Giant Paper Flower Workshop
Mar
11
1:00pm 1:00pm

Giant Paper Flower Workshop

Abigail Janzen & Studio Azucar invite you to participate in a ...

Giant Paper Flower Workshop

This paper craft is ideal for dressing up a special event, parade floats, classrooms, or even an office! Participants will learn how to make ONE GIANT paper flower from start to finish to take home. 

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Sister Spit 2017: Fresno
Mar
9
7:30pm 7:30pm

Sister Spit 2017: Fresno

$10-30 sliding scale donation; $7 for students with ID

In 2017 Sister Spit celebrates its 20th anniversary. Sister Spit began in San Francisco in the 1990s as a weekly, girls-only open mic that was an alternative to the misogyny-soaked poetry open mics popular around the city (and the nation) at that time. Inspired by two-bit punk bands who managed to go on the road without hardly knowing how to play their instruments, Sister Spit became the first all-girl poetry roadshow at the end of the 90s, and toured regularly with such folks as Eileen Myles, Marci Blackman, Beth Lisick and Nomy Lamm.
Featuring 7 artists who offer a critical, intersectional and often humorous lens to issues of feminism, race, size, class, identity, technology, gender and sexuality.

feat. a follow up performance by Fatty Cakes & The Puff Pastries.

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ArtHop Exhibit: Trans Liberation
Mar
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

ArtHop Exhibit: Trans Liberation

Dulce UpFront Presents:

:: TRANS LIBERATION ::
- Micah Bazant -

This show will feature art about the power, beauty, and resistance of trans comunities of color, who are on the frontlines of our liberation movement. These pieces were created over the past three years by trans artist Micah Bazant, in collaboration with other trans artists, activists and organizations.
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Micah Bazant
www.micahbazant.com & translifeandliberation.tumblr.com.
Micah Bazant is a visual artist who works with social justice movements to make change look irresistible. They create art inspired by struggles to decolonize ourselves from white supremacy, patriarchy, ableism, and the gender binary. Micah is an anti-zionist jew and identifies as trans, gender nonconforming, and timtum (one of six traditional jewish gender categories).

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Brown Girl Noise: Celebrating the Life of Mireyda (Mia) Barraza Martinez
Feb
18
3:00pm 3:00pm

Brown Girl Noise: Celebrating the Life of Mireyda (Mia) Barraza Martinez

Performances/Art/Support by
(More to be announced)
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Jairo Agent Lozano
Kooleidoscope
Lee Herrick
Fatty Cakes & The Puff Pastries
Optimus Prime
Una Isu
Grisanti Valencia
omedj
Boligrafo
Chicanx Artist and Writers Association
Fresno Brown Berets
Dulce UpFront
Fres.Co
Fresno State University MFA
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OPEN MIC: there will be on going open mic sections through out the day.
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$10 Door // No one turned away for lack of funds // All proceeds will go to Mia's Thug Mansion

3pm // All Ages // Fres.Co 1918 Fresno St., Fresno CA 93721

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FreshNalgas :: a Music Spotlight Series
Feb
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

FreshNalgas :: a Music Spotlight Series

Dulce UpFront Presents

FreshNalgas :: a Music Spotlight Series

Featuring BUYEPONGO (L.A.) 

resident DJ // Omedj

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$10 door / All Ages / 7pm - 10pm
Fres.Co 1918 Fresno Street, Fresno CA 93721
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Limited Capacity: Purchase pre-sale tickets
HERE: https://squareup.com/store/dulceupfront
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"FreshNalgas" is a play off "Fres-nalgas", an indearing xicanx-centric term locals use as a substitute for saying "Fresno". Fres(no) Nalgas (butt). The FreshNalgas music spotlight series is an all ages space held at our downtown home Fres.Co. Random dates, always created with love for our community. All proceeds go to Dulce UpFront programming.

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BUYEPONGO BIO
http://buyepongo.com/
The name Buyepongo means “to cause a ruckus” –which certainly describes the scene on the dance floors of Los Angeles whenever the band launches into its dizzyingly energetic, instantly infectious rhythms. But it also describes Buyepongo’s riotous mash-up of influences, which absorbs hip-hop, punk, funk, and jazz sounds into a delirious tropical blend of styles from across the Latin American diaspora. Like its name, the band is part hybrid, part invention, something untranslatable that nevertheless perfectly captures its uniquely vibrant spirit.On their debut album, Todo Mundo, due out January 29.

