Friday, April 25, 2014




Through May 4
An unforgettable story about chasing your dreams and the power of music to connect us all, this award-winning musical tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who is about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. Call for times and ticket prices. ASU Gammage Auditorium, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe,, 480-965-3434.


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Through May 11
Spring Butterfly Pavilion
A butterfly lover’s paradise, this exhibit features lush gardens full of flowers that are home to hundreds of colorful butterflies. Garden volunteers, or “flight crews,” are on hand to answer questions and share information about the butterflies and plants. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix,, 480-941-1225.




May 3-4
The Legends Tour
Some of the greatest names in women’s golf hit the links in this 36-hole tournament, which is the official senior tour of the LPGA. Proceeds benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Tee time: 9 a.m. $15, with $5 discount available at all area Walgreens stores. Grandview Golf Course, 14260 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West,, 623-544-6013.


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Through May 10
Cinderella’s Glass Slipper
Relive the story of Cinderella’s magical night as she discovers Prince Charming and lives happily ever after in this musical version of the classic fairy tale. The play is staged by Theater Works. Call for times and ticket prices. Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 8355 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria,, 623-815-7930.


Read more: KIDSTUFF


May 1-31
ASU Art Museum
Echoes of Japan, through May 17; MUCK: Accumulation, Accretions and Conglomerations, through May 31; Pablo Helguera: Librería Donceles, through June 29; and Rhythm & History: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Collection, through Aug. 9. Tu, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; W-Sa, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe,, 480-965-2787.


Read more: MUSEUMS


May 3-31
Garden Workshops
This month’s programs focus on agaves and yuccas, pruning trees and shrubs, cooking with dried chiles, Chihuly photography, summer survival for vegetable gardens, caring for your desert garden, moonscape photography, selecting and growing herbs, gardening for wildlife, irrigation system maintenance, and  roadrunners and cuckoos. Call for times, dates and registration fees. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix,, 480-481-8146.




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,, 602-381-1096.


Read more: MUSIC & DANCE


Through May 4
Bye Bye Birdie
When an Elvis-like superstar named Conrad Birdie receives his draft notice into the Army, a publicity stunt to send him off with a kiss from one lucky fan creates hilarious havoc in this bubbly musical classic. Call for times. $18. Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, 4720 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale,, 480-483-1664.


Read more: THEATER & DRAMA


June 1
Billy Joel
The “Piano Man” tickles the ivories, sharing hits such as “The Entertainer,” “Uptown Girl,” “New York State of Mind,” “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” “Only the Good Die Young,” “Movin’ Out” and “Tell Her About It.” 8 p.m. $49.50-$119.50. US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix,, 800-745-3000.


Read more: LOOK AHEAD