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Families / Kids

Go “West of Western” This Weekend

March 12, 2009 | By

Join the Phoenix Art Museum for a two-day outdoor culinary extravaganza featuring Arizona’s renowned chefs and a sublime selection of wines and spirits from around the world. Venture inside for the opening of our Spring exhibition featuring one of the most successful American artists of the early 20th century.

Riding The Light Rail: First-Hand Account

March 10, 2009 | By

Even though ridership is well above the estimates published before the Grand Opening, many people have yet to ride the Light Rail.

Greg Hogue, Newscast Director for ABC 15, shares his experience riding the rail for the first time on his blog.

Guide To Art Detour 2009

March 6, 2009 | By

For proof that art lovers are about more than schmoozing and sipping cheap wine from plastic glasses, one need look no further than Art Detour, the free, self-guided tour of downtown artist studios, galleries, and art-friendly businesses. Now in its 21st year, the Phoenix tradition, which typically draws upwards of 10,000 patrons, has bridged the wide gap between artists and suburb dwellers who think art should match their throw pillows. This year, both art fans and the artless will find the Detour even more accessible, thanks to light rail and a new, improved shuttle system.

Seussical The Musical Opens Tonight!

March 6, 2009 | By

Join the Cat in the Hat for this fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza!

Seussical the Musical follows the adventures of Horton, an elephant who one day hears voices coming from a speck of dust – and just one of the many beloved characters from Dr. Seuss.

Mutant Pinata Returns, Ready To Hang, Fly, Twist & Turn

March 6, 2009 | By

The Mutant Pinata Show will take place again this year at 1301 Grand Avenue, at the historic Bragg’s Pie Factory, and will be open for the March First Friday (March 6th from 6 – 12 PM); Art Detour Weekend (March 7th and 8th); as well as the March Third Friday (March 20th) and the April First and Third Fridays (April 3 and 17).

Art Detour, Kid Detour This Weekend

March 4, 2009 | By

Downtown Phoenix during First Fridays can be a little overwhelming, with hordes of people trying to get their monthly art fix in the span of four hours. So for people who want to enjoy their art and culture in a slightly more relaxed setting, there is Art Detour. The once-a-year, all-weekend event lets visitors take a self-guided tour through the art galleries and studios in central Phoenix.

March Is Phoenix Arts Month!

March 3, 2009 | By

Every weekend during the month of March, arts events will be hosted in downtown Phoenix and surrounding neighborhoods, along with events, exhibitions, and performances on other days throughout the month. In recognition of the local arts community and these public festivals, Mayor Phil Gordon has proclaimed March as “Phoenix Arts Month” and invites everyone to attend and celebrate.

International Women’s Day Luncheon

March 2, 2009 | By

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Ann Meyers Drysdale, General Manager for the World-Champion Phoenix Mercury and basketball Hall-of-Famer. The luncheon will take place from 12PM – 1:30PM at the South Building of the Phoenix Convention Center. Tickets are $75 ($45 for students and seniors).

U2: A Digital Dome Experience

March 2, 2009 | By

“U2” is the first ever full-dome production featuring U2’s timeless classics and modern hits, set to lighting and animation effects using the latest is CGI and laser technology.

Happy Birthday, Public Market!

February 27, 2009 | By

Celebrate growth with the Downtown Phoenix Public Market as they mark their fourth anniversary on Saturday, February 28th. This market is more than just a Farmer’s Market. It is a place to gather, eat, enjoy music, and shop for great food and crafts.