5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week

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Calendars at the ready? Here's what to mark them with this week, from ancient exploration to a study of film costuming.

"Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science"

It's time to do a little digging. This summer the Arizona Science Center is unwrapping the mysteries of ancient Egyptian culture with the feature exhibition "Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science." This traveling exhibition, created by the Science Museum of Minnesota, lets attendees explore the history and practices of a long-lost period through interactive displays that utilize the science and technology of modern archaeologists.

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Special features include an actual human mummy, forensic scans and facial reconstructions, animal mummies, a re-creation of an Egyptian tomb, a life-size replica of a mummy being unwrapped, and art and artifacts on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Discover "Lost Egypt" now through Monday, September 1, at 600 East Washington Street. Admission for this featured exhibition is $26.95 for the general public and $8 for members. Science Center hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information, visit www.azscience.org or call 602-716-2000. -- Katie Johnson

Courtesy of Mobilia Gallery. M. Lee Fatherree.
Marilyn da Silva's The Trouble with Magic (2010) is composed of copper, sterling silver, brass, bronze, wood, gesso, colored pencil.

"Turning the Page"

Futuristic thriller, historical fiction, raunchy romance novel... Artist Marilyn da Silva has a different summer read in mind. This sculpture artist turned storyteller is taking a visual approach to the medium of the written word, with her newest exhibition, "Turning the Page."

In this five-month show, Marilyn da Silva makes her narrative works come alive with symbolic images of books, birds, houses, rabbits, and seaside scenery -- all constructed through da Silva's signature use of metal with a gesso surface treatment and vibrant colored pencil. "Turning the Page" is on view through Sunday, August 10, at the SRP Gallery inside the Mesa Arts Center, One East Main Street, Mesa. Admission is free. Hours Tuesday, July 1, are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.mesaartscenter.com or call 480-644-6500. -- Katie Johnson

Location Info


Arizona Science Center

600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

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Mesa Arts Center

1 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ

Category: General

Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

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9500 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, AZ

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9 The Gallery

1229 Grand Ave., Phoenix, AZ

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