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The News Room Lounge
505 N. 1st St.
This grungy downtown dive is the kinda place Mickey Rourke would’ve visited in Barfly, as its smoky and scruffy interior is home to plenty of grizzled regulars who abuse their livers while rubbing elbows with indie rockers and art scenesters. Regular Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Art Detour: Open Friday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Northwest corner of 3rd and Garfield streets
They aren’t attempting it in a moving truck (à la the MadCaPs), but it’s still downright bitchin’ that pop/folk/electro outfit Panda Smash occasionally stages guerilla-style gigs in a vacant lot at the art walk. Regular Schedule:See www.myspace.com/pandasmash. Art Detour: Performing Friday, 9:30 p.m.
Tammie Coe Cakes
610 E. Roosevelt St., No. 145
Satisfy your sweet tooth at the celebrated pastry chef’s downtown location. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Art Detour: Open Friday, 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Sunday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tranzylvania at Palazzo
710 N. Central Ave.
Vampish vixens and other freaky folks flock to demonic downtown danceteria Palazzo for this weekly goth night, writhing to EBM, darkwave, and industrial tracks. Regular Hours: Friday, 9:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. Art Detour:Friday, 9:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m.; DJ Dan and Noiz.Fkr spin, and 2-for-1 drink specials are offered until 11:30 p.m.
GRAND AVENUE ART SPACES Alex Kutchins Arts
711 N. 15th Ave.
“If Dr. Seuss wrote a book on microbiology, these would be the illustrations,” says sculptor Alex Kutchins of his abstract ceramic pieces. Regular Hours:By appointment only. Art Detour:New freaky found-art lamps created by Kutchins and Chris Caufield, as well as collaborative works by both artists, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon-7 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
Art One - Downtown
1504 Grand Ave.
Serving as showcase space for mixed-media artist Steven Hofberger, Art One also represents both student and emerging artists across the Valley (the gallery’s original location is in Scottsdale), and primarily deals with paintings, sculpture, and artfully designed furniture. Regular Hours: First and Third Fridays, 6-10 p.m.; Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour:Group show with new work from more than 20 artists, Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
The Chocolate Factory
1105 Grand Ave.
Wanting to add “flavor and color” to Grand Avenue, sculptor Hector Ruiz features works by minority artists such as abstract painter Fausto Fernande in his sweet-sounding establishment. Poke your head into Ruiz’s own workspace, but be careful not to get a splinter. Regular Hours: First and Third Fridays, 6-11 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: New work by Ruiz, Fernandez, sculptor Pete Deise, mixed-media painter Colin Chillag, and four others, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon-10 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. (with a ping-pong tournament all weekend for artists only featuring an artist-grant grand prize as well as a painting auction, which also benefits the tournament winner).
705 N. 15th Ave.
Of all the materials used in Chris Caufield’s boxlike mixed-media sculptures machine parts, old snapshots, and cast-off cold cathode tubes the objects with the most personal meaning are animal bones and empty pill bottles, mirroring the 39-year-old’s chronic orthopedic problems. Regular Hours: By appointment only. Art Detour: Open to the public Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon-7 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
Gallery Marsiglia Art in Jewelry
1018 Grand Ave.
Glass classes filled with glittering necklaces and other shiny designer baubles dreamed up by Gloria Marsiglia take up most of her Grand Avenue studio, where the jewelry maker also conducts workshops and exhibits art by others. Regular Hours:First Fridays, 6-10 p.m.; Friday, 5-8 p.m.; Saturday, 1-8 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour: New pieces by Marsiglia, dichroic glass art by Gail Silverstein, metal art by Prince, and more, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. (with bladesmithing, knife-making, and metal-forging demonstrations in the parking lot all weekend).
HC West Gallery/Holy Click
1326 W. Roosevelt St.
The art world meets the cyber world at Maria Radloff’s Web-design house, where the online entrepreneur exhibits art such as Hank Reynolds’ landscape paintings in her offices. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-10 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Art Detour:“Angels, Beauty & Inspiration” weekend, with work by various artists, Friday, 6-10 p.m. (with vendors in the front yard and live entertainment all night); Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (with dance by Pelauria Abbott at noon; meditation at 4 p.m.; and various classes, workshops, demonstrations, and more all day) and 7-10 p.m. (with wine and raw-food tastings, vendors, spirit readers, and healers starting at 7 p.m.); and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (with various classes, workshops, demonstrations, pet activities, and more all day).