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2018 Children's Opera
2018 UC Merced Children's Opera. Monday, May 14, 2018 -- Monday, May 18, 2018.
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Art Show, Gallery, Ceramics/Pottery, Drawings/Works on Paper, Folk Art/Crafts, Installations, Mixed Media, Multimedia, Painting, Photography
Bobcat Art Show: A Wall is a Wall
The 2018 Bobcat Art Show, which will be set up in the Kolligian library, is inspired by the 2017 song lyric “a wall is a wall” (Downtown Boys, “A Wall,” Cost of Living (Sub Pop, 2017). We invite participants to respond to, engage, or reflect on this theme. The theme is meant to be read and interpreted broadly: From wallpaper to Wall Street; from the Berlin Wall to the Great Wall of China; from seawalls to prison walls; Facebook walls to internet firewalls; from backed against a wall to “another brick in the wall”; from climbing walls to wallflowers—or The Wallflowers for that matter! Drive us up the wall or go off the wall. Students participating in the show are also invited to compete for the social media based “People’s Choice Awards.” br br The winners will be announced at the Artists Reception on Fri., April 6, and on the Arts UC Merced Presents Facebook page. The show runs through April 30.
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Variety Show, Experimental/Perf. Art, Musical, Staged Reading
Borderlands of the San Joaquin Valley
"Borderlands of the San Joaquin Valley" is a live multi-media story-telling event featuring film, poetry, youth radio, theatre & conversation to challenge the common misunderstanding that the Central Valley is an agricultural wonder of the world because of a magical mixture of technology, capital, and land. We will be shining a light on the communities of people who have come to the Valley from around the world with cultural, social and ecological farming knowledge that has helped to build the farming industry and who skillfully criss-cross cultural borders dozens of times a day as they shape the landscape of the San Joaquin Valley. Borderlands will present stories, performances, music, and food from this wide variety of immigrant communities. We're lucky enough to be working with diverse and dynamic actors and soulful musicians, powerhouse poets, thoughtful historians, and captivating storytellers, who will all be sharing their stories at "Borderlands." Tickets are sliding-scale, from $20 - $50 each, and include local food by Chef Tanisha. The evening's line-up includes: Live music from Lupe Martinez + Janaki Jagannath A performance of “Ours to Lose” Play, written by Yia Lee, directed by Rich Barnes, produced by Dawn Trook, acted by Fong Xiong, Ka Vang, Fuchi Thao Youth-produced audio pieces about personal food histories A conversation between food scholar Nina Ichikawa and Buddhist priest Brian Nagata about the history of Buddhist temples in the Valley Screening of the Pan Valley Institute documentary "From Our Roots (Desde Nuestras Raíces)" along with stories by women from the film - Myrna Martinez, Rosa Lopez, and Dayanna Sevilla Art by Patricia Wakida + Janaki Jagannath Poetry reading by Marisol Baca + Aideed Medina AND a new Cal Ag Roots audio piece featuring Janaki Jagannath, Isao Fujimoto, Nikiko Masumoto, Cecelia Tsu and others! One night only-- don't miss it! Check our website for even more information:
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Bus Tour to the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
On April 7th, 2018, Arts Visalia and the Visalia Art League present The Art Tour Express: Chartered Art Tours. Every spring and fall, Arts Visalia partners with the Visalia Art League in hosting chartered bus trips to museums, galleries, and other art-related destinations throughout California. It’s a great opportunity to share a museum experience with your fellow art lovers! Simply reserve your seat and leave the driving to us. Each trip features a new exciting California art locale. Your ticket purchase includes bus fair and museum admission. Refreshments and meals are on your own at planned stops along the way. The next Bus Tour destination is the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens on Saturday, April 7th. The bus will depart from the Convention Center off of East Acequia Avenue in Visalia at 6:00 a.m. and will return to the same spot around 9:00 p.m. The ticket cost is $70 and includes bus fair and admission into the Huntington. The bus is also wheelchair accessible. The Huntington is a collections-based research and educational institution. Located in San Marino, CA, these grounds are breathtaking to look at whether interested in fine art, architecture, nature, literature or science. The Huntingtons, most know for the expansion of railway systems that span the country, bought the San Marino Ranch in 1903 which now is known as the Huntington. Together, they accumulated an extensive library, art and botanical collection that continue to grow and evolve. If you have never been to the Huntington, the spring is the perfect time to go as the botanical collections are in bloom and the weather is phenomenal. For more information, please go to, call us at 559-739-0905 or visit us at the gallery, 214 East Oak Avenue, Visalia, California 93291.
