5 Things to Do This Weekend | May 14-16

Judy HarperMay 13, 2021
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Laugh Along to Non-Stop Nonsense
When Sister Julia accidentally poisons most of the convent with her cooking, the remaining Little Sisters of Hoboken must put on a show to raise funds to bury the last four “blue nuns” in the icebox. Nunsense continues to bless theatergoers with hilarious talent acts and tongue-in-cheek musical numbers through May 16. Call for times and ticket prices. Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria, 623-776-8400, azbroadway.org.

Salute the Artists Who Make the Show Go On
BLK BOX PHX shines a light on the artists, storytellers, poets, actors and designers – otherwise known as gig workers or freelance and independent contractors – with its My Artistry Is More Than A Gig: Artist Interview Series. The current episode features the powerful female cast from Philip Dawkins’ The Burn as they help to unlock the stigma surrounding mental health, bullying and injustice in today’s world and how the arts can use kindness and compassion to connect with audiences and one another. Find the link, as well as past installments by such local creatives as Maybe Stewart, Petey Swartz, Seth Tucker, Peter Bish, Jessice Florez, Sarah Brymer, Pamela Fields, Sasha Wordlaw and Louis Farber, at blkboxphx.com.

Explore Downtown for a Chance to Win Prizes
Pick up a “tabla” or bingo-like play card and support local businesses during DTPHX Loteria, May 14-23. To play, visit any participating location with a Loteria poster in the window to get a sticker (no purchase necessary). Once you have a complete row, submit a photo of your card online to win prizes. The urban adventure is self-guided and at your own discretion to encourage social distancing. Tablas are available at participating businesses, from Downtown Ambassadors and at Downtown Phoenix Inc., 1 E. Washington St., Ste. 230, Phoenix, dtphx.org/loteria.

Hit the Links for a Good Cause
Valley Youth Theatre presents its VYTee Golf Classic, May 14. The morning of golf is followed by a luncheon, awards program and raffle. Mulligans are included, plus prizes for the top three teams, as well as long drive and closest to the pin. 6 a.m. registration with shotgun start at 7 a.m. $200. Grand Canyon University Golf Course, 5902 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, vyt.com.

Enjoy a Night Out with The Rolling Stones
Phoenix Art Museum partners with FilmBar to present independent, art-house films in a socially distanced outdoor space in Films in the Garden. This week’s flick, Gimme Shelter, is a landmark documentary that follows the band on its notorious 1969 U.S. tour, including when 300,000 members of the Love Generation collided with a few dozen Hells Angels at San Francisco’s Altamont Speedway. Capacity is limited to 50 and masks are required. May 13-15, 7 p.m. $15. Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-257-1880, phxart.org.

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