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Mesa Arts Center (MAC)


address  One E. Main St.
 Mesa, AZ  85211
phone (480) 644-6500
hours Tue-Fri noon to 8pm; Sat noon to 5pm
www.mesaartscenter.com/

Upcoming Events

Spark! After Dark

Live Music in Bar/Club
Fade the lights and turn up the music. Every third Saturday from October to May MAC's campus will be taken over by a new artist with a unique, crazy-fun theme--complete with live art, live music, great eats, tasty adult drinks and much more. Did we mention it’s free?
spark!;at;dark
Event Info: (480) 644-6620
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.mesaartscenter.com/sparkafterdark
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 • Sat 4/20/19 at 8pm-11pm 
 • Sat 5/18/19 at 8pm-11pm 

Carrie Ann Baade: Angels and Carnivorous Flowers

Painting
Carrie Ann Baade‘s lush oil paintings link historical masterworks with contemporary experience. Her work mines images from antiquity to the modern era, and she uses these pieces as a foundation to construct surreal landscapes inhabited by otherworldly figures and electric flora and fauna. The artist establishes a dialog with the past, injecting a contemporary voice and reinterpreting the historical fragments using her original feminist and autobiographical perspective.
Event Info: (480) 644-2242
Information: 480-644-6500
Price: Free
Free
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 • Thu 3/21/19 at 10am-8pm 

Janet Towbin: Patterns of Obsession

Drawings/Works on Paper, Painting, Prints
A love of pattern is evident throughout Janet Towbin’s drawings, paintings and prints. Towbin creates complex images from simple lines and shapes that have been repeated in an orderly, obsessive manner. Among the selection of work in this exhibition are mirrored patterns inspired by an eclectic mix of subjects such as tribal tattoos, historical textiles, curled ribbons, psychedelic art of the Sixties and the intricate patterns formed by a decorative interlocking tessellated shape.
Event Info: (480) 644-2242
Information: 480-644-6500
Price: Free
Free
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 • Thu 3/21/19 at 10am-8pm 
 • Fri 3/22/19 - Sat 3/23/19 at 10am-5pm 

Carrie Ann Baade: Angels and Carnivorous Flowers

Painting
Carrie Ann Baade‘s lush oil paintings link historical masterworks with contemporary experience. Her work mines images from antiquity to the modern era, and she uses these pieces as a foundation to construct surreal landscapes inhabited by otherworldly figures and electric flora and fauna. The artist establishes a dialog with the past, injecting a contemporary voice and reinterpreting the historical fragments using her original feminist and autobiographical perspective.
Event Info: (480) 644-2242
Information: 480-644-6500
Price: Free
Free
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 • Fri 3/22/19 - Sat 3/23/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 3/24/19 at 12pm-5pm 

Janet Towbin: Patterns of Obsession

Drawings/Works on Paper, Painting, Prints
A love of pattern is evident throughout Janet Towbin’s drawings, paintings and prints. Towbin creates complex images from simple lines and shapes that have been repeated in an orderly, obsessive manner. Among the selection of work in this exhibition are mirrored patterns inspired by an eclectic mix of subjects such as tribal tattoos, historical textiles, curled ribbons, psychedelic art of the Sixties and the intricate patterns formed by a decorative interlocking tessellated shape.
Event Info: (480) 644-2242
Information: 480-644-6500
Price: Free
Free
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 • Sun 3/24/19 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Tue 3/26/19 - Wed 3/27/19 at 10am-5pm 

Carrie Ann Baade: Angels and Carnivorous Flowers

Painting
Carrie Ann Baade‘s lush oil paintings link historical masterworks with contemporary experience. Her work mines images from antiquity to the modern era, and she uses these pieces as a foundation to construct surreal landscapes inhabited by otherworldly figures and electric flora and fauna. The artist establishes a dialog with the past, injecting a contemporary voice and reinterpreting the historical fragments using her original feminist and autobiographical perspective.
Event Info: (480) 644-2242
Information: 480-644-6500
Price: Free
Free
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 • Tue 3/26/19 - Wed 3/27/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 3/28/19 at 10am-8pm 

