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The State Theatre
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Two days of feature films, documentaries, and shorts from around the world highlight emerging technologies and social change
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Up-and-coming comics lure laughs in storied chain of comedy clubs that showcased such stars as Ellen DeGeneres and Jerry Seinfeld
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Nationally touring comedians headline Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, including Steve Byrne, Shaun Latham and Fortune Feimster
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Elks Lodge #6
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The Gallo Center for the Arts houses two state-of-the-art theaters that showcase an abundance of theater, music, dance, and lectures throughout the year. Colorful spins and stiletto-sharp swirls seize the stage in a dizzying display of Argentinean culture with Tango Buenos Aires, and advice aficionados will revel in the clever contemplations of Ann Landers successor Amy Dickinson, whose column is published in more than 200 newspapers nationwide. Music mavens, meanwhile, will bask in the artistic prowess of the Philharmonic of Poland, a powerful acoustic experience helmed by the wand of sonic sorcerer Boguslaw Dawidow that massages eardrums with works by Strauss, Lehar, and Mozart. More hands-on classical connoisseurs will be privy to a fully educational musical experience with Jeffrey Siegel's informative keyboard conversations, which are half witty lecture, half virtuosic performance, and half lesson in remedial fractions.
The Modesto Symphony Orchestra begins 2012 with a two-hour journey through the classical compositions of Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky. One hour before the performance, both those familiar with and new to classical music can learn more about the evening's program and secret baton semaphoring at the pre-concert conversation with conductor David Lockington. Inside the Rogers Theater, meticulous audio specs lavish ears with lush sound. The theater's shoebox design and retractable draperies tune the hall to coax precise reverberations from symphonic sounds.
Since 1960, the city of Modesto has been the minor league home to six different big league franchises including the New York Yankees, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Oakland Athletics. But despite all the bouncing around, the Nuts have consistently won, and have captured five California League championships over the years. Now affiliated with the Colorado Rockies, the team is still looking for its first title under the Nuts moniker, which it officially adopted in 2005 as a nod to the region's farming products and any fans who try to catch foul balls in their mouths.
Tina Kelly and Diane Flores, sisters and founders of Venus Pole Fitness, have always preferred doing things together. Throughout their adult years, they attended dance classes and boot camps, constantly in search of an exercise regime that was not only fun but effective. When they discovered pole-dance fitness, they instantly loved it and quickly purchased a pole, stage, and DJ booth packed with pop-music CDs. Their purchases led to the eventual creation of Venus Pole Fitness, where the certified duo teach ladies of all fitness levels and friction coefficients how to spice up their exercise regime and build their confidence through hip swivels and spins.
Although Intersport Fitness Center houses a sprawling weight room, there's still space for exercisers who don't want to work out alone. The facility's staff schedules one-on-one personal-training sessions and weekly group-fitness classes, including cycling and aerobics. Topping things off are amenities such as saunas.
Very few people alive today can remember a time when the Stanislaus County Fair wasn’t around. The 10-day summer festival began humbly in 1911 as the Melon Carnival, but expanded throughout the decades in length and notoriety, with California recognizing its Arch Gate as a State Point of Historical Interest in 1999.
The fair’s headlining acts complement entertainment on secondary stages, whose performances range from community square dancing shows to canine daredevil acts. Meanwhile in the carnival area, visitors shoot down sudden rollercoaster drops and spin in dizzying circles, as tots frolic on size-appropriate kiddie rides and plot ways to turn their classrooms into zero-gravity chambers. Broncos attempt to buck riders to the ground in the rodeo, whereas those who prefer mechanical steeds can check out monster-truck shows, motocross contests, and motorcycle daredevils.
Don your faire finest for an action-packed day of Renaissance fun as a colorful cast of storytellers, musicians, and acrobats resuscitate the past with an invigorating blend of Elizabethan entertainment. Oversized turkey legs complement an appetizing blacksmithing performance, and medievalists can bow down at the throne of Mary, Queen of Scots. Athletically dodge under and around stilt-walkers as you prep your eye-sponges to absorb the gravity-defying juggling and ropewalking of MooNiE the Magnificent. Stroll around the grounds, stocking up on eats, ale, and Renaissance gear before cheering on combating knights and watching historical re-enactments of the origin of social networks.
