Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some fun suggestions for events happening in Fresno and beyond.
• March of Dimes is the host for the monthly Geek Night at Bitwise South Stadium. The theme is carnival, so stop by between 5 and 7 p.m. to join in on the fun, grab something to eat, and have a complimentary beer.
• Friday through Sunday is the Don’t Let the Door Hit You Music Festival at Tower District Records at its new location across from Fresno High. This free festival is all ages. Check out our feature for music lineup and times.
• See Fleetwood Mac tribute band Stealing Nicks at Engelmann Cellars. Music starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 for this 21-and-over event.
• Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., The Woodward Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing. This play is quick-witted and features gloriously sharp-tongued wordplay between one of Shakespeare’s most memorable couples. Check out our in-depth look at this long-running free festival.
• See the original 1978 Superman on the big screen at the historic Crest Theatre in downtown Fresno. Doors open at 7 p.m., movie starts at 8 p.m.. Concessions are available; admission is $5 per person.
• Anita Baker: A Tribute of Love and Admiration by Des Monique is at Fulton 55 at 8 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-over show are $15 in advance.
• Nights in the Plaza Paz presents Santana tribute band Heavy Weather at Arté Américas. Bring your family and some comfortable chairs to spend the evening under the stars. Kids are welcome and the art galleries are open through each show’s intermission. Doors at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8. Cost is $12 for adults, $5 for kids.
• Selma Arts Center presents its teen production of School of Rock: The Musical at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Saturday. Ticket prices and other info can be found here.
• Fresno Vibe presents the 2nd annual Vibe Barbecue Fest at Manchester Center from 4 to 10 p.m. Entry is $5; kids are free.
• Check out the unveiling of “Rock N’ Roll Legends,” a newly completed mural by local artist Brian Broughton featuring 16 musical greats, at Majestic Jewelry and Loan, 1924 Tulare St. from 5 to 9 p.m. This free event includes food, music, arts and crafts vendors, and a beer garden.
• Queen Nation, a tribute to Queen, returns to Madera’s ApCal. Gates open at 6 p.m., music starts at 7. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the gate. This 21-and-over event features music, food, wine, beer, dancing, cigars, and more.
• Root Access Hackerspace will celebrate one year of teaching people to solder, 3D print, and hack ethically with an anniversary party. There will be tacos, beer, and good times from 6 to 9 p.m.
• See Gerardo Ortiz, Alfredo Olivas, and more in concert at Chukchansi Park starting at 6 p.m. This is an all ages show.
• The Central Valley Astronomers will have telescopes set up at Millerton Lake, Madera side, from 7 to 10 p.m. See Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, and a myriad of deep sky objects. You will need to pay the park entrance fee.
• Join Fresno Bee columnist Marek Warszawski at 8 a.m. on another one of his favorite hikes, this time to Balsam Meadows above Shaver Lake. Hikers will carpool from the San Joaquin River Center.
• Enjoy a fun afternoon of crafting at CRŪ Winery beginning at 1 p.m. Create your own bottle display with paint and other supplies. Complimentary glass of wine included in the ticket price, which is $30 for Wine-Club members and $40 for non-members.
• It’s wood-shop day at Ideaworks. If you have an interest in woodworking, wood-turning on a lathe, carving, or any other means of sawdust production, head to Fresno Ideaworks at 1:30 p.m. to get some pointers. This event is open to the public and requires no fees.
• Sizzling Salsa Sunday is happening at Studio 65—Let’s Dance at 6 p.m. Beginners are welcome. Cost is $5; dance instruction is at 6 p.m., social dancing starts at 7 p.m.
What else is going on this weekend? Add your event to the comments.
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