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Jan
16
Sat
“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” Exhibition @ Chandler Museum Tickets
Jan 16 all-day
"Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title" Exhibition @ Chandler Museum

On March 22, 1967, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, two men faced off in the ring for boxing’s Heavyweight Championship of the World. In the blue corner was the champ, Muhammad Ali. In the red corner was the challenger from Chandler, Arizona, Zora Folley. What followed was more than a prizefight; it was an event at the crossroads of race, religion, sports, and the politics of America in the 1960s.

“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” opens its year-long run at the Chandler Museum on Aug. 25. This 3,000-square-foot exhibition features the stories of these two boxers, the circumstances that weighed heavily on each man and the fight that was a turning point in both of their careers.

Despite being a top contender for more than 10 years, the 1967 fight was Folley’s first shot at the heavyweight title. Folley took the first few rounds by closing off the ring and patiently waiting for openings to throw his powerful punches. Ali bounced around the ring as he slowly wore down his opponent. As the boxers battled in the ring, residents of Chandler crowded around their radios to listen to the action.

Meanwhile, during one of the most transformative periods in American history, other fights – political and cultural – raged across the United States. Bigger Than Boxing explores the history of boxing and race; examines the life and career of both Zora Folley and Muhammad Ali; and places the fight within the context of its time with sections covering the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War and Chandler in the 1960s.

Museum visitors will be able to see how they measure up next to Folley’s and Ali’s wingspans, listen to highlights of the fight as read from the news service ticker tape, and test their knowledge of boxing idioms and trivia. The exhibit also features original artwork by Jerome Fleming.

“Chandler Museum has collected Folley-related photographs and memorabilia for years. We’ve spent a lot of time researching his life and career and are pleased to debut the exhibition which tells a more complete story,” says Museum Administrator Jody Crago. He added, “We are honored that the Folley family shared their stories and memories, as well as objects from their dad’s career, to bring the exhibition alive. We also appreciate the community members who have helped shape this exhibition to ensure that it gives an accurate and thought-provoking look at this time period and the community.”

Speaking on behalf of the Folley family, Zora Folley Jr. says, “We are really excited about this upcoming exhibit displaying our dad’s accomplishments and the recognition that is being bestowed on him by the Chandler Museum.”

“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” will be on display from Aug. 25, 2020, through Aug. 29, 2021. The Chandler Museum is located at 300 S. Chandler Village Drive, southwest of Chandler Fashion Center. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m., and closed Monday. Admission is free.

The Museum has social distancing reminders throughout the building and limits the number of visitors in the exhibit spaces.

Info Sessions about the Community Health Mentor Program Tickets
Jan 16 all-day
Info Sessions about the Community Health Mentor Program

The Community Health Mentor Program facilitated by Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix​ is seeking volunteers in the metro Phoenix area to share their stories!

If you have a disability or multiple chronic conditions you may be eligible to participate.

Join the Community Health Mentor Program at one of our info sessions to learn more about:

  • What the Community Health Program is about
  • Who can participate
  • How to get involved

January Info Session Dates:

  • Saturday 1/16/21
  • Wednesday 1/20/21
  • Saturday 1/23/21

You can also learn more on the Community Health Mentor Program website and complete the interest form:

https://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/community-mentor/interest

Jan
17
Sun
“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” Exhibition @ Chandler Museum Tickets
Jan 17 all-day
"Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title" Exhibition @ Chandler Museum

On March 22, 1967, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, two men faced off in the ring for boxing’s Heavyweight Championship of the World. In the blue corner was the champ, Muhammad Ali. In the red corner was the challenger from Chandler, Arizona, Zora Folley. What followed was more than a prizefight; it was an event at the crossroads of race, religion, sports, and the politics of America in the 1960s.

“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” opens its year-long run at the Chandler Museum on Aug. 25. This 3,000-square-foot exhibition features the stories of these two boxers, the circumstances that weighed heavily on each man and the fight that was a turning point in both of their careers.

Despite being a top contender for more than 10 years, the 1967 fight was Folley’s first shot at the heavyweight title. Folley took the first few rounds by closing off the ring and patiently waiting for openings to throw his powerful punches. Ali bounced around the ring as he slowly wore down his opponent. As the boxers battled in the ring, residents of Chandler crowded around their radios to listen to the action.

Meanwhile, during one of the most transformative periods in American history, other fights – political and cultural – raged across the United States. Bigger Than Boxing explores the history of boxing and race; examines the life and career of both Zora Folley and Muhammad Ali; and places the fight within the context of its time with sections covering the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War and Chandler in the 1960s.

Museum visitors will be able to see how they measure up next to Folley’s and Ali’s wingspans, listen to highlights of the fight as read from the news service ticker tape, and test their knowledge of boxing idioms and trivia. The exhibit also features original artwork by Jerome Fleming.

