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‘An Abundance of Living Things’ Exhibit & Reception
April 3-May 28
@Central Gallery,
Burton Barr Library
1221 N. Central Ave.
602-262-4636
Pat Scheurich will exhibit her paintings in a one-person show. An opening reception is set for 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, April 3, and is free and open to the public. Scheurich’s paintings reflect the ways that flowers have been a part of mankind in very meaningful ways. They have been used for healing people as well as the earth itself and there is magic and mystery and a sense of gaiety and celebration in a garden. Insects, animals and birds flourish alongside plants and when we realize how important these interactions are we can help preserve this variety of life.

Fine Arts Exhibit & Sale
April 9-12
Beatitudes Church,
Britt Chapel
555 W. Glendale Ave.
Presented by the Phoenix Artist Guild and containing original works by local artists in various mediums, including oil, pastel, graphite, water color, and mixed media. Prices in the exhibit start at $100 and up. In addition, a mini-gift shop will have original items priced from $5. Hours are 3-6 p.m. Thursday, and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. An artists’ reception will take place 6-8 p.m. Friday. The show is free and open to the public.

‘Ain’t She Brave’
Black Theatre Troupe
April 10-26
Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center
1333 E. Washington St.
602-258-8129
This innovative and provocative work chronicles the modern black woman’s perspective on her journey in America. Through rich poetry and stories, music and dance, meet women living “between hope and history.” An evening of powerful moments of love, fear and dreams, sweet tales and memories. All seating is general admission; tickets are $35 plus fees. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. on April 18 & 25. Visit www.blacktheatretroupe.org.

North Mountain Spring Art Show
April 10-12
North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 N. 7th St.
602-996-5423
Presented by the N.E. Valley Artists League. On Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., enjoy refreshments and live music from John and Bella Smith, while mingling with some of the artists from the show. Saturday hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. All items in the show are available for purchase at a variety of price points, some as low as $35; a portion of the proceeds will benefit the visitor center. Admission is free.

‘The Daughter of the Regiment’
Arizona Opera
April 10-12
Phoenix Symphony Hall
75 N. 2nd St.
602-266-7464
Gaetano Donizetti’s whimsical and hilarious romp that follows Marie, a feisty young girl raised by a regiment of French soldiers high in the Alps. Peppered with exhilarating melodies, astonishing high notes and outrageous fun, Marie rappels between her patriotic loyalty to her “dear brothers” and the expectations of “polite” society. Tickets start at $25, and are available at www.azopera.org.

‘The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley’
April 10-26
Valley Youth Theatre
525 N First St.
602-253-8188, ext. 2
Stanley folds his way around the world during the 50th anniversary of his best-selling book series. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 10; 12 and 3:30 p.m. Saturdays, and 12:30 and 4 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $18 each, plus fees. Visit www.VYT.com.

Katsina Doll Marketplace
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 11
Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave.
The nation’s largest gathering of Hopi katsina doll carvers will show and sell their unique creations. Enjoy musical performances, carving demonstrations and drawings. The Hopi carvers will show and sell their carvings in both traditional and contemporary styles. Marketplace admission is free; museum admission is additional. Visit www.heard.org.

Sunnyslope Art Walk
5-9 p.m. Saturday, April 11
Central Ave., from
Dunlap to Alice Ave.
602-344-3587
The twice-yearly art walk is taking to the streets. The spring event will see the area of Central Avenue between Dunlap and Alice avenues closed for the first time to accommodate more artists, vendors and pedestrians. Enjoy live music and food specials from area restaurants as you browse paintings, carved wood, sculptures, crafts, jewelry and more. Free parking at the Martketplace on Central shopping center and at Sunnyslope High School. For more information, visit www.SunnyslopeArtWalk.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.

‘The Sleeping Beauty’
The School of Ballet Arizona
April 11-12
Dorrance Theater
2835 E. Washington St.s
602-381-1096
The School of Ballet Arizona’s abridged version of this classic ballet will feature curses, fairies and fantasy. This is the school’s first full-length production, and a chance to see the next generation of ballet dancers. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are only $25, plus fees. Visit www.balletaz.org.

