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‘Sticky Situations’
Through May 30
@Central Gallery,
Burton Barr Central Library
1221 N. Central Ave.
602-262-4636
Featuring works by Beth Jorgensen and Alejandra Orozco. Jorgensen’s work explores the interactions that result when people, who do not know each other, are thrown together on an elevator. These often ironic, humorous or awkward scenarios reveal much about the way different personalities interact. Visit phoenixpubliclibrary.org.

‘Our Town’
May 1-19
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Road
602-254-2151
Described as “the greatest American play ever written,” the audience follows the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry and live out their lives. Tickets are $25 to $75, plus fees. Visit www.phoenixtheatre.com.

‘Clybourne Park’
Arizona Theatre Company
May 2-19
Herberger Theater Center
222 E. Monroe
602-256-6995
Jokes fly and hidden agendas unfold as two different generations of characters tip-toe the delicate dance of social politics. Pitting race against real estate, two seminal events—50 years apart—are at the crux of the conflict in the same north Chicago house. Tickets are $56-$92. Visit www.arizonatheatre.org.

‘Woman and Girl’
May 3-19
Space 55 Theater
636 E. Pierce St.
602-663-4032
The story of two Phoenix residents who are forced to live together after something happens to the girl’s mother, and in the process of learning to get along, they also celebrate the good parts of living in the desert. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Family friendly; tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children. Visit www.space55.org.

Works by Fischer and Fries
6 p.m., May 3 & 17
R. Pela Contemporary Art
335 W. McDowell Road
602-320-8445
An exhibition of new work from artists Jake Fischer and Hank Fries. Fischer’s oil paintings depict night scenes in Phoenix. Fries creates three-dimensional metal sculptures, often aping parts of the human body with bits of defunct machinery and obsolete technology. Admission is free. The gallery otherwise is open by appointment only. Call or visit www.rpelagallery.com.

‘All We Need is Love’
Orpheus Male Chorus
3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5
Camelback Bible Church
3900 E. Stanford Drive
602-271-9396
Be carried away by romantic pieces, awed by sacred works and inspired to kick up your heels by lively songs dedicated to women such as Sarah and Cindy. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, and free for age 12 and younger. For more information, call or visit www.orpheus.org.

Young Sounds of Arizona
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7
Professional Musicians of Arizona Hall
1202 E. Oak St.
602-254-8838
Enjoy jazz and big band music from two Young Sounds of Arizona big bands. Presented by the Professional Musicians of Arizona, Local 586. Donations are accepted at the door in lieu of a set admission price. Food and beverages available for purchase.

‘Six Days in June’
7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7
Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center
122 E. Culver St.
602-241-7870
Although the fighting lasted for only six days in June 1967, the effects of the Six Day War in the Middle East are still apparent today. More than 45 years later, the region remains trapped in conflict and is every bit as explosive as it was then. This film uses rare archival footage to take viewers through the weeks that preceded the war, its six days of fighting and its aftermath. Free; seating is limited. RSVP to azjhs@aol.com.

‘Lost in Bonkers’
TML Arts
May 13-30
Herberger Theater, KAX stage
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
Part of the Lunch Time Theater series. The show examines a number of psychoses, diagnoses and multitude of “personalities” through story and song. Show times are 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, with a special evening preview at 7 p.m. Monday, May 13, for only $3 at the door. Other show dates are $6 plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

Texas Tenors: ‘You Should Dream’
7:30 p.m. Monday, May 13
Grand Canyon University Arena
3300 W. Camelback Road
602-639-8999
More than 100 million people from around the world tuned in to NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” in 2009 to see The Texas Tenors become the highest-ranking vocal group in the history of the show. John Hagen, Marcus Collins and JC Fisher bring their unique blend of country, gospel, classical and Broadway to the stage. Tickets are available at www.GCUArena.com.

‘Topia’
Ballet Arizona
8 p.m. May 14-June 1
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
602-381-1096
Ib Andersen’s ballet was created specifically for the Desert Botanical Garden. Reserved tables are available for $55 and general seating for $40. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com or by calling the Ballet Arizona box office.

Tour Concert Preview
Phoenix Boys Choir
5 p.m. Sunday, May 19
Steele Indian School Park,
Memorial Hall
300 E. Indian School Road
602-264-5328
Before the Phoenix Boys Choir’s top choir embarks on their summer tour through Europe, the Tour Choir performs a Tour Concert Preview. Audiences have the chance to preview the repertoire that will be sung on the tour. Tickets are $12 general admission. Visit www.phoenixboyschoir.org.

Phoenix Comicon
May 23-26
Phoenix Convention Center
100 N. 3rd St.
Phoenix Comicon presents the chance for fans to experience anime, authors, actors, comics, costuming, a film festival, music and more. The event also brings out the top comic book writers and artists in the industry. This year features a reunion of the original cast of TV show “Babylon 5.” Visit http://www.phoenixcomicon.com for more information.

‘T Bone ’N Weasel’
iTheatre Collaborative
May 24-June 8
Herberger Theater, KAX stage
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
T Bone and Weasel are fresh out of prison and determined to bring themselves up to at least the poverty level, but even that climb is too steep for these boys. It’s Laurel and Hardy meets “O Brother Where Art Thou.” Tickets are $16 in advance, $20 at the door. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

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