Mayor's Arts Awards
Oct
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

Mayor's Arts Awards

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Phoenix Center for the Arts proudly present the Sixth Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, “Art in the Park,” October 12, 2017, from 6:30-9:00pm in the Margaret T. Hance Park Urban Plaza.

The Mayor’s Arts Awards serve to identify outstanding leaders in five areas; Visual Artist, Dancer/Choreographer, Musician/Composer, Literary Artist, and Innovative Art Organization. Nominees will be chosen based on the criteria of innovation, impact, and integration. In addition, we will choose one individual with the second annual “Lou and Evelyn Grubb Community Innovator Award.”

Funds raised at the Mayor’s Arts Awards will directly benefit service men and women and their families through a unique partnership with the ASU Pat Tillman Veteran Center and Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement. Studies have shown that creative activity is an integral part of the rehabilitation process, as an outlet for stress, and as a means to stimulate brain activity. Phoenix Center for the Arts has already seen the benefits of such partnerships through its alliance with the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, and seeks to further its mission to serve our diverse community, from all ages, cultures, and stages of life. This amazing partnership will enable Phoenix Center for the Arts to provide free art workshops, tailored specifically to the needs of veterans and their families.

Visit the event webpage for details and tickets.

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Noche en Blanco
Oct
28
5:00pm 5:00pm

Noche en Blanco

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

NOCHE EN BLANCO 2017
October 28th
Set-up Time: 3:00pm
Event Time: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Location: Hance Park - West Lawn

Benefiting the future of Hance Park

Hance Park Conservancy invites you to the second annual "Noche en Blanco" in Hance Park. Inspired by a similar "dinner in white" which got its start in Paris 30 years ago, Noche en Blanco has a character unique to Phoenix.

Guests will arrive dressed all in white. Many will begin arriving as early as 3:00pm to set up at their reserved table to compete for the Best Table Award. All are encouraged to arrive by 5:00pm to locate their table and join everyone for a toast at sunset (approx. 5:40pm). This will be a fun, elegant event with long rows of tables draped in white, strings of lights and stars overhead, featuring live music and dancing.

All ages welcome.

Attire: All white creative cocktail

Bring: White plates and napkins, flatware, stemware, centerpiece, and non-alcoholic drinks. Disposable items are discouraged.

Food Options: Guests are encouraged to purchase a gourmet picnic for two in advance from our amazing menu from The Dressing Room (see ticket page). You may also bring your own picnics to share with your table.

Wine Options: We have an incredible selection of wine bottles available for pre-order on our ticket page. Purchasing in advance will ensure that your wine selections are available! Wine may also be purchased from the bar during the event. Additional wine selections coming soon!

Liquor laws prohibit guests from bringing alcohol in to this event, nor can alcohol be taken out from this event. You must be 21 years of age or older to purchase wine.

For those who already have a ticket or a table for Noche:

  • Picnics and bottles of wine are available for sale until 11:59pm on October 25th. Click "Tickets" button to purchase picnics and wine.

  • Further event details, including parking map, will be emailed separately

Volunteer opportunities are still available:
Please email hpc@hanceparkconservancy.org to volunteer Saturday
for event set-up, sign in, or other support.

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Dia de Los Niños
Apr
28
9:00am 9:00am

Dia de Los Niños

Many nations throughout the world, especially those within the western hemisphere, celebrate "El Día de los Niños." This day is designed to honor children, who represent the hopes and dreams of every community. The city of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department Latino Institute produces this event and asks all in attendance to celebrate our country's most valuable asset - its youth.

"El Día de los Niños" festival is in its 16th year, with the 2015 event hosting over 5,000 children and educators who participated in activities provided by more than 50 organizations, exhibitors and educators. The event features a large entertainment stage as well as interactive booths with information about education, sports, science, games, arts and culture, and sponsor booths with give-a-ways. All programming has a youth theme.  

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Phoenix Lights Music Festival
Apr
8
to Apr 9

Phoenix Lights Music Festival

Ages:  18+ to Enter;  21+ to Drink

Time:  Each Day / Doors 12:00PM / Curfew 11:00PM

Presented by:  Relentless Beats

Full Lineup
Saturday
Above & Beyond • Ekali • Grum • Hucci • Illenium • Josh Wink • Keys N Krates • Pete Tong • Sacha Robotti • Shaun Frank • Sirus Hood • Tiësto
Sunday
Alesso • Coyu • Ganja White Night • The Knocks • Oliver Heldens • Pig & Dan • STS9 • Thomas Jack • Tokimonsta • Unlike Pluto • Vince Staples • ZHU

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NCAA March Madness Music Festival
Mar
31
to Apr 2

NCAA March Madness Music Festival

Three days.  Two stages.  One free music festival.

This special FREE concert series takes place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday over the Final Four Weekend and features both local and national acts that in the past have included artists such as Fergie, Bruce Springsteen, Rihanna, The Zac Brown Band, Imagine Dragons, Kings of Leon and Kenny Chesney, just to name a few.

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St. Patrick's Day Parade and Faire
Mar
11
10:00am10:00am

St. Patrick's Day Parade and Faire

34th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Faire Saturday, March 11, 2017. This year's theme is "Salute to Irish Music and Dance". Location for the Parade 3rd Street from Virginia to McDowell. Starts at 10am.

The Faire starts at 10 am at Hance Park West side of Central at the Irish Cultural Center ,1106 N Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

Admission $10.00 Adults 13 & older. Kids 12 & under FREE. Senior (55 & over) and Military $8.00. Click here to buy tickets online

The 2017 Phoenix St. Patrick’s Day Faire has 3 Stages of Irish Music, Irish Stepdancing, Bagpipers, Food & Beverages, Irish Crafts & Merchandise, Genealogy, Irish Clubs,Children’s Area, catch a glimpse of the “1916 Commemorative Exhibition” during a guided tour of the McClelland Library.

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McDowell Mountain Music Festival
Mar
3
to Mar 5

McDowell Mountain Music Festival

Lineup this year includes Flume, the Shins, Chromeo, Group Love, and Gov't Mule

Tickets available at http://mmmf.com/

McDowell Mountain Music Festival is a 100% nonprofit music festival that was established in 2004 and quickly became a musical destination for festival-goers. This year, the Festival is celebrating its 14th year attracting visitors to the State with previous headliners such as Beck, Porter Robinson, Kid Cudi, The Avett Brothers, and more.
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Community Meal at Grace Lutheran
Mar
1
5:30pm 5:30pm

Community Meal at Grace Lutheran

Community Meal  1st Wednesday of the month @ 5:30 pm in Hope Hall

Every Wednesday evening, Grace hosts a community meal and Bible study.  Most of the people who attend are experiencing homelessness.  On the first Wednesday of each month, we extend a special invitation to other members of our community to join us for dinner--that we may get to know the people with whom we share our neighborhood. 

Grace Lutheran Church--at 3rd Street & Moreland--invites all members of our community to participate in the life of the congregation

Community Pancake Breakfast every Sunday @ 7:30 am

Contemporary Worship every Sunday @ 8:30 am

Traditional Worship every Sunday @ 11:00 am

For more information about other events, go to www.graceinthecity.com.

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Blues Blast
Feb
25
10:00am10:00am

Blues Blast

The Phoenix Blues Society presents Blues Blast 17! This Family Friendly event, held annually at MT Hance Park, brings together the best of local and national Blues artists to ensure a great day of music. As always, children under age 16 are FREE!

Artists for this year's event are: Eric Ramsey, Sistahs Too, Mike Eldred Trio, Karen Lovely, and The Delgado Brothers

In addition to a large variety of vendors and food, Blues Blast 17 has a great Kidz Zone for kids of all ages. Everything in the Kidz Zone is FREE.

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Chinese Week Festival
Feb
10
to Feb 12

Chinese Week Festival

Free Event:

Friday 9a-3p

Saturday 10a-6p

Sunday 10-6

Phoenix Chinese Week is a series of cultural, social and educational events highlighting the diverse culture of China. Its annual 3-day Culture and Cuisine Festival that attracts thousands of participants features the arts, food, dance, entertainment, history and heritage of China.