Rising Stars Concert
MusicaNova
4 p.m. Sunday, April 12
Central United Methodist Church
1875 N. Central Ave.
Sixteen-year-old MusicaNova Composition Fellow, Tengku Irfan, will premiere his new work, “Nocturne for String Orchestra.” Another rising star, 14-year-old Katrina Jia, will be the piano soloist on Robert Schumann’s “Konzertstück No. 92, Introduction and Allegro Appassionato for Piano and Orchestra.” The orchestra also will perform Sibelius’ “Symphony No. 4” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Capriccio Espagnol.” Tickets are $20 adults/$15 students and seniors, and are on sale now at www.musicanovaaz.com. Youth under 18 are free when accompanied by a paid admission.

Make It! Textile Patterns
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15
Rineberg Gallery,
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave.
Play with patterns! Make your own colorful patterns like Czech-born fabric designer Jacqueline Groag, whose playful and modern textiles uplifted the taste of Britain in the postwar era. Some of her work currently is on display in the museum’s Ellman Fashion Design Gallery. This event is on a #FreeAdmissionWednesday evening and is free and open to the public. Visit www.phxart.org/events.

‘The Unpredictable Adventures of Henry Hicklebee: You Choose His Story’
ProMusica Arizona
April 18-19
Camelback Bible Church
3900 E. Stanford Drive
623-326-5172
Through an interactive concert presentation and using cell phones to vote, audience members select the fate of the hero, Henry Hicklebee. Will his story be one of love and romance, or of adventure? ProMusica Arizona’s full orchestra and chorale will perform music that illustrates the different decisions made by interactive voting, so each concert will be different. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17.50 for seniors (60 years+), and $12 for youth age 18 and younger. Visit www.pmaz.org.

Concert of Broadway & Hollywood Jewish Composers
4-6 p.m. Sunday, April 26
Palo Christi Presbyterian Church
3535 E. Lincoln Drive
602-997-5623
Presented by the Beth Ami Temple. Enjoy listening to the music and songs of Broadway and Hollywood Jewish composers performed by Cantorial Soloist Baruch Koritan, accompanied by his wife, Ruth Dubinbaum-Koritan. Cantor Koritan has appeared in musical theater and operatic productions around the world and has performed for presidents and royalty. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

‘A Weekend With Pablo Picasso’
Arizona Theater Company
April 30-May 17
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-256-6995
The work of Pablo Picasso forever changed the way that the world looks at art. This one-man show, written by and starring actor and artist Herbert Siguenza, will forever change the way that you think about Picasso. A founding member of Culture Clash, Siguenza’s performance explodes with color that explores the passion, complexity and youthful vigor characterizing a genius responsible for some of history’s most original paintings. Tickets are $43-$67 plus fees. Visit www.arizonatheatre.org.

Spring Pops Concert
Phoenix Boys Choir
7:30 p.m. Friday, May 1
Orpheum Theater
203 W. Adams St.
602-262-7272
PBC presents songs from the sporting and gaming worlds. Audiences will hear music that personifies the winning spirit: inspiration, determination, perspiration, and celebration including music by Van Halen, Alan Menken, Queen and Shakira. Advance tickets are $28/preferred, $23/general admission, and $18 for seniors and youth 12 and younger. All tickets $28 day of. Tickets are available online at www.PhoenixBoysChoir.org.

Sport as Art
1 p.m. Saturday, May 2
Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave.
Join Jacob Meders (Mechoopda Maidu) and Jamison Chas Banks (Seneca-Cayuga/Cherokee Tribe of Oklahoma) as they share their experience teaching a youth printmaking workshop. Free with museum admission. Visit www.heard.org.

‘Broadway Salutes America’
North Valley Chorale
May 2-3
Memorial Hall, Steele Indian School Park
300 E. Indian School Road
602-464-4100
The concert showcases Broadway favorites that celebrate this great country. Join in for patriotic singing and dancing, Show times are 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, plus fees. Visit www.northvalleychorale.org.

‘Eyes of the Beholder’ Exhibit
Through June 28
University Club of Phoenix
39 E. Monte Vista
The Herberger Theater’s “Eyes of the Beholder” special photography exhibit asks, what if we redefined beauty to redirect the focus from just physical attributes to the sum of the whole person? The images suggest true beauty has no measure or boundary, and that it represents the human spirit and belongs in the eyes of the beholder. Artists in this exhibit share the beauty they see through the lens. The exhibit is free and open to the public 9-11 a.m. and 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visit http://www.herbergertheater.org/art-gallery/.

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