Free summer comedy series features top national comics
The Summer Comedy Series will showcase headline comedians starting at 8 p.m. Fridays this summer in the Ovations Live! Showroom at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler.
The series will feature nationally accredited comedians including Tommy Savitt (international comedy star) on Friday, June 25, B.T. (featured on HBO) on July 2, Barry Diamond (as seen on Friends and Seinfeld) on July 9, Marc Yaffee (Native American international comedy star) on July 16, Richard Villa (as seen on LATV) on July 23, Dean Austin (as seen on Comic View) on July 30, Tim O’Rourke (as seen on the Drew Carey Show) on Aug. 6, Vic Dunlop (as seen on the Richard Pryor Show) on Aug. 13, Carrie Snow (as featured in The Aristocrats) on Aug. 20 and Jimmy Della Valle (as seen in Without a Trace) on Aug. 27.
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online at WinGilaRiver.com, by phone at (877) 840-0457 or by visiting the resort’s gift shop. Tickets are free with a complimentary Player’s Club card.
“No Service Fee June” for all tickets at Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Live Nation has announced “No Service Fee June” with the elimination this month of service fees on nearly 8 million tickets, more than 700 shows and 110 artists at all 50 Live Nation-owned and operated amphitheaters.
Tickets for “No Service Fee June” are available only at LiveNation.com through 8:59 p.m., Wednesday, June 30.
The following shows at Cricket Wireless Pavilion are applicable: Vans Warped Tour, June 29; Kings of Leon with Built to Spill & The Features, July 10; Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival featuring Rob Zombie, Korn and more, July 16; Rihanna with Ke$ha, July 22; Toby Keith with Trace Adkins, Aug. 8; John Mayer with Owl City, Aug. 18; Green Day with AFI, Aug. 30; Kiss with The Academy Is, Sept. 24; Jonas Brothers with Demo Lovato, Sept. 26; and Jack Johnson with G. Love & Special Sauce and Zee Avi , Oct. 10.
No service fee tickets are available while supplies last. Parking, shipping and other non “service fee” costs may apply.
For a complete list of all artists, venues and on sale dates, visit www.LiveNation.com.
Children's Museum, PCM offer summer programs
The Phoenix Conservatory of Music has teamed up with The Children's Museum of Phoenix to unleash the power of music and promote education of the arts.
Singing for Little Stars for ages 4 to 7 is a fun method of learning how little ones should use their voices when singing, along with proper posture, projection, breath support and more. They will learn the art of presenting themselves in front of an audience and have an opportunity to sing in an ensemble setting and as a soloist. The program starts Monday, June 28, and runs from 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays for six weeks. The cost is $85.
Super Singing for ages 8 to 14 is a fun method of learning proper voice technique including posture, breath support, pitch-accuracy, projection, focusing on sound and developing mental concepts regarding sung music. Students will have an opportunity to sing in an ensemble setting and as a soloist. The program starts Monday, June 28, and runs from 2 to 3 p.m. Mondays for six weeks. The cost is $85.
For more information, call (602) 648-2753.
Phoenix Symphony appoints new assistant conductor
The Phoenix Symphony has appointed Joseph Young as its new assistant conductor.
A member of the American Conducting Fellows Program, a conductor training program of the League of the American Orchestras, Young comes to Phoenix from the Buffalo Philharmonic.
Young will succeed Benjamin Rous, the Symphony’s assistant conductor since the 2008/09 season, as Rous has accepted the associate conductor position with the Virginia Symphony.
Summer program self-portraits sought for Faces of Afterschool Art Project
Children and youth participating in summer programs statewide are being asked to create self -portraits for possible display at an art exhibit this fall at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix to raise awareness of afterschool programs in Arizona.
Through the Faces of Afterschool Art Project, young artists from 5 to 17 years of age can use any two-dimensional medium (paintings, drawings, prints, photography, digital art, collages, etc.) to capture their personalities. Artwork must be on 8.5 by 11-inch paper and submitted by Aug. 30.
Project guidelines, submission information and registration are available at www.azafterschool.org/News---Events/Faces-of-Afterschool.aspx.
