First Saturday: Jane’s Walk is only the beginning

Downtown Phoenix has been busier than ever and this weekend is no exception. In addition to First Friday,  Saturday is also choke-full of events.

janeswalk42Of course, Saturday morning is the city’s inaugural Jane’s Walk. Once again Jane’s Walk Phoenix will start and end at Portland Park, located at 1st Ave and Portland St, next to the Central and Roosevelt light rail station and goes from 9am-11am.

After the walk,I encourage you to continue the discussion with some of the otehr participants (and hopefully newly made friends at  to check out only of the many nearby restaurants, such as Fair Trade, Carly’s or Matt’s Big Breakfast.  Otherwise, you can drop by the Downtown Phoenix Public Market to check out this weeks specials.

hmnAfter lunch,  head on over to Modified Arts for the Handmade Nation screening and booksigning with author/director Faythe Levine at 2pm. Come learn about the rise of DIY and the new wave of art, craft and design as documented in Levine’s film and book. Seating is limited and $10 tickets are available at Stinkweeds, Frances and MADE.  Books will be available at the screening.  (if you can’t make it Satuday, there will be an encore showing on Sunday at 2pm.

During the afternoon, you can get your weekend errands done or rest up, before returning downtown for more fun…

img_06151At Phoenix’s incredible new Downtown Civic Space (at Central and Fillmore), there will be an all-ages outdoor screening of the movie Wall-E. Otter pops and other cool treats will be available as you watch this great flick on a huge screen, right in downtown. Screening begins at 7:30.  If you haven’t yet seen the Echelman sculpture “Her Secret is Patience” at night, here’s your chance!

Otherwise, you can head over to Space 55 (636 East Pierce) for the “Spring Fling Shorts Show,” an evening of short films curated by No Festival Required at 8 pm (doors open at 7:45 with café open for snacks and drinks) Admission is $6. Cash only, $1.00 off with student i.d.

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