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Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2010 12:00 am

Friday, Feb. 19

Phoenix Symphony presents Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf with Oscar-winning film: 11 a.m. today, 8 p.m. tomorrow, Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St. Upcoming: 10 a.m. and noon Feb. 24 and Feb. 25, Our Arizona, Symphony for the Schools No. 3; 8 p.m. Feb. 26, 2 p.m. Feb. 28, Salute to the Tonys, Pops Concert No. 6; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Feb. 27, Band of the Irish Guards - World Music Festival, Family Concert No. 4. (602) 495-1999 or www.phoenixsymphony.org.

 

Downtown Chandler Art Walk: 5 to 9 p.m., along the streets of downtown Chandler. Also free art activities for children. To exhibit or for more information, call (480) 855-3539.

 

Spring season opening reception: 7 to 9 p.m., Arizona State University Art Museum, Tenth Street and Mill Avenue, Tempe. Celebrate the spring exhibitions and meet the new director. Exhibitions include Altered States: Paintings by Gordon Cheung from the Stéphane Janssen Collection, through April 10; Wanxin Zhang: A Ten Year Survey, through May 1; and Forged Power: Ferran Mendoza, Alvaro Sau and William Wylie, A Moving Targets Initiative, Feb. 19 to May 29. Refreshments will be served. Free. (480) 965-2787 or http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu.

 

TAO (explosive Taiko drumming): 7:30 p.m., Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. www.mesaartscenter.com or (480) 644-6500. Upcoming: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20, Comedian Kathleen Madigan.

 

Phoenix Boys Choir Presents Musical Memorial to Holocaust Survivors: 7:30 p.m. tonight at First United Methodist Church of Mesa, 15 E. First Ave., Mesa; and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Steele Indian Park Memorial Hall, 300 E. Indian School Road. The Classical Vault: featuring Davidson and Daniel classical music concert features the United States premiere of a contemporary Jewish composer coupled with Charles Davidson’s most well known and celebrated composition which pays tribute to the 15,000 children imprisoned in concentration camps during World War II. www.phoenixboyschoir.org or (602) 264-5328, ext. 21.

 

Canadian “popera” sensation Destino: 8 p.m., Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler. www.chandlercenter.org.

 

Al Di Meola World Sinfonia: 8 p.m., Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St. (480) 994-ARTS (2787), ext. 2 or www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org. Upcoming:  5 and 8 p.m. Feb. 27, The World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra.

 

Peter Pan: today to March 21, Desert Stages Theatre, 4720 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. www.desertstages.com or (480) 483-1664.

 

Saturday, Feb. 20

Todd Oliver’s Dogs Gone Wild Tour: 7 p.m., Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Road, Gilbert. Presented by Chandler Center for the Arts. Meet three talking dogs when comedian and ventriloquist Todd Oliver takes the stage. $20 to $28, $15 for ages 12 and under. www.ChandlerCenter.org.

 

Night at the Museum … Where Your Inner Child Comes Alive! 7 to 11 p.m., Children’s Museum of Phoenix, 215 N. Seventh St. For adults only. Restaurateurs will present childhood favorites to dine on with a gourmet spin, performers and musicians will entertain and guests may participate in a scavenger hunt and purchase raffle ticktets. Cocktail or playful attire. $250. Proceeds benefit the Children’s Museum of Phoenix Operating Fund. www.ChildrensMuseumofPhoenix.org (click on Gala 2010) or Carl, events@childmusephx.org or (602) 253-0501, ext. 8. 

 

Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival: opens tonight at 7:30 p.m. with the film A Matter of Size and a dessert reception at Congregation Beth Israel, 10460 N. 56th St., Scottsdale. Runs through March 4. Other films are Noodle, Blues by the Beach, Stealing Klimt, Eli and Ben, Leo and Claire, Eli and Ben, Father’s Footsteps, Polish Winter, The Debt, Brothers, Toyland, Stealing Klimt, Brothers, and A Trip to Prague. Tickets are $9 for each film date. www.gpjff.org.

