Be sure to wear your sneakers to 3rd Thursday Hangs this week, because we’re drinking beers and playing ball! First up, we’re meeting at Casey’s Woodshed from about 5:00-6:45 for happy hour; then over to Kiwanis Park for batting practice. Meet us for no good reason, just good times. Send us an Instagram DM to let us know you’re coming, and we’ll save you a seat.
Looking ahead to the coming weeks, our forecast is nothing but fair weather, my friends. While much of the country is still shoveling snow, we’ve got sunshine and smiles for miles. However, we know this good fortune is fleeting and it’ll be hot town, summer in the city in no time. Get out while you still can and enjoy festivals, markets and the Valley’s best public art.
6th St. Market Season Finale
Sunday, April 22
Start your Sunday funday with brunch and then enjoy the buzz at 6th St. Market. This is your last chance to enjoy the beautiful weather while browsing some Arizona’s best local makers.
6th St. and Mill Ave., Tempe
Wednesday, April 25 7:30 pm
Watch this beloved cult classic at the best theater in town, FilmBar (it’s the best because you can drink a bottle of wine at your seat). Watch these ladies show you that fighting over a man is never worth it.
815 N. 2nd St., Phoenix
Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market
Friday, April 27 – Sunday, April 29
150+ handmade and vintage vendors invade Scottsdale under one air-conditioned roof.
16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale
2018 ameriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018
Choose your brews from over 250 canned beers including a whole Arizona Trail Zone of beers not yet canned! Be the first to taste some local craft selections and take your craft loving bestie with you.
Margaret T. Hance Park
67 W. Culver St., Phoenix
Phoenix Mural Festival
Friday, May 4 – Sunday, May 6
82 artists, 48 new murals, one weekend. Get out and see some art and create a community of culture!
Unexpected Art Gallery
734 W. Polk St., Phoenix
Friday, May 4 Kickoff Event – Sunday, May 13
Downtown Mesa public art offerings in the spring, are worth marking your calendar and making the trip. Past years have included animal-nspired art bikes available to ride, interactive musical exhibits, human-sized nests, and larger than life inflatable installations. This year six, gigantic glowing humanoid figures by Australian artist Amanda Parer, will have its United States premiere in downtown Mesa. The massive sculptures will be lit from the inside at night, and will be on view at Mesa Arts Center, i.d.e.a. Museum, at the Federal building across the street from Arizona Museum of Natural History and over Milano’s music in downtown Mesa. Get your creative mind blown, and then get some pizza at Queens Pizzeria on Main Street.
Mesa Art Center
One E. Main St.,Mesa
Urban Wine & Jazz Walk
Saturday, May 12
Sip wine and saunter through the best Downtown Phoenix has to offer. Make sure you’ve got your walking boots on – this is a pedestrian tour.
1 E. Washington St., Phoenix
Willcox Wine Country Spring Festival
Saturday, May 19 – Sunday, May 20
Celebrate the Arizona harvest from the Willcox region. Rated one of the Top 10 wine festivals, this event includes music, art, and vendors. Free.
Photo credits: Australian artist, Amanda Parer, 2018 ameriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival, 6th St. Market