FOR THE ARTS
“PETER PAN”• Today-July 27
Presented by YES Company. 7:30 p.m. today and July 24-25; 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and July 26-27. Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto. $12-$45. (209) 338-2100.
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ALEX RAMON• Sunday
Magic show with a new style and a new flair. Friendly enough for kids but edgy enough for the adults. 3 p.m. $35.
KIDZ BOP KIDS• Next Friday
Kidz Bop “Dream Big, Sing Loud” tour. Package price includes a meet-and-greet and photo opportunity after the show. 7 p.m. $45 VIP package.
STYX• July 30
Classic rock band featuring Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Lawrence Gowan, Todd Sucherman and Ricky Phillis. 7:30 p.m. $49-$99.
BALLET FOLKLORICO DE MEXICO• Aug. 7
7:30 p.m. $29-$59.
KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND• Aug. 9
Fusion of R&B and funk with a hint of a Latin percussion groove. 8 p.m. $39-$89.
“SOUTH PACIFIC”• Aug. 9-17
Musical based on James A. Michener’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 book “Tales of the South Pacific.” Presented by the Modesto Performing Arts. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $19-$34.
MONTGOMERY GENTRY• Aug. 14
Country music superstar duo featuring two Kentucky boys, Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry. 7:30 p.m. $39-$89.
The Gallo Center for the Arts is located at 1000 I St., Modesto. Box office (209) 338-2100. www.galloarts.org.
THE MODESTO TRADITIONAL JAZZ SOCIETY• Ongoing
Sunday, Fulton Street Jazz Band. Noon jam sets; 1 p.m. featured band. Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 1612 Sisk Road, Modesto. $8-$12. (209) 524-3517.
ALCHEMY CRYSTAL SINGING BOWLS• Today
Featuring the Rev. Lennis Baugh. 7 p.m. Unity Church, 2467 Veneman Ave., Modesto. Offering. (209) 578-5433.
HIGHWAY 99 BAND• Today
Part of the Friday Music in the Plaza summer series. 7-9 p.m. Tenth Street Plaza, 10th and J streets, Modesto. Free.
BIG BAND STREET DANCE• Saturday
20th annual Big Band Street Dance event. Music by Rod Harris & the Kicks and the Columbia College Big Band, who will perform music form the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. Prizes for best dancers and best 1940s costume. Dessert auction. Food and refreshments including a beer garden will be available. 6-10 p.m. Columbia Historic State Park, Main and State streets, Columbia. Free. (209) 588-9128.
AND ROBERT ARMSTRONG• Wednesday
Cowboy duo. Part of the Music in the Parks Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. Cedar Center, Highway 4 and Oak Circle, Arnold. Free.
AND TWILIGHT• Next Friday
Part of the Friday Music in the Plaza summer series. 7-9 p.m. Tenth Street Plaza, 10th and J streets, Modesto. Free.
FOLK CONCERT• July 26
Chris Webster and Nina Gerber, with special guest Jill Warren. Outdoor seating, bring low chair or blanket. Dinner, wine and snacks available to purchase. Attendees may bring a picnic; no outside alcohol may be brought in. 6:30 p.m. doors; 7:45 p.m. concert. Twisted Oak Winery, 4280 Red Hill Road, Vallecito. $20 advance; $25 gate; $10 children 12 and younger. (209) 736-9080.
“JUST SAY NO”
BATTLE OF THE BANDS• July 27
Drug awareness event featuring local bands, food, prizes. Recommended for ages 10-18. 4:30-8:30 p.m. Elks Lodge-Modesto, 645 Charity Way. Free. (209) 524-4421, ext. 101.
LOS LONELY BOYS
AND KENNY WAYNE SHEPARD• July 28
7:30 p.m. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton. (209) 373-1400.
THE LEMON HAMMER• July 30
Adaptations blues and rock. Part of the Music in the Parks Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. Mountain Ranch Park, Mountain Road and Whiskey Slide Road. Free.
