Friday, Sept. 8
Event: Marlon Wayans
The younger brother of Damon and Keenan Ivory Wayans has carved a name for himself in the world of acting, producing and directing. He starts a two-night run through the Valley (also Sept. 9 at Merced Theatre). Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 W. Main St., Visalia, 559-625-1369, www.foxvisalia.org, $40-$50.
Christopher Atamian will speak on his translation of Krikor Beledia’s study of literature written 1922-1972. Fresno State, Alice Peters Auditorium, 5245 N. Backer Ave., Fresno, 559-278-2669, www.fresnostate.edu/artshum/armenianstudies/index.html.
Theater: Mothers and Sons
StageWorks Fresno presents the story of a mother who, 20 years after her son’s death from AIDS, visits his former lover to reconcile. Tonight is opening night and performances continue through Sept. 17. Fresno Art Museum, 2233 N. First St., Fresno, 559-289-6622, www.stageworksfresno.com, $22-$25.
Music: Nights in the Plaza
Event: Basic bike maintenance
Just in time for the weekend, learn the basic tips to keep your bike on the road, including fixing chains and tires. Tioga Sequoia Brewing Co., 745 Fulton St., Fresno, 559-261-4168, www.rei.com/events/bike-maintenance-basics-level-1/fresno/183881, free.
Find more things to do at calendar.fresnobee.com.