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
A "Sizzling First Friday" of music, art, and entertainment awaits at the Alwun, including gigs by the Provocatease Burlesque Variety Show, juggler Chase Archer, music by Dangerville and Male Pattern Radness, and others. 8:30 p.m., $7. An opening reception for the current showcase of local African-American artists (such as Archie Coles, Diann Dillon, Jackie Tobias, Kiubia Owens, and Steven Mark) is also planned. 6 p.m., free. Call 602-253-7887.
901 North Fifth Street
The DJ duo of Djentrification and Tararista will spin out front while Shining Soul, Nathan Nichols, and other bands will be on the stage in the back. 6 p.m. Call 602-237-5446.
419 East Roosevelt Street
The closing reception for Lisa Corine von Koch's Beeswane exhibition of large-scale sculptures will be held in the East Gallery and Project Room, while the biologically-inclined oil paintings of Zac Zetterburg's Corpuscles from the Cognitive Niche showcase are featured in the West Gallery. 5 p.m.. Call 602-430-1490.
1015 North First Street
If you get tired of watching fire dancing on the sidewalk or DJ Julio spinning on the roof, then check out the paintings and sphere-like metal sculptures of Eric Babcock and the travel photography of Michael 23 in the gallery. Singer/songwriter Lolo, Rolling Stones tribute band Love in Vain, and the musicians of Thunder Stump will also be doing their thing on the backyard stage. 6 p.m. Call 602-300-7575.