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Community Events

Photography Exhibit

The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts in Tracy is hosting a photography exhibit, “Public Personalities,” by Cash Bryan. The exhibit opened Jan. 26 and will run through to March 23. An artist talk is planned from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at the theatre. “Public Personalities” presents a body of traditional and digital photography featuring portraits and street photography, spanning 40 years. Bryan began exhibiting professionally in 2010, and “Public Personalities” is his first solo exhibit. The artist talk is free and open to the public. The theatre is located at 715 Central Ave. in Tracy. For hours and more information visit

Concert for Boys and Girls Clubs

Up with People, a youth empowerment and cultural exchange program, is coming to Modesto in March for a week of service and a special musical performance at the Gallo Center for the Arts. Up with People’s mission will be to support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Stanislaus County through their music. Participants from 20 countries are traveling to Modesto for a week of community service and cultural exchange featuring a professionally produced performance at the Gallo Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. March 22. The organization will be in Modesto from March 18 to March 25. Through the generosity of Presenting Sponsor, Fuzio Universal Bistro, 100 percent of the proceeds raised will benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Stanislaus County. Go to for more information and tickets.

Wine and Food Festival

The Lodi Food and Wine Festival is set for March 30 at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds at 413 E. Lockeford St. in Lodi. The festival runs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., with VIP access starting at 2 p.m. The festival features wines from more 40 wineries, foods from area eateries, live music, and activities. The event is only open to people 21 years of age or older. Tickets range from $50 to $70. For more information or tickets visit