Five Must-See Events This Week
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, sports games, dance parties, and more. Here are our must-see events from now to the weekend...
Tuesday, November 6: Lunch Time Theater: ...and the chihuahua @ Herberger Theater Center
The presidential candidates will tell you that it's tough out there for women. Between holding down a job (to pay for her child), needing to take time off (to cater to her child), and leaving work early (to make dinner for her child), there seems little time available for a woman (a code word for mother) to have for herself.
Well, astoundingly, some women will never procreate. Instead, they choose an alternative path that could lead to a more introspective sort of life. And, sometimes, that leads to the brink of insanity. Or, if you're lucky, self-actualization. In ...and the Chihuahua, an unlikely meeting in unsavory circumstances finds a high-powered Jewish business woman and a free spirited ex-Rockette on a journey to find themselves, but mostly to find their way back home with the help of a laptop and a stray Chihuahua. Tickets are $6. -- Christina Caldwell
Wednesday, November 7: "West of Center: Art and The Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977" @ Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Roger Arvid Anderson's Fayette
The art of the West often gets pegged as a celebration of cowboys and cow skulls, but Colorado curators Elissa Aurther and Adam Lerner are on a mission to bring to light another major movement and aesthetic founded this side of the Mississippi.
The countercultural movement thrived during the 1960s and '70s through the work of artists who strayed from stereogypes. In video, drawing, photography, installation, and ephemera, these artists created what is now widely known as psychedelic art (though Aurther and Lerner would argue the work spans a much wider range), which continues to influence contemporary art and culture. Price: $7 for adults, $5 for students, free for members and those 15 and under, and free on Thursdays. -- Claire Lawton