6 things to do this week

Manteca singer-songwriter Travis Vick (Allen Passalaqua)
Manteca singer-songwriter Travis Vick (Allen Passalaqua)

 1  Fiji Islands fair

The second annual Modesto Fiji Festival celebrates Indian culture from the Fiji islands. About 10 booths sell clothes, artifacts, jewelry, CDs. Mendhi (henna tattoos) and other body art are available. There also is live entertainment from local Indian rock, hip-hop and rap performers and dancers.

WHEN: 10-8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Graceada Park, Sycamore Avenue at Needham Street, Modesto.


CALL: 495-7031

 2  Music Off

Go Off the Air with the Modesto's live, local, independent music series. Performing are Manteca singer/songwriter Travis Vick, Sacramento band Silver Darling, Oakdale musician Chris Doud and Turlock performer Adam Bishop. The show is all ages.

WHEN: 8 p.m. today

WHERE: Deva Cafe, 1202 J St., Modesto


CALL: 572-3382

 3  Cowboy up

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum hosts its third annual Cowboy Collectibles Roadshow. Antique cowboy gear collector Bruce Haener displays his personal collection for public viewing, as well as appraises antique bits and spurs a fee of $10 per item. Haener, a bit maker from Paso Robles, has been an avid collector for more than 30 years. His work is featured in the book "Bits & Spurs, Modern Makers."

WHEN: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Oakdale Cowboy Museum, 355 E. F St.

TICKETS: $10 appraisal, free viewing

CALL: 847-5163

 4  Plane nuts

Go Plane Crazy at a benefit for the Castle Air Museum. The event features a live and silent auction, dinner and dancing. USO-themed red, white and blue attire is optional. Music is provided by The Black Velvet Band.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Castle Air Museum, 5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater


CALL: 723-2178

 5  Shining Stones

The State Theatre screens Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones concert film, "Shine A Light." The documentary was filmed during two New York shows midway through the band's 2006 "A Bigger Bang Tour." The film includes guest spots from Buddy Guy, Jack White and Christina Aguilera. The film is rated PG-13.

WHEN: Through Tuesday. 7 p.m. today; 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 3:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday

WHERE: State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto


CALL: 527-4697

 6  Family Fun

Enjoy the great American pastime with the Modesto Nuts at the Family Fun Fest. The event, sponsored by the Principal Financial Group, is a free pre-game event billed at the "most extensive traveling baseball festival in history." The festival is touring minor league baseball ballparks across the country during its fifth anniversary season. The event features some 20 baseball-themed attractions including a minor league baseball museum and midway games with batting and pitching cages, bungee runs, giant slide, baseball bounce houses and more fun for all ages.

WHEN: 4 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: John Thurman Field, 601 Neece Drive, Modesto


CALL: 572-4487

& 2 to plan ahead for

 YES Company's "The Wizard of Oz,' Gallo Center, Aug. 8-16

 "Priceless," State Theatre, Aug. 1-3