5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Weekend

Categories: Events

Tim Trumble for Herbrger Institute
Nation comes to Tempe.
Need plans? Here are Jackalope Ranch's top picks for ways to spend your weekend -- theater, comedy, art, and skateboarding included.


Nation, a play for youth receiving its North American première from ASU Tempe's MainStage, sounds not unlike The Blue Lagoon, but it's based on the novel by Terry Pratchett (Discworld). That's probably better, given Pratchett's knighthood, 70 million books sold in three decades, etc. Mark Ravenhill (who also wrote the definitely-not-for-youth play Shopping and Fucking) adapted the script for Britain's 2009 Royal National Theatre production.

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Adolescents Daphne and Mau are the only humans on a South Pacific island after a tsunami destroys her ship and his village. Coming of age amid anarchy and tribulation, they apply self-determination to their leadership roles, building a society from the ground up. A 20-member ensemble, puppetry, drumming, and cutting-edge media design share the epic story through Sunday, April 13, at Galvin Playhouse, 51 East 10th Street. The show opens Friday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, $8 to $16, call 480-965-6447 or visit www.asuevents.asu.edu/nation. -- Julie Peterson

Location Info


Paul V. Galvin Playhouse

51 E. 10th St., Tempe, AZ

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Practical Art

5070 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Seoul Jung

10040 N. 43rd Ave., Glendale, AZ

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Talking Stick Resort

9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Monkey Pants Bar & Grill

3223 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

Harmon Branch Library

1325 S. Fifth Ave., Phoenix, AZ

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Bryce Wilson
Bryce Wilson

If I was there it'd be Silent Sunday at South Mountain.

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Michael Swann

wish i was there for phoenix am. such a sick comp. #602skateallday

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ApricotApril Nectarina

I can not believe you didn't even mention two of the BEST shows in town this weekend... Both are happening TONIGHT, actually. Zach Deputy, Delta Nove and Freezer are at The Sail Inn ~ AND Orgone is at Last Exit Live..

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