Conceived by playwright George C. Wolfe and dancemaster Savion Glover, the Broadway hit Bring In 'da Noise, Bring In 'da Funk is a revue made up of tap routines by Glover, poetry by Reg E. Gaines, and music by Ann Duqesnay, Zane Mark and Daryl Waters. Opening performances of this tour, which features Derick K. Grant's re-creations of Glover's choreography, are at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 4; and 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, at Gammage Auditorium, Mill and Apache in Tempe. The run continues through Sunday, May 9. Tickets range from $27.50 to $45. 480-965-3434, 480-503-5555.
A woman who steadfastly believes in bringing in da noise and da funk--provided it has a parental advisory label on it--Tipper Gore is the recipient of this year's Sandra Day O'Connor Award, and the keynote speaker at the like-titled luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, at the Arizona Biltmore, 24th Street and Missouri. Tickets for the event, sponsored by the Arizona Foundation for Women, range from $60 to $400; for details call 602-221-4666.
Arizona Museum for Youth observes Cinco de Mayo by hosting a fiesta in connection with its display "Tres Americas: Traditional Art of Latin America" on Wednesday, May 5. Ballet Folklorico Mexico Linda performs at 3:30 p.m.; a performance by Trio Picoso, the ensemble of the Guerrero family (a mom and two children), follows at 4:30 p.m. Mexican goodies and Latino-oriented hands-on crafts and activities are included in the celebration, which is free with regular admission. "Tres Americas" continues through Friday, May 28. 35 North Robson in Mesa. 480-644-2467.