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Through July 1
Concert Series (FREE)
Bring a blanket or chair, relax and enjoy as a variety of popular local bands perform, including Rubicon, May 6; Rock Lobster, May 13; Learning to Fly, May 20; and The Real Thing, May 27. Su, 7:30-9 p.m. McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, therailroadpark.com, 480-312-2312.
May 1, 6
From No Hands to Four
Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix takes the stage. The first half of the program covers a variety of music performed a cappella, while the second portion features musical selections for four-hand piano accompaniment. Tu, 7:30 p.m., Velda Rose United Methodist Church, 5540 E. Main St., Mesa; and Su, 3 p.m., Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley. $20-$25, adults; $15-$20, seniors and students, orpheus.org, 602-271-9396.
The former *NSYNC singer brings his outdoors-inspired Man of the Woods tour to the Valley, performing such hits as “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” “Filthy,” “Say Something” and “Rock Your Body.” 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Celebrating 50 years of hit songs in The Legend Lives On, the artist shares such chart-toppers as “Sundown,” “Carefree Highway,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” and “Rainy Day People,” as well as some deep album cuts for die-hard fans. 7 p.m. $45-$95. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
Ib Andersen, artistic director of Ballet Arizona, brings together three works by choreographer George Balanchine. Andersen is one of a handful of artists worldwide authorized by The George Balanchine Trust to stage the choreographer’s masterpieces. Th, 7 p.m.; F, 7:30 p.m.; Sa, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Su, 1 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, balletaz.org, 602-381-1096.
Concerts at MIM
This month’s concerts include Los Lobos, May 3; Terence Blanchard with E-Collective, May 4; The Phoenix Symphony, May 5-6; Alam Khan, May 6; Adrian Legg and David Lindley, May 9; Meshell Ndegeocello, May 10; Sonny Landreth, May 11; Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians, May 12; John Popper, May 17; Tracy Nelson and the Bel Airs, May 18; Mother Road Trio, May 23; Janiva Magness, May 24; Madeleine Peyroux, May 25; Chano Dominguez: Flamingo Sketches, May 26; The Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts, May 27; and Greg Laswell, May 31. Call for times and ticket prices. Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.
Maks, Val & Peta
Driven by a narrative of true family life and love stories, this all-new Confidential dance tour features Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd of Dancing with the Stars as they celebrate dancing, love and life. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Pacifico Dance Co.
Captivating with a blend of traditional and contemporary dance movements, the ensemble takes audiences on a journey through ancient history, myth, legend and folklore. 7:30 p.m. $28-$44. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.
Music in the Garden
This spring outdoor concert series continues with Cinco de Moio, May 4; A Touch of Class, May 11; Dmitri Matheny Group, May 18; and Sahnas Brothers, May 25. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $30. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-481-8188.
Long Road to Freedom
The 60-member Sonoran Desert Chorale closes its season with a story of survival – a journey in song of African people in bondage, from slavery to emancipation. Sa, 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 15 E. First Ave., Mesa; and Su, 3 p.m., La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale. Call for ticket prices, sonorandesertchorale.org, 480-305-4538.
Hillcrest Dance and Social Club of Sun City West hosts dances with music by The Breeze, May 5 and 26; Michael Carollo, May 12; and Manuel Dorantes, May 19. Sa, 7-9:30 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m., with complimentary waltz lessons at 6:15 p.m. $6. R.H. Johnson Social Hall, 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, hillcrest.scwclubs.com, 605-430-5337.
For the Love of Music (FREE)
Jack Herriman conducts the Chandler Symphony Orchestra. 3 p.m. Donations requested. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlersymphony.net, 480-899-3447.
One of the biggest names in Latin music, the Colombian heartthrob brings his F.A.M.E. USA Tour to Phoenix. 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Scottsdale Concert Band (FREE)
Featuring musicians from all walks of life, the 75-member band presents Windows of the World. Tuba soloist Patrick Sheridan is special guest. 3:30 p.m. Chaparral High School, 6935 E. Gold Dust Ave., Scottsdale, scottsdaleconcertband.org, 602-327-3168.
The record-breaking pop-country idol, who writes all of her own songs, brings her Reputation tour to the Valley, performing such hits as “Fifteen,” “Wildest Dreams,” “Shake it Off,” “Red,” “Ready for It?” and “I Knew You Were Trouble.” 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
“Weird Al” Yankovic
Known for his parodies and original songs, the Grammy Award-winning artist brings his stripped-down, no-frills The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour to the Valley, performing his deep cuts and obscure tracks in an intimate setting. 8 p.m. $39.50-$69.50. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
Thunder from Down Under
This troupe of hard-bodied blokes from Australia makes women swoon with dynamic dance routines and barely there costumes, paired with infectious energy and sly humor. Th-F, 8 p.m.; Sa, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, talkingstickresort.com, 480-850-7734.
The global Latin superstar shares the stage with Mon Laferte. Caloncho is special guest. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
AZ Swing Kings
Lenny King leads the ensemble in a musical showcase with the Sun City Grand vocalists. 7-9 p.m. $12. Sonoran Plaza Ballroom, 19753 N. Remington Dr., Surprise, azswingkings.com, 623-388-4858.
