"Friends of Mexican Art Celebrate 50 Years of Collecting and Giving" at Phoenix Airport Museum, Terminal 4 Thanks to a collaboration between Phoenix Airport Museum and the Friends of Mexican Art (FOMA), there are some 60 pieces of art for you to enjoy while you're waiting to board your plane.
"Friends of Mexican Art celebrate 50 Years of Collecting and Giving" features paintings, sculptures and prints from such famous Mexican artists such Jose Clemente Orozco, Rufino Tamayo, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Francisco Zuniga. All the works came from FOMA members' private collections or were donated to the Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona State University Art Museum, or Heard Museum.
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The exhibition can be found in the Terminal 4 Gallery on level three at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, 3400 East Sky Harbor Boulevard, and is on display until February 23. Two additional display cases on level two will be on display until March 16. Admission is free. For more information, call 602-673-5355 or www.visitskyharbor.com/Museum/ExhibitionsTerminal4.html. -- Lauren Saria
Dislecksia: The Movie at FilmBar Apparently Alexander Graham Bell, Richard Branson, and actor Billy Bob Thorton all have one thing in common: suffering from dyslexia. Dyslexia is a learning deficiency that makes reading comprehension and fluency difficult and has two forms, acquired and developmental. Those with dyslexia -- potentially as many as a billion people worldwide -- typically lead otherwise normal lives.
A new documentary about the disorder, Dislecksia: The Movie, coming to FilmBar this week, tackles the stigmas and difficulties associated with the deficiency. After the screening, director Harvey Hubbell V, who is diagnosed with dyslexia himself, hosts a question-and-answer segment with the audience, covering everything from production to the idiosyncrasies of the learning disability.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14, at 815 North Second Street. Tickets are $9, and those under 21 will be admitted with a parent or guardian. Visit www.thefilmbarphx.com for details. -- Janessa Hilliard
Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale Corvettes, carousels, and life-size Hot Wheels. That just about sums up the reasons thousands of shoppers (and gawkers) will head to the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction.
The traveling auction will be a weeklong display of opulence, as car collectors drop more money than we'll make all year on valuable, classic, and coveted cars. The docket this year includes one fully operational carousel (for the homeowner who really does have everything else) and the Salon Collection, which includes a 1963 Shelby Cooper Monaco King Cobra, 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe, and 1929 Duesenberg SJ Lebaron Dual Cowl Phaeton.
The Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction runs through Sunday, January 19, at WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 North Pima Road. Gates open at 8 a.m. daily. Tickets range from $11 per day in advance to $175 for a weeklong pass at the gate. For more information, call 480-421-6694 or visit www.barrett-jackson.com/scottsdale. -- Lauren Saria
God of Carnage at Fountain Hills Community Theater The meekest mom goes tiger when you suggest her cub might be deficient. As for competitive dads, seen any sitcoms lately? With us Homo sapiens, success is the flip side of profound insecurity, and in the face of the smallest threat we can revert to caveman or -woman behavior: be-cave-ior, if you will. (Best new word of 2014! Boo-yah!)
Yasmina Reza's plays peel off the layers of the onion of civilization to make a lasting impression on audiences even as they gulp for air between belly-laughs. Her God of Carnage is known in theatergoing circles as "the show with --" aah, we'll leave that as a surprise. But we can say that a quartet of upscale, professional, pop-psych-literate parents square off in a surprisingly realistic escalation of a genteel get-together to resolve a playground spat.
Something's sure to hit close to home at 8 p.m. Thursday, January 16, at Fountain Hills Theatre, 11445 North Saguaro Boulevard. Tickets are $20 to $25 at 480-837-9661, extension 3, or www.fhtaz.org for the production, running through Sunday, January 26. -- Julie Peterson
WordCamp Phoenix at Chandler Center for the Arts Whether you fancy yourself a wordsmith or want to create the blog you've been dreaming about, WordCamp Phoenix is the weekend for you.
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The three-day WordPress conference highlights website features, details, and design and covers brand strategy through workshops and talks from more than 40 speakers. Sessions build on what was learned the previous day, so while the web-wary may not be coding by Sunday evening, at the very least attendees will learn how to develop a web presence and create tailored themes.
Speakers run the gamut from developers to creative directors to CEOs in the media field, working for companies across the country with names that, more often than not, resemble HTML. They hail from Atlanta to Seattle, and include locals like Ruth Carter, who volunteers with Ignite Phoenix and co-founded Improv AZ, and Nina Miller, a designer with Arizona State University and Torch Theatre.
Become a WordPress warrior Friday, January 17, through Sunday, January 19, at the Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 North Arizona Avenue. Tickets are $50 and include access to after parties. Visit www.2014.phoenix.wordcamp.org. -- Janessa Hilliard