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May 2020

Car Wash for a Cause

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hotel Valley Ho
6850 E. Main St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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Stay in your car and let Valley Ho staff members take care of the dirty work at this fundraising car wash. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Donations benefit furloughed team members of the mid-century hideaway and can be made in person or at gofundme.com/f/hotel-valley-ho-team-members-essential-needs-fund. Hotel Valley Ho, 6840 E. Main St., Scottsdale, hotelvalleyho.com, 480-376-2600.

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Something Beautiful

May 16 @ 7:00 pm

Musical Theatre of Anthem presents this musical about Stella, a spider who wants to be something different and aims high – and she will never give up. The virtual show is staged by a talented cast, ages 9-18. 7 p.m. $20 per household, musicaltheatreofanthem.org, 623-336-6001. Participants will receive a Zoom link closer to the event.  

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Catapult: Magic Shadows

May 19 @ 9:00 am - May 22 @ 1:00 pm
Higley Center for the Performing Arts
4132 E. Pecos Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85295
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A finalist on the eighth season of America’s Got Talent, this unique shadow dance company presents Four Seasons, which celebrates summer, fall, winter and spring. This piece is followed by a shadow play tutorial, which shows viewers how to make a shadow animal and demonstrates the skill and artistry of Catapult dancers. The program is presented by Higley Center Television, an online streaming platform. May 19 and 22, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Higley Center…

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Cocktail Club

May 21 @ 3:00 pm

Lifestyle expert Gretchen Connelie teaches viewers how to create Tommy Bahama’s ahi poke napoleon, a classic Hawaiian dish that requires no cooking. She recommends pairing it with a glass of frosé. Just freeze your favorite bottle of rosé and blend with vodka, strawberries and simple syrup. 3 p.m., instagram/com/tommybahamarestaurant

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Moonlight Movie Nights

May 21 @ 7:30 pm - May 24 @ 10:00 pm
Sonora Village Complex
15449 N. Hayden Rd.
Scottsdale,
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Enjoy a social distancing drive-in movie experience with your quarantine crew, with window-side food service available from a number of nearby restaurants. This week’s double features include: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, The Fault in Our Stars, Free Solo, Ice Age, Napoleon Dynamite and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi at Sonora Village; and Ford v. Ferrari, The Sandlot, Dodgeball and Call of the Wild at Westgate. Check website for date and time details.…

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One Night in Memphis

May 22 @ 7:00 pm
Higley Center for the Performing Arts
4132 E. Pecos Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85295
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This high-energy production takes you back to December 4, 1956, the night when Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash gathered for an impromptu jam session at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis. This tribute to that memorable night features nationally acclaimed cast members who have an uncanny sound, look and feel of the original legends. The program is presented by Higley Center Television, an online streaming platform. 7 p.m. Higley Center…

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Drive-In Movie Experience

May 22 @ 7:10 pm - May 24 @ 9:40 pm

This pop-up event features first-run movies, including Onward at 7:10 p.m.; and Joker, 9:40 p.m.  $25 a carload, per movie, with popcorn and other concessions also available by advance purchase only. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, srfdrivein.com.

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Graduation Parade

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Children’s Museum of Phoenix
215 N Seventh St
Phoenix, AZ 85034
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This drive-through event celebrates all 2020 grads from preschool to college, with a parade route in the museum’s parking lot filled with cheering staffers and costumed characters. Participants can go through a bubble tunnel and even a foam cannon if they’d like, and cross the finish line with a special diploma to commemorate the occasion. DJ Miss Mix also is on hand to entertain. Those who want a special shoutout at the end of the…

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Spafford Live at the Drive-In

May 24 @ 7:00 pm
Digital Drive-In
1901 N. Alma School Rd.
Mesa, AZ
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The Arizona-based progressive rock band performs live in a drive-in movie type experience, with fans enjoying the music from the comfort of their cars. Created by members Brian Moss and Jordan Fairless in Prescott on New Year’s Eve in 2009, the band blends genres of rock, funk, jazz, reggae, ska and electro-pop. Gates open at 6 p.m. with the concert at 7 p.m. Limited number of tickets to ensure social distancing, $100. Digital Drive-In, 1901…

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Drive-In Movie Experience

May 26 @ 7:10 pm - May 27 @ 9:45 pm
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
7555 N. Pima Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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This pop-up event celebrates 2020 graduates with showings of High School Musical 3 at 7:10 p.m.; and Breakfast Club, 9:45 p.m. Gates open at 6:40 p.m. and 9:10 p.m. respectively. $25 a carload, per movie, with popcorn and other concessions also available by advance purchase only. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, srfdrivein.com.

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