Things to do around Surprise May 8-15

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

 

5/8 WEDNESDAY

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, #115, Surprise. Call 623-556-1000.

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, #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.

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., #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.

 

5/9 THURSDAY

KARAOKE: Take the mic 9:30 p.m. every Thursday at Irish Wolfhound Restaurant and Pub, 16811 Litchfield Road, #104, Surprise. Call 623-214-1004.

LIVE MUSIC: Western Fusion starts 6 p.m. at The Brookside II Sports Bar and Grille, 15170 W. Bell Road, #115, Surprise. Call 623-556-1000.

LIVE MUSIC: Tom & Jerry performs 5:30 p.m. at I & J Fountain Restaurant, 12221 W. Bell Road, Surprise. Call 623-583-1222.

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, #109, Surprise. Call 623-556-0664.

CABARET: Drama and Comedy Club Cabaret players present “Blooming” 7 p.m. at Cimarron Club, Sonoran Plaza Ballroom, 19789 N. Remington Drive. Cabaret Players is a venue for actors who enjoy performing without the stress of memorizing lines. Actors use scripts and props to perform in an intimate setting. Cost $8. Cash bar available. Shows follow 7 p.m. May 10 and 11. Call 623-363-7647.

LIVE MUSIC: Acoustic Voodoo performs 7 p.m. at Kimmyz On Greenway Rock & Roll Bar & Grill, 5930 W. Greenway Road, #27, Glendale. Email kimmyzbarandgrill@gmail.com or call 602-938-9330.

COMEDY: Kevin Bozeman opens his weekend set 7 p.m. at Stir Crazy Comedy Club, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., #E-206, Glendale. He also performs 7 & 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 10 and 7 & 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Email info@stircrazycomedyclub.com or call 623-565-8667.

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

BIKE NIGHT: Westgate Bike Night goes 5-9 p.m. at WaterDance Plaza inside Westgate’s Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale. The biggest Bike Night in the Valley features hundreds of bikes. Plus, live music.

FILM FEST: GCC Film and animation festival on stage in the Performing Arts Center 6 p.m. at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave., Glendale. Email stephanie.lucas@gccaz.edu.

MOVIE: “Three Identical Strangers” 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.

KNITTING: Meet fellow crochet, knitting and sewing enthusiasts and bring a project and share ideas, tips and patterns 1:30 p.m. at the Goodyear Library, 14455 W. Van Buren Suite C-101.

 

5/10 FRIDAY

LIVE MUSIC: The CheekTones perform 8:30 p.m. at Irish Wolfhound Restaurant and Pub, 16811 Litchfield Road, #104, Surprise. Call 623-214-1004.

THEATRE: Stage Left Productions presents “Bright Star: A New Musical” 7 p.m. at 11340 W. Bell Road, Suite 105A, Surprise. Shows continue 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12; 7 p.m. Friday, May 17; 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18; and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19. Tickets $30. Email admin@stageleftaz.com or call 623-463-7147.

LIVE MUSIC: Branded Country performs 5:30 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 Birt’s Bistro, 16752 N. Greasewood St., Surprise.

REC NIGHT: “Summer Fun” is the theme 7-10 p.m. at Sierra Montana Rec Center, 14861 N. Spring Lane, Surprise. Cost $5. For sixth- through eighth-graders. Call 623-222-2000.

MOVIE: Grand Movie Series presents “First Man” 1 p.m. at Sonoran Plaza, 19793 N. Remington Drive, Surprise. Free admission. Doors open 12:30 p.m.

THEATRE: “Beauty and the Beast” shows 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.

DINNER THEATRE: “Deadly Housewives” starts 6:30 p.m. at Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria. There are also shows 1 & 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Call 623-776-8400.

CABARET: ABT’s After Dark Cabaret is a free event following select Friday night Mainstage performance of “Guys and Dolls” 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.

THEATRE: “Wolves of Sherwood” opens 7:30 p.m. at Brelby Theatre Company, 7154 N. 58th Drive, Glendale. Evening shows at 7:30 p.m. also take place May 11, May 17-18, and May 24-25; and 2 p.m. matinees take place May 11-12, May 18-19, and May 25-26. Call 623-282-2781 or email boxoffice@brelby.com.

MUSIC: Pat Roberts and the Heymakers play 7 p.m. at Fountain Park inside Westgate’s Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale. Call 623-385-7502.

RECITAL: The Autumn Winds will play an evening of clarinet chamber music 7:30 p.m. in MU2-151 at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave., Glendale. 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 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.

MUSIC/MEAD: The band Phosphenes Duo performs 7 p.m. during an evening featuring a free sample tasting of Superstition Meads (5-7 p.m.) at Ground Control, 4860 N. Litchfield Road, Suite 103, Litchfield Park. Call 623-535-9066.

 

5/11 SATURDAY

MOVIE: “Small Foot” hits the big screen for Movie Night 7 p.m. at Mark Coronado Park, 15850 N. Bullard Ave., Surprise. Free admission. Gates open at 6. No outside food or coolers permitted. Food and beverages available for purchase. Bring chairs or blankets. Pets must be on leashes. Call 623-222-2000.

