Actor to give insider look at ‘Princess Bride’ in Modesto. Cheese and wine fest also set

Star Cary Elwes brings an insider look at life on the set of classic cult film “The Princess Bride,” which will be screened prior to his program at the Gallo Center. It’s just one of the entertainment options in the Modesto region planned for Oct. 8-14, including the Riverbank Cheese & Wine Festival.

“The Princess Bride”

Cary Elwes, star of the iconic film “The Princess Bride,” offers a behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the set of the movie. At the Gallo Center, after a screening of the film, Elwes will join in a moderated discussion with Ian Riley of KHOP 95.1, revealing tales of antics on set.

WHEN: 5 p.m. Oct. 9

WHERE: Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto

TICKETS: $29-$59

ONLINE: galloarts.org

Aida Cuevas

With a 46-year career and 41 album releases, Aida Cuevas has been dubbed “The Queen of Mariachi” and is esteemed in Mexico. She brings her 45th anniversary tour, Yo Creo Que Es Tiempo, to the Gallo Center.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11

WHERE: Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto

TICKETS: $29-$79

ONLINE: galloarts.org

Ricky Nelson Remembered

Ricky Nelson’s twin sons, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, bring their Ricky Nelson Remembered show to the Gallo Center. They relive the music and memories of their father in this multimedia event featuring hit songs including “Hello Mary Lou,” “Poor Little Fool,” “Travelin’ Man,” “I’m Walkin’,” “Teenage Idol,” “Garden Party” and more.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14

WHERE: Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto

TICKETS: $29-$59

ONLINE: galloarts.org

Cheese and wine

The popular fall celebration returns as Riverbank presents its Cheese & Wine Festival. There will be multiple wine-tasting sessions each day, along with craft beer and cheese tastings, arts and crafts vendors and more.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8-9

WHERE: Downtown Riverbank

TICKETS: Free for expo; wine tasting $40

ONLINE: riverbankcheeseandwine.com

Harvest Festifall

Crafts, food, demonstrations, music and more arrive at Columbia State Historic Park with the Harvest Festifall event. Vendors dressed in 1850s attire will display their handmade arts and crafts and baked goods. There will be demonstrations by the Mother Lode Weavers & Spinners, face painting and children’s activities.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8-9

WHERE: Columbia State Historic Park

TICKETS: Free

ONLINE: www.columbiacalifornia.com

Cary Elwes and Robin Wright star in “The Princess Bride.”
Cary Elwes and Robin Wright star in “The Princess Bride.”
Cary Elwes will bring a program about the film “The Princess Bride” to the Gallo Center.
Cary Elwes will bring a program about the film “The Princess Bride” to the Gallo Center.
Aida Cuevas will play at Modesto’s Gallo Center.
Aida Cuevas will play at Modesto’s Gallo Center.