Pic Hits for the week

Night Lights 5K: The second annual event features a competitive run and a family fun walk. It starts at 6 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Eldorado Park, Miller and Oak in Scottsdale. The fee is $12 in advance, $15 the day of the run; proceeds benefit American Cancer Society. For details call 553-7129.

Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You: Ellen Devine stars as the title character, a dogmatic nun on a verbal rampage, in Christopher Durang's black comedy. Evann Wilcosky directed the show, presented by Eureka! Theatre Company in Chambers Lecture Hall at Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort, 5401 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. Opening performances are at 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 14; and the same time Saturday, June 15. The production continues through Saturday, July 6. Tickets are $10. For reservations and details, call 256-1124.

Juneteenth Basketball Tournament: See Thursday.
Shakespeare for My Father: See Thursday.
Six Women With Brain Death or Expiring Minds Want to Know: See Thursday.

saturday
june 15
Seven Mary Three: The Virginia foursome was signed by Mammoth/Atlantic after a radio station in Orlando, Florida--of all places--began spinning its song "Cumbersome," which had been released independently by the band on a disc titled Churn. SM3 then rerecorded Churn, rereleasing the album as its major-label debut, American Standard; it hit, and the rest is one of those tedious industry-success stories the U.S. record biz is known for. This is not to say that the band is boring; it's not half-bad, and neither is second-billed Poe, who's a lot of things, none of them dull. The funky, death-obsessed Princeton grad (real name: Annie Danielewski; stage-named after: Edgar Allan Poe) is the product of an off-center upbringing by a documentary-filmmaking dad and a debutante mom, and her sound somehow captures the dichotomy. North Carolina's Lustre shares the stage. The all-ages show starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Electric Ballroom, 1216 East Apache in Tempe. Tickets are $15.50, available at the club and Ticketmaster. For details call 894-0707 or 784-4444.

Phoenix Guitar Show: New, used and vintage instruments are on display and on sale at this fifth annual mecca for ax fans, the Southwest's largest. It's scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the VFW hall at 4853 East Thomas. Admission is $4. For details call 496-8906.

Constance Demby: Those who believe new-age music should be restricted to elevators and vortices--and much, if not all, should--would be well-advised to seek out a copy of Demby's fine 1986 album Novus Magnificat (Through the Stargate). The progressive electronic musician performs a rare Valley gig on Saturday, June 15, at Red River Opry, Mill and Washington in Tempe. Mirage, T. Barton Ellison, Michael Cousineau, and Alex Grant are also featured. Showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets are $19.50, available at the scene and Dillard's. For details call 829-6779 or 678-2222.

Arizona Opera's Der Ring des Nibelungen: See Thursday.
Forever Plaid: See Friday.
Juneteenth Festivities: See Thursday.
Mainly Mozart Festival: See Friday.
Shakespeare for My Father: See Thursday.
Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You: See Friday.
Six Women With Brain Death or Expiring Minds Want to Know: See Thursday.

sunday
june 16
Big Pete Pearson and the Blues Sevilles: The Valley's big daddy of the blues and his Sevilles headline a Father's Day barbecue bash on Sunday, June 16, at Orbit Cafe, located at Uptown Plaza, Central and Camelback. The event's slated for 4 to 8 p.m. Admission is $12.95, which includes dinner. Call 265-2354.

Forever Plaid: See Friday.
Mainly Mozart Festival: See Friday.
Shakespeare for My Father: See Thursday.
Six Women With Brain Death or Expiring Minds Want to Know: See Thursday.

monday
june 17
Celebrity Jam: Stan Devereaux, and the Andy Gonzales All-Stars co-host the final edition of this long-running blues bash at 9 p.m. Monday, June 17, at the Rhythm Room, 1019 East Indian School. The cover is $1.50, free for musicians. For details call 265-4842.

Immature: The well-named urban-contemporary group, touring in support of its sophomore disc, We Got It, the follow-up to the gold Playtyme Is Over, features a trio of 14-year-olds: Marques "Batman" Houston, Jerome "Romeo" Jones and Kelton "LDB" Kesse. Still, opener Quindon's got the Immature threesome licked; he's a mere 13. Showtime is 7 p.m. Monday, June 17, at Celebrity Theatre, 440 North 32nd Street. Tickets are $18, $21 and $25, available at the scene and Dillard's. For details call 267-9373 or 678-2222.

tuesday
june 18
David Sanborn: The alto-sax player can be faulted for the occasional lame career move into shallow pop, but never for his playing. On the right night, when Sanborn's got the right material and he's backed by the right band, he's one of the best. Shows are scheduled at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Red River Opry, Mill and Washington in Tempe. Tickets are $23.75 in advance, $26 the day of the show, available at the scene and Dillard's. Call 829-6779 or 678-2222.

wednesday
june 19
The Skatalites: The Jamaican group not only invented ska, but the 'lites also embodied and perfected it. In recent years, we've seen the band's musical progeny; it's time to check out the original, minus, naturally, the late and more than slightly mad genius Don Drummond. Kongo Shock, and Dave's Big Deluxe share the bill on Wednesday, June 19, at Boston's, 910 North McClintock in Tempe. The all-ages show starts at 8 p.m. Call 921-7343.

Forever Plaid: See Friday.
Shakespeare for My Father: See Thursday.
Six Women With Brain Death or Expiring Minds Want to Know: See Thursday.

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