Discover why The New York Times calls Ballet Arizona "one of the most enterprising companies anywhere" when you experience their latest boundary-pushing production at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix. The company's annual Today's Masters show spotlights exciting works from contemporary choreographers like artistic director Ib Andersen and dancer Nayon Iovino, along with Alejandro Cerrudo of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Andersen is set to debut a new piece with music from the Danish String Quartet, while Cerrudo's popular PacoPepePluto grooves to the sounds of Dean Martin.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 1:00pm
Take a break from basketball's March Madness and join Symphony of the Southwest and Youth Symphony of the Southwest in an evening of Movie Music Madness. Come to the Mesa Arts Center dressed in your favorite movie costume and enjoy the themes of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Mission Impossible, Fellowship of the Rings, Superman, Star Trek, Phantom of the Opera and more.
Ricardo Montaner has sold more than 25 million records throughout his career. The awards and accolades keep coming for the Argentinian performer, giving Montaner dozens of Platinum and Gold records, two Golden Seagulls and one Silver Seagull from the Viña del Mar Festival in Chile, as well as the Torch of Silver and the Golden Torch. He has been named Billboard's Singer of the Year and in 1992 Venezuela considered him the best artist in the country. In 2009, Ricardo received a special recognition from the Luna Park stadium in Argentina for being one of the artists with the highest number of performances on that stage in a single year. Experience his Spanish-language performance at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix.
Traditional Mexican singer-songwriter Francisco Javier Barraza Rodríguez -- better known as Pancho Barraza -- will no doubt bring both the heat and the horns when he gets rocking in the round at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix. Considered the creator of the Sinaloan sound, Barraza was a member of Banda los Recoditos, before going solo in the mid-'90s, when he added mariachi and ranchera to his mix. He's had a ton of memorable hits since then, like "Ignoraste Mis Lagrimas," "Mi Amor y Mi Agonia," "Ya Se Fue" and "Te Esperaré." His 2018 release is titled, appropriately enough, Mas Fuerte Que Nunca (Stronger Than Ever).
On a quest to make the world its playground -- one surface at a time -- Cirque du Soleil tackles its boldest terrain yet: ice. Glide into the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix and discover the surreal world of Cirque du Soleil Crystal, the company's first production atop the glistening realm of frozen water. Watch in wonder as world-class ice skaters and acrobats challenge the laws of gravity, executing one electrifying moment after another as they tell the exhilarating story of a woman's journey toward confidence, liberation and empowerment. Be there as this spectacularly innovative company shatters the icy facade of reality to reach the sparkling world of possibility beneath.
Center Dance Ensemble explores the psychological and poetic genius of Shakespeare. Created by Artistic Director Frances Cohen and featuring Emilio Minto as Othello and D. Daniel Hollingshead as the conniving Iago, Shakespeare at the Herberger reveals the darkness and havoc that unfold from the evil machinations of the classic puppet master. Rounding out this program in Phoenix will be several mesmerizing pieces based on Shakespeare's sonnets. choreographed by Assistant Artistic Director Diane McNeal Hunt.
Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 5:00pm
Stand-up superstar Loni Love proves that, if you have the talent and the grit, big dreams still come true in America. Less than a decade ago, Love was an electrical engineer working for Xerox when she decided to risk everything for a career on the stage. After nearly winning Star Search, Love hasn't looked back. She's performed on The Tonight Show, was a regular on Chelsea Lately, was Ellen's DJ sidekick on Ellen and dominated VH1's I Love the '70s/'80s/'90s. Now Love takes a break from shooting her hit talk show The Real to bring her outrageous, inventive and always honest comedy to Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre.
Gear up for another exciting season by taking a sneak peek at your Arizona Diamondbacks in spring training action at the beautiful Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale. The D-backs made it to the playoffs last season and look like contenders to return in 2018, so here's your chance to see all the team's veterans, newcomers and hot prospects as they work their way back into regular season form. In addition, spring training is a great way to get close to some of your favorite players, as autographs and interactions are easier to come by during this relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere.
