In briefs: Arts events across the Modesto region

07/10/2014 12:00 AM

07/09/2014 3:45 PM

The Gallo Center for the Arts has added three shows to its 2014-15 season.

New to the lineup will be Creed Bratton on Jan. 9, Paul Thorn on Feb. 13 and Anjelah Johnson on April 11.

Bratton is best known for appearing on the hit television comedy “The Office,” in which he played a fictionalized version of himself for eight years. Before his time on the show he was in a successful folk-rock band called The Grass Roots. His solo acoustic work is parts roots music, part comedy. Tickets are $20-$35.

Blues-rock artist Thorn will return after a successful show at the Gallo Center this past March. Tickets will be $20-$35.

Clean comic and San Jose native Johnson first performed a sold-out show at the Gallo Center in October 2012. The former Oakland Raiderette became an Internet sensation with her viral videos “Nail Salon” and “Bon Qui Qui.” She also became a member of cast of “MADtv.” Tickets will be $25-$45.

All three shows will go on sale to the public Saturday. Call (209) 338-2100 or visit www.galloarts.org.

Merced Theatre new season

The Art Kamangar Center at the Merced Theatre also has announced its new 2014-15 season.

The season kicks off with 14-piece Michael Jackson tribute band Foreverland on Sept. 19. The country legend Kenny Rogers brings his Through the Years World Tour in for a date Oct. 9. The Grammy-winning group Pacific Boychoir will return to the theater on Dec. 13. Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live! is slated for Jan. 16. Western Music Association star Dave Stamey returns once again with special guest Annie Lydon on March 21.

Tickets are on sale now for all its 2014-15 shows. Call (209) 381-0500 or visit www.mercedtheatre.org.

Stage 3 Theatre Company fundraiser

Sonora’s Stage 3 Theatre Company is hosting the fundraiser “For One Dwight Only” on July 19.

The event will feature the star of its production of “Looking Over the President’s Shoulder,” Dwight Mahabir. Also performing will be Dennis Brown and other guest performers. Tickets are $50. For more information, call (209) 536-1778 or visit www.stage3.org.

Mistlin Gallery 60s retrospective

The Mistlin Gallery is readying a new art exhibition celebrating the 1960s.

The Central California Art Association retrospective opens Tuesday and will include work by local artists both created during the era and work that was influenced by or celebrates the time period. It will run through Aug. 16.

Gallery hours are 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free and parking is validated for the 11th and K streets parking garage. Call (209) 529-3369 or visit www.ccartassn.org.

Sing-along ‘Mama Mia’

The downtown Modesto theater will host the full-throated screening of the musical starring Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The film is based on the popular Broadway musical of the same name about a young woman who seeks to discover who her father is on the eve of her wedding. Tickets are $5, so start memorizing your ABBA now.

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