Things to do in the West Valley: March 3-5

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.

3/3 FRIDAY

LANDSCAPE SHOW: Attend the Maricopa County Home and Landscape Show 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 3-5 at University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive. There will be over 100 local artisans with booths, a Food Network celebrity chef, “DIY” workshops, and more at the event. Donate at least three cans of new dog, cat, puppy or kitten food and receive one free admission ticket. Admission is $8 for adults, $3 for ages 3-12, and free for ages 2 and less. Call 602-485-1691.

FILM: Watch the movie “Sing” for free 7:30 p.m. March 3 at Arizona State University’s West Campus, 4701 W. Thunderbird Road. When a koala impresario (voiced by Matthew McConaughey) is in danger of losing his grand theater after one flop too many, he hatches a plan to stage a gala singing competition to save the day. But when a typo inflates the grand prize to $100,000, the contest attracts the attention of a number of singing animals. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to this event. There will also be free parking and free popcorn. Call 602-543-6450.

BAND: Listen to Ken Willis and The Victory Band perform 6:30-9:30 p.m. March 3 at Westgate Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd. This is an R&B and Blues band that consists of six members. Visit www.westgateaz.com.

THEATER: See opening night of the play “Pauper Princess” 7 p.m. March 3 at Theater Works, 8355 W. Peoria Ave. Two identical-looking people from completely different backgrounds switch places. Rich swaps with poor and vice-versa. Before Queen Elizabeth ascended the throne, she was just Princess Elizabeth, fending off suitors too old and too fat. Theresa wears rags and scrounges for food. She is so desperate she pretends to be a boy so she can be in a play. General admission tickets are $16. Visit www.theaterworks.org.

GALA: Attend the Arizona Eye Institute 28th Anniversary Gala 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 3 at Arizona Eye Institute and Cosmetic Laser Center, 19052 N. R.H. Johnson Blvd. This free event will be featuring live eyelid surgeries, free food and music, valuable cosmetic raffles, and live cosmetic services demonstrations. Founder and medical director Emilio M. Justo, M.D., has become widely known for his customized refractive laser cataract surgery as well as his success at performing laser eyelid surgeries with natural-looking results, and often insurance authorization. Other demonstrations will feature injectable treatments and soft-tissue fillers, as well as medical grade skin care products all geared to maintain and correct skin health and wrinkles. Call 623-975-2020.

DANCE: Go to the Sun City Grand Country Western Dance 5:30 p.m. March 3 at the Sonoran Plaza, 19753 N. Remington Drive. Western Bred featuring J. David Sloan will be the featured entertainers at the event. Together these bands have worked shows with Kenny Chesney, Mark Chestnut, Dixie Chicks, Keith Urban, Waylon Jennings and many more. The dance is open to the public and there will be a Cash Bar. Tickets are $10 and are on sale at www.grandinfo.com or at 623-546-7449.

STARS: Attend the Dancing with the Sun City Stars event 6 p.m. March 3 at the Sundial Auditorium, 14801 N. 103rd Ave. This event is free for RCSC cardholders and their escorted guests. Attendees will be the judge of the competition. Call 623-561-4660.

3/4 SATURDAY

BATTLE: Listen to the winner of Battle Of The Bands contest perform at the West Valley Fair and Music Festival 12:30-4:30 p.m. March 4 at University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive. In addition to performing live the winner will also receive a professional demo recorded at a local sound studio, free of charge. There will also be other live music, carnival rides, fair foods, a petting zoo, pig races, a dog trick show, and a special appearance by Disney Channel star Skai Jackson at the event. Visit www.westvalleyfair.com.

MUSIC: Hear the band Vinyl Nova perform 6:30-9:30 p.m. March 4 at Westgate Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd. This band formed in the mid-1990s from a coffee house trio with originating members, Mark Weeter, Andy Boubel and Julie Kossak. After forming a five-piece lineup, the group quickly emerged as a band touring state venues and performing covers and originals with an emphasis on vocal harmonies and instrumental dynamics. They perform a blend of roots, old country, rock, blues and “B-Side” cover tunes. Visit www.westgateaz.com.

CONCERT: Catch the Glendale Community College Piano Studio concert 7-8 p.m. March 4 at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave. It will be held in MU2-151. They will directed by Dr. Christina Eide. Call 623-845-4763.

BALL: Attend the fourth annual Broadway Ball 6 p.m. March 4 at Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane. There will be a cocktail reception, a three course dinner, a raffle, silent and live auctions, a wine pull, live music by Len King and the AZ Swing Kings, and more at the event. Tickets are $150 per person. Call 623-776-8400.

LESSONS: Take a free ice skating lesson 11:15 a.m. March 4 at AZ Ice Peoria, 15829 N. 83rd Ave. Check in at guest services 15 minutes prior to class time. In order to participate email skaters name, age, phone number, and the date of the class. Classes can only be taken once. Email BridgetK@azice.com

TOUR: Take the Chuckwalla trail tour 9-11 a.m. March 4 at the Palm Ridge Center, 13800 Deer Valley Drive. This trail is 2.3 miles long and free. The guides will answer any questions the participants may have. Call 623-544-6580.

RV: Participate in the 17th annual Happy Camper Days RV Sale and Event 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 4 and 5 at the Orangewood RV Center, 11405 W. Bell Road. The two day festival will feature Orangewood RV Center’s “industry best” selection of new RVs plus a selection of pre-owned as well. In addition there will be free food and beverages, door prizes, grab bag gifts, music and bounce house for the children. There will be free parking and admission. Call 623-974-3000.

DRAWING: Take a drawing course 10 a.m.-noon. March 4 at the WHAM Community Center, 16560 N Dysart Road. Students will be drawing a sea horse. The instructor of the course will be Bonnie Cheney and reservations are required. Call 623-584-1095.

3/5 SUNDAY

COLOR RUN: Participate in the 5K Color Fun Run 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 5 at Westgate Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd. This is the first color run at Westgate where there will be a scenic run with tons of music and explosions of color. There will also be games, after parties with DJ beats, food and drink specials. Register at 5kcolorfunrun.com.

RUN: Participate in the Patriot Run 4 Honor House 8:30 a.m. March 5 at Rio Vista Community Park, 8866 W. Thunderbird Road. This event will feature 10K, 5K and 1.7 mile distances along the New River Trail System. Proceeds from this event will be given to Honor House for their Operation Healing Journey program. Operation Healing Journey (OHJ) is a proactive approach in assisting to fill the transitional and medical gaps from the departure of the military into the civilian sector. This is for all ages and prices vary by distance. Call 480-338-7041.

CONCERT: Listen to a free concert by Poppy and the Usual Suspects 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 5 at Vistas Recreation Center, 18825 N. Country Club Parkway. This will be an indoor concert. Call 623-773-7137.

PLAY: Watch the play “Sex Please, We’re Sixty” 3 p.m. March 5 at the Sunflower Resort, 16501 N. El Mirage Road. Two widows, a female novelist, a male chemist, and an ego-crazed neighbor are all in mixed in a situation with a miracle pill called Venusia. Tickets are $10 for residents and $12 for non-residents. Call 623-583-0100.

 

 

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