Seasoned boat captains and crustacean prospectors Sig Hansen, Johnathan Hillstrand, and Andy Hillstrand gather to share with audience members their tales of struggle and survival during crab season on the high seas, as partly documented by the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch. Fishing the Bering Sea in the middle of winter demands strong wills—which can come together in times of treacherous weather and 100-foot waves or come to blows about who performs better in the three-legged crabwalk race. Selected audience members will also have the chance to don the survival suits from the Time Bandit. Following the story-swapping and previously unreleased video footage, greenhorns and avid fans will have the opportunity to launch questions at the captains, wave giant foam claws, and learn how to communicate in claw-snap Morse code.
For more than 25 years, the Fresno Home Show's organizers have canvassed the Central Valley to collect and concentrate the knowledge of scores of building, d?cor, gardening, and landscaping professionals. Homeowners can bring blueprints for home projects and consult with vendors or chat with experts.
Before Bell Biv DeVoe warned that girl was “Poison,” Johnny Gill “Just Got Paid,” Ralph Tresvant boasted his “Sensitivity,” and Bobby Brown declared it was “My Prerogative,” all six new jack swingers strutted across stages as teen sensation New Edition. Fully reunited and dressed to the nines, the soulful sextet packs the stage with decades of accumulated Top 10 classics and smooth dance moves. The nearly two-hour set spans the group’s entire career, from falsetto-laden classics such as “Candy Girl” and “Cool It Now” to later hits such as “If It Isn’t Love,” all mixed with stacks of tracks from their successful solo careers. This tour finds them putting on a show that's "loose, fast-paced, high-spirited, loaded with hits and personality, and thoroughly entertaining," according to the Newark Star-Ledger review of a recent concert, bringing to life a catalog of songs that sticks to ears like honeycomb earmuffs.
The team at HCK - Hermosa California Kitchen knows the recipe for a good time: tasty food, frosty brews, and good company. That's why the chefs cook up a menu of Mexican-American favorites such as grilled burritos, tri-tip tacos, and burgers slathered in barbecue sauce. At the bar, the staff keeps glasses filled to the brim with beer or made-to-order drinks such as their famous speciality fish bowls, which flow throughout the night as visitors socialize and watch sporting events such as pro football or MMA fights.
Acclaimed pundit, comedian, and TV host Bill Maher tickles funny bones and wakes slumbering minds with incisive and irreverent commentary on culture and politics. Host of the Emmy-nominated talk show Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher unleashes diatribes on organized religion and government bureaucracy, skewering the objects of his ire with the jubilance of a manic kebab chef. Audiences watch the onstage antics in the comfort of the William Saroyan Theatre, whose excellent acoustics ensure aural clarity. The performance hall also houses more than 2,000 plush seats in its elevated tiers, allowing clear vantage points and preventing guests from accidentally crushing potato-chip likenesses of Teddy Roosevelt in their back pockets.
A one-day event dedicated to deliciousness, The Crab Run & Fresno Seafood Festival is about more than just crab. Of course, the food is the main draw; highlights for 2014 includes all-you-can-eat crab and sides, a selection of craft beers, and a wine row for sampling vinos or ordering by the glass. An interactive kids' zone makes the fest fun for visitors of all ages, and a live DJ churns out beats throughout the day and into the evening.