What's on Tap for First Friday: Furious Styles Crew, Train Tracks, and Pop Art
It's been 16 years since the Furious Styles Crew first busted onto P-Town's cultural landscape back in 1993. And in that time span, the premier b-boy/hip-hop dance collective has been popping and locking up a storm.
Their dances have become a major draw during First Fridays as well, drawing hundreds of spectators to the intersection of Fifth and Garfield streets with their acrobatic urban dance moves.
November's edition of the monthly art walk experience will also serve as the kickoff of their weekend-long anniversary celebration, as the Furious ones will be presenting an art show and star-studded DJ fest at Roosevelt Art Space (924 North First Avenue) starting at 6 p.m. The line-up of turntablism talent includes DJs Melo, M2, Pick, and Odin Rock. (Be sure to check out what else is happening on both Saturday and Sunday also).
There's also plenty other artistic activities afoot tonight as well. As Lilia Menconi mentioned earlier, Roosevelt Street will be blocked off from Central to Seventh Avenue, giving y'all plenty of incentive to put the "walk" in art walk and not attempt to drive your cars as close as possible to your favorite gallery.
Get a complete rundown of all the action after the jump.
Afida's Hair Culture
116 East Roosevelt Street
DJ Tony Culture will be spinning reggae, dancehall, and old-school music starting at 8 p.m. Call 602-258-4992.
1204 East Roosevelt Street
John Avedisian and Linda Storey show off their evocative oil and acrylic during the opening reception for "Rhythm & Blues," which also features wine, hors d'oeuvres, and a performance by Walking Cane Mark. 7 p.m. Call 602-253-7887.
901 North Fifth Street
Local bands I-Reality, Shining Soul, and Hope will be rocking out on the stage, while Darrell D. and Djentrification hit the turntables. 7 p.m. Call 602-237-5446.
419 East Roosevelt Street
The West Gallery will house the black and white photographic portraits of Jay Hardin, while Lisa Marie Sipe presents her encaustic painting series "Polychromic Outthrusts" in both the East Gallery and Project Room. 5 p.m. Call 602-430-1490.
1015 North First Street
The main gallery will contain the painting of James B. Hunt's "Ordo Nxoeed" exhibition (as well as clues to a special "hidden art show" somewhere else on Roosevelt Row). Meanwhile, Adam's Evil and Melted Cassettes perform on the outdoor stage and Shannon Dillon offers a floating inflatable projection piece on the rooftop. 6 p.m. Call 602-300-7575.
821 North Third Street
Indie hip-hop act The Premiere performs in the courtyard along with Vanessa Atalanta, and Bye Hearts. 6:30 p.m. Call 602-475-8519.
The Lost Leaf
914 North 5th Street
Indie pop band Coats and Villa performs in the loft area. 9:30 p.m. Call 602-258-0014.
407 East Roosevelt Street
Cuban-born artist Manzo XXX presents his "populista" pop art series, while Caroline Lavender shows off her latest drawings. As always, improv jazz group The Big Bang Theory will perform. 6 p.m. Call 602-462-5516.
214 East Roosevelt Street
SWAY Events presents the BoHo benefit bash "Artopia: An Evening of Pop Art" at Wayne Rainey's expansive art destination. (Click here for Wynter Holden's preview). A cocktail reception runs from 6-7:30 p.m. ($20 cover), with free admission following afterwards until 11 p.m. Call 602-258-1098.
905 North Fourth Street
The spot formerly known as Fate features DJ Proper Villain on the turntables. 8 p.m. Call 602-254-6424.
610 East Roosevelt Street
The "beautiful and hideous" paintings and ink drawings of Tuscon's Jesse Peper will be the feature exhibition. 6 p.m. Call 602-334-6299.
501 East Roosevelt Street
Color abounds inside Pravus this month, as the gallery is featuring the bright and comic-like works of Sket-One, Josh Taylor, and Luster Kaboom during the "Hogwash" showcase. 6 p.m. Call 602-363-2552.
918 North Second Street
Local rockabilly bands will perform outside the store. 7 p.m. Call 602-795-4980.
