Top 5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week
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Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show at WestWorld of Scottsdale
You'd be hard pressed to find many people who don't like horses. Little girls beg to own a pony, and some adult men get into the equestrian spirit with the whole brony thing. For horse lovers who just won't quit, the 59th annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show the perfect opportunity to ooh and ahh over the galloping animals they wish they had (or were).
Appreciate the beauty of Arabian horses in the breeder finals, or watch cowboys and cowgirls test their mettle in endurance rides and hikes. The event is hands-on, as guests are encouraged to meet and interact with the horses and tour barns before each competition. Enjoy some additional fun as dogs parade in costumes and race each other at the end of the day.
Horse around at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse show at Westworld, 16601 North Pima Road in Scottsdale on Monday, February 17. General admission is $10; all ages are welcome. Call 480-515-1500 or visit www.scottsdaleshow.com. -- Melissa Fossum
Har-Lem-Ren at Herberger Theater Center
In the late 1920s, Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes collaborated on a script for a play, hoping to strike a balance between frothy musicals and drama with a Big Message -- a tale celebrating the language and humor of genuine black America.
The two friends encountered obstacles of logistics and personality, and Mule Bone (despite that catchy title) was never completed to its authors' satisfaction. But within that failure lies a true story of conflicts and triumph set during the Harlem Renaissance cultural movement. Local playwright Larissa Brewington and composer Paul Kolecki bring it to life in a one-act musical, Grey Matters Productions' Har-Lem-Ren, a Herberger Lunch Time Theater presentation at 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, February 18 through 27, in the Kax Stage on the Van Buren Street side of 222 East Monroe Street. Admission is $6. For details, including advance tickets and lunch information, visit www.herbergertheater.org/lunch_time_theater or call 602-252-8497. -- Julie Peterson