Out and About

June 7, 2013 

THINGS TO DO

TODAY

"West Side Story," the musical that centers around two teenage street gangs in 1950s New York City, is on stage through June 16 at Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St. Performances are on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 and Sundays at 2 p.m. For ticket information, call (209) 725-8587 or go to www.playhousemerced.com.

Tickets for the 2013 Merced County Fair can be purchased at sale prices through June 11. Purchase four general- admission tickets for $20 and get a fifth ticket free -- a $5 value. All-Day-Ride carnival coupons are $23, which is $7 off. The pack of five tickets can be used in any combination, by one or more people, one at a time or all at once. The fair runs June 12-16. For more information, call (209) 722-1507 or go to www.mercedcountyfair.com.

Merced County Fair Movie Night at Merced Theatre will feature "Independence Day." Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Movie starts at 7. Admission is $5. Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the event. For more information, go to www.mercedtheatre.org or call (209) 381-0500.

Whiskey Low performs from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at the Star Club, 1331 W. Main St., Merced. There is no cover charge. You must be at least 21 years old to enter.

Sunday

Valley Farmers Market, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2877 Atwater Blvd., Atwater. EBT is accepted.

Monday

Buhach Farmers Market, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4814 Clover Ave., Atwater. Take the Buhach Exit off Highway 99.

Tuesday

Gustine Farmers Market, 4 to 7 p.m. at Harry Schmidt Park in Gustine.

Le Grand Certified Farmers Market, 6 to 8 p.m. on Washington Street and Le Grand Road, next to Pizza Factory.

Wednesday

The Rhett Walker Band performs at 8:30 p.m. at the Merced County Fairgrounds Outdoor Theatre. The concert is free with fair admission.

Buhach Farmers Market, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4814 Clover Ave., Atwater. Take the Buhach Exit off Highway 99.

Jam session, 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at the Star Club, 1331 W. Main St., Merced. There is no cover charge. You must be at least 21 years old to enter.

Eight-ball competition at R Bar, 1603 V St. Sign-ups are at 6 p.m.; game starts at 7 p.m. Twenty players only; $5 buy-in.

Pat Benatar performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto. For more information, go to www.galloarts.org.

Thursday

Pablo Cruise performs at 8:30 p.m. at the Merced County Fairgrounds Outdoor Theatre. The concert is free with fair admission.

Community Blood Drive, 3 to 7 p.m., at the Livingston Veterans Memorial Hall, 1605 Seventh St. Donate a pint of blood and receive a coupon for a meal offered by the Livingston-Delhi Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary. For more information, call Denis Wells at (209) 394-2059 or go to www.vfwlivingston.com.

World dance classes, 6:30 to 8 p.m. No experience, no partner needed. Enjoy music and dance from around the world. Downtown Merced Multicultural Arts Center, Third Floor, 645 W. Main St. Contact Mary at mblauert1@sbcglobal.net or (209) 384-7719. Cost is $40 for each six-week session, or $7 at the door.

Friday

Country singer Jason Michael Carroll performs at 8:30 p.m. at the Merced County Fairgrounds Outdoor Theatre. The concert is free with fair admission.

Live music from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at the Star Club, 1331 W. Main St., Merced. There is no cover charge. You must be at least 21 years old to enter.

June 15

The "Run for the Fallen," a run and walk to honor and remember fallen service members from Merced County. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. at Applegate Park, with the 4.2-mile event beginning at 8 a.m. It is held in partnership with the 2013 Merced County Fair. The fair's theme is "Thank You Veterans." There is no charge to participate.

Evolution, a Journey tribute band, performs at 8:30 p.m. at the Merced County Fairgrounds Outdoor Theatre. The concert is free with fair admission.

June 16

Korina Lopez performs at 8:30 p.m. at the Merced County Fairground Outdoor Theatre. The concert is free with fair admission.

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