5 Things to Do This Weekend| May 21-23

Judy HarperMay 20, 2021
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Celebrate the Allure of Ol’ Blue Eyes
Four virtuoso vocalists perform the best of Frank Sinatra in an intimate nightclub setting as The Phoenix Theatre Company salutes one of the most influential musical artists of the 20th century with Frank Sinatra: My Way, through May 23. The Broadway revue features such well-known classics as “Fly Me to the Moon,” “I Get A Kick Out of You,” “The Way You Look Tonight” and “My Way.” The production is presented on an outdoor stage located just one block north of the theater. The performance space accommodates approximately 250 guests, seated in pairs and distanced 6 feet in all directions. Call for times and ticket prices. Central United Methodist Church, 1875 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-2151, phoenixtheatre.com.

Man the Forks, It’s Restaurant Week!
Diners enjoy signature dishes by some of Arizona’s top chefs at a special price as Arizona Restaurant Week showcases dozens of the Valley’s best restaurants, from the finest five-star hot spots to locally owned and chef-driven hidden gems. Buck & Rider, The Canal Club, Citizen Public House, The Gladly, Kona Grill, Litchfield’s, Marcellino Ristorante, MATCH Restaurant & Bar, Pasta Brioni, Pedal Haus Brewery, T. Cook’s, Urban Margarita and ZuZu are among the participants. May 21-30, Valleywide, arizonarestaurantweek.com.

Jazz Up Your Night at Nash Under the Stars
The Josiel Perez’s MambAZ All-Stars blend the fiery sounds of Cuba with the soulful sounds of American jazz. See for yourself as the eight-piece group pays homage to Cuban legends Perez Prado, Benny Moré and Machito in unique compositions arranged by musical director Emilio Vargas. Seating is socially distanced, with beer, wine and soft drinks available for purchase. May 22, 7:30 p.m. $39-$59. Venue 122 (Arizona Jewish Historical Society garden), 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix, thenash.org. Livestreamed simulcast tickets also are available for those who prefer to enjoy the concert at home, $20.

Treat your Taste Buds to a Tour of the Amalfi Coast
Guests are invited to embody the spirit of summer in the Amalfi Coast as The Colony by Honeybee presents an immersive Vino ed Estate (Summer + Wine) food, wine and cocktail experience, May 21. An arrival cocktail, six courses with curated wine pairings and live entertainment are included. 7-10 p.m. $205-$250 per person. The Herb Box, 7000 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, vino-ed-estate-dinner.eventbrite.com.

Take the Kids to a Drive-In Puppet Show
Get comfy in your car for The Little Engine that Could, May 22-23 and 29-30. The show tells the famous tale of the optimistic little engine that faces a seemingly impossible task. 9 a.m. Tickets are $30-$40 per carload; reservations and pre-payment are required. Guests can order breakfast delivered directly to their vehicle from Fair Trade Café (details will be sent after reservation is made). Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W. Latham St., Phoenix, 602-262-2050, azpuppets.org.

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