For more information about the Faces of Afterschool and about afterschool programs in Arizona, visit www.azafterschool.org.
Entertainment at Wild Horse Pass
The following entertainers will appear at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5400 W. Wild Horse Blvd., Chandler.
Creedence Clearwater Revisited, 7:30 p.m. July 1; Mitzi Gaynor, 2 p.m. July 11 and 12; “49 Laughs” Comedy Tour (Starring Ernest Tsosie and James Junes of the popular “James and Ernie” comedy team and featuring Pax Harvey and Tatanka Means), 8 p.m. July 24; Josh Turner, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9; Brian McKnight, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22; Loverboy, 8 p.m. Sept. 10; and Sinbad, 8 p.m. Sept. 25.
More information or tickets are available at www.WinGilaRiver.com, by calling (877) 840-0457 or by visiting the gift shop at the resort.
Ahwatukee Foothills Concert Band offers free summer concert
The Ahwatukee Foothills Concert band will perform a free concert starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at the Ahwatukee Recreation Center, 5001 E. Cheyenne Drive.
The band will perform some of the greatest music of the American West, from film to the concert halls, with beloved folk tunes, Copland’s Rodeo and Hoe-Down, music from classic song-writers and much more. The band will also celebrate music from the stages of Broadway.
Then, celebrate our nation’s birthday (as well as the birthday of the band’s founder, Crawford McClue) by singing and clapping along with your favorite patriotic songs and marches celebrating our country and the men and women in uniform who so selflessly serve it.
Sculpt the Perfect Date Night at Mesa Arts Center
If your ideal image of romance is the scene in Ghost when Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore are working on the potter’s wheel, then Mesa Arts Center has the date night for you.
The largest ceramics studio in the state of Arizona is offering a hands-on, experiential date night around the potter’s wheel. From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 9, guests are invited create a piece of art and have fun with their dates in the state-of-the-art and friendly learning environment at 1 E. Main St. in Mesa.
The cost is $24.
To book your date night, visit www.mesaartscenter.com or call (480) 644-6520.
ASU Art Museum hosting summer family exhibition
The 11th annual Summer Family Exhibition, What Moves Us: Art of Transportation from the Permanent Collection, is on display through Sept. 4 at the Arizona State University Art Museum at Mill Avenue and Tenth Street in Tempe. Learn about modes of transportation from paintings, sculpture and prints. Hands-on activities throughout the exhibition will get your imagination moving, too.
A free family fun day will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 10, offering art-making projects, performances and a visit from PBS characters Maya and Miguel from Eight/KAET.
For more information, call (480) 965-2787 or visit ASUArtMuseum.asu.edu.
Summer Movie Madness for kids at MADCAP Theaters
Summer Movie Madness will run through Aug. 6 at MADCAP Theaters, 730 S. Mill Ave., Tempe.
Remaining films are Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (June 23 to 25), Rugrats in Paris (June 30 to July 2), Shark Tale (July 7 to 9), Spongebob Squarepants: The Movie (July 14 to 16), Spiderwick Chronicles (July 21 to 23), Rugrats: The Movie (July 28 to 30) and Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit (Aug. 4 to 6).
Families may purchase a 10-week pass to see G and PG rated films for just $7 or pay $2 for individual screenings. Tickets are available at www.madcaptheaters.com or at the door. Kids Packs will also be available at the concession stand, which include popcorn, candy and a juice box for $5.
Spa samplings, wine, live music and more
The Heard Museum’s free Third Friday evening series, NU (Native + You), continues from 5:30 to 9 p.m. July 16. Guests will enjoy a cash bar, a sampling of services from Aji Spa at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and hear a musical collaboration by BPM Cadenza. The Café at the Heard Museum will serve dinner until 8 p.m., and a wine tasting will take place in the Berlin Gallery. The event is co-presented by Chase and Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa.
The free event will take place at the Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave.
For more information, call (602) 252-8848, or visit www.heard.org/NU.
Summer Family Night at the Museum
The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s Annual Summer Family Night will take place from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale.
