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"Arts at the Rocks" Presents the Forté Handbell Quartet
You’re in for a treat as Colorado Springs based, Forté Handbell Quartet, makes the trek to Arizona. Forté is an advanced quartet marked by artistry, energy, and dedication to their craft, striving to explore, innovate, inspire, and glorify God through the gift of music. They perform a wide variety of styles, including but not limited to Celtic, techno, pop-country, classical, contemporary Christian, and new age, with the goal of challenging audiences’ perceptions of what handbells can really do. They have been featured performers and faculty at Handbell Musicians of America events and independent workshops, have presented several successful tours across the country, and have released three CDs and a DVD of music videos filmed around the state of Colorado. This free concert starts at 4 PM on Sunday, February 23rd. In addition, Forté will hold a Workshop at 2:30 PM titled “So many bells, so few hands: A conversation with Forté about the art of ensemble ringing” for handbell and music enthusiasts alike. All are welcome, but seating is limited for the Workshop, so call to reserve your spot 480-488-3384. DHPC holds Sunday traditional services at 8:15 and 9:45 AM and contemporary service at 11:10 AM.
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Children's Theatre
"Guys and Dolls Jr."
Set in Damon Runyon’s New York City, Guys and Dolls JR. follows gambler, Nathan Detroit, as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest crap game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck. Meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years without ever getting married. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown. Guys and Dolls JR. takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, but everyone eventually ends up right where they belong.
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Children's Theatre
"Honk Jr" Musical
The Desert Foothills Theater (DFT) announces several productions in February. “Honk! Jr.” is based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling. The production tells the story of an odd looking baby duck, Ugly, and his quest to find his mother. Soon after Ugly is born, he is seduced away by a wily Cat who wants to eat Ugly for dinner. Performances of “Honk! Jr.” are Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 14-15 and Feb. 21-22 at 7 p.m. and Sundays, Feb. 16 and 23, 2 p.m. in the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center Blackbox Theater. Tickets are $25 and available at www.dftheater.org. Honk! Jr. is under the direction and musical direction of Mikaella Belsan and Kevin Glenn. “We are grateful to Phyllis and Peter Strupp, our season sponsors, and to Carefree Kiwanis as show sponsor for ‘Honk, Jr.’,” says Terry Temple, Desert Foothills Theater Managing Director.
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Children's Theatre
"Honk Jr" Tea Party
Before the “Honk, Jr.” performance on Sunday, Feb. 16 (12:30 to 1:30 p.m.), the Theater and the English Rose Tea Room will host a Honk, Jr. Tea Party. These events have become a special tradition centered on DFT’s youth productions. The Tea Party is an opportunity to meet the characters in person while enjoying a traditional English Tea consisting of finger sandwiches and delicious desserts. Taking place at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, tea parties begin with a song as characters from the DFT’s production enter the space and while food is served by the actors. The event is a great opportunity for friends, conversation and photo-taking. Once the main course has been finished, the little ones come forward to hear a story read by the production's main characters and perhaps another song. After the story, it’s time for dessert and farewells by the characters who have to get ready for their show. Tea parties are fun for the whole family. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.dftheater.org.
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Class/Workshop
"How to Write a Love Letter" with Amy Silverman and Deborah Sussman
Amy Silverman (My Heart Can't Even Believe It) and Deborah Sussman (ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts) present a special writing workshop at our First Draft Book Bar in Phoenix. How do I love thee? Count the ways—and put them on paper—in this one-night workshop filled with exercises, prompts, tips, and war stories from the letter-writing trenches. From lists to limericks, a love letter can take many forms, and you can write yours to just about anyone. Find the right words to let your mom, kid, best friend, or even your romantic interest know you care.
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Puppet Theater
"Love & Lust" Puppet Slam
Adult Puppet Slams are curated evenings full of short pieces by a variety of professional puppeteers. You may see funny, wild, or romantic performances all in one night! You may see funny, edgy, or goofy perfromances throughout the night, but all will be within the "Love & Lust" theme. Special guest artists and a full list of performers will be announced about a month before the Slam!
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Class/Workshop, Religious
"Understanding and Practice of A Course in Miracles" with Martin Antonelli and Michael Hayes
Intimate group of serious Course students. A Course in Miracles is “A self-study spiritual thought system that teaches the way to Universal Love through Forgiveness”. A Course in Miracles simply states: "Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God." (Foundation for Inner Peace)
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Children's Theatre
"Whowhatwhenwhyhow!"
When the youth sleuths of literature are invited by Sherlock Holmes to a Murder Mystery Weekend at the famous Whowhatwhenwhyhow mansion the results are a rollicking good time for all!
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Punk,Rock
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
This Austin rock quartet's aggressive live shows often blur the lines that divide the audience and performers.
www.trailofdead.com/
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Social Event, Holiday
‘Cray-Sea in Love’ at OdySea Aquarium – Valentine’s Day
Love is in the sea this Valentine’s as OdySea Aquarium’s monthly “happy hour” event, Fish & Sips, transforms for this romantic holiday. Guests (couples or singles welcome!) will enjoy a five-course strolling dinner from multiple food stations, live music, and “Birds and Bees Under the Seas” reproductive talks that will take place throughout the evening. Don’t miss OdySea’s fun take on The Dating Game – that only a world-class Aquarium can deliver! Admission is $70 for Couples and $40 for individuals. Tickets include the five-course dinner + admission into the aquarium!
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