Things To Do: Sept. 11-18

The Thaddeus Rose Band performs Sept. 13 at TJ Speaks Tavern in Sun City. [Submitted photo]

9/11 WEDNESDAY

Theatre

CURTAIN: Live on stage: “Xanadu” plays 5:30 p.m. at Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria, and plays through Sept. 29. Call 623-776-8400.

CURTAIN: Live on stage: The classic “Spamalot” plays 2:30 p.m. at Theater Works, 10580 N. 83rd Dr., Peoria. Tickets range $18-38. The production runs through Sept. 22. Call 623-815-7930.

Open Mic

PARTICIPATE: Come try your hand: Acoustically Speaking hosts Open Mic Night 6-8 p.m. at CheezHeads, 20283 N. Lake Pleasant Road, Suite 110, Peoria. Call 623-566-6770.

Event

TRIBUTE: A special moment: The Tower Challenge In honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11/2001, and in continued honor of first responders and military, starts 8 a.m. at Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale. Visit 911towerchallenge.org .

Live Comedy

LAUGHS: K-von makes Glendale stop: K-von performs 7 p.m. set at Stir Crazy Comedy Club, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Suite E-206, Glendale. Visit stircrazycomedyclub.com .

ACOUSTIC: Live country music: Calvin Rainwater performs 7 p.m. at Desert Rose Pizza & Gastro Pub, 6729 N. 57th Drive, Glendale. Call 623-937-3004.

College

STUDENTS: Welcome event: Natives Connecting at ASU is an annual student welcome event organized by ASU American Indian Student Support Services, and takes place 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Fletcher Library at ASU West, 4701 W. Thunderbird Rd., Glendale. Email Laura Gonzales-Macias at lauragm@asu.edu or call 480-965-1711.

Karaoke

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

Trivia

BAR: Get your team together: Team Trivia starts 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Irish Wolfhound Restaurant and Pub, 16811 Litchfield Road, No. 104, Surprise. Call 623-214-1004.

Movie

FLICKS: Movies every Wednesday: 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.

Live Music

ON STAGE: Tunes and brews: Chad Wilson plays Pint Night 6 p.m. at Saddle Mountain Brewing Company, 15651 W. Roosevelt St., Goodyear.

9/12 THURSDAY

Live Music

STAGE: Thursday music series: Smokey Joe performs 6 p.m. at Lucidi Distilling Co.-Fire Station No. 1, 8307 W. Washington St., Peoria. Call 623-299-8779.

TUNES: Country: Western Fusion performs 6 p.m. at The Brookside II Sports Bar and Grille, 15170 W. Bell Road, Suite 115, Surprise. Call 623-556-1000.

Live Comedy

LAUGHS: Franjola makes Glendale stop: Chris Franjola opens his weekend with 7 p.m. set at Stir Crazy Comedy Club, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Suite E-206, Glendale. He also has 7 & 9:30 p.m. shows Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14. Admission $19. Visit stircrazycomedyclub.com .

Karaoke

STAGE: Audience participation: Join the fun 9:30 p.m. every Thursday at Irish Wolfhound Restaurant and Pub, 16811 Litchfield Road, No. 104, Surprise. Call 623-214-1004.

Open Mic

STAGE: Audience participation: 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.

Theatre

STAGE: Classic opens: “Arsenic and Old Lace” opens 7 p.m. at Ghostlight Theatre, 13541 W. Camino Del Sol, Sun City West. Tickets $20, available at ghostlightaz.com. Production runs through Sept. 22. Email admin@ghostlightaz.com or call 623-252-5127.

Event

AUTHORS: Book signing: Sun City West’s own Ann I. Goldfarb and James E. Clapp, writing as J.C. Eaton, present their newest Sophie Kimball Mystery “Molded for Murder” 11 a.m. at the R.H. Johnson Lecture Hall, 19803 N. R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. Call 623-544-6160.

Movie

SCREEN: Thursday night movies: “All Is True” 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.

