VIDEO TENSIONS: The fourth annual Video Series of Progressive Works opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8, with Re-Frame: Culture Jamming, a two-hour series of professional-quality videos by various artists from across the nation. Tonight's screening revolves around interference strategies employed by mainstream media, corporations and other "powers that be," that effectively distort our cultural awareness and identities. Open your mind to some artistic, alternative perspectives on screen at the UA Modern Languages Building auditorium. A $2 donation is suggested.
BATTER UP: The Ultimate Dual Trainer has arrived in the Old Pueblo, o ye of the swinging sticks. That's right, your enjoyment of baseball can extend past the width of the bleachers, beyond the range of the remote. State-of-the-art batting cages at Funtastics Family Fun Park adjust to various speeds and (more importantly) heights, so kids of all skill levels and stature can go for the grand slam. Choose baseball or softball, from 40 to 70 mph, at 12 hits for $1. Funtastics, 221 E. Wetmore Road, is open 'til 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Call 888-GOLF for information.
LATE NIGHT LAUGHS: There's a new late night show this weekend at METAtheatre. The People Who Do That dare only come out at night with their latest edition of all-new sketch comedy. Round up your circus of friends and gaze upon these freaks of nature (we refer only to their original sketches), featuring a one-armed man, hip sex addict and human ashtray. Oh yeah, and some sketches about the nature of love. Show starts at 10:30 p.m. June 9 and 10, at the Historic Y Theater, 738 N. Fifth Ave. Tickets are $5 and not a penny more, with "smoking discounts available to the sassy-minded."
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