Fresno Weekend Events: 10/10/14 - 10/12/14


5-8PM - #forRMHC Red stripe crawl - Tower District - Info. 

5-9PM - Live music, food trucks, & beer - Gazebo Gardens - Info.

5:30PM & 8PM - Fresno Filmworks, Life After Beth - Tower Theater - Info.

8PM - The Experience - Peeve’s Public House - Info.

8PM - Stealing Nicks - Fulton 55 - Info. 

9PM - Uke-hunt & others - Strummer’s - Info. 


7AM-12PM - Vineyard Farmers Market - NW corner of Shaw & Blackstone

8:30AM-12PM - Lowell Health & Home Fair - Lowell Elementary - Info.

9AM-12PM - Farmers Market - Fresno State - Info. 

9AM-1PM - Park Place Farmers Market - Corner of Palm & Nees

10AM-3PM - Vintage Pop-up Sale - Warnors Center - Info.

10AM-9PM - LGBT Plus Leadership Summit - The Voice Shop - Info.

11AM-2PM - Brio on Broadway Lofts Construction Tour - Info. 

12-4PM - Open House & art show - Fresno Ideaworks - Info. 

2PM-5PM - Cantos De Los Muertos: Artist Reception - Arte Americas - Info 

6-8:30PM - The Jacktones, beer, and food trucks - Gazebo Gardens - Info.

8PM - Gentle Jamie, Zee Will, & Sanda - Peeve’s Public House - Info. 

8PM - Zombie Prom - Full Circle Brewing Co. - Info. 

9PM - A Night in Disguise (Masquerade party) - Fulton 55 - Info.

9-11:50PM - The Big Fresno Fair Gets Splattered - Fairgrounds - Info.


8AM - 9372RUN - Iron Bird Lofts - Info. 

9AM-12PM - 2014 Fresno Hydrocephalus Walk - Woodward Park - Info.

11AM-2PM - Second Sunday Art - Ood de Lolli Cafe - Info. 

7PM - Vibe concert - Fulton 55 - Info. 


To find out what’s going on in the Fresno Area, read this post.

Please reblog, to add a community event I missed.

Zombie Prom at Full Circle Brewing (with a rockabilly twist)

Full Circle Brewing Co., in Fresno’s Chinatown, has the most eclectic mix of events: silent film showings, heavy metal concerts, comic-book themed burlesque shows, roller derby competitions, etc. And they brew their own beer on site! 

This Saturday (Oct. 11, 2014), the Rockabilly Mafia Dolls are having a zombie-themed prom with live rockabilly music (including a female Johnny Cash covered band. What?!). 

Event Details

Pictured is Laura Barboza, theater operator, at the night of the grand re-opening of the Teatro Azteca in Fresno’s Chinatown. (Source: Valley Public Radio)

I attended this event and, there, I met Ezra David Romero. Ezra is a reporter and producer of Valley Public Radio. He did an amazing job reporting on the history of the region’s only Spanish language theater and Laura’s vision for the theater and the community. 

Click here to read the article and listen to the interviews.

Raizana Tea, my favorite Fresno tea shop, is offering a 20% off discount on all tea orders. Use coupon code “newsite20” when you order online. You can also visit them at their downtown Fresno location (2011 Tuolumne St.) and present the above photo to them for the discount.

Offer expires October 9, 2014. 

Creative Fresno recently started a new project called, the mobile mural project. Last weekend, hundreds of Fresno-Area residents took part in painting a mural at the Big Fresno Fair. The mural will be on display at the fine arts and photography building. You can read more about the project, here

Photo by Craig Kohlruss.

Jazz Hop is to-night (first Thursday of every month)! Listen to live music, support local businesses, and perhaps you’ll spot Fresno Swing Dance dancing.

Here’s a list of October venues and musicians, according to their Web site:


1426 N. Van Ness Ave
Ron Thompson and His Resistors, 6-9 pm ($5 cover)

1141 N. Van Ness Ave
Kindred Trio, 8:30 pm

1140 N. Van Ness Ave
The Jazz Counselors, 7-9 pm

644 E. Olive Ave
Espacio  8-11 pm
Jazz Hop Jam Session 11 pm

620 E. Olive
Amanda Hamilton, solo piano 6:30-7:30 pm

609 E. Olive Ave
Merlinda Espinosa, 7-8 pm
Joe Moreno, 8-9 pm


1415 Fulton
Fire & Rain, 5:30-8 pm

1432 Fulton Street
Fresno Pacific University Jazz Ensemble, 8:15
The Jazz Extension, 9:15

1929 1/2 Fresno Street
Cloid (experimental guitar and drums indie duo), 6-8 pm


5138 N. Palm
Jazz Xperiment, 6-8 pm

Check out Jazz Fresno for a schedule of Fresno jazz events throughout the month. 

As I mentioned in my previous post, there are 50+ ArtHop venues (not including the unofficial venues). It’s hard keeping track of the different art exhibits for each month. The best resource I have found is the Facebook group, Fresno Art-Hop Guide. You can request to be one of the 1,000+ members and get updates on where local artists are exhibiting their art.

For me, the first Thursday of every month is one of the most exciting nights in Tower District and downtown Fresno. It’s ArtHop and JazzHop!

There are about 50 listed ArtHop venues (a more complete venue list, here) and about 10 JazzHop venues! Most of the venues are within walking distance of each other.


10/1/14 Big Fresno Fair

I would love to try this! The historic Warnors Theatre (it’s on the National Register of Historic Places) is now hosting yoga classes! Tuesdays, 5:45-7:00PM. It’s $12 per class or $40 for the month. You can check out their facebook page for updates. 


Yoga, a historic theater and a live DJ set. Something magical happened here tonight. #yogaonstage #downtownfresno #namaste (at Yoga on Stage at Historic Warnors Theatre)

I Need ArtHop/JazzHop Suggestions

The first Thursday Evening of the month is ArtHop & JazzHop in the Tower District and downtown Fresno. Please let me know what’s going on and I’ll add it to a list I am posting soon. 


Made this shot of the last supermoon of the year, which was also the harvest moon, from the roof of the Fresno Bee with a 300mm lens a couple of weeks ago. Got us out of a jam cuz we needed a local feature photo, or standalone, for the next day’s paper.


Mid-1930s Broadway, downtown Fresno. “This was Highway 99 before the freeway went in; today, it’s not even a through street.”  Photo from Stifyn Emrys, California’s Historic Highways fb page.

Wow, I don’t recognize any of these buildings on Broadway.

Most of the existing buildings were used for industrial purposes at some point. The street has only two lanes (going both ways). There are spots where the street ends, such as at Chukchansi baseball stadium.


Good evening everyone! We imagine lots of you getting ready to bed, letting the sleepy eyes get heavier, and possibly looking over last notifications on social media sites before you completely doze off.

If you find yourself struggling a bit at night to get a full rest, we suggest you (of course) our SleepyTea. We found a review online courtesy of a lady named Amanda Wilson on her blog on our tea here.

She’ll talk about the smell of the lemony and citrusy flavor we added and the hint of lavender which soothes most headaches and anxieties! The key ingredient we put is the Valerian root which effects we surely admire (smell not so much but hey, that’s why we put lavender and Orange for!). this tea is great to have in your medicine cabinet. 🍵😋

#valerianroot #teareview #afterlight #raizanatea #teanerds #lavender #teapeople

That reminds me… *brews SleepyTea*.

Raizana Tea sells several different blends of herbal tea. They are located at the Warnors Center (corner of Fulton & Tuolumne in downtown Fresno). They’ll be open during ArtHop, this Thursday!

Prices go up, in a couple of hours!