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Donald’s weekend picks

1. NOCO AT FRESNO ART MUSEUM

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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

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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’

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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

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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.

Responses to "Donald’s weekend picks"

All great events! I’m going to Godling tonight,
hoping to squeeze in NOCO at FAM tomorrow and going to see the Poe Tales of Terror on the 29th.
It’s a great time for art events in Fresno.
BTW: My “Aileen Imperatrice – Revisited” art is being featured at City Art Gallery Saturday, Oct. 23rd (this Saturday) from 2-4pm with a special event performance of “Compositions for Canvas” (music written and performed live by my hubby Tony Imperatrice that goes along with 5 of my original art pieces). This is the perfect chance to buy art that is specially priced. Oh and there’ll be mimosas!

Andrew says:

I went to the last NOCO show at your recommendation, and was pleasantly surprised. I’m not normally a dance guy, but I felt like I actually “got” that show. The goodie bag was cute, too. I’m definitely going to see this one.

The Godling was crazy-weird and enjoyable. It’s still floating around in the back of my head as I try to make sense of everything. I loved that the lullaby the caged girl sings is the lullaby theme from “Rosemary’s Baby.”

Also, you wound up sitting next to me last night. (:

Kristin C says:

Yeah, I really enjoyed ‘The Godling’ as well. Let’s keep the momentum of excellent local arts going!