April 10, 2014

6 Things To Do This Week

Things to do this week including comedian Jim Breuer and the Oakdale Rodeo.

Jim Breuer

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.”

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. today

WHERE: Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive

TICKETS: $23-$32

CALL: (209) 668-1169

ONLINE: turlocktheatre.org

Oakdale Rodeo

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.

WHEN: 1:30 p.m. grand entrance Saturday and Sunday

WHERE: Oakdale Rodeo Grounds, Highway 120, east of Maag Avenue

TICKETS: $15 adults, $10 children in advance; $20 adults, $10 children at the gate. Children under 6 free. Dance: $10

CALL: (209) 847-4083

ONLINE: www.oakdalerodeo.com

Scottish Fiddlers

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.

WHEN: 2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Rogers Theater, Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto

TICKETS: $19-$39

CALL: (209) 338-2100

ONLINE: www.galloarts.org

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.

WHEN: 2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto

TICKETS: $8, free for students with ID and children

CALL: (209) 527-4697

ONLINE: www.thestate.org

Classical guitarist

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.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Modesto Junior College auditorium, 435 College Ave.

TICKETS: $12 general, $10 students and seniors

CALL: (209) 575-7950

ONLINE: www.mjc.edu

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.”

WHEN: 3 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Foster Theater, Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto

TICKETS: Sold out

CALL: (209) 338-2100

ONLINE: www.galloarts.org

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