Downtown Digest: Week of 10/16 – 10/22


“Downtown Digest” is your weekly preview from Downtown Devil. Here, we’ll share information about community meetings, arts and culture events and more. If you have suggestions for upcoming Downtown Digests, please let us know by emailing

FilmBar Film School: To Kill A Mockingbird

  • Monday, Oct. 16
  • 7 p.m.
  • FilmBar, 814 N. 2nd St.

Join ASU film professor Joe Fortunato and a room full of movie lovers to analyze the movie based on the acclaimed novel by Harper Lee. There will be a discussion of the film before it begins followed by “live commentary” led by Fortunato.

Cuco – Imma Miss My Dogs Tour

  • Tuesday, Oct. 17
  • 8 p.m.
  • Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave.

Head over to Valley Bar to hear Omar Banos (a.k.a. Cuco), a musician from Los Angeles who is known for selling out venues with his synth-heavy ballads and quirky social media presence. His Imma Miss My Dogs Tour heads to Phoenix with Shidü and J-Kwest. The event, originally slated at Valley Bar, has been moved to Crescent Ballroom.

Get Out: Film Screening and Discussion

  • Friday, Oct. 20
  • 6 – 9 p.m.
  • 550 N. 3rd St.

A screening of the biting social critique/spine-chilling thriller “Get Out” will be followed by a discussion of its central themes, including racism and privilege. The film, which came out earlier this year, was a “surprise cinematic sensation” that asked viewers to “evaluate their own worldview and examine social injustices,” as the event Facebook page puts it. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

Lost Lake Festival

  • Friday, Oct. 20 – Sunday, Oct. 22
  • Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road

This much-anticipated three-day event with national headliners, Valley cuisine, games, and art is finally here. Big names on the lineup include The Killers, Chance the Rapper, Major Lazer and Odesza. Put on by the co-creators of Bonnaroo, Lost Lake is the first festival of its kind in Arizona. Single-day and three-day tickets are still available for purchase online.

PHX Zine Fest

  • Sunday, Oct. 22
  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • 734 W. Polk St.

The second annual PHX Zine Fest is a celebration of community-based homegrown, do-it-yourself small magazines made by passionate people about passionate work. The free event promises music, food trucks and LOTS of paper about comic books, poetry, art and other niche and quirky subjects.