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Celtic Faire, special “Pirates” mash-up, more in Modesto, Mother Lode entertainment

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra presents “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” with the live orchestra performing the score at the Gallo Center for the Arts.
The Modesto Symphony Orchestra presents “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” with the live orchestra performing the score at the Gallo Center for the Arts. Modesto Symphony Orchestra
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The Modesto Symphony Orchestra presents “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” with the live orchestra performing the score at the Gallo Center for the Arts. Modesto Symphony Orchestra


Symphony and screen

“Disney in Concert: Pirates” features the Modesto Symphony Orchestra performing the score live while the film “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” plays on big screen. This is the second “Symphony on Screen” concert presented by the MSO.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday, March 8; 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9

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

TICKETS: $19-$98

ONLINE: www.galloarts.org



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Carnegie Arts Center




“Valley Focus”

Works by Cheryl Barnett and Dan Petersen continue to be featured through March 17 in the Ferrari Gallery at the Carnegie Arts Center. Barnett’s works abstract, refine and reshape the human figure. Petersen’s watercolors reflect his inspiration from landscapes.

WHEN: 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. Wednesdays–Sundays, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Fridays. Through Sunday, March 17

WHERE: Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock

ADMISSION: $5 general, free ages 12 and under

ONLINE: www.carnegieartsturlock.org

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Jousting returns this year to the Sonora Celtic Faire. Sonora Celtic Faire

Celtic celebration

The Sonora Celtic Faire returns with jousters, medieval battles, seven stages of Celtic music, craft and food vendors, whiskey tasting, Celtic living-history actors, a kids area, magicians and more.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 8, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 9 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 10

WHERE: Mother Lode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Drive, Sonora

TICKETS: $10-$25

ONLINE: sonoracelticfaire.com

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Central California Art Association

Grace Lieberman Cabaret Series

Central California Art Association kicks off a cabaret concert series dedicated to the late Grace Lieberman with pianist Karolina Syrovatkova performing “Clara — Woman in the Middle.” She’ll portray 19th-century pianist Clara Schumann, wife of Robert Schumann and muse of Johannes Brahms. Proceeds fund CCAA’s art education programs and development of a Grace Lieberman Young Artist Scholarship.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9

WHERE: Mistlin Gallery, 1015 J St., Modesto

TICKETS: $20-$50, includes champagne and desserts

ONLINE: ccaagallery.org

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The Stunt Dog Experience show was created by Stockton native Chris Perondi in 1999. All the tricks and stunts are done by dogs adopted from shelters and pounds across the country. Stunt Dog Experience has been seen on Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres and more. Perondi, pictured, now lives in French Camp. Courtesy Chris Perondi

Stunt dogs

Having sold out six past performances at the Gallo Center, Stunt Dog Experience returns. Stockton native Chris Perondi brings his dogs who dance, do tricks, stunts, feats and comedy antics. All the dogs have been adopted from shelters and pounds across the country.

WHEN: 5 p.m. Sunday, March 10

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

TICKETS: $18-$37

ONLINE: www.galloarts.org

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Central West Ballet

Modesto’s Central West Ballet takes its “Creations, Choreography in America” program to Tracy. The repertory program features three original works. The show returns to the Gallo Center on March 22-23. For more on the Modesto shows, see the March 22 Scene section.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9

WHERE: The Grand, 715 N. Central Ave., Tracy

TICKETS: $18-$30

ONLINE: www.centralwestballet.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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