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  • Carnival of Illusion

    Arizona Biltmore Resort
    2400 E Missouri Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85016
    Carnival of Illusion

    Carnival of Illusion is an evening of Old-World Magic in the style of classic entertainers such as Buster Keaton, Mae West, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Harry Houdini. The hosts have performed as house entertainers at the world's top resorts, Fortune 100 CEOs, to the 200 Most Powerful Women in America and operate the longest-running Arizona theater show. Carnival of Illusion is "Magic, Mystery, and OOOH La La."

  • Fragments: Broken Bowls Tell More Tales

    Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park
    4619 E. Washington St.
    Phoenix, AZ 85034
    Fragments: Broken Bowls Tell More Tales

    Hear the stories pottery sherds have to tell archaeologists when theses pieces of the past are rediscovered and studied. FragmentsBroken Bowls Tell More Tales, is a temporary exhibit at Pueblo Grande Museum that explores researchers use sherds to uncover a variety of details, such as how the pottery was made, used, and where it was produced. These details aren’t always obvious during examinations of gorgeous whole pottery vessels.

    Visitors typically see the most unique and complete pottery vessels of a museums’ collection on display. They seldom see, or know about, the thousands of broken pottery fragments called ‘sherds’ that are preserved in storage. Using local and traded examples, Fragments invites visitors to see how sherds help archaeologists piece together new ideas about the ancestral O'Odham, more commonly known as the Hohokam.  The exhibition also features sherds that connect the Hohokam with their neighbors across the Southwest and northern Mexico during the time of the European Renaissance. Visitors can listen to local Native perspectives on archaeology and cultural preservation while experiencing traditional O’odham songs that tell of the mountains surrounding Pueblo Grande and their deep connections to past, present, and future O’odham generations.

  • Electric Desert at Desert Botanical Garden

    Desert Botanical Garden
    1201 N. Galvin Parkway
    Phoenix, AZ 85008
    Electric Desert at Desert Botanical Garden

    You're invited you to see desert, light and sound unite in a mesmerizing display like never before. Cactus and desert become a living canvas in this nighttime experience, taking visitors on an immersive journey through the garden using light and original music. 

    Electric Desert includes six site-specific locations, with each experience inspired by and related to the Garden.

  • Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants

    OdySea Aquarium
    9500 East Via de Ventura
    Scottsdale, AZ 85250
    Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants

    Guests are invited to dive beneath the surface of the world’s rivers in the new exhibition Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants.

    Enormous in size and rapidly dwindling in number, these ancient fish play critical roles in their freshwater habitats. Dr. Zeb Hogan, aquatic ecologist, National Geographic Fellow and host of the Nat Geo WILD series Monster Fish, has spent nearly two decades searching for and studying the rare, large freshwater fish species profiled in the exhibition. The interactive exhibition will include five extraordinary, life-size sculptures of monster fish as well as videos and hands-on interactive activities for audiences of all ages.

    Monster Fish takes visitors on a journey to river basins around the world to learn about colossal fish and the people that depend on them. Through detailed maps, sculptures and custom illustrations, the exhibition showcases close to 20 fish species and their diverse freshwater ecosystems. In addition to highlighting the biology of each species, the exhibit depicts the cultural ties between the fish and local people. From mythical tales and storied traditions to threats and conservation efforts, visitors will leave with a greater understanding of the connection between humans and fish.

  • MIM Musical Interludes Series: Contemporary Percussion Ensemble

    Musical Instrument Museum
    4725 E. Mayo Blvd.,
    Phoenix, AZ 85050
    MIM Musical Interludes Series: Contemporary Percussion Ensemble

    ASU’s percussion students will present a program of exotic rhythms and vibrant colors, drawing from the formative repertoire of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. On stage will be drums from a wide array of musical cultures; melodic percussion instruments derived from Asian, African, and South American traditions; and a large collection of found, constructed, and recycled instruments.

  • Sisters in Law

    Phoenix Theatre
    1825 N Central Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
    Sisters in Law

    Based on the 2015 best-selling book of the same name by Linda Hirshman, this new world premiere play features the relationship between two U.S. Supreme Court justices who are polar opposites and also modern-day legends: Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor.

  • Cookin's a Drag

    Phoenix Theatre
    1825 N Central Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
    Cookin's a Drag

    Meet the outrageous drag queen and TV cooking show host, Betty D. Licious, in her first live TV special. Betty and her band of back-up boys manage mess-ups and mishaps on camera, while off-stage she faces personal struggles with aging, losing friends, and being her authentic self. When Betty learns of a plot to end her TV series, hilarity and hysterics collide. Cookin’s a Drag is a wildly campy send-up with a poignant heart of gold.

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