Before Rockabilly Zombie Prom, last night! Way better than high school prom.

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


The city I live in actually has some nice buildings downtown

Just a couple of the many downtown Fresno buildings on the register of historic places: Pacific Southwest Building (aka National Bank Building), on the left, and the Bank of Italy Building, on the right. 

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. 

Oh goodness…

Gabriel Iglesias’ response to the community mural when he visited the Big Fresno Fair. Fluffyguy

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.


Beer festival ! #tower #octoberfestv

Tower District’s annual Octoberfest! 

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. 

ArtHop/JazzHop: After Hours

ArtHop & JazzHop run from 5-8PM on the first Thursday of every month. Time goes by too quickly but, luckily, there are a few venues that stay open late:

Peeve’s Public House in downtown Fresno - Art, beer, food (till 9PM), and live music. Closes around 11PM. Map, here.

H St. Arthouse in downtown Fresno - Live music, plenty of art vendors, and a taco truck. Closing time varies. Map, here.

The Landmark in Tower District - Food, drinks, and a jam session with musicians from JazzHop. Closing time varies. Map, here.


Don’t miss #DroughtVoices this week at CMAC for ArtHop (Fresno Arts Council). KVPRs’ Voices of the Drought blog and series will come to life with a mural of California filled in with user submitted photos, a listening room for stories, a gallery of the best drought photos taken by KVPR reporter Ezra David Romero, a gallery of Guest Blogger essays/photos (Including Nikiko Masumoto and Dairygoddess), a gallery of the best photos submitted via social media, and computer stations with the blog on them to look through.

Details: #DroughtVoices by Valley Public Radio at CMAC October ArtHop
Thursday Oct. 2, 5-8 p.m. at CMAC in Downtown Fresno, 1555 Van Ness Ave, Fresno, California 93721.

I’m looking forward to this one! Ezra spent seven months reporting on the California Drought. He will be exhibiting a collection of photos of the drought.

CMAC, alone, is worth a visit. It’s in the former Met Museum. The building is now used as a community video production studio. Here’s a map.

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