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Best Things to Do This Weekend: Michael Che, Rockabilly Rules 7, “Rise and Grind"

Explore works by dozens of Arizona artists as Grand ArtHaus presents “Rise and Grind.”
Explore works by dozens of Arizona artists as Grand ArtHaus presents “Rise and Grind.” Robert Gentile/Photo by Lynn Trimble

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click to enlarge A previous Fall Forward performance on ASU’s Tempe campus. - TIM TRUMBLE/COURTESY OF ASU HERBERGER INSTITUTE FOR DESIGN AND THE ARTS.
A previous Fall Forward performance on ASU’s Tempe campus.
Tim Trumble/Courtesy of ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.
Fall Forward
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

click to enlarge Artwork Credits (Left to Right): Rainy Naha (Hopi/Tewa, b. 1949), Jar, 2008. Nampeyo of Hano (Hopi/Tewa, c. 1860-1942), Polychrome Storage Jar with Appliqué, c. 1905. Nampeyo of Hano (Hopi/Tewa, c. 1860-1942) and Annie Healing Nampeyo (1884-1968), Bi-lobal Jar, 1900-1905. Artwork Credit (Foreground): Nathan Begaye (Hopi/Navajo, 1958-2010), Polychrome Water Canteen, 2000. Gifts of the Allan and Judith Cooke Collection. - BILL DAMBROVA
Artwork Credits (Left to Right): Rainy Naha (Hopi/Tewa, b. 1949), Jar, 2008. Nampeyo of Hano (Hopi/Tewa, c. 1860-1942), Polychrome Storage Jar with Appliqué, c. 1905. Nampeyo of Hano (Hopi/Tewa, c. 1860-1942) and Annie Healing Nampeyo (1884-1968), Bi-lobal Jar, 1900-1905. Artwork Credit (Foreground): Nathan Begaye (Hopi/Navajo, 1958-2010), Polychrome Water Canteen, 2000. Gifts of the Allan and Judith Cooke Collection.
Bill Dambrova
“Canvas of Clay: Hopi Pottery Masterworks From the Allan and Judith Cooke Collection”
“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 Hopi history and take in various artistic styles.

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

Turtle power. - COURTESY OF THE '90S BAR CRAWL
Turtle power.
Courtesy of the '90s Bar Crawl
I Love the ’90s Bar Crawl
What defined the ’90s? You decide by dressing up to honor your favorite late-cetury trend or icon during the I Love the ’90s Bar Crawl. Held from 2 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, the bar crawl will stop by different hot spots in Old Town Scottsdale, where you’ll hear some of your favorite ’90s songs.

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

Roll up your sleeves and load up on pomade. - JOSEPH MADDON
Roll up your sleeves and load up on pomade.
Joseph Maddon
Rockabilly Rules 7
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

click to enlarge Become the saucer’s apprentice at the Annual Fall Tea. - COURTESY OF IRISH CULTURAL CENTER
Become the saucer’s apprentice at the Annual Fall Tea.
Courtesy of Irish Cultural Center
Annual Fall Tea
About midafternoon, we realize we’re just getting around to the tasks we penciled in for 8 a.m. We’re hangry and craving the day’s final dose of caffeine. This has to be why afternoon tea was invented. Exhale. Nibble. Sip. Refreshed, you can return to whatever the hell you were doing and postpone supper to a civilized hour.

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

click to enlarge Head over wheels. - CHARISSA LUCILLE
Head over wheels.
Charissa Lucille
Downtown Pedal Around Edition #5
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
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Laura Latzko
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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Lynn Trimble is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer specializing in arts and culture, including visual and performing arts
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Amy Young is an arts and culture writer who also spends time curating arts-related exhibits and events, and playing drums in local bands French Girls and Sturdy Ladies.
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