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EVENTS –JULY 2014

ANTHEM

JUL 3 2014


15th Annual Independence Day Celebration

Anthem

15th Annual Independence Day Celebration – Anthem Community Park, musical entertainment, a kids’ zone with water slides and inflatables, and face painting
and patriotic tattoos, a stilt walker, food court with a beer garden, Color Guard presentation, fireworks display at 9:30 pm, event is 6-10 pm,
623-742-6050 or http://www.OnlineAtAnthem.com

GLENDALE

JUL 1 2014 – JUL 24 2014


48th Annual Summer Band Concert Series

Glendale – Murphy Park

48th Annual Summer Band Concert Series – Murphy Park, by the community band of 100 musicians with its renditions of marches, ballads and show tunes, bring
a lawn chair or blanket, free, 8 pm, Thursdays, 623-930-2299 or http://www.glendaleaz.com/events

JUL 11 2014 – JUL 26 2014

She Kills Monsters

Glendale – Brelby Studio

She Kills Monsters – Brelby Studio, high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90′s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright
Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all, 7:30 & 2 pm, 623-282-2781 or http://brelby.com

JUL 19 2014

8th Annual Christmas in July

Glendale

8th Annual Christmas in July – Historic Downtown Glendale and Catlin Court, holiday crafts, sweet treats and deals, Santa, 10 am – 4 pm,

http://www.VisitGlendale.com

8th Annual Christmas in July – Historic Downtown Glendale and Catlin Court, holiday crafts, sweet treats and deals, Santa, 10 am – 4 pm, http://www.VisitGlendale.com

AUG 1 2014 – AUG 3 2014


Summer Maricopa County Home & Garden Show

Glendale – University of Phoenix Stadium

Summer Maricopa County Home & Garden Show – University of Phoenix Stadium, “one-stop home improvement shopping,” shop, compare and save with more than
1000 exhibits of the Valley’s reputable companies all competing for your business and offering thousands of products and services for your home improvement
needs, $5, Fri 10 am – 6 pm, Sat 10 am – 6 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm, http://www.MCHomeShows.com

AUG 2 2014

5th Annual Dog Days of Summer

Glendale – Historic Downtown Glendale

5th Annual Dog Days of Summer – Historic Downtown Glendale, activities include photo stations, Frosty Paw Treats; appearance by Topaz, the Glendale Fire
Department’s crisis response dog; watering stations; pet aura photos; fresh baked dog treats; a fashion show; pet gifts and accessories, 7-10 am,
623-930-4500 or http://www.visitglendale.com

PEORIA

JUL 4 2014

2014 ARR Summer Series Race #3

Peoria – Rio Vista

2014 ARR Summer Series Race #3 – Rio Vista Park, 4-mile race, the point series awards medals to the top three (3) overall run and top three (3) overall
walk and to the following age groups (run only): 10 and under, 11-13, 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74,
75 and over, awards for the point series are given at the I-Did-A-Run in September, 6:30 am, 602-954-8341 or http://www.arizonaroadracers.com

JUL 4 2014

31st Annual All American Festival

Peoria – Peoria Sports Complex

Family friendly activities including Water Zone, a Kids Zone, food eating contests, a cornhole tournament, bounce houses, food concessions and several
bottle beer offerings, fireworks at 9:15 pm, $5, 12 & under free, 5-10 pm, 623-773-8700 or http://www.PeoriaSportsComplex.com

JUL 11 2014 – JUL 31 2014

Peter Pan

Peoria – Arizona Broadway Theatre

Peter Pan – Arizona Broadway Theatre, known by many from the 1953 Disney movie, Peter Pan tells the story of the mischievous boy who can fly, who never
ages, and who spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the enchanting isles of Neverland as the undisputed leader of the Lost Boys, this summer,
audiences are invited to sprinkle a little pixie dust and join Peter, Wendy, Michael, John and Tinker Bell on a magical adventure as they battle alligators
and the notorious Captain Hook in Arizona Broadway Theatre’s high-flying and fanciful spectacle, 5:30 pm and noon, http://azbroadway.org

 

PHOENIX

JUL 1 2014


Picture This! Navajo Pictorial Textiles

Phoenix – Heard Museum

Picture This! Navajo Pictorial Textiles – Heard Museum, the many ways in which the weavers’ creativity and imagination have been woven with technical
mastery will be showcased, many weavers draw on important imagery from the Navajo culture, while others work in a popular folk-art style that infuses
images from the modern world into a distinctively Navajo perspective, http://www.heard.org

JUL 1 2014 – JUL 31 2014


Ghost Towns of Arizona: Photography of Kurt Wenner

Phoenix – Pueblo Grande Museum

Features more than 40 photographs of Arizona ghost towns, taken by Kurt Wenner between 1996 and 2006, http://www.pueblogrande.com

JUL 1 2014 – JUL 6 2014

Hollywood Costume

Phoenix – Phoenix Art Museum

Major multimedia exhibition explores the essentials of costume design and illuminates the costume designer’s creative process, bringing together more than
100 of the world’s most iconic costumes from a century of filmmaking, ticketed event, $10-20, http://phxart.org

JUL 1 2014 – JUL 5 2014


12th Annual Native American Basketball Invitational

Phoenix – US Airways Center

12th Annual Native American Basketball Invitational – U.S. Airways Center, http://www.nabihoops.com

JUL 1 2014 – JUL 31 2014


Desert Botanical Garden Flashlight Tours 2014

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

Self-paced stroll along the Garden’s Desert Discovery Trail, experience the plants, animals, sights and sounds of the desert night, bring a flashlight and
wear walking shoes, Thursdays-Saturdays, 7 pm, http://dbg.org

JUL 3 2014

2014 Light Up the Sky Festival

Phoenix – Maryvale Baseball Park

2014 Light Up the Sky Festival – Maryvale Baseball Park, features various games, activities designed for youth of all ages, then fireworks, free, 6:30-9:30
pm, 602-262-6275 or http://www.phoenix.gov/parks

JUL 4 2014


29th Annual Freedom Wireless Fabulous Phoenix Fourth

Phoenix – Steele Indian School Park Memorial Hall

29th Annual Freedom Wireless Fabulous Phoenix Fourth – Steele Indian School Park, three stages of entertainment, Kids World area, classic car exhibit,
refreshment vendors, free, 6-9:30 pm, 602-262-6862 or http://www.phoenix.gov

JUL 4 2014

Artlink First Fridays

Phoenix – Central Phoenix

Artlink First Fridays – self-guided art tour of central Phoenix, galleries, art spaces, studios, first Friday of each month, free shuttle rides, free, 6-10
pm, 602-256-7539 or http://www.artlinkphoenix.com

JUL 12 2014

2014 Night Golf

Phoenix – Palo Verde Golf Course

2014 Night Golf – Palo Verde, 9-hole course is lined with glow lights, each foursome will receive a flash light to wave up the next foursome, golfers walk
or pull a cart, a tournament format as a four-person scramble and includes prizes and a goodie bag for each player, $100/foursome, pre-register, 7 pm,
602-249-9930 or http://phoenix.gov/recreation/rec/facilities/golf/index.html

JUL 19 2014


Dodge Presents: Mötley Crüe – The Final Tour

Phoenix – Ak-Chin Pavilion

Dodge Presents: Mötley Crüe – The Final Tour – Ak-Chin Pavilion, with Alice Cooper,7 pm, http://livenation.com

JUL 19 2014

Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2014

Phoenix – US Airways Center

Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2014 – US Airways Center, also nationally televised on ESPN, tip-off at 12:30 pm, 602-252-WNBA or

http://PhoenixMercury.com/allstar

JUL 24 2014

The Voice Tour

Phoenix – Comerica Theatre

The Voice Tour – Comerica Theatre, $47-80, 7:30 pm, http://livenation.com

JUL 28 2014 – AUG 5 2014

11th Annual Art Unraveled

Phoenix – Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale

11th Annual Art Unraveled – Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale, join others from around the world in mixed media art workshops 9 am – 4:30 pm and evening
workshops 6:30-9:30 pm , i.e., painting, drawing, jewelry making, book making, collage, journaling, metal clay, etc., workshops priced individually so that
you could attend 1 or many workshops; shopping Extravaganza on Saturday, 8/6, 10 am – 4 pm, http://www.artunraveled.com

AUG 1 2014 – AUG 31 2014


Picture This! Navajo Pictorial Textiles

Phoenix – Heard Museum

Picture This! Navajo Pictorial Textiles – Heard Museum, the many ways in which the weavers’ creativity and imagination have been woven with technical
mastery will be showcased, many weavers draw on important imagery from the Navajo culture, while others work in a popular folk-art style that infuses
images from the modern world into a distinctively Navajo perspective, http://www.heard.org

AUG 1 2014

Artlink First Fridays

Phoenix

Artlink First Fridays – self-guided art tour of central Phoenix, galleries, art spaces, studios, first Friday of each month, free shuttle rides, free, 6-10
pm, 602-256-7539 or http://www.artlinkphoenix.com

AUG 1 2014

2014 Night Golf

Phoenix – Palo Verde Golf Course

9-hole course is lined with glow lights and players receive a glow necklace and glow ball, each foursome will receive a flash light to wave up the next
foursome, golfers walk or pull a cart, a tournament format as a four-person scramble and includes prizes and a goodie bag for each player, $100/foursome,
pre-register, 7 pm, 602-249-9930 or http://phoenix.gov/recreation/rec/facilities/golf/index.html

AUG 1 2014 – AUG 30 2014


Desert Botanical Garden Flashlight Tours 2014

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

Self-paced stroll along the Garden’s Desert Discovery Trail, experience the plants, animals, sights and sounds of the desert night, bring a flashlight and
wear walking shoes, Thursdays-Saturdays, 7 pm, http://dbg.org

AUG 2 2014

Chicago and REO Speedwagon

Phoenix – Comerica Theatre

Chicago and REO Speedwagon – Comerica Theatre, 7:30 pm, http://livenation.com

 

SCOTTSDALE

JUL 3 2014

Independence Day Music Festival

Scottsdale – Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

Independence Day Music Festival – Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Alt River Fields at Talking Stick featuring and the largest fireworks show in
the valley, 480-270-5000 or http://www.saltriverfields.com

JUL 4 2014

4th of July at WestWorld

Scottsdale – WestWorld of Scottsdale

A cool family-friendly wonderland inside air-conditioned Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center’s North Hall, a ‘theme park’ of fun: Disney activities, 10
inflatables; laser tag arena; rock-climbing wall; archery; football throws; basketball shootout games; a video it’s playtime in a Sesame Street Jump House
and a Lego-themed car-build and racetrack, doors open to traditional fireworks at night, 866-977-6849 or http://www.WestWorldAZ.com

JUL 6 2014

Summer Concerts in the Park

Scottsdale – McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

Summer Concerts in the Park – McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, live performances, variety of local bands, train & carousel, free, Sundays, 7:30-9 pm,
480-312-2312 or http://www.therailroadpark.com

JUL 6 2014


6th Annual JCC Scottsdale Firecracker Adult & Youth & Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon

Scottsdale – Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center

6th Annual JCC Scottsdale Firecracker Adult & Youth & Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon – Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center Pool, (12701 N.
Scottsdale Rd.), mini tri: adults: 250 yd. swim, 9.5 mi bike, 2 mi run; Maxi Tri: 500 yd. swim, 12.6 mi bike, 2 mi run; Youth: 100 yd swim, 3.1 mi bike; ½
mi run DU: adults: ½ mi. run, 9.5 mi bike, 2 mi run, 5:30 am, http://www.trifamilyracing.com

JUL 10 2014


25th Annual Summer Spectacular ArtWalk

Scottsdale

25th Annual Summer Spectacular ArtWalk – Scottsdale Arts District, chill with music, art and prize-filled ice sculptures, dozens of galleries host artist
receptions, demonstrations, hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association in conjunction with City of Scottsdale, free, 7-9 pm, 480-990-3939 or

http://www.scottsdalegalleries.com

JUL 12 2014

Summer Concert Series: Zona Road

Scottsdale – Kierland Commons

Summer Concert Series: Zona Road – Kierland Commons, contemporary country, free, 7-9 pm, 480-348-1577 or http://www.kierlandcommons.com

JUL 19 2014


Summer Concert Series: Chuck E. Baby

Scottsdale – Kierland Commons

Summer Concert Series: Chuck E. Baby – Kierland Commons, classic rock favorites, free, 7-9 pm, 480-348-1577 or http://www.kierlandcommons.com

JUL 26 2014


Summer Concert Series: Shallow Water

Scottsdale – Kierland Commons

Summer Concert Series: Shallow Water – Kierland Commons, upbeat party band, free, 7-9 pm, 480-348-1577 or http://www.kierlandcommons.com/

 

“OUT OF TOWN” EVENTS

PAYSON

JUL 4 2014

Independence Day Celebration

Payson – Green Valley Park

Independence Day Celebration – Green Valley Park, (10000 W. Country Club Dr), 8 am patriotic ceremony, 1-4 pm, kid games, 7 pm, live music, 9 pm,
fireworks, http://www.paysonrimcountry.com

PRESCOTT

JUN 30 2014 – JUL 6 2014


127th Annual Prescott Frontier Days & World’s Oldest Rodeo

Prescott – Prescott Rodeo Grounds

127th Annual Prescott Frontier Days & World’s Oldest Rodeo – Prescott Rodeo Grounds, 8 rodeo performances, Arizona’s largest rodeo parade, kiddie
parade, arts & crafts show, food, rodeo dances, 7:30 & 1:30 pm select days, 928-445-3103 or 866-407-6336 or http://www.worldsoldestrodeo.com

JUL 1 2014 – JUL 13 2014

Architecture in Art

Prescott – Phippen Museum

A special exhibition of artwork featuring the unique and diverse manmade structures and dwellings created in the American west,

http://www.phippenartmuseum.org

JUL 1 2014 – JUL 13 2014

Architecture in Art

Prescott – Phippen Museum

A special exhibition of artwork featuring the unique and diverse manmade structures and dwellings created in the American west, http://phippenartmuseum.org

JUL 1 2014 – JUL 31 2014

Downtown Summer Concert Series

Prescott – Prescott Courthouse Plaza

Enjoy free, live entertainment every Tuesday through Friday (and some Saturdays), jazz every Tuesday, movies and dance on alternating Wednesdays, Prescott
Karaoke Idol every Thursday, and various bands on Fridays and Saturdays, no phone

JUL 4 2014 – JUL 6 2014


34th Annual Prescott Rodeo Days Fine Arts & Crafts Show

Prescott – Courthouse Plaza

A juried show featuring 150+ juried on-site artisans and crafts persons from across the Southwest, music and entertainment, Fri & Sat 9 am – 5 pm, Sun
9 am – 4 pm, 928-443-5220 or http://www.prescottdowntown.com

JUL 4 2014


City of Prescott 4th of July Extravaganza

Prescott – Pioneer Park

City of Prescott 4th of July Extravaganza – Pioneer Park, craft tents for kids, contests, carnival games and rides, water slide, bungee jumping,
zip-lining, live music, food, free, carnival wrist band $15, noon – 10 pm, 928-777-1349 or http://www.visit-prescott.com

JUL 5 2014

Frontier Days Parade

Prescott

Frontier Days Parade – Champions – Past and Present – Courthouse Plaza, celebrate the history and heritage and the pageantry of this annual tradition, 9
am, 866-407-6336 or http://www.worldsoldestrodeo.com

JUL 5 2014 – JUL 26 2014

Prescott Farmers Market

Prescott – Yavapai College

Prescott Farmers Market – Yavapai College, 80 vendors, produce, crafts, bakery items, information, Saturdays, 7:30 am – noon,

http://prescottfarmersmarket.org

JUL 11 2014

Evening Moonlit Walks

Prescott – Highlands Center for Natural History

Evening Moonlit Walks – Highlands Center for Natural History, join Naturalists to experience the wonder of nature at night, dress for the weather, wear
comfortable walking shoes, bring your own water, and a flashlight, 7:30 pm, http://highlandscenter.org/

JUL 12 2014 – JUL 13 2014


17th Annual Prescott Indian Art Market

Prescott – Sharlot Hall Museum

17th Annual Prescott Indian Art Market – Sharlot Hall Museum, showcases authentic Native American art, chosen by an American Indian artist jury, around 100
artists are expected to participate, featured will be ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, paintings and hand-woven baskets and blankets, entertainment and
mouth-watering food will also be highlights, $10 and kids are free, 928-445-3122 or http://www.sharlot.org or http://www.facebook.com/PIAM.4U

JUL 19 2014 – JUL 20 2014

Zuni Weekend at the Smoki Museum

Prescott – Smoki Museum

Zuni Weekend at the Smoki Museum – a dozen Zuni artists at the Smoki Pueblo with jewelry, fetishes, carvings, Zuni bread and much more, Zuni dance
performances throughout the day, free, 928-445-1230 or http://www.smokimuseum.org

JUL 19 2014 – JUL 20 2014


24th Annual Williamson Valley FD Arts & Crafts Show

Prescott – Courthouse Plaza

24th Annual Williamson Valley FD Arts & Crafts Show – Courthouse Plaza, hand-made and enhanced crafts, culinary arts, fine arts, leather, metal works,
wood, 9 am – 5 pm, http://www.prescottdowntown.com

JUL 23 2014 – JUL 27 2014

5th Annual Prescott Film Festival

Prescott – Yavapai College

5th Annual Prescott Film Festival – venues on the campus of Yavapai College, unique, “Movies that Move You!” shorts, features, documentaries, drama and
comedies come to Prescott from all over the globe including the best from local and Arizona filmmakers, http://www.prescottfilmfestival.com

JUL 25 2014

4th Friday Art Walk

Prescott

4th Friday Art Walk – 15 galleries stay open late and offer food, musical entertainment, artist receptions and painting demonstrations,

http://www.artthe4th.com

JUL 26 2014 – JUL 27 2014

9th Annual Shootout on Whiskey Row

Prescott

9th Annual Shootout on Whiskey Row – the Prescott Regulators and Their Shady Ladies a gathering of award-winning Western re-enactment groups from all over
the West who compete in historic skits and gunfights, also a period costume contest with authentic 1800s clothing, vendors, free, 9 am – 4 pm,
http://www.prescottregulators.org or http://www.visit-prescott.com

JUL 26 2014 – JUL 31 2014

Hold Your Horses

Prescott – Phippen Museum

Hold Your Horses – Phippen Museum, in tribute to that powerful, loyal and hardworking companion of all mankind, and in the same tradition as classic
Western artists of the past, join this very special invitational exhibition and sale featuring artwork focused entirely on the Horse, $5-7,

http://www.phippenartmuseum.org

JUL 26 2014 – JUL 27 2014


Prescott Area Iris Society Annual Iris Rhizome Sale

Prescott – Sharlot Hall Museum

Hundreds of irises will be for sale in all colors of the rainbow, portions of the proceeds will be used to support the Sharlot Hall Museum, Sat 10 am – 4
pm, Sun noon – 4 pm, 623-980-6627 or 602-300-5791 or http://www.prescottirissociety.org

AUG 1 2014 – AUG 31 2014

Downtown Summer Concert Series

Prescott – Prescott Courthouse Plaza

Enjoy free, live entertainment every Tuesday through Friday (and some Saturdays), jazz every Tuesday, movies and dance on alternating Wednesdays, Prescott
Karaoke Idol every Thursday, and various bands on Fridays and Saturdays, no phone

AUG 1 2014 – AUG 31 2014

Hold Your Horses

Prescott – Phippen Museum

Hold Your Horses – Phippen Museum, in tribute to that powerful, loyal and hardworking companion of all mankind, and in the same tradition as classic
Western artists of the past, join this very special invitational exhibition and sale featuring artwork focused entirely on the Horse, $5-7,

http://www.phippenartmuseum.org

AUG 2 2014

Iris Rhizome Sale

Prescott – Dan’s Garden

Iris Rhizome Sale – Dan’s Garden, with a large selection of Iris for sale, all colors of the rainbow, portions of the proceeds are used to support the PAIS
public outreach programs at the Sharlot Hall Museum, horticultural education programs in the public schools, The Iris Gardens at the Yavapai College
Sculpture Gardens, and the Citizens Cemetery Restoration Project, 10 am – 2 pm, 623-980-6627 or 602-300-5791 or http://www.prescottirissociety.org

AUG 2 2014 – AUG 3 2014


40th Annual Car Exhibit by Prescott Antique Auto Club

Prescott – Watson Lake Park

40th Annual Car Exhibit by Prescott Antique Auto Club – Watson Lake Park, pre1981 cars, old engine fire-up which includes fly-wheel engines, mining
equipment, trucks, tractors, and car corral, parts exchange (swap meet), trophies, raffle, $5 parking/admission donation, 928-778-5386 or

http://www.cruisearizona.com/

AUG 2 2014


11th Annual Western History Symposium

Prescott – Hassayampa Inn

11th Annual Western History Symposium – Hassayampa Inn, featuring interesting and informative presentations by historians, educators and authors on a
variety of subjects relevant to our western heritage, free, 10 am – 4:30 pm, http://www.prescottcorral.org or http://sharlot.org

AUG 2 2014 – AUG 30 2014

Prescott Farmers Market

Prescott – Yavapai College

Prescott Farmers Market – Yavapai College, 80 vendors, produce, crafts, bakery items, information, Saturdays, 7:30 am – noon, http://prescottfarmersmarket.org

PRESCOTT VALLEY

AUG 1 2014 – AUG 3 2014


Prescott Gem & Mineral Club, 11th Annual Show & Sale

Prescott Valley – Tim’s Toyota Center

Prescott Gem & Mineral Club, 11th Annual Show & Sale – Tim’s Toyota Center, more than 28 dealers with fine jewelry, beading components, mineral
specimens, tools, equipment and rock for lapidary work, rough rock, door prize drawings, $4, under 12 free, Fri-Sat 9 am – 5 pm, Sun 9 am – 4 pm,

http://www.prescottgemmineral.org

 

SEDONA

JUL 4 2014


July 4th Laser Light Show and Concert

Sedona

July 4th Laser Light Show and Concert – Posse Grounds Park, live concert by David Parker & the Big Time, food for sale, patriotic themed light show at
dark, free, 6:30 pm, 928-282-7098 or http://www.SedonaAZ.gov/Park

JUL 18 2014

50’s & 60’s Graffiti Gold Show

Sedona – Sound Bites

50’s & 60’s Graffiti Gold Show – Sound Bites, 90-minute trip back to those special days of Rock ‘n’ Roll, music and memories with Tom Tayback and the
Daddy O’s, $20, 7:30 pm, 800-838-3006 or http://GraffitiGoldShow.com

JUL 26 2014


10th Annual National Day of the American Cowboy Celebration

Sedona

10th Annual National Day of the American Cowboy Celebration – Uptown Sedona, enjoy “a whole lot of cowboy goin’s on,” live performances by gunslingers,
ropers, bullwhip crackers and historical re-enactors, listen or dance to live western music, traditional cowboy tradesmen demonstrations and western art
and artists at work, presented by Sedona Main Street Program with the “Red Rock Posse”, free, 10 am – 7 pm, 928-204-2390 or http://www.sedonamainstreet.com

AUG 1 2014 – AUG 3 2014

Sedona Hummingbird Festival

Sedona – Sedona Performing Arts Center

Sedona Hummingbird Festival – Sedona Performing Arts Center, presentations by hummingbird experts in many interest areas: science, gardening, photography,
conservation and regional species studies, and tours, $17 for 1-day presentations pass; 3-day presentations pass $45; children under 12 free with a paying
adult, 800-529-3699 or http://www.sedonahummingbirdfestival.com

 

EVENTS –JUNE 2014

GLENDALE

JUN 7 2014 – JUN 8 JUN 7 2014 – JUN 8 2014

AZ Watermelon Festival

Glendale – Downtown Glendale

Bringing part of Glendale’s storied history back to life with the 2014 Watermelon Festival, the festival will highlight a crowned and Miss
Arizona-qualifying Miss Arizona Festivals along with a multitude of watermelon centric activities and games to entertain the whole family, 9 am – 2 pm, http://azmelonfestival.com

JUN 28 2014 – JUN 29 2014

Arizona Sports Fan Expo

Glendale – University of Phoenix Stadium

Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Coyotes, Suns, Mercury, and Rattlers feature interactive activities and showcase team personalities, cheerleaders and mascots,
exhibitors with sports products and services will sell, demonstrate, and display, includes the Ultimate Fan Cave, a tailgate party pavilion, video gaming
wall, sports photo booths, The Money Zone and Kids Camp, live entertainment, team chef demos, autograph and photo sessions, education seminars, panel
discussions, memorabilia auction, $12, http://www.AZSportsFanExpo.com

PEORIA

JUN 1 2014 – JUN 22 2014


The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein

Peoria – Arizona Broadway Theatre

The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein – Arizona Broadway Theatre, based on the 1974 hit comedy film of the same name, the only place you’ll witness
a singing and dancing laboratory experiment in the largest tuxedo ever made; young Dr. Frankenstein attempts to bring a corpse to life, together with his
hunchbacked helper, his curvaceous lab assistant, and his self-involved, madcap fiancée, Frankenstein succeeds, but not without scary and often hilarious
complications, wickedly inspired, sometimes bawdy musical, 5:30 pm and noon, http://azbroadway.org

JUN 15 2014

City of Peoria Father’s Day Run

Peoria – Rio Vista Community Park

Kick off Dad’s special day right by getting out and running as a family, the Father’s Day 4 Miler is designed to celebrate Dad’s day off with the family,
7-11 am, 623-773-7189 or www.peoriaaz.gov/running

PHOENIX

MAY 15 2014 – JUN 1 2014

FairyWorlds!

