‘David Blaine Live’ May 27 at Mesa Arts Center

Death-defying magician David Blaine is taking his mind-blowing show “David Blaine Live” on the road and will be at the Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center Sunday, May 27. Mr. Blaine is known for his fusion of magic and stunt work, unlike any other modern-day performer. The one-man show will be an interactive experience to […]

Salt River Tubing begins summer season with Rocking Rodeo Roundup

Salt River Tubing, 9200 N. Bush Highway in Mesa, is starting the summer tubing season with its 13th Annual Rocking Rodeo Roundup hoedown from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5. The cost is only $17 plus tax and fees per person or tube which includes tube rental, shuttle bus ride and free customer […]

Limelight Performing Arts presents ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’

Limelight Performing Arts presents, “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” a madcap adventure filled with fun-loving flappers, dashing gentlemen, and a devious villainess, April 11-22, at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film and winner of six Tony Awards, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” is set during the height of the Jazz […]

Movie themes make up Southwest symphony play list

A Symphony of the Southwest Concert March 24 will feature theme music from movies as varied as “Star Trek” and “The Magnificent Seven.” The concert will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, in the Ikeda Theater at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa. Among the other movie themes will be music from “Pirates of […]

Award-winning Cavani String Quartet performs in Gold Canyon

The Cavani String Quartet will perform 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, at the Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, 6640 S. Kings Ranch Road, Gold Canyon. The quartet has received a number of national accolades, including the Naumberg Award for aspiring young artists. Advance-purchase adult tickets are $25, $5 for students. They can be purchased from the Gold Canyon Arts […]

Houser concert caps Superstition Mountain Museum series

A concert of country, western, bluegrass and gospel music performed by Ron Houser and Tara Houser-Jones will close this season’s free lecture series 2 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at the Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail, north of Apache Junction. The local entertainers will combine their voices and their guitar and fiddle play in the concert, which will take place […]

Boyce Thompson Arboretum bids bye to winter visitors with song

The Boyce Thompson Arboretum has slated a Snowbird Send-Off with Mark Fogelson 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 31. Tickets for the show at the the arboretum, 37615 E. U.S. Highway 60 in Superior, are $12.50, adults; $5, children 5-12; free for children under 5, arboretum members and Arizona state parks pass-holders. A two-for-one discount is available to those […]

Jerry Donato Quartet takes Zao Theatre stage in Apache Junction

The Jerry Donato Quartet will perform 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 30, at the Zao Theatre, 550 S. Ironwood Drive, Apache Junction. Presented by Zao Theatre and Centerstage Church, the quartet features John Lewis on drums; Bob Lasier, bass; Nicole Pesce, piano; and Jerry Donato on sax and flute. Mr. Donato has performed on the “Arsenio Hall Show,” and […]

Arts and entertainment events through April 1

Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo 1:30 p.m. Feb. 23-25 Experience the 54th Annual Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo at the Apache Junction Rodeo Grounds, 1590 E. Lost Dutchman Blvd. It is a full eight-event rodeo – bareback, calf roping, saddlebronc, steer wrestling, ladies breakaway roping, barrel racing, team roping and bull riding – with professional cowboys and […]

Lost Dutchman Days Event Center music Feb. 23-25; cowboy church service Sunday

Entertainment at the Event Center during Lost Dutchman Days (there is a $2-per-person charge, with proceeds going to youth charities) is on the Carnival Stage adjacent to the Apache Junction Rodeo Grounds at 1590 E. Lost Dutchman Blvd., just east of Idaho Road and west of State Route 88. The official 2018 Lost Dutchman Days […]