Tulare County Weekly Calendar

Taste the Arts

Saturday, October 19
Enjoy the arts at the 10th Annual Taste the Arts on Garden Street in Downtown Visalia. From 10-4 there will be three blocks of artists, two stages of entertainment, a quick draw competition, fashion show, and food vendors. At the Old Lumber Yard the Urbanist Collective will be creating graffiti art from 10-4. The Tastemakers Festival takes over from 4-10 p.m. with bands on the Lumber Yard stage. www.artsconsortium.org and www.facebook.com/Tastemakers2019

Vossler Farms Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
Get your pumpkin and see if you can navigate the corn maze at Vossler Farms through October 31. Open Wednesdays-Sundays. 559 909-5929 or www.vosslerfarms.com

The Patch at the Fairgrounds—Hanford
Enjoy locally grown pumpkins, pony and train rides, and on Saturday, a kids’ costume contest. Kings County Fairgrounds, 801 S. 10th Ave., Hanford. Go to Facebook: The Kings Fair
Oct. 19 & 20  from 11-3

Theater and more

“The Servant of Two Masters” in Tulare
Witty comedy full of ridiculous characters and sticky situations at Encore Theatre, 324 South N St. 559 686-1300 or www.encoretulare.org
Oct. 4, 5, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday matinees Oct. 6, 13 & 20 at 2 p.m.

“2nd Annual Weekend in Ireland at O’Donoghue’s”
Enjoy classic Irish ballads, folk songs, jigs, reels, story telling and dance at the Ice House Theatre, 410 E. Race, Visalia. 559 734-3900 or www.visaliaplayers.org
Oct. 11, 12, 18 & 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday matinees Oct. 13 & 20 at 4 p.m.

“Dangerous Liaisons”
College of the Sequoias presents “Dangerous Liaisons” about a scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover who make a bet to corrupt a recently-married woman. COS Theater, 915 S. Mooney, Visalia. www.cos.ticketleap.com/dangerousliaisons/dates
Oct. 11, 12, 18 & 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday matinees Oct. 13 & 20 at 1 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

“Prince Caspian”
The Enchanted Playhouse presents the fantasy sequel to C.S. Lewis’ “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” at the Visalia Fox Theater, 300 W. Main. 559 625-1369 or www.foxvisalia.org 
October 24 & 25 at 7 p.m.
Saturday matinee Oct. 26 at 4 p.m.

“Evil Dead: The Musical” in Lindsay
ive college students spend the weekend in an abandoned cabin, accidentally unleashing an evil terror. A comedic take on 80s horror films. At Lindsay Community Theater, 190 N. Elmwood. 559 284-2223 or wwwlindsaycommunitytheater.com
Oct. 24, 26, 31 & Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday matinees Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.

“Get a Clue Sherlock” in Porterville
The Barn Theater’s Fall Melodrama is parody on Sherlock Holmes. 42 S. Plano in Porterville. 559 310-7046 or www.portervillebarntheater.com
Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.
Nov. 2 at 2 & 7 p.m.

Events by date

Thursday, October 17

  • “The Servant of Two Masters (see above)
  • “Dangerous Liaisons” (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 featuring Max Headroom – The Ultimate 80’s Cover Band. 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, October 18

  • “The Servant of Two Masters” (see above)
  • “2nd Annual Weekend in Ireland at O’Donoghue’s” (see above)
  • “Dangerous Liaisons” (see above)
  • The Sequoia Symphony performs music live to “Raiders of the Lost Ark” at 7:30 p.m. at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main. 559 732-8600 or www.sequoiasymphonyorchestra.com 
  • Holocaust survivor Gabriella Karin will tell her story at 7 p.m. at the California Holocaust Educational and Resource Center, 115 E. Paseo Ave, Visalia. Includes a light dinner for the holiday of Sukkot. Reservations: 559 303-1333
  • “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (45th anniversary) will be shown as part of a month of horror movies at the Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin, at 7 p.m. 559 584-7423 or www.foxhanford.com

Saturday, October 19

  • “The Servant of Two Masters” (see above)
  • “2nd Annual Weekend in Ireland at O’Donoghue’s” (see above)
  • “Dangerous Liaisons” (see above)
  • Taste the Arts (see above)
  • The Patch at the Fairgrounds (see above)
  • The Sequoia Symphony performs music live to “Raiders of the Lost Ark” at 7:30 p.m. at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main. 559 732-8600 or www.sequoiasymphonyorchestra.com
  • “An American Werewolf in London” (1981) will be shown as part of a month of horror movies at the Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin, at 7 p.m. 559 584-7423 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, October 20

  • “The Servant of Two Masters” (see above)
  • “2nd Annual Weekend in Ireland at O’Donoghue’s” (see above)
  • “Dangerous Liaisons” (see above)
  • The Patch at the Fairgrounds (see above)
  • Fiestas en la Plaza is from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at Garden Street Plaza (at Main St., Visalia). Folklorico dancing, mariachi, children’s activities and local Mexican cuisine. Free. Go to Facebook:Visalia Parks and Recreation
  • “The Bob Mathias Story” is being shown for Sundays @ 2 at the Tulare Historical Museum, 444 W. Tulare Ave., Tulare, the 65th anniversary of its premiere. Free. 559 686-2074 or www.tularehistoricalmuseum.org 

Tuesday, October 22

  • 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
  • Open Mic at the BarrelHouse, 521 E. Main, Visalia, every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 6-8:30 p.m. www.facebook.com/OpenMicXXVI

