Tulare County Weekly Calendar

Theater

“Annie”
The time-honored musical will be presented by Theater Arts Alliance at Café 210, 210 W. Center, Visalia. Songs include “Tomorrow” and “It’s a Hard Knock Life.” www.visitvisalia.com
Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 7, 13 & 14 at 7 p.m.
Matinees Dec. 1, 7, 8 14 & 15 at  2 p.m.

“The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)” in Porterville
None of the acts scheduled to perform at St. Everybody’s Non-Denominational Universalist Church have arrived, so three people are pressed into service to perform the entire
Christmas pageant. Porterville Barn Theater, 42 S. Plano. 559 310-7046 or www.portervillebarntheater.com
Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 7 p.m.
Sunday matinees Dec. 8 & 15 at 2 p.m.

“The Beverly Hillbillies” in Tulare
Based on the TV show, this is the story of the loveable Clampett family that goes from hillbillies to millionaires. Encore Theatre, 324 South N. St., Tulare. 559 686-1300 or www.encoretulare.org
Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 19, 20 & 21 at 7 p.m.
Sunday matinees Dec. 8 & 15 at 2 p.m.

Elvengers: Dawn of the Awakening
The disabled adults at the Creative Center presents their holiday show. Santa seds the Elvengers back in time to help humans fight off dark forces. www.thecreativecenter-visalia.org/category/performingarts
Dec. 10 & 12 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

“Hope for the Holidays”
3rd annual “Hope for the Holidays” is a cabaret of holiday and Broadway songs at the Ice House Theatre, 410 E. Race, Visalia. 559 734-3900 or www.visaliaplayers.org
Dec. 13 & 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Grinch St. Christmas Light Show
At 5:30 p.m. each day through December 31, the Grinch will turn on millions of lights throughout Downtown Exeter. Tickets will help feed hungry families through the Exeter food Closet. www.facebook.com/GrinchSt.ChristmasLightShow

Events by date

Thursdays, December 5

Friday, December 6

  • “Annie” (see above)
  • “The Beverly Hillbillies (see above)
  • First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Visalia from 5-8 p.m. Start at the Arts Consortium, 300 E. Oak, or Arts Visalia, 214 E. Oak, to pick up a map. Then visit all the venues. Snacks, wine and music. www.artsconsortium.org
  • Public preview of the Christmas Tree Auction from 2:30-4 p.m. Free at the Visalia Convention Center, 303 E. Acequia. http://www.visaliachamber.org/christmastree
  •  Exeter Christmas Parade with a cowboy theme starting at 6:30 p.m. www.facebook.com/ExeterChristmasParade

Saturday, December 7

  • “Annie” (see above)
  • “The Beverly Hillbillies (see above)
  • 1st Saturday in Three Rivers invites you to visit artist studios ad artisy t work from 11-5. Pick up a map at the Three Rivers Historical Museum, 42268 Sierra Dr. (Highway 198) or the Arts Center, 41673 North Fork Dr. Free. www.1stsaturdaytr.com
  • Opening day of Ice Skate Visalia at Garden Street Plaza at Main Street (Saturdays & Sundays thru Dec. 22) https://www.iceskatevisalia.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, December 8

  • “Annie” (see above)
  • “The Beverly Hillbillies (see above)
  • The Sequoia Symphony presents Handel’s “Messiah” at 3 p.m. at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main. Call the symphony, 559 732-600 or www.sequoiasymphonyorchestra.com

Monday, December 9

  • “Elvengers: Dawn of the Awkakening” (see above)
  • “Evans and Sontag,” Visalia’s true train robbers’ story, presented by historian Terry Ommen at 6:30 p.m. at 210 Connect, 210 W. Center. With music by Lon Hannah. Go to Facebook: 210 Connect Forum

Tuesday, December 10

  • “Elvengers: Dawn of the Awkakening” (see above)

Wedneday, December 11

  • Advent Reflections chamber concert by Susan Doering, Sequoia Symphony concertmaster, and her husband, cellist Dieter Wulfhorst at 7 p.m. Plus a sing-along. Free. Trinity Lutheran Church, 764 W. Henderson Avenue, Porterville. 559 392-1425 or dwcello@yahoo.com
  • ILoveArtsBro features music and art every Wednesday from 7-12 at The Cellar Door, 101 W. Main. https://www.facebook.com/events/496203537619607/

