Tulare County Weekly Calendar


Community theater

“The Revenge of the Sea Witch,” a musical adventure for children and adults written by local musician Rosalinda Verde Alexander about creating a greener environment, will be shown in three towns. April 4-6—Visalia Rotary Theater, 330 S. Dollner; April 12 & 13—Lemoore Civic Center, 435 C St; and April 23 & 24—Lindsay Community Theater, 190 N. Elmwood. www.greenroseproductions.org 

“A Galaxy Far, Far Away,” an evening of murder and intrigue, is a fundraiser for Encore Theatre, April 5 & 6. Includes dinner, no host bar and show. Costumes encouraged. 324 South N St., Tulare. 559 686-1300 or www.encoretulare.org  

“Willy Wonka,” the musical about a mysterious chocolate factory featuring songs from the 1971 film staring Gene Wilder. runs April 12-28 at the Barn Theater, 42 S. Plano, Porterville. 559 310-7046 or www.portervillebarntheater.com  

“Mary Poppins,” the beloved musical about a magical nanny, is presented April 21-28 by the Lindsay Community Theater, 190 N. Elmwood Ave. 559 284-2223 or www.lindsaycommunitytheater.com 

Art shows

Arts Visalia presents “Baskets & Gourds: Containers of our Culture” in conjunction with the local Gourds & Baskets conference. On display April 4-27. Open Wednesdays-Saturdays from 12-5:30 p.m. 214 E. Oak, Visalia, 559 739-0905 or www.artsvisalia.org 

Arts Consortium now in its new location is featuring “Gourds & Baskets” by artists from around the world teaching at the local Gourds & Baskets conference. On display through April. Open during First Friday art walks and Tuesdays-Fridays 10-3. At 340 E. Oak in The Lofts at Fort Visalia. www.artsconsortium.org

Brandon-Mitchell Gallery hosts artwork by father and young daughter team David and Noe Herrera. Open March & April 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, www.brandonmitchellgallery.com

College of the Sequoias Library has on display “Wordplay,” lithographs by Nick Satinover from March 5-June 21. Open Mondays-Thursdays 7:30-8, Fridays 7:30-4, Saturdays 10-2. Free 20-parking in the front circle drive. 559 737-6179 or www.facebook.com/collegeofthesequoiasartgallery

Annual Orange Blossom Festival Art Show featuring local artists runs April 12-May 18 at the Lindsay Museum & Gallery, 165 N. Gale Hill Ave. Open Fridays 12-4. 559 310-4109 or www.lindsaymuseumandgallery.org  

Tulare City Historical Museum is showing the Tulare Palette Club’s annual spring art show April 11-May 25. 444 W. Tulare Ave., Tulare. Open Thursdays-Saturdays 10-4. 559 686-2074 or www.tularehistoricalmuseum.org

The Center for Art, Culture and History in Exeter (CACHE) is showing “Oil & Water Do Mix” by CACHE founders Marty Weekly and Anna Nelson from April 6-June 30. Open Fridays 1:30-4, Saturdays 10-4, Sundays 12-4. 125 South B St. 559 592-5900 or www.cach-exeter.org 

Kings Art Center hosts it’s Spring Show of local artists April 26-May 26. 605 N. Douty, Hanford. Open Wednesdays-Fridays 12-5, Saturdays & Sundays 12-3. 559 584-1065 or www.kingsartcenter.org 

Events by date 

Friday, March 29

  • Grammy and Oscar winner Melissa Etheridge brings her rock’n’roll concert to the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main at 8 p.m. 559 625-1359 or www.foxvisalia.org

Saturday, March 30

  • Visalia PAL Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. at Lincoln Oval Park, 808 N. Court. Raffles and bike giveaways.
  • Conyer Elementary School Easter Egg Hunt from 10-1 with bounce houses, cake walk, crafts and food trucks. 814 S. Sowell, Visalia. 
  • Easter Egg Hunt from 1-3 p.m. at Park Visalia Assisted Living, 3939 W Walnut Ave, Visalia. Easter Bunny, games and music. Reservations: 559 409-7100
  • “Instant Family” (2018), a funny and sobering story about what it’s like to be in foster care, is a free movie at 1 p.m. at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main. Sponsored by CASA of Tulare County and affiliates to kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month. 559 625-1369 or www.foxvisalia.org 
  • Visalia Toy Anime Comic-Con from 11-4 at the Visalia Veterans Memorial District, 609 W. Center. Costume contest.

