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

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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...


Monday, February 11: The Other Son Chandler Screening @ Harkins Chandler Crossroads 12
With 11 films selected from around the world, three movie theaters, and plenty of popcorn, the Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival is on. Monday, February 11, promises a pair of dramas: the switched-at-birth tale of The Other Son at Harkins Crossroads 12, 2980 East Germann Road in Chandler, and Kaddish for a Friend, a film about an unlikely friendship between a teenage Arab and an elderly Russian Jew, screening at Harkins Camelview 5, 7001 East Highland Drive in Scottsdale.

Screenings continue through Sunday, February 24, at Camelview, Crossroads, and Arrowhead 18, 16046 North Arrowhead Fountains in Peoria. Price: $10-$11 for adults; $5 for students; $100 for festival pass. -- Becky Bartkowski

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Tuesday, February 12: "The Human Touch" @ Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
For an intimate look at work by widely celebrated artists John Baldessari, Kerry James Marshall, and Ann Hamilton, and emerging artists Luis Gispert, Chen Qiulin, and Michael Vasquez, stop by Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art on Satuday, February 2, from noon to 9 p.m. That's when art included in the RBC Wealth Management Collection is on view for the public. SMoCA curators describe the works in the exhibition, "The Human Touch," as a "cross-section of identity that mirrors who we are and how we live today."

The collection focuses on the human figure as well as the complexity of contemporary society. Works include a range of media, subject, and approach, including digital manipulation, appropriation, and performance. Price: $7 for adults, $5 for students, free for members. -- Claire Lawton

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