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‘Bauhaus Spirit:
100 Years of Bauhaus’
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17
Park Central Mall Arts Pavilion
3121 N. 3rd Ave.
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Walter Gropius’ Bauhaus with this lively and wide-ranging exploration of the movement uniting modern design, art, architecture and performing arts with communal social living to form an academic discipline and utopian way of life. Presented by No Festival Required. Advance tickets are $10, day of is $12. Seating will be provided, by you can bring a blanket or low-backed beach chair. Visit

‘Things I Know to Be True’
Arizona Theatre Company
May 16-June 2
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
Can a parent love their children too much? Is it possible to not love them enough? These are questions that hover over a beautiful and painfully perceptive portrait of a family and the frictions that arise when grown-up children try to push beyond the confines of their loving parents’ expectations. Tickets are $41-$75 plus fees. Visit

Plein Air Show & Sale
12-3 p.m. Sunday, May 19
North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 N. 7th St.
Hosted by Obliq Art and featuring art created outdoors in the two days leading up to the judging, exhibit and sale. Art will be based on several pre-identified locations in the Sunnyslope area, capturing landscapes and view in natural light (sunlight and moonlight). Admission is free. For more details, visit

Boneyard Band
6 p.m. Sunday, May 19
Church of the Beatitudes,
Nelson Hall stage
555 W. Glendale Ave.
The final installment of the 2019 Jazz Coffee House Concert Series features Carole Pellatt, guitar, who will present an interesting program of jazz and pop tunes together with her husband Dom Moio, drums, and virtuoso bassist Todd Johnson and Joe Garcia, who will provide a deep Latin groove on congas. Admission is a suggested $5 donation at the door. Visit

May 22-June 16
Phoenix Theatre
1825 N. Central Ave.
Guy is a singer and songwriter who spends his days fixing vacuums in the Dublin shop he runs with his father, and his nights playing his music in local pubs. He is on the verge of giving up music altogether when he meets a woman who convinces him to believe in the power of his music. Tickets are $56-$96, fees included. Visit

Choral Evensong
4 p.m. Sunday, May 26
Trinity Cathedral
100 W. Roosevelt St.
The “Music at Trinity” series concludes with a Choral Evensong service featuring The Cathedral Choir performing works of Gabriel Jackson. Reception follows in the Olney Gallery. Free. Parking is available in the garage just north of the Cathedral and on surrounding streets. Visit

‘Josef Albers in Mexico’ Exhibit
Through May 27
Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave.
The exhibition demonstrates the influence and connectivity between the work of Josef Albers (German, 1888-1976) and the abstracted geometric vocabulary of pre-Columbian art, architecture and material culture. The Heard Museum is the third and final stop of the exhibition, which opened in New York in 2017. Visit exhibits/albers-in-mexico/.

‘The Fairest of Them All’
Phoenix Dance Academy
6 p.m. June 1-2
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
A story of magic, mayhem, and merriment amidst forest creatures, a maiden, and her friends as they win over wicked forces. Tickets are $26 adults, $15 students and children, plus fees. Visit

‘Freaky Friday’
Valley Youth Theatre
June 14-30
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. This new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. Tickets are $20.50-$39.50 plus fees. Visit

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