7 Things You Should Do in Metro Phoenix This Week
Scottsdale Public Art
New Times picks the best arts and culture events in metro Phoenix from March 7 through 11.
"Hierogliffic and Other Stories"
Turner G. Davis’ “Hierogliffic and Other Stories” borrows from history in form and inspiration. The noted fine artist put pencil and pen to paper daily, creating images reminiscent of cave wall storytelling and fantasy: the end result equally autobiographical and universal.
Davis never outgrew a childhood love of drawing: from copying pieces seen on museum trips to watching his father, James. G. Davis. Today he’s recognized for shows at the Roosevelt Row gallery Eye Lounge and teaching drawing and painting at Arizona State University.
The final day to see the temporary installation is Monday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Gallery at Appaloosa Library, 7377 East Silverstone Drive in Scottsdale. Admission is free. For library details, call 480-312-7323 or visit www.scottsdalepublicart.org for exhibition information. Janessa Hilliard
Erin Evangeline Photography
If the only two things you know about the musical Evita are the song “Don’t Cry for me Argentina,” and that Madonna starred in a movie version in 1996, now’s your chance to see the entire production.
This emotionally-charged musical written by Tim Rice and scored by Andrew Lloyd Webber tells the story of Eva Peron, the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 to 1952 who fought for women’s suffrage and to improve the lives of the poor. She founded the Female Peronist Party, the country’s first female political party. You can cry for her, Phoenix, or not, when the show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, at Phoenix Theatre, 100 East McDowell Road. Tickets are $56 to $86. Call 602-254-2151 or visit www.phoenixtheatre.com. Amy Young
Badgley Mischka Luncheon & Lecture
For 50 years, the Arizona Costume Institute has supported Phoenix Art Museum’s fashion design collection. And this year, they’re pulling out all the stops. Not least of which involves bringing a powerhouse design duo to the museum for a lecture, luncheon and book-signing on Wednesday, March 9.
Straight from your Pinterest wedding dress fantasies, Mark Badgley and James Mischka will discuss their distinct take on American glamour at Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 North Central Avenue. After all, they wrote the book on it. (For real, it’s called American Glamour.)
The 11:30 a.m. ticketed luncheon is $33. The lecture follows at 12:30 p.m. is free with museum admission, $15 for adults. The duo will sign books afterward. For more information, see www.arizonacostumeinstitute.org or call 602-257-1880. Becky Bartkowski
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