Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture Fara IllichOctober 21, 2009
Artlinks First Fridays at Bentley's Lounge in Phoenix – Nov. 2009-Jan. 2010

The Artists of the Black Community/Arizona (A.B.C./AZ) will be hosting ARTLINKS FIRST FRIDAYS at Bentley's Lounge, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix from 6-10 PM in November, December and January 2010: Click here for more info.

Arts & Culture Fara IllichOctober 21, 2009
The Saguaro Tower

Downtown Phoenix has been under a major renaissance and has at long last begun to live up to its name of mythical origin. The city is rising from the ashes and becoming something beautiful and powerful. I like the symbolism and am captivated with my romanticized version of what the City of Phoenix can become. Click here for more info.

Arts & Culture Fara IllichOctober 14, 2009
Save the Dates: Downtown Phoenix Annual Pub Crawl and PAPA Parade

As if the Zombie Walk isn’t enough, now there’s two great events to look forward to after Halloween. For those of you who may have missed them last year, this is your chance to sample some great beers and express your inner creative urge and parade through the streets of Downtown Phoenix. Click here for more info.

Arts & Culture Fara IllichOctober 14, 2009
Light Rail Playlist

I rode the light rail on opening day, and fell in love with its sleek, silent glide. Since then, I’ve discovered that it’s the perfect place to add your own soundtrack (just remember to bring your earbuds; I’m pretty certain not everyone likes Megadeth). Click here for more info.

Arts & Culture Fara IllichOctober 8, 2009
Top Five Theater Events for Fall

If you like theater as much as I do, we’ve hit the jackpot this month. So, in no particular order, here’s a wish list for theater buffs: Click here for more info.

Arts & Culture Fara IllichSeptember 24, 2009
Downtown Phoenix is the Home of Sensational Spoken Word

My favorite of all the spoken word gatherings is called "HomeBase: The Poets’ Poetry Set," which is held on the first and third Sundays of the month at the Downtown Sheraton Phoenix. Click here for more info.

Arts & Culture Fara IllichSeptember 23, 2009
A Grand Avenue

I feel askew when I’m walking along Grand Avenue on First Fridays. My internal compass tells me that I’ve fallen off the grid. I like that feeling. Click here for more info.

Arts & Culture Fara IllichSeptember 21, 2009
Little Black Dress Worthy: The Orpheum Theatre

Some places are just as magnificent as the ticketed events themselves. The Orpheum Theatre is definitely one of those places. Maybe that’s why it’s so little black dress worthy. Click here for more info.

Arts & Culture Fara IllichSeptember 14, 2009
Stepping Through The Wardrobe: The Heard Museum

So how do you get two tween kids to visit a museum? Hint: Don’t use the word museum. Call it an adventure. Click here for more info.

Arts & Culture Fara IllichSeptember 10, 2009
Tequila and Art: Heard Museum's Monte Vista Club

I wanted to make one of my first official blog entries for DowntownPhoenix.com about two things I really like: tequila and art. Let’s face it, who doesn’t? Click here for more info.