Things to do around Peoria May 1-8

5/1 WEDNESDAY

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

ART EXHIBIT: Arizona Broadway Theatre, in cooperation with West Valley Art Museum, will host in its lobby at 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria, a collection of fine print from artists across the country. The works are available for display 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays through June 28.

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.

CONCERT: The GCC Percussion Ensemble, Other Music Gamelan @GCC, GCC African Drum Ensemble and Philippine Kulitang Music present “Drums Along the Pacific for the New Millennium” 7:30 p.m. at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave., Glendale. Call 623-845-3000.

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.

COMEDY: Open Mic night starts 7 p.m. at Stir Crazy Comedy Club, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Suite E-206, Glendale. Limited spots available. Email info@stircrazycomedyclub.com or call 623-565-8667.

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.

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

COLLEGE: The U-of-A Transfer Specialist will be visiting the Estrella Mountain Community College campus, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to inform students about transfer opportunities to their college. Email tabithav@email.arizona.edu or visit arizona.edu/future-students.

5/2 THURSDAY

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

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

COMEDY: Zoltan Kaszas 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, May 3 and 7 & 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Email info@stircrazycomedyclub.com or call 623-565-8667.

KARAOKE: Take the mic 9:30 p.m. every Thursday at Irish Wolfhound Restaurant and Pub, 16811 Litchfield Road, No. 104, Surprise. Call 623-214-1004.

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.

MEETING: American Legion Mary Ellen Piotrowski Post 94 membership meeting starts 10 a.m. at the Sun City West Foundation, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. Call 623-975-4300.

MOVIE: “On The Basis Of Sex” 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.

LIVE MUSIC: Enjoy the sounds 6-10 p.m. at The Wigwam Resort, 300 Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. Call 623-935-9040.

5/3 FRIDAY

THEATRE: “Beauty and the Beast” opens 7 p.m. inside Gyder Theater at Theater Works, 10580 N. 83rd Drive, Peoria. The production runs through May 19. Tickets $18. Email boxoffice@theaterworks.org or call 623-815-7930.

THEATER: “Guys and Dolls” opens 5:30 p.m. at Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria, and plays through March 26. Call 623-776-8400.

THEATRE: “The Miracle Worker” plays 7 p.m. at Spotlight Youth Theatre, 10620 N. 43rd Ave., Glendale. The show also plays 2 & 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4 and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5. Call 602-843-8318.

CONCERT: Performances by the GCC Piano Studio directed by Dr. Christina Eide 7:30 p.m. inside the Performing Arts Center at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave., Glendale. Free and open to the public. Call 623-845-3000.

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

MUSIC: Frosty & The Silver Tones plays 7 p.m. at Fountain Park inside Westgate’s Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale. Call 623-385-7502.

BLUEGRASS: A Bluegrass Jam goes 1-3 p.m. at the Foothills Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave., Glendale. Bring an acoustic instrument and play bluegrass, country, folk, gospel, and more round-robin style. All levels of players welcome. Audience and singers also encouraged to attend. Also takes place 1-3 p.m. Friday, May 17. Call 623-930-3831.

CINCO DE MAYO: A Cinco de Mayo celebration goes 1-4 p.m. at the Village Center, 19793 N. Remington Drive, Surprise. Celebrate with live entertainment, music, cash bar and drink specials.

LIVE MUSIC: Western Fusion starts 9 p.m. at The Brookside II Sports Bar and Grille, 15170 W. Bell Road, Suite 115, Surprise. Call 623-556-1000.

LIVE MUSIC: RadioX performs 9 p.m. at Irish Wolfhound Restaurant and Pub, 16811 Litchfield Road, No. 104, Surprise. Call 623-214-1004.

ART: “WHAM Rocks” takes place 6 p.m. at the WHAM Gallery at the WHAM Community Art Center, 16560 N. Dysart Road, Surprise. Register online at wham-art.org under the classes tab. Or email sheree.ochoa@wham-art.org or call 602-989-3825.

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 PORA 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.

GOLF: The Maverick Golf Tournament tees off 1:15 p.m. at The Wigwam Resort, 300 E. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park.

THEATER: “Wizard of Oz” 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. May 4, 10 and 11. Email ActingZone@mipschool.org.

5/4 SATURDAY

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.

