Mike already has run down some great options. Here are a couple more:
DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM ENSEMBLE
JOYCE YANG AT KEYBOARD CONCERTS
The 23-year-old pianist sensation returns to Fresno’s Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concerts series at 8 p.m. today in a program that includes Beethoven’s Sonata in E-flat Major, Vine’s Sonata No. 1 and four sonatas by Scarlatti. At $18 for a general admission ticket, what a deal! I write about Yang’s performance and several other classical-music events this weekend — including performances by local chamber groups Musica Viva and Moment Musical – in today’s issue of 7.
AN AFTERNOON TO CELEBRATE THE CALIFORNIOS
Here’s a great event for history buffs: Arte Americas is sponsoring the screening of the documentary “Los Primeros — the First Vaqueros.” The event takes place 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Filmmakers Susan Jensen and Paul singer will be on hand to answer questions. And several special guests (including Ray Ordway of Madera, pictured above, and Jay Harney of Mariposa) who still practice Vaquero-style horsemanship will be there, too.
Admission is free. You can call to reserve at (559) 266-2623.