Tulare County Weekly Calendar

Theater and more

Tulare County Fair
This is the 100th anniversary of the Tulare County Fair, held September 11-5 at the fairgrounds, 620 K St., Tulare. www.tcfair.org/headliners.php
Sept. 11—Marshall Tucker Band
Sept. 12—Uncle Kracker
Sept. 13—Ashanti
Sept. 14—38 Special
Sept. 15—John Michael Montgomery

Young Frankenstein: The Musical—in Porterville
All the fun of the movie version, plus songs such as “The Transylvania Mania, and “Puttin’ on the Ritz.” The Barn Theater, 42 S. Plano, Porterville. 559 310-7046 or www.portervillebarntheater.com 
Sept. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 7 p.m.
Sunday matinees Sept. 8, 15 & 22 at 2 p.m.
Sunday Sept 15 at 12:30 p.m.

Four Weddings and an Elvis 
The Ice House Theatre opens its season with this comedy set in a Las Vegas wedding chapel, with funny stories about wedding couples, plus the King himself! Ice House Theatre, 410 E. Race, Visalia. 559 734-3900 or www.visaliaplayers.org 
Sept. 20, 21, 27, 28, Oct. 4 & 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday matinees on Sept 22, 29 & Oct 6 at 2 p.m.

Events by date

Thursday, September 12

  • Tulare County Fair (see above)
  • College of the Sequoia’s Cultural Historical Awareness Program (CHAP) presents the film “Adios Amor,” the discovery of lost photographs that sparked the search for a hero that history forgot—Maria Moreno, a migrant mother driven to speak out by her twelve children’s hunger. COS Ponderosa Lecture Hall (behind the theater), 915 S. Mooney, Visalia, at 7 p.m. Free, open to the public. www.facebook.com/CulturalHistoricalAwarenessfeaturesAdiosAmor 
  • Thursday Night Market Place is every Thursday from 5:30-9 p.m. at Civic Park, Irwin and Seventh streets in Hanford. Certified farmers’ market, food vendors, pony and train rides and live music, this week featuring60s and 70s music by Prestige. www.facebook.com/ThursdayNightMarketPlace 
  • Free art journaling class every Thursday 5-7 p.m. at S.E.L.F Studio, 118 S. Court St., Visalia. Ages 12 and up. Bring your own paints, journaling paper and art supplies. Paint brushes, scissors and tools provided. www.sensibleexcellencelifefoundation.com 

Friday, September 13

  • Tulare County Fair (see above)
  • “Young Frankenstein: The Musical” (see above)
  • Reception for national award-winning artist, author, and teacher Gerald Brommer showing a watercolor retrospective of the beauty of world geography. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Kings Art Center, 605 N. Douty, Hanford. 559 584-1065 or www.kingsartcenter.org 
  • James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash is a faithful recreation of Cash’s biggest hits at 7 p.m. at 266 Gilkey Ln., Hanford. www.facebook.com/KingsCountyAgingFundraiser-JGarner’sTributetoJohnnyCash 

Saturday, September 14

  • Tulare County Fair (see above)
  • “Young Frankenstein: The Musical” (see above)
  • Loud Mouth Poetry Slam is at 7 p.m. at Howie & Sons Pizza, 2430 S. Mooney, Visalia. Come and quality for the grand slam in January. www.facebook.com/LoudMouthSeptemberQualifyingSlam!feat.DanielleReed
  • Silent comedies with Dean Mora on the mighty pipe organ begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin. 559 584-7823 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
  • Art Activity with Ms. Katy each Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Children’s Storybook Garden & Museum, 175 E. Tenth, Hanford. Different art lessons using media based on nature and gardens. 559 500-9966 or www.childrensstorybookgarden.org  

