5 Best Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week

Hit it on Roosevelt Row.
Hit it on Roosevelt Row.
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Huevos of Fury

Table tennis? It might be an Olympic sport but we still call it ping-pong. Paz Cantina hosts the rec room favorite with their weekly tournament where up to four tables of ball-smackers vie for a $50 gift card. This is all while noshing on tacos and sipping on margaritas something strictly prohibited during competition by the International Olympic Committee.

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Huevos of Fury, the weekly ping-pong tournament, gets whacking at Paz Cantina, 1011 North Third Street, starts at 7 p.m. It's free to participate. For more info, visit www.pazcantina.com. Jose Gonzalez

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Uptown Girls

If you're creating original musical performances, as 16 Bars Productions has for several Herberger Lunch Time Theater productions, why mess with good songs sung by nobodies? Uptown Girls, 16 Bars' latest confection continuing through Thursday, April 9, delves into the diva - that larger-than-life lady who's filled with more emotions than mere mortals can handle as well as a set of pipes that'd put a Mighty Wurlitzer to shame. Selections include hits from such favorite famous females as Ethel, Judy, and Carol. (And they're not talking Barrymore, Holliday, or Kane.)

The performance on Tuesday, April 7, begins at 12:10 p.m. in the Kax Stage on the north side of the Herberger Theater Center, 222 East Monroe Street. Admission is $6. Visit www.herbergertheater.org or call 602-252-9497. Julie Peterson


Pop art's in at PAM.
Pop art's in at PAM.
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.1998.1.588

"Andy Warhol: Portraits"

Let's face it, some of Andy Warhol's best work was all about the close-up. While his soup can prints made a splash for their stark take on consumerism, just as iconic are his colorful takes on such celebrities as Marilyn Monroe, Prince, and Liza Minelli. The pop art star's high-color commodifications of famous folks, proto-selfies, and Polaroid pics are collected and presented, alongside various videos and drawings, in "Andy Warhol: Portraits."

Eye the works at Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 North Central Avenue, and through June 21. Hours on Wednesday are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is regularly $15 for adults, but free on Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to close. Call 602-257-1880 or visit www.phxart.org. Becky Bartkowski

ASU Dance: Undergraduate Project Presentations

Last week, ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts graduate students took the stage to show off the pieces they've been creating. This week, it's all about the undergrads in ASU Dance: Undergraduate Project Presentations. And don't even think about discounting these younger students just yet. Performers from each year of the undergraduate program will team up to challenge the "meaning of creativity" through dance, new media, and installation pieces. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, at the Margaret Gisolo Dance Studio inside the Physical Education Building East, 611 East Orange Street in Tempe. Tickets are $10 for the general public and ASU faculty and staff and $5 for seniors and students. Visit asuevents.asu.edu/asu-dance-undergraduate-project-presentations for tickets and more information. Evie Carpenter


Spring is prime time for biking; if you can't get your pedaling in swing now, you'll never get acclimated to the summer. What better way to get into the rhythm than to bring your two-wheel deal to Downtown Mesa's big bash, CycloMesa, starting on April 10?

The weekend-long shindig mixes up legit biking events, El Tour Criterium and El Tour de Mesa, with more casual bike fun like a custom bike competition, a food truck alley, and live music.

CycloMesa wheels down to the Mesa Convention Center, 263 North Center Street, on Friday from 4 to 10 p.m. and continues on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.cyclomesa.com. Jose Gonzalez

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Paz Cantina

1101 N. 3rd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004



Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004



Herberger Theater Center

222 E. Monroe St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004



Mesa Convention Center

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