Merced Arts Wrap for May 23, 2014

05/23/2014 12:00 AM

05/22/2014 5:06 PM

Strange Vine at The Partisan

Rock band Strange Vine is scheduled to perform 8:30 p.m. Friday at The Partisan, located at 432 W Main St. in downtown Merced. Also scheduled to appear are bands Ilya and Identical Homes. Tickets are $5. For more information visit

Mikel Soria Jazz Trio

The Mikel Soria Jazz Trio is scheduled to perform 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight at 510 Bistro, located at 510 W. Main St. in downtown Merced. The group is also scheduled to play 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 29 at Vista Ranch and Cellars, 7326 E. Highway 140 in Merced.

Johnny Randall Band at the Star Club

The Johnny Randall Band is scheduled to perform 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday at the Star Club, located at 1331 W. Main St. in downtown Merced. Ages 21 and up only, no cover.

Poetry at Coffee Bandits

Poetry night will be held from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, at Coffee Bandits, located at 309 W. Main St. in Merced. Admission is free.

Bands at Tigers and Daggers

New Zealand songwriter Anthonie Tonnon and Canadian goth band Rhythm of Cruelty are scheduled to perform 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 28 at Tigers and Daggers record store, 621 W. Main St. in downtown Merced. The show, which is co-sponsored by Downtown Life Magazine, is free for all ages.

Exotica Thursdays at Club Bahia

Exotica Thursdays is an LGBT club party with DJs mixing dance beats, held 8 p.m. every Thursday at Club Bahia in downtown Merced. A drag show happens every first Thursday of the month. Club Bahia is located at 224 W. Main St. For more information call (209) 617-3452.

‘Born and Raised’ at Playhouse Merced

Playhouse Merced is scheduled to present its production of “Born and Raised” Friday, May 30 through Sunday June 1. “Born and Raised” is a collection of one-act plays by local writers. Plays must include the theme of living in Merced County. The play ideas were previously submitted and four were chosen. Tickets are $5 to $10, and show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Playhouse Merced is located at 452 W. Main St. in downtown Merced. For more information visit or visit (209) 725-8587.

‘The Empty Pot’ at the Merced Theatre

“The Empty Pot: A Tale of Integrity and Courage,” a performance of music and dance, will be presented by Young Leaders Performing Arts and shown at the Merced Theatre 6 p.m. Saturday, May 30. Admission is free. The Merced Theatre is located at 301 W. Main St.

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