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Donald’s weekend picks

1. MUSIC YOU CAN SEE
The Fresno Philharmonic is offering a pops program of “photochoreography” — matching beautiful photographic images with such stalwart composers as Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber. I did an interview with the creator of photochoreography in Thursday’s Life section. [8 p.m. Friday at the Saroyan; details here.]

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2. NOCO ROGUE SHOW
By now, if you aren’t a Rogue fan and you are a reader of the Beehive, you’re probably a little sick of the “R” word. Sorry about that, but this ambitious festival is a Fresno treasure and deserves the attention. As Mike Oz writes in his Friday 7 column, the Rogue has a great vibe. And the closing weekend of the festival is usually a prime time to go, with lots of enthusiastic crowds trooping to final performances. (Be sure to arrive early, especially at the smaller venues, because I anticipate lots of sell-outs.) As always, full coverage is here, including a slew of reviews. Amy Querin’s NOCO (otherwise known as the Fresno Dance Collective), one of my top picks, performs three shows Saturday at the Tower Theatre. [Details]

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3. VIKING FEVER
It’s your final chance to see the full-length world premiere of this charming musical. Here’s my review. Last performance is Sunday. [Details]

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4. A MAIN EVENT
Don’t let Fresno City College’s charming production of “Almost, Maine” get lost in the weekend shuffle. Last performance is Saturday night. Here’s my review. [Details]

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5. OPERA AFTERNOON
If spring is in the air, then Opera on Van Ness can’t be far behind. It plays 5 p.m. Sunday at the First Congregational Church. Here’s a chance to listen to the Fresno Grand Opera Chorus singing Broadway melodies and favorite opera melodies. A pre-performance reception begins at 4 p.m. [Details]

Responses to "Donald’s weekend picks"

Stephen says:

And I’m so looking forward to your post-weekend column about ‘can’t all of creative Fresno get along’ or ‘why do you people have to schedule everything on the same damn two weekends?!?’

Looks like many of us are missing lots of great stuff, which is a crying shame.

C’mon Fresno producers, FCC directors, CMT board, let’s do a better job of not conflicting with the once-a-year Rogue Festival, please!!!