April 2020

  • April 25
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Fresno Philharmonic at Bitwise South Stadium

    ****DOORS OPEN 6:30PM // SEATING 7:15PM // SHOW 7:30PM****

    We are excited to announce that the Fresno Philharmonic is returning to Bitwise South Stadium on Saturday, April 25th! You won’t want to miss this elegant evening of chamber music performed by the Phil’s principal musicians, under the direction of Rei Hotoda.

    The Fresno Philharmonic, now entering its 66th season, is one of the leading arts organizations in California’s Central San Joaquin Valley. As Fresno’s professional symphony orchestra, the Fresno Philharmonic presents incomparable live musical experiences to thousands of people each season and provides high-quality music education programs to students throughout our region. Rei Hotoda is now in her third season as Music Director of the Fresno Philharmonic and has also appeared as a guest conductor with leading ensembles in Chicago, Dallas, Jacksonville, Toronto, Nova Scotia, and Winnipeg.

    Doors open at 6:30pm, with seating at 7:15 and the performance starting at 7:30pm. Break Bread will be open for food and alcohol purchases, as well as USBean for coffee or tea.

    Tickets are just $12, so be sure to get yours today!

  • April 30
    10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Bitwise Blood Drive

    We’re partnering with Central California Blood Center for another Bitwise Blood Drive! Join us on April 30 from 10:30am to 1:30pm to donate blood and help save lives.

    All donors will receive 50% off food from breakbreadfresno and 50% OFF drinks at USBean Brew Station. Just show ‘em your bandaid!

    The event will take place in the parking lot of Bitwise South Stadium. Donors, please use street parking or park in the Spiral Garage. Walkups are welcome, or sign up early and beat the rush. To reserve a time slot, shoot Sal Lucatero an email at slucatero@bitwiseindustries.com.

    General Requirements:
    • Age: 18 years or older (16 and 17 year olds must have written parental consent).
    • Donation Interval: Minimum of eight weeks between whole blood donations.
    • Blood Pressure: Lower than 180/100 mmHg.
    • Heart Rate (pulse): Between 50 and 100 beats per minute.
    • Body Temperature: Lower than 99.5°F.
    • Blood Count: Hemoglobin greater than 12.5 g/dl.

    For a full list of requirements visit donateblood.org

  • May 2
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Lowridin’ Uke with Edward Hernandez

    ****DOORS 6PM // SEATING 6:45PM // SHOW 7PM****

    Edward Hernandez is bringing his smooth ukulele tunes to Bitwise South Stadium on May 2nd! Join us for a unique “lowridin’’ themed concert featuring oldies that will definitely have you singing along!

    Hernandez has been playing music since he was nine years old. He has performed at the likes of the Reno Ukulele Festival and SF Uketoberfest, he also won Ukulele Magazine’s 2013 Holly Jolly contest and 2014 fall contest. In total, Hernandez plays more than 10 instruments and has toured the country with a number of Central Valley bands, performing at places such as Dodger Stadium, the House of Blues, and the Conga Room.

    Doors open at 6:00pm, with seating at 6:45 and the show beginning at 7pm. Break Bread will be open for food and alcohol purchases, as well as USBean for coffee or tea. Tickets are just $12, so be sure to get yours today!


                                    
  • April 6
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    REI // Weekend Explorers

    This is a FREE event.

    Group size: 20 Instructor: REI Specialist

    Feel like you’re hiking the same trails over and over again? Join us for an in-depth look at the trail to Vernal and Nevada Falls, located near enough to Fresno that you can accomplish it as a day-hike this weekend! We’ll talk about getting there, how to make the most of your adventure and a few pieces of gear you won’t want to leave out of your pack.

  • April 7
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Toastmasters // Not my circus, not my monkeys

    Fresno City Toastmasters is a community club that offers its members the opportunity to develop and practice skills and build the confidence needed to maximize public speaking opportunities and leadership skills.

    The self-paced Toastmasters program allows you to build confidence with each speaking assignment and learn to effectively formulate and express ideas while overcoming nervousness. Our members are amazed at how quickly their communication and leadership skills improve!

