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Top 5 Arts Events: May 15-21, 2017

Written by Nikole Tower Category: Lists Issue: May 2017
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Let's Color! event listing. Courtesy Practical Art.1. Practical Art Random Craft Night: Let’s Color! – May 17
This is the launch event for the weekly Practical Art Random Craft Night. Each week will feature different artistic mediums from paper crafts to jewelry making. To kick things off: coloring, natch. Some supplies are provided and all are welcome. Free. 6-8 p.m. Practical Art, 5070 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, practical-art.com/events.

2. Book of Mormon – May 18-28
The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical swings into ASU Gammage for a second time for two weeks. Follow the odd pair of Mormon missionaries who have been sent half way around the world in this comedy that has become an international sensation. $100+. Th, F 7:30 p.m.; Sa 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Su 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m. ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, asugammage.com.

3. The Storyline: Unpacking – May 19
Unload the stress of the week this Friday night with a little spring cleaning... of the mind. Hosted by Rachel Eseoghene Egboro, Unpacking will be a night filled with first-person storytelling from Dan Hoen Hull, Murae Freyermuth, Sativa Peterson, Charlie Steak and Marshall Shore. $8. 8 p.m. Changing Hands Bookstore, 300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, changinghands.com.

4. The Art of Wine and Tastes of Summer – May 20
An annual celebration of tastings of more than 40 exceptional wines, all personally rated and seleted by AJ's Fine Foods cellar masters. Live music and a silent auction are included, with proceeds benefitting Scottsdale Cultural Council. $40. 2-4:30 p.m. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org.

5. Cirque Saturday: Inverted Awesomeness – May 20
Enjoy a circus themed night of aerial and pole performances by members of Aerial Intensity and Prowess Pole Fitness. The aerialists will execute death defying tricks and stunts that will leave the whole crowd in awe. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Unexpected Art Gallery, 734 W. Polk St., Phoenix, prowesspolefitness.com.