This year’s event, titled “I Spy Art,” playfully takes its cue from themes found in the summer exhibition Spyhopping: Adventures with Sue Chenoweth and the Permanent Collection which features a gallery installation inspired by the Italian Renaissance board game Game of Goose. Families will be treated to a specially crafted kid-friendly tour of the Spyhopping exhibition full of woodland creatures jumping through dishes, whimsical works of art and ideas that harken back to childhood games and treasure maps.
After the tour, families may venture out to the park at the nearby Scottsdale Civic Center Mall to make their very own art-inspired board game while enjoying cool refreshments and live music by Jeff Jones and the Earthtones. Parents are encouraged to bring kids’ swimsuits and towels for fun splashing in the outdoor fountains and giant bubble play.
The cost is $20 for a family of up to four people, and $4 for each additional member.
Pre-registration is required to (480) 874-4641.
World famous Rockettes offer new Christmas show
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular’s beloved holiday show will thrill the entire family during four shows Dec. 1 and 2 at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale.
This newest production was specifically designed for large-scale venues and replicates on a grand scale the exact production of The Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The Christmas Spectacular is truly unique in its universal appeal to people of all ages and celebrates Christmas with show-stopping Rockette numbers, dazzling costumes, dramatic arena lighting effects, breathtaking imagery and festive musical compositions.
Tickets for groups of 10 or more are on sale now, and purchasers will save 15% by calling (623) 463-8844. Individual tickets range from $35.50 to $79 (plus applicable service charges) and go on sale Aug. 12. Tickets will be available through all Ticketmaster outlets including the venue box offices, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000.
A limited number of Gold Circle seats and Meet the Rockettes packages are available through Ticketmaster. Accessible seating will be available for patrons with disabilities by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or Jobing.com Arena box office at (623) 772-3800.
For more information, visit www.radiocitychristmas.com.
Phoenix Symphony opens season with ‘The Music Man’
Kicking off not only the 2010/11 APS Pops Series but the complete 2010/11 Season, The Phoenix Symphony will perform a semi-staged extravaganza of the award-winning musical The Music Man. This will be a historic collaboration with Phoenix Theatre, marking the beginning of a three-year partnership between the Symphony and the renowned Valley theater company. Performances of The Music Man will be at Symphony Hall on Sept. 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 12 at 2 p.m.
Tickets start at $18 and are on sale now via a special priority pre-sale for Phoenix Symphony subscribers until July 4. Single tickets will become available to the general public on Aug. 1. To become a subscriber and to purchase tickets for “The Music Man” call the Phoenix Symphony Box Office at (602) 495-1999 or visit www.phoenixsymphony.org.
Other highlights of The Phoenix Symphony’s 2010/11 Pops Season, sponsored by APS, include “Irving Berlin: From Rags to Ritzes” (Oct. 1 to 3), “Hocus Pocus Pops” (Oct. 29 to 31) and “Home for the Holidays with Bob Moody” (Dec. 3 to 5).
Mesa Arts Center announces 2010/11 performing live season
The upcoming season at Mesa Arts Center offers a variety of unique experiences with a lineup full of laughs, legends and awe-inspiring talent from around the world.
