The List: From Warnors Theatre’s 90th to ‘Encore!’ in Clovis, some promising picks for the weekend

Welcome to The List, a curated rundown on events coming up in the next few days that look promising to me.

Why stay home with Netflix when there’s a whole world of local stuff to enjoy and support?

1. Warnors 90th celebration

Hey, I’m in a documentary! The 90th anniversary of Warnors Theatre celebration includes the premiere of “Warnors: A Legacy,” a film that showcases the theater’s rich history. I was interviewed for the project a couple of months ago, and unless I ended up on the cutting-room floor, you’re likely going to see my face on the big screen. Plus, organizers will pay tribute to the theatre’s pipe organist, Richard Cencibaugh, who has maintained and played the theatre’s original Morgan pup organ for more than 50 years.

To mark the anniversary, The Bee’s Joshua Tehee picked five times the Warnors was “Fresno’s coolest venue.”

If you go: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, Warnors Theatre, 1400 Fulton St. Tickets are $10.

2. Taste the Arts in Visalia

Food and art: Is there any better combination? The annual Taste the Arts celebration in downtown Visalia is sure to appeal to your eyes and taste buds. From the organizers:

Enjoy three city blocks of art sales; live performances; food; art workshops; and wellness activities during the biggest art party of the year! Taste The Arts will feature over 100 artists, two stages and a variety of free hands-on activities. There will be macrame, granite sculptures, wood sculptures and carving, and every kind of two-dimensional art imaginable from impressionism to digital art.


Here’s a preview from the Visalia Times-Delta.

If you go: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, on Garden Street between Main Street and the Old Lumberyard. More info at (559) 802-3266.

3. ‘Encore!’ in Clovis

After an absence of a few years, CenterStage Clovis Community Theatre is bringing back its “Encore!” cabaret series as a fundraiser. Sunday’s afternoon event includes a silent auction, a champagne and hors d’oeuvres reception with the cast and powerhouse musical performances.

The 2019 season also will be announced.

If you go: 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, Clovis Veterans Memorial District, 808 4th St., Clovis. Tickets are $25.

4. Community Concert Band

In a concert titled “Traditions and New Beginnings,” the Fresno Community Concert Band — now led by co-conductors Sandy Headrick and Bruce Weinberger following the retirement of conductor Robert Nielsen — is kicking off a new season. From the organizers:

We salute great music played by the band in the past with “Mainstreet Celebration” and “Horse and Buggy” – even a Sousa march! Then we celebrate a new era with new music – the beautiful “Nostalgia” by Galante and the unusual “Godzilla Eats Las Vegas,” plus much more.

If you go: 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, Fresno City College Theatre. Tickets are free and can be reserved.

5. ‘Macbeth’ at COS

In its last weekend at the College of the Sequoias is an ambitious, updated version of “Macbeth,” directed by Chris Mangels. The final performance is Sunday, Oct. 21. Local theater blogger Heather Parish published an interesting Q&A with Mangels and also wrote about one of her favorite moments in the show.

If you go: Through Sunday, Oct. 21, College of the Sequoias Theatre, Visalia. Tickets are $14 general, $12 seniors and $10 students.

6. And don’t forget …

I’ve already filled you in on the Fresno Philharmonic’s first Masterworks concert of the season; a special jazz performance at Keyboard Concerts; and a fundraiser for the Edward O. Lund Foundation benefiting Fresno State art students. So much to do!

Covering the arts online in the central San Joaquin Valley and beyond. Lover of theater, classical music, visual arts, the literary arts and all creative endeavors. Former Fresno Bee arts critic and columnist. Graduate of Columbia University and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Excited to be exploring the new world of arts journalism.

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