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2017 Albert and Liese Eckstein Memorial Lecture
Jan
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

2017 Albert and Liese Eckstein Memorial Lecture

  • Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The AZ Jewish Hitorical Society Presents the 2017 Albert and Liese Eckstein Memorial Lecture:

Dr. Bernard Cooperman, Five Hundred Years Ago in Venice: Why Jews were Happy to Live in Ghettos.

For more info and to RSVP:  https://azjhs.org/Events___Programs.html

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Tacolandia
Jan
28
1:00pm 1:00pm

Tacolandia

Tacolandia will take place on Saturday, January 28, at Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix.

The event is sponsored by Phoenix New Times. Attendees are invited to enjoy unlimited taco samples from 30 of the Valley’s top taquerias. The event will also feature live entertainment, cash bars selling cocktails and beer, and awards for the best tacos in various categories .

General admission tickets will be available starting at $25 and include entry into the event, unlimited taco samples, live entertainment, and access to cash bars.

Tickets can be purchased at http://ticketf.ly/2g31zJq

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Ikebana Exhibit, 8th Annual
Jan
27
to Jan 29

Ikebana Exhibit, 8th Annual

  • Japanese Friendship Garden (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix invites you to the 8th Annual Ikebana Exhibit, sponsored by The Sogetsu Ikebana Study Group.

An exquisite display of Ikebana arrangements will be exhibited throughout the garden, designed by talented Sogetsu Ikebana artists, teachers, and students.  The annual Ikebana Exhibit has become a destination event the last couple of years. Activities this year feature artist led tours, an arranging live presentation, demonstrations, hands-on experiences, an ikebana supplies market, and a Chamber music concert with traditional Japanese music.

 For more details regarding this beautiful event:  http://www.japanesefriendshipgarden.org/copy-of-bonsai-raku-pottery-exhibit

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Irish Celebration of Tea at the Irish Cultural Center
Jan
21
1:30pm 1:30pm

Irish Celebration of Tea at the Irish Cultural Center

Come in to Loraine’s Parlor and find out all about the Irish Celebration of Tea. You will get a chance to make a perfect pot of tea to drink and enjoy some homemade Irish Soda Bread with your cup!

This one day event is offered every third Saturday of the month from 1:30 to 3PM.
Members $20 per ceremony. Non-members $22.50 per ceremony.

Everyone will take home a memento of the day.

Call 602.864.2357 to register by phone.

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Martin Luther King Celebration
Jan
16
12:00pm12:00pm

Martin Luther King Celebration

The Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration is a series of events in honor of MLK Jr.’s contributions to establishing civil rights for all Americans and his legacy of promoting cultural diversity, awareness and unity. Each year, the celebration hosts a community day of service in which thousands of Arizonans volunteer their time at various local non-profits, a candlelight concert featuring gospel choir performances, a youth art exhibit and a symposium on youth development complete with educational workshops and networking sessions open to the public. At the festival, attendees are treated to a great lineup of art vendors, entertainment, cuisine and community organizations providing free health-related services. The celebration’s highlight, the MLK March in Phoenix, gathers thousands of Arizonans in a march symbolic of King’s 1968 march through Washington, D.C. With several events held during January throughout the celebration, there are many ways for residents and visitors of all backgrounds to participate and help fulfill MLK Jr.’s dream.

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Dec
9
to Dec 11

Phoenix Festival of the Arts

More than one hundred art vendors and cultural organizations are scheduled to participate in this year’s Festival. It’s a perfect time to connect with the community and shop for holiday gifts. Festivalgoers will also be able to enjoy delicious local food truck cuisine and top-notch music performances taking place throughout the Festival.

