Bands at the Star Club
The Star Club will feature the Blues Imposters from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. today and Saturday, no cover. On New Year’s Eve the Star Club will feature the Johnny Randall band from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., $10/couple, $7 single. All shows age 21 and over. The Star Club is at 1331 W. Main St. in downtown Merced.
‘Braingazm‘ Tournament of Champions
The Partisan will host its “Braingazm Tournament of Champions” at 6 p.m. today. “Braingazm” is a trivia contest in which teams composed of six people compete. Age 21 and over only. The Partisan is at 432 W. Main St. in downtown Merced. For more information, visit www.thepartisanmerced.com.
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Open Mic Night at The Partisan
If you sing, play an instrument, or both, The Partisan’s open mic night, held every Monday, is the place to be heard. Sign-ups begin at 7 p.m. Age 21 and over only. The Partisan is at 432 W. Main St. in downtown Merced. For more information, visit www.thepartisanmerced.com.
Exhibits at the Multicultural Arts Center
Exhibits by artists Rafael Barajas and Oscar Torres and photographer Roger Wyan will remain on display at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center through Jan. 3.
Barajas’ exhibit, “Oil Paintings: A Muse Meant,” is on the gallery’s first floor.
Torres’ exhibit, “#MyJourney,” is on the mezzanine second floor.
Wyan’s exhbit, “Upon Reflection: A Photography Retrospective,” is in the Skylight and Whitebox galleries, second floor.
The center is at 645 W. Main St. and open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Also open by appointment. For more information, visit www.artsmerced.org or call (209) 388-1090.
Pinback at the Merced Theatre
Renowned rock band Pinback is scheduled to perform at the Merced Theatre at 8:30 p.m. on Jan 18. Also scheduled to perform is Ahwahnichi. Presented by RC Essig’s Love Your Productions, tickets for the event are $20. The Merced Theatre is at 301 W. Main St. in downtown Merced. For more information, visit www.mercedtheatre.org
Sunday social dance
A Sunday social dance with music by Just Friends will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Merced Community Center ballroom, 755 W. 15th St. Doors will open at 1 p.m. The cost is $8. For more information, call (209) 723-0839.
New Year’s Eve bash
Celebrate with the Twi’ Lighters from 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on New Year’s Eve at the Merced American Legion Hall, 939 W. Main St. Music to be played will include Latin, country, salsa and old-school. Limousine transportation will be available from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., one-way only. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For more information, call (209) 626-6105 or (209) 356-8676.