Friday, Aug. 19
Featuring a cast of musicians, singers and dancers, the show brings to life Michael Jackson’s music. Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino, 711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold, 866-794-6946, chukchansigold.com, $15-$25.
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Event: The Beat Down Competitive Poetry Slam
The Inner Ear hosts the slam featuring two rounds of poets battling it out for the top spot. Bitwise Industries, 700 Van Ness Ave., Fresno, www.facebook.com/events/1249414491735923, $5.
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to the outdoor plaza for a concert featuring Latin and hip-hop, reggae and R&B sounds. Arte Américas, 1630 Van Ness Ave., Fresno, 559-266-2623, www.arteamericas.org, $12.
Comedy: Chris Cope
Event: Bass Lake craft fair
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Find more things to do at calendar.fresnobee.com.