Hockey: home at last
For a little rough-and-tumble fun, hockey fans can watch the Fresno Monsters hockey team take on the Long Beach Bombers Friday and Saturday at 5:30 p.m., and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Games take place at the Gateway Ice Center at 2473 N. Marks Ave. in Fresno. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. Active military get in free with military ID. Groups of more than 10 can purchase tickets in advance and at special rates by calling the Monsters’ office at 559-549-4849. For more information, visit the team’s website, http://fresnomonsters.pointstreaksites.com/view/fresnomonsters or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those who would rather strap on skates and get on the ice themselves, the Downtown Fresno Ice Rink on the Fulton Mall is back through Jan. 20. On weekdays opening at 11 a.m., rink admission is $10 for adults and $8 for kids. Saturday and Sunday, admission is $12 for adults and $10 for children. Season passes and gift certificates are available. The rink will have other events, like “turkey bowling” with KSEE 24 and an ‘80s Night on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Those interested can visit the rink’s website at www.downtownfresno.org/events/ice-rink or call 559-490-9966.
‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’
Katniss Everdeen returns to the movie screen in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” the second film in the popular “Hunger Games” series, which opens today. Actress Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss, along with actors Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark and Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne. The sequel picks up with Everdeen and Mellark on a “Victor’s Tour” after winning the 74th annual Hunger Games. Rebellion is brewing, and the 75th annual Hunger Games are nearing.
A Raisin in the Sun
Tonight at 5 p.m. in the Peter’s Education Center Auditorium, the CineCulture club and theatre arts department will co-sponsor a screening of the 1961 film, “A Raisin in the Sun,” about a poor African-American family who must decide what to do when a $10,000 insurance check falls into their hands. The film, directed by Daniel Petrie and starring Sidney Poitier, will feature a discussion after the screening by theatre professors Thomas-Whit Ellis and Kathleen McKinley.