Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Spend Third Friday At The Heard Museum

March 16, 2009 | By

Spend the evening at the Heard Museum Southwest by South Pacific style! The Third Friday evening series called NU (Native + You) continues in March with offerings relating to Pacifica. From 5:30 to 9PM, visitors can enjoy the museum, outdoor courtyards, cash bars, live music and dance performances and expert speakers. Arcadia Farms Café, Berlin Gallery and the Shop will be open until 8PM The new exhibition on display, Harry Fonseca: An Artist’s Journey follows the artistic paths of the late painter who was of Nisenan Maidu, Hawaiian and Portuguese heritages. Admission to NU is free.

Take The Canalscape Survey

March 15, 2009 | By

ASU and other public and private sector partners are exploring the possibility of creating vital urban hubs where canals meet major streets throughout metro Phoenix. These hubs could range in size and character, depending on community requests. ASU students are conducting a public survey and would like your feedback.

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.

Janet Echelman’s “Her Secret is Patience”‘

March 10, 2009 | By

ASU’s College of Public Programs has reactivated its live webcam to share a “dean’s-eye view” of the installation of artist Janet Echelman’s floating net sculpture at the Downtown Civic Space Park.

The sculpture, titled “Her secret is patience,” is set to be installed March 9 to 12. The design of the sculpture was inspired by Arizona’s distinctive monsoon cloud formations, and by saguaro flowers and boots (which form inside the cactus). Its title comes from a quote by poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.”

The 51st Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

March 6, 2009 | By

This weekend is the Heard Museum’s annual Indian Fair & Market. The midtown Museum’s signature event is estimated to draw nearly 20,000 visitors and 700 artists for the weekend of artistry, culture, and fun. The events kick off tonight (Friday) with performances by Larry Redhouse Trio and the Seneca Youth Smoke Dancers.

Actors Theatre Presents: Rabbit Hole

March 6, 2009 | By

Becca and Howie have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. Rabbit Hole explores the strength of the human bond and finding hope in the darkest of places.

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.

Phoenix Fringe Festival Announces Schedule

March 6, 2009 | By

he Phoenix Fringe Festival releases its full schedule of performances for the 2009 festival, which will bring twenty-nine edgy shows to downtown Phoenix, March 27th-April 5th. Building on the success of last year’s debut, this year’s PHX:fringe Festival showcases a wide variety of exciting performers from the local, national, and international alternative theatre communities. These artists will converge in the Valley for two weekends of theatre unlike anything Phoenix audiences have ever seen.

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.