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Through June 24
Jesus Hopped the “A” Train
Offering a critical and hilarious examination of the judicial system, this prison drama focuses on what makes a man good or bad, whether redemption is possible and necessary, and the urgency of prayer. Call for times. $15. Mesa Encore Theatre Black Box Theatre, 933 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaencoretheatre.com, 480-834-9500.
We Need to Talk, Too
Theatre360 presents several short plays and scenes that take a sometimes funny, sometimes serious look at the situations people with disabilities face, from the intimate to the absurd. The performance is part of the Lunch Time Theater series. Tu-Th, 12:10 p.m. $7. Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, herbergertheater.org, 602-252-8497.
Just for Laughs
Local stand-up comedians compete to win the fourth annual Funniest Person with a Day Job contest. 7:30-9 p.m. $12. Rich Bronson’s House of Comedy, 5350 E. High St., Phoenix, az.houseofcomedy.net, 480-420-3553.
School of Rock
(photo by Matthew Murphy)
A wannabe rock star poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school and turns a class of straight-A students into a Grade-A rock band. The show features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever live kids rock band. Call for times and ticket prices. ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, asugammage.com, 480-965-3434.
June 21-July 21
The Star-Spangled Girl
This fast-moving, hilarious Neil Simon comedy deals with two earnest young men struggling to put out a “protest” magazine, and the all-American girl who moves in next door and manages to send both of them into a romantic tailspin. Call for times and ticket prices. Don Bluth Front Row Theatre, 8670 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, donbluthfrontrowtheatre.com, 480-314-0841.
The country superstar leads his “No Shoes Nation” fans in an evening of good vibrations, turning the ballpark into an island getaway with such spirited songs as “Beer in Mexico,” “Pirate Flag,” “When the Sun Goes Down,” “Setting the World on Fire,” “The Good Stuff,” “Get Along” and “No, Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem.” Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Brandon Lay are special guests. Gates open at 3 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Tom Paxton and the Don Juans
The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and folk icon teams up with the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter duo featuring Don Henry and Jon Vezner. 7:30 p.m. $38.50-$43.50. Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.
Wine Country BBQ
LDV Winery in southeastern Arizona opens its gates and cellar door in recognition of its 10th anniversary. The day includes winery/vineyard tours, lunch, a glass of wine, cowboy games and a chance to make a grapevine wreath to take home. 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $30. LDV Winery Vineyards, 13922 S. Kuykendall Cutoff Rd., Pearce, eventbrite.com, 480-664-4822.
Contemporary Fiber Art
Beyond Beyond, June 23-Sept. 29, features collages of figures, patterns and colors made from meticulously pieced and fused textiles by Ai Kijima. Born and raised in Tokyo, the artist uses scraps of bed sheets, curtains, clothing and dish towels collected from thrift stores to create artworks that depict a variety of characters ranging from American cartoons to Japanese anime. Tu, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; W-Sa, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. ASU Art Museum, Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe, asuartmuseum.asu.edu, 480-965-2787.
The Grammy Award-winning rhythm-and-blues singer brings his Heartbreak on a Full Moon Tour to Phoenix. H.E.R. and Rich the Kid are special guests. 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Charity Golf Tourney
The Spina Bifida Association of Arizona hosts its 19th annual tournament. A luncheon, silent auction and awards ceremony are included, along with hole-in-one and beat-the-pro contests. 6:30 a.m. with shotgun start at 8 a.m. $275. Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 E. Gainey Club Dr., Scottsdale, sbaaz.org, 602-274-3323.
Through June 10
Jesus Christ Superstar
The final seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth are chronicled through the eyes of his disciple – and ultimate betrayer – Judas Iscariot in this compelling rock opera, which is loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Call for times. $15. Spotlight Youth Theatre, 10620 N. 43rd Ave., Glendale, spotlightyouththeatre.org, 602-843-8318.
Through 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. Call for times. Tickets start at $40. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, balletaz.org, 602-381-1096.
ASU Art Museum (FREE)
A Dream on a Dream: Encounter with Claudio Dicochea, through June 2; Sabor Acomodar, through June 30; and Bajo Presión/Under Pressure, through July 14. Tu, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; W-Sa, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe, asuartmuseum.asu.edu, 480-965-2787.
Through June 24
Poolside Yoga (FREE)
Yoga aficionados get their om on as they sweat and stretch in the Phoenix heat with the pros from Sutra Roosevelt Studios. Participants earn 20 percent off their brunch bill at Match Restaurant & Lounge following the workout. Su, 10-11 a.m. FOUND:RE Hotel Phoenix, 1100 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, foundrehotels.com, 602-875-8000.
Let your facial hair fly as Archie Bradley and teammates continue their 20th anniversary season-long celebration. Bats are in action June 1-3, vs. Miami Marlins; June 11-13, vs. Pittsburgh Pirates; June 14-17, vs. New York Mets; and June 29-30, vs. San Francisco Giants. Call for times and ticket prices. Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, dbacks.com, 602-514-8400.
Through June 3
The Diary of Anne Frank
Presented by Arizona Theatre Co., this powerful true-life tale captures the catastrophic realities of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic in war-torn Amsterdam. Call for times and ticket prices. Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, arizonatheatre.org, 602-256-6995.
Through July 19
Musicians, students and jazz enthusiasts work with instructors in a variety of weeklong programs focusing on improvisation essentials, Latin and traditional jazz, duos and trios, bebop and vocal ensemble. M-Th, 1-4 p.m. $150. The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, thenash.org, 602-795-0464. Open to all ages and experience levels, the workshops conclude with a 7:30 p.m. concert on the final day of each class.
Fabulous Phoenix 4th (FREE)
Live entertainment, a classic car show, interactive exhibits, children’s activities including a water spray zone, and a choreographed fireworks display highlight this patriotic festival. 6-10 p.m. Steele Indian School Park, 301 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, phoenix.gov/parks, 602-534-FEST.