Downtown Voices Coalition, Modified Arts and No Festival Required present “Malls R Us,” a documentary film by Helene Klodawsky. “Malls R Us” examines North American’s most popular and profitable suburban destination – the enclosed shopping center – and how for consumers they function as a communal, even ceremonial experience and, for retailers, sites where their idealism, passion and greed merge. The film will be shown on Tuesday, June 30 at 8pm at Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St.
Jim McPherson has made several Arizona google maps and recently finished his newest project, the map of Central Phoenix Vitality Initiatives. The map revolves around downtown and central Phoenix revitalization, showing recent invidual projects, and numerous restoration and adaptive reuse projects.
Diamondbacks, who call Phoenix their regular season baseball home, are looking for a new location to hold their Spring Training. According to multiple sources, the management has narrowed the prospective locations to a few different places. Although all three of the locations have not been officially confirmed, one of which is a parcel of land on the Salt River Reservation. It is not news that Spring Training brings monumental amounts of tourism to the Valley of the Sun and the City of Scottsdale appears to be backing the D-Backs move to the reservation.
Join Mayor Phil Gordon on Friday, June 19 for the next Mayor’s Monthly Mixer at Skylounge, 132 E. Washington St. The mixer will be from 5:30 to 7:30pm followed by the Third Friday Concert Series at the Dowtown Civic Space Park.
It’s almost Monday and that means another Movie Mondays event at the Heard Museum.
On Monday, June 22 at 1:30pm, the museum will be showing Oil on Ice, a 90-minute vivid, compelling and comprehensive documentary connecting the fate of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to decisions America makes about energy policy, transportation choices, and other seemingly unrelated matters. Caught in the balance are the culture and livelihood of the Gwich’in people and the migratory wildlife in this fragile ecosystem.
Time is running out to provide feedback on the new CityScape development in Downtown Phoenix. The survey was put out by Urban Affair (publisher of DPJ) in an effort to identify the types of experiences preferred by the members of the Downtown Phoenix community. Have a say in the shaping the experiences available here by… Read more
Like the soothing geeeetar pickin’ of some good folk? Downtown is about to chime with acoustics. Thursday, June 18 is the Phoenix Annual Summer Folk Festival presented by River Jones Music.
You see, the Chuseum, as I like to call it, is turning 1. Yes, it is a cranky little toddler and it needs some sweet, sweet sugar to put it in a coma-like euphoric state. It is bound to be a sticky and delicious affair.