Welcome to the 20th issue of the PHX Brief! We’re getting into a bit of our own little festival season and it’s feeling great with the cooler temperatures. I hope you’re getting to enjoy some patio sunset beers and one of these lovely happenings around town. Want to see something in the next brief or did I miss anything? Let me know.

The 48 Live Festival is happening this weekend - Two day art festival in Tempe, reservations needed for some events. Great spotlight of local talent, they usually have a regular Thursday night event but I believe this is the first full weekend festival. More Details.

The Grand Unification festival is happening this weekend - Historic Grand Ave is hosting their annual festival with a ton of artists and bands performing live, definitely worth popping by when you’re down there for First Fridays.

The Theodore is celebrating their 2nd anniversary next weekend - They’ll have a few exclusive collabs with The Shop and AZ Wilderness as well, be sure to stop by before/after Pizza Fest.

There’s a new downtown Phoenix map and guide - Loving the new cover art. It’ll be available at various spots downtown and highlights downtown’s growth and a bunch of the new spots.

Season 3 of Made In America is highlighting various Phoenix area entrepreneurs - A really well done series from GoDaddy highlighting a bunch of local businesses. Pretty cool to see our city highlighted and some great story telling in the series.

Chico Malo owners opening Wren & Wolf in December - Dry aged meatloaf(?), delicious cocktails, and taxidermy, quite a pairing. They’ll be going into where Condesa was, be great to have something back in that space.

Local leader and philanthropist Herberger dies at 79 - Yep, that Herberger. Thanks for helping to support the arts here in Phoenix.

And of course, don’t forget about First Friday.

Curated by Nick Hammond