9 p.m. third Thursdays / Audie’s Olympic Tavern, 1426 Van Ness Ave. / fresnosmonthlymotown on Facebook / No cover
Some people just dig old grooves and music history. That would be Leonard Longmire and Conor Miles, hosts of Fresno’s Monthly Motown Night, the free soul, funk and old-school R & B dance night that happens every third Thursday at Audie’s Olympic Tavern. The event features Longmire and Miles as DJs (spinning everything from Sam Cooke to James Brown), plus a local band playing a set of era-inspired tunes (either covers or original music, reworked in Motown-style). For January, the band is The Experience, featuring Eva Scow and Ray Moore.