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Mayor Gordon & Community Plants Trees

March 30, 2009 | By

Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon rolled up his sleeves Saturday to help fend off the effects of global warming.

The mayor joined volunteers who were planting 40 trees in downtown Phoenix to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Valley Forward Association, an organization that promotes efforts to improve the environment and livability of Valley communities.

Ear Candy on the Fringe

March 27, 2009 | By

A note from Nate & Ear Candy: Ear Candy is helping support the PHX:Fringe Festival with a Special Event at Phoenix Art Museum. We’ll have the MidFirst Bank Mobile Fundraising Van out collecting change to support Ear Candy music programs- they are matching every donation up to $1,000! Talent for the event will be plentiful. … Read more

Go Dark This Saturday For Earth Hour

March 27, 2009 | By

This Saturday, from 8PM – 10PM Arizona Science Center is hosting An Evening Under the Stars in Heritage Square (with Lights Out during Earth Hour from 8:30-9:30 p.m.). Join us, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Saguaro Astronomy Club & East Valley Astronomy Club as we celebrate Earth Hour with hands-on activities, educational information, handouts, take-aways and giveaways!

PHX Sky Train Breaks Ground

March 27, 2009 | By

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon and Phoenix City Council members today to announce two projects that will bring thousands of jobs to Arizona.

Secretary LaHood presented a $10.5 million check to the Mayor for the completion of a taxiway reconstruction project on the northwest side of the Airport. This project will create 285 construction jobs.

Phoenix Fringe Festival Is Here

March 26, 2009 | By

Introducing the Phoenix:Fringe Festival, which will transform Roosevelt Row and Grand Ave into an experimental performing arts hub March 27 through April 5. PHX:Fringe showcases local, national and international artists in provocative, edgy performances in favorite downtown arts spots.

Chad: A (Gay) Man You Can Trust

March 26, 2009 | By

He’s the guy at Hob Nobs messing around on his G1, wearing obnoxiously large sunglasses, and drinking an Americano like he thinks he is something special. He’s been called a token gay, constructive criticizer, anarchist, and vociferous walker. Meet Chad Swaney.

Cantemus Presents Mozart at Trinity Cathedral

March 25, 2009 | By

Join Cantemus this Friday at Trinity Cathedral (100 W. Roosevelt St.) as they take a look into some of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s sacred choral works: the Vesperae solennes de Confessore and the Missa Brevis in C Major.

Take a Date to the Phoenix Symphony

March 25, 2009 | By

The Phoenix Symphony was recently nominated by azcentral.com as one of the “Best Places for a First Date”. Through April 15th, anyone can log onto azcentral.com and vote for their top choice (hint: the First Date question is located under the “People & Places category). We’re up against some pretty tough competition in the First Date category so we thought we’d take a moment to examine some of the benefits of choosing The Phoenix Symphony as your First Date activity.

Coffee With The Mayor

March 25, 2009 | By

Join Mayor Gordon for a follow-up to his State of the City address, and hear about economic revitalization plans for Downtown Phoenix!

Take the Light Rail to the Central & Roosevelt station, then walk one block north.

Two Hippies Breakfast Joint Headed Downtown

March 25, 2009 | By

With last week’s abrupt closing of Palatte, I’ve heard several friends complain about the lack of breakfast options in Central Phoenix. But I guess the restaurant gods were listening, because I just found out about a brand-new spot that’s in the works: Two Hippies Breakfast Joint.