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Five Things You Should Do This Weekend

In addition to checking out the new Saturday night Carthop at the downtown ice rink.

1. WAIL WITH THE WAILERS
The name that every reggae fan knows — The Original Wailers — is at Fulton 55 tonight. Sure, Bob Marley is long gone, but his guitarist Al Anderson carries the Wailers torch these days. Local band Irie Sun opens. So get up, stand up, go see a show. [More]

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To-Do Tonight: Another packed Thursday

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Lots to do on this Thursday night in and around Fresno. Here are a few highlights:

  • TobyMac heads the Winter Wonder Slam concert at Selland Arena, which also includes CCM acts Relient K, Stephanie Smith and B. Reith. [Read interview]
  • Cyber hottie Somaya Reece — she of 30 million MySpace views and almost 900,000 friends — is the “celebrity” guest host tonight at Bliss. [Read interview]
  • Harper Simon, son of Paul Simon, hits Visalia’s Cellar Door with an all-star band of musicians who have played with Cat Power, John Spencer Blues Explosion, and Rilo Kiley. Plus Money Mark, best known for working with Beastie Boys, plays keys. [Read interview]
  • World Sports Cafe jumps into the local music realm and kicks off its new L.I.V.E. Thursdays series with drummer Ray Moore and keyboardist Javon Davis, plus DJ Slo Motion. [Flier]
  • Alt-hip-hop act Sole & the Sky Rider Bank (of Anticon Records) makes a stop at Thai Palms. Bring your backpack. [Flier]

Got anything else good? Leave it in the comments.

Win tickets to Winter Wonder Slam with TobyMac and Relient K

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UPDATE: We have our winners. Congrats to Mayoua and Brandon. Thanks for playing everyone!

ORIGINAL POST: On Thursday night, the Winter Wonder Slam tour rolls into Selland Arena, bringing contemporary Christian artists TobyMac, Relient K, Stephanie Smith and B. Reith.

I interviewed TobyMac (ex of DC Talk, if you didn’t know) for a piece that was in the paper last week. Read it here. And since we at The Beehive are a giving bunch, today we’ve got some free tickets to the concert for a couple lucky readers.

The FIRST and FIFTH readers to comment on the post will win a pair of tickets to the show. A few notes: Winner will be notified in an e-mail, so leave a real one. No repeat comments please. You’re ineligible if you’ve won something in the past 30 days (the “Up in the Air” screening doesn’t count). We won’t post any comments until we have a winner. Complete rules after the jump.

If you don’t win tickets, you can buy ‘em via Ticketmaster.

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