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Donald’s weekend arts picks

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Sure, it’s Easter weekend, but don’t despair about entertaining that houseful of relatives. There are definitely some cultural options if you look:

  • Top of the list, especially if you have kids in tow, is a FREE live theater performance of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” part of the Fresno County Public Library’s “Big Read” program celebrating the Mark Twain classic book. I have a story about the show in today’s issue of 7. (Pictured above are Andrew Golden, left, and Rob Lippert). It plays 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium.
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    At the Fresno Metropolitan Museum, you can get a blend of Easter frivolity and fine art. “Bunnypalooza,” held 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, features an Easter egg hunt, photos with the Easter bunny and games, crafts and other activities. And a new exhibit beckons: The Met on Saturday opens “The Dutch Italianates: 17th Century Masterpieces from Dulwich.” The touring show features 39 influential paintings by the famed masters of the Dutch Italianate style.

  • And don’t forget about Fresno’s Tower District theater scene, which rolls along with performances of “The Fantasticks” at the Severance Theatre (review here), “Little Women” at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theatre (review here) and “The Man Who Came to Dinner” at the 2nd Space Theatre (review here). Holiday weekends traditionally have light audiences, so it should be easy to get some good seats.

Responses to "Donald’s weekend arts picks"

IN says:

We saw “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” last Saturday night, than I went back Saturday afternoon and took my ten year old niece. I wanted to send out a special thank you to all those involved who donated their talents, time and effort to put on such a splendid and entertaining play!! In these hard times it was so wonderful to look around and see so many smiling faces, especially the little ones. We are truly blessed to live in a community that pulls together to make life more enjoyable for others. We appreciate all of you!!