The Warnors Theatre opened as the Pantages in October of 1928 in Fresno, CA. The venue has served as a vaudeville stage, movie house and concert venue, drawing a variety of performances during the 1980s and ’90s. Here are five worth noting.
Sacramento, CA, rock band Cake will perform at the Crest Theatre in Fresno, CA, on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. The “Vote Like Hell” concert is a fundraiser for Andrew Janz, the Democratic congressional candidate challenging Devin Nunes in California’s 22nd District.
Gabriel Iglesias returns to The Big Fresno Fair on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. The stand-up comedian, known as Fluffy to fans, has sold out the Paul Paul Theater the past five years. He is working on a new series and comedy special to be released on Netflix in 2019.
“Book of Mormon” starts a run of seven performances Oct. 3, 2018 at the Saroyan Theatre in Fresno, CA. This is the touring version of the satirical profanity-laden take on Mormon missionaries that was a Broadway hit.
Common, the popular rapper-turned-actor and activist, is coming to Fresno City College Oct. 11, 2018. The stop is part of the college’s Speakers Forum series and done in conjunction with Common’s Hope and Redemption tour. Tickets for the event sold out in one day.
Dean Opperman was the program manager for the radio station KKDJ when it went on air in Fresno, CA, 1979. He was rehired for the position at the new KKDJ, 99.7 FM. He will also host the “Dean at Dawn” morning show starting Oct. 1, 2018.
“Last Curtain Call” tells the story of a rock star dealing with early onset dementia. The film is in limited engagement at Maya Cinemas in Fresno, CA, Sept. 25-Oct. 2. Proceeds from the screenings benefit Fresno-Clovis Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
The Vista Players have premiered a set of previously unpublished and unperformed plays by William Saroyan. The Sacramento theater company performs them Sept. 28, 2018 at the Armenian Museum in Fresno, CA,
Movie star Tom Cruise was at the Lemoore Naval Air Station Sept. 18-19 to shoot scenes from the Top Gun Sequel, “Top Gun: Maverick.” Cruise greeted Lemoore Naval personnel, and even gave high-fives to others.
The superhero punk-rock band The Aquabats is in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to make new music and new episodes of its TV show. The band is touring including Sept. 21, 2018 at Strummer’s in Fresno, CA.
DJ Snoopadelic is the alter ego of California rap legend Snoop Dogg. The rapper is performing under the moniker Sept. 22, 2018 at the Wakehouse in Reedley, CA. The beach-side music venue is assuring people on social media that its actually Snoop Dogg performing.
Fredric Umali is an acrobat with the Cirque du Soleil production “Corteo.” He keeps an intense training regimen for the tour, which stops in Fresno, CA, for six shows Sept. 20-23, 2018 at the Save Mart Center.
CNCO and Paquita la del Barrio have been added to the entertainment lineup at The Big Fresno Fair, which runs Oct. 3-14, 2018. Paquita replaces Norteño band Calibre 50, which had a scheduling conflict.