Any veteran of the first-person shooter genre of video games knows that half the fun lies not only in blasting away at opponents, but also in customizing your loadout, memorizing level layout, and ultimately mastering team tactics. The creators of World Extreme aim to bring this experience to life, packing their 10,000-square-foot arena with dense urban-style terrain. They arm players with their custom radio-frequency-style weaponry, in the shape of M4s, MP5s, or AK-47s. They program each weapon to simulate specific circumstances, from free-for-all battles to team bomb-setting exercises. Unlike at most laser-tag arenas, when a well-placed shot knocks a player out of the game, they must scour the field for a respawn box to reenter play, adding extra stakes to the contest.
The Future of Rock Music Fest’s lineup of established Modesto performers and youthful up-and-comers tests the integrity of the stage with an amp-rattling evening of rock 'n' roll. Steely Dan tribute Kid Charlemagne, accompanied by local cover-band masterminds Johnny and Kelly, regales audiences with lively renditions of songs by their inspiration. Hari Kari, meanwhile, will whisk aural synapses back in time, exposing ears to an eclectic selection of hits from the ‘80s like a disco crystal ball. Fresh-faced teen group The High Voltage Band takes the stage to show off their precocious musical talents before California rockers Offshore coalesce around the soaring vocals of lead singer Genesis, essaying a program of original songs and punk covers of such bands as Taking Back Sunday and Blink 182. Finally, Neil Buettner and Matt Harrington band together and eschew modern electric-rock innovations in favor of acoustic guitars and steam-powered amps.
The dazzling, art-deco exterior of The State Theatre sends moviegoers back in time to Hollywood’s heyday. The elegant 1934 theater eschews the big-budget productions and 3D infomercials of today’s movie industry and instead screens classic films and indie features. On opening nights, The State Theatre often hosts Skype Q&A sessions with the directors and other filmmakers.
SOS Club is an unusually luxurious take on a gym—for one, there's an on-site bar and restaurant. For another, there's not one swimming pool, but three, including a heated one. The array of sports courts, meanwhile, ranges from tennis courts to basketball ones. For a group workout, members can also take to the group fitness studios, for sessions of mini-ball Zumba, Pilates, yoga, or pirate toga.
Bob & Tom Show regulars, Ms. Pat and Dan St. Paul team up for an adult-oriented night of comedy. If her four children are lucky, Ms. Pat will stop short of literally airing their dirty laundry during her in-depth description of topics ranging from her eldest's intimate football gear to her 6-year-old daughter's ambitious designs on the drive-thru menu. Dan St. Paul is perhaps best known for his car-endangeringly hilarious broadcast of a baseball game made up of Biblical all-stars, and is wont to wax sarcastic on his freakishly large son and money-saving healthcare tips such as getting your x-rays done at the airport. Charity Way Ballroom at the Elks Lodge will be fitted with a full bar for the evening of entertainment.
Haircuts for men, women, and children abound inside Evolution Salon. Other hair-related services include perms, highlights, and extensions made from 100% human or My Little Pony hair. Below the neck, specialists remove unwanted hair with warm wax, and massage therapists work out knots during 30- to 90-minute sessions.
Depending on where exactly you are inside Ripon Powerplay Sports Arena, you can glide across surfaces on quad or inline skates. The
sports facility houses a wooden rink where popular upbeat music sets the tone for evening all-skates. The center also hosts inline-skating hockey leagues and indoor soccer games. At different times throughout the year, instructors host hockey skills camps for players ranging from beginner to advanced.
Grammy– and Tony–nominated actor, singer, and musician Michael Cavanaugh binds the American rock 'n' roll songbook in his magnetic charm and munificent voice during a festive salute to the songs of Billy Joel and Elton John. Labeled “the amazing Michael Cavanaugh” by the New York Times, the charismatic crooner rose to fame when Joel handpicked him to play the lead role in the Broadway smash Movin' Out and to take his place in jury duty. Since then, the surrogate Piano Man and his ace band have marveled music fans nationwide with their wily interpretations of rock staples. Live, Michael rivals his heroes and steals their vocal DNA in Billy Joel jams such as “You May Be Right” and “Just the Way You Are” and Elton John romps such as “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” and “Crocodile Rock.” The dapper singer’s jukebox brain also holds songs ranging from AC/DC to ZZ Top, so expect a grab bag of cuts to reverberate in Turlock Community Theatre’s acoustically friendly auditorium.