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Consciousness Calendar Oct. 21 to Nov. 4: Featured Is A Fundraiser, But Also On The Mind-Expanding Docket is Domestic Violence Awareness, An AIDS Walk And A Legislator's BBQ, Among Other Great Events


Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Oct. 21, 2015 — There are a lot of things going on throughout the Valley for this upcoming Halloween weekend, but the Bump in the Night Cabaret offers a night full of fun that will also be going to a good cause. Proceeds from the event will be going to benefit Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona.

Ian Christiansen of Lil' Jonny Revue is hosting the event, a Halloween-themed version of his regular cabaret show, which he started in 2010, that features pop, jazz and musical theatre songs. This particular show will also feature costumes, sing-a-longs, parodies, a costume contest and feature special guest, Alanna Kalbfleisch.

“This musical Cabaret regularly benefits different charity organizations and special causes around the Valley, as well as providing another venue for members of the Phoenix theatrical community to guest star and perform,” said the event organizers, via their Facebook page.

The Bump in the Night Cabaret is taking place at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 at Valley Bar, 130 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. This is a 21 and over event. Tickets for the show are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. $10 discount tickets are available for those with a student ID. Tickets are available at
. For more information, visit the Facebook page at

Thursday, Oct. 22

Artist Paul Nosa: Creations with a Solar-Powered Sewing Machine from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wrigley Hall Breezeway, Arizona State University, Tempe. Arizona native Paul Nosa was the recipient of a 2015 Artist Research & Development Grant and he uses his solar powered sewing machine to make creations using five-word scenarios. He will give a free demonstration at Arizona State University. This event is also open to the public. For more information, visit the event page at

Friday, Oct. 23

Teed Off At Domestic Violence from 9 a.m. to noon at Topgolf, 9500 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. A New Leaf is holding a special golf tournament at Top Golf in order to benefit its shelters and victims of domestic violence. The event includes two hours of play, a breakfast bar, a cash bar, a silent auction and prizes. Tickets are available for $150 per golfer and $50 per spectator. Tickets are available at For more information, visit the event page at

Saturday, Oct. 24

No Dream Deferred Grand Opening Event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2801 N. 24th St. No. 2, Phoenix. This event is celebrating the grand opening of No Dream Deferred’s new Phoenix location. There will be live music, free food and a chance to meet the volunteers. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the event page at

Sunday, Oct. 25

AIDS Walk Arizona & 5K Run from 7 a.m. to noon at CityScape Phoenix, 1 E. Washington St., Phoenix. This event is being held in order to help 17 different non-profit HIV organizations in Arizona. Participants can walk or run, and all donations will be distributed evenly between the 17 organizations. Those interested in participating can register at For more information, visit the event page at

Wednesday, Oct. 28

Representation Matters from 5 to 7 p.m. at Pima auditorium, Memorial Union room No. 230, Tempe Campus ASU. This event is being held by ASU History Instructor Don Guillory, who will be examining and exploring the representation and imagery of people of color in pop culture through the lens of race, gender and ethnicity. This event is free and open to those who would like to attend. For more information, visit the event page at

Thursday, Oct. 29

28th Annual ATHENA Awards from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Arizona Biltmore, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix. This awards ceremony is being held in order to honor outstanding Valley business women. The women being honored at the ceremony have made a positive impact in the community through their leadership, community service and support. Tickets for the event are $75 for chamber members and $85 for non-chamber members. Those who have questions can call 602-495-2182 or visit the event page at

Saturday, Oct. 31

Get Fit on Halloween with WalkPHX from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Monterey Park, 350 E. Oak St., Phoenix. Councilwoman Laura Pastor will be on hand for this event with FitPHX, as it unveils a new WalkPHX loop at Monterey Park. The event will be Halloween themed and those planning on attending are encouraged to wear costumes and can bring their dogs as well. There will be a costume contest and prizes. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the event page at

Monday, Nov. 2

Sparking Democracy (1st Annual State Legislators’ BBQ) from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Old Main, 400 East Tyler Mall, Tempe. This event is being held by the Undergraduate Student Government at ASU in order to allow state officials to openly communicate with the public. This free event is open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, visit the event page at

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