Phoenix Suns: Charles Barkley and company host the Washington Bullets at 7 p.m. Wednesday at America West Arena, First Street and Jefferson. If game tickets are available, they're at the arena and Dillard's. For details call 379-7867, 379-7800 or 678-2222.
"Gods, Goddesses and Mere Mortals: What Are They Doing?": Karen Hodges, associate curator at Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 North Central, explores classical myths and imagery in various works included in the museum's new exhibit, "Italian Paintings From Burghley House," at 7p.m. Wednesday and 12:15 p.m. December 21. The installation features 6016th- to 18th-century masterworks from the Elizabethan mansion of Brits John Cecil and Brownlow Cecil, the fifth and ninth earls of Exeter. Artists represented include Dolci, Bassano, Calandrucci, Giordano and Recco. Admission and viewing are free. For general information, see the Art Exhibits listing or call 257-1880.