Maybe dance has never really moved you. Chances are, that’s about to change, thanks to Fall Forward. It’s an evening of new dance work, created by five choreographers who explore an exciting range of aesthetics, movement vocabularies, and new media platforms. They’re all faculty, staff or students at Arizona State University.
Prepare to be moved, as creatives Carley Conder, Marcus White, John Mitchell, Yingzi Lang, and Akeliz bring fresh choreography to ASU’s Paul P. Galvin Playhouse, 51 East Tenth Street in Tempe. Check it out at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 16. Tickets are $16.
Conder’s Leaving the Table duet tackles a relationship as it unravels, in reverse time. She’s performing as well, in a new work by Pamela Pietro. The Fall Forward lineup also includes work by Marcus White, who specializes in postmodern contemporary dance and urban styles such as waacking, vogue, and house. Visit the ASU event page. Lynn Trimble
“Canvas of Clay: Hopi Pottery Masterworks From the Allan and Judith Cooke Collection” features historic and contemporary masterworks. Eighteen of them were made by Nampeyo of Hano, a famous Hopi potter. Featuring more than 65 works, this exhibition is a chance to examine
See it first on opening day from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, at Scottsdale Museum of the West, 3830 North Marshall Way. Admission is $8 to $13 for adults, and kids 5 and younger get in free. This ongoing exhibition has no set end date. Call 480-686-9539 or visit the Scottsdale Museum of the West website. Amy Young
What defined the ’90s? You decide by dressing up to honor your favorite late-
Registration runs from 2 to 5 p.m. at Bevvy, 4420 North Saddlebag Trail, #100. During the bar crawl, you will receive a themed mug, as well as free admission and drink specials at participating bars. Tickets for the event run from $16 to $30 plus fees, depending on the day of purchase. To find out more, visit the Facebook event page. Laura Latzko
Twangy music, loads of pomade, and hairstyles that look like individual works of art? Blame it on rockabilly.
It’s the time of year for Rockabilly Rules 7, and all those elements will be part of this rockin’ day. Plenty of bands, including the likes of Grave Danger, The Delta Bombers, and Brenda Burns & The Boleros will provide the sounds while you dance and mingle. The Immortal Bastards car club will spruce up the party with their bevy of revved-up hot rods. There also will be burlesque dancers, food, and vendors. Proceeds benefit the POW MIA KIA Honor Guard. Start partying like it’s 1955 at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, at The Rhythm Room, 1019 East Indian School Road. Admission is $10. Call 602-265-4842 or visit the Rhythm Room website. Amy Young
The Irish Cultural Center’s Annual Fall Tea will show you how scones, soda bread, and a cuppa should be done on Sunday, September 17, from 3 to 5 p.m. (Sandwiches, etc., also make an appearance and, thanks to you, a disappearance.) Assorted fun activities are on deck as well. Gates open at 2:30 at 1106 North Central Avenue. Admission is $20 to $25 at the AZ Irish website or 602-258-0109. Julie Peterson
Group bike rides tend to be fun regardless of theme. But just in case you need one in order to mount up, how about a two-wheeled tour of downtown? Hosted by Grid Bike Share, Phoenix Spokes People, and Downtown Phoenix Inc., Downtown Pedal Around Edition #5 is an all-ages, all-levels community bike ride through the central streets of the Valley.
The free two-hour ride (followed by dinner and drink, local eatery TBD) leaves from Civic Space Park, 424 North Central Avenue, at 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 17. If you don’t have a rig, you can rent one at the Grid Bike Share station right at the park. Pro tip: Download the Social Bicycles mobile app first. See the Facebook event page. Lauren Cusimano
Create Your Own Terrarium
While Pinterest trends like chevron stripes and chalkboard everything have worn out their welcome as home design musts, the terrarium craze doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere. And for good reason. Succulents and cactuses are definitely our hometown favorites.
On Sunday, September 17, you can create your own terrarium while enjoying all-day happy hour specials at Desoto Market, 915 North Central Avenue. Space is limited to 20 participants. You can register in advance to guarantee a spot for the 11 a.m. class. Price for the craft is $40. Tickets are available at the Kokedama Phoenix website. Lindsay Roberts