It's Friday and that means we've dug up five things to put on your weekend-to-do list in this week's High Five:
-Downtown Fresno is preparing for the holidays! The ice rink at the Fulton Mall will be open for through January 20 for 60 days of skating. It opens daily at 11am. Tickets start at $8.
*Note: The rink won't be ready to open until at least Monday because the warmer temperatures
-Thousands of people are expected at the Kearney Park Renaissance Fair in Fresno. Join the King for a weekend of entertainment, feasting, art and crafts, and jousting. It's Saturday and Sunday from 10am-to dusk. Tickets start at $10.
-The 8th Annual Central Valley Dance Festival is this weekend. It starts with an all day family event with local artists, free dance lessons, a kid zone with bounce houses, games and food. Then in the evening, 15 dance companies will perform under one roof. It's Saturday at the Veteran's Memorial Auditorium from 7pm - 9pm. Admission is $20.
-Celebrate Veteran's Day early in Madera. The NAACP branch is hosting the celebration to thank veterans for the selfless service to our country. Tickets start at $20, $10 for veterans, which includes a spaghetti dinner and a night of dancing. It's Saturday at 701 East Yosemite Avenue in Madera from 8pm to midnight.
-The 12th Annual Swede Fest returns to the Tower District. The film festival gives those who participate the chance to see their work on the big screen. A "Sweded" film is a summarized, low-budget recreation of a popular movie, starring you! It's Saturday at Tower Theater. Doors open at 6pm, films start at 6:30. Admission is free.
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