6 Things To Do This Week in the Modesto region

Raquel Welch and Stephen Boyd in “Fantastic Voyage”
Raquel Welch and Stephen Boyd in “Fantastic Voyage”

Oakdale Rodeo

It’ll be a weekend of “ride ’em, cowboy” as the Oakdale Rodeo returns. A free parade gets things going at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 9, beginning at Oakdale High School. Then all the action gets started at the rodeo grounds with bucking bulls, roping, team events and more.

WHEN: Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, April 10; PRCA Rodeo begins at 1 p.m. both days

WHERE: Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds, East F Street

TICKETS: $15 general, $10 ages 7-12

ONLINE: oakdalerodeo.com

Beatles concert experience

The live musical performance “Come Together” re-creates the look, sound and history of the Beatles. Through authentic costumes and live performances, the show at the Gallo Center on Saturday is a musical journey from the early years of the Beatles’ British invasion through the band’s 1960s recordings, as well as their solo careers.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9

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

TICKETS: $25-$45

ONLINE: www.galloarts.org

Comedy at the State

The Friends of Bob & Tom Comedy Tour pulls into the State Theatre Friday with four comics taking the stage, including Bob Zany. He will be joined by Ralph Harris, Greg Hahn and Dave Dyer. The show is recommended for ages 18 and older.

WHEN: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 8

WHERE: State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto

TICKETS: $29-$35

CALL: 209-527-4697

ONLINE: www.thestate.org

‘Cowgirls’ ride onto Stage 3

The latest production from Sonora’s Stage 3 Theatre Company brings country and classical music together in a comedy about mix-ups and finding the right mix. “Cowgirls the Musical” begins its run Friday, April 8, at the foothills theater. The show features six local and regional actors in an all-female cast who act, sing and play their own instruments.

WHEN: Opens 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8; shows are 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, through Sunday, May 8

WHERE: Stage 3 Theatre Company, 208 S. Green St., Sonora

TICKETS: $25 general, $22 seniors, $17 students

CALL: 209-536-1778

ONLINE: www.stage3.org

Science on Screen

The State Theatre’s regular Science on Screen events continue on Saturday with “iCHIP: Human Physiology in The Palm of Your Hand,” featuring bioengineers Elizabeth Wheeler and Monica Moya from Lawrence Livermore Lab. Following the presentation, the 1966 film “Fantastic Voyage” will screen.

WHEN: 2:30 p.m. presentation, 3:30 p.m. film Saturday, April 9

WHERE: State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto


CALL: 209-527-4697

ONLINE: www.thestate.org

MumFest Continues

The Modesto Unplugged Music Festival continues this week. The live music showcase this year partners with other community arts organizations for a month of acoustic sounds, including shows with the Sunday Afternoons at CBS series at Congregation Beth Shalom; cast members of Townsend Opera’s upcoming production of “Dead Man Walking”; and a musical meditation at Peer Recovery Art Project.

WHEN: All month, various times

WHERE: Various locations in Modesto

TICKETS: Some performances are free, other prices vary

ONLINE: For a full lineup, times and prices, see www.modestounplugged.com.