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Diana Krall Also Teams

With St. Mary's Food Bank

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The Unlimited Arts Calendar is published biweekly and provides selected events for the proceeding two weeks. Send calendar submissions for consideration to: generalcontact@moderntimesmagazine.com.
Featured Is Yet Another National Artist Helping Out The Nation’s First Food Bank: Also Featured Is New Theatre Events, Musical Good Times And More

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By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

August 19, 2015 — Grammy-award winner Diana Krall will bring her musical talents to Symphony Hall, Friday, Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m. This tour features Krall performing pop classics from The Mamas and the Papas, the Eagles, Bob Dylan and more.

This event is another done with a nod to the St. Mary’s Food Bank, and it is why it is the featured event for this incarnation of the Unlimited Arts calendar. The Food Bank is the single-most important food source for thousands of residents in the Phoenix metro and the state. The food bank’s needs rise with the heat. St. Mary's is the world's first food bank and has been serving the hungry of Arizona for 48 years by providing more than 200,000 meals a day around Arizona. The most needed items include canned fruits and vegetables, canned proteins like tuna, peanut butter and beans, pasta, cereal and rice.

Ticket holders that donate five canned goods and non-perishable items or $5 to St. Mary’s Food Bank are registered to win an upgrade to the front row. St. Mary’s Food Bank will be on hand to accept donations of all kinds.

Those who wish to skip the $30 to $120 cost of seeing Diana Krall but still make a food donation, can make them directly to St. Mary’s Food Bank by visiting St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.

Tickets can be purchased either online at phoenix.ticketforce.com, or by phone at 877-840-0457, or at the Phoenix Convention Center Box Office.

Thursday, Aug. 20 to 23

The Scottsdale Musical Theater will present Gypsy at the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe Aug. 20 to 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 22 and 23 at 2 p.m.  This rendition is the classic interpretation of Gypsy Rose Lee. Music is by Jule Styne, with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Some of the hits from this show include “Let Me Entertain You,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” and “Small World.” For more information and to buy tickets, visit The Tempe Center for the Arts.

Friday, Aug. 21 to Sept. 5

Grounded, is the story of an “ace” fighter pilot whose career in the sky is ended after an unexpected pregnancy and she is reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas. The production is produced by ITheatre Collaborative and will be presented from Aug. 21 to Sept. 5 at the Herberger Theater, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix. Tickets are $22. For more information, visit The Herberger Theater

Saturday, Aug. 22


The best-selling book, Men Are From Mars — women are from Venus is now a, “one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up,” and a, “light-hearted theatrical comedy.” Peter Story will be the man on stage, with dialog by Eric Coble, based on the book by John Gray. Showtimes Aug. 22 are at 2 and 8 p.m. at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson. For more information and to buy tickets, visit Arizona Theatre.


If you are a fan of “Outlaw Country,” three bands — American Longspurs, Trailer Queen and Shaen Skinner and the Men of Reason — will take over Last Exit Live, 717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix for some rabble-rousing good times. The 9 p.m. event features tickets from $5 to $8, leaving no excuses for those with tight budgets. For more information, visit Last Exit Live

Wednesday, Aug. 26 to Oct. 4


Broadway blockbuster, <I>Wicked will begin a month-long run at Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe. The story recounts the days before Dorothy arrived in the Land of Oz and how Good became Good and Bad became Bad. For more information, visit ASU Gammage.

Thursday, Aug. 27

The Phoenix Art Museum’s “Object of the Month” will focus upon Flowers, Italy by Joseph Stella. Docent Jim Nazzal will lead the discussion at 11:30 a.m. on the work, an integration of the artist’s homeland, Italy, and his adopted home, New York City. For more information, visit the Phoenix Art Museum event page.

Architecture and modern design aficionados alike can join Max Underwood, architect and president’s professor in Design at ASU, as he shares insights from his experiences working with the visionary designers Charles and Ray Eames. The discussion will begin at 7 p.m. in the SMoCA Lounge, 7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale. For more information, visit SMoCA.

