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Tonight: Party for hurricane relief

Since we sometimes get a good laugh at the oddball things that pass as nightclub promotions in this city, I feel compelled to share when the club promoters and DJs join together to do something nice. That’s what they’re doing tonight. At Fajita Fiesta, the usual Margarita Mondays is on temporary hiatus, making way for an event that aims to raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Per the flier, 100% of the money raised goes to American Red Cross.

The Week Ahead: The Growlers, Sen Dog, The Double Doors and unlimited drinks

GET YOUR GROWL ON: Eclectic SoCal rock band The Growlers is at Fulton 55 on Thursday night, making it the hippest night of live music this week. These dudes are definitely on the way up. They’ve been in Visalia a few times. Now it’s Fresno’s turn.

SPEAKING OF VISALIA: the big show out there this week is The Rosebuds playing The Cellar Door on Saturday night.

HELP MIKE FROM STARLINE: There’s a benefit concert Wednesday night for Mike Lemieux, the ex-GM of Starline, who is dealing with some health issues. Read more about it in my column from last Friday.

HOW I COULD JUST KILL A MAN: Not literally, but Sen Dog from Cypress Hill is in town on Saturday night. He’s performing at Babylon.

THE FINALS: Saturday night is the finals of the Central Valley Comedy Competition at ApCal Winery in Madera. The six finalists are locals Johnny Osburn, Chris Cruz and Michelle Rowe, plus out-of-towners Insane Wayne, TJ Young, and Matthew Nouriel.

R.I.P. JIM: Local tribute band The Double Doors do their annual Jim Morrison remembrance on Sunday at Fulton 55. It’s the 40th anniversary of the Doors frontman’s death.

BOOZE NEWS: Sequoia Brewing Co. is hosting a Beer for Boobs fundraiser Thursday at its North Fresno location. Before you get too excited, horny guys, it’s a breast cancer benefit. Rockville is playing. On Saturday night, Fajita Fiesta (the Shaw Ave. location) has an “Unlimited Drinks” night for $30-$40. That’s a new one.

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