Five Must-See Arts and Culture Events This Week in Metro Phoenix

We know: The beginning of the work week sucks. But if you take a quick look at the calendar, you'll see we're off to a pretty good week of art events, sporting events, dance parties, and more. Here are our must-see events from now to the weekend . . .

Monday, March 18: "Out West" @ Burton Barr Central Library We say "gay cowboys," and you automatically think Brokeback Mountain. We can't fault you, as Ang Lee's film adaptation of Annie Proulx's short story is an obvious cultural touchstone. But if Burton Barr Central Library's latest exhibit, "Out West," is any indication, then there's much more to learn about the LGBT community's impact on western America.

The exhibit is a collection of ephemera, including belt buckles, posters, and programs from the Arizona Gay Rodeo Association. On view through Sunday, March 31, it's supplemented by programming including a lecture and film screening. -- Becky Bartkowski

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