3 Artsy Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week

Anu Yadav performs 'Capers, her one-woman show about gentrification, at Phoenix Center for the Arts.EXPAND
Anu Yadav performs 'Capers, her one-woman show about gentrification, at Phoenix Center for the Arts.
Jati Lindsay

Phoenix New Times' guide to this week's arts and culture events is here. 

'Capers
Named for the Washington D.C. projects where it takes place, ‘Capers is a heartfelt, honest story about the human right to housing and struggles therein. Directed and developed by Patrick Crowley and performed by Anu Yadav — who also wrote the one-woman show — the multi-media production blends theater, activism, and documentary filmmaking to offer a deeper look at an oft-ignored issue.

Following performances by Yadav and youth poet Olivia Neal will be a community panel discussion on gentrification in Phoenix. Panelists include Collette Blackeney of the Phoenix Urban League and Shawn Pearson from the Zion Institute.

Show starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, at Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 North Third Street. Tickets are $7 — though no one is turned away if unable to pay. Visit www.phoenixcenterforthearts.org or www.anuyadav.com/capers. Janessa Hilliard

Make your own marionette at Phoenix Art Museum. Whether it looks like Justin Timberlake is totally your call.
Make your own marionette at Phoenix Art Museum. Whether it looks like Justin Timberlake is totally your call.
Courtesy of Phoenix Art Museum

Make It!
When we hear the word “marionettes,” we can’t help but imagine a young Justin Timberlake with blonde curls gelled into place swinging and dancing from strings with the rest of N*SYNC. But there’s so much more to this classic art form that dates back to Ancient Greece than what we saw replicated in that early 2000s music video. Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 North Central Avenue, is offering the chance to make your own dancing doll during Make It! on Wednesday, July 22, at 5:30 p.m. as part of Free Admission Wednesday. Visit the events calendar at phxart.org for more information. Evie Carpenter

Get a look at Brenda Edwards' nature scenes before her exhibition closes at Grand Avenue's {9} The Gallery.
Get a look at Brenda Edwards' nature scenes before her exhibition closes at Grand Avenue's {9} The Gallery.
Courtesy of Brenda Edwards

"Flora & Fauna"
Not that we don’t enjoy them, but we’re sure you agree: There are only so many times we can see the same interpretation of desert landscape. Black-and-white portraits of saguaros are lovely and majestic, and expansive panoramas of backyards are breathtaking — but sometimes we want something different.

Artist Brenda Edwards has answered that silent plea. “Flora & Fauna,” her solo show at {9} The Gallery, features 12 detailed portrayals created over a four-month period that offer a lighter, colorful view of our shared desert home.

The free exhibition closes on Thursday, July 23, at 1229 Grand Avenue. Visit either www.9thegallery.com or www.facebook.com/9TheGallery. Janessa Hilliard

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