Things to do around Surprise April 3-10

SEE THE DAILY NEWS-SUN EVERY FRIDAY FOR A COMPLETE CALENDAR OF WEST VALLEY ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS

 

4/3 WEDNESDAY

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.

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.

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. ‘80s & older park in WaterDance Plaza. ‘90s & 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.

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 Sin Twisters 11 a.m. at the Kuentz Recreation Center, 14401 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. Call 623-544-6580.

LUNCH: Networking at Noon, a business and lunch networking event, goes noon-1 p.m. at Haymaker Restaurant Co., 1800 N. Litchfield Road, in Goodyear. Lunches this month also take place April 10, 17 and 24. Call 623-932-2260.

 

4/4 THURSDAY

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.

MUSIC: Western Fusion plays 7 p.m. at The Brookside II Sports Bar and Grille, 15170 W. Bell Road, Suite 115, Surprise. Call 623-556-1000.

THEATRE: Drama & Comedy Club presents “Philadelphia Story” with 1:30 & 7:30 p.m. performances Thursday-Saturday plus a 3 p.m. Sunday show at Sonoran Plaza, 19793 N. Remington Drive, Sun City Grand, Surprise. Tickets $12. Call 623-546-7500.

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: Freddy Lockhart 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, April 5 and 7 & 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Email info@stircrazycomedyclub.com or call 623-565-8667.

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

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.

EXHIBIT: “The MisDiagnosis of Madam Toy” is a new interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary project reorienting narratives about Asian American experiences of racialization historically through the lens of affect and mental illness/health, and shows 7-9 p.m. at ASU West, 4701 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale. Also shows 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 5; and 3-5 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Email mmkim2@mainex1.asu.edu.

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 “The Glass Menagerie” 7 p.m. at 13541 W. Camino Del Sol, Sun City West. The production runs through April 14. Tickets $20. Call 623-252-5127 or email admin@ghostlightaz.com.

MOVIE: “Mary Poppins Returns” 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.

 

4/5 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.

THEATRE: Brelby Theatre Company, 7154 N. 58th Drive, Glendale, presents Shakespeare in the park with “As You Like It” 7 p.m. at Murphy Park at the E. Lowell Rogers Amphitheatre, 5850 W. Glendale Ave. The show also plays 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6; Sunday, April 7; Friday, April 12; and Saturday, April 13. Admission is free. Call 623-282-2781 or email boxoffice@brelby.com.

THEATRE: “Barefoot In The Park” starts 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave. David Seitz directs the Neil Simon work. The show also plays 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7; Friday, April 12; and Saturday, April 13. $8 general admission, $5 for students, faculty, staff, alumni, seniors. Tickets available at the box office one hour prior to show start or by visiting Vendini.com.

MUSIC: The Stadtkapelle Dülmenv, English for “City Orchestra of Duelmen,” is a German musical group comprised of 40 musicians and performs 3 p.m.  at Fountain Park inside Westgate’s Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale. Call 623-385-7502.

MUSIC: 60’s Forever plays 7 p.m. at Fountain Park inside Westgate’s Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale. Call 623-385-7502.

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

WORKSHOP: Adult Song Study Workshops continue 10:30 a.m. in the Velma Teague Branch meeting room, 7010 N. 58th Ave., Glendale. Celebrate classic songs with Phoenix Conservatory of Music teaching artists. Each week a new song will be explored with discussions on history, artist trivia, form, instrumentation and lyric analysis. Everyone will have a chance to play the featured song (bring your own instrument), sing along, and tell a favorite story about what each song brings to mind.

LIVE MUSIC: Blaine Long performs 8:30 p.m. at Irish Wolfhound Restaurant and Pub, 16811 Litchfield Road, No. 104, Surprise. Call 623-214-1004.

DANCE: A country western dance welcomes western entertainer J. David Sloan and Western Bred 6-10 p.m. at Cimarron Center, 17100 W. Clearview Blvd., Surprise. There will be a free, one-hour Arizona Two-Step Dance Lesson 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cash bar. Tickets on sale at suncitygrand.com/tickets or at the Activities Desk. Call Earlene at 623-544-3602.

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.

AUTHOR TALK: New York Times Bestselling Author J. A. Jance in a book talk and signing at noon in Summit Hall B of the Palm Ridge Recreation Center, 13800 Deer Valley Drive, Sun City West. Doors open 11:15 a.m. for residents with a valid Rec Card and 11:30 a.m. for the public. All are welcome. Free admission. Call 623-544-6160.

FESTIVAL: Arts in the Park outdoor concert season finale goes 7-9 p.m. at The Wigwam Resort front lawn, 300 Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. The event is free. Concertgoers should bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating. Attendees may bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages. The Wigwam will have a bar on site for those wishing to purchase beverages. Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns will perform. Call 623-935-9040.

 

4/6 SATURDAY

FESTIVAL: Taste of Surprise runs 4-8 p.m. at Surprise Stadium, 15830 N. Bullard Ave. General admission $25. Visit tasteofsurprise.com/ for tickets.

