7 Best Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week

Chaplin gets soundtracked.EXPAND
Chaplin gets soundtracked.
courtesy of GateWay Community College

New Times picks the best things to do from Monday, April 4, to Thursday, April 7.

The Circus
Let us blow your mind: For 16 years, GateWay Community College has shared its film program with the general public a couple of times a year. In tandem with the Valley of the Sun Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society (whew!), GateWay presents silent films free of charge, with live accompaniment by Ron Rhode, internationally renowned theater organist.

This time around, it’s Charlie Chaplin’s 1928 The Circus, the seventh-highest-grossing silent film ever. Our favorite of countless funny and touching moments is the title card that reads, “I’ve run away from the circus.”

On Monday, April 4, the movie plays at 7 p.m. in the Copper Room, IE1302, on campus at 108 North 40th Street. Visit www.gatewaycc.edu/community, call 602-286-8730, or contact Donald Hall at hall@gatewaycc.edu. Julie Peterson

7 Best Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week
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Diamondbacks vs. Rockies
So it begins. After a solid several weeks of Cactus League play — and, before that, some sneaky off-season dealing that netted them ace pitcher Zack Greinke — the Arizona Diamondbacks will begin the 162-game ultramarathon that is the MLB season at home on April 4. Prepare yourself for America’s pastime at the Opening Day Street Festival, which features food trucks, music, inflatables, and more outside of Chase Field beginning three hours prior to the 6:40 p.m. game time. Then hurry into the stadium, where the first 40,000 fans get a free fridge magnet with the complete 2016 schedule to ensure they won’t miss a single one of those 162 games.

The Diamondbacks open their 2016 season 6:40 p.m. Monday at Chase Field, 401 East Jefferson Street. Tickets start at $19. Call 602-514-8400 or visit www.dbacks.com for more. Zach Fowle

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Courtesy of Dani Godreau

"Perforate"
Even if you haven’t cut paper to make something artsy since grade school, you remember paper cuts. The history of paper cutting as an art form runs much deeper than those nagging skin slashes. “Perforate,” the all-paper solo exhibition by Dani Godreau, presents her delicate and intricately created paper cuttings and sculptures that examine paper cutting’s beauty and roots while addressing its issues related to feminine identity. Explore the complexities and meet the artist from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, at ASU’s Harry Wood Gallery, 900 South Forest Mall in Tempe. Admission is free. The show runs through April 8, and hours vary. Visit art.asu.edu/gallery/harrywood. Amy Young

“Native in a Strange Land: The Life of Mike Burns, Indian Scout in Phoenix"
Chances are, Tucson writer and editor Gregory McNamee knows more about Mike Burns than you do. After all, he edited Burns’ autobiography, The Only One Living to Tell. Catch his talk, “Native in a Strange Land: The Life of Mike Burns, Indian Scout in Phoenix,” and you too can be in the know.

From the Yavapai tribe, Burns was 8 years old in 1872 when his family was murdered by the U.S. military. He was taken and lived as both a captive and servant for many years until he joined the Indian Scouts. Get a deeper knowledge of this true life story from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, at Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Market, 4619 East Washington Street. Admission is free. Call 602-495-0901 or visit www.pueblogrande.org. Amy Young


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