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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.
Unlimited Arts June 21 To July 5: Temps May Be Brutal Right Now In The Phoenix Metro, But There Are A Bunch Of Great Film, Musical, And Theatrical Events As An Adequate Distraction
 
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By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine
 
June 21, 2017 — Extreme (and sometimes dangerous) temperatures are hitting Phoenix and other parts of the nation during the first week of summer, and it’s understandable that people want to stay in their air-conditioned homes. But one can only remain indoors for so long.
 
People looking to beat the heat can check out 1070, a play based on Arizona’s highly controversial 2010 law and its impact on one immigrant family, will be staged through July 9 on Friday, June 23 at Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe in Phoenix. Tickets range from $15 to $25. For more details, go to http://www.herbergertheater.org/
calendar/1070/

 

Friday, June 23

The Beta Dance Festival 2017 will be held through at 7:30 p.m. June 24 at the Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. 3rd St. Artists in the line-up include Leanne Schmidt & Marlene Strang, Nicole L Olson, DirtyBuckleDance and Dreams of Arabia Music & Dance Ensemble. General admission is $15. To learn more, go to https://phoenixcenterforthearts.org
/events/beta2017/

 
Saturday, June 24

Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot -- best known for ‘70s hits like Sundown -- will perform at Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale. Tickets start at $40; learn more at https://www.talkingstickresort.com/phoenix
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Sunday, June 25

The Hot Texas Swing Band will perform at 7 p.m. at The Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Brea Burns & The Boleros will be the opening act. Tickets are $8 to $10. Learn more by checking out http://www.rhythmroom.com/event/1427289-hot-texas-swing-band-phoenix/
 

Monday, June 26

New Orleans’ own Dirty Dozen Brass Band will hit the stage at 7 p.m. in the Musical Instrument Museum theater. Tickets start at $35.50; the MIM is located at 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Scottsdale. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to http://mim.org/events/dirty-dozen-brass-band/


 

Tuesday, June 27

He’s controversial, to say the least. Rocker Ted Nugent will play the Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix. Tickets range from $50 to $70. https://celebritytheatre.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1814
 

Wednesday, June 28

The film You Racist, Sexist Bigot will be screened at 7:30 p.m. at Last Exit Live, 717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix. Singers will perform live; there will also be poetry by Melissa Dunmore. Tickets for fundraising and listening party are $20 and include food. To learn more, go to http://www.lastexitlive.com/event/1506582-you-racist-sexist-bigot-film-phoenix

Friday, June 30

The aptly titled 98 KUPD’s Mesa Meltdown will be held at 6 p.m. at the Mesa Amphitheatre, 263 N. Center St. Featured bands are Stonesour, Powerman 5000 and Ded. Admission to the all-ages event is $42. For more information, go to https://mesaamp.com/Online/default.asp
 
Broadway tunes aren’t just for East Coast elitists: 3 Redneck Tenors will perform those -- along with country, gospel and pop standards -- at the Phoenix Theatre, 100 E. McDowell Road. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets start at $35. For more details, check out http://tickets.phoenixtheatre.com/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=8488
 
Based on the life of infamous imposter Frank Abignale (and a 2002 film) Catch Me If You Can is now a play being staged at the Desert Stages Theater, 4720 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Tickets are $20; learn more at http://desertstages.org/show/catch-me-if-you-can-the-musical-92
 

Tuesday, July 1

The Grateful Dead turns 50 this year, and Arizona-based The Noodles will perform music of the legendary band at Crescent Ballroom, 12 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Get more details or purchase tickets at http://www.crescentphx.com/event/1491890-music-grateful-dead-by-phoenix/
 
Death of Seneca, a painting by 17-century Dutch artist Gerrit van Honthorst, is the Phoenix Art Museum’s Object of the Month. Museum docent Jelena Cooley will discuss the Golden Age work at 11:30 a.m. today, and July 21 and 27 at the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave. Voluntary donations are appreciated. Get more details at http://www.phxart.org/event/7b025b23-6e0d-0626-3a6f-27d32c0ada42
 

Wednesday, July 5

Composer Lady Baby Miss -- who has been in several bands including Particularly Vicious Rumor -- will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Trunk Space, 1124 N. 3rd St., Phoenix. Storyteller Michelle Embree will also perform. For more details, go to http://www.thetrunkspace.com/calendar/2017/7/5/ladybabymiss-michelle-embree
 

 

Tuesday, July 7

“A tale as old as time,” Disney’s Beauty and The Beast will be performed live on stage through July 16 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix. Tickets range from $37.50 to $77.50. To purchase one or learn more, check out http://www.herbergertheater.org/calendar/beauty-and-the-beast/
 
Phoenix rockers Throw Logic will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Pub Rock Live, 8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale. Opening acts are Path of Exile, Kill Your Name, Fire Glass, Syde Project and Pyrotechnica will also be on stage. Tickets start at $6; to learn more, go to http://www.pubrocklive.com/event/1498284-throw-logic-scottsdale/
 

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