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Written by Judy Harper Category: Things To Do Issue: May 2018
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May 1
Cooking Class
Considered by many to be the “godfather” of Valley chefs, Vincent Guerithault presents a menu that includes a spring salad of arugula and radicchio with a honey-citrus vinaigrette; salmon and lemon sole “checkerboard” with lemon basil pesto and a ginger potato pancake; and peach soufflé. 9:30 a.m.-noon. $90. Les Gourmettes Cooking School, 6610 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-240-6767.

May 12
Mimosas & Monet
Artist Carrie Curran guides guests on an artistic journey as they enjoy mimosas and pastries while creating their own masterpiece in acrylic on canvas. Designed for enthusiastic beginners to emerging professionals, this month’s class focuses on a blue window adorned with flowers. 9:30-11:30 a.m. $75. Hermosa Inn, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd., Paradise Valley,, 602-955-7878.

May 29-June 1
Improvisational Essentials
Instructor Pam Morita explores the language of jazz improv, which involves listening, imitation, speaking small phrases and eventually sentences that have a deeper meaning. 1-4 p.m. $150. The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix,, 602-795-0464. Open to all ages and experience levels, the workshop concludes with a concert at 7:30 p.m. June 1.