Top 5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week

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Courtesy of FIFA
You don't have to head to Rio to catch the 2014 World Cup.
From sporty hangouts to ancient Egypt and suburban art, here's what you should put on your to-do list this week.

USA vs. Ghana Viewing Party

The United States Men's National Team entry into the World Cup was heightened by their draw into what's been called the "Group of Death." The Americans' first challenge is Ghana, which you can watch live on FilmBar's big screen Monday, June 16.

See also: 5 Places to Watch the World Cup in Metro Phoenix

While #2 Germany and #3 Portugal are further down the road in Group G, Ghana will be a hearty opponent for the American gents. Though the US outranks The Black Stars according to FIFA, #14 to #38, the Ghanaians possess the upper hand of having ousted the Americans in the first round of the past two World Cups. FilmBar's fine array of craft beers will make the Yanks' goals sweeter and alleviate any pain at the feet of Team Ghana.

The live telecast of the United States Men's National Team vs. Ghana in the World Cup kicks off at FilmBar, 815 North Second Street. The match starts at 3 p.m., and admission is free. Visit or call 602-595-9187. -- Jose Gonzalez

Living to Tell the Story: A Memoir Workshop with Stella Pope Duarte

Even our most interesting days tend to fade away in memory. Acclaimed author Stella Pope Duarte is well versed in shaping memories of days passed into narratives that draw us in and she shares her insight at Changing Hands Tempe on Tuesday, June 17.

Born and raised in South Phoenix, Duarte received a premonition in 1995 through a dream in which her deceased father reached out to reveal her destiny as a writer. Since then, she's published five books including her latest, 2012's Writing Through Revelations, Visions and Dreams: The Memoir of a Writer's Soul. Her writing workshop seeks to awaken the dormant storyteller within aspiring writers, especially drawing from their unique personal experiences.

Living to Tell the Story: A Memoir Workshop with Stella Pope Duarte takes place at 6428 South McClintock Drive. The workshop runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and registration for this workshop is $25. For more information, call 480-730-0205 or visit -- Jose Gonzalez

Location Info



815 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ

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Changing Hands Bookstore

6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ

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Arizona Science Center

600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

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Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Stand Up Live

50 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

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