Things to do around Peoria March 6-12

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.

MOVIE: Free for RCSC cardholders and their escorted guests every Wednesday at 2 and 7 p.m. at Marinette Recreation Center, 9860 W. Union Hills Drive, Sun City. All movie locations now have FM transmission. Bring a device and tune to 99.1 FM. Always free popcorn.

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 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.

3/7 THURSDAY

LIVE MUSIC: Kate & the Dream Band perform 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Desert Rose Pizza & Gastro Pub, 6729 N. 57th Drive, Glendale. Call 623-937-3004.

COMEDY: Josh Sneed opens his 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 8 and 7 & 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9. 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.

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

MOVIE: “Kiss Me Kate” 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.

TRIBUTE: A Bette Midler tribute has two shows, 3 & 8 p.m., at Palm Ridge Center, 13800 W. Deer Valley Drive, Sun City West. Tickets $25. Call 623-544-6000.

MUSIC: The Estrella Mountain Community Band will be performing a free, mid-semester concert 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Theater at Estrella Mountain Community College campus, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale. Band members range in age from 12 to 82. Call 623-935-8000.

HIKE: A fitness hike goes 7:30-9 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.

SCHOOL: Homeschool Happenings is a twice monthly program series designed for parents and students seeking to enhance their education in the natural history fields. The goal is to create a well-rounded experience of natural areas with hands-on and interdisciplinary learning. All programs will meet at the Estrella Park Nature Center 10-11 a.m. at Estrella Mountain Regional Park, 14805 W. Vineyard Ave., Goodyear. Also takes place 10-11 a.m. Friday, March 8. Call 623-932-3811.

WORKSHOP: “Myths and Legends in My World” is a 6 p.m. workshop at Goodyear Branch Library’s outdoor “Hangout” stage, 14455 W. Van Buren St., in Goodyear. The workshop is followed by a 7 p.m. outdoor concert. Call 602- 652-3000.

3/8 FRIDAY

LIVE MUSIC: Live music from Glen Navis 5 p.m. at Winery 101, 9299 W. Olive Ave. Peoria, Suite 101. Call 623-242-0340.

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.

CONCERT: GCC’s classical guitar ensembles perform music that ranges from two guitars to guitar orchestra 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave., Glendale. Free admission. 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.

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.

TRIBUTE: A Mamas & Papas tribute starts 5 p.m. at Beardsley Park, 20011 N. 128th Ave. Tickets $12.50. Call 623-544-6193.

MUSIC: Copper Sunrise performs 6 p.m. at Dillon’s World Wildlife Zoo, 16335 W. Northern Ave., Litchfield Park. Call 623-535-4249.

ART: Nancy Christy-Moore (mixed media) is featured as the Artists in Residence ongoing event in the Sun Lounge at The Wigwam Resort Front Lawn, 300 Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. She is also featured Saturday, March 9. Enjoy the works of local artists showcasing their talents in painting, jewelry and more. Free to the public. Call 623-935-9040.

RACING: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series TicketGuardian 500 weekend goes March 8-10 at ISM Raceway, 7602 S. Avondale Blvd., Avondale. Visit ISMRaceway.com or call 1-866-408-RACE.

3/9 SATURDAY

MOVIE NIGHT: Peoria Food Truck Movie Night goes 5-9 p.m. at Paseo Verde Park, 7561 W. Greenway Road. Specialty food trucks, a kids dance party, princess/super hero visits, face painting, balloon twister, music by a DJ, free chair massages, kids activities, glow fun, and more. Movie title TBA. Free admission. Pet friendly. Email MysticEventsAz@gmail.com.

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 The Dirty Keyz 5 p.m. at Winery 101, 9299 W. Olive Ave. Peoria, Suite 101. Call 623-242-0340.

EVENT: The 11th Annual Paris in the Spring event brings all things French to Glendale, with shopping, dining and more 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Historic Downtown Glendale, 58th Drive and Palmaire. Experience the fine food, culture and shopping of Paris. Visit VisitDowntownGlendale.com.

