Check our our lineup of events here or at facebook.com/phxudw Some events are ticketed and many are free. Look forward to seeing you soon!
Friday, February 10

8:30am PST

ASU Community Leadership Conversation
Dean Jonathan Koppell and the ASU College of Public Service & Community Solutions invite you to a Community Leadership Conversation at the iconic Concho Room in downtown Phoenix's historic Westward Ho Hotel. If you haven’t seen the new home of ASU's Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy at Arizona State University, here's your chance. The lower level of the treasured hotel has been transformed into “The Collaboratory on Central at Westward Ho" to educate students interested in applied behavorial health studies and serve the needs of local residents. 

Attendees will be updated on recent College initiatives and accomplishments. Attendees will be asked to provide feedback on how the College can strengthen its focus on learning, listening, and networking. A brief presentation from ASU's popular “Public Service Impact Talk” series will be given.

Friday February 10, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Westward Ho 618 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85004

11:00am PST

Aligning Culture, Commerce, & Community Panel Discussion

Friday February 10, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Westward Ho 618 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85004

6:00pm PST

Bikes Fight Poverty / City Lights Movie Night "Home"
This event will be a film screening of DreamWorks Entertainments film “Home.” In this film there are several themes of home and sustainability that will be communicated to the audience through a pre-film discussion with Arizona State University thought leaders. Participants at this event can also pick up an activity sheet to further explore the film’s sustainability themes at home on their own.

1mission.org is a valley nonprofit that brings cyclists together to bike 207 miles to Mexico to build homes in areas of need. This partner is a natural fit for our theme (Re)imagine Our Home. 1mission.org will be registering cyclists at this event and encouraging families to attend the film screening.

Friday February 10, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm PST
CityScape Phoenix 1 E Washington St, Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Saturday, February 11

7:00am PST

1Mission Bike Ride 207
Join 1MISSION's charity bike ride from Phoenix, AZ to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico. We promise it will be one of the best weekends you have ever spent on a bike. You have the opportunity to choose from four different distances: 30Miles, 62Miles, 100Miles, or join the 207Miles team! Together we can change the world!

Saturday February 11, 2017 7:00am - 10:00pm PST
CityScape Phoenix 1 E Washington St, Phoenix, Arizona 85004

9:00am PST

Downtown Phoenix Local Coffee Crawl Walking Tour
Our walking tour will highlight local and independently owned coffee shops and give guests a taste of the places, spaces, and faces that make our city unique. The tour route highlights public artworks and historical buildings throughout downtown Phoenix and the Roosevelt Row Arts District. In addition, the tour will stop at a few of the best local java spots in the neighborhood. This two hour Saturday morning stroll will leave guests feeling buzzed and excited to discover more about coffee and Downtown Phoenix. Discounts available to Arizona residents! 

Sign up at phxtours.com. Upon registration, you will receive the start location and other pertinent information.

Be sure to get your tickets to this great tour by clicking the link!

Saturday February 11, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am PST
Downtown Phoenix Exact location available to ticket holders

10:00am PST

FORTuitous: Family Fort Building
Downtown artist and mom Chris Pruitt invites you to this free, family-friendly event where children, young, and not so young, are encouraged to make art and make forts. Families are encouraged to bring their best fort-making materials, supplies, and skills. 

This fourth annual event originated because of the recovery from a concussion. Chris tells what happened to her daughter Eva: “When Eva was 9, she got a concussion. For her recovery: no TV, no reading, no movies, no iPad, no video games, no bright lights. Her parents needed to find activities she could do while she recovered. Since parents Chris and Michael Pruitt are both artists, they encouraged her to make artwork. Eye Lounge Gallery had a project room that was open so Eva and her family collaborated on an idea for a show. Her mom wanted to create some sort of bubble wrap, padded environment for her… soft with dim lights and a feeling of safety. Eva came up with the idea to build a fort, which they did and had so much fun doing.”

Now the entire Pruitt family wants to build forts and draw with anyone who wants to join them on February 11.

Saturday February 11, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm PST
The Lot: What Should Go Here? 1005 N 2nd St, Phoenix, Arizona 85004

10:00am PST

Roosevelt Row Temporary Street Art Activations
Design RePublic is delighted to celebrate Roosevelt Row, one of our favorite places in Phoenix! Working from our design toolbox on wheels, The Mobile _____ Studio, we will host a workshop and share our design and stencil-making processes.

You can make your own stencil and use onsite or take it home. Your new stencils can be used outdoors or inside to celebrate and beautify landscapes all over the Valley.* Near The Mobile Studio, we will have installed a set of mandala designs made to celebrate exploration. Please feel free to photograph and share on social media the stencils we have onsite and the ones you make for use at home .