On the schedule: Jana Mashonee, Saturday, Sept. 11, 8 p.m.; Hanson – Shout It Out Tour 2010 with A Rocket To The Moon, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m.; NBC’s Last Comic Standing Live Tour: 2010, Friday, Sept. 17, 8 p.m.; Sheena Easton, Friday, Oct. 1, 8 p.m.; Bellydance Superstars Presents: Bombay Bellywood, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.; 4Troops, Saturday, Oct. 9, 8 p.m.; Nikki Yanofsky, Thursday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.; Eric Bibb with Dave Riley and Bob Corritore, Friday, Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m.; Vince Gill, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.; Ravi Shankar, Saturday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m.; Perlman and Bailey present Chopin, Liszt and Friends, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.; Eugenia León, Saturday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m.; Celebrity Autobiography, Nov. 4 to 21 (two shows daily); Straight No Chaser, Friday, Nov. 5, 8 p.m.; Richard Nader’s Doo Wop, Saturday, Nov. 13, 8 p.m.; Savion Glover: Bare Soundz, Sunday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.; Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Saturday, Nov. 20, 8 p.m.; The King’s Singers, A Holiday Concert, Thursday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.; Dave Koz & Friends Smooth Jazz Christmas with special guests Jonathan Butler, Brian Culbertson and Candy Dulfer, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m.; Lang Lang, Thursday, Jan. 6, 7:30 p.m.; Menopause the Musical, Feb. 8 to 27; Joshua Bell, Friday, Feb. 11, 8 p.m.; Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis, Thursday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.; Girls Night, March 1 to 20; Canadian Tenors, Friday, March 4, 8 p.m.; A Vienna Gala, Opole, Philharmonic of Poland, Friday, March 11, 8 p.m.; Ricky Nelson Remembered, starring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, Saturday, March 5, 7:30 p.m.; Steve Tyrell, Friday, March 18, 7:30 p.m.; The Aluminum Show, Sunday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.; Yasmin Levy, Tuesday, March 22, 7:30 p.m.; Great Big Sea, Wednesday, March 23, 7:30 p.m.; and Septeto Nacional De Cuba, Thursday, March 31, 7:30 p.m.
The National Geographic Live Speaker Series will feature Ocean Adventure: An Evening With Jean-Michel Cousteau, Underwater Explorer & Conservationist, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.; America’s Great Wildlife Migrations, Joel Sartore, National Geographic Photographer, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.; Exploring Mars: The Next Generation, Kobie Boykins, Nasa Engineer, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m.; and My Wild Life, Mireya Mayor, Primatologist & Tv Correspondent, Wednesday, March 23, 7:30 p.m.
Mesa Arts Center members receive the first chance for tickets along with many other benefits. For more information or to become a member, call (480) 644-6615. Tickets will be available to the general public at 10 a.m. July 1 by calling (480) 644-6500, online at MesaArtsCenter.com or visiting the box office at One East Main St. in downtown Mesa.
Phoenix Opera receives SPAA grant
The Sundome Performing Arts Association (SPAA) recently awarded a major grant to Phoenix Opera. Twenty-five local non-profit organizations received a total of over $2 million in “Grants for the Arts” ranging from $16,000 to $200,000 to help maintain the vitality of the arts in the northwest valley and fill the void left by the closing of Sundome Theatre.
The grant will fund Phoenix Opera’sproduction of The Magic of Opera for All Generationsthat will be performed at Valley Vista High School Oct. 22 and 23. Phoenix Opera will also produce a Saturday evening performance at the high school for the general public. Tickets will be available at www.phoenixopera.org.
The company will also stage a gala performance of the second act of Die Fledermaus in Prescott on July 24 for the reopening of the newly restored 1905 Opera House.
Phoenix Opera’s upcoming 2010/11 season features Mozart’s The Magic Flute Dec. 3 and 5. The work is in the popular form of a Singspiel, which includes both singing and spoken dialogue.
Verdi’s classic La Traviata will be presented on March 4 and 6, 2011, at the Orpheum Theatre. Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster or by calling the Orpheum Theatre at (602) 262-7272.
Childsplay offers school tours for upcoming year
Childsplay is a professional theater company for young audiences that performs publicly at the Tempe Center for the Arts. In addition to public performances, Childsplay has been touring all across the state to Arizona's schools since 1977, and the school tour program remains a cornerstone of the company today. Each year, Childsplay creates productions that are specifically designed to be performed in schools, libraries, community centers and other indoor spaces. Schools do not need to have a stage, lighting instruments or other theatrical requirements. Sets and costumes, sound equipment and actors pack into a van and come to your school.
An in-depth resource guide is also developed for each play to be used by teachers with students or parents with their children to deepen their appreciation of the theatre experience and to promote literacy and learning. Resource guides contain a plot outline, booklist for further reading, discussion ideas, puzzles and games related to the shows and curriculum-related pre- and post-show activities. They also provide ways to fulfill the Arizona Arts Standards in the classroom.
Two touring shows, New Kid and The Imaginators, are available for the 2010-11 season. New Kid is available October to December, and The Imaginators is offered February to March. Both shows are appropriate for grades K to six.
