Events: Arizona - Phoenix - Scottsdale
- 2017 LIVE & LOCAL FRIDAYS: Jan Sandwich Presents: Remembering Debbie Reynolds
- 08.18.2017 08.30PM
- Stage 2 - Scottsdale
- Music Events
Expect a night full to the brim with musical salute to “America’s Sweetheart” with vocalist Jan Sandwich and pianist Nicole Pesce.
Returning by popular demand, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Live & Local Fridays summer concert series will open on July 28 with a performance by the Latin blues band Los Morenos in the Virginia G. Piper Theater, and with the experimental jazz quartet House of Stairs in Stage 2.
The expanded Live & Local Fridays lineup will showcase 10 Arizona groups spanning Americana, blues, flamenco, jazz, Latin and pop on Friday evenings through Aug. 25. For the first time, the series will be presented in both of the Center’s indoor venues, with larger bands performing in the Virginia G. Piper Theater at 8 p.m. and smaller ensembles in the more intimate Stage 2 at 8:30 p.m.
Next door, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) offers free admission from 5 to 9 p.m. on Fridays. The Museum’s summer exhibitions include the immersive installation Ocean of Light: Submergence by the U.K.-based arts collective Squidsoup; [dis]functional: Products of Conceptual Design, exploring the relationship between art and design; and I’m Sorry But It’s Hard to Imagine, juxtaposing works from SMoCA’s collection with one of Nam June Paik’s iconic TV sculptures.
Advance tickets for Live & Local Fridays concerts start at $12 through www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or 480-499-TKTS (8587). Tickets start at $15 on the day of the event. Each concert is ticketed separately.