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I love my city. I love my job. One inspires my excellence for the other.
Fresno? I say FresYES
Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some fun suggestions for events happening in Fresno and beyond.
Where: Full Circle Brewing Co.
When: 7-9 p.m. Friday
What: Comedy performance.
Details: All ages. Tickets are $10. [More]
Batman (1989) screening
Where: Crest Theatre
When: 8 p.m. Friday
What: The best Batman film. Starring Michael Keaton.
Details: Doors open at 7, film is at 8. Tickets are $5. Concessions will be available. [More]
Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
Where: Fresno Pacific Theatre
When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
What: Shakespeare’s play presented in a festive celebration of Christmastide.
Details: Tickets are $12 general, $10 seniors/non-FPU Students, $5 FPU. Production time is 2 1/2 hours including intermission. [More]
Soul Butter With Keysha Burns
Where: Kocky’s Bar & Grill
When: 9:30 p.m. Friday
What: Enjoy the soulful sounds of Keysha Burns
Details: Free before 9:30 p.m., $5 after. [More]
Kearney Renaissance Faire
Where: Kearney Park
When: 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday
What: Two stages full of entertainment, food, shopping, Battle of the Nations with 12 nations. A full day of entertainment for the whole family. Try the ale or mead, watch the cannons, play some games, and do not forget the trebuchet shooting pumpkins all across the lawn.
Details: Kid friendly. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students, seniors, and military. [More]
Beatleville Plays “Music For Mutts!”
Where: Valley Animal Center
When: 6 p.m. Saturday
What: Come out for an evening of fun, food, booze, and great music by Beatleville to support the largest no-kill cat and dog animal shelter in the Central Valley.
Details: Tickets are $15 each, veterans are free admission. Family and dog friendly. [More]
VIVO – A Chicano Performance
Where: Bitwise South Stadium
When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday
What: VIVO is a jolt to the senses. Handcrafted by violinist Patrick Contreras, choreographer Jasmín la Carís, and guitarist Omar Naré, VIVO exists at the intersection of modern and traditional. Mixing performance art, mariachi, modern violin, rock, and acoustic, the trio tells a familiar story in a truly soul-shaking way, evocative of the Mexican-American identity and the Central Valley’s unmatched culture.
Details: Tickets are $15. [More]
Reggae At The Brewery
Where: Full Circle Brewing Co.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday
What: Featuring Simple Sinsation, ONE oz. and The Tumbleweeds.
Details: All ages. Admission is $10. Kids 12 and under are free. [More]
Women’s Self Defense Seminar
Where: Fresno School of Self Defense
When: 9 a.m. Sunday
What: This class is a women’s self defense seminar designed to help you understand the key points of self defense against larger more aggressive attackers. The ideas and techniques taught here will help give you the confidence to deal with dangerous situations.
Details: Seminar is $16.86. [More]
Homage: Beethoven’s Fifth
Where: Saroyan Theatre
When: 3 p.m. Sunday
What: The Fresno Philharmonic and Music Director Rei Hotoda pay homage to the Central Valley’s veterans with a concert featuring Beethoven’s heroic Symphony No. 5, Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Bartok’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with soloist Orion Weiss.
Details: Tickets are $25-$79. [More]
Bob Zany Live
Where: DiCicco’s, 408 Clovis Ave.
When: 7 p.m. Sunday
What: Bob Zany is an American stand-up comedian. He is known for performing with his trademark cigar on stage.
Details: Tickets are $25-$35. [More]
Grieves, ProbCause, Cockamamie Jamie
When: 8 p.m. Sunday
What: Music performance
Details: All ages. Tickets are $14. [More]