Creative Happenings in Phoenix: June 11 to June 17

Sunday | June 11, 2017

Writing Group

4:30 – 7 p.m.

We are open to individuals of all backgrounds and experiences working in any genre, style, or form of creative writing—poems, short stories, flash fiction, experimental work, personal essays, op-eds, articles, blogs, memoir, etc—at any stage of the writing process. If you are bringing work, please bring 5 – 6 hard copies to share with the group. If you are bringing prose, we respectfully ask you to bring under 3000 words. Please note that you do not have to bring work.

Writing group is a safe, structured, and supportive space for people to come together, get to know each other, and exchange compassionate, constructive, and thoughtful feedback on each others work--helping each other to grow and progress as creative writers, connecting as human beings, and building community. For more information please e-mail

Where: Songbird Coffee & Tea House, 812 N 3rd St
Cost: FREE

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Monday | June 12, 2017

Beatmaking Workshop

6:30 – 8:30

The music department at PVCC is pleased to present a new series of hands-on musical opportunities for students, staff and members of the community. All events in this series are FREE and only require an interest to learn something new and have fun.

For additional information about NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY events and workshops, please call (602) 787-6995 for information or email

Where: PVCC Fine Arts, 34th Street and Union Hills
Cost: FREE

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Tuesday | June 13, 2017


Community Craft Night featuring Standard Wax!

6 – 9 p.m.

Join us for our Practical Art Community Craft Night Tuesday, June 6th for a fun night of candle pouring! Create your own fragrance (or use one of the Standard Wax signature scents) and pour two candles to take home with you! Cost for this project is $25

Practical Art Community Craft Night will feature a different craft or community project every other week, whether it's paper crafts, candle pouring, jewelry making, fiber arts, or something creative! Some supplies are provided. This is a chance for anyone interested to gather, create, and have fun! BYOB!

Where: Practical Art, 5070 N Central Ave
Cost: $25

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Wednesday | June 14, 2017

Master Your Mind: 3 Keys to Accelerate Your Results

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

CO+HOOTS Foundation presents Master Your Mind: 3 Keys to Accelerate Your Results!

Just like the Laws of Gravity, Aerodynamics and Electricity are reliable yet invisible, there are Invisible Laws of Success. By aligning with these Laws you can increase your business, have more time, reduce stress, instead working of from a place of force, you can enter a state of flow.

In this interactive program, we will cover three tools that harness these Invisible Laws: Vision - how to begin with the end in mind, Decision - the power of commitment, and Fear - how to befriend it.

Are you ready for your life to get a whole lot easier?

Where: CO+HOOTS, 221 East Indianola Avenue
Cost: FREE

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Summer Cooking Classes: Pasta - Part I

6:15 – 9:15 p.m.

Learn the basics of authentic Italian pasta dough. We will make Fettucine alla Boscaiola and Three Cheese Manicotti. Each class includes printed recipes, hands on preparation and a glass of wine is included. Classes begin at 6:30pm. Participants are encouraged to arrive early for seating. Register at

Where: Sassi Scottsdale, 10455 E Pinnacle Peak Pkwy
Cost: $75

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Thursday | June 15, 2017


Optima Kierland Topping Out & Interior Design Trends

6 – 9 p.m.

Please join us for an insightful panel discussion on the latest trends in interior design as we celebrate a major construction milestone – the concrete structure is topping out. Interior design experts, and our partners La Maison Interiors, will be on hand to provide advice and answer your questions at this exclusive event.

The Infinite Design Possibilities panelists include:

Ellen Bosco, Kravet Fabrics
Alan Reinken, La Maison Interiors
Davinder Chawla, La Maison Interiors

Where: Optima Kierland, 15450 N Scottsdale Rd
Cost: FREE

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Friday | June 16, 2017

Science With A Twist: This Animation is Not For Kids

6 – 10 p.m.

Get ready for a night unlike any other filled with altered reality. Grab a specialty cocktail inspired by our favorite Roadrunner or a Capri Sunburn—a twisted take on that kid staple. Watch us explode watermelons and otherwise blow up your favorite childhood memories in a night you won’t soon forget. Lose yourself in the world of animation as we open Get Animated: Animation Academy, our featured exhibition. And imagine that cartoon of a pizza you’re going to inhale at Beansprouts Café. Now you know why we call this Science With A TWIST. 21 and over event.

Where: Arizona Science Center, 600 E Washington St
Cost: $12

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Malinda's Rising: Mural Dedication and Artist Reception

6:30 – 9 p.m.

This June Third Friday, come see downtown’s bold new mural, enjoy a cocktail on us, and hear about the colorful character and namesake who inspired this piece.

Join artists Hugo Medina and Darrin Armijo-Wardle, Downtown Phoenix Inc., and Renaissance Hotel for a dedication and cocktail reception at the mural, which now graces the alley behind the Renaissance Hotel.

Enjoy complimentary refreshers while you hear from the artists and mural project supporters. After, we'll head down to the speakeasy bar Melinda’s Alley for an after party with hosted appetizers and cocktails, and little-known narratives of the mural's namesake, Malinda Curtis, as told by Marshall Shore, Phoenix's resident Hipstorian.

Where: Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, 100 N 1st Street
Cost: FREE

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Saturday | June 17, 2017

Native Seeds/SEARCH Workshop: Monsoon Gardening

9 – 10 a.m.

Monsoon Gardening in Phoenix. Everything you need to know about what vegetable and herb varieties to plant, protecting your garden from the heat and the winds, and maximizing rainwater.

Afterwards, shop Native Seeds/SEARCH varieties of vegetable and herb seeds appropriate for Monsoon season planting in Phoenix including whole dried chiles, tepary beans, Pinole, Cholla buds, seed saving supplies and ollas for the garden.

WHERE: Phoenix Public Market, 721 N Central Ave

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The Marcello Collective Presents: Return of the Open Mic "Hip-hop & Art"

9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

The line up is building up with some of our favorite returning performers, and a couple up and coming new performers.

Where: Return of the Open Mic "Hip-hop & Art showcase", 10425 N Scottsdale Rd
Cost: FREE

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