CHRIS YOUNG• Aug. 1
Country music star. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton.
PLAN B• Aug. 1
Music by the Plan B and dinner food by Sierra Hills Market available to purchase. Part of the First Fridays in the Park neighborhood concert series. 5:30-8 p.m. Murphys Community Park, 505 Algiers St., Murphys. Free. (209) 728-8183.
JAZZ CONCERT• Aug. 3
All-star combo featuring Tyler Combs, vibes, and Krista White on piano. Also featuring Jim Anderson, Taylor Rose and Rod Harris, plus vocal performers. 7 p.m. Gypsy Shack, 18145 Main St., Jamestown. $5 recommended donation.
PIPP GILLETTE• Aug. 6
Cowboy minstrel. Part of the Music in the Parks Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. Turner Park, Treat Avenue, San Andreas. Free.
AND EVERYTHING ATLAS• Aug. 8
8 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $10. (209) 862-4490.
THE CARTEL BAND• Aug. 8
Part of the Friday Music in the Plaza summer series. 7-9 p.m. Tenth Street Plaza, 10th and J streets, Modesto. Free.
MIC GILLETTE BAND• Aug. 9
8 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $15 general; $18 reserved. (209) 862-4490.
BLACK IRISH• Aug. 13
Music, talk and tales of Italy, Ireland and America. Part of the Music in the Parks Calaveras Arts Council concert series. 6:30-8 p.m. Murphys Community Park, 505 Algiers St., Murphys. Free.
THE STATE THEATRE
TRATTORIA: A FETE FOR FOODIES AND FILM LOVERS• Today
Benefit for the State Theatre featuring fine foods, premium wines and cocktails to purchase, live music, and a screening of “Trattoria,” an independent comedy about the love of food and family. 6-7:30 p.m. live music, sampling; 8 p.m. film. $25.
FILM: “IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME”• Saturday
Van Johnson and Judy Garland play a couple of clerks in a sheet-music store who detest each other on sight. A CareMore Senior Film Series presentation. 10:30 a.m.
LONG TIME• Saturday
Boston tribute band. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. $21.
FILM: “BEGIN AGAIN”• Sunday-July 31
Soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together.
FILM: “OBVIOUS CHILD”• July 25-31
Romantic comedy where an aspiring comedian learns to navigate independent adulthood.
FILM: “CASABLANCA”• July 27
Three-time-Oscar-winning wartime adventure of romance and intrigue. A Modesto Film Society presentation. 2 p.m.
FILM: “CHILD OF GOD”• July 29
Mystery and suspense drama that tells the story of Lester Ballard, a dispossessed, violent man who attempts to exist outside the social order. July film in the monthly New York Film Critics Series. 6:30 p.m. doors; 7:30 p.m. film. $12.
“MONTY PYTHON LIVE (MOSTLY)”• Aug. 6-8
Comedy legends Monty Python, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, will perform some of their greatest hits in a reunion. “Monty Python Live (mostly),” will be broadcast from London’s O2 Arena. 6 p.m. doors; 7 p.m. broadcast. $12.
ROY ORBISON RETURNS• Aug. 9
Tribute to Orbison featuring Wiley Ray and The Big O Band. 7 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show. $25-$38.
FILM: “LIFE ITSELF”• Aug. 10
Film based on the memoir of the same name and recounts the surprising and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert. Presented by the Modesto Film Society.
FILM: “MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT”• Aug. 15-28
Woody Allen’s latest romantic comedy. Opening night will feature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, prepared Executive Chef John Surla, $15, 6 p.m.
STANISLAUS COMMUNITY BAND• Ongoing
A college-community concert band looking for experienced woodwind, brass and percussion players to join. 7 p.m. Mondays. California State University, Stanislaus, music building, 1 University Circle, Turlock. (209) 667-2421.
