Other than waiting for a table at Yard House.
1. START A NEW CHRISTMAS TRADITION
This weekend brings us a couple of new holiday-themed events that are a little different than the usual Christmas fare. It’s something I wrote about in my Bee column today. There’s the inaugural SantaCon Fresno happening Saturday with people dressed as Santas bar-hopping around the Tower District. Then there’s Fresno’s first-ever festival celebrating the “Seinfeld”-created holiday, Festivus, which is happening tonight at Fulton 55. It’s organized by the Dirty Dowdy Podcast and features local bands and comics as well as many of the Festivus traditions as outlined on “Seinfeld” — the Festivus pole, Airing of Grievances and so forth.
2. ENJOY AN OLD CHRISTMAS TRADITION
If drunk Santas and Feats of Strength are too much for ya, and you want some of the standard Fresno holiday traditions, then consider any of the following, all of which are free except Zoo Lights.
- The opening and first walk night at Christmas Tree Lane (6 p.m. Saturday)
- The Clovis Electric Children’s Christmas Parade in Old Town Clovis (6:30 p.m. Saturday)
- TubaChristmas at Manchester Center (Noon and 1 p.m. Saturday)
- The first of three Holiday Fun in the Tower celebrations (6 p.m. today)
- Zoo Lights at Chaffee Zoo (5 p.m. tonight-Sunday)
5. HAVE A CRAZY NIGHT AT AUDIE’S
Audie’s Olympic has what promises to be a zany night of music Saturday night, as Igor & Red Elvises make a tour stop to play with the always-hilarious Brian Kenney Fresno plus high-octane rockabilly group Motel Drive. It’s emceed by Jay Smith Biatch, which adds another level of crazy. You’ve been warned.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS WEEKEND? LEAVE YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS AND/OR PLUGS IN THE COMMENTS.