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‘Avenue Q’
Through July 10
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Road
602-254-2151
Part felt, part flesh and full of heart, this laugh-out-loud adults-only musical follows Princeton, a recent college grad and his new neighbors. The show, starring both puppets and humans, is still fresh, fast-paced and exuberant and explores, among other things, “What Do You Do with a B.A. in English?” and why “Everyone’s Little Bit Racist.” For mature audiences only. Tickets are $36-$81 plus fees. Visit http://www.phoenixtheatre.com/events.

‘Space & Sc-Fi’ Exhibit Opening Reception
6-9 p.m. Friday, July 8
180 Degrees Automotive
545 W. Mariposa St.
602-476-2475
According to Manny Burruel, the best television when he was a boy included every Apollo space mission and all the old science fiction and monster movies. His artwork in this show is a nostalgic look back at both subjects. Burruel is showing monosilkscreen prints, a type of screen-printing in which he paints directly onto a mesh silkscreen and transfers the image to paper with a squeegee. Manny depicts images in vibrant colors and occasionally uses acrylic paint to add emphasis. The reception is free and open to the public. The exhibit runs through Sept. 30.

‘Monterey Pop’
1 p.m. Sunday, July 10
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 begins with the seminal rock concert film from 1967, directed by D.A. Pennebaker and featuring concert performances by Jimi Hendrix, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Otis Redding and many others. Pennebaker pretty much wrote the book on how to film a rock concert, and set the stage for the later and more elaborate film “Woodstock.” Doors open at 12:30 p.m.; tickets are $7.50 in advance, $11 at the door. Visit http://www.nofestivalrequired.com.

‘Judy Garland: A Musical Legacy’
JBL Productions
7 p.m. Monday, July 11
Herberger Theater, Kax Stage
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
Come and re-discover a famous and historical personality, and legendary entertainer. Come and listen to her music, her life, and her feelings. Experience an intimate musical cabaret that tells the honest story in her own words. Accompanied on the piano by Joe Bousard, the show is performed by three actors/singers who portray the essence of who she was and who her real friends were. Additional lunch time performances take place at 12:10 p.m. July 12-14 and July 19-21. All tickets are $6 plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

Free Family Second Sunday
12-5 p.m. Sunday, July 10
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave.
www.phxart.org
Sponsored by Discount Tire Company. Enjoy fun activities, scavenger hunts, live performances, story time, free tours, and more. Learn about and make art with a featured local Valley artist, from muralists to dancers and more. Museum Members can enjoy an exclusive preview hour beginning at 11 a.m. Not a member yet? Inquire about the $30 Summer Mini Membership Special that grants museum access to the entire family all summer long.

‘Catch A Rising Star’
7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14
The Nash
110 E. Roosevelt St.
602-795-0464
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, who either are based or were raised in Arizona. On July 14, enjoy performances by a jazz quintet comprised of: Miranda Agnew, trumpet; Ben Stowers, tenor saxophone; Michael Kocour, piano; Dylan Holly, bass; and Nathan Hooker on drums. Tickets are $15 for general admission/$8 for students. More information is available at www.thenash.org.

The Storrs Objection: Science
10:30 p.m. Friday, July 22
Space 55 Theater
636 E. Pierce St.
www.space55.org
Local comedian Matt Storrs is known for bringing his law background to the stage, especially when fact-checking other comedians’ material after their sets. “The Storrs Objection” will now give Storrs the opportunity to fact-check other comedians’ material DURING their sets. Along with this monthly co-council, Storrs will rebut and rebuke comedians in the middle of a premise or punchline, throwing off timing and train of thought, and maybe starting a fight or two. “The Storrs Objection” is heckling with a wrecking ball. Tickets are $5 at the door.

‘Legends of Song’
Act Two Productions
7 p.m. Monday, July 25
Herberger Theater, Kax Stage
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
In this delightful trip down memory lane, award-winning entertainer T.A. Burrows uses his remarkable vocal talents to recreate the unique styles and sounds of nine incomparable artists: Johnny Mathis, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, and Sammy Davis Jr. And between the songs, T.A. provides interesting facts about each legend along with his own humorous anecdotes. Lunchtime performances also take place at 12:10 p.m. July 26-28 and Aug. 2-4. All tickets are $6 plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

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