There’s a good list of happenings for this month’s Third Friday festivities. Choose wisely, downtowners.
Up at the Clarendon Hotel, Phoenix Friday Nights is having a special rooftop sunset edition with grub from the brand spankin’ new Gallo Blanco on the ground level. It’s a 2-for-1: Check out the much-hyped foodstuff and meet your fellow Phoenicians. Win!
6 p.m., 401 W. Clarendon Ave. Free Wi-Fi!
Over on Grand Ave, Phoenix’s next big thing, Miniature Tigers, are playing an increasingly rare hometown gig. We last saw them light up the Train Tracks and they’re in town for one night only on their nationwide trek. Since they’ve graced the pages of Rolling Stone and SPIN in recent weeks, you should probably see them while they’re still playing in a hole in the wall like the PHiX. Next time the Marquee, then the Dodge? They’re touring with Kevin Devine, and he can play a mean tune, too.
7 p.m., 1113 NW Grand Ave., $10 at the door.
If you’re going to be taking in the galleries, Artlink is teaming up with ASU’s College of Nursing to offer free medical screenings and wellness checks to attendees. Random? Yes. Helpful? Probably. We haven’t had a checkup in ages either, so might as well get one for free. Look for the College of Nursing wellness van on Roosevelt and 5th Street.
7-10 p.m. Free. Low-cost follow-up appointments available at ASU downtown campus.
Now a regular Third Friday event, the Heard Museum‘s NU (Native+You) event is putting together its most striking event yet: “Women: Sex & the Arts.” A full discussion will be moderated by Cindy Dach at 7:30 and there’s free swag bags! Plus, DJ Brazilia will be spinning tunes from 6:30-8:30 and the Roller Derby will be there… what? Count us in! As always, a cash bar in the courtyard and tasty food from Arcadia Farms.
5:30-9 p.m. 2301 N. Central Ave. Free.