Tulare County Weekly Calendar

Theater and more

“The Odd Couple”
Visalia Players present this classic comedy and Tony Award winner about sloppy and super neat roommates. Icehouse Theatre, 410 E. Race, Visalia. 559 734-3900 or www.visaliaplayers.org  
August 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday matinees August 4, 11 & 18 at 2 p.m.

“Children’s Story”
A chilling tale set in an American school the morning after a war we lost. Presented by the Kings Players at Temple Theater, 514 Visalia St., Hanford. 559 584-7241 or www.kingsplayers.net
August 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 & 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday matinees August 18, 25 & September 1 at 2 p.m.

“Romeo and Juliet”
4th Annual Shakespeare in the Plaza presents “Romeo and Juliet” at dusk (around 8 p.m.) in Sweet Brier Plaza, Sweet Brier Ave. in Downtown Lindsay. Free
Thursdays & Saturdays, August 22, 24, 29 & 31

Dark Sky Festival
The largest night sky festival in Central California is held in various locations in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Over 30 programs include stargazing, tours, speakers, movies and music. Some require advance tickets. www.sequoiaparksconservancy.org/darkskyfestival.html
August 23 & 24

Events by date

Thursday, August 15

  • Plumb and I Am They perform with local group The Gospel Whiskey Runners at 7 p.m. at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main. 559 625-1369 or www.foxvisalia.org
  • Thursday Night Market Place in Hanford is cancelled because of high heat advisory.
  • Free art journaling class every Thursday 5-7 p.m. at S.E.L.F Studio, 118 S. Court St., Visalia. Ages 12 and up. Bring your own paints, journaling paper and art supplies. Paint brushes, scissors and tools provided. www.sensibleexcellencelifefoundation.com

Friday, August 16

  • “The Odd Couple” (see above)
  • “Children’s Story (see above)
  • Festival of the Arts features live music, food and local vendors starting at 6 p.m. at Rock Yard Tavern, 132 North E St., Exeter. www.facebook.com/ FestivaloftheArts

Saturday, August 17

  • “The Odd Couple” (see above)
  • “Children’s Story (see above)
  • Local band August celebrates its 45th anniversary playing a free concert from 6-10 at Tower Square, K Street in Tulare. Latin, R&B, pop and country music. Beer garden and food vendors. Bring lawn chairs. Go to Facebook:45 Year Reunion Celebration
  • “Selena” (1997) starring Jennifer Lopez 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, August 18

  • “The Odd Couple” (see above)
  • “Children’s Story (see above)

Tuesday, August 20

  • 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

Wednesday, August 21

Thursday, August 22

  • “Romeo and Juliet” (see above)
  • Free art journaling class every Thursday 5-7 p.m. at S.E.L.F Studio, 118 S. Court St., Visalia. Ages 12 and up. Bring your own paints, journaling paper and art supplies. Paint brushes, scissors and tools provided. www.sensibleexcellencelifefoundation.com
  • Thursday Night Market Place is every Thursday from 5:30-9 p.m. at Civic Park, Irwin and Seventh streets in Hanford. Certified farmers’ market, food vendors, pony and train rides and live music, this week with Eleven-Forty playing R&B and Soul. www.facebook.com/ThursdayNightMarketPlace

Friday, August 23

  • “Children’s Story (see above)
  • Dark Sky Festival (see above)

Saturday, August 24

  • “Children’s Story (see above)
  • “Romeo and Juliet” (see above)
  • Dark Sky Festival (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, August 25

  • “Children’s Story” (see above)

Tuesday, August 27

  • 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

Wednesday, August 28

Thursday, August 29

  • “Romeo and Juliet” (see above)
  • Thursday Night Market Place is every Thursday from 5:30-9 p.m. at Civic Park, Irwin and Seventh streets in Hanford. Certified farmers’ market, food vendors, pony and train rides and live music, this week New Monsanto playing old school/Latin/classics. www.facebook.com/ThursdayNightMarketPlace
  • Free art journaling class every Thursday 5-7 p.m. at S.E.L.F Studio, 118 S. Court St., Visalia. Ages 12 and up. Bring your own paints, journaling paper and art supplies. Paint brushes, scissors and tools provided. www.sensibleexcellencelifefoundation.com

Friday, August 30

  • “Children’s Story (see above)

Saturday, August 31

  • “Children’s Story (see above)
  • “Romeo and Juliet” (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, September 1

  • “Children’s Story (see above)

Art Shows

  • “Young at Art,” an exhibition featuring the artwork of participants in Arts Visalia’s summer children’s art classes, is on display at Arts Visalia, 214 E. Oak, in August. Open Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-5:30 p.m.559 739-0905 or www.artsvisalia.org
  • On display at the Arts Consortium, 300 E. Oak, is art by the My Voice Media art facilitators, those who teach in the mental health art program. Music, pastel painting, poetry, photography and printmaking. Open Tuesdays-Fridays 10-3. 559 802-3266 or www.artsconsortium.com
  • “The Fearless Art Show” features art students of Melinda Scott in various mediums, including art journaling, at the Brandon-Mitchell Gallery, 117 S. Locust, Visalia, in July and August. The show is so named because it features seasoned artists as well as those just realizing what beautiful art they can make. 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
  • “Altered Illusions,” computer-manipulated photographs of make-believe scenes by Richard Harrison, Opens July 18 and runs through August 31 at the Tulare Historical Museum, 444 W. Tulare in Tulare. Open Thursdays-Saturdays 10-4. 559 686-2074 or www.tularehistoricalmuseum.org
  • Photography by Catherine Sims is on display at Cafe 210, 210 W. Center, Visalia, in August. Open M-T-W-F from 7-1:30, Thursdays 7-5 and Saturdays 9-12. 559 739-9010
  • Art by Tularean Hillary Mendoza, who studied fashion in Los Angeles, is on display at My Eyes y Corazon, 114 W. Main, Visalia, in August. 559 469-3972
  • Visit Visalia, 112 E. Main, is now featuring monthly art shows by local artists. Opening August 2 are paintings by Beckie Nava. Open M-W 8-5, Thursdays 8-6, Saturdays 9-3. 559 334-0141 or www.visitvisalia.com
  • The Artists of Whimsy Art Show opens Saturday, August 3 through September 29 at the Exeter Courthouse Gallery, 125 South B Street, featuring art by Kathleen Mattox and Laura Fraedrich. Open Saturdays 10-4 and Sundays 12-4. www.facebook.com/MixedMessagesbyKathleenMattosTheArtistsofWhimsyArtShow
  • Common Threads Quilt Show, is at the Kings Art Center, 605 N. Douty, Hanford, from August 3-31. Traditional, applique and modern quilts by the Common Threads Quilt Guild. Open Wednesdays-Fridays 11-4 and weekends 12-3. 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