GALLO CENTER FOR THE ARTS
CHILDREN OF THE DUST BOWL ▪ Oct. 11
Gallo Center Repertory Company production. Multi-media Reader’s Theatre production based on the true story of the 1930s migration to California and a school in a farm worker’s camp. 7 p.m. $15-$30.
TAJ EXPRESS ▪ Oct. 11
Bollywood Musical Revue. 8 p.m. $29-$69.
SHARON MCNIGHT ▪ Oct. 12
Modesto native performs the Sophie Tucker Songbook. 7:30 p.m. $30-$40.
THE RAINBOW FISH ▪ Oct. 15
Stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister’s colorful, award-winning book about the beautiful fish who learns to share his most prized possession. 6:30 p.m. $12-$25.
MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE! ▪ Oct. 17
Culinary hit TV show comes to life, featuring head-to-head cooking competitions with past MasterChef Junior all-stars and fan favorites. 6:30 p.m. $29-$69.
“DRACULA” ▪ Oct. 18-19
Central West Ballet stages the Halloween story. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18-19, 2 p.m. Oct. 19. $35-$39.
BLUE MAN GROUP ▪ Oct. 18-20
World-renowned bald and blue trio embarks on a new multimedia tour.8 p.m. Oct. 18-19, 2 p.m. Oct. 19, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20. $39-$109.
The Gallo Center for the Arts is at 1000 I St., Modesto. Call 209-338-2100.
THE MODESTO TRADITIONAL JAZZ SOCIETY ▪ Through Dec. 15
Oct. 20, Silicon Gulch; Nov. 17, KnightSounds Big Band; Dec. 15, Gloria and Friends. 1 p.m. featured band. Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 1612 Sisk Road, Modesto. $8-$12. modestojazz.com
SONORA BACH FESTIVAL ▪ Through Oct. 27
Oct. 12, Gala Concert and Dinner with organ and piano concert, 3 p.m. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Sonora, $20 concert only, $40 concert and dinner; Oct. 20, Local’s Concert, 3 p.m. Church of the 49ers, Columbia, $15; Oct. 27, Bach’s Brunch, music and food, 12:30 p.m. Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Sugar Pine. $40. www.sonorabach.org.
“DRACULA” ▪ Oct. 19
Oct. 19, Radio Calvacade Players at Prospect Theatre Project presents recreation of the Mercury Theatre’s broadcast of “Dracula,” 7:30 p.m. 1214 K St., Modesto. $5. prospect.vbotickets.com
SOUND REASONING ▪ Oct. 19
Reggae Rock with Blazing Brass. 8 p.m. West Side Theater, 1331 Main St., Newman. $15-$20. email@example.com.
THE STATE THEATRE
FILM: “DOWNTON ABBEY” ▪ Oct. 11-17
The Crawleys and their servants prepare for a royal visit from the king and queen. $9-$11.
LE CIRQUE ▪ Oct.12
Fundraiser in front of The State Theatre under a big top circus tent. Live auction, silent auction, filet mignon dinner catered by Chef John Surla, stilt walkers, fire jugglers and performance by “America’s Got Talent” finalist, contortionist Sophie Dossi. Ring masters Brian Gini and Sam Pierstorff. 6 p.m. See website for tickets.
FILM: “2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY” ▪ Oct. 16
Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface, setting it off on a quest to Mars with the help of super-computer HAL 9000. 7 p.m. $11.
“AGAVE” AND TASTING ▪ Oct. 17
The evening opens with a welcome cocktail, followed by a screening of “Agave: The Spirit of a Nation,” showing how in Mexico families have passed down the tradition of distilling agave for generations. Mezcal and tequila tasting with hors d’ouerves follow film. 5:30 p.m. $45.
FILM: “JUDY” ▪ Oct. 18-24
About showbiz legend Judy Garland. $9-$11.
