On stage or at festival, plenty to do in Gilbert through the weekend

Karla Bonoff
Karla Bonoff appears at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 13. (Courtesy Higley Center for the Performing Arts)

Karla Bonoff appears at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 13. (Courtesy Higley Center for the Performing Arts)

It's Valentine's Day weekend, and even if you are out with your valentine on the 14th, there is plenty more you can do on the weekend in Gilbert.

Feb. 13

Home Science Fair

This is a Home Science Fair that is independent of schools and available to homeschool students and others that enjoy learning science at home. 6:30 p.m. Free. American Family Education, 1267 N. Recker Road, Gilbert. 480-654 -9233. www.homesciencefair.com

Feb. 13

Karla Bonoff concert

Musician Karla Bonoff is mostly known for her songwriting for stars like Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt and Wynonna Judd, but also has put her own music out since the 1970s. $29-$41. 7 p.m., Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Road, Gilbert. 480-279-7194. http://higleycenter.org

Feb. 13-March 28

Guys and Dolls

This Broadway musical is set against the fast-moving high lights and low lives of New York City in the 1940s. It includes classic songs, like “Luck Be a Lady,” “Take Back Your Mink,” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.” 7:30 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.), 4 p.m. (Fri-Sat.), noon (Feb. 15, 22, 29). $22-$40. Hale Centre Theatre, 50 W. Page Ave., Gilbert. 480-497-1181. www.haletheatrearizona.com

Feb. 15

Sweets Festival

This event has sweets for children and drinks for adults. It also has rides, a pie-eating contest and more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (12 and under), $7 (over 12). Gilbert Civic Center Great Lawn, 50 E. Civic Center Drive, Gilbert. 480-586-6711. www.sweetsfest.com
By Tom Blodgett

Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent 30 years in journalism in Arizona and is the editor of the Gilbert edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he now serves as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.


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