Film and TV

3 Artsy Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week

C Is for Clown
If you’re coulrophobic, you fear clowns, but if the clowns you fear are red-nosed, frizzy-haired, birthday-party and circusy types, you’ll be okay attending C Is for Clown from Pandanda Players, the troupe that practices Alphabet Shakespeare. For one thing, Pandanda has assured audiences that there will be none of that whiteface stuff. Also, the clowns on display are Shakespeare’s clown characters – not only silly, but sillier than those around them, like Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.The play continues through Thursday, August 6, as part of the Herberger Lunch Time Theater series. Don’t laugh so hard you aspirate your sandwich. Showtime for the preview on Monday, July 27, is 7 p.m. at 222 East Monroe Street. Admission is $3. Visit Herberger Theater's website or call 602-252-8497. Julie Peterson

"The UnSeen"
What sounds like a failed horror movie is actually a new exhibition that delves into the intricate and intrinsic nature of photographs and their presentation.

Artist Tiera Allen returns to the downtown gallery scene with “The UnSeen,” a solo show and her first using this particular approach. Allen captures the natural world around her through her lens, then manipulates and draws out the process with Lumen prints. The result is a stripped-down scene that focuses on the medium rather than subject.

See “The UnSeen” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, at Bokeh Gallery at The Monorchid, 214 East Roosevelt Street. The free show is open weekdays or by appointment; weekend hours vary. Allen’s images will remain on view through Friday, July 31. Call 602-253-0339 or see Bokeh Gallery's website for more. Janessa Hilliard

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Phoenix is involved in a pretty deep love affair with The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The tale of newly engaged couple Brad Majors and Janet Weiss encountering lusty scientist Dr. Frank N. Furter, his hunky creation Rocky Horror, and a band of kooky misfits sprang up as late-night fare in the long-gone Sombrero Theater in 1977 and has persisted ever since. The rebel thespians of The Firehouse rocked their own hit version, and they’ll get a victory lap screening of their work on Thursday, July 30. The live music includes performances from Andy Warpigs, the punk troubadour who donned fishnets as the mad doctor.

Rocky Horror is at FilmBar, 815 North Second Street in Phoenix. The show starts at 8 p.m., and admission for this 21-and-over event is $7. For tickets and more information, visit FilmBar's website. Jose Gonzalez

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Jose Gonzalez
Janessa is a native Phoenician. She joined New Times as a contributor in 2013. You can connect with her on social media at @janessahilliard, and she promises you'll find no pictures of cats on her Instagram — but plenty of cocktails.
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Julie has written for the Night & Day events calendar section since 2005. As a student at Arizona State, she received the Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Creative Writing Award and the Theatre Medallion of Merit.
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