5 Things To Do Today, Friday, March 18

Patrick Contreras will perform at Fulton 55 tonight.
Patrick Contreras will perform at Fulton 55 tonight. Fresno Bee file

Friday, March 18

Music: Violin on Fire

Patrick Contreras delights with his style of hip hop, mariachi, classical and more. Fulton 55, 875 Divisadero St., Fresno, 559-412-7400, www.fulton55.com, $10-$12. 8:30 p.m.

The Armenian Studies Program is holding an international conference on “Empire, Politics, and War: The Armenian Genocide within the Context of the Ottoman Empire” that continues through Saturday. Fresno State University Business Center, 5245 N. Backer Ave., Fresno, 559-278-2669, fresnostate.edu/armenianstudies, Free. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

The pianist and composer’s performances include concertos and original compositions. Fresno Pacific University, McDonald Hall Atrium, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno, 559-453-2267, $5-$12. 7:30 p.m.

Community: Fresno Bike Party

Give your bike a quick tune up and join the group as they ride to 1920 Tea Station at Bullard and Palm avenues, then back to the school. Meet at Fresno High, 1839 N. Echo Ave., Fresno, www.facebook.com/events/1257774780904115. 8 p.m.

Enjoy a Southern gospel concert. New Covenant Community Church, 1744 E. Nees Ave., Fresno, 559-225-2351, free-will offering. 7-9 p.m.

Find more things to do at calendar.fresnobee.com.