Saturday, May 7
Event: Basque Festival
Mass begins at 11 a.m. and a barbecue lamb lunch will be available 1-3 p.m. Enjoy a parade, folk dancers and bounce houses for the kids. Campos Brothers Ranch, 15516 S. Walnut Ave., Caruthers, 559-226-7499, www.facebook.com/events/1526294697672352, $6-$15. 9 a.m.
Event: Kentucky Derby watching party
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Gates open bright and early for the 142nd Kentucky Derby. Watch and wager live via satellite for the derby post time at 3:34 p.m. Big Fresno Fairgrounds, 1121 S. Chance Ave., Fresno, 559-650-3247, $5-$10. 7 a.m.
Opera: Dead Man Walking
The opera is based on the best-selling book by Sister Helen Prejean and features music by Jake Heggie and libretto by Terrance McNally. Saroyan Theatre, 730 M St., Fresno, 559-442-5699, fresnograndopera.org/season/dead-man-walking, $10-$89. 7:30 p.m.
Community: Kid’s garden day
Kids and parents get hands-on learning about gardening, composting and bugs and a chance to pot a plant for Mother’s Day. Garden of the Sun, 1750 N. Winery Ave., Fresno, 559-241-7515, ucanr.edu/sites/mgfresno, Free. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Event: Artsy Spring Fling
Find last minute gifts for Mom as artists showcase their jewelry, pottery, wearable art and more. Brush and Easel Gallery, 1476 W. Shaw Ave., Fresno, 559-269-5512, www.facebook.com/events/1087923494614708. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Find more things to do at calendar.fresnobee.com.