Things To Do: May 15-22

Comic Ryan Stout opens a weekend set at Stir Crazy Comedy Club in Glendale on Thursday, May 16. [Michael Schwartz/Special to the Independent]

5/15 WEDNESDAY

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.

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.

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, Surprise. Call 623-584-8250.

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.

LIVE MUSIC: Jake Dean performs 6 p.m. at Saddle Mountain Brewing Company, 15651 W. Roosevelt St., Goodyear. Call 623-249-5520.

 

5/16 THURSDAY

MUSIC: Kokomo performs 7 p.m. at Desert Rose Pizza & Gastro Pub, 6729 N. 57th Drive, Glendale. Call 623-937-3004.

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

COMEDY: Ryan Stout 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 17 and 7 & 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18. 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.

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.

LIVE MUSIC: A Johnny Cash tribute starts 5:30 p.m. at I & J Fountain Restaurant, 12221 W. Bell Road, Surprise. Call 623-583-1222.

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.

BUSINESS: The Evolution of Business Websites – Lunch N Learn starts noon at Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce, 289 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear.

EXPO: The West Valley Healthcare Career Expo takes place 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at American Sports Center, 755 N. 114th Ave., Avondale. Free admission. Call 480-442-5806.

 

5/17 FRIDAY

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

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.

THEATRE: Stage Left Productions presents “Bright Star: A New Musical” 7 p.m. at 11340 W. Bell Road, Suite 105A, Surprise. Shows continue 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: 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: The Blaine Long Band performs 8:30 p.m. at Irish Wolfhound Restaurant and Pub, 16811 Litchfield Road, No. 104, Surprise. Call 623-214-1004.

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

SHOW: Cimarron Nightclub presents “Mr. Entertainer Art Vargas” 7 p.m. at Cimarron Center, 17100 W, Clearview Blvd., Surprise. Cost is $20. Doors open with a cash bar 6 p.m. Tickets available at scgrandmusicclub.com or suncitygrand.com. Also available at the Activities Desk at Sonoran (8 a.m .-4 p.m. Monday-Friday). Shows also 7 p.m. May 18 and 19.

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.

SENIORS: A Goodyear Parks and Recreation trip for senior citizens takes guests to a Dolly Steamboat Twilight Dinner Cruise in Apache Junction. Cost is $119 and includes transportation, boat cruise meal + tax and gratuity. Alcohol/snack bar not included. Bus pickup location is Goodyear Community Park, 3151 N. Litchfield Road, at 2:45 p.m. and returns 9:30 p.m.

 

5/18 SATURDAY

PRODUCE: Produce on Wheels Without Waste goes 7-10 a.m. at ASU West, 4701 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale. Contribute $12 to shop for up to 70 pounds of fresh produce for your family or to share with neighbors, friends or someone in need. Call 602-543-5500.

MUSIC: Lenny Lizzard performs 6 p.m. at Desert Rose Pizza & Gastro Pub, 6729 N. 57th Drive, Glendale. Call 623-937-3004.

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

SHOW: “F’lympics Starring Sherrie Martin and Boo Boo” shows 7:30 p.m. inside McMillin Theater at Theater Works, 10580 N. 83rd Drive, Peoria. Tickets $28. Also shows 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19. Email boxoffice@theaterworks.org or call 623-815-7930.

GARDEN CLINIC: Ask a Master Gardener Clinic goes 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Sunrise Mountain Library, 21109 N. 98th Ave. All ages welcome. Free admission. Call 623-773-8650.

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

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

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.

DOGS: Registered therapy dogs from Mutts on a Mission will visit the Goodyear Library, 14455 W. Van Buren Suite C-101, 2 p.m. Bring a favorite book, or choose a library book to read to the dog. For children age 5 and up.

 

5/19 SUNDAY

COMEDY: A Stand-Up Class 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.

MOTORCYCLE EVENT: Join Arrowhead Harley-Davidson, 16130 N. Arrowhead Fountains Center Drive, Peoria, 6 a.m .-noon the third Sunday of every month for a Used Parts Swap Meet. Spots are free and are determined on a first come, first served basis. Call 623-247-5542.

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

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.

 

5/20 MONDAY

TALK: Charles Liu presents “Hiking Opportunities in and around Phoenix” 6:30 p.m. at Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave., Glendale. Mr. Liu, also known as the Mad Hiker, will present a program of his favorite hikes in and around Phoenix. Email nmenges@glendaleaz.com or call 623-930-3438.

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

SUPPORT: An Alzheimers Association Desert Southwest Chapter Support Group Meeting starts 3 p.m. Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 918 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear.

 

5/21 TUESDAY

BOOK DISCUSSION: The 58th Avenue Book Group will discuss “The Radium girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women” by Kate Moore 10:15 a.m. at Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave., Glendale. Email jcoon@glendaleaz.com or call 623-930-3446.

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

LIVE MUSIC: Blaine Long 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.

 

5/22 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.

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, Surprise. Call 623-584-8250.

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.

GRADUATION: Youngker High School graduation starts 8 p.m. at Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear. Gates open 7 p.m.

LIVE MUSIC: Chad Wilson performs 6 p.m. at Saddle Mountain Brewing Company, 15651 W. Roosevelt St., Goodyear. Call 623-249-5520.



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