  • April 9
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Deal Seekers

    Calling all investors! Deal Seekers is an amazing community of like minded people who are interested in real estate investing at all levels – from beginners who are just learning the ropes to pros who have been at it for over a decade. This group is an opportunity for colleagues to get together and talk about what’s happening in real estate locally, share success stories and learning opportunities, and generally learn more about the industry from others, while making great connections and having fun talking about our favorite subject – real estate investing!

    But that’s just the beginning. This is an environment that fosters deal making and this meetup group is for serious investors. Beginners are more than welcome to join us for discussion, but understand that the primary focus of this group is to find deals, connect to investment partners and seize upon opportunities. Members are encouraged to bring deals to the table for peer review and partnerships.

    Access to hard money and private money may available to members who can present solid deals that investors like. Contractors, wholesalers, lenders, builders, and investors all have roles to play in taking a project from start to finish – and this is where you line up your power team. As partnerships form, you can volunteer for an unassigned role – and as the pieces lock into place, we will have an investment team ready to move forward on real projects.

    Hear lectures from experienced industry leaders as they share their expertise along each step of the process – from forming LLC’s, to analyzing properties , to obtaining hard money financing – you will not only get informed, but learn how to incorporate that into your own investment strategies for real world results. How many times have you left an investment meetup feeling like the information was good – but no real direction on how to implement it? This is a frustration felt by many investors who just want the opportunity to not only learn but to put that knowledge into action. Our weekly meetings will keep the momentum going so that you stay on track and motivated – and to provide plenty of opportunities to network with other investors and get exposure to more deals.

    For the year of 2017, our goal is to continue form a strategic partnerships within the group to increase our purchasing power and use the leverage of crowdfunding to get a project off the ground. To find the project, each week we will analyze a new REAL deal currently available for sale, run the numbers, and talk about the different angles of attack and possible ways to approach it. If you’re a deal seeker – Come join the club!

    Want to get on our buyers list to get access to the latest deals?

    CLICK HERE TO JOIN BUYER LIST (http://dealseekers.org/contact-us/)

  • April 10
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Learn S.T.E.A.M. Teen Minority Mentorship

    Learn S.T.E.A.M. Mission: Provide mentorship and education in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (S.T.E.M. and S.T.E.A.M.) We serve teens and young adults with an emphasis on minorities and girls to equip them with the tools and knowledge so they may have fair opportunities to pursue careers in technology and the digital arts.

    Learn S.T.E.A.M. Vision: We hope to ensure that the next generation of thought leaders are equipped with the necessary skills and hands-on experiences to meet the challenges of a future filled with amazing scientific and advanced technologies. By mentoring and educating teens and young adults in California, we will begin creating the skilled workers to improve the diversity issues in the technology industry. We welcome the entire community.

  • April 14
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Toastmasters // Count me in

    Fresno City Toastmasters is a community club that offers its members the opportunity to develop and practice skills and build the confidence needed to maximize public speaking opportunities and leadership skills.

    The self-paced Toastmasters program allows you to build confidence with each speaking assignment and learn to effectively formulate and express ideas while overcoming nervousness. Our members are amazed at how quickly their communication and leadership skills improve!

  • April 14
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Online Marketing Meetup

    Our Meetup dates are on every 2nd Taco Tuesday at 6pm. We will meet at Bitwise South Stadium unless other was mentioned on the event. #OMFresno is for anyone interested in Online Marketing. All skills levels are welcome. I started this group to help grow the marketing community in Fresno. We will be hosting monthly events in the Bitwise South Stadium in Downtown Fresno. We cover the following topics (and more, of course!)

    If you are a business owner who wants to improve your website or brush up on your internet marketing knowledge, join our Meetup.

  • April 17
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Inner Ear presents The Beat Down Competitive Poetry Slam

    The Beat Down is a SLAM poetry event (NOT an Open Mic) where the winner after two rounds gets a cash prize. The charge is a $5 dollar admission to watch and $5 to compete against 9 other poets. The five buck entry fee goes toward the prize for the winner and the other five bucks to watch helps my co-host and I cover our overhead and to keep it going.

