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The singers of Celtic Thun­der – Damian McGinty, Ryan Kelly, Michael O’Dwyer, Em­met Cahill and Neil Byrne – re­turn to the Gallo Cen­ter in Modesto. The pop­u­lar group this time is tour­ing in sup­port of its new dou­ble CD, “Celtic Thun­der X,” also the name of the group’s new PBS spe­cial.

WHEN: 4 p.m. Sun­day, Nov. 11

WHERE: Gallo Cen­ter for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto TICK­ETS: $35-$80. ON­LINE: www.gal­loarts.org JAZZ AT THE CARNEGIE

The Ca­ban­i­jazz Project, led by Bay Area per­cus­sion­ist, ed­u­ca­tor and com­poser Javier Ca­ban­il­las, per­forms mu­sic from its re­cent re­lease “In­fra­sonic.” at the Carnegie Arts Cen­ter in Tur­lock. Ex­pect the sounds of a Cal­i­for­nia-style Lat­inx house party. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Tues­day, Nov. 13 WHERE: Carnegie Arts Cen­ter, 250 N. Broad­way,T ur­lock TICK­ETS: $10 ON­LINE: carnegieart­stur­lock.org


Cen­tral Val­ley Con re­turns for its fourth year to Modesto Cen­tre Plaza. The one-day pop cul­ture con­ven­tion fea­tures 100 ex­hibitors, gam­ing and more. Pro­fes­sional comic artists and writ­ers as well as ac­tors and per­form­ers will be there, in­clud­ing WWE Tag Team wrestler Billy Gunn.

WHEN: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun­day Nov. 11 WHERE: Modesto Cen­tre Plaza, 1000 L St.

TICK­ETS: $10; free for vet­er­ans, ac­tive mil­i­tary and chil­dren age 12 and un­der ON­LINE: face­book.com/cen­tral­val­l­ey­con


Modesto Sym­phony Or­ches­tra presents Holst’s iconic or­ches­tral suite, The Plan­ets, promis­ing to take you to the stars for an ex­plo­ration of astrol­ogy and mythol­ogy through mu­sic. A video pre­sen­ta­tion of the so­lar sys­tem will of­fer a back­drop to the mu­sic.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Fri­day and Sat­ur­day, Nov. 9-10

WHERE: Gallo Cen­ter for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto TICK­ETS: $39-$71 ON­LINE: www.gal­loarts.org


Ac­tress Su­san Marie Frontczak brings her por­trayal of Erma Bombeck to the Gallo Cen­ter. Bombeck turned the aver­age Amer­i­can housewife into an Amer­i­can leg­end. In this liv­ing his­tory per­for­mance, learn how Bombeck got started as a hu­morist and writer

WHEN: 7 p.m. Thurs­day, Nov. 17 WHERE: Gallo Cen­ter for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto TICK­ETS: $18-$28 ON­LINE: www.gal­loarts.org


The Stanis­laus County Vet­eran’s Ser­vice Of­fice presents a pa­rade hon­or­ing vets for the up­com­ing hol­i­day. The pa­rade be­gins at 10th and O streets and pro­ceeds down Need­ham Street to Graceada Park. A cer­e­mony with ven­dors at the park fol­lows the pa­rade.

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. Sun­day, Nov. 11 WHERE: Down­town Modesto AD­MIS­SION: Free CALL: 209-558-7380

Carnegie Arts Cen­ter

Javier Ca­ban­il­las brings his group to the Carnegie Arts Cen­ter in Tur­lock.

BARRY MCCALL Gallo Cen­ter for the Arts

Celtic Thun­der re­turns to the Gallo Cen­ter for the Arts.

ANDY AL­FARO aal­faro@mod­bee.com

Viet­nam Vet­er­ans lead the 2017 Modesto Vet­er­ans Day Pa­rade on Need­ham Street in Modesto.

Modesto Sym­phony Or­ches­tra

Modesto Sym­phony Or­ches­tra con­duc­tor David Lock­ing­ton will con­duct Holst’s “The Plan­ets.”

Gallo Cen­ter for the Arts

Su­san Marie Frontczak por­trays Erma Bombeck at the Gallo Cen­ter.

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