Phoenix Children’s Chorus anniversary, legacy concert to honor Carpenter

Phoenix Children’s Chorus Artistic Director Ron Carpenter is retiring after 25 years of service, and his final performance will be on May 11. Mr. Carpenter will “pass the torch” to the next artistic director, Troy Meeker after the historic, “35th Anniversary Legacy” concert, which will be Mr. Carpenter’s last appearance in his iconic role, according […]

Jewish Family and Children’s Service to host Janina Phinao

Jewish Family and Children’s Service will host its monthly Memory Café from 10-11:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6,at Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave. in Phoenix. June’s special guest artist is Janina Phinao, who will help everyone create unique centerpieces for their own, according to a press release. Ms. Phinao is the Activity Coordinator at […]

Illusionist Ivan Amodei brings his national tour to Phoenix

Master Illusionist Ivan Amodei is on a national tour with his new stage show, “Secrets and Illusions,” playing Thursday, May 2 at The Herberger Theatre in Phoenix. The winner of Penn & Teller Fool Us uncovers life’s greatest mysteries inside the “priceless works of art,” one illusion at a time, according to a press release. […]

High schools’ theatre program, drama club to present: Anon(ymous)

The North Valley Arts Academy Theatre program and Shadow Mountain High School Drama Club present their spring production, Anon(ymous). Anon(ymous), by Naomi Iizuka’s contemporary adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey, retells the classic story through the eyes of a young refugee separated from family and in a strange place far from home, according to a press […]

Olney Gallery presents ‘Nature’s Universe’ by Stauffer, Martinez

From April 26 – May 28, artists Bonny Stauffer and Claudia Martinez explore life in “Nature’s Universe” at Olney Gallery at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix. The First Friday artist reception will be held 6-9 p.m. on May 3, according to a press release on the free exhibit featuring Ms. Stauffer’s art, […]

Ascension Lutheran Church to host Floral Inspiration 2019

Ikebana of Arizona, Taliesin West and Ascension Lutheran Church present Floral Inspiration 2019, an exhibition of exquisite Japanese flower arrangements complementing the Taliesin West-designed church in Paradise Valley. The free exhibit will be open to public viewing from Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 7100 N. Mockingbird Lane. The public […]

Wartburg Choir to perform in Paradise Valley on April 27

As part of its domestic tour through California and Arizona, the Wartburg Choir will perform at Camelback Bible Church. The concert, featuring music centered around the strength of the human spirit to overcome adversity, will be 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at 3900 E. Stanford Drive, according to a press release. The program theme is: […]

Weekend community event set for Monarch Butterfly Waystation dedication

The Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley, will hold the Dedication of the Monarch Butterfly Waystation. On April 6 and 7, the event will include the sale of one-gallon milkweed plants supplied by the Desert Botanical Garden, activities for children, and tours of the garden, according to a press release. The Monarch […]

‘You Make Miracles Happen Breakfast’ slated for late April

The third annual “You Make Miracles Happen Breakfast” will benefit Catholic Charities Community Services’ Westside Head Start and Early Head Start Programs, which have helped prepare more than 1,100 low-income children for school readiness. Westside Head Start helps children up to 5-years-old develop social, emotional, physical, cognitive, language, math and literacy skills in Avondale, El […]

Ballet Arizona to perform George Balanchine’s work

Ballet Arizona’s Artistic Director Ib Andersen will present three interpretations of ballet choreographer George Balanchine’s work during All Balanchine, including one Ballet Arizona hasn’t performed yet. Mr. Andersen is one of only a handful of artists worldwide the Balanchine Trust entrusts to stage these works, according to a press release. Ballet Arizona will present five […]