Carolyn Lavendar's "Studio Stuff, 4 Jars" from "What Goes On and What Takes Place" show. Photo courtesy of Modified Arts.

Need something to do on Friday night and you’re not a huge Madri Gras fan or out celebrating 311 day? Well, let us offer you a unique solution: Downtown Chamber Series (DCS) is making the rounds and stopping at Modified Arts for a night.

Although Roosevelt Row’s beloved brick bungalow has stopped hosting nightly touring acts, the gallery couldn’t help but make an exception for DCS.

DCS is a large group of talented, local musicians that have come from all over the world. Many of them play in the Phoenix Symphony.

The series takes place all over Downtown, from The Icehouse to the Phoenix Art Museum, playing beautiful music while showcasing the talents of local artists’ paintings and drawings.

On Friday, the group will play the music of Nico Muhly, who has composed music for indie greats such as Grizzly Bear, Sufjan Stevens, Jónsi of Sigor Rós and Björk. The all-string performance of violins, violas and cello will provide you with a performance rarely seen in on Roosevelt.

So, while you explore the art exhibit, “What Goes On and What Takes Place,” featuring local artists Sue Chenoweth, Carolyn Lavender and others, your ears will be treated to some nice art-gazing music.

And, for $10, this is an absolute steal. Art: √, music: √, and a great way to end the week: √.

The show starts at 8 p.m.

Modified Arts is located at 407 E. Roosevelt St. in Evans Churchill (light rail at Roosevelt Station) — 602.462.5516
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