Some people have already tired of working at home alone in their jammies, hence the multidisciplinary, social, ineffably vibrant trend of "co-working." People who've never met congregate in places they don't have to be, check out projects they've never heard of, and share skills and ideas they might otherwise never stumble upon. A loose Valley network called Gangplank is a champion of the practice, and Gangplank Avondale's co-working space hosts an assortment of regular events that help tech, arts, and other business types blend their brains into an innovative entrepreneurial salad.
525 N. Central Ave.
Avondale, AZ 85323
Category: Community Venues
But GA's sorta-monthly StoryRise sessions, a flavor of fringe theater, are also a way for the curious to drop in and observe the kind of mojo that Gangplank attracts and generates. From noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, August 31, a free adults-only brown-bag, "Stories of the Journey," features three storytellers weaving world folktales about the nature of success and setbacks, the meaning of destination, metaphorical meanderings, and other trippy stuff.