Tulare County Weekly Calendar

Mark your Calendar
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
‘Gray Gardens’ at the Ice House Theatre
“Grey Gardens” is a heartfelt, witty musical based on the lives of Jacqueline Kennedy’s aunt and cousin as they descent from “royalty” into ruin. At 7:30 p.m. at the Ice House Theatre, 410 E. Race, Visalia. 559 734-3900 or www.visaliaplayers.org
Feb. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 3, 10 & 17 at 2 p.m.

‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ in Tulare
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” features songs and vignettes based on the beloved Charles Schultz comic strip. At Encore Theatre, 324 South N St., Tulare. 559 686-1300 or www.encoreture.org
Feb. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, & 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday matinee, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m.

‘Once Upon a Mattress’ by Redwood High School
The musical comedy version of the fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea” about Princess Winnifred who must prove herself by sleeping on a tall pile of mattresses. Presented by Redwood High School at L.J. Williams Theatre, 1001 W. Main, Visalia. Go to Facebook: RHS Musical—Once Upon a Mattress
Feb. 21 & 22 at 7 p.m.
Feb. 23 at 2 and 7 p.m.

‘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.

‘Matilda! The Musical’
Theater Arts Alliance presents “Matilda! The Musical,” the Tony Award winning story of a girl who dreams of a better life, at Café 210, 210 W. Center, Visalia. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4067642
Feb. 22, 23, March 1 & 2 at 7 p.m.
Feb. 23 & 24, March 2 & 3 at 1 p.m.

Events by date
Thursday, February 14—Valentine’s Day

o “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” (see above)
o “Beauty and the Beast” (see above)
o Take your Valentine to see “When Harry Met Sally” (1989) at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main, at 6:30 p.m. 550 625-1369 or www.foxvisalia.org

Friday, February 15
o “Grey Gardens” (see above)
o “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” (see above)
o “Beauty and the Beast” (see above)
o A Tribute to B.B. King features The Voice contestant Rudy Parris and a seven-piece band at 8 p.m. at The Cellar Door, 101 W. Main, Visalia. www.cellardoor101.com

Saturday, February 16
o “Grey Gardens” (see above)
o “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” (see above)
o “Beauty and the Beast” (see above)
o Los Lonely Boys perform live at 8 p.m.at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main. 559 625-1369 or www.foxvisalia.org
o Visalia 16th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration Fair is from 12-4 at the Center for Integrated Medicine, 816 W. Oak, Visalia. It’s the Year of the Pig. Games, food, music, tea sampling, dragon parade and origami paper folding. Wear something red! Free. Go to facebook.com and type in Visalia 16th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration Fair
o Western singer Juni Fisher returns to the Lindsay Community Theater, 190 N. Elmwood Ave., at 7:30 p.m. 559 284-2223 or www.lindsaycommunitytheater.com
o 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, February 17
o “Grey Gardens” (see above)
o “Beauty and the Beast” (see above)
o “Sundays @ 2” at the Tulare Historical Museum, 444 W. Tulare in Tulare, features “An Adventure in Normandy, France: 2018” cultural presentation by Kent McNatt. Museum open for free 12:30-4 p.m. Presentation at 2 p.m. 559 686-2074 or www.tularehistoricalmuseum.org

Tuesday, February 19
o 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, February 20
o ILoveArtBro features art and music every Wednesday at the Cellar Door, 101 W. Main St., Visalia. www.facebook.com/groups/1810301112533694
o “Hello, Dolly!” (1969) starring Barbra Streisand will be shown at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main, at 6:30 p.m. 559 6225-1369 or www.foxvisalia.org
o Band concert featuring the Northern California Community College Honor Band and College of the Sequoias Symphonic Band at 7 p.m. in the COS Theatre, 915 S. Mooney, Visalia. www.COS.edu.Academics/FineArts

Thursday, February 21
o “Once Upon a Mattress” (see above)
o Choir concert by the Concert Choirs and Chamber Singers of College of the Sequoias and Golden West High School at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 608 N. Church, Visalia. Go to Facebook—Concert: Golden West & COS
o Art show by Tony Bernard, local tattoo artist, who will show his acrylic, marker, pencil and airbrush art from 6-9 p.m. at The Cellar Door, 101 W. Main, Visalia. Go to Facebook: Art Show Featuring Tony Bernard
o Anne and Bill Haxton will show photos of sailing their 41-ft sloop across the Pacific Ocean and dropping a message-in-a-bottle at the Equator at 6:30 p.m. at the Three Rivers Library, 42052 Eggers Dr. 559 561-4564 or go to Facebook: Three Rivers Branch Library—Sailing the Pacific

