Tuesday, Dec. 12
Event: Christmas Tree Lane walking night
Bundle the family up for the second walk night of the year down Van Ness Boulevard, from Shields to Shaw avenues, and take in the sights and sounds of the Christmas season. The nearly two-mile stretch featuring millions of lights will remain open to traffic through Dec. 25.
Music: Darkest Hour
Their sound can be described as rock mixed with death metal, thrash and punk. Tonight they’ll perform with Warbringer and Exmortus. Strummer’s, 833 E. Fern Ave., Fresno, 559-485-5356, www.strummersclub.com, $18.
Event: Backpacking basics
Get an overview of what it takes to plan and prepare for a backpacking trip, including what gear to choose, proper clothing and footwear, and information on trail etiquette. REI, 7810 N. Blackstone Ave., Fresno, www.rei.com/event/backpacking-basics/fresno/188248, free.
Event: Deric Poston
The comic began performing stand-up in his hometown of Memphis before moving to San Diego and quickly becoming a hit on the comedy circuit. Now he’s a regular at the Hollywood Comedy Store. DiCicco’s, 408 Clovis Ave., Clovis, 559-416-9120, www.eventbrite.com/e/just-the-tips-tuesdays-headlining-deric-poston-comedy-show-open-mic-tickets-41079370503, free.
Community: Holiday Social
Support Youth Leadership Institute and enjoy an evening of appetizers and refreshments, pictures with Santa, silent auction, a photo booth and a workshop where you’ll learn how to make Mexican buñuelos. Bitwise Industries, 700 Van Ness Ave., Fresno, www.facebook.com/events/159283891346687, $30.
Find more things to do at calendar.fresnobee.com.