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Fresno? I say FresYES
Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some fun suggestions for events happening in Fresno and beyond.
This weekend is the Antique Show and Sale hosted by the Fig Garden Women’s Club. It starts at 10 a.m. today and continues through Sunday. Entrance is a $5 donation; there will be sandwiches and desserts available, and a silent auction.
Fresno Chaffee Zoo will host its Roar & Pour Spring Beer Festival this evening at 5:30 p.m. This is a rain or shine event for those who are 21 and over.
Fres.Co will host Lunita: A Gathering for Women and Girls from 6-8 p.m. This free event is a zine workshop, pot luck, and women’s circle. WOC/QPOC/
Hmong Social Dance Class will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Holistic Cultural and Education Wellness Center. This is a free course, but space is limited.
Get a jump on St. Patrick’s Day with a screening of Darby O’Gill and the Little People at the Crest Theatre in downtown Fresno. Tickets cost $5; doors open at 7 p.m.
Fresno State’s University Theatre will present the Fresno premiere of Octavio Solis’ “Lydia” at 7:30 p.m. The play is intended for mature audiences and has showtimes on Saturday and Sunday, as well.
Brian Simpson is the headliner tonight at Slice of Comedy happening at DiCicco’s in Clovis at 7:30 p.m.
Metalachi: The World’s First and Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band will rock Fulton 55 tonight at 8:30 p.m. This is a 21 and over show. Tickets are $20.
Ray Moore and the Get Down Band will play Kocky’s tonight starting at 9:30 p.m. Wings and Waffles will be available. Cost is free before 9:30 p.m., $5 after.
Saturday is a great day for checking out some new Fresno events, including the first ever Renegade: Fresno Student Fringe Festival. This event starts at 9 a.m. at the Tower Theatre.
At 12 p.m. is the inaugural AlleyWave Alley Party. The party, hosted by the Broadway Event Center, will be held in the alley between Broadway and H streets, and Inyo and Mono streets. AlleyWave is free to the public and all ages. There will be food trucks, art vendors, live music, street performers, and DJs along the alley, as well as two full bars, seating, and entertainment inside the event center.
Soccer fans can get their fix when the Fresno Football Club kicks off its inaugural season at Chukchansi Park at 7 p.m. Soccer promises to become an even bigger fixture in Fresno, so now is the time to start supporting our local team.
If you’re looking for St. Patrick’s Day fun, Goldstein’s Mortuary and Delicatessen is starting the party early at 6 a.m. There will be plenty of beer and breakfast burritos.
From there, check out the St. Patrick’s party happening at Sequoia Brewing Company in the Tower District. It starts at 11 a.m. and there will of course be green beer, an Irish food menu, and bagpipers.
Enjoy some Irish tunes with QPOP at Gazebo Gardens Nursery at 6 p.m.
At 7 p.m., The Artourage presents Saint Patrick’s Day with Requiem, Pyrograph, Sellout (CD Release), For The Record, and Strange Earth at Full Circle Brewing Co.
Vonrad Vintage and Palm Olive Antiques will co-host a Vintage Outdoor Market starting at 8 a.m. Sunday at 312 E. Olive Ave.
Learn how to make your own hand-painted holiday cards with watercolor artist Hilda Vandergriff at 2 p.m. at Gazebo Gardens.
Enjoy a Rockin’ Sunday with Style Like Revelators and San Francisco’s Love Dimension. This free, all ages event starts at 3 p.m. at Tower Records. Snacks and drinks provided.
People of all musical abilities are invited to participate in Samba Drumming at 5:30 p.m. at Arte Américas. This is a 14+ event.
The Beetles will take the stage at Fulton 55 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door.
What else is going on? Add your event to the comments.