PLEASANTON – Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council (PCAC) will host a city-wide arts celebration on Saturday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. where artists of all ages and ability will have the opportunity to display their talents with chalk designs on the streets of downtown Pleasanton. Event details are as follows:
Bulletin staff reports
TUOLUMNE – Dire Straits co-founder David Knopfler, who was a vocalist and rhythm guitar player for the band, will be performing on May 15..
OCKTON - SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody is the hilarious new comedy that brings all the naughty fun of the best-selling book to life. Your inner goddess will be laughing out loud with this clever re-imagining of the characters as they come alive with hysterical comedy, musical numbers, steamy performances from the leading hunk in the grey tie, plus lots of surprises.
Give Every Child a Chance is staging Miss Ropin' on the River Rodeo Queen Competition.
Arthur Brogli is the special guest performer for the annual San Joaquin Valley Swiss Echoes annual spring concert and dance on Saturday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Swiss Hall, East Main Street and Manley Road.
STOCKTON - The Stockton Chorale May 10-11 concert, celebrating American music, will feature the premier performance of a work commissioned by the Stockton Chorale: "I Heard You Singing", by the internationally renowned David Conte.
MODESTO - Celebrated L.A. culture-mashers Ozomatli - a notorious urban-Latino-and-beyond collision of hip hop and salsa, dance hall and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East LA R&B and New Orleans second line, Jamaican ragga and Indian raga - performs at the State Theatre tonight.
WHAT: Twisted Folk 2013 Summer Concert Series
MODESTO –The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer a presentation by Jim Hetrick, PhD., speaking on "Discovery of the Higgs Boson Particle" on Friday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Forum 110 at Modesto Junior College, 435 College Ave. in Modesto.
MODESTO - Recognizing the 50th anniversary, Modesto Junior College will have a free public reading of "A Letter from Birmingham Jail" written by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Tuesday, April 16, from noon to 1 p.m. on the East Campus Quad.
TURLOCK - The inaugural Central Valley Brewfest takes first June 1 at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds from 1 to 5 p.m.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country singer Brad Paisley says he was trying to foster an open discussion of race relations when he collaborated with rapper LL Cool J on "Accidental Racist."
STOCKTON – Actor/comedian Chris Tucker brings his stand-up comedy show to the Bob Hope Theatre on Saturday, May 18.
NEW YORK (AP) - Discovery Channel plans a live broadcast of the first wingsuit flight off the summit of Mount Everest.
Manteca Mayor's Committee on the Arts 4th Annual Chili Cook Off is set for Sunday, Feb. 23, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane.
TORONTO (AP) - Pop star Justin Bieber is giving Toronto Mayor Rob Ford a brief respite as Canada's favorite bad boy and butt of all jokes.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis might shop at thrift shops, but they now have a ton of Grammy gold.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBC is confirming that Bill Cosby is developing a possible new sitcom he would star in.
NEW YORK (AP) - Entertainer-songwriter Elton John is declaring his support of the Russian people, and he says they still accept him despite that country's harsh new anti-gay law.
NEW YORK (AP) - The airing of a J.D. Salinger documentary has returned "The Catcher in the Rye" to the top of best-seller lists.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Predicting who will come up with the next morning's water-cooler moment at the Grammy Awards is just as difficult as guessing who will win album of the year.
TUOLUMNE – Michael Jackson fans won't want to miss the electrifying Foreverland tribute band performing at Black Oak Casino Resort on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 9 p.m.
PASADENA (AP) - Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight" show, which debuts next month with actor Will Smith and U2 as guests, will look familiar to people who appreciate his current work in the time slot following Jay Leno.
PASADENA (AP) - Sting and Paul Simon are rehearsing for their upcoming tour, a couple of longtime friends and neighbors preparing to take turns singing some of each other's biggest hits.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a hydra-headed Oscar race, "American Hustle," ''12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" all have legitimate claims to favorite status. And that's a good thing.
1. Best Picture: "American Hustle," ''Captain Phillips," ''Dallas Buyers Club," ''Gravity," ''Her," ''Nebraska," ''Philomena," ''12 Years a Slave," ''The Wolf of Wall Street."
FIRST-TIMERS: It's never too late for an Academy Award nomination. Just ask June Squibb, who is a first-time Oscar nominee for her supporting role in "Nebraska" at 84 years old. Other first-time acting nominees joining her this year are Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew McConaughey, Barkhad Abdi, Michael Fassbender, Jared Leto, Sally Hawkins and Lupita Nyong'o.