Former Comedy Central star Carlos Mencia has gone through a lot since his hit show left the air in 2008. The man behind “Mind of Mencia” has gained perspective, both on himself and his comedy, after a backlash against him among other comedians, who said he was a joke stealer. The result is a leaner, though not necessarily meaner, comic who says he is at “the top of my game.”
Celebrate the 45th annual Juneteenth Community Celebration with the King-Kennedy Memorial Center and Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department this weekend. The day commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. The event will include a talent showcase Friday night with song and dance, followed by more festivities Saturday. During the morning Saturday, there will be a “Celebration of Dads.” In the afternoon, enjoy guest speakers, gospel singers, bands, cultural performances, educational exhibits, youth contests, a Black Business Expo and more.
The city of Hughson is welcoming the public with the Come See the World event and following Concerts in the Park events Saturday. The events are aimed at strengthening community spirit, interaction and recognition. The second annual Come See the World event, part of a Healthy Community Campaign, will be from noon to 5 p.m., followed by the new concert event from 5 to 8 p.m. The free concerts will feature local blues, jazz and rock music.
Dr. Eben Alexander
Renowned neurosurgeon and best-selling author Dr. Eben Alexander comes to the Gallo Center for the Arts. His 2012 New York Times bestseller, “Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey Through the Afterlife,” chronicles his own insights on near-death experiences. In 2008, Alexander suffered a coma; after he awoke, he was convinced that science can help uncover the truth about heaven.
Coin, Stamp & Collectible Expo
The Stanislaus County Coin Club presents its annual Coin, Stamp & Collectible show. The event will include a raffle with gold and silver coin prizes. There also will be hourly door prizes and a junior table with activities for the next generation of collectors.
Think of Me Part 3
The third annual Think of Me fundraiser Saturday will honor the memory of George Rogers and support the Rogers Neighborhood Park. The evening will include music, poetry and remembrances featuring local band The George Rogers All Stars. Bring a picnic and beverages, blankets and low-back chairs. Limited tickets available.