Disturbing the Peace
Alternative rock band Disturbing the Peace performs as part of the Central Valley Music Group Outdoor Summer Concert Series. The band is a 2009 nominee for best alternative band in the Modesto Area Music Association Awards.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Whitmore Mansion, 2733 Sixth St., Ceres
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TICKETS: $5 general, free age 5 and under
Relief Inc. presents the Liberian Independence Day Festival. The event includes an international marketplace, a farmers market and arts and crafts in the daytime. In the evening, rapper MC Hammer ("You Can't Touch This") presides at a program with African food and dance.
WHEN: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., 6-10 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Mancini Bowl, Graceada Park, Sycamore Avenue and Needham Street, Modesto
TICKETS: Free until 6 p.m.; $35 after 6 p.m.
Country singer Faith Hill has sold more than 30 million records to both country and pop fans. Her hits include "This Kiss," "The Way You Love Me," "Breathe," "Secret of Life," "Wild One" and "Piece of My Heart." She performs at Ironstone Vineyards with opening act Whiskey Dawn.
WHEN: 8 p.m. today
WHERE: Ironstone Amphitheatre, 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys
The Pretty Things Peep Show, a vintage traveling burlesque sideshow, is coming to Modesto. The acts range from traditional 1930s performances a la Gypsy Rose Lee and Sally Rand, plus fire-eating, sword-swallowing and whip cracking. This troupe has performed in the Vans Warped Tour, Ozzfest and the West Coast Riot/Metaltown Music festivals in Gothenburg, Sweden.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Fat Cat Music House & Lounge, 930 11th St., Modesto
TICKETS: $10 CALL: 524-1400
Twain Harte Art & Wine
The 33rd annual Twain Harte Summer Arts & Wine Festival features creativity, music and fun. Nearly 100 artists will display and sell their wares, including watercolors, metal sculptures, iron work, pottery, photography, candles, gold and silver fine jewelry, clothing and accessories, woodworks, stained glass, folk art, floras, leather goods, soaps and lotions, garden art, gourmet food products and more. Wine tastings will be held both days of the festival (participating wineries include Chatom Vineyards, Muir-Hanna Vines, Mt. Brow Winery, Com'e, Clos du Lac Cellars, Quady Winery). Entertainers include No Regret (blues, R&B), the Shane Dwight Band (blues, country, rock) and juggler/comic/storyteller Izzy Tooinsky.
WHEN: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Around Eproson House, down Cedar Drive and Joaquin Gully, Twain Harte
Jazz on the Patio
"Jazz on the Patio" is a jam session benefiting the nonprofit Center for Human Services, which offers programs for youths and families. Performers are John Ady, bass guitarist; Ted Ayres, percussionist; John Wyatt, keyboards; Ian Stambaugh, drums; and John Albano, guitar.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Queen Bean Coffee House, 1126 14th St., Modesto.
TICKETS: $20 in advance, $25 at the door; benefits the Center for Human Services
CALL: 604-0619 or 526-1476
The Youth Entertainment Stage Company presents the musical "The Music Man," about a fast-talking band instrument salesman who creates a stir in a small Iowa town. Songs include "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Til There Was You" and "Good Night, My Someone." The cast features 80 Stanislaus County students ages 9-19. This performance is dedicated to Alan Gerardo Bautista, a 16-year-old Newman cast member who died in a car accident in June.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; through Aug. 1
WHERE: Rogers Theater, Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto