Calendar for the week

thursday
april 24
Hamlet, the Ballet: Center Dance Ensemble's Frances Smith Cohen conceived and choreographed this production, which incorporates jazz, modern and ballet styles by the dance troupe, live acting by the Courtyard Players, and an original rock score. Performances are scheduled on Thursday, April 24; Friday, April 25; and Saturday, April 26, in Center Stage at Herberger Theater Center, 222 East Monroe. All shows start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors, $7 for children and students, available at Herberger and Dillard's; call 252-8497 or 503-5555. (Another performance is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at Cactus Shadows High School Fine Arts Center, 33606 North 60th Street in Cave Creek. Tickets are $6, $2 for students; call 488-1105.)

Frenchy with East Bay Ray: Guitarist Ray, a member of the Dead Kennedys, joins Frenchy, the sleazy, cheesy purveyor of musical "lounge exotica" for San Francisco. Showtime is 9 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Rhythm Room, 1019 East Indian School. The cover is $5. For details call 265-4842.

ASU Dance in Concert '97: The Moving Picture: Kevin O'Day, who has choreographed with Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Project, as well as the American Ballet Theatre and the New York City Ballet, will join the Arizona State University dance department for its annual showcase. This year's show is a tribute to movement in the movies. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24; and the same time Friday, April 25, at Gammage Auditorium, Mill and Apache in Tempe. A lecture precedes Thursday's show at 6:30; a benefit reception follows (for details about the reception, call 965-1208). Tickets are $12, $7.50 for ASU faculty and staff, $6 for students and seniors, available at ASU College of Fine Arts Box Office; call 965-6447.

The Mighty Mighty BossTones: Touring in support of their fifth album, Let's Face It, the "godfathers of '90s ska" perform on Thursday, April 24, at Electric Ballroom, 1216 East Apache in Tempe. The Pietasters, Swingin' Utters, and H2O share the all-ages bill. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $16, available at the club and Ticketmaster; call 894-0707 or 784-4444.

Arizona Science Center: Check out the grand new facility at 600 East Washington. Curt Suplee, a writer/editor for the Washington Post, presents a program titled "Everyday Science of Light" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 30. The programs "Arizona Skies," "PlanetQuest" and "Sun, Earth, Stars" are featured in the center's planetarium through Friday, May 30. The Oscar-nominated film Cosmic Voyage continues through mid-November (see the Repertory Film listing). The facility features numerous interactive and educational exhibits for kids of all ages. Regular hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except Thanksgiving and Christmas days. Admission ranges from $3 to $11, $2 to $9 for children and seniors. For details call 716-2000.

Don Juan in Chicago: David Ives (All in the Timing) penned this farce about the promiscuous title nobleman's visit to contemporary America. Phoenix College's theater-arts department presents the Arizona premiere of the work. Final performances are on Thursday, April 24; Friday, April 25; and Saturday, April 26. All start at 8 p.m. at John Paul Theatre on the PC campus, 1202 West Thomas. Friday's show is interpreted in American Sign Language. Admission is $8, $6 for seniors, $4 for students. For details call 285-7300.

Phoenix Symphony: Conductor Fabio Mechetti leads the ensemble and guest percussionist Evelyn Glennie in a program that includes Stravinsky's Song of the Nightingale; MacMillan's "Veni, Veni, Emmanuel"; and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92. Shows are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24; and 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Symphony Hall, 225 East Adams. Friday morning's show is a "Coffee Classics" matinee; the Stravinsky work will not be performed. Tickets range from $12 to $37, available at the symphony's box office and Dillard's; call 495-1999 or 503-5555.

friday
april 25
Maricopa County Fair: The 22nd annual event--a cozier, countrier version of Arizona State Fair--opens Friday, April 25, and continues daily, through Sunday, May 4, at the fairgrounds, 19th Avenue and McDowell. Highlights include carnival rides and games on the midway; the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show; celebrity goat milk-off; a llama show; and the usual array of agriculture and livestock competitions and exhibits. This week's hours are 4 p.m. to midnight Friday, April 25; 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday, April 26; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, April 27; 4 to 11 p.m. Monday, April 28; 4 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, April 29; and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday, April 30. Admission is $5, $3 for children ages 6 to 12, free for younger kids. For details call 252-0717.

Orange County Film Festival: "From the Sea to the Desert" is an outdoor film festival featuring shorts from eight "emerging" filmmakers from Orange County, California: Gayle Gardner, John Gibbons, Eric Hueg, Steve Jonas, Beatrice Palicka, Bob Pece, Kathy Risk and Phil Thurman. The festival begins at 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, on the plaza at Arizona State University Art Museum at Nelson Fine Arts Center, 10th Street and Mill in Tempe. Admission is free; call 965-2787.

"Desert Bloom '97": Model gardens and landscaping tips and exhibits are the attractions at the seventh annual affair, scheduled Friday, April 25; Saturday, April 26; and Sunday, April 27, at Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 North Galvin Parkway, in Papago Park. Daily hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $10, $6 for seniors, $2 for children ages 5 to 12; regular garden admission is included. Younger kids are admitted free. Tickets are available at Dillard's. Call 266-2644, 234-0840 or 503-5555.

Country Thunder USA: The three-day, outdoor twang fest in Queen Creek is one of the Southwest's top showcases for contemporary country, Nashville-style. Those scheduled to perform include LeAnn Rimes, John Michael Montgomery, Jeff Foxworthy, Sawyer Brown, Chris LeDoux, Joe Diffie, Deana Carter, Bill Engvall, Tim McGraw, BlackHawk, and Confederate Railroad. The show starts at 11 a.m. Friday, April 25; 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26; and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 27. Reserved seats and primitive camping sites are available. Call 966-9920.

Five AZ Pieces: Marshall W. Mason directed this collection of short, wide-ranging works by Arizona State University graduate students Tania Katan, Victoria Holloway, Gregory Mitchell, David Vegh and Randi Klein. ASU's theater department presents opening performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 25; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29; and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in Lyceum Theatre, located at the north end of Forest Mall on the west side of the ASU campus in Tempe. Additional performances are planned Thursday, May 1, through Saturday, May 3. Tickets are $12, $6 for students and seniors, available at ASU Fine Arts Box Office; call 965-6447.

Arizona Science Center: See Thursday.
ASU Dance in Concert '97: The Moving Picture: See Thursday.
Don Juan in Chicago: See Thursday.
Hamlet, the Ballet: See Thursday.
Phoenix Symphony: See Thursday.

saturday
april 26
Frank Black: The eccentric songsmith, alternative-music touchstone and former Pixie (real name: Charles Michael Kitteridge Thompson IV) returns to the Valley for a show in the intimate confines of Nita's Hideaway, 1816 East Rio Salado Parkway in Tempe. Moris Tepper opens. Showtime is 10 p.m. Saturday, April 26. Tickets are $10. For details call 967-9531.

Spike Out Cancer Classic Volleyball Tournament: Opening serve of the seventh annual tournament benefiting Arizona children with cancer begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 26; and the same time Sunday, April 27, at Scottsdale Ranch Park, 104th Street and Via Linda. Registration is one hour before play starts. Call 563-9129.

Arizona Science Center: See Thursday.
Country Thunder USA: See Friday.
"Desert Bloom '97": See Friday.
Don Juan in Chicago: See Thursday.
Five AZ Pieces: See Friday.
Hamlet, the Ballet: See Thursday.
Maricopa County Fair: See Friday.

sunday
april 27
Copperstate 1000: The seventh annual "rallye," a cavalcade of vintage motor cars and a fund raiser for Phoenix Art Museum, gets under way with a free celebration from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday, April 27, at Margaret T. Hance Deck Park, Central and Culver. The vehicles start rolling at 11; the tour continues through Wednesday, April 30, with stops planned at various locations across the state. For details call 257-9530.

"street smART": This Afro-centric art show and festival features an array of works by nationally known artists including Charles Boltz and Reynaldo Hernandez ("Queen of the Nile") and entertainment by jazz act Kaufee and Peaches. Hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the Ronn Turner Art Gallery, 3121 North Third Avenue (at Park Central Mall). Admission is $5; proceeds benefit the Ronn Turner Institute to the Arts. Call 266-2350.

Arizona Science Center: See Thursday.
Country Thunder USA: See Friday.
"Desert Bloom '97": See Friday.
Five AZ Pieces: See Friday.
Maricopa County Fair: See Friday.
Spike Out Cancer Classic Volleyball Tournament: See Saturday.

monday
april 28
godheadSilo: 'Silo is, more or less, a rhythm section, consisting of a drummer and a bassist who specialize in a weird sound that's closer to performance art than alternative rock. Sea of Cortez shares the bill. The show begins at 10 p.m. Monday, April 28, at Stinkweeds Record Exchange, 1250 East Apache, Suite 109, in Tempe. Call 968-9490.

Melissa Ferrick: Strong on politics and lesbianism, Ferrick has been deemed "a female James Dean" as well as "a guitar-toting Tori Amos." The singer-songwriter is a rock-solid supporter of gay rights and Rock for Choice. Lisa Germano shares the bill. The show starts at 10 p.m. Monday, April 28, at Nita's Hideaway, 1816 East Rio Salado Parkway in Tempe. The cover is $8. Call 967-9531.

Arizona Science Center: See Thursday.
Maricopa County Fair: See Friday.

tuesday
april 29
Phoenix Firebirds: The Triple A/Pacific Coast League affiliate of baseball's San Francisco Giants continues its 34th season in the Valley with a home stand against the Tucson Toros. Games are scheduled at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, April 29; and the same time Wednesday, April 30, at Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 East Osborn. More games against the Toros are scheduled on Thursday, May 1; and Friday, May 2. Tickets range from $4 to $8, available at the scene and Dillard's; call 275-0500 or 503-5555.

Phoenix Suns Playoffs: The Suns host the third game of their first-round playoff series against the Seattle SuperSonics at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at America West Arena, First Street and Jefferson. If tickets are available, they're at the arena and Dillard's; call 379-7800 or 503-5555.

Arizona Science Center: See Thursday.
Five AZ Pieces: See Friday.
Maricopa County Fair: See Friday.

wednesday
april 30
Built to Spill: Idaho native and vocalist/guitarist Doug Martsch has teamed up with his junior high pal, bass player Brett Nelson, guitarist Brett Netson (Caustic Resin) and drummer Scott Plouf (the Spinanes). The progressive rock band is touring in support of its third album, Perfect From Now On. Modest Mouse shares the all-ages bill. The show starts at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at Hollywood Alley, 2610 West Baseline in Mesa. Tickets are $8, available at Dillard's. Call 820-7117 or 503-5555.

Arizona Science Center: See Thursday.
Five AZ Pieces: See Friday.
Maricopa County Fair: See Friday.
Phoenix Firebirds: See Tuesday.

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