1. GO TO SUMMER CAMP
Children’s Musical Theaterworks didn’t take any time off after its big production of “Les Miserables.” It returns this weekend and next with “Camp Rock,” which features its 11-14 year-old performers. (Some are veterans of last year’s fantastic “13,” the strongest CMT show last summer.) I have a rundown on the show in today’s issue of 7.
2. OPENING DAY AT THE FRESNO ART MUSEUM
The Fresno Art Museum opens its fall/winter exhibitions today, and there’s no better time to get a first-hand introduction to these shows from the featured artists themselves. Here’s the schedule:
- 3:30 p.m.: Fresno Art Museum director Linda Cano introduces “California: A Landscape of Dreams.”
- 4 p.m.: Micha Langer introduces “Lost Lake and Beyond: Photo Impressions.”
- 4:45 p.m.: Barron Bixler introduces “A New Pastoral: Views of the San Joaquin Valley.”
- 5:30 p.m.: Amalia Mesa-Bains introduces “Geography of Memory.”
A special entrance fee of $10 for nonmembers applies for today’s opening festivities.
The cover story in today’s 7 section is devoted to Amalia Mesa-Bains, the museum’s Distinguished Woman Artist for 2011. All four exhibitions continue through Jan. 6.
4. SEE THEM BEFORE THEY CLOSE
Time is running out for two art exhibitions I’ve written about extensively this month: “Carousel Animals at Fresno State,” which runs through Aug. 27; and “Centralism 3″ at Gallery 25, which runs through Aug. 28. Don’t miss them. (Below, here’s a video about the “Centralism” show from participating artist Aileen Imperatrice.)