Thursday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m.: A free reading by poets Alberto Rios and Brian Diamond as part of The Museum Heart Series at SMOCA(Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts).
Friday, December 4 at 5:30 p.m.: Arizona Latino Arts & Culture Consortium celebrate the opening of Latino arts new home in downtown Phoenix, 147 E. Adams, Phoenix 85004. Several artists will be present including writer Stella Pope Duarte who will read.
Friday, December 4 at 6:00 p.m.: Photography opening at Conspire, 901 N. 5th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Photographer Aaron Abbott unveils his new photography book, "Phonebook," that examines those dinosaurs of technology, pay phones. Abbott photographed every payphone between 16th and 24th streets and Thomas and Van Buren in Phoenix. He says, "the resulting photographs explore the cultural aesthetics of these areas while pursuing a visual simplicity."
Friday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m.: Black Pearl Poetry series featuring poet Mighty Mike McGee at The Original Fair Trade Cafe in Phoenix.
Saturday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m.: Reception for Poetics of Light Photogrpahy Exhibition at Etherton Gallery in Tucson, 135 S. 6th Avenue. Featured photogrpahers include Kate Breakey, Masao Yamamoto, James Hajicek and Carol Panaro-Smith. The show runs through February 27, 2010.
Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.: a.ware holiday sale at 534 W. Coronado in South Phoenix. Find holiday gifts all handmade, all made by local Arizona artists.