Friday, February 22
o “Once Upon a Mattress” (see above)
o “Matilda! The Musical” (see above)
o “The Dining Room” (see above)
o “Moonstruck” (1987), featuring Cher, will be shown at the Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin, at 7 p.m. 559 584-7823 or www.foxhanford.com

Saturday, February 23
o “Once Upon a Mattress” (see above)
o “Matilda! The Musical” (see above)
o “The Dining Room” (see above)
o “The Best of Broadway” features music from some of the shows presented at the Encore Theatre over its 40 years. Music by the Tulare Community band and 20 performers at 7:30 p.m. at the Tulare Community Auditorium, 755 E. Tulare in Tulare. Go to Facebook: Tulare Jt. Union HS Foundation—Best of Broadway
o 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, February 24
o “Matilda! The Musical” (see above)
o “An Afternoon of Jazz and Broadway” is the 59th Annual Bisconer Memorial Chamber Concert at 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Tulare, Tulare and H streets. Free. www.ucctulare.org/bisconer-memorial-chamer-concert

Art Shows
o “Sharpie in Light” by Kirk Cruz in on display at Arts Visalia, 214 E. Oak, Visalia in February. His art depicts his interest and bold process in color using only Sharpie markers. Open Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-5:30 p.m. at 214 E. Oak, Visalia. 559 739-0905 or www.artsvisalia.org
o A preview of work by artists in the “South Valley Art Tour” is on display at the Arts Consortium, 300 W. Oak, Visalia, in February. Tickets for the March 30-31 show, which allows guests to visit artists in their studios, will be on sale. Open Tuesdays-Friday’s 10-3. www.artsconsortium.com
o The 15th Annual “Tulare County Varied Impressions” art exhibition is on display the Tulare Historical Museum, 444 W. Tulare Ave, Tulare, through March 2. 21 local artists show the many things that Tulare County means to them. Open Thursdays-Saturdays 10-4. 559 686-2074 or www.tularehistoricalmuseum.org
o The 11th Annual Miniature Show and Raffle is at the Tulare Historical Museum, 444 W. Tulare in Tulare. 10 local artists have donated over 30 miniature works of art to raffle off. Show runs through March 9. Drawing will be March 13. Open Thursdays-Saturdays 10-4. 559 686-2074 or www.tularehistoricalmuseum.org
o The Brandon-Mitchell Gallery, 117 W. Locust, Visalia, is hosting “Be You, Be Free,” featuring art and poems by participants of My Voice Media, a mental health art program run by the Arts Consortium. Through February. 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
o Work by Zachary Bland is on display at The Source LGB LGBT+ Center,
208 W. Main St. (Downstairs Ste. B in Montgomery Square) in February.
o “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
o “Tulare County Pastels” is a juried art show at the Lindsay Museum and Gallery, 165 N. Gale Hill, on display January 27-March 8 from 12-4 on Friday’s and Saturdays. www.facebook.com/JudythDreigerLindsayArtAssociation
o “The Art of Ren Lee” is on display at the Porterville College Art Gallery, 100 E. College, February 11-28. Hand-built sculptures depicting dreams, myths and folklore. Open Mondays-Thursdays from 12-2 & 4-6 p.m. 559 791-2257 or www.facebook.com/PortervilleCollegeArtGallery
o Art show by Courtney and Melody Gillespie is at the Porterville Art Association, 151 N. Main through March 8. Courtney depicts the old west in wood and iron. Melody is a painter. Open Wednesdays-Saturdays 10-4. 559 784-4223 or www.facebook.com/PortervilleartAssociation
o The Kings Art Center, 605 N. Douty, Hanford, is showing art by Grammy award winner Joey Wester, whose work has been seen on many TV sets and album covers, and Nathaniel Rodriguez, who uses non-traditional mediums such as spray paint. Open Wednesdays-Saturdays 11-4 and Saturdays & Sundays 12-3 through February 23. 559 584-1065 or www.kingsartcenter.org
o 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