Janet Towbin: Patterns of Obsession

Drawings/Works on Paper, Painting, Prints
A love of pattern is evident throughout Janet Towbin’s drawings, paintings and prints. Towbin creates complex images from simple lines and shapes that have been repeated in an orderly, obsessive manner. Among the selection of work in this exhibition are mirrored patterns inspired by an eclectic mix of subjects such as tribal tattoos, historical textiles, curled ribbons, psychedelic art of the Sixties and the intricate patterns formed by a decorative interlocking tessellated shape.
Event Info: (480) 644-2242
Information: 480-644-6500
Price: Free
Free
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 • Thu 3/28/19 at 10am-8pm 
 • Fri 3/29/19 - Sat 3/30/19 at 10am-5pm 

Carrie Ann Baade: Angels and Carnivorous Flowers

Painting
Carrie Ann Baade‘s lush oil paintings link historical masterworks with contemporary experience. Her work mines images from antiquity to the modern era, and she uses these pieces as a foundation to construct surreal landscapes inhabited by otherworldly figures and electric flora and fauna. The artist establishes a dialog with the past, injecting a contemporary voice and reinterpreting the historical fragments using her original feminist and autobiographical perspective.
Event Info: (480) 644-2242
Information: 480-644-6500
Price: Free
Free
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 • Fri 3/29/19 - Sat 3/30/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 3/31/19 at 12pm-5pm 

Janet Towbin: Patterns of Obsession

Drawings/Works on Paper, Painting, Prints
A love of pattern is evident throughout Janet Towbin’s drawings, paintings and prints. Towbin creates complex images from simple lines and shapes that have been repeated in an orderly, obsessive manner. Among the selection of work in this exhibition are mirrored patterns inspired by an eclectic mix of subjects such as tribal tattoos, historical textiles, curled ribbons, psychedelic art of the Sixties and the intricate patterns formed by a decorative interlocking tessellated shape.
Event Info: (480) 644-2242
Information: 480-644-6500
Price: Free
Free
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 • Sun 3/31/19 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Tue 4/2/19 - Wed 4/3/19 at 10am-5pm 

Carrie Ann Baade: Angels and Carnivorous Flowers

Painting
Carrie Ann Baade‘s lush oil paintings link historical masterworks with contemporary experience. Her work mines images from antiquity to the modern era, and she uses these pieces as a foundation to construct surreal landscapes inhabited by otherworldly figures and electric flora and fauna. The artist establishes a dialog with the past, injecting a contemporary voice and reinterpreting the historical fragments using her original feminist and autobiographical perspective.
Event Info: (480) 644-2242
Information: 480-644-6500
Price: Free
Free
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 • Tue 4/2/19 - Wed 4/3/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 4/4/19 at 10am-8pm 

Janet Towbin: Patterns of Obsession

Drawings/Works on Paper, Painting, Prints
A love of pattern is evident throughout Janet Towbin’s drawings, paintings and prints. Towbin creates complex images from simple lines and shapes that have been repeated in an orderly, obsessive manner. Among the selection of work in this exhibition are mirrored patterns inspired by an eclectic mix of subjects such as tribal tattoos, historical textiles, curled ribbons, psychedelic art of the Sixties and the intricate patterns formed by a decorative interlocking tessellated shape.
Event Info: (480) 644-2242
Information: 480-644-6500
Price: Free
Free
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 • Thu 4/4/19 at 10am-8pm 
 • Fri 4/5/19 - Sat 4/6/19 at 10am-5pm 

Carrie Ann Baade: Angels and Carnivorous Flowers

Painting
Carrie Ann Baade‘s lush oil paintings link historical masterworks with contemporary experience. Her work mines images from antiquity to the modern era, and she uses these pieces as a foundation to construct surreal landscapes inhabited by otherworldly figures and electric flora and fauna. The artist establishes a dialog with the past, injecting a contemporary voice and reinterpreting the historical fragments using her original feminist and autobiographical perspective.
Event Info: (480) 644-2242
Information: 480-644-6500
Price: Free
Free
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 • Fri 4/5/19 - Sat 4/6/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 4/7/19 at 12pm-5pm 

Janet Towbin: Patterns of Obsession

Drawings/Works on Paper, Painting, Prints
A love of pattern is evident throughout Janet Towbin’s drawings, paintings and prints. Towbin creates complex images from simple lines and shapes that have been repeated in an orderly, obsessive manner. Among the selection of work in this exhibition are mirrored patterns inspired by an eclectic mix of subjects such as tribal tattoos, historical textiles, curled ribbons, psychedelic art of the Sixties and the intricate patterns formed by a decorative interlocking tessellated shape.
Event Info: (480) 644-2242
Information: 480-644-6500
Price: Free
Free
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 • Sun 4/7/19 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Tue 4/9/19 - Wed 4/10/19 at 10am-5pm 

