I’ve actually only come across one I think has the wow factor — you know the kind of sandwich you dream about. It’s the Dusty Buns Bistro‘s “Le Grilled Cheese” — made with aged white cheddar and smoked bacon — topping my list. I’m not the only one in LOVE with this gooey sandwich, there are raves and more raves out there.
Sooooo … I’m technically off work today. But I still want y’all to have a Good Friday (and weekend, of course). Therefore, I’m not leaving you without Five Things To Do. Even though I’m doing this super quick. Post No Bills, however, will have to wait until next week. For more weekend haps, head over to my Week Ahead post from a few days ago. We’ll start at Rotary Storyland & Playland …
Mark your calendar for these newly announced shows.
Reverend Horton Heat + Supersuckers
Reverend Horton Heat comes revving back to Fresno on July 19, headlining Fulton 55. The rockabilly/alt-country veteran has been to Fresno numerous times, but this is his first concert here since 2009, when he played Tower Theatre.
Rock band Supersuckers is also on the bill, a coup since many would consider them headliner-worthy on their own. Tickets cost $21 and are available now at fulton55.com, tgptix.com, Valentino’s and SBI.
Also at Fulton 55: Murs, Rachel Platten and Middle Class Rut
A few other noteworthy shows added to the Fulton 55 show include rapper Murs (May 7, $15), singer Rachel Platten (May 16, $10-$12) and rock band Middle Class Rut (May 2, $12-$14).
“Titanic 3-D”: The box office giant has been re-released but this time you can see the love story played out in 3-D. Normally, the 3-D affect is nothing more than a gimmick to be able to charge movie patrons extra bucks. The transformation of this film to 3-D is superb and makes it worth another look on the big screen.
“War Horse”: A horse becomes the link between a young boy and the British and German armies. Director Steven Spielberg has taken the stage production, based on the children’s novel by Michael Morpurgo, and transformed it into a sweeping story of love, loss, devotion and determination set against the brutal battlefields of World War I. As is the trademark of the much touted director, he tells this story against a backdrop that at times is breathtaking. But this is a case where Spielberg’s grand vision worked against him. “War Horse” isn’t a champion effort by Spielberg, but it does have its moments.
“Magic City,” 9 p.m. tonight, Starz: There have been several efforts to mimic the success of “Mad Men” with on-hour dramas set in the late ’50s and early ’60s. Shows like “The Playboy Club” and “Pan Am” looked great but failed to create characters that would compel you back to the series each week. “Magic City” doesn’t make that mistake. It’s a stylish and mesmerizing show about life in a Miami hotel in 1959. The all-star cast is anchored by Jeffrey Dean Morgan who manages to blend the good looks of Don Draper with the no-nonsense attitude of Tony Soprano.
Every year, Spectrum Art Gallery brings in an out-of-town exhibition. You won’t want to miss this year’s offering, “Photographs from the Willem Photographic Gallery,” which is in its opening weekend at the gallery. This crowd pleaser of a show emphasizes some of the best fashion, glamour and portrait photography of both past and present.
The owner of the Willem gallery, Brooke Gabrielson, a Sanger native, will give a gallery talk at a reception 5-8 p.m. Saturday.
I have a review of the show in Friday’s 7 section. In my piece, I contrast two works in the show taken of the same subject by different photographers. They’re both stunning depictions of the high-fashion model Nadja Auermann. Here’s the first by Patrick Demarchelier: