Things to do around Peoria April 10-17


OPEN MIC: Acoustically Speaking hosts Open Mic Night 6-8 p.m. at CheezHeads, 20283 N. Lake Pleasant Road, Suite 110, Peoria. Call 623-566-6770.

GUITAR CLASS: Free guitar classes for tweens ages 8-12 goes 4-5 p.m. at Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave., Glendale. Kids can learn the basics of playing guitar during a series of eight free 1-hour lessons presented by the Phoenix Conservatory of Music. Call 623-930-3437.

CONCERT: The Tremble Clefs perform 1 p.m. Wednesday for AZ Tradition’s at the community center, 17221 N. Citrus Road, Surprise.


THEATER: “Mamma Mia!” shows at 5:30 p.m. at Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria, and plays through April 20. Call 623-776-8400.

THEATER: The Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre series presents “Murder at Miss Mary’s” 6:30 p.m. in the Encore Room inside Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria. There is also a show 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 12. The interactive experience is set in an intimate dining setting, where audience members can become part of the action coming face-to-face with comedic actors. Call 623-776-8400.

COMEDY: Debi Gutierrez opens her weekend set 7 p.m. at Stir Crazy Comedy Club, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Suite E-206, Glendale. He also performs 7 & 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 12 and 7 & 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13. Email or call 623-565-8667.

BIKE NIGHT: Westgate Bike Night goes 5-9 p.m. at WaterDance Plaza inside Westgate’s Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale. The biggest Bike Night in the Valley features hundreds of bikes. Plus, live music.


GAME SHOW NIGHT: A “Family Feud”-style game is available for fun 6-8 p.m. at CheezHeads, 20283 N. Lake Pleasant Road, Suite 110, Peoria. Call 623-566-6770.

MUSIC: Nina Speaking plays 7 p.m. at Fountain Park inside Westgate’s Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale. Call 623-385-7502.


MUSIC: The Music on the Plaza series features Solomon Trio & Javaughn Marshall 4:30-7:30 p.m. outside the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 8355 W. Peoria Ave. The event features outdoor games, seating and food trucks.

LIVE MUSIC: Hair Razer performs 9 p.m. at Kimmyz On Greenway Rock & Roll Bar & Grill, 5930 W. Greenway Road, Suite 27, Glendale. Email  or call 602-938-9330.

LIVE MUSIC: Tru Memories performs 5:30 p.m. at I & J Fountain Restaurant, 12221 W. Bell Road, Surprise. Call 623-583-1222.

CONCERT: The Grand Singers & Chorale Spring Concert “Lights, Camera, Music” starts 7 p.m. at Sonoran Plaza, 19793 N. Remington Drive, Surprise. Also 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14. Tickets $12 per person. Call 623-640-6450.

JAZZ BAND: The Sun City Stomperz play their Dixieland music at 6:30 p.m. at Sunset Bistro, 19260 N. Westbrook Parkway, Peoria. Call 623-566-1132.

MEDITATION: A Weekly Insight Meditation Group meets every Saturday 2 p.m. at Unity Church of Surprise, 14495 W. R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. Call 623-521-2242.


THEATER: “The Marvelous Wonderettes” closes its run at 2 p.m. at Peoria Center for Performing Arts, 8355 W. Peoria Ave. Call 623-815-7930 or email

LIVE MUSIC: Copper Sunrise performs 3 p.m. at Irish Wolfhound Restaurant and Pub, 16811 Litchfield Road, No. 104, Surprise. Call 623-214-1004.

LIVE BAND: Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Rolling Stones Tribute) performs 6:30 p.m. at the Sun Bowl Amphitheater, 10220 N. 107th Ave., Sun City. Free for RCSC cardholders and their escorted guests. Call 623-561-4600.


TRIBUTE: Chance Tinder portrays Elvis Presley in a tribute show 5:30 p.m. as part of the ABT Concert Series at Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria. Call 623-776-8400.

TRIVIA: Team Trivia starts 6:30 p.m. at The Brookside II Sports Bar and Grille, 15170 W. Bell Road, Suite 115, Surprise. Call 623-556-1000.


CONCERT: Pianist Heather Sullivan performs 7:30 p.m. inside Gyder Theatre at Peoria Center for Performing Arts, 8355 W. Peoria Ave. Tickets range $15-20. Call 623-815-7930 or email

TRIVIA: DJ Trivia goes 7-8:30 p.m. at Lakeside Bar & Grill, 9980 W. Happy Valley Road. Call 623-566-1470.

KARAOKE: Cowboy Ken is the host at 6:30 p.m. at The Speakeasy, 10745 Grand Ave., Sun City. Call 623-977-0662.


KARAOKE: Every Wednesday 8-11 p.m. at Rumors Sports Bar, 16846 W. Bell Road, Suite 100, Surprise. Call 623-584-8250.

OPEN HOUSE: Midwestern University, 19555 N. 59th Ave., Glendale, will host an Open House 5-7 p.m. in the Barrel I Student Center. Faculty, admissions staff, and students are ready to help budding careers in healthcare. Students will conduct informative campus tours. Email or call 1-888-247-9277.

PERFORMANCE: A MusicEstrella performance, featuring music created by the Electronic Music students and performances by vocalists and the Estrella Jazz Band, starts 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Theater on the Estrella Mountain Community College campus, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale. Free admission.

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