“TWELFTH NIGHT”• Through Saturday
Presented by Murphy’s Creek Theater. Call for times. Brice Station Vineyards, 3353 E. Highway 4, Murphys. $20 per person. (209) 559-6925.
“PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES”• Through July 27
The Pump Boys sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the Dinettes, Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cupp diner next door. Together they fashion an evening of country songs performed on guitars, piano, bass and, yes, kitchen utensils. Call for times. Sierra Repertory Theatre-East Sonora Theatre, 13891 Mono Way. $18-$30. (209) 532-3120.
ONE-ACT PLAY FESTIVAL• Through July 26
Three works by new and student directors, “A True Fairy Tale” (through July 26); “Reflections” (through July 26) and “Migrant Mother” (through July 26.) Midnight performance of “A True Fairy Tale” will be presented on July 26. 8 p.m. Thursday, July 24, Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Prospect Theater Project, 1214 K St., Modesto. $10 per performance. (209) 549-9341.
“CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES”• Through July 27
Production celebrates the kitchen team at the East Cornucopia Lutheran Church of the Prairie in rural Minnesota. Show rated PG, recommended for 12 and up. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $15 general; $18 reserved; students half-price. (209) 862-4490.
“THE SOUND OF MUSIC”• Through Aug. 31
Call for times. Sierra Repertory Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Sonora. $26-$32. (209) 532-3120.
“THE TEMPEST”• Today-July 27
Shakespeare tale of love and forgiveness presented with the color and sounds of New Orleans. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Center Stage Conservatory, 948 11 St., Modesto. (209) 846-0179.
“DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE”• Thursday-July 27
Merced College Theatre Society presentation. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. $8-$10. (209) 632-5761.
“TIED TO THE TRACKS”• July 25-26
Action-packed old-time musical Western melodrama. Call for times. Hutton’s Hamlet Performing Arts Center, 132 W. G St., Oakdale. $8 adults; $4 12 and younger. (209) 848-1216.
“MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL”• July 26
Musical parody set to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s featuring four ladies at a lingerie sale. 3 and 7 p.m. Merced Theatre, 301 W. Main St., Merced. $35-$50. (209) 381-0500.
“SEUSSICAL JR.”• Aug. 8-10
7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Turlock Community Theatre, 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. $10 adults; $8 children and seniors. (209) 537-5227.
CHICKEN RANCH• (800) 752-4646
16929 Chicken Ranch Road, Jamestown. (209) 984-4806. www.chickenranchcasino.com/
THUNDER VALLEY• (877) 468-8777
Today, Larry The Cable Guy; Saturday , Replay America Tour: The Go-Gos and more; July 25, That Metal Show. 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln. www.thundervalleycasino.com
CHUKCHANSI GOLD• (866) 794-6946
July 25, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. 711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold. www.chukchansigold.com
JACKSON RANCHERIA• (800) 822-9466
Aug. 1, Johnny Lang; Aug. 28, Cheech and Chong and War. 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. www.jacksoncasino.com
RED HAWK CASINO• (888) 573-3495
Today, Whiskey Dawn; Saturday, The Spazmatics; Sunday, Buck Ford; July 26, Radio; July 27 Jones & Fischer; Aug. 1-3, Night Fever. 1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville. www.redhawkcasino.com
CACHE CREEK• (800) 772-2243
July 19, Air Supply; July 26, Keenen Ivory Wayans. 14455 Highway 16, Brooks. www.cachecreek.com
BLACK OAK CASINO• (877) 747-8777
July 18, The Aviators; July 19, Fast Times, 1980s Rock Dance Party; July 24, Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks; July 25, The Cheeseballs; July 26, The Delta Wires; July 31, Crazy Ivan. 19400 Tuolumne Road N.
QUEEN BEAN COFFEE HOUSE• (209) 521-8000
First Wednesdays, Filmmaker Social Club; Sundays, open mic. 1126 14th St., Modesto.
