Top 3 Art Events May 2018
Written by Editorial Staff Category: Arts Issue: May 2018
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Our top picks for May’s best arts events.

James Taylor
May 29
The legendary singer/songwriter is recognized for his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing in such hits as “Fire and Rain,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” “How Sweet It Is,” “Shower the People” and “Country Road.” Bonnie Raitt is special guest.
7:30 p.m.
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Talking Stick Resort Arena
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

Eroica
May 15 – June 2
Ballet Arizona continues its series in the garden with this presentation of movement, sound and multimedia on a stage that embraces the desert as a stunning backdrop for the enchanting choreography of Ib Andersen and Beethoven’s Third Symphony.
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Ticket prices start at $40
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix
602-381-1096, balletaz.org

Star Wars vs. Star Trek
May 24
It’s an intergalactic showdown as guest conductor Richard Kaufman and The Phoenix Symphony present acclaimed music from your favorite films in Star Wars vs. Star Trek: The Music of Deep Space. Audience members settle the decades-long battle over which camp reigns supreme as they vote live via text to decide the final number.
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8 p.m.
Symphony Hall
75 N. Second St., Phoenix
602-495-1999, phoenixsymphony.org