FILM: “DRACULA” ▪ Oct. 20
Modesto Film Society. The legend of vampire Count Dracula begins here with this original 1931 Dracula film from Bela Lugosi. Lecture before screening at 1:30 p.m., film 2 p.m. $9.
FILM: “THE LAUNDROMAT” ▪ Oct. 21-24
When her idyllic vacation takes an unthinkable turn, Ellen Martin begins investigating a fake insurance policy. $9-$11.
The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto. Call 209-527-4697. www.thestate.org.
“CABARET” ▪ Through Oct. 27
In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. 2 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, Saturdays-Sundays, 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Sierra Repertory Theatre East Sonora Theatre, 13891 Mono Way, Sonora. $32-$47.
"THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940" ▪ Through Oct. 13
West Side Players poke fun at the more ridiculous aspects of show biz and the corny thrillers of Hollywood's heyday. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. West Side Theater, 1331 Main St., Newman. $15-$20. www.westsidetheatre.org.
ART TIME & SIP WINE STUDIOS ▪ 209-777-0129
Oct. 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 920 16th St., Modesto.
BARKIN’ DOG GRILL ▪ 209-572-2341
Oct. 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 940 11th St., Modesto.
CAROLYN HUFF PHOTOGRAPHY ▪ 209-918-6627
October, works by Joy Kruger. Oct. 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. 1224 K St., Modesto.
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ART ASSOCIATION AND MISTLIN GALLERY ▪ 209-529-3369
Through Nov. 15, “Healing Journey – Memorial Medical Center Complementary Therapy Art Show.” Oct. 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; noon-4 p.m. Saturday. 1015 J St. Modesto. Free. ccaagallery.org
CHARTREUSE MUSE GALLERY AND ART SCHOOL ▪ 209-522-0935
Oct. 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 918 10th St., Modesto.
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON MODESTO ▪ 209-526-6000
Oct. 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1150 9th St., Modesto. modestoartwalk.com.
DOWNTOWN MODESTO ▪ 209-529-9303
Oct. 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. modestoartwalk.com.
GUSTINE MUSEUM ▪ 209-854-6455
Gustine Museum Historical Society presents “Boxes, Bags and Buttons, Oh My!” Gallery hours: 1-4 p.m. Thursday and Sunday. 397 Fourth St. www.gustinehistoricalsociety.org.
HART LANE STUDIO ▪ 209-480-6950
Ongoing, Mary A. Scheinuck, Waldemar “Walt” Scheinuck and other California artists. Gallery hours: Open by appointment. 18091 Hart Lane, Manteca.
McHENRY MUSEUM ▪ 209-495-4620
Ongoing, exhibits of a county recorder’s office, a general store and a re-created blacksmith shop. Gallery hours: noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 1402 I St., Modesto. Free.
PRESERVATION COFFEE AND TEA ▪
Oct. 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1030 J. St., Modesto. www.preservationcoffee.com.
RALSTON’S GOAT ▪ 209-549-9413
Oct. 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1001 10th St., Modesteo. modestoartwalk.com.
REMEMBER WHEN ▪ 209-544-1385
Ongoing artists exhibit. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 1031 W. Orangeburg Ave., Modesto.
STANISLAUS FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER ▪ 209-525-5130
Oct. 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1418 J St., Modesto.
STILL SMOKING ▪ 209-574-0681
Oct. 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 1313 J St., Modesto.
TRESETTI’S WORLD CAFFE ▪ 209-572-2990
Oct. 17, Third Thursday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 927 11th St., Modesto.
UNIQUE BOUTIQUES ▪ 209-523-3000
Ongoing, 10 local artists. Exhibit hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 4459 Spyres Way, Suite A, Modesto.
CARNEGIE ARTS CENTER
“MY HERO!” ▪ Through Jan. 12
Exhibit celebrates and re-envisions the possibilities that exist when you are a superhero. With images that range from humorous to tragic. Ferrari Gallery.
