T.G.I.F., Phoenix. Here's how to spend your weekend -- from Cinco revelry and a Derby bash to artsy endeavors.
On Friday, May 3, the late architect's wife Nancy Beadle will discuss his work and life during a meet and greet at 8 p.m. Beadle's colleagues Wayne Chaney, Ned Sawyer, and Rich Fairburn will discuss how he developed as an artist and architect Sunday, May 5, from noon to 2 p.m. All events are free.
"There May Be Questions" @ Phoenix Metro Retro Artist Daniel Shepherd presents a collection of his surreal collages in "There May Be Questions." The exhibition is open from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Metro Retro. Admission is free.
Derby Day @ The Phoenician Celebrate the 139th Kentucky Derby in style when The Phoenician hosts a Southern-style bash -- replete with mint julep tastings (in commemorative copper cups), a viewing of the race, and a requisite hat contest. Horse around from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 4. The party costs $40. Call 480-423-2530 to reserve your spot.
Cinco de Mayo Block Banger @ Dos Gringos Get your Cinco de Drinko on at Craftsman Court, with live entertainment and plenty of booze. With the promise of all-day games and debauchery, the bash amps up starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Dos Gringos Scottsdale. Cover is $8.
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Aziz Ansari @ Comerica Theatre Aziz Ansari's latest stand-up sets have revolved around one big ol' universal topic: relationships. Themes of dating, marriage, and kids (and a fear of all of the above) are at the fore of the new material the comedian's dishing during his Buried Alive Tour.
The grown-up topics are a departure from the pop culture focus of his past specials Dangerously Delicious and Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening. Both were rife with riffs on grown-ass man R. Kelly, how completely Kanye West Kanye West is, and Fifty Cent, in all his citrus-discovering glory. Perhaps hitting 30 inspired this new wave of jokes, but Ansari's birthday hasn't pushed him to get hitched. In fact, Ansari compares settling down to being buried alive -- hence the tour's title.
Ansari performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Comerica Theatre. Tickets are $35.