1. LAST CHANCE FOR OPERA
California Opera gears up for its big summer festival finale with performances today, Saturday and Sunday. In today’s 7 section I give a rundown on the weekend’s big production, “Cosi fan Tutte,” which will be performed 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mercedes Edwards Theatre in Clovis. If you’re a musical-theater fan, consider tonight’s “From Sea to Shining Sea,” 7 p.m. at the Fresno Art Museum, which showcases favorite American works of musical theatre, operetta, and American opera composers.
2. HEAR THE PEOPLE SING
From what I hear, the Children’s Musical Theaterworks production of “Les Miserables” is turning out to be a big hit for the company. There are just three shows left: 7:30 p.m. today; and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
3. SEE AN OFFBEAT ART FILM
I’m talking extremely offbeat. The Fresno Filmworks offering “Terri,” which screens 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. today at the Tower Theatre, is the kind of flick that you’d have little chance of seeing at your neighborhood multiplex. Here’s my review from today’s 7 section. The 5:30 p.m. showing includes a question-and-answer session with the film’s editor, Darrin Navarro.
4. SOAK UP SOME ARTHUR MILLER
It’s the last weekend for Woodward Shakespeare Festival’s “All My Sons,” the first non-Shakespeare mainstage production the company has ever presented. Here’s my Beehive review. Performances are 8 p.m. today and Saturday.
5. CELEBRATE THE MURALS
Here’s your chance to soak up the scene in Fresno’s burgeoning downtown Mural District. The Muralistics, a nonprofit art program for Fresno youth, is hosting a “Mural Celebration.” The evening focus will be the group’s latest project, which has a downtown revitalization theme. Events include food and art booths, music by Lance Canales and the Flood with special guest Jake Finney from Motel Drive, and a reading by poet Lawson Fusao Inada. The event runs 7-9 p.m. at Broadway Studios, 1724 Broadway St.