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 / 1:10pm (vs. Colorado Rockies)Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 1:10pm (vs. Milwaukee Brewers)Monday, Mar. 19, 2018 / 1:10pm (vs. Chicago White Sox)
If Jimmy Stewart had somehow traveled forward in time to the 21st century and had to make a living telling jokes about how out of place he felt, it would feel quite a bit like Ryan Hamilton's hilarious stand-up sets. Hamilton riffs on his inability to attend funerals or ask women on dates because he's been saddled with a face that wears the perpetual expression of a "chipper fella." Named one of Rolling Stone's Top Five Comics to Watch, Hamilton has been seen on Conan, Last Comic Standing, Live at Gotham and Caroline Rhea and Friends. Now you can catch this clean, clever and award-winning comic as he hits the stage of the Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre.
When Saturday Night Live cast member Melissa Villaseñor takes the stage, you never know just who will be with her. You might hear Bjork talking about making friends with pebbles or Owen Wilson waxing philosophic about the color of the sky. If you close your eyes, you might just think a who's who of celebrities has shown up -- or you might just think Villaseñor has been possessed. Rest assured, she's just a spot-on impressionist, which is why she first hit it big as a finalist on America's Got Talent before landing voice acting roles on shows like Family Guy and Adventure Time. She's also toured the country as a stand-up comic, starred in two one-woman shows and partnered with Broadway Video's latest network, Mas Mejor. Don't miss this young comedy star when she brings her zany blend of stand-up and impressions to Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre.
Simply put, comedian Chris Kattan was on Saturday Night Live for a really long time. In the eight years Chris starred on the show, he became best known for wacky characters like Mango, Mr. Peepers, and one of the "Butabi Brothers" in the "Night at the Roxbury" sketch alongside Will Ferrell (which also became a movie in 1998). Since his time at SNL, Chris has worked as the series regular Bob on ABC's The Middle, along with memorable appearances in the recent movies Hotel Transylvania and The Ridiculous 6. Chris also trained at Los Angeles' The Groundlings Theater, and is one of their most famous alumni. Catch him in this hilarious stand-up routine with friends at the Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre.
Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 10:00pm
Alice Wetterlund has performed her non-yelling brand of comedy nationally at colleges, clubs and festivals such as Just for Laughs, Moon Tower, Women in Comedy, SF Sketchfest, RIOT LA and more. She was a New Face for the 2013 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and was on the official line up for FOX's 2013 Night of Comedy. Her credits include appearances on New Girl, Girl Code, as the recurring character "Carla" on Silicon Valley and on TBS' People of Earth. Now she headlines a weekend full of stand-up sets at Tempe Improv.
Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 10:00pm
The Arizona Rattlers kick off their 26th season of fast and furious gridiron action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix. One of the premier teams in the new Indoor Football League and winners of six world championships -- including 2017's United Bowl -- the Rattlers' home games are always packed with high-scoring excitement and a loud party atmosphere. Led by head coach Kevin Guy, the team lives up to its name with plenty of quick and deadly strikes to the end zone. Come out and catch all the 2018 action with your whole crew.
Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 3:05pm (vs. Sioux Falls Storm)Sunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 3:05pm (vs. Green Bay Blizzard)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 6:05pm (vs. Cedar Rapids Titans)Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 / 6:05pm (vs. Green Bay Blizzard)Sunday, May. 20, 2018 / 3:05pm (vs. Iowa Barnstormers)
"Co-ordinate" a date to see comedian-actor John Witherspoon at Stand Up Live in Phoenix. A top headlining comic, he's also a popular actor, playing eccentric, short-tempered dads in the Friday series of films, as well as TV's The Wayans Brothers and The Boondocks. He's made more than a dozen appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman, and his TV credits range from The Richard Pryor Show in 1977 to Hill Street Blues, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and L.A. Law. Witherspoon's comedy draws from personal experience and observation, and is delivered in his unique and hilarious style.
Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko is at the peak of his career and has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York's famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his new assistant, Ken, in his huge studio on the Bowery. He painstakingly trains and admonishes the young art student in his philosophy of painting and art. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko finally visits the completed restaurant, and he faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his ultimate betrayal and undoing. RED erupts with power, passion and intellect, embracing a fierce love for the meaning and purpose of art. It demands that we think and feel, aspiring to something beyond ourselves and beyond now -- that tiny bit of hope, that "red" that makes us human. See John Logan's volcano of a play at the Theatre Artists Studio in Scottsdale.
Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 11, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 7:30pm
An improv comedy show is spontaneous, entertaining and hilarious -- and it all starts with just a single word. The expert improvisers at National Comedy Theatre Phoenix start every show by asking the audience to shout out suggestions for a word that they can use as a starting point for the show's improvisations. From there, nobody, including the performers on stage, knows what will happen next. No two shows are ever alike -- but you can count on them to be fast-paced, family-friendly and totally unpredictable.
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:30pm
"I don't hate you," Rosemary says to Anthony. "I just don't like you." In the Tony-nominated Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley (Doubt, Moonstruck), these two introverted neighbors have lived in rural Ireland and known each other for years, but their lives intersect sharply when a parent dies and property rights come into question. Ultimately a tenderhearted romantic comedy, Shanley's play proves that love, whether early or late, always shows up right on time. Come see why the Arizona Daily Star said "it's impossible to see this play and not feel buoyed by it, touched by it, and seduced by it," when it comes to the stage of the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix.
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 1:00pmSunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 4:00pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 1:00pm
Full of humor and emotional depth, this adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility is "goofy, joyous and deeply moving" (New York Daily News). Sisters Eleanor and Marianne Dashwood's lives are turned upside down when their father dies, leaving them penniless and with their reputations at stake. Together the women must learn to mix sense with sensibility to find happiness in a society where love is ruled by money and the purse strings are always held by men. Southwest Shakespeare Company brings the story to the stage of Farnsworth Studio Theater at Mesa Arts Center.
Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmThursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 2:00pm
Here come the Suns, back for their 50th anniversary season in the NBA, with interim head coach Jay Triano set for the year and guard Devin Booker setting all kinds of franchise records (70-point game, anyone?) before the ripe ol' age of 21. And Booker continues to go bananas, leading the team in points per game and assists. With top rebounder Tyson Chandler and three-point threat Mike James on the court, Phoenix has a chance to bring the heat as they take on division rivals like the L.A. Clippers, Portland and Oklahoma City. There's not a bad seat to be found at Talking Stick Resort Arena, so come out and join the fun with the Suns' famous gorilla mascot and a fired-up crowd.
Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Oklahoma City Thunder)Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Cleveland Cavaliers)Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Golden State Warriors)Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Detroit Pistons)
This ain't your grandma's improv show -- unless your grandma has a dirty mouth. Improv Uncensored is an unscripted comedy show featuring skits and sketches made up on the spot, featuring some of Phoenix's funniest improvisers at their "uncensored" best. And unlike competitive comedy shows at National Comedy Theatre, Improv Uncensored has no rules, no ref and no "brown bag foul" -- and no one under 18 is allowed! Every game and skit is based on audience suggestions and completely improvised, so you get a different, unrehearsed show every time.
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 9:45pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 9:45pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 9:45pmFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 9:45pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 9:45pmFriday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 9:45pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 9:45pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 9:45pm
The Snowy Day celebrates the magic and boundless possibilities of the first snowfall. Follow Peter and his friends as they romp and play, starting snowball fights and making snow angels in this imaginative musical play about the joys of childhood and the challenges of growing up. Using innovative shadow puppetry, Jack Keats' treasured characters come to life in this humorous and fun adaptation of Whistle for Willie, Goggles!, A Letter to Amy and The Snowy Day at the Tempe Center for the Arts' Studio Theatre.
Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 4:00pmSunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 1:00pm (ASL Performance)Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 4:00pmSunday, Mar. 11, 2018 / 1:00pm
Verdict is completely unlike the other works by the British murder mystery writer. Whereas her stories often weave a tangled web as we look for the killer, Verdict examines the web of psychology, relationships and morality. Fleeing persecution, professor Karl Hendryk and his invalid wife, Anya, make a home in London. Anya's cousin and caretaker, Lisa, suppresses romantic feelings for Karl, a forbidden relationship which bubbles to the surface when Karl takes on private lessons with a spoiled student. As passions rise, one has to ask, is it possible to love a person with such idealism that it becomes destructive? Witness Agatha Christie's unique drama at Desert Stages Theatre in Scottsdale.
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmThursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 2:00pm
Billboard-charting R&B singer K. Michelle brings her The People I Used to Know tour to Phoenix. You'll hear jams like "Fakin' It" and "Fallin'," as well as tracks from her latest album Kimberly, when she headlines at The Van Buren. The bill also features rising talents Damar Jackson and Nina Cruz.
From concerts by Grammy Award-winning singers to chats with National Geographic photographers, the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts hosts a variety of events that fulfill its mission to inspire audiences and artistically transform the Wickenburg community. Since opening in 2001, this 600-seat theater has hosted musicians, actors, comedians, dancers, filmmakers, photographers, writers and intellectuals from all over the world. This season promises lots of talent!
Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018 / 7:30pm (Classic Albums Live "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band")
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by American icon Tennessee Williams (A Streetcar Named Desire), still sizzles with all the passion and greed that first made it famous. The timeless drama unfolds over the course of one sultry evening, as a prominent Southern family is pushed to the brink when tender memories are recalled and life-altering secrets are revealed. Wealthy Southern plantation owner Big Daddy's family has gathered to celebrate his 65th birthday, while sparing him the news that he's dying of cancer. As one son, a former football hero, mysteriously retreats from his desirable but sexually frustrated wife, his money-hungry brother and sister-in-law plot to secure more than their fair share of the family fortune. Catch this stage classic from Stage Left Productions at the Paradise RV Resort Ballroom in Sun City.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 4:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:00pm
Billie Holiday has devotees across generations. This show at Scottsdale's ASU Kerr Cultural Center features remarkable Valley vocalist Sherry Roberson, along with World Series-fame trumpeter Jesse McGuire, the beloved Charles Lewis on piano, bass virtuoso Bob Lashier and a very special guest, the world-renowned Lewis Nash on drums. This show includes Roberson's performance of a segment from a play about Lady Day that reveals the life of this timeless jazz icon.
A jury holds a young man's life in its hands. Stuck in a sweltering jury room until they reach a decision, 11 of the 12 are ready to convict the 19-year-old accused of fatally stabbing his father, but one holdout is far less certain. What starts as an open-and-shut case soon twists into an edge-of-your-seat drama. Brilliant and thought-provoking, Twelve Angry Jurors comes to Ghostlight Theatre.
Walt, the king of the Magic Kingdom, has written a movie about his death and he wants to read it to you with the help of his daughter and his brother, Roy. This is a funny, no-holds barred look into the dark side of the creator of Mickey Mouse. Don't miss this public reading of an unproduced screenplay about the death of Walt Disney at Herberger Theater Center-Kax Stage in Phoenix.
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 8:00pm
To be the drummer of a heavy metal band, you gotta rock. To be the drummer for three big-name metal bands, you gotta really rock. You gotta be the kind of drummer that earns the nickname "Wild." You gotta be Mick Brown. His thundering drums first set pulses pounding on the Sunset Strip in the early '80s as a founding member of Dokken. The group went on to be one of the reigning kings of '80s metal with hits like "Alone Again," "In My Dreams" and "Burning Like a Flame." After Dokken's split, Brown brought the thunder for Lynch Mob before going on to tour as part of Ted Nugent's band. Today, when he's not playing with the reunited Dokken, "Wild" Mick fronts his own band of hard rockers. Go wild and bang your head at this concert at BLK Live in Scottsdale.
