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Things to do in the West Valley: March 31-April 2

Posted 3/30/17

Below is a listing of events being held this weekend in the West Valley. Dates, times, and details are subject to change. Contact the host site to verify information.


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Things to do in the West Valley: March 31-April 2


Below is a listing of events being held this weekend in the West Valley. Dates, times, and details are subject to change. Contact the host site to verify information.


PHOTO: Take a picture with the Easter Bunny 10 a.m.-9 p.m. March 31 at Arrowhead Towne Center, 7700 W. Arrowhead Towne. Participants will get a free gift as well. Reservations can be made. The bunny will be located in the JCPenney Court. Call 623-979-7777.

HOT ROD: See classic cars and hot rods 5–9 p.m. March 22 at Westgate Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd. There will be a classic car show, live music and more. All cars are welcome. Parking opens at 4 p.m. Visit www.westgateaz.com.

BAND: Watch the band New Philosophy perform 6:30-9:30 p.m. March 31 at Westgate Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd. This band blends elements of rock, folk and jazz. Visit www.westgateaz.com.

CABARET: Go to the after dark cabaret 10:30 p.m. March 31 at Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane. The free event following the MainStage performance, “Jesus Christ Superstar,” is an opportunity for patrons to get to know the performers better. Seating is open and bar service will continue following the final bow. This is an event tailored for adults. Call 623-776-8400.

MUSIC: Hear the band West Side Tremble Clefs perform 9:45 a.m. March 31 at the Sun Valley Lodge, 12415 N. 103rd Ave. This band is an affiliate of the Parkinson Network of Arizona. Call 623-933-0137.

DANCE: Join the March Dance 6:30 p.m. at the Palm Ridge Center, 13800 W. Deer Valley Drive. Live music will be performed by the band, “Rhythm Edition.” Tickets are $10 per person. Call 623-544-6093.


SPRING: Go to the SpringVenture event 9 a.m.-noon April 1 at Historic Downtown Glendale, 58th Drive and Palmaire Avenues. This free outdoor event will feature children’s games, arts and crafts, inflatables, chalk art, a DJ and more. In addition, many of the businesses will have games on their lawns and sidewalks. Call 623-930-4500.

BAND: Listen to the band Los Guys perform 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 1 at Westgate Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd. This alternative band will also be featuring singer/guitarist Mark Zubia. Visit www.westgateaz.com.

ARTS FESTIVAL: Attend the Peoria Arts and Cultural Festival 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 1 at Old Town Peoria, Osuna Park at 83rd and Grand avenues. Students will exhibit their artwork and perform dance routines, theater acts, choir performances and band concerts. Along with a variety of arts, guests can watch demonstrations, enjoy the kids’ zone, make and take crafts, shop the craft vendors and take part in a charity silent auction. There will also be and Instrument Petting Zoo sponsored by the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM). This event is free to the public. Call 623-773-7137.

DANCE: Go to the City Nights Band Dance 7 p.m. April 1 at Ventana Lake Yacht Club 20015 N.108th Ave. Tickets are $10. Call 623-566-6001.

FAIR: Attend the Psychic Psaturday West Valley Intuitive Fair 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 1 at The Place of Spiritual Wisdom, 12630 N. 103rd Ave. The fairs bring together holistic, alternative, metaphysical, intuitive and healing-oriented practitioners in one place to share their gifts with community members. Admission is free. Most 15-minute mini sessions are $20 and 30-minute sessions are $40. Visit www.westvalleyintuitivefairs.com.

FILM: Watch the movie “Camelot” 2 p.m. April 1 at The Stardust Theater, 14401 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Lerner and Loewe's moving and magical 1967 musical about King Arthur, Guenevere, Lancelot and the Round Table won three Academy Awards: Best Adaptation Scoring, Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design. Starring Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero and David Hemmings. There is a $2 donation. Visit www.scwaz.com.


BIKE RIDE: Join the Glendale Family Bike Ride event 7 a.m. April 2 at Sahuaro Ranch Park, 59th Avenue and Mountain View Road. This is a ride for all ages and levels of riders, from children to adults. This year’s ride will feature three routes – short, long, and extended (6, 15, or 23 miles). Bicyclists will take a ride through Glendale’s neighborhoods and sections of the Thunderbird Paseo, Skunk Creek pathways, and across the pedestrian/bicycle bridge over Loop 101. Registration is free. Complimentary snacks and water will be provided at two rest stops along the route. In addition, the GUS Bus will continuously circuit the route to assist any riders in need. There will also be music by DJ Ron Harkins, blood pressure checks offered by Barrows Neurological Institute, bike tune-ups provided by Southwest Bike and transit experts will be on hand instructing riders how to properly load a bike onto a Valley Metro bus. After the ride people can enjoy music, ride inflatables, get information on bicycle safety and transportation services, relax with a free chair massage and purchase treats from Waffle Crush and Java Stop. Call 623-930-2940.

PARTY: Attend the Southwest Electronic Music Festival Pizza Party 2:30-6:30 p.m. April 2 at Arizona State University’s West Campus,  4701 W. Thunderbird Road. Pizza party one at 2:30 p.m. will feature Lauren Sarah Hayes, Kotoka Suzuki, Casey Farina, Black Air (Josh Bennett). Pizza party two is at 4:30 p.m. and will feature Pincushioned (Barry Moon/Doug Nottingham) and Slender Loris (Keith Kelly/Tony Obr). This is free and open to the public. Call 602-543-6025.

TRIBUTE: See a tribute to The Doobie Brothers 6:30 p.m. April 2 at the Sun Bowl Amphitheater, 10220 N. 107th Ave. The music will include a combination of rock, country, R&B, jazz and folk/Americana. Sun Bowl shows are free for RCSC cardholders and their escorted guests only. Call 623-972-6014.

CONCERT: See the Sun City Women’s Chorus perform 2-3:15 p.m. April 2 at the Sundial Recreation Center, 14801 N. 103rd Ave. Selections will include "The Hills Are Alive", "Alexander's Ragtime Band", "Bridge Over Troubled Waters", "I Sing A Song For America" and more. Tickets are $5. Call 623-583-1988.

BAND: Listen to The Surprise Pops perform 3 p.m. April 2 at the Valley Vista Performing Arts Center, 15550 N. Parkview. The free concert, entitled "A Touch of Class," will begin with the stirring sounds of the timpani and the band's brass section presenting "Fanfare for the Common Man.” The program will also include the light classics "Blue Danube," "An American in Paris," "Light Cavalry," "Lawrence of Arabia," "Chi Chat Polka," and the "Waltz of the Sugar Plum Fairy." Admission is free, but attendees are asked to bring nonperishable canned food items for the Valley View Community Food Bank. Call 623-876-7918.