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

FairyWorlds! – the Desert Botanical Garden offers a natural majestic nighttime backdrop for Shakespeare’s unforgettable A Midsummer Night’s Dream in an
innovative staging by artistic director Jared Sakren, this new vision will include bold visual elements, stunning costumes, lighting and stage magic
designed to highlight the Garden, two seating options are available: general admission and reserved bistro seating for four, suitable for ages six and
older, 480-644-6500 or http://swshakespeare.org/

JUN 1 2014 – JUN 30 2014


Ghost Towns of Arizona: Photography of Kurt Wenner

Phoenix – Pueblo Grande Museum

Features more than 40 photographs of Arizona ghost towns, taken by Kurt Wenner between 1996 and 2006, http://www.pueblogrande.com

JUN 1 2014 – JUN 30 2014

Hollywood Costume

Phoenix – Phoenix Art Museum

Major multimedia exhibition explores the essentials of costume design and illuminates the costume designer’s creative process, bringing together more than
100 of the world’s most iconic costumes from a century of filmmaking, ticketed event, $10-20, http://phxart.org

JUN 1 2014

Billy Joel

Phoenix – US Airways Center

The performance marks Billy Joel’s first solo headlining appearance in the market in eight years, also marks his 6th ever performance at US Airways Center
– which earns him the honor of being the first-ever inductee as a US Airways Center Entertainment Legend, 8 pm, 800-745-3000 or http://ticketmaster.com

JUN 1 2014

Innovations

Phoenix – Dorrance Theatre

Innovations – Dorrance Theatre, an evening of captivating new choreograph, Ib Andersen’s commitment to dance innovation and encouragement of emerging
choreographers finds a home in Ballet Arizona’s new space, don’t miss being a part of this new tradition to support the cultivation of young dance-makers,
$55, 602-381-1096 or http://balletaz.org

JUN 1 2014


One Republic Native Summer Tour with The Script

Phoenix – Ak-Chin Pavilion

One Republic Native Summer Tour with The Script – Ak-Chin Pavilion, $35-79.40, 7 pm, http://livenation.com

JUN 5 2014 – JUN 8 2014

Phoenix Comicon

Phoenix – Phoenix Convention Center

Phoenix Comicon – Phoenix Convention Center, the signature pop culture event in the southwest, focuses on comic books, anime, sci-fi and film, comic book
creators, anime voice actors, movie & TV actors will be in attendance, guests will meet with fans, panels and workshops, art auction, Zombie Beauty
pageant, Japanese fashion show, masquerade, live music, $15-25, http://www.phoenixcomicon.com

JUN 6 2014

Artlink First Fridays

Phoenix

Self-guided art tour of central Phoenix, galleries, art spaces, studios, first Friday of each month, free shuttle rides, free, 6-10 pm, 602-256-7539 or http://www.artlinkphoenix.com

JUN 6 2014


Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

Bad Cactus Brass Band, New Orleans Jazz, advance purchase recommended, sponsored in part by Meridian Bank, Affinity Productions and Pour Masters, $20-25,
additional dinner is also available, doors open at 6 pm, concert at 7:30 pm, 480-481-8188 or http://www.dbg.org

JUN 7 2014 – JUN 28 2014

7 Minutes in Heaven

Phoenix – Space 55

Series of freewheeling variety shows treat audiences to a random, raucous assortment of music, mayhem and merriment, each performer has 7 minutes on stage
to perform their piece, $10, Saturdays, 9 pm, http://space55.org

JUN 7 2014

World Atlatl Day Competition

Phoenix – Pueblo Grande Museum

Offering free admission all day, and the local primitive skills group S.A.L.T. (Study of Ancient Lifeways and Technologies) will put on an atlatl
demonstration and accuracy contest, no experience is needed to join the atlatl competition, 9 am – noon, 602-495-0901 or http://www.pueblogrande.com

JUN 7 2014

World Atlatl Day Competition

Phoenix – Pueblo Grande Museum

Offering free admission all day, and the local primitive skills group S.A.L.T. (Study of Ancient Lifeways and Technologies) will put on an atlatl
demonstration and accuracy contest, no experience is needed to join the atlatl competition, 9 am – noon, 602-495-0901 or http://www.pueblogrande.com

JUN 8 2014

2014 ARR Summer Series Race #2

Phoenix – Reach 11 Recreation Area

2014 ARR Summer Series Race #2 – Reach 11 Park, 5K run/walk, the point series awards medals to the top three (3) overall run and top three (3) overall walk
and to the following age groups (run only): 10 and under, 11-13, 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and
over, awards for the point series are given at the I-Did-A-Run in September, 6:30 am, 602-954-8341 or http://www.arizonaroadracers.com

JUN 10 2014

James Taylor and His All Star Band

Phoenix – US Airways Center

James Taylor has touched people with his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing for more than 40 years, 800-745-3000 or http://ticketmaster.com

JUN 13 2014


Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

The Swingtips, swing, advance purchase recommended, sponsored in part by Meridian Bank, Affinity Productions and Pour Masters, $20-25, additional dinner is
also available, doors open at 6 pm, concert at 7:30 pm, 480-481-8188 or http://www.dbg.org

JUN 13 2014 – JUN 29 2014


Peter Pan– The Original Broadway Musical Production

Phoenix – Herberger Theater Center

Peter Pan – The Original Broadway Musical Production – Herberger Theater Center, Join Peter Pan, Wendy and Captain Hook in one of the most beloved family
favorites of all time, with Valley Youth Theatre, $16.50, 7:30 & 2 pm, 602-252-8497 or http://www.vyt.com/

JUN 20 2014


Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

Fuerza Caribe, Latin jazz/percussion, advance purchase recommended, sponsored in part by Meridian Bank, Affinity Productions and Pour Masters, $20-25,
additional dinner is also available, doors open at 6 pm, concert at 7:30 pm, 480-481-8188 or http://www.dbg.org

JUN 21 2014

Night Golf

Phoenix – Palo Verde Golf Course

Night Golf – Palo Verde Golf Course, four-person scramble format, includes greens fee, glow products, prizes and goodie bag, pre-register, $25, 6:30 pm,
602-249-9930 or http://phoenix.gov/golf

JUN 25 2014 – JUN 29 2014

Phoenix Volleyball Festival

Phoenix

Phoenix Convention Center and US Airways Arena, more than 7,000 players from more than 700 teams from more than 25 states, players aged 12-18 play across
140 courts, http://www.volleyball-festival.com

JUN 25 2014 – JUN 30 2014


Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus – Built to Amaze!

Phoenix – US Airways Center

The Greatest Show On Earth, feats of strength, agility and courage, circus performers from across the globe create the perfect blend of athleticism and
bravery, where power meets fearlessness and amazement has no bounds, magnificent elephants, tigers, acrobats and aerialists are engineered into one
spectacular performance, $20 and up, http://usairwayscenter.com

JUN 27 2014


Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns, blues, advance purchase recommended, sponsored in part by Meridian Bank, Affinity Productions and Pour Masters, $20-25,
additional dinner is also available, doors open at 6 pm, concert at 7:30 pm, 480-481-8188 or http://www.dbg.org

SCOTTSDALE

JUN 2 2014

Monday Morning Musicale

Scottsdale – Kerr Cultural Center

In the spirit of Louise Lincoln Kerr, intimate chamber music performances on select Mondays throughout the season, these performances are free and do not
require tickets, 7:30 pm, 480-596-2660 or http://www.asukerr.com

JUN 7 2014

39th Annual Mighty Mud Mania

Scottsdale – Chaparral Park

39th Annual Mighty Mud Mania – Chaparral Park, includes mud obstacle courses for 6 and under, the young “mudders” in the mini mud obstacle course and
puddle pools for toddlers; 7-12 yr olds the original mud course, 13-adults have a mighty mud challenge course, 8 am – 2 pm, 480-312-2771 or http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/MightyMudMania

JUN 8 2014


The Scottsdale Philharmonic Season Finale

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

The Scottsdale Philharmonic Season Finale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, brings together three of the Valley’s most famous musicians as
special guests, famed pianist Walter Cosand, acclaimed violinist Katherine McLin, and distinguished cellist Tom Landschoot will perform Beethoven’s “Triple
Concerto,” also a classical collection of popular music, such as “The William Tell Overture,” “Red Cape Tango” and “Looney Tunes Fugue”, free, 4 pm, http://scottsdalephilharmonic.com

JUN 12 2014 – JUN 22 2014


7th Annual New Summer Shorts 10-Minute Play Festival

Scottsdale – Theater Artists Studio

7th Annual New Summer Shorts 10-Minute Play Festival – Theatre Artists Studio, variety of new 10-minute plays written by Studio members, packed with drama
and comedy, the evocative selections of the 2014 Festival guarantee a “splash” of cool entertainment for all, $10-20, 7:30 & 2 pm, 602-765-0120 or http://www.thestudiophx.org

EVENTS – MAY 2014

ANTHEM

May 9 2014

12th Annual Music in May

Anthem – ACC Community Park Amphitheater

12th Annual Music in May – ACC Community Park Amphitheater, this week features, family-friendly, bring a blanket, gourmet food items for sale, free, 7-9 pm, http://www.onlineatanthem.com/event/music-in-may

May 13 2014

Music in May Concert Series

Anthem – Anthem Community Park Amphitheater

Music in May Concert Series – Anthem Community Park Amphitheater, enjoy music under the stars every Friday evening, throughout the month of May with a variety of musical performers, bring a picnic dinner to enjoy during the concerts, ice cream will be for sale onsite, free, 7-9 pm, 623-742-6050 or http://www.OnlineAtAnthem.com

May 16 2014

Music in May Concert Series

Anthem – Anthem Community Park

Enjoy music under the stars every Friday evening, throughout the month of May with a variety of musical performers, bring a picnic dinner to enjoy during the concerts, ice cream will be for sale onsite, free, 7-9 pm, 623-742-6050 or http://www.OnlineAtAnthem.com

May 17 2014

The Creation

Anthem – Boulder Creek High School Performing Arts Center

Composed between 1796 and 1798 by Joseph Haydn and is considered by many to be his masterpiece, ProMusica’s entire 100-piece orchestra and chorale and featured professional soloists will be engaged to present this dramatic, inspiring concert, $20, 7:30 pm, http://www.pmaz.org

May 26 2014

2014 Anthem Memorial Day ceremony

Anthem – Anthem Community Park

Includes a keynote address, P.O.W and M.I.A ceremony, tribute to the 26 veterans commemorated at the memorial, musical performance by ProMusica Arizona, taps, seating is limited, lawn chairs are welcome, 10 am, http://www.onlineatanthem.com/anthem-veterans-memorial

May 30 2014

Music in May Concert Series

Anthem – Anthem Community Park Amphitheater

Music in May Concert Series – Anthem Community Park Amphitheater, enjoy music under the stars every Friday evening, throughout the month of May with a variety of musical performers, bring a picnic dinner to enjoy during the concerts, ice cream will be for sale onsite, free, 7-9 pm, 623-742-6050 or http://www.OnlineAtAnthem.com

GLENDALE

May 2 2014 – May 17 2014

Oh, the Humanity!

Glendale – Brelby Studio

A world premiere musical, prepare yourself for a whole new kind of crazy as the three goddesses struggle to get accustomed the world that we live in and- even worse- human emotions, 7:30 & 2 pm, 623-282-2781 or http://brelby.com/

PEORIA

May 1 2014 – May 10 2014

Cinderella’s Glass Slipper

Peoria – Theater Works

Cinderella’s Glass Slipper – Theater Works, delightful, musical version of the classic fairytale charms audiences of all ages, relive the story of Cinderella’s magical night as she discovers Prince Charming and lives “Happily Ever After,” http://theaterworks.org

May 1 2014 – May 11 2014

The Secret Garden

Peoria – Arizona Broadway Theatre

The Secret Garden – Arizona Broadway Theatre, an enchanting musical set in the early years of the 20th century, centers on Mary, an orphan who is sent to England to live with her reclusive Uncle on his mysterious estate, beckoned by haunting melodies, Mary is drawn to uncover the magic garden and the secrets within, a story of enduring love and the power of imagination, a show for all ages that will leave you captivated and entranced, 5:30 pm and noon, http://azbroadway.org

May 1 2014 – May 11 2014

Dark of the Moon

Peoria – Peoria Center for the Performing Arts

Dark of the Moon – Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, by Theater Works, classic based on the haunting folk ballad “Barbara Allen,” set in the mysterious Great Smoky Mountains, recounts the story of a strange “witch boy” who falls in love with beautiful Barbara Allen at first sight, and turns human to woo her, their love is doomed, by fears and ignorance,  a haunting score, the magical craft of puppetry combine to tell a classic tale, 623-815-7930 or http://www.theaterworks.org

May 23 2014 – May 31 2014

The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein

Peoria – Arizona Broadway Theatre

The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein – Arizona Broadway Theatre, based on the 1974 hit comedy film of the same name, the only place you’ll witness a singing and dancing laboratory experiment in the largest tuxedo ever made; young Dr. Frankenstein attempts to bring a corpse to life, together with his hunchbacked helper, his curvaceous lab assistant, and his self-involved, madcap fiancée, Frankenstein succeeds, but not without scary and often hilarious complications, wickedly inspired, sometimes bawdy musical, 5:30 pm and noon, http://azbroadway.org

PHOENIX

May 1 2014 – May 31 2014

Ghost Towns of Arizona: Photography of Kurt Wenner

Phoenix – Pueblo Grande Museum

Features more than 40 photographs of Arizona ghost towns, taken by Kurt Wenner between 1996 and 2006, http://www.pueblogrande.com

May 1 2014 – May 11 2014

Chihuly

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

Chihuly – Desert Botanical Garden, the exhibition will feature multiple installations and artworks on view throughout the Garden’s trails by artist Dale Chihuly, Chihuly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from the realm of craft to fine art, http://www.dbg.org

May 1 2014 – May 31 2014

Hollywood Costume

Phoenix – Phoenix Art Museum

Major multimedia exhibition explores the essentials of costume design and illuminates the costume designer’s creative process, bringing together more than 100 of the world’s most iconic costumes from a century of filmmaking, ticketed event, $10-20, http://phxart.org

May 1 2014 – May 18 2014

Avenue Q

Phoenix – Phoenix Theatre

Avenue Q – Phoenix Theatre, part felt, part flesh and full of heart, as a part of our debut Black Box Series, laugh-out-loud musical follows Princeton, a recent college grad and his new neighbors, stars puppets and humans, winner of multiple Tony® Awards including Best Musical, outrageous and irreverent humor comes at you like a freight train, hysterical, fast-paced and fun, an R-rated evening for mature audiences only, http://www.phoenixtheatre.com/events

May 1 2014 – May 25 2014

Les Misérables

Phoenix – Phoenix Theatre

Les Misérables– Phoenix Theatre, the timeless classic returns, this musical on stage will touch your heart and soul in a way no film can, the tale of Jean Valjean’s unjust imprisonment and quest for redemption set against the highly volatile political backdrop of a revolutionary period in France, sweeping epic of love, loss, rebellion and rebirth delivered with heartbreaking poignancy, http://www.phoenixtheatre.com/events

May 1 2014 – May 4 2014

All Balanchine

Phoenix – Symphony Hall

All Balanchine – Symphony Hall, with Phoenix Symphony, Ib Andersen brings three works, episodes, danced to a moody score by Webern, largely resistant to fantasy but invokes a world of possibility – for us and for the dancers, Arizona premiere of Walpurgisnacht fills the stage with feminine charm and intoxicating beauty, the finale is the Arizona premiere of Western Symphony, a joyous ballet based on traditional western songs, $25-158, 602-381-1096 or http://balletaz.org

May 1 2014 – May 11 2014

Spring Butterfly Exhibit

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

Visitors can expect to see hundreds of butterflies housed in a spacious 36-by-80-foot flight enclosed lush garden that recreates a habitat most appealing to these fragile fliers, 9:30 am – 5 pm, 480-941-1225 or http://www.dbg.org

May 2 2014 – May 4 2014

Annual Big Maricopa County Home & Garden Show

Phoenix – Arizona State Fairgrounds

Annual Big Maricopa County Home & Garden Show – Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1000 exhibit spaces with home improvement companies, interior designers vignettes, specialty products garden pavilion, ask the experts, landscape display, boutique products marketplace, seminars on remodeling/decorating & gardening, prize drawings, $5, Fri-Sat 10 am – 6 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm, 602-485-1691 or http://www.MaricopaCountyHomeShows.com

May 2 2014

Artlink First Fridays

Phoenix

Artlink First Fridays – self-guided art tour of central Phoenix, galleries, art spaces, studios, first Friday of each month, free shuttle rides, free, 6-10 pm, 602-256-7539 or http://www.artlinkphoenix.com

May 2 2014

Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden, featuring Pick & Holler, Old Time Appalachian, advance purchase recommended, sponsored in part by Meridian Bank, Affinity Productions and Pour Masters, $20-25, additional dinner is also available, doors open at 5:30 pm, concert at 7 pm, 480-481-8188 or http://www.dbg.org

May 2 2014

Chihuly After Dark

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

Featuring DJ Miguel & Glow in the Dark Face Painting by Anna, $12-22, reservations recommended, 8 pm, 480-481-8188 or http://dbg.org/chihuly

May 3 2014

2nd Annual D-Back Race Against Cancer

Phoenix – Chase Field

2nd Annual D-Back Race Against Cancer – Chase Field, presented by the University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital, top finishers will be recognized during a special pre-game ceremony during a D-backs 2014 home game, benefits the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and distributed to Arizona non-profits that provide screening, treatment and support for those dealing with cancer, 5K and 1 mile family fun walk, http://www.4peaksracing.com

May 3 2014

Chihuly After Dark

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

Featuring DJ Jonny  & Fluff It Up Cotton Candy, $12-22, reservations recommended, 8 pm, 480-481-8188 or http://dbg.org/chihuly

May 9 2014 – May 10 2014

Classics Series 11

Phoenix – Symphony Hall

Classics Series 11 – Symphony Hall, Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony with conductor James Judd, Mozart’s final symphony offers four unencumbered movements with graceful tone, dramatic impulses and quick tempos, includes the winner and newly crowned Classical Fellow of the 2013 American Pianist Association Competition to perform Edvard Grieg’s soulful Piano Concert, Britten’s Four Sea Interludes opens the performance, 8 pm, http://www.phoenixsymphony.org

May 9 2014

Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

Featuring Domingo DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band, Spanish Guitar, advance purchase recommended, sponsored in part by Meridian Bank, Affinity Productions and Pour Masters, $20-25, additional dinner is also available, doors open at 5:30 pm, concert at 7 pm, 480-481-8188 or http://www.dbg.org

May 9 2014

Chihuly After Dark

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

Featuring DJ Miguel & Tarot Card, Astrology, or Numerology Session by Rahbinah, $12-22, reservations recommended, 8 pm, 480-481-8188 or http://dbg.org/chihuly

May 10 2014 – May 11 2014

North Valley Chorale presents 2014 Spring Concert, “Broadway on Parade”

Phoenix – Steele Indian School Park Memorial Hall

Celebrate the history of Broadway and our great heritage of musical theater in this collection of Broadway favorites, from the music of Tin Pan Alley to state-of-the-art contemporary Broadway, you’ll treasure the magic of an entire century of entertainment, laughter, and beautiful music, $15-25, 7 & 3 pm, 602-464-4100 or http://northvalleychorale.org

May 10 2014

Spiritual and Arts Fair

Phoenix – Hilton Squaw Peak

Lots of positive energy from psychics, mediums, tarot card, palmist, astrologers, Reiki, animal communicators , vendors, locally made jewelry, locally made soaps, local artists and much more, free, 9 am – 6 pm, 520-338-8773 or http://www.arizonapsychicfair.com/

May 10 2014

Free to Laugh: Laugh to Free

Phoenix – Comerica Theatre

Featuring Carlos Oscar with Dana Daniels and Daren Streblow, 7 pm, http://livenation.com

May 10 2014

Night Golf

Phoenix – Palo Verde Golf Course

Night Golf – Palo Verde Golf Course, four-person scramble format, includes greens fee, glow products, prizes and goodie bag, pre-register, $25, 6:30 pm, 602-249-9930 or http://phoenix.gov/golf

May 10 2014

Chihuly After Dark

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

Featuring DJ Kyle & Caricature Sketches by Phoenix Caricature, $12-22, reservations recommended, 8 pm, 480-481-8188 or http://dbg.org/chihuly

May 15 2014 – Jun 1 2014

FairyWorlds!

