What's on Tap for Tonight's First Friday
|Lost Leaf will host the paintings of Jules Demetrius.|
So unless hypothermia is your bag baby, better throw on an extra sweater or down plenty of spirits when venturing out to tonight's freezing First Friday at the various and sundry art hotspots in and around the downtown arts district.
Speaking of cool, that's exactly how you could describe some of the art and music that will be available at the galleries and art spaces of Roosevelt Row, Grand Avenue, and elsewhere in downtown. The fly paintings of Jules Demetrius (pictured) will be at the Lost Leaf. Pigment pimp Brian Boner will have a new show up around the corner at eye lounge. And you'll definitely want to check out Heritage Square, where the folks behind music/culture Web-board The Shizz have booked a few local acts like Thee Jaguar Sharks and The Worrymen.
Oh yeah, in case you missed Arty Girl's earlier blogs, Stinkweeds is holding an awesome "Indie Crafeteria" party and the Phoenix Art Museum is celebrating its 50th Anniversary.
|DJ Tony Culture spins along Roosevelt Row.|
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.
1204 East Roosevelt Street
In partnership with Art Awakenings, Alwun House offers its "Art & Gift Show" benefiting the non-profit organizations and offering handmade novelties, artworks, and other "reasonably priced" unique gifts. A tree lighting ceremony will also be helf, featuring drum circles, holiday food and spirits, dance, music, poetry, and other entertainment. 7 p.m. Call 602-253-7887.
901 North Fifth Street
Djentrification hits the turntables. 7 p.m. Call 602-237-5446.
419 East Roosevelt Street
The paintings of Brian Boner's "Random Patterns Guaranteed" will be shown in the East Gallery, while Christopher Jagmin's "Up in the Air" showcase of encaustic works will be displayed in the Project Room. 5 p.m. Call 602-430-1490.
113 North Sixth Street
The Shizz presents the first edition of its First Friday music series, with performances from The Worrymen, Thee Jaguar Sharks, and others. 6 p.m.
821 North Third Street
Radio Phoenix presents a First Friday showcase featuring Scorpion vs. Tarantula, Japhy's Descent, and others. 6 p.m. Call 602-475-8519.
918 North Fifth Street
Funk/R&B band Hot Birds and the Chili Sauce will perform outdoors. 7 p.m. Call 480-577-6455.
The Lost Leaf
914 North 5th Street
Urban artist and painter Jules Demetrius is the featured artist this month. 5 p.m. Call 602-258-0014.
407 East Roosevelt Street
Mixed-media artist Kate Timmerman holds a reception for her retrospective exhibition "Then and Now, 1998-2009," which features the various paintings, text abstractions, and other creations. (Click here for Steve Jansen's preview). 6 p.m. Call 602-462-5516.
905 North Fourth Street
The spot formerly known as Fate features DJ Proper Villain on the turntables. 8 p.m. Call 602-254-6424.
610 East Roosevelt Street
The "beautiful and hideous" paintings and ink drawings of Tuscon's Jesse Peper will be the feature exhibition. 6 p.m. Call 602-334-6299.
501 East Roosevelt Street
New works from Koryn Woodward Wasson, Roy Wasson Valle, and Jack Long will be shown. 6 p.m. Call 602-363-2552.
918 North Second Street
The musicians of Man About a Dog, Andrew Jackson Jihad, and Matt Arnold will jam outside the store. 7 p.m. Call 602-795-4980.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
100 West Roosevelt Street
The Grammy-winning Phoenix Chorale offers a free rehearsal session open to the public. 6:30 p.m. Call 602-254-7126.
909 North Fifth Street
The DJs of Universatile Music will be on the wheels of steel on the porch while new art hangs in the gallery. 6 p.m.