Thursdays, December 12

  • “Elvengers: Dawn of the Awkakening” (see above)
  • Advent Reflections chamber concert by Susan Doering, Sequoia Symphony concertmaster, and her husband, cellist Dieter Wulfhorst at 7 p.m. Plus a sing-along. Free. Center for Spiritual Living, 117 S. Locust, Visalia. 559 392-1425 or dwcello@yahoo.com
  • “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993) will be shown at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main, at 6:30 p.m. 559 625-1369 or www.foxvisalia.org
  • Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” will be presented in a concert reading by Chris Mangels at 7:30 p.m. at the College of the Sequoias Theatre, 915 S. Mooney, Visalia. Go to Facebook: COS Music Dance Theatre

Friday, December 13

  • “Annie” (see above)
  • “The Beverly Hillbillies (see above)
  • “The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)” (see above)
  • “Elvengers: Dawn of the Awkakening” (see above)
  • “Hope for the Holidays” (see above)
  • The Might Oak Chorus presents its holiday concert at 6 p.m. at Fountain Christian Church, 1023 N. Chinowth, Visalia. www.Facebook.com/TheMightyOakChorus

Saturday, December 14

  • “Annie” (see above)
  • “The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)” (see above)
  • “The Beverly Hillbillies (see above)
  • “Hope for the Holidays” (see above)
  • Fiesta Navidad with Mariachi Los Camperos will be at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main, at 7:30 p.m. 559 625-1369 or www.foxvisalia.org
  • Sierra Traditional Jazz Club presents its’ holiday concert and potluck from 1-5 p.m. Performance by Sierra Seven. At the Three Rivers Memorial Building, 43490 Sierra Dr. (Highway 198). www.facebook.com/SierraTraditionalJazzClub
  • Woodlake Christmas parade begins at 4 p.m. in Downtown Woodlake.
  • “Gremlins” (1984) will be shown 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, December 15

  • “Annie” (see above)
  • “The Beverly Hillbillies (see above)
  • “The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)” (see above)
  • “Hope for the Holidays” (see above)
  • The Sequoia Symphony presents Handel’s “Messiah” at 3 p.m. at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main. Call the symphony, 559 732-600 or www.sequoiasymphonyorchestra.com
  • A Very Merry KISS-mas Concert with Thompson Square, Jon Langston and JJ Brown at 7 p.m. at the Hanford Fox Theatre. 326 N. Irwin. 559 584-7823 or www.foxhanford.com

Tuesday, December 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

Wedneday, December 18

Thursdays, December 19

  • “The Beverly Hillbillies (see above)

Friday, December 20

  • “The Beverly Hillbillies (see above)
  • “The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)” (see above)
  • First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Visalia from 5-8 p.m. Start at the Arts Consortium, 300 E. Oak, or Arts Visalia, 214 E. Oak, to pick up a map. Then visit all the venues. Snacks, wine and music. www.artsconsortium.org

Saturday, December21

  • “The Beverly Hillbillies (see above)
  • “The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)” (see above)
  • “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, December 22

  • “The Beverly Hillbillies (see above)
  • “The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)” (see above
  • Kings Symphony presents its Holiday Concert at the Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin. 559 564-7823 or www.foxhanford.com   

Art Shows

  • Arts Visalia presents its annual Holiday Show and Sale in December. On display at 214 E. Oak, in December. Open Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-5:30 p.m.559 739-0905 or www.artsvisalia.org
  • The Arts Consortium hosts a fashion show with College of the Sequoias designers in December. 300 E Oak. 559 802-3266 or www.artsconsortium.org
  • The Members and Friends show is on display at the Brandon-Mitchell Gallery, 117 S. Locust, Visalia, in November and December. The gallery is open during First Friday art walks and after service on Sundays at 11:30. 559 625-2441 or www.brandonmitchellgallery.com
  • The Tulare County Educators Arts Exhibit shows off work by talented students at the Tulare Historical Museum, 444 W. Tulare in Tulare, October 24 through December 7. Includes a special collaboration piece between students and teachers. Open Thursdays-Saturdays 10-4. 559 686-2074. Go to Facebook: Tulare County Educators Art Exhibit
  • Visit Visalia, 112 E. Main, is now featuring monthly art shows by local artists. Open M-W 8-5, Thursdays 8-6, Saturdays 9-3. 559 334-0141 or www.visitvisalia.com
  • A holiday group show is on display at The Source LGBT+ Center, 208 W. Main, Visalia (downstairs in Montgomery Square). Open Tuesdays-Fridays 3-6 p.m. www.thesourcelgbt.org
  • Holiday show by many artists is on display at the Exeter Courthouse Gallery, 125 South B St. Open Saturdays 10-4 and Sundays 12-4. 559 592-5900 or www.exeterhistoricalmuseum.com
  • 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