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‘Of Mice and Men’
Arizona Theatre Company
Through April 17
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
John Steinbeck’s classic Of Mice And Men follows two friends— Lennie and George—as they drift from job to job across the fields and farms of Central California during the hardship of 1920s America. Tickets are $28-$68 plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

American Indian Student Art Show & Sale
April 2-4
Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave.
Visitors can peruse hundreds of works of art by students in grades seven to 12 that will be on display and for sale. Admission to the art show and sale, held inside the Monte Vista Room at the southeast corner of the building, is free; museum admission is additional. Visit http://heard.org/event/ student-art/.

‘The All Night Strut!’
April 6-May 1
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Road
602-254-2151
This musical extravaganza celebrates the American experience from The Dirty 30s to the Post-War Boom. Weaving together the work of legendary songwriters such as Frank Loesser, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Cab Calloway, Fats Waller and the Gershwins, this story moves through time and place to put a spotlight on yesteryear. Tickets are $41-$86 plus fees. Visit www.phoenixtheatre.com.

‘Black Pearl Sings’
Black Theatre Troupe
April 8-24
The Helen K. Mason
Performing Arts Center
1333 E. Washington St.
602-258-8129
Set in depression-era America, Susannah, a researcher for the Library of Congress, investigates prisons in search for original songs from the past. What she discovers is the spellbinding voice and rich musical history locked in the heart, mind and soul of Pearl, who begrudgingly strikes a deal with Susannah to record her songs in hopes of being reunited with her daughter. Tickets are $32 plus fees. Visit https://blacktheatretroupe.tixato.com/buy.

Eric Fischl Lecture Series
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13
Whiteman Hall,
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave.
Artist Sheila Pepe will be featured. This event is free and open to the public. Pepe is best known for her large-scale, ephemeral installations and sculptures made from domestic and industrial materials. Pepe has used feminist and craft traditions to investigate notions concerning the production of canonical artwork, as well as the artist’s relationship to museum display and the art institution itself.

PAG Spring Fine Art Exhibit & Gift Sale
April 14-17
Britt Chapel,
Church of the Beatitudes
555 W. Glendale Ave.
Members of the Phoenix Artists Guild display and sell their works. A free meet-the-artists reception will take place 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 15. Regular exhibit hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission to the exhibit is free. For more information, e-mail cindy.a.berg@gmail.com.

‘Jurassic Puppets’
All Puppet Players
April 15-May 7
Playhouse on the Park
1850 N. Central Ave.
602-254-2151
In 1993, a small dinosaur movie was released that defied what could be done in a movie. APP is about to take the multi-million dollar creatures that the silver screen so lovingly projected and recreate them utilizing “tens” of dollars, duct tape, and their own cleverly cunning embellishments. Bring your favorite fossil for this opportunity to witness an underfunded dino stampede on stage. Tickets are $18 general admission plus fees. Not appropriate for children. Visit www.allpuppetplayers.com.

‘Songs for Our Heroes’
Phoenix Boys Choir
6 p.m. Thursday, April 21
Steele Indian School Park, Memorial Hall
300 E. Indian School Road
602-264-5328
A free concert series for the public, in which the choir is able to thank Arizona’s veterans with song. The choir will perform patriotic and popular songs, new works and repertoire from their upcoming concerts. These concerts are free to the general public and past and present military and their families. The final free performance the season will take place on May 19. Visit www.PhoenixBoysChoir.org.

‘Big Blue Marble’
Phoenix Chorale
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
100 W. Roosevelt St.
A second concert will take place 3 p.m. Sunday, April 24 at Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Drive. Performances include a program of music evoking life on Planet Earth. The program features Frank Ticheli’s “Earth Song,” Eric Whitacre’s “Water Night,” along with music by composers Maggi Payne, Shawn Crouch, Jake Runestad, Samuel Barber, and more. Tickets are $32 adults, $27 seniors & military, and $13 students. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.phoenixchorale.org.

‘American Voices’
Center Dance Ensemble
2 & 5 p.m. Sunday, April 24
Herberger Theater,
222 E. Monroe St.
Annual celebration of National Poetry Month with new choreography by Center Dance Ensemble company members. Tickets are $16 adults, $13 seniors and $10 students, plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

‘L.O.V.E.’
Scorpius Dance Theatre
7:30 p.m. April 28-30
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Road
602-254-2151
“L.O.V.E.” is a new production choreographed by Scorpius’ director, Lisa Starry, with live original music by Kristofer Hill. In L.O.V.E, Starry explores the various meanings of the word and those people and things we express our love—from romantic partners, friends and family, strangers who touch us in some way— to the earth and the creatures who bring us joy. This unique evening of original dance works will take audiences on a journey of emotions. Tickets are $25-$35 plus fees. Visit www.scorpiusdance.com.

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