Get your Irish on with this St. Patrick's Day bar crawl in Old Town Scottsdale which kicks off at Old Town Gringos and hits several hot spots, including Bevvy, El Hefe and Wasted Grain. Raise a pint -- or several -- to the Emerald Isle throughout the day, and put your included penny drink vouchers to good use. Your shamrockin' good time includes admission, and the wearin' o' the green is highly encouraged, of course.
Diamond Rocks celebrates one of the most influential American artists of our time -- the one and only Neil Diamond! Known for his incredible tribute show, Barrie Cunningham has spent most of his life entertaining in showrooms, concert halls and on major cruise lines. He brings the magic of Neil Diamond to the stage with his incredible look and precise vocals. Catch this award-winning performer at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center in Scottsdale.
An off-Broadway hit adapted from John Gray's iconic book, this stage version of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus cleverly turns the famous tome -- which has sold more than 50 million copies -- into a one-man show. Fusing theater, stand-up comedy and a dash of sage wisdom, this show delivers a hilarious take on the age-old battle of the sexes. The lighthearted theatrical comedy makes its way to the Mesa Arts Center with vignettes covering everything from dating and marriage to what goes on behind the bedroom door.
Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar. 8, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 7:30pm
Put together outdoor screenings of popular movies, live music from up-and-coming local bands and some of Phoenix's most famous food trucks and you've got the perfect springtime experience. Street Food Cinema features a different lineup of eats and entertainment each week for a fabulous variety of fun under the stars in Margaret T. Hance Park. Grab some blankets, pillows, picnic items -- even your dog -- and come on out to see Jennifer Lopez in her breakout role as Tejano music icon Selena Quintanilla-Perez in Selena.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)
Space 55 is proud to present the Phoenix premiere of Luna Gale, by award-winning playwright Rebecca Gilman. This searingly controversial 2015 Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Award Winning play tells about the fight to decide the future of baby Luna. Caroline, a veteran social worker, thinks she has a typical case on her hands when she meets Peter and Karlie, two teenage drug addicts accused of neglecting their baby. But when she places their infant daughter in the care of Karlie's mother, Caroline sparks a family conflict that exposes a shadowy, secretive past -- and forces her to make a risky decision with potentially disastrous consequences. Powerful and arresting, Luna Gale, at Space 55, is a heartbreaking and unforgettable tale of love and betrayal.
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 2:00pm
Frank Hannon -- lead guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of the multi-platinum metal band Tesla -- has taken a solo detour in recent years with a series of acoustic-electric releases, digging deep into roots rock. In fact, his latest release, 2018's From One Place to Another, Vol. 1, covers classic songs like "I Hear You Knocking," "Joy to the World" and the Allman Brothers' "Blue Sky," with plenty of sweet guitar solos. Set to open this show at BLK Live in Scottsdale is Scare Card.
They say revenge is a dish best served cold, but Murder and a Meal Dinner Theater thinks it's better served alongside a delicious three-course meal. Their latest lighthearted mystery show, How to Murder a Millionaire, combines cold-blooded killing with the hilarious antics of reality TV. All eligible bachelor Dirk Dagwell wants is a bride to share his life, so he signs up to become the latest schmuck on cheesy dating show How to Marry a Millionaire. Here to win the heart (and bank account) of the handsome millionaire are sex kitten Tanya, sweetheart Darma and lady-with-a-past Carleen. Who will Dirk choose to be his bride? And will it be the last choice he ever makes? Help put together the pieces and uncover the murderer -- and maybe even become a part of the show -- as you laugh and dine at Scottdale's Orange Tree Golf Club.
Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:30pm
If you're been on the fence trying to decide whether to purchase oils, this educational class is for you. Learn what essential oils are along with why and how to use them, and then turn that knowledge into action by using oils to make a face serum, bath salts and hand soap. Enjoy all this plus a free nutrition screening at Century Library in Phoenix.
