West Valley Things To Do: April 10-17

Brian Childress, Mike Giacalone, Jeff Leece, Rob Ywanauskas and Dave Raheb make up Western Fusion Band, who will play April 11 in Surprise. [Submitted photo]

4/10 WEDNESDAY

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

4/11 THURSDAY

COMEDY: Debi Gutierrez opens her 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 12 and 7 & 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13. Email info@stircrazycomedyclub.com or call 623-565-8667.

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.

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

LIVE MUSIC: Acoustic Voodoo performs 7 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.

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.

THEATER: The Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre series presents “Murder at Miss Mary’s” 6:30 p.m. in the Encore Room inside Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria. There is also a show 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 12. The interactive experience is set in an intimate dining setting, where audience members can become part of the action coming face-to-face with comedic actors. Call 623-776-8400.

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

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.

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.

TRIVIA: SCG Trivia Night goes 6-10 p.m. at Sonoran Plaza Sagebrush Ballroom, 19793 N. Remington Drive, Surprise. Doors and cash bar open at 5:30 p.m. Free tickets available for Sun City Grand residents at the Activities Ticket Desk. Call 623-640-6450.

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: “Stan & Ollie” 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.

AUTHOR TALK: New York Times Bestselling Author Anne Hillerman in a book talk and signing 10 a.m. in the Social Hall-West, 19803 N. R.H. Johnson Blvd. Doors open at 9:15 a.m. for residents with a valid Rec Card and 9:30 a.m. for the public. All are welcome. Free admission. Her books, including her newest, “The Tale Teller,” available for purchase at the event. Call 623-544-6160.

PAINT NITE: Grab a brush and a drink in a step by step painting event 6-10 p.m. in the Palo Verde Room at The Wigwam Resort Front Lawn, 300 Wigwam Blvd. Visit paintnite.com for reservations.

4/12 FRIDAY

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

LIVE MUSIC: Acoustic Voodoo performs 7 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.

RECITAL: Free performance featuring music pieces composed by GCC music students 3-5 p.m. in MU1-151 at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave. Open to the public. Email Thomas.Breadon@gccaz.edu .

MOVIE: The Movie on the Lawn series shows “Big Miracle” 7 p.m. at ASU West, 4701 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale. Celebrate Earth Day with this classic movie with Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski. Bring the family, blankets or folding chairs and enjoy a movie under the stars on Fletcher Lawn. Rain or shine. Popcorn and water provided while supplies last. Admission and parking free.

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.

MUSIC: Western Fusion plays 9 p.m. at The Brookside II Sports Bar and Grille, 15170 W. Bell Road, Suite 115, Surprise. Call 623-556-1000.

DANCE: The Spring Gling monthly rock & swing dance starts 7 p.m. at Sonoran Plaza, 19793 N. Remington Drive, Surprise. Call 623-640-6450.

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

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.

DANCE: Yesterday Once More performs at a dance 7 p.m. at Palm Ridge Rec Center, 13800 W. Deer Valley Drive, Sun City West. Call 623-544-6000.

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. Bill Tomsa is featured. Free to the public. Call 623-935-9040.

FESTIVAL: The Gatesfest Spring Festival goes 6-11 p.m. Friday, April 12; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, April 13; and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, April 14 at 1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear. Call 623-882-3120.

4/13 SATURDAY

LIVE MUSIC: Hair Razer performs 9 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.

CONCERT: The chamber ensemble “Table for Five” will perform for students and the public 5 p.m. in MU2-151 at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave. , featuring Sarah Harris (flute), Sarah Triggs (clarinet), Javi (saxophone), Chris Guevara (bass clarinet) and Vicki Houser (bassoon). Email Thomas.Breadon@gccaz.edu .

MUSIC: The Music on the Plaza series features Solomon Trio & Javaughn Marshall 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.

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.

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.

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

BUS TOUR: A Public Art Bus Tour goes 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Meets at Surprise City Hall, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise. Attendees will leave from Surprise City Hall to Cowgirl Up! Exhibition at Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg. (Bus ride free; museum entrance $9.) Call Susan deJong for reservations at 623-214-7537.

