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September 2020

Instrumental Techniques Class

September 8 - October 29

Meghan Ruel, ProMusica Arizona concertmaster, leads this online class, which offers sessions on how to really practice scales, dynamics and the use of vibrato in phrasing, how to prepare orchestral excerpts and a masterclass performance. A Facebook account is required. Tu, 7-9 p.m., pmaz.org, meghan.ruel@gmail.com, 623-326-5172.

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Red Rocks Music Festival

September 9 - November 14

This annual festival attracts world-acclaimed musicians for 10 concerts in metro Phoenix and Sedona. Call for times, ticket prices and venues, redrocksmusicfestival.com, 602-402-4551.

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Curiouser & Curiouser

September 10 - November 1
Peoria Center for the Performing Arts
10580 N. 83rd Dr.
Peoria, AZ 85345
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$36 – $48

Theater Works presents this multisensory experience, which hosts only 10 audience members per performance to explore the fantastical world of Wonderland, where every room, alcove and space in the theater transports guests into a world inspired by Lewis Carroll. The Alice-like encounter allows audience members to explore rooms, discover scenes, meet the inhabitants of Wonderland, have a drink, enjoy performances and immerse themselves in a new way to enjoy theater. Call for times. $36-$48. Peoria…

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Pumpkin Nights

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - October 31 @ 10:00 pm
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
7575 E. Princess Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ
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$10 – $60

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess marks the spookiest time of year with this inaugural event. Highlights include a pumpkin patch; a multiacre labyrinth hay maze; glowing lanterns to share messages of hope, strength and gratitude; and a bounty of German beers and seasonal foods at the resort’s Plaza Bar and restaurants. Festivities crank up Fridays and Saturdays with drive-in movies and fireworks. 6-10 p.m. $10-$60. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale, scottsdaleprincess.com, 480-585-4848.

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Birdhouses and Nests

September 2020 - January 2021
Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85712
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Large-scale sculptures by 12 artists are integrated into the outdoor garden spaces in this exhibit presented in partnership with SculptureTucson. Some of the works explore shapes and forms of nests abstractly while others create stories about birds and nesting. Through Jan. 3. Call for times and admission prices. Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, tucsonbotanical.org, 520-326-9686.

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October 2020

Arizona Science Center

October 1 - November 30
Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Designed to inspire, educate and entertain people of all ages, the 200,000 square-foot center has reopened to visitors, with guided experiences in the mornings and self-exploration of levels one, two and three throughout the day. W-M, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Call for

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Arizona Heritage Center

October 1 - October 31
Arizona Heritage Center
1300 N. College Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281
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Still Marching: From Suffrage to #MeToo, focusing on the powerful and historic impact of women’s collective action, through Dec. 31; and 2019 Arizona Historymakers, through Sept. 30, 2021, saluting Betsey Bayless, Dr. Arthur DeCabooter, Michael J. Fox, Alfredo Gutierrez, Merrill Mahaffey and Vernon D. Swaback. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $12, adults; $10, seniors; $8, children 7-17; free, children 6 and younger. 1300 N. College Ave., Tempe, arizonahistoricalsociety.org/museums/tempe, 480-929-0292.

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ASU Art Museum

October 1 - October 31
Nelson Fine Arts Center
51 E. 10th St.
Tempe, AZ 85281
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FREE

Michael Sherrill Retrospective, through Oct. 31; For the Animals: Tania Candiani, Part II, through Dec. 5; and Look to Nature: Toshiko Takaezu, through Feb. 28. Call for times. ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe, asuartmuseum.asu.edu, 480-965-2787.

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Desert Caballeros Western Museum

October 1 - October 31
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
21 N. Frontier St.
Wickenburg, AZ 85390
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Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West, through Nov. 29. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, noon-4 p.m. $12, adults; $10, seniors; free, children 17 and younger. 21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, westernmuseum.org, 928-684-2272.

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Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting

October 1 - October 31
Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting
6101 E. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
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Fire history exhibits cover nearly an acre, including more than 90 fully restored pieces of fire apparatus from around the world dating from 1725 to 1969. The National Firefighting Hall of Heroes honors firefighters who died in the line of duty or were decorated for heroism, and another gallery is dedicated to the history of wildland firefighting in the U.S. Hands-on exhibits for children also are featured. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $10, adults; $8, seniors…

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