Civic Space Park is proud to offer two event series that continue to burnish this downtown park as vital contributor to arts and culture in the Valley and central Phoenix. Our Wednesday Lunchtime Concert Series each Wednesday features free live music and great gourmet food truck options. The Thursday evening Community Connections arts and culture series will feature film and documentary screenings, author and poet readings, performances and more. Admission to all lunch events is free. All Arts and Culture series events are either free or low cost.
Lunchtime Concert Series 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m.
Food Trucks, Fair Trade Café and great music featuring the best performing artists in the valley!
- April 3: Hans Olson, Award winning Blues and Harp
- April 10: Sherri Blues Band, Northern Arizona Blues comes South!
- April 17: Torres & Hendricks, Pop, R&B featuring vocalist Amanda Hendricks
- 4/24: Dirt Music Express, Rock and Blues
Evening Community Connections Series
This arts and culture series, featuring film screenings, artist performances, author and poet readings and more, will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each Thursday evening, though times for specific events may vary. Admission for all events, which will be held in the park’s historic A.E. England Building, will be free or very low cost.
* Free Food * Free Admission * Donations Accepted *.
- April 18
eLatinaVoices presents “Top of the Children’s Summit”
eLatinaVoices will take you to the “Top of the Children’s Summit” by presenting the high priority and high impact issues most important to improve the well-being of Latino children in Arizona. The Latinos Children’s Movement of Arizona is connecting children’s advocates and organizations that want to see children’s health, safety and education improved in our state and empowering them to make it happen. Come and join the action now!
- April 25
Marshall Shore: Retro Spectacular presents “Arizona By Design”
Does Arizona have a design aesthetic worth remembering? Marshall Shore, HIPstorian, shares his unique take on Arizona history by exploring the 20th century fashion, architecture, and other design that shaped our state. As the “Unofficial Arizona HIPstorian,” he uses storytelling magic, found film footage, old photographs, ephemera, and artifacts to bring our state’s heritage to life in entertaining and educational presentations.
The City of Phoenix Latino Institute is proud to host the month of May as they present Phoenix College, eLatina Voices, Mujeres Del Sol, and the Cultural Coalition as they present an array of film screenings, theater, education and arts.
Phoenix College Latino Film Series presents
“In the Shadow of the Law”
This Emmy award winning and best documentary film written and produced by Paul Espinosa is a documentary portrait of four families who have lived illegally in the United States for many years, exploring their everyday reality, from constant worry about being apprehended by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, to being taken advantage of by many who capitalize on their vulnerability.
- May 9th
Mujeres Del Sol presents
"Madres del Sol: Celebrating Phoenix Mothers
An evening of Song, Dance, and Poetry to honor and celebrate our Mothers and Grandmothers"
- May 16th
The Cultural Coalition presents “Masked Theater and Live Latin Music!
Featuring the talents of Master Masker Zarco Guerrero and the musical duo Bossa Nossa. Enjoy an evening of intense cultural immersion!"
- May 23rd (11:30 AM and 6:30 PM)
PBS Series “LATINO AMERICANS”
Phoenix, AZ has been selected to kick off a public engagement tour “Latino Americans”, a three-part, six-hour PBS documentary series which air nationwide in the fall of 2013. LATINO AMERICANS will chronicle the lives and experiences of Latinos in the United States from 1800 to the 21st Century. Featuring Adriana Bosch/Ray Telles – executive producers of the series. Guest speakers/panelists include Elíseo Medina – labor leader, Dolores Huerta – labor leader, civil rights activist and Elisabeth Escobedo – Latin History Professor/University of Denver. The Latino Institute and PBS will host a daytime youth event and evening event for the entire community.