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Record Store Day at Stinkweeds

April 12, 2009 | By

Come celebrate national record store day at Stinkweeds (10 W. Camelback Rd.) next Saturday, April 18. Designated as a day to support your trusty independent record store, Stinkweeds is going all out, even releasing its own exclusive album, Phoenix: We Love It,  full of great local bands (Go Big Casino, Sam Means from the Format,… Read more

Midtown Museum District continues to impress

April 11, 2009 | By

The Midtown Museum District continues to do a lot of really great things for their area. From its relatively small beginnings, Margaret and Julia have grown this organization into something to truly be reckoned with. Along with some good help and a lot of grit, determination and shoe leather they are doing what communities all over town should consider.

Contemporary Forum Presents: An Aptitude For Metamorphosis

April 10, 2009 | By

The Contemporary Forum and Phoenix College present the next installment of the Eric Fischl Lecture Series on Tuesday, April 14 at the Phoenix Art Museum. The evening will also include the presentation of the 2009 Phoenix College Student Art Awards.

David Salle will present “An Aptitude For Metamorphosis,” a highly subjective interpretation of his work and how it has and hasn’t changed and evolved over the last 25 years. Salle’s work helped define the post-modern sensibility by combining figuration with an extremely varied pictorial language. Major exhibitions of his work have taken place at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. In 1986, Salle received a Guggenheim fellowship for theater design, and he is a long time collaborator with choreographer Karole Armitage designing sets and costumes for many of her ballets.

A Way Cool Home Tour This Weekend

April 2, 2009 | By

Downtown & Central Phoenix has a wide variety of housing stock, from 1920’s Bungalows to 50’s ranches to modern loft & condo complexes. This weekend, Phoenix area residents will have the opportunity to tour restored mid-century modern homes during the Founding Fathers of Modern Phoenix Home Tour, sponsored by Matthew & Alison King, the founders of modernphoenix.net. The Tour is part of a larger event called Modern Phoenix Week 2009, which includes workshops, lectures & films and runs from Friday, April 3rd thru Sunday, April 5th.

Special Performance of Les Misérables to Benefit AzCA

March 17, 2009 | By

On Tuesday, March 24, 2009, the Phoenix Theatre will present a special performance of Les Misérables benefiting Arizona Citizens for the Arts (AzCA). The pre-show reception is from 5:30PM with the performance starting at 6:30PM at Phoenix Theatre.

Tickets for AzCA members are $80 and $100 for non-members. Your ticket includes hors d’oeuvres during the reception and dessert at intermission.

The Next Meeting of the MMDNA

March 17, 2009 | By

The next meeting of the Midtown Museum District Neighborhood Association will be held on Wednesday March 25, 2009 at the Century Plaza Condominiums. The meeting will start promptly at 6:30PM as we have Deputy Mayor, Councilman Tom Simplot as our Keynote Speaker for the evening. After the meeting, there will be an opportunity to view the beautiful condos at Century Plaza.

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.

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.

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.

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.