Phoenix Best Events August 2-9: Big Freedia, Cinema Twain, 24-Hour Theatre Project – Arizona News

Phoenix Best Events August 2-9: Big Freedia, Cinema Twain, 24-Hour Theatre Project – Arizona News

The weekend is here, Phoenix. Whether you wanna spend it bouncing with Big Freedia, hearing The Whole Story at Phoenix Art Museum, perusing the work of Tucson artist George Strasburger, or playing in Skee-Ball a competition, there’s something for you. For more things to do, visit the New Times‘ curated calendar.

The Whole Story: Part III
Since January, Phoenix has been energized by quarterly storytelling evenings that represent the black community, thanks to The Whole Story and Phoenix Art Museum. Fostering both solidarity and outreach, the performances are curated and coached (as is typical for live literature) and relate events of the tellers’ lives in engaging and entertaining ways.

In The Whole Story: Part III, on Friday, August 4, director Rachel Eseoghene Egboro (The Storyline) will draw from her experience, along with featured storytellers Sentari Minor, Floyd Galloway, Tina Brown, Dawn Marie Klecka, and Candice Tolliver. It’s a diverse set of worldviews, informed by the lives of teachers, activists, artists, consultants, journalists, and others.

The program is described as “PG-13” and begins at 7:30 p.m. at 1625 North Central Avenue. Tickets are $10. Call 602-257-1880 or visit the Phoenix Art Museum website. Julie Peterson

’90s Party and Skee-Ball Tournament
The Phoenix Fray, a social sports-league group, is pulling together two things for one party: 1990s nostalgia and Skee-Ball.

Visit Bevvy, 4420 North Saddlebag Trail, #100, in Scottsdale, for the two-in-one ’90s Party and Skee-Ball Tournament. Arrive ready to dance the night away (and battle it out, arcade-style) starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 4. Each six-person team gets two kegs at the…

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