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

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

CONCERT: The Grand Singers & Chorale Spring Concert “Lights, Camera, Music” starts 7 p.m. at Sonoran Plaza, 19793 N. Remington Drive, Surprise. Also 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14. Tickets $12 per person. Call 623-640-6450.

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.

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.

WATER FEST: The Litchfield Park Historical Society will present Water Fest, an educational and interactive event for all ages from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Society’s museum, 13912 W. Camelback Road in Litchfield Park. The free event will feature hands-on activities, demonstrations, displays and a food truck. Visit LPHSmuseum.org .

4/14 SUNDAY

THEATER: “The Marvelous Wonderettes” closes its run at 2 p.m. at Peoria Center for Performing Arts, 8355 W. Peoria Ave. Call 623-815-7930 or email boxoffice@theaterworks.org .

FOOD FESTIVAL: Sunday in the Park’s Food Truck Festival goes 4-8 p.m. at Mark Coronado Park, 15960 N. Bullard Ave., Surprise. Family event with live music by Steven P Project and amazing food. Free admission. Call 623-222-2000.

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

LIVE BAND: Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Rolling Stones Tribute) 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.

LIVE MUSIC: Copper Sunrise performs 3 p.m. at Irish Wolfhound, 16811 N. Litchfield Road, Suite 102, Surprise. Call 623-214-1004.

4/15 MONDAY

ART EXHIBIT: The 53rd Annual Student Art Show opens 8 a.m.-9 p.m. in the Student Union at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave. This juried exhibition of student works consists of eight categories of original artwork by GCC art students in the past year. The exhibit runs through May 1. Call 623-845-3757.

TRIBUTE: Chance Tinder portrays Elvis Presley in a tribute show 5:30 p.m. as part of the ABT Concert Series at Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria. Call 623-776-8400.

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: Sandie hosts every Monday and Tuesday 6 p.m. at I & J Fountain Restaurant, 12221 W. Bell Road, Surprise. Call 623-583-1222.

DISCUSSION: Students from the PRIDE Club will lead a panel discussion offering tips for being a good ally for members of the LGBTQ+ community, 9-11 a.m., in the Performing Arts Theater at Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale. Students, staff and faculty are invited to attend either individually or as an entire class. Contract club advisor Roxan Arntson at roxan.arntson@estrellamountain.edu.

4/16 TUESDAY

LECTURE: The Midwestern University Community Health Lecture Series continues with “Better Than 20/20: The Athlete’s Eye” presented by Matthew Roe, O.D., FAAO, assistant professor, Midwestern College of Optometry, 6:30 p.m. at Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave., Glendale. Reservations not necessary. Email to azcommunications@midwestern.edu or call 623-930-3868.

CONCERT: Pianist Heather Sullivan performs 7:30 p.m. inside Gyder Theatre at Peoria Center for Performing Arts, 8355 W. Peoria Ave. Tickets range $15-20. Call 623-815-7930 or email boxoffice@theaterworks.org .

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

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

COLLEGE FAIR: A Grand Canyon University Fair goes 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Komatke Hall-A Plaza Gallery at Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale. Students can learn about the many degree programs offered at GCU. Receive transfer information, scholarship information, and free food.

4/17 WEDNESDAY

OPEN HOUSE: Midwestern University, 19555 N. 59th Ave., Glendale, will host an Open House 5-7 p.m. in the Barrel I Student Center. Faculty, admissions staff, and students are ready to help budding careers in healthcare. Students will conduct informative campus tours. Email admissaz@midwestern.edu or call 1-888-247-9277.

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

KARAOKE: Join the fun 9 p.m. every Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at The Brookside II Sports Bar and Grille, 15170 W. Bell Road, Suite 115, Surprise. Call 623-556-1000.

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.

PERFORMANCE: A MusicEstrella performance, featuring music created by the Electronic Music students and performances by vocalists and the Estrella Jazz Band, starts 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Theater on the Estrella Mountain Community College campus, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale. Free admission.



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