Tulare County Weekly Calendar

Theater and more

“The Humans” at the Ice House Theatre
“The Humans” is an uproarious and heartbreaking play set during a family Thanksgiving dinner. Won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play. Ice House Theatre, 410 E. Race, Visalia. 559 734-3900 or www.visaliaplayers.org
June 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday matinees June 9, 16 & 23 at 2 p.m.

“Mama Mia!” in Porterville
ABBA’s hits sung on a Greek Island in this stage adaptation of the hit movie with non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers. Porterville Barn Theater, 42 S. Plano, Porterville.  550 310-7046 or www.portervillebarntheater.com
June 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22 at 7 p.m.
Sunday matinees June 9 & 16 at 2 p.m.

“Hairspray” in Tulare
Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “Hairspray” is a family-friendly musical set in 1962 when plus-size Tracy Turnblad’s one desire is to dance on the popular Corny Collins TV show. Encore Theatre, 324 South N St., Tulare. 559 686-1300 or www.encoretulare.org
June 28 & 29, July 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday matinees June 30 & July 7 at 2 p.m.

Events by date

Thursday, June 20

  • Arts Visalia, 214 E. Oak, is open 8-11:30 a.m. in June during the Farmers’ Market half a block away at the Old Lumberyard, 300 E. Oak. http://www.artsvisalia.org/farmers-market-thursdays
  • Downtown Tulare Street Fair from 6-9 p.m. on K Street, every Thursday through June 20. Tonight, music by the Blue Jackets. www.tularedowntown.com
  • Thursday Night Market Place is every Thursday from 5:30-9 p.m. at Civic Park, Irwin and Seventh streets, Hanford. Certified farmers’ market, food vendors, pony and train rides and live music this week with Califus playing Mex/Latin/Classics. www.facebook.com/ThursdayNightMarketPlace  

Friday, June 21

  • “The Humans” (see above)
  • “Mama Mia!” (see above)
  • Tacos & Tributes is back for the summer, featuring an Eagles tribute by The Boys of Summer, 6-8 p.m. at Garden Street Plaza, at Main Street, Visalia. Free concert with food and drinks for sale. Go to Facebook: Tacos and Tributes presents The Boys of Summer
  • Visalia Movies in the Park shows “Lilo and Stitch” (2002), a Disney animated science fiction comedy-drama, at 8:15 p.m. at Riverway Sports Park, 3611 N. Dinuba Blvd. Bring blankets and chairs. Free. 559 713-4365 or www.liveandplayvisalia.com

Saturday, June 22

  • “The Humans” (see above)
  • “Mama Mia!” (see above)
  • Academy Award Best Picture winners will be shown from 9-4:30 at the Visalia Library, 200 W. Oak. 559 713-2700 or www.tularecountylibrary.org
  • 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, June 23

  • “The Humans” (see above)

Tuesday, June 25

  • ‘Toon Tuesdays the Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin, feature classic cartoons from 11-2. Free with snack bar purchase. 559 584-7823 or www.foxhanford.com

Wednesday, June 26

  • ILoveArtBro features art and music starting at 8 p.m. every Wednesday at the Cellar Door, 101 W. Main St., Visalia. www.facebook.com/groups/1810301112533694
  • Concerts in Zumwalt Park, 400 E. Tulare Ave. in Tulare, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through July. This week featuring That Little Band. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Go to Facebook: Concerts in Zumwalt Park

Thursday, June 27

  • Arts Visalia, 214 E. Oak, is open 8-11:30 a.m. in June during the Farmers’ Market half a block away at the Old Lumberyard, 300 E. Oak. http://www.artsvisalia.org/farmers-market-thursdays
  • Salsa Tuesdays every Tuesday at The Cellar Door, 101 W. Main, Visalia, is moved to Thursday this week. Lessons begin at 8:30 p.m. followed by music and dancing. www.cellar101.com
  • Thursday Night Market Place is every Thursday from 5:30-9 p.m. at Civic Park, Irwin and Seventh streets, Hanford. Certified farmers’ market, food vendors, pony and train rides and live music this week with DakotaCrossing playing new country music. www.facebook.com/ThursdayNightMarketPlace  

Friday, June 28

  • “Hairspray” (see above)
  • James Spaite and Savs are on a US tour together in support of their respective new music releases. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Component Coffee Lab, 513 E. Center, Visalia. Go to Facebook: James Spaite & Savs Component Coffee
  • Pia Kabob celebrates its 5th anniversary at 227 N. Court, Visalia, with live jazz by The Sierra Project at 6 p.m. Go to Facebook: Pita Kabob 5th Gastropub Anniversary: Bobby & Maan’s World
  • Visalia Movies in the Park shows “Aquaman,” a 2018 super hero film, at 8:15 p.m. at Riverway Sports Park, 3611 N. Dinuba Blvd. Bring blankets and chairs. Free. 559 713-4365 or www.liveandplayvisalia.com

Saturday, June 29

  • “Hairspray” (see above)
  • “A Star is Born” (2018), starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, 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 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, June 30

  • “Hairspray” (see above)

Art Shows

  • A juried community show featuring 2D and 3D art, mixed media, ceramics, fiber, glass, graphics/printmaking/drawing, jewelry, metalwork, painting, photography/digital art, sculpture, and woodwork is at Arts Visalia, 214 E. Oak, in June. Also on display is art by students in the May children’s classes. Open Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-5:30 p.m.559 739-0905 or www.artsvisalia.org
  • Sycamore Valley Academy students are showing their art at the Arts Consortium, 300 E. Oak, Visalia, in June. Open Tuesdays-Fridays 10-3. www.artsconsortiumcom
  • “Inspired by Spirit” is art from two artists’ viewpoints, Eva Mae Nicholson and Kate Erickson, at the Brandon-Mitchell Gallery, 117 S. Locust, Visalia, in May and June. Also on display is the ink quilt by Shirley Keller featured in her recently published book “But What about the Children?” 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
  • Julio Ramirez Corona shows his art inspired by her Mexican heritage at My Eyes y Corazon, 114 W. Main, Visalia. 559 469-3972
  • “Seascapes and Ocean Views” is at the Exeter Courthouse Gallery, 125 South B Street, from June 7 to July 28. Over 40 pieces in the show. Open Saturdays 10-4 and Sundays 12-4. www.facebook.com/SeascapesandOceanViews
  • Yosemite Renaissance 34, a contemporary traveling art show featuring the works of artists from across the western United States in various media, depicting the breath-taking beauty of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada, is at the Kings Art Center, 605 N. Douty, Hanford, from June 15-July 20. Open Wednesdays-Fridays 11-4 and weekends 12-3. www.kingsartcenter.org
  • Linda Itzcuauhtli Che Hinojosa shows the sensual nature of art at the Porterville Art Association, 151 N. Main, from May 11-July 13. Featuring a combination of colors, techniques, textures and symbolism. Open Wednesdays-Saturdays 10-4. 559 784-4323 or www.facebook.com/PortervilleartAssociation
  • 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