Things to do around Peoria Feb 28 – March 6

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2/28 THURSDAY

THEATER: “An American in Paris” shows at 5:30 p.m. at Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria, and plays through March 1. Call 623-776-8400.

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.

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

COMEDY: Brody Stevens opens this 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, March 1 and 7 & 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2. Email info@stircrazycomedyclub.com or call 623-565-8667.

LIVE MUSIC: Flashback 50s & 60s Night starts 5:30 p.m. at I & J Fountain Restaurant, 12221 W. Bell Road, Surprise. Call 623-583-1222.

BAND: The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West–The Commanders Jazz Ensemble performs 3 p.m. at the Sun Bowl Amphitheater, 10220 N. 107th Ave., Sun City. Call 623-972-6014.

FARMERS MARKET: Sun City Farmers Market runs 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Thursday at Bell Center, 16820 N. 99th Ave. Call 623-848-1234.

THEATER: Ghostlight Theatre presents “I Hate Shakespeare!” at 7 p.m. at 13541 W. Camino Del Sol. The production runs through March 10. Call 623-252-5127 or email admin@ghostlightaz.com.

MOVIE: “First Man” shows 7 p.m. at the Stardust Theatre, 14401 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Recommended a donation of $2 per person Hearing-assisted devices available for use. No food or drink in the theater. Call 623-544-6130.

LIVE MUSIC: Kyle Phelan & Tanner Siegfort perform 6 p.m. inside the Wigwam Bar at The Wigwam Resort, 300 E. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. Call 623-935-3811.

HIKE: A fitness hike goes 8-9 a.m. at Estrella Mountain Regional Park, 14805 W. Vineyard Ave., Goodyear. Bring plenty of water and close-toed shoes and meet at the Nature Center for 3-5 miles hikes. Call 623-932-3811.

3/1 FRIDAY

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.

SHOW: The Maricopa County Home & Landscape Show starts 10 a.m. at State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale. Packed wall-to-wall with inspiration and home decor for the whole home inside and out. Also starts 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2 and 10 a.m. Sunday, March 3. Free admission. Visit statefarmstadium.com.

LIVE MUSIC: Youz Guys perform 4 p.m. every Friday at the Desert Rose Pizza & Gastro Pub, 6729 N. 57th Drive, Glendale. Call 623-937-3004.

PERFORMANCE: “Eurydice” will be performed by Sarah Ruhl, who reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine, 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave., Glendale. Also 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2. $8 general admission, $5 students, faculty/staff, alumni, seniors (55+) w/ID. Buy tickets at Vendini.com or call 623-845-3000.

COFFEE: Coffee and Cosmic Conversation takes place 10-11:30 a.m. at The Place of Spiritual Wisdom, 12630 N. 103rd Ave., Suite 244, Sun City.

TRIBUTE: A Salute to Glen Campbell starts 7 p.m. at Palm Ridge Center, 13800 W. Deer Valley Drive. Tickets $15. Call 623-544-6000.

BINGO: Friday night Bingo is open to the public and provides funds for many local charities at 6:15 p.m. at the R.H. Johnson Social Hall, 19803 N. R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. Doors open at 3. Cost for 15 games is $10.

MUSIC/MEAD: The band Phosphenes Duo performs 7 p.m. during an evening featuring a free sample tasting of Superstition Meads (5-7 p.m.) at Ground Control, 4860 N. Litchfield Road, Suite 103, Litchfield Park. Call 623-535-9066.

TOUR: The Litchfield Park Historic Home & Garden Tour invites residents to tour Litchfield Park historic homes and gardens 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A car show will also take place on the 100-year Old Litchfield Road. Tour tickets are $20 and are available at the Litchfield Park Historical Society Museum, 13912 W. Camelback Road. Proceeds support the society and museum. Email office@LPHSmuseum.org or call 623-535-4414.

ART: Bill Tomsa (acrylics) is featured as the Artists in Residence ongoing event in the Sun Lounge at The Wigwam Resort Front Lawn, 300 Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. He is also featured Saturday, March 2. Enjoy the works of local artists showcasing their talents in painting, jewelry and more. Free to the public. Call 623-935-9040.

