Tulare County Weekly Calendar


“Rumors” in Porterville
The deputy sheriff on New York has just shot himself in this farcical comedy by Neil Simon. At the Barn Theater, 42 S. Plano, Porterville.  559 310-7046 or www.portervillebarntheater.com
April 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 20 at 7 p.m.
Sunday matinees April 7 & 14 at 2:30 p.m.

“The Three Musketeers” at COS
College of the Sequoias presents “The Three Musketeers” swashbuckling tale of heroism, treachery and honor at the COS Theatre, 915 S. Mooney, Visalia. Go to Facebook: The Three Musketeers at COS Theatre
April 26, 27, May 3 & 4 at 7:30 p.m.
May 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday matinees April 28 and May 5 at 1 p.m.

Events by date

Thursday, April 18

  • Reception for the Tulare Palette Club’s Annual Spring Art Show is from 5-7 p.m. at the Tulare Historical Museum, 444 W. Tulare in Tulare. 80 pieces of art in various mediums, Featured artist is Margaret Carter. 559 686-2074 or www.tularehistoricalmuseum.org

Friday, April 19

  • “Rumors” (see above)

Saturday, April 20

  • “Rumors” (see above)
  • 14th Annual Eggstravaganza from 10-1 features an Easter egg hunt, bounce houses and visit by the Easter Bunny at Riverway Sports Park, 3611 N. Dinuba, Visalia. www.liveandplayvisalia.com
  • City of Exeter Earth Day, Health and Resource Fair and Easter Egg Hunt from 9-12 at Exeter City Park, 230 E. Chestnut. Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. www.cityofexeter.com/events/earth-day-health-resource-fair
  • “Dazed and Confused” (1993), a coming-of-age comedy with a large cast of actors who would later become stars, 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

Sunday, April 21—Happy Easter

Tuesday, April 23

  • 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, April 24

Friday, April 26

  • “The Three Musketeers” (see above)
  • Spotlight Visalia at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main, stars Stan Taylor, better known as Visalia’s own Stan Carrizosa Jr., the El Diamante grad who won the Disney reality show “High School Musical” and now has his own band and professional singing career. 7:30 p.m. 559 625-1369 or www.foxvisalia.com
  • Downtown Hanford’s Night in the County is a free country music festival from 5:30-11 p.m. featuring three bands, headlined by Arnie Newman and the Country Club Band, in Civic Park, 113 Court Street. Food and drink vendors. Bring lawn chairs. Go to Facebook: Night in the Country-Country Music Festival
  • Cinco de Mayo celebration from 5:30-10 at Garden Street Plaza at Main Street, Visalia features food vendors and live dancing. www.facebook.com/TulareKingsHispanicChamberofCommerce
  • Reception for two new art shows at the Kings Art Center, 605 N. Douty, Hanford, is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Featuring the annual Spring Exhibit by local artists and works by the Hanford Potters Club. 559 584-1065 or www.kingsartcenter.org

Saturday, April 27

  • “The Three Musketeers” (see above)
  • Visalia Craft Beer Festival features beer tasting, food for sale and live music by the Flying J’s. 1-5 p.m. at Mooney Grove, 27000 S. Mooney. 21 and over. Go to Facebook: Visalia Craft Beer Festival
  • The Mighty Oak Chorus presents “Rock ‘n Roll is Here to Stay” at 2 p.m. at the Central Valley Christian School Auditorium, Akers and Tulare in Visalia. Singing a Beach Boy medley and other rock n’ roll favorites. www.facebook.com/TheMightyOakChorus
  • Acrobats of China, featuring the New Shanghai Circus, features over 30 acrobats in internationally award-winning acts. 4 p.m. at the Hanford Fox Theatre. 559 584-7823 or https://www.foxhanford.com/shows/164-acrobats-of-china-featuring-the-new-shanghai-circus
  • Nature Spring Live: Kid Citizen Science is family fun at Kaweah Oaks Preserve, 29979 Road 182, Exeter, from 10-1. Learn about Citizen Science, make nature-inspired crafts, meet PBS Kids’ Nature Cat. www.valleypbsnature.eventbrite.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