FAMILY FRIDAY ▪ Oct. 11
Gaelic Heritage celebrating all that is Scottish with the St. Andrew’s Society of Modesto. Listen to live bagpipes, learn about the history and customs of Gaelic culture, and get excited about their upcoming Highland Games. 7-8 p.m. Free.
SUPERHERO SOIREE ▪ Oct. 19
Fall Fundraising event celebrating with food, beers and wine. Secial viewing of the "My Hero!" exhibition, and more. Proceeds benefit the "Express Yourself: Justin Ferrari Youth Arts Fund" that supports scholarships, field trips and other arts education activities at the Carnegie Arts Center. 7-10 p.m. $60.
The Carnegie Arts Center is at 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Call 209-632-5761.
BLACK OAK CASINO ▪ 877-747-8777
Willow Creek Lounge: Oct. 11, Bobby Zoppi & The Corduroys; Oct. 12, Momotombo; Oct.17, King Hippo; Oct. 18, Laurie Morvan; Oct. 19, Foreverland; Oct. 24, Joni Morris; Oct. 25, Faultline; Oct. 26, Lynette Shebyrd. Westside Pavilion: Oct. 6, Peter Frampton; Oct. 12 Foreigner. 19400 Tuolumne Road N., Tuolumne.
CHICKEN RANCH ▪ 800-752-4646
16929 Chicken Ranch Road, Jamestown. 209-984-4806. www.chickenranchcasino.com.
CHUKCHANSI GOLD ▪ 866-794-6946
711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold.
THUNDER VALLEY ▪ 877-468-8777
1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln. www.thundervalleycasino.com.
JACKSON RANCHERIA ▪ 800-822-9466
Oct. 12, Dennis DeYoung; Oct. 17, Dennis DeYoung; Oct. 27, Angeline Quinto and K Brosas; Nov. 1, Night Moves/Creedence Classic Revival; Nov. 9, House of Floyd; Dec. 8, Blue Öyster Cult; Dec. 13, Queensrÿche; Dec. 15, Tribute to the Beatles’ White Album; Jan. 25, The Iron Maidens. 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. www.jacksoncasino.com.
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
MODESTO HARVEST FESTIVAL ▪ Saturday, Oct. 12
Fete fall in downtown Modesto at this annual event featuring a pumpkin patch, crafts, art show, food, classic-car show, live music and more. Tenth Street Plaza, Modesto. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 209-529-9303.
RIVERBANK CHEESE & WINE EXPOSITION ▪ Oct. 12-13
Riverbank presents its annual festival with multiple wine-tasting sessions each day. There also will be craft beer and cheese tastings, arts and crafts vendors and more. Downtown Riverbank. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Free expo; wine tasting prices $20 advance, $30 at the door. www.riverbankcheeseandwine.org.
HARVEST FESTIVAL ▪ Oct. 12-13
Celebrate fall in Oakdale with live music, kids activities, food, arts and crafts and more. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Bloomingcamp Ranch, Highway 120, Oakdale. bloomingcampranch.com.
HARVEST FESTIFALL ▪ Oct. 12-13
A cornucopia of crafts, food, demonstrations, music and more at Columbia State Historic Park, decorated for the harvest season. Vendors dressed in 1850s attire will display their handmade arts and crafts and baked goods. Also, demonstrations by the Mother Lode Weavers & Spinners, face painting and children’s activities. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. www.columbiacalifornia.com.
MESOPOTAMIAN FOOD FESTIVAL ▪ Oct. 13
Mediterranean food, live entertainment including Assyrian singer Alan George, exhibits, kids zone, Assyrian folk dancing and more. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. St. Matthew Catholic Church, 3005 6th St., Ceres. Free. 209-667-7468.
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS ▪ Oct. 19
Annual traditional holiday celebrating the dead will include musical entertainment, Ballet Folklorico groups, lip sync entertainers, children’s activities, Catrin & Catrina procession, altars, car show, vendors and more. Also showing film “Coco” at 12:30 p.m. at the State Theatre for free. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tenth Street Plaza, downtown Modesto. 209-585-6590.
