Thursday, May 18
The benefit for Sequoia Riverlands Trust features music by guitarist Andrew Kenefick, food and local craft beer. The downtown Visalia farmers market kicks off just a block away. Garden Street Plaza, Garden and Main streets, Visalia, sequoiariverlands.org, free.
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Enjoy a variety of food, including the new Latin Urban Bistro food truck, live music by The Tough Love and craft beer. Tioga Sequoia Brewing Co., 745 Fulton St., Fresno, www.facebook.com/events/308126079617126, free admission.
Comedy: Carlos Mencia
As one of today’s most popular comic, the star’s career took off with the 2005 debut of Comedy Central’s “Mind of Mencia.” A second performance will be at 8 p.m. Friday at Visalia Fox Theatre. Tower Theatre, 815 E. Olive Ave., 559-485-9050, www.towertheatrefresno.com, $34.50-$44.50.
Event: Respite by the River
Bring a picnic dinner for live music from 6-7 p.m., followed by a reading by Tim Z. Hernandez, author of “All They Will Call You.” The River Center, 11605 Old Friant Road, Fresno, 559-248-8480, riverparkway.org/index.php/things-to-do/respite-by-the-river, free.
Music: Motown Night
Find more things to do at calendar.fresnobee.com.