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April 11, 2011

Eye Opener in Sunnyslope, Ariz.

Though the weekend was rather rainy, it was still very exciting. Why you ask? There was the kick off event for Modern Phoenix Week at the Fabulous! Phoenix Metro Retro (708 W. Hazelwood St.) this weekend also featured the Sunnyslope Art Walk, always a grand time, and those tents came in handy this year. The morning began with a group of people leaving the Eye Open, a staple on Hatcher and embarking on a Keep it Weird: Sunnyslope tour, led by yours truly. For our comfort and sharing during the experience; Sunnyslope’s John C. Lincoln Health Network graciously provided a bus for the adventure. There was also, The Ultimate Tour of the Hotel Valley Ho. Enough with what happened! How can you still participant in Modern Phoenix events? Take a look at the calendar. There are still chances to tour the Hotel Valley Ho and pick up a ViewMaster 3D reel and viewer.

Marshall Shore: Retro Spectacular on Thursday April 14, 7p @ Phoenix Metro Retro. This is the last show of season until next September. I’ll cover new information and an overview of the last 2 seasons. The shows have been named a best of Phoenix by the Phoenix New Times. Admission is $5 at the door, seating is limited.

Saturday is the Modern Phoenix Expo at Scottsdale Center for the Arts where you will find vendors, fun, and drawing for 2 home tour tickets (which is SOLD OUT.) There will many presentations Roadside Neon of Central Arizona will feature Iconic Sign Designer Glen Guyett, and myself. There will the hands on workshop about researching your mid century home or neighborhood lead by the amazing fount of knowledge John Jacquemart. Learn about tear down issues in Arcadia and across the country.

This Modern Phoenix Week is sure to go down in the record books and YOU have the opportunity to be involved. Come on out to the wide range of events and bask in the glow of the Mid Century heyday of the Valley.

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