Saturday, Aug. 12
Concert: George Winston
The solo pianist is known for his style of “rural folk piano” and credits The Doors, Frank Zappa and Sam Cooke as some of his influences. Tower Theatre, 815 E. Olive Ave., Fresno, 559-485-9050, www.towertheatrefresno.com, $36.50-$51.50.
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Event: Hot August Night
Hundreds of spectators will gather in downtown North Fork to view classic cars and enjoy live music, food and craft vendors and more. Main Street, North Fork, 559-877-2410, www.northforkcommerce.com/chamber.
Music: Death Fest III
It’s a day of metal with a full lineup including performances by Embryonic Devourment, Voices of Ruin, Purification by Fire and many others. Full Circle Brewing Co., 620 F St., Fresno, 559-264-6323, www.livemusiccity.com/event/4037, $16.
Event: Toro Nagashi
The ancient Buddhist ceremony features lit lanterns with the names of lost loved ones placed on the water. Woodward Park, Shinzen Japanese Garden, 7775 N. Friant Road, Fresno, www.shinzenjapanesegarden.org/toro-nagashi.html.
The first heavy metal mariachi band in the world uses traditional instruments to create songs by Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Led Zeppelin and others. Arte Americas, 1630 Van Ness Ave., Fresno, 559-266-2623, www.arteamericas.org, $20-$40.
Find more things to do at calendar.fresnobee.com.