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Paintings of Karen Rae
Through Nov. 7
Church of the Beatitudes
555 W. Glendale Ave.
The watercolors of local artist Karen Rae will be on exhibit in the narthex (lobby) of the sanctuary. Hours are 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Sundays and by appointment. All artwork is available for purchase. For more information, contact Marcia Nix at 602-274-8992.

‘Boneyard’ in Concert
7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3
The Musicians Hall
1202 E. Oak St.
Boneyard brings its original sound, eclectic repertoire and instrumental groove therapy, featuring Carole Pellatt on guitar, Dom Moio on drums, Todd Johnson on bass, and Joe Garcia on percussion. Free and open to the public, but donations gladly accepted.

‘Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery’
Oct. 5-7 & Oct. 12-14
John Paul Theatre,
Phoenix College
1202 W. Thomas Road
A farcical look at the machinations of solving a murder. The action is on fast-forward, as locations and characters change in the blink of an eye in a feverish race to the finish—the revelation of the murderer. Show times are 7:30 p.m., with an 11 a.m. matinee on Oct. 6. Tickets are $10 general, $7 alumni/seniors, and $5 students.

‘Frankestein Has No Legs’
All Puppet Players
Oct. 6-28
Playhouse on the Park
1850 N. Central Ave.
602-254-2151
This original adaptation is funny, clever and true to the source material. Puppets create a mood and a style that draws you into the story of Victor and his crusade to defeat death. Along the way, he will abandon morals, values and his ethics to create a monster that will become his greatest enemy. Shows run every weekend in October at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 plus fees. Visit www.allpuppetplayers.com.

‘Memories of October and November’ Reception
5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6
Herberger Theater Gallery
222 E. Monroe
602-254-7399, ext. 105
An exhibit of two- and three-dimensional art, featuring 22 Arizona artists. Meet the artists; enjoy music and no-host bar in Bob’s Spot Lounge. Admission is free. The artwork is available for purchase through Nov. 27. A portion of each sale benefits the HTC’s Youth Outreach Programs.

Ceremonial Concert by Maestro Xavier Quijas Yxayotl
7-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7
North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 N. 7th St.
602-343-5125
Blessing ceremony to open the sacred music (involves copal). Xavier will share his knowledge of Aztec clay instruments. Admission is $20 in advance at the NMVC front desk and $25 online at www.saveourmountains.org; click on the “Support S.O.M.F.” tab, and click the Paypal donation button, noting in the memo box it is for this concert. Tickets can be reserved over the phone phone via credit card.

‘The Little Mermaid’
Xavier/Brophy Theatre Co.
Oct. 11-12, Oct. 14
Virginia G. Piper Performing Arts Center, Xavier College Prep
4710 N. 5th St.
602-240-3161
This production features an all-student cast. Shows will be at 7 p.m. each day, with two shows on Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission; the box office opens one hour prior to show time.

‘Urban Nocturnes’
7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12
Trinity Cathedral
100 W. Roosevelt St.
An evening of intimate chamber music for piano and strings. The program includes Claude Debussy’s “Piano Trio,” “Phantasy for Viola and Piano” by York Bowen, and Gabriel Fauré’s Piano Quartet No. 1. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door or through the Music at Trinity website. A reception follows the performance.

‘Sing Phoenix!’ Choral Festival
Oct. 19-21
Church of the Beatitudes
555 W. Glendale Ave.
602-264-1221
The festival is open to all singers of all skill levels, and includes a vocal master class and public performance with chamber orchestra. For more information, visit www.beatitudeschurch.org.

‘Seven Guitars’
Black Theatre Troupe
Oct. 27-Nov. 12
Helen K. Mason
Performing Arts Center
1333 E. Washington St.
602-258-8129
The fifth in August Wilson’s 10-play decade-by-decade exploration of the black experience in America, “Seven Guitars” is set in 1948 as friends gather to mourn for Floyd “Schoolboy” Barton, a blues guitarist and singer, who died just as his career was on the verge of taking off. Tickets are $38 plus fees. Visit www.blacktheatretroupe.org.

‘Swan Lake’
Ballet Arizona
Oct. 26-29
Phoenix Symphony Hall
75 N. 2nd St.
602-381-1096
This legendary story of romance, sorcery and betrayal revolves around the tragic Swan Queen, Odette, her lover, Prince Siegfried, and how the malevolent sorcerer Von Rothbart’s attempts to separate the lovers forever. Tchaikovsky’s familiar score, performed by the Phoenix Symphony. Tickets are $25-$159 plus fees. Visit www.balletaz.org.

‘A Vampire Tale’
Scorpius Dance Theatre
Oct. 26-28 & Nov. 2-4
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Road
602-254-2151
A young woman is drawn to the dark side and finds herself lured into an assorted band of bloodsuckers. Frightened yet fascinated by their shadowy showmanship and seductive moves, she struggles to avoid becoming part of their underworld when she becomes infatuated with the King vampire. Show times are 7:30 p.m., with matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Tickets start at $25, plus fees. Visit www.scorpiusdance.com.

‘Mid-Century Masters’
MusicaNova
4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29
Central United Methodist Church
1875 N. Central Ave.
The orchestra performs works from composers Richard Arnell, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Malcolm Arnold. Highlights include “The Harmony Project–Phoenix Orchestra,” a group if young local players who will join MNO to perform Vaughan Williams’ “Concerto Grosso for String Orchestras.” Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors and students and free for ages 17 and younger. Visit www.musicanovaaz.com.

‘The Woman in Black’
Oct 31 -Nov 5
Playhouse on the Park
1850 N. Central Ave.
602-734-5734
A traumatized man recruits an actor to help him exorcise the ghost of the Woman in Black. The two men perform the story about an up-and-coming young solicitor who has come to attend the funeral and settle the estate of Mrs. Alice Drablow of the Eel Marsh House. The routine formalities give way to a tumble of sinister and terrifying events and secrets. Tickets are $19 for youth ages 17 and younger and $29 for adults. Visit www.davissonentertainment.com.

Boys to Men Festival
4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4
Central High School
4525 N. Central Ave.
Male singers from schools across the state join male singers from local choruses in an afternoon rehearsal session with guest clinicians, culminating in a concert including performances by the local male choruses and all participants. The concert is open to the public and is hosted by Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix. Tickets are $5. Visit https://orpheus.org for ticket information.

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