    THERE WILL BE ELIMINATIONS AFTER THE FIRST ROUND!

    After the first round, only the top scoring 5 of the 10 will move on to the second round. So be prepared to bring only your best works that will rock a crowd!

    That means, have on you at least 3 pieces ready to roll. Two to perform, and one just in case of a tie (where we will then have an extra round to see who gets the best score). Ties do sometimes happen, so make sure you have something…

    IF YOU PLAN ON SLAMMING, please TELL US ON OUR EVENT PAGE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW (not in the comments of the notice) so we may put your name on the list. Thanks, and see you at the slam!

    THE RULES: All poets will be judged by 5 randomly picked judges that BEAT DOWN hosts choose from the crowd that night. Judges use a 0-10 point system to score the poets. The poets themselves have a 3 minute time limit to read their work, anything over that limit and they will receive a one point deduction for every 10 seconds they go over.

    To combat judges posting high scores to friends who may be on stage, and to make it fair, the hosts DROP THE HIGH AND THE LOW AND KEEP THE MIDDLE THREE for the total in each round. (60 points possible for two rounds).

    Poets are NOT ALLOWED to BRING PROPS, WEAR COSTUMES, or HAVE ANYONE WITH THEM ON STAGE. ALL SLAMMERS MUST PERFORM their own ORIGINAL WORK by either reading it from PAPER, MEMORIZING IT, OR GOING FREESTYLE to see who can move the crowd with their words and performance.

    ALTHOUGH WE CALL OUR EVENTS “COMMUNITY FRIENDLY” WE DO NOT CENSOR THE LANGUAGE OR SUBJECT MATTER OF THE POETS!

    The slam “Sign Up List” is put up during the FIRST WEEK OF EVERY MONTH before our show on the 3rd Friday and is on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS. So be on the lookout for it and sign up early due to the influx of readers wanting to participate. Once all slots are filled, we will no longer add any names to the list after that.

  • April 18
    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Fresno Open Source User Group (FOSUG)

    Fresno Open Source User Group.

    Group of local users in the Fresno area, that are proud supporters, users, and advocates of Open Source Software. Usually meets the 3rd Saturday of the month.

  • April 20
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Fresno Real Estate Wholesaling Meetup

    This group is for expert and novice wholesalers alike. We meet up to share deals, experiences, troubles and to keep a pulse on the local real estate market of the boom and bust cycles. Even if you would like to learn how to wholesale your first deal or have 100’s of wholesale deals under your belt you are welcome to join us. With over 5 years of experience and 100’s of deals under our belt between us, our community can help its members take down almost any type of deal.

  • April 21
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Toastmasters // Common sense

    Fresno City Toastmasters is a community club that offers its members the opportunity to develop and practice skills and build the confidence needed to maximize public speaking opportunities and leadership skills.

    The self-paced Toastmasters program allows you to build confidence with each speaking assignment and learn to effectively formulate and express ideas while overcoming nervousness. Our members are amazed at how quickly their communication and leadership skills improve!

  • April 23
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Deal Seekers

    Calling all investors! Deal Seekers is an amazing community of like minded people who are interested in real estate investing at all levels – from beginners who are just learning the ropes to pros who have been at it for over a decade. This group is an opportunity for colleagues to get together and talk about what’s happening in real estate locally, share success stories and learning opportunities, and generally learn more about the industry from others, while making great connections and having fun talking about our favorite subject – real estate investing!

    But that’s just the beginning. This is an environment that fosters deal making and this meetup group is for serious investors. Beginners are more than welcome to join us for discussion, but understand that the primary focus of this group is to find deals, connect to investment partners and seize upon opportunities. Members are encouraged to bring deals to the table for peer review and partnerships.

    Access to hard money and private money may available to members who can present solid deals that investors like. Contractors, wholesalers, lenders, builders, and investors all have roles to play in taking a project from start to finish – and this is where you line up your power team. As partnerships form, you can volunteer for an unassigned role – and as the pieces lock into place, we will have an investment team ready to move forward on real projects.

