Creative Happenings in Phoenix: May 14 to May 20

Monday | May 15, 2017


Women in Business: Marketing. Solved. Together.

5:30 – 7 p.m.

How are your 2017 marketing efforts coming along? Need more creative ideas? What is everyone else doing that's working? Are you stalled out and hoping to get back on track? No matter your industry, join us for an evening of networking and marketing solutions to get your juices flowing! Walk away with ways to make your marketing goals happen! As women, we know that two brains are better than one- so let's help each other brainstorm and solution-ize our current marketing challenges. Drinks, friends & solutions- come as you are and bring your friends!

WHERE: O.H.S.O. Eatery & nano-Brewery, 4900 East Indian School Road

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Tuesday | May 16, 2017


Phoenix Arts Collaboration Mixer

6 – 8 p.m.

We're getting all the Phoenix Young Professional Arts organizations together again! Come join us next Tuesday, May 16 at Sip Coffee & Beer Garage for some networking, happy hour pricing, and fun. The party starts at 6 p.m. More details at the link below.

WHERE: Sip Coffee & Beer Garage, 3620 E Indian School Rd

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Wednesday | May 17, 2017


The Jonathan Adler & Contour Design Event

6 – 8 p.m.

CONTOUR is collaborating with Jonathan Adler at Biltmore Fashion Park to celebrate the latest trends in design, decor, art and home.

The evening will include a book signing with Julia Buckingham of Buckingham Interiors + Design, replete with hors d’ouvres by Wink 24, music and wine.

WHERE: 2502 E Camelback Rd

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SAVVY Professional Development Workshop

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Copyright. Trademark. Domains. Learn the difference and how to register your work.

SAVVY is a professional development series that offers small arts organizations and artists a space to learn capacity building techniques.

These workshops are crafted around a peer-to-peer structure, using arts organizations and artists as the main presenters to to share tips and tools used in the successful growth of their work through workshop discussions and lunch table discussions.

WHERE: Xico Inc - Latin & Native American Arts Organization, 1008 E Buckeye Rd
COST: $10

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Thursday | May 18, 2017


Saguaro Embroidery Workshop

6 – 9 p.m.

Kate Hughes Art will be teaching how to embroider Arizona’s iconic Saguaro cactus in a “thread painting” style. Learn how to give depth and dimension to your embroidery using contemporary stitching techniques. We’ll also discover a modern way to display your finished creation – a lucite key chain!

Your ticket includes a drink and yummy appetizers courtesy of our venue host, Graduate Tempe!

All materials (linen, embroidery hoop, thread, key chain, etc.) are included, in addition to refreshments and light bites to enjoy!

WHERE: Graduate Tempe, 225 E Apache Blvd
COST: $29

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Friday | May 19, 2017


Sake Tasting In the Garden

5 – 7:30 p.m.

Sake Tasting in the garden is brought to you by the Phoenix Sister Cities Himeji Commitee & our friends at the Japanese Friendship Garden. Sample and savor up to a couple of Sakes (including sparkling and traditional) while enjoying strolling Japanese Friendship Garden! Space is extremely limited, so purchase your tickets today! All guests must be 21 and older with valid ID.

WHERE: Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, 1125 N 3rd Ave
COST: $35



The Storyline: Unpacking

8 – 10 p.m.

Making sense of everything requires meticulous unpacking of feelings, delicate navigation of social norms, and a community of love to help along the way.
– Tracee Ellis Ross, a Phoenix storytelling collective, presents Unpacking.

A night of first-person storytelling hosted by Rachel Eseoghene Egboro and featuring tellers Dan Hoen Hull, Anastasia Murae Freyermuth, Sativa Peterson, Charlie Steak and the Hip Historian Marshall Shore, who will literally unpack some of his vintage suitcases.

WHERE: Changing Hands Bookstore, 300 W Camelback Rd
COST: $8

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Saturday | May 20, 2017


Phoenix Ballet presents Ballet Moods

Phoenix Ballet presents Ballet Moods, a journey through time. Enjoy excerpts from one of the most beautiful and romantic traditional classical ballets, Paquita, which premiered at the Paris Opera House in 1846. Then, jump forward in time to present day and experience the awe of movement with Resident Choreographer Albert Blaise Cattafi's highly praised String of Thoughts, a moving contemporary masterpiece of emotion and passion. Mr. Cattafi has choreographed for many including John Legend and Cirque du Soleil. Phoenix Ballet dancers, including world renowned principal dancer Juliet Doherty, will perform these ballets with masterful technique and power that will leave audiences breathless and wanting more. See why Phoenix Ballet was voted "Best new Dance Company" by the Arizona Republic and

WHERE: Orpheum Theatre - Phoenix, 203 W Adams St
COST: $23-$58




12 – 4 p.m.

Trying to get together for a monthly photo meet where photographers and models can meet and collaborate to help generate knowledge and business for visual artists.

We will start our first meet in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Anybody is welcome to come! Great way to link with people and beginners to learn how to get into the industry!

WHERE: Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E Jefferson St

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