Entertainment

Holidays explode with music, merriment, more across Modesto, Mother Lode regions

“Elf the Musical” pulls into the Gallo Center.
“Elf the Musical” pulls into the Gallo Center. Submitted by Gallo Center for the Arts

“A Christmas Carol”

Modesto Performing Arts presents the time-honored tale from Charles Dickens from Nov. 24-26 at the Gallo Center for the Arts. The Victorian-set tale of miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge and his haunting arranged by deceased partner Jacob Marley includes ghosts and apparitions, as well as joy and merriment.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 24-25, 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26

WHERE: Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto

TICKETS: $20-$25

ONLINE: www.galloarts.org or www.modestoperformingarts.com

Under the Streetlamp

The group of former leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Jersey Boys” brings its Hip to the Holidays show to the Gallo Center. Hear favorite holiday tunes plus songs from the American Radio Songbook.

WHEN: 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26

WHERE: Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto

TICKETS: $29-$69

ONLINE: www.galloarts.org

“Elf the Musical”

This musical based on the popular movie is the comedic tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Once he realizes he’s actually a human and not an elf, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City.

WHEN: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28

WHERE: Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto

TICKETS: $39-$89

ONLINE: www.galloarts.org

“Frozen” singalong

Let it go and sing along to original songs during “Frozen.” When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer on an epic journey to find her sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to the icy spell.

WHEN: 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25

WHERE: State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto

TICKETS: $3-$5

ONLINE: www.thestate.org

Sonora Christmas Festival

The 43rd annual festival features more than 150 craft artists, music, street performers, costumed elves, carolers, festival kitchens and bake shops. Musicians this year include Joe and Hattie Craven, Golden Bough, Sourdough Slim & the Saddle Pals, The Brothers Strong, Nathan Ignacio and more.

WHEN: Friday-Sunday, Nov. 24-26

WHERE: Mother Lode County Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Drive, Sonora

TICKETS: Adults $8; ages 13-18 $5; 6-12 $2; under age 6 free

ONLINE: www.fireonthemountain.com

Mod Shop Indie Crafters Market

Stroll pop-up craft shops in businesses along and near J Street including Deva Cafe, Concetta, Preservation Coffee & Tea, Peer Recovery, Mod Spot, Health Plan San Joaquin Community Room, Tresetti’s, Mistlin Gallery, Mira Bridal Couture and Ralston’s Goat. The evening gathering celebrates Small Business Saturday with local crafters peddling their wares as well as live street entertainment.

WHEN: 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25

WHERE: J Street, between 10th and I streets, Modesto

ADMISSION: Free

ONLINE: www.modshop209.com

Texas Tenors

The Texas Tenors formed in 2009 and gained attention on “America’s Got Talent,” making it into the top four by performing “Unchained Melody,” Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” and Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.” The trio makes a return appearance at the Gallo Center with a show of Christmas music.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25

WHERE: Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto

TICKETS: $29-$69

ONLINE: www.galloarts.org

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