Social Media:
Design RePublic

*Please use the stencils only on private property where you have permission to leave a mark. They look especially great on driveways, garage floors, and concrete surfaces.

Saturday February 11, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm PST
The Lot: What Should Go Here? 1005 N 2nd St, Phoenix, Arizona 85004

12:00pm PST

Community BBQ & Potluck
Bring a dish or something for the grill and share a delish lunch with community members. This event coincides with street art activations and a fort building session. A great way to have lunch, make something and make new friends downtown. Join us!

Saturday February 11, 2017 12:00pm - 3:00pm PST
The Lot: What Should Go Here? 1005 N 2nd St, Phoenix, Arizona 85004

1:00pm PST

Downtown Phoenix Art & Mural Bike Tour
Join Phoenix Rising Tour Company for a guided Art & Mural Bicycle Tour of downtown Phoenix! You'll visit public spaces, public art and murals that dot our urban landscape. Sign up at phxtours.com. Once you register, you'll receive instructions with the starting location and other pertinent information.


Saturday February 11, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Downtown Phoenix Exact location available to ticket holders
Sunday, February 12

10:00am PST

2017 Willo Home Tour & Street Fair

Please join us for the 2017 Willo Historic District Home Tour and Street Fair. We will be featuring beautifully restored historic homes representing a variety of styles and eras. A street fair featuring local vendors winds down Monte Vista and Holly Roads.

Join us for a fabulous day!

Parking is available at the parking garage located at 1st Avenue and Holly. You are also welcome to park in any available location within our neighborhood. Trolleys will be continually running throughout the day and you are welcome to hop on and off at your convenience.

For news and updates on the tour, please visit our Facebook page.

Sunday February 12, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm PST
Willo Historic District 500 W Coronado Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85003
Monday, February 13

3:00pm PST

Walk the Talk: Vocabulary of Urbanism
Join us for a community dialogue in which we define 10 key terms in urbanism as it relates to Phoenix. 

Meet with Katherine Coles with the City of Phoenix and Lindsay Kinkade with Design RePublic to discuss the latest news and information about implementing the Walkable Urban Code and the vision for a walkable and connected Phoenix.

By the end of the conversation, we'll have covered actionable steps that developers and citizens can take to keep Phoenix moving. Join us!

Monday February 13, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Downtown Phoenix Inc. 1 E. Washington Street #230, Phoenix, Arizona 85004

4:00pm PST

Healthy Happy Power Hour
Monday February 13, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Downtown Phoenix Inc. 1 E. Washington Street #230, Phoenix, Arizona 85004

5:15pm PST

Meet Me Downtown: Phoenix Alleys & Public Art Walking Tour
Meet Me Downtown Phoenix (MMDT) brings people of all ages to downtown Phoenix for a weekly social walk/run, engaging individuals and businesses in a vibrant event that showcases downtown Phoenix as a prime location for healthy activities.

Special for this year's Phoenix Urban Design Week, MMDT participants can journey through downtown alleys and plazas, some that date as far back as 1885... to today. Jeff Sherman, Phoenix native and downtown advocate, has researched downtown Phoenix history from this particular vantage point: alleys, dark and not so dark!

Here is an Interactive Google map link for the walk and historical overview pictures: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1E92-ZoiDF5Eey8oP-y-mkecBBTQ&usp=sharing

As this is an alleys and public space discussion, here are some good references:
• CliffNotes Version 3 Minutes By Street Films ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU2vVqbtRAY
• Full Documentary by Whyte 1980 ~ https://archive.org/details/SmallUrbanSpaces


Check-in at 5:15 pm to 6:30 pm. If you park in the garage have your parking validated at any CityScape business.

Don’t wait in line…register anytime or check-in (after 3 pm) online from home or your smartphone. You register only once, then check-in is so easy.

Already checked in? Good move!

Get your MMDTPHX hand stamp…your ID for restaurant discounts…

Walk or run anytime. We provide a route guide. Route is 3.3 miles, plus a 1.8-mile extension for the runner who wants more distance.

Want to join a group? Just ask.

7 pm… Closing ceremony, awards and a weekly free raffle…gift certificates for local restaurants/businesses and Sole Sports Running.

We track attendance…you earn free incentive awards…click here. Awards presented at closing ceremony.

Area restaurants offer discounts on Monday evenings with your MMDTPHX hand stamp. Click here for discount details.

SAFETY FIRST! Please obey all traffic signals…this is not a race. It’s a healthy social occasion.

