Phoenix Events

MONDAY APRIL 1

Happy April Fool’s Day!

 

TUESDAY APRIL 2

Tai Chi Classes, 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, Kaleidoscope Dance, 2848 S. Carriage Lane, Mesa, $12 for a drop-in class, $40 for four classes, 480-692-0332, kaleidoscope-dance.com.

 

Defeat Food Addiction, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, $25 J members, $40 guests, $10 SWLC members, vosjcc.org/fitmindbody. Join the J and Scottsdale Weight Loss Center nutrition instructors to learn about food addiction and how to identify and control the triggers.

 

Knitting Circle at the J, 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, free, 480-481-7033, harrietc@vosjcc.org.

 

WEDNESDAY APRIL 3

National Organization of Women SC/WV Chapter, 1 p.m., UU Church, 17540 N. Avenue of the Arts, Surprise, free, 623-972-6273, aznow-scwv.org. Roselyn O’Connell, past president of the Women’s Political Caucus, will host a workshop about the Dr. James Birren Method of Guided Autobiography.

 

It’s Not Just Lunch, noon to 1:30 p.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, $5 suggested donation, 480-481-7033. Great food, speakers and new topics each month. Enjoy a full kosher lunch and stay for the discussion group at 2 p.m. In partnership, with Smile on Seniors.

 

East Valley Friends and Neighbors, 9:30 to 11 a.m., repeats the first Wednesday of the month, Grace United Methodist Church, 2024 E. University Road, Mesa, free, 480-848-5146, evfanaz.org, evfanaz@gmail.com.

 

THURSDAY APRIL 4

Jewish Family and Children’s Service’s Memory Café, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Avenue, Phoenix, free, belmontvillage.com. April’s special artist is a dedicated song and dance troupe called The Broadway Babies.

 

Merrymakers Dance, 7 p.m., Las Palmas Grand, 2550 S. Ellsworth Road, Mesa, $7 members, $8 nonmembers, 480-654-1994, dancemm.com. The Breeze provides the music.

 

FRIDAY APRIL 5

Valley Engineering, Science and Technology Club, 11:30 a.m., Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Avenue, Sun City West, $22, reservations required, 623-544-0942, engineersaz.com. ASU Professor David Williams will discuss “Exploring Ocean Worlds.”

 

SATURDAY APRIL 6

Hillcrest Dance and Social Club, 7 p.m., Johnson Social Hall, 19803 R.H. Johnson Boulevard, Sun City West, $4 members, $6 guests, hillcrest.scwclubs.com. Midnight Moon provides the music.

 

SUNDAY APRIL 7

The Art of Wine, 2 to 4 p.m., Civitan Foundation, 12635 N. 42nd Street, Phoenix, $45 in advance, $50 at the door, 520-631-6253, arabilityaz.org. Sample wine and delectable nibbles and participate in a silent auction with the ARTabilityAZ Group this April at the Civitan Foundation in Phoenix. The silent auction will feature gift certificates for an array of dining, theater, museums and hand-crafted art items.

 

MONDAY APRIL 8

Sun Lakes Democratic Club Meeting, 7 p.m., Sun Lakes Country Club’s Navajo Room, 25601 E. Sun Lakes Boulevard, Sun Lakes, free, 480-895-1162. Donations accepted. The guest speakers are Anne Schneider, Ph.D., author of Arizona Legislative Alert, a weekly update on bills and issues facing Arizona, and Rep. Jennifer Pawlik.

 

TUESDAY APRIL 9

Sun Lakes Republican Club Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Sun Lakes Country Club’s Arizona Room, 25601 E. Sun Lakes Boulevard, Sun Lakes, free, 480-802-0178, slgop.org. Judicial Watch Southwest Projects coordinator Mark Spencer will discuss his organization. State Rep. Jeff Weninger will provide an update on the current state legislative session.

 

Discussion with the Rabbi, 11 a.m. to noon, Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, free, 602-492-7670, chani@sosaz.org.

 

WEDNESDAY APRIL 10

Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” various times to April 14, Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main Street, Mesa, $18, 480-644-6500, mesaartscenter.com.

 

THURSDAY APRIL 11

Merrymakers Dance, 7 p.m., Las Palmas Grand, 2550 S. Ellsworth Road, Mesa, $7 members, $8 nonmembers, 480-654-1994, dancemm.com. Route 66 Trio provides the music.

 

FRIDAY APRIL 12

The Tiki-Tiki-Ho-Ho Luau, 7:30 to 10 p.m., Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E. Main Street, Scottsdale, $99, 480-376-2600, hotelvalleyho.com. Get a taste of the tiki at the Hotel Valley Ho pool’s evening luau. Enjoy a traditional pig roast, fresh poke bowls, and grilled options like crispy cola-marinated short ribs. The menu also features Hawaiian-themed desserts and delicious cocktails.