909 North Fifth Street
The DJs of Universatile Music will be on the wheels of steel on the porch while new art hangs in the gallery. 6 p.m.
The Chocolate Factory
1105 Grand Avenue
It's time to pimp our own peeps yet again. Works by Peter Storch and Jamie Peachey (full disclosure: our art director and resident photographer) will be shown and Scorpion vs. Tarantula will serve up live music starting at 10:30 p.m. (Yes, we have no shame.) 6 p.m.
Deus Ex Machina
1023 Grand Avenue
The five artists of this Grand Avenue collective (Jeff Falk, Richard Bledsoe, Annie Lopez, Steve Gompf, and Michelle Bledsoe) will be on display around the studio, and local group Last Wave will put on a performance of spoken word mixed with "trancey ambient music." 6 p.m. Call 602-487-0669.
Kooky Krafts Shop
1500 Grand Avenue
Beatrice Moore and Tony Zahn's quirky boutique will be open for business. Call 602-252-3774.
1030 Grand Avenue
What's going on at the Paisley this month? Photographs by owner Derrick Suarez, as well as new works from Sue Morse with Naked Raku Pottery, that's what. Live music is also scheduled and the shop and spaces of Paisley Town will also be open for business. 5 p.m. Call 602-254-7843.
Soul Invictus Gallery & Cabaret
1022 Grand Avenue
The opening reception for the "Best of the West" Open Invitational Exhibit, boasting western/cowboy art from throughout the nation, will be held. 7 p.m.
Sweets & Beats
1504 Grand Avenue
This combination candy shop and record store owned by Emily Spetrino-Murtaugh and her husband Liam celebrates offers up its sugary and sonic wares to the public. 5 p.m.
1506 Grand Avenue
Co-owners Stephanie Carrico and JRC will spotlight the new drawings and ceramics by Mario Etsitty, while Free Moral Agents and Zach Marquise perform later in the evening. 6 p.m. Call 602-256-6006.
ELSEWHERE IN DOWNTOWN/CENPHO:
1221 North Central Avenue
Patrons can peruse Barbara Kemp Cowlin's "Nooks and Crannies" series of paintings. 6 p.m. Call 602-256-3521.
After Hours Gallery
116 West McDowell Road
Help benefit autism research by buying up some of the arty skateboards on display during the "All Hands on Deck" showcase. (Click here for more info). 6 p.m. Call 602-710-2398.
130 East Washington Street
Electro, funk, and hip-hop music will be spun up by the DJs of Fuse Fridays. 9 p.m., $5 before midnight. Call 602-229-1265.
215 East Grant Street
Graf artist DOSE and painter Hector Ruiz team up for their joint "colLABORation" show. (Read a preview by Jose Gonzalez here). 6 p.m. Call 602-340-9200.
108 East Pierce Street
The irie sound of reggae band Rasta Farmers delight your ears. 7 p.m. Call 602-267-1266.
Hob Nob's Coffee House
149 West McDowell Road
Enjoy music local performers while sampling some of Hob Nob's selection of coffee, teas, and other high-octane beverages. 7 p.m. Call 602-253-9220.
138 West Camelback Road
The DJs of Party Foul! (including Kevin the Makeout Bandit, Bigie, and BC/AD) will stage their weekly dancefest. 9 p.m. No cover before 11 p.m., $6 afterwards. Call 602-234-3023.
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 North Central Avenue
In addition to all the breathtaking and beautiful art on display, the Train Tracks presents its Quarterfinal competition featuring three local bands. 7 p.m. Call 602-257-1222.
105 West Portland Street
Stop by this wine joint and attend the opening reception of Luis Gutierrez's latest show. (Click here for Steve Jansen's preview) 6 p.m. Call 602-795-7480.
The Ruby Room Lounge
717 South Central Avenue
There's even more rockabilly and punk madness happening at this downtown bar, as the Limit Club, The Do-Somethings, and Buried In Red are scheduled to perform. 9 p.m., $5. Call 602-258-0069.
18 West Monroe Street
After peeping paintings and pics all evening, stop by this downtown pub for a pint of Guinness and an earful of the Irish music from The Waters. 9 p.m. Call 602-253-6081.
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