 

Mariah Carey: 8 p.m., Dodge Theatre, 400 W. Washington St. www.livenation.com or 1-877-598-6671.

 

Sunday, Feb. 21

Pianist Ralph Votapek: 7:30 p.m., Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale. $24. www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or (480) 994-ARTS (2787). A limited number of box seats also are available for $20.

 

Arizona Renaissance Festival: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Presidents’ Day Monday through March 28. The festival is located just east of Phoenix on U.S. Highway 60, past the Gold Canyon Golf Resort. Discount tickets are available at Fry’s Food Stores. Free parking. www.RenFestInfo.com or (520) 463-2700.

 

A Lesson Before Dying: through Feb. 28, Playhouse in the Park, 1850 N. Central Ave. (in the Viad Tower at Palm and Central). Presented by Black Theatre Troupe. (602) 254-2151, ext. 4, www.blacktheatretroupe.org or www.phxtheatre.com.

 

Healing Expressions exhibition: through April 22, young @ art gallery, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St. The exhibit explores how art therapy works miracles for Valley children who have been victims of abuse or have suffered trauma in their lives. A free opening reception will run 5:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 19. www.smoca.org.

 

Patsy’s Bridal Shower: through May 9, Broadway Palm Theatre, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa. www.broadwaypalmwest.com or (480) 325-6700.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 24

Bon Jovi: Jobing.com Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale. www.livenation.com.

 

Mary Poppins: through Feb. 28, Arizona State University, Gammage Auditorium, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe. Part of the 2009-10 Broadway Across America – Arizona season. 1-(800) 982-ARTS (2787), www.asugammage.com or broadwayacrossamerica.com.

 

Geico Gecko exhibit: through Feb. 28, Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway. See colorful and playful lizards on exhibit as part of GEICO’s nationwide traveling exhibit. Learn more about GEICO’s commitment to wildlife conservation. Free with regular paid admission. www.phoenixzoo.org.

 

Ansel Adams: Discoveries: through June 6, Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave. www.PhxArt.org or (602) 257-1222.

 

Peter and the Wolf: through March 14, Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe. Presented by Childsplay, Arizona’s professional theater company for young audiences. Recommended for age three and older. (480) 350-2822 or www.childsplayaz.org/box office.

 

Altered States: Paintings by Gordon Cheung from the Stéphane Janssen Collection: through April 10, Arizona State University Art Museum, Mill Avenue at 10th Street, Tempe. Features selected paintings as well as four new video works by the artist. (480) 965-2787 or http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu.

 

Thursday, Feb. 25

MC6 (a cappella and doo-wop): 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Wells Fargo Garden, Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa. Free outdoor performance as part of the “Out to Lunch” concert series. Guests may combine their lunchtime visit with a free visit to Mesa Contemporary Arts, the five visual arts galleries at Mesa Arts Center. (480) 644-6500 or visit www.MesaArtsCenter.com.

 

The Great White Hope: today to Sunday, Mesa Community College, Theatre Outback, 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa. $15 for adults; $12 for faculty, staff and alumni; $10 for students and seniors. (480) 461-7170.

 

Saturday, Feb. 27

Arizona State University Art Museum Annual Ceramic Studio Tour: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and tomorrow at 15 studios throughout the Valley. Community members may view the working and living space of 55 participating professional ceramic artists and see live demonstrations of wheel throwing, hand-building and glazing techniquies. A wide range artwork will be on exhibit and for sale. The tour is free. A downloadable brochure is available at http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu/ceramicsresearchcenter/index.htm. (480) 965-2787.

 

Gross Olympics: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St. Celebrate the closing of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games with Gross Olympics, featuring fun, competitive and gross activities. Open ages five and up (under 18 must have a parent present). www.azscience.org.

