'Overexposed' in Fresno
Through Nov. 3 / 1821 Gallery & Studios, 1821 Calaveras St. / 1821gallery.com, (559) 233-9992 / Free
Dal Henderson's last exhibition in Fresno was in 1997 — so you can be sure that his new show, "Overexposed," was titled with tongue firmly in cheek. Henderson has been busy, however, with shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Florida and Arizona. In the past few years he has been exploring digital media to produce his work. His large-format prints feature layered color and forms that are at once abstract and suggestive.
Choral season kickoff
4 p.m. Sunday / First Congregational Church, 2131 N. Van Ness Blvd. / fresnochoralartists.org, (559) 240-0087 / $15, $10 students
Fresno Choral Artists is celebrating its new permanent conductor, Greg Lapp, with a concert titled "Hail! The New Day." Lapp is vocal music director at Fresno's University High School. The concert will feature a blend of composers and genres with the themes of renewal and rebirth, including Benjamin Britten's Choral Dances from Gloriana and "Sweet Day" by Ralph Vaughn Williams. The day before, at 4 p.m. Saturday, the same concert will be performed at Oakhurst's Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Highway 41. Tickets for the Oakhurst event are free.
5 p.m. Saturday / Full Circle Brewing Company, 620 F St. / $5 for spectators / www.ccaderby.com
The Central Valley Area Derby Association isn't just roller derby. The group also plays dodgeball. It presents its Third Annual Dodgeball Tournament, 5 p.m. Saturday at the slab at Full Circle Brewing Company in downtown Fresno. Teams of up to 10 will compete for a championship trophy, limited edition T-shirt and a year's worth of bragging rights.
Three faces of the King
3 p.m. Sunday / Tower Theatre, 815 E. Olive Ave. / $32.50-$42.40 / 485-9050, towertheatrefresno.com
Elvis Presley existed in three stages. There was young Elvis, before he was the King. There was the 1968 comeback-special Elvis, in black leather. And there was Elvis in the Vegas years. All three eras will be recreated in full costume for "The Three Faces of the King." The touring show stops at the Tower Theatre Sunday.
6 p.m. Friday / First Congregational Church, 2131 N. Van Ness Blvd. / (559) 227-8489 / $35, $15 students
Looking for some scary music to get in the Halloween mood? You can't go wrong with the crashing, ominous sounds of Bach's famed Toccata and Fugue in D Minor played on a big pipe organ. The piece is sure to be one of the highlights of "Halloween on Van Ness," billed as a "Thrills and Chills Scary Music Concert." Soloists and musicians will perform spooky and fun seasonal favorites in a classical vein. The evening includes appetizers and wine, a silent auction and a dessert buffet.
Ginza Food Bazaar
11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday / Fresno Buddhist Temple's Family Dharma Center, 2690 E. Alluvial Ave. / Free / (559) 442-4054, www.fresnobuddhisttemple.org
The Fresno Buddhist Temple hosts its annual Ginza Food Bazaar. The event is free, with food available a la carte for a small fee. Dishes will include sushi, teriyaki chicken and tempura, katsu dogs and more. There will also be martial arts demonstrations (aikido and kendo) and raffle prizes.
Passport to Adventure
7 p.m. Thursday through Nov. 3 / Selland Arena / $40-$56 / (800) 745-3000, ticketmaster.com
Disney's "Passport to Adventure" is a vacation on ice. Fans can watch their favorite Disney characters — Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Daisy — on a trip from Africa to England. They go from the deep sea to the shores of Hawaii as they visit the magical worlds of "The Lion King," "The Little Mermaid," "Peter Pan," and "Lilo and Stitch." The touring show has performances through Nov. 3.
Alien Ant Farm redo
8 p.m. Friday / Fulton 55, 875 Divisadero St. / $18-$20 / (559) 412-7400, fulton55.com
Alt-metal funksters Alien Ant Farm were scheduled to play Fresno in September, but the band cancelled at the last minute because one of the members was sick. A rescheduled date was promised — hence tonight's show at Fulton 55. Locals Comacova and Session open.
A grand ol' time
7 p.m. Saturday / Frank's Place, 1432 Fulton St. / $10-$15 / (559) 264-2848, warnors.org
Fresno Grand Opry is for those who like their country western music minus any pop-radio sensibilities.
The semi-annual event is brought to you by the team behind the Big Fresno Barn Dance radio show and features local bands doing covers of classic country western hits. The Dutch Boy Gang, Memphis Sons, Cattie Ness & The Revenge, Stardusters, and Hannah and Talbot perform. This is a benefit for KFSR (FM 90.7), Full Spectrum Radio.
Fashawn turns 25
9:30 p.m. Friday / Cellar Door, 101 W. Main St., Visalia / $20 / (559) 636-9463, snvfoundation.org
Fashawn may rep the Grizzly city, but he has a soft spot in his heart for Visalia.
"I wanted to give some love to the city," says Fashawn, explaining his show Friday night at Visalia's Cellar Door. Los Angeles rapper Evidence and Fresno's Omar Aura also will perform.
It's a birthday party for Fashawn, who turned 25 last Saturday. Read an interview with Fashawn at fresnobeehive.com.