The West Side Music Festival (West Fest) will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Creekside Middle School gym, 535 Peregrine Drive.
The free concert will feature a total of 120 students from all three West Side middle school bands — Creekside Middle School in Patterson, Gustine Middle School in Gustine and Yolo Junior High in Newman.
Creekside music teacher Steven Margarite is one of the founders of the festival, which has been on hiatus for the past few years.
For information: 892-3600.
Teens invited to movie night
Local youth age 13 and older are invited to Teen Movie Night from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Teen Center, 118 N. Second St. “Hancock,” starring Will Smith, will be shown.
The Patterson Youth Action Commission, Patterson Parks and Recreation Department and the Center for Human Services sponsor the free event.
For information: 892-6688.
Central Catholic opens its doors
Central Catholic High School, 200 S. Carpenter Road, in Modesto, will host Shadow Days — where students interested in attending CCHS can attend classes and enjoy a pizza lunch — on Thursday and Friday at the school.
Also, an academic and athletic night will begin at 6 p.m. April 2 starting with a family barbecue hosted by the school booster club and coaches. A school tour and a special presentation in the gym will follow. Sign-ups for school sports and summer athletic clinics will be taken.
For information: Ms. Tybor, 524-9611.
Call for actors and plays
Inspiracy Arts, an organization dedicated to inspiring, promoting, publishing and producing new works of performance and media art in the Central Valley, will embark on a tour this summer titled, “Hijinks Ensue: Central Valley Playwrights Festival.”
The tour will bring the work of local playwrights and performance artists to the Central Valley communities of Modesto, Newman, Riverbank and Tracy. Inspiracy Arts will partner with a local charity in each city to raise money and awareness about worthy causes. Dates include a July 10 and 11 performance in Newman.
Auditions for actors will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and March 26 at Modesto Junior College East Campus Performing and Media Arts Center, Room 243 (Drama Lab), 43 College Ave., in Modesto. Auditions may consist of cold reads and comedic monologues. No experience is required.
For information: firstname.lastname@example.org.