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$4 on the Fourth
July 2-6
Pueblo Grande Museum
4619 E. Washington St.
602-495-0901
Celebrate Independence Day week and enjoy a discounted museum admission rate of $4 to all adults and seniors. Bring the whole family out for a fun and affordable uniquely Arizona experience at the ancient heart of Phoenix. Note that Pueblo Grande Museum will be closed on July 4, in observation of the Fourth of July Independence Day holiday. Visit www.pueblogrande.com.

Still Life No. 3: Raven Chacon
July 5-Nov. 3
Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave.
A solo exhibition that tells the story of Diné Bahaneʼ, a Navajo story of creation and emergence into the current world. The exhibition is comprised of sound, speakers, text and timed lights, which scrolls through several hues over an eight-hour cycle—relating to the colors of light throughout the day. In the exhibition, the artist provides an immersive and informative experience for attendees. Admission is free on the night of Friday, July 5, as part of First Friday. Visit https://heard.org.

‘The Addams Family’
Arizona Broadway Theatre
July 12-28
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
It’s the ultimate nightmare: daughter Wednesday, the ultimate Princess of Darkness, has grown up and fallen in love…with a sweet young man from a respectable family! While her parents wonder “Where did we go wrong,” all Wednesday wants is one normal night—but everything is about to change as they host a dinner for her fiancé and his parents. Tickets are $44-$73 plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

Full Moon Art & Music Festival
8 p.m. Saturday, July 20
The Pressroom
441 W. Madison St.
Enjoy a lunar gathering to remember, with a multi-genre music and arts festival spilling out onto the adjacent city block. This is an 18 and older event, and there will be cash bars available. Tickets are $20 presale until the week of, when they go up to $25. Click here for tickets and the full music lineup.

Kristina Kuzmic: The Hope and Humor Tour
7 p.m. Sunday, July 28
Orpheum Theatre
203 W. Adams St.
Kristina Kuzmic has an in-your-face perspective on issues of parenting and life in general. She has become an Internet sensation with her “mom-centric” videos about raising children and juggling all of life’s challenges. Her creative parenting advice and unique humor have garnered her a large following, launching her second career-beyond being a mom—as a motivational speaker and comedienne. Tickets are $29.75-$75 plus fees. Visit https://bit.ly/2K08t5P.

‘Spamilton: An American Parody’
Through Aug. 11
Phoenix Theatre
1825 N. Central Ave.
602-254-2151
From Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind the legendary Forbidden Broadway, comes a sidesplitting new musical that roasts, eviscerates and celebrates Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical “Hamilton.” Tickets are $38-$88, fees included. Visit https://www.phoenixtheatre.com/calendar.

‘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, the highly lovable 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. Run time is 2.5 hours. Show includes intermission. Tickets are $20.40-$39.50 plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.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, of course, Billy Joel, performed live by The Phoenix Symphony and vocalist 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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