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‘Arizona Scenery’ Exhibit
June 1-30
Grinders Coffee Shop
17 E. Dunlap Ave., #2
602-678-0078
North Central resident and photographer Christina Heinle is the featured artist for June. Her photography covers Arizona from the fields in McNeal, to the Watch Tower at the Grand Canyon, to the mittens at Monument Valley. The exhibit can be seen during Grinders’ normal hours. Visit www.christinaheinlephotography.com.

Stand-Up Comedy Nights
6 p.m. Sundays
Catalina Bar & Grill
2939 N. 16th St.
602-502-7210
Enjoy comedy from up-and-coming local stand-up artists hosted by comic Derek McFarland, with no cover charge. The show is 18 and older and runs until 8 p.m. Sunday night specials include $1 chicken tacos, $2 Budweiser beers, and an extended happy hour until 8 p.m.

‘One Man, 2 Guvnors’
Through June 14
Phoenix Theatre
100 W. McDowell Road
Nominated for seven 2012 Tony Awards, this unique play follows Francis Henshall, who takes the dubious position as guardian of Roscoe Crabbe, a small-time East End hoodlum. When Francis takes a second job minding Stanley Stubbers, another criminal hiding from the police, he employs elaborate shenanigans to keep his two bosses apart. Tickets are $30-$75 plus fees. Visit http://phoenixtheatre.com.

‘My Favorite Fairy Tale’ Exhibit
June 6-Aug. 31
Herberger Theater Center,
2nd Floor Art Gallery
222 E. Monroe
A free, family-friendly reception is open to the public on Saturday, June 6, from 2-4 p.m. Enjoy the art, craft activities and light refreshments. Artist AztecSmurf will paint a mural live during the event. The art in the exhibit was created by children ages 2-5, through a partnership with First Things First. Fairytales remind us of the powerful tool that daily reading with young children can be; it helps them develop language and early literacy skills and the concept of a story that will help them succeed in kindergarten and beyond. Admission to the exhibit is free.

‘Masterworks of American Modernism’ Exhibit
June 7-Sept. 7
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave.
602-257-1880
The exhibition includes 65 objects of American modernism spanning more than 50 years by notable artists such as Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley and Georgia O’Keeffe. The subject matter ranges from the skyscrapers of New York City to the adobe homes of the American Southwest. The paintings, drawings and sculpture that make up this exhibition help show visitors the American response to European modernism. Visit phxart.org.

‘Mallecho’
12:10 p.m. June 9-18
Herberger Theater Center,
Kax Stage
222 E. Monroe St.
Have you ever thought of killing your brother and marrying his wife? You might, if it meant you’d get to be a billionaire, the governor, and a leading candidate for the White House. But what if a certain ghostly figure knew your secret? In James E. Garcia’s adaptation of “Hamlet,” you’ll learn the answers to those questions, and, perchance, whether “tis nobler in the mind to suffer” or sleep … or just dream. Ticket are $6 each. Order lunch online with tickets or bring your own. For tickets and menu options, visit www.herbergertheater.org.

‘An Almost Holy Picture’
iTheatre Collaborative
June 12-27
Herberger Theater Center
222 E. Monroe St.
A tragic bus accident and the birth of his daughter, marred by a rare medical condition, have led Samuel on a spiritual journey wrestling to comprehend God’s mystery and his own rage and bewilderment at loss. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $22 plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

‘Into the Woods’
Valley Youth Theatre
June 12-28
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
The Brothers Grimm hit the stage in this epic fairy tale featuring Tony Award-winning music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 2 & 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays. Ticket are $16.50-$34.50. Visit www.HerbergerTheater.org.

‘ROCK’
Scorpius Dance Theatre
June 25-27
Hormel Theatre at
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Road
602-254-2151
A high-impact, entertaining show that pays tribute to rock ‘n’ roll from the ’60s to the early ’80s. A brand new production, “ROCK” will feature all new dance and aerial works by Artistic Director Lisa Starry, as well Assistant Directors, Nicole L. Olson and Gavin Sisson. The production will feature special guest artists and Flamenco dancers. There also will be two short films. Tickets start at $25. For tickets, visit www.scorpiusdance.com/shows or call the box office.

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