CARNEGIE ARTS CENTER ▪ 209-632-5761
Through May 28, “Pervasive Innovation: Ceramic Sculpture in Northern California.” Through July 23, “Farms & Fields” with reception 5-7 p.m. May 6. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. www.carnegieartsturlock.org.
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ART ASSOCIATION AND MISTLIN GALLERY ▪ 209-529-3369
Through June 4, “Trash to Treasures: Found Object Art, Upcycled, Repurposed, Recycled Art.” Gallery hours: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, noon-4 p.m. Saturdays. 1015 J St. Modesto. ccaagallery.org.
DOWNTOWN MODESTO ▪ 209-529-3369
May 19, Third Thursday Art Walk. Mistlin Gallery, Chartreuse Muse, Preservation Coffee, Dragonfly Art for Life, State Theatre. 5-8 p.m.
KRUSE LUCAS ART GALLERY ▪ 209-529-9111
Through May, “The pastel art of Janet Hardie.” 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 525 Tully Road, Modesto.
MCHENRY MUSEUM ▪ 209-618-5387
Through May, “Whimsical Art.” Ongoing exhibits. Noon-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday. 1402 I St., Modesto.
DIGGINS TENT TOWN 1852 ▪ May 19-21
Columbia State Historic Park annual living history event with 150 costumed volunteers. Visitors experience an 1850s mining camp re-created with period clothing, food and entertainment. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. $10, $2 ages 12 and under. www.parks.ca.gov/Columbia.
CALAVERAS COUNTY FAIR AND JUMPING FROG JUBILEE ▪ May 19-22
Annual jumping frog competition and county fair with food, exhibits, entertainment, rodeo, destruction derby, livestock, arena events, vendor booths. Festival hours 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. Calaveras County Fairgrounds, 2465 Gun Club Road, Angels Camp. $10-$20. www.frogtown.org.
OAKDALE CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL ▪ May 21-22
Enjoy all things chocolate at this annual festival with arts and crafts, Chocolate Avenue, food, vendors and more. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wood Park, Highways 120 and 108, Oakdale. Tickets $5-$6; free ages 12 and under. www.oakdalechamber.com.
MODESTO PORCHFEST ▪ May 22
Porch parties will be set up throughout the La Loma, College and downtown neighborhoods with homeowners hosting local bands on porch, patio and driveway stages. Noon-5 p.m. Free. www.modestoporchfest.com.
MODESTO CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET ▪ Through Dec. 17
A variety of vendors. Market hours are 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. (Thursday markets end Nov. 17.) 16th Street between H and I streets. modestocfm.com.
VETERANS BREAKFAST ▪ May 21
Omelets and breakfast burritos, country fried potatoes, french toast, homemade biscuits and gravy and link sausage. Coffee and orange juice. 7-11 a.m. Veterans Service Center, 3500 Coffee Road, Modesto. $6-$12, free ages 6 and under.
GALLO CENTER FOR THE ARTS
WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? ▪ May 14
Improv comedy show with Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray. 7:30 p.m. $29-$79.
“COPPÉLIA” ▪ May 20-21
Central West Ballet present comedic production. 7:30 p.m. May 20, 2 p.m. May 21. $30-$39.
STUNT DOG EXPERIENCE ▪ May 22
Dancing dogs, dog tricks, big stunts, athletic feats and comedy antics. 5 p.m. $19-$38.
The Gallo Center for the Arts is at 1000 I St., Modesto. Call 209-338-2100. www.galloarts.org.
FIRST FRIDAYS CONCERTS ▪ Through Dec. 2
Full bar, food, information booths and vendors. June 3, Dr Tequila and the Mission Mob; July 1, Alameda Allstars; Aug. 5, Keith Burrows Band; Sept. 2, Chasing Anthems; Oct. 7, Dive Bar Poets; Nov. 4, Leilani and the Destractions; Dec. 2, Famous Hits Band. 6:30 p.m. Copperopolis Armory, 695 Main St. $10-$15. www.creativecopperopolis.com.
