1. When You Wish – through June 12
Celebrate the icon who brought us the most famous set of ears on earth as this world premiere musical tells the story of Walt Disney. Armed with his childlike ingenuity and guileless belief in himself, he turned failures into triumphs and never ceased wishing on stars. Call for times and ticket prices. Phoenix Theatre, 100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, phoenixtheatre.com, 602-254-2151.
Bruce Munro: Sonoran Light
Through May 8
Guests are immersed in a landscape of light and color as this site-specific exhibition features eight large-scale, light-based installations using an inventive array of materials and hundreds of miles of glowing fiber optics. The exhibit reflects the British artist’s unique interpretation of the flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert landscape. Call for times and ticket prices. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-941-1225.
May 1, 1:10 p.m., vs. Colorado Rockies; May 12-13, vs. San Francisco Giants; May 14, 5:10 p.m., vs. San Francisco Giants; May 15, 1:10 p.m., vs. San Francisco Giants; May 16-18, vs. New York Yankees; May 27, vs. San Diego Padres; May 28, 7:10 p.m., vs. San Diego Padres; May 29, 1:10 p.m., vs. San Diego Padres; May 30, 1:10 p.m., vs. Houston Astros; and May 31, 12:40 p.m., vs. Houston Astros. First pitch, 6:40 p.m. unless noted. Call for ticket prices. Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, dbacks.com, 602-514-8400.
Children of all ages enjoy the tale of the strange little fellow with the hard-to-guess name and the miller’s daughter who must spin straw into gold. W-F, 10 a.m.; Sa, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $10, adults; $7, children 12 and younger. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W. Latham St., Phoenix, azpuppets.org, 602-262-2050.
"A Working Girl" by Shawn Cameron
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West, through May 8; and Wish You Were Here: Bill Green’s Wickenburg Postcards, through May 31. M-Sa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, noon-4 p.m. $7.50, adults; $6, seniors; free, youth 16 and younger. 21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, westernmuseum.org, 928-684-2272.
Last Drop’s “Spirit Guide” a crash course on whiskey, sharing information about the history and styles of liquor to the various brands and recipes. Guests enjoy two cocktails, with ample time for questions. 2 p.m.-4 p.m. $30. Last Drop at The Hermosa Inn, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd., Paradise Valley, lastdropbar.com, 602-955-7878.
Ib Andersen, artistic director of Ballet Arizona, brings together three works by choreographer George Balanchine — “Symphony in Three Movements,” “Apollo” and “Walpurgisnacht.” 8 p.m. $15-$163. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, balletaz.org, 602-381-1096.
Known for saying things that most people are afraid to think, the stand-up comic is described as a cross between Don Rickles, Archie Bunker and a vial of estrogen. 8 p.m. $45-$125. Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, talkingstickresort.com, 480-850-7734.
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
The Grammy Award-winning artists became icons of the ’80s with signature hits such as “Heartbreaker,” “Love Is a Battlefield” and “Hit Me with Your Best Shot.” They continue to rock audiences around the world on their We Live for Love tour. 8 p.m. $52-$112. Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, wingilariver.com, 800-WIN-GILA.
The chart-topping country star is known for hits such as “Country Nation,” “Whiskey Lullaby,” “Mud on the Tires,” “Ticks,” “Letter to Me” and “I’m Still a Guy.” Tyler Farr and Maddie & Tae are special guests. 7:30 p.m. $30.25-$60. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
3 Doors Down
Known for their international smash hit “Kryptonite,” the Mississippi natives entertain poolside with a collection of memorable singles, including “Away from the Sun,” “Here Without You” and “It’s Not My Time.” 8 p.m. $45-$100. Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, talkingstickresort.com, 480-850-7734.
More than a dozen local restaurants serve signature appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages at this culinary bout, which benefits the Arizona chapter of the ALS Association and its fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. Silent and live auctions add to the fun. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. $150. Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, 6902 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale, bitenite.org, 866-350-2572.
Inspired by the real-life newsboys’ strike of 1899, this Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. After publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboys’ expense, Kelly rallies his band of underdogs to fight for what’s right. Call for times and ticket prices. ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, asugammage.com, 480-965-3434.