Modesto harvest festival
Celebrate the season and enjoy all things pumpkin at the fifth annual Downtown Modesto Harvest Festival. A pumpkin patch as well as decorating and carving activities will be available. Festivities also include food and vendor booths, live music, chef demonstrations, a classic car show and children’s area.
WHEN: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17
WHERE: Tenth Street Plaza, Downtown Modesto
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‘Legend of Sleepy Hollow’
Central West Ballet debuts the world premiere of the new full-length ballet “Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” The classic ghost story was co-choreographed by Central West artistic director René Daveluy and Ballet West Academy principal faculty member Jan Clark Fugit. Daveluy also composed the score for the piece.
WHEN: Gallo at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 16-17; Grand at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24
WHERE: Foster Theater, Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto; Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 N. Central Ave., Tracy
TICKETS: Gallo $25-$35; Grand $19-$39
‘Opera Remix’: ‘Music & Verse’
Townsend Opera continues its audience outreach series “Opera Remix” with the new “Music & Verse” show blending live opera and slam poetry. The event will include the Central Valley premiere of Philip Glass’ chamber opera “Hydrogen Jukebox” and regional poets Sam Pierstorff, Danee Black, Elizabeth Sousa and Jordan Ranft.
WHEN: Doors 6:30 p.m., show 7:30 p.m., open mike 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17
WHERE: State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto
TICKETS: $10 general, $25 reserved, $75 all-access
Musical scion Rosanne Cash continues her family’s rich history. The eldest daughter of the late Johnny Cash, the singer-songwriter won a Grammy Award last year for her album “The River & the Thread.” She will be joined by her husband and musical collaborator, John Leventhal, at the Gallo Center for the Arts concert.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17
WHERE: Rogers Theater, Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto
MOMIX, a company of dancers and illusionists, brings its new show “Alchemia” to the Gallo Center for the Arts. Created by choreographer and director Moses Pendleton, the show blends dance, spectacle, humor and multimedia to represent the four elements: earth, air, fire and water.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18
WHERE: Foster Theater, Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto
Sunday Afternoons at CBS
The long-running concert series Sunday Afternoons at CBS welcomes its own Rabbi Shalom to perform. Joining him will be musician Rom Rosenblum and other friends. The show will include traditional modern Jewish music, original songs and popular classics from Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, and the Grateful Dead.
WHEN: 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18
WHERE: Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto
TICKETS: $25 general, $20 seniors/students, $7 for children; season tickets $75