Arizona: Calendar of Events Listings: 2009: April

Arizona Events April 2009 Calendar

This calendar of events for Arizona communities has been produced to assist you in making travel and activity arrangements.

Since there are so many events and activities being held throughout Arizona communities this March, the calendar guide is split into two pages.

The Arizona Office of Tourism will release a 2009 Summer Calendar of Events, which includes information for events held between Memorial Day, May 28 through Labor Day, September 3, 2009.

This calendar has been produced to assist with travel arrangements or local activities. It is an information guide only and does not constitute a recommendation. Dates for these Arizona events were correct at time of publication. Since dates are occasionally changed, please confirm them in advance. Updates, additions and corrections to any Arizona events are made at

Catalina State Park, just north of Tucson in Oro Valley, is a popular hiking nd camping spot. The park is located across the street from the new Oro Valley Marketplace on Oracle Road. Watch a video clip of the area, Google map nd park information.

April 2009 Arizona Event Listings

Events throughout April

Through May 24 SCOTTSDALE: Seriously Funny – Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, ten artists celebrate its 10th year anniversary, this exhibition has been cultivated around the belief that some of the sharpest seers have been those whose job it is to make us laugh, explores the ways artists use humor today as a basic means of human connection, artists who utilize humor to get to the truth of the matter,

Through April 4: 2009 Spring Training baseball. The Arizona Diamondbacks play the division rival Colorado Rockies for a 1:05 p.m. contest at Hi Corbett Field in Tucson on Feb. 25, 2009, followed by the team’s home opener at Tucson Electric Park two days later against the Chicago White Sox at 1:05 p.m. on Feb. 27. The games are part of a 36-game Cactus League schedule. Read more about Tucson 2009 Spring Training.

Through April 18: The Tucson Rodeo Museum. Hours: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm.

YouTube Video of Arizona Road Trip

A little mini-vacation to NE Arizona, on the Navajo/Hopi reservation. The trip started at the invitation of Navajo people near Chinle, then blossomed from there. Visits included Canyon de Chelly, Arizona. Video courtesy to YouTube and Arizona Office of Tourism. Watch more Arizona Travel videos.

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April 2009 Day by Day Events

1 FLAGSTAFF: Arboretum’s Opening Day – The Arboretum at Flagstaff, guided tour of the gardens at 11 am & 1 pm, view live and mounted arthropod specimens at the “Bugs at Work” exhibit featuring butterflies, spiders, scorpions and others, learn about native and exotic raptors at the live birds of prey program at noon and 2 pm, free, 9 am – 5 pm, 928-774-1442 or

1 SCOTTSDALE: April Fools Guitar Summit – Kerr Cultural Center, with Stan Sorenson, Chris Champion, Bill Moio and Jack Petersen, $20-25, 7:30 pm, 480-596-2660 or

1 TEMPE: Fifty Years of “Kind of Blue” and More! – Evelyn Smith Music Theatre, $7-18, 7:30 pm,

1-11 MESA: Jesus the Christ Easter Pageant – Mesa Arizona Temple Grounds, drama, dance & musical story about the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ presented in Spanish some nights and English some nights, free, 8 pm, 480-964-7164 or

2 CHANDLER: Sophie Milman - Chandler Center for the Arts, jazz, $22-32, 7:30 pm,

2 LAKE HAVASU CITY: American Jukebox – Lake Havasu Performing Arts Center, celebrate the best of American’s Top Pop music with Matt Davenport Productions’ acclaimed show with 8 singers and dancers and 6 musicians, $25, 5:30 pm, 928-855-5361 or 928-855-7486 or

2 PHOENIX: 6th Annual Forks & Corks - Camelback Esplanade, enjoy unlimited samplings prepared by more than 20 top chefs from many of Arizona's finest restaurants and resort kitchens, tastings from boutique wineries and micorbrews, live entertainment with Doc Jones & Nayo, silent auction, benefits the Arizona Hotel & Restaurant Foundations, $65-75, 5:30 pm, 602-604-0729 or

2-3 GLOBE: Western State Championship Triple Crown, 2nd Leg Pinal Mountain Gathering – The Apache Bowhunters, McLachlan Range, 928-425-6174 or

