Theater: “Sister Act”
This venerable comedy — known best for Whoopi Goldberg’s original 1992 film version with Maggie Smith — became a Broadway stage production in 2011. Stockton’s Jazmyn Toney plays Goldberg’s pseudo-nun (Deloris Van Cartier), a lounge singer hiding out from the mob in 1970s Philadelphia (in the movie, it was San Francisco during the ’90s). The Mother Superior (Mary Hurley) becomes the singer’s new boss. “They’ve done a really good job of re-creating the style,” director James Reed says. “It puts you in that era.” The production runs through Sept. 25. 7:30 p.m.; also 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sun. Stockton Civic Theatre, 2312 Rosemarie Lane, Stockton. $15-$27. (209) 473-2424.
Music: Peter Jaffe
The Stockton Symphony reaches a historic landmark during 2016-17. The nine-concert season is the orchestra’s 90th. Peter Jaffe, who’ll be conducting his 21st season, provides insight and perspective on a schedule that begins Sept. 24 with appropriate flair. 7 p.m. Complimentary wine and snacks, 6:30 p.m. The Haggin Museum, 1201 N. Pershing Ave., Stockton. $5-$8. (209) 940-6315.
Music: Groove Thang
This six-member Sacramento group is a self-described “get-off-your-seat-and-dance” act and Carol “Diva G” Garcia leads the way with her potent vocals. She’s supported by “Disco,” who sings and plays guitar; vocalist L “Love Doctor” G; drummer Eric “E Rock”; bassist Alan “Funk Master Fly” Cua; Louis “Jo Jo” Montalbo on keyboards; and saxophonist John “VP” Mitzutani. Needless to say, they cover the gamut of soul, R&B and disco. With some familiar acoustic tunes mixed in. 6:30 p.m. Stonecreek Village, 5757 Pacific Ave., Stockton. Free. (209) 938-1555.
Music: Honey B & the Cultivation
The Stockton quartet — Honey B, Russell Brown, Emmanuel Greene and Sandra D — performs with what it calls “positivity, truth and mostly fun,” lifting the “vibrational level with unbridled enthusiasm.” 10 p.m. The Shadows Steakhouse, 7555 Pacific Ave. $5 (21+). (209) 473-3200.
Ann Miller & Sonia Leong
These University of the Pacific professors — Ann Miller, a violinist, and Sonia Leong, a pianist — are chamber-music specialists who most often perform with Nina Flyer (cello) as Trio 180. That group recently received what Flyer terms a “glowing review” in Strings magazine. For this duo performance, Miller and Leong play Fritz Kreisler’s “Preludium and Allegro”; George Rochberg’s “Caprice Variations” and Johannes Brahms’ Sonata No. 3 for Violin and Piano in D Minor. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, University of the Pacific. $5-$10; (209) 946-2415.
Theater: “The Robber Bridegroom”
This “country and Southern” comedy is a riff on a Grimms’ fairy tale and Eudora Welty’s 1942 novella of the same name. Set in 19th-century Mississippi, it first was staged on Broadway in 1975 and returned in 2015. 2 and 7 p.m.; also 7 p.m. Thurs.-Fri.; 2 p.m. Sun. Fallon House Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Columbia. $20-$37. (209) 532-3120.
Event: Lodi Grape Festival
Now that Lodi’s grape region has been named No. 1 (by Wine Enthusiast magazine), this annual event takes on some added luster. An ample sampling of the area’s wines is available, along with all-things-grape, including murals made from the fruit. All the typical fair elements are in place, from a petting “farm” to carnival rides and funnel cakes. Main-stage entertainers include: Great White, a heavy-metal band, at 6:30 p.m. Sunday; a Queen Nation tribute group at 7:30 p.m. Thurs.; veteran country singer Sammy Kershaw at 7:30 p.m. Fri.; and War, the timeless funk-soul band, at 7:30 Sat. Hours: noon-11 p.m. Sun.; 4011 p.m. Thurs.; noon-midnight Fri.-Sat. 413 E. Lockeford St., Lodi. $9; $5 (6-12) (209) 369-2771.
This 1978 film adaptation of a Broadway musical helped transform John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John into superstars. It’s a teenage love story set at archetypal Rydell High School in 1958. During a summer at the beach, Travolta — as Danny Zuko, a “greaser” — becomes infatuated with the “proper” Sandy (Newton-John), an Australian visitor. 2 p.m. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton. $4-$8. (209) 373-1400.