1. LISTEN TO CHAD HOOPES SHOOT AND SCORE ON VIOLIN
The Fresno Philharmonic welcomes young violin virtuoso Chad Hoopes back to Fresno. Don’t miss my interview with Hoopes in today’s 7 section. [Details]
2. DO THE TIME WARP
We’ve given a lot of love to the stage version of “The Rocky Horror Show,” which opens tonight. But don’t forget about your chance to see the movie in a Saturday midnight screening at the Warnors Theatre. The cool thing is that the cast of the stage version on Saturday will head over to the movie theater after its own stage performance and host the pre-show festivities at the Warnors, which will include a costume contest.
Some have asked about the audience participation rules at the Warnors. Here are the guidelines from the organizers:
Audience participation is part of the fun and encouraged but within bounds. Warnors is at very well kept historic theater – and, at an age maintenance is very costly. Thus we are trying to minimize wear and tear or any potential for damage to the theater.
There is no smoking of anything inside the theatre; No Lighters, No Open Flames
Do Not throw anything at the performers or the screen
No throwing anything that will cause a sticky or wet mess– no throwing or squirting water/liquids of any kind — no throwing toast, rice, hotdogs or prunes — any food that spoils.
Rubber gloves, small flashlights, newspaper, toilet paper, party hats, cards, noisemakers, and use of products in Theatre Prop or “Virgin” Kit
Security Check: As with most events at Warnors, we do a bag/purse check and pat down search for weapons or unauthorized audience participation items prior to entry to the theatre.
A The Prop or “Virgin” Kit for use during show will be available at Theatre – the kit is being prepared by local merchant Twee – included in the Kit are:
* Bubbles (Used in place of rice)
* Noise Makers
* Toilet Paper
* Toast (bagged up tight!)
* Instructions Sheet (explaining when to use each item)
Check out the show info box in Friday’s “Rocky Horror” 7 cover story for performance information. [Details]
3. ENJOY ‘VINO’ & VERDI
An elegant setting deserves an elegant celebration. Metropolitan Opera soprano Lori Philips (below) joins tenor Jeffrey hartman, baritone Stefanos Koroneos, mezzo-soprano Michelle Rice and the Fresno Grand Opera chorus 2 p.m. Sunday for an afternoon of Verdi’s greatest hits in the magnificently restored Old Administration Building Auditorium at Fresno City College. After the program is finished, you can enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres in the courtyard. [Details]
4. SAXOPHONE AND PIANO AT FRESNO STATE
Alan Durst will perform on saxophone and Hatem Nadim, pictured below, on piano 7:30 p.m. Friday in the next installment of the Pacific Artist Series. Durst is co-founder of the Panama International Saxophone Quartet and teaches at Fresno State and Fresno Pacific. Nadim is staff accompanist at Fresno State and recently recorded a complete collection of the Mozart violin sonatas and variations with the German violinist Susanne Rabenschlag for Avi-Music and Deutschland Radio. [Details]
5. ‘DIA DE LOS MUERTOS’ EXHIBIT AT ARTE AMERICAS
You don’t want to miss the compelling annual exhibition celebrating the Mexican holiday known as “The Day of the Dead.” It continues through Nov. 4. [Details]