Tulare County Weekly Calendar

Community Theater

“How I Learned What I Learned” at the Ice House Theatre, Visalia
This one-man show about August Wilson, known as Theater’s Poet of Black America, depicts the experience of a black artist frankly, but with humor. Wilson won Pulitzer Prizes for “Fences” and “The Piano Lesson.”
Runs Aug. 5-21
410 E. Race, Visalia
559 734-3900 or www.visaliaplayers.org

“The Music Man”
The Tulare County Office of Education’s Theatre Company puts on this well-known musical comedy about traveling con man Harold Hill starting a boys’ band with songs including “76 Trombones” and “Til There Was You” at L.J. Williams Theatre, 1001 W. Main, Visalia
Runs Aug. 22-30
559 651-3041 or www.tcoe.org/TheatreCo/CurrentProductions

“The Curious Savage” at the Temple Theater, Hanford
Comedy about a woman left millions by her husband leading her stepchildren a merry chase in search of the money.
Runs Aug. 5-21
514 Visalia St., Hanford
559 584-7241 or www.kingsplayers.org

Art Shows

Arts Visalia
Dan Heskamp shows prints and installations of lifecycles of flora and fauna and Andrew Mullally displays lithographs on climate change and deforestation at Arts Visalia, June 29-July 29.
Open Wednesdays-Saturdays from 12-5:30 p.m.
214 E. Oak, Visalia
559 739-0905

Brandon-Mitchell Gallery.|
Printmaker Francisco Alonso presents “Animalfabetologia II” (Animal-alphabet-ology) at the Brandon Mitchell Gallery in July and August. He’s created an animal woodcut for each letter of the alphabet.
Open during the First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Visalia, after service at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday and by appointment.
117 S. Locust, Visalia
559 625-2441

210 Cafe
Works by local artists on display in July.
Open Mondays-Thursdays 7-1:30, Saturdays 9-12.
210 W. Center, Visalia
559 739-9010

History of Farm Labor and Agriculture Museum, Mooney Grove
Latino history and their contributions to the Central Valley, an exhibit created by Arte Americas in Fresno, is on exhibit at the museum in Mooney Grove, 27000 Mooney Blvd. through December. Open Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 10-4.
559 624-7326 or https://caminossjv.org

Tulare Historical Museum
“Portugal and the 9 Islands of the Azores: A History, A Friendship and its People” is
on display June 2-July 23, open Thursdays-Saturdays 10-4.
444 W. Tulare in Tulare
559 686-2074 or www.tularehistoricalmuseum.org

Tulare Historical Museum
The museum’s Summer Mystery Vault Exhibit will feature a variety of never-before-seen artifacts from the museum’s collections, including nostalgic items from old Tulare businesses, charming toys of yesteryear, and early 20th century artwork. On display Aug. 11-Sept. 3, open Thursdays-Saturdays 10-4.
444 W. Tulare in Tulare
559 686-2074 or www.tularehistoricalmuseum.org

Events by date

Friday, Aug. 5

  • Downtown Visalia’s First Friday Art Walk features art and music at local venues from 5-8 p.m. Pick up a map at Arts Visalia, 214 E. Oak, or the Brandon-Mitchell Gallery, 117 S. Locust. www.artsconsortium.org

Saturday, Aug. 6

  • 1st Saturday in Three Rivers features artists opening their studios from 11-5. Visit www.1stsaturdaytr.com to find out where to pick up maps and who is featured this month.

Sunday, Aug. 13

  • Platicas (lecture series) about the Latino history and contributions to the Central Valley runs in conjunction with the Latino exhibit in the History of Farm Labor and Agriculture Museum at Mooney Grove, 27000 Mooney Blvd. Dr. Alex Saragoza, professor emeritus in ethnic studies at UC Berkeley, will speak on a different era every second Sunday from 1-3 p.m. through December. 559 624-7326 or https://caminossjv.org

Friday, Aug. 19

  • Local singer Hope Garcia does a one-woman concert with backup from friends in the Sequoia Symphony at 7 p.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living, 117 S. Center, Visalia. 559 625-2441

Saturday, Aug. 27

  • “Fast Times – 80’s Concert Experience” is at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main, featuring iconic songs by AC/DC, Journey, Van Halen, Madonna, Bon Jovi, Metallica, The Cure, and many more. Guests are encouraged to dress up like their favorite 80’s artists. 559 625-1360 or www.foxvisalia.org