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Downtown Phoenix is the urban heart of Arizona and this week is another prime example why.
Here are just a few of the events I’m looking forward to.
Live Music
Hard Rock Cafe continues to book amazing live acts week in and week out. Fake Problems, an indie band playing vintage rock and roll-inspired punk rock, will grace the stage Tuesday night for an all-ages show.   
Speaking of live talent, Tuesday night also mark’s Lil Wayne’s return to Phoenix as the Grammy Award-winning rapper brings his high-voltage show to the US Airways Center. 
Earth Day 2011
We’ll all celebrate Earth Day this week and to thank the most hospitable planet in the galaxy and there are two free events you can attend. 
42-16875340The Second Annual Earth Day Phoenix Fair will be held on Thursday at Caesar Chavez Plaza, 2nd Ave. and Washington, from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  You’ll learn about recycling and sustainability, and maybe even pick up some useful giveaways. 
If you can’t make Thursday’s event you can celebrate Earth Day at Friday’s Earth Day Community Picnic at Civic Space Park.  Enjoy live music, art, and the beautiful outdoors with your fellow Phoenicians. Bring your lunch from home, stop and grab something from Phoenix Public Market at Food Truck Friday or the Urban Grocery, or even grab a bite from Fair Trade Café which is located right in Civic Space Park.   The free event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  
Adam Carolla will split your gut and get real at Orpheum Theater on Friday night with his brutally honest brand of comedy.  The popular radio and podcast host’s interactive show promises several special appearances via Skype.
Of course, after such a busy week, you’ll need to unwind. Just Breathe’s Gong Bath is a deep meditation.  This popular quarterly event will help you to de-stress, clear energy pathways, and renew your mind and body with the sound and vibration of the meditation gong.  Wellness awaits you on Sunday at 6:45 p.m. 
Remember, you can download the weekly What’s Happening newsletter here or stop by the Downtown Ambassador Information Center to pick up a copy.
Enjoy your week in Downtown Phoenix!