Czech Scientists Exhibit Opens at Burton Barr Central Library


What do Gregor Mendel, the father of modern genetics, Gerty Cori, the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize in medicine, Adela Kochanovska, pioneer nuclear physicist, and Helena Raskova, legendary pharmacologist have in common?  They are all featured in “Czech Scientists and Their Inventions,” an exhibition now open at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 North […]

Ballet Under the Stars Kicks Off Tonight in Fountain Hills


Join Ballet Arizona this week as they kick off the season with free events and dance performances for the whole family in Phoenix and across the Valley. During Ballet Arizona’s The Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation presents Ballet Under the Stars, Valley residents will have a chance to see several exciting pieces of dance. Free […]

2019–20 CITYSunTimes Performing Arts Season Preview


Another spectacular season of dance, music and live theater is just around the corner in the Greater Phoenix area! Performers from around Arizona and all over the world will populate our world-class venues, offering extraordinary entertainment to audiences young and old…and everyone in between. Here is a just a sampling of the outstanding events coming […]

Camp Verde Performing Arts Center Announces New Season


The Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts Foundation announced that its 2019–20 concert schedule will kick off with the annual Labor Day Jazz Festival Aug. 30, featuring the Bresnan Unplugged Ensemble. The Festival continues Aug. 31 with the Dom Moio Quintet. Moio will be joined by Nick Manson, a jazz pianist and two-time Emmy […]

Nominations Sought for Eighth Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards — Deadline is July 31


Phoenix Center for the Arts will present the Eighth Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards Thursday, Oct. 10, in the Margaret T. Hance Park Urban Plaza. Nominations for this year’s awards officially opened to the public today and will remain open until 11:59pm MST July 31, 2019. Nominated artists will be asked to fill out a more detailed […]

Bondurant Announces New Drag Racing Program


Bondurant School of High Performance Driving announced today the addition of a new drag racing program, breaking new ground as the first of its kind to offer professional drag racing instruction to the public behind the wheel of the most powerful street legal cars in the world July 27 and Aug. 17, with additional courses […]

Hidden in the Hills Chooses Tour Directory Cover Artist


Scottsdale painter Sue Hunter’s mixed media collage painting, “All Tied Up,” featuring a rare scarlet ibis, will grace the cover of the 23rd Annual Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour artist directory. An ibis is a long-legged wading bird that inhabits wetlands, forests and plains. A signature event of the nonprofit Sonoran Arts League, […]

Lauren Henschen Named Central Arts Alliance CEO


The Central Arts Alliance board of directors announced the appointment of Lauren Henschen as its new chief executive officer, effective July 1, 2019. Henschen was unanimously approved by the Central Arts Alliance (CAA) board and will oversee all Central Arts Alliance operations and programming, including Phoenix Center for the Arts, Thunderbird Arts Center and the […]

Enjoy a Summer Sunday at the Railroad Park


Photo courtesy of Experience Scottsdale Valley residents are invited to enjoy free concerts Sunday evenings, 7:30–9pm, through June 30 at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. With a variety of local bands, and recently recognized as one of the best live music venues in Arizona by Best of American Towns, Sundays at The Railroad Park are the place […]

North Valley Arts Academy Presents Retelling of THE ODYSSEY, April 25–27


The North Valley Arts Academy theatre program (NVAA) and Shadow Mountain High School Drama Club will present their spring production, Anon(ymous) by Naomi Iizuka. Anon(ymus), Iizuka’s entrancing contemporary adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey, retells the classic story through the eyes of a young refugee. Separated from family and in a strange place far from a […]