‘El Amor de Frida’ Exhibition
6:30-8 p.m. Friday, July 3
Burton Barr Central Library,
1221 N. Central Ave.
More than 15 local artists explore a heart full of pain and passion with their works during this First Friday with the Phoenix Fridas, (Facebook.com/PhoenixFridas), a Latina arts collective. Enjoy a mercado, music and dance performances featuring Itzia Crespo & Ballet Folklórico Ollin Yoliztli. Admission is free. The exhibit continues through July 26. A special Birthday Party for Frida Kahlo will take place 1-4:30 p.m. on July 5. There will be a Mercado, make-and-take crafts, and live music. The first 15 Birthday Party visitors dressed as Frida will receive special gifts.
Jamie Waldron & Friends
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 7
Professional Musicians of Arizona Hall
1202 E. Oak St.
Enjoy music by this Glendale-based band, playing blues, country and even a little Rockabilly. Jamie Waldron excels at playing the stand-up bass. Presented by the Professional Musicians of Arizona, Local 586. Donations are accepted at the door in lieu of a set admission price.
‘History of Italian Style’
6 p.m. Wednesdays, July 8, 15 & 22
Phoenix Art Museum,
1625 N. Central Ave.
A part of the Salon Series, this month’s focus is the fashions of Italy. On July 8, explore “La Dolce Vita” in the post-WWII era with fashions created by Roberto Cappuci, Emilio Pucci, Shuberth, and Simonetta. Then on July 15, take a more in-depth look at world-renowned designers who got their start in Italy such as Valentino, Missoni, Armani and Versace. And finally on July 22, learn more about the “Italian look” as perpetuated by modern designers Prada, Gucci and Fendi. These events are on Free Admission Wednesday.
‘The Carpa Plays’
7 p.m. Saturday, July 11
Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 N. 3rd St.
Travelling from town to town in search for a place of peace and performance, The Bravo Players are a motley crew of theatre performers just trying to make a living as artists in Arizona. Led by their egotistical show owner, El Chavo, The Bravo Players set out to bring to you, the audience, the greatest show in Arizona, one play at a time. This performance is about one hour in length. Tickets are $7 general admission, available in advance or at the door. Visit http://www.teatrobravo.org.
‘To BOLDLY Go Where Everyone Else Has Gone Before’
Improbable Theatre Co.
222 E Monroe St.
Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), in scene, song, and dance. The show features performers who do and do not have disabilities and who live life to the fullest because ADA has afforded that opportunity. General admission is $6. Show times are 12:10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.
‘C is For Clown’
July 28-Aug. 6
222 E Monroe St.
Learn the difference between a clown and a fool and enjoy highlights from some of Shakespeare’s funniest characters, as well as good old-fashioned laughs, witty banter, and maybe a pratfall or two. General admission is $6. Show times are 12:10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.
‘Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’
Valley Youth Theatre
Herberger Theater Center
222 E Monroe St.
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.