‘TINY TIM’, ‘NUTCRACKER’ AND OTHER EVENTS
TURLOCK HOLIDAY PARADE
The city’s 40th annual lighted parade on Friday will be held along historic Main Street with the theme “Rolling Through The Decades.” Holiday music and vendors will be set up on Main Street before the parade and downtown stores will be open.
WHEN: Music, vendors 4 p.m., parade 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 WHERE: Vendors on Main Street with parade beginning at Canal Drive, Turlock
ADMISSION: Free CALL: 209-668-5594
MOTHER LODE HOLIDAY
An old-fashioned celebration in the foothills community features a holiday parade. Also planned are treats and local wines with musicians and carolers filling Main Street with sounds of the seasons. Santa arrives in the parade to take photos with children.
WHEN: 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7
WHERE: Main Street, Murphys TICKETS: Free ONLINE: www.visitmurphys.com
“THE NUTCRACKER” DUO
CWB presents its traditional “The Nutcracker” performances at the Gallo Center for the Arts in downtown Modesto. Audience can expect a few surprises this season. The company also brings back its popular “Nutcracker in Jazz” production for one night only on Dec. 13, also at the Gallo Center. “The Nutcracker”
“TINY TIM’S CHRISTMAS CAROL”
This play by Ken Ludwig is offered by the Gallo Center Repertory Company, an adaptation of the Charles Dicken’s classic “A Christmas Carol.” The story finds Tim hatching a plan with the help of his friends to trick Scrooge into giving his WHEN: 7 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14; 2 p.m. Dec. 8-9, 15-6
WHERE: Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto TICKETS: $20-$55 ONLINE: www.galloarts.org “Nutcracker in Jazz” WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 WHERE: Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto TICKETS: $25-$75 ONLINE: www.galloarts.org father Christmas day off. Santa Claus will be in the lobby for treats and pictures before the Sunday matinee.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 3 p.m. Dec. 8-9
WHERE: Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto TICKETS: $10-$15 ONLINE: www.galloarts.org
The Opus Handbell Ensemble has been performing since 1992. The group plays a unique instrument requiring precision eye-hand coordination, music reading ability and teamwork. The group’s musical ranges from Bach to heavy metal to rock ’n’
CHURCH LADIES HOLIDAY
This marks the final weekend to catch Sierra Repertory Theatre’s new musical comedy, “Away in the Basement: A Church Ladies Christmas.” It marks the third installment in SRT’s popular musical comedy saga, this time with an all-new holiday theme, taking audiences back to 1959 and the day of the Sunday roll, with this concert bringing its holiday repertoire.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 WHERE: Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto TICKETS: $8-$15 ONLINE: www.galloarts.org School Christmas Program.
WHEN: 2 p.m. WednesdaysThursdays and SaturdaysSundays, 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Nov. 2-Dec. 9
WHERE: Fallon House Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Columbia TICKETS: $32 to $47 ONLINE: www.sierrarep.org
Opus Handbell Ensemble will present a holiday program.
“Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol” will be presented by the Gallo Center Repertory Company.
Carly Whitemyer stars as Clara in Central West Ballet’s “Nutcracker.”
Becky Saunders stars in SRT’s “Away In The Basement, A Church Basement Ladies Christmas.”