Merced Arts Wrap for Nov. 15

11/15/2013 12:00 AM

11/14/2013 4:55 PM

Hmong New Year at the fairground

A Hmong New Year celebration is scheduled to take place Friday through Sunday at the Merced County Fairgrounds, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

The event will included a pageant, dance contest, culture shows, exhibitions, games and much more.

For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Rock band Bus Stop Boxer to play at The Partisan

Merced rock band Bus Stop Boxer is scheduled to perform 9 p.m. Friday at The Partisan, 432 W. Main St., in downtown Merced. Tickets are $7.

Open mic night at Coffee Bandits

Whether you play an instrument, sing or write poetry, Coffee Bandits is the place to express yourself during its open mike showcase. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Coffee Bandits, 309 W. Main St., in downtown Merced. For more information, call (209) 383-1200 or visit the Coffee Bandits Facebook page.

Cottonwood Creek at the Hangar BBQ

Country/folk group Cottonwood Creek performs at 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday at the Hangar BBQ, 26 Macready Drive, at the Merced Airport. For more information, visit the group’s page on Facebook.

Hotel California salutes the Eagles

The band Hotel California will present “A Salute to the Eagles” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Merced Theatre, 301 W. Main St., in downtown Merced. The show is sponsored by Castle Air Museum. Tickets are $35-$45. For more information, call the Merced Theatre at (209) 381-0500.

Auditions scheduled for ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Auditions for Merced Shakespearefest’s production of “Romeo and Juliet” are scheduled for 10 a.m. Nov. 23 at Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St., in downtown Merced. All roles are open. Organizers are looking to fill at least 18 roles of various ages, and casting can be gender-blind.

Organizers also want the cast to mirror the diversity of California, and people from all ethnic groups are encouraged to audition.

Be prepared to cold-read Shakespeare’s text. A classic monologue is optional, according to the announcement on Merced Shakespearefest’s website.

Larry and His Flask and more at The Partisan

Larry and His Flask is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 22 at The Partisan, 432 W. Main St., in downtown Merced. Also scheduled to perform are Slaughter Daughters and Mosley Watta. Tickets are $7.

Bands to play at Gordo Fest at the fairground

A variety of bands is scheduled to perform from 3 p.m. to midnight Nov. 30 at Gordo Fest. The event is scheduled to take place at the Merced County Fairgrounds, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Tickets are $10 presale and $15 at the gate.

Scheduled acts include Homebrew, DSC, Droogs, 415, Skeleton Radio and many others. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

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