Buyepongo takes their Pan-Latin sound worldwide with a vivid collection of original music that is as hard to pin down as it is to resist.“Our music is going to get you moving and thinking,” says singer and percussionist Edgar “Meshlee” Modesto. “It’ll break you out of your comfort zone and connect you with other folks and cultures. If you come to dance and have a good time you’re going to get that, but if you come to hear great music with a lot of heart and technique, you’re going to get that too. It’s a very unique style.”

The members of Buyepongo started playing together as friends in high school, at the time reflecting their early punk rock and hip-hop influences. But after the band’s original incarnation split apart in 2010, Modesto and a few friends embarked on a life-altering backpacking trip through Belize and Guatemala which exposed them to the Afro-Caribbean sounds of the region’s Garifuna culture. “That trip to Central America was really an eye-opener,” Modesto recalls. “I realized that we could do a lot just by changing rhythms and adding our funk and flavor from growing up in L.A. Since then our mission has been to keep improving our sound and creating a new style of music.”The core members of Buyepongo came together shortly after Modesto’s return: multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Jorge “Yuka” Vallejo, bassist Randy Modesto(Edgar’s younger brother), and saxophonist Angel Hernandez. The membership of the band, which Vallejo says might be more accurately called a “tribe,” is fluid; on Todo Mundo, the line-up is completed by keyboardist Kris Castro and percussionist Larry Harvey.

Since then, Buyepongo has shared the stage with acts such as Quantic, Ondatropica, Ozomatli, Booker T, Celso Piña, Os Mutantes, Sister Nancy, Dead Prez, Cut Chemist, Beatnuts, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Antibalas,and Punta Cartel to name a few. They’ve performed on countless stages, including Grand Park, Levitt Pavillion’s Summer Music Series, Hollywood Forever's Dia De Los Muertos, The Los Angeles Music Center's Los Angeles County Holiday Concert, the Skirball Cultural Center's Family Amphitheater Performances, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

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Jan
31
3:00pm 3:00pm

The Roots Awaken Film Screening

The Roots Awaken is a heart driven and interconnected documentary that shares a story of indigenous youth from the Andes Mountains to the Amazon Rainforest who are rising up with their elders to defend their territory and maintain their ancestral cultures in a time of globalization. Las Raíces Despiertan es un documental dirigido por el corazón que comparte una historia de jóvenes indígenas de la Cordillera de los Andes a la Selva Amazónica que se están levantando con sus abuelos para defender sus territorios y mantener sus culturas ancestrales en un tiempo de globalización. LEARN MORE: http://thesokavision.wixsite.com/therootsawaken SUPPORT THE MOVEMENT: https://www.generosity.com/…/pre-order-the-roots-awaken-doc… Bendiciones y gracias desde el fondo de mi corazón, Kumiko Hayashi Director of The Roots Awaken

The Roots Awaken is a heart driven and interconnected documentary that shares a story of indigenous youth from the Andes Mountains to the Amazon Rainforest who are rising up with their elders to defend their territory and maintain their ancestral cultures in a time of globalization.

Las Raíces Despiertan es un documental dirigido por el corazón que comparte una historia de jóvenes indígenas de la Cordillera de los Andes a la Selva Amazónica que se están levantando con sus abuelos para defender sus territorios y mantener sus culturas ancestrales en un tiempo de globalización.

LEARN MORE:
http://thesokavision.wixsite.com/therootsawaken

SUPPORT THE MOVEMENT:
https://www.generosity.com/…/pre-order-the-roots-awaken-doc…

Bendiciones y gracias desde el fondo de mi corazón,

Kumiko Hayashi
Director of The Roots Awaken

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Jan
29
1:00pm 1:00pm

Resistance Forum

*******RESISTANCE FORUM*********
Strategize + Organize + Resist
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SUNDAY JAN 29th / 1pm / Families Welcomed
@Fres.Co 1918 Fresno St. 93721 (downtown)
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The new Administration must be stopped. Collectively we can shut it down! 

