Get on a bicycle, go see the stars. Have a brew or two or get some Q&A time with best-selling author and Chris Colfer.
Here are the seven best-bet entertainment choices this week.
Keeney Nation VI – Mike Keeney Sr. has spent more than 100 of the last 365 days in the hospital. The Keeney family patriarch is finally recovered and ready to get back on stage for what has become an annual celebration. Details: 7 p.m. Saturday. Fulton 55, 857 Divisadero St. $5. 559-412-7400, www.fulton55.com
Fresno Bike Party – July’s monthly group bicycle ride kicks off with a parking-lot pre-party to benefit iCanBike. Details: 7 p.m. Friday, rollout at 8 p.m. Herb Bauer Sporting Goods, 6264 N. Blackstone Ave. Fresno Bike Party on Facebook.
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“Hijas de Su Madre” – This Spanish-language theater piece, on tour from Mexico, tells the story of a wife who teams up with her husband’s mistresses. That’s mistresses, plural, because it’s a comedy. Details: 8:30 p.m. Friday. Saroyan Theatre, 730 M St. $48-$91. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com. Be sure to check the convention center’s bag policy before heading out.
Dark Sky Festival – Here is your chance to go see the stars; like, really see them, without any artificial light getting in the way. It’s three days of stargazing, plus nature and astrological lectures and more. Details: Friday to Sunday. Lodgepole, Grant Grove and Cedar Grove areas of the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Free, park entrance fees apply. 559-565-4251, www.exploresequoiakingscanyon.com
Shaver Lake Brew Fest – Reasons to attend: 1.) You like beer, specifically the beer of the craft variety. 2.) You like to keep things local. This brew fest promises a strong local showing of breweries both big (Riley’s Brewing Co., Tioga Sequoia Brewing Company) and small (Fortiter Brewing, Pine & Palm Brewing and Full Circle Brewing). Details: Noon, Saturday. Shaver Lake Community Center, 41344 Tollhouse Road, Shaver Lake. $25-30. $10 designated driver tickets. 559-492-0455, www.shaverlakebrewfest.com
Chris Colfer – The “Glee” star-turned best-selling author makes a hometown stop on his Worlds Collide tour. Expect costumes (from the fans, not Colfer), games and more. Details: 2 p.m. July 25, Mercedes Edwards Theater, 902 Fifth St., Clovis. $19.95 at Petunia’s Place before July 22. 559-438-1561, www.petuniasbooks.com
Fresno Food Expo – More than just a trade show, this is a showcase celebration of Fresno food culture. And that’s more than chain restaurants and tacos. Details: 5 p.m. July 27. Fresno Convention Center, Halls I and II. $50, $40 pre-sale. 559-445-8200, www.fresnofoodexpo.com, www.ticketmaster.com