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  • Summer Movie Fun for kids returns to Harkins

    Harkins Theatres’ annual kid’s movie program, Summer Movie Fun, kicks off May 26.Season tickets are on sale at the box office. Season tickets are $7 for all 10 movies -- that’s 70 cents per movie. Individual tickets can be purchased on the day of show for $2 each. Doors open at 9 a.m., and all shows begin at 9:45 a.m. The program runs through Aug. 1.This summer’s roster of movies is: “Escape from Planet Earth,” “Epic,” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,” “The Smurfs 2,” “Despicable Me 2,” “Turbo,” “The Croods,” “Horton Hears a Who,” “Lego Movie” and “Free Birds.”Participating theaters are:Arrowhead Fountains 18Park West 14    

  • Desert Foothills Theater presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

    Desert Foothills Theater, a division of the Foothills Community Foundation, presents a special youth theater production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” running May 2 through 11 at the FCF-Holland Cabaret Theater, 34250 N. 60th St., Building B, in north Scottsdale.Directed by Amy Serafin, the DFT production of William Shakespeare’s comedy follows the (mis)adventures of assorted royals, wood spirits and actors over the course of one long night in a mysterious forest.“This is not your musty, dusty Shakespeare,” Serafinsaid. “It’s the timeless tale re-imagined, re-thought and re-envisioned for today’s audience. It’s a fresh new take, brought to life by an exciting and energetic young cast and crew who challenge you to put aside your notions of what it means to be a ‘classic.’”Performances are May 2 and 9 at 7 p.m.; May 3 at 2 p.m.; May 10 at 7 p.m.; and May 4 and 11 at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $15 to $21 for adults and $11 to $16 for youth and students. A special 2 p.m. performance featuring a Q&A after the show will take place May 4. Purchase tickets before midnight Friday and receive an early-purchase discount.Group sale discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Visit www.dftheater.org or call 480-488-1981.

  • Chamber orchestra, All Stars plan blended concert

    For the fourth consecutive year, the Sun City Chamber Orchestra, under the musical direction of George Zoske, and the 20-piece All Stars Stage Band, under the musical direction of Dan Reed, will present a joint concert at 7 p.m. April 29 at the Congregational Church of Sun City, 18401 N. 99th Ave.For information, call 623-977-4241.The orchestra will feature beloved pops music and other favorites to begin the program.Following the Sun City Chamber Orchestra portion of the concert, the All Stars will finish the program in their typical “barn burner” Big Band style of dance/stage music.The concert is free and open to the public with open seating. Baskets will be available for contributions showing appreciation to these two musical groups after the concert.

‘Heaven Is for Real’ heartfelt but dull

Continuing the recent trend of faith-based films, including “Noah” and “Son of God,” ‘’Heaven Is for Real” is a sweet tale based on a 4-year-old boy’s account of his trip to heaven that’s likely to please the devout, but won’t entice religious cynics.

  • icon Posted: April 18

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Desert Foothills Theater presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Desert Foothills Theater, a division of the Foothills Community Foundation, presents a special youth theater production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” running May 2 through 11 at the FCF-Holland Cabaret Theater, 34250 N. 60th St., Building B, in north Scottsdale.

  • icon Posted: April 15

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Next week: Donate food for St. Mary's, get a free Arby's sandwich

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance is partnering with Arby’s in an effort to achieve their goal of collecting 10,000 pounds of food.

  • icon Updated: April 16

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