LIVE MUSIC: The John Leo Group performs 7 p.m. at The Eagles Lodge, 12425 W. Bell Road, Suite 100, Surprise.

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.

CRAFT SHOW: A Craft and Vendor Show goes 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  at Sun City West Foundation, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Free to the public. Over 50 vendors expected.

TRIBUTE: A Doobie Brothers tribute starts 5 p.m. at Beardsley Park, 20011 N. 128th Ave., Sun City West. Tickets $12.50. Call 623-544-6193.

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.

BIRDS: Explore the bird life of Estrella Park with a special guest guide. Bring plenty of water and close-toed shoes and meet at the Estrella Park Nature Center 8-9:30 a.m. at Estrella Mountain Regional Park, 14805 W. Vineyard Ave., Goodyear. Call 623-932-3811.

3/10 SUNDAY

PAINT NITE: The event goes 3-5:30 p.m. at Winery 101, 9299 W. Olive Ave. Peoria, Suite 101. Call 623-242-0340.

COMEDY: Stand Up Showcase starts 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.

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

FESTIVAL: Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival goes 5-8 p.m. at Mark Coronado Park, 15960 N. Bullard Ave., Surprise. Family event with live music by Lane Change and food. Free admission. Call 623-222-2000.

LIVE BAND: Chad Freeman & Redline will perform 6 p.m. at the Sun Bowl Amphiteater, 10220 N. 107th Ave., Sun City. Free for RCSC cardholders and their escorted guests. Call 623-561-4600.

CONCERT: The Treble Clefs perform 2 p.m. at Pueblo El Mirage Golf and RV Resort, Banquet Hall, 11201 N. El Mirage Road, El Mirage.

SPRING TRAINING: The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Cincinnati Reds for a 1:05 p.m. first pitch at Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way.

3/11 MONDAY

BOOKS: Real to Reel book discussion group examines books turned into movies and will take on “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman 1:30 p.m. at Glendale Public Library, 5959 W. Brown St. Read the book, see the movie, or do both. Call Lisa at 623-930-3555 or email lcolcord@glendaleaz.com.

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.

JAM SESSION: Residents who play an acoustic instrument (banjo, guitar, ukulele, harmonica or similar) can join in the Kuentz Courtyard, 14400 W. R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, at 1 p.m. Chairs, sound and water are supplied for the musicians. Call 623-544-6193.

3/12 TUESDAY

TRIBUTE: Mirage, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac, performs 7:30 p.m. inside Gyder Theatre at Peoria Center for Performing Arts, 8355 W. Peoria Ave. Call 623-815-7930 or email boxoffice@theaterworks.org.

FITNESS: Fitness in the District goes 6:30-7:45 p.m. every Tuesday at WaterDance Plaza,inside Westgate’s Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd, Glendale. Free classes blend the latest workout trends with traditional formats, including Fire Up GX, Zumba, Zumba Strong, EDM BodyFitness, MixxedFit, Bang and more. Dress up to different themed workouts and win giveaways each week. Family friendly. All ages welcome. Please bring your own mat. Refreshments provided. Visit westgateaz.com/fitness or call 623-385-7502.

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

THEATRE: “Broadway Magic: A Musical Revue” opens its run 7 p.m. at the Stardust Theatre, 14400 W. R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. The production runs through March 24. Tickets $10. Call 623-544-6093.

AUTHOR TALK: New York Times Bestselling Author C. J. Box in a book talk and signing 10 a.m. in the Social Hall-East at 19803 N. R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. Call 623-544-6160.

3/13 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.

HELP: The Benevilla Family Resource Center presents application help all day at Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave., Glendale. “The Family Link to Community Resources,” can help apply online for AHCCCS Health Insurance, KidsCare, SNAP-Nutrition Assistance (formerly Food Stamps) and TANF Cash Assistance, using Health-e-Arizona. Appointments limited. Call 623-207-6016 to sign up.

LIVE SHOW: Tribute to Reba McEntire performs 7 p.m. at the Sundial Auditorium, 14801 N 103 Ave., Sun City. Call 623-561-4600.

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



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