For more information on booking a school tour show, contact Jaime at firstname.lastname@example.org or (480) 921-5751 or visit http://childsplayaz.org/school-tour-info-2010-2011.php.
Bret Michaels to headline at State Fair Oct. 23, tickets available now
Bret Michaels, first time ever Poison front man and Celebrity Apprentice winner, will headline at the Arizona State Fair on Saturday, Oct. 23. Reserved seat tickets are now available through Ticketmaster for $15 each (Fair admission is separate and required). General admission seats will be free with Fair admission on a first-come, first-served basis.
Michaels who has recently underwent an emergency appendectomy, been hospitalized for a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage and suffered a warning stroke, resumed his tour on May 28 in Biloxi, Miss.
For more information on this show, other Bret Michaels performances or his new album Custom Built which will be in stores July 6, visit www.bretmichaels.com.
The Arizona State Fair runs Oct. 15 to Nov. 7 (closed Mondays and Tuesdays).
For more information on the State Fair, visit www.azstatefair.com.
Jazz in the Garden
The annual Jazz in the Garden Concert Series runs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays through June 25 at the Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway.
The cost is $14 for members and $20 for non-members (includes Garden admission). Guests must be 21 or over to attend.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.dbg.org, by calling (480) 481-8188 or visiting the admissions box office. For groups of 10 or more, call (480) 481-8104 to learn about discounted group tickets.
MAC Foundation continues free-rent theater program for local arts groups
The Mesa Arts Center Foundation, in cooperation with the Mesa Arts Center, is continuing to offer a limited number of “free-rent” dates in the Mesa Arts Center’s theaters. The dates will be available for use by local non-profit organizations who want to present arts and cultural education programs during the 2010/11 season. Not-for-profit educational institutions are also eligible for this offering.
The Foundation is currently soliciting proposals from local arts groups for its Arts and Cultural Education Sponsorship (“ACES”) Program. Priority will be given to applications received by Aug. 1. An application is available at www.mesaartscenter.com/foundation.htm. or by e-mailing email@example.com.
Sponsorships will be available for a single presentation on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday next season. The Foundation will underwrite the theater rental costs and facility restoration fees that are normally charged for groups performing at the Mesa Arts Center. Technical and Front-of-House staff service fees will be the responsibility of the successful applicants.
The selection of sponsorship recipients for next season will be made solely by the Mesa Arts Center Foundation.
Childsplay unleashes a season of hits for 2010/11
Childsplay, Arizona’s award-winning theater company for young audiences, announces a season filled with unsurpassed crowd-pleasers, including a Tony-nominated musical, brilliant adaptations of classic children’s stories, original work and the return of that sell-out star, Junie B. Jones!
The season schedule includes: A Year With Frog and Toad in September, Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! in November and December, Go, Dog. Go! January through March, The Imaginators in April and The Borrowers in May.
Childsplay is keeping ticket prices at the same level for the third year in a row. Play passes (flexible, cost-saving ticket packages for families) are available at www.childsplayaz.org. Single tickets will be on sale at the theater box office starting in early August. Play passes cost between $15 and $18 each depending on quantity and date purchased. Single tickets cost $25 for adults and $20 for children, students and seniors, plus applicable box office charges. Each production will have one discounted preview performance with a general admission ticket price of $12.
All performances will take place at the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe. For tickets, call (480) 350-2822 or visit www.childsplayaz.org/box office. For more information, visit www.childsplayaz.org.
Culture, creativity and cool activities fill Sizzlin’ Summer Saturdays
From exciting music and dance performances to an extravaganza of hands-on activities, artist demonstrations and free goody bags, Sizzlin’ Summer Saturdays gives kids and families a cool and creative way to spend Saturdays in July. Events will run from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at the Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave. Everyone gets in free on Target Free Sizzlin’ Summer Saturdays, thanks to a grant from Target.
The official launching of a new book by Jana Mashonee, one of the biggest names in the Native music world, will take place at 2 p.m. July 24. Mashonee is a Grammy nominee and eight-time Native American Music Award winner in every major category including Artist of the Year. Her young adult book, American Indian Story – The Adventures of Sha’kona, is based on her bestselling album of the same name. After a short musical performance and discussion, she will sign copies of the book, which will be on sale as a book or book/CD combination.
