By Gosh, By Golly, PHX
Events To Make You Jolly
By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine
March 2, 2018 — It’s almost spring, Lent is underway and March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. Of course, millions of Americans celebrate their Irish heritage (along with plenty who aren’t Irish) in cities large and small on that day.
The Phoenix metro area is no different. Starting on March 7, one can enjoy Emerald Isle culture without booking a plane ticket: St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland features the The Kerry Dance Troupe, Kerry Traditional Band and Kerry Voice Squad.
The show is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams in downtown Phoenix. Admission starts at $23. For more details, go to https://phoenix.ticketforce.com
On that same day, veteran traditional band Altan will perform at 7 p.m. at the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix.
Their latest album, The Widening Gyre, features guest musicians from Nashville while honoring traditional tunes. Hailing from Donegal, Ireland, the band also has a book out: The Tunes. Admission starts at $43.50. Visit https://mim.org/events/altan-2/ for more details.
Over the St. Patty’s weekend, more music — of the non-Irish variety — can be enjoyed at the Pot of Gold Music Festival, March 16 through 18 at Rawhide in Chandler.
The artist line-up includes Dej Loaf, Russ, Taylor Bennett, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Big Head Todd and The Monsters, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and many more. A stage will feature Arizona artists. There will also be numerous food and beverage options, free water refill stations, a vendor village and product giveaways. Admission ranges to $75 for one day to $155 for all three days. For full details or to buy tickets, check out https://www.potofgoldaz.com/
Friday, March 2
Best known for their 1982 hit Love My Way, the Psychedelic Furs are considered one of the great alternative rock bands. They’ll play Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way in Scottsdale. Learn more at https://www.talkingstickresort.com/phoenix-scottsdale-concerts-entertainment/entertainment-listing/the-showroom/the-psychedelic-furs/
Saturday, March 3
It has been a huge TV hit for more than a decade, and now fans can watch Dancing With The Stars: Live! The show will be presented at 4 p.m. at Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix. Special guest stars include Jordan Fisher and Frankie Muniz. To learn more, visit http://www.comericatheatre.com/EventDetail?tmeventid=19005381A52E20FA&offerid=72792
Nashville artist Langhorne Slim will play at 8 p.m. at the Crescent Ballroom, 12 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix. Twain will be the special guest. To learn more, check out https://www.crescentphx.com/event/1608858-intimate-evening-langhorne-phoenix/
Saturday, March 7
Two years after his passing, David Bowie remains a powerful force in music and pop culture. The acclaimed tribute concert Celebrating David Bowie will be performed at the Mesa Arts Center, One E. Main St. Tickets start at $33; to purchase one, call (480) 644-6500 or for more info, visit https://www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/performing-live/celebrating-david-bowie
March 7 to April 15
Million Dollar Quartet imagines the now-legendary 1956 recording session of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis (as portrayed by actors). This production will be staged at the Phoenix Theatre, 100 E. McDowell Road. Admission starts at $55; to learn more, check out http://www.phoenixtheatre.com/milliondollar
Thursday, March 10
Formerly known as A Prairie Home Companion, Live From Here is coming to the Arizona State University Gammage. Hosted by Chris Thile, the show will feature The Wood Brothers, Phoebe Bridgers and Bobcat Goldthwait. The show will start at 3:45 p.m. as part of a live broadcast. Tickets start at $45. Get more details by visiting https://www1.ticketmaster.com/live-from-here-with-chris-thile-tempe-arizona-03-10-2018/event/19005371A13D27BF?artistid=835597&brand=asugammage&CAMEFROM=CFC_ASUGAMMAGE_WEB_ASUGAMMAGE_WEB
Their lead singer Scott Weiland passed away in 2015, but 1990s rockers Stone Temple Pilots are carrying on — and they’ll play the Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Phoenix. General admission is $38.50. Learn more at https://www.luckymanonline.com/event/7901785/stone-temple-pilots/
Forty-five years after their groundbreaking Dark Side of the Moon album was released, Pink Floyd remains a highly influential rock band. The Phoenix Symphony is performing the music of Pink Floyd, complete with a laser light show, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mesa Amphitheatre, 263 N. Center St. General admission is $45, while other seating areas vary in price. Get more details by visiting https://mesaamp.com/Online/mapSelect.asp
Thursday, March 15
The musical smash Mamma Mia! is being performed through April 14 at The Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria. For more information, visit http://azbroadway.org/event/mamma-mia/
March 17 and 18
Convergence Ballet is performing Alice In Wonderland and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 17 and 2 p.m. March 18 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix. Admission is $15 for children and $25 for adults. For more details, check out http://www.herbergertheater.org/calendar/alice-in-wonderland/
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