Monday, Oct. 9
Concert: Goo Goo Dolls
Although best known for their 1998 hit “Iris,” the rock band originally formed in 1985 and has a catalog that includes hits such as “Slide,” “Name” and “Naked” and has sold over 12 million albums worldwide. Fresno Fairgrounds, 1121 S. Chance Ave., Fresno, 559-650-3247, www.fresnofair.com, $43-$48 (does not include fair admission).
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Music: James Barre
It’s a Columbus Day holiday for some and the early entertainment at The Big Fresno Fair includes the Fresno teen who has a single, “Don’t Say.” Fresno Fairgrounds Wine Garden, 1121 S. Chance Ave., Fresno, 559-650-3247, www.fresnofair.com, free with fair admission: $12, $8 seniors and ages 6-12.
Event: Lecture by Boris Adjemian
Adjemian, director of the AGBU Nubar Library in Paris, will speak on its mission “Safeguarding Western Armenian Heritage through Documentation, Research and Publication” and “The Armenians in Ethiopia.” Sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program. Fresno State, Alice Peters Auditorium, 5245 N. Backer Ave., Fresno, 559-278-2669, www.fresnostate.edu/artshum/armenianstudies/news-events/index.html, free.
Event: Regal Horror Fest
Some of the scariest flicks are back on the big screen during the month of October which includes tonight’s double screening of 1983’s “The Dead Zone” and 1989’s “Pet Sematary.” The series closes out with a double dose of “The Shining,” playing Oct. 30-31. Edwards Fresno Stadium 22 & IMAX, 250 Paseo del Centro, Fresno, 844-462-7342, ext. 136, www.regmovies.com/promotions/horror-fest, $10.
Community: Prescription Drug Abuse – The New Epidemic
Join Assemblyman Jim Patterson, D-Fresno, and other community leaders for a town hall discussion on the impact the prescription drug abuse epidemic is having on families in the central San Joaquin Valley. Peoples Church, 7172 N. Cedar Ave., Fresno, www.facebook.com/events/1914890715499767, free.
Find more things to do at calendar.fresnobee.com.