I’ve also written a lot about all the other big live music events of the weekend, which is a pretty busy one. Try here or here for a refresher. So for ‘Five Things’ this week, I’m going to give you some different stuff, OK?
1. ‘WHIP IT’ WITH FRESNO’S DERBY GIRLS
Go check out “Whip It,” the new roller derby themed movie — Rick Bentley gave it an A-, btw — and you might see the ladies of NoTown Roller Derby skating around. They’ll be around Edwards at 7 p.m. tonight trying to spread the word about local roller derby. Their next bout is in Visalia against the Derby Dames on Oct. 10.
2. BE OBSESSED
Nick Belardes, an author and blogger from Bako, is in town promoting his book “Random Obsessions.” He’s doing a reading at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at The Met, then doing a book signing at Barnes & Noble in the afternoon. Both Fresno Famous and The Fresnan have more on Belardes.
5. DON’T GET EATEN BY ORCS
I’m gonna say this is as much sci-fi/fantasy fun as it is a music show. A Band of Orcs, a costumed heavy metal band, is at Starline on Saturday. I wrote more about them here.
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