Issue 20

10 Great Dates

1. Lily Tomlin

You may have seen her in Netflix’s series Grace & Frankie, acting opposite Jane Fonda. Lily Tomlin is a performer of many talents, and stands as one of America’s foremost comediennes. Tomlin has branched out into a myriad of media, ranging from television and theatre to motion pictures, animation, and video. Her amazing career has earned her six Emmys, two Tonys, a Cable Ace Award, a Grammy, and more. Admission prices are $49, $59, $69. For more information, or to buy tickets, visit

Jan. 15, 7:30 P.M.
Turlock Community Theatre
1574 E Canal Dr, Turlock

2. 18th Annual Crab Feed

crab feedCrack into a delicious crab for Oakdale Junior High School. There’ll be a dinner, an auction, and plenty of butter. There are even three sponsor levels— The Dungeness Crab, where $850 gets you a table of 8, upgraded premium wine and dessert, priority serving, 16 raffle tickets, a mention in the program and the opportunity to advertise. The Snow Crab, $650, and Blue Crab, $100, are also options. Tickets are available for purchase for $50 at the OJHS office. Contact Michelle Smith at 209-324-8166 for more information.

Jan. 16, 5:30 P.M
Gene Bianchi Community Center
110 S 2nd Avenue, Oakdale

3. Big Earl & The Cryin’ Shame

This local hit is one you absolutely can’t miss. Big Earl & the Cryin’ Shame stole their first hearts at B. B. King’s concert, then stole the stage at the Gallo Center, selling out every seat. Now you get the chance to experience that once-in-a-lifetime bluesy funk that they’re known for. Hurry in to see if the Gallo Center still has tickets. For more information, or to buy tickets, visit

Jan. 16, 7:30 P.M.
Foster Family Theatre -Gallo Center for the Arts
1000 I St, Modesto

4. 10th Annual International Wedding Festival

International WeddingWedding season is coming— don’t you want to be prepared? Then mark your calendar for the largest bridal show in Modesto! At the 10th Annual International Wedding Festival, you’ll find a plethora of the Valley’s best photographers, DJs, limousines, event planners, florists, bakeries, and much more! Get inspired for your wedding, or your honeymoon, and make sure your special day is truly special. For more information, visit

Jan. 24, 11 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Centre Plaza
1000 L St, Modesto

5. Valley Focus: Betty Saletta Sculptures

sculpturesMaybe you’ve seen the statue of Chief Estanislao in front of the Stanislaus County Courthouse, or the Oakdale Cowboy, or— more recently— the American Graffiti Kids on Modesto’s cruise route. If you’ve seen any of these masterpieces, then you’re already familiar with Betty Saletta’s body of work. Appreciate her art up close in The Carnegie Arts Center. For more information, visit

Jan. 27 – Mar 20
The Carnegie Arts Center
250 N Broadway Ave, Turlock

6. Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It

It’s impossible not to know William Shatner, and now, for area residents— it’s possible to see him. Shatner’s been an actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, and surprisingly, a horseman. He’s an undeniably recognizable face, and now he’s coming to the Turlock Community Theatre in Shatner’s World. He tells the story of his journey to stardom and peppers it with songs, jokes, and anecdotes. Admission prices are $55, $75, $95. For more information, or to buy tickets, visit

Jan. 31, 7:30 P.M.
Turlock Community Theatre
1574 E Canal Dr, Turlock

7. Sweeney Todd

This Gallo Center show might just make you lose your head. Sweeney Todd follows the tale of a wronged barber who seeks vengeance against a corrupt judge. Composed by Stephen Sondheim and based on the gorey serial novels from the Victorian era, this show is guaranteed to thrill and chill. And this particular show features a full operatic setting, with no amplified sound. For more information, or to buy tickets, visit

Feb. 12, 7:30 P.M., Feb. 14, 2 P.M.
Mary Stuart Rogers Theater – Gallo Center for the Arts
1000 I St, Modesto

8. Grace Lieberman & Friends

Prepare yourself for the best and most unique Valentine’s celebration with Grace Lieberman and Friends— Modesto area entertainers who provide handmade Valentines and merry sing-a-longs to make this Valentine’s one to remember. If you need something charming to do with your Valentine in the afternoon before your dinner, look no further. For more information, go to

Feb. 14, 3 P.M.
Congregation Beth Shalom
1705 Sherwood Ave, Modesto

9. The Manchurian Candidate

This tense and artful film has been up for two Academy Awards and is proclaimed to be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress. The Modesto Film Society presents The Manchurian Candidate, a two hour thriller about a former Korean War POW who’s been brainwashed in Manchuria. The unwitting son returns to America, and that’s when the real intrigue begins. The film stars Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey. For more information, or to buy tickets, visit or call the box office at 209-527-4697.

Feb. 21, 2 P.M.
The State Theatre
1307 J Street, Modesto

10. Carnegie Centennial
A very happy birthday to the Carnegie Arts Center, which will be celebrating 100 years in February of this year! The day is set to be a real birthday bash and will include free admission, a ceremony, open house, free art and dance classes for kids, and teach the history of the Carnegie. Carnegie’s 100th year is sure to be full of events, so keep yourself updated. For more information, visit

Feb. 27, 10 A.M. – 1 P.M.
The Carnegie Arts Center
250 N Broadway Ave, Turlock

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