10 Best Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Weekend

10 Best Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Weekend
StephXmen | Courtesy The Hive Gallery

New Times picks the best things to do in metro Phoenix from Friday, May 20, through Sunday, May 22. For more events in the Valley, see our curated online calendar.

"Reverberate Her Lines"
There is no reading between here, as the message of the second annual “Reverberate Her Lines” graffiti exhibition is pretty clear: We aren’t here to be quiet; we’re here to be heard. Organized by Queens Under Estimated Crew, an all-female graffiti troupe hailing from the Southwest, the show is both a nod to their name and the reality that women are often written off as graffiti writers. This installment of “Reverberate” features 20 women writers from across the country — including Abby TC5, iLash, Lady Rise, and Shawty — who share a goal of empowering women through the street-inspired art form, defending their place in the hip-hop community.

Come for the art, stay for the beats and BGirls between 7 and 10 p.m. during Third Friday, May 20, at The Hive Gallery, 2222 North 16th Street. The show’s on view through Sunday, June 12. For daily hours and details, call 602-254-1641 or click www.facebook.com/thehivephoenix. Janessa Hilliard

D'on't miss D'Elia.EXPAND
D'on't miss D'Elia.
Courtesy of Chris D'Elia

Chris D'Elia
We’ve always been a little iffy on the whole “apostrophe in the middle of a name” thing, but Chris D’Elia may have finally converted us. In fact, through his ongoing stint as Danny on the NBC series Undateable, his Netflix stand-up special Incorrigible, and his upcoming shows at the Tempe Improv, D’elia’s inspired us to plug apostrophes all kinds of places they don’t belong. It’s d’elightfully d’estructive — kind of like the man’s comed’y.

D’Elia stands up at 7:30 and again at 10 p.m. Friday, May 20, at 930 East University D’rive. Call 480-921-9877 or visit tempeimprov.com for more information and tickets, $30. There’s a two-d’rink minimum. Okay, we’re d’one. Zach Fowle

Celebrating the music of South Park is totally a thing.
Celebrating the music of South Park is totally a thing.
Courtesy Theatre Artists Studio

Equal Opportunity Offenders: Music from South Park
Matt Stone and Trey Parker might not be all about that bass, but they are somewhat obsessed with music, infusing peppy and profane production numbers into most of their animation as well as the one-off crazily detailed puppet movie, Team America: World Police. Oh, and Cannibal, the Musical and blockbuster The Book of Mormon, which, confusingly, feature live actors.

As does Equal Opportunity Offenders: Music from South Park, a revue that sounds just amazeballs as long as you’re cool with being offended and you aren’t younger than teenage. Theatre Artists Studio kindly brings us this treat through Sunday, June 5, at 4848 East Cactus Road, #406, in Scottsdale. It opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 20. Tickets are $10 to $20 at 602-765-0120 or www.thestudiophx.org. Julie Peterson

Game on, Seattle.EXPAND
Game on, Seattle.
WNBA/Barry Gossage

Phoenix Mercury vs. Seattle Storm
Two games isn’t much prep time to acclimate rookies and make roster tweaks before the games officially go in the books, but such is life in the WNBA. Fortunately, the Phoenix Mercury is a well-oiled machine at this point, which allowed head coach Sandy Brondello to play her cards pretty close to the vest for the Merc’s preseason matches — an even split against the Seattle Storm. However, when the Storm returns to Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 East Jefferson Street, on Friday, May 20, for the Mercury’s home opener, they’ll be battling a squad reinvigorated by the return of superstar Diana Taurasi that stands poised to wrest the WNBA’s championship trophy back from the Minnesota Lynx. Game time is 7 p.m., and tickets are $9 and up. Visit www.mercury.wnba.com or call 602-379-7800 for details. Rob Kroehler

Dwell brings you a fresh serving of house envy.
Dwell brings you a fresh serving of house envy.
Joel Contreras

Dwell Home Tour
In case you’re unfamiliar, Dwell magazine specializes in making you hate your current living situation. The magazine’s slogan — “at home in the modern world” — is true insofar as the publication is a great resource for home-improvement ideas. But a quick perusal through Dwell home listings is enough to give Donald Trump real-estate envy. So if you enjoy salivating over other people’s living situations, you’ll be pleased to know that Dwell is hosting its first Phoenix-based home tour. Tickets ain’t cheap at $100 apiece, but the price does include admission to Friday, May 20’s “Meet the Architects Night,” an evening at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7374 East Second Street, with the masterminds behind the houses you’ll see the during the Saturday, May 21, tour, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Scottsdale meeting location for the tour hasn’t been announced as of this writing. Get details at www.dwell.com/hometours/scottsdale. Rob Kroehler


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