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First Friday: Dinner, Science Center Lecture & Art Show, Tour, Art Walk

  • Feb 7, 2014 · 5:15 PM
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We'll eat at Pizzeria Bianco at 5:15.  If it's too busy to get a table, we'll be on the other side of the walkway at the Rose and Crown.  They're right next to each other.  I'll post which one we're at when I get there. 

When we finish eating (around 6:15) we'll walk next door to the science center.  If you don't want dinner, you can join us then.  There's a free lecture at 7:00.  (The topic hasn't yet been announced.)  There's also a really neat Art Show at the Science Center in the Planetarium.  We'll try to see it prior to the lecture, but if it's not possible we'll look at a few of the exhibits before the lecture and then see the Art Show after the lecture.

At about 8:15 we'll meet anyone who didn't want to attend the lecture.  If we can, we'll stop for a tour of one of the oldest buildings in Phoenix that is sometimes offered for $1 nearby.

Then we'll go on a walk down to Roosevelt to see the First Friday art scene.  (Just up and back, not all over like last time.  Sorry if I wore people out!) 

There are three parts to this event; feel free to attend any parts that you wish.  If you're going to join us in the middle, let us know when to look for you!

I'll post the title of the Science Center lecture *right here* when it's announced.

Parking is free at the meters downtown after 5pm, every day of the week.  There's also an option to get validated parking at the parking garage northwest of the science center, but the validation may not be long enough and others have found it to be problematic.  I recommend parking along 5th street between Van Buren and Roosevelt.  We'll be walking that way, so we can drop people off at their cars on that route when we finish.

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  • Ross M.

    Just got out of the lecture/movie. It ended late! Where are you Atlas?

    February 7, 2014

    • Lisa

      As a former host of this even and the art museum I can tell you nobody has found us after the events have started, except people who already know us. So next time either come to prior events so you recognize us or get there at the posted time.

      February 8, 2014

    • Ross M.

      Atlas was OK -- any poor planning was on me. I had multiple join time options, and it didn't work out as well as I'd hoped because the lecture was a movie, there were technical problems that delayed it, and then the schedule got disrupted. I think everyone enjoyed themselves, so it's all good.

      February 8, 2014

  • Ross M.

    Thanks for coming everyone! I had a great time.

    February 8, 2014

  • Ross M.

    Heading on the walk.

    February 7, 2014

  • Ross M.

    Meet us at the bar. We'll wait here 5 minutes.

    February 7, 2014

  • Ross M.

    If you can get in to the planetarium, do that. We hope to.

    February 7, 2014

  • Ross M.

    We're inside the IMAX theatre. The film keeps breaking! Still not finished. Out soon. Come in and see the end?

    February 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    At science center now at IMAX theater, where are you guys?

    February 7, 2014

  • Ross M.

    Heading to the lecture now.

    February 7, 2014

  • Ross M.

    We're in the science center now.

    February 7, 2014

  • Ross M.

    We're still in pizzeria Bianco. Be over to the science center in 15 minutes.

    February 7, 2014

  • Sherry

    geeze, forgot this event, already home :( next time. Thanks for organize the event.

    February 7, 2014

  • Ross M.

    I'm next door at Bar Bianco waiting for you all to arrive! I've put us in for two groups of 5. They won't seat until a group of 5 has fully arrived. :-( Many of the tables can squish 6 in, so perhaps this will work even if there are up to 12 of us. If you're not coming, please update your RSVP!

    February 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi, Ross. I'm shooting for the lecture.

      February 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Was really looking forward to this. Started feeling under the weather, don't want to get anyone sick. Next time.

      February 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    First table will be sitting in about ten minutes, if anyone else arrives come find us will see what what the wait is at that point.

    February 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm here too...

      February 7, 2014

    • Lisa

      Wish I could eat the pizza :( I don't think it would be the same without the cheese.

      February 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't make it in time for dinner but I will meet up with you guys at the science center.

    February 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am shooting for 6, traffic permitting

      February 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I won't make to the dinner either I am stuck in traffic also.

      February 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Still trying to get over my bronchitis, now going to make it.

    February 7, 2014

    • Ross M.

      Ah! You meant NOT going to make it. I misread it. Bummer!

      February 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry, yes I meant NOT :-(, one of these days I would like to try the pizza..

      February 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Turns out I will be downtown this afternoon, so I figured I would join you for pizza and see what all fuss is about :) if Oprah says it's the best...

    1 · February 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      If you ever wondered why there is ALWAYS a wait, that is one reason

      February 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      She must have had fun trying all the pizza in America, to know which is the best :)

      February 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm coming to eat at pizza rio. will you save me a spot ross?

    1 · February 7, 2014

    • Ross M.

      It's Pizzeria Bianco! I'll save you a spot.

      February 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make it to the lecture but I really would like to meet up for the old building tour and First Friday Art walk.

    February 7, 2014

    • Ross M.

      The lecture ends around 8pm. At that point, we'll either do the art show in the planetarium (if we couldn't do it earlier) or we'll meet for the walk. I'll post here later which we'll be doing and where we'll meet after the lecture.

      February 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, not feeling well. See you guys some other time.

    February 5, 2014

  • helena

    Thought i had off.:(

    February 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The Science Center has more info on this Feb. 7 program on their blog at http://azscience.org/blog/

    January 27, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Looks like that evening will be all multimedia shows instead of the lecture format.

      January 27, 2014

    • Ross M.

      Thanks, Elizabeth! I checked that page just this morning. You're on top of it! It sounds like an interesting lecture to me!

      January 27, 2014

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