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Carrie Underwood, May 9; Photo by Randee St. Nicholas
Carrie Underwood, May 9; Photo by Randee St. Nicholas

May 1 – 4

Scorpius Dance Theatre

The Picture of Dorian Gray, a gothic and philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde, serves as inspiration as Lisa Starry brings the story to life, portraying her vision through dance, theater, aerial arts, visual arts and music in D.G., Inspired by Dorian Gray. Call for times. Tickets start at $32.

Phoenix Theatre, Phoenix, AZ, 85004

phoenixtheatre.com

May 2 – 5

All Balanchine

Ib Andersen, artistic director of Ballet Arizona, brings together three works by choreographer George Balanchine. The program features the Arizona premiere of Emeraldsand the first act of Balanchine’s celebrated work, Jewels, as well as Themes and Variationsand Square Dance. Th, 7 p.m.; F, 7:30 p.m.; Sa, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Su, 1 p.m. Tickets start at $25. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, balletaz.org, 602-381-1096.

Symphony Hall, Phoenix, AZ, 85004

phoenixsymphony.org

May 2 – 30

Concerts at MIM

This month’s concerts include Run Boy Run, May 2; Lee Ann Womack, May 3; The Phoenix Symphony Chamber Music Festival, May 4; Young Musicians Spring Concert, May 5; Live from Laurel Canyon: Songs and Stories of American Folk Rock, May 5-6; Russell Schmidt Trio and the East Valley Jazz Cooperative, May 7; Band 2, May 8; Rahim AlHaj and Sahba Motallebi, May 9; Marcia Ball, May 10; Joanne Shaw Taylor, May 11; Tom Rush, May…

Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, Phoenix, AZ, 85050

mim.org

May 2

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Fronted by the husband and wife team of Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, the Grammy Award-winning 12-piece ensemble takes the stage for an evening of rock and blues. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $25. Mesa Amphitheatre, 263 N. Center St., Mesa, mesaamp.com, 480-644-2560.

Mesa Amphitheatre, Mesa, AZ

mesaamp.com

May 2

Jake Shimabukuro

Renowned for his lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary techniques, the ukulele virtuoso has a diverse repertoire ranging from traditional Hawaiian tunes and Schubert’s “Ave Maria” to covers of such popular hits as George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” 7:30 p.m. $39. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ, 85201

mesaartscenter.com

May 2

Robin Trower

With a career that has spanned more than four decades, the English rock guitarist and vocalist got his start with the rhythm and blues band The Paramounts. He went on to achieve success with Procol Harum and later with a solo career that defined him as a blues/rock superstar. 7:30 p.m. $35-$85. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.

Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ, 85008

celebritytheatre.com

May 3

Bone Hill: The Concert

Inspired by her own life and her ancestors from the hills of coal-mining Appalachia, Martha Redbone brings to light an important piece of American history through traditional Cherokee chants and lullabies, bluegrass, blues, country, gospel, jazz, rock ’n’ roll and rhythm and blues. 8 p.m. $12-$20. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251

scottsdalearts.org

May 4 – 5

Sing On

From a water nymph’s plea to the moon in Dvorák’s “Song to the Moon” to the simple conviction of hope in Dolly Parton’s “Light of a Clear Blue Morning,” Sonoran Desert Chorale wraps up its 25th anniversary season with a tribute to songs of the heart.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. $15-$20, sonorandesertchorale.org, 480-305-4538.

La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, Scottsdale, AZ

lacasadecristo.com/concerts

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