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Five Things You Should Do This Weekend

Besides the Fresno Film Festival, Big Hat Days, the BLOB Awards, and checkin’ out the new monster-sized Forever 21

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS WEEKEND? LEAVE YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS AND/OR PLUGS IN THE COMMENTS.


Responses to "Five Things You Should Do This Weekend"

Ann says:

That’s amazing, that Fresno gets Tim Ries and Bernard Fowler backed by a big band. The JCO is the real deal. That’s gotta be the best event this weekend!