What's On Tap for This Weekend's Art Detour

Categories: First Friday
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Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl will perform tonight at the Ruby Room Lounge.

Maybe it's just us, but doesn't it just seem like a really nice day outside today? Mild weather, cool breezes, and lots of clouds. Basically, the perfect kinda weather to be out all weekend on the sidewalks of downtown Phoenix.

It's Art Detour weekend, which means Roosevelt Row, Grand Avenue, and other locations will be swamped and swollen with crowds. The action runs from tonight through Sunday, and we've assembled a list of what will be going on. (Be sure to also check out Robrt Pela's article here).

FRIDAY, MARCH 7:

Afida's Hair Culture
116 East Roosevelt Street
DJ Tony Culture will be spinning reggae, dancehall, and old-school music starting at 8 p.m. Call 602-258-4992.

Bragg's Pie Factory
1301 Grand Avenue
The annual "Mutant Pinata" show is displayed. Call 602-256-7769.

The Breadfruit Authentic Jamaican Grill
108 East Pierce Street
Reggae band DUBble Down performs. 7 p.m. Call 602-267-1266.

Chez Nous
915 Grand Avenue

Local band Elixir will play R&B and Motown-style jams all night. 9 p.m., $7. Call 602-266-7372.

Conspire
901 North Fifth Street
The walls of this downtown coffee house will feature the decorated vinyl of the "Stereographic Record Show" and the colorfully abstract paintings of J.J. Horner. Turntablists like Djentrification will provided the music. Call 602-237-5446.

Drop In Gallery
917 North Fifth Street
Homless artist contribute their art work to the DIG's monthly First Friday show. Greasepaint Youth Theatre will present a special production, and a line-up of local bands perform, including A Technicolor Yawn and Hands on Fire. Call 602-257-4454.

Eye Lounge
419 East Roosevelt Street
Kaori Takamura offers up "The Shirt Shop" showcase, consisting of an array of her decorated plaster-cast shirts. (Click here for Wynter Holden's preview). Painter Lisa Marie Sipe and photographer Vivian Spiegleman will also have new work at the gallery. 5 p.m. Call 602-262-5584.

The Firehouse
1015 North First Street
Live music, pillow fights, and artwork is promised. The band line-up includes The Complaniacs, Stem Pharm Syndrome, The Beatnik Bombers, Robin Lore, Mental Yentas, and others. 6 p.m. Call 602-300-7575.

The Free Street Band
Various locations along Roosevelt Row
The roving bagpipe band will be walking throughout the Evans Churchill Neighborhood starting at 7 p.m.

Hob Nob's
149 West McDowell Road
Folk artists Shawn Barrows, Nate Everingham, and others are scheduled to perfom. 8 p.m.

The Icehouse
429 West Jackson Street
The "Save the Icehouse" Benefit will take place. 6 p.m.

The Lost Leaf
914 Northth Street
The Stork Hunters and The Neo-Primatives will perform at the beer and wine joint. 9 p.m.  Call 602-252-4168.

Modified Arts
407 East Roosevelt Street
James Angel shows off his latest paintings. The members of The Big Bang Theory will provide improvisational jazz starting at 7 p.m. Call 602-462-5516.

Nine|05
905 North Fourth Street
DJ Iowatest, DJ Mendez, and various guests will be on the ones and twos starting at 8 p.m. Call 602-254-6424.

Perihelion Arts
610 East Roosevelt Street
Painter Daniel Martin Diaz displays his latest. Call 602-334-6299.

PHiX
1113 Grand Avenue
Lee Berger will show off his geometrically abstract paintings and Azul will perform a set of electronic fusion music starting at 7 p.m. A raffle for Berger's paintings will be held. Call 602-252-7449.

Phoenix Art Museum
1625 North Central Avenue
Check out the museum's current exhbitions of "Odyssey: The Photographs of Linda Connor" and "Medievalism: Fashion's Romance with the Middle Ages." (Nina Carapetyan's preview is available here). Rhythmtank, & Crossing 32nd Street provide the music. 8 p.m. Call 602-257-1222.

Pravus
501 East Roosevelt Street
More than a dozen creative types have provided work for Pravus' new show "The Panelists: Celebrating the Comic Book Panel," which celebrates the sequential art form. The line-up includes Mitch O'Connell, The Pizz, Anthony Ausgang, Luster Kaboom, Mark George, Kirk Ryden, Zoey Stevens, Joshua Ellingson, Russ Pope, and Jon Haddock. Local bands Blind Divine and Threefold Fate play at 10 p.m. Call 602-363-2552.

The Ruby Room
717 South Central Avenue
Fatigo, Robot Tank, and Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl will perform. 9 p.m., $5.

Studio +
420 East Roosevelt Street
This newly-opened gallery displays the works of Yuko Yabuki, Luster Kaboom, Edward Castaneda, and Sarah Breidenbach. 6-10 p.m.

Tilt Gallery
919 West Fillmore Street
Mark Osterman's "Artifacts of a Curious Mind" exhibition of hand-tinted photographs, are on display. Call 602-716-5667.

Trunk Space
1506 Grand Avenue
Photographer Scott Stovall shows off his "American Transparent" exhibition. The Strange Family Circus at 8 p.m. Call 602-256-6006.

SATURDAY, MARCH 7:

The Firehouse
1015 North First Street
Live figure drawing starts at 11 a.m., with live music and performances begin at 1 p.m. The line-up includes Stem Pharm Syndrome, M. Garfield, Leaf, Robin Lore, The Home Jones Band, Burnin' Phoenix, and The Beatnik Bombers. Call 602-300-7575.

Modified Arts
407 East Roosevelt Street
Psyko Steve presents a loaded line-up of indie talent, including Eleisha Eagle, Terrible People, Sister Cities, Dearspeak, & more. 7 p.m. $8-$10. Call 602-462-5516.

PHiX
1113 Grand Avenue
Lee Berger will show off his geometrically abstract paintings and Azul will perform a set of electronic fusion music starting at 11 a.m. A raffle for Berger's paintings will be held. Call 602-252-7449.

The Ruby Room
717 South Central Avenue
The NovelTease Burlesque Show starts at 8 p.m.; with Soliel Noir, Of the Earth, and En Kanto perform at 10 p.m. 

Studio +
420 East Roosevelt Street
Primeval, an off-the-chair party will rage on all night long with music from Babaluca, Hooves, Nico-Teen, and Djentrification. 10 p.m.-4 a.m.

Trunk Space
1506 Grand Avenue
Improv Theater with Bingo Jam and Galapagos starts at 7 p.m., and music from Taraf Degrief begins at 9 p.m. Call 602-256-6006.

SUNDAY, MARCH 8:

The Firehouse
1015 North First Street
Live figure drawing starts at 11 a.m., with live music and performances starting at 2 p.m. with music from M. Garfield, Bam, Crucial Committee, Rizir, and more. Call 602-300-7575.

Modified Arts
407 East Roosevelt Street
Live music from Until June, Ryan Calhoun, Evan Brightly, Merrily, and Chandeliers. 7:30 p.m., $7. Call 602-462-5516.

The Ruby Room
717 South Central Avenue
Indie power-pop act We Should Be Dead performs. 8 p.m.





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