Entertainment

Earth Day, Easter egg hunts, comedy, more top Modesto region’s entertainment options

Easter Eggs being dropped from a helicopter during the 2018 Eggstravganza easter egg hunt at Shelter Cove Community Church in Modesto.
Easter Eggs being dropped from a helicopter during the 2018 Eggstravganza easter egg hunt at Shelter Cove Community Church in Modesto. jwestberg@modbee.com

Comedy tour

Comedian Michael Jr. brings his “In the Moment Comedy Tour” to the Gallo Center. Often a keynote speaker at Fortune 500 companies, he has landed on Tedx Talks, “Oprah,” and “The Tonight Show.” He also is an author and producer.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25

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

TICKETS: $19-$59

ONLINE: www.galloarts.org

Classic film

“The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” is the next presentation from the Modesto Film Society. Questions arise when Senator Stoddard (James Stewart) attends the funeral of a local man named Tom Doniphon (John Wayne) in a small Western town.

WHEN: 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21

WHERE: State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto

TICKETS: $8

ONLINE: www.thestate.org

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Recycled art entry by Leslie Gomez, from the 6-8 grade category, is on display during Earth Day festivities at Graceada Park in Modesto, Calif., on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Andy Alfaro aalfaro@modbee.com

Celebrate Earth

Earth Day in the Park is a day of “green” education, live entertainment, activities for all ages, food, electronic waste and CRV recycling, electric cars, yoga and more, all held a Modesto’s Graceada Park.

WHEN: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 20

WHERE: Graceada Park, Sycamore and Needham streets, Modesto

ADMISSION: Free

ONLINE: www.modestogov.com/415/Earth-Day

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Easter Eggs being dropped from a helicopter during the 2018 Eggstravganza easter egg hunt at Shelter Cove Community Church in Modesto. John Westberg jwestberg@modbee.com

Helicopter egg drop

The second Eggstravaganza features a helicopter flying over to drop 35,000 eggs onto the property at Shelter Cover Church. Four hunts will be held every half hour based on age.

WHEN: 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Registration at 8:45 a.m.

WHERE: Shelter Cove Community Church 4242 Coffee Road

ADMISSION: Free

CALL: 209-567-3200

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One of thousands of eggs in the Easter Egg hunt event, Easter Kidz Blitz, at Neighborhood Church, April 19, 2014. The Modesto Bee

Egg hunt at reservoir

The fifth annual Easter egg hunt at the Modesto Reservoir is presented by Stanislaus County Parks and Recreation. More than 10,000 eggs will be spread out for kids to find. There will be free photos with the Easter Bunny. Enjoy crafts, face paining, train rides, games and more.

WHEN: 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20

WHERE: Modesto Reservoir

ADMISSION: $15 per carload

ONLINE: www.stancountyparks.com

Victorian Easter

Dress up in Easter finery to be part of a Victorian-era promenade on Main Street in Columbia State Historic Park. Prizes will be awarded for fanciest Victorian hat, best-dressed couple, lasses and lads, groups and pets. Thaddeus E. Hare (Columbia’s Easter Bunny) will be out and about town.

WHEN: Egg hunts begin at noon, 1 and 1:30 p.m. by age group Sunday, April 21; Victorian Easter Parade begins at 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Columbia State Historic Park, Columbia

ADMISSION: Free

ONLINE: visitcolumbiacalifornia.com.

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