Sunday, September 15

  • Tulare County Fair (see above)
  • “Young Frankenstein: The Musical” (see above)
  • Hispanic Heritage Celebration from 1-4 p.m. at Manuel Hernandez Community Center, 247 W. Ferguson, Visalia. Family friendly event with live performances, music, crafts and children’s games as well as food vendors. Experience the rich and diverse Hispanic culture. www.facebook.com/HispanicHeritageCelebration 
  • Community Craft Activity in partnership with Arts Alliance of Three Rivers from 12:30-2:30 p.m. At Three Rivers Community Presbyterian Church, 43410 Sierra Dr. (Highway 198). All are welcome. Refreshments and materials provided free. www.facebook.com/CommunityCraftActivity 

Tuesday, September 17

  • Salsa Tuesdays every Tuesday at The Cellar Door, 101 W. Main, Visalia. Lessons begin at 8:30 p.m. followed by music and dancing. www.cellar101.com 

Wednesday, September 18

Thursday, September 19

  • Sable Davenport shows her color-changing paintings from 6-10 p.m. at The Cellar Door, 101 W. Main, Visalia. The show will be up for two months. www.facebook.com/Sable’sArtShowatTheCellarDoor 
  • Thursday Night Market Place is every Thursday from 5:30-9 p.m. at Civic Park, Irwin and Seventh streets in Hanford. Certified farmers’ market, food vendors, pony and train rides and live music, this week featuring blues and more by Square On. www.facebook.com/ThursdayNightMarketPlace 
  • Free art journaling class every Thursday 5-7 p.m. at S.E.L.F Studio, 118 S. Court St., Visalia. Ages 12 and up. Bring your own paints, journaling paper and art supplies. Paint brushes, scissors and tools provided. www.sensibleexcellencelifefoundation.com 

Friday, September 20

  • “Young Frankenstein: The Musical” (see above)
  • “Four Weddings and an Elvis (see above)

Saturday, September 21

  • “Young Frankenstein: The Musical” (see above)
  • “Four Weddings and an Elvis (see above)
  • 19th Annual Downtown Hanford Blues & Roots Festival is from 5:30-10 p.m. at Civic Park, 113 Court St. Bring your dancing shoes, blankets and chairs. www.facebook.com/Blues&RootsFestival  
  • “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
  • Art Activity with Ms. Katy each Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Children’s Storybook Garden & Museum, 175 E. Tenth, Hanford. Different art lessons using media based on nature and gardens. 559 500-9966 or www.childrensstorybookgarden.org  

Sunday, September 22

  • “Young Frankenstein: The Musical” (see above)
  • “Four Weddings and an Elvis (see above)

Tuesday, September 24

  • Salsa Tuesdays every Tuesday at The Cellar Door, 101 W. Main, Visalia. Lessons begin at 8:30 p.m. followed by music and dancing. www.cellar101.com 

Wednesday, September 25

Thursday, September 26 

  • Thursday Night Market Place is every Thursday from 5:30-9 p.m. at Civic Park, Irwin and Seventh streets in Hanford. Certified farmers’ market, food vendors, pony and train rides and live music, this week featuring Midnight Run – The Sound of Journey. www.facebook.com/ThursdayNightMarketPlace 
  • Free art journaling class every Thursday 5-7 p.m. at S.E.L.F Studio, 118 S. Court St., Visalia. Ages 12 and up. Bring your own paints, journaling paper and art supplies. Paint brushes, scissors and tools provided. www.sensibleexcellencelifefoundation.com 

Friday, September 27

  • “Four Weddings and an Elvis (see above)

Saturday, September 28

  • “Four Weddings and an Elvis (see above)
  • The Marjorie Brandon Award will be presented to gourd artist Toni Best at the Art & Soul Gala hosted by the Brandon-Mitchell Gallery at 5 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel, 300 S. Court, Visalia. Dinner, music, dancing and dessert auction. www.BrandonMitchellGallery.com/about 
  • Killer Dueling Pianos perform at 5 p.m. at Valley Oaks Golf Course, 1800 S. Plaza, Visalia. Buffet dinner, silent auction. Benefits Charter Oaks Lions Club. Go to Eventbrite: Rock & Roll with the Killer Dueling Pianos in Visalia 
  • “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
  • Art Activity with Ms. Katy each Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Children’s Storybook Garden & Museum, 175 E. Tenth, Hanford. Different art lessons using media based on nature and gardens. 559 500-9966 or www.childrensstorybookgarden.org  

