An Evening with Patricia Sannit
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 7
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave.
Patricia Sannit, a ceramicist who has been active in Phoenix for more than two decades, is the 2016 recipient of the Arlene and Morton Scult Contemporary Forum Artist Award, which recognizes a mid-career artist who has demonstrated a sustained degree of excellence. Her work is on exhibit (through Sept. 17) as part of Contemporary Forum’s 2016 award-winning artists. Sannit will discuss her work, followed by the announcement of the 2017 winners of the Arlene and Morton Scult Contemporary Forum Artist Award and Artists Grants. This lecture is free and tickets are available at http://tickets.phxart.org. Seating is limited and tickets will be needed for admission to the event. The museum has free admission on Wednesday evenings.
‘The Wizard of Oz: The Musical’
Valley Youth Theatre
222 E. Monroe
Dorothy and her little dog Toto live on a farm in Kansas until they are caught in a tornado and swept away to the magical land of OZ. When her house accidentally lands on the Wicked Witch of the East, everyone is exuberant, except the Wicked Witch of the West who seeks revenge for the death of her sister. Tickets are $16.50-$34.50, plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.
‘Chippie, The Movie, Part 1’
12-1 p.m. Saturday, June 17
North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 N. 7th St.
Presented by Joel Pearson. This two-part movie, with desert tortoise Chippie as the main character, contains a supporting cast of eight other named desert tortoises and two unnamed baby tortoises. There are brief appearances of lizards, snakes, squirrels, and birds that make contact with the tortoises. This effort was done to capture many of the highlights over an eight-year period that describes the trials and tribulations of life among the desert tortoises living in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve. Part II will screen 12-1 p.m. Saturday, June 24. Both events are free and open to the public.
‘3 Redneck Tenors’
June 20-July 16
100 E. McDowell Road
Back by popular demand. Get ready for one sidesplitting ride with songs ranging from gospel to country, Broadway to pop and even some classical. The Three Redneck Tenors offers down-home laughs with big city music. Tickets are $35-$65 plus fees. Visit http://www.phoenixtheatre.com.
New Carpa Theater Co.
June 23-July 9
222 E. Monroe
A Latino immigrant family faces life after the passage of Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070. The play explores the ramifications of the infamous law that put Arizona on the map for all of the wrong reasons. “1070” follows one family’s fight to survive the social and political upheaval caused by the law’s passage and the effect it had statewide and across the country. Tickets are $20-$25 general admission, with discounts for seniors and students (plus fees). Group rates are available by calling 623252-2772. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.
‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’
Arizona Broadway Theatre
222 E. Monroe
With expansive sets, brilliant costumes and a tremendous cast of characters, this “tale as old as time” tells the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love, and be loved in return, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Tickets are $37.50-$77.50, plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.
‘Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’ Exhibit
Through Aug. 20
2301 N. Central Ave.
This will be the only North American stop on a limited world tour. The 33 works will be exhibited in the newly opened Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Grand Gallery. The works are from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection and include Kahlo’s “Self Portrait with Monkeys and Diego on My Mind,” and Rivera’s “Calla Lily Vendor and Sunflowers.” In addition, more than 70 photographs taken by Edward Weston, Lola Alvarez Bravo and Guillermo Kahlo, Frida Kahlo’s father, among others, offer a look into the artists’ lives and tumultuous relationship. This is a special ticketed exhibition of $7 in addition to general museum admission for non-members. Visit http://heard.org/exhibits/frida-kahlo-diego-rivera.