Two views at Spectrum
Through Jan. 31 / Spectrum Art Gallery, 608 E. Olive Ave. / spectrumphotogallery.org, 559-266-0691 / Free
In January, two photographers are the featured artists at Spectrum Art Gallery: James Williams and Andrew Holden. Williams' "heart lies in grand landscapes and nature photography," he says, but on occasion ventures into architectural, cityscapes and street photography. Holden, who serves on Spectrum's board of directors, experimented with urban black and white film photographs, and after a number of years rediscovered his passion for photography.
8 p.m. Thursday / Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 Main St., Visalia / $15-$100 / (559) 625-1FOX (1369), www.foxvisalia.org
Luis Bravo's "Forever Tango" ran for close to two years when it opened in San Francisco in 1994. The dance show had similar success on Broadway, where it had a 14-month run in 1997 and has since returned. In fact, the show played there this summer. A touring show does a one-night-only performance Thursday at the Fox Theatre in Visalia.
Garcia exhibition at Arte
Through Jan. 26 / Arte Américas, 1630 Van Ness / arteamericas.org, (559) 266-2623 / Free
San Francisco artist Sal Garcia, who grew up in the Valley, works in painting, printmaking, sculpture and woodcarving. His new exhibition, "Sal Garcia: Collection of Works on Paper," was active in the Chicano and indigenous peoples' rights movement from the 1960s to the 1980s. Movement and light are important in his technique and reflect his early exposure to the work of the Mexican master Siquieros.
Puttin' on the Rocka Ritz
Through Jan. 12 / Roger Rocka's Dinner Theater, 1226 N. Wishon Ave. / www.gcplayers.com, (559) 266-9494 / $29-$49
There are only two weeks remaining in the run of the first-rate Good Company Players production of "Young Frankenstein." Director Fred Bologna and a sterling local cast does Mel Brooks — and Frau Blucher — proud.
Get the buzz at Peeve's
7 p.m. Monday / Peeve's Public House, 1243 Fulton Mall / facebook.com/valleycafesci / Free
Peeve's Public House is the new home for Central Valley Café Scientifique, a monthly gathering that facilitates the exploration of scientific subjects over a coffee or beer. This month's topic: why bees are so vital to our ecosystems.
Genuine Bass, Saturday edition
9 p.m. Saturday / Audie's Olympic Tavern, 1426 N. Van Ness / $5, free before 9 p.m. / (559) 892-8081, www.djprofessorstone.com
Genuine Bass, the monthly electronic dance night, hosts a rare Saturday edition. The event, which is heavy on trap, bass and dubstep music, will feature Bass Duchess, plus DJ Professor Stone with Halo The Human, Don D, Dog Plasma, Skoogie Woody and Floating Species.
9 p.m. Friday / Liquid Fetish, 1416 Broadway St. / $10 / www.pincheparty.com
This month's Pinche Party is a team-up. Dulce Up-front joins forces with Circus Et Cetera and to present a night of music (from DJ Ome and Solo), pyrotechnics, circus acts and live art (from El Choco Fresh). Pinche is a multimedia art global music dance party and happens the first Friday of each month.
Rock at the speed of sound
6 p.m. Friday / Chinatown Youth Center, 901 F St. / $6 / All ages / www.facebook.com/religiousappealcollective
The Speed of Sound in Seawater plays a mellowed-out math rock; angular, but not aggressive in the way of many of their contemporaries. The Elk Grove four-piece returns to Fresno after playing at the musical festival Nickfest in May.
Santa Cruz band Feed my Jack and San Diego's Cursed Graves open. Locals Midwest Moms and Some Kind of Wonderful round out the show.
8 p.m. Friday / Fulton 55, 875 Divisadero St. / $10-$12 / (559) 412-7400, www.fulton55.com
Roots reggae is a subgenre of Jamaican music popularized in the late 1970s by guys like Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, and bands like Burning Spear. The roots tradition continues in a new generation of young California reggae bands.
Rebel Lion Gear Presents: Roots Invasion at Fulton 55, featuring Arise Roots and Beyond I Sight from Southern California and Braata from the Modesto/Stockton area. Locals Green Machine open.
Happy hangover party
8 p.m. Friday / Strummer's, 833 E. Fern Ave. / $7 / All ages / (559) 485-5356, www.numbskullshows.com
Strummer's nightclub is hosting a Happy Hangover Party, for those looking to recuperate from their New Year's Eve festivities with the hair of the dog that bit them, no doubt.
This is a locals show, featuring a rare performance from rockers Comacova, indie/rap/reggae rock band Funky Fresh Flavor and punk band It'll Grow Back.