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 […]

Sparking Conversations That Inform, Educate and Resonate


Oscar buzzworthy film opens Scottsdale festival Founded in 2001, the Scottsdale International Film Festival (SIFF) celebrates humanity by sharing stories from diverse filmmakers and connecting audiences with award-winning cinema from around the globe. During its 19-year history, the 10-day event has presented more than 700 films — ranging from major Academy Award winners to undiscovered […]

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 […]

Three-day Celebration Of Creativity & The Arts


48th annual Scottsdale Arts Festival Known for its high-quality art and beautiful park setting, the Scottsdale Arts Festival returns for its 48th year March 9–11. This year’s festival will showcase 175 jury-selected artists from throughout the United States and abroad who work in painting, sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography and other media. Held at Scottsdale […]

2017-18 Performing Arts Season Preview


Get ready for a season of dance, music and live theatre as the 2017-18 performing arts season kicks off this fall. The Valley is home to world-class performance troupes, musicians and venues, offering entertaining options for young and old and everyone in between. The 2017-18 Performing Arts Season Preview begins on page 64. | CST

Chill Out This Summer With Live & Local Fridays


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Live & Local Fridays summer concert series will open July 28 with a performance by the Latin blues band Los Morenos in the Virginia G. Piper Theater, and with the experimental jazz quartet House of Stairs in Stage 2. The expanded Live & Local Fridays lineup will showcase 10 […]

Sixteenth Scottsdale International Film Festival


The 2016 Scottsdale International Film Festival will showcase 50 films representing more than 30 countries, including buzz-worthy dramas, thrillers, romances, comedies and documentaries, October 6-10. The Festival will kick off on Thursday, October 6, at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts with daytime screenings of 13 children’s animated short films – perfect for school groups. […]

Bold, Direct, Unforgettable


The 2016-17 Performing Arts Season Is Here By Kathryn M. Miller ~ Change is good. It forces one to adapt, which brings about resiliency – something that Arizona performing arts organizations are familiar with. As the performing arts season gets underway in the Valley, organizations are rising to the challenges of the times – and […]

The Performing Arts Season


An escape from everyday life By Kathryn M. Miller ~Arizonans are a resilient bunch – anyone who lives through a summer in the Valley can attest to that. Economic downturns are taken in stride. Housing bubble-bursts are recovered from. Budgets are cut. Belts are tightened. Yet somehow, progress is made, growth happens and in the […]

45th Scottsdale Arts Festival


Long recognized as one of the top arts fairs in America, the Scottsdale Arts Festival is a weekend-long celebration of the visual, performing and culinary arts. The event, held outdoors at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, features 175 jury-selected artists from throughout the United States and Canada, continuous live music and entertainment on two […]