End Cafeteria Sludge on Labor Day

August 31, 2009 | By

If you want healthy, delicious food to grace our public schools’ cafeterias, now you can take a stand. This Labor Day (Monday, September 7) Slow Food Phoenix will be staging an eat-in at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in response to the Child Nutrition Act, and the public is welcome to come and show its support.

Downtown Event Introduces ASU Students to Art, Commerce and Culture

August 14, 2009 | By

Downtown denizens are mixing business with pleasure at a weekend event that will introduce ASU students to the benefits of an urban lifestyle.

Get Smart Breakfast Series

August 12, 2009 | By

Arizona State University and the University of Arizona invite you to a monthly breakfast series called Get Smart.
Learn about stress and the health risks associated with it, and more importantly learn what you can do about it. Get Smart will help you understand stress management and how you can increase your resilience to stress.
The first event will be on Wednesday, August 19 from 7:30-8:30am at Tom’s Restaurant and Tavern, 2 N. Central Ave. To Visit Phoenix Public Market

July 15, 2009 | By, the web magazine for people who love to eat, is making the Downtown Phoenix Public Market a stop on their second annual farmers’ market tour this summer.

On Saturday, July 18 and Wednesday, July 22, stop by the booth at the market anytime during its operating hours, and pick up a free eco-friendly tote bag, a recipe card with the perfect dish to cook up that day, and other great give-aways.

Coffee With The Mayor

July 11, 2009 | By

Skip Starbucks this Wednesday and head over to the Downtown Civic Space Park at Central Avenue and Van Buren Street for Mayor Phil Gordon’s Monthly Business Coffee Meeting. Join Mayor Gordon from 8:30 to 9:30am as he discusses the city’s 17-point plan in becoming America’s Greenest City, and be the first to tour the new building in the park.

The Merry Chef Caravan From the North

July 10, 2009 | By

If you happened to be wandering through the streets of downtown Phoenix last Third Friday, there is a good chance you may have seen a group of foodies hopping from one spot to another well into the night.
There’s a decent chance you may have even recognized one or two of them as the masterminds behind some of the Valley’s best restaurants. This was the first incarnation of the downtown chef crawl, and it kicked off with a glorious mix of late-night noshing, old-fashioned exploration and drinks, drinks and more drinks.

‘Malls R Us’ At Modified Arts

June 23, 2009 | By

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.

Map of CenPho Vitality Initiatives

June 23, 2009 | By

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.

Skylounge Hosts Mayor’s Monthly Mixer

June 18, 2009 | By

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.

250-Room Hotel On Rise At CityScape Site

June 10, 2009 | By

Source: AZCentral
As more windows go up on CityScape’s office tower, the beginnings of a 250-room hotel has begun to rise out of the ground at the CityScape construction site.