Carrie Ann Baade: Angels and Carnivorous Flowers

Painting
Carrie Ann Baade‘s lush oil paintings link historical masterworks with contemporary experience. Her work mines images from antiquity to the modern era, and she uses these pieces as a foundation to construct surreal landscapes inhabited by otherworldly figures and electric flora and fauna. The artist establishes a dialog with the past, injecting a contemporary voice and reinterpreting the historical fragments using her original feminist and autobiographical perspective.
Event Info: (480) 644-2242
Information: 480-644-6500
Price: Free
Free
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 • Tue 4/9/19 - Wed 4/10/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 4/11/19 at 10am-8pm 

Janet Towbin: Patterns of Obsession

Drawings/Works on Paper, Painting, Prints
A love of pattern is evident throughout Janet Towbin’s drawings, paintings and prints. Towbin creates complex images from simple lines and shapes that have been repeated in an orderly, obsessive manner. Among the selection of work in this exhibition are mirrored patterns inspired by an eclectic mix of subjects such as tribal tattoos, historical textiles, curled ribbons, psychedelic art of the Sixties and the intricate patterns formed by a decorative interlocking tessellated shape.
Event Info: (480) 644-2242
Information: 480-644-6500
Price: Free
Free
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 • Thu 4/11/19 at 10am-8pm 
 • Fri 4/12/19 - Sat 4/13/19 at 10am-5pm 

Carrie Ann Baade: Angels and Carnivorous Flowers

Painting
Carrie Ann Baade‘s lush oil paintings link historical masterworks with contemporary experience. Her work mines images from antiquity to the modern era, and she uses these pieces as a foundation to construct surreal landscapes inhabited by otherworldly figures and electric flora and fauna. The artist establishes a dialog with the past, injecting a contemporary voice and reinterpreting the historical fragments using her original feminist and autobiographical perspective.
Event Info: (480) 644-2242
Information: 480-644-6500
Price: Free
Free
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 • Fri 4/12/19 - Sat 4/13/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 4/14/19 at 12pm-5pm 

Janet Towbin: Patterns of Obsession

Drawings/Works on Paper, Painting, Prints
A love of pattern is evident throughout Janet Towbin’s drawings, paintings and prints. Towbin creates complex images from simple lines and shapes that have been repeated in an orderly, obsessive manner. Among the selection of work in this exhibition are mirrored patterns inspired by an eclectic mix of subjects such as tribal tattoos, historical textiles, curled ribbons, psychedelic art of the Sixties and the intricate patterns formed by a decorative interlocking tessellated shape.
Event Info: (480) 644-2242
Information: 480-644-6500
Price: Free
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 • Sun 4/14/19 at 12pm-5pm 

Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare

Children's Theatre
Climb into a musical time machine with Jack and Annie, and travel back to Elizabethan England! The daring sibling duo learns to overcome stage fright to save the famed bard’s show. Based on the book series by Mary Pope Osborne, the show helps audiences discover how history is shaped by those who learn to overcome their fears. Full of freestyle beats to move your feet, this tuneful tale is a hit with kids and grown-ups alike. Best for ages 5 and up.
theater;theatre;family;children;shakespeare
Event Info: (480) 644-6500
Ages: All ages
Price: $20
Event Website: www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/performing-live/magic-tree-house
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 • Thu 3/21/19 at 7pm 

WordPlay Cafe Story Slam

Poetry Reading/Spoken Word, Signing/Readings
The WordPlay Café open mic series culminates in an exciting stage show featuring storytellers, spoken word artists and musicians. Judged by professional storytellers and members of the audience, the Story Slam is a platform for celebrating one of humanity’s oldest art forms, while also using competition to challenge storytellers to take new risks.
spoken word; poetry; poetry slam;
Event Info: (480) 644-6500
Information: 480-644-6500
Ages: All ages
Price: $15
Event Website: www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/performing-live/wordplay-caf-story-slam
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 • Sat 3/23/19 at 7:30pm 

Symphony of the Southwest

Classical, Choral
Join Symphony of the Southwest, Youth Symphony of the Southwest, the North Valley Chorale and the Chandler Children’s Choir as they perform Carl Orff’s monumental work, Carmina Burana.
Event Info: (480) 644-2242
Information: 480-644-6500
Price: $20
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 • Sat 3/23/19 at 7:30pm 

