The Beethoven of blues, John Lee Hooker, performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 14, at the Celebrity Theatre, 440 North 32nd Street. Tickets are $32.75 and $42.75; superlatives fail. 267-1600 (Celeb), 503-5555 (Dillard's).
Director Nikita Mikhalkov's 1992 film Close to Eden, a touching and funny semi-allegorical tale set on the expansive steppes of inner Mongolia, is the next feature offered by the Foothills Film Society, at 7 p.m. Monday, March 15, at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, 33606 North 60th Street in Cave Creek. Admission is $6. 488-1090.
Sans the Captain, Toni Tennille stars in the Broadway tour of Victor/Victoria, the Blake Edwards/Henry Mancini/Leslie Bricusse musical about multiple gender confusions in Paris in the early '30s--it's based on Edwards' hit film of 1982, which in turn was an adaptation of the 1933 German film Viktor und Viktoria. This week's performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 16; and 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, at Gammage Auditorium, Mill and Apache in Tempe. Tickets are $25.50 and $47.50; the run continues through Sunday, March 21. 965-3434 (Gammage), 503-5555 (Dillard's).
The fascinating Celtic duo Brollywacker plays a free show at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, at Borders Books & Music at Biltmore Fashion Park, 24th Street and Camelback, Suite 200. Admission is free. 957-6660.
Celebrants of St. Patrick's Day who want to consume some entertainment instead of--or prior to--consuming large amounts of Guinness can head for Sun City, where Doyle's Irish Cabaret, on tour after a 20-year run at Dublin's Burlington Hotel, plays Wednesday, March 17. The cabaret, which includes performances by Celtic Force, the Mae Crean Dancers and comedian Noel V. Ginnity, takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. at the Sundome, 19403 R.H. Johnson Boulevard in Sun City West. Tickets range from $7 to $24. 975-1900, 503-5555.