Hispanic heritage celebrations
La Gran Fiesta – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
• Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, 7:30 p.m., Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater; tickets: $34, $44
• Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, 7:30 p.m, Outdoors at Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater; all tickets: $25
• A Celebration of Hispanic and Latin Culture, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 6–7, 2010, noon – 6 p.m., Outdoors next to Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts; free admission
• Chita Rivera: My Broadway, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, 8 p.m., Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater; tickets: $39, $49
9th Annual Spanish Market - Heard Museum, Saturday and Sunday, November 13-14, 2010, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Strolling musicians and artwork by more than 75 Hispanic artists from Arizona and New Mexico highlight this festive, casual and friendly annual marketplace. Chat with artists as they sell a range of distinctive and unique artwork.
With art in every price range, Spanish Market offers buyers a wide selection of objects from different Hispanic traditions including santos, retablos, pottery, colcha embroidery, furniture making, painting, printmaking and silver and tinwork.
Visit Grand Canyon for free
Grand Canyon National Park will be joining national
park units around the country as they waive entrance fees on Veterans Day in recognition of current and former servicemen and women.
Visitors and commercial tours that arrive at Grand Canyon National Park on
Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11 will be allowed free entry into the park.
“User fees” such as backcountry permit fees, camping fees and fees for other activities offered in the park will not be waived. Regular entrance fees will be collected for any additional days spent in the park beyond Veteran’s Day.
For more information about the waiving of fees at Grand Canyon National Park on Veteran’s Day, call (928) 638-7951 or -7954. For information on visiting Grand Canyon National Park, visit the park’s web site at www.nps.gov/grca or call (928) 638-7888.
7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11; 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 12; 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13
Schubert’s ‘Unfinished Symphony’ Finished will be presented at Symphony Hall. Tickets for start at $18 and can be purchased by calling the Phoenix Symphony Box Office at (602) 495-1999 or by visiting www.phoenixsymphony.org.
8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13
Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Project
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Project on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m. at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix.
Tickets are available for $55 and $75 through the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Patron Services Box Office at (480) 994-ARTS (2787), ext. 2, or online at www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org.
Backed by a swing orchestra, Feinstein will share timeless romantic songs from his 2009 album, The Sinatra Project, a tribute to the one-of-a-kind style of Frank Sinatra, including classics such as Fools Rush In, I’ve Got a Crush on You and You Go to My Head. Feinstein not only pays homage to Sinatra, but to many of his contemporaries, including Ella Fitzgerald, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Rosemary Clooney and other great singers of the post-war, pre-rock years.
Celebrity Theatre is located at 440 N. 32nd St., north of East Van Buren Street, Phoenix. Free parking is available on site.