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Unlimited Arts Nov. 9 To 24: There Are Plenty Of Entertainment Choices For Residents Of The Phoenix Metro From Brit Prog-Rocker Steven Wilson To A Christmas Story During The Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Nov. 9, 2016 —  For those in the Phoetro (Phoenix metro) who are still mentally alive after the election, but yet, can’t seem to shake the blues, take in some light-hearted entertainment. From art works to beer and everything in-between (that includes theatre and live music) there is more than enough to keep you occupied.

Or, you can just wander out in the wilderness for 40 days and nights.

It did this one guy I heard about a lot of good for awhile before, well, you know.

Anyway, have fun over the next two weeks.

Saturday, Nov. 12

Dancer’s Choice, a performance by Ballet Arizona benefiting the Artist Relief Fund, will be held at 3 p.m. at the Dorrance Theatre, 2835 E. Washington St., Phoenix. Tickets are $75; there will be a reception and silent auction following the performance. To learn more, go to

Sunday, Nov. 13

Celebrated R&B/rap singer Lauryn Hill will perform “The MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling!” at 7:30 p.m. in the Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix. Each show will include special guest performances by artists from throughout the African diaspora. To find out more info or buy tickets, go to

The Drs. Wolfson present: Wide Awake,” 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Herberger Theater Center 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix. Dr. Jack Wolfson, a cardiologist and best-selling author, will discuss the documentary Wide Awake. Tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the door. Get more details at

Tuesday, Nov. 15

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band will play at 7:30 p.m. in the Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix. Tickets start at $71. Find out more at

Wednesday, Nov. 16

Billy Elliot, the musical based on the hit movie with music by Elton John, is being performed through Dec. 24 at The Phoenix Theatre, 100 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix. The box office is opened noon through 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. To learn more or purchase tickets, go to

Thursday, Nov. 17

An Act Of God, a play directed by acclaimed actress Marsha Mason, will be held at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix. Showtimes vary. Find out more by checking out

Friday, Nov. 18

The Fab Four live on in “1964 - Beatles Tribute” at 8 p.m. in the Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix. Tickets are $25 or $35. More details can be found at

Phoenix’s own Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns, a rock and soul band, will perform at 9 p.m. in The Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School, Phoenix. Admission is $8; find out more at

The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild's Brewers Ball 2016, will be held at the Gold Room at the Arizona Biltmore, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. The "Roaring 20s" themed event will include "cocktail-attired guests" (we assume they mean their clothes, not that they'll be dressed like cocktails). There will also be music by AZ Dance Band and a buffet by Biltmore’s Executive Chef, Stephen Strickland. Tickets, though are pricey: $150 to $2,200. But, there will be more than 20 Arizona breweries. For more information, visit

Saturday, Nov. 19

Canadian rockers Barenaked Ladies, best known for the 1998 hit, “One Week,” will be on stage at 7 p.m. in the Mesa Amphitheatre, 263 N. Center St. Tickets are $20; go to

Pizza makers will come together at Margaret T. Hance Park for the second annual Phoenix Pizza Festival, primarily benefitting Downtown Phoenix Inc. Besides eating pizza, catch live bands, play lawn games, drink by way of craft beer and wine stations, eat at dessert stations, all while the kids play in the craft zone. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit

Tuesday, Nov. 22

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, based on the life of the iconic singer/songwriter, will be on stage through Nov. 27 in the ASU Gammage, located on the Arizona State University campus. Showtimes vary; tickets start at $40. More details can be found at

Friday, Nov. 25

With the biggest holiday on the way, it only makes sense that A Christmas Story -- based on the iconic 1983 movie comedy -- would be on stage at the Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria. Find out more at

To Dec. 16

The West Valley Arts HQ Gallery, 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, is hosting the Third Annual Surprise Invitational art exhibit through Dec. 16. More than 100 works of primarily local art are featured in the show, judged by Glendale Community College faculty. Gallery hours are: Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Surprise Invitational exhibit runs until Dec. 16. There is no charge to visit the gallery. For more information, call 623-935-6384 or visit

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