Friday, Aug. 28 to Sept. 20

Friday, Aug. 28 will be the debut show for Lucky Stiff, a creation of the Tony-Award winning duo of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and presented by the Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria. The production is a, “A zany, offbeat and very funny murder mystery farce.” For more information, visit Arizona Broadway Theatre.


Willy Porter, who has a voice and musical style that has been compared to both Simon AND Garfunkel, will bring his talents to the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit The Musical Instrument Museum.

Saturday, Aug. 29

The Southwest Musical Arts Foundation will present Cedric Burnside, and Sugar Thieves at the Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix at 9 p.m. Burnside is the grandson of North Mississippi hill country blues legend, R.L. Burnside. He has won Blues Drummer of the Year three times. For more information, visit The Rhythm Room.

Ak Chin Pavilion
2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix
SLIPKNOT: Summer's Last Stand Tour, Aug 29

Arizona Broadway Theater
7701 W. Paradise Ln. Peoria
West Side Story, Oct. 16

Arizona Theatre Company
400 East Van Buren St. #720, Phoenix
SEX WITH STRANGERS, Sept. 24

Black Theatre Troupe
1333 E Washington St., Phoenix
The Taste Test by Frank Higgins, Oct. 9

Celebrity Theater
440 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix
HEART, Aug. 28

Comerica Theater
400 W. Washington St., Phoenix
INCUBUS, Sept. 1

Crescent Ballroom
308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix
CRACKER / CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN, Sept. 3

Grady Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
A Christmas Story, Nov. 24

Greasepaint Youtheatre and Scottsdale Community Players
7020 E. Second St., Scottsdale
Much Ado About Nothing, Sept. 4

Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
Kunlun Myth, Sept. 9

Joe’s Grotto
13825 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix
Run 2 Cover, Aug. 28

Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix
Jenna's Arrival, PINNER, and 21 Guns, Aug. 28

Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th Street, Phoenix
Pink Slip Open Mic, Aug. 24

Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th Street, Phoenix
Tobie Milford, Aug. 29

Marquee Theater
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD, Sept. 11

Mesa Amphitheater
263 N. Center Street, Mesa
ZEDD, Sept. 12

Mesa Arts Center
One E. Main St., Mesa
Cheech Marin Talk, Sept. 10

Musical Instrument Museum
4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix
Carbon Leaf, Sept. 14

Orpheum Theatre
100 N. Third Street, Phoenix
Grant Woods' The Project: Sept. 18

Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix
CHICAGO, Sept. 9

Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Avenue Phoenix
National Theatre Live: Everyman, Sept. 6

Phoenix Symphony
1 N. 1st St #200, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Sept. 18

Pub Rock Live
8005 E. Roosevelt Street, Scottsdale
Keep Your Distance, Aug. 28

The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
Manic Monkeys, Aug. 30

The Rogue Bar
423 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale
Cupcake!, Sept. 11

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale
Inspiración Flamenca, Aug. 28

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale
Film: The Music of Regret, Sept. 3

Space 55
636 E. Pierce Street, Phoenix
Captain Jack’s Space Attack: Episode 13, Sept. 5

Talking Stick Resort
9800 E. Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sunday, Sept. 20,

Tempe Center For The Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
Tempe Comedy Concert Series: Labor Day Special with Jay Penn, Sept. 4

Tempe Tavern
1810 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
Karaoke Night w/ Frank Tha Tank Hosting, Aug. 25

Theater Artists Studio
4848 E. Cactus Road, Scottsdale
Crimes of the Heart, Sept. 4

Torch Theatre
4721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Flash Jam, Aug. 28

The Trunk Space
1506 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix
Injury Reserve, Aug. 28

US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix
Chris Brown, Sept. 15

Valley Youth Theatre
525 North First St., Phoenix
James and the Giant Peach, Oct. 9

Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Open Mic, Aug. 31

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