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Derrick Bostrom Photo Exhibit
Through Jan. 18
Green Vegetarian Restaurant
2022 N. 7th St.
This exhibit draws upon Bostrom’s travels throughout Arizona, showcasing scenes that evoke the past while embracing the present. Bostrom was the drummer and founding member of the alternative rock group the Meat Puppets.

‘Xanadu’
Arizona Theatre Company
Through Jan. 19
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-256-6995
Kira, a beautiful Greek muse, is sent on a quest to inspire a young artist to achieve his greatest dream – to build the first roller disco. A musical spoof of the classic Olivia Newton-John/Gene Kelly film, this hilarious roller-skating, disco-dancing adventure weaves a tale of endless fun perfect for the whole family. Tickets are $49 to $72 plus fees. For tickets, visit www.arizonatheatre.org.

‘My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy’
Through Feb. 2
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
Brad Zimmerman waited tables for 29 years while chasing a career in acting and comedy. His send-ups on his family, career, childhood and misbegotten love life are as warm and poignant as they are hysterical. Performances are Wednesdays through Sundays. Ticket are $39.50-$49.50 and are available online at http://www.herbergertheater.org.

‘Surface Dweller’ Exhibit
Through Feb. 7
@Central Gallery
Burton Barr Library
1221 N. Central Ave.
602-262-4636
Active in the Phoenix art community since 1984, Jeff Falk has participated in numerous exhibits throughout the state. His work is featured in the collections of the Tucson Museum of Art, Sky Harbor Airport and Mesa Contemporary Arts. Free and open to the public during regular library hours.

‘Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam, and the Land’
Through March 3
Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave.
602.252.8848
An exhibit featuring O’Keeffe’s paintings and katsina (kachina) dolls specially selected for this exhibit. Admission is $18 for adults, $13.50 seniors (65+), $7.50 children ages 6-12, free for children 5 and younger, American Indians and museum members. For more information, visit www.heard.org/okeeffe.

‘4000 Miles’
Actors Theatre
Jan. 10-26
Helen K. Mason
Performing Arts Center
1333 E. Washington St.
602-258-8129
After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, 21-year-old Lea seeks solace from his feisty 91-year-old grandmother. These unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other. Tickets are $40 general admission, $35 for seniors age 65 and older, and $20 for students with ID. Visit www.actorstheatrephx.org.

30th Annual Greater Phoenix Music Festival
Jan. 17-18
Camelback High School
4612 N. 28th St.
Top musicians from junior high schools and Phoenix Union high schools converge for two days of rehearsal, culminating with a performance at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $2, and children 12 and younger are free.

‘Mystery of Chaco Canyon’
12 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21
Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave.
602-252-8848
Narrated by Robert Redford, the 1999 film unveils the brilliance of an ancient people in the Southwest. Run time is approximately 56 minutes. Free with regular museum admission: $18 adults, $13.50 for seniors (65+), $7.50 for students, $7.50 for children ages 6-12, free for children 5 and younger, American Indians and museum members. Visit www.heard.org.

Rondalla y Groupo de Danza Folklorica Mexicana
7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31
Central High School, Auditorium
4525 N. Central Ave.
602-764-7569
Enjoy a memorable evening of entertainment by this award-winning group of young people from the C.B.T.I.S. #11 school in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, a “sister school” of Central High. Admission is $5 or $10 per family, payable at the door.

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