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Entertainment options abound at Merced County Fair

The Merced County Fair is a little over a week away and this year's run is bringing an eclectic group of entertainers to the stage.

May 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Carnegie looking for creative works for youth exhibit

A unique exhibition will be on view this summer at the Carnegie Arts Center in downtown Turlock. Children in grades K-12 (ages 5-18) are invited to present their creative work to the public in the Carnegie's Ferrari Gallery, a museum-quality exhibition space. Entries will be received from June 1 to June 4.

May 18, 2017 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Sierra Rep staging ‘The Fantasticks’

"The Fantasticks," a quintessential celebration of love in all its gorgeous simplicity and heartbreaking complexities is opening at Sierra Rep.

May 11, 2017 | | ARTS/LEISURE


‘A Mother’s Tears’ — Susan Levy brings her art to the MJC Gallery

The Modesto Junior College Department of Art presents "A Mother's Tears" art show featuring the paintings of Susan Levy. The show opens on Monday and runs through June 1, in the MJC Art Gallery on the East Campus, 435 College Avenue, Modesto. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday and admission is free.

May 11, 2017 | | ARTS/LEISURE


New exhibition for Carnegie

The Carnegie Arts Center is presenting the exhibition "Inspired Abstraction: Works by Katherine Crinklaw, Sharon Maney LoManto and Nic Webber" in the Lobby Galleries from through July 23, 2017.

May 04, 2017 | | ARTS/LEISURE


MJC Theater Department stages New Play Fest

The Modesto Junior College Theater Department is presenting the New Play Festival featuring "world premieres" of original, one act plays written and directed by MJC theater students.

May 04, 2017 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Stanislaus State presents Steinbeck Under the Stars featuring ‘Of Mice and Men’

The Theatre Department at Stanislaus State will once again offer patrons live performances under the stars, but this year the show switches from the Bard to an American classic.

April 27, 2017 | | ARTS/LEISURE


‘Avenue Q’ finds home at Playhouse Merced

The smash comedy musical "Avenue Q" is coming to the stage at Playhouse Merced for a three-week run.

April 27, 2017 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Sierra Rep presents backstage romp ‘Noises Off’

Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its first Fallon House show of the year with "Noises Off," praised as the "funniest comedy ever written" by the New York Post and often acclaimed as the comedy by which all other comedies are compared. The play opened Thursday in Columbia State Historic Park and will have a month-long run.

April 13, 2017 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Winners selected for Central California Art Showcase

The Central California Art Showcase, featuring the creations of local artists, has opened at the Carnegie Art Center in Turlock and the Central California Art Association's Mistlin Gallery in Modesto.

April 06, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Turlock Concert Association brings in renowned pianist

The Turlock Concert Association is closing out their season with a concert from classic pianist Alina Kiryayeva at 7 p.m. April 6.

March 30, 2017 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Jazz concert at Carnegie

The Carnegie Arts Center will present the next concert in its Jazz Music Series, an evening of jazz from the Joe Mazzaferro Quintet and special guest Jeff Clayton.

March 30, 2017 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Playhouse finds flight with Peter Pan prequel

The hit Broadway play "Peter and the Starcatcher" will be showing at Playhouse Merced starting Friday.

March 09, 2017 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Memphis music via Turlock

The Turlock Community Theatre is going to be bringing the sounds of Memphis to town when they open the doors on a tribute show to some of the music industry's biggest icons.

March 09, 2017 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Classic children’s story get musical adaption in Lightbox show

The play, based on the parody children's book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, touches on subjects like bullying, honesty and sharing. It features music and lyrics by Robert Kauzlaric, Paul Gilvary and William Rush.

March 09, 2017 | | ARTS/LEISURE


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