Samba Arts at SOS
Samba Arts Group, formerly John Griswold and Friends, is presenting dining, dancing and live music every other Friday night at Modesto’s SOS Club. Social hour and dining is at 7 p.m., the music starts at 8. Admission is $30, including dinner and the show; (209) 575-5801 or eartsnews.com. this month’s shows:
April 13: Mario Flores Latin Ensemble. Music in the style of Pete Escovedo and the Buena Vista Social Club.
April 27: Jazzoni featuring singer Penny White. Swinging standards, classic jazz, bossa nova, Latin jazz.
The Modesto Junior College music department presents ¡Guitaraganza! on Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center.
David Chapman, Guy Powell and Travis Silvers, members of the local guitar trio Tritarra, will present a first annual event featuring collaborative guitar works from students of the guitar departments at Modesto Junior College, San Joaquin Delta College and the University of the Pacific.
The program will include small guitar ensembles, guitar with violin, percussion, flute and voice.
Tickets are $12 general, $10 for students and seniors. The auditorium is at 435 College Ave. call (209) 575-6776.
Solis back for tango
Fresh from leading a tour to Buenos Aires and establishing a new school for tango, Marcelo Solis is returning to Modesto to lead two workshops and perform at a milonga (Argentine tango dance party). The events are April 14 at Jacobs Fine Dining in Modesto.
Solis will teach all tango levels at 2:30 p.m., intermediates at 4 p.m. Modesto Tango’s evening milonga at Jacobs will begin with an introductory class at 7:30 p.m. and open dancing at 8:30. Solis and partner Olga Matveeva will perform at 10.
The fee is $20 for one class, $35 for both, $10 for the milonga (lesson and dance) or $5 for the dance alone. Jacobs Fine Dining is at 2501 McHenry Ave., Modesto. call (209) 522-1571.
Modesto Junior College presents its 35th annual New Music Concert today in its Performing and Media Arts Center auditorium.
The free concert features winners from the college’s 35th annual Celebration of the Humanities Contest and begins at 7:30 p.m. The auditorium is at 435 College Ave. call (209) 575-6776.
West side Theatre in Newman presents the classic Southern play centering on Truvy’s beauty parlor and the women who regularly gather there. The play runs April 20-29 and the cast includes Melanie Braun, Tiffany Gomes, Becky Nunes, Anna Camboia, Harlen Silva and Krissy Moore.
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. Tickets are $15 reserved, $12 general. West side Theatre is at 1331 Main St., Newman. Go to westsidetheatre.org for more.