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Art: History/Science
Pompeii: The Exhibition
"Pompeii: The Exhibition" examines life in Pompeii both before and after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 24, 79 A.D. This promises to be one of the most significant and immersive international exhibitions to fill the Science Center’s...
Arizona Science Center
Phoenix, AZ

Fri 4/20/18 - Mon 5/28/18 at 10am-5pm
Art: Sculpture
Jun Kaneko
Experience the bold, monumental sculptures of Japanese-American artist Jun Kaneko. Uncover Kaneko’s colorfully glazed ceramic and bronze forms in the rich backdrop of the Garden’s desert flora. Immerse yourself in imaginative color palettes, stand tall wit...
Desert Botanical Garden
Phoenix, AZ

Fri 4/20/18 - Sun 5/13/18 at 7am-8pm
Special Event: Swimming, Children, For the Family
Baby Swim Classes
Hubbard Family Swim Schools - in Phoenix, Peoria, and Mesa - all offer “baby splash” swim classes every day of the week for babies 8 weeks to 5 months of age. These 30-minute water acclimation classes give parents or caregivers a chance to learn excellent ...
Hubbard Family Swim School
Phoenix, AZ

Fri 4/20/18 - Tue 1/8/19 at 9am-9:30am
Art: Photography
John P. Schaefer: Flowers and Form
Garden visitors can celebrate the art, form and life of desert plants with Desert Botanical Garden’s next art exhibition in Ottosen Gallery: John P. Schaefer's "Flowers and Form." Schaefer—who has distinguished himself as an esteemed educator, best-selling...
Desert Botanical Garden
Phoenix, AZ

Fri 4/20/18 - Sun 5/20/18 at 10am-5pm
Art: History/Science, Museum, Special Event, Antiques
Ancient Musical Treasures from Central China: Harmony of the Ancients from the Henan Museum
"Ancient Musical Treasures from Central China" showcases extraordinary musical and archaeological treasures spanning nine thousand years of Chinese music and history. Presented in partnership with the prestigious Henan Museum, MIM’s exhibition explores the...
Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
Phoenix, AZ

Fri 4/20/18 - Sun 5/6/18 at 9am-5pm
Special Event: Animals
Spring Butterfly Exhibit
Get an up-close look at hundreds of North American butterflies such as painted ladies, zebra longwings and giant swallowtails among the beautiful Desert Botanical Garden grounds. Each week, hundreds of new butterflies arrive. Plus, each week 100 new pupae ...
Desert Botanical Garden
Phoenix, AZ

Fri 4/20/18 - Mon 4/30/18 at 8am-8pm
Tue 5/1/18 - Sun 5/13/18 at 7am-8pm
Art: Art Show
"Neon AZ" Art Exhibit
The FOUND:RE Phoenix launches its latest art gallery exhibit in collaboration with downtown’s First Friday art walk on April 6. The exhibit, titled “Neon AZ,” features Marshall Shore (otherwise known as the Hip Historian) and works from photographer Capric...
FOUND:RE Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ

Fri 4/20/18 - Mon 4/30/18
Art: Museum, Painting, Sculpture
Awa Tsireh: Pueblo Painter and Metalsmith
This exhibit explores the paintings and metalworks of San Ildefonso artist Awa Tsireh (Alfonso Roybal). Born at San Ildefonso Pueblo in 1898, Awa Tsireh began his painting career in 1917 and by the early 1920s his work was exhibited nationally. Although he...
Heard Museum
Phoenix, AZ

Fri 4/20/18 - Sat 4/21/18 at 9:30am-5pm
Sun 4/22/18 at 11am-5pm
Mon 4/23/18 - Sat 4/28/18 at 9:30am-5pm
Sun 4/29/18 at 11am-5pm
Mon 4/30/18 - Sat 5/5/18 at 9:30am-5pm
Art: Ceramics/Pottery, History/Science, Museum
Fragments: Broken Bowls Tell More Tales
Hear the untold stories of pottery sherds and discover what these pieces of the past can reveal. Find out how archaeologists rediscover history from pieces of pottery in "Fragments: Broken Bowls Tell More Tales," the Museum's latest exhibit. Using local an...
Pueblo Grande Museum
Phoenix, AZ

Fri 4/20/18 - Sat 4/21/18 at 9am-4:45pm
Sun 4/22/18 at 1pm-4:45pm
Mon 4/23/18 - Sat 4/28/18 at 9am-4:45pm
Sun 4/29/18 at 1pm-4:45pm
Mon 4/30/18 - Sat 5/5/18 at 9am-4:45pm
Art: Jewelry/Gems, Museum
Symmetry in Stone: The Jewelry of Richard I. Chavez
For the first time in his more than 40-year career, Richard Chavez’s jewelry will be featured in a retrospective exhibition. Since his early years of jewelry design and execution, Chavez has continued to painstakingly make each item by hand. An artist who ...
Heard Museum
Phoenix, AZ

Fri 4/20/18 - Sat 4/21/18 at 9:30am-5pm
Sun 4/22/18 at 11am-5pm
Mon 4/23/18 - Sat 4/28/18 at 9:30am-5pm
Sun 4/29/18 at 11am-5pm
Mon 4/30/18 - Sat 5/5/18 at 9:30am-5pm
Theater: Children's Theatre, Musical, Puppet Theater
The Princess, the Unicorn, and the Smelly Foot Troll
A funny original musical about a princess, a unicorn, and a friendly troll with hygiene issues. Fun for the whole family with plenty of singing, sparkles and smelly-foot hilarity. Please note: the show on Sunday, April 22 is for GAPT members only.
Great Arizona Puppet Theatre
Phoenix, AZ

