Plays, concerts, shows, and more July events in SJ County

‘Gypsy’ at Stockton Civic Theatre

Stockton Civic Theater presents a production two seasons in the making. “Gypsy” was originally slated to close out the 2019-20 season but was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Gypsy” is the outrageous story of an ambitious stage mother who lives out her overwhelming desire for fame through her two daughters.

When: 7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays; 2:30 pm Sunday through July 17

Where: Stockton Civic Theatre, 2312 Rosemarie Lane, Stockton

Admission: $29 for adults; $24 for seniors; and $17 for students and children


Concerts in the park

Free concerts at Victory Park are back with four concerts this month on Wednesdays through August. Gary Bohannon Band is performing on the second Wednesday of July. Lawn chairs and picnics are welcomed at the park.

  • Gary Bohannon Band, July 13
  • Trucco’s, July 20
  • The Sully Band, July 27
  • Latin Magic, Aug 3
  • Stockton Garage Band, Aug 10
  • Super Trooper, Aug 17

When: 6-8 pm Wednesdays through Aug. 17

Where: Victory Park, 1001 North Pershing Ave., Stockton

Admission: Free


Haggin Museum, Live Music first and third Thursdays

The Haggin Museum has live music, wine and art every first and third Thursday of the month during the summer. A complimentary glass of wine is provided by Weibel Family Vineyards & Winery.

Enjoy music by Patty Castillo Davis on July 21.

When: 7 pm first Wednesdays and third Thursdays through Aug. 18

Where: The Haggin Museum, 1201 N. Pershing Ave., Stockton

Admission: $8 adults; $7 seniors: $5 youth ages 10-17 and students with valid school ID; Free for children younger than 10 and museum members


The Hercules Cluster (M13) is one of the most spectacular of the 160 known globular clusters.

Astronomy in the Park at Oak Grove Regional Park

Want to see the moon through a lens of a telescope? You can at Oak Grove Regional Park on Saturday, July 9. The Stockton Astronomical Society, the Oak Grove Docents Council, and SJ Parks are teaming up to present this International Astronomy Day event.

Solar telescopes will be set up for solar viewing until 7 pm and at 8 pm there will be planetary scopes set up for the usual Astronomy in the Park event. Telescope viewing starts after sunset. When the sky becomes darker objects are more visible.

Every month the members of the Stockton Astronomical Society volunteer to set up their telescopes for the public to view the moon on the Saturday closest to the first quarter moon. Every month features a different deep sky object. July’s deep-sky object is the M3 Globular Cluster. The event may be canceled if the sky is not clear.

When: 8:30pm Jul 9

Where: Oak Grove Regional Park, 4520 W. Eight Mile Road. Stockton

Admission: Event is free, county charges $6 for parking

Information: or (209) 471-1674

Rhymosaurs book release party at The Catalyst

The Catalyst in Yosemite Street Village is hosting a celebration for the release of the Rhymosaurs’ fourth book, “Two-O-Ninosaur.” There will be live hip hop storytime by MC ZEPS & DJ Mike C, coloring activities, sticker stations, rhyme writing and more.

When: 12-4pm Jul 9

Where: The Catalyst, 926 North Yosemite St., Stockton

Admission: Free


‘Cinderella’ at San Joaquin Delta College

The San Joaquin Delta College Drama Department presents “Cinderella.” The story of a young woman forced into a life of hardship by her cruel stepmother. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, she’s transformed into an elegant lady and attends the ball to meet her prince. The play is directed by Karen Vance, with music direction by Matthew Baer, ​​and vocal direction by Bruce Southard.

When: 7 pm July 15-16, July 22-23, and 2 pm July 17 and 24

Where: San Joaquin Delta College Tillie Lewis Theater, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton

Admission: Free


See ‘Sing 2’ at Stockton’s Drive-in Movie Series

Pack the family in the car and head down to the UEI parking lot behind Weberstown Mall and settle in for a drive-in movie. The city of Stockton is hosting a showing of “Sing 2” Friday, July 15, in the UEI College parking lot.

“Sing 2” is a family-friendly musical featuring the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Bono and Scarlett Johansson.

Gates and food trucks open at 6 pm and the movie will start about 9 pm Closed caption will be provided upon request for the hearing impaired. If winds are over 12 mph on Friday, the event will be canceled. Check the city’s recreation division Facebook page for updates.

When: 6pm-11:30pm July 15

Where: UEI College, 4994 Claremont Ave., Stockton

Admission: Free


209 Beatdown XV

The 209 Beatdown VX extreme cage fighting is back Saturday, July 16, at the Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium. There will be fighters from the 209 competing against the rest of California. 209 Beatdown XV includes live amateur MMA cage fights and middleweight, bantamweight, welterweight, featherweight and heavyweight fights.Doors open at 4 pm fights begin at 5 pm

When: 4 pm July 16

Where: Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium, 525 N. Center St., Stockton

Admission: Tickets start at $35+


Nuestra Cultura Presenta: Luis R Conriquez & Lenin Ramirez at the Stockton Arena

“Nuestra Cultura Presenta,” is a show with 7 different Latin performers with headliners Luis R Conriquez & Lenin Ramirez. Orange County Legends Legado 7, Sinaloan trio Hijos de Barron, new wave sensation Banda Renovacion, and rising stars Tony Aguirre and Alta Autoridad will be part of the show.The first of its kind show celebrating Musica Regional.

When: 5:30pm Jul 23

Where: Stockton Arena, 248 W. Fremont St., Stockton

Admission: Tickets start at $55


Urijah Faber’s A1 Combat Live MMA Fight

UFC comes to Stockton at the Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium on July 31 with Buddy Wallace vs. Ivan Batinich competing in Urijah Faber’s A1 Combat #4 Professional MMA for the A1 combat middleweight title. Doors open at noon, main card 2 pm and postlims at 5 pm

When: 12pm Jul 31

Where: Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium, 525 N. Center St., Stockton

Admission: Tickets start at $48


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