We’re a week away from my favorite annual Fresno event — the Rogue Festival.
Year after year, the Rogue has proven to be a jewel of Fresno’s entertainment community, offering theater, music, dance, visual art, movies and comedy during its 10-day run. All told, more than 70 different shows are part of this year’s Rogue.
Everything gets started with the Rogue’s annual kick-off on Thursday — including RogueHop at Ashtree Studios, 5-8 p.m., and the Rogue preview at Full Circle Brewing Co. at 8:30 p.m. The festival opens on Friday and continues through the weekend.
As usual, the Beehive will be buzzing with Rogue coverage this year. Check out fresnobeehive.com/rogue for all our reviews from last year. That’s where everything will land once the fest gets going this year too.
The Rogue can be daunting to navigate, so we suggest you start planning now. Aileen from Ashtree Studios says this year’s Rogue Maps (basically: the Rogue program) are available to be picked up at her studio. Use that to see what shows are offered this year, and when they’re playing. Get your Rogue Map today until 6 p.m. or 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. If you’re stuck behind a computer, you can download a PDF of the Rogue Map here.
Let’s start the Rogue talk with one simple question: What shows are looking forward to this year? (And, yes, performers, feel free to plug your show).