Like wine? How about some art? When you put the two together, plus a dash of charitable goodness, you get the VinArte: The Art of Wine fundraiser, taking place this Saturday at the Phoenix Art Museum‘s Sculpture Garden. Vitners from around the world — over 60 in all — will be pouring tasters from 6-9 p.m. Arcadia Farms will be crafting exquisite gnosh to accompany the vino. A silent auction to benefit The Men’s Art Council will also take place, offering top-tier wines, dinners at excellent Valley hotspots and other items too secret to share. Take a stroll under the stars, enjoy a nice merlot and then win a dinner… what could be better?
The Art of Wine fundraiser is Saturday, April 25, 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $50. For more info and to purchase tickets, head over to www.mensartscouncil.com/va/tasting_about.php.
Looks like the Civic Space is going to be a success, as hundreds of students, residents and curious visitors stopped by to celebrate the grand opening on April 16. There were giveaways, contests and a concert for the lucky attendees.
Phil Gordon spoke to the audience amid applause and support from the midday crowd.
See below for images.
Pictures courtesy of Evan Wyloge.
Come celebrate Phoenix’s first “Third Friday Concert Series” on Friday, April 17 at the new Downtown Civic Space park. The free concert will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will feature Turn Back, O Man and The Matthew Reveles Band.
Every third Friday of each month through 2009, local bands of various music genres will perform at the park.
Civic Space, opening Thursday, is bordered by Central and First avenues, and Van Buren and Fillmore streets. The nearest light rail station is at Central Avenue and Van Buren Street.
Come celebrate national record store day at Stinkweeds (10 W. Camelback Rd.) next Saturday, April 18. Designated as a day to support your trusty independent record store, Stinkweeds is going all out, even releasing its own exclusive album, Phoenix: We Love It, full of great local bands (Go Big Casino, Sam Means from the Format, Back Ted-N-Ted and Zachary James Dodds, among others) for a mere $10. From open to close, stop in for excellent deals, delicious barbecue, tons of free giveaways and live music (bands and schedule still TBA, check back here for more info as it becomes available).
The concert starts at 7 p.m. at the Herberger Theater, 222. E. Monroe St.
The ASU Jazz Combos headlined the series on Nov. 11, 2008 and are returning for an encore performance. The ensemble takes their audiences through the history of improvised music from New Orleans to 52nd Street and beyond. The groups range in size from four to seven people. They often perform on the ASU campus but have also made several off-campus appearances in clubs and resorts around the Valley.
Admission is free but proceeds will support the Green Survival Initiative (GSI), a Phoenix-based sustainability project. Through the use of cost-effective green technologies, GSI seeks to alleviate increasing energy costs for approximately 1,000 low- and fixed-income households in the Phoenix metropolitan area
A green business networking opportunity will precede the concert at 5:30 p.m. It will include informational booths and promotional giveaways.
For more information, visit sw-green.com, or contact Marshall Terrill at 602-496-1005 or email@example.com