Frampton comes alive this summer at the Gallo Center for the Arts.
A show by Peter Frampton has been added June 3 at the downtown Modesto performance venue. The British rock guitar legend, whose “Frampton Comes Alive!” album in 1976 made him a household name, returns to the region. He last played at the Ironstone Amphitheatre in Murphys in 2007 and came to the Stanislaus County Fair in Turlock in 2003.
‘Into the Woods’ opens
Playhouse Merced opens its production of the fairy-tale musical “Into the Woods” this weekend.
The production follows a baker and his wife who run into some famous characters in the woods, including Cinderella, Jack, Rapunzel, a witch, Red Riding Hood and a big bad wolf. The show with music by Stephen Sondheim opens Friday (Feb. 27) and will run through March 14. The Merced production is directed by Joe Hypes and musically directed by Darrel Lingenfelter. It stars Andrew Burkum as the Baker, Melissa Beckwith as the Baker’s Wife, Rachel Pearre as Cinderella, Jamie Michaels as Little Red and Paul Jackson as Jack.
Artist Open Studio Tour
Tour maps for the fifth annual Stanislaus County Artist Open Studio go on sale Monday (March 2).
The map booklets serve as the ticket to visit more than 60 local artists, studios and galleries taking part in this year’s event, April 25-26. Artists will be at their studios showcasing their work at each stop across Stanislaus County. Maps are $10 each, and students 18 and under are free with a map holder.
Young @ Art
The Central California Art Association at the Mistlin Gallery opens its “Young @ Art” show Tuesday (March 3).
Artists ages 18 and under are invited to to participate in the annual show (formerly known as Young Masters). The show will run through March 21 at the downtown Modesto gallery and have a public reception during the March 19 Third Thursday Art Walk to coincide with Youth Art Month. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m. March 21 in the gallery.
The Modesto Junior College Art Gallery presents the group exhibition “Process/Progression.”
The collection of ceramics, painting, furniture, jewelry, and digital work is on display now through March 12 in the Art Gallery on the East Campus, 435 College Ave. The exhibition includes artwork from professors, friends, colleagues and former students who have inspired, taught, challenged and helped MJC art professor Paul Berger.
The show is free and the gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. A public reception with the artists will be held on Thursday (March 5), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the gallery. Call (209) 575-6819.
Tango lovers and learners are invited to a milonga in Modesto this weekend.
Buenos Aires dance duo Eva Garlez and Pablo Rodriguez will perform and offer workshops for Modesto Tango on Saturday at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry Ave. Workshops for all levels of dancers will be offered at 2 p.m. and for intermediate level dancers at 3:30 p.m. The dance party, or milonga, will start at 7:30 p.m. with an introductory lesson. Social dancing will then begin at 8:30 p.m.
The fee for the workshops is $25 for one lesson, $40 for both. The entry to the evening dance party is $10. For more call (209) 522-1571.