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Mardi Gras at the MAC @ Merced Multicultural Arts Center
Feb 21 @ 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Mardi Gras at the MAC @ Merced Multicultural Arts Center

Mardi Gras at the MAC

Friday, February 21, 2020

Join us for three floors of a rousing Mardi Gras party at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center with music by BluesBox Bayou, The Swing Set Jazz Band, Gloria Coronas – Fortune Telling, a French Market, and More! And featuring a menu which includes Jambalaya, Muffuletta, Hurricane & Muddy Water drinks, and fresh Beignets at Cafe du MAC!

5:30-10:00 pm
$35 per ticket, $30 for MAC members
Call 388-1090 or email [email protected]

All proceeds go to arts programming at the MAC and with the Merced County Arts Council.

February 21, 2020
645 W. Main Street

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical @ Playhouse Merced
Feb 21 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical @ Playhouse Merced

Sponsored by the Donald and Betty Stewart Family
Rated 5 for 5 years and up

Book by Dennis Kelly; Music and lyrics by Tim Minchin; Based on the book, Matilda by Roald Dahl

Matilda is the story of an extraordinary little girl with supernatural powers. The daughter of abusive parents, Matilda finds refuge in library books and in creating her own stories. Things are no better at school, where Matilda also must face a tyrannical and cruel headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. Not everyone Matilda encounters is so evil. Her teacher, Miss Honey, is kind but doesn’t have the strength to challenge authority. Matilda knows she has to stand up to the bullies, and in doing so, discovers her own remarkable powers. Matilda’s bravery teaches Miss Honey and her classmates an important lesson — that even though life can be hard, “nobody but me is gonna change my story” so “sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty.”

Merced Rotary Crab Feed @ Merced County Fairgrounds
Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Merced Rotary Crab Feed @ Merced County Fairgrounds

Tickets are now available through any Rotarian or by messaging this page to make other arrangements. $50 each includes all you can eat Crab, Pasta, Salad and Pasta. No host bar available, dessert auction and raffle.

Black History Month Program @ Liberty Fellowship-Atwater CA
Feb 23 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Join Us in Celebrating Black History Month 2020!

Black History Month in February celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made to American history in their struggles for freedom and equality and deepens our understanding of our Nation’s history.

Guest Speaker: Elder Johnny Matthew, Time Refreshings COGIC.
Merced, CA.

Program includes: Singing, Praise Dancing, Special Recognitions and presentations.

You Don’t Want To Miss It! EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

2020 Merced County Fair Pre-Party & Dinner @ Yosemite Hall Merced Fair Grounds
Feb 28 @ 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
2020 Merced County Fair Pre-Party & Dinner @ Yosemite Hall Merced Fair Grounds

The Merced County Fair Board, Friends of the Merced County Fair Board and Fair Management formally invite you to kick off the 2020 Fair season with more than 300 members of the community!

Come celebrate and support the Merced County Fair at this fun annual event featuring live music and entertainment, live and silent auctions, door prizes, raffle items and more! Your ticket includes dinner and a hosted bar. Attendees must be 21 years old.

Tickets are $40 per person. All proceeds go to support the Merced County Fair. Also, this will be your first chance to purchase the always sold out VIP/Preferred Parking Passes! Purchase your tickets at the Fairgrounds’ Administration Office now!

No tickets will be sold at the door.
#2020MCF #MercedCountyFair #MercedFairgrounds #AlwaysFreshFunLocal

STRUT Auditions @ Merced County Office of Education
Feb 29 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Introducing STRUT, Merced County’s first county-wide talent show! Click the ticket link for the audition registration form.

STRUT (Students and Teachers Recognizing Unique Talent) is a platform for talented students to receive recognition for their hard work in the performing arts outside of the classroom. Auditions have been moved to February 29, 2020; performance will be on May 15th, 2020.

Register for a slot yourself or nominate a student; let’s applaud the talent all around Merced County!

Sidewalk Prophets “Smile Tour” – Merced, CA @ First Baptist Church Merced
Mar 5 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM


WIN TICKETS! Help Get the Word Out! (1) Invite your friends to the event page, (2) Post how many you invited, (3)Winner will be chosen closer to the show date!
Sidewalk Prophets // Smile Tour

Important Dates //
Dec 17th (10am CST) – Presale
Dec 24th (10am CST) – General On-sale

March 5, 2020 // First Baptist Church Merced

Have a question about ticketing? Check our event FAQ here:
Join the Sidewalk Prophet’s – Great Big Family Road Crew and help us get the word out. Fill out this application to join:

Merced Percussion Regional @ Merced High School
Mar 7 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Merced Percussion Regional @ Merced High School

WGI Sport of the Arts cultivates a competitive space for all participants through education; creativity; and expressive freedom, resulting in engaging and high-energy events. Mark your calendars, invite your friends, and enjoy the Sport of the Arts!

Official schedules are available 3 weeks prior to the event date.

For more information about the Merced Percussion Regional, visit:

2nd Winter Drumline Comp-WGI Merced Regional @ Merced High School
Mar 7 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
2nd Winter Drumline Comp-WGI Merced Regional @ Merced High School

This is our first time competing at the WGI Merced Regional Comp, times TBA.

Jedi Academy @ Merced Theatre
Mar 7 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Jedi Academy @ Merced Theatre

Saturday, March 7, 2020
1:00 PM Doors: 12:00 PM

A long time ago and not so very far away….children yearned to be Rebels. Your family will thrill as they join the Rebel Alliance and access the Force within! David Engel’s JEDI ACADEMY! is a solo, comedy variety show that captivates kids and nostalgic adults alike. Come learn the ways of the Jedi with Panniken Moonjumper, a true Master of Intergalactic fun and adventure and discover the great Force within yourself. During this laugh-riot tribute, your Youngling Jedi Warriors, Princesses and Darth Vaders will be delighted with comic antics, exciting physical challenges, magical mayhem, a potential visit from a furry alien sidekick, and engage in light saber lessons. May the FORCE be with you! Kids encouraged to dress as their favorite Star Wars character (please no masks or props).

Tickets are on sale NOW and can be purchased online at or by phone at (209) 381-0500.

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