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First Annual Jane’s Walk

May 1, 2009 | By

Downtown Phoenix will be home to the city’s inaugural Jane’s Walk on Saturday, May 2, 2009. The free walking tour — part of an international annual event commemorating the birthday of renowned urban activist Jane Jacobs, who died in 2006 — will take place between 9:00 and 11:00 am. It will start, and end, at Portland Park on First Avenue and Portland Street (next to the Roosevelt and Central light rail station).

Art For Health Exhibit This Friday

April 30, 2009 | By

The annual Art for Health Exhibition and Sale is returning to Phoenix on Friday, May 1 from 6:30 – 9:30pm at the Grace Lutheran Church in Hope Hall. The exhibit benefits the Arizona State University Nurse Managed Health Centers, which are located in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe. At their five locations and through their Wellness… Read more

Living near Chase Field has never been more affordable

April 30, 2009 | By

You may be one of those rabid Diamondbacks fans who has given thought in the past to living near Chase Field, but ruled it out because it was too expensive a proposition. Well, with baseball season now underway and given the drastic decline in real estate prices in the last 18 + months, you might want to revisit the possibilities.

Shoot for the STARS Photo Exhibit

April 30, 2009 | By

The annual photo exhibit Shoot for the STARS is returning to Phoenix on May 1, open to the public from 6 to 9pm. The free exhibit will be open until May 30 but only by appointment.

Shoot for the STARS is a program designed to teach the joys of photography to adults with disabilities. Offered through STARS (Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services), the program teaches participants to see beyond their immediate selves by looking through a camera and focusing their attention on people and objects around them.

First Friday Art Show At Coe House

April 29, 2009 | By

The Coe House will host a preview of the collaboration between artist Rocco Menaguale and VMarie fashion designer Rickie Gonzales on Friday, May 1 from 7 to 10pm

Dine Out for Life This Thursday

April 27, 2009 | By

After the success of last year’s Dining Out for Life event in Phoenix, many downtown area restaurants are getting in on the action. This Thursday, April 30, head to one of many local favorites to benefit HIV/AIDS research. In all, over 140 Valley restaurants will participate, raising over $200,000 for the cause. More than 3,500… Read more

“Snake, Rattle and Vote”

April 27, 2009 | By

The Arizona Diamondbacks will officially launch their 2009 All-Star Game balloting campaign tonight prior to the 6:40pm game versus the Chicago Cubs.

Dubbed “Snake, Rattle and Vote,” fans can cast their vote for any of the eight D-backs players on the ballot during the next 25 home games until June 25. The team will once again encourage fans to visit the “All-Star Game Ballot Headquarters” behind the Picnic Pavilion on the main concourse in left field to be eligible for great prizes.

Meet Christina O’Haver

April 27, 2009 | By

I’m a Phoenix native, an aspiring journalist, a Sun Devil and a caffeine addict. I am a freshman at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University where I am studying, well, journalism. I live on campus in the Taylor Place dorms.

Checkers/Chess tourney at Civic Space?

April 26, 2009 | By

The new Civic Space has tables for checkers or chess. While this seemed ridiculous at first, well, now not so much. Tournament. The very first downtown Phoenix checkers (or chess, if you’re all smartypants) tournament, to be held evenings at Civic Space on Tuesdays/Thursdays. 8pm? Yeah? Who’s with us?