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‘Within & Out’ Artists Reception
6-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6
Modified Arts
407 E. Roosevelt St.
A glimpse into the wide variety of decision-making processes we apply to our individual existence and creations. The artists in this exhibition are all students of the printmaking tradition. Lithography, photolithography, serigraph, intaglio, and photogravure are some of the ones shown in this exhibition. Each artist uses different techniques and combinations of processes to arrive at their final works. The show closes the same night. If you can’t make the free reception, regular gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 12-4 p.m. Saturdays or by appointment. Visit www.modifiedarts.org.

‘Fiddler on the Roof’
Arizona Theatre Company
Jan. 6-29
Herberger Theater Center
222 E. Monroe
602-256-6995
Based on a series of stories by the great Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem, “Fiddler On The Roof” is set in the world of the Jewish Pale of Settlement in pre-Revolutionary Tsarist Russia in 1905. Featuring a cast of 28, ATC’s first-ever production of “Fiddler” is the largest production the company has produced in over 30 years. The musical features a host of classics including “To Life,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker.” Tickets are $30-$80. Visit www.arizonatheatre.org.

Spanish Music Celebration
7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6
Arizona Opera Center Plaza
1636 N. Central Ave.
Enjoy an evening filled with Latin American music, food, and art. Then move into the Atrium at 7 and 8 p.m., respectively, where the Latin stars of Madama Butterfly will present short recitals of Spanish music and art song. Free and open to the public.

‘Saturday Night Fever-The Musical’
Jan. 13-15
Orpheum Theater
203 W. Adams St.
602-262-7272
Theater League presents the iconic story of Tony—the kid from Brooklyn—who wants to dance his way to a better life. Fueled by the vintage Bee Gee hits, this contemporary retelling of the classic story captures the energy, passion and life-changing moments that have thrilled movie audiences since 1977. Tickets are $35-$82 plus fees. For tickets, visit http://theaterleague.com/phoenix/.

‘Night of the Chicken: Curse of the Crusty Claw’
Weekends, Jan. 13-29
Space 55 Theatre
636 E. Pierce St.
When a science experiment gone wrong first turned Andrea (Andi) Hafferton into a teenage werechicken, she thought she had it pretty bad. Now, three episodes later, things are even worse! Andi is forced to give a disastrous pep rally speech, Taco Tuesday gets cancelled, and someone lays an egg and blames it on her! Meanwhile, she still has to keep everyone at Ronald Reagan Junior High from discovering her monstrous secret. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15 general admission, students and children $10. On Sundays, kids age 9 and younger admitted for free (maximum two kids per adult with this offer). Visit www.space55.org.

‘Baskerville’
Jan. 25-Feb. 12
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell
602-254-2151
A fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of “The Hound of the Baskervilles” before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Visit www.phoenixtheatre.com.

R. Carlos Nakai & The MusicaNova Orchestra
4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29
Central United Methodist Church
1875 N. Central Ave.
Grammy-winning flautist R. Carlos Nakai joins MusicaNova to play Spirit Horses for Native American Flute and Chamber Orchestra by James DeMars, along with other distinctively American works and a world premiere from a MusicaNova composition fellow. Tickets are $20-$25. Visit www.musicanovaaz.com.

‘Cooking with The Calamari Sisters’
Through Jan. 29
Herberger Theater Center
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
Hilarity, delicious dishes and two over-the-top plus-size Italian sisters from Brooklyn, stars of their very own fictional cable television show, take you on a tour-de-force of Italian songs and cuisine as they sing, dance, joke and laugh through a very special cooking lesson. Performances are Thursdays at 2 and 7 p.m.; Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $45-$65 plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

‘Baby Boomer Baby’
Feb. 2-26
Herberger Theater Center
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
Comedy Central and National Lampoon star Tommy Koenig performs a one-man “musicomedy”—a flashback through our times and the music that defined them. Koenig was born in Brooklyn in 1953, the same year Rock & Roll was born. Koenig recounts the years he struggled to keep up with the changing times, just missing Woodstock by a few miles; the rites of passage of college, travel, sex and drugs; and the ever-changing cultural and political landscape that music unleashed as it morphed from Disco to Punk to MTV to Rap and beyond. Tickets are $40 plus fees. To purchase tickets, visit http://palmbeachestheatre.org.

‘Madame Butterfly’
Arizona Opera
Feb. 3-5
Phoenix Symphony Hall
75 N. 2nd St.
602-266-7464
Set in the idyllic village of Nagasaki, Japan, an innocent geisha’s love for an American naval officer leads to the ultimate heartbreak and tragedy. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale at www.azopera.com.

‘Romeo and Juliet’
Ballet Arizona
Feb. 9-12
Phoenix Symphony Hall
75 N. 2nd St.
602-381-1096
A romance that’s sure to set your heart astir, the most famous love story of all time is performed just in time for Valentine’s Day. Set in 16th century Verona, Romeo & Juliet chronicles Shakespeare’s tale of two passionate teenagers from great families on opposing sides of a bitter feud. With its sweepingly regal ballroom scenes, vivacious swordplay and poignant pas de deux, Ib Andersen’s production is a feast for the eyes and ears. Tickets are $25-$159 plus fees. Visit http://balletaz.org.

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