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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Monday, April 15: Craft Hack @ Gangplank
Emulate as we might, we are not and will never be Martha Stewart-style domestic goddesses. Our attention to detail, ability to organize, and DIY spirit will never match that of the millionaire mogul. We need support in our attempts at craftiness, and, luckily, we aren't alone in the matter.

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Enter Craft Hack, the co-working meetup where aspiring (and established) crafters can stitch, glue, and glitter in the supportive, creative confines of Gangplank HQ, 260 South Arizona Avenue in Chandler. Every third Monday, the event offers networking and demos. Bring your projects and a smidge of can-do spirit to the monthly craftathon. -- Becky Bartkowski

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Arizona Museum for Youth
Tuesday, April 16: "Weather or Not: Art With Atmosphere" @ Arizona Museum For Youth
Movies like The Day After Tomorrow, Twister, and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs are a testament to mankind's obsession with extreme weather -- even if the details are a little exaggerated. But, really, who wouldn't want it to rain pizza? "Weather or Not: Art with Atmosphere" showcases the beauty and power of weather phenomena through workshops and an exhibit at Arizona Museum for Youth. Families are encouraged to create their own tornadoes and explore the glow-in-the-dark Weather Room, which recreates lightning storms with realistic light and sound effects. Children between two and five years old can register for classes about the art of making mud pies, painting with ice, and creating wall-mounted snowflakes. Price: $7 -- Melissa Fossum


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