Live Dead ’69 – Hear the Grateful Dead’s first live album in its entirety performed by an all-star band (including former Dead keyboardist Tom Constanten) at Jerry Garcia’s Birthday Bash Aug. 4 at Tower Theatre.
Love actually – Examine the myths and truths to the giant mystery known as “the relationship” in ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ opening Aug. 4 at Golden Chain Theatre in Oakhurst. Performances continue through Aug. 20.
The king of horror – The upcoming sci-fi, action and horror film, “The Dark Tower,” is based on Stephen King’s novel series of the same name and opens in theaters Aug. 4.
Disney Jr. – Children’s Musical Theaterworks tells the story of Simba, the future king of the Pridelands, in “Disney’s Lion King Jr.,” opening Aug. 4 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium.
Spin on a classic tale – The California Opera presents the fairy tale opera, ‘La Cenerentola,’ also know as Cinderella, Aug. 4 at the Mercedes Edwards Theater in Clovis.
Ice cream, you scream – Beat the heat at the annual all-you-can-eat fundraiser Producers Ice Cream Zoofari Aug. 5 at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo.
Half of the Judds – Rolling Stone named Wynonna Judd “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline.” See Wynonna & The Big Noise Aug. 10 at Merced Theatre.
Hot off the press – Huey Lewis & the News has been a thing since 1980, selling over 20 million albums and still playing live gigs including Aug. 10 at Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino.
Hawaiian reggae – J Boog is a Samoan-American reggae and R&B singer who has been climbing the charts ever since his 2007 debut, “Hear Me Roar.” He performs Aug. 10 at Strummer’s.
Lighten up – Enjoy a night of laughter and entertainment with the award-winning duo Cheech and Chong, live Aug. 11 at Eagle Mountain Casino east of Porterville.
Summer sizzle – Summer is in full-swing at the Hot August Night Classic Car Show & Street Party Aug. 12 on Main Street in downtown North Fork.
Hot Summer Nights – “Dancing With the Stars” professional dancers and Season 24 winner, NFL running back Rashad Jennings, take the floor at a ballroom near you at Dancing with the Stars Live! Aug. 13 at Saroyan Theatre.
Alternative rock icons – Incubus is back on the road for the 20th anniversary of its major label album debut. The band plays with Jimmy Eat World and Judah the Lion Aug. 15 at Selland Arena.
Musical cabaret – Visalia Players presents “Cabaret,” the classic musical set at the seedy Kit Kat Club in post-World War I Germany. Aug. 18 through Sept. 10 at the Ice House Theatre.
Soul favorites – Fresno Soul Fest features Bobby Brown, K-Ci & JoJo and Frankie J, Aug. 19 at Selland Arena. UPDATE: Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center announced July 31 that Soul Fest has been postponed, with the new date to be announced. Ticket refunds are available at the original point of purchase.
Get your laugh on – Rodney Carrington is a talented comedian, actor, singer and writer with eight major record label comedy albums under his belt. Catch him Aug. 20 at Saroyan Theatre.
Attention, brides – Premier Bride Showplace is Aug. 20 at the Fresno Convention Center.
Total eclipse of the sun – Eclipses happen about every six months but for the first time in almost 40 years, the total solar eclipse will pass over the continental United States Aug. 21.
Deathly mystery – Sherlock Holmes is asked to solve mysterious deaths connected to a giant, demonic hound in Good Company Players’ version of “The Hound of Baskervilles,” opening Aug. 24 at 2nd Space Theatre. Through Oct. 15.
Did someone say baklava? – Fresno Greek Fest combines food, live music, dancing, a Greek market and activities for the kids Aug. 25-27 at St. George Greek Orthodox Church.
Chicano rock – With multiple Grammy Awards, the Mexican-American rock band from East Los Angeles, Los Lobos, performs Aug. 25 at Fulton 55.
Hood and harmony – Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone, Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone and Flesh-n-Bone make up Bone Thugs & Harmony, playing Aug. 27 at Full Circle Brewing Company.
Beer crawl – Stroll the streets and chat with beer masters at the Old Town Clovis Craft Beer Crawl, Aug. 27 in downtown Clovis, with various breweries showcasing their products.
Just say yes – Get up close and personal with Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductees Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman, also known as YES, Aug. 29 at Table Mountain Casino.
Better late than never – Originally scheduled for June, country singer and songwriter Chris Stapleton and the All American Road Show make a stop Aug. 31 at Save Mart Center.
Compiled by Candice Torres
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