    Hear lectures from experienced industry leaders as they share their expertise along each step of the process – from forming LLC’s, to analyzing properties , to obtaining hard money financing – you will not only get informed, but learn how to incorporate that into your own investment strategies for real world results. How many times have you left an investment meetup feeling like the information was good – but no real direction on how to implement it? This is a frustration felt by many investors who just want the opportunity to not only learn but to put that knowledge into action. Our weekly meetings will keep the momentum going so that you stay on track and motivated – and to provide plenty of opportunities to network with other investors and get exposure to more deals.

    For the year of 2017, our goal is to continue form a strategic partnerships within the group to increase our purchasing power and use the leverage of crowdfunding to get a project off the ground. To find the project, each week we will analyze a new REAL deal currently available for sale, run the numbers, and talk about the different angles of attack and possible ways to approach it. If you’re a deal seeker – Come join the club!

    Want to get on our buyers list to get access to the latest deals?

    CLICK HERE TO JOIN BUYER LIST (http://dealseekers.org/contact-us/)

  • April 25
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Fresno Philharmonic at Bitwise South Stadium

    ****DOORS OPEN 6:30PM // SEATING 7:15PM // SHOW 7:30PM****

    We are excited to announce that the Fresno Philharmonic is returning to Bitwise South Stadium on Saturday, April 25th! You won’t want to miss this elegant evening of chamber music performed by the Phil’s principal musicians, under the direction of Rei Hotoda.

    The Fresno Philharmonic, now entering its 66th season, is one of the leading arts organizations in California’s Central San Joaquin Valley. As Fresno’s professional symphony orchestra, the Fresno Philharmonic presents incomparable live musical experiences to thousands of people each season and provides high-quality music education programs to students throughout our region. Rei Hotoda is now in her third season as Music Director of the Fresno Philharmonic and has also appeared as a guest conductor with leading ensembles in Chicago, Dallas, Jacksonville, Toronto, Nova Scotia, and Winnipeg.

    Doors open at 6:30pm, with seating at 7:15 and the performance starting at 7:30pm. Break Bread will be open for food and alcohol purchases, as well as USBean for coffee or tea.

    Tickets are just $12, so be sure to get yours today!

  • April 27
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Fresno Graphic Designers

    Fresno Graphic Designers was created for the purpose to encourage, educate, and inspire creativity among Fresno’s Graphic Designers, Web Designers, and Illustrators, both Novice and Pro. We are better together if we help sharpen each other’s skills!

  • April 28
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Toastmasters

    Fresno City Toastmasters is a community club that offers its members the opportunity to develop and practice skills and build the confidence needed to maximize public speaking opportunities and leadership skills.

    The self-paced Toastmasters program allows you to build confidence with each speaking assignment and learn to effectively formulate and express ideas while overcoming nervousness. Our members are amazed at how quickly their communication and leadership skills improve!

  • April 30
    10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Bitwise Blood Drive

    We’re partnering with Central California Blood Center for another Bitwise Blood Drive! Join us on April 30 from 10:30am to 1:30pm to donate blood and help save lives.

    All donors will receive 50% off food from breakbreadfresno and 50% OFF drinks at USBean Brew Station. Just show ‘em your bandaid!

    The event will take place in the parking lot of Bitwise South Stadium. Donors, please use street parking or park in the Spiral Garage. Walkups are welcome, or sign up early and beat the rush. To reserve a time slot, shoot Sal Lucatero an email at slucatero@bitwiseindustries.com.

    General Requirements:
    • Age: 18 years or older (16 and 17 year olds must have written parental consent).
    • Donation Interval: Minimum of eight weeks between whole blood donations.
    • Blood Pressure: Lower than 180/100 mmHg.
    • Heart Rate (pulse): Between 50 and 100 beats per minute.
    • Body Temperature: Lower than 99.5°F.
    • Blood Count: Hemoglobin greater than 12.5 g/dl.