Salt River Brass: Pictures at an Exhibition

Classical
Salt River Brass will paint in glorious brass strokes and enter the magical world of music based on artwork with Modest Mussorgsky’s alternately fanciful and powerful set of tone poems entitled Pictures at an Exhibition. Music from Giovanni Gabrielli, Richard Wagner, and Dmitri Shostakovich fill out this grand exhibition!
Event Info: (480) 644-2242
Information: 480-644-6500
Price: $18-$25; $16-$23 students with ID and seniors
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 • Sun 3/24/19 at 3pm 

Flavio Venturini in Concert By Casa Brazil, Inc

Pop, World
One of the icons of the most prolific Clube da Esquina movement in Minas Gerais, Flavio Venturini has always been a musician. Armed with an accordion, he spent his adolescence discovering his musical vein and improving it. He has proven to be one of the most talented and restless Brazilian artists, with unique and diverse musical styles.
Brazilian Music;POP Music
Event Info: (401) 474-9467
Ages: All ages
Price: $15-$25; lap children (2 and under are Free)
Event Website: https://www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/other-presenters/flavio-venturini
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 • Fri 3/29/19 at 7pm-10:30pm 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Modern, World Dance
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance. The Ailey company has gone on to perform for an estimated 25 million people at theaters in 48 states and 71 countries on six continents – as well as millions more through television broadcasts, film screenings, and online platforms. Program: March 29, 8:00pm: Stack Up (22m) -15min Intermission- Members Don’t Get Weary (25m) -15min Intermission- Ella (5m) -2m Pause- Revelations (36m) March 30, 8:00pm: Night Creature (17m) -2m Pause- Cry (17m) -15min Intermission- The Call (17m) -2m Pause- Juba (15m) -15min Intermission- Revelations (36m)
Black cultural expression;dance;modern dance;alvin ailey;robert battle;jamar roberts;
Event Info: (480) 644-6500
Ages: All ages
Price: $41-$65
Event Website: www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/performing-live/alvin-ailey-american-dance-theater
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 • Fri 3/29/19 - Sat 3/30/19 at 8pm 

Gina Chavez

Latin/Salsa, Folk, Pop
Gina Chavez will perform live at Mesa Arts Center Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. The bilingual songrwriter is a 10-time Austin Music Award Winner. Tickets on sale now at mesaartscenter.com, at the Mesa Arts Center Box Office, or by calling 480-644-6500. With her signature style of Latin folk-pop, Chavez takes audiences on a passionate journey through the Americas, blending the sounds and rhythms of the region with tension and grace. Her bilingual album Up.Rooted (2015) topped the Amazon and Latin iTunes charts following a national feature on NPR’s All Things Considered and a Tiny Desk concert that made NPR’s top 15 of 2015 and has more than 770,000 views. For her latest release, Lightbeam (2018), Chavez traded her acoustic guitar for a Gibson hollow body and worked with producer Dwight A. Baker (MISSIO, Josh Abbott Band, The Wind and the Wave). With classic hooks and a pop aesthetic, the five-song EP showcases Chavez’s artistic versatility and intensely personal lyrics that explore the journey and hardships she and Granado have undergone to publicly express their love for each other. For more on Chavez, her music and the Niñas Arriba college fund, visit www.ginachavez.com.
songwriter;bilignual;latin;folk;pop
Event Info: (480) 644-6500
Ages: All ages
Price: $30-$35
Event Website: www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/performing-live/gina-chavez
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 • Sat 3/30/19 at 7:30pm 

Zakir Hussain & Masters of Percussion

World
Zakir Hussain is today appreciated both in the field of percussion and in the music world at large as an international phenomenon. A classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order, his consistently brilliant and exciting performances have not only established him as a national treasure in his own country, India, but gained him worldwide fame. His playing is marked by uncanny intuition and masterful improvisational dexterity, founded in formidable knowledge and study.
world;music;india;classical;tabla;drum;virtuoso
Event Info: (480) 644-6500
Ages: All ages
Price: $35-$45
Event Website: www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/performing-live/zakir-hussain-masters-of-percussion
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 • Sat 4/6/19 at 8pm 

