Now that Fresno has its own virtual reality arcade (Imm3rse.in at 4010 N. Chestnut Diagonal), you can train to be a space pirate. Or, you can have one of these seven real-world experiences over the next week.
The downtown music venue has three shows to celebrate the anniversary of its opening weekend back in 2011. The official party is Friday night with 40 Watt Hype and The Box. Also on the calendar: The 11th annual Jurassic Rock benefit on Saturday night and Fresno’s Beatles tribute, The Beetles, on Sunday. Details: Nightly concerts, through Sunday. Fulton 55, 875 Divisadero St. $10-$15. 559-412-7400, www.fulton55.com
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For fans of the kind of classic rock you’d see on VH1 Classic, back when it was a thing, there’s Y&T. You’ll remember the 1984 single “Summertime Girls.” The Appletones open. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tower Theatre Fresno, 815 E. Olive Ave. $39.50-$64.50 559-485-9050, www.towertheatrefresno.com
The most in-demand tickets for the week is comedian Jo Koy. His website lists the Fresno date as sold out, though a few tickets were available on Ticketmaster as of Wednesday. Koy does have a tendency to sell out shows. He recently sold out six nights at the Warfield in San Francisco. Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday. Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street. $41-$116. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com
This is summertime music, the kind that is perfect for a major festival. Like California Roots, maybe. Iration headlines that festival in Monterey in May. On Friday, the San Diego reggae band stops in Fresno on its Heatseekers Winter tour. Details: 7 p.m. Friday. Rainbow Ballroom, 1725 Broadway Ave. $25. All ages. 866-468-3399, numbskullprod.com
The week’s choice for an outing with the kids. See moving, breathing, walking dinosaurs. It’s like visiting Jurassic World (you know, from the movie) without the fear of being eaten. Details: 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Two locations: Fresno Fairgrounds, 1121 S. Chance Ave., Fresno, and Visalia Convention Center, 303 E. Acequia Ave., Visalia. $22-$27. 313-384-8844, www.jurassictour.com
The Ume Grove at the Shinzen Friendship Garden at Woodward Park (aka the mass collection of Japanese apricot trees) is in bloom. See them on your own, or get the docent-led tour. Details: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Shinzen Friendship Garden, Woodward Park. $5. 559-840-1264, www.shinzenjapanesegarden.org
3 Doors Down
Radio rock band does acoustic tour. 3 Doors Down (the guys who did “Kryptonite”) kicked off its Back Porch Jam this week. There are VIP seats right on the stage, apparently. Details: 7 p.m. Jan. 25. Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main St. $40-$81. 877-435-9849, www.foxvisalia.org