Wednesday, October 23

Thursday, October 24

  • “Prince Caspian” (see above)
  • “Evil Dead: The Musical (see above)
  • Opening reception for the Tulare County Educators Arts Exhibit  which shows off work by talented students at the Tulare Historical Museum, 444 W. Tulare in Tulare. Includes a special collaboration piece between students and teachers. 559 686-2074. Go to Facebook: Tulare County Educators Art Exhibit
  • 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 featuring August – 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, October 25

  • “Prince Caspian” (see above)
  • “Child’s Play” (1988) will be shown as part of a month of horror movies at the Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin, at 7 p.m. 559 584-7423 or www.foxhanford.com

Saturday, October 26

  • “Prince Caspian” (see above)
  • “Evil Dead: The Musical (see above)
  • 40th Annual Harvest of Handwovens from 10-3 at the Exeter Courthouse Gallery, 125 South B St., features a boutique of woven items, a yarn shop, raffles and weaving demos. https://exeterchamber.com/event/40th-annual-free-harvest-of-the-handwovens/
  • “Pet Sematary” (1989) will be shown as part of a month of horror movies at the Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin, at 7 p.m. 559 584-7423 or www.foxhanford.com
  • Nightmare on Main Street features Visalia’s best hip hop and rap artists performing in one place from 6-9 p.m. at The Cellar Door, 101 W. Main, Visalia. Go to Facebook: Nightmare on Main Street Cellar Door
  • National Food Day will be celebrated from 10-1 by the FoodLink food bank, 611 2nd St., Exeter. Dedicated to healthy, affordable and sustainable food for all. Entertainment, food samples and kids activities. 559 651-3663 or www.facebook.FoodLinkTulareCounty
  • “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, October 27

Tuesday, October 29

  • 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, October 30

Thursday, October 31—Happy Halloween

  • “Evil Dead: The Musical (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 featuring The Purple One, a Tribute to Prince. www.facebook.com/ThursdayNightMarketPlace  

Friday, November 1

  • “Evil Dead: The Musical (see above)
  • “Get a Clue Sherlock” (see above)
  •  First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Visalia is from 5-8 p.m. Pick up a map at the Arts Consortium, 300 W. Oak, or Arts Visalia, 214 E. Oak, and visit all the venues. Art, food, music. www.artsconsortium.org
  • “Child’s Play” (1988) will be shown as part of a month of horror movies at the Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin, at 7 p.m. 559 584-7423 or www.foxhanford.com

Saturday, November 2

  • “Evil Dead: The Musical (see above)
  • “Get a Clue Sherlock” (see above)
  •  1st Saturday in Three Rivers invites you to visit artist studios and artists at 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
  • “Pet Sematary” (1989) will be shown as part of a month of horror movies at the Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin, at 7 p.m. 559 584-7423 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, November 1

  • “Evil Dead: The Musical (see above)
  • “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1975) will be shown at 7 p.m. the Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin. 559 584-8923 or www.foxhanford.com

Art Shows

  • Arts Visalia presents art by the Handweavers of the Valley, including weaving, spinning, basketry and other fibers. On display at 214 E. Oak, in October. Open Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-5:30 p.m.559 739-0905 or www.artsvisalia.org
  • “Sightlines” by Taryn McMahon is on display at the College of the Sequoias Art Gallery, 915 S. Mooney, Visalia, Room 214 (downstairs) in the Kaweah Building near the corner of Meadow Lane and Mooney. Free 20-minute parking in the Circle Drive. Open Tuesdays-Thursdays 11-4, Mondays and Fridays by appointment. 559 737-4861 or go to Facebook: COS Opening Reception
  • “Youth Expressions” is a show by Redwood High School and COS students and past Suicide Prevention projects in various mediums at the Brandon-Mitchell Gallery, 117 S. Locust, Visalia, in September and October. The gallery is open during First Friday art walks and after service on Sundays at 11:30. 559 625-2441 or www.brandonmitchellgallery.com
  • “Personal Perspectives” featuring art in all mediums by Main Gallery Artists runs September 5-October 19 at the Tulare Historical Museum, 444 W. Tulare in Tulare. Open Thursdays-Saturdays 10-4. 559 686-2074, www.tularehistoricalmuseum.org or www.facebook.com/MainGalleryVisalia/photos
  • The Tulare County Educators Arts Exhibit shows off work by talented students at the Tulare Historical Museum, 444 W. Tulare in Tulare, opens 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
  • Sable Davenport is showing her color-changing paintings at The Cellar Door, 101 W. Main, Visalia, September 19-November. www.facebook.com/Sable’sArtShowatTheCellarDoor
  • Art by Crystal Galindo, bright self portraits and a celebration of her culture, is on display at My Eyes y Corazon, 114 W. Main, Visalia, in October. 559 469-3972
  • 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
  • Zachary Bland is a graphic designer showing his themes surrounding his life, environment, and sexuality at The Source LGBT+ Center, 208 W. Main, Visalia (downstairs in Montgomery Square). Open Tuesdays-Fridays 3-6 p.m. www.thesourcelgbt.org
  • “Equine Dreams” is on display at the Exeter Courthouse Gallery, 125 South B St., October 5-November 30. Horse paintings and photography by Claudia Fletcher, Brent Hudspeth, Myrna Axt and Lori Sortino. at the Exeter Courthouse Gallery, 125 South B Street,. Open Saturdays 10-4 and Sundays 12-4. www.exeterhistoricalmuseum.com
  • National award-winning artist, author, and teacher Gerald Brommer is showing a watercolor retrospective of the beauty of world geography at the Kings Art Center, 605 N. Douty, Hanford, Sept 14-October 26. 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