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Animals, Fair/Festival
50th Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival
The 50th annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival brings the music, dance, food and athletic events of Scotland and Ireland to Monterey County, with activities for the whole family, including wonderful games for the wee ones. The event will include Celtic music, highland, country and other types of costumed dancers, special entertainers (including Irish singer/songwriter Seamus Kennedy), athletes, dozens of clans, two whiskey-tasting seminars, Celtic food, jewelry and crafts, interactive children’s games with prizes, sheepdog and duck herding, and more. It will also feature Scottish heavy athletic competition events seen in award-winning films such as “Braveheart,” “Rob Roy” and “Brave,” including the caber toss, hammer and stone throw, weight for distance and height, and the sheaf toss. In addition, there will be costumed historical re-enactment groups depicting life in 16th-century Scotland with Clan Galbraith, St. Andrew’s Society, including meet-and-greets and tea with Mary Queen of Scots, and the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism). Festival attendees can research their own clans at the clan and Celtic association tents as they stroll through the Avenue of Clans.
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Play
Auditions for 'Evil Dead: the Musical'
DIRECTED BY JOSEPH T. HYPES, MUSICALLY DIRECTED BY DARREL LINGENFELTER, choreography by Madison Mitchell PREPARE: 16 BARS OF MUSIC FROM A rock MUSICAL, and come ready to dance only 9 roles available ? Due to the nature of the show, no one under 18 will be allowed to audition ASH (TENOR/BARITONE) MALE, 18-35 HERO AND ICONIC CHARACTER OF THE MUSICAL, DEVOTED S-MART HOUSEWARES EMPLOYEE, AND EVOLVES OVER THE COURSE OF THE SHOW FROM A COWARDLY COLLEGE STUDENT TO A WISE CRACKING Deadite slayer with his detachable hand chainsaw and 12 gauge “boomstick”, in good shape, and good looking. *must be comfortable in close to shirtless* Scotty (tenor/baritone) male, 18-35 a prankster and ash’s best friend, thinks himself the brave one until he’s forced to kill, then his panic leads him to flee, returns to warn ash about the woods and attempts to help his friend even as he is knocking on death’s door. Must be successful, and comfortable at physical comedy. *aka lots of falling down and getting back up* Ed (bass) male, 25-45 annie’s co-worker, boyfriend, and doormat, travels with her to the cabin to proceed with their research of the Book of the dead, after turning evil, his confidence may lack, but his “bit part demon” is ready to sing. Jake (tenor/baritone) male, 25-45 stereotypical Southerner with a flair of meatloaf, but is reliable enough to help annie and ed find their path to the cabin, but too stupid and stubborn to listen to reason that will keep him alive. Good, old, and reliable. Fake shemp (tenor/baritone) all of the other characters in the musical, and body/stunt double for the leads. *must have a Bullwinkle impression. cheryl (mezzo-soprano) 18-22 Ash’s sister and the odd girl out in the group, looking to spend a week relaxing, she is the recipient of scotty’s jokes and torment, the only one to sense the evil surrounding the cabin, she is the first to be possessed, turning her into an aggressive, foul mouthed demon that speaks very bad puns, spends the majority of the show locked in the cellar. Shelly (mezzo-soprano) female 18-45 Beautiful, easy, and not too smart, scotty’s latest fling and looking to party, just because she becomes an evil demon doesn’t mean she can’t look good doing it. *must be comfortable in revealing outfits* Linda (soprano) female 18-35 the protypical girl next door, sweet, thoughtful, and completely devoted to ash, until she turns evil and tries to kill him, laughs an annoyingly inordinate amount of time after transforming. Annie (mezzo-soprano) female 18-45 the overbearing, sexy, explorer who finds missing pages to the Necronomicon and wants to reunite with her father to continue their research, very bossy and drawn to ash, in exchange for losing her mind, she spends a lot of the show losing parts of her clothing. *must be comfortable in tear away revealing costume.
