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Posted: Friday, January 22, 2010 12:00 am

Friday, Jan. 22

Fathers and Other Strangers: 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Playhouse in the Park in the Viad Tower, Central Avenue and Palm Lane. Presented by Black Theatre Troupe. $26 to $30. (602) 254-2151, www.blacktheatretroupe.org or www.phxtheatre.com. The Family Matinee Series, sponsored by Target, is at 2 p.m. Saturday, with specially priced $12 tickets for families.

 

Saturday, Jan. 23

Slayer and Megadeth, with special guest Testament: 7 p.m., Dodge Theatre, 400 W. Washington St. www.livenation.com or 1-877-598-6671. Upcoming: Jan. 29, The Phoenix Symphony performs the Music of Led Zeppelin and the Music of Queen.

 

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.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 26

Lunch Time Theater – Trailblazing Sadie: 12:10 p.m. today to Jan. 28 and Feb. 2 to 4, Herberger Theater, 222 E. Monroe, Performance Outreach Theater (enter under purple canopy on Van Buren). Presented by Grey Matters Productions. Sadie Alexander was the first black woman to receive a Ph.D. in economics as well as become the first black woman admitted to the Pennsylvania bar. Tickets: (602) 254-7399, ext. 104 or www.herbergertheater.org. Enjoy lunch while you watch the show – call Coffea Café at (602) 373-6570 by 9 a.m. show day to order.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 27

Hunting Dinosaurs with Paleontologist Paul Sereno: 7:30 p.m., Mesa Arts Center, Ikeda Theater, 1 East Main St. Presented by National Geographic Live. Sereno has discovered more than two dozen new dinosaur species on five continents. $26 to $38. (480) 644-6500 or www.mesaartscenter.com.

 

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.

 

Garrison Keillor: 7:30 p.m., Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St. www.celebritytheatre.com or (602) 267-1600, ext. 1. Upcoming: 8 p.m. Jan. 29, Calizona West Coast Tour featuring rappers Mack 10, DJ Quick & Warren G.

 

Friday, Jan. 29

Dinner Theater, Wind in the Magnolias: A Melodramatic Spoof of Gone With the Wind: 6 p.m. tonight, 5 p.m., tomorrow, Foothills Baptist Church, 15450 S. 21st St. The event is a fundraiser for the mission trip of Living Water, the church’s high school choir. Tickets, $20, may be purchased at the church office or online at www.foothillsbaptist.org.

 

Captain Louie: today to Feb. 7, Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. Stageworks presents the adventurous tale of a young man and his imagination. $15 for adults, $14 for youths, $30 for family four pack. (480) 644-6500 or www.mesaartscenter.com.

 

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.

 

Saturday, Jan. 30

Mesa Coin Club’s 41st annual Coin and Collectible Show: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, Mesa Convention Cenber, Building A, 263 N. Center St. Dealers from 10 states will buy and sell rare coins, currency and precious metals. No obligation free appraisals will be available. Also raffle and prizes. Steve, (602) 571-6241 or ryecoin@yahoo.com.

 

Heard Museum Guild Library Book Sale: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave. Admission to the book sale is free; admission to the museum is additional. (602) 252-8848 or www.heard.org/booksnmarket.html.

 

Peter and the Wolf: 10 a.m. preview, 2 p.m. opening - runs 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.

 

10th annual Art on the Move gala: 6 p.m., Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. The black-tie fundraiser will support the center’s educational programs and community events. The evening will feature live entertainment, an elegant gourmet dinner served on the stage of the Ikeda Theater, silent and live auctions. $200 per person. (480) 644-6613 or www.mesaartscenter.com.

 

Sunday, Jan. 31

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

 

The Unsinkable Molly Brown: through Feb. 20, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa. Times vary. $22 to $54. (480) 325-6700 or www.broadwaypalmwest.com.

 

Thursday, Feb. 4

Phoenix Symphony events: 7:30 p.m. tonight, Homecoming! James Depreist Gershwin Piano Concerto, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale. Upcoming events at Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St.: 11 a.m. Feb. 5 (coffee classics), 8 p.m. Feb. 6 (concert), Homecoming! James Depreist Gershwin Piano Concerto; 3 p.m. Feb. 7, Side By Side with The Phoenix Youth Symphony. (602) 495-1999 or www.phoenixsymphony.org.

 

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.

 

Saturday, Feb. 6

Hal Holbrook in “Mark Twain Tonight!” 7:30 p.m., Mesa Arts Center, Ikeda Theater, 1 E. Main St., Mesa. Holbrook’s recitation of excerpts from Mark Twain’s diverse catalog of writings brings out the comedy and the character of the great author. $30 to $60. (480) 644-6500 or www.mesaartscenter.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.

 

Friday, Feb. 12

Phoenix Opera presents Madama Butterfly: 7:30 p.m. tonight, 2 p.m. Sunday, Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St. Mezzo-soprano Gail Dubinbaum, who co-founded Phoenix Opera in 2006 with her husband, John Massaro, will perform the role of Suzuki www.ticketmaster.com or (602) 262-7272.

 

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. 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).

 

Thursday, Feb. 18

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

 

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. 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.

 

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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