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Community Calendar

Not a Block Party
6-11 p.m. Friday, May 4
Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave.
Featuring performances by Shabazz Palaces, Indian Agent, and Heebie Jeebies. Also get admission to new exhibit, “Dear Listener: Works by Nicholas Galanin.” Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, with $10 student tickets in advance and $15 at the door (with valid college ID). For tickets and details, visit

Teacher Hiring Fair
8 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, May 5
Phoenix Coding Academy
4445 N. Central Ave.
The Phoenix Union High School District will hold a Career Fair for teachers and non-teaching support staff positions such as bus drivers, bus aides and custodians. High-need subject areas are math, science, ELL English and exceptional student services (Special Education.) Applicants can complete the initial screening interview that day, and interview with school principals for 2018-19 positions. An application is available at

Phoenix Flea/After-Dark
5-10 p.m. Saturday, May 5
The Colony
5538 N. 7th St.
Phoenix General and The Colony have invited the bi-annual downtown artisan event, Phoenix Flea, to pop up for a special evening market in uptown Phoenix. Phoenix Flea is a modern market showcasing the best makers, brands and curators from the desert. It includes handcrafted goods and fine art from skilled craftsman and artisans, curated vintage, modern fashion and design, food, and a beer and cocktail bar hosted by the new Bevvy Uptown. Admission is $5, plus service fee in advance, or $5 cash only at the gate. Children 12 and younger admitted for free. Get advance tickets at

Melrose Swap Meet
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, May 6
Campbell Plaza
700 W. Campbell Ave.
Shop vintage boho, Mid-Century finds, oddities, Schwinn bicycles and more. Food trucks also will be on site. The event is dog friendly (dogs must be leashed), and admission is free.

Wig Out Gala
6-11 p.m. Saturday, May 12
Pointe Tapatio Cliffs Resort
11111 North 7th St.
Join Don’t Be A Chump/Check for a Lump to help raise funds for its education program and its WIG OUT! program, which provides free wigs for breast cancer patients. The theme this year is I WANT CANDY! The evening includes dinner, drinks, dancing, live entertainment, silent auctions and more. Don’t forget all guests must wear wigs to attend, the brighter the better. Candy themed costumes are highly encouraged. Admission is $150 per person. Get your tickets at

The Future of MCCD
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15
Beatitudes Luther Life Center
1616 W. Glendale Ave.
The Phoenix Branch of AAUW (The American Association of University Women) hosts Dr. Linda Thor of the Maricopa Community College District. She will discuss what she sees as the state of our community colleges, and their prospects for the future. The program begins after an optional dinner ($15) at 5:30. RSVP for the dinner to 602-510-1544 by May 11. Visitors are welcome.

19North Community Update
6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17
Open Door Fellowship Church
8301 N. 19th Ave.
Free and open to the public. Learn more about the new 19North nonprofit organization, the new Arts Center, the community garden, the Master Plan, information about crime trends in the area, and more. The boundaries for 19North are Dunlap to Montebello, and 15th to 23rd avenues.

Anniversary Open House
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, May 20
Desert Song Healing Arts Center
3232 N. 20th St.
Desert Song Healing Arts Center will celebrate 35 years with free 15-minute massages, mini specialized yoga, tai chi, meditation, and Pilates classes, and a performance by the Valley Women’s Ensemble. Admission is free.

Lura Turner Homes’ Anniversary
3 p.m., Sunday, May 20
Central United Methodist
1875 N. Central Ave.
The public is invited to Lura Turner Homes’ 53rd anniversary celebration. At this Founders’ Day gala, volunteers, donors and staff will be recognized for their service to this nonprofit that Deaconess Lura Turner started in 1965 to serve men and women with special needs. Patti Hannon, aka “Sister” of “Late Nite Catechism”—the longest running play in Arizona history—will make a special appearance. Also appearing is the “Company Troupe” from Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped. Admission is free, donations gratefully accepted.

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