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Superstition Jazz Orchestra
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8
The Nash
110 E. Roosevelt St.
602-795-0464
The Superstition Jazz Orchestra, based at Phoenix College and under the direction of Milas Yoes, is a group of professional and community jazz musicians. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students with ID. Visit www.thenash.org.

‘In My Life—A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles’
7 p.m. Sunday, March 12
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
The musical retelling of the Beatles story through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein, this multi-media production features the live music of renowned tribute band Abbey Road. Tickets are $46 – $75 plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

‘Native Son’
Stray Cat Theatre
March 10-25
Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center
1333 E. Washington St.
480-227-1766
Suffocating in poverty on the South Side of Chicago in the 1930s, 20-year-old Bigger Thomas takes a job in a wealthy white man’s house and unwittingly unleashes a series of events that violently seal his fate. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors 60 and older, and $25 for students with ID. Visit http://straycattheatre.org.

29th Annual Artlink Art Detour
March 16-19
Various locations,
Downtown Phoenix
602-256-7539
A multi-media art event featuring self-guided tours of more than 100 artist studios, galleries and other venues plus performances and a Kids Detour offering family-friendly activities, pop-up galleries. Docent-guided hop-on-hop-off shuttles will run 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. For a full schedule of events and locations, visit http://artlinkphoenix.com/art-detour/.

‘Today’s Masters’
Ballet Arizona
March 23-26
Orpheum Theatre
203 W. Adams St.
The program features contemporary ballets that represent the development of the art form and its artists with choreography that pushes the boundaries of classical ballet. Tickets range from $25 to $159, plus fees. Visit www.balletaz.org.

‘The Gentleman Doc Holliday’
7-9 p.m. Saturday, March 25
North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 N. 7th St.
Written by Terry Earp in collaboration with Karen-Holliday Tanner, the closest living relative of Doc Holliday and author of the book, “Doc Holliday – A Family Portrait,” this is the story of the West’s most famous dentist and his journey from one who heals to one who kills. Opening concert by Linda Bilque & the Lucky Band. Tickets are $20, available at the door or in advance at the NMVC Gift Shoppe.

‘Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash’
Arizona Theatre Company
March 30-April 16
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
This unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, home and family features 38 classic hits – including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune performed by a multi-talented cast of 10 It paints a musical portrait of The Man in Black that is a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a uniquely American legend. Tickets are $46-$85 plus fees. Visit www.arizonatheatre.org/tickets/.

Eugene O’Neill’s ‘Hughie’
iTheatre Collaborative
March 31-April 15
Herberger, Kax Stage
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
Hughie was the night clerk at a seedy New York hotel and the once-captive audience for small-time gambler Erie Smith’s tall tales whenever he arrived, but Hughie is dead. Erie had always considered Hughie his good luck charm. With Hughie’s death, Erie’s luck has changed, and he finds himself in dire straits. Then, Erie meets the new night clerk, who reminds him enough of Hughie that he takes the gamble that his luck is about to change. Tickets are $26 general admission. Thursday performances are “pay what you can.” Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

Spring Art Show
April 1-2
North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 N. 7th St.
602-996-5423
Presented by the East Valley Artists League. Watch painters at work, enjoy refreshments and live music, and purchase great artwork at reasonable prices. Hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

‘Das Rheingold’
Arizona Opera
April 6-8
Phoenix Symphony Hall
75 N. 2nd St.
602-266-7464
In this production of Wagner’s epic “Ring Cycle,” when the dwarf Alberich steals the magical gold of the Rhinemaidens, he unleashes a power struggle with Wotan, ruler of the gods, that will shake the foundations of the world. Driven by dark, powerful melodies and motifs, “Das Rheingold” brings the gods to life featuring the Arizona Opera Orchestra on stage. Visit www.azopera.org.

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