More jazz: Vocalist Sherry Roberson, who started out singing in a suburban Detroit church, is the featured artist in Jazz in AZ's continuing Sunday Afternoon Jazz Series from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 21, at Los Olivos Restaurant, 7328 Second Street in Scottsdale. Pianist Barbara Catlin, bassist Dennis Sexton, sax player Paul Anderson and drummer Tom Goodwin are scheduled to back up Roberson. Admission is $10, $7 for Jazz in AZ members. 942-8348.
Touring behind its V2 Records CD Stones--whence cometh the single "Monster Side"--the Radiohead-esque alt band Addict plays a show on Monday, June 22, at that home of quiet, contemplative easy listening, the Mason Jar, 2303 East Indian School. Blink and the Valley "emo" band Samiam open the 9:30 show. The cover is $5. 956-6271.
"Eclectic Electric," the newest show at Shemer Art Center and Museum, seeks to prove that Arizona art isn't all cactus-scapes and kachina dolls. The exhibition, which includes works by such diverse AZ talents as mixed-media artist--and former Olympic swimmer--Cynthia Rose, papermaker Pamela Wood, Brent Bond, Nancy Pendleton, and Jean Klafs, opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, in the Main Gallery, and continues through Friday, July 17. Multimedia works by Sam Mindrum continue through the same date in the Front Gallery. New sculptures by Larry McLaughlin are displayed on the museum grounds, also starting on June 23, and continuing indefinitely. Regular hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. 5005 East Camelback. 262-4727.
As summer vacation settles in, so too, sometimes, can boredom. For some dog-days variety, consider the "Wet, Wild Wednesday" program, which features interactive games and other activities, at Tempe Historical Museum. Every Wednesday through July 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, 809 East Southern, a different game, workshop or demonstration will be held, free of charge. On Wednesday, June 24, the guest will be Arizona native Zarco Guerrero, the "mask madman" who designs, sculpts and paints false faces in a Mexican folk style, some of which are in the art collections of Paul Rodriguez, Edward James Olmos and Robert Altman. Guerrero teaches easy folding and cutting methods for the creation of brightly colored paper masks that are both wearable and decorative. By the way, in case you were wondering about the "Wet" part of the rather salacious title "Wet, Wild Wednesdays," it refers to the complimentary bottle of Tempe water visitors can pick up on their way out. Regular admission: $2.50, $2 for students and seniors, $1 for those ages 6 to 12, free for younger kids. 350-5100.