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Monday, Sept. 24

Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 17:09

Phoenix Design Week, The world would be a tasteless place without the spectacular spatial skills of designers. If you get geeky about font and the color wheel, this is a gathering for the likeminded. Phoenix Design Week will feature internationally appreciated keynotes speakers, such as Eddie Opara and Rich Roat, who respectively have worked on permanent collections at MoMA and co-founded House Industries. It will also have a poster design contest and feature Pedal Craft, a local movement to re-envision Phoenix’s bike culture. Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. Third Street, Phoenix,, Monday, September 24, to Saturday, September 30, times vary, $75

Utopian Dream, This is a multimedia critique of society’s unrealistic perceptions of what’s perfect and ideal. Opening reception is Tuesday, September 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. Step Gallery, 951 S. Mill Avenue, Ste. 174, Tempe, Monday, September 24, to Thursday, September 28, noon to 5 p.m., free

Damien Echols, If you had spent almost half of your life on death row, you’d probably have enough to fill a book — or two, in Damien Echols’ case. Over the last 18 years, Echols and the two men he was charged with for murder three boys have lived on death row. Artists such as Pearl Jam and Henry Rollins have famously helped fund his defense and his story has been told via various mediums, including a three-part PBS documentary. Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe, 480.730.1142, Monday, September 24, 7 p.m., free with book purchase ($27)



Broncho w/Bad Weather California, Yucca Tap Room, September 24, 9 p.m., free

Atmosphere w/I Self Devine, Carnage, The Marquee Theatre, September 24, 7 p.m., $23 adv, $25 dos

Mills End w/Field Tripp, Hidebehind, The Minor Unjuries, Crescent Ballroom, September 24, 8 p.m., free

Tab Benoit,The Rhythm Room, September 24, 7 p.m., $22 adv, $26 dos              

Mr. Eastwood w/The Old Way, Sail Inn, September 24, 9 p.m., TBA

Outlands w/Tribal Leader, Dogbreth, Christian Filardo, Trunk Space, September 24, 7 p.m., $5

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