Things to do around Peoria March 27 – April 3

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3/27 WEDNESDAY

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.

JAM: Acoustic Jam Session starts 6 p.m. in Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St. Bring an acoustic instrument and play round-robin style. Audience welcome. Call 623-930-3573.

THEATRE: Lunchtime Theater presents Arizona Broadway Theatre performing chosen songs from “Mamma Mia!” at noon at Arts HQ, 16126 N. Civic Center Drive, Surprise. Cost $11.95. Visit westvalleyarts.org or call 623-584-2626.

TRIVIA: Team Trivia takes place 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Sunday at Irish Wolfhound Restaurant and Pub, 16811 Litchfield Road, No. 104, Surprise. Call 623-214-1004.

FARMERS MARKET: Sun City West Farmers Market runs 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Wednesday at 14465 W. R.H. Johnson Blvd. Call 623-363-0082.

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

 3/28 THURSDAY

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.

COMEDY: Dave Landau opens his weekend with 7 p.m. set at Stir Crazy Comedy Club, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Suite E-206, Glendale. He also performs 7 & 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 29 and 7 & 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30. Email info@stircrazycomedyclub.com or call 623-565-8667.

OPEN MIC: Try your hand 9 p.m.-midnight every Thursday hosted by Chris Yak at Fuzzy’s Southwest Sports Grill, 18795 N. Reems Road, Suite 109, Surprise. Call 623-556-0664.

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.

SOCIAL EVENT: The Women of Wisdom in the Northwest Valley meet 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at The Place of Spiritual Wisdom, 12630 N. 103rd Ave., Suite 244, Sun City. Cost $3. Call 518-637-2675.

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

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 mile hikes. Call 623-932-3811.

3/29 FRIDAY

THEATER: “The Marvelous Wonderettes” shows 7:30 p.m. at Peoria Center for Performing Arts, 8355 W. Peoria Ave. The production runs through Sunday, April 14. Call 623-815-7930 or email boxoffice@theaterworks.org.

CAR BASH: The 8th Annual AZ Rockabilly BASH starts 5 p.m. at Pleasant Harbor RV Resort, 8708 W. Harbor Blvd, Peoria. Classic car and bike show, concert, burn out contest, vendors, camping, party all day and hang out with friends. Goes through Sunday, March 31. $20 car pre registration, $25 registration at the gate, $15 general admission. Call 480-225-1666 or visit AZRockabillyBash on Facebook.

CABARET: ABT’s After Dark Cabaret is a free event following select Friday night Mainstage performances for an opportunity for patrons to get to know the theater’s performers just a little bit better. Starts around 10:30 p.m. at Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria. Call 623-776-8400.

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.

RECITAL: GCC Music students Zachariah Kinnard (guitar) and Sarah Triggs (clarinet) present a shared program 7:30 p.m. at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave., Glendale. Free admission. Call 623-845-3000.

LIVE MUSIC: The Sam Morrison Band performs 9 p.m. at Kimmyz on Greenway, 5930 W. Greenway Road, Glendale. Call 602-938-9330.

CONCERT: The Desert Divas, Sun City Grand Women’s vocal ensemble, presents “A Musical Mixed Bouquet”7 p.m. Sonoran Plaza Ballroom, 19789 N. Remington Drive, Surprise. Cash bar opens 6:30 p.m. Reserved table seating. $12 per person. Tickets available at suncitygrand.com or at the Activities Desk (8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday).

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.

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.

DANCE: Rhythm Edition, a group of eight musicians who are a high-energy party band, performs at a dance 7 p.m. at Palm Ridge Rec Center, 13800 W. Deer Valley Drive, Sun City West. Call 623-544-6000.

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

HIKE: Take a hike along the Rainbow Trail in search of wildflowers 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Estrella Mountain Regional Park, 14805 W. Vineyard Ave., Goodyear. Meet at the Rainbow Trailhead. Call 623-932-3811.

THEATER: “Consumed in the Devices,” directed by Tammy Chavet, opens 7 p.m. at Acting Zone at Montessori in the Park’s youth theater, at 1832 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. The theater is open to actors ages 8 to 19. The show also plays 7 p.m. March 39, April 5, April 6. Email ActingZone@mipschool.org.

3/30 SATURDAY

FESTIVAL: The Peoria Arts & Cultural Festival, presented by Valley schools, goes 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Old Town Peoria, Peoria and Grand avenues.

FARMERS MARKET: The Peoria Farmers Market, hosted by Momma’s Organic Market, is open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 9744 W. Northern Ave. Email mommasorganicmarket@gmail.com for more information.

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

EVENT: Bike Week Kick Off Party 2 p.m. at Kimmyz on Greenway, 5930 W. Greenway Road, Glendale. Call 602-938-9330.

CONCERT: Pink performs 8 p.m. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale. Visit gilariverarena.com or call 800-745-3000.

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.

NATURE: Join feeding time for the critters at the nature center 1-1:30 p.m. at Estrella Mountain Regional Park, 14805 W. Vineyard Ave., Goodyear. Call 602-506-2930.

3/31 SUNDAY

MUSIC: Jay Allan performs 3:30 p.m. at Irish Wolfhound Restaurant and Pub, 16811 Litchfield Road, No. 104, Surprise. Call 623-214-1004.

LIVE BAND: Mogollon performs 6 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.

4/1 MONDAY

SONGWRITING CLASSES: Songwriting Classes for Teens starts 6 p.m. at Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave., Glendale. The Phoenix Conservatory of Music invites teens ages 12-18 to take a songwriting journey using music technology. Students will learn about song form, lyric ideas, beat making, and tracking with free cloud-based software. Registration required. Email hverdin@glendaleaz.com.

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.

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.

4/2 TUESDAY

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

LIBRARY: Family Time starts 6:30 p.m. at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St. Perfect for children birth to 5 years with a parent/caregiver. Features simple books, songs, fingerplays and movement. No registration necessary.

MUSIC: Jay Allan performs 5 p.m. at Irish Wolfhound Restaurant and Pub, 16811 Litchfield Road, No. 104, Surprise. Call 623-214-1004.

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.

4/3 WEDNESDAY

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.

DISCUSSION: Kevin Hines attempted suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Hear his story of desperation, regret, and redemption 10 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center, Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave. Free and open to the public. Call 623-845-3000.



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