Friday, December 2

Brewfest returns to Modesto, other entertainment in the region


One of the homes on the Carnegie Arts Center’s 2022 Art of Design: Home & Garden Tour.

One of the homes on the Carnegie Arts Center’s 2022 Art of Design: Home & Garden Tour.

If beer is your thing, there’s an event with your name on it coming up in Modesto. In addition, a home and garden tour fundraiser for the Carnegie Arts Center includes a special evening tour of a 1940s home that’s separate from the rest of the sites. Modesto will celebrate Cinco de Mayo, along with other entertainment options the week of May 7-14. Here’s a look at some of what’s planned.

Brewfest

There will be more than 150 brews to sample at the Central Valley Brewfest, along with art and music. There also will be a VIP wine sampling tent. The event is for age 21 and older only.

WHEN: Noon-5 p.m. May 7

WHERE: Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway

TICKETS: $40-$55, designated driver ticket $20

ONLINE: www.cvbrewfest.com

Cinco de Mayo

South Modesto Businesses United presents its annual Cinco de Mayo parade on Crows Landing Road with floats featuring local businesses, youth groups, horses and more. The route is from Olivero Road to Glenn Avenue.

WHEN: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 7

WHERE: Crows Landing Road, Modesto

ADMISSION: Free

CALL: 209-883-8760

Home and garden tour

A craftsman cottage, a midcentury ranch, an artist’s retreat and more highlight the Carnegie Arts Center’s 2022 Art of Design: Home & Garden Tour. The event in Turlock includes inside and outside self-guided tours of five homes that represent a variety of styles and sizes. On Friday, May 13, a special evening fundraiser, the Twilight Tour, will take place at a sixth location, one of Turlock’s classic 1940s homes. This home will not be part of the Saturday tour. Proceeds from the events support the Carnegie Arts Center.

WHEN: Twilight tour 6 to 10 p.m. May 13; regular tour 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 14

WHERE: Various locations in Turlock

TICKETS: $90 Twilight Tour, $30 regular tour

ONLINE: www.carnegieartsturlock.org

Country at Fruit Yard

Two weekends of country music come to the Fruit Yard. On May 7, Brett Young plays with guest Matt Ferranti. On May 14, catch Trace Adkins with guest Craig Morgan. Only limited seating remained available at press time for both shows.

WHEN: Brett Young 7 p.m. May 7; Trace Adkins, 7 p.m. May 14

WHERE: Fruit Yard Amphitheater, 7948 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto.

TICKETS: $47-$97, Brett Young; $45-$115 Trace Adkins

ONLINE: www.thefruityardevents.com.

Rock revue

Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock & Roll brings stories and music to the Gallo Center, with tributes to iconic rock stars, groups and genres, and the hits made over the years. The revue is performed by Broadway singers.

WHEN: 4 p.m. May 8

WHERE: Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto

TICKETS: $29-$59

ONLINE: www.galloarts.org

Celtic Woman

Grammy-nominated group Celtic Woman returns to the Gallo Center with a new show, “Postcards from Ireland.” The performance celebrates the musical and cultural heritage of Ireland through story and song.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. May 12

WHERE: Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto

TICKETS: $49-$99

ONLINE: www.galloarts.org

“Top Girls”

Prospect Theater Project stages the play “Top Girls,” which follows an ambitious executive and the moral compromises she makes as she climbs the corporate ladder. The play invites audiences to define what feminism means and examine the price women often pay for success.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. May 13-14 and May 19-21; 2 p.m. May 15 and May 22

WHERE: Prospect Theater Project, 1214 K St., Modesto

TICKETS: $25

ONLINE: prospecttheaterproject.org

Ceres festival

The Ceres Street Faire features live entertainment, antiques and vintage collectibles, food booths, crafts, exhibits and more. There will be a car, truck and motorcycle show Saturday.

WHEN: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, May 7-8

WHERE: Downtown Ceres

ADMISSION: Free

ONLINE: www.ceresstreetfaire.org

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One of the homes on the Carnegie Arts Center’s 2022 Art of Design: Home & Garden Tour. Stephanie Baker Photography

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Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock ‘N Roll will come to the Gallo Center. Gallo Center for the Arts

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