Depending on your inclinations, you might enjoy a good piñata smashing. Or, maybe you’re into junk-picking, custom bicycles or totally legit outsider country music.
You’re going to have so much fun with one of these seven things this week.
▪ The Arthouse Documentary: The premiere of a short film chronicling the downtown warehouse/DIY art space that closed down in January in the aftermath of Oakland’s Ghostship fire. For those prone to extrapolation, this might be the story of most art in Fresno. Details: 7 p.m. Friday. Bitwise Industries, 700 Van Ness Ave. Free. 559-500-3305, Art House Fresno on Facebook.
▪ Shonen Knife: Japanese pop punk from the early 1980s that once toured with Nirvana, if you are into indie-rock bona fides. Currently, the band is in the midst of its Ramen Adventure tour. That, and the band’s website, will tell you everything you need to know. Details: 8 p.m. Friday. Strummer’s, 833 E. Fern Ave. $12-$14. 559-485-5356, www.strummersclub.com.
▪ Jake Shimabukuro: It’s hard to decide if he rode ukulele’s current wave of popularity or created it. Either way, Shimabukuro is a four-string shredder. Suffice it to say, this ain’t Tiny Tim’s ukulele. Details: 7 p.m. Friday. Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 Main St. $33-$77. 877-435-9849, www.foxvisalia.org.
▪ Piñata Fest: Piñatas breaking every hour. What more do you need to know? Details: 1 p.m. Arte Américas, 1630 Van Ness Ave. $10-12 for piñata-making class and/or contest. 559-266-2623, pinatafestival.com.
▪ Kruz-A-Palooza: Bicycle nerds will want to see the 100-plus customized cruiser bikes and/or be part of the Kruz3rmob Bicycle Club’s organized ride around downtown. There’s also a car show, for those who prefer their vehicles motorized. Details: 10 a.m. Saturday. Chukchansi Park, 1800 Tulare St. $9-$12 for bike registration, $30-$35 for cars (includes game ticket). 559-442-1047, kruz-a-palooza on Facebook.
▪ Glorious Junk Days: It sounds like it could be an Irvine Welsh novel, but it’s actually a massive vintage, collectible and DIY fair in Old Town Clovis. So, go, “make all of your Pinterest dreams come true!” Details: 8 a.m. Sunday. Old Town Clovis. Free. 559-298-5774, www.oldtownclovis.org.
▪ Chris Stapleton: Believe it or not, there are mainstream country artists making music that’s not all about girls, trucks and beer. Stapleton is Exhibit A. His music is mainstream to no end – his new album dropped at No. 1 on Billboard’s country albums chart and No. 2 on the Top 200. It also takes massive cues from traditional country music. Variety says it feels like a Willie Nelson tribute record. Details: 7 p.m. Thursday. Save Mart Center. $35.75-$70.75. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.