Thursday, May 21
It’s opening night! this musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist, continues through July 19. Set in London in 1850, it tells the story of a boy who escapes an orphanage only to find himself on the even rougher streets in London. Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater, 1226 N. Wishon Ave., Fresno, (559) 266-9494, rogerrockas.com, $16-$55. 5:30 p.m.
See, test and buy the latest machines and supplies for all your needlework, including sewing and embroidery machines, attend free seminars and workshops and see needle-art and craft supply exhibits. This event in the Industry Commerce Building continues through Saturday. The Big Fresno Fairgrounds, 1121 S. Chance Ave., Fresno, quiltcraftsew.com/fresno.html, $10 for three days. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
If you are unsure about what Community Medical Access Collaborative does but are interested in finding out, head over to their monthly mixer tonight where they will also show cult classic “Plan 9 From Outer Space.” Popcorn provided. Just bring your favorite movie theater snacks. CMAC, 1555 Van Ness Ave., Fresno, (559) 266-2622, free. 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Green thumb not needed for this visit to the garden. Enjoy live entertainment at open mic night and select from a variety of delicious food trucks including Bravo Bites and PR Fusion. This weekly event also takes places Fridays and Saturdays. Gazebo Gardens, 3204 N. Van Ness Blvd., Fresno, (559) 222-7673, gazebogardens1922.com. 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
If the thought of public speaking is enough to make your palms sweat, this meeting might be for you. Learn how to easily and confidently deliver a 3-minute “spotlight talk.” Enjoy drinks and Italian-style hors d’oeuvres during this fast training in a casual atmosphere. Cafe Via, 6640 N. Blackstone Ave., Suite 106, Fresno, (559) 824-7893, www.meetup.com/Transformation-Cafe-For-Women/events/221777567, $15. 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Find more things to do at calendar.fresnobee.com.