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Things to Do This Week In and Around Mesa, AZ

We are back with an event post this week.  Here's our list:

From Classical to Broadway 
This concert by the East Valley Mormon Choral Organization is held this Friday, April 20th at the Mesa Arts Center at 5 pm and 8 pm. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased here.  Concert attire is expected and children 5 and up are welcome to attend.  The choirs and orchestra are made up of over 700 members total, with several children's choirs and a massive 250-member adult choir.

Ballet Under the Stars  
This is a local dance company's version of Ballet Under the Stars.  Studio R Ballet is putting on this free community concert which will feature pieces from Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Carmen, and Esmeralda.  Production held at the Bella Via Community Amphitheatre near Warner and Signal Butte in Mesa.  Check out their facebook page for directions and more info.

Arizona’s Centennial Celebration at the Southeast Regional Library 
Saturday, April 21, 1-4 p.m. 
Grind corn, practice roping, play games from the 1800s, learn dances, and talk with costumed historians.   There will also be an interactive living museum including original artifacts, period replicas, artisans and performers. 775 N. Greenfield Rd. in Gilbert.

Above the Influence 
There are a couple of events for kids on Friday, 4/20 to celebrate being drug free-  You can check out the one hosted by the City of Mesa or this one at Skateland.

Survive the Hunger Games event at Bookmans Mesa this Wednesday.

Native American Pow Wow this weekend, Friday night through Sunday at ASU on the band practice field.

Try a picnic and some live music in Scottsdale this Sunday.

Start looking ahead to summer by checking out classes offered for adults and children from the City of Mesa.  Registration for Mesa residents opened today!  Here's a great idea--Fit Kids, a fun program for kids 9-12 designed with exercise and nutrition in mind.

Fun in the Sun
Bring your little one out to this free event hosted by the City of Mesa next Wednesday morning, April 25th at Countryside Park.  Includes activities, parachute play, storytime, Mesa Fire Department and more.  Sounds like a fun way to spend the morning with your favorite preschooler.

Would you like an opportunity to volunteer for your community?  City of Mesa is looking for people for this event held Saturday, April 28th.

Personally, my calendar has been marked for months for next Saturday, April 28th.  It's the My Nana's Salsa Challenge.  For one reasonable price you get admission which includes all-you-can eat chips and salsa from over 80 contestants.  Tickets are $10 at the event or $8 in advance from any Fry's store.  Children 12 and under are free which includes a fun zone with free games.  If you love chips and salsa you can't miss this event!

Have a great week!

Do you know of something going on not listed here?  Please share it in the comments!


Jenna said...

Thanks for the EVMCO shout-out! Love your blog!

The Wizzle said...

Whew, lots of good stuff!

I have a good one: it is food-for-fines time at the Mesa Public Libraries - for each can, you get $1 off your fines. If you are me, this is a REALLY GOOD THING to take advantage of.

barbafamily said...


Dance Centennial - Saturday 4/21 at Mesa High football field. Performances at 6pm and 8pm. Celebrating Arizona’s 100th birthday with over twelve hundred (1200) youth, ages twelve through eighteen performing!

iheartmesa said...

Thanks ladies!