West Valley Things To Do: April 17-24

Thaddeus Rose, Chris Cannella and the rest of the band play the Wolfhound in Surprise April 19. [Submitted photo]

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.

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.

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.

4/18 THURSDAY

COMEDY: Brian McKim 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, April 19 and 7 & 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Email info@stircrazycomedyclub.com or call 623-565-8667.

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

CLASSES: The World Music Family Classes series presents “Musical Theater with Cynthia Elek” 6:30 p.m. in the Velma Teague Branch meeting room, 7010 N. 58th Ave., Glendale. Join Phoenix Conservatory of Music Teaching Artists to discover and celebrate music from around the world in these family-friendly programs that include song, dance, a music craft and a story. Free for all ages.

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.

LIVE MUSIC: Flashback 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.

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: “A Dog’s Way Home” 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.

4/19 FRIDAY

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

LIVE MUSIC: BTB 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.

EVENT: Five metal bands – Bleed The Fifth, Crippled Ninja, We Steal Copper, Moons Birds & Monsters, and Scott Rowe & Redrum – play the Reverend Black Birthday Celebration 7 p.m. at Starlite Lounge, 4346 W. Olive Ave., Glendale. Free admission. 21+ show. Call 623-934-1913.

PERFORMANCE: “EXIST: Messengers of the Cosmos” goes 5-7 p.m. at E. Lowell Rogers Amphitheatre, 5850 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale. An artistic presentation from Cirque Roots that integrates art and science. Fre​e admission. A second performance starts 7 p.m. Saturday, April 20.

JAZZ: Arizona Swing Kings Jazz Orchestra presents “A Tribute to Bob Hope & the Radio Stars of the 1940s” featuring celebrity impersonator, Lynn Roberts 7 p.m. at Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria. There is a second show 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Call 623-388-4858.

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.

POETRY: A joint event between WHAM and the City of Surprise ​Arts and cultural advisory commission, the ongoing Poetry Slam goes 6-8 p.m. at WHAM Community Art Center, 16560 N. Dysart Road, Surprise. Poetry Slams take place every other third Friday through Aug. 16. Call 623-584-8311.

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

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

MOVIE: The Grand Movie Series presents “Infinity War” 1 p.m. inside Sagebrush Ballroom, Sonoran Plaza, 19793 N. Remington Drive, Surprise. Giant viewing screens, tiered seating and even free popcorn. Grand Café is open for additional movie snacks, soda and limited bar. Limited seating available, first come first serve.

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.

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. Call 623-932-3811.

4/20 SATURDAY

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

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

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 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.

EASTER EGG HUNT: The Dolly Sanchez Easter Egg Hunt goes 8 a.m.-noon at Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave.

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.

EASTER EGG HUNT: The Spring Eggstravaganza goes 7:30 a.m.-noon at the Kansas City Royals Practice Fields, 15850 N. Bullard Ave., Surprise. Hunters, from toddlers to 10-year-olds, are invited to join the search for more than 50,000 candy and toy-filled eggs. This free family event will feature face painters, balloon artists, inflatables and of course Mr. & Mrs. Bunny. Call 623-222-2000.

LIVE MUSIC: Neil Diamond tribute starts 6 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.

MOVIE: “Green Book” will show at the Movies in the Park series 5 p.m. at Beardsley Park, 12755 Beardsley Road, Sun City West.

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.

STORY TIME: Grandparents are invited to bring little ones and their families to Spring Story Time 10 a.m. in the RH Johnson Library, 13801 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West Sun City West. Grandparents need their Rec Card. After the stories, there will be a craft project and all materials will be supplied. Call 623-544-6160.

PARTY: Speakeasy Saturday goes 8-11 p.m. in the Arizona Room at The Wigwam Resort, 300 Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. Join for a 1920s theme bash by dressing in your best 1920s fashion. Call 623-935-9040.

FARMERS MARKET: The Estrella Lakeside Farmers Market is open for the final time until October, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at 10300 S. Estrella Parkway, Goodyear. Call 623-386-1000.

4/21 SUNDAY

LIVE MUSIC: Jaty Edwards performs 3:30 p.m. at Irish Wolfhound Restaurant and Pub, 16811 Litchfield Road, No. 104, Surprise. Call 623-214-1004.

LIVE BAND: Faded Jeans 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.

EGG HUNT: The Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium, & Safari Park at 16501 W. Northern Ave., Litchfield Park, hosts its annual Easter Egg Hunt. Kids search for eggs in the area next to the petting zoo, playground and train station at the zoo’s northeast corner. Kids 7 and younger hunt at 1:30 p.m. followed by all kids at 3:30 p.m. The Easter Egg Hunt is free with paid admission. Call 623-289-1132 or visit WildlifeWorld.com .

4/22 MONDAY

FILM: A film screening for Earth Week goes 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the auditorium at PAC-112 at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave. Call 623-845-3000.

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.

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.

COLLEGE VISIT: The ASU Teachers College transfer specialist will visit 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 .

4/23 TUESDAY

MUSIC DAY: DIY Music Day goes noon-5 p.m. at ASU West, 4701 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale. The day begins with a workshop for high school band students by clarinetist Joshua Bennet, ASU faculty member Barry Moon, and students in the IAP Scratch Orchestra. Participants will design wind and percussion instruments using utilitarian hardware. Bring mouthpieces, head-joints, mallets or other parts of your instrument that can be adapted to plumbing and other hardware. Registration required. Email Barry Moon at Barry.Moon@asu.edu .

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: Spirited Lads perform 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.

MUSIC: SCW Talent Spotlight continues with Tim Polizzi’s Beatles tribute 11 a.m. at the Kuentz Recreation Center, 14401 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. Call 623-544-6580.

BLOOD DRIVE: A Vitalant (formerly United Blood Services) blood drive will take place 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on the Estrella Mountain Community College campus, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale.

4/24 WEDNESDAY

JAM SESSION: An acoustic jam session goes 6-8 p.m. at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St., Glendale. Bring an acoustic instrument and play round-robin style. Audience welcome. Call 623-930-3573.

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

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.

COLLEGE VISIT: The U of A transfer specialist will visit the Estrella Mountain Community College campus, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to inform students about transfer opportunities to their college. Email tabithav@email.arizona.edu .



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