22nd Annual Hometown Holiday Boutique in Buckeye, AZ

December 2, 2017 (9:00am-4:00pm)  22nd Annual Hometown Holiday Boutique    Sundance Crossings, 21699 W. Yuma, Buckeye AZ 85326 Info: 623-349-6350 or recreation@buckeyeaz.gov   Come join the City of Buckeye Community Services Department for a one?stop shop local experience and a bit of family fun at the Annual Hometown Holiday Boutique from 9am?4pm. Over 75 vendors will be showcasing their unique prized creations of art. Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Pictures with Santa, Handmade Crafts, Local Artisans, Food Vendors, Entertainment and More… Holiday Entertainment for Everyone! Step Raptis will be the Guest Emcee! 9am-10am Danzarte Ballet Folklorico 10:15-1045am Odyssey Institute Company Jr 11am – 12pm Step’s Junk Funk 12:15pm – 1:15 pm 1:30pm-2pm Visual Abstract Dance Academy 2pm-3pm  Miguel Rodriquez Guitarist with Step Raptis Percussionist 3pm-4pm  AZ Dynasty Cheer & Dance and...

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Step’s Junk Funk at Phoenix Festival of the Arts

Friday, December 8, 2017 ~ Muse Entertainment Pavilion 12:00pm Anne Rasmussen – Ceramics Demo 1:00pm Step’s Junk Funk 2:00pm Steve Bunyard – Ceramics Demo 3:00pm Arizona School for the Arts performance   Phoenix Festival of the Arts is back and better than ever at Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix. Phoenix Center for the Arts is proud to present the sixth annual event December 8-10, featuring more than 150 art and food vendors. It’s a perfect time to shop for local art and celebrate the season. Live entertainment, taking place on 3 stages, includes local bands, solo artists, dancers, choral groups, spoken word artists, comedians, art demonstrations, and more! The Phoenix Mural Project, a hands-on community art project organized by acclaimed local muralist, Hugo Medina, is a signature component of the Festival, allowing community members to paint and create alongside professional local artists. The Family Zone, presented by the Phoenix Center for the Arts Teen Artist Guild, provides fun, free activities for families all day long. Activities include face painting, the teen art show & sale, and lots of fun with Phoenix Youth Circus Arts Beer and wine, sponsored by Hensley Beverage Company, can be carried throughout the Festival grounds. This year’s food vendor lineup includes 2 Fat Guys Grilled Cheese, Satay Hut, Fluffy Vegans, Cactus Corn, Paletas Betty, White Eyes Fresh Fry Bread, Freak Brothers Pizza, Royal Solitude Coffee, Local Lunchbox AZ, Mamma Toledo’s The Pie Hole, RockStar Hot Dogs, and Wandering Donkey. The Festival Main Stage, sponsored by Rebel Lounge, includes some of the best local bands in town. The Entertainment Pavilion, sponsored by Muse, features art demonstrations, circus performances, dance ensembles, spoken word poets, choral groups, and more! The Acoustic Stage, sponsored by Soliloquies, will offer up some amazing up-and-coming solo and duo acts from around the Valley. For more information, call 602-254-3100. Event Facts: What: The Sixth Annual Phoenix Festival of the Arts Dates: December 8-10, 2017 Hours: Friday, December 8 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, December 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, December 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: FREE Dogs Allowed: YES Where: Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix AZ 85004 (deck park above the I-10 Interstate freeway) Parking/Transportation: Limited public parking available in the Phoenix Center...

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Gateway to the Arts XVII

November 2, 2017 (3:30pm-4:30pm) Gateway to the Arts XVII   Gateway Community College, 108 N. 40th Street Phoenix, Arizona 85034 Integrated Education Building, Copper Room/IE 1302 Cost: Free Admission Details: Desert Dance Theatre, Step’s Junk Funk & Crossroads Performance Group performs a variety of dances from its current repertory with audience participation. Info: Donald Hall at hall@gatewaycc.edu...

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Herberger Festival of the Arts

November 4, 2017 (11:30am-5:00pm) 8th Annual Herberger Theater Festival of the Arts Herberger Theater Center ~ Center Stage, 222 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 Festival of the Arts Cost: FREE ADMISSION Celebrating the Arts in our Community! The seventh annual Festival of the Arts celebrates the arts with performances, dance, food, visual art, live music, children’s activities, film shorts, pet adoptions and more! Admission is FREE. Desert Dance Theatre, Step’s Junk Funk and Crossroads Performance Group perform at 12:00pm-12:20pm on Center...

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“Celebrating Universal Tagore”

November 4, 2017 (4:00pm-6:00pm) Akshaybhasha presents “Celebrating Universal Tagore”   Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 North 3rd Street, Phoenix 85004. Tickets: $15, VIP Tickets 2 for $100 donation. RSVP Now: https://tugoz.com/akshaybhasha/ Contact information: akshaybhasha@cox.net Ravindranath Tagore won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1913. “Celebrating Universal Tagore” is multicultural program highlighting the charm/magic/fact of being American, bringing artists from different communities together using the universal literature of Ravindranath Tagore! ‘Chitta jeth bhayashunyo’ …’ where the mind is without fear…’ is an inspirational poem written by Tagore in early 1900s seems to be relevant in 21st century as well, making his literature not only universal but timeless! Knowing Tagore as a poet, as a playwright, as a philosopher, as a storyteller means lightening your heart and enlightening your mind! Come to enjoy this unique presentation of art that proclaims beauty, joy and peace through dance-drama, a short play, a speech on Tagore’s literature, Ravindra Sangeet (music) and poetry through dance!  This program intends to put forth Tagore’s literature using an international canvas. The various performers bring their artistic heritage from different countries such as China, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Bangladesh and India. One of the program selections “Lotus” will feature a dance on film collaboration, created by Lisa R. Chow (Dancer/Choreographer), Step Raptis (Music Composer), Elizabeth Nelson (Film Director), and Yayu Khoe (Poetry Reader/Singer/Pianist). Special thanks to Chris Winters and The David & Gladys Wright House...

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Dia de los Muertos Celebration at Desert Botanical Gardens

  November 4-5, 2017 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | La Procesión 5 – 6:30 p.m) Dia de los Muertos Celebration   Desert Botanical Gardens, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona 85008 Info: https://www.dbg.org/events/dia-de-los-muertos-celebration-0 Promo Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zULjga2iHrI&feature=youtu.be Cost: Entrance is included with paid Garden admission or Membership.   Desert Dance Theatre participates as Katrin, Katrina and Calacotes during La Procesión.   Celebrate Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, at the Garden during this two day family-oriented festival filled with music, dance, and storytelling that explore the beauty and symbols of this special holiday. This colorful tradition, celebrated throughout the American Southwest, Latin America, and Mexico, honors departed loved ones in a festive setting. In addition to enjoying live entertainment, families can browse the Mercado, make and add paper flowers to the Community Altar, and enjoy delicious food. Enjoy delicious food and browse the Mercado filled with art, jewelry, and other wares. At the end of each day, families are encouraged to participate in La...

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