    For a full list of requirements visit donateblood.org

  • May 2
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Lowridin’ Uke with Edward Hernandez

    ****DOORS 6PM // SEATING 6:45PM // SHOW 7PM****

    Edward Hernandez is bringing his smooth ukulele tunes to Bitwise South Stadium on May 2nd! Join us for a unique “lowridin’’ themed concert featuring oldies that will definitely have you singing along!

    Hernandez has been playing music since he was nine years old. He has performed at the likes of the Reno Ukulele Festival and SF Uketoberfest, he also won Ukulele Magazine’s 2013 Holly Jolly contest and 2014 fall contest. In total, Hernandez plays more than 10 instruments and has toured the country with a number of Central Valley bands, performing at places such as Dodger Stadium, the House of Blues, and the Conga Room.

    Doors open at 6:00pm, with seating at 6:45 and the show beginning at 7pm. Break Bread will be open for food and alcohol purchases, as well as USBean for coffee or tea. Tickets are just $12, so be sure to get yours today!

  • May 4
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    REI // Weekend Explorers

    This is a FREE event.

    Group size: 20 Instructor: REI Specialist

    Feel like you’re hiking the same trails over and over again? Join us for an in-depth look at the trail to Clouds Rest, located near enough to Fresno that you can accomplish it as a day-hike this weekend! We’ll talk about getting there, how to make the most of your adventure and a few pieces of gear you won’t want to leave out of your pack.

  • May 5
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Toastmasters

    Fresno City Toastmasters is a community club that offers its members the opportunity to develop and practice skills and build the confidence needed to maximize public speaking opportunities and leadership skills.

    The self-paced Toastmasters program allows you to build confidence with each speaking assignment and learn to effectively formulate and express ideas while overcoming nervousness. Our members are amazed at how quickly their communication and leadership skills improve!

  • May 6
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    FS // Exploring the California Missions

    Exploring the California Missions (May 6, 13, 20 & 27) – details coming soon!

  • May 7
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Deal Seekers

    Calling all investors! Deal Seekers is an amazing community of like minded people who are interested in real estate investing at all levels – from beginners who are just learning the ropes to pros who have been at it for over a decade. This group is an opportunity for colleagues to get together and talk about what’s happening in real estate locally, share success stories and learning opportunities, and generally learn more about the industry from others, while making great connections and having fun talking about our favorite subject – real estate investing!

    But that’s just the beginning. This is an environment that fosters deal making and this meetup group is for serious investors. Beginners are more than welcome to join us for discussion, but understand that the primary focus of this group is to find deals, connect to investment partners and seize upon opportunities. Members are encouraged to bring deals to the table for peer review and partnerships.

    Access to hard money and private money may available to members who can present solid deals that investors like. Contractors, wholesalers, lenders, builders, and investors all have roles to play in taking a project from start to finish – and this is where you line up your power team. As partnerships form, you can volunteer for an unassigned role – and as the pieces lock into place, we will have an investment team ready to move forward on real projects.

    Hear lectures from experienced industry leaders as they share their expertise along each step of the process – from forming LLC’s, to analyzing properties , to obtaining hard money financing – you will not only get informed, but learn how to incorporate that into your own investment strategies for real world results. How many times have you left an investment meetup feeling like the information was good – but no real direction on how to implement it? This is a frustration felt by many investors who just want the opportunity to not only learn but to put that knowledge into action. Our weekly meetings will keep the momentum going so that you stay on track and motivated – and to provide plenty of opportunities to network with other investors and get exposure to more deals.

    For the year of 2017, our goal is to continue form a strategic partnerships within the group to increase our purchasing power and use the leverage of crowdfunding to get a project off the ground. To find the project, each week we will analyze a new REAL deal currently available for sale, run the numbers, and talk about the different angles of attack and possible ways to approach it. If you’re a deal seeker – Come join the club!

    Want to get on our buyers list to get access to the latest deals?

    CLICK HERE TO JOIN BUYER LIST (http://dealseekers.org/contact-us/)