Other than stalking, Taylor Swift, who is in town for a sold-out Saturday night concert.
Before we get going, I also want to drop a plug for our Saturday Night Concert Flowchart that was in The Bee today. It’s fun. Also check out Music Roundup for other musical happenings around town. Now let’s start counting…
1. TRIP OUT AT AUDIE’S
Two trippy SoCal bands — Gram Rabbit and Spindrift — return to Fresno tonight for a gig at Audie’s Olympic. Between the two bands, expect a mixture of psychedelic, spaghetti western-tinged rock. Rad local band Strange Vine opens.
2. HEAR GOOD MUSIC, SUPPORT MURALS
Creative Fresno has organized the One Night in Tokyo concert for Saturday night at Tokyo Garden. It’s raising money for the downtown mural project, and includes live music from Fay Wrays and It’ll Grow Back.
3. GET DOWN AND DIRTY WITH SOME DERBY
I wrote in my column today about the ever-expanding world of roller derby in Fresno. On Saturday, the upstart Central California Area Derby league and its Atomic Assault team have their first local bout. And they’ve even got their own downtown facility, the Skate Asylum.
4. MORE MUSIC FOR A CAUSE
You can achieve three things at once at a downtown concert tonight: You can check out the popular new Iron Bird Cafe, which is hosting. You can help raise money from DCAC, which is the beneficiary of the $5 cover. And you can see great live music from Abigail Nolte and Merlinda Espinosa. Triple win.
5. CRUISE THE TOWER
Oughta be a nice weekend, perfect even for the Tower District’s annual Tower Classic Car Show. No flier for this one, but it runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday near Olive and Wishon avenues. Per their press release:
Over 500 cars will be on display including Street Rods, Fat Fenders, T-Buckets, Roadsters, Muscle Cars, Pickups, Modifieds, and Nostalgia Rods dating from 1931 to 1972. Awards will be presented to 20 different classes of autos. The event also features vendor booths, live music, raffle prizes and lots of fun for the whole family.
The Tower Classic Car Show is a fabulous family event and a great way to spend an afternoon. Stroll up and down Olive Avenue admiring all of the classic beauties, listen to some live music, window shop at the unique Tower stores, and stop in for a bite to eat and a drink at your favorite Tower District restaurants or cafe’s. It’s a perfect family outing and best of all, the event is FREE!