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

FairyWorlds! – the Desert Botanical Garden offers a natural majestic nighttime backdrop for Shakespeare’s unforgettable A Midsummer Night’s Dream in an innovative staging by artistic director Jared Sakren, this new vision will include bold visual elements, stunning costumes, lighting and stage magic designed to highlight the Garden, two seating options are available: general admission and reserved bistro seating for four, suitable for ages six and older, 480-644-6500 or http://swshakespeare.org/

May 16 2014

Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden, featuring Grupo Liberdade, Brazilian, world, Batucada, advance purchase recommended, sponsored in part by Meridian Bank, Affinity Productions and Pour Masters, $20-25, additional dinner is also available, doors open at 5:30 pm, concert at 7 pm, 480-481-8188 or http://www.dbg.org

May 16 2014

Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden, featuring Big Pete and the Gamblers, blues, advance purchase recommended, sponsored in part by Meridian Bank, Affinity Productions and Pour Masters, $20-25, additional dinner is also available, doors open at 5:30 pm, concert at 7 pm, 480-481-8188 or http://www.dbg.org

May 16 2014

Chihuly After Dark

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

Featuring DJ Miguel & Body Art by Kara, $12-22, reservations recommended, 8 pm, 480-481-8188 or http://dbg.org/chihulyChihuly After Dark

May 17 2014

Spring Concert Series

Phoenix – Orpheum Theatre

Spring Concert Series – Orpheum Theatre, Inspiring celebrating the Phoenix Children’s Chorus 30th Anniversary & Alumni Reunion, this spring concert features gorgeous vocal selections sung by the 300 member choir, $10-20, 2 & 7 pm, 602-534-3788   or http://www.higleyarts.org or http://www.pcchorus.org

May 17 2014

Chihuly After Dark

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

Featuring DJ Kyle  & Fluff It Up Cotton Candy, $12-22, reservations recommended, 8 pm, 480-481-8188 or http://dbg.org/chihuly

May 18 2014

Journey & Steve Miller Band

Phoenix – Ak-Chin Pavilion

Journey & Steve Miller Band – Ak-Chin Pavilion, 6:45 pm, http://www.livenation.com

May 22 2014

23rd Annual Flavors of Phoenix 2014

Phoenix – The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

23rd Annual Flavors of Phoenix 2014 – The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, featuring 30 of the top chefs from across the state of Arizona, $, 6 pm, benefits the American Liver Foundation, 602-953-1800 or http://www.liverfoundation.org/chapters/arizona/events/794/

May 22 2014 – May 31 2014

Innovations

Phoenix – Dorrance Theatre

Innovations – Dorrance Theatre, an evening of captivating new choreograph,  Ib Andersen’s commitment to dance innovation and encouragement of emerging choreographers finds a home in Ballet Arizona’s new space, don’t miss being a part of this new tradition to support the cultivation of young dance-makers, $55, 602-381-1096 or http://balletaz.org

May 23 2014 – May 24 2014

Classics 12

Phoenix – Symphony Hall

Classics 12 – Symphony Hall, in his wild Symphony No. 4, Tchaikovsky tests the boundaries of defiance, hope, resignation and triumph in a piece that is richly melodic and thunderously bombastic, known for her virtuosity and probing musicianship, violinist Jennifer Frautschi returns to The Phoenix Symphony under the direction of Principal Guest Conductor JoAnn Falletta for Prokofiev’s masterful Violin Concerto No. 2, 8 pm, http://www.phoenixsymphony.org

May 23 2014

Brit Floyd Discovery World Tour

Phoenix – Comerica Theatre

Brit Floyd Discovery World Tour – Comerica Theatre, 8 pm, http://livenation.com

May 24 2014

2014 ARR Summer Series Race #1

Phoenix – Papago Park

2014 ARR Summer Series Race #1 – Papago Park, 5K run/walk, the point series awards medals to the top three (3) overall run and top three (3) overall walk and to the following age groups (run only): 10 and under, 11-13, 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and over, awards for the point series are given at the I-Did-A-Run in September, 6:30 am, 602-954-8341 or http://www.arizonaroadracers.com

May 30 2014

Night Golf

Phoenix – Palo Verde Golf Course

Night Golf – Palo Verde Golf Course, four-person scramble format, includes greens fee, glow products, prizes and goodie bag, pre-register, $25, 6:30 pm, 602-249-9930 or http://phoenix.gov/golf

May 31 2014

Blue Ribbon Horse Show

Phoenix – Horse Lovers Park

Blue Ribbon Horse Show – Horse Lovers Park, halter, English and western pleasure, trail and more, all ages and skill levels are welcome, free, 8 am – 5 pm, http://www.blueribbonhorseshows.com/

SEDONA

May 3 2014

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Sedona – Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta – Tlaquepaque, Mexican dishes, world-class musicians, and 2nd Annual Great Sedona Chili Cook Off, 11 am – 5 pm, 928-282-4838 or http://www.tlaq.com

May 3 2014 – May 4 2014

Art & Craft Show

Sedona – Bell Rock Plaza Sedona

Art & Craft Show – Bell Rock Plaza, between 35-55 artists with paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains, carvings and many Native American artists too, 928-284-9627 or http://www.bellrockartshows.com

May 10 2014

Gioachino Rossini’s opera La Cenerentola – Met: Live in HD Broadcast

Sedona – Sedona Performing Arts Center

Gioachino Rossini’s opera La Cenerentola – Met: Live in HD Broadcast – Sedona Performing Arts Center, starring mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, and the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Flórez, as her Prince Charming, Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the production, live simulcast from New York City, $20-25, 10 am, 928-204-2415 or http://www.ChamberMusicSedona.org

May 23 2014 – May 25 2014

14th Annual Zaki Gordon Institute Shorts Film Festival

Sedona – Mary Fisher Theater

14th Annual Zaki Gordon Institute Shorts Film Festival – Mary Fisher Theater, screening more than 40 short films including documentaries, animation, comedies, dramas and art films, 928-649-4278 or http://sedonafilmschool.com

May 24 2014 – May 26 2014

Art & Craft Show

Sedona – Bell Rock Plaza Sedona

Art & Craft Show – Bell Rock Plaza, between 35-55 artists with paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains, carvings and many Native American artists too, 928-284-9627 or http://www.bellrockartshows.com

May 29 2014 – May 31 2014

Illuminate Film Festival

Sedona

The country’s premiere film festival and launching platform for mind-body-spirit cinema, join a world-class immersive, soul-centered workshops, panels, and excursions complement film screenings, featuring expert facilitators, and new thought-leaders, please join and be inspired. http://IlluminateFilmFestival.com

May 30 2014

50’s & 60’s Graffiti Gold Show

Sedona – Sound Bites

90-minute trip back to those special days of Rock ‘n’ Roll, music and memories with Tom Tayback and the Daddy O’s, $20, 7:30 pm, 800-838-3006 or http://GraffitiGoldShow.com

SCOTTSDALE

May 3 2014 – May 4 2014

American Saddlebred Association of Arizona

Scottsdale – WestWorld of Scottsdale

American Saddlebred Association of Arizona – Southwest Cactus Classic Multi Breed Horse Show – WestWorld of Scottsdale, featuring American Saddlebred, Peruvian Paso, Tennessee Walking Horse, Saddle Seat Equitation, Academy, All Breed Opportunity, free, 8 am – 5 pm, http://www.americansaddlebredassociationofarizona.com/

May 5 2014

Monday Morning Musicale

Scottsdale – Kerr Cultural Center

Monday Morning Musicale – Kerr Cultural Center, (special evening performance) in the spirit of Louise Lincoln Kerr, intimate chamber music performances on select Mondays throughout the season, these performances are free and do not require tickets,  480-596-2660 or http://www.asukerr.com

May 6 2014

Talk Cinema

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Talk Cinema- Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, showcases sneak previews of award-winning independent and foreign films, audiences are among the first to see a new movie and discuss it with special guests, films are selected from leading festivals by critic Harlan Jacobson, may be an indie comedy, a provocative documentary or the next breakout hit, $19, 7 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

May 6 2014

Tuesday Morning Music and Tea

Scottsdale – Kerr Cultural Center

Tuesday Morning Music and Tea – Kerr Cultural Center, ASU School of Music joins ASU Kerr Cultural Center in presenting free, informative and entertaining concerts that feature performances and commentary by ASU faculty and graduate students, this week features ASU Community Flute Ensemble, bring can of food or sealed personal item to be donated to local food bank, RSVP required, 480-596-2660 or http://www.asukerr.com or http://music.asu.edu

May 7 2014

Arts Education Showcase

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Arts Education Showcase – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, community event features visual art exhibitions, music, dance and theater performances by students and a post-show celebration, RSVP requested, 480-874-4638

May 8 2014 – May 11 2014

AZ Reining Horse Show

Scottsdale – WestWorld of Scottsdale

Affiliate Show #3 & #4, reining is a judged event requiring competitors to complete one of ten approved patterns in an arena, patterns include large and small circles of various speeds, flying lead changes, 360 degree spins in place, roll backs, and sliding stops, judging is based on degree of difficulty and the ease and finesse with which each maneuver is completed, 480-312-6802 or http://www.azrha.com/

May 10 2014

An Evening with Mario Cantone

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Actor and comedian known to millions as the scene-stealing wedding-planner-with-attitude on HBO’s Sex and the City, he performs his unique brand of irreverent, high-energy stand-up, $35-63, 8 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

May 10 2014 – May 11 2014

Arizona Paint Horse Club

Scottsdale – WestWorld of Scottsdale

Arizona Paint Horse Club’s Summer Celebration, highly intelligent, friendly and easily trained, come spend the day and see what these unique beauties can do, free, 8 am – 5 pm, http://www.azpaints.org/or http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/westworld/events.asp

May 31 2014

Carnival of Illusion – Magic, Mystery and OOOH La La

Scottsdale – Kerr Cultural Center

Carnival of Illusion – Magic, Mystery and OOOH La La – Kerr Cultural Center, blending their international theme with all the charms of a Vaudeville-inspired roadshow, 5:30 & 8 pm, http://carnivalofillusion.com

 

EVENTS – APRIL 2014

Apr 1 2014 – Apr 5 2014

12th Season of Native Trails presented by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation

Scottsdale

12th Season of Native Trails presented by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation – series of free festivals celebrating Native American culture, highlighting tribes from across Arizona including Fort McDowell Yavapai, Hopi, Dine’ and Apache nations, Native American music and dance, traditional flutes and drums, arts, crafts and jewelry also available, guest performers, free, most Thursdays & Saturdays, noon – 1:30 pm, 480-421-1004 or http://www.experiencescottsdale.com

Apr 1 2014 – Apr 30 2014

Ghost Towns of Arizona: Photography of Kurt Wenner

Phoenix – Pueblo Grande Museum

Features more than 40 photographs of Arizona ghost towns, taken by Kurt Wenner between 1996 and 2006, http://www.pueblogrande.com

Apr 1 2014 – Apr 30 2014

Chihuly

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

Chihuly – Desert Botanical Garden, the exhibition will feature multiple installations and artworks on view throughout the Garden’s trails by artist Dale Chihuly, Chihuly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from the realm of craft to fine art,  http://www.dbg.org

Apr 1 2014 – Apr 30 2014

Hollywood Costume

Phoenix – Phoenix Art Museum

Major multimedia exhibition explores the essentials of costume design and illuminates the costume designer’s creative process, bringing together more than 100 of the world’s most iconic costumes from a century of filmmaking, ticketed event, $10-20, http://phxart.org

Apr 1 2014 – Apr 30 2014

Spring Butterfly Exhibit

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

Visitors can expect to see hundreds of butterflies housed in a spacious 36-by-80-foot flight enclosed lush garden that recreates a habitat most appealing to these fragile fliers, 9:30 am – 5 pm, 480-941-1225 or http://dbg.org

Apr 1 2014 – Apr 20 2014

Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power,

Phoenix – MIM

Spotlights more than 70 artists and features instruments, original handwritten lyrics, stage outfits, concert posters and videos from artists including Billie Holiday, Maybelle Carter, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Patti Smith, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper and more! The exhibition weaves a powerful and engaging narrative that demonstrates how women have been engines of creation and change in popular music, from the early years of the 20th century to the present.  http://MIM.org

Apr 1 2014 – Apr 30 2014

Spring Butterfly Exhibit

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

Visitors can expect to see hundreds of butterflies housed in a spacious 36-by-80-foot flight enclosed lush garden that recreates a habitat most appealing to these fragile fliers, 9:30 am – 5 pm, 480-941-1225 or http://www.dbg.org

Apr 2 2014 – Apr 6 2014

18th Annual Arizona Bike Week

Scottsdale

18th Annual Arizona Bike Week – WestWorld, motorcycle, racing, flat track racing, charity rides, concert, vendor show, motorcycle demo rides, entertainment, food, free, 10 am – 8 pm, 480-644-8191 or http://www.azbikeweek.com

Apr 2 2014

Michael Kocour, Nicole Pesce and Chris Pena

Scottsdale – Kerr Cultural Center

Michael Kocour, Nicole Pesce and Chris Pena – Amazing Piano Players – Kerr Cultural Center, you won’t believe your eyes and ears as these three diverse and acclaimed pianists dazzle you with their keyboard mastery and musicality, each pianist will perform in a variety of formats, from solo and duo to trio with bass and drums, $25-36, 7:30 pm, 480-596-2660 or http://asukerr.com

Apr 3 2014 – Apr 6 2014

10th Annual Arts & Flowers 2014

Phoenix – Phoenix Art Museum

10th Annual Arts & Flowers 2014 – Phoenix Art Museum, designers, inspired by the Museum’s collection of fine arts, will sculpt floral designs interpreting works of art in colorful petal forms, arrangements on pedestals will accompany the permanent collection of paintings, tours, demonstrations & workshops, presented by the Phoenix Art Museum League, 602-307-2050 or http://www.phxartmuseumleague.org

Apr 3 2014 – Apr 6 2014

2014 AAE Arizona Cup

Phoenix – Ben Avery Shooting Facility

2014 AAE Arizona Cup – Ben Avery Shoot Facility, a world ranking and a US Archery Team qualifier, more than 300 archers from around the world compete, include Olympians and world champions as well as local archers including youth, free, http://www.arizonacup.com

Apr 3 2014 – Apr 10 2014

10th Annual International Horror and Sci-fi Film Festival

Scottsdale – Harkins Scottsdale 101

10th Annual International Horror and Sci-fi Film Festival – Harkins Scottsdale 101, the finest in independent Horror and Sci-fi feature and shorts will be screened, competition films, catch the best in horror and sci-fi films alongside over a hundred other independent films, 602-955-6444 or http://www.horrorscifi.com

Apr 3 2014 – Apr 10 2014

14th Annual Phoenix Film Fest

Scottsdale – Harkins Scottsdale 101

14th Annual Phoenix Film Fest – Scottsdale 101 Harkins Theatres, more than 100 screenings of major studio and independent films, celebrity tributes, seminars and workshops and parties, 602-955-6444 or http://www.phoenixfilmfestival.org

Apr 3 2014 – Apr 4 2014

An Iliad

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Actor Denis O’Hare (HBO’s True Blood) stars in this one-man reboot of Homer’s epic poem about the Trojan War, $25-43, 7:30 & 8 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Apr 4 2014 – Apr 20 2014

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Phoenix – Valley Youth Theatre

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Valley Youth Theatre, full-length musical comedy has been described as a “tuneful variation of the famed classic” with an exceptional score that ranks with major Broadway productions, $18 plus fees, 602-253-8188 ext. 2 or http://www.vyt.com

Apr 4 2014 – Apr 6 2014

Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society Show & Sale

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

Society members showcase hundreds of their best plants competing for ribbons and trophies with the public invited to choose their favorite, also outstanding cactus and succulent growers from throughout the Southwest present plants for sale, 480-941-1225 or http://www.dbg.org or http://centralarizonacactus.org/show.html

Apr 4 2014

Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden, featuring Del Rayz, blues, advance purchase recommended, sponsored in part by Meridian Bank, Affinity Productions and Pour Masters, $20-25, additional dinner is also available, doors open at 5:30 pm, concert at 7 pm, 480-481-8188 or http://www.dbg.org

Apr 4 2014

Mary Chapin Carpenter with The Phoenix Symphony

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Civic Center

Mary Chapin Carpenter with The Phoenix Symphony – Scottsdale Civic Center, Mary Chapin Carpenter’s songs speak to the most personal of life’s details and to the most universal, this special performance features Carpenter alongside The Phoenix Symphony with original orchestral arrangements from six-time Grammy winner Vince Mendoza, $39-59, 7:30 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Apr 5 2014

Redneck Run

Glendale – Westgate Entertainment District

5K and 10K “plunger relay”, country mile for kids, live entertainment with 4 country groups on the course and at the start/finish, and a complimentary post-race beverage at Whiskey Rose, supports Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary, 3 pm start, leashed pets welcome, 480-609-3978 or http://www.redneckrunaz.com

Apr 5 2014

Final 4 Miler

Glendale – Foothills Recreation

Show your support for your favorite school during the NCAA basketball tournament, 4 mile run/walk utilizes the running paths at Foothills Recreation Center, runner’s receive custom Race Tech Shirt, aid stations along the course, placement awards for top three finishers in all age categories, awards for top overall female and male finishers, pre- and post-race refreshments $20-40, https://startlineracing.com/Final_4_Miler.html

Apr 5 2014

27th Annual Rose Society of Glendale Rose Show

Glendale – Sahuaro Ranch Park

More than 1,000 blooms on exhibit of every kind of rose, free, 1-4 pm, http://roseglenaz.com or http://www.glendaleaz.com/SRPHA/

Apr 5 2014

5th Annual Arizona Barbecue Festival

Scottsdale – Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

5th Annual Arizona Barbecue Festival – Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, hilarious “Redneck Games Arena,” live music, cooking classes, kid’s zone, and Arizona’s top BBQ pit masters dishing out mouthwatering smoked meat, every BBQ vendor offers a “$2 sampler” so you can go around and try them all, $12 GA, $85 VIP, 11 am – 8 pm, 480-270-5000 or http://www.azBBQfestival.com

Apr 5 2014

The Doo-Wop Project

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Backed by a live band, stars from the Broadway smash Jersey Boys perform classic American songs and show their showbiz stories, $25-53, 8 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Apr 5 2014

Bebel Gilberto

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Civic Center Park

Bebel Gilberto – Scottsdale Civic Center, known for her sultry live performances and adventurous blends of Brazilian, European and electronic pop styles, internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Bebel Gilberto has been enchanting music fans and critics worldwide since her solo debut release in 1986, $39-59, 7:30 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Apr 5 2014 – Apr 6 2014

Arizona Helath & Fitness Expo

Peoria – Peoria Sports Complex

Life-changing information and opportunities to tap into the experts and learn about living a healthier lifestyle in every aspect, hundreds of vendors, a fitness competition, a 5K 8K and family fun run, try new products, sample healthy foods, attend interactive seminars, $8, 10 am – 5 pm, 602-595-9835 or http://www.arizonahealthandfitnessexpo.com

Apr 5 2014 – Apr 7 2014

24th Annual Heard Museum Guild American Indian Student Art Show & Sale

Phoenix – Heard Museum

24th Annual Heard Museum Guild American Indian Student Art Show & Sale – art work by more than 1000 young Native American artists from around the country and Canada, proceeds benefit the students, Sat 10 am – 4 pm, Sun 11 am – 4 pm, 602-252-8840 or http://www.heard.org/studentart

Apr 5 2014 – Apr 6 2014

Cowtown’s 13th Anniversary PHX AM Skateboard Contest

Phoenix – Desert West Skate Park

Cowtown’s 13th Anniversary PHX AM Skateboard Contest – Desert West Skate Park, international skateboarding contest brings professional and semi-professional skateboarding teams from all over the world, sponsor support from Cowtown Skateboards & Vans Shoes, spectator tickets for youth, teens and adults are $5, 10am – 5 pm, 480-642-2697 or http://www.phxam.com

 

Apr 5 2014 – Apr 6 2014

Phoenix Pride Festival

Phoenix – Steele Indian School Park Memorial Hall

Phoenix Pride Festival – Steele Indian School Park, http://www.phoenixpride.org

Apr 5 2014 – Apr 6 2014

Desert Valley Orchid Show and Workshop

Phoenix – Baker Nursery

Desert Valley Orchid Show and Workshop – Baker Nursery, orchid displays, a plant sale, workshops on growing orchids in the desert, orchid culture topics, vote for best in the show, Sat 9 am – 5 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm, free, 602-463-7352 or http://www.dvos-az.net/

Apr 6 2014

10th Annual Modern Phoenix Expo and Home Tour

Phoenix

10th Annual Modern Phoenix Expo and Home Tour – a modernist extravaganza, historic preservationists and design gurus, 480-994-2787 or http://www.modernphoenix.net

Apr 6 2014

3rd Annual Crisis Nursery K’s for Kids 5K Run/Walk

Phoenix – Reach 11 Recreation Area

3rd Annual Crisis Nursery K’s for Kids 5K Run/Walk – Reach 11 Sports Complex, 5km run/walk, all proceeds will directly benefit the children served by Crisis Nursery, 8 am, http://www.4peaksracing.com

Apr 6 2014

Purple Stride Phoenix

Phoenix – Steele Indian School Park

Purple Stride Phoenix – Benefiting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – Steele Indian School Park, 7:30 am, 480-695-5327 or http://www.getsetaz.com

Apr 6 2014

10th Annual Modern Phoenix Expo and Home Tour

Phoenix

10th Annual Modern Phoenix Expo and Home Tour – a modernist extravaganza, historic preservationists and design gurus, 480-994-2787 or http://www.modernphoenix.net

Apr 6 2014

3rd Annual Crisis Nursery K’s for Kids 5K Run/Walk

Phoenix – Reach 11 Recreation Area

3rd Annual Crisis Nursery K’s for Kids 5K Run/Walk – Reach 11 Sports Complex, 5km run/walk, all proceeds will directly benefit the children served by Crisis Nursery, 8 am, http://www.4peaksracing.com

Apr 6 2014

AZ Health & Fitness Expo 5K

Peoria – Peoria Sports Complex

AZ Health & Fitness Expo 5K – Peoria Sports Complex, running and helping a local cause,  http://intenseracing72.com/ or http://www.getsetaz.com

Apr 6 2014

OrigiNation: A Festival of Native Cultures

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

OrigiNation: A Festival of Native Cultures – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, a free outdoor community festival, offers the opportunity to explore native cultures in Arizona and Brazil through music, song, dance, storytelling and more, an arts and crafts market; creative projects for kids and families; cultural demonstrations and displays, native-inspired foods and beverages, free, noon – 4 pm, 480-499-8587 or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Apr 6 2014

Virginia G. Piper Concert Series – Stephen Hough

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Virginia G. Piper Concert Series – Stephen Hough – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, British pianist Hough is a rare renaissance man of our time, one of the world’s leading concert pianists, also excels as a writer and composer, he combines an exceptional facility and tonal palette with a uniquely inquisitive musical personality, received numerous awards and accolades, $29-49, 7:30 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Apr 6 2014

Sunday A’Fair

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Sunday A’Fair – Center for the Arts, entertainers, this week explore native cultures of Arizona and Brazil through music, song, dance, storytelling and more; featuring performances by SambAZ Dancers, Capoeira Brasil Arizona and Grupo Liberdade, among others, a diverse selection of arts & crafts, hands-on craft activities for children, docent-guided tours of the outdoor sculptures, free, noon – 4:30 pm, 480-994-ARTS or http://www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org

Apr 7 2014

Monday Morning Musicale

Scottsdale – Kerr Cultural Center

Monday Morning Musicale – Kerr Cultural Center, in the spirit of Louise Lincoln Kerr, intimate chamber music performances on select Mondays throughout the season, these performances are free and do not require tickets, 10 am, 480-596-2660 or http://www.asukerr.com

Apr 8 2014 – Apr 13 2014

2014 Culinary Festival

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

2014 Culinary Festival – Center for the Arts, demonstrations, Great AZ picnic, Le Tour Culinaire, Southwest Festival of Beers, Wine Country Brunch, Best of the Fest, tastings & Epicurean events, 480-945-7193 or http://www.scottsdalefest.org

Apr 8 2014

Shaken & Stirred

Scottsdale

Shaken & Stirred – the Scottsdale Culinary Festival is stirring the clocks back to a time when cocktails were essential and masterfully crafted, guests sample 3 drinks from a classic era and the perfect treats to match, a full bar will be available for other imbibing and tunes will be provided by local favorites $40, 7-10 pm, http://www.scottsdalefest.org

Apr 8 2014

Talk Cinema

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Talk Cinema- Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, showcases sneak previews of award-winning independent and foreign films, audiences are among the first to see a new movie and discuss it with special guests, films are selected from leading festivals by critic Harlan Jacobson, may be an indie comedy, a provocative documentary or the next breakout hit, $19, 7 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Apr 8 2014

Tuesday Morning Music and Tea

Scottsdale – Kerr Cultural Center

Tuesday Morning Music and Tea – Kerr Cultural Center, ASU School of Music joins ASU Kerr Cultural Center in presenting free, informative and entertaining concerts that feature performances and commentary by ASU faculty and graduate students, this week features ASU Guitar Ensembles, bring can of food or sealed personal item to be donated to local food bank, RSVP required, 480-596-2660 or http://www.asukerr.com

Apr 9 2014

San Francisco Opera Grand Opera Cinema Series

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

This week features The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, $12, 7 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Apr 9 2014

