Downtown Digest: Week of 10/23 – 10/29


“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

Historic Preservation Hearing

  • Tuesday, Oct. 24
  • 10 a.m.
  • City Hall, 200 W. Washington St.

Developer Yosemite Partners LLC looks to get approval to build a multi-family building with two stories and four units at 537 N. 5th Ave. The site, currently a vacant lot, lies near Roosevelt Street’s intersection with Fifth Avenue.

Arizona Humanities Equity and Employment discussion

  • Thursday, Oct. 26
  • 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Arizona Humanities, 1242 N Central Ave.

Related to: Arizona Humanities, ACLU, non-discrimination laws, diversity

Join Arizona Humanities, moderator Steve Kilar of the American Civil Liberties Union Arizona and other panelists for a discussion about how to promote equality in the workplace. The discussion will explore non-discrimination policies and other practices businesses can use to promote diversity. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP for the event here.

Phoenix Poetry Series featuring Rashaad Thomas and Joel Salcido

  • Friday, Oct. 27
  • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • 9 The Gallery, 1229 Grand Ave.

Rashaad Thomas and Joel Salcido are two-thirds (the last third is Marco Pina) of the Gutta’ Collective, a Phoenix-based group that seeks to share brown, black and indigenous narratives, and give voice to the “silent, isolated, and marginalized.” This reading is part of a monthly series at 9 The Gallery every fourth Friday.

Phoenix Design Week

  • Friday, Oct. 27 to Friday, Nov. 3
  • Events throughout Phoenix
  • Information and a full list of events can be found at

Related to: graphic design

This annual event hosted by AIGA Arizona celebrates Arizona’s graphic design community. There will be events, tours and workshops throughout metro Phoenix. Method + Madness, a two-day conference at the Phoenix Convention Center, will be the main affair.

Noche en Blanco 2017

  • Saturday, Oct. 28
  • 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St.
  • Buy tickets here.

Related to: Hance Park redesign, Hance Park Conservancy

The Hance Park Conservancy is hosting this annual community dinner fundraiser to benefit the Hance Park redesign efforts. Attendees should wear all white and can bring their own picnic or pre-order picnics upon ticket purchase.