For more information, call (602) 252-8848 or visit www.heard.org/Sizzlin’.
Sheraton Wild Horse Pass, Heard Museum form unique partnership
The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa and the Heard Museum have forged a long-term partnership that will enhance both organizations and open the door for Arizona guests and residents looking to gain a distinct perspective about the cultures of Native People of the American Southwest. In the months ahead, the organizations will work hand-in-hand to offer several new elements of programming.
Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa will become the presenting sponsor for the Heard Museum’s Second Sundayprogramming through April 2011. This program began as a way for the Heard Museum to thank the community for 75 years of support and has remained as an ongoing tribute to the dynamic partnership between the museum and local residents. Nearly all Second Sundays of the month offer free admission to Arizona residents at both Heard Museum locations and, as a result of this partnership, will be free to all Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa guests when they show their resort room key.
Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa will join NU (Native + You) series presenter Chase to co-sponsor the July event. The evening series takes place on the third Friday of each month from 5:30 to 9 p.m., where visitors can enjoy free museum admission, outdoor courtyards, Heard Museum Café, the Berlin Gallery and Shop. There is also a cash bar and comfortable IKEA lounge. Local bands, salons with contemporary artists, DJs, artist demonstrators, activities, special speakers, authors and films are all a part of NU.
The two attractions will also partner to host a Native culinary celebration at the Heard Museum.
For more information, visit www.wildhorsepassresort.com.
Red Rocks Music Festival
The Red Rocks Music Festival will kick off with “Classical Meets Jazz,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at Steinway of Phoenix, 14418 N. Scottsdale Road. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 children 12 and under.
The festival then moves to Sedona and the schedule includes a 50th Celebration Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2 (call (602) 955-8200 for tickets); J. S. Bach, A. Vivaldi and H. Villa Lobos at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3; A. Vivaldi, Four Seasons at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4; and Classical Meets Latin Jazz at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5.
For more information, visit www.redrocksmusicfestival.com or call (877) 733-7257.
Arizona Fall Frenzy returns to Tempe Beach Park
The highly anticipated Arizona Fall Frenzy returns to Tempe Beach Park on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 17 and 18, brought to you by Lucky Man Concerts.
Last year’s inaugural event drew over 30,000 music fans to downtown Tempe to enjoy the sights and sounds of some of today’s hottest musical artists.
The you-won’t-want-to-miss 2010 edition promises to be another blockbuster event with the newly reunited Stone Temple Pilots, The Cult, Weezer, Sublime with Rome, Primus, Devo, Blue October and others.
Single day tickets (prices vary per day) are available at www.arizonafallfrenzy.com, www.luckymanonline.com, Bookman’s locations, Marquee Theatre box office and the Headquarters Smoke Shop in Tempe. To charge by phone, call (480) 829-1300.
For additional information or a schedule, visit www.arizonafallfrenzy.com.
Fall exhibitions at Arizona State University Art Museum
The Arizona State University Art Museum will host the following fall exhibitions:
Signs and Signals from the Periphery, an Installation by Dinh Q Lê, through Sept. 18 - closing reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3.
Lasting Impressions: Japanese Prints from the Permanent Collection, Aug. 28 to Nov. 27 - opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3.
Brent Green’s Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then, Artist Residency, Aug. 16 to Sept. 3 - exhibition, Sept. 4 to Dec. 31 - opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3.
Open for Business, Oct. 9 to Jan. 29, 2011 - opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8.
A Chosen Path: the Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes, Sept. 17 to Jan. 8 - season reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8.
The ASU Art Museum and ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center are always free to the public. Free parking is available in marked spots located in front of the Ceramics Research Center location on the northeast corner of Mill Avenue and 10th Street in Tempe.
For more information, call (480) 965-2787 or visit http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu.
Sinbad coming to Wild Horse Pass Sept. 25
Award winning stand-up comedian and accomplished television and movie star Sinbad brings his unique comedy to the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino at 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd. in Chandler starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25.
