Good 'N Plenty
Watch six local creatives pitch new projects, then vote for your favorite to help determine who gets the latest Good ‘N Plenty award from Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7374 East Second Street. It’s a cash prize, with bragging rights, comprising half the proceeds from both this event and the museum’s earlier Wine + Bingo for Art event.
The six creatives were chosen by a panel of arts professionals looking for projects that are conceptually rich and well-researched, in addition to addressing the concerns and interests of the local community. Past winners include Ann Morton’s Street Gems and Blushing Soup Vinyl.
Your $10 ticket to the Good ‘N Plenty Artist Awards, happening Friday, October 21, at 7 p.m., gets you one vote, dessert, and Cartel coffee. Visit www.smoca.org
. Lynn Trimble
Lovers (and strong likers) of shopping local have another outdoor market to add to their calendars this fall, this time in downtown Mesa. The Mesa Bazaar modern market offers everything from art, jewelry, and home décor to vintage items and records — and for the rest, we’ll just say “gifts.” You can also make a day of it thanks to food trucks, craft beers and cocktails, and live music on the schedule.
Check out the free Mesa Bazaar from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, at One South Macdonald Street — or Main and South Macdonald streets. Your light-rail stop is Center and Main Street, and free parking is available. For more information, call 480-890-2613 or visit www.downtownmesa.com
, and invite friends at www.facebook.com/events/1820544178191268
. Lauren Cusimano
PHX Zine Fest
Those wont to deem print as “dead” might find themselves thinking differently after attending the inaugural PHX Zine Fest, which takes over The Icehouse, 429 West Jackson Street, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 23.
The free-to-attend daylong celebration of DIY comes courtesy of authors Marna Kay (B-Sides Magazine
) and Charissa Lucille (Fem Static Zine
) — who also operate Wasted Ink Zine Distro, an East Valley zine exchange — and Brodie Foster Hubbard (Fair Dig
Inaugural attendees can indulge in food trucks, listen to artist talks, and browse a pop-up library featuring handcrafted publications on almost any topic imaginable. (If you’re into it, there’s probably a zine about it.) Poet Joy Young will lead the panel discussion “The Zine Table: Gender in Transition,” and Amber McCrary, co-producer of Native American Feminist Musings
, will host “POC Talk: The Creative Process Through a Cultural Lens.” See www.phxzinefest.com
for complete schedule. Janessa Hilliard
Editor's note: This post has been updated from its original version