MUSIC: Copper Sunrise performs 6 p.m. at Old Pueblo Cafe, 102 N. Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park. Call 623-935-5059.

3/2 SATURDAY

LIVE MUSIC: Spooky Kool brings its jazz sounds 5 p.m. at Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 8355 W. Peoria Ave. All ages. Free. Call 623-815-7930.

LIVE MUSIC: Wine tastings presents live music from Nicki Park 5 p.m. at Winery 101, 9299 W. Olive Ave., Suite 101, Peoria. Call 623-242-0340.

FESTIVAL: The Folk & Heritage Festival goes 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Sahuaro Ranch Park, 9802 N. 59th Ave., Glendale. Free admission. Also goes 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, March 3. Over 400 performers coming together to fuse folk music and the heritage of this historic park. Along with the music, free kids crafts sponsored by the Glendale Arts Commission, face painters, food vendors and more.

EVENT: An art and music collaborative event in the form of “Flute & Guitar Interpretations: Sounds of the Jazz Age Like You’ve Never Heard Before” starts 5 p.m. at WHAM Community Art Center, 16560 N. Dysart Road, Surprise. Tickets $13 advance; $15 at the door. Visit wham-art.org or call 623-584-8311.

OPEN HOUSE: The Surprise Fire-Medical Department is holding an open house 9 a.m.-noon at City Fire Station 303, 15440 N. Cotton Lane. Residents can come meet the firefighters, check out the living and eating quarters, walk through the bays and see the fire trucks. Call 623-222-5000.

LIVE MUSIC: The John Leo Group performs 5 p.m. at Birt’s Bistro, 16752 N. Greasewood St., Surprise.

CAR SHOW: The 3rd Annual Spring Fling Car Show goes 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Sun Bowl Amphitheatre, 10220 N. 107th Ave., Sun City. Day includes food, vendors, live music and raffles.

MOVIE: Free for RCSC cardholders and their escorted guests every Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. at Mountain View Recreation Center, 9749 N. 107th Ave., Sun City. All movie locations now have FM transmission. Bring a device and tune to 99.1 FM. Always free popcorn. Call 623-876-3042.

DANCING: The Hillcrest Dance & Social Club presents dancing 6:15-9:30 p.m. every Saturday at the R.H. Johnson Social Hall, 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. Cost is $4 for members, $6 for non-members. Call 623-302-0249.

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.

FESTIVAL: 21st Annual Litchfield Park Art & Wine Festival goes 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, March 3 on the lawn at Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. A a celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts. Admission $10 per adult (21 & over) and includes choice of commemorative beer glass with one ticket for a 16 oz. beer (no beer tastings offered); or commemorative wine glass with five tasting tickets (good for wine or spirits). Call 623-935-9040.

BOOKS: The Friends of the LP Library will host a used book sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the community room, 4615, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. Hardback books $1, paperbacks 50 cents, media items $1 each, large books $2, and collectibles as priced. All proceeds go to library programs for children and adults. Donations of gently used books very welcome. Call Susan at 623-935-4403.

LIVE MUSIC: Bob Dudley performs piano music 6-9 p.m. Saturdays at Litchfield’s inside The Wigwam Resort, 300 Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. Call 623-935-9040.

LIVE MUSIC: The Fabulous Keen Brothers perform 7-10 p.m. Saturdays at The Wigwam Bar inside The Wigwam Resort, 300 Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. Call 623-935-9040.

NATURE FESTIVAL: The Tres Rios Nature Festival goes 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3 at Base & Meridian Wildlife Recreation Area, 7602 S. Avondale Blvd., in Avondale. The event features kayaking, hiking, paddle boating, canoeing, fishing, bird watching and a Saturday concert. Free admission both days. Visit tresriosnaturefestival.com or call 623-333-2400.

3/3 SUNDAY

THEATER: “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” closes 2 p.m. at Peoria Center for Performing Arts, 8355 W. Peoria Ave. Call 623-815-7930 or email boxoffice@theaterworks.org.

COMEDY: Clean Comedy Night for all ages opens 7 p.m. set at Stir Crazy Comedy Club, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Suite E-206, Glendale. Email info@stircrazycomedyclub.com or call 623-565-8667.

