West Valley Things To Do: March 13-20

The Kiss Me I’m Irish Run Half Marathon, 8K and 4K starts 7 a.m. inside Westgate Saturday, March 16 in Glendale. [Submitted photo]

3/13 WEDNESDAY

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.

HELP: The Benevilla Family Resource Center presents application help all day at Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave., Glendale. “The Family Link to Community Resources,” can help apply online for AHCCCS Health Insurance, KidsCare, SNAP-Nutrition Assistance (formerly Food Stamps) and TANF Cash Assistance, using Health-e-Arizona. Appointments limited. Call 623-207-6016 to sign up.

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.

MUSIC: SCW Talent Spotlight continues with Gail Leach 11 a.m. at the Kuentz Recreation Center, 14401 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. Call 623-544-6580.

 

3/14 THURSDAY

AUCTION: Mecum Auctions start 10 a.m. at State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale. The world’s largest collector-car auction company features approximately 1,000 classic and collector cars to be auctioned. Open to buyers, sellers and spectators. Kids 12 and younger free. Also takes place 10 a.m. Friday, March 15 and 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16. Visit statefarmstadium.com or call 623-433-7101.

COMEDY: Joe Zimmerman opens his weekend with 7 p.m. set at Stir Crazy Comedy Club, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Suite E-206, Glendale. He also performs 7 & 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 15 and 7 & 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16. 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.

COFFEE: Coffee with a Cop goes 8-10 a.m. at The Colonnnade, 19116 N. Colonnade Way, Surprise. Officers from the Surprise Police Department and community members come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. All are invited to attend.

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: “Night At The Museum” 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.

 

3/15 FRIDAY

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.

WALL MEMORIAL: The Wall That Heals, a traveling version of the Vietnam Wall Memorial in Washington DC, visits Pleasant Harbor at Lake Pleasant in Peoria, 8708 W. Harbor Blvd., Peoria. 6 p.m. Friday, March 15: Candlelight vigil honoring all Arizona veterans on The Wall; 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16: Honoring Ceremony; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17: Closing Ceremony. Open 24 hours. Open to the public. Free admission. Volunteers welcome to assist veterans and visitors. Call 623-203–5173.

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.

RUN: The 1KM Kilt Run starts 6 p.m. inside Westgate Entertainment District, 9425 W. Coyotes Blvd., Glendale. Pre-register at irishrunaz.com or sign up on-site the day of the event. Or call 480-609 3978.

MOVIE: Spring Movie By Moonlight series 7 p.m. at Sahuaro Ranch Park, 9802 N. 59th Ave., Glendale. Free admission. Spend an evening under the stars enjoying a family-friendly box office hit TBA. Bring blanket or lawn chair. Free pre-movie activities for kids start at 6 p.m.

THEATRE: The Sun City Players Community Theater production of “Phantom of the Country Opera” opens 7 p.m. at Mountain View Recreation Center, 9749 N. 107th Ave., Sun City. The show runs through March 24. Call 623-500-2949 or visit suncityplayerscommunitytheater.org .

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.

LIVE MUSIC: Tone Devils perform 7 p.m. at Palm Ridge Center, 13800 W. Deer Valley Drive, Sun City West. Tickets $15. Call 623-544-6000.

BINGO: Friday night 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.

ART: Michele Schuck (oils) is featured as the Artists in Residence ongoing event in the Sun Lounge at The Wigwam Resort Front Lawn, 300 Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. She is also featured Saturday, March 16. Enjoy the works of local artists showcasing their talents in painting, jewelry and more. Free to the public. Call 623-935-9040.

WILDLIFE: Join Ranger Amanda 9-10 a.m. and learn all about animal signs and what they reveal. Bring water and close-toed shoes and meet at the El Rio Research Trailhead at the corner of Bullard and Vineyard Ave. Presented by Estrella Park Nature Center 10-11 a.m. at Estrella Mountain Regional Park, 14805 W. Vineyard Ave., Goodyear. Call 623-932-3811.

 

3/16 SATURDAY

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: Wine tastings presents live music from Masato Tachi 5 p.m. at Winery 101, 9299 W. Olive Ave. Peoria, Suite 101. Call 623-242-0340.

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

HALF MARATHON: The Kiss Me I’m Irish Run Half Marathon, 8K and 4K starts 7 a.m. inside Westgate Entertainment District, 9425 W. Coyotes Blvd., Glendale. Pre-register at irishrunaz.com or sign up on-site the day of the event. Or call 480-609 3978.

CAR SHOW: The All Make Car Show goes 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Golden Corral, 17674 N. Litchfield Road, Surprise. Entry fee $20. This event is held to raise money to send children of fallen and disabled veterans to Camp Corral. Included for person showing car, will be a free breakfast and camp corral T-shirt. Call Dianne at 623-544-0900.

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.

NATURE: Join Ranger Amanda 1-2 p.m. on an easy to moderate hike in Estrella Mountain Regional Park, 14805 W. Vineyard Ave., Goodyear. Bring water, good shoes, sun protection. Call 623-932-3811.

 

3/17 SUNDAY

PAINT NITE: The event goes 3-5:30 p.m. at Winery 101, 9299 W. Olive Ave., Suite 101, Peoria. Call 623-242-0340.

COMEDY: Just R.idiculous Show, featuring six of Arizona’s up and coming comedians along side two All Def Digital stars out of Los Angeles, 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.

LIVE BAND: One of These Nights (Eagles Tribute) performs 6 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.

THEATRE: “Broadway Magic: A Musical Revue” opens its run 2 p.m. at the Stardust Theatre, 14400 W. R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. The production runs through March 24. Tickets $10. Call 623-544-6093.

LIVE MUSIC: Los Gringos perform 7 p.m. at Old Pueblo Cafe, 102 N. Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park. Call 623-935-5059.

LIVE MUSIC: The Desert Knights Band perform 4-6 p.m. as part of the Arts in the Park Outdoor Concert Series at The Wigwam Resort front lawn, 300 Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. Guests can bring blankets or lawn chairs, and their own food and non-alcoholic beverages. The Wigwam will have a bar on site for those wishing to purchase beverages at the concert. Call 623-935-9040.

 

3/18 MONDAY

TRIBUTE: One of The Nights, an Eagles tribute band, performs 5:30 p.m. at Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria. Call 623-776-8400.

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

 

3/19 TUESDAY

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

LECTURE: “Provocative Broadway and its Impact on Social Justice” starts 3 p.m. in the RHJ Lecture Hall, 19803 N. R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. Admission $10. Join for a retrospective of the many ways musicals have impacted social change, mores and challenged the status quo while bringing artistic beauty to the stage. Call 623-544-6194.

 

3/20 WEDNESDAY

LIVE MUSIC: The John Leo Group performs 6 p.m. at Sunset Bistro at The Lakes, 19260 N. Westbrook Parkway, Peoria.

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

TOUR: A Public Art Bus Tour goes 9 a.m.-noon after first meeting at Benevilla, 16752 N. Greasewood St., Surprise. Free. Call 623-214-7537.

LIVE SHOW: Craig Davis–Circus of Illusion performs 7 p.m. at the Sundial Auditorium, 14801 N 103 Ave., Sun City. Call 623-561-4600.

MUSIC: SCW Talent Spotlight continues with Darlene, Frank and Steve 11 a.m. at the Kuentz Recreation Center, 14401 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. Call 623-544-6580.



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