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Five Things You Should Do This Weekend

Other than seeing George Lopez, checking the Tri-Tip cook off, heading down to the Kingsburg’s Swedish Festival or Benefiting the Watsons

1. ENJOY SPRING WHILE IT LASTS
Since this is Fresno and it could be 100 degrees by next weekend, enjoy our “spring” as long as you can. One thing to do in that vein is Saturday’s Spring Fling — it’s a new party with a Springtini-type approach. There’s food, drinks, a fashion show and live music. Notably: Shiver Fox is playing its first gig back at home since playing SXSW and spending a few months recording in Nashville.

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2. HAVE A CHARMING EVENING
This Charming Band — the popular Smiths cover band from San Francisco — returns to Fresno this weekend. The band sells out every time it comes to town, but this time is playing a different venue. They’ll be Charming your melancholy asses over at Starline this time, so the under-21 crowd is allowed.

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3. ADOPT A PET
Saturday is Super Pet Adoption at Fresno State. It’s when all the animal shelters in the area come together and bring out their best dogs and cats for adoption. As the owner of a shelter dog, I encourage you to go the adoption route if you’re looking for a new pet. And if you know somebody looking for a dog or cat, send ‘em over there on Saturday.

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4. UNLEASH WHAT’S SUPPRESSED
Local ska band Suppressors is having a release party for its “Small Time Hustler” CD tonight at Audie’s Olympic. The band has been relatively quiet lately, while finishing up the CD, so we’re sure this is going to a dirty, skankin’ party.

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5. LEARN YOUR SOCIAL STUDIES
Looking for a new favorite indie band? Maybe Social Studies will strike your fancy. This Bay Area band has a playful pop style that’s catchy and keyboard driven. They’ve got a lot of buzz back home — the SF Chron called them “indie rock perfection.” Their Fresno shows pits them with Fresno indie rock champs in Rademacher and rising stars in Fierce Creatures. All in all, should be a great show.

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WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS WEEKEND?
DROP YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS/PLUGS IN THE COMMENTS!

Responses to "Five Things You Should Do This Weekend"

blake says:

In Kingsburg, it’s Swedish Festival time.

The darkside: Victor David Hansen is the Grand Marshall (yech!)

The upside: THe Bassett Waddle—featuring tons of charming bassetts walking down Mainstreet during Saturday morning’s parade—-including Onslo our youngest and most gyyyynormous one being walked by my son.

Bambi says:

We will be at the Kingsburg Swedish Festival! Come see your own Fresno resident McKenzie Norris in the parade as Miss American Starlet Winternaional Queen 2010!! Representing Fresno with her beautiful smile and signature beauty queen wave! =)

Kathleen Hillier says:

I’m going to see Picture Atlantic & PK at KuppaJoe tonight, 7:30pm $8! I’m pretty sure it’s gonna sell out.

for more details: http://www.myspace.com/kennedypromotions

Jaime says:

At the Rodeo Grounds in Clovis, there will be a fundraiser, “Chrome for Critters” for the Clovis Pet Adoption Center:

Live auction, silent auction, and entertainment. From the press release:

The North Fresno CAL Harley Group is revving up for tomorrow’s (5/15) “Chrome for Critters� fundraiser that starts with breakfast at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds for poker run participants at 7 a.m. Then, it’s off to collect the best hands they can as they wind their way through the foothills and back to the Rodeo Grounds for lunch, a Clovis Police Department K-9 demonstration at noon and the music of the popular local band “Midnight Run� at 1 p.m.

Cristobal says:

Spanspek Yard Sale Fundraiser this Saturday! http://www.myspace.com/spanspekfestival

peter robertson says:

So I venture out Sunday afternoon to see WHEN IN ROME at Frank’s Place in downtown Fresno. I count only 27 people in the audience! No, not a mis-print! TWENTY-SEVEN PEOPLE! (Yes, this includes the bartenders, too!). Alas, FreZno didn’t arise to the occasion today. But, it was worth the wait as they did do their hit “The Promise.” Yes! It did rock! And roll.