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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Angels at Salt River Fields
So, not only are you scratching your head wondering where the first two months of 2014 have gone, but now your fingers are glistening with salty, foreboding little beads of sweat, gently reminding you that the mercury is once again rising. Fortunately, you still have about a month to get some color on those pasty stems before you inevitably decry the heat and recoil back into your hermitage like the rest of us. So you might as well make the most of it.
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And what better way to spend a few hours outdoors (before it becomes a fatal enterprise) than to check out a spring training game? And as the temperatures rise, our hometown Arizona Diamondbacks are likewise hoping to improve on last season's lukewarm production. A visit from the Los Angeles Angels on Monday, March 3, oughta be quite the litmus test. Opening pitch is at 1:10 p.m. at Scottsdale's Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 North Pima Road. Tickets start at $11. Visit www.dbacks.com or call 480-270-5000 for details. -- Rob Kroehler
Mimulus at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Guto Muniz Mimulus performs Dolores in Scottsdale.
Pain and passion; you can't have one without the other. That sentiment, beautifully and strikingly expressed by Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, is at the root of Brazilian dance company Mimulus' work, Dolores.
Drawing direct inspiration from Almodóvar's oeuvre, which includes Volver, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, and with popular Spanish songs, Dolores blends ballroom, samba, and other social dances to illustrate the complexity of relationships.
The evening-length work and the troupe make their Scottsdale debut at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 East Second Street.
Should the show leave you inspired to try out the samba, stick around for the post-performance Ball in the Hall, which begins at 9 p.m. and is free to all ticketholders. Tickets to see Mimulus perform are $29, $39, and $49 via www.tickets.scottsdaleperformingarts.com or by calling 480-499-8587. -- Becky Bartkowski