Here: DV students showcase national competition

Members of the Thunder Speech, Theater and Debate Company will be finishing their preparation for the 2010 National Forensic League Nationals on Tuesday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Desert Vista High School Auditorium, 16440 S. 32nd St.

The 11 students will perform a variety of events from dramatic interpretation to congressional debate. Students  hope to simulate a final round performance in the large auditorium.

Members of the Desert Vista and Ahwatukee Foothills community are invited to come help support the team and fill those seats for the performers.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, e-mail Coach Erik Dominguez at





Near: Open Call for People’s Biennial

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts is one of five American art institutions presenting and participating in the People’s Biennial, an experiment in exhibition making and a fresh approach to thinking about art. The exhibition will include works by five artists from each of the participating communities and will travel to the five venues across the nation. The People’s Biennial will be on view at SMoCA in the fall of 2011.

The organizers of this exhibition seek under-appreciated creative endeavors by anyone and everyone, especially work done by people who do not consider themselves part of the art world. The open call will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 5 in the Atrium at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St. Bring pictures of work or the real thing. Everyone is welcome. Sign up for starting at 1:30 p.m.

For questions, e-mail

For more information about the exhibition, see

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