Five Must-See Arts and Culture Events This Week in Metro Phoenix
|How to Survive a Plague|
How to Survive a Plague is a must-see documentary. Don't take our word for it. The powerful film has already won a slew of accolades and nominations from organizations including the Independent Spirit and Academy awards. But you don't have to take their word for it either. Just watch the trailer. Better yet, go see it.
ASU's LGBT organization, Ubiquity, hosts a screening of the David France film, which examines the AIDS epidemic from the perspectives of activists who worked to build disease awareness and helped innovate and test treatments. Sometimes they succeeded and sometimes they failed, but undoubtedly they made an impact. -- Becky Bartkowski
Friday, Januray 25: 4xF @ Fifth Street
In December, local art zine Tempe Starving Artist and national creative event troupe FMLY joined efforts to bring dozens of live music shows, open mics, and live paintings to downtown Phoenix. FMLY fest was a one-night takeover on Roosevelt Row, during which Aaron Johnson, owner of book/zine store Lawn Gnome, hosted a lineup of live performances.
On Friday, January 25, Johnson will take the torch again and host 4xF, a FMLY Fest-inspired event that he hopes will become a monthly must-attend (and another reason for creative types and city kids to hang out downtown). It all goes down on Fifth Street between Roosevelt and Garfield streets with live stages at Jobot, Lawn Gnome, Bodega 420, 909 Housing Collective, and more. -- Claire Lawton