Cafe Cultura Celebrates
The Life of Cesar Chavez
Phoenix Metro Venues
Ak Chin Pavilion
2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix
Alan Jackson with Jon Pardi, Feb. 28
Arizona Broadway Theater
7701 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria
White Christmas, Nov. 7 to Dec. 13
440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Joe Rogan, Dec. 12
400 W. Washington St., Phoenix
The Piano Guys, Dec. 16
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
One More TIme, Dec. 26
1015 N. 1st St., Phoenix
First Friday Night Live, Dec. 5
Grady Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
Pippen, Dec. 2 to 7
222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
Two Old Broads Do Santa, Dec. 2 to 18
13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
The Annual Jews Grotto Show, Dec. 26
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix
Banana Gun 5-Year anniversary, Dec. 6
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Flannel Ball and Art Show, Dec. 31
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix
DJentrification, Dec. 5
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
Spoon, Dec. 15
263 N. Center St., Mesa
Cage The Elephant, Dec. 15
100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix
Mary Poppins, Dec. 4 to Dec. 28
Pub Rock Live
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
The Ataris, Dec. 13
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
Supersuckers, Dec. 4
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
A Bloody Mary Christmas Dec. 4 to Dec. 21
Tempe Center For The Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
Walk in Wednesday Open Mic, Dec. 3
1810 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
Tempeasy with DJ Reubot, Dec. 16
Theater Artists Studio
4848 E Cactus Road, Scottsdale
On Golden Pond, Nov. 28 to Dec. 13
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
The Neighborhood, Dec. 27
The Trunk Space
1506 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix
Cosmonauts, Dec. 16
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Bette Midler, May 24
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Blunt Cub, Dec. 4
By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine
Dec. 3, 2014 — Bronze Candidate, AKA Franco Habre, is one-half of the Phoenix based militant hip-hop group, Shining Soul, and on Dec. 10 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. he will be hosting Cafe Cultura: A Night of Multicultural Expression at the Santa Rita Center in Barrio Compito, 1017 E. Hadley St., Phoenix.
The evening is about more than just artistic expression in a free-flowing open environment. The entire event is happening to celebrate the life and work of civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. The show may be celebrating a man of Mexican descent, but it open too “Poets, emcees, singers, musicians, storytellers, artists, and dancers of all backgrounds,” according to the event’s Facebook page.
The free, all ages, family encouraged event, is taking place at the Santa Rita Center in Barrio Compito because of it’s cultural significance to the Mexican communities in South Phoenix. As well as the fact that Chavez conducted 19 days of a 24-day fast in 1972 at the Santa Rita Center, where thousands of Arizona farm workers — and national figures such as Coretta Scott King — arrived at the Santa Rita Center during the course of the fast.
Wednesday, Dec. 3
Underground hip hop legends Dilated Peoples are coming back to Phoenix after opening for Jurassic 5 at The Marquee Theatre earlier this year. They are going to be playing at the new and improved Club Red, 1306 W. University Drive, Mesa. Opening for the low-key rap aficionados will be locals Everyday Affiliates, as well as Big Meridox, and Injury Reserve. The show is all ages, and tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 4
The Morning Infidelity Presents K. Flay at Last Exit Live, 717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix beginning at 8 p.m. It’s great to see a venue in Phoenix besides the Crescent Ballroom landing a national-level act, who is becoming a regular at festivals all over the country. Supporting K. Flay will be local stand-outs Mouse Powell, and Luna Aura, which all together equals one amazing night in downtown Phoenix. The show is 21 and up, begins at 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.
Good thing there is a quality local hip-hop scene here in Phoenix to balance out all the amazing national level acts that have been coming through recently. Kicking off at 9 p.m. at Scottsdale’s The Rogue, 423 N. Scottsdale Rd., Capo Dynamic, Dadadoh, Curt Flo, and Abstrakt will be kicking the flows, and setting the vibes. The show is 21 and up and has a $5 cover. Over the past few years Phoenix has really been developing a taste for quality hip-hop shows, and the scene is responding by producing more than it’s share of listenable hip-hop. Good times to be had for sure.
First Friday, Dec. 5
First Friday is always a busy night in downtown Phoenix, and all the surrounding venues are taking notice and stepping their game up to get a good draw during the monthly art walk. The Rogue, 424 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, is going with a local battle of the bands featuring a lineup that is full of acts who definitely above the skill level of your usual high schoolers who get involved in band competitions. The Woodworks, Andy Warpigs, Genre, Eyes of Ivory, and Echo 4our will be providing the entertainment at Rogue and it ought to be a lot of fun. Door’s open at 7 p.m. and cover is $5.
In Tempe, The Underground Foundation will be hosting an end of the semester bash for all the garage rock loving students at Arizona State University. Thin Bloods, Petty Things, Leonardo DiCapricorn, and Paper Foxes will be meeting up for a little house show in Maple, Ash, Farmer, WIlson Neighborhood. affectionately referred to by the residents as Zone 1. The show is all ages, kicks off at 7 p.m. and has a $5 cover. It’s a house show so show some respect for the space and it’s residents. Find a friend, and find the party!
Downtown Phoenix’s premier monthly sketch comedy troupe that performs on Fridays, First Friday Night Live, is back for their special Holiday Episode. So join host Beth May and musical guest Fathers Day along with the cast including Ben Jammin, Jenny Michelson, Roy, Ki, Margot, Ting, and all the rest for a good late night First Friday chuckle. The show kicks off at 11 p.m. tickets are $7 at the door, and like everything else at The Firehouse Gallery, 1015 N. First St., Phoenix, it’s all ages.
Saturday, Dec. 6
The Yucca Tap Room, 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, is a venue that appreciates a wide variety of music. They are of course the host of Arizona’s longest running hip-hop show, The Blunt Club, and they also host Valley Fever, a weekly country show. Beginning at 5 p.m., they are going to be hosting the Americana Rocks! Your Holidays show featuring Carol Pacey and the Honeyshakers, Mr. Eastwood, The Hardways, The Delta Fifths, Mills End, Truckers on Speed, and Mr. Lucky. The show is 21 and up and donation only. All donation will go to Bikers Against Child Abuse, and The United Food Bank.
The Father Figures, No Volcano, JJCNV, and Dirty Hairy will providing the entertainment at “local music office party” as the events facebook page put it. The show is free, 21 and up, begins at 8 p.m. and is taking place at Rips Bar, 3045 N. 16th St., Phoenix.
Monday, Dec. 8
Crescent Ballroom, 308 N Second Ave., Phoenix, is widely considered the best venue in the Valley and as of late they have been opening their doors for a wider array of local talent. Genre, Bad Neighbors, and Larkspurs are three bands who will be benefiting from Crescents new open door policy, and they will definitely show the Crescent brass why local Phoenix bands are good for any night of the week. The show is 21 and up, doors open at 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.
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