Tulare County Weekly Calendar

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South Valley Art Tour—The spring studio tour hosted by the Arts Consortium features over 35 artists at 19 locations. March 30 & 31. www.artsconsortium.org/events/acsvat

Theater

‘The Dining Room’ in Hanford
Dining room vignettes—some funny, some touching—create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species—upper middle class. At the Temple Theater, 514 Visalia St., Hanford. 559 584-7241 or www.kingsplayers.org
Feb. 22, 23, March 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday matinees March 3, 10 & 17 at 2 p.m.

‘Evita” at COS
“Evita,” the iconic musical about Eva Peron, the wife of Argentinean leader Juan Peron, is this year’s spring musical at College of the Sequoias, 915 S. Mooney, Visalia. 559 730-3907 or www.costheatre.org/tickets
March 15, 16, 22 & 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday matinees March 17 & 24 at 1 p.m.

“Honky Tonk Angels” at the Ice House TheatreCountry classics combine with a hilarious story about three good ol’ gals who follow their dreams to Nashville in this foot-stomping musical. At the Ice House Theatre, 410 E. Race, Visalia. 559 734-3900 or www.visaliaplayers.org
March 22, 23, 29, 30, April 5, 6, 12 & 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday matinees March 24, 31, April 7 & 14 at 2 p.m.

Events by date

Friday, March 15

  • “The Dining Room” (see above)
  • “Evita” (see above)
  • 13th annual Woodies in the Valley opening night 5-7 p.m. at Downtown A&W, 301 N. Willis, Visalia. www.valleywoodies.com

Saturday, March 16

  • “The Dining Room” (see above)
  • “Evita” (see above)
  • 13th annual Woodies in the Valley show on the Redwood High School front lawn, 1001 W. Main, Visalia, from 8-2. Drive-in Movie Night features “Grease” (1978) at 7:15 p.m. at the Golden West High School athletic field, 1717 N. McAuliff, Visalia.  www.valleywoodies.com
  • Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Visalia’s Main Street. Followed by the Irish Fest at 1 p.m. at Rawhide Stadium, 300 N Giddings, with music, food trucks and craft beer tasting. www.visaliabreakfastlions.org/event
  • Cup of Jazz” is every Saturday from 10-12 noon at Café 210, 210 Center St., Visalia. The audience is invited to join in. Free. Led by Richard Garoogian. 559 730-0910

Sunday, March 17

  • “The Dining Room” (see above)
  • “Evita” (see above)
  • Closing reception for “Look at That Face!”, an exhibition of portraiture on display at the Exeter Courthouse Gallery, 125 South B St., from 2-4 p.m. Beautiful portraits by Lynn Hock Napoli, Ellen Milinich and LaVonne Sterling. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10213916846336816&set=gm.10156990192453685&type=3&theater&ifg=1

Tuesday, March 19

  • Salsa Tuesdays every Tuesday at The Cellar Door, 101 W. Main, Visalia. Lessons begin at 8 p.m. followed by music and dancing. www.cellar101.com

Wednesday, March 20

Thursday, March 21

  • Comedy Show starring Ken Lewis and friends 7 p.m. at The Cellar Door, 101 W. Main, Visalia. www.cellar101.com

Friday, March 22

  • “Evita” (see above)
  • “Honky Tonk Angels” (see above)

Saturday, March 23

  • “Evita” (see above)
  • “Honky Tonk Angels” (see above)
  • Visalia Senior Games will be held March 23-24 and March 30-31. Includes a community game night from 4—9 p.m. on March 23 at the Anthony Community Center, 345 N. Jacob. www.visaliaseniorgames.com
  • Downtown Visalia Craft Show featuring gifts, jewelry, clothes and home décor from 10-4. Hosted by the Glitter Bar, Church and Main streets. Facebook: Downtown Visalia Craft Show
  • An Oldies Concert featuring Lakeside and King James Brown is at 6 p.m. at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main. 559 625-1369 or www.foxvisalia.org
  • Cruizin’ at Parkside features a classic car show, food, games, music and a bounce house from 11-3 at Parkside Chapel, 3200 E. Walnut, Visalia. Facebook: Cruzin’ at Parkside
  • “Bohemian Rhapsody” (2018), the foot-stomping celebration of Queen, will be shown at the Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin, at 2 and 7 p.m. 559 584-7423 or www.foxhanford.com
  • Cup of Jazz” is every Saturday from 10-12 noon at Café 210, 210 Center St., Visalia. The audience is invited to join in. Free. Led by Richard Garoogian. 559 730-0910

Sunday, March 24

  • “The Dining Room” (see above)
  • “Evita” (see above)

Tuesday, March 26

  • Salsa Tuesdays every Tuesday at The Cellar Door, 101 W. Main, Visalia. Lessons begin at 8 p.m. followed by music and dancing. www.cellar101.com

