Tulare County Weekly Calendar

Community theater

“Wait until Dark” is a suspenseful play about a woman who finds her blindness just might be the key to her escape. Runs Feb. 2-18 at the Ice House Theatre, 410 E. Race, Visalia. 559 734-3900 or www.visaliaicehouse.com

“Anne of Green Gables” about the adventures of an imaginative 11-year-old orphan is on stage Feb. 2-17 at Encore Theatre, 324 South N St., Tulare. 559 686-1300 or www.encoretulare.org

“Change at Last,” a comedy/farce written and directed by local playwright Bob Merzoian Jr., runs Feb. 2-18 at the Barn Theater, 42 S. Plano, Porterville. 559 310-7046 or www.portervillebarntheater.com

“The Sound of Music” will be performed by the Green Acres School Little Theatre Feb. 8-11 at Rotary Theater, 330 S. Dollner, Visalia. 559 730-7671

Mean Girls: The Musical,” about fitting in during high school and being true to yourself, is presented by Redwood High School Feb. 15-17 at L.J. Williams Theatre, 1001 W. Main, Visalia. 559 730-7701

“Zombie Maker” runs March 1-10 at the Lindsay Community Theater, 190 N. Elmwood. Dr. Norman Bates, inheritor of the infamous Bates Motel, operates his property as a B&B. His magic foot powder claims to revive the dead. His cellar holds zombies and other monsters. 559 284-2223 or www.lindsaycommunitytheater.com

Art shows

Arts Visalia presents sculptures and collages created by Raphaele Cohen Bacry through recycling magazines, wallpaper and cardboard. On display Feb. 1-24. Open Wednesdays-Saturdays from 12-5:30 p.m. 214 E. Oak, Visalia, 559 739-0905, www.artsvisalia.org

Arts Consortium now in its new location is featuring printmaker Gabriella Santos, the Arts Consortium’s Artist of the Year. On display through March. Open during First Friday art walks and Tuesdays-Fridays 10-3. At 340 E. Oak in The Lofts at Fort Visalia. www.artsconsortium.org

The College of the Sequoias Art Gallery is showing “So Help Me God” drawings by Houston Fryer, making abstract functions of harm visible to reduce their injury. Jan. 23-Feb. 16 in the gallery, Kaweah Building Room 214 (downstairs), 915 S. Mooney, Visalia. Open Tuesdays & Thursdays 10-4. Free 20-parking in the front circle drive. 559 737-4861 or www.facebook.com/COSartgallery

Brandon-Mitchell Gallery hosts “Vibrant Colors,” oil paintings by acclaimed local artist Betty Berk. Open through February during the First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Visalia, after service at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday and by appointment. 117 S. Locust, Visalia, 559 625-2441, www.brandonmitchellgallery.com

Lindsay Museum & Gallery shows “In Bloom,” roses painted by Julia Thornton and Shane Guffogg. Runs Feb. 23-March 24. Open Fridays and Saturdays 12-4 & by appointment. 165 N. Gale. 559 359-6393 or lindsayartassociation@gmail.com

Tulare City Historical Museum spotlights Black History Month, presented by the Hudson Institute of African American Heritage and Global Arts Museum Jan. 4-Feb 29. 444 W. Tulare Ave., Tulare. Open Thursdays-Saturdays 10-4. 559 686-2074 or www.tularehistoricalmuseum.org

Tulare City Historical Museum displays “Tulare County Varied Impressions” Jan. 11-Feb. 17. 444 W. Tulare Ave., Tulare. Open Thursdays-Saturdays 10-4. 559 686-2074 or www.tularehistoricalmuseum.org

The Center for Art, Culture and History in Exeter (CACHE) is showing a group watercolor exhibit “Watercolors: From Winter to Spring” Jan. 6-March 30. The show also includes woven gourds by Toni Best. Open Fridays 1:30-4, Saturdays 10-4, Sundays 12-4. 125 South B St. www.cach-exeter.org or 559 592-5900

