Variety of speakers set to share expertise in February at museum

Topics ranging from the amethyst mining to the importance of code talkers during World War II are on the agenda for the February speaker’s series at the Superstition Mountain Museum. Kurt Cavano begins the series 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, speaking about amethyst. As owner of Four Peaks Amethyst Mine, he will discuss his adventures […]

2019 Arizona Lecture Series continues Jan. 14

Learn about the culture and history of Arizona at the weekly Arizona Lecture Series at the Performing Arts Center, 2525 S. Ironwood Road at Apache Junction High School. Lectures start at 7 p.m. Mondays through March 25. Tickets are $5 per person or season tickets are available for $50. More information is at ajusd.org/Page/12135. Brochures […]

‘Ordinary Days’ at Zao Theatre in Apache Junction Jan. 18-26

After its successful run of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” Zao Theatre is presenting the play “Ordinary Days” Jan. 18-26. “This is a play by one of musical theater’s most exciting new composer/playwrights, Adam Gwon,” Hank Sheffer, publicity director for Zao Theatre in Apache Junction, said in a release. “It is an honest and funny […]

Authors, artists gather Feb. 16 at Superstition Mountain Museum

Authors and artists whose inspiration is the history of the Superstition Mountains and the culture, wildlife and vegetation of the area surrounding them will gather Saturday, Feb. 16, in the East Valley. The Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail, will be the location that day where visitors can meet the authors, artists and photographers […]

City designs painting classes to bond parents, children

The Paint with Me art class, which begins this month in Apache Junction, encourages bonding between parents and their children. The two-hour class provides all the supplies, and participants will walk away with their own original artwork, according to a release from the city. The registration fee is $35 per class and is offered to […]

Program promotes personal healing using martial arts

A martial arts instructor will conduct a six-week program in Apache Junction designed to teach participants practices for mental, physical and spiritual health. Qigong will be taught 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Jan. 16 in the Multi-Generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Road. “In a word, ‘qi’ means energy and ‘gong’ means work. By practicing various standing […]

Southwest Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It,’ ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ in Mesa

Southwest Shakespeare Company will close out its main stage season with two of Shakespeare’s most-enduring and important works at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. They are “As You Like It,” a romantic comedy with laughter and love, directed by SSC’s new artistic director, Quinn Mattfeld; and Shakespeare’s hilarious battle-of-the-sexes farce, “The Taming […]

The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass to play Gold Canyon

Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, 6640 S. Kings Ranch Road, will play host to The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 A brass ensemble, The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is composed of some of America’s top brass musicians dedicated to bringing the joyous experience of great music to a […]

Salt River Brass Band presents ‘Swingin’ on a Star’ Feb. 10 at Mesa Arts Center

The Salt River Brass Band, with music director Patrick Sheridan, presents Swingin’ on a Star at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Mesa Arts Center’s Ikeda Theater, 1 E. Main St. “Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Lionel Hampton and Louis Prima are just the tip of a swinging afternoon in what has become […]

Popular tenor returns to Gold Canyon church for concert

The Performing Arts Series of Gold Canyon United Methodist Church presents tenor George Dyer in the opening concert of the 2019 concert series 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11. The concert will take place in the 1,200-seat sanctuary of the church, 6640 S. Kings Ranch Road. “George’s popularity is such that he holds the record for […]