Ya know, other than celebrating America …
1. MIX CREATIVITY AND CARNE ASADA
I like Creative Fresno and I like Guadalajara. So it’s no surprise that Creative Fresno having its monthly blender at my favorite Mexican restaurant gets a nod from me. Guadalajara has really good food, and very large drinks at its new Clovis location. Creative Fresno, meanwhile, does some really cool stuff for the community — like finance downtown murals and fuel the FuSE Festival. Its monthly blenders are a chance to meet and network with local artists and creatives. And they’re free. The event runs 5-8 p.m.
2. SAY HI TO JIM MORRISON
If you like The Doors, then the bi-annual concert from Fresno tribute band The Double Doors shouldn’t disappoint. The band is playing Saturday at Starline to mark the anniversary of lead singer Jim Morrison’s death. They even do a kinda morbid “resurrection” of Morrison in the middle of all the great Doors tunes. 9 p.m. $10. Read more here.
3. SEE A LITTLE BIT OF COUNTRY, A LITTLE OF ROCKABILLY
Over at Audie’s Olympic on Saturday, there’s another stellar show. This one includes SoCal-based “California country” singer Dave Gleason, whose a throwback for the Buck Owens/Merle Haggard type crowd, and Cattie Ness & The Revenge, a local rockabilly fave. Should be a good mix of music. 9 p.m. $8.
4. LAUGH IT UP
Need some Fourth of July funny? You got two nights to see Buddy Lewis at Thai Palms. Yes, the flier says it’s a “one-night stand,” but don’t worry about that. He’s there tonight and Saturday. He’s joined by local dude Andre Covington.
5. PARTY ‘TIL 4 A.M.
It being a three-day weekend, you know the nightclubs are taking full advantage. It looks like one of the hottest spots will be downtown at Chukchansi Park. It’s got The Cantina (the 18+, 1,000 capacity outdoor club) going tonight and The Penthouse (inside the 600 Club) going on Saturday night. Both are open until 4 a.m.