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I love my city. I love my job. One inspires my excellence for the other.
Fresno? I say FresYES
There’s so much happening in and around Fresno, sometimes you forget about an event until after it’s over. Enter FresYes. Here are 10 things we’re excited about this week, including one happening tonight. Make sure to add them to your calendar now.
1. Fresno Filmworks Presents “Being 17”
Fresno Filmworks will present its monthly offering tonight at the Tower Theatre. This month’s movie is “Being 17,” a French coming-of-age film. There will be two showings, one at 5:30 p.m. and one at 8:30 p.m. [Details]
2. Martin Luther King Jr. Events
A number of events will take place across the Valley throughout the weekend and Monday to honor Dr. King. Check out this list of events compiled by The Fresno Bee for details.
3. Free Rose Pruning Class with Bill Welzenbach
Bill Welzenbach is a consultant rosarian emeritus with the American Rose Society who will teach you anything you’ve ever wanted to know about roses. Chat with him at Gazebo Gardens Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. [Details]
4. The Purple Ones at Fulton 55
Returning to Fresno to get funky, of course, The Purple Ones will pay homage to Prince with a live show Saturday starting at 9 p.m.at Fulton 55. [Details]
5. Writers Resist: Fresno Louder for Free Expression
Local authors spanning different genres will gather Sunday at Mia Cuppa Café from 2-4 p.m. to read as they recommit themselves to the ideals of compassion, free speech, and equality. [Details]
6. MLK Day Bald Eagle Hike
If you’re looking to get away from screens for awhile, join the San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust for a bit of hiking and Bald Eagle spotting. Meet at the River Center at 8 a.m. Monday. [Details]
7. “This is a Creation Story: Merritt Johnson and the Unnamed Collective” Exhibition Opens
Beginning Tuesday you can view this exhibition—the work of a collection of multimedia artists who positioned themselves as water protectors at Standing Rock, N.D., in opposition to the North Dakota Access Pipeline—for free at the Phebe Conley Art Gallery at Fresno State from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. [Details]
8. TB&J: Tacos, Brew & Jams
This monthly gathering at Tioga Sequoia Brewing Company is for anyone who is a fan of tacos, beer, and music, which is … everyone? January’s event, which takes place Thursday from 5-10 p.m., includes food from Los Toritos Taco Truck and live music from Jo Nathan. [Details]
9. Nate’s Silent Movies at Full Circle: “The Last Laugh”
This pay-what-you-want event is from the mind of genius Nate Butler, who plays live piano while showing movies from the silent era. Happening every third Thursday at Full Circle Brewery, this week’s event will be held this week from 8-10 p.m. [Details]
10. Fresno’s Monthly Motown Night
Like to dance? Of course you do. Get to Fulton 55 Thursday from 8-11 p.m. to show off those slick Motown moves. [Details]