m. dinner and show; 9 p.m. dancing. Jack Douglass Saloon, 11209 State St., Columbia. $50 per person; $90 per couple. (209) 728-8072. www.footlighttheatre.org
“ALADDIN, KIDS!”• Feb. 21-23
Yes Kidettes presents Disney’s “Aladdin, Kids!” Nearly 80 first-fifth grade students from schools throughout Stanislaus County perform. No children under 2 allowed at the performance. 7 p.m. Feb. 21; 3 p.m. Feb. 22-23. Johansen High School Theatre, 641 Norseman Drive, Modesto. $12 adults; $8 children and seniors. www.yescompany.org
“PARK YOUR CAR IN HARVARD YARD”• Feb. 21-March 23
Play about the meanest teacher to ever set foot in Gloucestor High School and the housekeeper he hires to look after him. Call for times. Stage 3 Theatre, 208 S. Green St., Sonora. (209) 536-1778. www.stage3.org
“SHREK: THE MUSICAL”• Feb. 26-March 16
A musical retelling of the 2001 DreamWorks film. Call for times. Playhouse Merced-Black Box Theatre, 452 W. Main St., Merced. (209) 725-8587. www.playhousemerced.com
“LES MISERABLES”• March 2-May 4
Musical epic set in 19th century France. Sierra Repertory Theatre-East Sonora Theatre, 13891 Mono Way. $26-$32. (209) 532-3120. www.sierrarep.org
“AN EVENING OF MONOLOGUES: AN ORIGINAL SHOW”• March 6-16
Directed and developed by Amy Seeley with the student cast. March 6-8 and 13-15, 8 p.m.; March 9 and 16, 2 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, 1 University Circle, Turlock. $8-$10. (209) 667-3451. www.csustan.edu/soa
“STEINBECK IN VIETNAM: THE LAST PUBLISHED WORKS OF JOHN STEINBECK”• April 10-11
Featuring John Mayer, Tony Carreiro, Dan Gately, Bo Henry and Laura Dickinson-Turner. 8 p.m. California State University, Stanislaus, Mainstage Theatre, 1 University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-3959. www.csustan.edu/soa
“A SECOND HELPING: THE CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES SEQUEL”• April 25-June 8
Picks up the story in 1969 as Vietnam War protests swell and women demand equal pay for equal work. The ladies running the church basement kitchen face changes of their own. Fallon House Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Columbia. (209) 532-3120.
“MR. WARMTH” DON RICKLES• May 17
Famed stand-up comedian Don Rickles performs. For mature audiences. 7:30 p.m. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. $69-$129. (209) 668-1169. www.turlocktheatre.org.
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