Wednesday, March 27

Thursday, March 28

  • “*batteries not included” (1987), a comic science fiction film about extraterrestrial spaceships that save an apartment building, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main. 559 625-1369 or www.foxvisalia.org

Saturday, March 30

  • “Honky Tonk Angels” (see above)
  • South Valley Art Tour (see above)
  • Visalia Senior Games continue March 30-31. Includes a Party in the Park from 4-7 p.m. on March 30 with food, live music, dancing, corn hole tournament and dinner. Plaza Park at Plaza and Airport drives. www.visaliaseniorgames.com
  • Comedy show direct from Las Vegas starring Kabin Singh and Anthony K at 8 p.m. at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main. 559 625-1369 or www.foxvisalia.org  
  • Kip Moore: Room to Spare Acoustic Tour comes to the Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin, at 8 p.m. 559 584-7423 or www.foxhanford.com

Sunday, March 31

  • “Honky Tonk Angels” (see above)
  • South Valley Art Tour (see above)

Art Shows

  • “Art is Healing” is on display at Arts Visalia, 214 E. Oak, Feb. 27-March 29. It features artists who have been touched by a traumatic experience and used art as a healing mechanism. Open Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-5:30 p.m.559 739-0905 or www.artsvisalia.org
  • Main Gallery Artists, talented local painters and photographers, will display their art at the Arts Consortium, 300 E. Oak, Visalia in March. Open Tuesdays-Friday’s 10-3. www.artsconsortium.com
  • “Accidental Art” by Jean Claude d’Ercle opens at the Brandon-Mitchell Gallery, 117 S. Locust, Visalia, during the First Friday Art Walk on March 1 and runs through April. Large abstract digital ink and acrylic works reminiscent of Japanese and Chinese work. Located in the Center for Spiritual Living, the gallery is open during First Friday art walks and after service on Sundays at 11:30. 559 625-2441 or www.brandonmitchellgallery.com
  • “Weird Creatures,” an art show about animals, is at the Creative Center, 410 E. Race, Visalia, in March. It opens during the First Friday Art Walk, March 1, with a community dog show and contest. 559-733-9329 or http://www.thecreativecenter-visalia.org/weird-creatures/  
  • “Thinking of a Place,” pastel-colored works by COS art instructor Patrick Brien, will be on display at the College of the Sequoias Gallery, 915 S. Mooney, Visalia, March 5-27. Reception from 5-7 p.m. March 7 with artist talk at 4:15 p.m. Gallery is located in Kaweah Building, Room 214 (downstairs). Free parking in the circle drive and the parking lot south of the gallery on the night of reception. 559 737-4861 or www.cos.edu
  • The 31st Annual Tulare Student Art Show is on display at the Tulare Historical Museum, 444 W. Tulare in Tulare, March 14-April 6. Open Thursdays-Saturdays 10-4. 559 686-2074
  • Work by Leann DiCicco, a bisexual Mexican-American printmaker and graphic designer, is on display at The Source LGBT+ Center, 208 W. Main St. (Downstairs Ste. B in Montgomery Square) in March. Open Tuesdays-Fridays 3-6 p.m. www.thesourcelgbt.org
  • “Look at That Face!”, an exhibition of portraiture, is on display at the Exeter Courthouse Gallery, 125 South B St., from February 1-March 31. Beautiful portraits by Lynn Hock Napoli, Ellen Milinich and LaVonne Sterling. Open Saturdays & Sundays 12-4. www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2121789991210663&set=gm.527596667717726&type=3&theater
  • Jim Campbell is showing his social/political art statements and geometric abstracts at the Porterville College Art Gallery, 100 E. College, March 11-28. Open Mondays-Thursdays 12-2 & 4-6 p.m. www.portervillecollege.edu/news
  • “Moments in Time” by Porterville artist Jeanette Brewer is at the Porterville Art Association, 151 N. Main, March 13-May 11. Featuring historical art of the Underground Railroad, Black American cowboys and women of the Bible, plus wild birds and animals. Open Wednesdays-Saturdays 10-4. 559 784-4323 or www.facebook.com/PortervilleartAssociation
  • The Kings Art Center, 605 N. Douty, Hanford, is showing art by New Mexico plein air artist Sally Delap-John, March 9-April 13. Open Wednesdays-Saturdays 11-4 and Saturdays & Sundays 12-3. 559 584-1065 or www.kingsartcenter.org
  • Creating a Fruitful Legacy;–Celebrating Korean Experiences in Tulare County” is an exhibit at the Tulare County Museum, 27000 S. Mooney, Visalia (in the “big red barn” at Mooney Grove Park). www.facebook.com/ExhibitOpening:CreatingaFruitfulLegacy