CENTRAL VALLEY HIGHLAND GAMES & CELTIC FESTIVAL ▪ Oct. 19
Celtic experience of Scottish, Irish, Cornish, Norwegian & Welsh Cultures from St. Andrew’s Society of Modesto. Variety of athletic events, entertainment, vendors and more. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. $10-$15. www.standrewsmodesto.org.
MARK TWAIN WILD WEST FEST ▪ Oct. 19
This whimsical festival features three stages of music and comedy, roving street performers, beer, wine, food, shoot-out re-enactments, vendors and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Main Street, downtown Angels Camp. Free. www.gocalaveras.com.
FOOD & FUN
VFW BREAKFAST ▪ Sundays
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3199. 7-11 a.m. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 2801 W. Hatch Road, Modesto. $8. 209-537-3360.
VFW DINNER ▪ Fridays
Friday night dinner by VFW Post 3199. 4-7 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall-Modesto, 2801 W. Hatch Road. $6-$10. 209-537-3360.
HISTORY CENTER BREAKFAST ▪ Sundays
Presented by Northern Mariposa County History Center. 8-11 a.m. second Sundays. Coulterville School House, Broadway and Cemetery. $5 adults; $3 children.
RIPON VFW FRIDAY NIGHT DINNERS ▪ Fridays
Hosted by Ripon VFW Post 1051. 5:30-7 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars, 12455 W. Ripon Road, Ripon. Small donation required. 209-599-6815.
RIPON VFW WEDNESDAY LUNCH ▪ Wednesdays
Hosted by VFW 1051 of Ripon. Chicken strips, burgers, fish or shrimp with fries. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 12455 W. Ripon Road, Ripon. Small donation required. 209-599-6815.
TURLOCK VFW HAMBURGER NIGHTS ▪ Fridays
VFW Auxiliary weekly hamburger nights. 5-8 p.m. Fridays. Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1405 E. Linwood Ave., Turlock. $2-$6.50. 209-668-9710.
AMERICAN LEGION BREAKFAST ▪ Ongoing
Burrito or omelet breakfast. 7-noon third Saturdays. Veterans Service Center, 3500 Coffee Road, Suite 15, Modesto. $10, $5 ages 7-12. 888-291-0174 or 209-480-1692.
BRINGING VETERANS TOGETHER ▪ Fridays
Veterans and their guests are invited to join the Veterans Foundation of Stanislaus County for Happy Hour Fridays. 4:30 p.m. Fridays. Stanislaus Veterans Center Lounge at Coffee & Sylvan. 209-484-7166.
TURLOCK SONS IN RETIREMENT LUNCH ▪ Wednesdays
Monthly luncheon. 11:15 a.m. third Wednesdays. Denair Community Center, 3850 N. Gratton Road. 209-632-0011. www.sirinc.org.
ODD FELLOWS BREAKFAST ▪ Sundays
Lafayette Lodge #65. Ham and cheese omelet, sausage, biscuits and gravy, all-you-can-eat pancakes with coffee and orange juice. 8-11 a.m. second Sundays. IOOF Hall, 30018 Yosemite Blvd., La Grange. $8 adults, $3 ages 6-12, Free under age 6 free. 209-853-2128.
SENIOR BREAKFAST CLUB ▪ Sundays
Social club for seniors age 65-plus. 8-8:30 a.m. Sundays. Perkos, Oakdale Road and Sylvan Avenue, Modesto. 209-576-0279.
MODESTO CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET ▪ Through Dec. 21
A variety of vendors. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. 16th Street between H and I streets. modestocfm.com.
MCHENRY MANSION TABLE SETTING ▪ Oct. 14-15
Annual fundraiser. View more than 35 uniquely decorated tables. Oct. 14 preview day includes beverages, dessert, no-host bar, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., $10. Oct. 15 luncheon, doors open 10:30 a.m., lunch noon, $40, advance only. 209-549-0428.