BABY BOOMER COMEDY COOLDOWN• (209) 544-8156
Aug. 1, Will Durst, Richard Stockton and Dan St. Paul. Barbecue dinner will precede comedy show. 8 p.m. Charity Ballroom, 645 Charity Way, Modesto. $22.50-$27.50 show; $14 dinner.
WEST SIDE THEATRE• (209) 862-4490.
Aug. 2, Hot August Mikes, a stand-up comedy group. 8 p.m. West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $20.
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
GRAFFITI NIGHTS• Ongoing
Classic cars, Elvis, Hula Hoop contest, karaoke and root beer floats served by car hops on roller skates. Friday and Saturday nights. A&W Root Beer, 1404 G. St., Modesto.
WEDNESDAY GRAFFITI NIGHTS• Ongoing
Classic car show, activities, raffles and more. Wednesday nights. Velvet Grill & Creamery, 2204 McHenry Ave.
STANISLAUS COUNTY FAIR• Through Sunday
Annual county fair featuring agriculture exhibits, midway, entertainment, motor sports, rodeo and more. Entertainment includes Three Dog Night, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and more. 5 p.m.-midnight Mondays-Fridays; noon-midnight Saturdays-Sundays. Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. $12 adults; $5 children, additional cost for some events. (209) 668-1333.
BEAR VALLY MUSIC FESTIVAL• July 25-Aug. 10
37th annual Bear Valley Music Festival featuring live classical, operatic, jazz, bluegrass, and popular music. Bear Valley Village, 3 Bear Valley Road, Bear Valley. $18-$45. (209) 753-2574.
BLUES AND BONES FESTIVAL• July 26
Music festival and barbecue competition. Food sampling and voting for favorite team. Live music by Shane Dwight, Maxx Cabello Jr. and the Breakdown, Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood, Wingnut Adams and more. noon-10 p.m. Calaveras County Fairgrounds, 2465 Gun Club Road, Angels Camp. $19.99; $29.99 for VIP and after-party. (209) 736-2561.
TWAIN HARTE SUMMER ARTS & WINE FESTIVAL• July 26-27
Crafts, live entertainment, food vendors, custom hot rod car show, wine tasting and street performers. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Twain Harte Free. (209) 533-3473.
“RETURN TO BALANCE”• Ongoing
See Yosemite from a rock-climber’s perspective in this award-winning documentary. 7 p.m. nightly. Yosemite Theater, Behind the Visitors Center, Yosemite Valley. $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4–12. (209) 379-2317.
FOOD & FUN
VFW BREAKFAST• Ongoing
Sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 7:30-11 a.m. Sundays. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall-Modesto, 2801 W. Hatch Road. $7. (209) 537-3360.
VFW DINNER• Ongoing
Friday night dinner hosted by the VFW Post 3199. 5-7 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall-Modesto, 2801 W. Hatch Road. Small donation. (209) 537-3360.
HISTORY CENTER BREAKFAST• Ongoing
Presented by Northern Mariposa County History Center. Eggs, ham or sausage, all-you-can-eat pancakes and fresh fruit. 8-11 a.m. second Sundays. Coulterville School House, Broadway and Cemetery. $5 adults; $3 children.
RIPON VFW FRIDAY NIGHT DINNERS• Ongoing
Hosted by Ripon VFW Post 1051. 5:30-7 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars – Ripon, 12455 W. Ripon Road. Small donation required. (209) 599-6815.
RIPON VFW WEDNESDAY LUNCH• Ongoing
Hosted by VFW 1051 of Ripon. Chicken strips, burgers, fish or shrimp with fries. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Veterans of Foreign Wars – Ripon, 12455 W. Ripon Road. Small donation required. (209) 599-6815.
TURLOCK VFW HAMBURGER NIGHTS• Ongoing
VFW Auxiliary weekly hamburger nights. 5-8 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars-Turlock, 1405 E. Linwood Ave. $2-$6.50. (209) 668-9710.
