Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Paula Cole will headline the California Women’s Music Festival in Modesto this October.
Cole rose to fame amid the female singer-songwriter surge of the 1990s. She played the Lilith Fair and had hits with “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?” and “I Don’t Want To Wait,” the latter of which became the theme song for the TV show “Dawson’s Creek.”
The Modesto event, formerly known as the Northern California Women’s Music Festival, returns Oct. 22 at Gallo Center for the Arts. Early-bird tickets go on sale July 31. Also slated to perform at the third annual event will be blues and rock singer-guitarist Samantha Fish; Rock Against Trafficking winner and Rockstar Supernova contestant Dilana; San Francisco-based Led Zeppelin tribute band Zeperella; folk group Urban Pioneers; and Modesto’s own Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame. There will be additional local and national musical performers and two panel discussions.
Early-bird tickets will be on sale from July 31 through Aug. 31 for $25, $45 and $55. After that the price will be $35, $55 and $75. For more information, visit www.cwmusicfest.com.
La Grange Summer Craft Fair
La Grange is holding its second Summer Craft Fair of the season due to popular demand Saturday, July16.
The event will showcase local art, jewelry, knitwear and other crafts. The fair will coincide with the first-ever IOOF Lodge No. 65 Car Show. The celebration will include the car show, a DJ, food concessions and more. The craft fair will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the historic Odd Fellows Hall. The car show will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the La Grange One Room Schoolhouse. Both events are free and open to the public.
For more information, call 209-853-2128.
Carnegie Arts Center entries
Turlock’s Carnegie Arts Center is looking for entries for its upcoming “Drawing on Childhood” exhibit.
The show will feature artwork that takes inspiration from any aspect of childhood. Artists from Northern and Central California are eligible to enter their pieces. The show will accept oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, photography and digital media, drawings, collages, prints, textiles, ceramics, sculpture, decorative art and mixed media.
The juried show will be presented in conjunction with “Childhood Classics: 100 Years of Original Illustration” from the Art Kandy Collection on view at the Carnegie Arts Center in the fall of 2016, and will serve as a complement to that exhibition.