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Sal & The Strayhounds
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4
Professional Musicians of Arizona Hall
1202 E. Oak St.
602-254-8838
Enjoy rock and blues by this Cave Creek-based band, featuring Sal Carlino on guitar, Joe Schofield on bass, and Brian Lovins on drums. Presented by the Professional Musicians of Arizona, Local 586. Donations are accepted at the door in lieu of a set admission price.

‘Maybe Tomorrow, Darling’
Through Aug. 15
Modified Arts
407 E. Roosevelt St.
480-326-6551
An art installation, gallery exhibition, and cathartic exercise for Arizona State University’s graduate students, local alumni and community artists. Each creative contribution to the exhibition uses the visual, conceptual and material language of the office place to consider the relationship between being and doing, art and life, art work and “work-work.” A closing reception will take place 6-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. Free and open to the public.

First Friday at Museum
6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave.
Enjoy free admission and a chance to see the exhibitions currently on view, including: American and European Art from the 1920s and 1930s; One-of-a-Kind: Unique Photographic Objects from the Center for Creative Photography; Pattern Play: The Contemporary Designs of Jacqueline Groag; and Hidden Histories in Latin American Art. Visitors also can view From New York to Mexico: Masterworks of American Modernism, with a fee of just $8 for adults, $5 for youth ages 6-17. Note: Trolley service will not be available this Friday. For more on the current exhibits, visit www.phxart.org.

Weave it! Activity
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12
Phoenix Art Museum,
Rineberg Gallery
1625 N. Central Ave.
Use your fingers to weave and knit yarn into simple, wearable art. This event is on a #FreeAdmissionWednesday evening and is free and open to the public. No registration required.

‘Life and Limb’
Transformative Arts
12:10 p.m. Aug. 11-20
Herberger Theater, Kax Stage
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
One year after embarking on the creation of “Life and Limb,” collaborators Mark Goldman and Dustin Loehr transcended unforeseen circumstances. These two combination storyteller-dancers now elevate their artistry, inviting audiences into a unique expression of “living your own story.” Played out in the sacred spaces of performance: onstage, backstage and even the very lives of two performing artists, “Life and Limb” takes root in the power of theater in real time and real people. Tickets are $6, may include box office fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

‘Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’
Valley Youth Theatre
Aug. 14-20
Herberger Theater Center
222 E Monroe St.
602-252-8497
The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in a variety of musical styles. Tickets on sale now. Show times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $16.50-$34.50 plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

‘Grounded’
iTheatre Collaborative
Aug. 21-Sept. 5
Herberger Theater, Kax Stage
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
The story of an ace fighter pilot whose career in the sky is ended early due to an unexpected pregnancy. Reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts terrorists by day and returns to her family each night. As the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols half a world away. Show times are 8 p.m. Aug. 21-22; Aug. 27-29; and Sept. 3-5. Matinees take place 2 p.m. Aug. 23 and Aug. 30. For ticket information, visit www.herbergertheater.org.

VYTal Affair
5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22
Herberger Theater Center
222 E. Monroe
602-253-8188, ext. 304
The event includes heavy hors d’oeuvres by top chefs from area restaurants, a silent auction including several high-end travel packages, and highlights from VYT’s production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” followed by dessert, coffee and champagne. Tickets are $125 for balcony seating and $250 for floor seating. RSVP by Aug. 7. Proceeds will support another season of productions and programs helping young people achieve their full potential through engagement in the performing arts. Visit www.vyt.com/vytal-affair.

An Evening of Art & Wine
6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Road
602-995-1767
Celebrate the power of creativity and recovery by supporting youth and adults affected by serious mental illness, substance use, trauma and/or other behavioral health issues. Enjoy chances to win works of art, silent auction items, cash bar, hor d’eourves and music while hearing stories of hope and recovery. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 day of event. Visit www.artawakenings.org/eoa2015.

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