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Featured Is A Unique, Combination Event In Downtown Phoenix, But Also, For A Thrill Catch Gershwin Classics At The Phoenix Symphony, Romeo and Juliet, The Cerny Brothers, Heavy Glow And More


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

March 18, 2015 — Sometimes, there’s nothing better than a great music event, and sometimes, there is nothing better than a great science event. Fortunately for those in the Phoenix metro, a first-of-its-kind event will bring them both together in Civic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave., in downtown Phoenix, March 27.

“Science Rocks PHX!” is co-sponsored by Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, Science Arizona, and The City of Phoenix and will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. It will combine the best and brightest scientific minds in Arizona with talented local rock musicians in one multifaceted event.

Short multimedia presentations by four different scientific speakers will take place inside the A.E. England Building in Civic Space Park, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Featured presenters are: Maciej (Matthew) Chudek, Ph.D, Researcher, ASU School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Institute of Human Origins; Jekan Thanga, Assistant Professor, ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration; Subir Sabharwal, Ph.D Graduate Student Researcher under Lawrence Krauss, ASU Dept. of Physics; and Kelly Murray Young, Assistant Agent, Agroecology, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension.

DJ WF Rani “g” of World Life Music will be holding down the beats and spinning live between speaking sets.

Local bands, Crossfire Lounge and Venessa Mendez of Sassy & The Sneak Attack will play live on the outside stage from 6 to 8 p.m. Food trucks will be onsite and the Fair Trade Café will be open for dessert and cocktails. Local vendors including Bookmans Entertainment Exchange and The Phoenix Comicon Street Team will provide fun giveaways and prizes. A big screen movie hosted by Arizona State University will play on the grassy lawn at 8 p.m.

For more information visit the Bookmans event page.

March 21 and 24

Are you looking for a foreign band with America in their name? Look no further. Brazilian brothers Andy, Bruno, Samuel and Thiago from the “Manchester City” of Brazil, Sorocaba will bring the alternative/synth-pop sounds of their band, Club America, to Flagstaff on March 21 at The Hive, 2 S. Beaver St., Flagstaff, and March 24 at the Lost Leaf, 914 N. Fifth St., Phoenix. Their song "Waiting For Me Now" was recently used in the promotional campaign by Rudel Sports in Brazil and the Youtube series "The Life of Lucas Batista."

March 22

In conjunction with "Andy Warhol: Portraits," The Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, is presenting Lonesome Cowboys directed by Warhol at 1 p.m. The 1968 film stars Viva, Taylor Mead, and Joe Dallesandro. Shot on location in Arizona, the film follows Ramona D’Alvarez, her perpetually stoned nurse, and five gay cowboys, who all want to have sex with a handsome drifter. Tickets are $5 at the door. For more information visit

March 26 to April 12

If you are wondering, "wherefore art thou, Romeo?" The answer is The Arizona Theater Company, which is presenting a "fresh take" on the bard's most famous work, Romeo and Juliet, from March 26 to April 12 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe, Phoenix. Directing is Kirsten Brandt with scenic, lighting and projection designer David Lee Cuthbert. Paul David Story will be playing Romeo and Chelsea Kurtz will be playing Juliet. Ticket prices range from $36 to $72. For more information call 602-256-6995 or visit

March 27 to 29

For those with more than just a little class, take in “Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue and more!” presented by the Phoenix Symphony, 1 N. First Street, suite 200, Phoenix, March 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and March 29 at 2 p.m. Featured is award-winning pianist Eric Zuber who will perform “Rhapsody in Blue.” The program will also feature Gershwin favorites such as “American in Paris,” “Strike Up the Band,” and a one-of-a-kind medley of “Shall We Dance.” For more information, visit

March 28

California psych-rock band Heavy Glow is bringing their live show back to the Phoenix metro with an 8 p.m. show at the Rogue Bar, 423 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. The band is known as a, “post-millennial blues-rock” outfit combined with, “haunting, Motown-esque hard soul.” For more information, visit Heavy Glow’s website.

March 31

Two brothers are on their way to Phoenix and if anything can be determined by their public relations notices — and videos like the one above — they seem like a couple of swell musicians that know how to tip their hat to artists of the past. The Cerny Brothers will be at the Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, at 8 p.m., opening up for The Giving Tree Band. Rumor has it that the mainly acoustic Cerny Brothers will have a more electric sound on their new album, scheduled to be released in May, Sleeping Giant. For more information click here.

April 3

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present country star Jo Dee Messina in an outdoor concert in the Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater, 7380 E Second St., Scottsdale, at 7:30 p.m. Known as, “fiercely independent, outspoken and driven,” Jo Dee Messina debuted in 1996 with the hit single “Heads Carolina, Tails California.” She has since charted nine No. 1 singles and 16 Top 40 singles, selling more than 5 million records worldwide. Open lawn seating for each concert is $39 through or 480-499-TKTS (8587).

Phoenix Metro Venues

Ak Chin Pavilion
2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix
Train: Picasso at the Wheel Summer Tour 2015, May 26
Arizona Broadway Theater
7701 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria
Les Miserable, Feb. 27 to April 4
Celebrity Theater
440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Kids In The Hall, June 4
Comerica Theater
400 W. Washington St., Phoenix
Dave Chappelle, March 29

Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold, March 24
Firehouse Gallery
1015 N. 1st St., Phoenix
Equinox, The Art of Renewal, March 8 to April 5
Grady Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
Cinderella, March 10 to 15
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
Uptown Girls-Lunch Time Theater, March 24 to April 9
Joe’s Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Acoustic Open Mic Night, March 9
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix
Chicago Afrobeat Project, March 21
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Kid Dynamite and the Blast with Audious, March 27
Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Dusty Boots Old Time Jam And Square Dance, March 31
Marquee Theater
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
Pot ‘O Gold Music Festival, March 13 to 15

Mesa Amphitheater
263 N. Center St., Mesa
Wingstock 2015, April 14
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix
Anything Goes, Feb. 25 to March 29
Pub Rock Live
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
UPSET, March 30
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
The "New" Rhythm Room All-Stars, March 27
The Rogue Bar
423 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Open Mic with Jason Messer, April 1
Space 55
636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
The Storrs Objection, March. 28
Tempe Center For The Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
Finally Frida: Robby Roberson, March 27
Tempe Tavern
1810 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
Glodies Monday Madness, March 30
Theater Artists Studio
4848 E Cactus Road, Scottsdale
The Velocity of Autumn, April 10 to 26
Torch Theatre
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Flash Jam, March 27
The Trunk Space
1506 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix
Phoenix Zine Fair 2015, March 8
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Disney On Ice, April 8 to 12
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Open Mic, March 30

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