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Way Cool Hair Salon & Art Studio
1524 E. McDowell Rd.
Tad Caldwell’s hepcat hair salon also sports a fashion boutique, a studio and gallery space, a ’74 Plymouth parked on the wall, and a bad-ass graf-art mural by Joerael Elliott. Regular Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Art Detour:Photos of vintage neon signs by Caldwell, mixed-media drawings by Radostin Sexpen, and an astrology-themed group show with work by more than a dozen artists, Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. (with Djentrification performing both days at 6 p.m.).
Yoga at Heart
109 W. Portland St.
The body takes center stage at Annette and Rdan Wilson’s yoga studio and gallery. She conducts multiple weekly yoga classes to help stretch your corpse into shape, while he incorporates the human form into his paintings. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-11 p.m.; and various class times (see Web site for schedule). Art Detour:“Imagination & Inspiration” showcase with work by Rdan, graphic artist Mary Jo Willis, photographers Joan Byrd and Byron Neslen, watercolorist Judy Wargula, jewelry maker Sandy of Scottsdale, woodworker Lennie Byrd, and Ambrosia Beads, Friday, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. (with free yoga classes and live music throughout the weekend).
ELSEWHERE EATERIES & NIGHTLIFE
101 E. Jackson St.
The sports bar/concert joint built by shock-rocker Alice Cooper lets you nosh, down drinks, catch a Suns game, and hear the latest in rock, all at once. Regular Hours:Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; and Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-midnight. Art Detour: Work by metal sculptor Edwin Schenck, Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-midnight (with rock by Haven James and fashion by Swagga Apparel at 7 p.m.); and Sunday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. (with rock by The Atma and Isle of Essence at 8 p.m. with $10 admission).
The Brickhouse Theatre
1 E. Jackson St.
This downtown Phoenix concert hall and restaurant is down with the local art community, as the work of scenesters such as painter Adaupto “Tato” Caraveo (check out his killer mural near the stage), sketcher Heather Gargon, and photographer Scott Farence line the walls. Regular Hours:Daily, 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Art Detour:New paintings by graf-artist Adam “Dumperfoo” Dumper are featured Friday, 10 a.m.-2 a.m. (with “The Lick at The Brick,” featuring b-boy competitions, live art by the Alpha Monster collective, vendor tables, and music by The Fevers, Blu, Gizmo, and DJ Exile kicking off at 3 p.m. with a $10 cover); and Saturday, 6 p.m.-2 a.m. (with rock by New York Homecoming and others at 9 p.m. with a $12 cover).
Calabria Italian Grocery & Deli
1001 N. 3rd Ave., Ste. 6
Beantown native Maria Capogreco and her kitchen-savvy crew offer more than a dozen Italian sammies, as well as delicious salads and pastas such as gnocchi and lasagna. Regular Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Art Detour: Open Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
401 W. Clarendon Ave.
The beyond-cosmopolitan bar and restaurant inside the Clarendon Hotel is a favorite post-art-walk destination, with chic drinks, gastronomical goodies, dope DJs, and contemporary artwork by artists such as painters Banding Hendrix and Brian Boner. Regular Hours:Daily, 7 a.m.-2 a.m.; Art Detour:New paintings from artists, as well as an Artlink Mystery Gallery at the Clarendon, Friday, 7 a.m.-2 a.m. (with DJ William Fucking Reed at 10 p.m.); Saturday, 7 a.m.-2 a.m. (with DJ Mr. Meeble at 10 p.m.); and Sunday, 7 a.m.-2 a.m. (with DJ Kris the Fist at 10 p.m.).
Casa Blanca Nightclub & Lounge
1801 W. Van Buren St.
This two-part tavern and nightspot (one side’s a concert venue, the other a sports bar) is in a somewhat seedy stretch of downtown, but it’s worth risking a mugging to peep the best in local music. Regular Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Art Detour: Open Friday, 10 a.m.-2 a.m. (with music from Georgio the Dove Valentino, Damesviolet, and the Year of Acceleration, at 7 p.m.; and Nortec Collective, Pone Discos, and others at 11 p.m. with a $10 cover); Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 a.m. (with Abbi Normal, The Diagonals, Mozart’s Sister, Kings No More, and Jetlag at 8 p.m. with a $5 cover); and Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 a.m. (with DJ Elastika at 7 p.m.).
Cheuvront Wine & Cheese Cafe
1326 N. Central Ave.
Thirsty? Try some pinot noir or any of the other 40-odd wines available by the glass (and more than 100 by the bottle) at this vino parlor. Culinary samplings include 60 cheeses and plenty of haute cuisine. Regular Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight; Saturday, 4 p.m.-midnight; and Sunday, 4-9 p.m. Art Detour: Open Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight; Saturday, 4 p.m.-midnight; and Sunday, 4-9 p.m.