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‘Maple and Vine’
Through March 17
Theatre Artists Studio
4848 E. Cactus Road, #406
602-765-0120
Fed up with their stress-filled and time-challenged lives, a couple decides to leave modern society behind and join a 1950s re-enactment community. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors age 65 and older and members of the military, and $10 for students age 25 and younger. Not appropriate for those younger than 17. Visit www.thestudiophx.org.

‘Everyone Could Use a Hero’ Exhibit
Through March 22
Burton Barr Central Library,
@Central Gallery
1221 N. Central Ave.
602-262-4636
Rendering the images of Martin Luther King, Jr., Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Malcolm X, Tupac Shakur and others in charcoal, graphite and oil paint, artist T.M. Noël explores “heroes” in the mainstream, urban environments and historical struggles. Admission is free.

Moio Brothers Concert
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5
Professional Musicians of Arizona Hall
1202 E. Oak St.
602-254-8838
Enjoy jazz music by this Phoenix-based band, featuring drummer Dom Moio (www.dommoio.com). Presented by the Professional Musicians of Arizona, Local 586. Donations are accepted at the door in lieu of a set admission price.

‘Worlds of Wonder’ Center Dance Ensemble
March 7-10
Herberger Theater,
Stage West
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
Through the magical choreography and storytelling, visit the worlds of light, love, loss and more. Tickets are $23.50 for adults, $18.50 for seniors, and $9.50 for students, all plus box office fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

‘Cursing Mummies’
March 7-9
Marley Theater,
Xavier College Prep
4710 N. 5th St.
602-240-3161
Presented by the Xavier Drama Department, this hysterical “whodunit” mystery will keep the entire family guessing and laughing from the moment it begins until the very end of the play. Performance are at 7 p.m., with an additional show Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7. Contact the Jackson Box Office at pacbox@xcp.org, or purchase tickets at the door.

Phoenix Youth Symphony with The Phoenix Symphony
3 p.m. Sunday, March 10
Phoenix Symphony Hall
75 N. 2nd St.
Join the Phoenix Youth Symphony as they perform side-by-side with The Phoenix Symphony in a special free performance featuring the Valley’s most talented young musicians. The Phoenix Youth Symphony will be conducted by Keitaro Harada.

‘La Cage Aux Folles’
March 13-April 7
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Road
602-254-2151
The story of Georges, the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez, and his partner, Albin, who moonlights as the glamorous chanteuse, Zaza. When Georges’ son brings home his fiancée’s conservative parents to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test. Tickets range from $25 to $90 plus fees. Visit http://phoenixtheatre.com.

‘Uncle Vanya’
March 14-30
Space 55 Theater
636 E. Pierce St.
602-663-4032
Locked inside their own souls, an unlucky group of characters is forced to spend the summer together on an estate in southern Russia. This new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece focuses on the tangled relationships between the beautiful Elena and everyone she comes in contact with—the dashing Dr. Astrov, her stepdaughter, Sonia, and the disillusioned Vanya. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 children. Visit www.space55.org.

The Ha Ha’s Improv Troupe Show
7 p.m. Saturday, March 16
Valley Youth Theatre
525 N. 1st St.
602-253-8188, ext. 2º
VYT’s comedy troupe for teens will tickle your funny bone with off-the-wall improvisations. Tickets are $5 and only available at the door; there is a $2 charge to pay with a credit card. Visit www.vyt.com.

Radio Healer Performance
1 & 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23
Pueblo Grande Museum
4619 E. Washington St.
602-495-0901
See the artists of Radio Healer in an electro-acoustic media performance featuring instruments, music and influence between artists of Native American, Chicano, Ilocano, European, and Euro-American backgrounds. Radio Healer designs electronic instruments that are constructed through a process of hacking, appropriation, recycling, and adaptive reuse that are then used in a traditional sense to compose music. Free and open to the public.

‘The Marriage of Figaro’ Arizona Opera Co.
April 5-7
Phoenix Symphony Hall
75 N. 2nd St.
602-266-7464
In a country estate outside Seville, the valet Figaro plans for his wedding to the maid Susanna. When he discovers that his employer, the philandering Count Almaviva, plans to seduce his bride, Figaro vows to outwit his master. Mistaken identities, lust and infidelity each play a role in determining whether love conquers all – or leaves everyone hanging by a thread. Tickets are $25.75-$131. Visit www.azopera.org.

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