Groove to the jazzy sounds of the swing era as the greatest hits of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, and Duke Ellington are performed by our really BIG big band. “Bandleader” Lawrence Golan leads this evening of standards that promises to be a swingin’ night on the town!
Downtown Phoenix during First Fridays can be a little overwhelming, with hordes of people trying to get their monthly art fix in the span of four hours. So for people who want to enjoy their art and culture in a slightly more relaxed setting, there is Art Detour. The once-a-year, all-weekend event lets visitors take a self-guided tour through the art galleries and studios in central Phoenix.
If you’ve been to the Downtown Phoenix Public Market anytime in the last three years or so, chances are, you’ve encountered Anna Kletkke and her long-running food stand, Sapna Chill Out Cafe. Her tasty soups and salads have been a huge hit, especially since she’s big on vegetarian options.
Now you can enjoy Kletkke’s cooking every day of the week, at her brand-new restaurant, Sapna’s Cafe, which just opened yesterday. It’s located on Grand Avenue (1301 NW Grand, 602-254-6726), in the circa-1947 Bragg’s Pie Building, one of Phoenix’s last examples of “streamline moderne” architecture.
Over 100 exhibitors and vendors representing organizations that provide products and services to those with disabilities will be on display in the South Building of the new Phoenix Convention Center from 9AM – 4PM.
The Phoenix Roadrunners play the Stockton Thunder tonight at the US Airways Center on 2nd Street and Jefferson. The game starts at 7PM, and tickets start at just $8!
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.
Celebrate International Women’s Day with Ann Meyers Drysdale, General Manager for the World-Champion Phoenix Mercury and basketball Hall-of-Famer. The luncheon will take place from 12PM – 1:30PM at the South Building of the Phoenix Convention Center. Tickets are $75 ($45 for students and seniors).
The University of Arizona Medical School is offering a three-week program that is based off the curriculum of the full-length program taught at the campus in the heart of Downtown Phoenix.
1130 occupies a prime spot in the Arizona Center, located roughly halfway between the Van Buren / Central Avenue (northbound) and Van Buren / 1st Avenue (southbound) stations and the 3rd St. / Washington (westbound) and the 3rd St. / Jefferson (eastbound) stations. It’s at the east end near the parking garage and sees a lot of pedestrian traffic. The restaurant has a stylish look both inside and outside. Near the main entrance, there are couches and lounge-style seating. Inside, a bar divides two different dining rooms. There’s additional outdoor seating on a L-shaped patio. The furnishings are contemporary and brick and wood interiors keep the place looking current.
Following the lead of other major cities, Phoenix is looking to establish its own brand, the same promotional strategy that can launch a successful coffee chain or compact car. Las Vegas is known as an adult playground. Austin is known as a live-music destination. Phoenix hopes to similarly set itself apart.