Don't let your weekend go to waste, people. Check out the art of Awa Tsireh, take a run without pants, or dance the night away at the final Tongue Tied dance party. For more things to do, visit Phoenix New Times' curated calendar
“Awa Tsireh: Pueblo Painter and Metalsmith”
Wanna engage with wildlife without heading to the woods? We recommend an exhibition of work by painter and metalsmith Awa Tsireh. The 20th-century San Ildefonso Pueblo artist often incorporated animal imagery in his artwork — like rabbits, horses, owls, and deer.
Be one of the first people to see the new “Awa Tsireh: Pueblo Painter and Metalsmith” exhibition when it opens on Friday, November 3, at the Heard Museum, 2301 North Central Avenue. Museum admission is free from 6 to 10 p.m. that night. The show continues through July 2018. Visit the Heard Museum website
. Lynn Trimble
Gatsby Under The Stars
Party like it's 1922.
From time to time, a little escapism can soothe one’s soul, which is why this year’s Gatsby Under The Stars gala is such an alluring event. After all, the third annual bash taking place at Scottsdale Waterfront, 7124 East Stetson Drive, harks back to the roaring 1920s, when our nation enjoyed widespread economic prosperity and a president who was — for the time being — not a total embarrassment. They were golden years, however short-lived.
This year’s VIP event features live jazz, gaming, and plenty of Prohibition-era cocktails, and kicks off the weekendlong Grand Prix of Scottsdale festivities on Friday, November 3, with all proceeds benefiting Southwest Human Development. General admission to the 21-and-over event is $150. Visit the Grand Prix of Scottsdale website
or call 480-527-9779. Rob Kroehler
Time to welcome Lumberjerk Records to the local music scene. On Friday, November 3, the record label will host a launch party and debut Straight Outta Comp Vol. 1, featuring some to the label’s favorite Phoenix bands.
Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. at the Rebel Lounge, 2303 East Indian School Road. The show will kick off at 8 p.m. and feature performances from Celebration Guns, The Lonesome Wilderness, and Instructions. Advance tickets are available for $5 via the Rebel Lounge website
. For more, visit the Facebook event page
. Lindsay Roberts
Mad Messiah: A Play of Rapturous Delight
And on the seventh finger, God created Mad Messiah: A Play of Rapturous Delight.
Courtesy of Binary Theatre
Of course the Messiah’s mad. Remember how he reacted to currency exchange on the church steps? People throwing rocks at sex workers? Oh, wait … we guess Binary Theatre’s Mad Messiah: A Play of Rapturous Delight
is about something else. Cody Walker’s script suggests God is a CEO plagued by a big new project called Earth.
It’s not just groundbreaking, it’s groundmaking. (You’re safe — the playwright didn’t write that. As far as we know.) Meetings aplenty, some vulgarity, and a dollop of ecumenical sass round out the student production.
Showtime is 7 p.m. on Friday, November 3, at Prism Theatre, 970 East University Drive in Tempe (a.k.a. behind the Raising Cane’s). Admission’s $8, or $5 with a donation of non-perishable food. Visit the Binary Theatre website
. Julie Peterson
Does your typical Saturday morning consist of lying around in your skivvies and thinking about going for a run? On November 4, there’s no need to bother putting shorts on. The Colon Cancer Alliance is hosting the Undy Run/Walk, a 5K race to raise awareness of the second leading cause of cancer death in the nation. It also might be the closest you can get to legally streaking through downtown, so take advantage. (Within reason. This is a family-friendly event, after all.)
Pull up your tighty-whities for this family-friendly event starting at 9 a.m. at Wesley Bolin Plaza, 1700 West Washington Street. Registration is $35 in advance or $40 on race day. For more information, visit the Colon Cancer Alliance website
. Jason Keil