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Downtown's First Friday (Sept. 3)

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Art walks are more often about people watching and shenanigans and less about the actual art. We're here to guide you through both. Presenting our very own Field Guide -- an evolving guide to art walks around town.

From time to time, we'll introduce some of our favorite spots and dish out some insider information. If you have any tips or tricks, share 'em in the comments section.

Here's a peek at our guide to Downtown's First Friday for September 3 ...

More recommendations and tips after the jump...

On the Map: -- The Red Dress Tours Kara Roschi and Ernesto Moncada will lead First Friday goers through the Roosevelt District and will feature Roschi dishing in English and Moncada schooling in Spanish about established and off-the-beaten-path galleries and indie businesses in downtown's core. Meet at The Firehouse, 1015 North First Street, at 6 p.m. -- First Friday at Advocates for Latino Arts and Culture ALAC is opening its doors tonight with new art exhibits and performances by David Romo, Tony Tocora and Joe Ray. Olivia Calderon will also be singing. The show runs from 6 to 10 p.m. -- "First Friday Night Live" at The Firehouse Gallery two years of planning has gone into the making and premier of First Friday Night Live. The show starts around 11 p.m., and will feature 15 comedians.

Other useful tips: -- Openings: Bliss/ReBar opened this past week -- we have high hopes for their late-night menu ... -- After Party: Two dance parties this week. FUSE Fridays presents The Captain with Opening Set by ekb* at Bar Smith (check out the chalkboard on the upstairs patio). And Rips welcomes DJ Sticky Fingers. Both parties will pick up around 10 p.m.. -- Parking: Phoenix Art Museum has great parking (and great art, go figure) and free event shuttles sponsored by Artlink, Inc. to various areas throughout downtown including Roosevelt Row. Route maps are available at the Museum. On-street parking is limited along Roosevelt Street between 1st Street and 7th Street (Note: meters downtown are still checked until 8 p.m.). Or if you can nab a spot, check out the free street parking on Grand Avenue ...

Happy Friday!

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