FRIDAY, 8PM, Peeve’s Pub - Saint Motel is performing in Fresno! The concert has moved from Frank’s Place to Peeve’s Public House in downtown Fresno.

There won’t be a lot of room to dance like there is at Frank’s Place (you will want to dance to this music). On the plus side, the concert is now free and all-ages!

More event info, here.

espumosofigueroa:

Alison | Pacific Southwest Building 

// Kevin Figueroa 

Lovely photos, Kevin! 

Alison has an amazing fashion blog, called Pretty in Python (as well as a tumblr). I adore how she uses downtown Fresno as her background for most of her photoshoots. You can check them out on her Instagram

cac-illustrations:

Time lapse drawing of a recent piece, special thanks to Dominic Moore and Jeremy Jones from Beardy for supplying the music

Another Carlos A. Cisneros piece. Go lefties! 

cac-illustrations:

Getting into the spirit #oilpainting #art #arte #oiloncanvas #wip #skull #halloween #illustration #undead #horror #streetart #fresnoarthop #fresno #559art #cacillustrations #carloscisneros

Artist Carlos Cisneros’ Web site and tumblr

These lessons are important to me. I would love to see more people attend. 
I’ve been part of Fresno’s Lindy Hop scene for three years and our community has not grown in size. It’s hard seeing Chris and Kellie (my dance instructors) spend several years trying to grow a wonderful community. I want to see it grow.
Dancing is my “happy pill.” I forget to take it every day but when I do remember, my day brightens up. It’s been kind to me and I’m thankful I found swing dancing.
We all have that desire to be part of a community and a Lindy Hop community is a wonderful thing to be part of. These people want to dance. These people want to be silly and geek out about Doctor Who. These people want to express their passion for all things vintage and jazz music. It’s not the kind of dance where everyone’s intention is to hit on you. It’s easy to feel comfortable in a Lindy Hop community. I’ve traveled solo to Seattle to attend a dance event. I plan on traveling solo to Austin for another dance event. I never worry about feeling scared and alone in a big city. I know I’ll meet people similar to me.
So, Try it out! Be part of the community! I’ll see you Thursday, yes?
Here’s a video of Lindy Hop, in case you’re wondering what the heck the dance looks like.

These lessons are important to me. I would love to see more people attend. 

I’ve been part of Fresno’s Lindy Hop scene for three years and our community has not grown in size. It’s hard seeing Chris and Kellie (my dance instructors) spend several years trying to grow a wonderful community. I want to see it grow.

Dancing is my “happy pill.” I forget to take it every day but when I do remember, my day brightens up. It’s been kind to me and I’m thankful I found swing dancing.

We all have that desire to be part of a community and a Lindy Hop community is a wonderful thing to be part of. These people want to dance. These people want to be silly and geek out about Doctor Who. These people want to express their passion for all things vintage and jazz music. It’s not the kind of dance where everyone’s intention is to hit on you. It’s easy to feel comfortable in a Lindy Hop community. I’ve traveled solo to Seattle to attend a dance event. I plan on traveling solo to Austin for another dance event. I never worry about feeling scared and alone in a big city. I know I’ll meet people similar to me.

So, Try it out! Be part of the community! I’ll see you Thursday, yes?

Here’s a video of Lindy Hop, in case you’re wondering what the heck the dance looks like.

raizanatea:

What would you do with $150K business grant?

What we would do with the grant:
Grow into a company that creates jobs for our communities and develops employees to be their best and reach their goals. A company that promotes projects that support community health and well-being. And a company that serves as a model and inspiration for other family businesses and entrepreneurs.

Our customers are a big part of our growth and success. We would very much appreciate your votes for the Chase Grant—with a few simple steps, you can help us make this bigger step! VOTE HERE https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/business/detail/14521

#chasegrant #supportlocalbusinesses #raizanatea #tealover #positiveattitude #voteforus #smallbusiness #teashop #fresnocity #fresno #california #vscocam #amazingteam

I voted for my favorite tea shop in Fresno to receive a grant to grow their business. 

Downtown Fresno events, new businesses, construction updates, opportunities for artists…the list goes on! 

Peeve’s Public House is celebrating its 1-year anniversary, to-morrow (September 16, 2014). More info, here. This weekend (September 20-21, 2014), Peeve’s is hosting a “Love a Local” festival. Local food, beer/wine, bands, artists, and family activities. More info, here. 

Peeve’s Public House is celebrating its 1-year anniversary, to-morrow (September 16, 2014). More info, here

This weekend (September 20-21, 2014), Peeve’s is hosting a “Love a Local” festival. Local food, beer/wine, bands, artists, and family activities. More info, here

I just read that Ani-Jam is shutting down. Ani-Jam was the Central Valley’s annual anime convention that took place in downtown Fresno for about 10 years.

On the positive side, there is ZAPPCON! October 18-19, 2014 will be the first ZAPPCON ever. My friend has a huge part putting this event together. Every event he organizes is a huge success, so I’m thrilled to attend this event! It’ll a celebration of many things: comics, games, toys, and movies.

Tip: What’s Going on in Fresno?

There are a couple of sources you can use:

Facebook - Go to “My Events” page and scroll down till you get to “Events for You.” It should list public events in your listed area and/or events your friends are attending. 

PlayFresno.org 

Downtown Fresno Partnership Events Calendar and Email Newsletters (scroll down to subscribe to newsletter)

Please reblog for more sources.

To-morrow! Star Palace is located at the Warnors Center  in downtown Fresno. Future Islands’ “A Dream of You and Me”

To-morrow!

Star Palace is located at the Warnors Center  in downtown Fresno.

Future Islands’ “A Dream of You and Me”

A restaurant owner recently asked me if I lived in Downtown. Nope, I just find the downtown area to be exciting.


Here’s an extensive list of this week’s events - from concerts to beginning welding classes (and other classes by Fresno Ideaworks).