Merced Arts Wrap for Aug. 29, 2014

08/29/2014 12:00 AM

08/29/2014 3:35 PM

Fiddler on the Roof

“Fiddler on the Roof” opens tonight at Playhouse Merced and plays three weekends through Sept 14, Fri and Sat evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sun at 2 p.m. Tickets are adults $15-$22, seniors $15-$20, students $12, and children $10. Buy tickets at (209) 725-8587, the box office at 452 West Main Street Tues-Sat from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please visit Rated: A (All Ages).

ShakespeareFest presents “Cymbeline”

Merced ShakespeareFest presents “Cymbeline” on Sept 6, 7, 13, 14 at Applegate Park in Merced, (10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays). The play will also show at UC Merced’s outdoor amphitheater Sept. 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. All performances free for the public. For more information call (209)723-3265 or go to

Comedy Jam at the Merced Theatre

The Comedy Jam with Felipe Esparza is scheduled for 8 p.m. Sept 5. at the Merced Theatre, 301 W. Main St. Tickets are $20-25. For more information or tickets visit the theatre box office or

T-PAP: The Public’s Art Project

The Public’s Art Project is looking for artists in grades K-12 to create works of art that inspire residents of Merced, while also beautifying the cityscape. For more information contact Adrian Mohammed at

Uke ’n Reed

Uke ’n Reed, the pop-swing quartet, returns to the 510 Bistro on Bob Hart Square in Merced, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Dining, dancing and cocktails and songs so old they’re good as new.

Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit

The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. today at The Partisan, 432 W. Main St., Merced. Admission is $10.

Merced College art gallery

An exhibition of gouache painting by Northern California artist Ronald Walker titled “Suburban Primitive” will remain on display at the Merced College Art Gallery through Thursday. Gouache is Walker’s medium and the subject of suburban life is his passion. His work is influenced by both Dadaist and symbolic art movements. The Merced College Art Gallery is open 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and by appointment. For more information, contact Susanne French, art gallery coordinator at (209) 384-6064 or email

Events at Kewl Kats

Karaoke happens at 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 p.m. Friday DJ/dancing; 9 p.m. Saturday live music. Kewl Kats is at 1111 Motel Drive, Merced. For details, call (209) 383-5395.

Arts Center exhibit

“Range: County Artists Across the Spectrum” runs through Sept. 19 at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center, 645 W. Main St., Merced. The exhibit includes works by Natalie Porter, CHAA, the Enrichment Center and the 2014 Curator’s Award winners. For more information, visit

Live music at Star Club

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

Star Club jam session

A jam session is scheduled from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Star Club, 1331 W. Main St., Merced.

There is no cover charge. You must be at least 21 to enter.

Come Dancing

The city of Merced’s Recreation Department will be offering open dances from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 7, Sept. 21, Oct. 5 and Oct. 19. This is not a dance lesson, but an opportunity for all dancers to come and practice their dance moves. Music will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite music to share. Cost is $20 per person and preregistration is required. Register at 678 W. 18th St. or call (209) 385-6298 for more information.

Open mic night

Singer Cheryl Lockett will be the featured artist at the American Legion’s open mike night, 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at 939 W. Main St. There is no cover charge. Lockett is scheduled to perform during the first hour. Other singers, musicians, poets and comedians are invited to take the mic afterward. A guitar amplifier and a PA system will be available. No need to be an American Legion member – just sign in at the front door. Tri-tip sandwiches with potato salad will be available at $6 a plate. Proceeds support veterans programs. For more information, call (209) 658-2663.

Foreverland in Merced

Foreverland, a 14-piece tribute band dedicated to the music of Michael Jackson, is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Merced Theatre, 301 W. Main St..


Kenny Rogers in Merced

Country music legend Kenny Rogers is scheduled to perform at the Merced Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9.



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