Civic Space Sculpture Engineering Forum This Friday

June 4, 2009 | By

The engineering that went into the landmark sculpture at the new Downtown Civic Space Park will be featured at a forum at 6 p.m. Friday, June 5 at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave.

Night at the Museum

June 4, 2009 | By

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

Mayor’s Monthly Mixer And Third Friday Concert Series This Friday

May 12, 2009 | By

Join Mayor Phil Gordon on Friday, May 15 at Sonoma Casual Dining for the Mayor’s Monthly Mixer.
The mixer will be from 5:30 to 7:30pm followed by the Third Friday Concert Series across the street at the Civic Space Park at 7:30pm.

Downtown Voices Coalition Meeting This Saturday

May 8, 2009 | By

Downtown Voices Coalition (DVC) is holding another general monthly meeting Saturday, May 9 from 9:30am to 10:30am.

Downtown Voices Coalition is a combination of organizations that embraces growth in downtown Phoenix, using downtown’s current resources as stepping stones for development.

Calling All Artsy Folk

May 4, 2009 | By

The Young Collectors organization over at the Phoenix Art Museum is putting on a superb little event that every fan of art (and drinks) should attend Tuesday, May 5. The Sip N’See is exactly as it sounds: bring your pals, grab a drink and see some of the museum’s collection. It’s kind of like First… Read more

Art Detour, Revamped

May 1, 2009 | By

Art Detour may have been a month ago, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start anticipating Art Detour 2010. With a smaller crowd due to ever-growing First Friday buzz, some wrote off Art Detour 2009. Not so fast, says Sloane Burwell, President of Artlink, organizers of First Friday and Art Detour. “This was the first… Read more

Phoenix Art Museum Holds Train Tracks Quarter Finals

April 23, 2009 | By

Launched as a grassroots channel for local musicians to display their talent, The Train Tracks is the most innovative outlet for live music to ever hit Phoenix. Once a week, Valley artists ranging from single performers to entire bands, rockers to opera singers, perform acoustically live on the Metro Light Rail. Their raw, uncut performances are posted to where the general public votes for their favorite.

Free Movie Night At Civic Space This Friday

April 21, 2009 | By

Head over to the new Civic Space Park on Friday, April 24 at 7:30pm for a free movie night featuring The Dark Night.

The event is sponsored by Arizona State University students and is part of a larger safety initiative to encourage positive use of the brand-new park. Arrive early and you won’t need to bring your own snacks because free popcorn will be available on a limited basis. The movie will end around 10:30pm.

Student Embraces Diverse Urban Culture

April 20, 2009 | By

A village of 75 people, an outside kitchen, a large mango tree overshadowing the house, a pet jaguar — this is where he grew up.

Urban and Metropolitan Studies senior Antonio Molina, 26, was raised in Honduras, two hours from the main city of San Pedro in central America.

Molina says his village wasn’t like what most picture, like little huts. His grandfather worked for a large cement company that provided housing. His grandfather was also a fisherman, carpenter and hunter. “He would come back with exotic animals from the jungle like a jaguar and a monkey,” Molina says.

Metro Board OKs Ads To Help Increase Revenue

April 17, 2009 | By

Metro passengers could be barraged with ads inside and outside the trains this fall as the transit agency tries to get through the grim economy with a new source of money.

The Metro board voted unanimously Wednesday to reverse its no-advertisement policy and adopted a program that would be the most aggressive among new Western light-rail systems.