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The 20th annual Native American Children Toy Drive & Concert took place on Friday at the Arizona Science Center to collect toy and clothing donations for Native American children in need. Various musicians, artists and other organizations put on the event by volunteering their time. Any items collected are distributed to...
Hello downtown Phoenix people! It’s your guide to downtown events, T.J. Triolo. I’m back with more things for you to do this week. It’s finally not hot out anymore, which means it’s time to break out jackets, hoodies and other cold weather gear and go do things outside. I’ve...
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...
Phoenix Public Libraries have begun the process of eliminating all overdue library fees from open accounts as of as of November 18 after the City Council unanimously passed the “All Fines Forgiven” policy in a September policy meeting. Phoenix has 17 libraries in Maricopa County, and over the past...
Arizona State University has set a goal to reach a 90% rate of diverting recyclable materials from landfills. All campuses, except for one, are far below the national average of diversion. Overall, ASU’s diversion rate is 41.8%, which is above the national average of 35.2% and the city of Phoenix’s...
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...
Whether you're a six-year-old or an 83-year-old, the mindset you bring into Nicolas Abramowicz’s gym will decide the impact of his sessions. Abramowicz teaches agility, balance, speed and strength to a diverse range of clients at his gym just south of the Heard Museum on Monte Vista Road and Central...
The Downtown Donut Festival took over Margaret T. Hance Park Sunday, where people from all over the community came to enjoy delicious doughnuts and an afternoon of entertainment. The festival featured 20 donut vendors ranging from local favorite BoSa Donuts to large chains like Dunkin’ Donuts, with some offering specialty...
“Three, two, one, sold!” cried the auctioneer, bringing down his three-foot-tall gold-colored gavel. An original piece of art by Arizonan painter Ed Mell had just gone for $5000, and the school was that much closer to being able to provide aid to its students. The Sandra Day O’Connor College of...