Here are seven best-bet choices to keep you entertained this week.
Hope you like live music.
El Violin – Over the years, violinist Patrick Contreras has reinvented himself; whether it was doing hip-hop and dub-step covers or playing with a feedback laden Hendrix-style rock trio. His latest project, El Violin, takes another turn, playing what Contreras calls “Chicano violin music.” The band releases the first part of a two-part EP of original music on Friday. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday. Fulton 55, 875 Divisadero St. $10-$15. 559-412-7400, www.fulton55.com
JazzHop Benefit – JazzHop returns with The Ambassadors Latin Jazz Orchestra and David Hull and the Funk Noise Orchestra. As a bonus, there will be dance lessons with TropiSoul Salsa. Benefits Roosevelt School of the Arts. Details: 6 p.m. Saturday. Arte Américas, 1630 Van Ness Ave. $25-$55. 559-266-2623, www.kickstarter.com
KC and the Sunshine Band – If you’re into booty-shaking, boogie-down good-time music performed by a band that made it famous (and not just for weddings and sporting events), you’ll be happy to know KC is still around. And he’s still making music. Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino. This show is sold out. 866-794-6946, chukchansigold.com
El Tri – For fans of old-school rock en Espanol (and not the soccer team). The band originally formed in Mexico City in 1968. The Fresno concert is part of the band’s current Rock Sin Fronteras (rock without borders) tour. Details: 8 p.m. Saturday. Fresno Convention Center, Valdez Hall, 702 M. St. $43. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com
Zeppelin USA – This week’s best-bet tribute concert is the Led Zeppelin tribute band ZUSA (short for Zeppelin USA). The band promises “the sound and spirit of Led Zeppelin without the costumes or gimmicks.” So, the singer wears a shirt, then? Details: 8 p.m. Saturday. Tower Theatre, 815 E. Olive Ave. $29-$39. 559-485-9050, www.towertheatrefresno.com
Kansas – Last year marked the 40th anniversary of “Leftoverture,” the album that put Kansas in the classic rock canon alongside Boston and Styx. Mostly, it was the album that had “Carry On My Wayward Son.” The band turned its anniversary into a tour and a live album. “Leftoverture Live and Beyond” is out this November. Skip the wait and see the band Sunday. Details: 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main St., Visalia. $40-$76. 559-625-1369, www.foxvisalia.org
Reggae on the Kings – Reedley’s Wakehouse continues to establish itself as a live music venue. Here we get an all-day reggae festival with both national acts (The Expanders, Inna Vision) and locals (Simple Sinsation, Irie Essence and Lively Soul). (Side note: Outlaw country singer Shooter Jennings plays the venue Oct. 6 on his Black Country Rock tour.) Details: 2 p.m. Sunday. Wakehouse, 850 N. Kings River Road, Reedley. $10. 559-637-9000, Wakehouse on Facebook