The Chocolate & Wine Experience

Scottsdale

The Chocolate & Wine Experience – indulge your sweet tooth with chocolate creations from some of the Valley’s best pastry chefs expertly paired with unique wines from around the world, $50, 7-10 pm, http://www.scottsdalefest.org

Apr 9 2014 – Apr 13 2014

39th Annual Maricopa County Fair

Phoenix – Arizona State Fairgrounds

39th Annual Maricopa County Fair – Here We Grow Again – State Fairgrounds, an annual occasion to celebrate & pursue the traditional values of educational opportunity, agricultural prosperity & love of family, midway, commercial exhibits, hobbies, agriculture & youth exhibits, motorized events, $9, children 7 & under are free, 602-252-0717 or http://www.maricopacountyfair.org

Apr 10 2014 – Apr 30 2014

Avenue Q

Phoenix – Phoenix Theatre

Avenue Q – Phoenix Theatre, part felt, part flesh and full of heart, as a part of our debut Black Box Series, laugh-out-loud musical follows Princeton, a recent college grad and his new neighbors, stars puppets and humans, winner of multiple Tony® Awards including Best Musical, outrageous and irreverent humor comes at you like a freight train, hysterical, fast-paced and fun, an R-rated evening for mature audiences only, http://www.phoenixtheatre.com/events

Apr 10 2014

Bone Appetit ArtWalk

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Arts District

Bone Appetit ArtWalk – Scottsdale Arts District, for the first time ever, your most faithful four-legged family members will be a special guest at an ArtWalk just made for pet lovers, special treats for Fido all along the ArtWalk route in Scottsdale Downtown hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association, free, 7-9 pm, 480-990-8989 or http://www.scottsdalegalleries.com

Apr 10 2014

Burger Battle

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Stadium

Burger Battle – Scottsdale Stadium, 16 of the best chefs and restaurants will compete for the coveted title of Best Burger in the Valley, taste and vote for the burger with the best bite, $55, 6:30 pm, 480-945-7193 or http://www.scottsdalefest.org

Apr 10 2014 – Apr 13 2014

11th Annual Desert Ice Bonspiel

Scottsdale – Alltel Ice Den

24 curling teams from Canada and the U.S. will participate in the tournament, http://www.coyotescurling.com or http://www.deserticebonspiel.com/

Apr 11 2014 – Apr 12 2014

A Bitch in Time

Phoenix – Space 55

A Bitch in Time – Space 55, an unforgettable evening of provocative solo pieces by an eclectic lineup of acclaimed female performers, $10, 8 pm, http://space55.org

Apr 11 2014

Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden, featuring / Novo Mundo, Brazilian, advance purchase recommended, sponsored in part by Meridian Bank, Affinity Productions and Pour Masters, $20-25, additional dinner is also available, doors open at 5:30 pm, concert at 7 pm, 480-481-8188 or http://www.dbg.org

Apr 11 2014

Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden, featuring / Novo Mundo, Brazilian, advance purchase recommended, sponsored in part by Meridian Bank, Affinity Productions and Pour Masters, $20-25, additional dinner is also available, doors open at 5:30 pm, concert at 7 pm, 480-481-8188 or http://www.dbg.org

Apr 11 2014 – Apr 30 2014

The Secret Garden

Peoria – Arizona Broadway Theatre

The Secret Garden – Arizona Broadway Theatre, an enchanting musical set in the early years of the 20th century, centers on Mary, an orphan who is sent to England to live with her reclusive Uncle on his mysterious estate, beckoned by haunting melodies, Mary is drawn to uncover the magic garden and the secrets within, a story of enduring love and the power of imagination, a show for all ages that will leave you captivated and entranced, 5:30 pm and noon, http://azbroadway.org

Apr 11 2014 – Apr 27 2014

Frozen

Scottsdale – Theatre Artists Studio

An extraordinary play that entwines the lives of a murderer, the mother of one of his victims and his psychologist to explore our capacity for forgiveness, remorse and change after an act that would seem to rule them out entirely, by Bryony Lavery, $10-20, 602-765-0120 or http://www.thestudiophx.org

Apr 11 2014

Eat, Drink & Be Pretty Party

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Eat, Drink & Be Pretty Party – Scottsdale Center of the Performing Arts, your fashion-forward experience begins as you walk the red carpet into an evening of food sampling from 20 of the Valley’s favorite restaurants and wine tasting with several unique wineries, includes a spring fashion show presented by Cache, music from DJ P-Body inside and Las Vegas show band True to Life outside, $75, 7 pm, 480-945-7193 or http://www.scottsdalefest.org

Apr 12 2014

The Rugby Bowl: Spikes & Spokes

Scottsdale – WestWorld of Scottsdale

Where one of the world’s most popular sports meets the rolling thunder of motorcycles, enjoy cuisine from a variety of the Valley’s favorite food trucks, as well as a shaded Beer Garden, on-site after party with entertainment by The Keltic Cowboys, gates open at 11:30 am and game at 1:10 pm, http://www.TheRugbyBowl.com

Apr 12 2014 – Apr 13 2014

Great Arizona Picnic

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Great Arizona Picnic – Scottsdale Civic Center, food sampling from 50+ food and beverage exhibitors, continuous musical entertainment, national celebrities, Epicurean Expo, $10 entry, & $1 tasting coupons, Sat noon – 9 pm, Sun noon – 6 pm, 480-945-7193 or http://www.scottsdalefest.org

April 12 2014

Chef Wine Dinners

Scottsdale

Chef Wine Dinners – join award-winning chefs at some of the Valley’s top restaurants for a series of exclusive four-course dinners paired with rich vintage wines, the dinners are limited to 24 attendees per restaurant to ensure an intimate and savory experience, $125, 6:30 pm, 480-945-7193 or http://www.scottsdalefest.org

Apr 12 2014 – Apr 13 2014

Arizona Paint Horse Club’s Spring Fling

Scottsdale – WestWorld of Scottsdale

Arizona Paint Horse Club’s Spring Fling – WestWorld, free, 8 am – 5 pm, 480-241-5705 or http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/westworld/events.asp

Apr 12 2014 – Apr 13 2014

Southwest Festival of Beers

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Civic Center

Southwest Festival of Beers – Scottsdale Civic Center, more than 200 specialty beers, food and special musical entertainment, $15-20, noon – 6 pm, 480-945-7193 or http://www.scottsdalefest.org

Apr 12 2014

Shima’s Gifts (“My Mother’s Gifts) – An Evening With Roy Kay

Scottsdale – Hair Nirvana / ArizonaMaLa

Shima’s Gifts (“My Mother’s Gifts) – An Evening With Roy Kay  – Navajo Weaver and Fiber Artist – Hair Nirvana / ArizonaMaLa, in honor of the woman who inspired and nurtured his passion for the Art of Diné (Navajo), examples of Roy’s work, together with that of fellow artists Tyra Preston, Sunnie Clahchischiligi, Ariel Begay and Zane Yazzie (weaving, dolls, photography, painting) will be on display, free, 6-8 pm, 480-483-4621 or http://arizonamala.com

Apr 12 2014

Dinner D’Arte

Scottsdale – Secret Scottsdale location

Attendees enjoy a culinary, art, table decor fashion event –with dancing under the stars, tickets are sold online and you may purchase a picnic basket, with wine selection OR bring your own moveable feast, it’s a WHITE OUT!… wear white clothes, white table décor with a 7pm “White Napkin” Wave to start the big event, benefits The CARE Fund and other Valley Charities, $35, 5 pm, http://www.dinnerdarte.net

 

 

Apr 12 2014

20th Annual Celebrity Fight Night

Phoenix – JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort

A star-studded, signature gala held annually to raise money for charities in honor of featured guest, Muhammad Ali, celebrities and professional athletes from all over the U.S. unite for an action-packed evening filled with incredible live auction items and musical performances by many of today’s brightest stars, 5 pm, 602-956-1121 or http://www.celebrityfightnight.org

Apr 12 2014

44th Annual Sun Country Iris Society Spring Show

Phoenix – Christown Spectrum Mall

44th Annual Sun Country Iris Society Spring Show – ChrisTown Spectrum Mall, also a potted Iris sale, free exhibit to the public, 10 am, http://www.suncountryiris.org

Apr 12 2014

A Gathering of Carvers: Katsina Doll Marketplace

Phoenix – Heard Museum

A Gathering of Carvers: Katsina Doll Marketplace – Heard Museum, the nation’s largest gathering of Hopi katsina doll carvers, more than 100 artists gather to show and sell their unique creations, musical performances, book-signings, carving demonstrations and drawings, free, 10 am – 4 pm, http://heard.org/KatsinaDollMarketplace

Apr 12 2014

2014 Liver Wellness Walk

Phoenix – Steele Indian School Park

American Liver Foundation’s dog friendly walk, with food, entertainment, prizes, 5K walk or 1K for all ages, benefit, suggested donation of $25 or above, 8 am, 602-953-1800 or http://www.liverfoundation.org/

Apr 12 2014 – Apr 13 2014

American Voices

Phoenix – Herberger Theater Center

American Voices – Herberger Theater, new choreography by CDE company members in our annual celebration of National Poetry Month, by Center Dance Ensemble, the resident modern dance company, $10-15, 5 & 2 pm, 602-252-8497 or http://herbergertheater.org

Apr 12 2014 – Apr 13 2014

Bonsai Show

Phoenix – Valley Garden Center

Bonsai Show – Valley Garden Center, Phoenix Bonsai Society will display established Bonsai trees and trees under development to illustrate how the art of Bonsai is created, in addition to Bonsai trees, the Society will display Viewing Stones, and Kusamono plantings, demonstrations will be presented during the day, free, 9 am – 5 pm, 480-510-8355 or http://www.phoenixbonsai.com

Apr 13 2014

Best of the Fest

Scottsdale – Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa

Best of the Fest – Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa, featuring ten amazing, prominent Valley restaurants creating unique, five-course, wine-paired dinners crafted table-side by the chef, each chef will serve two tables, decorating the setting to capture the essence of their cuisine and restaurant, Best of the Fest is the perfect way to celebrate the festival’s finale, $175, 6:30 pm, 480-945-7193 or http://www.scottsdalefest.org

Apr 13 2014

Wine Country Brunch

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center

Wine Country Brunch – Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center, bask in the sunshine, sip on mimosas, and peruse outstanding silent auction items, taste and vote for your favorite brunch bites from some of the Valley’s top restaurants, this year will be big; after all, it’s the 25th Wine Country Brunch: The Challenge, $65, 11 am – 2 pm, 480-945-7193 or http://www.scottsdalefest.org

Apr 13 2014

City of Peoria Pioneer Days Run

Peoria – Osuna Park

City of Peoria Pioneer Days Run – Osuna Park, celebrate the tradition of the City of Peoria by participating in the Pioneer Days 5K Run and Family Fun Walk, City celebration events will follow the finish of the run, 8 am, 623-773-7186 or http://www.peoriaaz.gov/running

Apr 14 2014

ASU Concerts at the Center

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

This week features Piano Extravaganza, showcasing the talented faculty and students of ASU, $10, 7:30 pm, pre-concert talks at 6:30 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

 

Apr 15 2014 – Apr 27 2014

Sister’s Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go to Heaven

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Sister’s Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go to Heaven – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, part pageant and ‘holy’ hysterical, latest sequel to the funny Late Nite Catechism series, unearths the origins of Easter bunnies, eggs, bonnets, baskets and, yummy Peeps, Sister answers eternally perplexing questions about pet heaven and the significance of those adorable baby chicks, classroom participation is a must, each performance is unique and will appeal to people of all ages and faiths, $29, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Apr 16 2014

Coffee at Kerr

Scottsdale – Kerr Cultural Center

Coffee at Kerr – Kerr Cultural Center, part of an informal series of free performances and discussions featuring Arizona Opera performers and guest artists, this week features Guest Artist: SCC Jazz Faculty, bring can of food or sealed personal item to be donated to local food bank, RSVP required, 9:30 am, 480-596-2660 or http://www.asukerr.com

Apr 17 2014 – Apr 19 2014

13th Annual Phoenix Improv Festival

Phoenix – Herberger Theater Center

13th Annual Phoenix Improv Festival – Herberger Theatre Center, comedy teams from around the country, as well as local improvisational comedy troupes, $10-15, 602-252-8497 or 480-251-3697or http://www.phoeniximprovfestival.com

Apr 17 2014 – Apr 18 2014

All Balanchine

Phoenix – Dorrance Theatre

All Balanchine – Dorrance Theatre, step inside the studio at Ballet Arizona’s intimate new Theatre and experience a behind-the-scenes look at each upcoming production, this is the closest you will ever be to the work without being on the stage! each one-hour gathering includes time for a Q & A discussion, $55, 602-381-1096 or http://balletaz.org

Apr 18 2014 – Apr 30 2014

Dark of the Moon

Peoria – Peoria Center for the Performing Arts

Dark of the Moon – Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, by Theater Works, classic based on the haunting folk ballad “Barbara Allen,” set in the mysterious Great Smoky Mountains, recounts the story of a strange “witch boy” who falls in love with beautiful Barbara Allen at first sight, and turns human to woo her, their love is doomed, by fears and ignorance,  a haunting score, the magical craft of puppetry combine to tell a classic tale, 623-815-7930 or http://www.theaterworks.org

Apr 18 2014 – Apr 19 2014

Classics 9

Phoenix – Symphony Hall

Classics 9 – Symphony Hall, featuring the Phoenix Symphony, Ray Chen delights audiences in a dynamic performance of Mozart’s technically demanding Violin Concerto No. 4, principal guest conductor, JoAnn Falletta in a program that includes Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, opening trumpet solo and majestic finale will leave audiences in awe, 11 am & 8 pm, http://www.phoenixsymphony.org

Apr 18 2014

Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden, featuring Chuck Hall, blues/guitar, advance purchase recommended, sponsored in part by Meridian Bank, Affinity Productions and Pour Masters, $20-25, additional dinner is also available, doors open at 5:30 pm, concert at 7 pm, 480-481-8188 or http://www.dbg.org

Apr 19 2014

Dolly Sanchez Memorial Easter Egg Hunts

Peoria – Peoria Sports Complex

Dolly Sanchez Memorial Easter Egg Hunts – Peoria Sports Complex, candy hunts, carnival games, rides, visits with the Easter Bunny, free, 8:20 am, 623-773-7564 or http://www.peoriaaz.gov/specialevents

Apr 19 2014

Going the Distance Marathon/Half Marathon/4 Mile

Peoria – Rio Vista Community Park

Participants receive: custom race tech shirt, custom race finisher’s medal, all races will also provide: aid stations along the course (minimum of 5 for half marathon and 12 for marathon event), on-course runner gels (marathon and half marathon only), pre- and post-race refreshments, http://www.startlineracing.com/Going_the_Distance.html

Apr 19 2014

San Francisco Opera: Grand Opera Cinema Series – Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Don Juan legend, balancing comedy with seduction and ultimate tragedy, this fast-paced production features Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecien in the title role, Maestro Donald Runnicles leads the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus, $12, 7 pm, 480-499-8587 or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Apr 19 2014

Neon Splash Dash

Scottsdale – Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

Neon Splash Dash – Salt River Fields, 3-mile Fun Run/Walk and an exciting After Glow Party, with DJ’s, performers, and entertainment, runners dance to the pumped up music as they cross through different colored Glow Spray Zones, where they are sprayed with Glow Water while being illuminated with high intensity U.V. black lights, celebrate at the finish line with others, glowing head to toe, $35-55, 7:30 pm, 480-696-4759 or http://www.neonsplashdash.com

Apr 19 2014

Soweto Gospel Choir

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Soweto Gospel Choir – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, an international musical phenomenon, bringing a heartfelt message of love, joy and hope, the inspirational power of African Gospel music, the Grammy Award-winning choir draws on the best talent from many churches around Soweto, exuberant vocals, athletic dance numbers and traditional attire, $39-69, 8 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Apr 22 2014

Aaron Neville

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

One of the world’s finest singers, Grammy Award winner Aaron Neville, accompanied by a pianist, performs songs from his latest album, My True Story, a celebration of the doo-wop songs of his youth, $39-69, 8 pm, 480-499-8587 or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Apr 23 2014 – Apr 30 2014

Les Misérables

Phoenix – Phoenix Theatre

Les Misérables– Phoenix Theatre, the timeless classic returns, this musical on stage will touch your heart and soul in a way no film can, the tale of Jean Valjean’s unjust imprisonment and quest for redemption set against the highly volatile political backdrop of a revolutionary period in France, sweeping epic of love, loss, rebellion and rebirth delivered with heartbreaking poignancy, http://www.phoenixtheatre.com/events

Apr 24 2014

Aaron NevilleASU Concerts at the Center – Valley of the Sun Youth Harp Extravaganza

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Featuring secondary school-age harp students, this offers the opportunity to hear an orchestra accompany these talented young musicians in concerto movements and harp ensemble repertoire, led by harp instructors and music directors from across the Valley, more than 40 students perform, $10, pre-concert talk at 6:30 pm, concert at 7:30 pm, 480-499-8587 or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Apr 25 2014

Stephen Petronio Company: Like Lazarus Did

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Stephen Petronio Company: Like Lazarus Did – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, new music, visual art and fashion collide producing powerfully modern landscapes for the senses, inspired by the mythology of resurrection features ideas of transcendence, elevation and regeneration, rich, kinetic movement language and an original electro-acoustic score that draws from a range of spiritual music and texts, from early American slave songs to the meditative drones of Eastern mysticism, $29-59, 8 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Apr 25 2014

Stephen Petronio Company: Like Lazarus Did

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Stephen Petronio Company: Like Lazarus Did – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, new music, visual art and fashion collide producing powerfully modern landscapes for the senses, inspired by the mythology of resurrection features ideas of transcendence, elevation and regeneration, rich, kinetic movement language and an original electro-acoustic score that draws from a range of spiritual music and texts, from early American slave songs to the meditative drones of Eastern mysticism, $29-59, 8 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Apr 25 2014 – Apr 30 2014

Cinderella’s Glass Slipper

Peoria – Theater Works

Cinderella’s Glass Slipper – Theater Works, delightful, musical version of the classic fairytale charms audiences of all ages, relive the story of Cinderella’s magical night as she discovers Prince Charming and lives “Happily Ever After,” http://theaterworks.org

Apr 25 2014 – Apr 27 2014

31st Annual Answer to the Challenge

Scottsdale

3-day bike ride to Strawberry via Payson, Prescott to Jerome & Mingus Mountain to Scottsdale, at 325 miles, it is three consecutive days of century riding, with more than 22,000 feet of climbing and the weather can range from cold and wet to hot and dry, scenery along the way is some of the best Arizona has to offer, http://www.pmbcaz.org/theanswer.html

Apr 25 2014 – Apr 26 2014

Classics 10

Phoenix – Symphony Hall

Classics 10 – Symphony Hall, Music Director Laureate Michael Christie returns to lead The Phoenix Symphony in one of the greatest of all works, Verdi’s massive and theatrical Messa da Requiem, join The Phoenix Symphony and Chorus, a double choir and four soloists as a cast of over 200 perform this emotional and unforgettable mass of unparalleled scale, 8 pm, http://www.phoenixsymphony.org

Apr 25 2014 – Apr 27 2014

Don Pasquale

Phoenix – Orpheum Theatre

Don Pasquale – Orpheum Theatre, Donizetti’s dazzling vocal fireworks, the cast is anchored by Craig Colclough in the title role, renowned Maestro Gary Wedow, and stage director Chuck Hudson, celebrate the composer’s comic masterpiece of wit, wealth and domestic warfare with a spectacular new production, featuring an exuberant cast, $35 and up, 7:30 & 2 pm, 602-266-7464 or http://azopera.org

Apr 26 2014 – Apr 27 2014

Arizona Women’s Expo

Phoenix – Phoenix Convention Center

Arizona Women’s Expo – Phoenix Convention Center, features 565 exhibits representing fashion, home décor, cooking, health, nutrition, fitness, and finance, celebrity speakers, plus 3 stages featuring fashion shows, decorating, cooking theater, celebrity book signings, and beauty bar, 10 am – 5 pm, 866-618-3434 or http://www.azwomensexpo.com

Apr 26 2014

Walk With Me 2014

Phoenix – Steele Indian School Park

Benefits Southwest Human Development’s Easter Seals, the 1.25-mile family fun walk is a free event that will feature exciting activities for kids, music, food and drinks, community resource information and more, event check-in begins at 7:30 am and the walk starts at 8:30 am, http://www.swhd.org

Apr 26 2014

28th Annual Dinner on the Desert

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

28th Annual Dinner on the Desert – Desert Botanical Garden, an elegant yet casual event along the Garden trails, dinner, silent auction & dancing, reservations required, $500, 6 pm, 480-481-8182 or http://www.dbg.org

Apr 26 2014

Bobby McFerrin: Spirityouall

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Bobby McFerrin: spirityouall – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 10-time Grammy Award winner has blurred the distinction between pop music and fine art, celebrates the transcendence of the human spirit with music from his latest album, a re-imagining of an American tradition, beloved songs and original tunes explore McFerrin’s everyday search for grace, wisdom and freedom, songs embrace his folk, rock and blues influences, $49-79, 8 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Apr 26 2014

Carnival of Illusion – Magic, Mystery and OOOH La La

Scottsdale – Kerr Cultural Center

Carnival of Illusion – Magic, Mystery and OOOH La La – Kerr Cultural Center, blending their international theme with all the charms of a Vaudeville-inspired roadshow, 5:30 & 8 pm, http://carnivalofillusion.com

Apr 26 2014

19th Annual Desert Foothills Land Trust Sonoran Stars Under Western Skies

Scottsdale – Los Cedros

Stroll the stables, Wild At Heart’s dramatic rehabilitated raptor release, engaging equestrian show, fast-paced live auction with auctioneer Letitia Frye and classic Western music by the Bill Ganz Western Band, silent & live auction, gourmet dinner, $250, 5:30 pm, 480-488-6131 or http://www.dflt.org

Apr 26 2014

9th Annual Desert Stages Theatre Gala and Silent Auction ‘Twisting the Night Away’

Scottsdale – Desert Stages Theatre

9th Annual Desert Stages Theatre Gala and Silent Auction ‘Twisting the Night Away’ – Desert Stages Theatre, gala and fundraiser, with a casino, dancing, old fashioned silent and live auction, entertainment, food and cocktails, $65-75, 6:30 pm, 480-483-1664 or http://www.DesertStages.org

Apr 27 2014

Scottsdale Philharmonic Concert

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Scottsdale Philharmonic Concert – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, developing awareness, appreciation and preservation of classical music in the community, approx. 80 musicians donate time to perform concerts, led by Scottsdale Philharmonic Conductor and Music Director Dr. Martin Province, dedicated musicians spend approx. 900 hours in group rehearsals and practice time to prepare for each performance, free, http://www.scottsdalephilharmonic.com

 

Apr 28 2014

ASU Concerts at the Center

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

This week features Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals, showcasing the talented faculty and students of ASU, $10, 7:30 pm, pre-concert talks at 6:30 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

EVENTS – MARCH 2014

Feb 24 2014 – Mar 2 2014
22nd Annual Winter Range
Phoenix – Ben Avery Shooting Range
22nd Annual Winter Range – Ben Avery Shooting Range, more than 1,000 gather for the Single Action Shooting Society’s National Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting, competitive events, displays of period militaria, exhibitions of western skills and crafts, 100 vendors from period clothing to antiques and reproductions, cowboy entertainment, singers, cowboy bands, trick roping, trick horses, food from chuck wagon cooking to hot dogs, http://www.winterrange.com
Feb 27 2014 – Mar 3 2014
Fiesta Cluster Dog Show
Scottsdale – WestWorld of Scottsdale
Fiesta Cluster Dog Show – WestWorld, thousands of dogs from all over the country converge for the Southwest’s largest dog show on grass, top show dogs compete for top honors, Come watch the country’s most agile dogs compete during four days of agility trials, http://www.fiestacluster.com

