August Calendar of Events
Woodward Park Shakespeare Festival Presents The Two Gentlemen of Verona: August 1st, 8 p.m.
The same theater company that brought you June’s performance of Richard the III brings you Shakespeare’s first romantic comedy. The entrance fee into Woodward Park is $5 a car, and attendance at the performance itself is free. For more information, go to woodwardshakespeare.com.
A Flea In Her Ear: August 1st-16th, Various times
Good Company Player’s Second Space Theater wraps up seasonal performances of A Flea In Her Ear, a comedy set in Belle Époque Paris and features a series of misunderstandings and mix-ups involving spouses, friends, lovers and acquaintances that audiences are sure to find delightful. For more information, visit 2ndspacetheater.com.
Kids Invent! Robotics Lab: August 3rd-7th, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
One of two kid-friendly programs hosted by Fresno State’s Lyles Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, this camp teaches children from kindergarten through the sixth grade how to work with robotics parts and write code. All the children participating in the program get to keep the robots they build at the end of the camp so they can continue their interest in robotics and computer programming! For more information, visit kidsinventca.com.
Premier Bride Showplace: August 16th, 10 a.m.
For those about to get married, this is the show for you. Come to the Fresno Convention Center early Sunday to meet local wedding vendors, meet other brides and grooms, and gain information and inspiration for planning your wedding. Fashion shows are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and there will be Grand Prize giveaways after each fashion show. Admission tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information, go to fresnoconventioncenter.com.
Stop the Violence Fashion Show: August 16th
Stop the Violence Fresno, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing domestic and relationship abuse and violence, is hosting its first annual fashion show benefit at Valdez Hall. The show will feature Monisha “Mo” Mann and Marques Anthony as the show’s formal hosts. Tickets are available at fresnoconventioncenter.com.
Monterey Car Week: August 10th-16th
Classic automobile enthusiasts will be very excited to attend the Monterey Car Week festivities between August 10th and August 16th. Shows and events are scheduled to take place in various venues and locations around Monterey, so check seemonterey.com to get more information about where your favorite classic cars will be displayed. For more information, visit Monterey.com.
Scotts Valley Art, Wine and Beer Festival:
August 15th-16th, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Some of the Central Coast’s best vintners, brewers and artists will be out at Scotts Valley’s Art, Wine and Beer Festival. Art displayed at the event will include a mix of photography, painting, sculpture and other fine and photographic arts. Hotels and inns near the event are within walking distance, providing a safe way for event participants to get back to their hotel in one piece. For more information, visit scottsvalleychamber.com.
Sand City West End Celebration:
August 21st-23rd, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
During this weekend of funky and artsy festivities, Sand City’s streets are closed off to make room for vendors to sell their unique and artistic works. This outdoor showcase is free to the public. For more information, visit Monterey.com.
Mineral King - Sequoia National Park
Wild and Free: A Yoga-Inspired Backpacking Trip:
This four-day yoga and backpacking tour will take hikers through Sequoia National Park’s Mineral King area to view some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in the country. Activities included in the yoga-and-backpacking tour include meditation sessions and quiet time to reflect and journal before the day’s hike through the mountains. For more information, visit sequoiahistory.org.
Perseid Meteor Shower Astronomy Program:
Central California astronomers will dig this astronomy program at Sequoia National Park’s Wuksachi Lodge. Multiple-colored flares traveling at up to 37 miles a second will pass by the earth and can be viewed from one of the highest points in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. For more information, visit sequoiahistory.org.
Mono Museum Indian Day Fair and Pow Wow: August 1st
Oakhurst’s local Mono Indian Museum hosts their Indian Day Fair and Pow Wow at the North Fork Recreation Center. Festivities will honor the local Mono Native American tribe. For more information, visit sierramonomuseum.org.
The Odd Couple: August 14th-30th, Various times
The Golden Chain Theater in Oakhurst debuts its late summer drama, The Odd Couple, directed by Peter Clark. Based on the beloved play of the same name, the story takes a different turn as Unger and Madison, two female friends, invite several friends over for a game night of Trivial Pursuit. The new story is just as humorous and witty as the original play.