Our top picks for July’s best arts events.
The trailblazing guitarist has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice, first as a member of The Yardbirds and then again as a solo artist. Nils Lofgren, the acclaimed guitarist and vocalist from Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, opens the show.
440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Carnival of Illusion
Enjoy an evening of Old World magic as this program blends an international theme with the charm of a Vaudeville-inspired roadshow.
4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum
Patti Warashina: Transitory Conversations, Rachel Bess: Adventure and Control, Marilyn Szabo: Life & Death Portraits, Colin Chillag: It Is Important to Be Nobody and We the People: Contemporary
American Figurative Art.
Tu-W, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Th-Sa,
10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Su, noon-5 p.m.
1 E. Main St., Mesa