TRACE ADKINS ▪ May 14
Country singer with Craig Morgan. 7 p.m. Fruit Yard Amphitheater, 7948 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto. $45-$115. www.thefruityardevents.com.
SONORA BACH FESTIVAL ▪ May 15
Salon Concert featuring guitarist Larry Ferrara with local guest artists. Buffet at intermission. 3 p.m. Hurst Ranch, 17415 Hwy. 108, Jamestown. $35 in advance, $45 limited tickets at the door. sonorabach.org.
RIVER LIGHTS CHORUS GUEST PROGRAM ▪ May 16-June 20
Join River Lights Chorus to learn “Sway”, made famous by Dean Martin and Michael Buble. The six-week guest program will be 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY AFTERNOONS AT CBS ▪ May 22
San Francisco Yiddish Combo. 3 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. $10-$35. www.cbsmodesto.org.
CARNEGIE ARTS CENTER’S 2022 ART OF DESIGN: HOME & GARDEN TOUR ▪ ▪ May 13-14
Self-guided tours of five homes on May 14 in Turlock that represent a variety of styles and sizes. On May 13, a Twilight Tour of a classic 1940s home not on the Saturday tour. Proceeds support the Carnegie Arts Center. Twilight tour 6-10 p.m. May 13; regular tour 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 14. $90 Twilight Tour, $30 regular tour. www.carnegieartsturlock.org
GALLERY TALK ▪ May 19
Carnegie Arts Center Curator Lisa McDermott will talk with ceramic expert, sculptor, author, and educator John Toki, who was instrumental in the development of the current exhibit “Pervasive Innovation: Ceramic Sculpture in Northern California.” 7 p.m. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Free. carnegieartsturlock.org.
FAMILY FRIDAY: WE’VE GOT THE BEAT ▪ May 20
Carnegie Arts Center celebrates International Drum Month with members of Ballico Taiko, who will demonstrate the Japanese tradition of taiko and teach drumming basics. 7 p.m. Free. Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. Free. carnegieartsturlock.org.
FILM: “THE RACE” WITH AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION ▪ May 13-15
Opera Modesto’s youth opera movie brings five famous Aesop’s Fables to life. It will be presented in storytelling style sign language and with English subtitles.
FILM: “HAPPENING” ▪ May 13-14
Anne is a bright young student with a promising future until she becomes pregnant.
FILM: “THE LOST CITY” ▪ May 13-16
A reclusive romance novelist gets swept into a kidnapping attempt.
FILM: “KISS ME DEADLY” ▪ May 15
Modesto Film Society presents classic. 2 p.m. $9.
CAR SHOW AND FILM ▪ May 15
American Chevrolet and Impalamino Flick present a car show and film “Boulevard Nights” with guests Ballet Folklórico Anáhuac, DJ Crushcon and the Burn and Rave Podcast. 6 p.m. $15.
FILM: “DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA” ▪ May 20-June 2
The cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France.
DOWNTON ABBEY DRESS UP & SCREENING EVENT ▪ May 22
Dress up as your favorite character and take a picture in front of the castle. 5 p.m. $9.
The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto. Call 209-527-4697. www.thestate.org.
“STEEL MAGNOLIAS” ▪ Through May 15
Sierra Repertory Theatre presents story of six southern women who take care of each other through good times and bad. Noon Wednesdays; 2 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays; 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. East Sonora Theatre, 13891 Mono Way. $20-$44. www.sierrarep.org.
“TOP GIRLS” ▪ Through May 22
Prospect Theater Project stages the play about an ambitious executive and the moral compromises she makes as she climbs the corporate ladder. 7:30 p.m. May 13-14 and May 19-21; 2 p.m. May 15 and May 22. Prospect Theater Project, 1214 K St., Modesto. $25. prospecttheaterproject.org.
ENTRIES SOUGHT ▪ Through May 28
Carnegie Arts Center accepting art submissions for its Carnegie Art Showcase, an all-media juried show. 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. www.carnegieartsturlock.org.
ENTRIES SOUGHT ▪ May 21-28
Carnegie Arts Center accepting art submissions for its youth exhibit “Ready, Set Show” for ages 5-18. 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. www.carnegieartsturlock.org.