5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week

Super Bowl XLIX isn't the only football fun to have in metro Phoenix.
Super Bowl XLIX isn't the only football fun to have in metro Phoenix.
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"Gridiron Glory"

If you're an NFL fan living the Valley, you're in hog heaven right now. Well, pigskin heave anyway. Aside from forgoing costly airfare to catch the big game, 2015 also marks only the third time that the Pro Bowl is being played in the same city as the Super Bowl. So you can stash those frequent flier miles for next year's trip to Honolulu. As if that weren't enough, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is bringing its largest traveling exhibition ever to downtown Phoenix's Arizona Science Center, 600 East Washington Street, just in time for the festivities.

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Who wants to go to Canton anyway? Check out "Gridiron Glory" in all its, ahem, glory on Monday, January 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adult admission is $16.95. Visit www.azscience.org or call 602-716-2000. Rob Kroehler

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"Lady Macbeth and Ophelia: Beyond Drowning and Sleep-walking"

The mental undoings of Lady Macbeth and Ophelia, one power-hungry and the other pushed around, have inspired performances and interpretations far and wide. But what makes these characters so intriguing? In the lecture "Lady Macbeth and Ophelia: Beyond Drowning and Sleep-walking," Shakespeare expert Cris Busato Smith investigates the women and the particular footholds they've secured in popular culture. Changing Hands, 6428 South McClintock Drive in Tempe, is the spot to delve deeper into their stories at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27. Admission is free and open to the public. Visit www.changinghands.com. Becky Bartkowski

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