 

Sonoran Desert Chorale concert, Song, Go On! A Tribute to the Music of Canada: 7:30 p.m. tonight at First United Methodist Church, 15 E. First Ave., Mesa; 3 p.m. tomorrow at Paradise Valley Methodist Church, 4455 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley. (480) 305-4538 or www.sonorandesertchorale.org.

 

In The Mood, A 1940s Musical: 7:30 p.m., Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Road, Gilbert. Presented by Chandler Center for the Arts. The big band theatrical swing revue features the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Erskin Hawkins, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and more. $34 to $46. www.ChandlerCenter.org.

 

Gravity Slashers (freestyle motocross): US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St. www.ticketmaster.com.

 

Friday, March 5

A Mother’s Will, Julie Amparano: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays today to March 14, Playhouse in the Park, 1850 N. Central Ave. (in the Viad Tower at Palm and Central). An Arizona Women’s Theatre Company and New Carpa Theatre Company presentation. $18, $12 for students with ID. www.azwtc.org or www.newcarpa.org.

 

Sunday, March 7

Native American flutes, dances, storytelling and presentation: 1:30 p.m., Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale. Presented by Desert Spirit Pueblo. Keynote speaker, Morning Sky, will discuss traditional values, integrity and ethics. Also silent auction and artisan booths. $25. (480) 785-5984.

 

Pianist Jon Nakamatsu: 7:30 p.m., Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale. $24. www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or (480) 994-ARTS (2787). A limited number of box seats also are available for $20.

 

Experience Jimi Hendrix, featuring Joe Satriani, Billy Cox, Jonny Lang, Ernie Isley, Brad Whitford, and Living Colour: 7:30 p.m., Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. $52 to $82. www.mesaartscenter.com or (480) 644-6500.

 

Monday, March 8

CATS: 7:30 p.m., Queen Creek Performing Arts Center, 22149 E. Ocotillo Road, Queen Creek. The all-singing, all-dancing musical spectacular is based on the poems from T.S. Eliot. www.qcpac.com or (480) 987-SHOW (7469).

 

Tuesday, March 9

Avenue Q: today to March 14, Arizona State University, Gammage Auditorium, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe. Part of the 2009-10 Broadway Across America – Arizona season. 1-(800) 982-ARTS (2787), www.asugammage.com or broadwayacrossamerica.com.

 

Thursday, March 11

Jane Austen’s Emma: 7 p.m. tonight and tomorrow, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Chandler Bible Church, 1200 N. Price Road, Chandler. Presented by MoezArt Productions Community Theater. Tickets are $12 ($8 for students and seniors) in advance or $15 ($10 students for seniors) at the door. www.MoezArtProductions.com, (480) 201-4637 or moezartproductions@hotmail.com.

 

Friday, March 12

Phoenix Conservatory of Music Spring Open House: 4 to 9 p.m., 7801 N. Black Canyon Highway. Free. www.PCMrocks.org.

 

Exquisite Journey, Fierce Beauty” Concert: 7:30 p.m. tonight and tomorrow, Faith Lutheran Church, 801 E. Camelback Road. In honor of Women’s History Month, Arizona Women In Tune will present a concert that examines the journey of fear, chaos and even joy that comes with a life threatening illness. www.azwit.com or (602) 487-1940.

 

Saturday, March 13

32nd Annual Dollhouse Miniatures Show & Sale by Small World Miniature Club: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Arizona State University West, La Sala Rooms, 4701 W. Thunderbird. Benefits Children First Academy. Workshops available March 12 and 15. www.phoenixminiatures.com or ginnymini@aol.com.

 

The Coasters & The Platters: 3 and 8 p.m., Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino, Ovations LIVE! Showroom, 5400 W. Wild Horse Blvd., Chandler. $17.50 to $42.50. A $10 discount for the concerts is available with an active Player’s Club card. www.wingilariver.com or 1-800-946-4452. 