Monday, April 1

  • The Center for Art, Culture & History Exeter (CACHE) hosts “Detour” (1945) starring Tom Neal and Anna Savage as part of its Classic Film Noir Cinema Series at 6 p.m. Free. Vintage dress encouraged. Film discussion follows. 125 South B St. www.cach-exeter.org or 559 592-5900

Friday, April 5

  • Downtown Visalia First Friday Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. Pick up a map at the Arts Consortium, 340 E. Oak, Arts Visalia, 214 E. Oak, or the Brandon-Mitchell Gallery, 117 S. Locust and visit venues with art, music and snacks. www.artsconsortium.org

Saturday, April 6

  • Body-Mind-Spirit Expo from 11-3 features practitioners of alternative healing methods such as reiki, massage, sound bath, aromatherapy, yoga and aura photography. Center for Spiritual Living, 117 S. Locust, Visalia. 559 625-1369 or www.cslvisalia.org 
  • 1st Saturday in Three Rivers features open studios, food and art shows from 11-5. Pick up a map and schedule at Kaweah Arts, 41841 Sierra Dr. (Highway 198) or the Three Rivers Historical Museum, 42268 Sierra Dr. 559 799-1473 or 1stsaturday3R@gmail.com 
  • Artist talk with Jennifer Malone from the “Baskets and Gourds, Containers of our Culture” show at 2 p.m. at Arts Visalia, 214 E. Oak Ave. 559 739-0905 or www.artsvisalia.org 
  • Opening artist reception for “Oil & Water Do Mix” show by Marty Weekly and Anna Nelson at CACHE, 125 B St., Exeter. 559 592-5900 or www.cach-exeter.org 

Monday, April 8

  • The Solar eclipse will show partially in our sky around 10 a.m. Be sure to wear protective eyewear to look at it.

Thursday, April 11

  • Artists’ reception for the Tulare Palette Club’s annual spring art show from 5-7 p.m. at the Tulare City Historical Museum, 444 W. Tulare Ave., Tulare. 559 686-2074 or www.tularehistoricalmuseum.org 

Friday, April 12

  • Reception for the Annual Orange Blossom Festival Art Show will feature the Queen and her Court and the Honored Couple from 5-7 p.m. at the Lindsay Museum and Gallery, 165 N. Gale Hill Ave. 559 310-4109 or www.lindsaymuseumandgallery.org  

Saturday, April 13

  • Mozart’s Requiem Mass performed by the Visalia Community Chorus at 7:30 p.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church, 5049 W. Caldwell, Visalia. www.visaliacommunitychorus.org  
  • Los Huracanes del Norte play music from different regions in Mexico at 8 p.m. at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main. 559 625-1369 or www.foxvisalia.org 
  • 92nd Annual Orange Blossom Festival in Lindsay features a pancake breakfast by the Kiwanis at 7:30 a.m. at the Fire Department, 185 N. Gale Hill; a parade at 10 a.m.; a bake-off at 11 a.m. at Lindsay City Park, 850 N. Elmwood; and entertainment from 11:30-5 at the park. www.lindsayorangeblossom.org 

Saturday, April 20

  • The Sequoia Symphony ends its season with an Americana program featuring the Grammy and Emmy Award winning Time for Three string trio, which calls itself a classically training garage band. 7:30 p.m. at the Visalia Fox Theatre. 559 73208600 or www.sequoiasymphonyorchestra.com 

Friday, April 26

  • Artists reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for the Spring Show at the Kings Art Center, 605 N. Douty, Hanford. 559 584-1065 or www.kingsartcenter.org 

Saturday, April 27

  • “The Sandlot” (1993) about a group of young baseball players during the summer of 1962 is sponsored by Kaweah Health at 1 p.m. at the Visalia Fox Theatre. Free. 559 625-1369 or www.foxvisalia.org 

The Center for Art, Culture and History in Exeter (CACHE) is hosting its inaugural “Wine and Art Walk” from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wine, light appetizers and art will be served in the front yards of four historic homes and at Monet’s Wine Bistro. Tickets: www.cach-exeter.org or 559 592-5900