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April 28, 2017

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Google Maps Baby Splash Swim Classes (Peoria). Ages 5 months & younger (with an adult). 30-minute water-acclimation classes in a heated indoor pool. Classes daily; call for times. Free. Preregister. Hubbard Family Swim Schools, 8402 W Thunderbird Road #B103, Peoria. 602-971-4044 or

Google Maps Baby Splash Swim Classes (Phoenix). Ages 8 weeks-5 months (with an adult). 30-minute water-acclimation classes in a heated indoor pool. Pick one class then come that day and time every week until your baby is 6 months old. Cloth reusable swim diapers are required. Free. Preregister. Hubbard Family Swim School, 13832 N 32nd St, Phoenix. 602-971-4044 or

Google Maps Caped Crusaders and Everyday Heroes (through May 28). Unmask the history and science behind pop culture and real-life heroes through art and hands-on activities. Discover famous comic book, TV/movie, cultural and mythological heroes from around the world. 9am-4pm Tues-Sat and noon-4pm Sun. $8; free for members and children younger than 2. i.d.e.a Museum, 150 W Pepper Place, Mesa. 480-644-2468 or

Google Maps Child Development Workshop. In celebration of "The Week of the Young Child" the National Association for the Education of Young Children is teaming up with the i.d.e.a. Museum to offer drop in, self directed workshops to help parents nurture their children's development. 9am-3pm. Included with museum admission. i.d.e.a. Museum, 150 W. Pepper Place, Mesa. 480-644-2468 or

Google Maps Cowgirl Up! (Mar 24-May 7). More than 200 original paintings and sculptures by women artists express the uniqueness of the West. 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-4pm Sun. $12 adults, $10 seniors, ages 17 & under free. Desert Caballeros Western Museum, 21 N Frontier St, Wickenburg. 928-684-2272 or

Google Maps Exercise Time with Sportball. All ages will enjoy exercise and sports instruction from a Sportball instructor. Activities vary each week. 9:30am-10am. $7.50/child for a 30-minute class or $10/child for class plus playtime. Toys & Playtime Oasis, 13802 N Scottsdale Road #152, Scottsdale. 480-948-4630 or

RAK Event Of The Day

Google Maps Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market. A vintage shopping experience. Celebrate everything chippy, rusty and handmade. Over 200 vendors participating. Special Friday VIP event is also available. 5-9:30pm VIP Fri, 9am-4pm Sat-Sun. $65 VIP Friday; $8 Sat-Sun. ($25 early bird tickets are also available). West World, 16601 N. Pima Rd, Scottsdale.

Google Maps Little Rhythms. Ages 6 months-5 years (with an adult). Interactive, hand-on music class explores rhythm, beat and crafts. 10-11am. Included with admission: $5 ages 4 and older, free for ages 3 and younger. Preregister. Halle Heart Children's Museum, 2929 S 48th St, Tempe. 602-414-2800 or

Google Maps Little Shop of Horrors (Thur-Sat Apr 20-22 and Apr 27-29). Recommended for ages 10 and up. Musical about a flower shop assistant who discovers an unusual plant that feeds on human flesh. 7-9:30pm Thurs-Sat; 3-4:30pm Sat. $15 plus $1.75 handling fee. The Tuscany Theatre, 861 N Higley Road #105, Gilbert. 480-907-7050 or

Google Maps No Time for Sergeants (Wed-Sat through May 13). A heartwarming story of a young, naive hillbilly who turns the U.S. Air Force upside down in hopes of serving in the infantry. Call for show times. $18-$30. Hale Centre Theatre, 50 W Page Ave, Gilbert. 480-497-1181 or

Google Maps Oliver! (Fri-Sun Apr 28-May 21). Follow young, orphaned Oliver Twist on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Times and prices vary. Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W Paradise Lane, Peoria. 623-776-8400 or

Google Maps Once Upon a Mattress (Fri-Sun Apr 28-May 14). Recommended for ages 12 and older. A spin on the familiar classic, "Princess and the Pea," that includes side-splitting shenanigans. 7:30pm Fri-Sat and 2pm Sun $36, $31 seniors and $14 students. Theater Works at Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 10580 N. 83rd Ave, Peoria. 623-815-7930 or

Google Maps Planet Shark: Predator or Prey (through May 29). Cutting-edge Sensory4 Technology provides a walk-through, multi-sensory cinematic gallery experience tracing millions of years of evolution and bringing you face-to-face with the great white shark. Exhibit includes shark models cast from real animals, a collection of real shark teeth and jaws and extremely old and rare fossils. 10am-5pm. Exhibit with general admission is $29.95; $22.95 ages 3-17. Sybil B. Harrington Galleries, Arizona Science Center, 600 E Washington St, Phoenix. 602-716-2000 or

Google Maps Samurai: Armor from The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection (Mar 1-July 16). Learn about the life, culture and pageantry of the revered Japanese samurai warriors through displays of their regalia, armor, helmets and masks, weapons and battle gear. 10am-5pm Tues-Sat (10am-9pm Wed), noon-5pm Sun. $5 plus general museum admission; members and children age 5 and younger are free. Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix. 602-257-1880 or

Spring Butterfly Exhibit (through May 14) Walk among hundreds of butterflies in the new 3,200-square-foot Butterfly Pavilion located near the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Loop Trail. See a caterpillar nursery and emergence chamber and learn about the butterfly's life cycle and role in pollination. 8am-8pm. $24.95; $12.95 (ages 3-17 years); free for members and children 3 and younger. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N Galvin Parkway, Phoenix. 480-941-1225 or

The Big Bug Circus (Wed-Sun Apr 26-May 14). A carnival of fun and exciting circus acts starring insect marionettes. 10am Wed-Sat, 2pm Sat-Sun. $10 adults, $7 children, under 2 free. Reservations recommended. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W Latham St. 602-262-2050 or

Google Maps The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (Fri-Sat Apr 28-May 6). Four siblings find an enormous wardrobe that leads them to a world of adventure. Call for show times. Starlight Community Theater, 1611 W. Whispering Wind, Phoenix.

Google Maps The Ninja Zone for Girls (Fridays). Ages 6-11. This is a weekly class that emphasizes sports discipline inspired by obstacle-course training, gymnastics, street dance and martial arts. 5:45pm. $109/month for the weekly class. Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance, 3110 E Thunderbird Road, Phoenix. 602-992-5790 or

Google Maps The Producers (Fri-Sun through May 7). A Broadway producer and his accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious show in history. 7:30pm Thur-Sat, 2pm Sun. $28; $22 seniors and students. Desert Stages Theatre, 4720 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. 480-483-1664 or

Google Maps The Propeller Group (through May 14). A three-member artist team based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam blurs the lines of fine art and media production. Several multi-part projects are comprised of videos and related objects. 10am-5pm Tues-Sat (10am-9pm Wed), noon-5pm Sun. Included with admission: $18; $13 students, $9 ages 6-17, free for ages 5 and younger; free for members. Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix. 602-257-1880 or

Google Maps Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival (Thur-Sun Apr 27-30). Field trips, tours, workshops and more on topics from butterflies and birds to rockhounding, wildlife watching and more. Times vary; Family Nature Fair is 10am-2pm Sat Apr 29. $7 per car /Sat-Family Fair Free Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Cottonwood. 928-282-2202 or

Google Maps Wily Wonka JUNIOR (Thur-Sun Apr 20-30). Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man and the golden ticket that is the adventure to his heir. Show times vary. $19; $16 ages 12 and younger. Musical Theatre of Anthem, 42323 N Vision Way, Anthem. 623-336-6001 or

data updated fri apr 28, 2017 @ 02:00 am

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