Country music hitmakers Lady Antebellum return to the road re-energized. The trio is set to release its fifth studio album later this fall, and already has sent the first single, “Bartender,” to the airwaves. The seven-time Grammy Award-winning group had hits with “Need You Now,” “Just a Kiss” and “I Run to You,” among others.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Ironstone Amphitheatre at Ironstone Vineyards, 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys
TICKETS: $48 general, $78-$140 reserved, $240 buffet
Back to Graffiti
The 21st annual Back to Graffiti at the Fruit Yard brings back one of the longest-running classic-car shows in Modesto. The event includes raffles, music, vendor booths and, of course, cars. Some 200 cars are expected to be on display, and there will be live local music and an Elvis impersonator throughout.
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: The Fruit Yard, 7948 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto
CALL: (209) 577-3093
Community Safety Fair
The Modesto Police Department invites the public to a hands-on Community Safety Fair. The event will include a child bicycle obstacle course, motorcycle demonstration, fingerprinting, K-9 demonstrations and a SWAT display. There will be a free hot dog lunch provided by the Modesto Police Officers Association.
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Graceada Park, Sycamore Avenue and Needham Street, Modesto
CALL: (209) 342-6107
Dress up as your favorite “Grease” character and join the Graffiti Summer singalong showing of the classic 1978 musical film. The event will include costumes, prizes, giveaways, drink specials and dancing in the aisles. The movie featuring a bad boy who falls for a good girl stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto
CALL: (209) 527-4697
“Pump Boys and Dinettes”
The feel-good, toe-tapping musical “Pump Boys and Dinettes” returns to Sierra Repertory Theatre. The story of the men who work in a gas station and women who own the next-door dinette in a small town comes to life through song and dance. This is the fourth production of the show Sierra Rep has put on; the last was in 2000.
WHEN: Opens 7 p.m. Friday; runs 7 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays through July 27.
WHERE: Sierra Repertory Theatre, East Sonora Theatre, 13891 Mono Way
CALL: (209) 532-3120
Murphys Creek Theatre moves into Brice Station Vineyards this summer for its production of the Shakespeare comedy “Twelfth Night.” The classic tale of love and mistaken identity will be set in the 1930s American Dust Bowl era for the production directed by Tara Kayton. Audience members can enjoy food and wine in the new outdoor vineyard setting during the show.
WHEN: Opens 7 p.m. Friday, shows 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 5 p.m. Sundays at various dates through July 19
WHERE: Brice Station Vineyards: 3353 East Highway 4, Murphys
CALL: (209) 728-8422