Great Dates for February

Stockton Symphony Presents: “Valentine Pops: Let’s Fall in Love”
Stockton, February 15 & 16
Vocalist John Pagano, lead singer in the legendary Burt Bacharach’s band for more than fourteen years, sings classic favorite love songs by Cole Porter, Sammy Cahn, Burt Bacharach and Leon Russell including “Call Me Irresponsible,” Time After Time,” “All the Way,” and “This Guy’s in Love.” Performances Saturday, February 15 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, February 16 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets range from $25-60. Warren Atherton Auditorium at San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Ave, (209) 951-0196,

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Bob Hope Theatre
Stockton, February 21
Hop aboard the “Chattanooga Choo Choo” and you’ll soon be “In the Mood” to hear some great musicians “Sing, Sing, Sing.” Much more than just a concert, In the Mood is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and all the big band greats of the ‘40s. Complete with period costumes and choreography, In the Mood pays homage to America’s greatest generation, when people listened and boogied to up-tempo big band rhythms and danced intimate ballads. Experience the swing, the rhythm and the jazzy, brassy, sentimental music of this pivotal time in America’s history. Performances at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets from $26.50 – 44.50. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 East Main Street, (209) 373-1400,
Antsy McClain and the
Trailer Park Troubadours
Tracy, February 22
McClain’s poetry, heart-felt ballads and humorous tales have garnered praise from such artists as Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Lindsay Buckingham, and David Wilcox, to name a few.  Staging his live shows from a small trailer park called Pine View Heights Singer, songwriter, humorist and small town philosopher Antsy McClain sings about what he knows: The good life. 8 p.m. Tickets range from $25-35. The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Avenue, 209-831-6TKT (6858),

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at Hutchins Street Square
Stockton, February 22
Along with his four-piece band, Scot Bruce meticulously and respectfully recreates the electrifying musical excitement of Elvis in his prime. Scot Bruce will return in a Love Me Tender romantic celebration in the Charlene Powers Lange Theatre. 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and $30. Charlene Powers Lange Performing Arts Theatre, 125 South Hutchins St, (209) 333-5550,

The Stockton Chorale Presents
“Around the World in 80 Minutes”
Stockton & Lodi, February 28 & March 2
No bags!  No passport!   Join us for an armchair trip around the musical world with songs from Africa, Asia, Europe, and North & South America.  Folksongs, lullabies, love songs and music for dancing as well as traditional classical repertoire. Performances Friday, February 28 at 7:30 pm at Central United Methodist Church in Stockton and Sunday, March 2nd at 3:30pm at The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist in Lodi. Tickets: Adults/Seniors: $20 advance, $25 at the door; Students and Children 5+: $5. Central United Methodist Church, Stockton & The Episcopal Church of St. John, Lodi, (209) 951-6494,
Mardi Gras at the Children’s Museum of Stockton
Stockton, March 1
A spectacularly fun evening is awaiting all who attend this Night at the Museum Mardi Gras evening event. $75 per ticket. Children’s Museum of Stockton, 402 W. Weber, (209) 465-4386,
Building Hope Through Restoration Benefit Gala
Stockton, March 1
The Everett Hunter Foundation (EHF) was founded by Everett Hunter in 2011, and his motto is “We Believe in Making Change and Breaking Chains”. The Foundation’s charitable activities are guided by a continual focus on serving and representing the socioeconomically challenged youth within our communities.  EHF’s mission is to provide avenues of hope to high-risk teens by providing access to essential resources, support for their education, and training for a vocational and personal well-being. The Foundation is recognized as a nonprofit public charity under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. 6 p.m. – Midnight. Tickets are $50/$90 per couple. University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, 110 W. Fremont Street, (209) 836-7090,