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Sinfully good theatre Five talented heartthrobs – small-town


boys from Ohio who try their best to spread the word of God after making it big in New York City – grace the stage in “Altar Boyz,” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Sun., May 20. Desert Stages Theatre’s Actor’s Café Series presents the story of struggles and temptations as the last concert of the group’s national “Raise the Praise” tour at 4720 N. Scottsdale Rd. on the north side of Scottsdale Fashion Square, next to Coco’s restaurant. Advance tickets for $22 are available at www.DesertStages.org or 480-483-1664.


Debut opera performs


“Orfeo ed Euridice” stages for the first time in the Arizona Opera’s 41-year history at 7:30 p.m. Fri., April 13 and Sat., April 14 and 2 p.m. Sun., April 15 at Phoenix Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St. Christoph Willibald Gluck’s 1762


masterpiece is based on the classic myth of a Greek hero’s descent into the underworld to rescue his true love. The Italian opera features a groundbreaking score and sets inspired by ancient Grecian temples. Tickets, beginning at $25, are available


from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. via the Arizona Opera Box Office at 602-266-7464 in Phoenix.


‘ONE’ nation celebration


Celebrate cultural diversity through the arts, music, dance, sports and culinary delights spanning seven continents at the family-oriented 8th Annual Gilbert Global Village Festival from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 21 at the Gilbert North Civic Center Campus, 50 E. Civic Center Dr. In honor of Arizona’s Centennial, the event’s “How The West Was ONE” theme is carried


through as residents and visitors travel a path through the sights, sounds, tastes and textures of various ethnicities and traditions. They will experience dozens of art demonstrations, educational booths and an authentic merchandise bazaar selling art, souvenirs and gifts from Mexico, New Zealand, China, Greece, Peru and Scotland. Children from Gilbert will dress in colorful native ethnic attire and create a Parade of Nations for spectators at 11 a.m. The event unfolds on the Town Municipal Grounds, on the northeast corner of


Gilbert Road and Civic Drive, south of Warner Road. More details are available at www.gilbertaz.gov/gvf/#.TvpKE1Z5GSo or 480-503-6224.


AZ Arts


April 7 – 20, 2012


Support kids’ choir, silent auction


Learn about Arizona’s history through American folk tunes at the “AZ Roots Concert,” an official Centennial Event. The Chandler Children’s Choir, a nonprofit group of East Valley singers ages 7 to 15, performs the concert from 7 to 9 p.m. Sat., May 5 at Marcos de Niza High School, 6000 S. Lakeshore Dr., at the southwest corner of Guadalupe Road, in Tempe. The concert, for audiences ages 5 and


older, features songs about the state’s unique landscape, its Native American and Hispanic roots, frontiersmen and tall tales, will include a new arrangement of the state song, “I Love You, Arizona.” A silent auction begins before the


concert at 5:30 p.m. and will continue through intermission, during which light hors d’ oeuvres and desserts will be served. Proceeds from the silent auction and concert provide Arizona youth a place to learn the foundations of singing in a choir setting with instrumental accompaniment. Purchase the $10 tickets or find more


information at www.chandlerchildrenschoir.org. The choir will also hold new member


auditions Fri., April 27 and Sat., April 28. Schedule a 15-minute audition at 480-699-9846 or auditions@chandlerchildrenschoir.com.


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THIRD FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH


Downtown Chandler


6:00 to 10:00 p.m. ART WALK


Enjoy handcrafted fine art and craft featuring painting, glass-making, jewelry, photography and much more!


Chandler Blvd. W. Buffalo St.


W. Boston St.


dccp@downtownchandler.org 480-855-3539 www.ChandlerArtWalk.com


Arizona Ave. S. San Marcos Pl.


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