Events by date

Tuesday, Feb. 13

  • Sol de Mexico plays a romantic Valentine’s concert at 8 p.m. at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main. 559 625-1369 or foxvisalia.org
  • Galentines Brunch at 9:30 a.m. at the Visalia Senior Center, 310 N. Locust. Ditch the guys and bring your favorite gal age 50 and up. 559 713-4381
  • Tulare County Voices at 210, the monthly forum, discusses Prop 1—Homelessness or Mental Health at 7 p.m. 210 Café, 210 W. Center, Visalia

Wednesday, Feb. 14

  • Bring a sweetheart or friend to celebrate Valentine’s Day at “Valentines & ‘Gal’entines,” featuring high tea with international treats and music at 5:15 p.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living, 117 S. Locust, Visalia. Tickets at 559 625-2441 or cslvisalia.org/events
  • Have a barbershop quartet from the Mighty Oaks Chorus serenade you on Valentine’s Day and bring a long-stem red rose and small box of chocolates. 559 280-5715 or visaliamightyoakchorus.org

Friday, Feb. 16

  • Sawyer Brown, the country pop band known for such top hits as “Step that Step” and “Drive Me Wild,” plays at 8 p.m. at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main. 559 625-1369 or ww.foxvisaia.org

Saturday, Feb. 17

  • Journey Escape tribute band performs with special guests Frampton Comes Alive tribute show at 7:30 p.m. at the Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin. 559 584-7823 or foxhanford.com
  • 3rd Annual ProYouth 5 & 2-mile Color Run starts at 9 a.m. at Mooney Grove Park, 27000 S. Mooney, Visalia. Benefits after-school programs. Google ProYouth Color Run

Sunday, Feb. 18

  • Hanford Toy-Anime Comic Con from 11-4 at Hanford Fraternal Hall, 1015 N. 10th. Contests and prizes.

Saturday, Feb. 24

  • Visalia Heritage hosts local historian Terry Ommen talking about Fort Visalia: Where the Town Began at 2 p.m. at The Lofts at Fort Visalia, 340 E. Oak. Fiddle music at 1:30. Plus visit the Heritage Museum. 559 972-4872 or visaliaheritage.org
  • 20th Annual Chinese New Year’s Celebration, the Year of the Dragon from 12-4 at the Center for Integrated Medicine, 816 W. Oak, Visalia. Food, cultural performances, activities, prizes. Free. 559 625-4246
  • Opening reception for “In Bloom,” featuring roses painted by Shane Guffogg and Julia Thornton, from 4-7 p.m. at the Lindsay Museum & Gallery, 165 N. Gale. The artists are also musicians and will play a few pieces. Thornton plays harp with Rod Stewart’s band. 559 359-6393 or lindsayartassociation@gmail.com
  • “Barbie: The Movie,” the hit 2023 film about Barbie and Ken, will be shown at the Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin, at 2 p.m. 559 584-7823 or foxhanford.com

Monday, March 4

  • “The Stranger,” (1946) starring Orson Wells and Loretta Young, will be shown as the first film in the Classic Noir Cinema Series at The Center for Art, Culture and Historyin Exeter (CACHE), 125 South B St., Exeter. A discussion will follow. Vintage dress is encouraged. 559 592-5900 or cach-exeter.org.

Thursday, March 7

  • Heartstrings, a unique support group using music to foster healing of grief, meets from 5:30-7 p.m. every first Thursday of the month at 623 W. Willow, Visalia. Sponsored by Kaweah Health. 559 733-0642

Saturday, March 9

  • Walk with a Doc every second Saturday of the month at 8 a.m. at Blain Park, 3101 S. Court, Visalia. Exercise and learn about health. With healthy snacks. 559 624-2416 or walkwithadoc.org/join-a-walk/locations/visalia-california
  • End of the Trail Half Marathon, 10K & 5K starts at 8 a.m. at Mooney Grove Park, 27000 Mooney, Visalia. Google End of the Trail Half Marathon

Monday, March 11

  • Carvin Jones, voted one of the 50 greatest blues guitarists by Guitarist Magazine, performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Visalia Veteran’s Memorial Building, 609 W. Center. Free for children 12 and under. carvinjones.com

Saturday, March 16

  • Patrick’s Day Parade starts at 10 a.m. on Visalia’s Main Street, followed by the Irish Fest from 1-5 p.m. at Visalia Recreation Park, Jacob & Center streets. Fest features 20 breweries, food and live music. www.visaliabreakfastlions.org