ESCALON OKTOBERFEST ▪ Oct. 19
Escalon Rotary with sausage tasting, microbrews, wine tasting, music, dancing, more. 4-7 p.m. Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Bellota Road. $35 advance, $40 door. 209-838-7371, 209- 470-2660.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND CRAFT FAIR ▪ Oct. 20
Soroptimist International of Modesto event with pancakes, eggs, sausage and beverages included. Craft fair, bake sale and fall decorated pumpkins. Proceeds fund scholarship and community service programs 7:30 a.m.-1230 p.m. Masonic Center, 800 Rose Ave., Modesto. $10.
OKTOBERFEST ▪ Oct. 20
German dinner, beer tasting, live Oktoberfest music, and an auction. AAUW Oakdale, Riverbank and Escalon Branch fundraiser. 4-7 p.m. Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. 2nd Ave., Oakdale. Advance $30, at the door $40. 209-247-2752.
AAUW-ORE OKTOBERFEST FUNDRAISER ▪ Oct. 20
Oakale-Riverbank-Escalon branch of AAUW fundraiser with German food, beer tasting, wine, live music, dancing, gift baskets, and silent and oral auctions. Proceeds fund scholarships to a science camp for 7th grade girls, speech competition for high school students and college scholarships. 4-7 p.m. Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. 2nd Ave, Oakdale. $30 advance, $40 door. 209-247-2752.
ODDS & ENDS
DELL’OSSO FAMILY FARM MAZE AND PUMPKIN PATCH ▪ Through Oct. 31
Large corn maze. zip lines, haunted castle, more. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Dell’Osso Farms, 26 W. Stewart Road, Lathrop. $14.95 Mondays-Thursdays; $19.95 Fridays-Sundays; free ages 2 and under. Some attraction have additional fees. pumpkinmaze.com.
DUTCH HOLLOW FARMS MAZE AND PUMPKIN PATCH ▪ Through Oct 31
Corn maze, pumpkin patch, zip line, farm area with animals, more. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. 5101 Oakdale Road, Modesto. Admission to the patch is free; attraction fees are $8, $5 for ages 60 and over and free ages 2 and under. dutchhollowfarms.com.
FANTOZZI FARMS CORN MAZE & PUMPKIN PATCH ▪ Through Oct. 31
Two corn mazes, a haunted maze (Friday and Saturday nights only), corn cannons, cow train rides, zombie shooting range, more. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays. 2665 Sperry Ave. Patterson. $8-$12. www.fantozzifarms.com.
R.A.M. FARMS MAZE AND PUMPKIN PATCH ▪ Through Oct. 31
Corn maze, Freaky Flashlight Nights Fridays and Saturdays, “Ron’s Scary Shed,” a tractor corral, more. Movies Fridays and Saturdays at dusk. Noon to dusk Mondays-Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays. R.A.M. Farms Inc., 716 N. Daubenberger Road, Turlock. Attraction tickets $7-$11. ramfarms.com.
STUDIO 49 FIBER ARTS GROUP ▪ Oct. 12
Spinning, Weaving, Knitting, Crocheting; anything fiber related. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuolumne County Library, Sonora. www.mlwsguild.org or call 533-0593.
SECOND SATURDAY TALK ▪ Oct. 12
Dr. Talitha Agan, an adjunct History Professor at Modesto Junior College, will speak on “The History of Modesto’s Airport District.” 2 p.m. McHenry Museum, 1402 I St., Modesto. Free.
WHIST CARD PARTY ▪ Oct. 14
Society of St. Isabel event. 1 p.m. St. Stanislaus church hall at 8th and K streets, Modesto. $3. 209-529-4933.
ANTIQUE FAIR ▪ Oct. 19-20
Vendors. 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 20 Veteran's Memorial Hall, Tuolumne. Free with $5 preview 8-9 p.m. Oct. 19. Admission is free with the exception of the preview.