1. BE AN APRIL FOOL
It’s April Fool’s Day (no jokes here, at least not from me), so you might as well laugh. Here are a couple comedy options for tonight — one at Teazer’s downtown with our friend Travis Sheridan headlining and another with headliner Speedy at Thai Palms on the north side, which extends its April Foolin’ until Saturday.
2. ROCK WITH PK & FRIENDS
Tonight’s offering at Neighborhood Thrift Cafe is super solid, with SLO band and recent Rolling Stone contest entrant PK headlining. Joining them is a cool cast of local acts: From Indian Lakes, Sahab and Jonah and The Whale. I really recommend checking out Sahab, I’ve been loving his tunes lately.
3. WATCH THE ROLLING STONES GO JAZZY
Saxophonist Tim Ries is at Fulton 55 tonight, playing from “Rolling Stones Project,” where he re-imagines Rolling Stones songs as jazz/fusion tunes. He’s not just some cover artist, though. Ries plays sax in the Rolling Stones’ touring band. Joining him is Bernard Fowler, a longtime back-up vocalist for the Stones. As far as I can tell, this is also the first big jazz show at Fulton 55. Have fun, jazz fans.
4. EAT LOCAL
Where to eat, Saturday, where to eat? Two fun events are attracting local foodies: The second annual Tri-Tip Cook-Off and the Vineyard Farmer’s Market’s inaugural Bee My Honey Festival. At the tri-tip cook-off, amateur grillers serve their best tri-tips while the honey event features top local chefs offering their best honey-inspired dishes. The good news is, it’s entirely possible to make it to both events — that is, if your stomach can make the room.
5. COME OUT OF THE VOID
Welcome Debora Iyall back to Fresno on Saturday night. She’s a local native who found fame in the 80s with Bay Area new wave band Romeo Void. These days, Iyall is putting out solo music — including a new album released last year called “Stay Strong.” The always-great DJ 4 a.m. is playing too. So get there early and enjoy his eclectic selections.