Things to do around Surprise March 20-27

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

 

3/20 WEDNESDAY

TOUR: A Public Art Bus Tour goes 9 a.m.-noon after first meeting at Benevilla, 16752 N. Greasewood St., Surprise. Free. Call 623-214-7537.

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

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.

LIVE SHOW: Craig Davis–Circus of Illusion performs 7 p.m. at the Sundial Auditorium, 14801 N 103 Ave., Sun City. Call 623-561-4600.

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 Darlene, Frank and Steve 11 a.m. at the Kuentz Recreation Center, 14401 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. Call 623-544-6580.

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.

3/21 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.

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.

DINNER THEATRE: “Murder on the Movie Set” starts 6:30 p.m. at Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria. There are also shows 1 & 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Call 623-776-8400.

COMEDY: Don Friesen 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 22 and 7 & 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Email info@stircrazycomedyclub.com or call 623-565-8667.

THEATRE: The Sun City Players Community Theater production of “Phantom of the Country Opera” starts 2 p.m. at Mountain View Recreation Center, 9749 N. 107th Ave., Sun City. The show runs through March 24. Call 623-500-2949 or visit suncityplayerscommunitytheater.org.

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.

MOVIE: “Green Book” 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.

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 22. Call 623-932-3811.

3/22 FRIDAY

THEATRE: “Bright Star” opens its run 7 p.m. at Stage Left Theatre, 11340 W. Bell Road, Suite 105A, Surprise. The show plays through March 31. Tickets $30. Call 623-463-7147, email tickets@stageleftaz.com or visit stageleftaz.com.

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.

METAL MUSIC: Aphotica, Olden, Winds of Leng, Malicia Oscura, and Benny’s Forgotten Garden begins 6 p.m. at Starlite Lounge, 4346 W. Olive Ave., Glendale. Call 623-934-1913.

MOVIE: Spring Movie By Moonlight series 7 p.m. at Sahuaro Ranch Park, 9802 N. 59th Ave., Glendale. Free admission. Spend an evening under the stars enjoying a family-friendly box office hit TBA. Bring blanket or lawn chair. Free pre-movie activities for kids start at 6 p.m.

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.

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

ART: Nancy Baldrica (watercolor, 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. She is also featured Saturday, March 23. Enjoy the works of local artists showcasing their talents in painting, jewelry and more. Free to the public. Call 623-935-9040.

3/23 SATURDAY

LIVE MUSIC: Yester Year performs 6 p.m. at I & J Fountain Restaurant, 12221 W. Bell Road, Surprise. Call 623-583-1222.

LIVE MUSIC: The John Leo Group performs 5 p.m. at American Legion Post 62, 9847 W. Desert Cove Ave., Peoria.

JAZZ BAND: The Sun City Stomperz play their Dixieland music at 6:30 p.m. at Sunset Bistro, 19260 N. Westbrook Parkway, Peoria. Call 623-566-1132.

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

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.

CONCERT: Country superstar Garth Brooks performs 7:30 p.m. at State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale. Visit statefarmstadium.com.

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.

CHESS: A chess tournament goes 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the R.H. Johnson Library, 13801 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West. Players of all skill levels welcome.

3/24 SUNDAY

CAR SHOW: The 10th Annual All-American Car Show goes 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Sands Chevrolet, 16991 W. Waddell Road, Surprise. Entry fee $30, open to all makes and models. Live band, food vendors, raffles and 50/50 drawing. All proceeds go directly to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Call Bob at 1-888-405-2801.

LIVE BAND: Heart of Rock & Roll (Huey Lewis Tribute) 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.

THEATRE: “Broadway Magic: A Musical Revue” closes its run 2 p.m. at the Stardust Theatre, 14400 W. R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. Tickets $10. Call 623-544-6093.

HIKE: Join Ranger Amanda 9-10:30 a.m. to take a hike along the Coldwater trail and discover the many holes, nests, burrows, and homes that house the animals of Estrella Mountain Regional Park, 14805 W. Vineyard Ave., Goodyear. Bring water, good shoes, sun protection. Call 623-932-3811.

3/25 MONDAY

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.

TRIBUTE: Catch A Wave, a Beach Boys tribute band, performs 5:30 p.m. at Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria. Call 623-776-8400.
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.

3/26 TUESDAY

CONCERT: The Treble Clefs perform 7 p.m. for the Sun City RV Club at Sundial Recreation Center, 14801 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City.

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

AUTHOR TALK: Isabella Maldonado visits with the third book in her Veranda Cruz mystery series, “Death Blow,” 10 a.m. in the Lecture Hall, 19803 N. R.H. Johnson Blvd. Call 623-544-6160.

LECTURE: The Hot Coffee Lecture Series continues 7 p.m. at Goodyear Total Wine & More, 1416 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, with presentations from Dr. Barbara Jaquay, historical geographer, and Robert Glenn, who shares about his African tribal art collection.

3/27 WEDNESDAY

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.

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

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.

LIVE SHOW: Diamond in the Rough (Neil Diamond Tribute) performs 7 p.m. at the Sundial Auditorium, 14801 N 103 Ave., Sun City. Call 623-561-4600.

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.



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