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Musical
Broadway Under the Stars - Fascinating Rhythm
Are you ready to be invigorated with a sensational blend of movement and song that celebrates the Fascinating Rhythm that keeps our hearts moving through life? Transcendence Theatre Company will present this rousing and rhythmic journey of music and dance that will have you swaying to the beat all night long. Pre-show picknicking begins at 5 pm, the show at 7:30.
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Musical
Broadway Under the Stars: Gala Celebration
Transcendence’s evening of family entertainment will feature Broadway performers from shows such as “Wicked,” “Mary Poppins,” “Mamma Mia” and others. This end-of-season celebration will include performances, community tributes, sentimental reflections and more. There will be pre-show picnicking, wine, food trucks and the sprawling vineyards of Jack London State Historic Park. The picknicking starts at 5 pm. The show at 7:30.
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Fair/Festival, Convention, Children
California Republic Comic Con
The California Republic Comic Con returns to the Merced County Fairgrounds for its second year, taking place in three buildings, and over 40,000 square feet of space. Celebrity guests will include Gary Lockwood (“2001: A Space Odyssey”), Sean Kenney (“Star Trek”), Jimmy Hunt (“Invaders from Mars”), Alison MacInnis (“Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue”), Steven Skyler (“Power Rangers Samurai”), Julie Dolan (“Star Wars Rebels”), Matt Haley (DC Comics), Chris Marrinan (Marvel), Tobe Daranouvong (Alpha Q Comics), Omar Morales (“Cruzader: Agent of the Vatican”) and Necikait (cosplay guest).Among the highlights will be a retro video game room with more than 4,000 games. There will be over 150 tables of vendors and exhibitors, an indie film festival, a cosplay contest hosted by the West Coast Avengers, a free Street Fighter tournament, a laser tag arena, and a full day of music by Steven Skyler, Stephen Costantino and La La Lando the Musical.
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Fair/Festival,For the Family
Coulterville CoyoteFest & Car Show
Enjoy fun for the whole family at the Coulterville CoyoteFest & Car Show featuring a food, arts, crafts, a howl contest, a horseshoe contest, music and car show.
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Country
Craig Morgan
A multi-faceted entertainer, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself as a country music icon, TV host, outdoorsman and Army veteran. One of country's best-loved artists, he'll perform signature hits including “Bonfire,” Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “International Harvester,” “This Ole Boy,” Wake Up Loving You” and the six-week No. 1 smash, “That's What I Love About Sunday.” Morgan’s latest album, the 2016 release "A Whole Lot More to Me," featured singles “I’ll Be Home Soon” and “When I’m Gone." Morgan was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. In addition to a prolific country music career, he hosts the award-winning TV show “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors,” now in its seventh season on the Outdoor Channel. Prior to his enterrtainment career, Morgan spent 17 years in the Army and Army Reserves. He's an avid supporter of America's military personnel and a recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award.
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Talks/Lectures
Declutter Your Life & Simplify Your World
Whether you’re planning to move and don’t know where to start or you just want to get control of your space, declutter expert Tracy McCubbin can offer professional guidance. She'll present a free program, “Declutter Your Life and Simplify Your World.” Having grown up in a family of hoarders, McCubbin believes that organization is a cornerstone of a happy home. After exploring the reasons people keep the things they do and discussing the practical and emotional aspects of clutter, she will offer concrete steps for organizing possessions, reducing clutter and dispatching discards with dignity. McCubbin is the owner of Los Angeles-based dClutterfly, an organization that helps clients organize their home or office in a way that will not only bring peace of mind but is easy to maintain. Her organizational tips have been featured on CBS Los Angeles and in Woman’s Day. Space is limited for this free program and reservations are required.
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Latin/Salsa, Jazz
Dharma Latin Jazz Quintet
The award-winning Dharma Latin Jazz Quintet, led by Jamie Dubberly, performs at the brand new Moon & Sixpence Music & Art House.
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Puppet Theater,History/Science,For the Family
Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live
Observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance. This Australian production is brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional paleontologists.
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