‘Odyssey’ all night
The Merced County Arts Council, with the assistance of Project Big Top, plans All-Night Odyssey in which readers will read “The Odyssey” all the way through in a single night. It begins at 6 p.m. Friday, July 1, and ends at 8 a.m. the next day at the Multicultural Arts Center, 645 W. Main St. For more information, contact Dennis at email@example.com or 209-388-1090.
Black Oak music
The Black Oak Casino concert series in Tuolomne starts at 8 p.m. Friday, July 1, with Loose Cannonz featuring Greg Noll. To see the full lineup, go to www.blackoakcasino.com/entertainment.
The musical “1776” premieres at Merced Theatre, 301 W. Main St. at 7:30 p.m. July 8. Tickets start at $20. They can be purchased by calling the theater at 209-381-0500 or going to www.mercedtheatre.org.
Merced’s Barnes and Noble plans a “Finding Dory”-themed event at 7 p.m. July 8 at the 1720 W. Olive Ave. Planned are a scavenger hunt, activities and other fun. For more, 209-386-0571.
The Merced Parks and Recreation Department plans a showing of “Hotel Transylvania 2” at dusk on July 8 at Rahilly Park, 3400 Parsons Ave. The event is free. Staffers recommend viewers bring chairs, a blanket or something else to sit on. For more, call 209-385-6232.
Sierra Artists’ Gallery of Mariposa is calling on regional photographers to submit work to the Photography Fest and Sale. Entries are due by July 9 for the show that runs July 11-24. For a prospectus and application, visit the gallery in Mariposa at Highway 140 and Sixth Street or the website at www.sierraartistsgallery.com. For more, call 209-966-2284.
Arts & Spirits
The Merced County Arts Council and Arbor Gallery plans Art & Spirits on the third Friday of each month. The next evening of wine and painting is 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 15. Artist Rose Tripp will instruct; refreshments and supplies are included in the $35 charge. Space is limited. Call the Multicultural Arts Center at 209-388-1090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next Merced Art Hop is 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 16 on Main Street in Merced. The event typically features dozens of artists and several art projects in which hop-goers can contribute. For more, go to mercedarthop.wix.com/mysite.
The Merced Parks and Recreation Department will show “Star Wars” at dusk July 22 at the Youth Sports Complex in the 1800 block of Wadrobe Ave. in Merced. The event is free. Staffers recommend viewers bring something to sit on. For more, call 209-385-6232.