Top 5 Arts Events for April 18-24: Center Dance Ensemble, Iconic Baseball Cards from the Diamondbacks Collection, Holy Holy & More

Written by Niki D'Andrea Category: Lists Issue: April 2016
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American Voices by Center Dance Ensemble#1: Center Dance Ensemble's “American Voices” at Herberger Theater Center, April 24
In recognition of National Poetry Month, Center Dance Ensemble presents its annual showcase of new dances choreographed by CDE members, set to the words of America's greatest poets. $16, adults; $13, seniors; $10, students. 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. April 24 at Herberger Theater Center.

#2: “The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart” at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, April 20-24
This National Theatre of Scotland production follows the story of an uptight academic who finds herself – literally and figuratively – at a conference in Kelso on the Scottish border. This interactive theater experience features limited seating on stage in a pub-style setting, with food and full bar service. $39, plus a $10 food-and-beverage minimum. Visit website for show times.

Honus Wagner card#3: “The Ultimate Collection: Iconic Baseball Cards from the Diamondbacks Collection,” through April 24
This special exhibition showcases the gems of Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Ken Kendrick's baseball card collection, and includes some of the most important and rare baseball cards in the history of the sport, including a T206 Honus Wagner card (pictured) once owned by hockey icon Wayne Gretzky, a Bowman 1954 Ted Williams card, and cards representing Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Jackie Robinson, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays, Satchel Paige, and more. One basketball card is in the collection: a 1986 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan card. $8 for the exhibition, plus museum general admission ($10-$15). Visit website for museum hours. Through April 24 at Phoenix Art Museum.

#4: Holy Holy at Talking Stick Resort, April 22
Not to be confused with the Australian band of the same name, this Holy Holy was formed by original members of the late David Bowie's band – drummer Woody Woodmanset and Bowie's longtime music producer (and bass player) Tony Visconti – and will perform Bowie's legendary album “The Man Who Sold the World” in its entirety, along with other Bowie classics including “Starman,” “Ziggy Stardust,” “Changes” and “All the Young Dudes.” $25-$60. 8 p.m. April 22 at Talking Stick Resort.

#5: Phoenix Bands to Discover at Crescent Ballroom, April 19
Radio station KWSS FM presents this showcase of emerging local bands. This show includes rockers Young's Modulus, Monaghan's Dixon, and Moxie. Free 7:30 p.m. April 19 at Crescent Ballroom.