Other than hoping the Giants can close it out …
1. EXPERIENCE FRESNO SOUNDS
No surprise what’s the top of the list — it’s the Fresno Urban Sound Experience. As a big proponent of local music, I think this one-day, 40-act, seven-venue festival is your best opportunity to sample the variety and talent of our local music scene. For $20 you get as-much-as-you-can-listen-to local music in a handful of cool downtown venues. For more, read my column from today’s paper, or check out the festival site. The Bee also put together a handy schedule and venue map PDF.
2. LAUGH WITH THE FLUFFY GUY
Obviously, Fresno loves Gabriel Iglesias. Just look at the turn out of people trying to win a pair of tickets on The Beehive. Dude is hilarious. I’ve seen him a few times and definitely recommend his show. He’s stepped up to the arena level now — so catch him Sunday at Selland Arena.
3. SEE REGGAE ROYALTY
Reggae great Barrington Levy is at Audie’s Olympic on Saturday night — which is a pretty big deal for reggae fans. Levy has been around for decades and is considered one of the godfather’s of dancehall reggae.
4. GO PINK FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Tonight is the fifth annual Pink Show at Tower Theatre. It’s a breast cancer awareness event that includes a film, speakers and, of course, live music. A stellar lineup of great locals are performing — Patrick Contreras, Lance Canales, Steve Ono and David Aus. More info here.
5. FALL INTO FALLTINI
Another big event this weekend is the annual Falltini, this time around happening at the Via Montana shopping center (at Champlain and Shepherd). Music-wise, you can catch Patrick Contreras and Super Lucky Catz playing there.