It’s August! The last official month of summer, we’re in the final days before school starts, and we think YOU deserve to have some fun. I regularly share great local restaurants, shops, pop-ups, and other events with you here on FresYes.com, but this week there are some really special, unique, and cool things to do that have popped onto my radar and I felt they needed their very own post so you didn’t miss them!
Paint All the Feelings: The Reclaim Collective is a local collective of independent licensed therapists who focus on helping clients heal from trauma. If you’ve been through a heavy phase in your life recently and would like an opportunity to channel your feelings in a therapeutic way, or if you’d just like to practice being more present and being connected to how you’re feeling, The Reclaim is hosting a special class called “Paint All the Feelings” this Saturday, August 5th from 9-10:30am in which you’ll be guided through the creation of healing art. The cost of the class, which includes materials is $35. No art experience or expertise is needed. (This event will also repeat on the first Saturday of each month.) To sign up, click here.
Natural Dye Class: First up, for those who love to create things and/or those interested in sustainable practices – next weekend, during the Downtown Flower Market, local entrepreneur and art teacher Brook Luallen of Smith & Len will be teaching a workshop on hand-dyeing fabric using natural items such as flowers and food scraps. Her beautiful pieces are sold at a number of local boutiques, and have developed a cult following. You can view the types of products she creates and the gorgeous tones her natural dyes yield on her website here. Her class will be held from 9:30-11:30am on August 12th in the Sun Stereo Warehouse. You can find further details or register online here.
SIP AND SCARE!
The Haunted Tavern Experience: Are you a lover of spooky phenomenon and experiences? This special event will be right up your alley! Join host Ichabod Crane for haunted evening of cocktails hosted in one of Fresno’s most-rumored-to-be-haunted locations, the Figarden Building. The evening will feature a 4-part interactive cocktail experience, local lore, and some surprises and maybe even a few jumps – that is, if you’re brave enough to attend. This event takes place August 18th & 19th with several start times to choose from and tickets are available online here.
Enjoy Elegant Suppers from Around the World: Fresno’s most-exclusive supper club, Fresno Underground Suppers, is offering tickets to the public for their special local chef collaboration dinners taking place this August! There are three different dinner dates to select from, each featuring a local chef and world cuisine. The Underground Supper Club is known for creating truly special dining experiences in stunning locations, and tickets to the August suppers are still up for grabs! Check out the menus and book your tickets online here for a truly memorable experience.
Create your Own Candle & Visit the Barbie Lounge: Are you one of the millions who’ve enjoyed the Barbie movie, and are on the Barbie hype train? (If you said yes, ME TOO!) Joy’s Velitas in the Sun Stereo Warehouse is not only hosting Barbie-themed candle making nights throughout the month of August, they are also including access to an exclusive “Barbie Lounge” for everyone in your group for fun photos ops and a night of friendship and bonding. Every participant with learn how to make their own fragranced 6 ounce candle, decorate it to their liking, and get to take it home same day. It’s a memorable experience and the scent of your custom candle burning will keep the memories going for days to come after! Check out videos of the Barbie lounge on Joy’s Instagram, or book your candle making session online here.
So there you have it – 5 exceptionally cool and unique things to do and enjoy in Fresno during the month of August. Which ones will YOU try? Let us know in the comments!
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