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Five Things You Should Do This Weekend

When you’re not watching the World Cup

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1. GO GUIDO (OR GUIDETTE):
If you’re a clubgoer or reality TV addict, then the No. 1 choice of the weekend is simple — you wanna be at Tachi Palace in Lemoore for the “Jersey Shore” invasion.

Yep, Snooki and The Situation are gonna be at The Den on Saturday night.

So bust out the hair gel, get your spray tan proper and do whatever else you need to do to go Guido.

Admission costs $25 at the door, $20 in advance and it all starts at 8 p.m.

Are you rolling your eyes right now? OK, read on.

2. SEE AN OSCAR WINNER
If you fancy yourself a bit more cultured, then head over to Tower Theater for tonight’s Fresno Filmworks screening of “The Secret In Their Eyes,” which is this year’s Oscar winner for best foreign language film. It runs at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 or $8 for students and seniors. Here’s a review from The Bee’s Rick Bentley. Spoiler alert: He gave it an A.

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3. SEE SANGRE, NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH SANGER
Sangre, which is an L.A. metal band, not Fresno’s neighbor to the Southeast, headlines Starline on Saturday night. The show also signals the return of local band Nativeburn, plus a chance to see Hate FX, which is another really good metal band.

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4. HEAR THE FRESNO PHIL ROCK
Donald’s not here this week, but if he were, I know he’d tell you go to see The Fresno Philharmonic’s return to the Woodward Park Amphitheatre. So consider this my surrogate endorsement. This year, the Phil partners with rock ‘n’ roll band Flash Cadillac. Expect a number of oldies — with a symphony twist. Here’s more on the event from today’s 7. Ticket info here. Ray Appleton is supposed to be there too. But don’t let that sour you on going. On the plus: You can check out those crazy dope port-a-potties.



5. CONFIDE IN KUPPAJOE
For the all-ages rock crowd, the show to be at this weekend is alt/hardcore rock band Confide playing at Kuppajoe on Saturday. These guys are on the Warped Tour all summer, and are playing Fresno as a CD release party for their new one, “Recover.” Confide sold out its last time at Kuppajoe, so expect a good crowd.

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WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS WEEKEND?

LEAVE YOUR SUGGESTIONS/PLUGS IN THE COMMENTS.

Responses to "Five Things You Should Do This Weekend"

los lobos in dinuba!

Kathleen Hillier says:

yeah Kuppajoe has a back to back shows. RunKidRun is tonight $8 7pm

Bryan Harley says:

It’s all about Filmworks! 2nd Friday’s, woo!

adalenx says:

My hometown is being tainted by Snooky’s presence. I’ll be on my large ass front porch in Tower, drinking with neighbors for most of the weekend.

Jeffresno says:

Thanks for the shout-out to Filmworks, Mike. FYI: The second showtime is at 8:30 p.m., due to the movie’s long runtime.

Mike Oz says:

Thank you. I adjusted.

Marty says:

Patrick Contreras’ CD release party – two shows for the price of one. 7 p.m. Saturday at Cellar Door.

Christy says:

I drove to Bako last night to see Korn…for the 3rd time. Love them guys!

Christy says:

Aw, I wish I knew about Patrick Contreras before I made other plans tonight. Planning to see UFC 115 (still looking for a place to watch it…Crossroads maybe?) and then go see HateFX @ Starline. Those guys rock! Sunday is all about the Table Mountain Indian Pow Wow. Whew, this is a busy weekend for me!