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.
Merced Theatre Foundation presents the 5th Dimension, a vocal group that sings an array of styles, at 8 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the Merced Theatre, 301 W. Main St. Tickets start at $29. For more information, go to www.mercedtheatre.org or call 209-381-0500.
Black Oak music
The Black Oak Casino concert series in Tuolumne continues at 9 p.m. Friday, July 15, with Summer of Love: Capturing the Sound of the Sixties. To see the full lineup, go to www.blackoakcasino.com/entertainment.
Merced’s Barnes and Noble plans a “Star Wars”-themed event at 7 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the 1720 W. Olive Ave. For more information, call 209-386-0571.
Sierra Artists’ Gallery of Mariposa offers a photography show that continues through July 24 at the gallery at Highway 140 and Sixth Street. Call 209-966-2284.
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 Avenue in Merced. The event is free. Staffers recommend viewers bring something to sit on. Merced city firefighters on July 8 cooked about 250 hot dogs for moviegoers and plan to return July 22. Call 209-385-6232.
The third annual Merced County Fair arts show will open with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 28 at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center, 645 W. Main St., Merced. The free show features artwork from June’s fair exhibits. Go to www.artsmerced.org or call 209-388-1090.
Merced Art Hop present Basic Bxtches fashion show from 6:30-9 p.m. Aug. 27 at the hop’s Epekel Gallery, 1733 Canal St., Merced. Tickets are $10. Call Kimberly at 209-658-0661 or go to mercedarthop.wix.com/mysite.
The Los Banos Arts Council’s concert series begins Sept. 17 with the Sun Kings at the Ted Falasco Arts Center, 1105 Fifth St., Los Banos. The series features features five concerts between September and March. Season tickets are $85, and individual shows are $20 to $30. For more or for tickets, 209-826-6132 or 209-826-9048. Go to www.losbanosarts.org.
The Merced Multicultural Arts Center and the Arbor Gallery are open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Tuesday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at 645 W. Main St. There is no fee to enter. For more, go to www.artsmerced.org or call 209-388-1090.