LIVINGSTON VFW HAMBURGER NIGHTS• Ongoing
Livingston VFW monthly hamburger night. 5-7 p.m. Last Thursday of month. Livingston Veterans Memorial Hall, 1605 Seventh St. $2-$4.50. (209) 394-2059. www.vfwlivingston.com
MODESTO VFW HAMBURGER NIGHT• Ongoing
VFW Auxiliary weekly hamburger night. 4-8 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall-Modesto, 2801 W. Hatch Road. $6-$7. (209) 668-9710.
MERCED CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET• Ongoing
8 a.m.-noon. Saturday. 19th and N streets, Merced. (209) 667-2916.
FOE BREAKFAST• Ongoing
Hosted by Fraternal Order of Eagles. 8-11 a.m. First Sundays. Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. $6. (209) 577-2298.
STEAK NIGHT• Ongoing
Steak dinner, salad bar, no-host bar. Hosted by the Fraternal Order of Eagles. 5 p.m. social; 7 p.m. dinner. First Friday. Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto. $12. (209) 577-2298.
LA GRANGE ODD FELLOWS AND REBEKAH BREAKFAST• Ongoing
7 a.m.-11 a.m., Second Sundays La Grange IOOF Hall, Yosemite Avenue at Main Street. $6. (209) 853-2128.
MERCED CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET• Through December
8 a.m.-noon. Wednesdays. Promenade Shopping Center, Yosemite and Paulson, Merced. (209) 667-2916.
KNIGHTS FERRY BREAKFAST• Ongoing
First Sunday of the month. 8 a.m.-noon. IOOF Hall, Main Street, Knights Ferry. $5.
TURLOCK SONS IN RETIREMENT LUNCH• Ongoing
Monthly luncheon. 11:15 a.m. third Wednesday. Denair Community Center , 3850 N. Gratton Road, Denair. (209) 632-0011. www.sirinc.org
OPEN AIR MARKET• Ongoing
First Saturday of month. Noon-5 p.m. The Yogurt Station, 1214 W. F St., Oakdale. Free. (209) 845-8113.
PRAYER CIRCLE POTLUCK• Ongoing
Weekly potluck gathering. 5-7 p.m. Mondays. Unity Church, 2467 Veneman Ave., Modesto. Free. (209) 634-8059.
MODESTO CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET• Through Dec. 20
Local farm produce vendors and more. Saturday, Chefs Dave and Marke will prepare seasonal produce for sampling, music by Sandy Maul of One Accord. 8 a.m-1 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays. 16th Street, between H and I Streets, Modesto.
PATTERSON CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET• Through October
4-8 p.m. Wednesdays. True Value Shopping Center, Corner of Ward Avenue and Las Palmas, Patterson.
TURLOCK CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET• Through Oct. 24
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays; 5-8 p.m., Sept. 5 and Oct. 24. Main Street and Broadway (209) 225.
OAKDALE FARMER’S MARKET• Through Aug. 27
5-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Downtown Oakdale, Third Avenue, Oakdale. Free. www.visitoakdale.com
ANGELS CAMP FARMERS MARKET• Through Sept. 26
5 p.m. to dusk Fridays. Utica Park, Angels Camp. Free. (209) 599-5195. www.angelscampbusiness.com
TASTES OF THE MEDITERRANEAN• July 24
Sampling of a variety of fine wines with homemade Greek appetizers. 6-9 p.m. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 313 Tokay Ave., Modesto. $25 advance; $30 door. (209) 522-7694.
A SUMMER EVENING UNDER THE STARS• July 26
Dinner and dancing fundraiser for Murphys Community Club to construct bocce courts. No-host wine bar, appetizers, buffet dinner by Wren Catering & Events. Dancing with DJ Kimi Evans. Reservations required, space is limited. 6-7 p.m. dinner; 8-10 p.m. dancing. The Garden, 577 Algiers St, Murphys. $75. (209) 728-8183.
