6 Things to do this week in and around Modesto

 1  Stomp to Gallo

An eight-member cast uses matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, lighters, hubcaps and more to make music in the touring production of "Stomp." Created in 1994 as street performance in the United Kingdom, the show has been presented at the Edinburgh Festival, off-Broadway, Las Vegas and many other sites around the world.

WHEN: 8 p.m. today, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Rogers Theater, Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto

TICKETS: $40-$85

CALL: 338-2100

 2  Retro sound

The acoustic Gaslight Revival Band specializes in a mix of original compositions and retro music. The group performs tunes from the 1950s through the '70s. Members are singers/songwriters Rod Washburn and Phil Rojas, singer Joni Valponi, bassist Paul Danielson and Scott Turner on harmonica. For this show, they also will be joined by four backup vocalists, The Gaslight Singers.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Denair Gaslight Theater, 3908 N. Gratton Road


CALL: 505-5356

 3  River fest

Celebrate and protect a beautiful Modesto river by attending the first "Green on the Stream -- Honoring the Tuolumne River through Music Education and Activism." The family event includes fly-fishing demonstrations, a nature walk among oak trees, wildlife exhibitions for children, a rock-climbing wall, face painting and clowns. Entertainment will be by Modesto go-go dance troupe the Radiowaves, Modesto pop jazz duo Shadow Puppet Theatre and Sonora folk, bluegrass and blues group Coyote Hill. Participants in Paddle to the Sea, who are paddling the length of the Tuolumne River, will stop at the event.

WHEN: 2-6 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Tuolumne River Regional Park, 1200 Tioga Drive, Modesto


CALL: 236-0330

 4  Split personality

Leslie Bricusse's musical "Jekyll & Hyde" tells the story of a man who has a split personality -- one good and one evil. It's based on the 1886 novella by Robert Louis Stevenson and stars Curtis Nelson, a Merced resident and Merced College music department faculty member.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; through June 14

WHERE: Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St., Merced

TICKETS: $8-$20

CALL: 725-8587

 5  Apricot party

The 39th annual Patterson Apricot Fiesta returns with family fun. There will be a Miss Patterson pageant, hot-air balloon launch, craft fair, food booths, "Guitar Hero" and arm-wrestling contests, a petting zoo, horseshoe tournament, community entertainment and a whole lot more. For a detailed schedule, visit and follow the link to the Apricot Fiesta.

WHEN: Noon-11 p.m. today, 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Downtown Patterson


CALL: 892-3118

 6  Pick and gather

Farmers Cindy Lashbrook and Bill Thompson and others host a "u-pick" for cherries and blueberries, farm festival and Merced River Fair. The festivities include wine and local food, organic gardening demonstrations, farm tours and wagon rides. Musical performers are Big Earl and the Cryin' Shame, the Hills Brothers Band, Rachel Renae, Tara Tinsley, Cherub and more.

WHEN: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: 12230 Livingston-Cressey Road, Livingston

TICKETS: $10 adults, $5 children; additional $10 for camping Saturday night

CALL: 761-0081

& 2 to plan ahead for

Summer Graffiti Concert,

June 13, Gallo Center

Tahiti Alive,

June 13, State Theatre

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