Events

3 Best Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week


Slow Roll
In the not-so distant past, Phoenix has been decried as one of the nation’s least bicycle friendly cities. But, as one freewheelin’ poet observed, the times they are a changin’. With a Grid Bike Share system now in place, Phoenicians can expect to see more events like Slow Roll rollin’ through town. As the name suggests, Slow Roll is an opportunity for bike enthusiasts to stroll through downtown on a designated route. The ride kicks off at the Downtown Phoenix Civic Space, 414 North Central Avenue, at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 22, and wraps up at Last Exit Live, 717 South Central Avenue, just in time for Motown on Mondaysat 8 p.m. Riders should arrive at 6:45. There’s no cover for the 21-and-up event. Visit Phoenix Spokes People on Facebook and www.lastexitlive.com for details. Rob Kroehler

"All Art Arizona"
“All Art Arizona,” an annual juried exhibition of visual artists statewide, returns to the East Valley this month.

The seven-week show takes over the north and south galleries of Art Intersection in Gilbert during the early summer, drawing from artists in a variety of media. The hyper-local event highlights photography, painting, and sculpture among mixed media and fiber art. The public is encouraged to vote for their favorite work, culminating in crowning the Viewer’s Choice winner at during the closing reception.

Explore the exhibition from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, at Art Intersection, 207 North Gilbert Road, Number 201. The free show is on view through Saturday, July 18. Call 480-361-1118 or visit www.artintersection.com for details. Janessa Hilliard

ROCK
If you spent an inordinate amount of your childhood learning about the 1960s, ‘70s, and ‘80s by way of VH1’s I Love The… series, we have a feeling you’ll feel right at home time-traveling through Scorpius Dance Theatre’s pop culture-meets-movement show, ROCK. Artistic director Lisa Starry choreographed 10 new contemporary works for the show, which draws on popular music by bands including the Beatles, Alice Cooper, the Runaways, and Heart, and runs through Sunday, June 27.

ROCK out at the Hormel Theatre at Phoenix Theatre, 100 East McDowell Road. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 26. Tickets start at $25 via www.scorpiusdance.com/shows or by calling 602-254-2151. Becky Bartkowski

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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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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Rob is a Phoenix native, husband, dad, and an active member in the local music scene. He's written original songs for feature films.
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