5 Best Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week

Work by Lennox Bamfield featured in the Student Art Show at MCC Art Gallery.EXPAND
Work by Lennox Bamfield featured in the Student Art Show at MCC Art Gallery.
Courtesy of MCC

New Times picks the best things to do in metro Phoenix from May 2 through 5.

"Student Art Show"
We’ve all got hang-ups. But for art students at Mesa Community College, they’re objects presented on gallery walls.

The new MCC Art Gallery, located on the college’s Dobson campus at 1833 West Southern Avenue, shows off a big crop of student art works during its “Student Art Show.” It’s a chance to see 147 works by 82 artists working in ceramics, digital media, drawing, painting, photography, and mixed media.

The free exhibition will be up through Thursday, May 5. Hours on Monday, May 2, are 9 to 5 p.m. Visit www.mesacc.edu/arts. Lynn Trimble

The Nightmare of Henry VIII makes for a bloody good Lunch Time.
The Nightmare of Henry VIII makes for a bloody good Lunch Time.
Portrait of Henry VIII, after Hans Holbein the Younger

The Nightmare of Henry VIII
It must have been a great relief for Catherine Parr, Henry VIII’s sixth wife, when King Husband died, thereby kiboshing his chief hobby: the murder of hundreds who impeded his plans. Honestly, it’s hysterical that Hank believed only a male heir could manage the kingdom, while he (also a man) spent maybe 10 minutes a day doing so and kept executing his closest advisers. Then his daughter reigned for 44 years.

The Nightmare of Henry VIII, a new one-act about the monarch’s deathbed visions, previews at 7 p.m. Monday, May 2, as part of the Herberger Lunch Time Theater series. Admission is $3. The play continues at lunchtime through Thursday, May 12; all shows are at 222 East Monroe Street. Visit www.herbergertheater.org or call 602-252-8497. Julie Peterson


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