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Posted: Saturday, March 13, 2010 3:42 pm | Updated: 3:28 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

The Irish Sopranos

This trio of songstresses have appeared on a variety of stages from "Riverdance" to operas, and now they'll put their talent on display at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. They will present their catalog with ranges from traditional Irish tunes, to classical music, to pop songs and beyond.

Tickets are $31.

For more information, call (480) 644-6500 or visit www.mesaartscenter.com.

Spring training baseball

What better way to celebrate spring than to head to the ballpark and take in a Cactus League baseball game? The ever-popular Chicago Cubs are taking on the Texas Rangers at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday at Hohokam Park, 1235 N. Center St.

Tickets range from $8 to $26.

For more information, call (800) 905-3315 or visit www.cubs.com.

Nature writer and photographer

Ecologist Mark Moffett has served as writer or photographer for dozens of articles in "National Geographic." He will discuss his career and showcase his amazing photos from around the world in this presentation entitled "Army Ants and Flying Frogs." He'll take the stage 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St.

Admission ranges from $26 to $38.

For more information, call (480) 644-6500 or visit www.mesaartscenter.com.

Kids nature activities

Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Road, will be holding fun and educational events for kids throughout the week. At 10 a.m. Wednesday, there will be "Outdoor Animal Games," followed by "Lookin' for Lizards" at 1:30 p.m. On Thursday there will be a desert scavenger hunt at 10 a.m., then a story time at 11 a.m. Friday will feature "Little Desert Explorers" at 10 a.m., "What's That Bird?" at 11 a.m. and "All About Bees" at noon.

All of the events are free, but there is a $6-per-vehicle park entry fee.

For more information, call (480) 984-0032 or visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/usery.

Video game socials

Teens looking to get out and meet some new friends are invited to check out the Mesa libraries' video game events this week. On Friday at the Dobson Ranch branch library, 2425 S. Dobson Road, there will be a "Dance Dance Revolution" party from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Then from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, kids of all ages are invited to a gaming day at the Red Mountain branch library, 635 N. Power Road. Play the Wii or take part in any of the numerous traditional board games available.

For more information, call (480) 644-3444 for the Dobson branch or (480) 644-3183 for the Red Mountain branch or visit www.mesalibrary.org/events.

Enjoy lunch with an outdoor concert

Pack a lunch and enjoy the outdoors along with a free midday musical performance from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St.

This week's show will feature The Hot Club of Phoenix combining a homage to gypsy jazz of the 1930s with their own unique musical style.

For more information, call (480) 644-6500 or visit www.mesaartscenter.com.

Desert lecture

Learn about the plants and wildlife that call the desert home from author Dr. John Alcock. He's written numerous books about the Sonoran Desert and will share his knowledge and experience with attendees.

The presentation will begin 7 p.m. Saturday at Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Road.

The lecture is free, but there is a $6-per-vehicle park entry fee.

For more information, call (480) 984-0032 or visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/usery.

Go and Do events are compiled by Tribune writer Chris Adams. Send your event information via e-mail to getout@evtrib.com.

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