THEATRE: “The Second Time Around” opens 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3 at Sunflower RV Resort Playhouse, 16501 N. El Mirage Road, Surprise. The play runs through March 6. Tickets are $12. Visit cal-am.com or call 623-583-9374.

JAM SESSION: The Sunday Sun City Jam Session takes place the first Sunday of every month 4-7 p.m. at The Sun City Country Club, 9433 N 107th Ave., Sun City. Call 623-933-1353.

3/4 MONDAY

JAZZ: Performances by the GCC Jazz Big Bands start 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave., Glendale. Free admission. Call 623-845-3000.

KARAOKE: Sandie leads the event starting 6 p.m. every Monday and Tuesday at I & J Fountain Restaurant, 12221 W. Bell Road, Surprise. Call 623-583-1222.

ARTS MEETING: An Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission meeting starts 6 p.m. at Surprise City Hall’s Community Room, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza., Surprise.  Call 623-222-1029 or email paul.bernardo@surpriseaz.gov.

PRESENTATION: “Winds of Change – The Life of Kenneth McMicken” takes place 1:30 p.m. in the program room at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. Learn about the life and accomplishments of Mr. McMicken who, in coordination with his cousin, Paul Weeks Litchfield, influenced and created dynamic change for The Southwest Cotton Company, Goodyear Farms and the Southwest Valley. Presented by Carroll Bennett, a Litchfield Park Historical Society volunteer, member, and local history fanatic. Email LPHSmuseum.org or call 623-535-4414.

TRIVIA: Team Trivia every Monday 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Ground Control, 4860 N. Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park. Email info@groundxcontrol.com or call 623-535-9066.

3/5 TUESDAY

CONCERT: Performances by the GCC Concert Bands and Symphonic Winds at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave., Glendale. Free admission. Call 623-845-3000.

KARAOKE: Every Tuesday 7 p.m. at the Desert Rose Pizza & Gastro Pub, 6729 N. 57th Drive, Glendale. Call 623-937-3004.

CONCERT: The Treble Clefs will perform 10:15 a.m. for the Sun City Grand Parkinson’s Support Group at Cimarron Center, 17100 W. Clearview Blvd., Surprise.

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

WINE: Wine tastings every Tuesday 6-9 p.m. at Ground Control, 4860 N. Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park. $8 for a flight of four wines. Email info@groundxcontrol.com or call 623-535-9066.

3/6 WEDNESDAY

THEATRE: The Westbrook Village Players present “Play On!” with the curtain going up 7 p.m. at Westbrook Village Vistas Recreation Center, 18825 N. Country Club Parkway, Peoria. There are also shows 7 p.m. Friday, March 8; 2 & 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10. Tickets $15. Visit WestbrookVillagePlayers.org or call 623-566-6178.

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

CARS: Hot Rod Night goes 5-9 p.m. at WaterDance Plaza inside Westgate’s Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd, Glendale. Classic cars and hot rods on display the first Wednesday of the month through June. Live music and more. All cars welcome. 80’s & older park in WaterDance Plaza. 90’s & newer park on Westgate Boulevard near Fountain Park. Parking opens 4 p.m. Visit westgateaz.com/hotrod or call 623-385-7502.

CONCERT: GCC Percussion Ensemble and GCC African Drum Ensemble perform 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave., Glendale. Free admission. Call 623-845-3000.

PRESENTATION: Chris Glenn and Sandy Sunseri present on “John Wesley Powell: Into the Great Unknown” 11 a.m. inside Council Chambers, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise. Call 623-214-7537.

LIVE SHOW: Bobby Brooks Wilson perform 7 p.m. at the Sundial Auditorium, 14801 N 103 Ave., Sun City. Call 623-561-4600.

MUSIC: SCW Talent Spotlight continues with Mike Leidner 11 a.m. at the Kuentz Recreation Center, 14401 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. Call 623-544-6580.

MEDITATION: Meditating with Crystal Bowls 3 p.m. at Palm Ridge Center, 13800 W. Deer Valley Drive. Tickets $15. Call 623-544-6000.



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