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Jeff Sherman

Phoenix Urban Project

Monday February 13, 2017 5:15pm - 7:15pm PST
Copper Blues 1 East Washington St., Phoenix, AZ
Tuesday, February 14

11:00am PST

Sweetheart Lunch in the Park


Tuesday February 14, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm PST
The Space Between Pop-Up Park 517 N. 1st St., Phoenix, AZ
Thursday, February 16

4:00pm PST

Local First Arizona For(u)m: Cultivating Temporary Uses
Thursday February 16, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
The Lot: What Should Go Here? 1005 N 2nd St, Phoenix, Arizona 85004

5:30pm PST

Get Your PHX
The February Get Your PHX at the Dressing Room as been a long time coming. monOrchid owner, Wayne Rainey, has been dreaming of turning this structure in to a micro restaurant for years. After lots of hard work and a few set-backs, he's finally done it.

The Dressing Room is designed to serve "Global Street Food” from a Micro Restaurant that also has a respectable craft cocktail list, wine & beer. The will be a full service, fast causal restaurant.  

Of course, it would not be what it is without the people behind the restaurant itself. You will have a chance to meet Kyu Otsunomiya and Troy Watkins, the brains behind the venture. The two have been friends for 20 years and have worked some of the top restaurants and hotels in the world. They will tell us how they used Kickstarter to launch the Dressing room, and their vision for the future.

They have also activated the back alley to include a 40 seat patio, designed around a full grown Native Mesquite Tree and a converted construction dumpster, which had been turned into a full fledged prep kitchen.

So, there you go: adaptive reuse.

They will be open Mon - Thurs:11am to 11pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - Midnight & Sun - 11am to 10pm. They will also have a happy hour every day (Half-off all specialty drinks, beer & wine from 11am to 6pm).

So, there you go: day drinking on Sundays!

The dressing room has a storied history, in case you don't know. Decades ago there was a bar where the apartment building is now next door. You may have known that building at Greenhaus boutique. That bar had an original piece of art on the wall by Ettore DeGrazia, which was destroyed when the developer put up the apartments. (tisk, tisk).

Anyway, when that building was a bar, local drag artists would put on shows for adoring crowds. Because the bar was so small, the performers had to go to the little structure across the dark alley to get ready to go on, then scoot back in time for their next performance. It was their dressing room.

The current owners have kept the name in honor of the performers. At a time when downtown Phoenix was a little dangerous and in an era when performing in drag could put you in real danger (even more than today), these artists really put themselves out there for their craft.

Thursday February 16, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm PST
The Dressing Room 222 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ

6:00pm PST

This is Phoenix AIA Design Exhibit & Happy Hour Mixer
Thursday February 16, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm PST
Kitchen Sink Studios 828 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ
Friday, February 17

11:00am PST

Warehouse District Self-Guided Walk & Bike Tour

Friday February 17, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm PST
CCBG Architects 102 E. Buchanan St., Phoenix, AZ

1:15pm PST

The Urban Phoenix Project Playful City Workshop
Friday February 17, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm PST
Gould Evans Associates 521 S 3rd St #100, Phoenix, AZ 85004

2:15pm PST

Where Are They Now? Panel Discussion
Friday February 17, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm PST
Gould Evans Associates 521 S 3rd St #100, Phoenix, AZ 85004

5:30pm PST

LISC Phoenix Creativity and Place Panel Discussion
Friday February 17, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm PST
New City Church 1300 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ
Saturday, February 18

10:00am PST

Downtown Phoenix History & Culture Trolley Tour
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Jill Johnson

Phoenix Rising Tours

Saturday February 18, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
Downtown Phoenix Exact location available to ticket holders

1:00pm PST

Haunted Phoenix Bus Tour Presented by Marshall Shore, Hip Historian

Join Marshall Shore, the unofficial Arizona Hip Historian, for a bus tour of historic graveyards, ruins, and ghostly haunts in downtown Phoenix. The tour commences at the Clarendon, a boutique hotel with a wildly checkered past. Once the scene of the infamous Don Bolles murder, the hotel is home to various ghosts, including some recent and some longtime residents.

The tour will include a drive by of the historic Orpheum Hotel (Adams and Second Avenue), home to the mysterious female spirit who wanders inside; a visit to the Pioneer and Military Memorial Park, the final resting place to notable figures in Arizona history and folklore; a peek inside the ruin of the historic First Baptist Church on 3rd Ave and Monroe, which caught fire in the mid-80’s; a stop at the San Carlos Hotel, home to the ghost of Leone Jensen, who has haunted its halls since 1928.

Cost: $30. Tickets are non-refundable. Parking available at the Clarendon Hotel.

Saturday February 18, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Clarendon Hotel 401 W. Clarendon Ave., Phoenix, AZ
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