“Chandler Museum has collected Folley-related photographs and memorabilia for years. We’ve spent a lot of time researching his life and career and are pleased to debut the exhibition which tells a more complete story,” says Museum Administrator Jody Crago. He added, “We are honored that the Folley family shared their stories and memories, as well as objects from their dad’s career, to bring the exhibition alive. We also appreciate the community members who have helped shape this exhibition to ensure that it gives an accurate and thought-provoking look at this time period and the community.”

Speaking on behalf of the Folley family, Zora Folley Jr. says, “We are really excited about this upcoming exhibit displaying our dad’s accomplishments and the recognition that is being bestowed on him by the Chandler Museum.”

“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” will be on display from Aug. 25, 2020, through Aug. 29, 2021. The Chandler Museum is located at 300 S. Chandler Village Drive, southwest of Chandler Fashion Center. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m., and closed Monday. Admission is free.

The Museum has social distancing reminders throughout the building and limits the number of visitors in the exhibit spaces.

Be More Clean Presents Community Herbalism @ Be More Clean: Colon Hydrotherapy Tickets
Jan 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Be More Clean Presents Community Herbalism @ Be More Clean: Colon Hydrotherapy

FREE – Limited space: Registration REQUIRED.

A monthly meet-up of plant lovers coming together to share the power of herbs.

This educational and engaging event is led by local herbalists to help you learn how you can start using plants at home today!

Every month we’ll have a different food and/or drink vendor with nourishing plant based options available, in addition to the organic fresh, pressed juices always available at the spa.

Be More Clean: Arizona’s ONLY Black owned Colonic, Nutrition & Wellness Spa.

Be More Clean Presents Guided Meditation @ Be More Clean: Colon Hydrotherapy Tickets
Jan 17 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Be More Clean Presents Guided Meditation @ Be More Clean: Colon Hydrotherapy

Join Be More Clean for a spiritual guided meditation lead by Prema Bhakti.

Meditation: The practice of concentrated focus upon a sound, object, visualization, the breath, movement, or attention itself in order to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance personal and spiritual growth.

Come for spiritual growth, evolution and relaxation.

***Each month features a new plant based vendor***
THIS MONTH:
Aloha Menu: Plant Based Hawaiian fusion.

Always enjoy:

-$10 off sauna sessions
-Plant Based Snacks under $5
-Organic Juice by Juice On The Loose

Jan
18
Mon
Northern Arizona University’s Virtual MLK Day Celebration featuring Dr. Marc Lamont Hill Tickets
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am
Northern Arizona University's Virtual MLK Day Celebration featuring Dr. Marc Lamont Hill

Northern Arizona University’s annual MLK Day Celebration will be held virtually this year. The event will be held January 18th, 2021 and will start at 9 AM. This year’s guest speaker will be Dr. Marc Lamont Hill.

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is an Activist, Professor, Commentator and TV Personality, who be giving a keynote on the “Importance of Black Lives.” This is an event you do not want to miss!

Jan
19
Tue
“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” Exhibition @ Chandler Museum Tickets
Jan 19 all-day
"Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title" Exhibition @ Chandler Museum

On March 22, 1967, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, two men faced off in the ring for boxing’s Heavyweight Championship of the World. In the blue corner was the champ, Muhammad Ali. In the red corner was the challenger from Chandler, Arizona, Zora Folley. What followed was more than a prizefight; it was an event at the crossroads of race, religion, sports, and the politics of America in the 1960s.

“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” opens its year-long run at the Chandler Museum on Aug. 25. This 3,000-square-foot exhibition features the stories of these two boxers, the circumstances that weighed heavily on each man and the fight that was a turning point in both of their careers.

Despite being a top contender for more than 10 years, the 1967 fight was Folley’s first shot at the heavyweight title. Folley took the first few rounds by closing off the ring and patiently waiting for openings to throw his powerful punches. Ali bounced around the ring as he slowly wore down his opponent. As the boxers battled in the ring, residents of Chandler crowded around their radios to listen to the action.

Meanwhile, during one of the most transformative periods in American history, other fights – political and cultural – raged across the United States. Bigger Than Boxing explores the history of boxing and race; examines the life and career of both Zora Folley and Muhammad Ali; and places the fight within the context of its time with sections covering the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War and Chandler in the 1960s.

Museum visitors will be able to see how they measure up next to Folley’s and Ali’s wingspans, listen to highlights of the fight as read from the news service ticker tape, and test their knowledge of boxing idioms and trivia. The exhibit also features original artwork by Jerome Fleming.

“Chandler Museum has collected Folley-related photographs and memorabilia for years. We’ve spent a lot of time researching his life and career and are pleased to debut the exhibition which tells a more complete story,” says Museum Administrator Jody Crago. He added, “We are honored that the Folley family shared their stories and memories, as well as objects from their dad’s career, to bring the exhibition alive. We also appreciate the community members who have helped shape this exhibition to ensure that it gives an accurate and thought-provoking look at this time period and the community.”

