Downtown Digest: 11/6 – 11/12


“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

What Does Home Mean to You? A Storyscope Story Circle

    Wednesday, Nov. 8

  • 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • A.E. England Building, 424 N. Central Ave.

Want to participate in one of Phoenix’s array of storytelling events, but feel uncomfortable about expressing yourself through story? This event is a great place to start. After an interpretation of the week’s theme — home — by a performing artist, attendees will break up into small “story circles.” Event facilitators will guide conversations in the circles, allowing each person to share a personal story of three minutes or so. Then, the entire group will reconvene for “reflection and a poetic or musical epilogue.” The event is free, but you can register online here.

Yoga for Hope

  • Friday, Nov. 10
  • 4 – 8 p.m.
  • Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St.

Do you like baseball, or are you more of a yogi? This Friday, you don’t have to choose. City of Hope Phoenix is hosting yoga lessons “under the stars” at Chase Field, with shopping, food and live music. The money raised will benefit research and therapies to battle life-threatening illnesses. Teams and individuals can pre-register online.

Grand Avenue Festival 2017

  • Saturday, Nov. 11
  • 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Historic Grand Avenue (from 15th and Grand avenues to Van Buren Street)

Grand Avenue Arts & Preservation hosts its annual nontraditional festival to celebrate sustainability, the arts and small businesses, and to encourage preservation and adaptive reuse. The event will include, among other things, the Untrashed Recycled Fashion Show, “Under the Vintage Roof” building tours, “Grand History Mania” talks by historic experts, interactive sculptures, music and the Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts.

Once Upon a Fall Ball

  • Saturday, Nov. 11
  • 6 – 9 p.m.
  • Children’s Museum of Phoenix, 215 N. 7th St.

Guests can dress up as fairy tale characters and mingle among three floors of interactive exhibits, enjoying sweets, a “Pixie Dust Parlor,” music and dancing. Be prepared to meet characters including Prince Charming, Cinderella, Beauty and the Snow Queen. Food from Left Coast Burrito Co. will be available for purchase. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers.

History Underground: Obscure Anecdotes of Phoenix Events

  • Sunday, Nov. 12
  • 7 p.m.
  • Valley Bar, 130 N. Central Ave.

“Hipstorian” Marshall Shore will host this show at Valley Bar about semi-forgotten people and places from Arizona’s past, starting with murderess Winnie Ruth Judd. (Her story is the inspiration for the art above the Rose Room bar.) Tickets are available for $5 online.