Happy First Friday, fellow Phoenicians. It's September now, which means that in other places it's fall.
After checking out tonight's First Friday art walk here are a few must-sees (and dos) this weekend:
Vintage shop Retro Ranch celebrates its second birthday tonight with a vintage game show party and Vegas troubadour Jackie Fontaine. Sport your snazziest duds and get ready for some wheel-spinning, booze-swilling fun. As the sign says, swagger on in.
Chance Encounters @ Practical Art
See John Ryszka II's "Chance Encounters" tonight at Practical Art. The show is an exploration of those small interactions humans have on a daily basis -- whether waiting in line at the grocery store or passing in a hallway. The evening includes live music from Lisa Lemke McKay.
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Blues and indie venue Rhythm Room transforms into a tiki-themed paradise on Sunday at 6 p.m. The night boasts live music from local surf rockers Surfside IV, DJs spinning islander jams and grub from food trucks Hey Joe! and Paradise Melts. Tickets are $10.
Garden Day @ Roosevelt Growhouse
Get in touch with nature at the Roosevelt Growhouse's Garden Day on Sunday. Green-thumbed individuals work the community-run garden, planting, harvesting and doing all sorts of urban farmer-y things. Chances are good it'll be another hot, hot day, so be sure to bring along a hat and water.
Labor Day Brews Cruise @ Grimaldi's
Not that you need an excuse to down a few pints and wear a swimsuit all day -- that's totally acceptable hot weather behavior -- but this Sunday's Labor Day Brews Cruise provides the perfect setup to do so.
Starting at Grimaldi's Pizza in Old Town, cyclists convene for a SanTan craft brew at 4 p.m. After downing a pint and wolfing some 'za, the caravan wheels over to Culinary Dropout, then Dos Gringos and finishes at the Valley Ho.
Participation in the ride is $20 and includes pizza and a pint of ice cold SanTan at each stop. Call 480-917-8700 for more info.