Open Space

Sat 4/17
Phoenix artists Stephanie Carrico and JRC officially unpack their bags on Saturday, April 17, as Grand Avenue's newest art venue, The Trunk Space, celebrates its grand reopening. Carrico and JRC -- who previously worked The Paper Heart's java cart (aptly called "The Paper Cup") and ran open mike nights at Paisley Violin -- kick off the party at 8 p.m. The free event features music by "The Gothic Cowboy" Buddy Greenbloom, readings by Jeff Falk, and the unveiling of "Grade A -- a Homage to Eggs," which Carrico and JRC refer to as a "celebration of our 'hatching' in the new location." The exhibition features 10 ceramic "heads" in jars by Lisa Takata and Julian Vandercook, a grave rubbing from the tomb of Colonel Sanders, and Carrico's own series of family portraits photo-printed onto eggshells. Carrico and JRC's venue will feature a new art show every month, plus live music, poetry and theater Wednesdays through Saturdays, as well as espresso and desserts. The Trunk Space is located at 1506 Grand Avenue, next to Bikini Lounge. Call 602-258-5079. -- Joe Watson

Double Dos
Drinking hole moves to new location

Uno Dos Gringos closes; another one opens Thursday, April 15, when the Trailer Park celebrates its move to 1001 East Eighth Street in Tempe. Beginning at 4 p.m., a parade of day drinkers strolls from the old Dos on University Drive to the new one at the former Thirsty Beaver location. Call 480-968-7879. -- Joe Watson

Girl Talk
Benefit features an all-female night of spoken word

Sun 4/18
A good storyteller can tell a tale with such vivid vernacular that the point of the story hardly matters. While the women flaunting their talents Sunday, April 18, at the "And She Speaks" all-female spoken-word event certainly possess the gift of gab, the reason for their rhymes is center stage. "And She Speaks" -- featuring Queen Sheba, Samantha Raheem, and Cleo Cartel -- benefits the Phoenix Crisis Nursery for neglected and abused children. The event starts at 8 p.m. at Hard Rock Cafe, 3 South Second Street. For tickets, $22.50, call 602-770-6859. --Joe Watson

Drumroll, Please
Move to the beat in Scottsdale

Sun 4/18
Heaven isn't too far away for the remaining members of '80s glam band Warrant, but apparently the Phoenix Area Drummer's Night on Sunday, April 18, was much too far for the Down Boys to travel. To fill Warrant's place, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson brings his band F5 to the stage at The Venue of Scottsdale to headline Drummer's Night, a benefit show and rock memorabilia charity auction for VH1's "Save the Music" Foundation. Thieves in the Temple, Metalhead, and 68 Guns also appear. The show starts at 4:30 p.m. at The Venue, 7117 East Third Avenue. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Call 480-945-5150 or visit -- Joe Watson

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