March Spotlight

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Cover picture for the Arts and Entertainment Spotlight - Photo Credit: Sattu Samura '21

Sattu Samura and Zoelyn Mulloy, Class Writers

With all the activities and events taking place around the valley, Arizonans can become overwhelmed with the number of fun choices! But, no need to fear, the hard part has been taken care of. Listed below are a plethora of events, movies, and albums coming out this month handpicked for Xavier College Preparatory girls to enjoy. 

 

Tempe Festival of the Arts

310 S Mill Ave Ste A201

Tempe, AZ

 The Tempe Festival of the Arts is a fun family-friendly event including food, entertainment including street performers, henna artists, face painters, caricature artists, a drum circle, and all-day live music. Local independent artists’ work will be shown and sold to the public including over 375 artists. The festival takes place between March 27th to the 29th from 10 am to 5:30 pm daily. Admission is free.

 

Italian Festival of Arizona

Phoenix Convention Center & Venues

100 N. 3rd St. Phoenix, AZ

The 7th Annual Italian Festival takes place on Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th and includes a variety of Italian food, entertainment, and cultural exploration. The event includes cooking demonstrations of Italian dishes like pizza, pasta and more, a lively lineup of Italian musicians, and Italian flag wavers and dancers. The event starts at 11 am and tickets are $12. Tickets can be purchased online at www.italianfestivalaz.com

 


Wonderspaces Arizona

Scottsdale Fashion Square

7014 E Camelback Rd

 

Wonderspaces is an exhibition made of installments created by artists to “rewrite the laws that govern the physical world and our interactions with it.” It is an immersive experience to take amazing Instagram photos. Weekly hours are 10 am to 10 pm on Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm on Sundays, and 12 pm to 10 pm on Tuesdays through Fridays. Tickets can be bought at arizona.wonderspaces.com and are $24 for adults, $20 for students, seniors, and veterans, $15 for children from 3-12, and free for children under 3 years old.

 

Albums: 

The Weekend – After Hours (March 20th)

 

After Hours will be the 4th studio album by the Weekend. The album is inspired by the films: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Joker, Casino, and Uncut Gems and is meant to have a psychedelic aesthetic.

 

Alicia Keys – ALICIA (March 20th )

This album is set to be Alicia Keys’ 7th studio album and her first album in 4 years featuring 15 tracks. The album is set to be an R&B album with different elements of musical styles such as Reggae, Neo-Soul, and Pop.

 

5 Seconds of Summer – Calm (March 27th)

This album is set to be the 4th studio album by the Australian pop-rock boy band. After the album releases, it was announced that the band will embark on their 5th tour the “No Shame Tour” starting in May 2020. The album will feature 12 tracks. 

 

Movies:

Onward the Movie

Coming to theatres March 6th, Onward the movie tells a fantastic story about a young elf boy named Ian Lightfoot and his older brother Barley Lightfoot. Together they try to discover if magic still exists. On their quest, the two boys accidentally summon their father back from the dead, however only half of his body made it back. The two boys get caught up in some crazy adventures trying to fix the mistake they made.

 

March 20 

A Quiet Place: Part II

Following the first movie, A Quiet Place: Part II continues the tale of a family who lives in a world that has been taken over by creatures that will hurt you if you make a single sound. The Abbot family must brave the world they live in while not making a sound. On their journey, however, the family discovers the creatures that lurk around their town are the only things they should be afraid of. 

 

March 27 

Mulan Live-Action 

Bringing back the beloved animated classic, Disney is now giving us the Live-Action film of Mulan. Releasing March 27th, this movie shows the life of a young girl Mulan who just wants to do right by her family. One day when war generals come to Mulan’s village and ask for men to fight, her father is forced to join the army. When seeing how bad of shape her father is in she disguises herself as a man in order to join the army. Along the way, Mulan finds courage, friendship, and even love.