Tulare County Weekly Calendar

Theater & more

“High School Musical 2”
Presented by El Diamante High School, this is a live version of the fun Disney musical about East High Wildcats during summer vacation. L.J. Williams Theatre, 1001 W. Main, Visalia. https://squareup.com/store/edhsmusical?fbclid=IwAR3xkSv2t3nDZpI26QfxqiEqNqRm2S60AOQfdHju17c3bTT-ry1ErZ4nzaE
Jan. 16, 17 & 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday matinee, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m.

“Newsies” in Lindsay
Lindsay High School presents the Broadway hit musical that tells the story of poor young newsboys in 1899 who strike against publisher Joseph Pulitzer. At the Lindsay Community Theater, 190 N. Elmwood. 559 284-2223 or www.lindsaycommunitytheater.com
Jan. 17, 18, 24 & 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday matinees Jan. 19 & 26 at 2 p.m.

“Beehive”
Six young girl singers tell the story of the 60s in that era’s most celebrated songs at the Ice House Theatre, 410 E Race, Visalia. 559 734-3900 or www.visaliaplayers.org
Jan. 24, 25, 31, Feb. 1, 7, 8, 14 & 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday matinees Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9 & 16 at 2 p.m.

Jurassic Tour
The largest, most realistic dinosaur event with over 50-life-sized dinosaurs, hands-on interactions and other activities. Visalia Convention Center, 303 E. Acequia. www.visitvisalia.com/eventdetail/746/jurassic-tour
January 18-20, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day

Events by date

Thursday, January 16

  • “High School Musical 2” (see above)
  • “9-5” (1980) starring Dolly Pardon, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, shows at 6:30 p.m. at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main. 559 625-1369 or www.foxvisalia.org.

Friday, January 17

  • “High School Musical 2” (see above)
  • “Newsies” (see above)
  • “The Reunion: Fantasy Tribute to the Beatles” is a live show at 7 p.m. at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main. What if the Beatles were all still alive and playing today? 559 625-1369 or www.foxvisalia.org.
  • Reception for two new artists at the Kings Art Center, 605 N. Douty, Hanford, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Featuring abstract and representational contemporary art by Trayzers Akimbo and positive and emotional art by Tanya Miller. www.kingsartcenter.org

Saturday, January 18

  • “High School Musical 2” (see above)
  • “Newsies” (see above)
  • Jurassic Tour (see above)
  • Every year, the Reel Rock Film Tour brings premieres of the best new climbing films to communities around the world, with 500 locations in 40 countries. 6:30 p.m. at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main. Proceeds will benefit MPACT (Mental Health Partners and Allies in the County of Tulare). 559 625-1369 or www.fox.visalia.org
  • “Cup of Jazz” is every Saturday from 10-12 noon at Cafe 210, 210 Center St., Visalia. The audience is invited to join in. Free. Led by Richard Garoogian. 559 730-0910

Sunday, January 19

  • “Newsies” (see above)
  • Jurassic Tour (see above)
  • Sunday @ 2 at the Tulare Historical Museum, 444 W. Tulare in Tulare, features the “Story of the Unknown Airman,” a B-17 Flying Fortress ball turret gunner during WWII, and showing of the “The Mission,” a mythical tale of a B-17 and crew directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Kevin Costner and Kiefer Sutherland. Free. 559 686-2074 or www.tularehistoricalmuseum.org

Monday, January 20

  • Jurassic Tour (see above)
  • Lunch with Artist Buddy Jones is brought to the Depot Restaurant, 207 E. Oak, Visalia, at 11:30 a.m. by Arts Visalia. A lively discussion about drumming and Buddy’s work with ImagineU Children’s Museum. www.facebook.com/LunchwithArtistBuddyJones

Tuesday, January 21

  • 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.cellardoor101.com

Wednesday, January 22

  • ILoveArtBro is every Wednesday at The Cellar Door, 101 W. Main, Visalia. The venue turns into an indoor marketplace for local artists. Expect a killer musician, band or DJ in the mix. Doors at 5 p.m., music at 8 p.m. All ages until 9 p.m. www.cellardoor101.com

Thursday, January 23

  • Jazz on the Corner with the Jay Smith Trio at 8 p.m. at The Cellar Door, 101 W. Main, Visalia. www.cellardoor101.com

Friday, January 24

  • “Newsies” (see above)
  • “Beehive” (see above)

