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The reigning virtuoso of the violin is beloved worldwide for his charm and humanity, remarkable skill and artistry, and the irrepressible joy of his music-making. 7:30 p.m. $50-$90. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
Through December 4
The Little Red Hen
This fun sing-along show shares a valuable message about cooperation as a hen looks for help to turn wheat into bread. W-F, 10 a.m.; Sa, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $10, adults; $7, children 12 and younger. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W. Latham St., Phoenix, azpuppets.org, 602-262-2050.
Through January 8
Celebrating 25 years, this grand holiday event glows with millions of lights, including a three-story-tall Christmas tree, lakeside music-in-motion shows and 3-D light sculptures of flamingos, an alligator, dragonfly and more. 5:30-10:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, phoenixzoo.org, 602-286-3800.
Through December 16
West Valley Arts HQ
West Valley Arts Council hosts its third annual Surprise Invitational, a juried exhibit featuring artwork in a variety of styles and techniques. Call for times and admission prices. 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, westvalleyarts.org, 623-584-2626.
Through December 11
Ballet Etudes presents its 30th annual production of this holiday classic. Through Dec. 4, Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680; Dec. 9-11, Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500. $25-$29.
Christmas Pudding – December 3
Hollywood Vampires Johnny Depp, Joe Perry, Sammy Hagar, Korn and the Gin Blossoms join Alice Cooper for this festive mix of music, comedy and dancing. Proceeds benefit Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Center. 7 p.m. $120-$225. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.
Through December 31
Easter Rising Exhibit
Rare photos, papers and other objects are on display in Remembering the Easter Rising: Historical Context and Cultural Legacy. The exhibit marks the 100th anniversary of this historic period in 1916, which ultimately led to Irish independence. Call for times. $10, adults; $5, children. McClelland Irish Library, Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, azirishlibrary.org, 602-864-2351.
Dec. 1, vs. Los Angeles Kings; Dec. 3, 6 p.m., vs. Columbus Blue Jackets; Dec. 8, vs. Calgary Flames; Dec. 10, 6 p.m., vs. Nashville Predators; Dec. 19, vs. Calgary Flames; Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m., vs. Edmonton Oilers; Dec. 23, vs. Toronto Maple Leafs; Dec. 27, vs. Dallas Stars; and Dec. 29, vs. New York Rangers. 7 p.m. faceoff unless noted. Call for ticket prices. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, coyotes.nhl.com, 480-563-PUCK.
Through December 4
An Act of God
God has arrived and she’s not holding back as she sets the record straight about some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind and delivers a new Ten Commandments. The sinfully hilarious new play is staged by Arizona Theatre Company. Call for times and ticket prices. Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, arizonatheatre.org, 602-256-6995.
Green-Building Lecture (FREE)
Participants learn about the latest strategies to safely detox their home and workplace using eco-healthy products, fresh air ventilation and organic pesticides to achieve a chemical-free environment. The program is hosted by the City of Scottsdale. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd., Scottsdale, scottsdaleaz.gov, 480-312-7080.