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SuperFarm Market: The SuperFarm Market is 4:30-7:30 p.m. every Thursday at Superstition Farm, 3440 S. Hawes Road in Mesa. The market offers a variety of local goods to sample and purchase including veggies and fruits, chicken, fresh-baked breads, eggs, salsa, fudge, desserts, and more. SuperFarm dairy products such as ice cream, farmers cheese, milk and butter will be available. The farm also offers free admission to its petting zoo during the market, $1 hayrides, $1 feed, as well as corn-hole games and horseshoes. For more information, call 602-438-6865 or visit http://www.superstitionfarm.com.
Sunsationals open house: 10 a.m. at Sunland Village East Auditorium, at 2145 S. Farnsworth Drive in Mesa. The club is limited to men and women 55 and older, but not limited to Sunland Village East residents. The Sunsationals is a community dance group for seniors interested in staying physically and mentally fit. For more information on joining the club, call Alicia Hall at 602-284-6094.
March 12, 13, 14
“Beyond Therapy”: Mesa Community College’s Theatre and Film Arts Department is presenting Christopher Durang’s play, “Beyond Therapy,” directed by David Vining. The comedy focuses on two Manhattanites who are seeking stable romantic relationships with the help of their psychiatrists, each of whom suggests their patient place a personal ad in the newspaper. Are the two therapists more troubled than their patients? Find out what happens when the characters deal with the eccentric mix of relationships. This award-winning play performs 7:30 p.m. March 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee at 2 p.m. on March 14 in the MCC Theater at MCC’s Southern and Dobson Campus, 1833 W. Southern Avenue in Mesa. Tickets are available by calling the box office at 480-461-7172, purchasing online or buying at the door.
Free movie night on Main St.: This month’s feature film during the free movie night on Main St. will be newly released, “Big Hero 6.” The movie starts at 7:30 p.m. but cartoons will start at 7 p.m. Located in the “Sliver Lot” at 219 W. Main St., in Mesa (Between Two Hawks and SuperPawn). Attendees should bring chairs and blankets; popcorn will be provided.
Freedom Spring Fling: The Freedom Spring Fling is a benefit concert sponsored by Disabled American Veterans East Valley Chapter 8 at 5 p.m. on March 14. The benefit concert will be at the Mesa Amphitheater, 263 N. Center St. in Mesa. Performers include: Dina Preston Band, Hans Olson, Sarge Lintecum, Charlie LeSuer and Rockslide Jones. For more information about the performances, the concert or to buy tickets visit the Mesa Amphitheater website, www.mesaamp.com.
Garage Sale: The Gilbert Optimist Club is having a garage sale 7 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, at 1745 E. Brown Road in Mesa. The Gilbert Optimist Club is a part of an international nonprofit club. All proceeds from the garage sale will be going to help the community. For more information, call 480-415-0566.
Pi Day: Arizona Museum of Natural History, 53 N. Macdonald in Mesa, is celebrating Pi Day from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. Math has never been so palatable than during this celebration of the irrational number. Pi Day, or 3.1415 Day, will feature fun interactive math games, crafts and even pie. For more information, e-mail Kathy Eastman at email@example.com.
Spark! Mesa’s Festival of Creativity: The free Spark! festival weaves the elements – earth, water, fire and air – into a celebration of the arts. The event is from noon to 5 p.m. on March 18 and 19 and from noon to 10 p.m. on March 20 and 21 at Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. in Mesa. There will be activities for the whole family, food and musical performances. For more information, contact Casey Blake at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the events page on mesaartscenter.com.
