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Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series
Fridays, through June 26
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
480-481-8188
Pairing great live music in a beautiful desert garden setting. Food will be available for an additional charge. The lineup includes: Pick and Holler (old time Appalachian) on March 6; The Brazen Heads (Celtic/Irish) on March 13; the Chuck Hall Band on March 20; and Quetzal Guerrero (Brazilian Soul) on April 3. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; concerts begin at 7 p.m. Cost is $20 garden members and $25 for the general public; price includes admission to the garden. Must be at least 21 years old to attend concerts. Visit www.dbg.org.

Ronna Nemitz Exhibit
March 2-26
Eric Fischl Gallery,
Phoenix College
1202 W. Thomas Road
“Time” is the subject of a great deal or Nemitz’s work. “Time, it crawls forward and backward and we are forever in its grip, suspended between our experience and our inexperience.” Nemitz’s paintings talk about that tension, between the states of knowing and the unknown. An opening reception is set for 5:30-7 p.m. March 2. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Admission is free.

‘The Secret in the Wings’
Xavier/Brophy Theatre
March 5-7
Kemper and Ethel Marley Theater,
Xavier College Preparatory
4710 N. 5th St.
602-240-3161
Written by Tony Award and MacArthur Fellowship recipient Mary Zimmerman, the play is a fantastical adaptation of six European fairy tales. Performance times are 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Tickets are $7 for all patrons, and may be reserved either by contacting the Jackson Box Office by phone or at pacbox@xcp.org, or by purchasing them at the door. There will be general seating for all patrons.

‘Broadway Babes and Beaux’
3 & 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7
Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 N. 3rd St.
480-429-6997
Broadway favorites written by North American composers such as Bernstein, Hart, Berlin, Gershwin, and more. Disney Grammy-Award winning favorites also will be featured. Tickets are $18 for adults, $10 for children ages 3 to 17. Visit http://www.CarolynEynonSingers.com.

Ron Rhode Organ Recital
3 p.m. Sunday, March 8
First United Methodist Church
5510 North Central Ave.
602-263-5013
Valley organist Ron Rhode will play a recital of classical, liturgical, and transcription music as a part of the Second Sunday Spring Concert Series. Compositions are by Bach, Vierne, Purvis, Delibes, and Elgar. Rhode brings an eclectic flair to his recital work, providing a bit of something for everyone. He is the newly appointed organist at First Church. This is a free concert. A free-will offering will be taken. There will be a reception following the performance.

Come to the Meetin’
Sonoran Desert Chorale
3 p.m. Sunday, March 8
Valley Presbyterian Church
6947 E. McDonald Drive
480-305-4538
Performance includes “The World Beloved: Bluegrass Mass,” written for chorus and bluegrass ensemble including mandolin, violin, guitar, banjo, and string bass, anchors this concert. Also included are all-time favorite spirituals and rousing foot-tapping Gospel music. Tickets are $18 adults, $15 seniors and children. Visit www.SonoranDesertChorale.org.

Jubilee Concert
3 p.m. Sunday, March 15
Camelback Bible Church
3900 E. Stanford Drive
Marking its 50th year of service in Paradise Valley, the Music Ministry of Camelback Bible Church will be celebrating its anniversary through a free Jubilee Concert. The concert will feature choral groups, including a Men’s Choir and the Chancel Choir, as well as 8-part Brass, Percussion, Organ, and Bells. The two major works to be performed are John Rutter’s magnificent “Gloria,” and Hubert Parry’s “I Was Glad when he Said Unto Me.” In addition, the Sanctuary Bells will present “Towers,” by Cathy Moklebust. The concert is free and open to the entire community. Visit www.camelbackbible.com.

‘Sing me to Heaven’
North Valley Chorale
3 p.m. Sunday, March 15
First United Methodist Church
5510 N. Central Ave.
602-464-4100
A special memorial program honoring the chorale’s composer-in-residence, Greg Zduniak, who passed away suddenly in May 2014. The program features compositions by Zduniak, new pieces composed in his memory, and the poignant Fauré Requiem. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors age 65 and older as well as students with ID. Visit http://www.northvalleychorale.org.

