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Hit new loaded fry fest, then wash it down with brews at beer festival in Modesto

The Pump and Dump comedy show comes to the Gallo Center for the Arts.
The Pump and Dump comedy show comes to the Gallo Center for the Arts. Gallo Center for the Arts

“Tuesdays With Morrie”

The autobiographical story of journalist Mitch Albom and his former college professor. Years after graduation, Albom learns his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig’s disease. He reunites with Morrie and begins a last class in the meaning of life.

WHEN: 2 p.m. Friday-Sunday, April 26-28

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

TICKETS: $15-$25

ONLINE: www.galloarts.org

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Gallo Center for the Arts

Mom comedy

The Pump and Dump Show brings comedians Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee to the Gallo Center. The two met as kids and years later reunited and decided to pool their talents and dive into parental pitfalls onstage.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26

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

TICKETS: $35

ONLINE: www.galloarts.org

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Sincée Daniels and Abby Anderson in “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.” Rich Miller Photography

Classic tale

Sierra Repertory Theatre stages “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” best known as an award-winning classic film. A progressive white couple’s proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter brings her black fiancé home to meet them.

WHEN: 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays and 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (No public performance May 3)

WHERE: East Sonora Theatre, 13891 Mono Way, Sonora

TICKETS: $32-$47

ONLINE: www.sierrarep.org

Fry fest

Omega Nu presents presents the fledgling Motown Fry Fest with local chefs putting their culinary skills to the test making a variety of loaded fries, savory to sweet. There will be a fry battle and where the public can vote, along with live music, craft brews and ciders, a local makers bazaar and kids zone.

WHEN: 4-8 p.m. Saturday, April 27

WHERE: Graceada Park, 401 Needham St., Modesto

TICKETS: $10-$25

ONLINE: www.motownfryfest.com

Beer fest

American Outlaws Modesto Chapter brings back the Modesto Beer Festival, a beer tasting celebration. Tastings of several selections with brewers from Modesto, the Valley and beyond will be held both outdoors and indoors. Vote for your favorite brewer at the 21-and-older event.

WHEN: 2-6 p.m. Saturday, April 27

WHERE: Tuolumne River Lodge, 2429 River Road, Modesto

TICKETS: $20 advance, $25 at the door

ONLINE: www.aomodesto.com

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Old suitcases are repurposed as speakers at the Knights Ferry Gold Country Peddler’s Faire in Knights Ferry on April 26th, 2015. John Westberg jwestberg@modbee.com

Peddler’s Faire

The annual Historic Knights Ferry Gold Country Peddler’s Faire will boast more than 100 vendors selling their antiques, collectibles and crafts. The event is located at the historic covered bridge.

WHEN: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, April 28

WHERE: Stanislaus River Park, Knights Ferry

TICKETS: Free

ONLINE: knightsferry.com

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