Just like Mike says, outdoors is going to be a powerful draw. Enjoy spring while you can!
1. SHARE A MOMENT WITH THESE BOSOM BUDDIES
As part of my coverage of the Fresno Choral Artists’ “Return to Broadway” concert 4 p.m. Saturday at Hope Lutheran Church, I got to spend some time with the two delightful ladies pictured below. Barbara Volker, 68, will perform the song “Bosom Buddies” from “Mame” with her mother, Ruth Goble, 90. They make a charming pair. My account of our photo shoot with them is here.
2. LISTEN TO A SHAGHOIAN IN THE SHAGHOIAN
When the Fresno Community Concert Band performs 3 p.m. Sunday at the Shaghoian Hall, it will be joined by a special guest artist: Vicki Shaghoian, the sister of the beloved Clovis Unified music teacher for whom the hall is named. You can win two tickets to attend this nearly-sold-out concert here.
3. DOCUMENTING LIFE
Documentary photographer Matt Black has focused on telling stories from small towns and little-known communities in California and in Mexico, spending months and sometimes years getting to know the people and places he photographs. He’ll give a Fresno Digital Workshops lecture 7 p.m. Friday at Spectrum Gallery discussing his approach to photography.
4. MEET ‘COYOTE’
Here’s a great (and free!) option for kids. In the play “According to Coyote,” Fresno State Children’s Theatre presents a show directed by J. Daniel Herring filled with storytelling, drumming and dancing. There are no tickets or reservations for this free event. Performances are 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Fresno State’s Woods Theatre. Doors open 15 minutes before curtain.
5. LAST CHANCE FOR ‘THE CRUCIBLE’
This powerful Good Company Players production boasts a standout performance from Chris Carsten as Deputy-Governor Danforth. Sweeping into the second act of this classic Arthur Miller play like an invading army, Carsten’s brusque, commanding presence makes the whole production more taut and compelling. It’s the last weekend for the show, which plays 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the 2nd Space Theatre.