Dates: December 9-11, 2016

Hours:
Friday, December 9 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, December 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, December 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: FREE

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FQ Story Home Tour Hour Tour & Holiday Street Fair
Dec
3
to Dec 4

FQ Story Home Tour Hour Tour & Holiday Street Fair

  • FQ Story Historic Neighborhood (map)
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32nd ANNUAL F.Q. STORY  Home Tour & Holiday Street Fair Marketplace

Saturday, December 3rd 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Sunday, December 4th 11:00am – 5:00pm
From 7th to 16th Avenue on Lynwood St  (1 Block South of McDowell)

Tickets, $15, can be purchased online or at the event (corner of 9th Avenue and Lynwood St)

·   Saturday Evening: Coffee & Hot Chocolate, Carolers, sidewalk Luminarias

·    Sunday afternoon: Food and gift vendors line the street, street trolley available for transport Sunday

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Shop and Share at Changing Hands Bookstore
Nov
26
9:00am 9:00am

Shop and Share at Changing Hands Bookstore

  • Changing Hands Bookstore - Phoenix and Tempe Locations (map)
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The Hance Park Conservancy is proud to be selected as one of three AZ non-profits benefitting from Changing Hands "Shop and Share" this November 26th.  

How it works:

After you make your purchase at either Changing Hands Location, you will be given a ticket for every $10  spent.  You will then put your tickets in a jar or jars to support one of three local charities, including the Hance Park Conservancy.   

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Midtown Urban Living Tour
Nov
5
11:00am11:00am

Midtown Urban Living Tour

4th ANNUAL MIDTOWN URBAN LIVING TOUR AN ADVENTURE IN MIDTOWN LIVING

The Midtown Urban Living Tour will showcase homes in seven celebrated Midtown communities. Tour goers will have the rare opportunity to explore selected homes in: Artisan Lofts on Central, Villa del Coronado, Chateau de Ville, Regency on Central, Phoenix Towers, Tapestry on Central, and One Lexington.

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Certified Local Fall Festival
Nov
5
10:00am10:00am

Certified Local Fall Festival

Dates: November 5, 2016
LocationHance Park, Phoenix
Open To: The Public, Free Event

The Certified Local Fall Festival is a free family-friendly event for all ages and an annual celebration of all things local to Arizona. The festival features over 100 vendors, live music, food samples from local restaurants, an Arizona beverage garden, kids activities, a silent auction and raffle, and much more.

More information:  http://www.localfirstaz.com/fall-festival/

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First Fridays at the Irish Cultural Center
Nov
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

First Fridays at the Irish Cultural Center

Make the Irish Cultural Center one of your stops on the monthly "1st Friday" Art Walk! The Irish Cultural Center has awesome live music by a variety of musicians, a cash bar, historic-style Irish cottage and castle, and a NEW art-exhibit almost every month with items for sale. Come and enjoy the monthly "Sean Nos"singing circle of great Irish songs!

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Otsukimi
Oct
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

Otsukimi

Otsukimi, or Japanese Moonviewing, is a traditional Japanese Celebration of the full moon.  

Friday October 14th 6:30-9:00pm and Saturday October 15th 6:30-9:00pm

A unique, informative, and intimate event at the Japanese Friendship Garden on Hance Park,  this honored tradition is celebrated every year and has consistently sold out. 

Due to high demand of this unique event the Japanese Friendship Garden is extending the invitation to guests for two nights. By doing so, the peaceful serenity of this event will be preserved and all guests can be accommodated.

Garden staff will light up the garden with candles and luminaries, please guests with entertainment from talented musicians, offer traditional food, and leave guests with a feeling that they were a part of something special.

A traditional Japanese tea demonstration will also take place at an additional cost. Guests will be served authentic Japanese tea by our tea ladies dressed in kimono in our tea garden. It is an experience that rarely takes place during regular operation hours.  Space is limited.

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Mayor's Art Awards
Oct
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Mayor's Art Awards

Mayor's Art Awards - October 13, 2016  Location - Hance Park

The Phoenix Center for the Arts presents the annual Mayor's Art Awards

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Phoenix Center for the Arts proudly present the 3rd Annual Mayor's Arts Awards, “Art in the Park” October 13, 2016, from 6:00-8:30pm. 

Funds raised at the Mayor's Arts Awards will directly benefit service men and women and their families through a unique partnership with the ASU Pat Tillman Veteran Center and Officer for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement. 

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