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

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.

THEATRE: Shakespeare in the Park presents “Julius Caesar” performed by the Southwest Shakespeare Company 6-9 p.m. at Centennial Plaza, 9875 N. 85th Ave., Peoria. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. There will be food available for purchase, face painting for kids, and more. Bring blankets and chairs. Free admission. Call 623-773-5254.

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.

PERFORMANCE: The International Artists for Culture and the Arts welcomes members of StadtKapelle Duelmen Ban 4:45 p.m. at Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria, in celebration of German-American partnership through a celebration of music and poetry. Tickets are $40. Call 623-776-8400.

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

MUSIC: The John Leo Group performs 6:30 p.m. at Sunset Bistro at The Lakes, 19260 N. Westbrook Parkway, Peoria. Call 623-566-1132.

MOVIE: Food Truck Movie Night goes 5-9 p.m. at Paseo Verde Park, 7561 W. Greenway Road, Peoria. Call 480-406-1200.

BOOK SIGNING: Local author J.C. Eaton, aka Ann I. Goldfarb and Jamie Clapp, sign their latest Wine Trail Mystery novel 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 7685 W. Bell Road, Peoria. Call 623-487-9022.

METAL SHOW: Six metal bands – St Madness, Egregious Act, Mary Tyler Morfiend, Single Finger Theory and Dispair – play 45 minutes each starting 6 p.m. at Starlite Lounge, 4346 W. Olive Ave., Glendale, in a fundraiser for St. Mary’s Food Bank. Doors open at 5. $10 donation for admission. 21+ show. Call 623-934-1913.

DOGS: The 9th Annual Dog Days of Glendale goes 8 a.m.-noon at Downtown Glendale’s Murphy Park, 58th and Glendale avenues. Free event. More than 50 pet-related exhibitors, low cost pet immunizations, pet blessings, pet adoptions, dog-friendly interactive activities including free Doga (dog yoga) classes, Bark Buster fun zone, Glendale P.D. K-9 training demonstration, pet food sampling and frozen doggie treats on hand. Email dogdaysofglendale@gmail.com or call 480-266-0091.

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

COMEDY: An Improv Class Student Showcase 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.

RECITAL: Piano Student Mintang Ma will perform his recital 7:30 p.m. in MU2-151 at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave. Free and open to the public. Email Christina.Eide@gccaz.edu .

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.

ART: The Artists in Residence ongoing event goes 4-8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in the Sun Lounge at The Wigwam Resort Front Lawn, 300 Wigwam Blvd. Enjoy the works of local artists showcasing their talents in painting, jewelry and more. Nancy Christy-Moore is featured. Free to the public. Call 623-935-9040.

KIDS: The Avondale Kidfest goes 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Friendship Park, 12325 W. McDowell Road. An Easter Egg Hunt for kids 12 and younger starts 9:30 a.m. Call 623-333-2400 or visit AvondaleKidFest.com.

 

4/7 SUNDAY

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

THEATER: “The Marvelous Wonderettes” shows 2 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.

COMEDY: Clean Comedy Night presents comedy for all ages 1 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 BAND: Americana performs 6:30 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.

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.

FOOD FESTIVAL: Rotary Taste of the Park Food Festival goes 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in Litchfield Park’s Downtown District, 100 S. Old Litchfield Road. Proceeds will benefit local charities. Tickets are $50. Email litchfieldparkrotary@gmail.com.

 

4/8 MONDAY

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.

MUSIC: The SCG Music Club presents an evening of music under the stars at the SCG Amphitheater, 17100 W. Clearview Blvd., Surprise. There will be folk, 50s/60s oldies, light classical and show tunes from Broadway. Bring a lawn chair (or just a blanket). Pack a picnic dinner or buy a hot dog or brat from the concession cart. No alcoholic beverages. Cash bar available. Call 623-251-5301.

ADULT: Adult coloring starts 6 p.m. at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St. Coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided, but feel free to bring supplies. Email lcolcord@glendaleaz.com or call 623-930-3555.

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.

UNIVERSITY HELP: A Grand Canyon University Transfer Specialist will visit the Estrella Mountain Community College campus, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to inform students about transfer opportunities to their college.

 

4/9 TUESDAY

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

TRIBUTE: ABBAFAB-The Premier ABBA Experience starts 7 p.m. at Sonoran Plaza, 19793 N Remington Drive, Surprise. Call 623-640-6450.

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

FITNESS: Fitness in the District goes 6:30-7:45 p.m. every Tuesday at Water Dance 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.

BINGO: American Legion Post No. 61, 35 N. Dysart Road, Avondale, hosts bingo night 6:45-7:45 p.m. every Tuesday. Bingo nights have 17 games including Quickie, Early Bid, Double Action and a $1,000 progressive game. Call 623-932-4960.

 

4/10 WEDNESDAY

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

BUSINESS MEETING: The Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce board meeting goes 7:30-9 a.m. at the Chamber Office, 289 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. Call 623-932-2260.



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