Library

ADULTS: In Stitches in Goodyear: Meet fellow crochet, knitting and sewing enthusiasts 1:30-3 p.m. every Thursday at the Goodyear Library, 14455 W. Van Buren St., C-101. Bring a project and share ideas, tips and patterns. Novice to advanced needlecrafters all welcome. Basic instruction in various needlecrafts will be available. Register at 602-652-3000.

9/13 FRIDAY

Live Music

CHEERS: Sipping while singing: Wine tastings presents live music from Eduardo Mendoza 5 p.m. at Winery 101, 9299 W. Olive Ave., Suite 101, Peoria. Call 623-242-0340.

WESTGATE: Tribute to Buddy Holly: Come Back Buddy performs 7 p.m. at Fountain Park inside Westgate’s Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale. Call 623-385-7502.

TUNES: On stage: Thaddeus Rose Band performs 7 p.m. at TJ Speaks Tavern, 10765 W. Peoria Ave., Sun City. Visit tjspeakstavern.com .

TUNES: On stage: Copper Sunrise performs 6 p.m. at Dillon’s inside The Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium, & Safari Park at 16501 W. Northern Ave., Litchfield Park. Call 623-232-8741.

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.

Game Night

EVENT: Get a team together: 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.

Event

ART: This month’s class: “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

MEET: Relax and converse: 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. Call 623-583-1330.

Bingo

SOCIAL: Fill out those cards: Friday night PORA Bingo is open to the public and provides funds for many local charities at 6 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.

Ballet

DANCE: Family event: Ballet Under the Stars presents a free evening of ballet 7 p.m. at North Lake Amphitheater in Estrella, 10360 S. Estrella Parkway, Goodyear. Visit balletaz.org .

9/14 SATURDAY

Live Music

OLD SCHOOL: Jazz in Peoria: 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.

WESTGATE: Motown tribute: Ratio performs 7 p.m. at Fountain Park inside Westgate’s Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale. Call 623-385-7502.

DINNER: Neil Diamond tribute: J.R. LaPorte performs 6 p.m. at Desert Rose Pizza & Gastro Pub, 6729 N. 57th Drive, Glendale. Call 623-937-3004.

CHEERS: Sipping while singing: Wine tastings presents live music from DirtyKeyz Duo 5 p.m. at Winery 101, 9299 W. Olive Ave., Suite 101, Peoria. Call 623-242-0340.

TUNES: On stage: Faded Jeans performs 9 p.m. at Irish Wolfhound Restaurant and Pub, 16811 Litchfield Road, No. 104, Surprise. Call 623-214-1004.

TUNES: On stage: Uncle Click performs 7 p.m. at TJ Speaks Tavern, 10765 W. Peoria Ave., Sun City. Visit tjspeakstavern.com .

TUNES: Saturday night on stage: Still Cruising performs 7 p.m. at The Speakeasy, 10745 Grand Ave., Sun City. Call 623-977-0662.

Market

FARMERS MARKET: Fresh goodies available: 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 .

Library

LANDSCAPING: Learn dos and don’ts: The ongoing Green Living Series presents a workshop on creating resilient landscapes 10 a.m.-noon at Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St., Glendale. Free. Register at greenliving@glendaleaz.com or call 623-930-3760.

WRITING: Discussion group: The Writers’ Critique Group will meet with presenter Fred Sobota 10 a.m. at the Sun City Library, 16828 N. 99th Ave. The group meets the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, 10 a.m.-noon. Anything from poetry to prose is encouraged. They read and critique it all. Call Steve Tompkins at 602-652-3000.

Movie

DOUBLE FEATURE: Beat the heat indoors: 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

SOCIAL: Saturday night dance: 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

HEALTH: Meet to meditate weekly: 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.

Family

OLYMPICS: Come and compete: The City of Tolleson will host its Mother/ Son Fan Wacky Olympics 6-9:30 p.m. at the Tolleson Parks & Recreation Center, 9251 W. Washington St. Pre-registration required at the Rec center or online at Tollesonaz.org/prc . Registration deadline is Sept. 6. This event will have a catered dinner, wacky contests and raffle prizes. Cost $15 per person. Call Ruth Espinoza at 623-936-2754.

