April is a great month for activities across the Valley of the Sun. Here are a few of the things you can enjoy this week:
April 23: Ride for the Children. Follow either 10-, 25-, or 65-mile courses to raise funds for The Real Gift Foundation assisting homeless children attending school in Maricopa County. 7 a.m. Horizon High School, 5601 E. Greenway Road, Scottsdale. 480-315-0600.
April 23: Arizona Rattlers v. Utah Blaze. 7 p.m. US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix. 602-514-TDTD. http://www.azrattlers.com
April 23 – 24: Peter Rabbit. Non-verbal story based on Beatrix Potter’s classic tale. Saturday 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. $8 adults, $6 children 2 – 15. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W. Latham Street, Phoenix. 602-262-2050. http://www.azpuppets.org
April 23 – May 15: The Full Monty. Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria. 623-776-8400. http://www.azbroadwaytheatre.com
April 23 – May 29: The Miracle Worker. Based on the life of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan. $22 advance; $25 at door. Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, 4720 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. 480-483-1664. http://www.desertstages.org
April 25 – 26: Arizona Diamondbacks v. Philadelphia Phillies. First pitch 6:40 p.m. Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix. 602-514-8400. http://www.azdiamondbacks.com
April 25 – 26: Student Film Festival. The best films produced by students at the ASU Herberger Institute School of Theatre and Film are showcased. 7:30 p.m. $8. Harkins Valley Art Theatre, 509 S. Mill Avenue, Tempe. 480-965-6447.
April 27: Arizona Diamondbacks v. Philadelphia Phillies. First pitch 12:40 p.m. Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix. 602-514-8400. http://www.azdiamondbacks.com
April 27 – May 8: Bill Elliot the Musical. ASU Gamage. 1200 S. Forest Avenue, Tempe. 480-965-3434. http://www.asugammage.com
April 28: Women Against MS Luncheon. Fundraiser at Arizona Biltmore. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. $75. Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, 2400 E. Missouri Avenue, Phoenix. 480-968-2480, ext. 218.
April 28: Chamber Music Classics: Mendelssohn and Beethoven. Michael Christie conducts the Phoenix Symphony. 7:30 p.m. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second Street, Scottsdale. 602-495-1999. http://www.phoenixsymphony.org
April 28 – 29: Arizona Diamondbacks v. Chicago Cubs. First pitch 6:40 p.m. Chaes Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. 602-514-8400. http://www.azdiamondbacks.com
April 29: Rock the Zoo. Lost 80s: Live is the theme of this year’s adults-only fundraiser. Beverage sampling from over 30 vendors, silent auction, live music. 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. $75 – $140. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix. 602-914-4333. http://www.phoenixzoo.org
April 29: Evening under the Stars. Interactive program hosted by McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. 7:30 p.m. Free. Gateway Amphitheater, 18333 N. Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale. 480-998-7971.
April 29: Jesse Cook. Award winning musician performs exotic rumba flamenco. 7:30 p.m. $38. Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheatre, 75th and Main Streets, Scottsdale. 480-994-ARTS.
April 29 – 30: Elvis Tribute. The Phoenix Symphony performs with featured vocalist Kraig Parker. 8 p.m. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second Street, Phoenix. 602-495-1999. http://www.phoenixsymphony.org
April 29: Jazz on the Promenade. Cold Shott & The Hurrican Horns. Proceeds benefit City of Hope. 7 – 9 p.m. Free. Promenade Shopping Center, southeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, amphitheater area south of Maggiano’s and The Capital Grille. Scottsdale. 480-385-2820. http://www.scottsdalepromenade.com
April 29 – May 1: McDowell Mountain Music Fest. Eighth-annual outdoor festival. The Compound Grill, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd, Phoenix. 480-585-5483. http://www.mmmf.net
April 29 – May 1: Mosaik. Full-length ballet by Ib Andersen performed by Ballet Arizona. Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday 2 p.m. Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams Street, Phoenix. 602-381-1096. http://www.balletaz.org
April 29 – May 1: Scottsdale Anti-Aging, Wellness & Yoga Festival. Includes more than 90 welness and yoga classes, 30 national speakers and teachers, more than 100 exhibitors. Proceeds benefit the Change Your Brain, Change Your Life Foundation. 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second Street, Scottsdale. 380-369-7080. http://www.scottsdaleyogafestival.com
Through May 15: Circle Mirror Transformation. Actors Theatre of Phoenix presents the Arizona premiere of this play. Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix. 602-253-6701. http://www.actorstheatrephx.org
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