Teen’s Eagle Scout project provides shade for urban farm

Just in time for summer’s triple-digit temperatures, teen Tim Whitney Jr. completed his Eagle Scout Project to provide shade structures over St. Vincent de Paul’s Mesa Dining Room Urban Farm, at 67 W. Broadway Road. The shade and revitalized garden will extend growing season and allow dining room guests and volunteers to enjoy more time […]

Soccer legend visits Mesa as health ambassador for Steward

Kristine Lilly will appear 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Women’s Health and Wellness Expo at Mountain Vista Medical Center, 1301 S. Crismon Road, Mesa. Ms. Lilly, a two-time Olympic gold medal winner and two-time World Cup champion, has partnered with Steward Health Care and will serve as its community wellness ambassador. “She will share […]

‘Celtic Woman Homecoming’ May 16 at Mesa Arts Center

On a winter’s night in Dublin 14 years ago…an idea. To create a musical show with exceptional talent. Classically and traditionally trained Irish female musicians. Celtic Woman was born. The group performs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at the Ikeda Theater at at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. Tickets $50-$115 at […]

Chorus travels from Mesa to Australia

The Phoenix Children’s Chorus celebrates its 34th season with a performance showcasing all 400 members in the East Valley. The spring concert will include an array of musical selections from masterpieces and Broadway favorites to songs selected specifically for the group’s upcoming tour to Australia. The East Valley concert will be 7 p.m. Saturday, May 12, […]

Salvation Army cooling, hydration stations to open for excessive heat warnings

In response to Arizona’s first excessive heat warning of the year, on Sunday, May 6, The Salvation Army Red Shield Survival Squad will activate heat-relief stations throughout metro Phoenix, where anyone in need can go for cooling and hydration. The closest stations will be at the Apache Junction Corps, 605 E. Broadway Road in Apache […]

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic performs in Mesa May 8

The foremost musical satirist and four-time Grammy-winner ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic forgoes his usual high-octane, big-production show for an intimate evening of music, focusing on original (non-parody) songs from his 14-album catalog at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, in Mesa. “The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour” with special guest Emo Philips, will be at the Ikeda […]

Civil Air Patrol hosts community blood drive

Every day, thousands of patients rely on the generosity of volunteer blood donors to get the treatment they need. Donate blood at a drive hosted by Civil Air Patrol Falcon Squadron 305 and the American Red Cross 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Civil Air Patrol Building at Falcon Field Airport, 4730 E. […]

The Fun Show with Cat and Nat May 19

Cat and Nat, a hilarious Toronto-based Facebook duo who dish up their weekly #momtruths for fans across the globe, will be at the Piper Repertory Theater at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Crowds will sit in for a “Chit Chat with Cat and Nat” show and […]

‘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 […]

Australian artist’s giant interplanetary aliens to invade downtown Mesa in May

Six gigantic inflatable humanoid figures will land in downtown Mesa May 4-13 where they will be installed for two large public events, a calendar of ancillary programming and thousands of visiting museum professionals. The light installation Fantastic Planet will be viewable for free across several blocks in the heart of downtown Mesa. Timed to put […]