Councilman Michael Nowakowski invites you to a free movie at the Downtown Civic Space Park featuring Casablanca on Friday, June 12. The park is located at 424 N. Central Ave and will begin at 8pm. The light rail stops just across the street at Van Buren Street and Central Avenue.
Attention shoppers! The first grocery store to open in downtown Phoenix in nearly 30 years is taking shape.
On a recent afternoon, a crew worked on plumbing and electrical systems for the 2,000-square-foot store, which is expected to open sometime in August. Soon they will bring in refrigerated cases, ovens and other kitchen equipment, said Alan McLaughlin, the store’s general manager.
“We will source everything local,” he said, including meat, milk and cheese. “This will be a hangout place in the neighborhood.”
The $475,000 project is an offshoot of the popular, biweekly Phoenix Public Market, which is run by the non-profit Community Food Connections.
It may not be Ben Stiller and a T-Rex skeleton, but the Phoenix Art Museum is mixing up First Friday with some interesting activities this Friday evening, June 5, 2009. Located in downtown Phoenix along Central Ave. and the light rail line, the Phoenix Art Museum opens its doors to the public each month as… Read more
Head over to the Heard Museum on Monday, June 8 at 1:30pm for the second Movie Mondays event of the summer.
The museum is showing a 52-minute film called The Salmon Forest. On Canada’s Pacific coast, winding from the north end of Vancouver Island to the Alaskan border, is more than 400 kilometers of forested inlets and islands. This is the largest tract of intact temperate rainforest on Earth. Here, millions of spawning salmon that support dense concentrations of forest life, including grizzly bears, black bears, bald eagles, seals, otters, gulls and the Gitga’at First Nation, return every year. Bathed in mist and rain year-round, this is one of the most biologically diverse and lush places on the planet.
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Head over to Coach and Willie’s at 412 S. 3rd St. on Friday, June 5th for Beat the Heat Happy Hour. From 6 to 9pm, enjoy drinks at a reduced price, a complimentary food buffet, baseball ticket giveaways and karaoke.
Lola Coffee is hosting its oh so official grand opening party tonight (never mind that it’s been open for three weeks) and you’re invited. They’re luring everyone in with free coffee, some super secret live jams and even a few wine pours. Plus, there’s the killer atmosphere, munchable food and relaxed vibe that’s made Lola an instant success.
On June 3 at 7pm at the Phoenix Art Museum, collaborating artists Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe discuss and illustrate their process of creating multi-layered photographic images of the Grand Canyon that document physical change and generate multiple meanings.
Movie Mondays are back to the Heard Museum this summer by popular demand.
The first movie, Totem: The Return of the G’psgolox Pole, will show on June 1 at 1:30pm. In 1929, a 9-meter-high totem pole was stolen from the Haisla people’s village in northwestern British Columbia. The totem pole was discovered in 1991 in Stockholm, Sweden. The 70-minute film, released in 2003, follows the journey of the Haisla to reclaim their traditional mortuary pole.
It can be hard to find jazz in Phoenix if you’re not at the Rhythm Room, so head out to The Farm at South Mountain’s Quiessence Restaurant to enjoy some food and drink and some of Phoenix’s best jazz musicians in a rare open-air environment. This isn’t the cramped confines of dark and dingy club. This is the beautiful airiness of a warm Arizona summer night at the Q’s awesome patio.
End memorial weekend at Lost Leaf, a wine and beer house in downtown Phoenix, on Monday, May 25 at 7pm to celebrate their first anniversary with a whole host of bands. The event is free and each band will play no more than three songs.