Sinbad has appeared in a host of television series including A Different World and the self-titled series, The Sinbad Show. The multi-talented comedian has also appeared in such films as Houseguest, First Kid and Jingle All the Way, co-starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Tickets, $28 to $58, may be purchased online at WinGilaRiver.com, by phone at (877) 840-0457 or by visiting the resort’s gift shop. A $10 discount is available for attendees with a free Player’s Club card.
ASU Gammage announces 2010/11 Broadway season
Arizona State University Gammage has secured its lineup for the 2010/11 Progressive Broadway Across America – Arizona series.
The full series includes Young Frankenstein, Sept. 27 to Oct. 3; NETworks presents Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, Oct 19 to 24; How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Nov. 16 to 21; Hair, Dec 7. to 12; Shrek the Musical, Jan. 4 to 9, 2011; 9 to 5: The Musical, Feb. 22 to 27; Fiddler on the Roof, March 29 to April 3; Billy Elliot the Musical, April 27 to May 8; Mamma Mia!, May 17 to 22; and Les Misérables, June 7 to 12.
New subscription orders will begin June 7. Season subscribers are assured priority seating, the same great seats for every show and priority ticket offers for special Broadway engagements. Additional benefits include ticket exchange privileges and lost ticket insurance. Season subscriptions start at $124.
Single tickets will go on sale Aug. 9. Groups may order tickets now. Visit asugammage.com/groups for policies, pricing and to order.
CleanComedyClub offers shows first Saturdays
Comedians with CleanComedyClub will take the stage on the first Saturday of each month at Midtown Manhattan Actors Studio, 209 E. Baseline Road, Suite E-107, Tempe (between Rural Road and Mill Avenue on the south side of Baseline Road, just behind the Baseline Bar).
Some of Phoenix’s funniest working comedians will provide fun and clean entertainment for both young and old. Laughter is 100% guaranteed! Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts about 7:30ish.
This venue does not serve food or beverages. Feel free to bring your own bottle of refreshment.
For information or tickets, visit www.cleancomedyclub.com.
Black Theatre Troupe announces 2010/11 season
Black Theatre Troup performs at the Playhouse on the Park, located on the ground floor of the Viad Tower at 1850 N. Central Ave., and performances for the 2010/11 season include Fences, Oct. 1 to 10; Hairspray, Dec. 1 to 12 (in association with and performed at Phoenix Theatre, 100 E. McDowell Road); Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Feb. 18 to 27; My Secret Language of Wishes, April 1 to 10; and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, May 13 to 22.
For more information, call (602) 254-5121, ext. 4 or (602) 258-8128, ext. 2.
Actors Theatre sets 2010/11 schedule
Actors Theatre will celebrate its 25th season at the Herberger Theater Center this year with the following schedule: In The Next Room (Or The Vibrator Play), Oct. 29 to Nov. 19; A Christmas Carol, Dec. 4 to 24; This, Jan. 21 to Feb. 6; Andy Warhol: Good for the Jews?, March 4 to 20; and An Enemy of the People, April 22 to May 8.
Season tickets are on sale now. Single tickets are $25 each or $125 for the five-show package. Flex-pass packages also are available for three and four shows at $75 and $100.
For more information, call (602) 253-6701, Ext. 108 or visit www.actorstheatrephx.org.
Broadway Palm offers lineup of Broadway’s best musicals
Scandalous femme fatales, an iconic heroine, musicians incognito, singing nuns and gospel virtuosos comprise the tenth anniversary season at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre at 5247 E. Brown Road in Mesa.
The season includes Sugar - The Some Like It Hot Musical, Oct. 7 to Nov. 13; Annie, Nov. 18 to Dec. 25; Chicago, Dec. 30 to Feb. 12; The Sound of Music, Feb. 17 to April 9; and Smoke on the Mountain, April 14 to May 14.
For the first time in its history, subscribers may now add Saturday evenings to their subscriptions. Broadway Palm has also lowered the price on Saturday nights for dinner and show tickets to $39 for subscribers. Subscriptions start as low as $54 for three main stage musicals.
For more information, visit www.BroadwayPalmWest.com or call (480) 325-6700.