Soft-rock superstar Jackson Browne plays an intimate solo show at the Hanford Fox Theatre.
The concert, one of the first at the theater since it was closed for renovations in 2013, would lead the entertainment picks for the week ahead were it not already sold out. A limited number of seats (less than 10 from two quick searches online) may be available on the secondary market.
Here are a few choice picks from the rest of what’s happening around town.
Rock star comedy
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The event: Dean Delray headlines a one-night-only comedy show at Frank’s Place in the Warnors Theatre complex.
The draw: Delray looks like he could be a member of the Eagle of Death Meta, which makes since stand-up is his second career. In his younger days, Delray was a touring musician. He gave it up in his 40s to become, what else, a touring comic. Delray has been featured on “WTF with Marc Maron,” and “Mohr Stories,” and runs his own weekly podcast, “Let There Be Talk,” on the All Things Comedy network.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Frank’s Place, 1432 Fulton St., $10, 559-477-7353, www.warnors.org
The event: The White Wizards of Hip-Hop tour, with underground rapper Kool Keith and Murs, plus Mac Lethal and DJ Abilities.
The draw: The tour takes it name from Tolkien, whose Gandalf the Grey returns from death as a more powerful white wizard. The emcees on the tour are known for their lyrical wizardry and hip-hop pioneering.
Kool Keith had critical success as Dr. Octagon in the ’90s. His 1997 album, “Dr. Octagonecologyst” is widely considered a classic of the genre.
Murs should be a familiar name for local hip-hop fans. The Los Angeles rapper and Living Legends emcee hits town regularly. He also did a collaborative release with Fresno rapper Fashawn in 2012 (and performed at the rapped Beary Xmas show in December).
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Fulton 55, 875 E. Divisadero Ave. $25-$30. 559-412-7400, www.fulton55.com
Art inspires art
The event: Fresno Underground Art collaborative presents its second annual Tim Burton tribute art show.
The draw: More than a dozen local “low brow” and urban and street artists celebrate the visionary director, with original works inspired by Burton. Artists include Henry Contreras, Erik “Stinkboy” Davison, Epiphany and Etch Graphics. Art will be for sale.
Details: 5 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Tioga Sequoia Beer Garden. Free. 559-486-BEER, Fresno Underground Art on Facebook
The country alternative
The draw: This may be the antithesis to the Luke Bryan’s “Kill the Lights” tour, also in town Saturday, April 30. It isn’t radio-friendly Bro-Country. Morgan and Jinks plays whiskey drinking alternative country, inspired by guys like Waylon Jennings or Townes Van Zandt.
Oddly, all three artists are slated to play the mega-country Stagecoach Music Festival, happening this weekend.
Detail: 8 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Strummer’s, 833 E. Fern Ave. $25. 559-485-5356, www.strummersclub.com