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Unlimited Arts May 10 to 24: With The “Unofficial Start Of Summer” Almost Here, Phoenix-Area Residents Can Chill With Family Events, Dance And Lots Of Music


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

May 10, 2017 — Those who say Phoenix doesn’t have enough in the way of culture need to look a little deeper.

One event that shows the city’s sophisticated side is happening on Wednesday, May 10: Open Minds/Open Mic will be held at 6 p.m. at Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave. This event’s theme is “For Teens By Teens.” Admission is free; coffee and snacks will be served. Get more details at

Beehive, a musical tribute to the 1960s, will be presented through June 4 at the Phoenix Theatre, 100 E. McDowell Road. For showtimes, ticket prices or other information, go to
or call 602-254-2151.

Thursday, May 11

Holmes and Watson, Jeffrey Hatcher’s play based on England’s two greatest sleuths, will be held held through May 28 at Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix. Learn more or buy tickets at

Named for one of the greatest choreographers in history, All Balanchine will be held through May 14 at Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix. To purchase tickets or learn more, call 602-381-1096 or check out

Friday, May 12

A 50th-anniversary tribute to Jimi Hendrix, in honor of Are You Experienced, will be held starting at 8 p.m. at Last Exit Live, 717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix. Artists performing include Sara Robinson Band, Sunset Voodoo and Hostile Work Environment. Tickets are $5; to learn more, go to

Saturday, May 13

Discount Tire Family Weekend will include Cyanotypes with artist Claire A. Warden, Children’s Day Koinobori with artist Melissa D’Orazio and other activities. There will also be a baby and toddler zone. The free event will start at 10 a.m. at the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave. For a full list of activities, go to

Monday, May 15

The Roosevelts -- the indie-rock band, not the famous American family -- will perform at 8 p.m. at Pub Rock Live, 8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale. Tickets are $10 or $12. For more details, go to

Tuesday, May 16

Contemporary jazz band Special EFX Acoustic will perform at 7 p.m. at the Musical Instrument Museum Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. Featured artists are Chieli Minucci, Nelson Rangell and Lao Tizer. Tickets start at $35.50. To learn more or buy tickets, check out

Thursday, May 18

The Broadway blockbuster The Book Of Mormon, created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, of Southpark, is coming Phoenix. The musical, based on LDS missionaries in modern-day Africa, will be held through May 28 at the ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., in Tempe. Tickets start at $67; to purchase one or learn more, go to

Friday, May 19

Ballet Moods, presented by Phoenix Ballet, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix. Tickets start at $23; to buy one or learn about the production, check out

Local blues/soul band Cold Shott & The Hurricane Horns will play The Rhythm Room, 109 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Tickets are $8. Get more details at

Sunday, May 21

Celebrating their 40th anniversary, British punk legends The Damned will “smash it up” at the Marquee Theater, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. The Bellrays will serve as the opening act, and tickets start at $23. For more details, check out

Tuesday, May 23

An Evening With Acoustic Hot Tuna, will be performed at 7 p.m. today and May 24 at at the Musical Instrument Museum Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. Tickets to see the legendary American band start at $48.50. To learn more, check out

Friday, May 26

The Mega Funk Fest -- featuring some of R&B’s most influential bands -- is happening starting at 6 p.m. at The Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix. The featured artists are Cameo, ConFunkShun, Brick, the Dazz Band and Lakeside. Tickets range from $55 to $75; get more details at

New Kids On The Block -- the boy band who ruled the charts in the early 1990s -- will perform at Talking Stick Resort, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. Joining them are Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men. To learn more or buy tickets, go to

Saturday, May 27

Ballet Arizona will hold a spring performance -- showing off students’ training -- at 7 p.m. at the Orpheum Theater, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix. Tickets start at $35; to learn more, check out

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