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Velocity of Autumn
iTheatre Collaborative
Sept. 2-17
Herberger Theater, Kax Stage
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497

Brad Bond and Judy Rollings star in iTheatre Collaborative's production of "Velocity of Autumn," on stage Sept. 2-17 (photo by Mark Gluckman).

Brad Bond and Judy Rollings star in iTheatre Collaborative’s production of “Velocity of Autumn,” on stage Sept. 2-17 (photo by Mark Gluckman).

Alexandra is a 79-year-old artist in a showdown with her family over where she’ll spend her remaining years who has barricaded herself in her Brooklyn brownstone with a pile of Molotov cocktails. When Alexandra’s estranged son Chris returns after 20 years and crawls through her second floor window, the emotional bombs start detonating, hopefully, before the real ones do. Tickets are $20 plus fees. Thursday performances are “pay what you can.” Visit www.itheatreaz.org.

Armand Boatman & Friends
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6
Professional Musicians of Arizona Hall
1202 E. Oak St.
602-254-8838
Featuring Armand Boatman on piano, Joe Corral on flute and Dwight Kilian on bass. Presented by the Professional Musicians of Arizona, Local 586. Donations are accepted at the door in lieu of a set admission price. Refreshments available for purchase.

The Art of the Renaissance
6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8
Shemer Art Center
5005 E. Camelback Road
For more than two centuries, the city of Florence, Italy became a hub of culture and artistic creativity, like what Athens was for Greece. What made that possible, in a time of ongoing civil wars, murderous power struggles and regular plagues? Presentation and slide show by Michel Sarda. Admission is a $5 contribution, snacks and refreshments provided. RSVP to 602-262-4727.

Annie Moscow Concert
7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17
North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 N. 7th St.
602-343-5125
Annie Moscow began her career as a classical pianist, and then as a songwriter, writing for film, television and other recording artists, including Sarah Vaughn, Sister Sledge and more. An eclectic jazz/pop influenced writer, her music has been compared to Billy Joel, Donald Fagan, Joni Mitchell, Jacques Brel and Laura Nyro. Moscow will be joined on stage by jazz/rock guitarist Stan Sorenson. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in advance at the NMVC Gift Shoppe or online at www.saveourmountains.org (click on DONATE button) with a small surcharge of $2 per ticket purchased.

Live Wire with Luke Burbank
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22
Herberger Theater, Stage West
222 E. Monroe
Be in the audience for the taping of this public radio show hosted by Luke Burbank (Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me). The show artfully blends unpredictable conversation, live music and comedy from emerging artists to established acts, airing on 125 public radio stations across the country. General admission is $23.50 plus fees; preferred seating is $38.50 plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

Ballet Under the Stars
7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24
Steele Indian School Park
Amphitheater
300 E. Indian School Road
Ballet Arizona invites residents to spend a relaxing evening under the Arizona sky as the dance company continues its annual season opening tradition. Enjoy dance in a unique outdoor setting complete with a stage, lighting, costumes and beautiful Arizona weather. The event is free and open to the public. Bring low chairs or blankets to sit on. Glass containers are not permitted in city parks. For more information visit www.balletaz.org.

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
Saturday, Sept. 24
Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave.
The Heard joins participating museums across the nation in offering free admission for up to two non-museum-member adults on this day only to those who bring to the museum tickets they obtained on the Smithsonian Magazine website. (Museum members are already admitted free throughout the year.) For information and for links to getting tickets for free admission, visit http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2016/.

‘The Copper Queen’
Workshop Performance
3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25
Arizona Opera Black Box Theater
1636 N. Central Ave.
602-266-7464
The story of a haunting in the titular hotel, located in Bisbee, Ariz., once a prominent mining town for both copper and “Bisbee-blue” turquoise. In 1910, Julia Lowell, a “lady of the evening,” uses Room 315 of The Copper Queen Hotel to service her clients. Following her untimely death, her spirit is unable to leave the room, and the legend of her ghostly exploits gains infamy. Adult themes and suggestive dialogue. This is not a full stage performance, so tickets are only $10. Visit www.azopera.org.

‘King Charles III’
Arizona Theatre Co.
Oct. 6-23
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-256-6995
The Queen is dead. After a lifetime of waiting, Prince Charles ascends the throne with Camilla by his side. As William, Kate, and Harry look on, Charles prepares for the future of power that lies before him…but how will he rule? The play draws on the style and structure of a Shakespearean history play, but with modern verve, a comic subplot, and even the occasional appearance of a significant ghost. Visit www.arizonatheatre.org.

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