GRAPES AND HOPS FESTIVAL• July 26
14th annual event featuring wine tasting, microbrews, food and music. 21 and over event. 6-9 p.m. McHenry Mansion, 906 15th St., Modesto. $30. (209) 482-6790.
ODDS & ENDS
Antique aircraft display. Sponsored by the Commemorative Air Force. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Second Saturdays. Modesto City County Airport, 700 Tioga Drive, Hangar 1. (209) 526-5868. www.cafvalleysquadron.org
AIRCRAFT DISPLAY• Ongoing
9 a.m.-2 p.m. fourth Saturday. Turlock Municipal Airport, 13602 Newport Road, Turlock. (209) 620-6312.
AIRPLANE EXHIBIT• Ongoing
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Castle Air Museum, 5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater. $12 adults; $8 seniors; $5 youth 6-17; free age 5 and under. (209) 723-2178.
REO SPEECH TRAIN,
6:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Perko’s Cafe, 2120 Patterson Road, Riverbank. (209) 342-7358.
AND SING-ALONG• Ongoing
Funstrummers ukulele lessons. 5 p.m. beginners, 6 p.m. play-along Tuesdays. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. Donation. (209) 505-3216.
SWEAT SENIOR FITNESS• Ongoing
Aerobics, strength and step classes. Monday-Friday. Centenary Methodist Church, 1911 Toyon Ave. $1-$2 donation. (209) 988-5655. www.centenarychurch.net
TURLOCK UKE JAMZ• Ongoing
Ukulele group open to all ages and skill levels. Other acoustic instruments welcome. Download and print out the song list online. 10:30 a.m. second Saturdays. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Free; donations accepted. www.turlockukejamz.org
Toastmasters club Daybreakers 1388. 6:15-7:20 a.m. 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays. Denny’s, 1525 McHenry Ave., Modesto. www.toastmasters.org
YOUNG AT HEART EXERCISE• Ongoing
The Healthy Aging Association offers group exercise classes for those 60 and older. Classes range from strength training, aerobics or tai chi. Call for information on class location and times. Healthy Aging Association, 121 Downey Ave., Suite 102. Free. (209) 523-2800.
SUPER SINGLES• Ongoing
Valley Super Singles weekly social time for singles age 45 and older. Call for locations. 6 p.m. Fridays. Various locations (209) 579-2347.
Tuolumne River Woodworkers Association meets the first Monday of each month. 7 p.m. First Monday. Scout Hall, 3017 HIgh St., Riverbank. (209) 667-2340 or (209) 847-1173.
MOVIES IN THE PINES• Through Aug. 15
Friday night family movies including “Free Birds”, “Man of Steel”, “Despicable Me 2”, “Lone Ranger”, “Iron Man 3”, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”, “The Nut Job” and “Smurfs 2.” Bring chairs and blankets and a jacket. Candy and popcorn available to purchase. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Eproson Park, Twain Harte. Free.
SAN ANDREAS RUMBLE• July 19
Classic car show and swap meet. Food, music and silent auction. Presented by the San Andreas Merchants Association. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Calaveras County Government Center, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas. (209) 754-0127.
CAR SHOW• July 20
Poker Walk, Coloring Contest, Activities, Vendors, Food and DJ Gene Adams. Proceeds to benefit Shriners, Soroptomists and Community Hospice. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Fruit Yard, 7948 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto. (209) 551-8532.
“PRESIDENTS AND THEIR
DRAMATICALLY SPEAKING”• July 22
William and Sue Wells portray Teddy and Edith Roosevelt in a theatrical dialogue presentation. 1 p.m. Covenant Village of Turlock, 2125 N. Olive Ave., Turlock. Free. 877- 834-1238.
CELEBRATION• July 26
Celebrating the 9th Annual National Day of the American Cowboy. Western activities, gun slingers, mounted shooters demonstration, quick draw challenge, ranch rodeo. Food and refreshments available. 2-10 p.m. Oakdale Saddle Club Arena, Oakdale. Free.
