by Phantom Assassin
WHEN | 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012
WHERE | Fulton 55 875 Divisadero, Fresno, CA 93721
WHY | Passion Bucket is a local brass hip-hop band formally known as Yesterday’s Chonies. The first time I saw Passion Bucket perform was at ArtHop, the first Thursday in March 2012. Soon after the sun went down, a bike brigade, eight people deep, rolled up and set up shop in the alley behind Broadway Studios in Downtown Fresno. They did a guerrilla gig right then and there. It was awesome, and the Fulton 55 show should be no different. $5 admission fee. 21+
Passion Bucket live @ Fulton 55
WHEN | 4 p.m to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2012
WHERE | Fulton 55 875 Divisadero, Fresno, CA 93721
WHY | KFSR and the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation will present a showcase in honor of Ella Fitzgerald’s 95 birthday and Jazz Appreciation Month. The Joe Lenigan Band will be performing along with vocalists Debbie Rudd, Karen Marguth, Lisa Kao, and Vern Selland. Come expecting great music, wine tasting and local art. $10 suggested donation at the door. 21+
KFSR and Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation Benefit Show
WHEN | 8 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012
WHERE | The Lamp Post 607 E. Divisadero, Fresno, CA, 93721
WHY | It was Vintage Days 2010 when I first saw local indie rock band Life on the Sun perform. The all-male quartet formed in summer 2010 after one of the guitarists up and left the group. It did them a world of good. They have only played about six shows since. Tonight will be the seventh. If you like the songs on the voodooplaylist, you’ll probably enjoy Life on the Sun, and if you don’t, jam band The Creeping Green and brass hip-hop band Passion Bucket are also playing. The Lamp Post is a small venue, but there’s never a cover charge, drinks are reasonably priced and the walls are filled with local art. Yadida holla.
Life on the Sun live @ The Lamp Post
WHEN | 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012
WHERE | Broadway Studios 1416 Broadway, Fresno, CA 93721 | Fig Tree Gallery 644 Van Ness, Fresno, CA 93721 | Gallery 25 660 Van Ness, Fresno, CA 93721 | Gorgon Isle Gallery 665 Fulton, Fresno, CA 93721 | Studio 74 1274 N. Van Ness, Fresno, CA 93728
WHY | ArtHop is a three-hour art and culture exhibition on the first and third Thursday of each month. There are more than 80 ArtHop Venues in and around Downtown Fresno and Tower District. It’s worth checking out if you have never been. Plus there’s always free wine, champagne, cheese, crackers and cookies.
ArtHop — May 2012
WHEN | 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2012
WHERE | Start: Manchester Mall—Sears Parking Lot; Finish: Fulton Mall—Fresno Brewing Company
WHY | Because it’s Bike Month and the Fresno Police Department is stopping all traffic on Blackstone so bicyclists can ride the road.
Mall to Mall (Bike) Ride
WHEN | 7 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012
WHERE | The Crest Theatre 1170 Broadway Plaza, Fresno, CA 93721
WHY | It’s Andre Nickatina Kid. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the following locations:
Kwirk World 140 E. Paseo Del Centro Fresno, CA 93720 and
Clovis Ink Tattoo 91 W. Shaw Suite 1, Clovis, CA 93612
And hey, if you miss out, no worries, Andre plays The Crest twice a year, every year.
Andre Nickatina live @ The Crest Theatre
WHEN | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
WHERE | 648 Broadway Ave.
Fresno, CA 93721
WHY | The Annual Yoshi NOW! Spring Flea Market features nearly four-dozen vendors of antique and repurposed furniture, new and used CDs, cassettes and vinyl, vintage clothing, unique collectables, plus KFSR DJs, live music and good times. If you are interested in being a vendor call Yoshi NOW! at +1(559)485-8142 to sign up.
Yoshi NOW! Spring Flea
WHEN | 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2012
WHERE | Sierra Vista Cinemas 16 1300 Shaw, Clovis CA, 93619
WHY | A sweded film is a low-budget recreation of a movie in under five minutes.
The deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2012. Only the first 20 entries will be accepted due to time constraints. There have been five submissions and eight others have indicated they are in production.
There is no cost to enter. Check out www.SwedeFest.com for rules, previous entries and more information.
Contact the Community Media Access Collaborative at +1(559)266-2622 if you do not own, or have access to, equipment (cameras, tripods, editing software, etc.)
Swede Fest 9
WHEN | 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2012
WHERE | Faithful and True Tattoo Studio 1929 Fulton St # 106 Fresno, CA, 93721
WHY | I met this artist named Daniel Ball over the weekend. He had just scaled-down three of his 7X5 foot drawings into posters to sell tonight. I can not wait to be standing across from them. Faithful and True is within the Iron Bird Lofts. See you tonight.
ArtHop is a three-hour art and culture exhibition on the first and third Thursday of each month. There are more than 80 ArtHop Venues in and around Downtown Fresno and Tower District. It’s worth checking out if you have never been. Plus there’s always free wine, champagne, cheese, crackers and cookies.
ArtHop — June 2012