Fri. Sep 30th, 2022

Actors rehearse for Sierra Repertory Theatre’s musical “Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream.”

Actors rehearse for Sierra Repertory Theatre’s musical “Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream.”

Photos courtesy of Maggie Braun

Comedy at the State Theatre as well as the Sierra Nevada Arts and Crafts Festival are among the entertainment options in the greater Modesto region from Aug. 27 to Sept. 2.

Comedy show

The State Theatre will feature a pair of comedy shows by Ramina Odicho, an Assyrian-American writer and comic. Branding herself as Ramina Rated, she examines pop culture within the Assyrian and greater Middle Eastern communities. The show is hosted by the Assyrian Aid Society.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Aug. 26-27

WHERE: State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto

TICKETS: $50-$125

ONLINE: thestate.org

Arts and crafts fest

The Sierra Nevada Arts and Crafts Festival returns to Arnold with more than 50 booths featuring handcrafted goods, specialty food and antiques. In addition, the Ebbetts Pass Volunteer Fire Department will sell local ales.

WHEN: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 3-4

WHERE: Bristol’s Ranch House Cafe parking lot, 961 Highway 4, Arnold

ADMISSION: Free

ONLINE: www.brotherspromotions.com

Stanislaus gold

A Culture, Conversations and Cocktails event at the State Theatre will explore “The Gold of Stanislaus.” Lloyd G. Ploutz will cover the original development of Stanislaus County gold discoveries, original mining camps and ghost towns.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Aug. 30

WHERE: State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto

TICKETS: $8

ONLINE: thestate.org

Big Bang Beat

The San Francisco-based revue Big Bang Beat performs favorite hit songs from the 1960s to the 1990s. The show is the final concert in this year’s summer Red Tie Arts Series. An optional dinner, wine tasting and dessert is available.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Aug. 27

WHERE: Lucca Winery, 16265 E. River Road, Ripon

TICKETS: $39-$59

ONLINE: www.RedTieArts.org

“Sh-Boom!”

This marks the last chance to catch Sierra Repertory Theatre’s musical “Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream.” It’s the story of Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop group preparing to enter a radio contest and make it into the big time. The 1960 hits include “Fools Fall in Love,” “Tears on my Pillow,” “Runaround Sue,” “Earth Angel,” “Stay,” “Unchained Melody,” “Lonely Teardrops” and “The Glory of Love.”

WHEN: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 27, 2 p.m. Aug. 28

WHERE: East Sonora Theatre, 13891 Mono Way

TICKETS: $20-$24

ONLINE: sierrarep.org

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Actors rehearse for Sierra Repertory Theatre’s musical “Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream.” Photos courtesy of Maggie Braun

This story was originally published August 24, 2022 7:30 AM.

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