1 'Phantom' star
Franc D'Ambrosio, named the "World's Longest Running Phantom" for playing the starring role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera" more than 3,000 times, returns to the valley for his one-man show. He performs the final show in the Modesto Community Concert Association series.
WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Rogers Theater, Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto
2 Rock and soul
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Marirose and the Gypsies perform a combination of rock, soul, blues and country. Marirose describes herself as a singer, songwriter and musician with "a powerfully deep and sultry voice" that grabs the attention. The band will be joined by Lisa Gallego, The Gitanos, Odessa and The Mundaze.
WHEN: 6 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: Fat Cat Music House & Lounge, 930 11th St., Modesto
3 Peddler's Faire
Sponsored by the Knights Ferry History & Museum, the 18th annual Gold Country Peddler's Faire features antiques, collectibles and handmade craft items. Visitors can walk through the 146-year-old covered bridge -- the longest of its type west of the Mississippi River.
WHEN: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Covered Bridge Road, in front of the old flour mill on the south side of the historic covered bridge, Knights Ferry
CALL: 881-3217 or 881-3314
4 A month of '80 Days'
Ty Smith stars as Phileas Fogg and Phillip D'Amore plays his servant Passepartout in Sierra Repertory Theatre's staging of Jules Verne's "Around the World in 80 Days." The pair races across seven continents, facing stampeding elephants, runaway trains, typhoons and an inquisitive detective.
WHEN: 7 p.m. today, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Thursday; through May 24
WHERE: Sierra Repertory Theatre, 13891 Mono Way, Sonora
5 Mucho Mariachis
Mariachi Mexicanisimo, Mariachi Los Tapatios Del Puerto and mariachi vocalist Berta Olivia perform at the 15th Mariachi Scholarship fund-raiser sponsored by the Hispanic Leadership Council of Stanislaus County. The money goes to scholarships and school programs for Hispanic Youth Leadership Council students.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Today; doors open at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Assyrian American Civic Club of Turlock, 2618 N. Golden State Boulevard
CALL: 480-1648 or 575-1303
Los Pinguos, Argentine musicians who cross musical boundaries, brings their party-starting sound to Newman. The group takes its inspiration from the Gipsy Kings, Manu Chao and The Beatles and has a catchy style that extends beyond a Spanish-speaking audience.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 7 p.m.
WHERE: West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman
TICKETS: $10, under age 13 $5
& 2 to plan ahead for
Gallo Center, May 211th Street Jazz Fest,
May 16-17, Modesto