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‘Tribes’
Through Feb. 16
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Road
602-254-2151
At the play’s center is Billy, a young man born deaf to a hearing family. In an effort to protect him, Billy’s parents have raised him without any knowledge of sign language. It isn’t until he meets Sylvia that Billy understands the extended family he has within the Deaf community. Tickets are $30-$60 plus fees. Visit www.phoenixtheatre.com.

‘RESPECT: A Musical Journey of Women’
Feb. 5-March 2
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-256-6995
A funny, exuberant look at the lives of women as told through 50 of your favorite Top-40 songs of the last 100 years. Tickets are $53-$61 plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

‘Color, Color, Color’ Exhibit Receptions
6-9 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 7 & March 7
Olney Gallery,
Trinity Cathedral
100 W. Roosevelt St.
Experience the art of North Central resident Sarah Kriehn and Valley artists Christopher Jagmin and Kaori Takamura as they use color to explore the depths of their respective media. The exhibit continues through March 27. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The receptions are free and open to the public.

‘Other Desert Cities’
Arizona Theatre Company
Feb. 13-March 2
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-256-6995
Meet the Wyeths, a seemingly perfect family replete with wealth, political influence and A-list connections “living the dream” in Palm Springs. Then their daughter Brooke arrives home for the holidays to reveal the impending publication of her “tell-all” memoir. Tickets are $36 to $67 plus fees. Visit www.arizonatheatre.org.

‘The Norwegians’
Feb. 14-March 1
Space 55 Theater
636 E. Pierce St.
www.space55.org
A black comedy about how not to get over that special person. It’s about hitmen, Gus and Tor, but they’re really, really nice guys. They’re Norwegians, from Minnesota. It’s also about Olive and Betty, two women who haven’t gotten over their bad break-ups. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with one Thursday performance on Feb. 20. Tickets are $15 general admission, available in advance or at the door.

‘Sweet Dreams’ Documentary
1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16
Third Street Theater,
Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 N. 3rd St.
www.nofestivalrequired.com
Rwanda’s first and only all women’s drumming troupe is called Ingoma Nshya. When the group decides to partner with two young American entrepreneurs and open Rwanda’s first-ever ice cream shop, these remarkable Rwandan women embark on a journey of independence, peace and possibility. Doors open at 1 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door.

‘Recapturing Youth’ Concert
MusicaNova Orchestra
4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16
Central United Methodist Church
1875 N. Central Ave.
Featuring one of Arizona’s most exciting young pianists, 17-year-old Eric Lin. He joins the accomplished musicians of the orchestra for a program of delightful compositions including: Dmitri Kabalevsky’s Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 50 Youth; Sir Edward Elgar’s “Wand of Youth Suite No.1”; and Alexander Borodin’s charming 2nd Symphony. Tickets are $20 for adults/$15 for seniors and students and are on sale at www.musicanovaaz.com.

‘Once Upon A Mattress’
Christian Youth Theater-Phoenix
Nov. Feb. 21-March 2
Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 N. 3rd St.
480-310-0366
If you thought you knew the story of “The Princess and The Pea,” you may be in for a surprise. Did you know, for example, that Princess Winifred really swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that it actually wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Tickets are $16 for adults, $12.50 for children age 12 and younger, and for seniors age 65 and older. Advance online tickets are $15. Visit www.cytphoenix.org.

Indian Fair & Market
March 1-2
Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave.
Featuring more than 600 of the nation’s finest American Indian artists will exhibit and sell their work, from textiles and jewelry to paintings and pottery. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 for adults age 17 and older, $15 for Heard Museum members. Free for ages 16 and younger. Tickets are available at the museum admissions desk or online. Available in person only will be $10 tickets for students, active and retired military, and American Indians, all with ID. Visit www.heard.org/events/festivalsevents.html.

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