Speaking on behalf of the Folley family, Zora Folley Jr. says, “We are really excited about this upcoming exhibit displaying our dad’s accomplishments and the recognition that is being bestowed on him by the Chandler Museum.”

“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” will be on display from Aug. 25, 2020, through Aug. 29, 2021. The Chandler Museum is located at 300 S. Chandler Village Drive, southwest of Chandler Fashion Center. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m., and closed Monday. Admission is free.

The Museum has social distancing reminders throughout the building and limits the number of visitors in the exhibit spaces.

Jan
20
Wed
“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” Exhibition @ Chandler Museum Tickets
Jan 20 all-day
"Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title" Exhibition @ Chandler Museum

On March 22, 1967, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, two men faced off in the ring for boxing’s Heavyweight Championship of the World. In the blue corner was the champ, Muhammad Ali. In the red corner was the challenger from Chandler, Arizona, Zora Folley. What followed was more than a prizefight; it was an event at the crossroads of race, religion, sports, and the politics of America in the 1960s.

“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” opens its year-long run at the Chandler Museum on Aug. 25. This 3,000-square-foot exhibition features the stories of these two boxers, the circumstances that weighed heavily on each man and the fight that was a turning point in both of their careers.

Despite being a top contender for more than 10 years, the 1967 fight was Folley’s first shot at the heavyweight title. Folley took the first few rounds by closing off the ring and patiently waiting for openings to throw his powerful punches. Ali bounced around the ring as he slowly wore down his opponent. As the boxers battled in the ring, residents of Chandler crowded around their radios to listen to the action.

Meanwhile, during one of the most transformative periods in American history, other fights – political and cultural – raged across the United States. Bigger Than Boxing explores the history of boxing and race; examines the life and career of both Zora Folley and Muhammad Ali; and places the fight within the context of its time with sections covering the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War and Chandler in the 1960s.

Museum visitors will be able to see how they measure up next to Folley’s and Ali’s wingspans, listen to highlights of the fight as read from the news service ticker tape, and test their knowledge of boxing idioms and trivia. The exhibit also features original artwork by Jerome Fleming.

“Chandler Museum has collected Folley-related photographs and memorabilia for years. We’ve spent a lot of time researching his life and career and are pleased to debut the exhibition which tells a more complete story,” says Museum Administrator Jody Crago. He added, “We are honored that the Folley family shared their stories and memories, as well as objects from their dad’s career, to bring the exhibition alive. We also appreciate the community members who have helped shape this exhibition to ensure that it gives an accurate and thought-provoking look at this time period and the community.”

Speaking on behalf of the Folley family, Zora Folley Jr. says, “We are really excited about this upcoming exhibit displaying our dad’s accomplishments and the recognition that is being bestowed on him by the Chandler Museum.”

“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” will be on display from Aug. 25, 2020, through Aug. 29, 2021. The Chandler Museum is located at 300 S. Chandler Village Drive, southwest of Chandler Fashion Center. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m., and closed Monday. Admission is free.

The Museum has social distancing reminders throughout the building and limits the number of visitors in the exhibit spaces.

Info Sessions about the Community Health Mentor Program Tickets
Jan 20 all-day
Info Sessions about the Community Health Mentor Program

The Community Health Mentor Program facilitated by Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix​ is seeking volunteers in the metro Phoenix area to share their stories!

If you have a disability or multiple chronic conditions you may be eligible to participate.

Join the Community Health Mentor Program at one of our info sessions to learn more about:

  • What the Community Health Program is about
  • Who can participate
  • How to get involved

January Info Session Dates:

  • Saturday 1/16/21
  • Wednesday 1/20/21
  • Saturday 1/23/21

You can also learn more on the Community Health Mentor Program website and complete the interest form:

https://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/community-mentor/interest

Poetic Soul Phoenix @ Club Downtown Tickets
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm
Poetic Soul Phoenix @ Club Downtown

Poetic Soul Phoenix is one of the best weekly experiences in Arizona!

Face Masks are REQUIRED throughout the night, so please do your part by coming prepared.

Per usual, welcoming ALL Poets; Spoken Word Artists; Musicians; Vocalists; Comedians; Storytellers; Emcees; etc. to come in and share the love of your light in a safe & very supportive environment.

Likewise, the entire community is welcome to come inside and network with the ‘Who’s Who’ of #PlanetAZ – all the while enjoying a solid evening of high quality entertainment.

Purchasing ADVANCE TICKETS and then ARRIVING EARLY is highly recommended. To remedy the super long line issue, there will be two separate lines (1) for presale tickets & (2) another for those who choose to pay with cash/card upon arrival.