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The Sea of ‘Sea’ bands starts tonight

For the next three days, the Valley won’t have a shortage of “water.” And we have a Sea of indie rock bands to thank.

Tonight, Sea Wolf makes a tour stop at Fulton 55. Then on Friday, indie vets The Sea and Cake visit The Cellar Door in Visalia. Saturday is the CD release party for local band Sea of Sound. It’s happening at Kuppajoe.

And Sunday … no Sea bands on Sunday?!? Way to mess it up, Sunday. Ah well, you’ll have to visit Avila Beach.

Five Things You Should Do This Weekend


While also celebrating 10/10/10 …

Cinnamon rolls, concerts, games you’ll never win, the best people-watching in town — it’s all there at The Big Fresno Fair, and you know you wanna go.

For the fair’s first weekend, the concert lineup includes Joe Nichols & Stealing Angels (tonight), Chubby Checker (Saturday), Selena Gomez (2 p.m. Sunday, but sold out) and Lupillo Rivera (7:30 p.m. Sunday and free). You can read about some other stuff that made our fair “to-do list” right here.

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Your guide to a Frestastic week ahead

TECH N9NE + WOODWARD PARK? Rapper Tech N9ne is at playing at the Woodward Park Amphitheatre tomorrow night. So far we haven’t heard any upright North Fresnans complaining about a kinda-juggalo rapper playing the park, so that’s good. E-40, Krizz Kaliko and others are there too. More info here.

THE FAIR BEGINS; QUESTIONS ABOUND: The Big Fresno Fair starts on Wednesday. Sammy Hagar kicks off the concert series, making his first appearance in Fresno since the demise of Fresno Wabo. What will he say? Anything? Will he make fun of Milt Barbis again? Will Fresno still love him? Also, comic Carlos Mencia performs Thursday. Doesn’t the fair have a rule against act swearing? How is that going to work?

THE TREASURY DEBUTS: A cool-sounding spot opening for Thursday’s ArtHop is The Treasury, a downtown art gallery, office space, by-appointment fashion boutique. It’s on Van Ness, near Divisadero, not far from Iron Bird Cafe.

THE MASQUERADE OF THE RED DEATH: Woodward Park Regional Library is hosting a Edgar Allen Poe-themed masquerade party on Friday night, tied into Fresno Big Read, which is all about Poe this year. Get fancy!

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