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World Cup on big screen, more entertainment in Modesto


Magician Rob Lake will perform at the Gallo Center.

Magician Rob Lake will perform at the Gallo Center.

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The State Theatre gets into sports, with a plan to show a pair of World Cup matches on its big screen. The Vienna Boys Choir brings its holiday show to the Gallo Center for the Arts, where there also will be magic in air. They are among the top entertainment events in the region Nov. 19-25.

World Cup at the State

The State Theatre in Modesto will bring the World Cup to its big screen. The theater will show two matches: England vs. USA and Mexico vs. Argentina. Tickets include the live broadcast and a hot dog with chips and soda.

WHEN: England vs. USA 11 a.m. Nov. 25; Mexico vs. Argentina 11 a.m. Nov. 26

WHERE: State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto

TICKETS: $20 adults, $12 ages 12 and under

ONLINE: thestate.org

Vienna Boys Choir

The Vienna Boys Choir has been entertaining music lovers across the world for six centuries. The group’s “Christmas in Vienna” program, coming to the Gallo Center for the Arts, showcases their voices in a program featuring Austrian folk songs, classical pieces, popular songs and holiday favorites.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22

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

TICKETS: $29-$69

ONLINE: galloarts.org

Magic man Rob Lake

The illusionist brings his “The Magic of Rob Lake” production to the Gallo Center. His shows continue to entertain audiences on television and in casinos, arenas and theaters across the country and worldwide. He also was featured on “America’s Got Talent.”

WHEN: 5 p.m. Nov. 20

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

TICKETS: $29-$79

ONLINE: galloarts.org

Flamenco guitarist

Jose Antionio Rodriguez brings his skills to the Mistlin Gallery in Modesto. The flamenco guitarist has performed at international festivals, sharing the stage with musicians such as Chick Corea, Al Di Meola, Astor Piazzola, Alejandro Sanz, Joan Báez, George Benson, Arturo Sandoval and others. The show benefits child art education programs of Red Tie Arts and the Central California Art Association.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Nov. 19

WHERE: Mistlin Gallery, 1015 J St., Modesto

TICKETS: $50

ONLINE: www.red-tie.org

Holiday theater

Sierra Repertory Theatre presents “The Christmas Foundling” in Columbia. In 1850, two curmudgeonly miners agree to raise an orphaned baby. A decade later, the boy’s life is interrupted with the arrival of a woman searching for lost family members.

WHEN: Various times, through Dec. 18

WHERE: Fallon House Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Columbia

TICKETS: $20-$44

ONLINE: www.sierrarep.org

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The Vienna Boys Choir brings a holiday show to the Gallo Center. Lukas Beck

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