The list of February events in the central San Joaquin Valley runs the gamut, from theater and symphony to WWE and the farm show, comedy and rock ’n’ roll to hockey and football. Here are 31 to whet your appetite for some fun on the town.
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ArtHop – Several downtown Fresno and Tower District-area venues will open their doors for this month’s ArtHop reception Feb. 1, including Gallery 25, Fig Tree Gallery and Arte Americas. Visit fresnoartscouncil.org for a complete list of venues.
‘Follow Your Heart’ – The Disney On Ice skating extravaganza features characters from movies like “Finding Dory,” “Inside Out” and “Frozen,” at Selland Arena Feb. 1-5.
One champion remains – Six adolescents compete for the spelling championship of a lifetime in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” playing in Tulare at Encore Theatre Company Feb. 2-17.
‘Charlotte’s Web’ – The classic tale of a young pig named Wilbur who is trying to avoid the butcher, and his friendship with Charlotte, a spider who proves to be a good friend, playing in Visalia at the Enchanted Playhouse Theatre Feb. 2-17.
Must love dogs – The Sun Maid Kennel Club of Fresno hosts its All-Breed Dog Show, complete with obedience trials and judging, at the Fresno Fairgrounds Feb. 3-4.
‘Where Have All the Flowers Gone?’ – The Kingston Trio is credited with launching American folk music into mainstream popularity in the 1960s with hits like “Tom Dooley” and “Tijuana Jail.” They perform at Tower Theatre Feb. 8.
Sounds of Mardi Gras 2018 – Fresno Dixieland Society hosts a four-day jazz festival, including a swing dance, Mardi Gras party and wind-down dinner and dance in downtown Fresno at DoubleTree by Hilton Feb. 8-11.
Valentine’s Super Love Jam – Get in the groove with the oldies from bands like Tierra, Zapp, The Intruders and Evelyn Champagne King during the Love Jam at Selland Arena Feb. 9.
Livin’ Like Hippies Tour – She’s the winner of Grammy Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards and the Country Music Association Awards and now Miranda Lambert brings her tour to the Save Mart Center Feb. 9.
Night at the Oscars – Don’t miss live-action, animation and documentaries as Fresno Filmworks presents two nights of 2018 Oscar-nominated short films at Tower Theatre Feb. 9-10.
Dr. Seuss – Join Horton the Elephant as he protects The Whos after he discovers them living on a speck of dust in “Seussical,” playing at Playhouse Merced Feb. 9-March 4.
John Williams’ music – Bruce Kiesling directs the Sequoia Symphony Orchestra during “Movie Night: The Music of John Williams” at Visalia Fox Theatre Feb. 10.
Lovers Weekend – Just in time for Valentine’s Day: 14 wineries, two breweries and a distillery are participating in the Fresno County Wine Journey’s Wine and Chocolate Lovers Weekend Feb. 10-11.
Mardi Gras Parade – This year’s version of the annual event celebrates “Toon Town” as it ambles down Olive Avenue in the Tower District Feb. 11.
Road to Wrestlemania – WWE Live returns with appearances by John Cena, Roman Reigns, the RAW tag team championship match and more at Save Mart Center Feb. 11.
En Vogue – The R&B all-girl trio broke through with the single “Hold On,” off the 1990 debut album. They take the stage at Table Mountain Casino Feb. 13.
Hits Deep Tour – Get ready for a night of Christian contemporary music with Toby Mac, Mandisa, Danny Cokey, Ryan Stevenson and Finding Favour at Save Mart Center Feb. 13.
World Ag Expo – The largest agricultural expo in the world features more than 1,500 exhibitors with the latest in technology and equipment at Tulare’s International Agri-Center Feb. 13-15.
Strange Times Tour – Joe Rogan can be heard providing commentary for the Ultimate Fighting Championship and has starred in several standup comedy specials. He performs two comedy shows at Saroyan Theatre Feb. 16.
Inside the Huddle – Raider Nation and Fresno State fans should equally savor the chance to hear quarterback Derek Carr and his brother, NFL Network analyst David Carr, break down the top five plays of the Raiders’ 2017 season at Saroyan Theatre Feb. 17.
There’s no place like home – It’s “a night in Oz” at the 11th annual Red Heart Ball at Clovis Veterans Memorial District Feb. 17. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Central Valley.
All the Trouble Tour – Country music singer and songwriter Lee Ann Womack is touring in support of her latest album, “The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone.” She stops at Tower Theatre Feb. 18.
All Kinds of Minds Working Together – Temple Grandin is an autism spokesperson, animal science professor and author. She will speak as part of the San Joaquin Valley Town Hall Lecture Series at Saroyan Theatre Feb. 21.
Pet peeves – “Pets” is this month’s theme for the 16th installment of “The Germ,” where local filmmakers can show off their talent with short films five minutes or less. A screening will be held in downtown Fresno at Windsong Productions Feb. 22.
’90s Block Party – Ginuwine, 112 and Next join Guy featuring Teddy Riley for a dance party featuring R&B jams “I Like,” “Only You,” “Too Close” and “Groove Me” at Selland Arena Feb. 22.
They’re Not Gonna Laugh At You – Mexican standup comedian and actor Felipe Esparza won “Last Comic Standing” in 2010 and will perform at Tachi Palace Feb. 22.
Tree of Lyfe – Platinum-selling R&B and soul singer and songwriter Lyfe Jennings will perform at Tower Theatre Feb. 24.
Something from nothing – Fresno’s most anticipated fashion show takes the runway at “Trashique,” a fundraiser to benefit the Fresno Art Museum at the Signature Flight Support Airplane Hangar at Fresno Yosemite International Airport Feb. 24.
Bernstein @ 100 – Violinist Jennifer Koh joins conductor Rei Hotoda and the Fresno Philharmonic to perform pieces by John Adams, Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copeland at Saroyan Theatre Feb. 25.
One Guitar – Ottmar Liebert is a renowned guitarist, songwriter and producer is known for his Spanish-influenced instrumental music and the formation of his band, Luna Negra. They perform at Tower Theatre Feb. 25.
Find more things to do (and add your event to the listings) at calendar.fresnobee.com.