Friday, April 2
The Hobbit: 7:30 tonight, noon and 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, 12:30 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Valley Youth Theatre, 525 N. First St. $18. (602) 253-8188 or www.vyt.com.
Saturday, April 3
CleanComedyClub shows: 7:30 p.m., Midtown Manhattan Studio, 209 E. Baseline Road, Suite E107, Tempe. Upcoming shows: 8 p.m. Saturday, April 10, Sandstone Cafe, 4959 W. Ray Road, Chandler; and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 17, Mad Chef Restaurant, 3941 E. Chandler Blvd. (at 40th Street) in Ahwatukee Foothills.
www.cleancomedyclub.com, (480) 759-5120 or (602) 369-8906.
Sunday, April 4
16 Second Stare: doors open at 6:30 p.m., Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. All ages show. $20. (480) 829-0707.
Tuesday, April 6
Lunch Time Theater presents The Beauty of Numbers: 12:10 p.m. today to Thursday and April 13 to 15, Herberger Theater, 222 E. Monroe St., Performance Outreach Theater (enter under purple canopy on Van Buren). Laugh, ponder and enjoy original music in a new show about life’s ups and downs, perspective and growth. $6. (602) 254-7399, ext. 104 or www.herbergertheater.org. Lunch is available to enjoy while you watch the show. To order, call Coffea Café, (602) 373-6570, before 9 a.m. show day.
Thursday, April 8
Michael Buble: US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St. www.ticketmaster.com. Upcoming: 7 p.m. April 9, Muse with special guest Silversun Pickups.
Friday, April 9
Big Band Broadcast: 7:30 p.m., Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. www.mesaartscenter.com or (480) 644-6500.
The Who’s Tommy: today to May 2, Desert Stages Theatre, 4720 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. (480) 483-1664 or www.desertstages.com.
The Ballet Hispanico Company: 8 p.m. today and tomorrow, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St. (480) 994-ARTS (2787), ext. 2 or www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org.
The Sound of Music: today to April 18, Ahwatukee Children’s Theatre, 5051 E. Elliot Road. Show times: 7 tonight and tomorrow, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. April 16, 2 and 7 p.m. April 17 and 2 p.m. April 18. The show is suitable for kids and families. $15. (480) 705-9319 or www.azact.org.
Saturday, April 10
Heard Museum Guild American Indian Student Art Show & Sale: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today to Tuesday, Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave. Admission: $12 for adults, $11 for seniors (65+), $5 for students with ID, $4 for children six to 12; children under 6, members of the Heard Museum and American Indians with proof of tribal enrollment are free. (602) 252-8848 or www.heard.org.
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 5 and older. (480) 350-2822 or www.childsplayaz.org/box office.
16th Annual Asian Festival: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow, Heritage Square Park, 115 N. Sixth St. www.aaaa-azorg.
Friday, April 16
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.
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.
Ansel Adams: Discoveries: through June 6, Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave. www.PhxArt.org or (602) 257-1222.
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.
Sunday, April 18
Mark Knopfler: 7:30 p.m., Dodge Theatre, 400 W. Washington St. www.livenation.com or 1-877-598-6671.
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.
Lunch Time Theater presents Causes for Celebration: 12:10 p.m. today to Thursday and April 27 to 29, Herberger Theater, 222 E. Monroe St., Performance Outreach Theater (enter under purple canopy on Van Buren). Commemorate and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as the 10th anniversary of Improbable Theatre Company through a multi-media performance. The show features artists telling their stories with an emphasis on how their lives have changed with the ADA. $6. (602) 254-7399, ext. 104 or www.herbergertheater.org. Lunch is available to enjoy while you watch the show. To order, call Coffea Café, (602) 373-6570, before 9 a.m. show day.
Friday, April 23
The Temptations: 8 p.m., Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino, Ovations LIVE! Showroom, 5400 W. Wild Horse Blvd., Chandler. $35 to $80. www.wingilariver.com or 1-800-946-4452.
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.
Thursday, April 29
To Gillian on her 37th Birthday: 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, 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.
Wednesday, May 19
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.