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Warhol To Invade Phoenix

Art Museum On First Friday

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The Unlimited Arts Calendar is published weekly and provides selected events for the proceeding two weeks. Send calendar submissions for consideration to:
Unlimited Arts: Featured Is A First Friday For The Ages At The Phoenix Art Museum. Also: A Youth Sounds Of Arizona Concert, The Wicker Suitcase, And Hurray For The Riff Raff


Staff Report

Modern Times Magazine

March 5, 2015 — The Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, will be the place to be this First Friday as the downtown landmark will be throwing a bash to celebrate their new Andy Warhol exhibit, “Exploding Plastic Inevitable.”

General Admission is free to the museum Friday, and events will get underway at 6 p.m. Activities will include cocktails, live music featuring Wooden Indian, movies, Djentrification, and Four Chambers Press hosting real-live poets who will wax about the artwork.

Four Chambers will also release their latest collection, Poetry and Prose for the Phoenix Art Museum, as well as providing walking tours and live performances. Performers include Shawnte Orion, Rosemarie Dombrowski, Jack Evans, Jared Duran, Ashley Naftule, Allegra Hyde, and others. The first tour will showcase work from the museum's modern, contemporary, and photographic collections. The second tour will feature European, American, the Philip C. Curtis Gallery, and past exhibitions.

For more information visit The Phoenix Art Museum event page or Four Chambers.

Thursday, March 5

Radio Phoenix and The American Federation of Musicians, Local 586, Phoenix, will present Young Sounds of Arizona, a free Jazz and ‘big-band’ concert beginning at 6:45 p.m. at the Phoenix Center for the Arts Third Street Theater, 1202 N. Third Street, Phoenix. Young Sounds of Arizona was founded in 1971 to provide professional training, performing opportunities and artistic growth for young Valley musicians ages 14 to 19. Sponsored by the Professional Musicians of Arizona, Local 586 of the American Federation of Musicians, Young Sounds members are chosen by audition of middle-school and high school age students each year. For more information, visit Professional Musicians of Arizona.

Friday, March 6

The Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, will throw a bash to celebrate their new Andy Warhol exhibit, “Exploding Plastic Inevitable,” beginning at 6 p.m., including cocktails, live music featuring Wooden Indian, movies, Djentrification, and Four Chambers Press hosting real-live poets who will wax about the artwork. For more information visit The Phoenix Art Museum event page or Four Chambers.

Sunday, March 8

Nahko and Medicine for The People will bring their "Water is Life" tour to the Crescent Ballroom, 208 N. Second Ave., Phoenix. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will start at 8 p.m.  The band was recently featured as the “ninth fastest” accelerating artist on Billboard's Next Big Sound ranking. The band is already on the 2015 bill for festival plays at Wanderlust, Wakarusa, Electric Forest, Summer Camp, High Sierra, Summer Set, and more. For more information, visit
Crescent Ballroom

Tuesday, March 10

Those who love women and rock and roll as well as women who play rock and roll should head down to The Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, to catch Adia Victoria and Hurray for the Riff Raff. Both of these lineups have received coverage in such prestigious sources as Rolling Stone and Billboard. Even so, they sound good on YouTube, so check ‘em out. For more information, visit
The Rhythm Room.

Saturday, March 14

Brian Beattie, author of Ivy and The Wicker Suitcase and noted musician and producer (Dead Milkmen, Glass Eye, Patty Griffin) is bringing his hybrid tin pan alley-esque pop show/book/album to the Hardes Theatre inside the Phoenix Theatre, 100 E. McDowell Road. Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase tells the story of a 10 year-old girl named Ivy as she searches for a wicker basket full of money (she needs it to save her family's farm) in Texas in 1938. For more information, visit
Phoenix Theatre Spaces.


Returning for its 4th year,
the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, 21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, Ariz. is presenting, “Cowgirls with a Camera,” an exhibition that showcases the work of eleven women photographers in North America working in the Western genre. These photographers span the continent from British Columbia to Texas and Pennsylvania to Arizona. This year’s “Cowgirls with a Camera” artists are Maria Errico, Lyndsey Garber, Jenny Gummersall, Mia Larocque, Kathy McCraine, Rosamond Norbury, Bev Pettit, Kelly Pollitt, Kim Robbins, Raechel Running, and Pamela Steege. General admission is $9.50. For more information, visit Desert Caballeros Western Museum.

Phoenix Metro Venues

Ak Chin Pavilion
2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix
Train: Picasso at the Wheel Summer Tour 2015, May 26
Arizona Broadway Theater
7701 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria
Les Miserable, Feb. 27 to April 4
Celebrity Theater
440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Don Williams, March 6
Comerica Theater
400 W. Washington St., Phoenix
Jerry Seinfeld, March 6

Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
Viva Phoenix, March 14
Firehouse Gallery
1015 N. 1st St., Phoenix
Hurly Burly Vaudeville Medicine Show,
March 8
Grady Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
Cinderella, March 10 to 15
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
Hamlet, March 5 to 8
Joe’s Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Acoustic Open Mic Night, March 9
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix
Chicago Afrobeat Project, March 21
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
PEP: Rally, March 6
Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix
DJentrification, March 6
Marquee Theater
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
Pot ‘O Gold Music Festival, March 13 to 15

Mesa Amphitheater
263 N. Center St., Mesa
Freedom Spring Fling, March 14
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix
Anything Goes, Feb. 25 to March 22
Pub Rock Live
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
Through the Roots, March 14
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
Dave Riley & Bob Corritore Juke Joint Blues Band, March 20
The Rogue Bar
423 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Los De Esta Noche, March 9
Space 55
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
Storyline: Waiting to Exhale, March. 7
Tempe Center For The Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
Tempe Comedy Concert Series, March 13
Tempe Tavern
1810 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
Castle W, March 13
Theater Artists Studio
4848 E Cactus Road, Scottsdale
The Heiress, Feb. 27 to March 15
Torch Theatre
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
The Revolver with Mail Order Bride and Guests, March 14
The Trunk Space
1506 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix
Sorxe / Nonpareil / Brass Hands, March 8
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Marvel on Ice, March 5 to 8
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
The Ataris. March 17

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