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The Annual Holiday Show & Sale Exhibition and Opening Reception at Arts Visalia
In December 2019, Arts Visalia presents the Annual Holiday Show & Sale. The Holiday Show & Sale is our one and only gift show, where the gift shop spills over into the gallery space, displaying over 50 local artisans featuring a wide array of unique works of art that are hand crafted. It’s an opportunity for patrons to do their holiday shopping in one place. The exhibition starts November 20th, a week before Thanksgiving and Black Friday. By purchasing a handmade gift, you are supporting the arts in your community plus taking something special home with you. The Annual Holiday Show & Sale will be displayed November 20th through December 14th, with an opening reception on First Friday, December 6th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The exhibition is sponsored in part by Jack & Charlie’s, the Vintage Press Restaurante, and the Southern Pacific Depot Restaurant. In January 2020, Arts Visalia will host Coyolxauhqui. Coyolxauhqui is an exhibition by Madera native Gloria Osuna Perez, which achieved great success in El Paso, Texas and in the Chicano Art Movement. Her work has appeared in a one-woman show in the Clinton White House, in the El Paso Museum of Art, and most recently, 20 years after her death, her widower, Roberto Perezdiaz brought it to the Madera County Arts Council’s Circle Gallery. According to Aztec mythology, Coyolxauhqhi is the Moon goddess. The exhibition consists of Gloria’s interpretation of the Coyolxauhqui wheel, along with ten paintings of women who the artist claims are direct descendants of Coyolxauhqui’s sacrifice. Arts Visalia’s Young Imaginations Gallery will display the artworks of 5-17 year old participants of our children’s classes from November’s sessions of Art in Drawing. Arts Visalia’s spring class enrollment forms are available at Arts Visalia and online. Spring classes start in February. There is a wide range of classes offered for both adults and children. Arts Visalia Visual Art Gallery and gift shop is open from 12-5:30 p.m; Wed-Sat.
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Urban/Hip Hop, Classical Dance, Tap/Jazz, Modern, World Dance
Center for Urban Performance and Service Dance & Music: Saving Christmas
This Christmas enjoy a family night out to see Center for Urban Performance and Service’s Christmas production of "Saving Christmas". Come and experience the story of an elderly foster mother facing foreclosure at Christmas. The production features a cast of over 150 children, youth, and adults. With a variety of dance styles including Hip-Hop, Folklorico, and Aerial arts! Production will be held one day only Saturday, December 7th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm at Turlock Community Theatre (1574 E Canal Dr, Turlock, CA 95380). Tickets for admission are $10 adults/ $5 children. A silent auction will be held before each show to support Turlock Grange. For more information, visit or call 209-667-9020.
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Basketball,For the Family
Harlem Globetrotters
The Harlem Globetrotters, who began in 1926 as the Savoy Big Five, have gone on to become one of the most recognized teams in all of sports. Their legendary, dazzling basketball skills are matched only by their ability to tickle the funny bones of audiences with their practical jokes and slapstick humor.
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Fashion Show/Bridal, Fair/Festival
Merced Wedding Fair
The question is... "Why dream when you can plan?" Plan your wedding with the area's finest wedding professionals. Watch a live fashion show and enjoy planning your big day in just one day! Get in line early for free perks! The first 100 couples in line will receive $1000 Bridal Bucks™ to spend on the things that you need most for your wedding. The first 50 brides will receive a free bridal veil Watch live fashion shows to see 2020's latest bridal trends, bridesmaids’, mother of the bride, flower girl dresses and menswear! Sample cakes and cuisine with local bakeries and culinary artists that will please your wedding guest’s palettes. Spend the day with your fiancé, MOH, bridesmaids, groomsmen, or whoever you want to bring. Have a great time celebrating your engagement! We can’t wait to see you there! The Perfect Day Begins with Planning! Plan your wedding at the International Wedding Festival.
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Talks/Lectures, Parents/Parenting
Parenting 101: Understanding Your Child
All you need to know about the proper upbringing of children. A professional child psychologist will answer all possible questions and talk about the best methods of raising children.
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The Games Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays)
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Using Human-Centered Design to Mitigate the Impact of Burdensome End of Life Care
Join us November 25, 2019 as Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCSF, Elizabeth Dzeng, gives a lecture titled "Using Human-Centered Design to Mitigate the Impact of Burdensome End of Life Care". COB2 Room: 295 (Digital Humanities Lab) 2:00 PM 11/25/2019
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