The entertainment choices around the central San Joaquin Valley this week are varied, to say the least.
In one corner, you have the most hyped boxing match of the last year, bar none. You also have one of Fresno’s longest-running cultural celebrations (the Greek Fest), the Friends of the Library’s massive used book sale and the make-up concert from country singer Chris Stapleton.
And that’s just the half of it. Here’s the best bets.
Los Lobos – Go to hear “La Bamba.” Stay for every other song the East Los Angeles band has done in its 40-plus year career. Fresno’s own Glen Delpit and the Subterraneans open. Details: 8 p.m. Friday. Fulton 55, 875 Divisadero St. $26-$30. 559-412-7400, www.fulton55.com
Mayweather vs. McGregor – Just how big of a deal is this matchup between boxing super star Floyd Mayweather and MMA standout Connor McGregor? Big enough for Fathom Events to bring it to multiplexes around the country. Showing includes all under-card fights. Details: 6 p.m. Saturday. Edwards Fresno Stadium 22 and IMAX. $40. 844-462-7342, www.fathomevents.com
Greek Fest – When we say Fresno Greek Fest, you say Opa! This is a Fresno tradition as rich as the 1,600 pounds of butter used to cook the 8,000 dolmades and 6,000 koulourakia the festival sold last year (fun facts from Fresnogreekfest.com). Details: 4 p.m. Friday, also 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 2219 N. Orchard. $6, seniors, children under 12 free. 559-233-0397, fresnogreekfest.com
Big Book Sale – The Friends of the Fresno County Public Library hosts its annual used book sale. The name doesn’t lie. There’s a huge selection of reading material, for those who prefer paper pages over screens. Details: Thursday to Sunday, mall hours. Sierra Vista Mall, Clovis (near Kohl’s). Free. 559-600-7286, www.fresnocountylibraryfriends.org
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – This is the second time this year that the Grammy winning ’90s hip-hop group has stopped through town. They played support on that sold-out Tech N9ne show back in April. Details: 7 p.m. Sunday. Full Circle Brewing Company, 620 F St. $25. 559-264-6323, www.livemusiccity.com
Old Town Clovis Craft Beer Crawl – Leave the Bud Light for the football season and enjoy craft brews from Sequoia Brewing Co., Riley’s, Fortiter, Zack’s Brewing, Tactical Ops, Mad Duck, Zone 9 Brewing Co., 411 Ale & Spirits, House of Pendragon, Bird Street Brewing, 3 Monkeys Brewing and Full Circle Brewing Co., plus home brews from San Joaquin Valley Worthogs. Details: 2 p.m. Sunday. Old Town Clovis. $35-$45 day of. 559-298-5774, oldtownclovis.org
Chris Stapleton – The country singer is back in playing form after a hand injury forced him to postpone this show back in May. Last week, the singer was in the news for his tribute to the late Glen Campbell. Details: 7 p.m. Aug. 31. Save Mart Center. $35.75-$70.75. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com