Produced by Phoenix-based Blue Dog Project, the locally shot feature film Forever Midnight, described as "an honest, unsweetened film about the choices young adults must make after leaving the cocoon of high school," is screened at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27; and the same time Wednesday, April 28; and Thursday, April 29, at AMC Arizona Center, Third Street and Van Buren. A performance by the alternative band Idlebind, featured on the film's soundtrack, will precede the April 27 showing at 6 p.m. For ticket prices and other information, call 602-307-5371 or 602-953-5201.
Joined by Belgian guest conductor Guido Six and piano soloist Walter Cosand, Arizona State University Symphonic Band, under the direction of Richard Strange, performs works by Bach, Roland Cardon, John Philip Sousa and others; joining the band is the Wind Ensemble, scheduled to perform such works as "Nimrod" by Edward Elgar and "Xylophonia" by Joseph Green, featuring xylophone soloist J.B. Smith. The free show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at Gammage Auditorium, Mill and Apache in Tempe. 480-965-3434.
Also on the band beat, the Salvation Army International Staff Band performs a concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 West Adams. Tickets for the traditional-style brass band show are $15, $10 for seniors. 602-262-7272 (Phoenix Civic Plaza), 480-503-5555 (Dillard's).
As if the two judgments were mutually exclusive, Glendale Adult Center hosts a talk titled "Pablo Picasso--Giant or Scoundrel?" at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, at 7121 North 57th Avenue. Admission to this program, presented by the Arizona Humanities Council, is free, and refreshments are served. Call 623-930-2196 for more information.