Top 5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Weekend
Your weekend is planned, Phoenix. Here are five ways to spend the next few days.
Theater Works Mike Duhame in Push
Push @ Peoria Center for the Performing Arts
We don't know about you, but ever since the Royal Water broke we've had baby fever. But because nine months is a hell of a long time to wait for our own, we'll settle for other people's birthing stories.
Enter Theater Works' Push, which opens Friday, August 9, at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 8355 West Peoria Avenue. Told through a series of 21 vignettes, the play touches on both omnipresent and abnormal stories of conception, trying pregnancies, and graphic delivery-room tales. The one-man show, written and performed by Mike Duhame (who even wears an empathy-belly in some scenes) was created after a series of interviews with 22 men and women -- all of whom Duhame brings to life onstage.
New Times Calendar of Events
Curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays with 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays through August 18. Tickets are $10. Call 623-815-7930 or visit www.theaterworks.org. -- Janessa Hilliard
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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. New York Mets @ Chase Field
The Arizona Diamondbacks need us, you guys. At their July 5 home game against the Rockies, attendance at Chase Field was as high as it's been all season, topping 45,000, and they won that game five to nil. Since then attendance has waned to an average of about half of what it was on that day. Since then, our boys have suffered, with 10 additional losses in July (as of this writing) as well as the loss of the NL West's first-place spot. There's such a thing as home field advantage, and our August 9 opponents, the New York Mets, know it well. Let's get our numbers - and our team's standing - back where they belong.
Be the D-Backs' tenth man as they take on the Mets on Friday at 401 East Jefferson Street. The first pitch goes out at 6:40 p.m. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 602-462-6500 for tickets, $12 and up. -- Zachary Fowle