Creative Happenings in Phoenix: April 23 to April 29

Sunday, April 23


Change Soulful Brunch | Heart and Soul Workshop

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Are you feeling lost and without a sense of direction? Are you longing to make a change and are unable to commit to your goals? Do you fear change and life transitions? Do you need a boost of inspiration and motivation? Perhaps you have so many ideas, to-dos and checklists you have no idea where to start. Let me guide you into feeling empowered and creating a plan to SUCCEED.

In this empowering workshop you will embrace change with excitement and curiosity. You will discover your 6 month goals while designing a clear roadmap to actualizing your dreams. You will leave with your very own inspirational calendar to put your plan into action because you are worthy of change and growth.

Where: DeSoto Central Market, 915 N Central Ave.
Cost: $58

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Intuitive Cooking Experience: 3 New Ways to Cook

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

During this cooking experience you will learn new ways to be creative with local farmers’ spring time veggies. You’ll learn 3 different culinary techniques (cold soup, bamboo steamer, stir-fry) and dishes from Melanie’s book, A New View of Healthy Eating.

Have fun learning how to cook veggies 3 different ways with the different culinary techniques, and intuitively create your own beautiful, tasty dishes. We will be preparing a refreshing cold cucumber soup, bamboo steamer greens veggies like broccoli with herbal finishing dressing, and fresh colorful spring veggie stir-fry. Once you intuitively create your dishes, you’ll enjoy mindfully eating your beautiful creations with community in the beauty of The Farm. After learning the simple ways of cooking in this class, you’ll have the skills to intuitively create healthy local dishes at home.

Where: The Farm at South Mountain, 6106 S 32nd St.
Cost: $45

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Native American Hand Drum Build

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Andrew Ecker born from the Lipan Apache born to the Irish of Drumming Sounds, a professional drum circle facilitation company that has facilitated drum circle building ceremonies for the Havsupai Nation, the Navajo Nation, and The Hopi Nation. Andrew has also facilitated drum circles for Gila River Indian Community, the Yaqui Nation and the Tohono O'odhom nation.

As a Participant you will be guided in an amazing process of birthing your OWN DRUM! Andrew will facilitate as we journey inside the facilitated space of Native American hand drum building as a meditation of healing. This 2 to 3 hour workshop and ceremonial space will allow you the opportunity to ground into the ancient technology of drum building as a practice. You will be learning the cultural significance of the Native American hand drum and how you can incorporate these teaching into your contemporary life .

Where: North Mountain Visitor Center managed by Save Our Mountains Foundation, 12950 N 7th St.
Cost: $120+

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Monday, April 24


Startup Grind Phoenix Hosts Ryan Deiss (DigitalMarketer)

6 – 9 p.m.

Join us in a fireside chat with Ryan Deiss, the Co-founder and CEO of DigitalMarketer. At this event, you will learn from one of the world’s leading digital marketers, incredible business builder, sought after speaker, and author.

Where: Galvanize (Phoenix), 515 E. Grant St.
Cost: $20

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Tuesday, April 25


Roosevelt Row Artist Meet & Greet April 2017

6 – 8 p.m.

Celebrate the arts community with downtown artists and creatives for our monthly Artist Meet & Greet series! This month we are back on 5th Street at THE LOST LEAF. Plus, we team with FUCKUP NIGHTS PHOENIX for stories of business failure on the theme of the arts.

Where: The Lost Leaf, 914 N 5th St.
Cost: FREE

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Wednesday, April 26


Anatomy of an Old Fashioned

6:30 – 9 p.m.

A 4 course dinner and journey into the composition of the Old Fashioned Cocktail.

Where: Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails, 2 E Jefferson St.
Cost: $65

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Mixed Media Happy Hour

6 – 8 p.m.

Come join us on the Vig's patio for an evening of mixing and mingling. Artists, art venues, business and community members who support the Phoenix arts scene are invited!

Where: Vig Fillmore, 606 N. 4th Ave.
Cost: FREE

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Thursday, April 27


Artists of Promise

5:30 – 9 p.m.

Artists of Promise is a gala performance and exhibition honoring the 2016-2017 Chancellor award winners of Maricopa Community Colleges' student competitions in dance, creative writing, music, theater, and visual arts. Diverse students from across the valley will take center stage, showcasing their finest artistic work.