March 21, 22
Joint Phoenix Girls and Orpheus Male Chorus Concert: For the second consecutive year, the international award-winning Phoenix Girls Chorus and the Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix are to hold joint concerts as part of their Legacy Series, basing this year’s music selections on the theme “Back to Nature.” This unique collaborative event will first showcase the top two performance level choirs, Cantabile and Bella of the Phoenix Girls Chorus followed by full rich sound of the Orpheus Male Chorus. The show will conclude with both groups performing a rendering of Randall Thompson’s suite “Frostiana” based on the writings of poet Robert Frost. The concerts will be held on the following dates and locations: 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, at the Velda Rose United Methodist Church, 5540 E. Main St. in Mesa and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at All Saints Lutheran Church, 15469 N. 7th St. in Phoenix. Ticket prices are: adults $20, seniors/student $15, children $5 ; Tickets can be purchased online at www.Orpheus.org, by e-mailing email@example.com or by calling 602-252-5562. Tickets are also available for purchase at the door.
National Geographic—Chasing Rivers: A show put on by photographer and filmmaker, Pete McBride, balances the seriousness of his subject matter with a wry sense of humor. Mr. McBride will share the romance, the present realities and a hopeful future for the great rivers he loves and wants to save. Mr. McBride is an acclaimed photographer and filmmaker with over 15 years of work for National Geographic and an award-winning film, “Chasing Water,” to his credit. Along the way, he has taken pictures from such unusual vantage points as the cockpit of a WWI-vintage biplane and the underside of an iceberg. This show is at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., in Mesa. To purchase tickets, call 480-466-6500 or visit https://boxoffice.mesaartscenter.com.
March 25-April 4
Mesa Easter Pageant: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is offering many services to its Easter pageant. Located in the Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors’ Center, at 525 E. Main Street, in Mesa. No tickets required. All shows are at 8 p.m. English: March 25-27 (ALS available on these dates), March 31, April 1-4; Spanish March 28. For more information, call 480-964-7164 or visit www.easterpageant.org.
The Udderly Sweet Vintage Boutique: This free event is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, at Superstition Farm, 3440 S. Hawes Road in Mesa. There will be vintage art available, local crafters, hay rides, children’s activities, live music and food trucks. For more information, visit the Udderly Sweet Vintage Boutique Facebook page.
Boys Choir Free Concert: The Phoenix Boys Choir is offering the East Valley community a free concert at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, at Mountain View High School, 2700 E. Brown Road in Mesa. Enjoy the young and upcoming voices of the Phoenix Boys Choir’s Cadet and Town choirs as they perform a selection of popular and classical songs, including favorites like “Route 66,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” The Phoenix Boys Choir is offering this free concert as a way to expand its community outreach initiative to help make music accessible to everyone in the greater Phoenix community. Admission to the Rising Star Showcase concert is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more details, visit www.phoenixboyschoir.org or call 602-264-5328.
Wingstock 2015: Wingstock: “where music and chicken meat”, is the only chicken wing festival in the Valley. The fifth annual event will be held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, at Mesa Amphitheatre, 263 N. Center St. in Mesa. The festival brings together valley restaurants, competing for the title Wingstock King of Wings, live music, beer, contests, a kids zone and more. The event kicks off at 10:30 a.m. with an Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny and Hendrix, the Wingstock mascot. Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the door; kids 10 and under are free. Wing coupons are available for purchase at the event. Wingstock is presented by the city of Mesa, and benefits Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock charity and AZ Disabled Sports. For more information, visit the Mesa Amphitheater website, www.mesaamp.com.
April 7- 12
“In the Mood:” Much more than just a concert, “In the Mood” is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and all the big band greats of the ‘40s. “In the Mood” is at the Mesa Arts Center April 7-12. Prices range from $34-$59. To buy tickets or for more information, call 480-644.6500.
April 15-May 24
Pump Boys and Dinettes: Fresh off a hit Broadway revival, “Pump Boys and Dinettes” is a fun and energetic musical about life on the roadside. The show tells the story of four gas-station attendants (the “Pump Boys”) and two waitresses (the “Dinettes”) and the country, rock and pop music that gets them through the day. For more information, show times and to buy tickets visit www.thepalmstheatre.com.
Pancake Breakfast with Councilman Luna: Join Councilman David Luna for a free pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m. cooked by the Mesa Fire and Medical Department at Fire Station 214, 5950 E. Virginia St. in Mesa. Attendees can learn about new things going on in the city. For more information, call 480-644-5294.
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