 

A Night of Music and Comedy with Martin Short: 8 p.m. tonight, 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale. (480) 994-ARTS (2787) or www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org.

 

Wednesday, March 17

Army Ants and Flying Frogs: 7:30 p.m., Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. Presented by ecologist and photographer Mark Moffett as part of The National Geographic Live! Speaker Series. www.mesaartscenter.com or (480) 644-6500.

 

Thursday, March 18

National Festival of the West: today to Sunday, WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale. Pure cowboy fun including Western film celebrities, Western music, cowboy poetry, Western movie screenings, log home show, chuck wagon cookin’ com petitions, historical reenactments and a huge retail show including Western art, cowboy col lectibles and anything Western. www.festivalofthewest.com or (602) 996-4387.

 

Friday, March 19

Joe Bonamassa: Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St. The one-night-only show is in support of his upcoming album Black Rock, to be released on Bonamassa’s J&R Adventures label in early 2010. www.livenation.com.

 

Sunday, March 21

Chandler Symphony Orchestra concert: 3 p.m., Desert Vista High School auditorium, 16440 S. 32nd St. This orchestra is made up of East Valley musicians who play without pay, for the love of music. Likewise, the audience may attend the concerts free of charge, with donations being gladly accepted in the lobby. www.chandlersymphony.org.

 

Friday, March 26

Phoenix Sister Cities WorldFEST 2010: today to Sunday, Heritage & Science Park, Sixth Street and Van Buren. The event celebrates culture with entertainment, kids activities, drawings for prizes and more. www.phoenixsistercities.org or (602) 534-7358.

 

Monday, March 29

World Wrestling Entertainment presents Monday Night Raw: 5:30 p.m., US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St. Tickets - $15 to $60 – available at the box office, www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

 

Saturday, April 10

Tomato Plant Girl: 1 p.m. preview, runs through April 18, Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway. Presented by Childsplay, Arizona’s professional theater company for young audiences. Recommended for age five and older. (480) 350-2822 or www.childsplayaz.org/box office.

 

Saturday, April 17

Pat Metheny, The Orchestration Tour: 8 p.m., Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. www.mesaartscenter.com or (480) 644-6500.

 

Tuesday, April 20

Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps: today to April 25, Arizona State University, Gammage Auditorium, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe. Part of the 2009-10 Broadway Across America – Arizona season. 1-(800) 982-ARTS (2787), www.asugammage.com or broadwayacrossamerica.com.

 

Sunday, April 25

The Big Friendly Giant: 4 p.m. preview, runs May 1 to 23, Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway. Presented by Childsplay, Arizona’s professional theater company for young audiences. Recommended for age five and older. (480) 350-2822 or www.childsplayaz.org/box office.

 

Saturday, May 1

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood’s Third Annual Farwell Tour: 8 p.m., Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St. www.celebritytheatre.com or (602) 267-1600, ext. 1. Upcoming: 8 p.m. May 8, Heart.

 

Sunday, May 2

Chandler Symphony Orchestra concert: 3 p.m., Desert Vista High School auditorium, 16440 S. 32nd St. This orchestra is made up of East Valley musicians who play without pay, for the love of music. Likewise, the audience may attend the concerts free of charge, with donations being gladly accepted in the lobby. www.chandlersymphony.org.

 

Friday, June 11

“Passionate Journeys, Passionate Kisses” Concert: 7:30 p.m. tonight and tomorrow, Faith Lutheran Church, 801 E. Camelback Road. Arizona Women In Tune will present a traditional concert about love and relationships. www.azwit.com or (602) 487-1940.

 

Tuesday, June 15

In The Heights: today to June 20, Arizona State University, Gammage Auditorium, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe. Part of the 2009-10 Broadway Across America – Arizona season. 1-(800) 982-ARTS (2787), www.asugammage.com or broadwayacrossamerica.com.

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