Featured Fara Illich September 28, 2010

What a week in Downtown Phoenix!
Bryan_AdamsFirst up is Bryan Adams, who brings his Bare Bones Tour to the intimate setting of the Orpheum Theater tonight.  You’ll be singing along to classics like “Summer of ’69,” “Cuts Like a Knife,” and one of the best love songs of the 90s,  “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You.”
Next, The Arizona Latino Arts and Culture Center and New Carpa Theater bring  “The Eagle and the Serpent: A History of Mexico Abridged” to their new stage, recreating Mexico’s tumultuous history from 30,000 BC to the present. With characters like Montezuma and Sinaloa Drug Kingpin “El Chapo,” this production is sure to be both entertaining and moving. 
Also, don’t forget that this weekend brings First Friday, and the galleries are stocked and ready for those craving art. You can also find great First Friday activities at Heritage Square Park, Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural CenterPhoenix Children’s Museum, Arizona Science Center, and even our own Ambassador Information Center at the 101 North Building.
Back for the season is the Civic Space Park monthly event, featuring great organizations, businesses and artists including Neighborhood Ministries, Barrio Bikes, Fair Trade Cafe and live music from The Haymarket Squares and Snake! Snake! Snakes!  There will also be a new exhibit opening in the A.E. England Gallery featuring paintings from ASU Assistant Professor Forrest Solis. Visit Fair Trade Cafe’s Facebook fan page for more details.
Downtown gets pink (just in time for breast cancer awareness month).  Pinkalicious the musical starts up at the Valley Youth Theater this week, celebrating all things pink while showing that being yourself is the best of all.  Australian Pink Floyd, the best one out there, will be at the Dodge Theater on Friday night with The Big Pink Greatest Hits World Tour. 
RAINBOWOf course, if you’d rather celebrate all the colors of the rainbow, make sure to visit the Rainbows Festival happening at Heritage Square on Saturday and Sunday.
Last but certainly not least, Herberger Theater Center will show off its latest renovations during Saturday’s Festival of the Arts.  You’ll get to tour the revamped theater while enjoying food, music and short films from the Phoenix Film Foundation.  There’s an interactive children’s area too!  That’s a lot of entertainment for only $5!
I could keep going and going but that would spoil the rest of the discoveries waiting inside this week’s What’s Happening. Download your copy here and get in on the Downtown fun!