Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Save Mart Center

Normally starting their tour halfway into November, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra will once again grace Fresno at the Save Mart Center on November 30, 7pm, with December but a day away. While I tend to have an aversion to Christmas stuff before the start of December, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra gets a special exemption.

I have no clue what TSO looks like at Save Mart Center, but I hope it looks like this!

The organization tours at more than 50 cities throughout the United States, with two bands covering the East and West parts of the country. Far more than their original tour in 1999 in a 7 cities! There is still ticket availability but that could change very quickly if you have any interests in seeing it for the first time.

Fresno Phil presents: Home for the Holidays

Fresno’s holiday musical tradition returns! Join Music Director Rei Hotoda, the Fresno Philharmonic, the Fresno Master Chorale and special guests for a joyous symphonic celebration of the season.  Come early to enjoy lobby caroling, hot chocolate and pictures by the Christmas tree.

Single tickets on sale now! Go check out the official event page here.

Options for Turkey Day

I don’t know if the name Thanksgiving will be “politically” correct in these times, but Turkey Day works just as fine. Unlike Christmas, Thanksgiving is actually right around the corner and now would be a good time to prepare for the grand feast. Luckily, there are many simple, quick and easy solutions. One of the most cost effective and versatile is grabbing your items over at Costco; with 3 locations throughout Fresno, it’s hard to be too far away. Costco has a Kirkland Signature precooked and ready to go turkey breast; it’s as simple as heating it up as needed and slicing it, no trouble. And there’s plenty of vegetables and salads you could possibly choose from, and quality mashed potatoes.

You also may have heard about Popeyes Cajun seasoned turkey. But is it worth it? It’s $99, and comes with no sides. Though it’s already cooked, it comes frozen only. For $99 it better come with sides… You could buy much more with $99 I’d say.