School’s letting out across the central San Joaquin Valley – time to find ways to entertain yourself and, on occasion, the whole family. Here’s The Bee’s list of best bets for June.
For an extended list of entertainment options, visit our online calendar (www.fresnobee.com/calendar), read the Beehive entertainment blog (www.fresnobeehive.com) and watch for our daily “5 Things to Do” listing.
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Blockbuster – Gal Gadot stars as Diana, princess of the Amazons who discovers her destiny as “Wonder Woman,” opening in theaters across the country June 2.
Dunk away – National Doughnut Day means freebies, specials and more June 2.
Farm fresh – Fresno State sweet corn is available at the Gibson Farm Market beginning June 2.
On the boards – A sinister game of cat and mouse awaits in “Wait Until Dark,” opening at Playhouse Merced June 2 and runs through June 18.
Yum – Get a taste of Serbia at Serb Fest 2017 at St. Peter The Apostle Serbian Orthodox Church June 3.
Tower tradition – Join the GLBT+ community for the 27th annual Rainbow Pride Parade and Festival in the Tower District June 3.
Rock on – BOSTYX, a tribute to Boston and Styx featuring former Boston vocalist and guitarist David Victor, rocks Visalia Fox Theatre June 3.
Eat ’em up – Satisfy your craving for tacos and vote for your favorite at the Central Valley Taco Festival at Eaton Plaza June 4.
Play a game – Tekken 7, the player vs. player fighting series for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One, comes out June 7.
Ode to a legend – Visalia Players takes a look at a short but spectacular career of a 1950s rock ‘n’roll superstar in “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” at the Ice House Theatre June 9 through July 2.
Celebrate Broadway – The 71st Tony Awards are on CBS47 (KGPE, Channel 47.1) June 11.
Originals – After breaking out on the scene in the 1980s and ’90s, Def Leppard and Poison return to rock out at Save Mart Center June 12.
For the kids – “Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music” stops at Save Mart Center June 14.
Mothers’ day – It’s Mom’s night out when “#IMomSoHard” featuring YouTube stars Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley brings the Summer Break Tour to Saroyan Theatre June 15.
Much ado – Woodward Shakespeare Festival kicks off its 2017 season with “Twelfth Night” at Woodward Park June 15 through July 8.
Father’s Day – Treat the special guy in your life to a day of blues at the Father’s Day Blues Fest on the lawn of St. Therese Church in the Tower District June 18.
More from Bill – Valley Performing Arts Council presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” a ballet adapted from the Shakespearean play, at Saroyan Theatre June 19.
Another tribute – Regarded as the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute, Brit Floyd brings its new stage show Immersion World Tour 2017 to Saroyan Theatre June 20.
Another round – Optimus Prime is gone and humans are at war with the robots in “Transformers: The Last Knight,” set to be released in theaters June 21.
2nd Space – A Russian school teacher vows to save the village that’s been cursed with chronic stupidity after he falls in love with the dimmest resident in Neil Simon’s “Fools,” June 22 through Aug. 20 at at 2nd Space Theatre.
Cultish – Midget Mania Wrestling returns for another round at The Cellar Door in Visalia June 22.
Funny guy – Get ready to laugh when comedian Jo Koy performs at Eagle Mountain Casino east of Porterville June 23.
New tunes – Local rockers White Glove Service celebrate the release of their new album “Inifite” with a performance at Strummer’s June 23.
Old favorite – Country superstar Clint Black returns to the Valley for an intimate performance at Tachi Palace June 29.
Sensing a theme – Dog & Butterfly, named after Heart’s 1978 album, are the third big tribute band to hit the Valley this month (not to mention the real deals, Def Leppard and Poison) when they play Tower Theatre June 30.