Fri 4/20/18 at 10am
Sat 4/21/18 at 10am and 2pm
Sun 4/22/18 at 2pm
Wed 4/25/18 - Fri 4/27/18 at 10am
Sat 4/28/18 at 10am and 2pm
Art: Art Show, Museum
Border Crossings: Mexico and the American Southwest
This exhibit represents a cultural conversation between Mexico and the United States. Paul Pletka’s triptych introduces this installation, a monumental work inspired by Mexico’s Spanish Colonial and Pre-Columbian heritage as well as contemporary Mexican-Am...
Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix, AZ

Fri 4/20/18 - Sat 4/21/18 at 10am-5pm
Sun 4/22/18 at 12pm-5pm
Tue 4/24/18 at 10am-5pm
Wed 4/25/18 at 10am-9pm
Thu 4/26/18 - Sat 4/28/18 at 10am-5pm
Art: Installations, Museum
Carlos Amorales: Black Cloud
"Black Cloud" is a site-specific installation comprised of 25,000 individual, life-sized, black paper moths and butterflies. Representing 32 different species, these paper facsimiles are affixed to walls and ceilings, weaving their way in a swarm.
Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix, AZ

Fri 4/20/18 - Sat 4/21/18 at 10am-5pm
Sun 4/22/18 at 12pm-5pm
Tue 4/24/18 at 10am-5pm
Wed 4/25/18 at 10am-9pm
Thu 4/26/18 - Sat 4/28/18 at 10am-5pm
Art: Design, Museum
Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion
"Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion" surveys 15 collections of the dynamic, innovative work of the Dutch designer. van Herpen, widely regarded as one of fashion’s most forward-thinking creators, continually pushes the boundaries of fashion design, often...
Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix, AZ

Fri 4/20/18 at 10am-5pm
Sat 4/21/18 at 10am-5pm
Sun 4/22/18 at 12pm-5pm
Tue 4/24/18 at 10am-5pm
Wed 4/25/18 at 10am-9pm
Art: Ceramics/Pottery, Museum
Modern Simplicity
Explore modern Japanese ceramics by artists that maintain traditional elements while also incorporating modern innovations. Technological improvements to glazes, kilns, and clay refinement allow for a fresh new interpretation of classic aesthetics.
Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix, AZ

Fri 4/20/18 - Sat 4/21/18 at 10am-5pm
Sun 4/22/18 at 12pm-5pm
Tue 4/24/18 at 10am-5pm
Wed 4/25/18 at 10am-9pm
Thu 4/26/18 - Sat 4/28/18 at 10am-5pm
Art: History/Science, Museum
Saintly Soldiers of the Sikh Faith
Sikhism and military history are closely intertwined. Beginning with the Sixth Guru Hargobind (1606-1644), the concept of temporal power combined with spiritual guidance took root as this faith sought freedom of worship against discriminatory policies in I...
Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix, AZ

Fri 4/20/18 - Sat 4/21/18 at 10am-5pm
Sun 4/22/18 at 12pm-5pm
Tue 4/24/18 at 10am-5pm
Wed 4/25/18 at 10am-9pm
Thu 4/26/18 - Sat 4/28/18 at 10am-5pm
Art: Art Show, Installations, Museum
Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now
Experience the polished, minimalistic installations and assemblages of the Brazilian artist whose work weaves together the themes of memory, time, and the sensorial in this mid-career survey exhibition, presented in partnership with the Santa Barbara Museu...
Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix, AZ

Fri 4/20/18 - Sat 4/21/18 at 10am-5pm
Sun 4/22/18 at 12pm-5pm
Tue 4/24/18 at 10am-5pm
Wed 4/25/18 at 10am-9pm
Thu 4/26/18 - Sat 4/28/18 at 10am-5pm
Art: Multimedia, Museum
Video Crossings: Erick Meyenberg
This video installation by Mexican artist Erick Meyenberg presents a critical stance toward notions of authority, discipline, education, and nationalism as a way of coming to terms with the modern era in Mexico. "The wheel bears no resemblance to a leg" is...
Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix, AZ

Fri 4/20/18 - Sat 4/21/18 at 10am-5pm
Sun 4/22/18 at 12pm-5pm
Tue 4/24/18 at 10am-5pm
Wed 4/25/18 at 10am-9pm
Thu 4/26/18 - Sat 4/28/18 at 10am-5pm
Art: Multimedia, Museum
Video Crossings: Mary Lucier
Mary Lucier's "The Plains of Sweet Regret" is a five-channel video installation that takes the viewer on a journey through vast expanses of the Northern Plains. Accompanied by a resonant electronic soundtrack composed by the artist’s long-time collaborator...
Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix, AZ

Fri 4/20/18 - Sat 4/21/18 at 10am-5pm
Sun 4/22/18 at 12pm-5pm
Tue 4/24/18 at 10am-5pm
Wed 4/25/18 at 10am-9pm
Thu 4/26/18 - Sat 4/28/18 at 10am-5pm
Music: Jazz
"Papa" John DeFrancesco & the Union Four
"Papa" John DeFrancesco is a legendary Hammond B-3 jazz organist.
Desert Botanical Garden
Phoenix, AZ

Fri 4/20/18 at 7pm-9pm
    

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