Brahms and Schubert
Tito Muñoz leads The Phoenix Symphony in a romantic program featuring Brahms’ masterpiece German Requiem, which he labored over for a dozen years, alongside Schubert’s immortal Unfinished Symphony. F-Sa, 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.
Mega Funk Fest
Fans will be on their feet and singing along to such old-school favorites as “Word Up,” “More Bounce to the Ounce,” “Car Wash” and “Fantastic Voyage” as Cameo, Zapp Band, Rose Royce and Lakeside share the stage. 7 p.m. $49-$100. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.
Hear Metallica played like never before – on cello! – as this string-driven Finnish metal band shares head-banging renditions of such hits as “Nothing Else Matters,” “Seek and Destroy,” “Battery” and “Enter Sandman.” 7 p.m. $34-$54. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.
Writing, recording and producing music continuously since the age of 10, the British progressive rocker is currently basking in the success of his latest album To the Bone. 7:30 p.m. $45-$85. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.
Saxophone Interplay (FREE)
ASU saxophone professor Christopher Creviston performs in a variety of chamber ensembles featuring some of his top students. 10 a.m. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, 480-350-2822.
May 15-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.
Ireland’s dynamic all-female ensemble shares timeless Irish songs, ranging from traditional to up-tempo contemporary standards, in Homecoming. 7 p.m. $50-$115. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
The indie rock vets perform under the cool pines. 8 p.m. $39.50. Pepsi Amphitheater, Fort Tuthill Coconino County Park, 2446 Fort Tuthill Loop, Flagstaff, pepsiamp.com, 866-977-6849.
The Broadway actor and American Idol finalist brings his Todrick Hall American: The Forbidden Tour to the Valley, with a fresh storyline featuring new songs, costumes and production elements. 7:30 p.m. $30-$199. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
The Southern rock band shares such iconic hits as “Free Bird,” “Saturday Night Special,” “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Gimme Three Steps” as the Last of the Survivors Farewell Tour makes a stop in Phoenix. Bad Company, The Outlaws and Jamey Johnson open the show. 6 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Live from Broadway
Star vocalists join The Phoenix Symphony for hits from the Broadway of today and timeless classics of yesterday, including showstoppers from Hamilton, Wicked, Mamma Mia, Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Chicago, Rock of Ages, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, Finding Neverland, Miss Saigon, Moulin Rouge and Cats. 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.
Diego Figueiredo and Ken Peplowski join forces for a concert of Brazilian music and jazz. 7:30 p.m. $38. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, lakeshoremusic.org, 480-350-2822.
Soiree de Ballet 2018
Scottsdale School of Ballet presents an original one-act story ballet, highlights from the third act of Coppélia and perennial favorite The Ballet Class, which examines the training of a ballet student from beginning steps through advanced level. Sa, 7 p.m.; Su, 2:30 p.m. $42, adults; $32, children and students. Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, herbergertheater.org, 602-252-8497.
Hometown fans can say farewell as the Phoenix Boys Choir’s Tour Choir performs selections from its on-the-road repertoire before departing for a three-week summer tour to Spain. 5 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Memorial Hall, Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, boyschoir.org, 602-264-5328.
Scottsdale Philharmonic (FREE)
With a mission of making classical music available to audiences of all ages, the nonprofit orchestra performs music by Strauss, Puccini, Wagner and Rossini. 4-6 p.m. VIP seating available for $15. Scottsdale Bible Church, 7601 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, scottsdalephilharmonic.com, 480-951-6077.
Star Wars vs. Star Trek
It’s an intergalactic showdown as guest conductor Richard Kaufman and The Phoenix Symphony present acclaimed and unforgettable music from your favorite films in Star Wars vs. Star Trek: The Music of Deep Space. Audience members settle the decades-long battle over which camp reigns supreme as they vote live via text to decide the program’s final number. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.
Music of John Williams
Guest conductor Richard Kaufman and The Phoenix Symphony perform highlights from more than 60 years of John Williams scores, including Star Wars, Harry Potter, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Indiana Jones, Schindler’s List and Born on the Fourth of July. 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.
A 32-year-long sabbatical comes to an end as the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist reunites with mid-’70s members of Utopia. 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
The award-winning songwriter and producer plays several instruments and is known for his distinct brand of genre-crossing contemporary jazz, rhythm and blues, and funk. 7:30 p.m. $42.50-$49.50. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
The legendary singer/songwriter is recognized for his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing in such hits as “Fire and Rain,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” “How Sweet It Is,” “Shower the People” and “Country Road.” Bonnie Raitt is special guest. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
The founder, frontman and flutist celebrates 50 years of Jethro Tull with a nostalgic evening of music from the band’s diverse catalog of work encompassing folk, blues, classical and heavy rock stylings. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Fans will be singing along to such favorites as “Settlin’,” “Already Gone,” “Life in a Northern Town,” “Want to” and “Baby Girl” as the award-winning country duo brings its Still the Same tour to the Valley. Brandy Clark and Clare Bowen open the show. 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.