 

SATURDAY APRIL 13

Sunland Village Pancake Breakfast, 7 to 9 a.m., Sunland Village, 4601 E. Dolphin Avenue, Mesa, $5 at the door, 480-832-9003.

 

Sunland Village Art League Spring Fling, 5 to 9 p.m., Sunland Village’s Main Activity Complex, 4601 E. Dolphin Avenue, Mesa, free admission, 480-832-9003. The party features food trucks, vendors and music.

 

Hillcrest Dance and Social Club, 7 p.m., Johnson Social Hall, 19803 R.H. Johnson Boulevard, Sun City West, $4 members, $6 guests, hillcrest.scwclubs.com. Michael Carollo provides the music.

 

SUNDAY APRIL 14

Donut Judge Me 5K, 8 a.m., Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, 178 E. Commonwealth Avenue, Chandler, $10 kids 10 and younger, $30-435 general admission, bit.ly/2TC87aw.

 

MONDAY APRIL 15

Don’t forget your taxes today!

 

TUESDAY APRIL 16

Keeping It Off: What’s My Plan? 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, $25 J members, $40 guests, $10 SWLC members, vosjcc.org/fitmindbody.

 

Art All Around Us, 11 a.m. to noon, Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, free, 480-481-7033, harrietc@vosjcc.org.

 

WEDNESDAY APRIL 17

Arizona Jazz at Lunch Time Concert, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Arizona Capitol Senate Lawn, 1700 W. Washington, Phoenix, visit website for pricing, events.jazzday.az.com.

 

THURSDAY APRIL 18

Mature Mavens Dinner, 5 p.m., call for location and price, 602-371-3744.

 

FRIDAY APRIL 19

Good Friday Services, 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School, 3257 E. University Drive, Mesa, free, 480-830-1723, pilgrimmesa.com.

 

SATURDAY APRIL 20

Hillcrest Dance and Social Club, 7 p.m., Johnson Social Hall, 19803 R.H. Johnson Boulevard, Sun City West, $4 members, $6 guests, hillcrest.scwclubs.com. Bobby Freeman and Charlene provide the music.

 

SUNDAY APRIL 21

Easter Sunday Services and Breakfast, 7 a.m. (breakfast), 8 a.m. (Easter Festival Services), 9 to 10:15 a.m. (breakfast), 9:30 a.m. Easter egg hunt (preschool to sixth grade), Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School, 3257 E. University Drive, Mesa, free, 480-830-1724, pilgraimmesa.com.

 

MONDAY APRIL 22

Phoenix Rising FC Open Training, 6:30 p.m., Casino Arizona Field, 751 N. McClintock Road, Scottsdale, free, 602-761-8353, phxrisingfc.com.

 

TUESDAY APRIL 23

Talk Cinema No. 7, 7 p.m., Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second Street, Scottsdale, $14, scottsdaleperformingarts.org. Mixing Hollywood flair with the element of surprise, it offers sneak previews of new independent and foreign films.

 

WEDNESDAY APRIL 24

Nirvana Food and Wine Festival, various times through April 28, Sanctuary on Camelback, 5700 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, visit website for tickets, sanctuaryoncamelback.com/nirvana. This food, wine, spirits and music event continues to grow in popularity and critical renown, adding a fifth day to this year’s program. This gives more opportunities for festival-goers to get up close and personal with celebrity chefs, mixologists and winemakers.

 

THURSDAY APRIL 25

U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National Championship, various times through April 28, Kino Aquatic Center, 848 N. Horne, Mesa, free, usms.org.

 

FRIDAY APRIL 26

Bags & Brews Cornhole Tournament, noon to 5 p.m., Los Olivos Park, 2802 E. Devonshire Avenue, Phoenix, $25, 602-304-0100, evenbrite.com. Grab a brew and play cornhole for a good cause at the Bags & Brews Cornhole Tournament supported by Corporate Interior Systems. All proceeds will go to A New Leaf Charity. Cash prizes and food trucks are part of the fun.

 

SATURDAY APRIL 27

Catholic Community Foundation Crozier Gala, 5 p.m., The Phoenician Resort, 6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, call for pricing, 602-354-2407, ldonahue@ccfphx.org.

 

Hillcrest Dance and Social Club, 7 p.m., Johnson Social Hall, 19803 R.H. Johnson Boulevard, Sun City West, $4 members, $6 guests, hillcrest.scwclubs.com. The Breeze provides the music. A membership meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

 

SUNDAY APRIL 28

International Jazz Day Festival, 4 to 9 p.m., Mesa Arts Center, 1 E Main Street, Mesa, free, 480-644-6500, mesaartscenter.com. This year’s acts include Emmet Cohen Trio, Ioannis Goudelis Trio, Lisa Hightower, Tony Monaco and Jesse McGuire.

 

MONDAY APRIL 29

Cut loose! It’s International Dance Day!

 

TUESDAY APRIL 30

An Evening with Jon Anderson of Yes, 7:30 p.m., The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren, Phoenix, $35-$125, thevanburenphx.com.