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Five Things You Should Do This Weekend

In addition to the concerts I already recommended.

1. FILL YOUR EARS WITH LOCAL MUSIC
Tonight is the kick off of an interesting campaign by the folks behind Fuse Fest. They’re starting a Fresno Covers Fresno compilation. In short, as the name suggests, it’ll be Fresno musicians covering the music of other Fresno musicians. Hope is for the comp to be done at this time next year. This Tokyo Garden show is the start of fund-raising efforts for Fresno Covers Fresno. [More]

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2. OD ON ANIME
This weekend is Fresno’s annual festival celebrating all things anime. It’s Ani-Jam, happening at the Fresno Convention Center. There’s panelists from the anime world, video gaming, board gaming, art displays, cosplay (extra nerd points to you if you know what that is), music, dancing, etc. [More]

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3. BE FANATICAL ABOUT THE FINATTICZ
Hot-right-now hip-hop group The Finatticz (of “Don’t Drop That Thun Thun” fame) are in Fresno on Saturday night playing three shows — a type of tour de rap force we rarely see. They’re part of the big Back to School Teen Jam at Blackbeard’s, and then also perform at Kocky’s and Ghaleb’s too.









4. SLAM SOMETHING
Fresno’s monthly slam poetry competition, The Beat Down Slam, is back with its August installment at the Teazer’s downtown location inside the Galleria. Show love to your favorite slammer. The winner gets some cash. [More]

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5. WATCH OUT FOR NEON MANIACS
The Central Valley Horror Club has an ongoing event at Full Circle Brewing Co. called “B-Movies and Brews” where it shows a cheesy horror movie and offer up custom drinks. Tonight you can join in. The club is showing “Neon Maniacs,” a 1986 flick about a group of teenagers finding homicidal monsters living in a tower of the Golden Gate Bridge. [More]

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BONUS: Go try Fulton Street Pizza — a new pop-up pizza operation — tonight at Fresno Brewing Co. Read more here.

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

Responses to "Five Things You Should Do This Weekend"

Friday night at 8pm: flamenco-worldbeat ensemble INCENDIO at Arte Americas in Downtown Fresno. $10 general/$5 for kids under 10 — Food/drinks available for sale, and there’s a HUGE “bring-your-own-chair” section so that you can STILL have front row seats while sitting in your own big, cozy, fold-up camping/tailgating chair!! http://www.arteamericas.org

blake says:

Thanks Mr. Oz for helping get the word out about the Fresno Covers Fresno project!We’re hoping to hear from and get submissions from a ton of local folk.People who are interested in the project should come out to Tokyo Garden tonight and hear more about it.

Thanks Mike! Hope to see some new faces out at “B-Movies & Brews” tonight!

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