Wednesday, Sept. 27
Astronaut, Ret. U.S. Navy Captain Scott Kelly holds the American record for the longest number of consecutive days in space at 382. Using stories from his time in space he will explain the qualities of leadership and teamwork needed to achieve big goals. Saroyan Theatre, 730 M St., Fresno, 559-444-2180, valleytownhall.com/speakers/scott-kelly-profile, $40-$130.
Members from Ballet Folklorico y Marimba de Fresno perform folklorico dancing and professional storytellers kick off a story jam. Sunnyside Branch Library, 5566 E. Kings Canyon Road, Fresno, 559-600-6594, www.fresnolibrary.org, free.
Tonight’s installment partners with Art of Life Cancer Foundation, providing healing arts programs that pair cancer survivors with local artists. 20 images, timed for 20 seconds each, flash across a screen with a presenter speaking on each image. Fulton 55, 875 Divisadero St., Fresno, 559-412-7400, www.fulton55.com, $8.
Event: Comedy House featuring Terry Michaels and Friends
The evening includes a comedy roast battle championship match, special surprise guests and an open mic. Bring lawn chairs for a night of laughs on the river. The Wakehouse Woodfire Grill and Barrel, 850 N. Kings River Road, Reedley, www.facebook.com/events/149341032334931, free.
Find more things to do at calendar.fresnobee.com.