Dancing in the Desert. Photo via Facebook

Top 5 Arts Events: July 24-30, 2017

Written by Nikole Tower Category: Lists Issue: July 2017
Group Free

1. Vinyl Voices at The Coronado – July 25
Storytelling and record playing collide at Vinyl Voices. Speakers include Jeff Cardello, Michelle Edwards, Kim Porter and more. Hosts Jose Gonzalez and Leslie Barton will engage with the speakers to help them open up about their lives and how music guided their self-discovery. Free. 8-10 p.m. 2201 N. 7th St., Phoenix, facebook.com/events.

2. Constellation Cabaret: Icons at The SIC Sense Theatre – July 27-29
Constellation Cabaret brings together local singers for the weekend to celebrate the sounds of musical icons such as The Beatles, Heart, Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion and more. $20 for adults, $10 for kids, $15 for students. 8 p.m. The SIC Sense Theatre, 1902 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, iconscabaret.brownpapertickets.com.

3. The New Phoenicians at 9 The Gallery – July 27-29
Meet The New Phoenicians. They include your friends, coworkers, neighbors, partners. Howl Theatre Projects invites you to watch this 50-minute sketch comedy show. Reserve a seat online to guarantee a spot. Pay what you can, $20 suggested amount. 7:30 p.m. 9 The Gallery, 1229 Grande Ave., Phoenix, facebook.com/events.

4. Phoenix Poetry Series: Unsellable Inventories Launch at Fillmore Coffee Co. – July 28
Kat Hofland unveils her zine, Unsellable Inventories, at Fillmore Coffee with readings that will occur throughout the evening. She and other local writers will touch on a variety of topics from emotions to body parts. Free. 6-8 p.m. Fillmore Coffee Co., 600 N. 4th St., Phoenix, facebook.com/events.

5. Dancing in the Desert Variety Show at Wekopa Resort & Conference Center – July 29
Think “Dancing with the Stars” with a twist. Marvel at the talents of professional country, ballroom and swing dancers while you enjoy a sit-down meal. $70. 6:30-9 p.m. Wekopa Resort & Conference Center, 10438 N. Fort McDowell Rd., Fountain Hills, arizonadanceclassic.com.