Celebrating its 16th year, the music festival boasts a lineup that includes Odesza, Empire of the Sun, Kurt Vile and The Violators, Umphrey’s McGee, Big Wild and Jungle. A portion of ticket sales benefits the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Music Therapy Program. Call for times and ticket prices. Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St., Phoenix, m3ffest.com, 602-343-0453.
Based on inspiring true events, this Pulitzer Prize-winning opera explores the human cost of war and the ultimate price of peace. The production is staged by Arizona Opera. March 1-2, 7:30 p.m., March 3, 2 p.m., Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, 602-266-7464; and March 9, 7:30 p.m.; and March 10, 2 p.m., Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave., Tucson, 520-293-4336, azopera.org. Call for ticket prices.
Dancing with the Stars
The dance spectacular features a cast of fan-favorite professional and troupe dancers from the TV show, including Brandon Armstrong, Alan Bersten, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Val Chmerkovskiy, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater, Hayley Erbert and Britt Stewart. The tour showcases every dance style from ballroom and jazz to modern ad hip-hop. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
The former *NSYNC singer brings his outdoors-inspired Man of the Woods tour back to the Valley, performing such favorites 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.
And the Beat Goes On…
Children’s Museum of Phoenix hosts this fundraising gala, which begins with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction inside the museum and continues outside with a live auction and dinner under the stars. An after-party with a dessert reception and music by AZ Rhythm Connection adds to the fun. 6-11 p.m. $275. Children’s Museum of Phoenix, 215 N. Seventh St., Phoenix, childrensmuseumofphoenix.org, 604-648-2761.
Fans can expect to hear such revered classics as “Uptown Girl,” “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” “New York State of Mind,” “Just the Way You Are,” “Honesty,” “Movin’ Out” and “Only the Good Die Young” as the “Piano Man” takes the stage. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
A vibrant ode to music and memory, this Arizona Theatre Company production tugs on the heartstrings as it follows the highs and lows of an all-female mariachi band. The heartwarming and hilarious comedy delves into music’s power to heal and connect, and the freedom to dream big. Call for times and ticket prices. Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson, arizonatheatre.org, 520-622-2823. The play moves to Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix, April 4-21.
With lyrics in English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, the legendary crooner is a multinational Romeo. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $49.50. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Zac Brown Band
With a winning combination of country, bluegrass, reggae and a summery beach-bum touch, the band plays such chart-toppers as “Chicken Fried,” “Jump Right In,” “Toes,” “Keep Me in Mind,” “Someone I Used to Know” and “Highway 20 Ride.” 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
March 15-April 14
A celebration of love and a tribute to the work and voice of women, this Cirque du Soleil production takes place on a mysterious island governed by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Check website for times and ticket prices. Under the Big Top at State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, cirquedusoleil.com/amaluna.
Celebrating his 80th birthday with his Gordon Lightfoot: 80 Years Strong tour, the singer-songwriter shares such favorites 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. 8 p.m. $35-$95. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.
The Play That Goes Wrong
A hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes, this 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a Broadway show – a ramshackle set, an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Call for times and ticket prices. ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, asugammage.com, 480-965-3434.
Fans will be holding their cellphones high as the reigning Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year performs in the round, belting out such hits as “The Dance,” “Calling Baton Rouge,” “Friends in Low Places,” “Two Piña Coladas,” “Unanswered Prayers,” “Shameless” and “The Thunder Rolls.” 7 p.m. $94.95. State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
The Good Life Festival
Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Three Dog Night co-headline this event, which celebrates food, artisan shopping and great music in an outdoor setting. Specialty shopping, wine and craft beer tastings, massage demos, cooking demonstrations, local vendors and food trucks round out the fun. Parking opens at noon; festival gates at 2 p.m. $50-$95. Encanterra, 36460 N. Encanterra Dr., San Tan Valley, thegoodlifefest.com, 480-677-8000.
With an easy-going charm that makes the ladies swoon, the boyishly suave global superstar has a passion for singing and interpreting classic standards from the Great American Songbook. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Known for her strong signature voice and acrobatic ability on stage, the pop superstar brings her Beautiful Trauma world tour back in Phoenix, performing all the hits, including “What About Us,” “Try,” “Just Give Me a Reason,” “So What” and “Raise Your Glass.” Julia Michaels is special guest. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.