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Music of ABBA with Rajaton
Friday, Feb. 7, Saturday, Feb. 8,
and Sunday, Feb. 9
Symphony Hall
75 N. 2nd St.
Experience the music of the Swedish supergroup ABBA, which found fame in the 1970s, in a blend of sound, light, dance and grooviness at this APS Pops Series featuring The Phoenix Symphony and Finnish pop group Rajaton. Expect to hear classics including “Dancing Queen,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “Money, Money, Money” and “Mamma Mia.” Shows are at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 7 and 8 and 2 p.m. on Feb. 9. For tickets, visit phoenixsymphony.org.

‘When Douglass Met Lincoln’
Lunch Time Theater
Feb. 3-6 and 11-13
Herberger Theater Center
222 E. Monroe St.
Learn more about these two self-made, charismatic historial figures. Douglass, who was an Abolitionist leader and intellectual who advised presidents and lectured on many causes and former President Lincoln only met a few times in their lives, But the impression they made on each other was much bigger than either of them expected and they developed an uncommon friendship. Shows are at 12:10 p.m. except for the Monday, Feb. 3 performance, which is at 7 p.m. For tickets, visit herbergertheater.org/calendar.

‘Million Dollar Quartet’
Feb. 1-2, 5-9 and 12-16
The Phoenix Theatre Company – Mainstage Theatre
1825 N. Central Ave.
Go back in time to 1956 when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis made a record together at Sun Records Studios in Memphis. This is half stage play and half a live musical show about the four legends forming an incredible musical act. This show includes herbal (non-tobacco) smoke. For tickets, visit phoenixtheatre.com/tickets.

‘The Diary of Anne Frank’
The Jewish Ensemble Theatre
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13
Madison Center for the Arts
5601 N. 16th St.
The Jewish Ensemble Theatre company performs this dynamic production about the horrors of the Holocaust as seen through the eyes of a young girl, Anne Frank. Tickets are $16 each for adults and $10 each for students. The seats are general admission. For tickets, visit themadison.org.

‘Garden Musings’ Photography Exhibit
Opening reception 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 20
Shemer Art Center
5005 E. Camelback Road
This photography exhibition reveals various natural and man-made beauty discovered in today’s gardens. It will run from Feb. 19 to April 4. To learn more, visit shemerartcenter.org or call 602-262-4727.

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘OVO’
Feb. 20-23
Talking Stick Resort Arena
201 E. Jefferson St.
Watch performers impersonating insects playing, fighting and search for love in an energetic show where characters discover a mysterious egg that represents the cycles and enigma of their lives. The cast of 52 artists from 14 countries specializes in various acrobatic acts. This show has entertained more than 6 million people around the world since it made its debut in Montreal in 2009. Shows at Talking Stick will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 and 21, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 and 1:30 and 5 p.m. Feb. 23. For tickets, visit talkingstickresortarena.com.

Tim Kapeluck
8 p.m. on Saturday, March 7
Fiddler’s Dream Coffeehouse
1702 E. Glendale Ave.
602-997-9795
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tim Kapeluck’s music is infused in the traditions of bluegrass and Appalachian folk. His debut album “By Time and Gravity,” featured eleven original songs that include tales of characters living on the fringes, as well as stories of heartbreak, social commentary and redemption. The cost of the show is $8 per ticket. The doors open at 7:20 p.m. To buy tickets, visit fiddlersdream.org.

Pink Martini
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25
Orpheum Theatre
203 W. Adams St.
Thomas Lauderdale formed the band Pink Martini in 1994 as a way to offer more beautiful, inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers when he was thinking about running for mayor of Portland, Oregon. The band combines classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop genres and their first song, “Sympathique (Je ne veux pas travailler)” became a hit in France and was nominated for “Song of the Year” at France’s Victoires de la Musique Awards. Pink Martini features a dozen musicians performing songs in 25 languages. For tickets, visit phoenix.ticketforce.com.

“Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean”
Through March 26
Arizona Jewish Historical Society Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center
122 E. Culver St.
See photos of synagogues and a historical description of what Jewish life is like in the Caribbean. It is free with a $5 suggested donation. This exhibit will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 6 to 9 p.m. the first and third Fridays and by appointment. To learn more or to RSVP, contact Jeffery Schesnol at jschesnol@azjhs.org or visit azjhs.org.

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