Feb 28 2014 – Mar 1 2014
16th Annual Square Dance Festival
Phoenix – Doubletree Paradise Valley
16th Annual Square Dance Festival – Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort, a ghostly hoedown with the Ghost Riders Band, $45 for dancers for the weekend,  $15 for non-dancers to enjoy the concert, http://www.azsquaredance.com
Feb 28 2014 – Mar 2 2014
La Traviata
Phoenix – Symphony Hall
La Traviata – Phoenix Symphony Hall, by Giuseppe Verdi, opera’s original “pretty woman” throws a gala party at her Paris apartment and meets the young man who will forever change her destiny, soar through memorable melodies, raise a glass and toast young love, devastating family obligations, and a rapturous devotion for the ages, $35 and up, 7:30, 1 & 2 pm, 602-266-7464 or http://azopera.org
Feb 28 2014
31st Annual Phoenix Antiques, Bottles and Collectibles Club Show & Sale
Phoenix – North Phoenix Baptist Church
Dealers will be selling items such as Blakely, Depression glass, linens, antique bottles, Breweriana, railroadiana, advertising, mining, china, books and much more, $3 ($10 early bird on Friday from 2-4 pm), Fri 4-7 pm; Sat 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, 602-317-4438 or http://www.phoenixantiquesclub.org
Mar 1 2014 – Mar 31 2014
Ghost Towns of Arizona: Photography of Kurt Wenner
Phoenix – Pueblo Grande Museum
Features more than 40 photographs of Arizona ghost towns, taken by Kurt Wenner between 1996 and 2006, http://www.pueblogrande.com
Mar 1 2014 – Mar 31 2014
Chihuly
Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden
Chihuly – Desert Botanical Garden, the exhibition will feature multiple installations and artworks on view throughout the Garden’s trails by artist Dale Chihuly, Chihuly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from the realm of craft to fine art, http://www.dbg.org/
Mar 1 2014 – Mar 31 2014
31st Annual Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month
Phoenix
31st Annual Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month – special events in towns across Arizona focusing on current efforts to preserve our past by protecting our fragile and non-renewable cultural resources, hikes, site tours, lectures, demos, 602-542-4174 or http://www.azstateparks.com
Mar 1 2014 – Mar 2 2014
Heard Museum Guild 56th Annual Indian Fair & Market
Phoenix – Heard Museum
Heard Museum Guild 56th Annual Indian Fair & Market – features more than 600 of the nation’s top Native American artists, lively music and dance performances & a variety of Native foods including posole, Hopi piki bread and frybread, $20, 9:30 am – 5 pm, 602-252-8840 or http://www.heard.org/fair
Mar 1 2014 – Mar 2 2014
Polish Festival
Phoenix – Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish
Polish Festival – Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish, delicious Polish cuisine and imported Polish beer will complement traditional folk dances, Polish music, and fun activities for the whole family, a souvenir boutique filled with a variety of traditional Polish jewelry, crafts, national ornaments, T-shirts, hats, and more, free, Sat. 11 am – 9 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm, 480-442-9765 or http://www.polishfestivalaz.org

Mar 1 2014 – Mar 2 2014
Devoured Food + Wine Classic
Phoenix – Phoenix Art Museum
Devoured Food + Wine Classic – Phoenix Art Museum, an independently edible award-winning culinary event, a luscious showcase of Arizona’s finest independent restaurants, chefs, wineries and industry purveyors, a collaboration with Phoenix Art Museum, Local First Arizona and Devour Phoenix, brings together the culinary leaders that are establishing metro Phoenix as a premier culinary destination, 11:30 am, $59-79, 866-977-6849 or http://www.devouredphoenix.com
Mar 1 2014 – Mar 31 2014
Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power,
Phoenix – MIM
Spotlights more than 70 artists and features instruments, original handwritten lyrics, stage outfits, concert posters and videos from artists including Billie Holiday, Maybelle Carter, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Patti Smith, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper and more! The exhibition weaves a powerful and engaging narrative that demonstrates how women have been engines of creation and change in popular music, from the early years of the 20th century to the present. http://MIM.org
Mar 1 2014 – Mar 9 2014
31st Annual Arizona Senior Olympic State Games
Phoenix
29 events throughout the metro area including swimming, cycling, track & field, billiards, fun walks, road races & the triathlon, $/event, free for spectators, 602-261-8765 or http://www.seniorgames.org

Mar 1 2014
31st Annual Phoenix Antiques, Bottles and Collectibles Club Show & Sale
Phoenix – North Phoenix Baptist Church
Dealers will be selling items such as Blakely, Depression glass, linens, antique bottles, Breweriana, railroadiana, advertising, mining, china, books and much more, $3 ($10 early bird on Friday from 2-4 pm), Fri 4-7 pm; Sat 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, 602-317-4438 or http://www.phoenixantiquesclub.org
Mar 1 2014
The Norwegians
Phoenix – Space 55
It’s about hit-men, but they’re really, really nice ones, Gus and Tor, they’re Norwegians, from Minnesota, and about Olive and Betty, two women who haven’t got over their bad break-ups, and whose decision-making process is still being negatively affected by said break-ups, profane, playfully dark comedy, $15, Fridays and Saturdays 8 pm, http://www.space55.org
Mar 1 2014 – Mar 30 2014
Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate
Peoria – Arizona Broadway Theatre
Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate – Arizona Broadway Theatre, classic Cole Porter and considered one of Broadway’s greatest treasures, fireworks ensue on-stage and off between Fred Graham and his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi as they star in a musical version of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, audiences will want to “brush up” on their Shakespeare as the Arizona Broadway Theatre presents an all-new production of this beloved classic, 5:30 pm and noon, http://azbroadway.org
Mar 1 2014 – Mar 30 2014
Perfectly Frank
Peoria – Peoria Center for the Performing Arts
Perfectly Frank – Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, premiere by Theater Works, a wonderful musical bouquet of the greatest songs from Frank Loesser’s Broadway successes, Hollywood productions and hit-parade numbers, hear such favorites as Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition, Baby It’s Cold Outside, hits from Where’s Charlie, Guys and Dolls and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, 623-815-7930 or http://www.theaterworks.org
Mar 1 2014 – Mar 23 2014
24th Annual Celebration of Fine Art
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Road and the Loop 101
24th Annual Celebration of Fine Art – in the big white tents on Scottsdale Rd and Loop 1010 Freeway, 100+ juried artists create & sell their original works, watch the creative process, sculpture court, entertainment & food, $8, 10 am – 6 pm, 480-443-7695 or http://www.celebrateart.com

Mar 1 2014 – Mar 24 2014
10th Annual Arizona Fine Art Expo
Scottsdale – Southwest corner of Jomax & Scottsdale Rd.
10th Annual Arizona Fine Art Expo – Southwest corner of Jomax & Scottsdale Rd., 100 nationally acclaimed fine artisans working in studio environment, hands-on art demonstrations and workshops, entertainment, a café, weekends feature musical entertainment, $8-10, 10 am – 6 pm, 480-837-7163 or http://www.ArizonaFineArtExpo.com
Mar 1 2014 – Mar 16 2014
The Last Romance
Scottsdale – Theatre Artists Studio
This romantic comedy by the writer of last year’s hit, Over the River and Through the Woods, presents a Golden Years love story mixing laughter with opera, humor with heartbreak, it weighs the power of passion vs. the power of family ties, and in the end – the triumphant power of love, by Joe DiPietro, $10-20, 602-765-0120 or http://www.thestudiophx.org
Mar 1 2014
Glencroft’s Spring Festival
Glendale – Glencroft
Glencroft’s Spring Festival – Glencroft, featuring furniture sale, festival booths, fry bread, quilt show and auction, fine art show & sale, collectibles, expanded Thrift shop, breakfast buffet and clowns, balloons, games, 7 am, 623-847-3004 or http://www.glencroft.com

Mar 1 2014
Paris in the Spring
Glendale – Historic Downtown Glendale and Catlin Court
Experience the fine food, culture and shopping of Paris without making a trip half-way around the world, bring your beret and enjoy entertainment, an art show, French Market, shopping and dining all with a Parisian theme, pick up a walking and event map at the Glendale Visitor Center, 10 am – 4 pm, 623-930-4500 or http://visitglendale.com
Mar 2 2014
27th Annual Coronado Historic Neighborhood Home Tour & Spring Festival
Phoenix – Coronado Park
27th Annual Coronado Historic Neighborhood Home Tour & Spring Festival – Coronado Park, features restored historic homes, arts, music and cultural experiences, $15, 10 am – 5 pm, http://www.gcna.info

Mar 2 2014
2014 M7 Street Fair
Phoenix – On Seventh Avenue from Indian School Road north through the “Melrose Curve” to Campbell Avenue
2014 M7 Street Fair – (on Seventh Avenue from Indian School Road north through the “Melrose Curve” to Campbell Avenue),  live music, street food, local artist market, children’s activities and a judged collector car show, free, 11 am – 5 pm, 602-703-2620 or http://www.m7streetfair.com
Mar 3 2014 – Mar 16 2014
16th Annual New Works Festival
Phoenix – Phoenix Theatre
16th Annual New Works Festival – Phoenix Theatre, Four staged readings of new plays and/or musicals, two sit-down readings of new plays, an evening of new short plays, 24-hour theatre project, playwright’s forums and a new cabaret featuring songs from our new composer/lyricist search, 602-254-2151 or http://www.phoenixtheatre.com

Mar 5 2014 – Mar 30 2014
Pippin
Phoenix – Phoenix Theatre
Bob Fosse masterpiece full of some of the greatest dance numbers in musical theatre, follows the life of Pippin, son of King Charlemagne of The Holy Roman Empire, however, the essence is how this young man finds the true meaning of life, re-imagined for the Phoenix Theatre stage, Michael Barnard’s new concept will leave you talking long after the final bow, a hip, tongue-in-cheek, anachronistic fairy tale not to miss, http://phoenixtheatre.com/events

Mar 6 2014 – Mar 9 2014
Secrets
Phoenix – Herberger Theater Center
Secrets – Herberger Theater, tales of intrigue, gossip and humor, inspired by some of the best-kept secrets of all time, by Center Dance Ensemble, the resident modern dance company, $13-27, 7:30 & 2 pm, 602-252-8497 or http://herbergertheater.org
Mar 7 2014 – Mar 9 2014
The BIG Spring Maricopa County Home & Garden Show
Glendale – University of Phoenix Stadium
The BIG Spring Maricopa County Home & Garden Show – University of Phoenix Stadium, one-stop home improvement shopping, 1000s of products and services for home improvement needs, walk through landscape displays, sustainable living exhibitors, garden seminars, wine tasting, landscape architecture & design trends, container gardens, “how-to” seminars, floral design, $2-5, Fri-Sat 10 am – 6 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm, http://www.MaricopaCountyHomeShows.com
Mar 7 2014 – Mar 30 2014
National Pastime
Peoria – Theater Works
National Pastime – by Theater Works, a Broadway-bound musical comedy that tells the story of the Baker City Cougars – the greatest baseball team to never exist, http://www.theaterworks.org

Mar 8 2014 – Mar 9 2014
Artlink Art Detour 26
Phoenix – Arts Center
Artlink Art Detour 26 – Arizona Center, art event featuring self-guided tours of art galleries, studios and other venues, as well as performances and activities, also a Kids Detour comprised of family-friendly activities, and a “Public Art hanging” that allows people from the community to submit artwork that will be displayed, free, 11 am – 5 pm, 602-256-7539 or http://artlinkphoenix.com/art-detour/
Mar 8 2014
23rd Annual Blues Blast
Phoenix – Margaret T. Hance Park
23rd Annual Blues Blast – Margaret T. Hance Park, annual Blues music festival, several blues bands, family atmosphere, music workshop and art project for kids, food and merchandise vendors, light rail accessible, $22-25, kids under 16 free when accompanied by parent, 10 am – 7 pm, 602-516-8870 or http://www.phoenixblues.org
Mar 8 2014
Video Games Live
Phoenix – Comerica Theatre
An award-winning immersive concert event produced and hosted by world-renowned game industry star Tommy Tallarico, featuring music from the most popular video games of all time, includes ProMusica’s orchestra along with stylistically synchronized video footage and music, arrangements, state-of-the-art lighting, electronic percussion, live action, and unique on-stage audience interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience, $25-100, 7:30 pm, http://www.pmaz.org
Mar 8 2014
Ancient Technology Day
Phoenix – Pueblo Grande Museum
Ancient Technology Day – Pueblo Grande Museum,  hands-on experience, try throwing an atlatl (spear), create a petroglyph, weave your own cloth, and try roasted agave slow-cooked the traditional way  in an earthen oven, artists demonstrate how Hohokam people created various technologies, such as flintknapping (making of arrowheads), pottery, shell and stone jewelry, weaving and more, free, 10 am – 3 pm, 602-495-0901 or http://www.pueblogrande.com
Mar 8 2014
Run to Fight Children’s Cancer
Phoenix – Grand Canyon University
Run to Fight Children’s Cancer – Grand Canyon University, 10K/5K & Cancer Survivors Walk to benefit Children’s Cancer Network, 6 am, 602-234-3460 or http://www.runtofightcancer.com

 

Mar 8 2014 – Mar 9 2014
ProMusica Arizona Presents Video Games Live™
Phoenix – Orpheum Theatre
ProMusica Arizona Orchestra and Chorale will join Tommy Tallarico in creating an unforgettable concert featuring synchronized video footage and music arrangements, lighting, well-known internet solo performers, electronic percussion, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience, 7:30 & 3 pm, http://www.pmaz.org
Mar 9 2014
City of Peoria Half Marathon
Peoria – Rio Vista Community Park
City of Peoria Half Marathon – Rio Vista Community Park, kick off a new tradition with the first running of the City of Peoria Half Marathon, taking place on the New River Trail, the course will allow runners to complete the entire run without crossing traffic, jumping onto sidewalks, or worrying about cars, 8 am, 623-773-7186 or http://www.peoriaaz.gov/running
Mar 13 2014 – Mar 14 2014
Masters of Movement
Phoenix – Dorrance Theatre
Masters of Movement – Dorrance Theatre, step inside the studio at Ballet Arizona’s intimate new Theatre and experience a behind-the-scenes look at each upcoming production, this is the closest you will ever be to the work without being on the stage! each one-hour gathering includes time for a Q & A discussion, $55, 602-381-1096 or http://balletaz.org
Mar 14 2014 – Mar 15 2014
4th Annual Checkered Flag Run
Phoenix – Phoenix International Raceway
4th Annual Checkered Flag Run – Phoenix International Raceway, for motorcycle enthusiasts, bike show, races, raffles, 866-498-7223 or http://www.CheckeredFlagRun.com
Mar 14 2014 – Mar 15 2014
Classics 7
Phoenix – Symphony Hall
Classics 7 – Symphony Hall, featuring the Phoenix Symphony in Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2, conducted by JoAnn Falletta, includes Fabio Bidini, piano, 11 am & 8 pm, http://www.phoenixsymphony.org
Mar 14 2014
Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series
Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden
Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden, featuring The Brazen Heads, Celtic Rock/Irish, advance purchase recommended, sponsored in part by Meridian Bank, Affinity Productions and Pour Masters, $20-25, additional dinner is also available, doors open at 5:30 pm, concert at 7 pm, 480-481-8188 or http://www.dbg.org
Mar 14 2014 – Mar 16 2014
16th Annual Bill Luke Bass Days 2014
Peoria – Lake Pleasant
16th Annual Bill Luke Bass Days 2014 – Lake Pleasant, 6 weigh-in daily, 7 payouts per hour, Xterra Mountain Bike Race, desert trail run, carp bow fishing, kids events, wildlife exhibits, live music by Mogollon Band, http://www.billlukebassdays.com
Mar 14 2014 – Mar 29 2014
Love’s Labour’s Lost
Glendale – Brelby Studio
The Bard takes wordplay and wit to their most impressive in this clever comedy, 7:30 & 2 pm, 623-282-2781 or http://brelby.com/

Mar 14 2014 – Mar 16 2014
Arizona Antique Market
Scottsdale – Thunderbird Plaza
Arizona Antique Market – Thunderbird Plaza, free, Fri noon – 6 pm, Sat 9 am – 5 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm, http://www.azantiqueshow.com
Mar 15 2014 – Mar 16 2014
37th Annual Small World Miniature Doll House Show & Sale
Glendale – ASU West
37th Annual Small World Miniature Doll House Show & Sale – ASU West, exhibits from AZ residents, sale of furniture, accessories, dolls from artisans from throughout the U.S. & Canada, door prizes, make and take miniature projects, raffle for local charities, $2-5, Sat 10 am – 5 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm, 480-488-7074 or http://www.phoenixminiatures.com
Mar 15 2014
31st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Family Faire – “Arizona’s Irish…Proud Past, Present & Future”
Phoenix
31st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Family Faire – “Arizona’s Irish…Proud Past, Present & Future” – 3rd Street Virginia to Margaret T. Hance Park, parade at 10 am with pipe bands, marching bands, floats, Irish step dancers, Faire follows parade until 6 pm, $10, 2 stages of Irish music and dancers, crafts, genealogy, Irish clubs, kids area, 602-280-9221 or http://www.phxirish.com
Mar 15 2014
9th Annual Phoenix Brain Tumor Walk
Phoenix – Steele Indian School Park
An inspirational fundraising walk and community day to support vital brain tumor research and patient services at the National Brain Tumor Society, optional 5K walk with food, music, prizes and more, $25-35, 866-455-3214 or http://www.PhoenixWalk.org
Mar 19 2014
Desert Flowers Tour
Phoenix – Deer Valley Rock Art Center
Join for a tour of multicolor wildflowers and flowering trees in our Sonoran Desert preserve, $3-7, 11 am, 623-582-8007 or http://dvrac.asu.edu
Mar 20 2014
Spring into the Arts ArtWalk
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Arts District
Spring into the Arts ArtWalk – Scottsdale Arts District, the Arts District spotlights the best of local and regional artists during its new “Spring into the Arts” ArtWalk, enjoy music, munchies and more on the streets, hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association and the City of Scottsdale, free, 7-9 pm, 480-990-3939 or http://www.scottsdalegalleries.com
Mar 22 2014
P83 Festival
Peoria
P83 Festival – annual family friendly event features a major caliber concert, local merchants, an interactive zone, beer, wine and spirits garden, and food vendors, $10-25, 3-9 pm, http://www.peoriaaz.gov/NewSecondary.aspx?id=56213
Mar 22 2014
One for Water 4-Miler
Peoria – Rio Vista Community
One for Water 4-Miler – Join the Chase Run – Rio Vista Community, something for all – a fast course, desert scenery, prizes, swag, food, and a “tank chaser” to beat a running toilet, chip timed 4-mile loop run promises a blend of the traditional race with some distinctive moments, following the race and awards ceremony, a Family Fun Festival with food, kid’s activities, leak-fixing demos, music, 8 am, 602-954-8341 or http://www.fixaleakweekaz.com
Mar 22 2014
Sprint Triathlon at Vistancia
Peoria – The Foothills center
Sprint Triathlon at Vistancia – The Foothills Center, swim in the Foothills Center pool, bike through the Blackstone Country Club and the Vistancias Discovery Trail on the run course, for the whole family with adult and youth distance triathlons, 8 am, http://www.4peaksracing.com
Mar 22 2014
11th Annual Tour de Cure
Phoenix – Reach 11 Recreation Area
11th Annual Tour de Cure – Reach 11 Sports Complex, bicycle rides include a 10-mile family and novice-friendly ride, a 35-mile route and Metric Century route 62.5 miles, benefits Americans with Diabetes, 888-DIABETES or http://www.diabetes.org/tour
Mar 22 2014
Annual Native Art Appraisal Day
Phoenix – Heard Museum
Annual Native Art Appraisal Day – Heard Museum, art dealers will examine visitors Native American artwork and cultural materials for one day only, (not for insurance purposes, but for educational information), $30 for the first item, $25 for the second item, $20 for the third and subsequent item(s), (limit 10 items per person, please), 10 am – 2 pm, 602-252-8840 or http://www.heard.org
Mar 22 2014 – Mar 23 2014
50th Annual Arizona Scottish Highland Games
Phoenix – Steele Indian School Park Memorial Hall
50th Annual Arizona Scottish Highland Games – Steele Indian School Park, competition, demonstrations, Highland dancers, ancient athletic events, children’s games, clan booths, food, artifact & clothing vendors & reenactment groups, massed pipes & drums, $5-15, 7:30 am – 5 pm, 602-431-0095 or http://www.arizonascots.com
Mar 22 2014
American Political Items Collectors Show/Sale/Exhibition
Phoenix – Mountain View Lutheran Church
American Political Items Collectors Show/Sale/Exhibition – Mountain View Lutheran Church, collectors and dealers from several states in attendance – many tables of wonderful historical collectibles for viewing and for sale, includes pin backs, ribbons, medals, posters, postcards, suffrage, cause, protest , sports, advertising, military, western memorabilia, antiques, collectibles, pop culture, bring your items for free evaluation/appraisal or even have them auctioned live at the event, free admission, 10 am – 3 pm, 480 577-9575 or ron.puechner@att.net
Mar 22 2014
Dressed to Kill
Phoenix – US Airways Center
Dressed to Kill – US Airways Center, Cher kicks off her 49 city North American Tour right here in Phoenix

Mar 22 2014
Phoenix Festival de España
Phoenix – Phoenix Center for the Arts
Dance and music groups from throughout the Valley will perform in 30-minute intervals throughout the day on an outdoor stage, local and nationally-acclaimed Spanish historians, scholars, and curators will present lectures and workshops with a Spanish flavor, will also feature art exhibits, costumes, jewelry, and a beer and wine garden, free, noon – 9 pm, http://www.phoenixcenterforthearts.org
Mar 22 2014 – Mar 23 2014
27th Annual Arizona Touch of Class Miniature Horse Show
Scottsdale – WestWorld of Scottsdale
27th Annual Arizona Touch of Class Miniature Horse Show – WestWorld, an exhibition of registered Miniature horses in halter and performance classes, harness driving, obstacle driving, hunter jumper, free, 8 am, 602-326-7230 or http://azminis-mhaa.com

Mar 22 2014 – Mar 23 2014
Heritage/Folk Festival
Glendale – Sahuaro Historical Park
150 performers from folk and bluegrass music to cowboy poetry and storytelling, historic site tours, blacksmith demonstrations, children’s stage/activity area and workshops by accomplished entertainers, country, blues, cowboy, old-time & Celtic music, storytelling, workshops, jam sessions, free, 10 am – 2 pm, 623-930-4200 or http://glendaleaz.com
Mar 23 2014
5th Annual Chasing The Sun 7K/5K & Health Fair
Phoenix – Wesley Bolin Plaza
5th Annual Chasing The Sun 7K/5K & Health Fair – Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza, promoting health & wellness with the goal of combating childhood diabetes and obesity, free event running shirt to first 750 registrants, a warrior dash for ages 5-12, prizes for all youth who participate, features Native American music and dancers along the route, 7:30 am,  http://www.getsetaz.com or http://nabifoundation.org/chasing_the_sun.html
Mar 26 2014 – Mar 31 2014
Hollywood Costume
Phoenix – Phoenix Art Museum
Major multimedia exhibition explores the essentials of costume design and illuminates the costume designer’s creative process, bringing together more than 100 of the world’s most iconic costumes from a century of filmmaking, ticketed event, $10-20, http://phxart.org
Mar 27 2014 – Mar 30 2014
Masters of Movement
Phoenix – Orpheum Theatre
Masters of Movement – Orpheum Theatre, modern day dance choreographers that push boundaries of classical ballet, Alejandro Cerrudo, from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, presents Off Screen, with dance inspired by film scores; slinky and modern, with sexy steps and eccentric moves, also Ib Andersen’s elegant masterpiece Symphonie Classique, costumes by Martin Pakledinaz, two-time Tony Award-winning designer, $25-158, 602-381-1096 or http://balletaz.org
Mar 28 2014 – Mar 30 2014
11th Annual McDowell Mountain Music Festival
Phoenix – Margaret T. Hance Park
11th Annual McDowell Mountain Music Festival – Margaret T. Hance Park, eclectic music festival with a unique mixture of musical acts including bluegrass, reggae, jazz,  and rock, as well as local band representation, food trucks,  Kid’s Zone, vendor marketplace, and beer garden, 100% of proceeds go to three local charities, $55-150, 602-343-0453 or http://www.mmmf.net
Mar 28 2014 – Mar 29 2014
Classics 8
Phoenix – Symphony Hall
Classics 8 – Symphony Hall, featuring the Phoenix Symphony in Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo, conducted by Michael Christie, includes Daniel Müller-Schott, cello, 8 pm, http://www.phoenixsymphony.org