Monterery Jazz Festival on Tour

Jazz
The Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour features a top roster of diverse and international millennial talent and the leaders of jazz’s future, including Cécile McLorin Salvant, vocals; Bria Skonberg, trumpet, vocals; Melissa Aldana, tenor saxophone; Christian Sands, piano and musical director; Yasushi Nakamura, bass, and Jamison Ross, drums, vocals. In addition to having three unique and talented vocalists on the tour, and an equal balance of men and women, the show will feature renditions of classic jazz standards, along with originals penned by the members. Each musician is an outstanding representative of the next generation of jazz artists and educators, each with a close relationship with Monterey that represent both its musical excellence and jazz education activities—core components of Monterey Jazz Festival’s mission statement and expanding on its tradition of presenting the best in jazz, and of jazz’s younger, international and diverse future in 2019. To celebrate the Festival’s 60th Anniversary of its inception in 2018, Artistic Director Tim Jackson put together an all-star band that represented the future of jazz in a nationwide tour. Previous incarnations include a 50th anniversary tour in 2008, with additional national tours in 2010, 2013, and 2016.
jazz;singer;songwriter;trumpet;monterey jazz
Event Info: (480) 644-6500
Ages: All ages
Price: $36-$46
Event Website: www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/performing-live/monterey-jazz-festival-on-tour
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 • Tue 4/9/19 at 7:30pm 

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band & The Beth Hart Band

Blues, Rock, Jazz, R&B/Soul
The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band & The Beth Hart Band are performing on April 10, 2019 at the Mesa Arts Center.
Band;Mesa Arts Center
Price: $39.50-$69.50
Event Website: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/Z7r9jZ1Ae4ooV
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 • Wed 4/10/19 at 7:30pm 

Jason Vieaux, Guitar and Yolanda Kondonassis, Harp

Classical
Yolanda Kondonassis is celebrated as one of the world’s premier solo harpists and is widely regarded as today’s most recorded classical harpist. NPR describes Vieaux as, “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation.” His album, Play, won the 2015 Grammy® Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo and earned a place on NPR’s “50 Favorite Songs of 2014 (So Far)” for Vieaux’s recording of “Zapateado.”
harp;guitar;duet;classical;
Event Info: (480) 644-6500
Ages: All ages
Price: $38-$46
Event Website: www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/performing-live/jason-vieaux-and-yolanda-kondonassis
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 • Thu 4/11/19 at 7:30pm 

American Girl Live

Children's Theatre, Musical
In American Girl Live, a new, original, 90-minute musical that celebrates the power of girls and strength of friendship, audiences join five spunky campers and their fearless counselor at Camp American Girl, an overnight camp in the North Woods. Overcoming fears and obstacles along the way to having the summer of their lives, these brave campers rely on wisdom and advice delivered by Rebecca, Maryellen, Julie, Nanea, Luciana, and Melody – the beloved American Girl dolls they’ve brought along to camp – who inspire audiences in surprising and delightful-musical numbers, each reflecting their historical eras. Empowered by the stories and conviction of their American Girls, the campers learn that they can overcome anything and achieve their dreams, so long as they stay true to themselves and support one another!
theatre;theater;comedy;musical;family;children;american girl
Event Info: (480) 644-6500
Ages: All ages
Price: $35-$55
Event Website: www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/performing-live/american-girl-live
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 • Tue 4/16/19 - Sat 4/20/19 at 7pm 

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

Pop
Scott Bradlee is a composer, arranger and American pianist who got his start in jazz before turning to pop music. His Postmodern Jukebox project, begun on YouTube in 2011, infuses notable popular songs with jazz, swing and ragtime elements, or, as a Boston Globe writer put it "takes the pop hits of the text-and-Snapchat age and recasts them as meticulously arranged period pieces, from ragtime to doo-wop." To usher in the upcoming Twenty-Twenties, famed time-twisting musical collective Postmodern Jukebox will circumnavigate the globe in 2019 on their Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour. The tour is meant to prepare the world for a new decade -- one that Postmodern Jukebox creator Scott Bradlee hopes will see a return to the style and craftsmanship that typified the music of past generations.
pop;music;singer;vocal;piano;big band
Event Info: (480) 644-6500
Ages: All ages
Price: $42.50-$208
Event Website: www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/performing-live/scott-bradlees-postmodern-jukebox
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 • Wed 4/17/19 at 7:30pm 

