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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. Make sure to check our calendar for even more stuff to do.
And check out our post on Englemann Cellars, who is hosting its first Friday wine event of the season tonight.
Geek Night: ArtHouse
From 5-7 p.m., Arthouse will take over Bitwise Industries in downtown Fresno, converting it into a gallery full of street art and art from local artists. There will be interactive art and games, as well as beer, food, and stuff for sale (proceeds benefit Arthouse). [Details]
The Magical and Healing Sounds of the Bansuri Flute
John Wubbenhorst is a master of the bansuri (North Indian Bamboo flute), which he learned from years of training with maestro Hariprasad Chaurasia. The healing sound of the bansuri combined with the profound depth of the classical ragas from India make for music that is sublime, healing, and uplifting. 6-8 p.m. at Fulton Yoga Collective. [Details]
Family Happy Hour Fridays: Mutts in Motion
Moravia Wines opens its 2017 Friday season with Mutts in Motion, professional “Fly Ball” dogs that entertain with their speed and tricks. Every Friday from 6-9 p.m. through September, Moravia’s grounds are open for picnicking, kids playing on the SS Moravia, and relaxing while the sun sets over the vines. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, as picnic tables provide limited seating on a first-come-first-served basis. [Details]
Nights in the Plaza Presents Paz: Como La Flor
Head out to Arte Américas at 7 p.m. to enjoy two hours of nothing but Selena music featuring Luz Maria. Cost is $12 for adults, $10 for members, $5 for kids under 10, and $40 VIP seating. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs; beverages will be available for purchase. [Details]
[See more Friday events here]
27th Annual Fresno Rainbow Pride Parade And Festival
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, the Central Valley’s largest LGBT+ community event, Fresno Rainbow Pride, is back. Parade starts at 10 a.m., Palm Ave. to Maroa Ave., and is free to attend. Festival starts immediately on Fulton Ave. following the parade. $5 entry. [Details]
Nate’s Silent Movies at Mia Cuppa: The Masters of Comedy
From 8 to 9:30 p.m., join Nate Butler at Mia Cuppa Café for live piano music and three classic silent shorts featuring Charles Chaplin (“A Jitney Elopement”), Buster Keaton (“The Paleface”), and Harold Lloyd (“An Eastern Westerner”). All ages are welcome. [Details]
Slice of Comedy Headlining Aidan Park
Get your laugh on from 8-10 p.m. at DiCicco’s in Old Town Clovis. Aidan Park performs comedy at some of the most respected comedy clubs in Hollywood including Comedy Store and Hollywood Improv, and has a monthly show “COMEDY REALNESS” at the Hollywood Laugh Factory as well as Laugh Factory Long Beach. Tickets are $15. [Details]
[See more Saturday events here]
Central Valley Taco Festival
The 3rd annual Central Valley Taco Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Eaton Plaza in downtown Fresno Sunday. Featuring live music from 40 Watt Hype, dancing from Los Niños De Aztlan, Budweiser beer garden, plenty of shade, and delicious tacos, this family event is free. [Details]
Sawdust Sunday at Fresno Ideaworks
From 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., it’s wood shop day at Fresno Ideaworks in downtown Fresno. If you have an interest in woodworking, lathe work, carving, or any other means of sawdust production, this is a good way to get some pointers on an existing project or gather information on how to get started. This event is open to the public and requires no fees. Some experience is necessary for equipment use. No experience is necessary to explore the possibilities. [Details]
Jazz & Wine in the Garden
From 2-5 p.m. at Fresno Art Museum, enjoy food from Love and Garlic catering, wine from Toca Madera Winery, and jazz from the Chris Janzen Quartet, plus see the museum exhibits. Tickets are $25 in advance by calling the museum, or $30 at the door. [Details]
New Wrinkles 2017 “Viva Las Vegas”
A happy encounter with all things musical theatre! New Wrinkles showcases performers 55 years or older in this popular and long-running senior musical review. From 2-4 p.m. Sunday at FCC Theatre, 1101 E. University Ave. Cost is $16. [Details]
[See more Sunday events here]