Once again, a First Friday is upon us. Time to hit the streets and check out what all of the “cool kids” are doing downtown. Tonight has a bunch of great stuff going on and light rail riders have a bunch things to choose from.
First Fridays have some of the highest light rail ridership numbers as people come out to enjoy a good time with friends without parking hassles. The Roosevelt light rail station becomes quite the hub of activity when thousands of people descend upon the area for some serious people watching, gallery hopping and just all around fun.
Tonight, as usual, light rail riders have a ton of cool things to choose from. Some will be starting out in Tempe at Robbie Fox’s Public House with the ultra-cool EVFN crew. Since First Fridays doesn’t really have a structured time frame, starting in Tempe and then jumping on the light rail heading towards First Fridays is a pretty decent idea.
One of the many cool things about writing this blog is the fact that I meet a bunch of cool people and get to hear them talking about upcoming events, great places to visit, etc.
On Twitter recently, my friend Ninky mentioned some “First friday goodness in the Willo neighborhood” for people to enjoy. The Urban Artists Collective will be debuting at the Willo North Gallery located at 2811 N 7th Avenue. If taking light rail, the gallery would be closest to the Thomas and Central station.
A bunch of people have been talking about the “new” Giant Coffee opening near the Central and McDowell station. This morning, Matthew posted a pic from there and the place looks great. I noticed they will be open until 11pm tonight for First Friday visitors. Giant Coffee is located at 1437 N 1st St near the Central and McDowell station. Well worth a try.
Of course, our friends at Verde Mexican Food will be open “until at least 10:00” for the First Friday crowds. ( I called to confirm! ) If you haven’t been there yet, this is a perfect “excuse” to go give em’ a try. They are on First Street, just a bit south of Roosevelt.
So, go on down to hang with the artsy fartsy crowds, grab some grub, have some fun and keep on “Rockin’ the Rail Life!”
Where is your favorite place to go or thing to do for First Friday?