Tartanic in Concert
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 20
Irish Cultural Center
1106 N. Central Ave.
602-258-0109
Tartanic, the nationally touring bagpipe/drum/dance and comedy ensemble, return to the IRC with a full-blown concert and Ceili celebration on the first day of Spring. Voted “Best Musical Group” in Renaissance Magazine and Podcast Awards since 2010, Tartanic rocks audiences with amazingly accomplished musical performance and visual showmanship. Also featuring Ceili musicians DeMairtCeol. Tartanic will also feature dancers from the Bracken School of Irish Dance. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the Ceili. Ceili will continue at the intermission. Tickets are $15. Free parking; cash bar available. Visit www.azirish.org.

‘Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story’
Theater League
March 20-22
Orpheum Theatre
203 W. Adams
Buddy Holly set the music world on fire and forever changed the face and sound of rock ‘n’ roll. This musical charts his meteoric climb, legendary adventures and tragic fall on the fateful day the music died. Armed with a Fender Stratocaster guitar, his signature specs and a charismatic blend of rockabilly swagger, “Buddy” includes msuic classics “Peggy Sue,” “Oh Boy,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Well All Right,” “Not Fade Away” and many more. Tickets are $32.50-$70 plus fees. Visit http://phoenix.ticketforce.com.

‘Cinderella’ the Musical
March 20-21
Ss. Simon & Jude School
6351 N. 27th Ave.
602-242-1299
Cinderella, her wicked stepmother, and equally evil stepsisters will take the stage in the beautiful Our Lady of Loreto Center facility on the school’s campus. The lighting, sets and costumes are first-rate and the students themselves help every step of the way by being part of the cast, the stage crew or the tech crew. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Joint Concert of Sacred Music
Phoenix Girls Chorus & Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix
3 p.m. Sunday, March 22
All Saints Lutheran Church
15649 N. 7th St.
This unique collaborative event will feature the top-two performance level choirs of the Phoenix Girls Chorus, Cantabile and Bella, combined with the full rich sound of the Orpheus Male Chorus as they perform a varied line-up of sacred music. Ticket prices are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, and $5 for children. Tickets are available by emailing office@girlschorus.org or by calling 602-252-5562.

‘Romeo and Juliet’
Arizona Theater Company
March 26-April 12
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-256-6995
Jealousy. Prejudice. Betrayal. And the chance that true love could actually conquer all. This breathtaking telling of the timeless Shakespeare tale of the famous young lovers who will stop at nothing to be together will leave you transfixed. Tickets are $36-$67 plus fees. Visit www.arizonatheatre.org.

American Indian Student Art Show & Sale
March 28-30
Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave.
602-252-8840
One of the few national events celebrating the achievements of young Native artists, the event offers an incomparable selection of artwork for viewing and purchase. Visitors can peruse more than 700 works of art by students in grades 7 to 12 to on display and for sale, with proceeds benefiting the students. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $18 for adults, $13.50 for seniors (65 and older), $7.50 for students wit ID and children ages 6-12. Free for children age 5 and younger. Visit http://heard.org/event/student-art/.

‘Carnival of Illusion’
5:30 & 8 p.m. Saturday, April 4
Arizona Biltmore Resort
2400 E. Missouri Ave.
480-359-SHOW
Roland Sarlot and Susan Eyed blend their “Around the World in 80 Minutes” international travel theme with the charms of a Vaudeville-inspired roadshow, featuring magic, mystery and oooh la la. Advance reservations required; tickets are $45-$60 plus fees. Complimentary valet parking provided for this show. Visit http://www.carnivalofillusion.com.

Downtown Music Stroll
Saturday, April 11
Various locations,
Downtown Phoenix
602-423-6053
Stroll to fabulous restaurants in Downtown Phoenix and enjoy live music, good food and refreshing drinks. Your ticket includes: selected appetizers and one half pour drink at each location in addition to fabulous live music at each venue. The funds raised benefit The Phoenix Symphony’s Education and Community Engagement programs. Tickets are $30 each. Check-in available at any participating locations. For more details, visit http://phoenixsymphony.org.

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