LIVE MUSIC: Faded Jeans performs 9 p.m. at Irish Wolfhound Restaurant and Pub, 16811 Litchfield Road, #104, Surprise. Call 623-214-1004.

LIVE MUSIC: Tru Memories performs 5:30 p.m. at I & J Fountain Restaurant, 12221 W. Bell Road, Surprise. Call 623-583-1222.

PARTY: Cinco de Mayo after-party 5 p.m. for a family-friendly movie night and food truck picnic featuring Disney’s “Coco” at Paseo Verde Park, 7561 W. Greenway Road, Peoria. Free admission. Pet friendly. Grab a blanket, chair.

JAZZ: The Sun City Stomperz Dixieland Jazz Band perform 6:30 p.m. at The Sunset Bistro at the Lakes, 19260 N. Westbrook Parkway, Peoria. Visit suncitystomperz.com or call 623-566-1132.

LIVE MUSIC: Wine tastings presents live music from The Dirty Keyz 5 p.m. at Winery 101, 9299 W. Olive Ave., #101, Peoria. 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.

MUSIC: The Eddie Joe Clark Band plays 7 p.m. at Fountain Park inside Westgate’s Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale. Call 623-385-7502.

RECITAL: The GCC Clarinet Studio and Clarinet Ensembles perform a spring concert 2:30 p.m. in MU2-151 at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave., Glendale. Call 623-845-3000.

JAZZ: The Sun City Stomperz Dixieland Jazz Band perform 6:30 p.m. at The Sunset Bistro at the Lakes, 19260 N. Westbrook Parkway, Peoria. Visit suncitystomperz.com or call 623-566-1132.

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.

BOOK SALE: The Friends of the R. H. Johnson Library book sale goes 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the RHJ Social Hall, 19803 N. R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. Call 623-544-6130.

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.

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.

GOLF: The Joe ‘Pep’ Guzman & Friends Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament has a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start at Wigwam Golf Resort, 451 N. Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park. Call 623-935-9414.

 

5/12 SUNDAY

TRIVIA: Team Trivia takes place 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Sunday at Irish Wolfhound Restaurant and Pub, 16811 Litchfield Road, #104, Surprise. Call 623-214-1004.

COMEDY: Brian Kohatsu, Grace Klein and Mike James lead a Mother’s Day Improv Show 7 p.m. at Stir Crazy Comedy Club, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., #E-206, Glendale. Email info@stircrazycomedyclub.com or call 623-565-8667.

READING TRAINING: The Goodyear Library, 14455 W. Van Buren Suite C-101, is looking for outgoing teens to volunteer for our Summer Reading Program. Tasks include managing the Summer Reading desk, customer service, prepping for and cleaning up after library programs. Starts 2 p.m. Call 602-651-3507.

 

5/13 MONDAY

KARAOKE: Sandie leads the fun 6-9 p.m. at I & J Fountain Restaurant, 12221 W. Bell Road, Surprise. Call 623-583-1222.

DISCUSSION: The Real to Reel Book Discussion focuses on “The Mountain Between Us” 1:30 p.m. at Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St. Call Lisa at 623-930-3555 or email at lcolcord@glendaleaz.com.

COLLEGE: The ASU Teachers College Transfer Specialist will be visiting the Estrella Mountain Community College campus, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale, noon-4 p.m. to inform students about transfer opportunities to their college. Email chester.henderson@asu.edu.

 

5/14 TUESDAY

LIVE MUSIC: Jay Allan performs 5 p.m. at Irish Wolfhound Restaurant and Pub, 16811 Litchfield Road, #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, #115, Surprise. Call 623-556-1000.

MUSIC: The Music on the Plaza series features an artist to be announced 4:30-7:30 p.m. outside the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 8355 W. Peoria Ave. The event features outdoor games, seating and food trucks.

SHOW: T.A. Burrows presents “Rockin The Classics” 7:30 p.m. inside McMillin Theatre at Theater Works, 10580 N. 83rd Drive, Peoria. Tickets $15-20. Email boxoffice@theaterworks.org or call 623-815-7930.

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

MUSIC: An Acoustic Jam goes 6-8 p.m. at Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave., Glendale. Bring an acoustic instrument and play round-robin style. Audience welcome. Call 623-930-3844.

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

CHOIR: The Estrella Mountain Community College Community Choir will perform for free 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale.

 

5/15 WEDNESDAY

TRIVIA: Team Trivia takes place 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Sunday at Irish Wolfhound Restaurant and Pub, 16811 Litchfield Road, #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.

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.

YOUTH THEATRE: “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” shows 7 p.m. inside Gyder Theater at Theater Works, 10580 N. 83rd Drive, Peoria. Also shows 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16. Tickets $14. Email boxoffice@theaterworks.org or call 623-815-7930.

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.

DRUMS: Drum Circle: Connection and Wellness goes 6:30-8 p.m. at Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave., Glendale. No musical experience is required. Drum circle led by trained HealthRhythms facilitator, Frank Thompson. All drums and percussion instruments provided. Call 623-930-3844.

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.

NETWORKING: Networking at Noon goes noon-1 p.m. at Haymaker Restaurant Co., 1800 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear.



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