Here is a cehedule of events for Scottsdale for the remaining week of April I wented to share with you all:
Town of Carefree Concert: The 10-piece band, Affinity, wraps up Carefreeâ€™s free concert series for the season with a performance 7 p.m. April 22 at the Carefree Amphitheater, 101 Easy St., Carefree. Admission is free. Call 480-488-3686.
Arizona State University Jazz Repertory Band presents a big-band concert 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at ASU Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Road. Tickets cost $5. Call 480-596-2660.
April 22â€“May 1
Theatre Artists Studio presents â€œWords for Music: The Ladies of Tin Pan Alleyâ€ 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22-Saturday, April 29, and Thursday, April 29-Saturday, May 1 at studio, 4848 E. Cactus Road, No. 406. Vaudeville-style cabaret features songs written and composed by women of late 1800s to the present. General ad mission $20, $15 per person in groups of 10 or more and $10 for students ages 25 and under. Call 602-765-0120.
Havana Nights Senior Prom rocks the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, April 23. Visit www.scottsdaleaz.gov/seniors/specialevents.asp
McDowell Mountain Music Festival takes place April 23-25 at The Compound. Performances by over a dozen musical acts. Proceeds benefit Ear Candy, a nonprofit music organization, and Phoenix Day. Call 480-0585-5483.
Charles Lewis Quintet will play with Cheleâ€™ on vocals 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 23, at ASU Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Road. Tickets cost $15. Call 480-596-2660.
One-act play depicts struggle of immigrants
New Carpa Theatre Co. and Arizona Advocacy Network Foundation will pres ent two performances of â€œ The Tears of Lives,â€ by James E. Garcia, 8 p.m. April 23-24 at the Holland Community Center in Scottsdale.
â€œFirst and foremost, this is intended as an engaging drama about a family coping with the crisis of children being separated from their father,â€ said James E. Garcia, writer and producer of â€œ The Tears of Livesâ€ and the producing artistic director of New Carpa Theatre Co.
â€œBut it is inevitably a commentary on the real world circumstances impacting thousands of immigrant families across the United States.â€
The weekend production is a fund raiser event on behalf of the Arizona Ad vocacy Network, an immigrants advocacy organization headquartered in Central Phoenix.
The Holland Community Center is located at 34250 N. 60th Street, Bldg. B.
Scottsdale. A minimum donation of $25 is requested.
Call 602-297-2500 or 602-460-1374.
Scottsdale chamber plans â€˜Casino Royaleâ€™ for April 23
The North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce presents its Casino Royale 6-11 p.m. Friday, April 23 at Fox Sports Grill, 16203 N. Scottsdale Road.
Prizes will be given away to casino game winners and by raffle.
Tickets cost $35 for individuals and $60 for couples. Admission includes appetizers all night, two drink tickets, $500 in casino vouchers and one entry for the mini-heli copter ball drop.
â€˜Lucky Duckyâ€™ Derby sets sail April 24 at Waterfront
More than 40,000 rubber ducks will be released into the SRP Canal at the Wa terfront for the cityâ€™s annual Lucky Ducky Derby.
The event will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, near Stetson Drive and Scottsdale Road.
Residents are encouraged to â€œAdoptâ€ a duck to help raise money for various charities, including Kids Cafe, Phoenix Childrenâ€™s Hospital and McCormick-Still man Railroad Park. Contact 480-245-7681 or visit www.duckrace.com to adopt your duck or for more information.
Arizona Womenâ€™s Theatre Company pres ents the fourth annual Pandora Festival, a cele bration of new plays written by Arizona women playwrights, April 23-25 at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Staged readings of full length, one-act and 10-minute plays showcase contemporary Arizona women playwrights. For details, visit www.azwtc.org
April Pools Day casts off 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Eldorado Aquatic and Fitness Center, 2301 N. Miller Road. The event is free and fea tures water games, contests, a Kids Zone and water safety demonstrations. Call 480-312-2484.
Celebrate the Tree blooms 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Scottsdaleâ€™s Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Park, 5601 N. Hayden Road. Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane will plant a tree a 10 a.m., and the event includes fun events for fami lies and instructional sessions on living greener at home. The event is free to attend. Visit www.scottsdaleaz.gov/water/conservation.asp
Keep Scottsdale Beautiful 2010, presented by the City of Scottsdale, invites all volunteers to participate in a citywide litter cleanup event Saturday, April 24. Register online, www.scottsdaleaz.gov/reinvestment/cab/register.asp
Stew Keene - Home Smart Realty
North Phoenix and Scottsdale Area Specialist