CaZo Dance Company Presents: You Are Not Alone

Tap/Jazz, Modern
Have you ever felt alone in a crowd or wondered if anyone would miss you if you simply didn’t show up? You’re Not Alone. Inspired by real stories from CaZo Artistic Director Bridgette Borzillo and her dancers, You Are Not Alone explores the nuances of common high school experiences in the age of social media. Whether it’s dealing with bullying, peer pressure, coming out, thoughts of suicide, first loves, or wearing a mask to fit in, everyone has struggled to find their place at one point or another, even if it feels like you’re the only one. You Are Not Alone is guaranteed to take you on a journey that will hopefully lead to discussions with those you love and admire most about your own personal battles. We also will be donating proceeds from the show to The JEM Foundation.
theatre;dance;cazodancecomapny;mesa arts center;show
Event Info: (619) 322-4178
Ages: 14 and over
Price: $26; $21 students; $45 VIP
Event Website: cazodance.com
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 • Fri 4/19/19 at 7:30pm-9:30pm 
 • Sat 4/20/19 at 2pm till 4pm, 7:30pm till 9:30pm 

Christian McBride Big Band

Jazz
The Christian McBride Big Band is a 17-piece, 21st century big band whose debut album, The Good Feeling, received the Grammy® Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album in 2012. Iconic bassist Christian McBride has been doing what the title of his upcoming big band album implied for years: Bringin’ It. This highly anticipated release puts his status and skills as an all- around entertainer on full display.
jazz;big band;bass
Event Info: (480) 644-6500
Ages: All ages
Price: $36-$46
Event Website: www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/performing-live/christian-mcbride-big-band
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 • Wed 4/24/19 at 7:30pm 

International Jazz Day at Mesa Arts Center

Jazz
Mesa Arts Center joins more than 196 global Jazz Day celebrations in April, officially designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as Jazz Appreciation Month. The festival celebrates jazz and the role it plays in uniting people around the world. World-renowned alto saxophone player Donald Harrison headlines this year’s International jazz Day Festival. Big Chief Donald Harrison is one of the best alto players in the world and known as the “The King of Nouveau Swing”. Special Guest Artist: Keyboard player Bernard Wright is an American funk and jazz keyboardist and singer who began his career as a session musician and later released four solo albums. Featured Performers: Jessica Kotu - Born and raised in New Orleans with a great love for gospel and jazz. Dowell Davis - Known as “D” to his fellow players, Davis has graced national and international stages with his drumming since 1983. Jesse McGuire - McGuire is an American trumpeter famous for his execution of the Star Spangled Banner, which he has performed for three U.S. Presidents, and at many major sporting events. Neamen Lyles. Ioannis Goudelis - Pianist Ioannis Goudelis has performed internationally at festivals, clubs and concert halls .
jazz;piano;festival;
Event Info: (602) 524-7998
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
Free
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 • Sun 4/28/19 at 4pm 

Jake Shimabakuro

Pop, World, Funk, Jazz
Compared to the likes of Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix, ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro is bringing his lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques back to Mesa Arts Center for an enthralling evening of jazz, pop and funk. One of the world’s most exciting and innovative ukulele players and composers, Jake redefines ukulele music--performing everything from traditional Hawaiian tunes to covers of popular hits like George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
ukulele;jazz;pop;funk;
Event Info: (480) 644-6500
Ages: All ages
Price: $39
Event Website: www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/performing-live/jake-shimabukuro
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 • Thu 5/2/19 at 7:30pm 

David Gray

Rock, Pop
David Gray is performing at Mesa Arts Center June 29, 2019! David Gray had enjoyed immense success in the UK and Ireland for years before the rest of the world caught up with him with 1997's "White Ladder." His simple, acoustic-fronted songs are canvasses on which Gray paints emotions, with his hoarse vocals acting as the brush with which he recreates scenes from his soul. With a career now spanning over fifteen years, David’s commercial success is also backed up by a critical consensus and countless accolades.
www.davidgray.com
Event Website: https://boxoffice.mesaartscenter.com/Online/mapSelect.asp
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 • Sat 6/29/19 

Dennis DeYoung

Rock, Pop
Dennis DeYoung is performing at the Mesa Arts Center October 11, 2019! Dennis DeYoung is the former keyboardist and founding member of Styx. In addition to four solo albums, DeYoung has performed outside of the rock arena in the musical 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and has written songs for a musical version of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame.'
Styx
www.dennisdeyoung.com/
Event Website: https://boxoffice.mesaartscenter.com/Online/default.asp
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 • Fri 10/11/19 at 8pm