Mar 28 2014
Il Divo – A Musical Affair
Phoenix – Comerica Theatre
Il Divo – A Musical Affair – Comerica Theatre, the greatest songs of Broadway Live II, 8 pm, http://livenation.com
Mar 29 2014 – Mar 30 2014
Arizona Game & Fish Department Outdoor Expo
Phoenix – Ben Avery
Arizona Game & Fish Department Outdoor Expo – Ben Avery Shooting Facility, hands-on activities, demonstrations and exhibits on hunting, fishing, recreational shooting, archery, off-highway vehicle (OHV) and watercraft recreation, conservation and wildlife education, camping and other outdoor elements, free, Sat 9 am – 5 pm, Sun  9 am -0 4 pm, 602-942-3000 or http://www.azgfd.gov/expo

 

Mar 29 2014
Annual Phoenix Children’s Chorus Gala
Phoenix – Phoenix Art Museum
Annual Phoenix Children’s Chorus Gala – Phoenix Art Museum, the annual fundraiser, 6 pm, 602-534-3788 or http://www.pcchorus.org
Mar 29 2014
Going the Distance Half Marathon
Phoenix – Reach 11 Recreation Area
Going the Distance Half Marathon – Reach 11 Sports Complex, 5 aid stations along the course, on-course Runner Gels, placement awards for top three finishers in all age categories, awards for top overall female and male finishers, pre- and post-race refreshments, https://startlineracing.com/Going_the_Distance.html
Mar 29 2014
2014 ARR South Mountain Classic 20K/5K
Phoenix – South Mountain Park
A 20K and 5K, because South Mountain Park requires all runners to be off the road by 10 am, runners in the 20K must be able to maintain at least a 12 minute per mile pace, if you cannot keep a 12 minute mile pace or faster, an early start is available at 6:30 am, both 20K and 5K are USATF certified courses, and are on roads only, no trails, 602-954-8341 or http://www.arizonaroadracers.com
Mar 29 2014 – Mar 30 2014
Scottsdale Super Expo
Scottsdale – WestWorld of Scottsdale
Scottsdale Super Expo – WestWorld of Scottsdale, includes Baby Boomer, Live Well Expo; Home Expo; Women’s Expo and Big, Big Green Expo; includes shopping, green seminars, gardening, music & fun, fashion, beauty, home improvement, vacation & travel, building green and more, $10, Sat 10 am – 5 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm, 602-277-6045 or http://www.ExposAz.com

 

Mar 30 2014
Sunday A’Fair
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday A’Fair – Center for the Arts, features the Valley’s top entertainers, today is, a diverse selection of arts & crafts, hands-on craft activities for children, docent-guided tours of the outdoor sculptures, free, noon – 4:30 pm, 480-994-ARTS or http://www.Scottsdaleperformingarts.org

 

Mar 30 2014
2nd Annual Eight’s Check, Please! Arizona Festival
Phoenix – CityScape
An exploration of Arizona’s independent restaurant scene, from five-star dining establishments to tucked away cafes, James Beard award-winning chef Robert McGrath and other celebrity chefs, meet and greet guests and share culinary insight, features a compelling culinary and beverage lineup with seminars, demonstrations and celebrity chef participants to inform and entertain, 11 am – 3 pm, http://www.AZPBS.org/CheckPlease

 

Mar 30 2014
30th Annual My Nana’s Salsa Challenge
Phoenix – Steele Indian School Park
Fund-raiser for Hemophilia Assn, 90+ competitors prepare fresh salsa on-site in either the mild or hot category, salsas, featuring restaurants, businesses and individuals, sampling contest, enjoy margaritas, live bands, food court, vote for your favorite salsa chef, $12-15, 12 and under are free, 10 am – 6 pm, 602-955-1962 or http://www.salsachallenge.com

 

Mar 29 2014 – Mar 30 2014
15th Annual Anthem Days
Anthem – Anthem Community Park
15th Annual Anthem Days – Anthem Community Park, business expo, carnival, arts & crafts, live musical entertainment, Frazier Shows Carnival, salsa contest, fishing with the Arizona Game & Fish Dept., food court with beer garden, kid zone with inflatables, free, 10 am – 4 pm, 623-742-6050 or http://www.onlineatanthem.com

 

EVENTS – FEBRUARY 2014
Jan 30 2014 – Feb 1 2014
Annual Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival
Phoenix – Arizona State Fairgrounds
Annual Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival – State Fairgrounds, more than 300 exhibits, supply show for crafting, sewing, quilting and needle arts, scrap booking & embossing, professional classes, make & take hands-on workshops, $10, 10 am – 5 pm, 800-717-8789 or http://www.quiltcraftsew.com or http://www.rustybarn.com

 

Jan 31 2014 -Feb 1 2014
Classics 6
Phoenix – Symphony Hall
Classics 6 – Symphony Hall, featuring the Phoenix Symphony in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, conducted by James Paul, includes Karen Gomyo, violin, 11 am & 8 pm, http://www.phoenixsymphony.org
Jan 31 2014 – Feb 1 2014
Classic Rock Invitational
Phoenix – Phoenix Convention Center
Classic Rock Invitational –Phoenix Convention Center, featuring women’s competition at all levels, 1500 gymnasts, teams from more than 30 states, boys/men’s competition, 3 live bands, $11-16, weekend passes are $25, 480-784-4444 or http://www.classicrockinvitational.com

Feb 1 2014 – Feb 28 2014
10th Annual Arizona Fine Art Expo
Scottsdale – Southwest corner of Jomax & Scottsdale Rd.
10th Annual Arizona Fine Art Expo – Southwest corner of Jomax & Scottsdale Rd., 100 nationally acclaimed fine artisans working in studio environment, hands-on art demonstrations and workshops, entertainment, a café, weekends feature musical entertainment, $8-10, 10 am – 6 pm, 480-837-7163 or http://www.ArizonaFineArtExpo.com

Feb 1 2014 – Feb 2 2014
Arizona Sun Country Circuit Quarter Horse Show
Scottsdale – WestWorld of Scottsdale
Arizona Sun Country Circuit Quarter Horse Show – WestWorld, one of the top ten American Quarter Horse shows in the nation, this circuit is full of six shows including three youth shows, all events are offered in English & Western jumping, more than 36 states, Canada, Germany and England compete, competition for more than $200,000 in awards & prize money, vendors for shopping, free, 8 am – 6 pm, 623-419-6318 or http://www.suncircuit.com

Feb 1 2014 – Feb 28 2014
12th Season of Native Trails presented by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
Scottsdale
12th Season of Native Trails presented by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation – series of free festivals celebrating Native American culture, highlighting tribes from across Arizona including Fort McDowell Yavapai, Hopi, Dine’ and Apache nations, Native American music and dance, traditional flutes and drums, arts, crafts and jewelry also available, guest performers, free, most Thursdays & Saturdays, noon – 1:30 pm, 480-421-1004 or http://www.experiencescottsdale.com

Feb 1 2014
Betty Buckley in Concert
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Betty Buckley in Concert – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, known as the “Voice of Broadway,” Texas-born Buckley won the Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella the Glamour Cat in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS, she has earned widespread acclaim for her work on stage and screen, $49-79, 8 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Feb 1 2014 – Feb 2 2014
Mary’s Wedding
Scottsdale – Theatre Artists Studio
It is the eve of Mary’s wedding, but the night is full of dreams of love, dreams of war, and dreams of what might have been, a lovely, imaginative and moving play bound to touch your heart, by Stephen Massicotte, $10-20, 7:30 & 2 pm, 602-765-0120 or http://www.thestudiophx.org

Feb 1 2014 – Feb 22 2014
Late Nite Catechism III: ‘Til Death Do Us Part
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
In this popular sequel to Late Nite Catechism, Sister offers up the latest dogma fresh off the World Wide Web, some hilarious lessons about love and marriage and her own outrageous version of The Newlywed Game, each Late Nite performance is unique and will appeal to people of all ages and faiths, $39, Saturdays, 8 pm, http://ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Feb 1 2014 – Feb 28 2014
Ghost Towns of Arizona: Photography of Kurt Wenner
Phoenix – Pueblo Grande Museum
Features more than 40 photographs of Arizona ghost towns, taken by Kurt Wenner between 1996 and 2006, http://www.pueblogrande.com

Feb 1 2014 – Feb 28 2014
Chihuly
Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden
Chihuly – Desert Botanical Garden, the exhibition will feature multiple installations and artworks on view throughout the Garden’s trails by artist Dale Chihuly, Chihuly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from the realm of craft to fine art, http://www.dbg.org/

Feb 1 2014 – Feb 16 2014
Ain’t Misbehavin
Phoenix – Phoenix Theatre
Musical revue featuring songs from a king of red hot jazz, Fats Waller, revels in the Harlem explosion where the joint is jumpin’ and the music is hot, Director Robert Kolby Harper has assembled an exceptional cast of just 5 performers, all of whom add an undeniable flair to the familiar melodies, a true roller coaster ride encompassing everything from amusement to seduction, love to heartbreak, http://www.phoenixtheatre.com/events

Feb 1 2014 – Feb 16 2014
Tribes
Phoenix – Phoenix Theatre
Focuses on a family with a son who is deaf, raised without sign language, when he meets Sylvia, a woman slowly losing her hearing, he learns of the extended family he has in the Deaf community, a surprisingly refreshing look at how we align ourselves within this world, whether we realize it or not, show is verbally, sexually, and culturally charged, meant for mature audiences only, http://www.phoenixtheatre.com/events

Feb 1 2014 – Feb 28 2014
Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power,
Phoenix – MIM
Spotlights more than 70 artists and features instruments, original handwritten lyrics, stage outfits, concert posters and videos from artists including Billie Holiday, Maybelle Carter, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Patti Smith, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper and more! The exhibition weaves a powerful and engaging narrative that demonstrates how women have been engines of creation and change in popular music, from the early years of the 20th century to the present. http://MIM.org

Feb 1 2014 – Feb 9 2014
Mama Won’t Fly!
Peoria – Peoria Center for the Performing Arts
Mama Won’t Fly! – Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, by Theater Works, only four days before Brother’s wedding, and Sister needs to get Mother from Alabama to California for the Big Day, the only problem – Mama Won’t Fly! an outrageously funny race across the country and against time begins, a funny, family friendly comedy from the authors of one of Theater Works’ biggest hits, comedy from the Dixie Swim Club team, 623-815-7930 or http://www.theaterworks.org

Feb 1 2014 – Feb 16 2014
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Peoria – Arizona Broadway Theatre
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers – Arizona Broadway Theatre, the story of Millie, a young bride living in 1850’s Oregon wilderness, and her plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage, packed with rambunctious dance numbers and grueling action sequences, is all boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical, 5:30 pm and noon, http://azbroadway.org

Feb 1 2014 – Feb 4 2014
High School Musical
Peoria – Theater Works
Disney’s smash hit movie musical comes to life on stage, Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High deal with age-old teenage issues of first love, friends, and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities, http://www.theaterworks.org/

Feb 3 2014
Monday Morning Musicale
Scottsdale – Kerr Cultural Center
Monday Morning Musicale – Kerr Cultural Center, in the spirit of Louise Lincoln Kerr, intimate chamber music performances on select Mondays throughout the season, these performances are free and do not require tickets, 10 am, 480-596-2660 or http://www.asukerr.com

Feb 3 2014
ASU Concerts at the Center
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Elizabeth Buck and Swiss flutist Magda Schwerzmann present an evening of works for traverso and modern flutes, from Marais and Bach to jazz-inspired pieces of today, showcasing the history of the flute from early Baroque to modern times, $10, pre-concert talk at 6:30 pm, 480-499-8587 or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Feb 5 2014
Greg Fishman with Judy Roberts and Friends
Scottsdale – Kerr Cultural Center
Greg Fishman with Judy Roberts and Friends – Stan Getz Revisited – Kerr Cultural Center, this very popular concert once again celebrates the genius of Getz with exceptional musical performances by Fishman (sax), Judy Roberts (piano), Scott Black (bass) and Pete Swan (drums), plus Fishman’s personal insights and anecdotes about Getz, his mentor, $25-36, 7:30 pm, 480-596-2660 or http://asukerr.com

Feb 6 2014
24th Annual Western ArtWalk
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Arts District
24th Annual Western ArtWalk – Scottsdale Arts District, hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association as a “hat’s off”  to Scottsdale’s legendary Parada del Sol (which marches right down Scottsdale Road on the following Saturday), free, 7-9 pm, 480-990-3939 or http://www.scottsdalegalleries.com

Feb 6 2014
Lonestar: The Acoustic Tour
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
The Acoustic Tour – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, in this rare, intimate acoustic concert, the band will perform selections from their deep catalogue of hits along with some of their favorite country songs and new tracks from their most recent album Life As We Know It, $39-69, 7:30 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Feb 7 2014 – Feb 23 2014
VYT Presents The Jungle Book
Phoenix – Valley Youth Theatre
Adapted from Rudyard Kipling’s story about Mowgli the man cub who grew up with wolves, but discovers he’s human and must choose between the jungle or civilization, $18, 602-253-8188 ext. 2 or http://www.vyt.com

Feb 7 2014 – Feb 28 2014
Arizona Scitech Festival Lecture Series
Phoenix – Pueblo Grande Museum
Lectures discuss current research and discoveries of prehistoric and historic water use in Arizona, free, http://pueblogrande.com or http://azscitechfest.org

Feb 7 2014 – Feb 9 2014
24th Annual Chinese Week & Culture & Cuisine Festival
Phoenix – Margaret T. Hance Park
24th Annual Chinese Week & Culture & Cuisine Festival – Year of the Horse – presented by Phoenix Sister Cities Commission and Phoenix Sister Cities Commission, Chinese cuisine, souvenirs, arts & crafts booths, dragon and lion dances, folk and traditional dances, mah-jong booth, martial arts demos, musical performances, photo exhibit, children hands-on activities, free, Fri 9 am – 5 pm, Sat 10 am – 5 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm, http://phoenixchineseweek.org

Feb 7 2014
George Strait
Phoenix – US Airways Center
George Strait – Cowboy Rides Away Tour – US Airways Center, special guests on each tour weekend will be matched with the corresponding tour date and market via a “tweet to unlock” campaign, special guests will include Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Dunn, Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, Chris Young, and more, http://www.GeorgeStrait.co

Feb 7 2014 – Feb 9 2014
Pops 4
Phoenix – Symphony Hall
Pops 4 – Symphony Hall, Platinum Award-winning singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway celebrates the music of one of America’s most powerful and enduring musical artists; Barbra Streisand, Callaway in a loving musical portrait of the icon, singing timeless classics from five decades of Streisand’s multi-faceted career, Enjoy unforgettable songs from Streisand’s legendary repertoire, 8 & 2 pm, http://www.phoenixsymphony.org

Feb 7 2014
Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series
Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden
Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden, featuring Turning Point, jazz/fusion, advance purchase recommended, sponsored in part by Meridian Bank, Affinity Productions and Pour Masters, $20-25, additional dinner is also available, doors open at 5:30 pm, concert at 7 pm, 480-481-8188 or http://www.dbg.org

Feb 7 2014 – Feb 9 2014
20th Annual Chocolate Affaire
Glendale
20th Annual Chocolate Affaire – Murphy Park, a festival of chocolate & romance, gourmet cuisine & beverage, horse drawn carriage rides, national entertainment and tours of Cerreta’s Candy Company, free, Fri 5-10 pm, Sat 10 am – 10 pm, Sun noon – 5 pm, 623-930-2299 or http://www.visitglendale.com

Feb 7 2014
Celtic Nights: The Emigrants Bridge
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Celtic Nights: The Emigrants Bridge – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, in this glittering new production from the creators of Gaelforce Dance, six of Ireland’s most prominent vocal talents are complemented by six of its most accomplished step dancers, creating an exhilarating picture of a proud people who dared to dream big and doggedly carved out a home in the New World, $39-69, 8 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Feb 7 2014 – Feb 8 2014
Led Zepagain
Scottsdale – Casion Arizona
Tribute to one of the most influential, innovative and successful rock groups of all time, capturing heart and soul of the world’s greatest band, features all of the Zeppelin highlights from the high energy electric classics and slow, beautiful acoustic works to the soaring leads on the double-neck guitar, brilliant keyboard passages and trademark heart-pounding rhythms, feel like you’re experiencing the real deal, $12, http://www.casinoarizona.com/

Feb 7 2014 – Feb 28 2014
Late Nite Catechism Starring Patti Hannon
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Spontaneous, clever and fun, Hannon is a quick-tempered Sister, ruling her classroom with an iron fist, she teaches her students – the audience – everything she knows about sins and saints while doling out rewards and reprimands with lightning speed, each performance is unique and will appeal to people of all ages and faiths, $39, Fridays, 8 pm, http://ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Feb 8 2014
61st Annual Parada Del Sol Rodeo Parade
Scottsdale
61st Annual Parada Del Sol Rodeo Parade – starts at Indian School Rd to Oak St. on Scottsdale Rd, free, 9 am, followed by Trail’s End Party, 480-990-3179 or http://www.paradadelsol.org

Feb 8 2014
We’ve Got Your Back Race for Spinal Health
Scottsdale
We’ve Got Your Back Race for Spinal Health – 5K race & 1 mile fun run/walk, http://www.spinerf.org/race/scottsdale

Feb 8 2014
Scottsdale Jaycee’s Trail’s End Party
Scottsdale – Old Town district & Downtown
Scottsdale Jaycee’s Trail’s End Party – Old Town district & Downtown, food, kid’s activities, music, beer garden, free, 11 am – 5 pm, 480-990-3179 or http://www.paradadelsol.org

Feb 8 2014
Virginia G. Piper Concert Series – Bahia Orchestra Project with Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Virginia G. Piper Concert Series – Bahia Orchestra Project with Jean-Yves Thibaudet – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, modeled on Venezuelan “El Sistema,” the life-changing program teaching classical music to young students, these inspiring musicians win new audiences with their exciting interpretations of traditional repertoire as well as contemporary music and live improvisation, $29-59, 8 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Feb 8 2014
The Vandi Olson Memorial Community Day 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk
Peoria – Parkridge Elementary School
The Vandi Olson Memorial Community Day 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk – Parkridge Elementary School, $20, 9 am, http://www.vandislight.org/events.html

Feb 8 2014
10th Annual Subway D-backs FanFest
Phoenix – Chase Field
10th Annual Subway D-backs FanFest – Chase Field, six autograph sessions from 10:30 am-4:15 pm, clubhouse tours, player photo opportunities, test your swing in the D-backs batting cages, yard sale, waffle ball fields and clinics, question and answer sessions with D-backs players, coaches, broadcasters and alumni, tryout registrations for the National Anthem, interactive display showcasing the Mountainside Fitness location, car exhibit, kids area, http://dbacks.com/fanfest

Feb 8 2014
14th Annual Chinese New Year, 5K Run and “Wok”
Phoenix – Ramadas 9 & 10 Papago Park
14th Annual Chinese New Year, 5K Run and “Wok”– Ramadas 9 & 10 at Papago Park, age division medals in the run (5 year splits) and for the walk (10 year splits), continental breakfast, door prizes and a free kids dash, $20-25, 8 am, http://www.runningmasters.net/ or http://www.getsetaz.com

Feb 8 2014 – Feb 9 2014
24th Annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest
Phoenix – Heard Museum
24th Annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest – Heard Museum, top American Indian and Canadian First Nation hoop dancers vie for the title of World Champion Hoop Dancer, amazing performances of the intertribal hoop dance where each dancers weaves in aspects of his or her distinct tradition and culture, more than $30,000 in prize money, fry bread & other American Indian foods, $7.50-18, 10 am – 5 pm, 602-252-8848 or http://www.heard.org/hoop

Feb 8 2014
Amore @ Aviano Valentine’s Day 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Fun Run
Phoenix – Aviano at Desert Ridge
Amore @ Aviano Valentine’s Day 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Fun Run – Aviano at Desert Ridge, participants receives a race tee, medals for top 3 in age groups, register as “Love-Birds” (team of 2) or as “Single & Available,” a great flat course, also a 1 mile kid’s run at 9 am,  http://intenseracing72.com/amore—aviano-5k-.html

Feb 8 2014
Megan Hilty with The Phoenix Symphony
Phoenix – Symphony Hall
The multi-talented star of NBC’s  Smash and  Sean Saves the World, and Broadway’s hit musicals  Wicked and  9 to 5, is taking the stage to pay special tribute to the tunes made famous by stars like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James and Dolly Parton, 7:30 pm, http://phoenixsymphony.org

Feb 8 2014
Native Now
Phoenix – Deer Valley Rock Art Center
A festival of art, performance and cultural learning about what it means to be indigenous in Arizona today, focuses on artistic and cultural works that make sense of contrasting indigenous voices, experiences and knowledge, includes music, performance, short film screenings by Arizona filmmakers, indigenous foods, community art projects and activities for the whole family, free, 10 am – 3 pm, http://dvrac.asu.edu

Feb 8 2014
St. Vincent de Paul Friends of the Poor 5K
Anthem – St. Rose Catholic Community
St. Vincent de Paul Friends of the Poor 5K – St. Rose Catholic Community, course is an out-and-back that is slightly up hill on the way out and slightly downhill on the way back, is predominantly asphalt with some packed dirt surfaces at the start/finish, water will be available at the turn around and start/finish line, $15-35, http://www.4peaksracing.com/events/friends-of-the-poor-2014

Feb 9 2014
26th Annual Willo Historic Home Tour & Street Festival
Phoenix
26th Annual Willo Historic Home Tour & Street Festival – west of Central Avenue between Thomas and McDowell Roads from 1st-7th Avenues, a variety of homes from Tudor to Spanish Revival, Bungalow to Ranch, from the 1920-1940’s, trolley cars provide transportation, or you may walk, also a street fair, $18, 10 am – 4 pm, http://www.willohistoricdistrict.com

Feb 9 2014
36th Annual Runner’s Den Pancake Run presented by IHOP
Phoenix
36th Annual Runner’s Den Pancake Run presented by IHOP – Paradise Valley mall Diaper Derby, 5K or 10K, pancake flat USAT&F certified courses, includes a pancake breakfast, tech T-shirt, raffle, video recall of your finish, http://www.runnersdenrace.com

Feb 9 2014 – Feb 23 2014
18th Annual Phoenix Jewish Film Festival
Scottsdale – Harkins Theaters
18th Annual Phoenix Jewish Film Festival – Valleywide at three Harkins Theaters: Camelview 5, Scottsdale; Crossroads 12, Chandler; and Arrowhead 18, Peoria, features six films, one each evening at 7 pm, also a Gala, films aimed at both younger and older audiences, 480-451-1788 or http://www.gpjff.org

Feb 9 2014
Sunday A’Fair
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday A’Fair – Center for the Arts, features the Valley’s top entertainers at noon and 2 pm, this week is, a diverse selection of arts & crafts, hands-on craft activities for children, docent-guided tours of the outdoor sculptures, free, noon – 4:30 pm, 480-994-ARTS or http://www.Scottsdaleperformingarts.org

