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Arizona Restaurant Week: Dorian
Arizona Restaurant Week: Dorian

May 1 – 31

Art on the Wild Side

Tania Bolin, Larry Finkel and April Howland showcase their unique vision of wildlife and conservation via photography, paint and mixed media in this exhibit. Art is available for purchase, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Phoenix Zoo’s conservation initiatives. Call for times and ticket prices.

Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix, AZ, 85008


May 14 – June 1


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. Tu-Sa, 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, balletaz.org, 602-381-1096.

Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ, 85008


May 16 – June 29


A playwright with writer’s block happens upon a brilliant new play penned by a student in the seminar he is teaching and plots to make it his own in this comedy/thriller. Call for times and ticket prices. Don Bluth Front Row Theatre, 8670 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, donbluthfrontrowtheatre.com, 480-314-0841.

Don Bluth Front Row Theatre, Scottsdale, AZ


May 17 – 26

Arizona Restaurant Week

Diners enjoy signature dishes by some of Arizona’s top chefs at a special price as this biannual event showcases dozens of the Valley’s best restaurants. Prado, Elements, Hearth ’61, Mother Bunch Brewing, Roaring Fork, The Keg Steakhouse + Bar, The Melting Pot, Four Peaks Brewing Co., Dorian, Thirsty Lion Gastropub, The Canal Club and Buck & Rider are among the participants. Valleywide, $33-$44 per person for a three-course, pre-fixe meal.

May 22

New Kids on the Block

The boys from Boston bring The Mixtape Tourto Phoenix, with Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson and Naughty by Nature as special guests. NKOTB is known for such No. 1 hits as “Hangin’ Tough,” “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)” and “Step By Step.” 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, AZ, 85004


May 25 – 26

The Planets: An HD Odyssey

The Phoenix Symphony embarks on an expansive voyage through the solar system featuring Holst’s masterwork “The Planets,” complemented by NASA and Hubble images projected above the orchestra. 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.

Symphony Hall, Phoenix, AZ, 85004


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