Saturday, January 25

  • “Newsies” (see above)
  • “Beehive” (see above)
  • The Sequoia Symphony plays “American Inaugurals” featuring American composers including Copland’s “Billy the Kid” at 7:30 p.m. at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main. 559 732-8600 or www.sequoiasymphonyorchestra.com
  • Arts Visalia Artist’s Talk features Richard Arenas on the lost-wax casting technique, casting metal in gold silver, bronze or brass. 2 p.m. at Arts Visalia, 214 E. Oak.  559 739-0905 or https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1798604526938887&set=a.238964722902883&type=3&theater
  • “Labyrinth” (1986), a cult classic starring David Bowie as the Goblin King and puppets by Jim Henson, will be shown at 7 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 Cafe 210, 210 Center St., Visalia. The audience is invited to join in. Free. Led by Richard Garoogian. 559 730-0910

Sunday, January 26

  • “Newsies” (see above)
  • “Beehive” (see above)
  • “Blues is a Woman” is a live show combining history and music that celebrates women in the blues, including Bonnie Raitt, Etta Janes, Janis Joplin and more. 7 p.m. at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main. 550 625-1369 or www.foxvisalia.org.

Monday, January 27

  • Foreigner, one of the most popular rock groups in the world, plays at 7:30 p.m. at the Visalia Convention Center, 303 E. Acequia. www.facebook.com/Foreigner

Tuesday, January 28

  • 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.cellardoor101.com

Wednesday, January 29

  • The Golden Dragon Acrobats, the world’s leading Chinese acrobatic troupe, brings its amazing show to the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main, at 7 p.m. 559 625-1369 or www.foxvisalia.org
  • ILoveArtBro is every Wednesday at The Cellar Door, 101 W. Main, Visalia. The venue turns into an indoor marketplace for local artists. Expect a killer musician, band or DJ in the mix. Doors at 5 p.m., music at 8 p.m. All ages until 9 p.m. www.cellardoor101.com

Friday, January 31

  • “Beehive” (see above)
  • Chad Prather, called the modern day Will Rogers, performs at 8 p.m. at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main, at 7 p.m. 559 625-1369 or www.foxvisalia.org

Saturday, February 1

  • “Beehive” (see above)
  • 1st Saturday in Three Rivers invites you to visit artist studios and artists at work from 11-5. Pick up a map at the Three Rivers Historical Meum, 42268 Sierra Dr. (Highway 198) or the Arts Center, 41673 North Fork Dr. Free. www.1stsaturdaytr.com 
  • Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” (1959) will be shown at 2 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 Cafe 210, 210 Center St., Visalia. The audience is invited to join in. Free. Led by Richard Garoogian. 559 730-0910

Sunday, February 2

  • “Beehive” (see above)
  • 9th Annual Super Bowl Alternative Concert is presented by Musica Viva (violin and cello) at 2 p.m. at Porterville College, 100 E College.

Art Shows

  • Arts Visalia, 214 E. Oak, presents “Coyolxauhqui, Madre Cosmica,” an exhibition by Madera native Gloria Osuna Perez which achieved great success in El Paso, Texas and in the Chicano Art Movement. According to Aztec mythology, Coyolxauhqhi is the Moon goddess. The exhibition consists of Gloria’s interpretation of the Coyolxauhqui wheel, along with 10 paintings of women who the artist claims are direct descendants of Coyolxauhqui’s sacrifice. Open Wednesdays-Saturdays12-5:30. 559 739-0905 or www.artsvisalia.org
  • The Arts Consortium exhibits oil painter Manuel Abad in January. Manuel creates beautiful oil paintings of our Central Valley landscape and also does still life. Open Tuesdays-Fridays 10-3. 300 E Oak, Visalia. 559 802-3266 or www.artsconsortium.org
  • Art and unique manipulated drawings and photography by the late Charles Ed Berry is on display at the Brandon-Mitchell Gallery, 117 S. Locust, Visalia, in January and February. The gallery is open during First Friday art walks and after service on Sundays at 11:30. 559 625-2441 or www.brandonmitchellgallery.com
  • 12th Annual “Miniatures” show and fundraiser at the Tulare Historical Museum, 444 W. Tulare in Tulare, from December 15-March 7. Buy tickets and have a chance to win your favorite miniature. Drawing on March 11. Open Thursdays-Saturdays 10-4. 559 686-2074 or www.tularehistoricalmuseum.org
  • The 16th annual “Tulare County Varied Impressions” art show is at the Tulare Historical Museum, 444 W. Tulare in Tulare, January 9-February 9. Local artists present views of the county through their eyes. Open Thursdays-Saturdays 10-4. 559 686-2074 or www.tularehistoicalmuseum.org
  • “Positive Vibes,” art by local artists, is at the Exeter Courthouse Gallery, 125 South B St, featuring many local artists from January 9-February 9. Open Saturdays 10-4 and Sundays 12-4. www.exeterhistoricalmuseum.com
  • Two artists are displaying their work at the Kings Art Center, 605 N. Douty, Hanford, from January 17-February 29. Featuring abstract and representional contemporary art by Trayzers Akimbo and positive and emotional art by Tanya Miller. Open Wednesdays-Fridays 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