I love where I live, and I also love what I do. I'm lucky to be able to work in a profession in which I get to build relationships; one that has me meeting new people each and every day and helping them to build new lives in my beloved city. I'm lucky enough to work in a profession in which I can marry cutting-edge technologies and marketing techniques to good, old-fashioned, nose-to-the-grindstone work. I am lucky enough to work in a profession that allows me to work as an advocate for my clients; to use every tool at my disposal to get a job done well for them, and with as little stress and expense as possible.
I love my city. I love my job. One inspires my excellence for the other.
Fresno? I say FresYES
Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some suggestions.
See “The Salesman,” presented by Fresno Filmworks
Fresno Filmworks is back with its monthly film selection. “The Salesman,” from Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It’s showing at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. at the Tower Theatre. Tickets cost $10 general admission or $8 students/seniors. [Details]
Like, go to 90s Night – Spring Break Edition
There will be two rooms of sights and sounds from your favorite decade, a free photo booth with prints, and giveaways. 90s-inspired dress encouraged. 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Friday at Strummer’s in the Tower District. Cost is $5. 21+ only. [Details]
Hear Toxicity (A Tribute to System of a Down)
Toxicity (A Tribute to System of a Down), Way Off Starboard, and Valkyrie Missile at Fulton 55 in downtown Fresno. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., show is at 9. Cost is $10 in advance/$12 door. 21+ only. [Details]
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Buy stuff at the Lanna Local Vendor Fair
It’s time for the next local vendor fair at Lanna Coffee Co. taking place Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be lots of great local artisans and of course espresso. Lanna Coffee Co. is located at 617 Broadway St. in downtown Fresno. [Details]
Celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility
Celebrate the community and its diversity at this event, which takes place Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Alliant International University, 5130 E. Clinton Way, in Fresno. There will be transgender vendors, resources from allies, food, art galleries, speakers, entertainment, and a raffle. This is a family-friendly event. [Details]
Get crafting at Full Circle’s April DIY Workshop
Enjoy a Saturday afternoon crafting session at Full Circle Brewing Co. Saturday from 1-3:30 p.m. During this class, you’ll make projects with Mother’s Day, family and bottle opening in mind. Full Circle will have lots of hand-crafted beverages available for purchase. Cost is $20-$30, depending on the craft you choose. This is a family-friendly event. [Details]
Attend a Poetry Workshop with Fresno Women Read
Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Gillis Branch of the Fresno County Public Library Saturday from 2-3 p.m. This hour-long workshop focuses on generating new ways of looking at poetry, excitement about the genre, and new poems (or ideas for poems) of your own. Free and open to the community (ages 15+). [Details]
Get down with Blues, Brews & BBQ
Enjoy a celebration of blues, beer and barbecue with Javon Davis & Friends playing the blues all night and MEGA Texas Barbeque catering providing delicious food from 7-11 p.m. Saturday at Full Circle Brewing Co. in downtown Fresno.. Cost is $10. All ages. [Details]
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Sunday – Easter Egg Hunts
Sunday is Easter, so there are few events happening that aren’t Easter egg hunts. So grab your basket, a kid or two (your own, please), and check out the FresYes guide to hunts here.
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Here are a couple of events taking place in the near future. You’ll want to get your tickets early for these.
Safety First! Come Drink with a Nurse Benefit!
Enjoy food, live music, vendors, and of course wine while supporting the Fresno City College Registered Nursing Program from 7-10 p.m. Friday, April 21, at Toca Madera Winery. Sugar will be performing beginning at 7 p.m. Dinner is provided by Luna Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant. Cost is $20/person or $35/couple; each ticket includes dinner and a glass of wine. This event is expected to sell out, so be sure to purchase early. [Details]
Grizzly Fest 2017
Now in its 4th year, Grizzly Fest is a hip-hop/indie rock/reggae music festival featuring 21 artists and 6 DJs on three stages, plus food trucks, a pro skate demo courtesy of Grizzly Griptape, a tech demo by 59DaysOfCode, an art hop curated by Arthouse, and more. Tickets are available now for the Saturday, April 29 event. Read our primer to Grizzly Fest here. [Details]