Feb 10 2014
ASU Concerts at the Center – Intercultural Journeys
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
A new-world blend of classical, Native American and African talent, artists James DeMars and R. Carlos Nakai in an evening of intercultural music featuring Metropolitan Opera soprano Isola Jones, Egyptian vocalist Dr. Ehab Moustafa and new works by Elliot Sneider and Guili Doyle, $10, pre-concert talk 6:30 pm, 480-499-8587 or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Feb 11 2014
Talk Cinema
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Talk Cinema- Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, showcases sneak previews of award-winning independent and foreign films, audiences are among the first to see a new movie and discuss it with special guests, films are selected from leading festivals by critic Harlan Jacobson, may be an indie comedy, a provocative documentary or the next breakout hit, $19, 7 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Feb 11 2014
Tuesday Morning Music and Tea
Scottsdale – Kerr Cultural Center
Tuesday Morning Music and Tea – Kerr Cultural Center, ASU School of Music joins ASU Kerr Cultural Center in presenting free, informative and entertaining concerts that feature performances and commentary by ASU faculty and graduate students, this week features Tetra String Quartet, bring can of food or sealed personal item to be donated to local food bank, RSVP required, 480-596-2660 or http://www.asukerr.com or http://music.asu.edu

Feb 12 2014
Coffee at Kerr
Scottsdale – Kerr Cultural Center
Coffee at Kerr – Kerr Cultural Center, part of an informal series of free performances and discussions featuring Arizona Opera performers and guest artists, this week features La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, bring can of food or sealed personal item to be donated to local food bank, RSVP required, 9:30 am, 480-596-2660 or http://www.asukerr.com or http://music.asu.edu

Feb 13 2014 – Feb 23 2014
59th Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show & Shopping Expo
Scottsdale – WestWorld of Scottsdale
59th Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show & Shopping Expo – WestWorld, largest event of its kind in the world, 2,200 of the world’s most beautiful Arabians, Half-Arabians & National Show Horses in competition, celebrities, barn parties, more than 300 vendor booths, international cuisine, exhibitors sell artwork, jewelry, equine gifts, horse care products, $7-15, 8 am – 10 pm, 480-515-1500 or http://www.scottsdaleshow.com

Feb 13 2014
Young Sounds – The Future of Jazz
Scottsdale – Kerr Cultural Center
Young Sounds – The Future of Jazz – Kerr Cultural Center, called “the best young talent in the Valley,” Young Sounds of Arizona is 40 young jazz musicians ages 14 to 19, chosen by audition each year from Phoenix area schools, founded in 1971, Young Sounds remains the first and oldest program of its kind in the country, $12, 7:30 pm, 480-596-2660 or http://asukerr.com

Feb 13 2014 – Feb 14 2014
Paul Taylor Dance Company
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Paul Taylor Dance Company – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, known for its daring innovation, Taylor often combines the grace of ballet with the spontaneity of modern dance, with uncommon musicality and wide-ranging taste, dances are set to everything from ragtime, reggae and rock to masterpieces by Bach and Handel, $39-69, 7:30 & 8 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Feb 13 2014 – Feb 16 2014
La Bayadère “The Temple Dancer”
Phoenix – Phoenix Symphony Hall
La Bayadère “The Temple Dancer” – Symphony Hall, with the Phoenix Symphony, set in exotic India, Ib Andersen’s world premiere follows a heartbreaking tale of a temple dancer and a young warrior kept apart in life, united only in death, rich lavish set designs conjure up exotic locales like The Arabian Nights, transports you with dream-like sequences to a world of noble warriors, cruel princesses and beautiful temple dancers, mesmerizing classical performances highlighted by the famous Shades scene, staged for the entire company, $25-158, 602-381-1096 or http://balletaz.org

Feb 14 2014
Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series
Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden
Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden, featuring The Sugar Thieves, Delta Blues, advance purchase recommended, sponsored in part by Meridian Bank, Affinity Productions and Pour Masters, $20-25, additional dinner is also available, doors open at 5:30 pm, concert at 7 pm, 480-481-8188 or http://www.dbg.org

Feb 14 2014 – Feb 16 2014
3rd Annual Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Waterfront
More than 125 juried fine artists along with wineries and live musical entertainment, $3, 10 am – 5 pm, 480-837-5637 or http://www.thunderbirdartists.com

Feb 15 2014
The 36th Annual Dolls, Bears & More Show and Sale
Phoenix – North Phoenix Baptist
The 36th Annual Dolls, Bears & More Show and Sale – North Phoenix Baptist, by The Sunbonnet Doll Club, featuring antique, vintage, modern, reproduction dolls, accessories, bears & miniatures, hourly door prizes & grand prize, benefits Arizona Doll and Toy Museum and St. Mary’s Food Bank, $5, 10 am – 3 pm, 602-978-3749 or http://www.sunbonnetdollclub.com

Feb 15 2014 – Feb 16 2014
58th Annual VNSA Used Book Sale
Phoenix
58th Annual VNSA Used Book Sale – State Fairgrounds, more than 600,000 books, paperbacks, videos, CD’s, DVD’s, record albums, puzzles and book-related items, most books are half price on Sunday,  free admission, $ parking, Sat 8 am – 6 pm, Sun 8 am – 4 pm, 602-265-6805 or http://www.vnsabooksale.org

Feb 15 2014 – Feb 22 2014
14th Annual Beer Fest
Phoenix – Steele Indian School Park Memorial Hall
14th Annual Beer Fest – Steele Indian School Park, a tasting of strong beers (and others) from Arizona breweries and guest breweries around the Southwest and California, musical entertainment, $35-40, 1-5 pm, http://arizonabeerweek.com

Feb 15 2014 – Feb 22 2014
4th Annual Arizona Beer Week
Phoenix
4th Annual Arizona Beer Week – celebration of all things craft beer, access to tasting, beer-paring dinners, beer seminars, home brewer confabs, pub crawls and more, http://arizonabeerweek.com

Feb 15 2014
Romance in the Garden
Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden
Romance in the Garden – Desert Botanical Garden, celebrate romance with a candlelit outdoor concert under starry skies, a buffet dinner is included in ticket price, to complete a perfect evening, a cash bar will offer cocktails, a wine flight, wine or champagne by the bottle, must be 21 or older, $75, 6-9 pm, http://www.dbg.org

Feb 15 2014
WWE Live
Phoenix – US Airways Center
See your favorite WWE Superstars including: WWE Champ Randy Orton, The Shield, Big Show, the WWE Divas and much more, $20, 7:30 pm, 800-745-3000 or http://www.ticketmaster.com

Feb 16 2014
9th Annual Bikers Soar For Wildlife Motorcycle Event
Phoenix
9th Annual Bikers Soar For Wildlife Motorcycle Event – supports the Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center, ride meanders through approx. 100 miles of great Arizona scenery, hawks, eagles, falcons and other animals from the Center will be on display as well as food, a raffle, an auction and more, registration at 8 am, $25-40, http://www.azwildlifecenter.net

Feb 16 2014
Recapturing Youth
Phoenix – Central United Methodist Church
Another talented young musician, 2013 Avanti Future Stars Senior Division winner Eric Lin, steps onstage as piano soloist in Dmitri Kabalevsky’s Concerto No. 3, Op. 50, “Youth.” Edward Elgar’s Wand of Youth Suite No. 1 opens the program, and Alexander Borodin’s “Heroic” Symphony No. 2 wraps up an evening of appealing works, 4 pm, http://www.musicanovaaz.com

Feb 16 2014
Virginia G. Piper Concert Series – Van Cliburn Gold Medalist
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Virginia G. Piper Concert Series – Van Cliburn Gold Medalist – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is dedicated to the discovery of the world’s finest pianists, this special recital in memory of the late Van Cliburn offers Scottsdale the first opportunity to experience a performance by the newest winner of this prestigious competition, $29-49, 7:30 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Feb 16 2014
Sunday A’Fair
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday A’Fair – Center for the Arts, features the Valley’s top entertainers at noon and 2 pm, this week is, a diverse selection of arts & crafts, hands-on craft activities for children, docent-guided tours of the outdoor sculptures, free, noon – 4:30 pm, 480-994-ARTS or http://www.Scottsdaleperformingarts.org

Feb 17 2014
Imagine Dragons
Phoenix – US Airways Center
Imagine Dragons – Into the Night Tour – US Airways Center, one of music’s breakout artists of 2013, touring sensations, alternative rockers The Naked And Famous will join as special guests, http://www.livenation.com

Feb 20 2014 – Feb 23 2014
14th Annual Phoenix International Sportsmen’s Exposition
Glendale – University of Phoenix Stadium
14th Annual Phoenix International Sportsmen’s Exposition – University of Phoenix Stadium, 300 exhibitors, the latest in adventure trips, hunting accessories, fishing gear and family fun, camping equipment, info about lodges, resorts, boating, seminars, contests and hands-on features, $7-15 and youth 12 and under are free, Fri-Sat 10 am – 7 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm, 800-545-6100 or http://phoenix.sportsexpos.com

Feb 18 2014
Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel – Franz Schubert: On Wings of Song
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel – Franz Schubert: On Wings of Song – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, concert-with commentary format, remarks with world-class performances of legendary masterpieces of the piano repertoire, and a Q-and-A session, features dramatic Impromptus, charming waltzes and the radiant A-Major Sonata, written in happiest year of the composer’s tragically short life, $29-49, 7:30 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Feb 19 2014
San Francisco Opera: Grand Opera Cinema Series – Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
A bitter love triangle plays itself out against a backdrop of war and cultural oppression in this compelling tale of conflicting loyalties and forbidden passion, Aida is the grandest of grand operas, and a brilliant balance of spectacular pageantry and emotional intimacy, $12, 7 pm, 480-499-8587 or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Feb 19 2014
Roberta Flack
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Roberta Flack – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Grammy Award winner, Flack remains unparalleled in her ability to tell a story through her music, her songs bring insight into our lives, loves, culture and politics, while effortlessly traversing a broad musical landscape from pop to soul to folk to jazz, $59-89, 7:30 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Feb 20 2014
TAO: Phoenix Rising
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
TAO: Phoenix Rising – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Grammy Award winner, the passionate, young drummers offer a modern take on the ancient art of taiko, performers each bring nontraditional flair to the group by drawing on their diverse backgrounds, which include a hard-rock musician, gymnast and composer, athletic bodies and contemporary costumes meet explosive taiko drumming and innovative choreography, $39-69, 7:30 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Feb 20 2014
Dave Stamey
Scottsdale – Kerr Cultural Center
Dave Stamey – Kerr Cultural Center, premier Western music entertainer Stamey has been a cowboy, mule packer and dude wrangler, one of the most highly-awarded Western artists by the Western Music Association, earning honors as Entertainer of the Year four times and Songwriter of the Year five times, fresh off the release of  Live at the Roadhouse, Stamey will perform songs and stories, $10-28, 7:30 pm, 480-596-2660 or http://asukerr.com

Feb 21 2014
Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series
Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden
Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden, featuring Pete Pancrazi , jazz guitar, advance purchase recommended, sponsored in part by Meridian Bank, Affinity Productions and Pour Masters, $20-25, additional dinner is also available, doors open at 5:30 pm, concert at 7 pm, 480-481-8188 or http://www.dbg.org

Feb 22 2014 – Feb 23 2014
30th Annual Matsuri: A Festival of Japan
Phoenix
30th Annual Matsuri: A Festival of Japan – Heritage Square, highlights Japanese culture with entertainment, authentic crafts, food & fine arts, includes martial arts demos, Taiko drums & audience participation in traditional Japanese folk dances, free, 10am – 5 pm, 602-262-5029 or http://www.azmatsuri.org

Feb 22 2014
2nd Annual Trio
Phoenix – Symphony Hall
2nd Annual Trio – Symphony Hall, Ballet Arizona, brings together all three of Arizona’s premiere performing arts organizations for a performance which showcases the artistic strengths of the Ballet, Opera and Symphony, accompanied by an extraordinary dinner, entertainment and much more – united under the theme “¡Amor! – An Evening of Passion,” a black tie event with a Latin twist, $25-500, http://trioevent.org

Feb 22 2014
Mermaid Half Marathon Arizona
Peoria – Rio Vista Park
Mermaid Half Marathon Arizona – Rio Vista Park, enjoy a 5k, 10k or half marathon as you run along the flat and fast New River Trail, mermaids receive a stylish race shirt, finisher charm and post race feast, bring out your mini mermaid (girls ages 6 -12) for our girls 1.5 mini mermaid dash, http://www.mermaidseries.com/#!__arizona

Feb 22 2014
Chasing Hope 5K/10K
Peoria – Rio Vista
Chasing Hope 5K/10K – Rio Vista Park, a new charity committed to providing, food, shelter, medicine and education to underprivileged children, working locally, nationally, and internationally (including in Mexico, Honduras, China, India and Kenya) and the Navajo reservations in northern Arizona, 100% of all proceeds go directly to Chasing Hope, $20-40, 8 am, https://startlineracing.com/Chasing_Hope_5K___10K.html

Feb 22 2014
The Mid-Winter Model Railroading Meet
Phoenix
The Mid-Winter Model Railroading Meet – 52nd Street Armory, sales hall with trains running all day, trains of all sizes and scales, cars, boats, model railroad scales, how-to demonstrations, modeling, lay track, accessories, build mountains and tunnels, operating layouts from wooden to battery to transformer powered, swap meet, $6 or $11/family, 9 am – 2 pm, http://www.gcmrr.org

Feb 22 2014
American Liberty Festival
Phoenix
American Liberty Festival – Arizona’s only living history event devoted wholly to the American Revolution and by Arizona’s own Revolutionary War Reenactors, brought to you by We Make History and our Revolutionary War team of Family Friendly Reenacting – the same people who bring you the annual American Heritage Festival in Queen Creek, http://www.americanlibertyfestival.com

Feb 22 2014 – Feb 24 2014
Cops Walk Southwest
Phoenix – Sheraton Crescent Hotel,
SRP Path (between Northern and Dunlap), 25 miles walk, for the families, friends and supporters of Arizona police officers killed in the line of duty, 8 am, 573-346-4911 or http://www.getsetaz.com or https://copsarizona.org/civicrm/event/info?id=15&reset=1

Feb 22 2014
Scottsdale Philharmonic Concert
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Scottsdale Philharmonic Concert – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, developing awareness, appreciation and preservation of classical music in the community, approx. 80 musicians donate time to perform concerts, led by Scottsdale Philharmonic Conductor and Music Director Dr. Martin Province, dedicated musicians spend approx. 900 hours in group rehearsals and practice time to prepare for each performance, free, http://www.scottsdalephilharmonic.com

Feb 22 2014
Alex & the Kaleidoscope Band
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Fun-loving musicians captivate kids and adults with fresh approach to music for young people, audiences clap along, sing, dance and improvise with the band, actively participating in the performance, Alex’s sensitivity, humor and ability to connect with adults and children makes a good experience for all, (suitable for all ages), $19, 11 am, 480-499-8587 or http://ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Feb 24 2014
ASU Concerts at the Center – French Duos for Strings and Piano
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
The ASU string and collaborative piano studios present an evening of colorful and evocative music by French composers, including masterworks by Fauré, Debussy and Poulenc, and salon pieces by lesser-known talents such as Pierné, Boulanger and Chaminade, $10, pre-concert talk 6:30 pm, 480-499-8587 or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Feb 24 2014 – Mar 2 2014
22nd Annual Winter Range
Phoenix – Ben Avery Shooting Range
22nd Annual Winter Range – Ben Avery Shooting Range, more than 1,000 gather for the Single Action Shooting Society’s National Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting, competitive events, displays of period militaria, exhibitions of western skills and crafts, 100 vendors from period clothing to antiques and reproductions, cowboy entertainment, singers, cowboy bands, trick roping, trick horses, food from chuck wagon cooking to hot dogs, http://www.winterrange.com

Feb 24 2014
Pixies
Phoenix – Comerica Theatre
Pixies – Comerica Theatre, rock and pop, 8 pm, http://livenation.com

Feb 26 2014
Coffee at Kerr
Scottsdale – Kerr Cultural Center
Coffee at Kerr – Kerr Cultural Center, part of an informal series of free performances and discussions featuring Arizona Opera performers and guest artists, this week features Guest Artist: Young Sounds, bring can of food or sealed personal item to be donated to local food bank, RSVP required, 9:30 am, 480-596-2660 or http://www.asukerr.com or http://music.asu.edu

Feb 26 2014
Close Encounters with Music
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Close Encounters with Music – An Evening with Eliot Fisk: Old, New, Borrowed and Blues – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, cellist and Artistic Director Yehuda Hanani introduces the program from the stage, showcasing the talents of acclaimed guitarist Eliot Fisk, Old, New, Borrowed and Blues features works by Bach, tango, transpositions and arrangements, as well as solo guitar works by the great Spanish composers Granados, Albeniz and De Falla, $19-39, 7:30 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Feb 27 2014
4th Annual Native Arts ArtWalk
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Arts District
4th Annual Native Arts ArtWalk – Scottsdale Arts District, celebrating Arizona’s indigenous cultures, hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association in conjunction with the Hopi Education Endowment Fund and the Heard Museum’s famed weekend Indian Fair, free, 7-9 pm, 480-990-8989 or http://www.scottsdalegalleries.com

Feb 27 2014
Guitar Passions: Sharon Isbin, Stanley Jordan, Romero Lubambo
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Guitar Passions: Sharon Isbin, Stanley Jordan, Romero Lubambo – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, three virtuoso guitarists perform an Latin, Brazilian and jazz music, acclaimed for her lyricism, technique and versatility, Grammy Award winner Sharon Isbin teams up with the iconic jazz master Stanley Jordan and Brazil’s leading guitarist Romero Lubambo, $39-69, 7:30 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Feb 27 2014 – Mar 3 2014
Fiesta Cluster Dog Show
Scottsdale – WestWorld of Scottsdale
Fiesta Cluster Dog Show – WestWorld, thousands of dogs from all over the country converge for the Southwest’s largest dog show on grass, top show dogs compete for top honors, Come watch the country’s most agile dogs compete during four days of agility trials, http://www.fiestacluster.com

Feb 27 2014
Miley Cyrus – Bangerz Tour
Phoenix – US Airways Center
Miley Cyrus – Bangerz Tour – US Airways Center, with special guests, http://www.livenation.com

Feb 28 2014
Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market – Best of Show Reception
Phoenix – Heard Museum
Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market – Best of Show Reception – more than 300 artists from the renowned Market participate in this prestigious juried competition, special evening dinner and reception, $, 5:30 pm, 602-252-8840 or http://www.heard.org/fair

Feb 28 2014
L.A. Theatre Works: The Graduate
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
L.A. Theatre Works: The Graduate – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, with producing director Susan Albert Loewenberg, the foremost radio theater company features a first-rate cast, live sound effects and a connection to the audience rarely felt in traditional theater, with the characters, phrases and themes of The Graduate, and the universal feelings of rebellion, confusion, frustration, love and redemption, mature themes, $29-59, 8 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Feb 28 2014 – Mar 1 2014
16th Annual Square Dance Festival
Phoenix – Doubletree Paradise Valley
16th Annual Square Dance Festival – Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort, a ghostly hoedown with the Ghost Riders Band, $45 for dancers for the weekend,  $15 for non-dancers to enjoy the concert, http://www.azsquaredance.com

Feb 28 2014 – Mar 2 2014
La Traviata
Phoenix – Symphony Hall
La Traviata – Phoenix Symphony Hall, by Giuseppe Verdi, opera’s original “pretty woman” throws a gala party at her Paris apartment and meets the young man who will forever change her destiny, soar through memorable melodies, raise a glass and toast young love, devastating family obligations, and a rapturous devotion for the ages, $35 and up, 7:30, 1 & 2 pm, 602-266-7464 or http://azopera.org

Feb 28 2014
Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series
Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden
Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden, featuring Ritmo Latino, Latin, advance purchase recommended, sponsored in part by Meridian Bank, Affinity Productions and Pour Masters, $20-25, additional dinner is also available, doors open at 5:30 pm, concert at 7 pm, 480-481-8188 or http://www.dbg.org

Feb 28 2014
Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate
Peoria – Arizona Broadway Theatre
Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate – Arizona Broadway Theatre, classic Cole Porter and considered one of Broadway’s greatest treasures, fireworks ensue on-stage and off between Fred Graham and his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi as they star in a musical version of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, audiences will want to “brush up” on their Shakespeare as the Arizona Broadway Theatre presents an all-new production of this beloved classic, 5:30 pm and noon, http://azbroadway.org

EVENTS – JANUARY 2014

Jan 1 2014

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Brings You College Football’s Biggest Party

Glendale – University of Phoenix Stadium

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Brings You College Football’s Biggest Party – University of Phoenix Stadium North Lot, action-packed celebration full of the ultimate tailgate experience, pep rallies, university marching bands and cheerleaders, Jumbotrons, interactive games, food, $30 includes a plated meal, 12:30 – 5:30 pm, http://www.fiestabowl.org

Jan 1 2014

43rd Annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Football Classic

Glendale – University of Phoenix Stadium

43rd Annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Football Classic – University of Phoenix Stadium, top teams play, the champion of the Big 12 Conference and another one of the nation’s top college football teams, 6:30 pm, 480-350-0911 or http://www.fiestabowl.org

Jan 1 2014

9th Annual New Year’s Day 5K and 1 Mile

Phoenix – Papago Park

9th Annual New Year’s Day 5K and 1 Mile – Papago Park, 5K Run, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, 8 am , 623-362-8438 or http://allarizonarunningevents.com

Jan 1 2014

Spirits of the Season

Phoenix – Multiple locations in Downtown Phoenix

A self-guided walking tour  and holiday cocktail competition, sample the concoctions from several Downtown bars and restaurants, by people’s choice crown the Most Spirited Holiday Cocktail of 2013, 602-495-1500 or http://www.downtownphoenix.com/spirits

Jan 1 2014 -Jan 3 2014

Across the Years

Glendale – Camelback Ranch Glendale

Open to all ages, scenic course around the spring training facility, including lush greenery and a blue lake, food buffet every mile, well-lit course all night, a fixed-time multiday running event celebrating the New Year, runners have 24-, 48-, 72-hours or 6 days to cover as much distance as possible, each runner is free to walk, stop, eat, and sleep whenever they wish, 602-828-6629 or http://www.acrosstheyears.com/

Jan 1 2014 – Jan 31 2014

Ghost Towns of Arizona: Photography of Kurt Wenner

Phoenix – Pueblo Grande Museum

Features more than 40 photographs of Arizona ghost towns, taken by Kurt Wenner between 1996 and 2006, http://www.pueblogrande.com

Jan 3 2014 – Jan 5 2014

Pops 3

Phoenix – Symphony Hall

Pops 3 – Symphony Hall, tip your hat to Broadway as Guest Conductor Randall Craig Fleischer brings this popular program, accompanied by three world class soloists: Susan Egan and Christian Knoll sopranos, Hugh Pinaro, tenor; the Phoenix Symphony will play selections from Cabaret, Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Hairspray, Chicago, Thoroughly Modern Mille, Show Boat and My Fair Lady among others, 8 & 2 pm, http://www.phoenixsymphony.org

Jan 3 2014 -Jan 4 2014

Strange Days-The Doors Tribute Band

Scottsdale – Casino Arizona

The most realistic and impressive Doors tribute act in North America, captures the magic, mystery and madness of The Doors in their prime, hear favorite songs and be transported back to another time and era, by combining vintage instruments with the latest technology, Strange Days offers both an authentic on-stage look and an unmistakable studio album sound, $12, http://www.casinoarizona.com/

Jan 3 2014 – Jan 4 2014

Detour Company Theatre Presents Hairspray

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Detour provides arts education and performance opportunities for adults with developmental and other challenges, through the magic and miracle of theater, the cast brings to life the story of plus-sized Baltimore teenager Tracy Turnblad, who pursues her dream to dance on television, then uses her newfound celebrity to champion racial integration, http://ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Jan 4 2014

