Top 5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week
Not to crap all over your case of the Mondays, but here are five events, from zombie dance parties to artsy endeavors, that'll turn around this drab weekday.
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Psycho @ FilmBar
Psycho remains a horror classic -- and no, we do not mean the 1998 Gus Van Sant version, which is just horrible. Alfred Hitchcock's psychological thriller pushed the envelope in 1960 with the infamous shower scene. Contrary to some critics' insistence, you cannot see Janet Leigh naked, and the knife never actually penetrates her skin. However, this intense scene does involve more than 70 film cuts during which the knife comes into physical contact with her twice. This was quite the shocker in the '60s though, as (spoiler alert) killing the leading lady halfway through the film was unheard of. The surprises don't end there, though -- the last few minutes reveal why Norman Bates remains one of the greatest and most deranged villains in cinema history.
FilmBar screens Psycho at 7:30 p.m. Monday, October 28, as part of its October Frightmare Series at 815 North Second Street. 21-and-over tickets cost $9. Call 602-595-9187 or visit www.thefilmbarphx.com. -- Melissa Fossum
"Ghost Towns of Arizona: Photography of Kurt Wenner" @ Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park
What Arizona lacks in haunted Victorian mansions, abandoned asylums, and early New England cemeteries, we make up for with ghost towns. Just in time for Halloween, the Pueblo Grande Museum is opening a new exhibition showcasing the historic and no doubt haunted structures of the Wild West of yesteryear.
"Ghost Towns of Arizona" will feature more than 40 images of decaying western relics, taken by photographer Kurt Wenner over the course of a decade. With each image of these small town wonders, Wenner aims to present the idea that "not all history is written by people who live in big cities."
The exhibition is on display from through August of 2014 at the Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington Street. Admission is $6 for adults with museum hours from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 4:45 p.m. Sunday. Visit www.phoenix.gov/recreation/arts/museums/pueblo or call 602-495-0901. -- Katie Johnson