Top 5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week
Octahedron by Kevin Caron
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Beers With Friends Scrabble Party @ Handlebar
Real talk. We play what probably would be classified as an excessive amount of Words With Friends. We love those triple word squares, picking up a "Q," and toiling to come up with killer plays. But, the Scrabble knockoff app doesn't live up to the real deal, and often leaves us craving physical letter tiles and keeping manual score.
To satisfy such a hankering, the cure resides at Tempe establishment Handlebar & Grill, which hosts the weekly Beers With Friends Scrabble Party. The booze-fueled tourney pits against each other teams of four and rewards gift cards, beers, and french fries for making special plays and winning. -- Becky Bartkowski
"Micro/Macro: The Sculptural Art of Kevin Caron" @ Chandler Center for the Arts
Sometimes size does matter. Certainly, that's the case with Kevin Caron's sculptures, ranging from palm-sized to monumental. With "Micro/Macro: The Sculptural Art of Kevin Caron," it's all in the eye of the viewer. He says via press release: "Some people look at my sculptures and see a universe, while others see a molecule." Caron attempts to accommodate those views as "Micro/Macro" explores the limits of size and the visual perceptions generated by his three-dimensional forms. A Valley resident and named 2012 Sculptor of the Year by Art Trends magazine, Caron's sculptures turn heads -- sometimes way up, sometimes way down -- and a new perspective is always good.
Caron's work is on view in the Chandler Center for the Arts Exhibition Hall, 250 North Arizona Avenue. Hours Tuesday, September 10, are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit is free, and runs through Saturday, October 26. Call 480-782-2695 or visit www.chandlercenter.org. -- Glenn BurnSilver