HISTORIES MYSTERIES• July 26-Aug. 30
Join park staff and costumed characters in a live reenactment and the opportunity to solve a real case. Space is limited, reservations recommended. Due to the violent nature of this event, parents may find it is not appropriate for children under age 12. Each child under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 10 a.m. July 26, Aug. 2, 16, 30 Columbia Historic State Park, Main and State streets, Columbia. $5 adults; $1 children. (209) 588-9128.
TANGO DANCE CLUB• Ongoing
Modesto Tango social dance and practice. 7-9 p.m. Mondays. Jacob’s Fine Dining , 2501 McHenry Ave., Modesto. (209) 522-1571.
GOLDEN AGERS• Ongoing
Wednesdays, dancing and socializing. Different themes monthly. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe St. $4 members; $6 nonmembers; $12 annual membership. (209) 534-7663.
CENTER DANCE• Ongoing
7:30-10 p.m., Wednesdays. Turlock Senior Center, 1191 Cahill St.
DANCE CLUB• Ongoing
Club meets Tuesdays, second Friday of month for dance. First-time guests are free. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7-10 p.m. second Friday. Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St. Day: $4 members, $6 nonmembers; night: $5 and $7. (209) 534-7663.
MANTECA SENIOR DANCE• Ongoing
Rock and country band. 1-4 p.m. second and fourth Sundays. Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. $4. (209) 825-0116.
BALLROOM DANCING• Ongoing
Second Saturdays, monthly dances. 7-10 p.m. second Saturdays. Odd Fellows Hall, 6941 Hughson Ave., Hughson. $5 members; $7 nonmembers. (209) 614-8048.
DANCE CLUB• Ongoing
Ballroom dances and lesson. 7-10:30 p.m. third Fridays. Senior Center, 211 Bodem St., Modesto. $5 members, $10 for nonmembers. (209) 814-6701. www.modestoballroomclub.org
ROUND ROBINS• Ongoing
7-8:30 p.m. Oakdale Grange Hall, Lambuth and F streets, Oakdale. $4. (209) 526-4452.
ESCALON SENIOR DANCE• Third Sunday
Featuring rock ‘n’ country band. 1-4 p.m. Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Bellota Road, Escalon. $4. (209) 534-7663.
STEPPIN PARDS• Ongoing
Wednesdays, square dance club workshop nights. 7-9 p.m. American Legion Hall - Turlock, 75 Bothun Road. (209) 996-0844. www.facebook.com/turlock.steppinpards
SENIOR CITIZENS DANCE
Potluck meal with prizes. 6 p.m. second Fridays; 1 p.m. fourth Sundays. Hughson Senior Center, 2307 Fourth St. $2 door; $8 membership. (209) 538-0362.
SKIRTS N’ FLIRTS
SQUARE DANCE CLUB• Ongoing
Workshop is open to singles, couples and children ages 10 and up. Dance held third Saturday of month. 7 p.m. Oakdale Grange Hall , Lambuth and F streets, Oakdale. (209) 477-4756. www.singleskirtsnflirts.ccsda.org
FOLK DANCING• Ongoing
7:30 p.m., beginners lesson; 8 p.m., intermediate lesson, 8:30 p.m., mixed dance. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. $7 adult, free children and students. (209) 480-0387.
SOCIAL DANCE• Fourth Sundays
Sunday dances featuring waltz, Latin, swing, polka and foxtrot. Refreshments available. 2-5 p.m. Merced Community Center Ballroom, 755 W 15th St. $8. (209) 723-0839.
SUNDAY SOCIAL DANCE• July 27
Social Dance held the fourth Sunday of every month. Open to everyone 18 years and older. Tickets at the door. 2-5 p.m. Merced Senior Community Center, 15th and O streets, Merced. $8. (209) 723-0839.
