TICKET GIVEAWAY — A Celebration of Discovery, Originality and Curiosity: SILENT SKY


Enter to win a pair of tickets to Arizona Theatre Company’s Silent Sky. The inspiring story of a 19th-century astronomer who changed our view of the universe. Henrietta Leavitt was instrumental in the understanding and mapping of the galaxies, but her gender meant her work went largely uncredited. This play gives her the credit and voice […]

Jubilate Conservatory of Music Presents Composers in Concert


Jubilate Conservatory of Music will hold its annual Composers Concert event Nov. 9 at 1pm in Carefree. Composers both novice to professional will share their music at this 11th annual event. The Sicong Chen string quartet will start the concert off with compositions written for string quartet by students from Jubilate Conservatory of Music, a […]

NVAA Presents WILLY WONKA Nov. 7–9 at Shadow Mountain High School


The North Valley Arts Academy Theatre program (NVAA) and Shadow Mountain High School Drama Club present their fall musical, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, Nov. 7–9. The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on a visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. The story […]

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: Around Town — November 2019


A lot of excellent music and theater performances will be gracing Valley stages both big and small in November — here are just a few of them. —CST Nov. 1–24 Chato’s Kitchen Childsplay http://www.childsplayaz.org; 480.921.5700 Nov. 2 Patti LuPone Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts http://www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org; 480.499.8587 Nov. 5 Penny and Sparrow Musical Instrument Museum […]

Whiskey and Popcorn Reviews… Sensational! PARASITE is Why We Go See Movies


—By Kaely Monahan and Tuesday Mahrle Darkly humorous with a biting edge, Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite is a masterpiece of cinematic storytelling. Greed, classism and horror are wrapped in a hysterical package that will leave you in stitches. The poor Kim family finds a way to easy street only to find out the high life […]

Kazimierz Wine and Whiskey Bar Hosts Esteban & Teresa Joy Nov. 2


Celebrated guitarist Esteban will perform an intimate music concert with his daughter and violinist Teresa Joy at 6pm, Saturday, Nov. 2, at Kazimierz Wine and Whiskey Bar, 7137 East Stetson Drive, in Scottsdale. Attendees will be treated to classical Spanish fusion with a contemporary rock influence as well as newly composed songs. Grammy award-winning drummer Joe Morris […]

SMoCA Announces 24 Artists in Fall Exhibition


Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) will premiere its first large-scale group exhibition of performance art, “Counter-Landscapes: Performative Actions from the 1970s – Now,” accompanied by a catalog and collaborative components, Oct. 26 — Jan. 19. In the history of the Museum, this is the first time its galleries will be dedicated to performance art, […]

Artists League Auction Aims To Raise Awareness of Domestic Violence Issues — Support Local Organization


October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and as part of the Paint Phoenix Purple Campaign the Northeast Valley Artists League (NEVAL) will hold its Sixth Annual Silent Auction and Gallery Show. The auction begins Friday, Oct. 11, and ends Thursday, Oct. 17, at 5pm. Guests are invited to visit the gallery show at Shadow Mountain Senior […]

Finding Messages of Hope Through Paintings & Prose — Thunderbird Artists Gallery Hosts Jeanne Bonine


Twenty-five years ago, Jeanne Bonine was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer and given just six to 12 months to live. She was in the process of moving to Arizona from Minnesota when she learned that she had to undergo surgery. On her 50th birthday she had a lumpectomy and days later, a mastectomy of […]

Whiskey and Popcorn Reviews… ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Keeps the Spirit of the Show

DOWNTON ABBEY

—By Kaely Monahan and Tuesday Mahrle Nearly four years after the final episode of “Downton Abbey” aired, we return to the home of the Crawley’s. Fans of the show will be delighted to know that the creator Julian Fellowes helmed the movie. It fits seamlessly into the Downton narrative. For the film, the Crawley’s are […]