Saturday, March 25 
Las Tres Doñas: 
A Live Musical Tribute to
Lola Beltran, Lucha Villa and Amalia Mendoza


Tuesday, April 4 
Screening of 1984 at CMAC
1555 Van Ness Ave, Fresno, California 93721

As part of a nationwide action, CMAC is providing the space for a FREE screening of the movie "1984", starring John Hurt (based on George Orwell's classic novel)

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Introduction and Context for Screening

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Film Screening (113 minutes)

8:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: Q&A

In a story based on George Orwell's classic novel, Winston Smith (John Hurt) is a government employee whose job involves the rewriting of
history in a manner that casts his fictional country's leaders in a charitable light. His trysts with Julia (Suzanna Hamilton) provide his only measure of enjoyment, but lawmakers frown on the relationship -- and in this closely monitored society, there is no escape from Big Brother.

-- Catherine Campbell, Civil Rights Attorney and Fresno Filmworks Advisory Board Member
-- Peter McDonald, Fresno State Dean of Library Services
-- Douglas Fraleigh, Fresno State Communication Department Chair and Freedom of Speech Scholar

Fresno State CineCulture
Fresno Center for Nonviolence
Fresno Filmworks
Sarah Minasyan MD &
Jason Marengo MD
Arte Américas

Wednesday, April 5
6:30p - 8:30p
The Art Council of Northern Ireland presents
feat. Tom Harrison and Richard Giddens

Drummer and composer David Lyttle is one of Ireland's most celebrated jazz musicians and one of the busiest musicians active in the UK, where he was recently nominated for a  prestigious MOBO Award.

His latest album 'Faces' was one of the most played albums on British jazz radio and in the U.S. was described by Rolling Stone magazine as 'one of the best, robust listening experiences you're likely to have all year'.

David has performed in over fifteen countries and worked with a range of music icons, including Joe Lovano, Greg Osby, Dave Liebman, Jonathan Kreisberg and Talib Kweli.

Lyttle embarks on an ambitious month-long U.S. artist residency through the month of April, under the Art Council of Northern Ireland's prestigious Major Individual Award, he will be exploring the public's connection with jazz through pop up performances in small communities and major cities, gonzo journalism, and artistic statements at iconic locations such as Alcatraz and the peripheries of Area 51.

Follow the tour on David Lyttle's Twitter feed.

The trio for the Fresno performance will include:
  • Alto saxophonist Tom Harrison, a rising star in UK jazz mentored by London-based 1980s Jazz Messenger Jean Toussaint.
  • Bass player Richard Giddens, a Fresno native and Arte Américas board member who has developed the cultural center's jazz series. Richard tours nationally and internationally and is a graduate of CalArts in L.A.