The Madera Pomegranate Festival is this weekend and once again, there’s a wacky video promoting it. This one is a parody of Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” song. If you were to add a subtitle to the video it would be “Madera elected officials prove they’re not stuffed shirts.” Seriously, you can see Mayor Robert Poythress dancing around in a fluffy pink coat, there’s skydiving with pomegranates and other shenanigans. City Councilman Donald Holley steals the show with his serious-faced dancing in a suit and tie. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Madera Municipal Airport. More details on that here.
Or should it be 55 things you should do this weekend?
1. USHER IN FULTON 55
Is it any surprise Fulton 55 is No. 1 on the list? The new 500-capacity downtown concert venue opens tonight with current local music scene top dog Patrick Contreras and has its second show Saturday night with local ska legends Let’s Go Bowling (with help from King Sugar). If you need to get up to speed: Take a look inside Fulton 55 and read the story behind the new venue. Remember: The shows start earlier. Doors at 6 p.m. Music at 8 p.m. You can get tix online at fanfueled.com or in-person at Iron Bird Cafe and The Laundry Room. Online tix are sold out for tonight’s show, but there will be some available at the door. See ya there!
We love a good pun. Except for when we hate it. And with this one, we’re not totally sure. It’s memorable, so I guess that’s good. But it’s also pretty groan-worthy.
So we’ll let you, the fig-eating, fair-going public, decide this one. Weigh in on whether the slogan is awesome (FTW!) or super lame (WTF!). As you vote, keep in mind that the Madera Fair has a history of mixing songs and fruit — last year it was Grape Balls of Fire.
Voting Key: WTF = What the [Fudgesicle], a.k.a. “What are you thinking?” FTW = For the Win, a.k.a. “That idea is a victory for people everywhere.”