If ever you needed to see a microcosm of the entertainment options in the central San Joaquin Valley, here are seven things to keep you entertained through the week.
Fresno Filmworks – This month’s anti-megaplex selection is “Pop Aye,” a road-trip film about a man and an elephant. The Thai film won the Special Jury Prize in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Details: 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Friday. Tower Theatre, 815 E. Olive Ave. $10. 559-485-9050, fresnofilmworks.org
Marlon Wayans – According to the Hollywood Reporter, Marlon Wayans was No. 2 in its weekly ranking of the most popular comedians (based on social media). That’s likely due to his NBC sitcom, which debuted last month. The comedian performed in Fresno last March. Details: 7 p.m. Friday. Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main St., Visalia. $40-$50. 559-625-1369, www.foxvisalia.org
A Taste of River Park – North Fresno’s favorite shopping center (it’s not??) hosts an annual food-sampling, wine-tasting fundraiser. The adults-only event also features a fashion show, live music and a dance performance. Details: 6 p.m. Saturday. River Park Shopping Center. $30-$40. 559-437-4855, www.shopriverpark.com
Madera District Fair – Fair season continues. New to the Madera Fair this year is a free concert series (gate admission still applies). Performers include Gary Allan (Thursday), Kool and the Gang (Friday), Eddie Money (Saturday) and Banda Carnaval and Conjunto Primavera (Sunday). Details: 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 1850 W. Cleveland Ave., Madera. $8-$10. 559-674-8511, www.maderafair.com
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” – The Selma Arts Center stages a one-night only reading of the Tony Award-winning play, based on the 2003 novel. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Selma Arts Center, 1935 High St., Selma. $5 suggested donation. 559-891-2238, www.selmaartscenter.com
Electric Fairytale 2017 – Fresno’s annual EDM carnival party brings in performers from around the world. Ben Nicky (from Bristol, UK) headlines. Details: 7 p.m. Saturday. Chukchansi Park, 1800 Tulare St. $30-$60 VIP. 559-575-0979, /ElectricFAIRyTale on Facebook.
‘Seattle-to-Fresno’ Mini Rogue – Fresno’s annual performing-arts festival gets a sample-pack version. It’s six shows over three nights. For fans of solo plays, modern dance, storytelling and magic. Details: Various times, Friday to Sunday. Mia Studio and Gallery, 626 E. Olive Ave. $10 per show or $50 all-show pass. www.seattletofresno.com