#Fresno Film Festival is taking place, this weekend, in the Tower District!
April 19th-21st, 2013
The ninth annual Fresno Film Festival, presented by Fresno Filmworks at the historic Tower Theatre, will feature seven exclusive programs of short and feature-length movies, including special filmmaker appearances, social gatherings, and Q&A discussions.
Visit Fresno Filmworks’ Web for this weekend’s schedule.
This is like no other event in Fresno. Jefferson Beavers, board member, introduced me to the organization. Thanks to him, my friend and I attended the viewing of Oscar-nominated shorts, back in March. It was an amazing event! And it was my first time at the Tower Theatre. It was an amazing opportunity!
Fresno Filmworks does a great introducing independent films to Fresno. This is something organizers felt was lacking in our culture.
Nowhere else would a giant teddy bear eating a hot dog tacked to a wall make sense.
But it does at the newly opened Brown Bear’s Hotdogs, a little stand at Herndon Avenue and #Fresno Street, just north of Chili’s restaurant.
Almost here! Three more weeks till they’re mature enough to harvest! /squeal
Photo by Bossom Bluff Orchards of Parlier, CA.
THE LADIES’ MAN (PART 2)
I attended one of my favorite #Fresno events, to-night: Live swing music and dancing at Silver Dollar Hofbrau in #Fresno. You can check it out every Tuesday, from 7:30-10pm.
“The Ladies’ Man” was there again. I wrote about this old fella, in this post. The gentleman was sitting in-between several feisty old women. He had a camera with him. A disposable camera! I watched him fumble with this alien device. He shaked it. Turned it around. Moved with a few nobs. Once he figured out how to use it, he took photos of the beautiful women at his table. The ladies held their drinks high in the air and giggled as he took their photo. The scene reminded me of college students vacationing during spring break.
I’m visiting my grandma, to-night, and I’m still figuring out what to food bring over for dinner.
Any suggestions? Keep in mind, she lost her taste buds and pours salt on everything.
What I’m really asking is this - what should I buy for dinner?
To-day, I had lunch at CArtHop’s Fulton Mall location.
I’ve been making excuses not to get out of the office. Part of me feels as if I should be completing more tasks before I go out. Another part of me has a slight fear (I lie - it’s a big fear) of sun exposure and I’ve been trying to become less dependent on sunscreen lotion. Lame excuses…
BUT! I slathered on some coconut oil (It’s a natural sunscreen; I figured I’ll test it out on my pasty skin), wore a gigantic floppy hat, and took a trip to downtown Fresno. I had a burger from Tako BBQ food truck. I visited Twee Boutique and bought a headband and a coin purse (pictured above). Melanie is closing her storefront, by the end of March. I stopped in Misc. Trading Co. to satisfy my obsession for inexpensive dresses!
It felt great supporting local businesses. I used to be a total tight-wad. That has changed, since starting the blog. I still save a lot of money but it feels good putting some of my money into the local economy. Most importantly, going to downtown makes me enjoy my job more!
I have a checklist of tasks, at work. They’re divided up into what needs to be done daily, weekly, and monthly. The bad thing about not going to school is that I don’t have deadlines! The checklist keeps my projects on track, little-by-little.
One of my weekly tasks, is to write a blog post on my blog blog. I’m not the best at completing this task but it’s about time to write an update on my time swing-dancing, in Fresno. I wrote a post, over an year ago, about Wednesday Night Swing. Since then, I have gone to out-of-town dance events, and I have met different personalities. I feel as if I’ve changed so much, socially and musically.
So, here’s to my blogging goal of the week!
Fresno’s CArtHop, a movement supporting local produce, added two locations this week!
Tuesdays - River Park Area 10am-2pm
Saturdays - Downtown Fresno Ice Rink. 5pm-9pm.
I wrote a blog post about my experience at the Tuesday CArtHop, here. For the first time, someone made me feel like an f’in dirty hippie.
Photo via Dusty Buns