Former “Saturday Night Live” alum Jim Breuer, famous for his Goat Boy character, retooled his entire comedy routine in 2008. The comic who emerged is family-based and offers a clean show based on everyday life. Still, he doesn’t mind when audiences recognize him from his late-night bleating or role in the stoner comedy “Half Baked.”
Saddle up for the 63rd annual Oakdale Rodeo, a weekend of riding and roping and everything else in between. This year’s announcer will be Jody Carper, and the PRCA bullfighters will be Chance Jackson and Rick Moffet. Other performers include PRCA clown and barrelman Clint Sylvester and specialty act the One Arm Bandit. There will be a parade at 9 a.m. Saturday and dance at 8 p.m. Sunday. The California Outlaws and Catfish Boys will perform at the dance.
The San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers bring 50 fiddlers backed by piano, drums, cellos, guitars, harps and more on stage. Led by Scottish master fiddler Alasdair Fraser, the group puts on a show with traditional music, songs and dances. Founded in 1986, the club has grown to more than 200 members from all over Northern California and beyond. Members also tour and perform special events regularly.
Science on Screen
The Science on Screen series steps up to the plate for a presentation of “Fastballs: The Science of Baseball.” The series, which blends movies with presentations by experts from the world of science, technology, mathematics and medicine, returns just in time for the start of baseball season. The presentation will be done by David Barker, who recently retired from the San Francisco Exploratorium.
The Modesto Junior College Friends of Music series presents a solo guitar concert featuring Eva Beneke. The Berlin native is a classically trained musician, arranger, composer and international performer. She has shared the stage with, among others, country superstar Carrie Underwood, the German Symphony Orchestra and Grammy Award-winning guitarist Scott Tennant.
Songs of Irving Berlin
Cabaret star Lee Lessack and singer-actress Linda Purl bring an evening of work by iconic composer and lyricist Irving Berlin. Purl has starred in shows like “True Blood,” “The Office” and “Matlock.” The production includes Berlin favorites like “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” “Always,” “What’ll I Do,” “Blue Skies” and “It’s Wonderful.”