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Social Event
Central Valley Brewfest
Celebrating our sixth year, the Central Valley Brewfest will take place May 12th, 2018 at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. The event promises to be an amazing experience in taste, art, and music with over 150 brews to sample. Back by popular demand is the VIP wine sampling tent. Our premier ticket holders will have the opportunity to sample local wineries, local brews, and a freshly-baked baguette for $55. General Admission tickets available for $40 and designated driver tickets for $15.
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Children, Community Event, Benefit/Fundraiser, For the Family
Family Fun Day @ North Modesto Church of God
Free community event. Activities for kids of all ages: Easter egg hunt, bounce houses, carnival games, face painting, food, prize giveaways, crafts. We will also collect donated items to support those in need at the Modesto Gospel Mission. Most critical needs, underwear and socks, new and in original packaging.
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Lecture: Insubordinate Spaces (Why the Humanities Matter Now)
As a part of the Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities Series, George Lipsitz, a Professor of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will give a talk titled, "Insubordinate Spaces: Why the Humanities Matter Now."
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Livingston Kite Festival
Kite fliers and spectators of all ages will experience a visual feast at the 7th Annual Knights of Columbus “Time to Fly” Kite Festival and Community Health Fair Sunday April 8. This popular festival will feature a variety of activities for all ages. The Merced County Sheriff’s Huey Helicopter will land to kick of the event and the First 500 Kids get a free Kite so get there early. The Kite Festival is presented by Livingston Community Health, Hot 104.7 and Radio Lobo. 98.7 Admission to the kite festival is free. Livingston Community Health will provide free preventative screenings and resources for the community. Come get your free blood glucose and blood pressure checks. Everyone is invited to take part in Kite Building Contest. To enter the contest, participants can enter a kite that they made at home or at festival Kite Building Workshops (no kite kits). The contest consists of two parts: the actual kite itself (how it looks and how well it is made), and the participant’s ability to fly the kite. Participants must be able to fly their kites consecutively in the air for 3 minutes at a height of 100 feet. Kites will be judged on Flight (ability to fly for 3 minutes), Structural Design, Craftsmanship, and Visual Appeal. There will be three competitive age groups 7-14, 15-17, and 18+. Trophies will be awarded for each age groups. The Kite Building Contest is free to enter and takes place from 1:30-3 p.m. All Kites must be registered by 12pm to be entered in contest. Other activities will include GIANT Kite Flying Demonstrations, the “Jim Strealy” Memorial Sugar-Free Candy Drop, a Rubik’s Cube solving contest, the Rotary Club of Livingston Pie Eating Contest, various cultural performances plus Face Painting, Bounce Houses, Crafts, Kite, and informational Vendor booths, plus and safety demonstrations from PG&E, Livingston Police, Fire, CHP, and Merced County Sheriff. When the weather is ideal, crowds can exceed up to 4,000 people. For more information, pictures of past years event, vendor application, and Contest rules and entry forms visit our website or call (209) 277-1402. Proceeds benefit local youth sports. Knights of Columbus Contact: Julio Valadez 209-277-1402 Email: Livingston Community Health Contact: Karla Narvaez-Flores 209-394-7913 Ext. 1417 Email:
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Art Show,Children's Arts/Crafts,Fair/Festival
Madera County ArtsFest
Come view and support local students' works of art at the Madera County ArtsFest.
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Community Event
Mariposa Gem and Mineral Show
A wide variety of gemstone jewelry and rough, breathtaking mineral and rock specimens, fossils, crystals, beads and mineral-related crafts of all sorts will be available from our many vendors. The Mariposa Gem & Mineral Club will be cutting geodes and doing various mineral and jewelry demonstrations throughout the show. Silent auctions and a huge raffle add to the fun. The show is April 7 and 8. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday
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