at the Hangar BBQ
Country/folk group Cottonwood Creek performs at 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday at the Hangar BBQ, 26 Macready Drive, at the Merced Airport. For more information, visit the group’s page on Facebook.
salutes the Eagles
The band Hotel California will present “A Salute to the Eagles” 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Merced Theatre, 301 W. Main St., in downtown Merced. The show is sponsored by Castle Air Museum. Tickets are $35-$45. For more information, call the Merced Theatre at (209)381-0500.
‘A Christmas Carol’
at Playhouse Merced
Playhouse Merced brings together past and present artists as it continues to celebrate its 20th anniversary with the production of “A Christmas Carol – A New Musical, which opens Friday and plays four weekends through Dec. 15. Tickets are on sale now for Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are adults $22, seniors $20, students $12 and children $10. Buy tickets by calling (209) 725-8587, or visit the box office at 452 W. Main St. in downtown Merced from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The show is suitable for all ages with a few spooky, ghostly scenes.
Funk band Z Strain
at the Hangar BBQ
Central Valley funk band Z Strain is scheduled to play from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Hangar BBQ, 26 Macready Drive, at the Merced Airport. The show is all ages and no cover. For more information, visit the group’s page on Facebook.
for ‘Romeo and Juliet’
Auditions for Merced Shakespearefest’s production of “Romeo and Juliet” are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St., in downtown Merced. All roles are open. Organizers are looking to fill at least 18 roles of various ages, and casting can be gender-blind.
Organizers also want the cast to mirror the diversity of California, and people from all ethnic groups are encouraged to audition.
Be prepared to cold-read Shakespeare’s text. A classic monologue is optional, according to the announcement on Merced Shakespearefest’s website.
Larry and His Flask
and more at The Partisan
Larry and His Flask is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Friday at The Partisan, 432 W. Main St., in downtown Merced. Also scheduled are Slaughter Daughters and Mosley Watta. Tickets are $7.
Bands to play Gordo Fest at the fairground
A variety of bands is scheduled to perform from 3 p.m. to midnight Nov. 30 at Gordo Fest. The event is scheduled to take place at the Merced County Fairgrounds, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Tickets are $10 pre-sale and $15 at the gate.
Scheduled acts include Homebrew, DSC, Droogs, 415, Skeleton Radio and many others. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.