PARA LOS NINOS PROGRAM• Saturdays
Bilingual stories, Songs and Rhymes for Preschoolers and their families. Presented by the Cesar Chavez Committee. 10-11 a.m. Saturdays. Los Banos Library, 1312 Seventh St. Free. (209) 826-5254.
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME• Ongoing
Stories and songs for ages 3-6. Storytime is followed by “Stay and Play, Play and Learn.” 10 a.m. Salida Branch Library, 4835 Sisk Road. (209) 543-7315.
WIGGLE WORMS• Ongoing
Wednesdays, stories and songs for children under 3. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Salida Branch Library, 4835 Sisk Road. (209) 543-7315.
DANCE CLASSES• Ongoing
Ballet, tap, jazz and Mommy & Me classes offered for all ages. Central West Ballet, 5039 Pentecost, Modesto. $10 per class. (209) 576-8957. www.centralwestballet.org
SRT SUMMER WORKSHOPS• July 28-Aug. 8
For 8 ages 10 and up. Sierra Repertory Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Sonora. $98. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.sierrarep.org
ART ON MAIN• (209) 728-1888
Today, second anniversary open house reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Gallery hours: daily, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 466-B Main St., Murphys.
C’EST JOLI• (209) 324-7111
Ongoing, work by Brad and Nancy Hawn. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 920 13th St., Modesto.
CARNEGIE ARTS CENTER• (209) 632-5761
Today, Family Friday Sock Hop, 7 p.m.; through July 27, Donna Wayman: “Reflection” art exhibit; through Aug. 17, “Carnegie Rocks!” exhibit; Sundays, Poetry on Sunday Series.Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Regular exhibits, $5 general, $4 members; children 12 and younger free. “Carnegie Rocks!” $12 general, $10 students and seniors, free for 12 and younger.
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ART
MISTLIN GALLERY• (209) 529-3369
Through Aug. 16, “60 Retrospective”; July 26, “Light up The Night” fundraiser, $25, live music, refreshments and silent auction. Gallery hours: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; noon-4 p.m. Saturday. 1015 J St., Modesto. Free.
CHARTREUSE MUSE GALLERY
AND ART SCHOOL• (209) 522-0935
Aug. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. 918 10th St., Modesto.
CROW TRADING CO.• (209) 579-2173
Aug. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 1208 J St.
DOWNTOWN MERCED• (209) 658-0661
Saturday, Art Hop with art, performances, bands and art activities. 5-9 p.m.
DOWNTOWN MODESTO• (209) 529-9303
Aug. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk at various venues. 5-9 p.m.
FIRST STREET FRAME CO.• (209) 667-7332
Ongoing, paintings and photographs. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; By appointment, Sunday. 226 N. First St., Turlock.
ARTS CENTER• (209) 388-1090
Through Aug. 8, summer art classes for youths and adults. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 645 W. Main St., Merced.
COURTHOUSE MUSEUM• (209) 723-2401
Through Sept. 28, “Celebrating Merced’s 125th Anniversary” exhibit. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. 21st and N streets, Merced.
OAKDALE COWBOY MUSEUM• (209) 847-5263
Through February, “The Tales of the Yosemite Back Country, Mather Saddle and Pack Station,” operated by the Barnes family since 1929. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 355 E. F St., Oakdale. $1.
ARTS PROJECT• (209) 581-1695
Aug. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 1222 J St., Modesto.
Aug. 21, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1030 J. St., Modesto.
REMEMBER WHEN• (209) 544-1385
Ongoing artists exhibit. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 3012 McHenry Ave., Modesto.
TREWIN FRAMERY• (209) 818-6004
Ongoing, Rodney Lough Jr., Tom Pickurel, Chella, Edward Mendes. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. 5170 Pentecost Drive, Suite 1, Modesto.
UNIQUE BOUTIQUES• (209) 523-3000
Ongoing, 10 local artists. Exhibit hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 4459 Spyres Way, #A, Modesto.