Top 5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders: The Pretenders debut album jacket, 1980

From nightlife hangs to enticing exhibitions, your weekday plans are here.

"Women Who Rock" @ Musical Instrument Museum
Does Taylor Swift rock? That's the consensus, as several items from the pop star, from clothing to handwritten lyrics, are part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power" exhibit at the Musical Instrument Museum. More to the "rock" point are the White Stripes' Meg White's bass drum, a skimpy Tina Turner costume, a Stevie Nicks ensemble, and Chrissie Hynde's red leather jacket. Yet, despite the "rock" aspect of the title, the exhibit's intention is showcasing a century of women musicians -- from country to blues, punk to pop -- who made inroads into what is still a male-dominated world. Broken up somewhat chronologically, the exhibit starts with jazz and blues icons like Billie Holiday and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, girl groups, 1960s counter culture, '70s rockers, punk and post-punk, pop, and finally, the '90s to present day. The café will feature special fare, but if that doesn't suffice, Lady Gaga's infamous meat dress will be hanging nearby.

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See which women rock from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at MIM, 4725 East Mayo Boulevard. Tickets are $10, or $7 with full museum admission. Visit www.mim.org or call 480-478-6000. -- Glenn BurnSilver


Location Info

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Map

Gammage Auditorium

1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

Bar Smith

130 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Herberger Theater Center

222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

SMoCA Lounge

7374 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

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