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Perryville Prison Art Show
Sept. 1-30
St. Barbara Gallery,
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
6300 N. Central Ave.
Several original works of art, created by inmates at the women’s prison, will be displayed and available for purchase. Proceeds from the artwork will benefit the artists and programs at Perryville that promote dignity and reduce recidivism. For exhibit hours and more information, call 602-279-5539.

‘Sweeney Todd’
Arizona Broadway Theatre
Sept. 4-16
Herberger Theater, Center Stage
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
A heart-pounding thriller set on the seedy side streets of 19th Century London. Filled with diabolical humor and extraordinary music, this eight-time Tony Award-winning musical tells the tale of an exiled barber’s quest to avenge the wrongs done to him and his family by a lecherous judge. Tickets are $44-$73 plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

‘West Side Story’
Sept. 5-Oct. 14
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Road
602-254-2151
A classic retelling of Romeo and Juliet in an urban setting. The Jets and Sharks rule the streets of New York City, but these gangs don’t like to share. When Tony falls for Maria, their respective gangs get ready for war. A story of star-crossed love in times of prejudice and violence, West Side Story speaks through dance and song. Visit http://www.phoenixtheatre.com.

‘Present Tense: Selections from the Lenhardt Collection’
Sept. 8-Dec. 16
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave.
An exhibition of artworks by various masters of modern and contemporary art, completely drawn from the private collection of Dawn and David Lenhardt. The exhibit showcases more than 20 paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures by artists including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Damien Hirst, Louise Lawler, Shara Hughes and Ugo Rondinone. Hughes also will give the first Lenhardt Emerging Artist Lecture at the Museum on Oct. 24 (tickets available at www.phxart.org). The exhibit is available to view with paid admission to the museum.

‘Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf’
7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19
Third Street Theater,
Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 N. 3rd St.
The documentary immerses viewers in inspirational designer and plantsman Piet Oudolf’s work and takes us inside his creative process, from his abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas. Discussions take place through all four seasons in Piet’s gardens at Hummelo, and on visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago, and the Netherlands, as well as to far-flung locations. Advance tickets are $10 plus service fee, $12 at the door, $11 for students with ID. Visit www.fiveseasons film.brownpapertickets.com.

‘Sinatra and Friends’
Sept. 21-23
Phoenix Symphony Hall
75 N. 2nd St.
Iconic tunes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and a swingin’ big band kick off the 2018/19 APS Pops Series. Be whisked back in time and get set for all your favorite standards including Rat Pack mega-hits like “Come Fly With Me”, “Luck be a Lady”, “Mr. Bojangles” and a dozen more favorites performed live with The Phoenix Symphony. For tickets, visit https://phoenixsymphony.org.

Beta Dance Festival
Sept. 22-23
Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 N. 3rd St.
602-254-3100
The festival lineup features a mix of mature, established choreographers from the Valley and up-and-coming, younger artists, including students and recent graduates of university and community college dance programs. 7 & 2 pm. or http://phoenixcenterforthearts.org.

‘Deserts and Rivers’
Phoenix Chorale
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
100 W. Roosevelt St.
602-253-2224
The chorale’s 60th Anniversary Season opens with “Desert and Rivers,” with songs inspired by the contrasting landscapes of Arizona, with music by Moira Smiley, Palestrina, C.P.E. Bach, John Adams, Ola Gjeilo, and more. Tickets are $35 adults, $30 seniors (65+) and active-duty military, and $15 for students with ID. Visit www.phoenixchorale.org.

‘Native Gardens’
Arizona Theatre Company
Oct. 4-21
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-256-6995
This comedy is the story of high-powered lawyer Pablo and his wife, Tania, a doctoral student, who are working toward the American Dream. They move into a well-to-do, mostly white neighborhood in our nation’s capital. A delicate disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out, laugh out loud comic border dispute. Tickets are $51 to $75 plus fees. Visit https://arizonatheatre.org.

‘Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents’
7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17
Orpheum Theatre
203 W. Adams St.
602-274-0067
Changing Hands presents former Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza with his follow-up to the No. 1 New York Times bestseller “Obama: An Intimate Portrait.” “Shade” tells the tale of two presidencies through a series of visual juxtapositions—with Souza’s images of Obama framed by tweets, headlines, quotes and other material from the first 500 days of the Trump administration. Get your ticket and copy of the book ($40.58 plus fees) online at www.changinghands.com.

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