Merced Arts Wrap

DLM anniversary party

Downtown Life Magazine is scheduled to celebrate its fourth anniversary from 7 to 10 tonight at the Merced Multi-Cultural Arts Center, 645 W. Main St. in Merced. Performing during the celebration will be the band “Spirits of the Red City.” For tickets and information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Crystal Syphon to perform

The ’60s-era Merced psychdelia band Crystal Syphon is scheduled to perform at The Partisan at 8 p.m. Saturday. Also scheduled to appear is Down Dirty Shake. Tickets are $10. The Partisan is at 432 Main St. in Merced. For information, visit

We’Ced to celebrate

The staff of youth magazine “We’Ced” will celebrate the release of their third issue from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Coffee Bandits, 309 W. Main St. in Merced. The magazine covers a variety of important issues related to Merced’s community. The magazine’s staff includes students from several campuses in the Merced Union High School District, including continuation schools. Saturday’s event also will include a conversation about topics raised in the third issue. We’Ced is published by San Francisco-based Pacific News Service/New America Medica, and is made possible by grants from the California Endowment. For information, visit

Symphony benefit show

The Merced Symphony is scheduled to host its annual fundraiser, “Music & Merriment,” on Oct. 19 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the home of UC Merced Assistant Vice Chancellor Graeme and Gigi Mitchell. Music will be provided by harpist Beverly Wesner-Hoehn. Tickets are $75. For more information, visit or call the MSA office at (209)383-3277. Advance tickets only. Tickets can be purchased at the Multicultural Arts Center, Christina’s Fine Clothes, Merced Floral, Big O Tires; and the Goldsmith Jeweler in Atwater.

Downtown Art Hop

Zombies, ghouls and other scary creatures will take over this year’s Merced Art Hop, which is scheduled to happen from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 19 on Main Street in downtown Merced. The event will include $1 raffles from Spirit Halloween and Halloween make-up stations, in addition to a “Zombie Attack” organized by Zombie Walk and a “Thriller Dance” performed by Dance Saute. To volunteer, call Kimberly at (209) 658-0661.

Screenings of short film

Screenings of the short film “The Marquee Lights” are scheduled to happen from 6 p.m., 7 p.m and 9 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Merced Multi-Cultural Arts Center, 645 W. Main St. For information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Downtown pub crawl

Downtown Life Magazine is scheduled to hold its inaugural Restaurant and Pub Crawl from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25. The event is a food and drink lovers’ tour of downtown restaurants and bars, according to the event’s Facebook page. During the event, participants pay and receive a passport granting them access to taste and sample signature dishes and drinks from more than a dozen restaurants and pubs. Attendees will receive a ticket that will be redeemed for a passport the day of the event in Bob Hart Square. The passports will be stamped at each destination on the crawl map. The cost is $20 per person, $68 for a group (four passports). A portion of the proceeds will benefit Playhouse Merced and the Merced County Arts Council. For information, visit the group’s Facebook page.