Calling all people/orgs/educators/artists to
share ideas/resources/energy
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Our two main goals: 

1. LISTEN to local orgs and community members about what our communities face in light of the Trump administration and recent executive orders

2. BUILD a course of action

This is a multigenerational space, welcoming elders and children. *at this time Fres.Co is not ADA accessible

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Piñata Plata: A Fundraiser for Fres.Co
Jan
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Piñata Plata: A Fundraiser for Fres.Co

Fundraiser for Fres.Co
 


PIÑATA PLATA
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Help us continue to build
upon our community space
in Downtown Fresno
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$25 --->$50 Sliding Scale
January 14th, 2017
6pm-9pm
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Music
//SonCava
//Mujeres Valientes

Poetry
// Joseph Rios

Libations + Appetizers + Art Auctions + Raffles

IF you cannot attend but still want to DONATE you can do so here: https://www.crowdrise.com/fresco-space/fundraiser/somosfresco

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: 
https://squareup.com/store/fresco



 

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Mini Craft Piñata Workshop #2
Dec
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

Mini Craft Piñata Workshop #2

Yay!!! Today is my sister's birthday! So I'll be making a special mini piñata for her during this workshop and maybe you could help me sing happy birthday to her? Yes? Ok!

Each participant will learn a brief history of piñata making and decorate one mini piñata to take home. Fill with small candies and toys provided. 

Time: 6pm-8:00pm
Dates: December 22nd
Location: Fres.co, 1918 Fresno St. (Broadway Plaza & Fresno Street)

General Workshop fee: $15
Ages under 12yrs: $10

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE OR
EMAIL studioazucar@gmail.com: https://squareup.com/store/studioazucar

Thank you for supporting local artisans!

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Pan Dulce Ornaments
Dec
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

Pan Dulce Ornaments

This paper craft will look so delicious! Don't worry, I'll also provide real pan dulce to snack on while we craft on! Perfect for gifts, in this workshop each participant will make one each of a paper Concha, one Cuerno, and one Niño en Vuelto. We will be using my pan dulce templates and beautiful vibrant crepe paper from La Mixteca(Fulton Mall). 

Time: 6pm-8:30pm
Dates: December 20th
Location: Fres.co, 1918 Fresno St. (Broadway Plaza & Fresno Street)


General Workshop fee: $25
Ages under 12yrs: $15

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE OR
EMAIL studioazucar@gmail.com: https://squareup.com/store/studioazucar

Thank you for supporting local artisans! 

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Dulce Upfront: Holiday Mercado
Dec
17
11:00am11:00am

Dulce Upfront: Holiday Mercado

Attention last minute shoppers! Stop procrastinating and come get your holiday lists check off with us. Located at our downtown Fres.Co space, Holiday Mercado is the spot to get your dope, locally made gifts for friends and fam this season. Plus a little music, food and more than 15 local vendors to get in the holiday spirit.

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Paper Flower Holiday Wreath
Dec
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Paper Flower Holiday Wreath

Enjoy this festive crafting session with loved ones! In this workshop, each participant will make one paper flower wreath in the signature style of Studio Azucar! I will walk you through each step to create a beautiful wreath that you can enjoy for years. (I still have mine that I made 3 years ago and I still get so many compliments on it!). Hope to see you here and thank you for your support of local artists!

Time: 6pm-8:30pm
Dates: December 15th
Location: Fres.co, 1918 Fresno St. (Broadway Plaza & Fresno Street)
General Workshop fee: $25
Ages under 12yrs: $15


PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE OR EMAIL studioazucar@gmail.com: https://squareup.com/store/studioazucar

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Mini Piñata Craft #1
Dec
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Mini Piñata Craft #1

Piñata Party!

Come make a mini piñata to celebrate life! Each participant will learn a brief history of piñata making and decorate one mini piñata to take home. Fill with small candies and toys provided. 

Time: 6pm-8pm
Dates: December 13th
Location: Fres.co, 1918 Fresno St. (Broadway Plaza & Fresno Street)
General Workshop fee: $15
Ages under 12yrs: $10

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE OR
EMAIL studioazucar@gmail.com: https://squareup.com/store/studioazucar

Thank you for supporting local artisans!

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