Some of the finest emerging artists in the valley in choreography, theatre, music, and visual mediums such as photography, sculpture and painting will be presented to the public during this during this exciting annual event, which features multi-disciplinary displays and presentations. "Passages," the publication of creative writing winners will also be available.

Where: Herberger Theater Center, 222 E Monroe St.
Cost: FREE

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Word Within The Rhyme

7 – 9 p.m.

Everyone loves a good emcee. Everyone loves a skilled rapper. We all bob our heads to the beat and get into the groove but do we really listen to what is being said? Do we pay attention to the words within the rhyme?

Are we aware that rap music is really poetry with a beat?

Words Within the Rhyme brings you 5 emcees who will be sharing their words with you intimately, and personally. Come experience true Spoken word from some of the dopest emcees in the Valley!

Where: Valley Bar, 130 N Central Ave.
Cost: $5

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Phoenix Poetry Slam

8 – 10 p.m

Today’s Phoenix Poetry Slam at Lawn Gnome Publishing is the result of years of seeking talented new voices and promoting strong literary events. 10 poets in Phoenix will be competing for a $50 cash prize! Slam begins at 8pm. The slam will be hosted by Aaron Hopkins-Johnson.

Where: Lawn Gnome Publishing, 905 N 5th St.
Cost: $9

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Fashion Talk: Claudine Reveals The Inside Story6

6 – 8 p.m.

Combine your visit to "Dressing Downtown" with a talk by some of the Valley’s fashion experts. In this second of the series, owner of Black Cat Vintage, Claudine Villardito, will share her years of experience collecting and restoring vintage clothing and tells us why trends developed the way they did. Refreshments served.

Where: Rosson House at Historic Heritage Square, 113 N 6th St

Cost: Members $25, Non-members $30

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Friday, April 28


Mission: Art! Watercolor Basics

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

 Join us for an evening with local artist and teacher Koryn Woodward Wasson as she shares her love of watercolor with the Free Arts community.

In this class we will explore the basics of watercolor and how to bring this beautiful skill to the children we serve. All supplies will be provided. *image courtesy of Koryn Woodward Wasson

Where: Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona, 352 E Camelback Rd. Ste 101
Cost: Free

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Music in the Garden: J.White & The Collective

7 – 9 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of live music entertainment at the always stunning Ullman Terrace stage. Join Jazz Saxophonist, J.White & The Collective for an evening of fresh music. J.White comes from Detroit, MI and is a rising jazz musician on the national scene. He has already hit the stage with Warren Hill, Najee, Poncho Sanchez, Howard Hewitt, and other big name entertainers. J.White is quickly making a name for himself all over the country with his fresh, dynamic and charismatic style of play. With the release of his latest album entitled, "Grit & Glamour" (The Soundtrack) it's only a matter of time before J.White is a household name.

Where: Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N Galvin Pkwy
Cost: Members $25, General Public $30

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Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market

Hours Vary Friday through Sunday

Join us for the BEST weekend of Vintage Shopping!!!!! 170 vintage and handmade vendors selling all things chippy, rusty, vintage and handmade!

Where: WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N Pima Rd.
Cost: Varies

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Saturday, April 29


Chalk Art Festival

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Watch as artists create colorful works of art throughout The District. Then, vote on the people’s top mural for your chance to take home your favorite creation. Plus, play and make your own chalk masterpiece in the KidZone.

Where: Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N Tatum Blvd.
Cost: FREE

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Astronomy Day

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 Join us as we celebrate all things astronomy. Special guests include Dr. David Williams from Arizona State University and Kai Staats, LIGO documentary filmmaker. Dr. Williams will discuss Dwarf Planets and the Psyche Mission. And don’t miss experiencing the thrill of the world's first direct detection of gravitational-waves from merging black holes in the short film 'LIGO Detection' about the September 14, 2015 event that confirmed Einstein’s theory of general relativity. 

Special activities happening throughout the day with ASU’s Low-Frequency Cosmology Group and Ronald Greeley Center for Planetary Studies, the Phoenix Astronomical Society, the Saguaro Astronomy Club, the Superstition Mountain Astronomical League, and the Superstition Spacemodeling Society.

Where: Arizona Science Center, 600 E Washington St.
Cost: Varies

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