Top 5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Weekend

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Courtesy of the artist and photographer Barbara Green
Hillary Carlip Pammy, 2008 (printed 2012) From the book À La Cart: The Secret Lives of Grocery Shoppers (Virgin Books, 2008) C-print on paper, 26 x 26 in.
Need plans? Here are our top picks for things to do in (and around) Phoenix this weekend.

2013 Summer Opening @ Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art's 2013 Summer Opening highlights three new exhibitions: "Learning to See," "Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles," and "American Landscape and the Apocalyptic Sublime."

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Featured exhibit "Learning to See" explores artist Josef Albers' argument that colors influence other colors and can be truly understood only in the context of one another.

Photographer David Maisel's "American Landscape and the Apocalyptic Sublime" interprets large-scale images and mineral-based prints to guide the viewer through a transformation of the American West, appealing to issues of sustainability and urban sprawl.

Curated at SMoCA, "Stocked" relies on 16 artists to examine the human relationship with the mundane chore of grocery shopping, from grocery lists by Adriane Herman to Sonny Assu's reinterpretation of cereal boxes.

Join the festivities from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 31, at 7374 East Second Street. Admission is free. A cash bar is available, and Djentrification performs in the SMoCA Lounge. All exhibits remain on view into September. Visit or call 480-874-4666. -- Janessa Hilliard

Location Info


Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, AZ

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Modified Arts

407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ

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Phoenix Theatre

100 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ

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Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

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815 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ

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