LIVE MUSIC: The John Leo Group performs 6:30 p.m. at Sunset Bistro at The Lakes, 19260 N. Westbrook Parkway, Peoria.

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.

COMICS: Free Comic Book Day goes 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Drawn to Comics, 5801 W. Glendale Ave.  & Samurai Comics, 6808 N. Dysart Road, Suite 148, Glendale. Visit drawntocomics.com or samuraicomics.com.

LIVE MUSIC: Hard rock and metal bands While She Waits, Until The Sun, Devil Lies Down and Some F-ing Band take turns on the stage starting 7 p.m. at Starlite Lounge, 4346 W. Olive Ave., Glendale. No cover. 21+ show. Call 623-934-1913.

MUSIC: Jim “Jimfab” Helms plays 7 p.m. at Fountain Park inside Westgate’s Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale. Call 623-385-7502.

FOLKLORIC DANCERS: Performing traditional Folklorico dance celebrating Cinco De Mayo at 6 p.m. at The Episcopal Church of St John the Baptist, 4102 W. Union Hills Drive, Glendale. Free admission, and open to the public.

GARDENER CLINIC: Ask a Master Gardener series features Maricopa County Master Gardeners answering questions regarding plant selection, fertilization, irrigation guidelines & best pruning practices 9:30 a.m.-noon at Northwest Regional Library, 16089 N. Bullard Ave., Surprise.  Free admission. Call 602-652-3000.

LIVE MUSIC: The Jaty Edwards Band performs 9 p.m. at Irish Wolfhound Restaurant and Pub, 16811 Litchfield Road, No. 104, Surprise. Call 623-214-1004.

MUSIC: Grand Cabaret at Sonoran Plaza Showtune Productions presents “Legendary Ladies of Soul,” a trio singing hits from the ‘40s to the ‘70s at 7 p.m. at Sonoran Plaza, 19793 N. Remington Drive, Surprise. Cost $20. Doors open at 6. Cash bar available.

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.

FIESTA: Avondale Fiesta goes 6-10 p.m. in Historic Downtown Avondale, Western Avenue between 6th Street and 3rd Street, Avondale. Call 602-418-5771.

5/5 SUNDAY

CINCO DE MAYO: Wine-o-Ritas, chips & salsa and live music noon-7 p.m. at Winery 101, 9299 W. Olive Ave., Suite 101, Peoria. $5 by the glass or $25 for a pitcher. Call 623-242-0340.

COMEDY: Clean Comedy Night starts 7 p.m. 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.

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

PRESENTATION: Mickey Ollson, director and founder of the World Wildlife Zoo, will speak about how the zoo got its start and blossomed into the largest collection of exotic animals in Arizona 3 p.m. at La Loma Village Atrium, 14154 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park. In partnership with Sun Health. Email office@LPHSmuseum.org or call 623-535-4414.

5/6 MONDAY

CONCERT: Performances by the GCC Concert Bands and Symphonic Winds, directed by Bill Humbert, start 7:30 p.m. inside the Performing Arts Center at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave., Glendale. Free and open to the public. Call 623-845-3000.

CHAT: Fireside Chat goes 4-6 p.m. at Palm Center, 19726 N. Remington Drive, Surprise Residents are invited to the Palm Center lobby to visit with board members, ask questions and learn what’s going on in the community.

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.

5/7 TUESDAY

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

5/8 WEDNESDAY

THEATER: “Guys and Dolls” shows 5:30 p.m. at Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria, and plays through March 26. 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.

WRITERS: “Ready, Set, Publish!” workshop is presented by Writer in Residence Katrina Shawver, who will be on-site to write and provide instruction to aspiring authors 6-8 p.m. at Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave. To make an appointment email sherlache@glendaleaz.com or call 623-930-3844.

KARAOKE: Take the mic 8:30 p.m. every Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday at The Brookside II Sports Bar and Grille, 15170 W. Bell Road, Suite 115, Surprise. Call 623-556-1000.

MEETING: Women of Wisdom in the Northwest Valley will meet 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at The Place of Spiritual Wisdom, 12630 N. 103rd Ave., Suite 244, Sun City. Women of Wisdom is for mature women aged 50 years or older. Cost is $3. Call 518-637-2675.

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.

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

CHAMBER MEETING: The Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce board meeting starts 7:30 a.m. at Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce, 289 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear.



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