Spend “An Evening with Taylor Mali” during a two-night engagement by the slam poet at California State University, Stanislaus.
The New York native will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Mainstage Theatre in a program sponsored by the department of theatre, the College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 students, seniors, teachers and CSU faculty/staff.
This will be a return to the area for Mali, who is a four-time National Poetry Slam champion and has appeared on the HBO series “Def Poetry Jam.” He has performed and lectured globally, authored three books and released four spoken-word CDs.
For more information, call (209) 667-3959 or visit www.csustan.edu/soa/theatretickets.html.
Turlock Concert Association
Cuban-music group Habaneros will perform Thursday for the Turlock Concert Association.
The string quartet with clarinet was formed out of the ranks of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba. The group will perform a program of classic works and Cuban compositions. The award-winning instrumentalists have performed around the globe in Russia, Switzerland, France, Spain, North America and across Central and South America.
The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at Turlock Community Theatre. Tickets are $25 general, $15 students. For more, call (209) 668-1456 or (209) 667-5874 or visit www.turlockconcert.org.
The Healing Journey “Hope”
The Healing Journey “Hope” exhibition opens Tuesday at downtown Modesto’s Mistlin Gallery.
Memorial Medical Center’s Complementary Therapy Art Program show will run until Oct. 24. The exhibit will highlight the work of cancer patients and survivors. Galen Martin is the instructor and show curator. A public reception for the event will be part of the Third Thursday Art Walk on Oct. 16
The Central California Art Association Mistlin Gallery hours are 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays at 1015 J St. Admission is free. For more, call (209) 529-3369 or visit www.ccartassn.org.
Local Author Fair
Area writers will take part in the Stanislaus County Library’s fifth annual Local Author Fair on Saturday.
The event will be from 9 a.m. to noon on the Modesto Library portico. Local authors will interact with the community and promote their works, and a selection of their titles will be available for purchase. This year’s event also will feature the authors of “Ashes in a Teardrop,” the 2014 Stanislaus County Community Novel. The event is free and open to the public. Call (209) 558-7817.
Tropical Garden Concert
Support the youth music studio Modesto Sound at its sixth annual Tropical Garden Concert Fundraiser on Saturday.
The event benefits Modesto Sound, which opened in 2005 and offers music education and peer mentoring programs. The event includes dinner, drinks, live music, a silent auction and more. The concert is from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at 3440 Wycliffe Drive in Modesto.
Tickets are $20 for adults (including dinner) and $5 for youth under 19. Call (209) 573-0533 or visit www.modestosound.org.
Bob Hope Theatre Anniversary
The Friends of the Fox celebrate the 10th anniversary of the reopening of the rechristened Bob Hope Theatre on Sunday in Stockton.
The event will feature a screening of the classic Cary Grant and Grace Kelly film “To Catch a Thief.” From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., guests can enjoy a hosted reception in the Bob Hope Lounge with appetizers, desserts and wine. The reception is free to Friends of the Fox members and $5 for nonmembers. The movie will play at 2 p.m. and admission is $8 adults, $4 students. For more, call (209) 373-1722 or visit www.stocktonlive.com.
Modesto Film Society
The Modesto Film Society celebrates national Talk Like a Pirate Month with a screening Sunday of the swashbuckling classic “The Crimson Pirate.”
The 1952 feature stars Burt Lancaster. Kyle Barker will present a pre-film organ concert, and those attending are encouraged to dress in appropriate pirate garb.
The show starts at 2 p.m. and tickets $8. Call (209) 527-4697 or visit www.thestate.org.