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‘Barnstorming the Moon’
Through Aug. 16
monOrchid Gallery
214 E. Roosevelt St.
Space takes center stage in the exhibit, “Barnstorming the Moon,” featuring the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, a system of three cameras mounted on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a NASA spacecraft that launched in June 2009. The exhibit will display images captured by the cameras of the surface of the Moon. Every Friday, Dr. Mark Robinson will lead a walking tour of the exhibit from 7-8 p.m. The gallery is open from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and Sundays from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visit www.facebook.com/monOrchid.

‘Matilda: The Musical’
Valley Youth Theatre
Aug. 9-25
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Tickets are $20.40-$39.50 plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

‘Impulso’ Film Screening
8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11
Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave.
The avant-garde choreographies of flamenco dancer Rocío Molina have electrified audiences around the world. Her pieces combine traditional Flamenco with modern dance, avant-garde theatrics, objects, paint and eclectic music compositions. “Impulso” follows Molina as she travels the world to perform at unusual venues. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m.; food and drink available for purchase. Visit https://bit.ly/2YUESyp.

BlakTinx Dance Festival
7:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 23-24
Third Street Theater,
Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 N. 3rd St.
A dance festival celebrating the work of Black and Latin choreographers in Arizona with special guest from Los Angeles California. Doors open at 7 p.m.; seating is general admission. Tickets are $15 through Aug. 16, and $20 after. Get tickets at https://bit.ly/2G7FE3O.

‘Kinky Boots’
Aug. 26-Oct. 13
Phoenix Theatre
1825 N. Central Ave.
602-254-2151
Things look grim for Charlie Price’s shoe factory, until he meets Lola, cabaret performer and drag queen, whose daring ideas might just turn the failing business around. They hatch a plan to save the business and give intolerance the boot! For tickets, visit www.phoenixtheatre.com or call the box office.

‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’
Childsplay Theatre
Sept. 8-Oct. 13
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
The play tells the tale of a self-absorbed china doll rabbit who encounters new friends on an unexpected adventure and learns how to love and care for others after he is lost overboard during a cruise. Recommended for ages 7 and older. Tickets are $12-$35 plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

‘Beguile’
Convergence Ballet
5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22
Madison Center for the Arts
5601 N. 16th St.
A diverse array of classical and contemporary productions showcasing incredible artists, including ballroom stars Leela Fazzuoli and Daniel Cavalo. Highlights include three new world-premiere works, inspired by the nature and patterns insects, intertwining limbs and the predatory mannerisms of human nature. Lobby doors open one hour prior to show time. Tickets are $25 plus fees. Visit www.themadison.org.

‘Music of Billy Joel & More’
Phoenix Symphony
Sept. 27-28
Symphony Hall
75 N. 2nd St.
602-495-1999
Relive hits from Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Beatles, The Who, Elton John and Billy Joel, performed live by The Phoenix Symphony and vocalist Michael Michael Cavanaugh. Known for his energetic stage presence, Cavanaugh was handpicked by Billy Joel to star in the hit Broadway musical Movin’ Out and received both Tony and Grammy-Award nominations for the role. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Tickets are $25-$93 plus fees. Visit www.phoenixsymphony.org.

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