Sunday, April 28

  • “The Three Musketeers” (see above)
  • Dia de los Ninos features games, entertainment, food vendors and music from 1-4 at Summers Park, 247 W. Ferguson, Visalia. www.liveandplayvisalia.com

Art Shows

  • “Tattoo” showcases a wide variety of tattoo sketches, photography of tattoos, 3-dimensional artworks and other artworks made by tattoo artists and artists that showcase tattoos in their works. At Arts Visalia, 214 E. Oak, in April. Open Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-5:30 p.m.559 739-0905 or www.artsvisalia.org
  • “Buzzwords,” an eclectic show featuring art depicting anything trending in social media, is at the Arts Consortium, 300 E. Oak, Visalia in April. Open Tuesdays-Friday’s 10-3. www.artsconsortium.com
  • “Accidental Art” by Jean Claude d’Ercle is at the Brandon-Mitchell Gallery, 117 S. Locust, Visalia, during the First Friday Art Walk and through April. Large abstract digital ink and acrylic works reminiscent of Japanese and Chinese work. 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
  • College of the Sequoias Juried Student Exhibition features a variety of 2-D and 3-D art from April 8-May 7 in the COS Art Gallery, 915 S. Mooney, Visalia, Room 214 (downstairs) of the Kaweah Building at the corner of Meadow Lane and Mooney. Open Tuesdays-Fridays 11-4. www.facebook.com/OpeningReception/AwardsCeremony
  • The Creative Center, 410 E. Race, Visalia, is proud to host the 24th Annual Sofa Art Show in April. Artists of all ages and abilities show quirky art inspired by sofas and comic book art. 559-733-9329 or http://www.thecreativecenter-visalia.org/weird-creatures/  
  • The Tulare Palette Club has their Annual Spring Art Show at the Tulare Historical Museum, 444 W. Tulare in Tulare, April 13-May 25. 80 pieces of art in various mediums, Featured artist is Margaret Carter. Open Thursdays-Saturdays 10-4. 559 686-2074 or www.tularehistoricalmuseum.org
  • Javier Isidoro, owner of the new shop, My Eyes y Corazon, 114 W. Main, Visalia, is showing artwork that incorporates his culture during April. 559 469-3972
  • “From the Dark into Light,” a reflection of inner turmoils and bringing them to light by COS art student Mikayla Gutierrez is on display at The Source LGBT+ Center, 208 W. Main St. (Downstairs Ste. B in Montgomery Square) in April. Open Tuesdays-Fridays 3-6 p.m. www.thesourcelgbt.org
  • A photography show by Visalia Digital Artists in on display at Café 210, 210 W. Center, Visalia, through April. 559 739-9010
  • “Absolutely Gourdgeous” features gourd art by Toni Bet, Diana Pearcy, Sam McKinney and Wendy McKellar at the Exeter Courthouse Gallery, 125 South B St., from April 1-May 26. Open Saturdays and Sundays 10-4. 559 592-5900 or email exeterarts@outlook.com
  • “Moments in Time” by Porterville artist Jeanette Brewer is at the Porterville Art Association, 151 N. Main, March 13-May 11. Featuring historical art of the Underground Railroad, Black American cowboys and women of the Bible, plus wild birds and animals. Open Wednesdays-Saturdays 10-4. 559 784-4323 or www.facebook.com/PortervilleartAssociation
  • The Kings Art Center, 605 N. Douty, Hanford, is featuring the annual Spring Exhibit by local artists and works by the Hanford Potters Club from April 27-June 1. Open Wednesdays-Saturdays 11-4 and Saturdays & Sundays 12-3. 559 584-1065 or 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