Bike Night to feature Backroad

HANFORD — Backroad will perform for Bike Night at Shorty’s today.

Bike Nights are held twice monthly through October from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Live music, cold drinks, food and free raffles are offered.

There is a $2 cover charge, and the event is limited to those 21 and over.

Shorty’s is located at 129 W. Fifth St. in Hanford. For more information, call 587-9695 or visit

Fresno Fair to be feature top entertainers

FRESNO — Tickets are on sale now for the Annual Table Mountain Concert Series at the Big Fresno Fair.

This year’s shows at the Paul Paul Theater will feature performances from Cheech & Chong with War tonight, Lynyrd Skynyrd on Thursday, Gary Allan on Friday, Kenny Loggins on Monday, Weezer on Oct. 10, Foreigner on Oct. 11, Chevelle on Oct. 12 and rapper TYGA on Oct. 13.

Concerts begin at 7 p.m. A portion of the theater will continue to have free general admission seating with paid fair admission and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Fresno Fairgrounds is located at 1121 S. Chance Ave. For more information, visit or call 650-3247.

Dwight Yoakam is coming to Tachi Palace

LEMOORE — Country singer/songwriter and actor Dwight Yoakam will be performing live at Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino on Thursday.

With 21 Grammy nominations and two awards, Yoakam established a presence in the music scene that eventually led to film roles in movies such as “Sling Blade,” “Crank” and “Panic Room.”

Since his career started in the 1980’s, five of his albums have topped the Billboard’s Country Albums charts and more than 30 of his singles have charted, with 22 of them going to Top 20 with hits such as “Honky Tonk Man,” “Fast as You” and “Please Please Baby.”

Tickets are on sale now and run $39, $55 and $85. Tachi Palace Premiere Club members get $5 off each ticket purchased. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

The casino is located at 17225 Jersey Ave. For more information, call 924-7751 or visit


Micky’s to feature Groove Dog

LEMOORE — Micky’s Bar and Grill will feature music by Auto League Friday.

The club’s upcoming schedule also features Open Mic Night from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Other October shows include Luther Davis Oct. 13 and Tommy Avila Oct. 19. Safe 4 Flight will play Oct. 27, when Micky’s holds its annual Halloween party and costume contest.

The free shows run from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. except for Open Mic Night. Patrons must be at least 21.

Micky’s is located at 230 Fox St. in Lemoore. For more information, call 925-0262.

‘A Broader Vision’ comes to Kings Art Center

HANFORD — The Kings Art Center’s latest exhibit “A Broader Vision: Latino Artists of the Central Valley” will debut Friday.

The new exhibit will feature various works celebrating and representing various aspects of the Latino culture from Richard Arinas, Michael Garcia, Sylvia Savala and F. John Sierra.

The opening reception will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday and the exhibit will run from Saturday until Nov. 24. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 3 p.m. Admission is free.

The art center is located at 605 N. Douty St. For more information, call 584-1065.

First Fall Festival to feature PMP, Mussel Slough

HANFORD — The Hanford Chamber of Commerce and Hanford  Parks and Recreation Department will present the first Fall Festival at Civic Park on Friday and Saturday.  

The event will be from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 5 and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 6. Poor Man’s Poison will perform live on Friday and Mussel Slough will be featured Saturday. The festival will include food, vendors and a beer garden and bar both days. Spots are still available for vendors.

Civic Park is located at 400 N. Douty St. For more information, call 582-0483, visit or email

Moon Festival to be held Saturday

HANFORD — The Taoist Temple Preservation Society’s 33rd annual Moon Festival is set for Saturday in China Alley in downtown Hanford.

The event will be held from noon to 5 p.m. and admission is free. The festival will include dancing, food and craft booths, a display of miniature trees from the Hanford Bonsai Society and tours of the Taoist Temple and Museum. The entertainment will take place at 2 and 4 p.m. and include performances by Cal Poly’s Chinese Lion Dancers and Fresno Gumyo Taiko.

For more information, call 582-4508.

Cotton Festival to take over Corcoran

CORCORAN — The 52nd annual Cotton Festival and Parade will be held YMCA Park Saturday.

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Whitley Avenue and have 65-70 entries, including this year’s queen, Kori Gutierrez. Other activities will include Kid’s Days activities, the first-ever Rib Cook-off, beer tasting and music by Latin rockers August and children’s cowboy singer Tim Mattos. The beer tasting costs $30.

Ten teams will compete for the title of Corcoran Best Ribs as they heat up their grill in the first-ever Rib Cook-Off, sponsored by the California Pork Producers Association. First-, second- and third-place trophies will be awarded by the judges, and a special prize will be awarded for people’s choice.

YMCA Park is located at 900 Dairy Ave. For more information, call 992-4514.

LHS Players to perform ‘Grimm’ spoof

LEMOORE — The Lemoore High Players will present “The Brothers Grimm:  Out of Order” for its annual three-day Children’s Theatre production that starts Monday at the Lemoore High School Auditorium.

The play is a comical take on the classic Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales where the brothers can’t agree on any fairy tale stories, pages are dropped and swapped, and the wonderful classic tales are intermingled.

The performance on Monday is a benefit show. Admission for the 1 p.m. show will be a complete meal in canned or nonperishable food items.  

Admission for shows Tuesday and Oct. 10 is $5 for general admission, $4 with an ASB card, $2.50 with a LHS purple card and free with a LHS gold card. Both showings start at 7 p.m.

Lemoore High School Auditorium is located at 101 E. Bush St. For more information, call 924-6600.

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