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‘American Folk’
Phoenix Chorale
March 5-6
Various Locations
Drawing on the country’s folk roots and pop power. Experience America’s musical evolution over the centuries, from timeless sea chanteys like “Shenandoah” and the Wild West hallmark “Home on the Range” to songs from today’s classic singer-songwriters Pete Seeger, James Taylor and Dolly Parton. Concerts take place 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt St.; and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Drive. Tickets to “American Folk” are $13-32 and can be purchased online at www.phoenixchorale.org.

‘Vision For Peace’
Phoenix Boys Choir
7 p.m. Saturday, March 5
Camelback Bible Church
3900 E. Stanford Drive
602-264-5328
The program features Haydn’s majestic “Timpani Mass,” written as war ravaged his homeland of Austria; “I Never Saw Another Butterfly,” a musical tribute to the children lost in World War II; and “Verleih uns Frieden (Grant Us Peace)” by Heinrich Schütz, based on Martin Luther’s poignant text: “In these our days so perilous, Lord, peace in mercy send us.” Tickets are $23-$28 general admission, and $18 for seniors and children age 12 and younger. Visit www.PhoenixBoysChoir.org.

‘You Can’t Take It With You’
Xavier/Brophy Theatre
March 3-5
Virginia G. Piper Performing Arts Center, Xavier College Prep
4710 N. 5th St.
The play, which premiered on Broadway in 1936, is the story of a Bohemian family and a few days of their exuberantly chaotic life. Recently revived on Broadway, it is a three-act comedy by playwrights George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Show times are 7 p.m., with an additional matinee performance on Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased online at www.xcp.org or at the door.

Southwest Vocal Competition
2 p.m. Sunday, March 6
Phoenix Orpheum Theatre
203 W. Adams St.
602-262-6225
Presented by Phoenix Opera, showcasing singers from Utah, Nevada and New Mexico in addition to those living in Arizona. The 10 finalists from the second round will perform in the Final Vocal Competition/Concert in front of a live audience with the Phoenix Opera Orchestra under the baton of Maestro John Massaro. Judges for this competition are New York agent, Neil Funkhouser, Metropolitan Opera coach, Gildo DiNunzio and former Artistic Director of the Dallas Opera, Jonathan Pell. Cash prizes will be awarded. Concert tickets for the Final Vocal Competition/Concert are $15-$35 and are available through the Orpheum Box Office or at https://phoenix.ticketforce.com.

Portrait Artists of Arizona’s
2016 Members Juried Fine Art Exhibition and Sale
March 8-April 22
University Club of Phoenix
39 Monte Vista Road
928-202-2226
Portraiture—the art of creating portraits—has mesmerized humanity from the earliest times. . The 2016 exhibition is comprised of 51 works of art by 25 PAOA artists. An Artists’ Reception is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, with Awards Presentation at 6:30 p.m. The exhibit is available Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 2-4 p.m. Admission is free.

‘The Ultimate Collection Iconic Baseball Cards from the Diamondbacks Collection’
March 9-April 24
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave.
602-257-1880
A specially ticketed, limited-engagement exhibition of some of the rarest and most important baseball cards in the history of the sport. Carefully and painstakingly amassed by Ken Kendrick, longtime collector and managing general partner of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the collection features 16 of the top 20 rated sports trading cards in the entire world, along with an additional 25 highly-valued and prized baseball trading cards. Included is a T206 Honus Wagner trading card, once owned by hockey legend Wayne Gretzky. Tickets for the exhibition are $8 plus required General Museum Admission, which varies according to age and student status. Visit www.phxart.org.

Fine Art in the Garden
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 12
Shemer Art Center
5001 E. Camelback Road
602-262-4727
The event features 20 local artists working in a variety of mediums. A raffle of their works and surprises are planned. Live music will be performed 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and there also will be food vendors on site. Admission is free. Visit www.facebook.com/FineArtinTheGardenSale.

‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill’
March 16-April 3
Phoenix Theatre’s Hormel Theatre
100 E. McDowell Road
In a small bar in South Philly, in 1959, Billie Holiday, the icon dubbed Lady Day, put on a show that unbeknownst to the audience, let them witness one of the last performances of her life. Through her poignant voice and moving melodies, she shared her loves, her losses, her demons and her angels. Enter the intimacy of this singular night in music history and feel the presence of a legend reborn. Tickets are $36-$76 plus fees. Visit http://phoenixtheatre.com.

‘Legends of Folk’
Concert & Sing-Along
7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 17
North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 N. 7th St.
Featuring the songs of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Utah Phillips, Leadbelly, Jimmy Driftwood, The Clancy Brothers and more, performed by Rik Palieri and Rick and Donna Nestler. Cost is $10 at the door.

‘The Competition’
7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23
Phoenix Center for the Arts,
Third Street Theater
1202 N. 3rd St.
602-254-3100
A documentary movie constructed as an almost uncomfortable but intensely fascinating account of how some of the best architects in the world, design giants like Jean Nouvel or Frank Gehry, toil, struggle and strategize to beat the competition. While nearly as old as the profession itself, architectural competitions became a social, political and cultural phenomenon of the post-Guggenheim Bilbao museums and real estate bubbles of the recent past. Taking place at the dramatic moment in which the bubble became a crisis, this is the first competition to be documented in excruciatingly raw detail. Presented by No Festival Required. Tickets are $8 in advance online, $12 at the door, $10 for students with ID. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. No-host beer and wine available. Visit www.thecompetitionfilm.brownpapertickets.com.

Elena Eros Solo Exhibit
Through March 24
Olney Gallery, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
100 W. Roosevelt St.
623-826-9912
A free First Friday reception will take place 6-9 p.m. March 4. Eros was a fashion designer and illustrator in Europe. This exhibition features her vibrant color palette depicting realistic work, as well as expressionistic paintings with a spiritual theme. Free parking available in the garage. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

‘Of Mice and Men’
Arizona Theater Company
March 31-April 17
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-256-6995
John Steinbeck’s classic 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, in a time when dreams seemed a thing of the past. A timeless tale of friendship, loneliness, loyalty, sacrifice and the human connections that are the bedrock for survival. Tickets are $28-$68 plus fees. Visit www.arizonatheatre.org.

‘Pinkalicious: The Musical’
April 8-24
Valley Youth Theatre
525 N. 1st St.
602-253-8188
A musical based on the book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, live on stage. Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe—a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this pink predicament. Matinees take place Saturdays and Sundays, with one evening performance on Friday, April 8. Tickets are $18 general admission, plus fees. Visit www.VYT.com.

Shostakovich Symphony
No. 7, ‘Leningrad’
MusicaNova Orchestra
4 p.m. Sunday, April 10
Central United Methodist Church
1875 N. Central Ave.
The orchestra is joined by over 20 guest players from partners Tempe High School, the Arizona School for the Arts, and the Phoenix Youth Symphony in this tribute to the courage of the citizens of Leningrad and their endurance during a 900-day Nazi siege during World War II. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 seniors/students (17 and younger free with paid adult admission). Visit http://www.musicanovaaz.com.

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