World premiere of “The Norma Conquests,” a parody sequel to the classic film “Sunset Boulevard.” Runs Sept. 15-Oct. 1. Ice House Theatre, 410 E. Race, Visalia. 559 734-3900 or www.visaliaicehouse.com
“Rock of Ages” plays Sept. 29-Oct. 14 at Encore Theatre, 324 South N St., Tulare. It’s the end of the 80s, and a group wants to save the Hollywood st 559 rip with music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi and Pat Benatar. A musical comedy where you’ll want to sing along. 559 686-1300 or www.encoretulare.org
“Ride the Cyclone” is the story of the Amazing Karnak, a mechanical fortune teller automaton, who conjures back five dead teens to compete for the chance to be returned to the world of the living. There can be only one winner. Runs Oct. 20-29 at Lindsay Community Theatre, 190 N. Elmwood. 559 284-2223 or www.lindsaycommunitytheater.com
“Much Ado Out West,” children’s production comedy inspired by Shakespeare’s battle of the sexes in “Much Ado about Nothing.” Runs Nov. 3-19 at the Temple Theater, 514 E. Visalia St., Hanford. 559 584-73421 or www.kingsplayers.org
Arts Visalia presents photographs documenting her recovery by Halonnah Hope Kay and aerial views of Central Valley agriculture landscapes by Daniel Van Gerpen. Runs Aug. 31-Sept. 30. Open Wednesdays-Saturdays from 12-5:30 p.m. 214 E. Oak, Visalia, 559 739-0905, www.artsvisalia.org
Brandon-Mitchell Gallery hosts “An Artist’s Exploration” by Three Rivers artist and author Shirley Keller. Unique art on hubcaps, ceramic masks, clay mono prints and ink quilts. On display Sept. 1-Oct. 29. 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, www.brandonmitchellgallery.com
Center for Art, Culture & History (Exeter Gallery) features a nature photography exhibit Aug. 6-September. Open Fridays 1:30-4, Saturdays 10-4 & Sundays 12-4. 125 South B St., Exeter. 559 592-5900 or www.cach-exeter.org \
Lindsay Museum & Gallery is showing “Color, Light, Texture, Rhythm” featuring the photography of Beckie Ballew Nava, and the woven basketry and handwoven gourds of Toni Best. Runs Sept. 9-Oct. 13. Open Fridays 12-4 & by appointment. 165 N. Gale. 559 359-6393 or email@example.com
Kings Art Center hosts “Common Thread Quilt League & Agriculture-Themed Show” from Aug. 26-Oct. 7. 506 N. Douty, Hanford. Open Wednesdays-Fridays 12-5, Saturdays & Sundays 12-3. 559 584-1065 or www.kingsartcenter.org
- Visalia Home EXPO from 10-5 on Sept. 23 & 24 at the Visalia Convention Center, 303 E. Acequia, features smart home technology, home improvement, remodeling, interior decorating, landscaping, tiny homes and ADUs. Plus Halloween-themed features, crafts, home decor, gourmet treats, and SPCA adoptions. downtownvisalia.com/events
- Vossler Farms corn maze and pumpkin patch will be open Sept. 23-Oct 31, Tuesdays-Sundays. vosslerfarms.com
Events by date
Friday, Sept. 22
- Enjoy PG movies in the park hosted by Visalia Parks and Recreation, this week “Lightyear” at Sunset Park, 5743 W Lisendra Dr. near Whitendale and Akers. Bring your own blankets and lawn chair. Food vendors. Festivities start at 6 p.m. with movie at dusk.
Saturday, Sept. 23
- Downtown Tulare Crowfest features live music by the band August, beer garden and great food from 5-9:30 p.m. Free. 150 North J Street, Tower Square, Tulare
Saturday, Sept. 30
- Vocal music director Charlotte Garcia Da Rosa will be presented with the Marjorie Brandon Award honoring artists active in the community at 7 p.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living, 117 S. Locust, Visalia. With music by Charlotte’s students and friends, Visalia’s top singers. Tickets at 559 625-2441 or www.cslvisalia.org/donate
- Food and Music Fest featuring Pepe Marquez and Raquel Ramirez from 3-10 m. at Valley Strong Ballpark, 300 B, Giddings, Visalia. Latin pop, regional Mexican and mariachi music. Tickets at ticketsmarter.com
- Artist talk at Arts Visalia at 2 p.m. Hear how Daniel Van Gerpen uses aerial landscapes to juxtapose agriculture and natural waterways. Explore how Halonnah Hope Kay uses macro photography. 214 E. Oak, Visalia, 559 739-0905, artsvisalia.org
Friday, Oct. 6
- Downtown Visalia First Friday Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. Starts at Garden Plaza at Main Street or pick up a map at Arts Visalia, 214 E. Oak, or the Brandon-Mitchell Gallery, 117 S. Locust and visit art venues. Food, music. artsconsortium.
- Visalia celebrates its Centennial with National Night Out at Riverway Sports Park, 3611 N. Dinuba Blvd. Festivities start at 6 p.m., followed by the movie “League of Super Pets” at dusk. Food vendors.
Saturday, Oct 7
- 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
- Merle Haggard tribute by local celebrity Rudy Parris at 7:30 p.m. at the Lindsay Community Theatre, 190 N. Elmwood. 559 284-2223 or lindsaycommunitytheater.com Pretty Sad Songs and The Eights.
- 17th Annual Buzzard Festival at 6 p.m. outside at the Barn Theater, 42 S. Plano, Porterville. Music by Pretty Sad Songs and The Eights. Free. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Food and drink for sale. 559 310-7046 or portervillebarntheater.com
Friday, Oct. 20
- Enjoy PG movies in the park hosted by Visalia Parks and Recreation, this week “Encanto” at Kiwanis Park, 1216 S. Vista St. Bring your own blankets and lawn chair. Food vendors. Festivities start at 6 p.m. with movie at dusk.
Saturday, Nov. 4
- Tempest Celtic Rock Band performs folk rock, Irish reels and Scottish ballads at 7:30 p.m. at the Lindsay Community Theatre, 190 N. Elmwood. 559 284-2223 or lindsaycommunitytheater.com