Arizona Road Racers Castle Hot Springs 22 Mile Run

Phoenix – Betty’s Trail Rides near Lake Pleasant

Arizona Road Racers Castle Hot Springs 22 Mile Run – Betty’s Trail Rides near Lake Pleasant, a casual, scenic, and fun run. Enjoy beautiful scenery as you run through 22 miles of jeep road , well-marked with four aid stations,  a beautiful, challenging loop course, $5-10, 7:30 am, 602-954-8341 or http://www.arizonaroadracers.com

Jan 5 2014

30th Annual Resolution Run 5K

Phoenix – Papago Park

30th Annual Resolution Run 5K – Papago Park, traditional way to start the New Year, shirts, refreshments, drawings for prizes, 5K run and walk with age division winners in each, 8 am, $25-28, 9 am, 480-345-5752 or http://www.runningmasters.net

 

Jan 5 2014

Xterra White Tanks

Phoenix

Xterra White Tanks – White Tanks Regional Park, 19K of grueling single track with more than 1500 feet of climbing or 4-mile short course for those new to trail running, 6:30 am, 602-363-7725 or http://www.arizonaroadracers.com or http://www.aztrailrace.com

Jan 8 2014

7 Minutes in Love

Phoenix – Space 55

7 Minutes in Love – Space 55, series of freewheeling variety shows treat audiences to a random, raucous assortment of music, mayhem and merriment, each performer has 7 minutes on stage to perform their piece, $10, 9 pm, http://space55.org

Jan 8 2014

The 12th Annual Divas Concert

Scottsdale – Kerr Cultural Center

The 12th Annual Divas Concert – Kerr Cultural Center, a celebration of diverse styles; four shows in one, featuring Delhine Cortez, Morgo Reed, Renee Patrick and Sherry Roberson, the Divas continue in the tradition of great ladies of jazz in their inimitable styles, the vocalists are joined by Joel Robin (piano), Bob Lashier (bass) and Cleve Huff (drums) with Jerry Donato (sax), $25-36, 7:30 pm, 480-596-2660 or http://asukerr.com

Jan 8 2014

Coffee at Kerr

Scottsdale – Kerr Cultural Center

Coffee at Kerr – Kerr Cultural Center, part of an informal series of free performances and discussions featuring Arizona Opera performers and guest artists, this week features La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini, bring can of food or sealed personal item to be donated to local food bank, RSVP required, 9:30 am, 480-596-2660 or http://www.asukerr.com or http://music.asu.edu

Jan 8 2014 – Jan 12 2014

Arizona National Horse Show

Scottsdale – WestWorld of Scottsdale

Arizona National Horse Show – WestWorld, includes events such as a cutting competition, Quarterhorse show, 4-H & FFA Horse Show & AZ National Reining & Western Affiliate qualifying show, free, 8 am, 602-258-8568 or http://www.anls.org

Jan 9 2014 -Jan 10 2014

Jack Jones

Peoria – Arizona Broadway Theatre

With a disarming smile, an effortlessly engaging wit and a vocal style that stands alone, Jack Jones is one of the greatest singers ranking with the legendary Mel Tormé, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and Vic Damone, a true singers’ singer, 7:30 pm, http://azbroadway.org

Jan 10 2014 -Jan 12 2014

21st Annual Big Maricopa County Home & Garden Show

Phoenix – Arizona State Fairgrounds

21st Annual Big Maricopa County Home & Garden Show – Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1000 exhibit spaces with home improvement companies, interior designers vignettes, specialty products garden pavilion, ask the experts, landscape display, boutique products marketplace, seminars on remodeling/decorating & gardening, prize drawings, $5, Fri-Sat 10 am – 7 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm, 602-485-1619 or http://www.MaricopaCountyHomeShows.com

Jan 10 2014

Classics 5

Phoenix – Symphony Hall

Classics 5 – Symphony Hall, featuring the Phoenix Symphony in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, conducted by JoAnn Falletta, includes Yolanda Kondonassis, harp, 11 am & 8 pm, http://www.phoenixsymphony.org

Jan 10 2014 – Jan 11 2014

Compagnie Käfig: Correria Agwa

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Compagnie Käfig: Correria Agwa- Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, a major figure in the global hip-hop scene, French choreographer Mourad Merzouki works at the intersection of many disciplines, from circus and martial arts to visual art and music, his unique dance ensemble, has become an international sensation with its passionate young dancers from the shanty towns of Rio de Janeiro performing an intoxicating fusion of hip-hop, capoeira and samba, $29-59, 8 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Jan 10 2014 – Jan 11 2014

Pyromania-Def Leppard Tribute Act

Scottsdale – Casino Arizona

Pyromania returns and recreates the signature sounds and hits that made Def Leppard the most popular band of the 80’s, five talented band members will make you believe you’re watching the real thing from the first note until the last, favorites like “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” “Love Bites,” and “Animal,” $12, http://www.casinoarizona.com/

Jan 10 2014 – Jan 31 2014

Late Nite Catechism Starring Patti Hannon

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Spontaneous, clever and fun, Hannon is a quick-tempered Sister, ruling her classroom with an iron fist, she teaches her students – the audience – everything she knows about sins and saints while doling out rewards and reprimands with lightning speed, each performance is unique and will appeal to people of all ages and faiths, $39, Fridays, 8 pm, http://ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Jan 11 2014

Arizona Bach Festival 2014

Phoenix – All Saints Episcopal Church

Arizona Bach Festival 2014 – Bach to Bach – All Saints’ Episcopal Church, the E Major Keyboard Concerto and the two Cantatas drawn from it, $27 advance, $30 at the door, 6:30 pm pre-concert talk and 7:30 pm concert, http://www.ArizonaBachFestival.org

Jan 11 2014

19th Annual Glendale’s Glitter & Glow Block Party

Glendale – Murphy Park

19th Annual Glendale’s Glitter & Glow Block Party – Murphy Park, hot air balloons & 500,000 twinkling holiday lights, more than a dozen bands perform all genres of music, and several street performers, free, 4-10 pm, 623-930-2299 or http://www.glendaleaz.com/events

Jan 11 2014 – Jan 31 2014

24th Annual Celebration of Fine Art

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Road and the Loop 101

24th Annual Celebration of Fine Art – in the big white tents on Scottsdale Rd and Loop 1010 Freeway, 100+ juried artists create & sell their original works, watch the creative process, sculpture court, entertainment & food, $8, 10 am – 6 pm, 480-443-7695 or http://www.celebrateart.com

Jan 11 2014 – Jan 25 2014

Late Nite Catechism III: ‘Til Death Do Us Part

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

In this popular sequel to Late Nite Catechism, Sister offers up the latest dogma fresh off the World Wide Web, some hilarious lessons about love and marriage and her own outrageous version of The Newlywed Game, each Late Nite performance is unique and will appeal to people of all ages and faiths, $39, Saturdays, 8 pm, 480-499-8587 or http://ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Jan 12 2014 – Jan 19 2014

43rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction

Scottsdale – WestWorld of Scottsdale

43rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction – WestWorld, largest, most prestigious antique/classic car auction in the world, 700+ American & European classic, sports & racing cars, buyers from around the world, 9 am – 10 pm, 480-421-6694 or http://www.barrett-jackson.com

Jan 12 2014

Sunday A’Fair

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Sunday A’Fair – Center for the Arts, features the Valley’s top entertainers, this week is, a diverse selection of arts & crafts, hands-on craft activities for children, seating available on the lawn, portable chairs and picnic baskets are welcome, food available for purchase, free, noon – 4 pm, 480-499-8587 or http://www.Scottsdaleperformingarts.org

Jan 14 2014

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Glorious Beethoven

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Glorious Beethoven – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, combines remarks with performances, features uplifting, dramatic, soul-searching music of this incomparable composer, including the “Teresa Sonata” (Who was she and why did Beethoven write this for her?) and the Sonata, Op. 111, written after deafness had engulfed the composer, $29-49, 7:30 pm, 480-499-8587 or www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Jan 14 2014

Talk Cinema

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Talk Cinema- Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, showcases sneak previews of award-winning independent and foreign films, audiences are among the first to see a new movie and discuss it with special guests, films are selected from leading festivals by critic Harlan Jacobson, may be an indie comedy, a provocative documentary or the next breakout hit, $19, 7 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Jan 14 2014

Tuesday Morning Music and Tea

Scottsdale – Kerr Cultural Center

Tuesday Morning Music and Tea – Kerr Cultural Center, ASU School of Music joins ASU Kerr Cultural Center in presenting free, informative and entertaining concerts that feature performances and commentary by ASU faculty and graduate students, this week features Christopher Creviston, saxophone; Michael Kocour, jazz piano and Dom Moio drums, bring can of food or sealed personal item to be donated to local food bank, RSVP required, 480-596-2660 or http://www.asukerr.com or http://music.asu.edu

Jan 15 2014 – Jan 19 2014

14th Annual Russo and Steele “Sports and Muscle” Car Auction

Scottsdale

14th Annual Russo and Steele “Sports and Muscle” Car Auction – features more than 500 sports cars, muscle cars and hot rods, presenting the finest in European Sports, American Muscle, Customs and hot rods, memorabilia auction, supports local charities, $20, 480-517-4005 or http://www.russoandsteele.com

Jan 16 2014

Collector’s ArtWalk

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Arts District

Collector’s ArtWalk – Scottsdale Arts District along Main Street & Marshall Way, classic cars, Arabian stallions and the finest of fine art, a few of Scottsdale’s favorite things come together during historic Scottsdale’s high season, find out what’s spotlighted along the ArtWalk route during the new Collector’s ArtWalk  hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association, 7-9 pm, 480-990-3939 or http://www.scottsdalegalleries.com

Jan 16 2014 – Jan 31 2014

10th Annual Arizona Fine Art Expo

Scottsdale – Southwest corner of Jomax & Scottsdale Rd.

10th Annual Arizona Fine Art Expo – Southwest corner of Jomax & Scottsdale Rd., 100 nationally acclaimed fine artisans working in studio environment, hands-on art demonstrations and workshops, entertainment, a café, weekends feature musical entertainment, $8-10, 10 am – 6 pm, 480-837-7163 or http://www.ArizonaFineArtExpo.com

Jan 16 2014 – Jan 31 2014

12th Season of Native Trails presented by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation

Scottsdale

12th Season of Native Trails presented by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation – series of free festivals celebrating Native American culture, highlighting tribes from across Arizona including Fort McDowell Yavapai, Hopi, Dine’ and Apache nations, Native American music and dance, traditional flutes and drums, arts, crafts and jewelry also available, guest performers, free, most Thursdays & Saturdays, noon – 1:30 pm, 480-421-1004 or http://www.experiencescottsdale.com

Jan 17 2014 – Jan 19 2014

54th Arizona Yacht Club Birthday Regatta and Leukemia Cup

Phoenix – Pleasant Harbor Marina

54th Arizona Yacht Club Birthday Regatta and Leukemia Cup– Pleasant Harbor Marina, participants from all over the U.S., 100 boats in 10 classes, sailboat race, benefits Desert Mountain States Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, free to spectators, 12:30 pm, Pleasant Harbor Marina

Jan 17 2014

15th Annual Automobiles of Arizona

Phoenix – Arizona Biltmore

15th Annual Automobiles of Arizona – Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, some of the world’s most influential automobiles will be offered for sale, 800-211-4371 or http://www.rmauctions.com

 

Jan 17 2014 – Jan 31 2014

Mama Won’t Fly!

Peoria – Peoria Center for the Performing Arts

Mama Won’t Fly! – Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, by Theater Works, only four days before Brother’s wedding, and Sister needs to get Mother from Alabama to California for the Big Day, the only problem – Mama Won’t Fly! an outrageously funny race across the country and against time begins, a funny, family friendly comedy from the authors of one of Theater Works’ biggest hits, comedy from the Dixie Swim Club team, 623-815-7930 or http://www.theaterworks.org

Jan 17 2014 – Jan 31 2014

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Peoria – Arizona Broadway Theatre

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers – Arizona Broadway Theatre, the story of Millie, a young bride living in 1850’s Oregon wilderness, and her plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage, packed with rambunctious dance numbers and grueling action sequences, is all boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical, 5:30 pm and noon, http://azbroadway.org

Jan 17 2014 – Jan 18 2014

Brian Stokes Mitchell with The Phoenix Symphony

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Brian Stokes Mitchell with The Phoenix Symphony – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Mitchell has enjoyed a varied career on Broadway, television and film, and in great American concert halls, known for his powerful baritone, he earned the Tony Award for “Best Actor in a Musical” for his role in the Broadway revival of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate, featuring new interpretations of classic recordings of the 1940s, ’50s and ‘60s, $59-89, 8 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Jan 17 2014 – Jan 18 2014

Gooding and Company Scottsdale Auction

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall

Gooding and Company Scottsdale Auction – Fashion Square, offering for sale a collection of approximately 70 of the finest vintage and classic cars, $30 admission, $75 for auction catalogue and two admissions, viewing Thu-Fri 9 am – 6 pm, Sat 8:30-10:30 am, auction at 11 am, 310-899-1960 or http://www.goodingco.com

Jan 17 2014 –  Jan 31 2014

Mary’s Wedding

Scottsdale – Theatre Artists Studio

It is the eve of Mary’s wedding, but the night is full of dreams of love, dreams of war, and dreams of what might have been, a lovely, imaginative and moving play bound to touch your heart, by Stephen Massicotte, $10-20, 7:30 & 2 pm, 602-765-0120 or http://www.thestudiophx.org

Jan 18 2014

KiDS ROCK Arizona

Phoenix

KiDS ROCK Arizona – one-mile fun run for grades K – 6, non-competitive, non-timed it is all about having fun and making it to the finish line, participants can become full marathon finishers by completing a 25.2-mile training program prior to the 19th or they just run, walk or jog the one-mile course on race day, all receive a race number, T-shirt, goodie bag, and medal, 9 am, http://www.arizonaroadracers.com/ or http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/arizona/kidsrock

Jan 18 2014

6th Annual Roadshow

Phoenix – US Airways Center

Featuring a new group of all-star musicians, Skillet, Third Day, Andy Mineo, Jamie Grace and Royal Tailor, also included in the evening will be a diverse group of newer artists including Soulfire Revolution, We As Human, The Neverclaim and Vertical Church Band, sponsored by Compassion International and Grand Canyon University, $10-20, http://www.usairwayscenter.com/

Jan 19 2014

11th Annual P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Phoenix

11th Annual P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & 1/2 Marathon – begins at CityScape, run through Phoenix, Tempe & Scottsdale, fast, flat course, more than 70 live bands, 40 cheer squads, aid stations each mile, music at every mile, free headliner concert, 800-311-1255 or http://www.rnraz.com

Jan 21 2014

Pink Martini

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Eclectic, romantic and worldly, an international phenomenon performing its retro-hip, multilingual repertoire throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas, the 12-member ‘little orchestra,’ finds inspiration in virtually every musical genre, from Baroque to disco, features vocalist Storm Large, $49-79, 7:30 pm, 480-499-8587 or http://ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Jan 22 2014

San Francisco Opera: Grand Opera Cinema Series – Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Beloved and dramatic opera, classic tale of colliding hearts and cultures set in 19th-century Japan, soprano Patricia Racette is Cio-Cio-San, a geisha tragically torn between two worlds and forced to make the ultimate sacrifice to retain her honor, Maestro Donald Runnicles conducts, $12, 7 pm, http://ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Jan 24 2014 – Jan 25 2014

Mötley Crüe Tribute Band “Mötley Crüe’d”

Scottsdale – Casino Arizona

This true-to-life tribute to Mötley Crüe and the heavy metal spirit of the 80s, rock out with Neil, Nikki, Tommy and Mick in a transformation described as amazingly authentic, from hair to attitude, Mötley Crüe’d looks like they stepped straight from the Sunset Strip to The Showroom stage, hear your favorite hard rock anthems including, $12, http://www.casinoarizona.com/

Jan 24 2014 – Jan 26 2014

La Bohème

Phoenix – Symphony Hall

La Bohème – Phoenix Symphony Hall, stroll the romantic streets of Paris and experience the greatest love story ever sung, tucked away in the Latin Quarter of the 18th arrondissement, a poet and a seamstress find an intimate connection on Christmas Eve, conductor Joel Revzen and director Candace Evans give life to Puccini’s timeless story of spirited passion and heartbreaking loss, $35 and up, 7:30, 1 & 2 pm, 602-266-7464 or http://azopera.org

Jan 24 2014 – Jan 26 2014

Becoming an Outdoors Woman

Phoenix – Saguaro Lake Ranch

Becoming an Outdoors Woman – Saguaro Lake Ranch, offers adventure and life skills, for women age 18 and older to learn to camp, fish, rappel, hike, cook with Dutch ovens, photograph wildlife & a range of outdoor recreation skills, “hawk talks” and nature hikes, $420 includes meals, lodging and classes, 480-644-0077 or http://www.azwildlife.org

 

Jan 25 2014 – Jan 26 2014

3rd Annual Street Eats Food Truck Festival

Scottsdale – Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

3rd Annual Street Eats Food Truck Festival – Salt River Fields, presented by New Times, calling all food lovers to explore each truck’s most popular menu item; in sample- or full-size portions, family-friendly event features a wine lounge, VIP tent, themed bars, kids zone, local celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and live music, $10-100, 11 am – 6 pm, http://SaltRiverFields.com

Jan 25 2014

Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn native stand-up, returns to the stage tackling 226 years of American Constitutional calamities in 70 minutes, offering his unique comedic perspective on our national character, from predator drones to the Kardashians, he pulls no punches in asking if this is what the founding fathers planned, $29-49, 8 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Jan 25 2014 – Jan 31 2014

Arizona Sun Country Circuit Quarter Horse Show

Scottsdale – WestWorld of Scottsdale

Arizona Sun Country Circuit Quarter Horse Show – WestWorld, one of the top ten American Quarter Horse shows in the nation, this circuit is full of six shows including three youth shows, all events are offered in English & Western jumping, more than 36 states, Canada, Germany and England compete, competition for more than $200,000 in awards & prize money, vendors for shopping, free, 8 am – 6 pm, 623-419-6318 or http://www.suncircuit.com

 

Jan 25 2014 – Jan 26 2014

23rd Annual Military Vehicle Show

Phoenix

23rd Annual Military Vehicle Show – Peoria Sports Complex, includes military vehicles from WWI to Desert Storm, vehicle parts, tools, supplies & unique militaria, toys and art, food available, collectibles, $5, 9 am – 4 pm, 480-497-9722 or http://www.armytrucks.org

Jan 25 2014

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam

Phoenix – Chase Field

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam – Chase Field, http://www.monsterjam.com

Jan 25 2014

Scavenger Dash Phoenix Run

Phoenix

Teams of two solve twelve clues, scavenge items, take photos, complete fun challenges and have a wild adventure, noon, http://scavengerdash.com/phx.html

Jan 25 2014

18th Annual Arizona Songwriters Gathering

Glendale – Glendale Public Library

18th Annual Arizona Songwriters Gathering – Glendale Public Library, featuring live performances & workshops, song critiques and more than 50 songwriters, free, 10 am – 4:30 pm, 623-930-3573or http://www.azsongwriters.com

Jan 26 2014

Virginia G. Piper Concert Series – Richard Goode

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Hailed for music-making of tremendous emotional power, depth and expressiveness, pianist Richard Goode is one of today’s leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic music, $29-49, 7:30 pm, 480-499-8587 or http://ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Jan 27 2014 – Jan 31 2014

Annul Quilting in the Desert

Scottsdale – Cottonwoods Resort

Annul Quilting in the Desert – Cottonwoods Resort, educational seminar for quilters from beginners to advanced, internationally recognized teachers present workshops in various quilting techniques, some free events, $30 registration plus workshop fees, 9 am – 5 pm, 602-788-3408 or http://www.quiltcamp.com

Jan 27 2014 – Feb 3 2014

78th Annual Waste Management Phoenix Open

Scottsdale – TPC of Scottsdale

78th Annual Waste Management Phoenix Open – Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale, one of the PGA Tour’s top events, with the largest crowds on the tour, attracts the finest golfers in the world, $20/day or ticket packages, 8 am – 6 pm, 602-870-0163 or http://wmphoenixopen.com

Jan 29 2014

Close Encounters with Music

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Close Encounters with Music – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, putting the composers and their times in perspective, cellist and Artistic Director Yehuda Hanani introduces anatomy of a Melody with the heavenly Brahms Piano Quartet, Op. 26, and Beethoven’s crowd pleasing Trio in B-flat, followed by a newly created work built on the same theme with its own fresh variations, $19-39, 7:30 pm, 480-499-TKTS (8587) or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Jan 30 2014 – Jan 31 2014

Studio Spotlights

Phoenix – Dorrance Theatre

Studio Spotlights – Dorrance Theatre, step inside the studio at Ballet Arizona’s intimate new Theatre and experience a behind-the-scenes look at each upcoming production, this is the closest you will ever be to the work without being on the stage! each one-hour gathering includes time for a Q & A discussion, $55, 602-381-1096 or http://balletaz.org

Jan 30 2014 – Feb 1 2014

Annual Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival

Phoenix – Arizona State Fairgrounds

Annual Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival – State Fairgrounds, more than 300 exhibits, supply show for crafting, sewing, quilting and needlearts, scrap booking & embossing, professional classes, make & take hands-on workshops, $10, 10 am – 5 pm, 800-717-8789 http://www.quiltcraftsew.com or http://www.rustybarn.com

Jan 30 2014

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, performing Hofesh Schecter’s Violet Kid, examination of man’s struggle for harmony within a complex and horrifying universe; Crystal Pite’s 10 Duets on a Theme of Rescue, presented in a circle of spotlights, pairs of dancers sweep in and out of the light playing either the rescued or the rescuer in entrancing sequences; and Jo Strømgren’s Necessity, Again, bold, joyous piece of dance, performed to selection of Charles Aznavour songs, $29-59, 7:30 pm, 480-499-8587 or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Jan 31 2014

Maria Rita

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Maria Rita – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, the daughter of Brazil’s famed pianist/arranger César Camargo Mariano and vocalist Elis Regina, singer Maria Rita has charted her own course with a refreshing blend of bossa nova, pop and jazz, she has earned six Latin Grammy Awards, including “Best New Artist” in 2004, $29-59, 8 pm, 480-499-8587 or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Jan 31 2014

Maria Rita

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Maria Rita – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, the daughter of Brazil’s famed pianist/arranger César Camargo Mariano and vocalist Elis Regina, singer Maria Rita has charted her own course with a refreshing blend of bossa nova, pop and jazz, she has earned six Latin Grammy Awards, including “Best New Artist” in 2004, $29-59, 8 pm, 480-499-8587 or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

Jan 31 2014 – Feb 1 2014

Queen Nation-A Tribute to the Music of Queen

Scottsdale – Casino Arizona

A wild, live, retrospective journey of Queen with masterful recreations of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” “We are the Champions,” “Another One Bites the Dust” and more, be amazed by the show that carries on the musical torch and pays homage to the golden age of vintage Queen concerts, $12, http://www.casinoarizona.com/

Jan 31 2014 – Feb 1 2014

Classics 6

Phoenix – Symphony Hall

Classics 6 – Symphony Hall, featuring the Phoenix Symphony in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, conducted by James Paul, includes Karen Gomyo, violin, 11 am & 8 pm, http://www.phoenixsymphony.org

Jan 31 2014 – Feb 1 2014

Classic Rock Invitational

Phoenix – Phoenix Convention Center

Classic Rock Invitational –Phoenix Convention Center, featuring women’s competition at all levels, 1500 gymnasts, teams from more than 30 states, boys/men’s competition, 3 live bands, $11-16, weekend passes are $25, 480-784-4444 or http://www.classicrockinvitational.com

Jan 31 2014

High School Musical

Peoria – Theater Works

Disney’s smash hit movie musical comes to life on stage, Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High deal with age-old teenage issues of first love, friends, and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities, http://www.theaterworks.org/


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