Thursday, Aug. 11
Event: Respite by the River
Liz Scheid, author of “The Shape of Blue” will read from her selected work, and The Gilly Girls will kick off the night with a performance during the dinner hour. River Center, 11605 Old Friant Road, Fresno, 559-248-8480, www.riverparkway.org/index.php/things-to-do/respite-by-the-river.
Theatre: Woodward Shakespeare Festival
Music: Dave’s Not Here
Enjoy local craft beer while the Foo Fighters tribute band plays everything from the classics to the most recent release. Tioga Sequoia Brewing Company, 745 Fulton St., Fresno, www.facebook.com/events/1044273908983370.
Event: Ascension meditation
Community: Valley Oak Quilt Guild meeting
Find more things to do at calendar.fresnobee.com.