Things to do, May 30-June 5: Concert posters, psychics, menudo, 3 Doors Down, Brit Floyd

The Fresno BeeMay 28, 2014 

"Long Island Medium" Theresa Caputo


Concert posters for ArtHop

5-9 p.m. June 5 / Frank's Place, 1432 Fulton St. /, (559) 264-2848 / Free

Lance Anderson is an art instructor at Sunnyside High School and one of the lead singers of the local band King Sugar. He combines his love of art and music in his concert posters, which will be featured for ArtHop at a Fresno Folklore Society event at Frank's Place. Anderson has created artwork for Ozomatli, The Aggrolites, Pato Banton, Let's Go Bowling and many other local bands. The ArtHop show will also include surreal landscape paintings from Anderson, mostly done on scrap pieces of wood and other items like used skateboards and snowboards.

The show will include live music from King Sugar and Highway 41.

ArtHop, a monthly open house of studios and galleries in the downtown and Tower District neighborhoods, runs at most venues from 5-8 p.m. Go to for venue details.

Psychic appeal

7:30 p.m. Wednesday / Save Mart Center, 2650 E. Shaw Ave. /, (800) 745-3000 / Tickets start at $39.75

Theresa Caputo, psychic medium and star of the TLC series, "Long Island Medium," will appear at the Save Mart Center. During the show, Caputo walks in and out of the aisles guided by "wherever the spirit takes her" to randomly select members of the audience for readings. The arena visit is different from her her cable series, where she conducts private and group readings.

Central Valley Menudo Festival

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday / Eaton Plaza, Tulare and O streets / Free, $5 for sampling bowl / (559) 230-4300,,

The Central Valley Menudo Festival looks to crown the best menudo maker in the area, and your vote will help determine the winner. Sample bowls can be purchased for $5. A portion of the proceeds benefit Arte Américas.

The winner takes home a $1,000 cash prize, plus bragging rights going into next year.

Last chance for 'Turning Pages'

3-5 p.m. Friday / Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery, Henry Madden Library, Fresno State / , (559) 278-8116 / Free

If you've let the months go by and neglected to see "Turning Pages: Intersections of Books & Technology," the clever and good-hearted exhibition at Fresno State's Madden Library that will leave you optimistic about the future of books (in whatever form), you still have today. The closing reception from 3-5 p.m. will include refreshments and the announcement of book art and trivia contest winners.

Organist performs

3 p.m. Sunday / University Presbyterian Church, 1776 E. Roberts Ave. / / Free

Organist Joy-Leilani Garbutt is a doctoral student in musicology at the Catholic University of America in Washington. She will play a program featuring works by Alain, Bach, Bolcom and Vierne in a concert sponsored by the San Joaquin Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Good, bad and ugly comedy

8 p.m. Friday / Fulton 55, 875 Divisadero St. / $10-$12 / (559) 412-7400,

There is an inherent joke in hosting a comedy show with three comedians and calling it The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Local comedian Chris Cruz is on the bill, along with Ken Lewis (described as Dr. Phil's alter ego) and "Just Dave" Bressoud. We'll let you decide which comedian fills each role.

Great American Country Fair

Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday / Fashion Fair mall, 645 E. Shaw Ave. / Free /

Macy's is an iconic American retailer, so its American Icons Campaign that celebrates the nation's style, fashion and pastimes seems spot on. As part of the nationwide campaign, the store is hosting "Macy's Great American County Fair" at Fashion Fair mall. The free parking-lot party will have food and games, plus square dancing (seven local square dancing clubs will be on hand) and activities from local 4-H clubs.

3 Doors Down

8 p.m. Friday / Table Mountain Casino, 8184 Table Mountain Road / $50-$80, $100 VIP / (800) 541-3637, 822-7777,

3 Door Down's "Songs from the Basement" tour, which stopped at Visalia's Fox Theatre in January, was such a success that the band booked a new set of dates for the tour, then went back to the basement to dig up more deep cuts to play. They even started taking requests via social media, says Chris Henderson, who plays guitar for the Mississippi rock band, which plays tonight at Table Mountain Casino.

This will actually be one of a few electric performances on the tour. The set will include the band's hits — 2000's "Kryptonite"— as well as new material.

"People are going to hear some new 3 Doors Down on this tour," Henderson says.

Sun kissed for summer

8 p.m. Saturday / Fresno Fairgrounds, 1121 S. Chance Ave. / $20-$40 /

EDM shows draw huge crowds and pounding dance music. The second annual Sun Kissed Summer Festival features multiple stages of electronic artists and DJs from around the world, including Solarstone (United Kingdom), Giuseppe Ottaviani (Italy), Bander (Los Angeles) and Visalia's own Emerge.

The event's Facebook page has 1,200 fans confirmed to attend the event.

Another brick in the wall

8 p.m. Tuesday / Saroyan Theatre, 700 M St. / $45.50 / (800) 745-3000,

Brit Floyd continues to earn its title as the world's greatest Pink Floyd tribute band. The band's latest tour, which stops at the Saroyan Theatre on Tuesday, is a Pink Floyd history lesson, featuring music from the band's studio albums — plus a new laser light show. The "Discovery" tour shares its name with Pink Floyd's recent boxed-set release and features music from the band's start in the 1960s through the '90s.


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