A new Portuguese festival, music from David Archuleta, more top Modesto entertainment

Singer David Archuleta, 19, rehearses “The Star Spangled Banner” for the independence day concert, “A Capitol Fourth,” by the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Saturday, July 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) The Associated Press

David Archuleta

Runner-up on season seven of “American Idol,” David Archuleta brings his music to the State Theatre. Archuleta was 16 in 2008 when he competed on the TV talent competition. After, his first single “Crush” debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. His seventh album released last year, “Postcards In The Sky,” features songs that he co-wrote.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday, April 12

WHERE: State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto


ONLINE: www.thestate.org

CHRISTOPHER WINTERFELDT/cwinterfeldt@mercedsun-star.com Portuguese pride was on full display with many flags of the country proudly flying on Sunday (9-9-2012) in Gustine at the Our Lady of Miracles Celebration also known as the Gustine Festa. Catholic churches of portuguese heritage from all over the state attended the five day event, starting Thursday and lasting till Monday, which included a parade of Queens and Sidemaids, from each church, to the Shrine of Our Lady of Miracles, mass, and a bullfight on Monday. The Gustine Chamber of Commerce estimated that around 5,000 people attendend the event. Merced Sun-Star

Portuguese fest

The Portuguese Fraternal Society of America presents the San Joaquin Valley Portuguese Festival. The celebration is open to all to discover the culture and heritage of the Portuguese people and honor their contributions to the valley and the state of California.

WHEN: 9 a.m.-midnight Saturday, April 13

WHERE: Stanislaus County Fairgrounds 900 N. Broadway, Turlock

ADMISSION: Free 9 a.m.-noon, $10 noon-6 p.m., $20 6 p.m.-midnight

ONLINE: www.carlosvieirafoundation.org

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Gallo Center for the Arts

Swing music

British swing band The Jive Aces come to the Gallo Center for the Arts. Known for high-energy music and a rousing stage show, audiences can expect takes on the music of Louie Prima, Cab Calloway and others including “Sing, Sing, Sing,” “Just a Gigolo,” “That Old Black Magic” and more.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17

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

TICKETS: $39-$69

ONLINE: www.galloarts.org

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Congregation Beth Shalom


Living up to its name, fiery Latin guitar world fusion group Incendio brings Flamenco jazz to Modesto. The ensemble plays the next Sunday Afternoons at CBS concert at Congregation Beth Shalom.

WHEN: 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14

WHERE: Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto

TICKETS: $10-$25

ONLINE: sundaysatcbs.com.

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Miguel Ragel Wilson, Jerry Lee, Griffin Barr and Stephen Markarian star in in “Route 66.” Rich Miller Photography

“Route 66”

Beginning with the sounds of 1950s Chicago and traveling along the “Main Street of America” to the California coast with the surf music of the 1960s, this musical revue from Sierra Repertory Theatre features 34 of the greatest hits of the 20th century.

WHEN: 2 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays-Sundays; 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Through April 21

WHERE: Fallon House Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Columbia

TICKETS: $20-$25

ONLINE: www.sierrarep.org.

MAPS Program

The next Modesto Area Partners in Science program features “The Kepler Mission: Exotic Solar Systems on the Path to Earth-Like Planets” with exoplanet expert Jonathan Fortney. NASA’s Kepler mission was designed to answer questions about other planetary systems and if potentially Earth-like worlds exist.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12

WHERE: Modesto Junior College West Campus Sierra Hall 132


ONLINE: https://modestoscience.wordpress.com