Friday, March 18
Music: Violin on Fire
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The Armenian Studies Program is holding an international conference on “Empire, Politics, and War: The Armenian Genocide within the Context of the Ottoman Empire” that continues through Saturday. Fresno State University Business Center, 5245 N. Backer Ave., Fresno, 559-278-2669, fresnostate.edu/armenianstudies, Free. 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Music: John Hillebrandt
The pianist and composer’s performances include concertos and original compositions. Fresno Pacific University, McDonald Hall Atrium, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno, 559-453-2267, $5-$12. 7:30 p.m.
Community: Fresno Bike Party
Give your bike a quick tune up and join the group as they ride to 1920 Tea Station at Bullard and Palm avenues, then back to the school. Meet at Fresno High, 1839 N. Echo Ave., Fresno, www.facebook.com/events/1257774780904115. 8 p.m.
Enjoy a Southern gospel concert. New Covenant Community Church, 1744 E. Nees Ave., Fresno, 559-225-2351, free-will offering. 7-9 p.m.
Find more things to do at calendar.fresnobee.com.