9/15 SUNDAY

Live Music

Sunday tunes at Starlite: The Tina Bailey Band performs 4 p.m. at Starlite Lounge, 4346 W. Olive Ave., Glendale. Call 623-934-1913.

Event

CARS: Music for a good cause: Combat Dolls Car Show benefiting Veterans First takes place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Kimmyz On Greenway Rock & Roll Bar & Grill, 5930 W. Greenway Road, Suite 27, Glendale. Email kimmyzbarandgrill@gmail.com or call 602-938-9330.

Karaoke

YOUR TURN: Take the mic: Cowboy Ken hosts at 6 p.m. Sundays and Tuesdays at TJ Speaks Tavern, 10765 W. Peoria Ave., Sun City. Visit tjspeakstavern.com .

Comedy

OPEN MIC: Try your hand: Open mic comedy night starts 8 p.m. every other Sunday at Roman’s Oasis., 16825 W. Yuma Road, Goodyear. Sign-ups at 7 p.m. 21 and older. Call 623-932-0922.

9/16 MONDAY

Library

BOOKS: Discussion group: The Novel Destinations Book Discussion Group takes on “Mistress of the Ritz” 6 p.m. at Heroes Regional Park Library, 6075 N. 83rd Ave.,Glendale. Email cburmeister@glendaleaz.com or call 623-930-4465.

LEARN: Join the group: The Italian Conversation Group is open to anyone interested in practicing their knowledge of the Italian language, at 9:30 a.m. at the Sun City Library, 16828 N. 99th Ave. This program is not intended as a language instruction class. Knowledge of Italian is required. Call 602-652-3000.

Trivia

BAR: Get your team together: Team Trivia starts 6:30 p.m. every Monday at The Brookside II Sports Bar and Grille, 15170 W. Bell Road, Suite 115, Surprise. Call 623-556-1000.

9/17 TUESDAY

Trivia

GAME: Get a team together to compete: DJ Trivia goes 7-8:30 p.m. at Lakeside Bar & Grill, 9980 W. Happy Valley Road, Peoria. Call 623-566-1470.

Library

BOOKS: Discussion group: The 58th Avenue Book Group looks at “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee 10:15 a.m. at Velma Teague Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave., Glendale. Email jcoon@glendaleaz.com or call 623-930-3446.

Live Music

TUNES: On stage: Spirited Lads perform 5 p.m. at Irish Wolfhound Restaurant and Pub, 16811 Litchfield Road, No. 104, Surprise. Call 623-214-1004.

Karaoke

STAGE: Try your hand: Join the fun with Sandie starts 6 p.m. every Monday and Tuesday at I & J Fountain Restaurant, 12221 W. Bell Road, Surprise. Call 623-583-1222.

YOUR TURN: Take control of the mic: Lester is the host at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Sundays at The Speakeasy, 10745 Grand Ave., Sun City. Call 623-977-0662.

Donate

BLOOD: Help the community: The Automotive Restoration Club of Sun City West is hosting a blood drive 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. ARC will have the Red Cross’s mobile blood donation unit set up on the Meeker side of ARC, just north of R.H. Johnson and Meeker boulevards. Call 503-887-3430.

9/18 WEDNESDAY

Theatre

CURTAIN: Live on stage: “Xanadu” plays 5:30 p.m. at Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria, and plays through Sept. 29. Call 623-776-8400.

Open Mic

PARTICIPATE: Come try your hand: 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 Music

DINNER: Tunes on the patio: Community Service Band performs 6 p.m. at Desert Rose Pizza & Gastro Pub, 6729 N. 57th Drive, Glendale. Call 623-937-3004.

ON STAGE: Tunes and brews: Richie Darling plays Pint Night 6 p.m. at Saddle Mountain Brewing Company, 15651 W. Roosevelt St., Goodyear.

Karaoke

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

Trivia

BAR: Get your team together: Team Trivia starts 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Irish Wolfhound Restaurant and Pub, 16811 Litchfield Road, No. 104, Surprise. Call 623-214-1004.

Movie

FLICKS: Movies every Wednesday: 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.



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