The Lodi Arts Project Fun is hosting the 2nd Annual Open Studios Tour in Lodi. The event is a self-guided tour of 11 studios of Lodi-area artists. Artist studios will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday. The Open Studios Tour offers the public an opportunity to visit artists in their working spaces, where they will demonstrate their work, exhibit and self-finished pieces.
The Open Studios Tour will showcase a broad range of media and styles. Featured artists include Rich Allen (oil), David Jon Foster (watercolor), Lisa Goldman (mixed media and jewelry), Carolyn Greeson (mixed media), Caroline Henry (oil and watercolor), Freda Kroll (watercolor), Earline Lund (acrylic and pastel), Nina Rodriguez (glass and metal), Tony Segale (gold leaf and reverse painting on glass), Melvin Shaw (Disney animation, sculpture, painting) and Ken Woodworth (colored pencil).
Tickets are $10 and are available at Hutchins Street Square, Knowlton Gallery and the Lodi Community Art Center. In Stockton, tickets may be purchased at the Tidewater Art Gallery and the Stockton League Goodwin Gallery. A map of studios and artist information comes with the purchase of tickets.
When: Today and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Throughout Lodi
Information: 333-6800, ext. 2458
"The Big Bang" in Columbia
In the play, "The Big Bang," the set up is quick: Co-creators Jed and Boyd are looking for investors to produce their theatrical masterpiece. It's a musical extravaganza that will take place over four days with a cast of thousands recreating every major epoch, from the creation of the universe to modern day.
They're dreaming big, but for now, they're looking for the backers. They are staging a speed-through of their inspired creation in a swanky Manhattan living room they've borrowed for the evening.
Their presentation provides investors (you, the audience) with a 90-minute glimpse of their concept - featuring the two of them in every role from Adam and Eve to Julius Caesar to Eva Braun and Jimi Hendrix. They grab everything from drapes and lampshades to footstools and fruit bowls to dress for their dash through the ages.
Sierra Rep welcomes guest director John Lamb, who directed "The Big Bang" at Sacramento's B Street Theater.
"It's irreverent and fun." Lamb said. "It's a throwback to old Vaudeville, or the classic comedy duos like Abbott and Costello or Lewis and Martin. These two characters play off each other, but there's a reality to it. These two guys have a project they really believe in."
When: Through Nov. 2.
Where: Historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia