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Through November 1
Love conquers all in this beloved ballet, but only after a case of mistaken identity and hilarious mayhem. Focusing on an eccentric toymaker, life-size dancing dolls and a young couple in love, the comic piece is presented by Ballet Arizona. Call for times and ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, balletaz.org, 602-381-0184.
Through November 1
Classic rock all-stars and today’s hottest rock bands share the stage, including Santana, John Fogerty, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Tool, Primus, Coheed & Cambria, Linkin Park, Rob Zombie, Deftones, Puscifer, Ghost and Halestorm. F, 5:30 p.m.-midnight; Sa, 3 p.m.-midnight; Su, 1:45 p.m.-10 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Tempe Beach Park, 80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, monstermashaz.com, 480-829-1300.
The Colors of Music
Bobae Johnson, an award-winning 16-year-old violinist, performs with MusicaNova Orchestra. 4 p.m. $20, adults; $15, seniors and students; free, children 17 and younger. Central United Methodist Church, 1875 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, musicanovaaz.com, 480-585-4485.
Jewish Music Fest
Mikey Pauker and Diwon, Ari Lesser, Todd Herzog, Yehudie & the Gefilte Fish, and members of the Phoenix day school and religious community headline the third annual Desert Gathering Jewish Music Festival. Arts and crafts, face painting, raffles, food vendors, artisans and Israeli dancers are included, as well as a food drive benefiting St. Mary’s Food Bank. 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Free with advance reservation; VIP: $75. Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, desertgatheringaz.com, 480-425-0700.
MIMFest and More
This month’s concerts include: Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians Fall Concert, Nov. 1; The Danish String Quartet, Nov. 2; Nicki Parrott, Rossano Sportiello and Eddie Metz Trio, Nov. 4; Bruce Cockburn, Nov. 9; Emily Kinney (pictured), Nov. 10; Dave Simonett, Nov. 13; Chris Potter Trio, Nov. 22; and ASU Guitar Ensemble, Nov. 25. Call for times and ticket prices. Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.
Akram Khan Company
The innovative dance troupe presents Kaash (Hindu for “if only”). The piece continues Khan’s quest to build bridges between the worlds of contemporary dance and India’s classical Kathak tradition. 7:30 p.m. $39-$69. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
Arizona Wind Symphony
The ensemble presents A Decade of Remembrance: Conflicts and Exploration of the ’60s. 7:30 p.m. $10, adults; $6, students; free, children 5 and younger. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, arizonawindsymphony.com, 480-350-2822.
Performing in an unplugged, up-close and personal setting, the iconic rocker shares songs spanning his entire career, as well as material from his new album Higher Truth. 7:30 p.m. $58.50. Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Best-known in the U.S. as the distinctive voice featured in Peter Gabriel’s hit song “In Your Eyes,” the passionate singer combines traditional music from his homeland of Senegal with Western popular culture, Cuban rhythms and contemporary instrumentation. 7:30 p.m. $34-$40. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
Come Back Buddy
The Buddy Holly Tribute Band takes the stage. 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Free. Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, shopdesertridge.com, 480-573-7586.
The Mexican pop-rock diva performs. 8 p.m. $42.50-$92.50. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt
The acclaimed singers/songwriters share the stage for an acoustic evening of songs and stories. 8 p.m. $49-$79. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
Portland Cello Project
Mixing genres and blurring musical lines and perceptions wherever they go, the indie group wows audiences with its extravagant performances. 7:30 p.m. $32. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
Roaring ’20s Regale
Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus hosts this fundraising dinner gala, which includes live and silent auctions, and a performance by the touring chorus. 6 p.m. $150. Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Dr., Tucson, boyschorus.org, 520-296-6277.
From baroque and classical to pop and Broadway, this world-class ensemble changes the rules of performance as audience members decide what will be played next. 7:30 p.m. $22-$32. Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, delewebbcenter.org, 928-684-6624.
Winter Jam Fest
Christian rock band Skillet headlines this tour, which also features King & Country, Jamie Grace, Lincoln Brewster, Family Force 5, and Love & The Outcome. 7 p.m. $10. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, gilariverarena.com, 623-772-3800.
Boys to Men
Junior high and high school male singers from throughout the Valley and beyond join adult male choruses from the Phoenix area for an afternoon of education and inspiration, followed by performances by individual choruses and the mass choir. Featuring more than 250 singers, the annual choral festival is hosted by Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix. 4:30 p.m. $5. Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley, orpheus.org, 602-271-9396.
Tower of Power
Well-known in the ’70s for the tunes, “What is Hip?” and “You’re Still a Young Man,” the funk icons share their horn-driven style of soul music. 7:30 p.m. $38-$56. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.
November 7, 14
Music in the Garden
Dennis Rowland performs Nov. 7; and Big Nick and the Gila Monsters, Nov. 14. F, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. $25. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-481-8188.
Phoenix Youth Symphony
The ensemble performs with Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai. 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, arizonawindsymphony.com, 480-350-2822.
Students of Danwen Jiang, ASU professor of violin, perform classical music for violin, and violin with other instruments. 7:30 p.m. $10. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
The ASU Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra present ASU Bands at 100! Grand Finale: A Homecoming Spectacular. The concert showcases music from the ASU bands’ first decade and today’s latest works. 7:30 p.m. Free. ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, 480-965-3434.
Gold Canyon Arts Council hosts Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble in a program, which spotlights styles ranging from the step dances of Ireland, to the clogging of Southern Appalachia, to the hoofin’ and early jazz tap of the American South. 7:30 p.m. $20, advance; $30, at the door; students, $5. Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, 6640 E. Kings Ranch Rd., Gold Canyon, gcac1.com, 480-983-2171.
The indie rock icon performs songs from her 12th album This Is M.E., along with such favorites as “Come to My Window,” “I Want to Come Over” and “I’m the Only One.” 8 p.m. $64-$144. Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, wingilariver.com, 877-840-0457.
The company presents the world premiere of a fresh steampunk ballet version of Jekyll & Hyde, along with presentations of Masquerade and Carmina Burana. An opening-night gala includes a wine and buffet reception, silent auction and live entertainment, as well as a champagne toast and dessert reception with company dancers. Call for times and ticket prices. Temple of Music and Art, 300 S. Scott Ave., Tucson, ballettucson.org, 520-903-1445.
This Just In, Bluegrass Patriots and Becky Buller share the stage each day of this 36th-annual festival. Arts and crafts vendors, a pancake breakfast and children’s activities are included. F, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; Sa-Su, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Everett Bowman Rodeo Grounds, 935 Constellation Rd., Wickenburg, wickenburgchamber.com, 928-684-5479.
November 13, 17
Rioult Dance NY
Celebrated for its bold and unexpected interpretations of great musical scores, this acclaimed company presents Bach Dances, a series of classic modern dances set to the baroque music of J.S. Bach. F, 7:30 p.m., $20, Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624; and Tu, 7:30 p.m., $32-$42, Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
Broadway: The Big Band Years
The musicians and singers of the Curtain Up! Orchestra celebrate Broadway’s best and the Great American Songbook. 8 p.m. $29-$59. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
The son of Jimmie Vaughan and nephew of guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Texas guitar slinger plays blues, rock and country, at times mixing all three genres together. He performs in Cave Creek with his all-star band from Austin. 8 p.m. $25-$40. Buffalo Chip Saloon and Steakhouse, 6811 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek, cavecreeklive.com, 480-488-9118.
Young Artist Recital
MusicaNova hosts this concert, which features Alicia Wu on viola, and Sophia Chan and Hannah Butcher on harp. 4 p.m. $15, adults; $10, seniors and students. Arizona Piano Co., 4134 E. Wood St., Phoenix, musicanovaaz.com, 480-585-4485.
The renowned pianist performs. 7:30 p.m. $29-$69. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
KOG Concert Series
Tenor Kerry Lee Jennings and mezzo-soprano Michelle Rice share the stage, with accompaniment on the piano by Dr. Andria Fennig. 2 p.m. Freewill offering. King of Glory Lutheran Church, 2085 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, kogaz.org, 480-838-0477.
West Valley Symphony
Cal Stewart Kellogg conducts the orchestra in First-Time Winners and One-Hit Wonders, which features music by Franck, Debussy, Chabrier and Dukas. 3 p.m. $30-$35, adults; $15-$20, children 17 and younger. Valley Vista Performing Arts Center, 15550 N. Parkview Pl., Surprise, westvalleysymphony.org, 623-236-6781.
ASU woodwind professors and their students perform an eclectic variety of chamber music. 7:30 p.m. $10. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
ASU Pan Devils Steel Band
The ASU ensemble presents traditional and contemporary music from the Trinidad area and beyond. 7:30 p.m. Free. ASU Katzin Concert Hall, 40 E. Gammage Pkwy., Tempe, 480-965-6447.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
The high-energy band reminds the world it is still cool to groove big band-style with such notable singles as “Go Daddy-O” and “Mr. Pinstripe Suit.” 7:30 p.m. $40-$50. Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, delewebbcenter.org, 928-684-6624.
Pianists Natasha Marin and Maria Demina present diverse music by Russian romantic and 20th-century composers. 7:30 p.m. $30-$45. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
Songs for Our Heroes
Phoenix Boys Choir performs patriotic songs and new works, as well as sneak peeks of special repertoire and audience favorites, in this monthly salute to veterans, past and present. 6 p.m. Free. Steele Indian School Park Memorial Hall, 300 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, phoenixboyschoir.org, 602-264-5328.
This premier Celtic touring group shares its energetic renditions of traditional Irish and Scottish music. 7:30 p.m. $28-$44. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.
The award-winning ranchera star performs in the round. 8:30 p.m. $55-$130. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.
The Spirit of Phoenix
The primary performing group of the Greater Phoenix Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society shares its talents. 7:30 p.m. $25-$35. Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, pinnacleconcerts.com, 480-303-2474.
The Willis Clan
Known for its appearance on America’s Got Talent, this family of 14 musicians, dancers, athletes, writers and artists merges its Irish roots with other music and dance genres in a unique blend of old and new. 7:30 p.m. $17.50-$27.50. Queen Creek Performing Arts Center, 22149 E. Ocotillo Rd., Queen Creek, qcpac.com, 480-987-SHOW.
The Phoenix Symphony
Tito Muñoz conducts the orchestra in Brahms’ Symphony No. 2. The program opens with Brahm’s “Academic Festival Overture,” featuring Jinjoo Cho on violin. F, 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sa, 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.
New West Guitar Group
The Lakeshore Music concert series continues as this premier guitar ensemble performs classic pop covers, jazz standards and originals. 7:30 p.m. $35. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tempe.gov/tca, 480-350-2822.
Phoenix Chamber Music Society hosts this ensemble. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley, phoenixchambermusicsociety.org, 602-252-0095.
African Drum Ensemble
Guests enjoy drumming and folklore from Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Ghana and Nigeria. 7:30 p.m. Free. ASU Katzin Concert Hall, 40 E. Gammage Pkwy., Tempe, 480-965-6447.
Hayden Ferry’s Chamber Music Series
Cellist Nathaniel Rosen shares the stage with pianists Jerome Lowenthal and Ursula Oppens. 2:30 p.m. $25, includes concert and wine reception with the artists. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tca.ticketforce.com, 480-350-2822.
ASU Big Band Night
Jeffrey Libman conducts the ASU Concert Jazz Band in an evening of choice selections spanning the history of big-band music and beyond. 7:30 p.m. $10. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
ASU Percussion Jazz Ensemble
Danielle Moreau leads ASU student percussionists in a program of classic and contemporary jazz compositions. 7:30 p.m. Free. ASU Katzin Concert Hall, 40 E. Gammage Pkwy., Tempe, 480-965-6447.
1964 – The Tribute
Fans of the Fab Four celebrate The Beatles invasion of 1964, with such hits as “All My Loving,” “She Loves You,” “I Saw Her Standing There” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” 8 p.m. $25-$40. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.
Under the Streetlamp
The quartet – previous leading members of the award-winning musical Jersey Boys – delivers an evening of entertainment with tight harmonies and slick dance moves, taking guests back to an era of sharkskin suits, flashy cars and martini shakers. 8 p.m. $34-$54. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
Pixar in Concert
Tito Muñoz is at the podium as The Phoenix Symphony plays memorable scores from Pixar movies, including the Toy Story trilogy, The Incredibles, Up and Monsters University. The concert is complemented by film clips projected on the screen. F-Sa, 7:30 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.
November 27-December 6
Ballet Etudes presents this holiday classic. F, 7 p.m.; Sa, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Su, 3 p.m. $25-$29. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680. Additional performances at Mesa Arts Center, Dec. 11-13.
The Heartlight Show
Jack Wright faithfully re-creates memorable hit songs in this Neil Diamond tribute act. 2 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tempe.gov/tca, 480-350-2822.