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, sporting events, dance parties, and more. Here are our must-see events from now to the weekend.

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images courtesy of Casebeer
Monday, April 29: Casebeer: "The Sentence Camera" @ Tilt Gallery
For the past five years, Casebeer has been taking notes. The Phoenix artist (who goes by her last name only) went to school for creative writing and says she started painting and collaging when she had a bad case of writer's block. But for the past few years, the words have started to come back.

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She calls her process "The Sentence Camera," which has been a five-year project/habit of writing down bits of overheard dialogue on her arm in Sharpie marker. (And, yes, though she's run the idea by Sharpie, the company doesn't recommend writing on your arm for five years.)

Last summer, the artist crossed paths with the owners of Tilt Gallery, 7046 East Main Street in Scottsdale, and dreamed up a solo exhibition that could showcase her documentary art project. The result is a massive installation of words Casebeer has taken from her Sentence Camera and scrawled on paper that covers the gallery's walls, along with text-based paintings and photographs she took along the way. -- Claire Lawton

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Molly Smith
ASU Undie Run 2011
Tuesday, April 30: ASU Undie Run @ ASU

What could be more freeing than celebrating the last day of class by stripping down to the bare essentials and doing so for a good cause? The sixth annual ASU Undie Run keeps the streak alive Tuesday, April 30.

Curmudgeons might write off the ASU Undie Run as college-kid silliness, but each year more participants show up and more charities receive aid. Benefitting from clothing, canned food, and monetary donations this year are Andre House, Arizona Helping Hands, Central Arizona Shelter Service, Move for Hunger, Standup for Kids, and the Teen Resource Center. DJs Will See and Sterling will keep the tunes pumping for thousands of skivvy-clad dashers.

The ASU Undie Run starts at 6:30 p.m. on the corner of Sixth Street and Packard Drive. Participants must bring two cans of food and clothing to donate, along with an ASU Sun Card as proof of being a current student. -- Jose Gonzalez

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