1. NOCO AT FRESNO ART MUSEUM
The Fresno Dance Collective, which organizers call NOCO, will offer the second in its series of Saturday morning performances at the Fresno Art Museum. “Games You Can Dance To” is a lecture/demonstration presentation that explores dance partnering, flying and game playing. The NOCO company will be joined by members of Fresno’s Blimprov, an improv theater group. Special gift bags will be handed out to all.
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday / Fresno Art Museum, 2233 N. First Street / (559) 441-4221 / $6
2. CHOPIN MEETS THE FRESNO PHILHARMONIC
The orchestra this weekend welcomes pianist Orli Shaham in a performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Read my rundown on the concert.
3. WEIRD YOURSELF OUT AT ‘THE GODLING’
I was there opening night, and this macabre short production — while overhyped a bit in terms of its “nearly X rating” — is a solid exercise in the disturbing. And you get to see a shaved-headed Jay Parks looking like a mass murderer. (Photo above by Joe Osejo.) Details here.
4. FREE POE
If Edgar Allan Poe is your cup of tea, you won’t want to miss “Tales of Terror” at the Sanctuary Theatre. Here’s the Beehive post.
5. SAX IN THE CITY BAND
Alto saxophonist soloist Jennifer Anderson gets the spotlight at the Fresno Community Concert Band’s Sunday concerts (3 and 7 p.m., Fresno City College Theatre). Enjoy a concert of “suites” – “First Suite in Eb” by Gustav Holst, “Suite Francaise” by Darius Milhaud and “Incidental Suite” by Claude T. Smith. Anderson performs John Williams’ “Catch Me if You Can” and “Vocalise” by Serge Rachmaninoff.