5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Labor Day Weekend
|Courtesy of La Muñeca|
"Visiones y Niños"
Phoenicians with an eye for striking street art know La Muñeca's work well. The artist, whose nom de guerre translates to "the doll," is known for both her mural and wheat paste works that often depict women. Strong, subtle, and intimate, her style is politically and personally motivated.
And that's all the reason you should need to squeeze in a trip to her first-ever gallery show at The Coe House. Titled "Visiones y Niños," the exhibition explores the artist's cultural identity, borderlands background, and her passion for social justice. Muñeca's fine art works are on view at The Coe House Gallery, 365 North Fourth Avenue, through Sunday, August 31. Hours on Friday, August 29, are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit www.facebook.com/thecoehousegallery for more. -- Becky Bartkowski
Are you not entertained? Then perhaps you should check out the Cerberus Cup, where long form comedy takes on a competitive edge. In this event, nine three-person improv teams go head to funny bone with 15 minute sketch performances that take regular improv to the next level. Ultimately, the audience will get the last laugh when their vote decides which team makes it to the finals.
The long haul for long form begins Friday, August 29, and runs through Saturday, August 30, at The Torch Theatre, 4721 North Central Avenue. Qualifying rounds run from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. on Friday and finals begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday. General admission per show is $10, while a Friday night pass that includes admission to three qualifying rounds is $20, and an all-inclusive Cerberus Pass is $25. Visit www.thetorchtheatre.com or call 602-456-2876. -- Katie Johnson