Summer Author Event

Saturday, August 16th, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix 85004

Free to attend, but registration is encouraged
Register here!

More than 30 Phoenix-area authors are coming together for a book signing/meet-and-greet event that is open to the public. Some are published authors with multiple titles; for a few, this event is the public launch of their books. Participating authors cover many genres, from paranormal romance to thrillers to other contemporary fiction to spiritual books, business books, memoirs, and more.

Giveaways on the half-hour and goody bags for the first 100 people who register for the event. Attendees must have their EventBrite ticket with them to claim their goody bags.

Call 602.518.5376 or visit for more information.

Transcendental Rhythm: The Yoga of Drumming


Fridays, June 13th, June 27th, July 11th, July 25th

Inside the AEE Building, AC to keep you cool during the hot summer!

Transcendental Rhythm: The Yoga of Drumming Workshop

6pm - 6:55pm • Class cost per person: $10, $5 for drum rental if needed Instructor: Jesse Joaquin Parker

Jesse Joaquin Parker, professional percussionist and professor of music, will guide participants in an exploration of drumming technique, rhythmic discipline, and auditory independence while connecting body movement, internal rhythm, and hemi-spherical independence. A variety of traditional rhythms including those of West Africa, the Caribbean, and South America will be incorporated into the practice.       


Every so often, a community will gather to inspire one another and create something historic. This Saturday, July 12, Phoenix will participate in such a phenomenon. A first-ever, trans-Pacific Instagram meet-up, commonly referred to as an Instameet, will be held concurrently between Phoenix, Arizona, and its new sister city, Bandung, Indonesia. Instagrammers from both communities will unite and utilize a single hashtag — to bridge the geographic and linguistic gap between two cultures nine-thousand miles apart.
Phoenix’s meet-up will be hosted by Ryan Neal Cordwell (@ryannealcordwell), who has been working relentlessly with Bandung’s host, Nyimas Laula (@nyimaslaula), a suggested user by Instagram. Nyimas is expecting nearly 100 attendees, all of whom are eager to meet their new, extended, Arizona community. 
The meet-up will feature live music from local bands, coffee and pastries provided by Cartel Coffee Lab, as well as a live video conference with Bandung, (while theirs begins Sunday morning to compensate a fourteen hour time difference). Held from 6:00pm to 9:00pm MST, the meet-up will take place at Cartel Coffee Lab, Downtown Phoenix, (who will open exclusively for the meet). Attendance is free, and open to all ages and levels of interest in the social platform. The event has already received international attention, and is expected to be documented by Instagram, as a truly revolutionary and community-driven event. Use the hashtag #phoenixinbandung to regram meet-up information, and tag all photos captured during the gather. Ditch the DSLRs, put on your trendiest threads, and prepare for a positive, educational and one-of-a-kind international experience.
Instameet: Phoenix In Bandung
Hashtag: #phoenixinbandung
PHX Date: July 12, 6-9PM
Location: Cartel Coffee Lab / 1 N 1st Street, Phoenix
Food & Bev: Coffee & Pastries by Cartel
Live Music: The Paper Hats, Noah & Micah
Admission: Free

Summer Beach Party Adult Play Date at the Children’s Museum

Friday, May 30th, 7pm to 11pm

Play Date is a night when grown-ups get to play in the Children’s Museum of Phoenix!

  • Eat & Drink at the Food Booths & Cash Bars
  • Show Us Your Moves on the Dance Floor
  • Play Like a Kid in the Museum
  • Explore the Amazing Three-Story Climber & the New Move It! Exhibit
  • Look for “Marco … Polo” in the Noodle Forest
  • Relive Your Childhood with Retro Board Games, Giant Jenga & Twister
  • Challenge friends to Classic Atari Games Projected 15 Feet High
  • Get Creative in the Art Studio
  • Strike a Pose in the Photo Booth … and more!

Tickets are $15 per person in advance; and $20 per person at the door. There are a limited number of tickets available.

Visit or call 602-253-0501, option 3.