There’s plenty of celebrating happening around the Fresno area this week. Whether you’re a fan of the Beatles, Selena or country music (or tacos), here are seven choices that will surely keep you entertained.
Nights in the Plaza – Twenty-plus years after her death, Selena is as popular as ever with a huge, crossover audience. See: Strummer’s most successful ’90s theme night ever. Here, Selena get the tribute treatment from local singer Luz Maria. Details: 7 p.m. Friday. Arte Americas, 630 Van Ness Ave.$10-$12. 559-266-2623, www.arteamericas.org
Albumpalooza – On Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” is No. 1. Let that sink in. To celebrate the album’s 50th anniversary, the Beatles tribute band Fab will perform “Sgt. Pepper’s” in its entirety, for those who didn’t rush to buy the new stereo mix. Details: 8 p.m. Friday. Tower Theatre Fresno, 815 E. Olive Ave. $29.99-$59.99 559-485-9050, towertheatrefresno.com
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Jugfest – Go if you are into country music (Randy Houser, Darryl Worley, Runaway June, Jackie Lee, Rudy Parris) and don’t mind rockin’ out with thousands of other people. Also, it’s a free concert, so … Details: 1 p.m. Saturday. Mooney Grove Park, 27000 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia. Free, with reserved seating for $30-$50. $10 per vehicle for parking. 559-553-1500, www.kjug.com
Americana Festival – Lance Canales, Fresno’s ambassador of Americana, headlines this benefit for radio station 88.1 KFCF. It will be Canales’ only local show this year. Details: 6 p.m. Saturday. Englemann Cellars, 3275 N. Rolinda Ave. $20. www.kfcf.org
Rainbow Pride Parade – “One step starts a movement,” is the theme of this year’s parade. It’s also an apt reminder. The annual parade and celebration has been happening for more than a quarter century and has become one of the largest LGBT+ community events in the Central Valley. Details: 10 a.m. Saturday. Olive Avenue in Fresno’s Tower District. Free for the parade, $5 for the Pride Festival. 559-266-5465, www.fresnorainbowpride.com
Central Valley Taco Festival – One might wonder whether Fresno needs another event specifically dedicated to tacos. One might also want to just shut up and eat more tacos. Details: 11 a.m. Sunday. Eaton Plaza, 2400 Fresno St. Free. @powertalkfresno on Facebook
Sugar Ray – While Mark McGrath’s ’90s party-rock band never reached its full potential as meme fodder in the way that Smash Mouth has, Sugar Ray is still good for a shot of summertime nostalgia. Details: 7:30 p.m. June 8. Tachi Palace, 17225 Jersey Ave., Lemoore. $35-$75. 866-4PALACE, www.tachipalace.com