Sunday, September 29

  • “Four Weddings and an Elvis (see above)

Art Shows

  • Arts Visalia presents the Musae Exhibition, which places a twist on the conventional artist exhibition where one artist shows work of multiple models or subjects. This exhibition showcases artwork featuring the same model, Visalian Hazel Vellichor, but from various artists. On display at 214 E. Oak, in September. Open Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-5:30 p.m.559 739-0905 or www.artsvisalia.org
  • “The HUGE Art Show,” featuring art that measures more than 5 feet in at least one dimension, is on display at the Arts Consortium, 300 E. Oak, in September. Open Tuesdays-Fridays 10-3. 559 802-3266 or www.artsconsortium.com 
  • “Sightlines” by Taryn McMahon is on display at the College of the Sequoias Art Gallery, 915 S. Mooney, Visalia, Room 214 (downstairs) in the Kaweah Building near the corner of Meadow Lane and Mooney. Free 20-minute parking in the Circle Drive. Open Tuesdays-Thursdays 11-4, Mondays and Fridays by appointment. 559 737-4861 or go to Facebook: COS  Opening Reception
  • “Youth Expressions” is a show by Redwood High School and COS students and past Suicide Prevention projects in various mediums at the Brandon-Mitchell Gallery, 117 S. Locust, Visalia, in September and October. The gallery is open during First Friday art walks and after service on Sundays at 11:30. 559 625-2441 or www.brandonmitchellgallery.com
  • “Personal Perspectives” featuring art in all mediums by Main Gallery Artists runs September 5-October 19 at the Tulare Historical Museum, 444 W. Tulare in Tulare. Open Thursdays-Saturdays 10-4. 559 686-2074, www.tularehistoricalmuseum.org or www.facebook.com/MainGalleryVisalia/photos 
  • A display of photography by Visalia Digital Arts is on display at Cafe 210, 210 W. Center, Visalia, in September. Open M-T-W-F from 7-1:30, Thursdays 7-5 and Saturdays 9-12. 559 739-9010
  • Sable Davenport is showing her color-changing paintings at The Cellar Door, 101 W. Main, Visalia, September 19-November. www.facebook.com/Sable’sArtShowatTheCellarDoor
  • Art by the MeCHA Club of Hanford West High School is on display at My Eyes y Corazon, 114 W. Main, Visalia, in September. MeCHA. 559 469-3972 
  • Visit Visalia, 112 E. Main, is now featuring monthly art shows by local artists. Local abstract artist Eva Mae Nicholson shows her work in September. Open M-W 8-5, Thursdays 8-6, Saturdays 9-3. 559 334-0141 or www.visitvisalia.com 
  • Zachary Bland is a graphic designer showing his themes surrounding his life, environment, and sexuality at The Source LGBT+ Center, 208 W. Main, Visalia (downstairs in Montgomery Square). Open Tuesdays-Fridays 3-6 p.m. www.thesourcelgbt.org 
  • The Artists of Whimsy Art Show runs August 3 through September 29 at the Exeter Courthouse Gallery, 125 South B Street, featuring art by Kathleen Mattox and Laura Fraedrich. Open Saturdays 10-4 and Sundays 12-4. www.facebook.com/MixedMessagesbyKathleenMattosTheArtistsofWhimsyArtShow
  • National award-winning artist, author, and teacher Gerald Brommer is showing a watercolor retrospective of the beauty of world geography at the Kings Art Center, 605 N. Douty, Hanford, Sept 14-October 26. Open Wednesdays-Fridays 11-4 and weekends 12-3. 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