Arts & Entertainment

It was a day of reflection, remembrance and community for attendees of the panel 400 Years: African American Past and Presence, held at the George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center on December 3.  2019 marks the 400 year anniversary of enslaved Africans brought to the Virginia colony to farm...
The holiday season is a time to spread joy, and the Arizona Justice Project wants to make sure those who are imprisoned aren’t forgotten during the holiday season. Arizona Justice Project staff and volunteers gathered Tuesday at the Beus Center for Law and Society at Arizona State University's Downtown campus....
The annual Tacosgiving festival, hosted by Cobra Arcade Bar and Snoh Ice Shavery, returned to celebrate tacos and arcade games on Wednesday. Families and friends of all ages gathered for a night filled with funky music, gaming, local food and art. Co-owner of Snoh Ice Shavery Tony Ce said Snoh’s collaboration...
Giving meters, repurposed parking meters that accept monetary donations to help those experiencing homelessness, are only the first step in a larger campaign in downtown Phoenix to educate people on healthy giving. Healthy giving is the idea of donating time, food, money or clothes to various organizations that help those...
Native American artist Piersten Doctor's journey as an artist in downtown Phoenix has seen not only his work evolve, but also his connection to his Native roots. “Everyday you meet someone new, someone, you never met across the globe…” Doctor said. “Trying to keep up with the local scene is...
What’s up downtown Phoenix? It’s your guide to downtown events, T.J. Triolo! It’s the week of Thanksgiving, which means it’s time to think about things you’re thankful for. If you live downtown, then you can be thankful for all the opportunities for things to do here, particularly when I...
Portraits of jazz music legends line the walls of The Nash Jazz Club where longtime Phoenix saxophonist Mary Petrich snaps her fingers in time with the swinging music that fills the room. Petrich knows the tune well, but it’s all new to her students: girl jazz musicians, ages 10 to...
A Phoenix fire captain’s retirement plan includes continuing to care for the community from the inside of his new antique store.  Greg Hawk, 54, will officially lift the rustic roller door of Hawksalvage to the public on Saturday, Nov. 9. For someone that worked for the downtown fire department in the...
Wolves are at the door, and a group of pilgrims waits out the night by sharing stories in a tavern. These aren’t any ordinary travelers, though: They’re tarot cards brought to life, waiting for sunrise so they can set off toward the holy site of Canterbury. Aside Theatre's latest play...
It's the biggest fight of his career, and all Jay Jackson can think of is the knife that will pierce black skin if he wins. It's 1910. Jay Jackson, played by Bechir Sylvain, is a boxer inspired by the first African-American world heavyweight champion, Jack Johnson. Now, Jay’s in the...