Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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TOP TEN

April 4
Phoenix Suitcase Party
Guests arrive with a packed suitcase and enjoy an evening of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, a silent auction and dancing to live music in a private hangar as the Active 20-30 Club of Phoenix presents this party to benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Children In Need Foundation. The fundraiser culminates with one lucky winner (plus guest) departing immediately by private jet for a luxury weekend getaway to Las Vegas. PHOENIX magazine is among the sponsors. 7 p.m. $110. Scottsdale AirCenter, 15290 N. 78th Way, Scottsdale, phoenixsuitcaseparty.com, 602-672-4559.

 

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Through April 5
Native Trails
Celebrate the rich heritage, culture and traditions of Native Americans through the art of song and dance as this event features traditional instruments, colorful dances and customary attire of various Southwestern tribes. Select Th and Sa, noon-1 p.m. Free. Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalenativetrails.com, 480-421-1004.

 

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SPORTS

April 1-13
Phoenix Coyotes
April 1, vs. Winnipeg Jets; April 4, vs. Edmonton Oilers; April 12, 6 p.m., vs. San Jose Sharks; and April 13, 6 p.m., vs. Dallas Stars. 7 p.m. faceoff unless noted. Call for ticket prices. Jobing.com Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, phoenixcoyotes.com, 480-563-PUCK.

 

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KIDSTUFF

April 1-30
Arizona Science Center
The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, through May 4. Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call for admission prices. 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, azscience.org, 602-716-2000.

 

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MUSEUMS

Through April 17
Shemer Art Center
New Art Arizona is presented in conjunction with Arizona Artists Guild. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Th, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Free. 5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, 602-262-4727.

 

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WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS

April 1-27
Garden Workshops
This month’s programs focus on Chihuly photography, mosaic landscapes, lavender, harvesting and cooking cholla buds, fabricating wildflowers, strange succulents for unique gardens, honey bees, geology of the moon, water in the garden, home landscape design basics, glass inlay gourds, rattlesnakes of Arizona, cholla wood planters, Gila monster tales, butterfly photography, drip irrigation for gardens and containers, Iphone/Ipad photography, vintage botanicals, companion planting, vegetable garden design, making an owl garden, growing herbs in containers, and designing poolside landscapes. Call for times, dates and registration fees. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-481-8146.

 

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MUSIC & DANCE

April 2
Jazz in AZ
Mike Kocour, Nicole Pesce and Chris Peña share their keyboard mastery and musicality. Each of the diverse and acclaimed pianists performs in a variety of formats, from solo and duo, to trio with bass and drums. 7:30 p.m. $25-$36. Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, asukerr.com, 480-596-2660.

 

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THEATER & DRAMA

Through April 12
The Dixie Swim Club
This hilarious play tells a story of strength, love and the enduring power of friendship. The touching comedy focuses on five longtime friends who set aside a week every August to renew their relationships and track their challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging). Call for times and ticket prices. The Palms Theatre, 5247 E. Brown Rd., Mesa, thepalmstheatre.com, 480-924-6260.

 

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LOOK AHEAD

May 1-4
All Balanchine
Ib Andersen, artistic director of Ballet Arizona, brings together three works by choreographer George Balanchine – Episodes, Walpurgisnacht and Western Symphony. Call for times. $25-$158. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, balletaz.org, 602-381-1096.

 

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