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 fun suggestions for events happening in Fresno and beyond.
Swan Lake is not just for Christmas! See the ballet at 6:30 p.m. at the Saroyan Theatre.
Or check out the 1st Annual Juneteenth Jazz & Blues Celebration, which is taking place at Mariposa Plaza in downtown Fresno from 7 to 11 p.m. Juneteenth is an American holiday celebrating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans. Enjoy history, food and craft vendors, a wine/beer garden, and live music from Ray Moore & The Experience, Bobby Brown, Joe “Boy” Walton and The Starr Choice Band, and Bobby & Jeff Logan.
A one-of-a-kind experience is happening at the Meux Home in downtown Fresno. This paint class fundraiser will benefit one of the oldest standing homes in Fresno. Take your pick of either the Eiffel Tower or the Meux Home to paint. Enjoy an evening of food, drinks, instructional painting, and a DJ. $10 of every ticket sold will go directly to the Meux Home.
See the 80s classic “The Karate Kid” (yes, classic) at the Crest Theatre at 8 p.m. Cost is $5. Come dressed in costume and receive a free popcorn.
Deja Blues is holding its 18th Anniversary Show at Fulton 55 at 8 p.m. This is a 21 and over show; cost is $10.
Los Perdidos de Sinaloa will hit up Aldo’s Night Club at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25.
At 12 p.m., the Fresno Juneteenth Collaborative Committee will host the Annual Juneteenth Celebration at Frank H. Ball Park. There will be a parade, Lenny Williams Live in concert, local performances, inspirational speakers, and workshops. In addition, there will be a variety of food that represents the African-American culture, plus games and entertainment to satisfy all age groups.
Foam Glow 5K is an exhilarating experience where runners or walkers are blasted with Glowing Foam and then lit up by blacklights scattered throughout the course. At the end of the race, there will be a Foam Glow Party filled with music pumping from a live DJ, glowing foam, and tons of blacklights. Starts at 5:30 p.m.; cost is $20.
At 6 p.m., enjoy an evening of delicious food, strong drinks, instructional painting, and a DJ playing Santana music all night. The Black Magic Woman paint class will take place at Los Panchos in downtown Fresno.
Country fans will want to head to Bitwise in downtown Fresno to see Gregor Ross. The night kicks off at 6 p.m. with the best in local food and a full bar, and the show will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 presale and $25 at the door.
A Love the Captive Party is happening at Strummer’s at 8 p.m. This all-ages party is $20.
Start your Father’s Day with the Central Valley’s WBC Champion Jose Ramirez as he hosts the biggest Mexico vs Germany watch party in Fresno. The festivities start at 8 a.m. at Dave & Busters. Your $15 cover includes entry into the watch party, a half-time meet and greet with Ramirez, one raffle ticket for tickets to his July 7 fight at SaveMart Center and access to the build-your-own breakfast burrito bar.
Take Dad to get his dance on at FAB in the Tower District from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Great music and drink specials. No cover.
New Rock 104.1 will welcome Blue October along with special guests, The Interrupters and local homies, Cloudship to Warnor’s Theatre for the New Rock Summer Roundup. Tickets are $20. Show is at 6 p.m.
Finally, the Fresno Football Club hosts the Swope Park Rangers at Chukchansi Park. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. Somos Zorros!
What else is going on this weekend? Add your event to the comments.