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Unlimited Arts March 15 to 29:  A Former MTV VJ Has A Photo Exhibit In Phoenix, And Music Lovers Can Find A Pot O’ Gold In Chandler This Weekend


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

March 15, 2017 — St. Patrick’s Day is this Saturday, and that means parties galore (plus lots of Irish-themed music and the color green). In addition, spring starts on Monday.

In the meantime, those seeking something a little less holiday-themed can check out  Tabitha Soren’s Fantasy Life and the American Dream at 7 p.m. today (March 15) at the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave.

Soren, who gained fame as an MTV host in the 1990s, has become a photographer. She will talk about her latest project, focusing on her photographing a group of minor-league draft picks for the Oakland A’s in 2002.

Admission is free; check out for more details.

March 17 and 18

St. Patty’s Day kicks off with the third annual Pot O’Gold Music Festival at Rawhide in Chandler.  The line-up includes major acts like G-Eazy, Death Cab For Cutie, Fitz & The Tantrums and Flogging Molly, along with many others. General admission starts at $69; tickets can be purchased by going to,, the Marquee Box, by phone at 877-435-9849, and at all local Zia Records stores. For more details or a full list of artists, go to

Saturday, March 18

The 9th Annual Mustache Massacre will be held at 7 p.m. at Pub Rock, 8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale. Those with mustaches, be they real or otherwise, will be let in free. Bands slated to perform are Ikonoklast & Friends, Sacred Asylum and The Gamma Function. To find out more, check out

Monday, March 20

Paperback Writer featuring the music of The Beatles, will be held at the Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria. To learn more about this critically acclaimed musical experience, check out:

Danish singer and pianist Agnes Obel will perform at 7 p.m. in the Musical Instrument Museum Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix. Obel’s influences range from Claude Debussy to PJ Harvey; her latest album is Citizen of Glass. Ethan Gruska, a Los Angeles-based artist,  will serve as the opening act. Tickets start at $30.50. Get more details at

March 21

Punk rockers Potty Mouth will play The Rebel Lounge, 2303 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix. Opening acts are Partybaby and Tennis System; the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12. Find out more by clicking

Tuesday, March 22

Puccini’s  Madama Butterfly, presented by the San Francisco Opera, will be screened at 7 p.m. in the Virginia G. Piper Theater inside the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale. Tickets range from $12 to $40. For more information, go to

Thursday, March 23

Today’s Masters -- featuring new and classic works, including Paquita -- will be performed through March 26 at Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix. Tickets start at $25; to purchase one or learn more about the Ballet Arizona production, go to

Friday, March 24

From novels to the wildly popular BBC show, the character of Sherlock Holmes endures nearly 150 years later. A film festival in honor of the English sleuth is being held at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe in Phoenix.  Films include a silent feature from 1916, a Russian version and Mr. Holmes from 2015. To learn more or get tickets, go to

The Phoenix Symphony will perform Mozart’s Requiem today and March 25 at Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St. in Phoenix. Tickets start at $18; learn more at

Xtra Ticket with Zach Nugent of JGB will play live at 8 p.m. at The Pressroom, 441 W. Madison St. in Phoenix. This concert, featuring Grateful Dead music, is to benefit Let's Be Better Humans, which helps at-risk teenagers. Tickets range from $15 to $100. Learn more

March 24 to 26

Cowgirl Up!, an exhibition of American Western female artists, will be held through May 7 at Desert Caballeros Western Museum, 21 N. Front St. in Wickenburg. But, the opening March 24 to 26 has some special events one has to see to believe. Noted artists ranging from Maura Allen to Star York will have their works on display.  Tickets for the opening weekend start at $10. Get more details by calling (928) 684-2272 or checking out

Saturday, March 25

Comedian Lewis Black, the “King of the Rant,” will be on stage at 8 p.m. at Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix. Tickets range from $39 to $80. Find out more at

Phoenix-based act Soul Power Band will perform R&B music and Motown classics at 9 p.m. at The Rhythm Room,  1019 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix. Tickets are $8;

Sunday, March 26

First, it was a popular fantasy novel. Then, it became mega-hit TV show. Now, it’s a concert: Game Of Thrones Live Concert Experience, featuring Ramin Djawadi, will be performed at 8 p.m. at Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. The show features state-of-the-art technology, along with a full orchestra and choir. Tickets start at $29; learn more at

Thursday, March 30

The Man in Black is back: Ring Of Fire: The Music Of Johnny Cash will be staged through April 16 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe in Phoenix.  Tickets range from $25 to $65. To purchase one or learn more, go to

All of March

Famed painter Fritz Scholder — a native American who called Scottsdale home until his death in 2005 — will be the subject of an exhibition at Larsen Gallery, 3705 N. Bishop Lane, Scottsdale. For more information, call 480-941-0900 or go to

April 1

The Eighth Annual Waylon Run will begin at 10 a.m. at Los Santos MC clubhouse, 1746 E. Madison is Phoenix and continuing on to Black Canyon. There will be entertainment and free overnight camping. To participate or learn more, go to

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