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Posted: Thursday, December 24, 2009 12:00 am

Saturday, Dec. 26

Zoppé - An Italian Family Circus: today to Jan. 3, Chandler Center for the Arts, West Lawn, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler. In Old-World Italian tradition, the circus welcomes guests into its intimate 500-seat tent for a one-ring circus. A special New Year’s Eve performance will include party favors. $15 to $35. Show times vary. www.chandlercenter.org.

 

Childsplay presents Junie B in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! through Dec. 27, Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway. Recommended for ages 5 and above and their families. $25 for adults, $20 for children, students and seniors. (480) 350-2822 or www.childsplayaz.org.

 

Holidays at the Heard: today to Dec. 31, Jan. 2 and 3, Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave. Dance and music performances, film, fry bread and 10 exhibit galleries. Performances at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Artist demonstrations include sculptors and watercolor artists and take place 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (602) 252-8848 or www.heard.org.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 29

Annie: today to Jan. 3, Arizona State University, Gammage Auditorium, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe. 1-(800) 982-ARTS (2787), www.asugammage.com or broadwayacrossamerica.com.

 

Thursday, Dec. 31

The Phoenix Symphony New Year’s Eve Concert: 7 p.m., Symphony Hall, 74 N. Second St. $26 to $76 (includes a complimentary glass of champagne). (602) 495-1999 or www.phoenixsymphony.org.

 

The Phoenix Symphony’s New Year’s Eve Gala: 7:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom of the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, Grand Ballroom, 6902 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale. Revel in an evening filled with dancing, dining, unique entertainment and fabulous auction items. $600. (602) 452-0425.

 

Joel McHale, host of E!’s “The Soup:” 8 p.m., Dodge Theatre, 400 W. Washington St. www.livenation.com or 1-877-598-6671. Upcoming: Jan. 5, Madea’s Big Happy Family, featuring Tyler Perry.  

 

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers: 9 p.m., Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St. www.celebritytheatre.com or (602) 267-1600, ext. 1.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 5

August: Osage County: today to Jan. 10, Arizona State University, Gammage Auditorium, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe. 1-(800) 982-ARTS (2787), www.asugammage.com or broadwayacrossamerica.com.

 

Unexpected Wegman: through Jan. 24, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7374 E. Second St. Forty-five William Wegman works feature photographic portraits of Weimaraner dogs and reveal an array of many other whimsically portrayed subjects in a diverse range of media and forms. www.smoca.org.

 

Robots: The Interactive Exhibition: through Feb. 14, Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St. The educational exhibition immerses children and their families in scientific adventures exploring the “reel and real” science behind robotics. Based on the 20th Century Fox animated feature of the same name. (602) 716-2000 or www.azscience.org.

 

Friday, Jan. 8

Stephen Lynch: 8 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St. www.ticketmaster.com or  (602) 262-7272. Upcoming: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12, 2 p.m. Feb. 14, Phoenix Opera presents Madama Butterfly.

 

Fifth Annual Arizona Home & Garden Show: 2 to 7 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. Third St. Admission: $7 for adults 17 and older (16 and under free), $5 for 65 and older. http://showtechnology.com/shows/Phoenix/Phoenix.html.

 

Saturday, Jan. 9

Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander starring as Donny Clay, A Hilarious Spoof of Motivational Speakers, in an Evening of Music, Comedy, Personal Growth and Partial Nudity: 8 p.m., Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St. Presented by Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. $45 or $65. www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org or (480) 994-ARTS (2787).

 

Friday, Jan. 15

Maricopa County Home & Garden Show: today to Sunday, Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Road. Features Designed to Sell Live with Emmy award winning host Shane Tallant, 3TV’s Dave the Garden Guy, the Queen of Clean, Gambo & Ash from KTAR Sports 620, Professional Landscape Competition, Golf Expo, Interior Design Room Vignettes, “How To” Home Improvement Seminars, Garden Pavilion, Women’s Expo, University of Arizona Master Gardeners Seminars, Metro Phoenix Rose Society Seminars & Rose Sale, NASA Driven to Explore Mobile Tour and more. www.MaricopaCountyHomeShows.com.

 

Saturday, Jan. 16

2010 Monster Energy® AMA Supercross: Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St. FIM World Championship. www.SupercrossOnline.com.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 20

Pure Prairie League: The Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road. All ages show. www.rhythmroom.com or www.pureprairieleague.com.

 

Sunday, Jan. 24

Peter and the Wolf: 4 p.m. preview, runs Jan. 30 to 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.

 

Thursday, Jan. 28

Healing Expressions exhibition: today to 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.

 

Friday, Jan. 29

Valley Youth Theatre presents 13: today to Feb. 13, Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St. The hilarious, high-energy musical for all ages is about discovering that cool is where you find it, and sometimes where you least expect it. $17 to $33. (602) 252-8497.

 

Sunday, Jan. 31

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

 

Friday, Feb. 5

George Strait In the Round with Reba McEntire, plus special guest Lee Ann Womack: 7 p.m., US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St. www.ticketmaster.com.

 

Sunday, Feb. 7

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.

 

Thursday, Feb. 11

Mary Poppins: today to 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.

 

Saturday, Feb. 13

20th Annual Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow, Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave. Experience the artistry, precision, exquisite regalia and sheer athleticism of the world’s best hoop dancers as they vie for honors and cash prizes. (602) 252-8848 or www.heard.org.

 

Food Fight, the Waist Watcher Musical: 7:30 p.m., Queen Creek Performing Arts Center, 22149 E. Ocotillo Road, Queen Creek. Features four women in a women’s only gym, belting out hysterical song parodies about food, diets, exercise, yoga, plastic surgery, self-esteem, marriage and more. www.qcpac.com or (480) 987-SHOW (7469).

 

Friday, Feb. 19

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.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 24

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

 

Saturday, Feb. 27

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.

 

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.

 

Friday, March 12

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.

 

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.

 

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, Tempe. 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., Mesa. 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, Tempe. 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.

 

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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