1 'Into the Woods'
Murphys Creek Theatre presents Stephen Sondheim's musical "Into the Woods" in an outdoor wooded amphitheater. The show features several fairy-tale characters, including Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Cinderella. The show examines what happens when the characters get their wishes.
WHEN: 8 p.m. today and Saturday; through Sept. 5
WHERE: Albeno Munari Vineyard and Winery (formerly Stevenot), 2690 San Domingo Road, Murphys; bring low-backed chairs or blankets and picnic dinners
2 All-ages rock
Matty Comer Productions and Reg Evans from Central Valley Music Group are presenting an all-ages rock show. The artists performing are Ryan Toth (acoustic singer/songwriter), Asiago (alternative), Tara Tinsley (acoustic singer/songwriter), Wicked Hickie (rock), Hickory (acoustic country), Joe Barretta (old-fashioned rock), The Fabulous Rojas Brothers (rock covers). Barbecue, beer, soda and wine are also available.
WHEN: 5 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Whitmore Mansion, 2732 Fifth St., Ceres
3 Bike stunts
There will be high-flying fun when the Good Neighbor Bike Stunt Show featuring Team Soil of Orange County comes to Modesto on Saturday. The group will perform BMX stunts during the event, which also features a sidewalk sale and food tasting.
WHEN: 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Village One Plaza, Floyd and Roselle avenues, Modesto
4 Pianist Di Wu
Di Wu, a 25-year-old award-winning and critically acclaimed piano virtuoso, and a finalist in the 2009 Van Cliburn International Competition, returns to the Gallo Center for the Arts for the second year in a row. In September, she made her Philadelphia Orchestra debut. She has been praised by the Wall Street Journal as "a most mature and sensitive pianist."
WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: Foster Theater, Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto
Bay Area hip-hop artists Black C of gangsta-rap group RBL Posse and Mistah FAB are performing in Modesto for the first time. Opening acts include Cobalt, Hear that Sound, why hate and more.
WHEN: 10 p.m. today
WHERE: Fat Cat Music House & Lounge, 930 11th St., Modesto
TICKETS: $15 presale, $20 at the door
The city of Waterford wraps up its fourth annual Concerts in the Park series with a performance by a rock/pop group made up of kids ages 10-14. Bring blankets, chairs and picnic dinners. A playground is available for children. No alcohol is allowed in the park.
WHEN: 7-8:30 p.m. today
WHERE: Beard Park, 540 C St., Waterford
, Sept. 1, Gallo CenterFilm "Checkmate,"
Aug. 20, State Theatre