Play the video above to see these stories on AZ Illustrated Arts for Thursday, Nov.20:

BASKET WEAVING FEST: Arizona State Museum hosted a celebration honoring the basketry traditions of Arizona’s native cultures on Nov. 2. Native weavers of the Akimel O’odham, Apache, Hopi, Chemehuevi, Navajo and Tohono O’odham were represented.

NATIVE AMERICAN BASKETS: Basket Weaving has been a cultural tradition of the Southwest for many years now, and continues to be demonstrated today. Terrell Dew Johnson and Andrew Higgins are just two of the many people who take part in this tradition by preserving Native American arts and supporting these cultural practices.

UA BALLET: The University of Arizona's School of Dance was recently awarded the right to produce "Tarantella," a ballet created by the renounced 20th century choreographer, George Balanchine. Balanchine's professional trajectory, and his involvement as the co-founder of the New York City Ballet earned him the title of "the father of the American ballet."

'30S STAGE COMEDY AT UA: The UA's Arizona Repertory Theatre's production of "The Man Who Came to Dinner" is being directed by someone who has a colorful history with the play. Guest director Hank Stratton appeared in the 2000 Broadway revival of the 1939 comedy by George Kaufman and Moss Hart.

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