A favorite across the country, The Dinner Detective comes to The Embassy Suites in Tempe to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect, including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entrée and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
One of rock's most recognized drummers, Carl Palmer anchored bands like Atomic Rooster, Asia and the legendary Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP). That group's megahits, including "Pictures at an Exhibition," "Lucky Man," "From the Beginning" and "Tarkus," helped define prog rock. Palmer's new band captures all the power of ELP's classics in a hard-driving instrumental performance -- replacing keys with shredding guitars -- that's won global raves off nine hugely successful North and South American tours. After hitting the road with Yes and Todd Rundgren in the summer of 2017, Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy now comes to BLK Live in Scottsdale.
Mickey Avalon's life story plays out like an episode of VH1's Behind The Music. Marred by personal tragedy, triumphs and extreme pain, life started to turn around for Avalon when he was befriended by ex-MTV VJ Simon "Dirt Nasty" Rex, who began passing out Avalon's demo to clubs around Los Angeles. Before long, Avalon had developed a following among fans of the L.A. nightclub scene. His popularity grew, and fan favorites like "Jane Fonda," "Mr. Right" and "My Dick" quickly spread across the internet and clubland. Now, Avalon has toured with acts like Snoop Dogg, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more, and his music has been featured in countless movies and TV shows. Join in the debauchery when he hits BLK Live in Scottsdale.
In Murder at Miss Mary's, the wealthy Mrs. Mary Astor-Turf has been receiving messages from the great beyond. Her long-deceased grandfather has been trying to send messages to her from the afterlife, and she enlists the help of a renowned and eccentric psychic medium to help channel his communication to her in any way she can come up with. But alas, everyone Mary knows thinks she is crazy, and wants to put her fortune to good use; especially their own, especially her unfaithful husband Teddy and his deceitful mistress. Heck, even her own brother wants a cut of the dough. Come watch the hilarious Murder at Miss Mary's unfold as you determine the guilty party over a delicious three-course meal.
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 7:30pm Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 7:30pm
Experience the clear blue light of a Scandinavian sky as the Chorale journeys north. In a program inspired by Nordic folklore, kings, castles, and unicorns all make appearances along with the breathtaking beauty of the aurora borealis. Join us as we perform charming settings from master composers of Finland, Sweden, Estonia, and, of course, Norway's Ola Gjeilo. For Nordic Songs, we welcome guest conductor Joshua Habermann. Joshua Habermann is in his ninth season as Music Director of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and Chorus Director of the Dallas Symphony Chorus since 2011. Since joining the Desert Chorale, he has raised the ensemble's artistic profile and broadened its programming to include choral-orchestral masterworks as well as cutting-edge a cappella programs. Enjoy Nordic Songs at Camelback Bible Church in Paradise Valley.
With friends like these, who needs enemies? Join Mr. Boddee and his guests to celebrate the old man's birthday, and watch as a delicious murder mystery unfolds throughout the evening. You'll enjoy a three-course meal served up with a side of laughs at the Orange Tree Golf Club in Scottsdale. A host of familiar names from the beloved board game Clue are on the guest list, including the gold-digging Miss Scarlett, the eccentric Professor Plum, the aging Col. Mustard, the ill-tempered Mr. Green, the stern and conceited Mrs. Peacock, and poor, misunderstood Mrs. White. It'll be up to you and your fellow audience members to figure out whodunit.
Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pm
Spawnbreezie combines South Pacific traditions, roots reggae, R&B and hip-hop when he headlines a concert at BLK Live in Scottsdale. The bill also features Hawaiian reggae-dancehall band Inna Vision and Jamaican reggae quartet Earthkry.
The Canellakis-Brown Duo captivates audiences with its superb musicianship and thrilling performances. Comprised of cellist Nicholas Canellakis and pianist/composer Michael Brown, the duo play with their antennae tuned to each other, presenting innovative programs that combine masterpieces from the standard repertoire with original compositions and arrangements. They perform in concert at the ASU Kerr Cultural Center in Scottsdale.
Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
When housewives Summer, Chastity and Janet uncover the gruesome murder of their dear neighbor, their predicament isn't just desperate -- it's deadly! In this light-hearted murder mystery show, the ladies of "Hysteria Lane" need more than the police to solve this puzzling crime ... they're going to need you. As you dine on a delicious three-course dinner at Scottdale's Orange Tree Golf Club, you'll help the gals put together the pieces and uncover the murderer. In the process, the ladies may even enlist the help of an audience member to try and contact their deceased friend from beyond the grave. Please see the full event description for detailed menu information.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
Experience the clear blue light of a Scandinavian sky as the Chorale journeys north, to Phoenix's Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. In a program inspired by Nordic folklore, kings, castles, and unicorns all make appearances along with the breathtaking beauty of the aurora borealis. Experience charming settings from the master composers of Finland, Sweden, Estonia, and, of course, Norway's Ola Gjeilo. Guest conductor Joshua Habermann joins for Nordic Songs. Joshua Habermann is in his ninth season as Music Director of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and Chorus Director of the Dallas Symphony Chorus since 2011. Since joining the Desert Chorale, he has raised the ensemble's artistic profile and broadened its programming to include choral-orchestral masterworks as well as cutting-edge a cappella programs.
Experience the clear blue light of a Scandinavian sky as the Phoenix Chorale journeys north. In a program inspired by Nordic folklore, kings, castles, and unicorns all make appearances along with the breathtaking beauty of the aurora borealis. Join us as we perform charming settings from master composers of Finland, Sweden, Estonia, and, of course, Norway's Ola Gjeilo. Enjoy Nordic Songs, led by guest conductor Joshua Habermann, at American Lutheran Church in Sun City.
Art often imitates life, but Murder and a Meal Dinner Theater melds the two seamlessly and serves it up along with a delicious three-course meal. Their latest lighthearted mystery show, Murder on the Movie Set, casts you and your fellow audience members as extras on a 1940s movie set. During rehearsal for the restaurant scene, things go horribly wrong, and we're talking more than just a fly in the soup -- There's been a murder! As possible witnesses, you have to help solve the whodunnit. Was it the frazzled director, the hunky leading man, the ditzy starlet, the aging diva, or her flamboyant, sharp-tongued wardrobe master? One thing is for sure: Hollywood will never be the same again!
Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
Phoenix Chamber Music Society co-presents a program curated by composer-in-residence and acclaimed viola soloist Nokuthula Ngwenyama, three-time Emmy nominee Paul Brill, multi-platinum writer-producer Gardner Cole, Postcommodity's experimental noise maven Raven Chacon and singer-songwriter Anna Vivette. A star-studded lineup featuring 21st century composers in film, television and beyond shares an interactive window into today's ever-dynamic soundscape. Featured works at this ASU Kerr Cultural Center concert include Arizona premieres of Ngwenyama's scenic duo "Above the West" for violin and viola and Brill's live scoring to scenes from director Rachel Shuman's One October, an award-winning lyrical documentary portrait of New York City.
The Plaids are back and better than ever in the crowd-pleasing favorite Forever Plaid. Who are the Plaids, you ask? They were a male pop quartet that died in a car crash on the way to their first big gig, and have been stuck in limbo ever since. Now they've got a second chance to fulfill their dream and perform the concert that never was. Accompanied by a live band, the four Plaids will sing in delicious four-part harmony and dance with charming, outlandish choreography and overzealous precision. The boys will have you laughing in the aisles and humming along as they serenade you with some of the greatest 1950s hits, including "Three Coins in the Fountain," "Catch a Falling Star," "Heart and Soul," "Chain Gang" and "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing" at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts - Main Stage.
Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 2:30pm
One of YouTube's biggest breakout comedy stars, "thinking man's comic" Steve Hofstetter brings his latest no-holds-barred stand-up show to O'Connor's Pub in Phoenix. His new show, dubbed The Your Tour: Grassroots Ramble, features some of his most unfiltered, hilarious and very adult observations about virtually anything and everything under the sun, along with his patented after-show meet-and-greets. Along with his popular YouTube videos -- now up to 75 million views -- Hofstetter's performed on TV, with sets on The Late Late Show and Comics Unleashed, headlined at some of the country's top comedy clubs and brings his act to your city by popular request.