First Fridays at the Heard: Native + You
6-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5
2301 N. Central Ave.
First Fridays, Native + You, or NU, offers free evening admission every First Friday. In August the theme is “Aloha at the Heard,” with hula dancers, lei-making and shaved ice … these festivities will have you enjoying island vibes to stay cool! Admission to museum galleries is free during Native + You. More information is available at www.heard.org/first-fridays.
Jeff Falk + Chad Knapp Artists Reception
6-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5
407 E. Roosevelt St.
The exhibit features brand-new works from two eminent visions of how a sort of punk-rock aesthetic translates to the visual. Two veterans of the Phoenix art scene, the artists may differ in palate, but the stark energy in their work in indicative of a shared impulse. The exhibit runs through Aug. 13. For more information, visit www.modifiedarts.org.
ProMusica Chorale & Orchestra Auditions
7-9 p.m. Aug. 9 & 23
Crosswinds Presbyterian Church
20125 N. 15th Ave.
ProMusica is launching its 14th performance season this fall and is looking for individuals who want to share their musical talents. All voices are welcome to audition for the Chorale. Vocalists should be able to read music and have experience in choral singing.A one-minute prepared song is required. Accompanist will be provided. Auditions for all instruments for the Orchestra also are welcome. Instrumentalists need to have an intermediate/advanced skill level. A 1-minute prepared piece is required. Accompanist will be provided. Auditions are done by appointment. To schedule an appointment time, e-mail Yvonne Dolby at email@example.com.
Orpheus Male Chorus Auditions
6:15-7 p.m. Aug. 9 & 16
Central United Methodist Church
1875 N. Central Ave.
Do you love the big, full sound of a large men’s choir? Do you enjoy camaraderie and forming life-long friendships? The Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix—Arizona’s longest-standing, continuously performing choral arts organization—is opening auditions for its 88th season. Prepared music is not required for the audition. Weekly rehearsals are scheduled each Tuesday evening from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the same location.
‘Catch A Rising Star’
7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12
110 E. Roosevelt St.
This annual summer concert series features performances by young Arizona jazz artists. The musicians range from high school to recent college graduates between ages of 18-24. This performance features: John Meier on guitar; Michael Kocour on piano; Vincent Thiefain on bass; and Matt McClintock on drums. Thiefain is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in music performance in the Arizona State University Jazz Studies program. McClintock recently graduated from the same program this May. Tickets are $15 for general admission/$8 for students. More information is available at www.thenash.org.
‘They Will Have to Kill Us First’
1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14
Third Street Theater, Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 N 3rd St.
No Festival Required Independent Cinema, in conjunction with Phoenix Center for the Arts, presents the 2016 Summer Music Series, which this month features a documentary featuring the story of the jihadist invasion of Mali and the musicians who resisted losing their cultural heritage. The film contains some scenes of violence and is for mature audiences only. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.; tickets are $7.50 in advance, $11 at the door. Visit http://www.nofestivalrequired.com.
Gloria Steinem: My Life on the Road
7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17
203 W. Adams St.
The legendary activist and No. 1 New York Times bestselling author presents her memoir in conversation with Adriene Jenik, director of the Herberger Institute of Art at Arizona State University. Seating opens at 6:30 p.m. Ticket and autographed book packages are available exclusively from Changing Hands Bookstore, 300 W. Camelback Road. Packages range from $24 to $38. For more information, call the store or visit http://www.changinghands.com/event/2016-09.