Entertainment

Modesto’s Sankofa returns with ‘A Raisin in the Sun’; other regional entertainment

Sankofa Theatre Company joins the Gallo Center to present “A Raisin in the Sun.”
Sankofa Theatre Company joins the Gallo Center to present “A Raisin in the Sun.” Gallo Center for the Arts

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Michael J. Mangano Gallo Center for the Arts


Landmark drama

Modesto’s Sankofa Theatre Company joins with the Gallo Center to stage the classic play “A Raisin in the Sun.” The co-production of Lorraine Hansberry’s landmark drama follows a black family’s experiences in Chicago’s South Side as they attempt to “better” themselves with an insurance payout following the death of the father.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 15-16, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17

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

TICKETS: $15-$25

ONLINE: www.galloarts.org

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President’s Wine Weekend

The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance presents its 23rd annual President’s Wine Weekend. The event is a mass Calaveras County tasting with 24 alliance wineries participating over the holiday weekend. Limited tasting flights are available all weekend with the purchase of a commemorative wine glass.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16-17

WHERE: Various locations

TICKETS: $25

ONLINE: calaveraswines.org

Celebrating Robert Burns

“A Scottish Celebration: The Life and Poetry of Robert Burns” will be presented by The Saint Andrew’s Society of Modesto. The event pays homage to the Scottish poet and lyricist with a dinner, bagpipes, poetry, song and an “Ode to the Haggis.”

WHEN: 6 p.m. no-host cocktails, 7 p.m. buffet dinner, Friday, Feb. 22

WHERE: Fruit Yard Restaurant, 7948 Yosemite Blvd. Modesto

TICKETS: $40

ONLINE: standrewsmodesto.org

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Gallo Center for the Arts


Musical brothers

Brothers Dylan and Zachary Zmed celebrate the music of the Everly Brothers in their “Everly Brothers Experience” show. Expect hits such as “All I Have to Do is Dream,” “Cathy’s Clown,” “Bye Bye Love,” “Wake Up Little Susie,” “Let It Be Me,” “Til I Kissed Ya,” “When Will I Be Loved” and “Bird Dog,”

WHEN: 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17

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

TICKETS: $19-$49

ONLINE: www.galloarts.org

Marathon movie and wine

The Modesto Marathon Movie & Wine Night leads up to the annual running event with two short documentaries. “Diamond to the Rough” follows the journey of former Major League Baseball player Eric Byrnes to the 2016 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run; “Running Across California” features a young runner who tries to break the record for the fastest time a woman has run across the state. A Q&A with cast members will follow the films. There will be appetizers, wines, a silent auction and drawing.

WHEN: 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16

WHERE: State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto

TICKETS: $25 advance, $30 door

ONLINE: thestate.org

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Gallo Center for the Arts

“Ugly Duckling”

Using electroluminescent puppetry, music ranging from classical to jazz to pop and choreography, a classic children’s tale comes to life on stage. Lightwire Theater uses the cutting-edge technology to tell the story of an outsider duckling who ultimately becomes an elegant swan.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19

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

TICKETS: $12-$20

ONLINE: www.galloarts.org

Music at the museum

The DonGato Latin Band plays at the McHenry Museum, part of the Red Tie Arts Winter Nights at the Museum concert series. The group plays Latin music blended Latin jazz, Cuban and salsa, all with a dash of tropical feel.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16

WHERE: McHenry Museum, 1402 I St., Modesto

TICKETS: $25-$35

ONLINE: www.redtiearts.org

Pat Clark covers entertainment and other stories for The Modesto Bee. She attended California State University, Stanislaus, and grew up in Modesto.


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