2-4 FLORENCE: 2009 Country Thunder USA - local & national acts performing 12 hours a day & a wide variety of displays, contests, arts & crafts & food, $99 for 4 days, 11 am - 11 pm, 480-966-9920 or

2-4 PHOENIX: Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances – Symphony Classics Concert No. 11 – Symphony Hall, Michael Christie conducts, 7:30 & 8 pm, and 11 am, 602-495-1999 or

2-5 CAVE CREEK: Fiesta Days Rodeo & Parade – includes golf tournament, PRCA, rodeo parade and rodeo performances,

2-5 TEMPE: Camino Real – Paul C. Galvin Playhouse, a pageant formed by the dreams of Don Quixote, the poems of Lord Byron, the prizefights of Kilroy the Boxer and the veiled dances of Esmeralda the Gypsy, $7-22, 7:30 & 2 pm, 480-965-6447 or

2-5 TUCSON: King Henry V – Temple of Music and Art, this Shakespearean epic expertly balances the thrilling heroics of battle with the painful and complex reactions of men who are sometimes unsure of the justice of their cause, a rousing, fascinating story about the power of courage and the price of glory, an Acting Company/Guthrie Theater Production, 520-622-2823 or

2-5 TUCSON: ASUA Spring Fling – Rillito Park Race Track, nation’s largest student-run carnival features fun rides, midway games, food and amateur and professional entertainment, $5, 520-621-5610 or

2-9 SCOTTSDALE: 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

2-19 PHOENIX: Somebody/Nobody – Herberger Theater Center, a world premiere comedy about Hollywood, fame and the TMZ, renowned playwright Jane Martin takes dead aim at our culture of celebrity, a laugh-out-loud look at modern life and our unending quest for fifteen minutes of fame,

3 FLAGSTAFF: First Friday Art Walk - Artists Gallery, free, 6:30 pm, 928-773-0958 or or

3 JEROME: Jerome Art Walk – visit more than 30 of the unique art studios and galleries, meet the artists and see handcrafted art including jewelry, pottery, glass, leatherwork, clothing, paintings and sculpture and more made both locally and internationally, free, 5-8 pm,

3 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

3 PHOENIX: Annual Jazz in the Garden Spring Concert Series – Desert Botanical Gardens, premier musicians, this week features Shining Star, $14-20, Fridays, 7 pm, 480-481-8188 or

3 SCOTTSDALE: The Clark-Schuldmann Duo and All That Jazz – Kerr Cultural Center, Suite for Cello and Jazz Piano Trio (piano, drums and bass), $17-21, 8 pm, 480-596-2660 or

3 SCOTTSDALE: Gil Shaham – Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, renowned violinist will perform with the unique, conductor-less string ensemble Sejong, $58, 8 pm, 480-994-2787 or

3-4 TEMPE: 7th Annual Circle K Tempe Music Festival – Tempe Beach Park, features more than 30 national and local acts on 3 stages, from mainstream, classic to alternative/hard rock acts, also an extreme sports area & numerous family activities, also the Fender Musical Instruments Roadhouse Mobile exhibit with guitar-building demonstrations, $35-100, 480-663-0700 or

3-4 CHANDLER: 9th Annual Chandler Jazz Festival – Historic Downtown, more than 120 musicians, and 20 hours of performances scheduled, all performances are free except the special engagement, Fri 5-10 pm, Sat 1-10 pm, Sun 1-4:30 pm, 480-782-2735 or

3-4 TUCSON: CRUSH Wine Festival – a global wine tasting with local restaurants showcasing their talents, Saturday is a gourmet, wine-paired dinner with a live auction of fine art and rare wine, benefits the Tucson Museum or Art and Historic Block, 520-624-2333 or

3-5 CAREFREE: 8th Annual Sonoran Festival of Fine Art 2009 - Town Center, 100 national and locally acclaimed artists, variety of food, entertainment, art lectures, hands-on demonstrations, jewelers, photographers, painters, glass, ceramics, wood, metal, stone, designer clothing, also a Youth Art exhibit, farmer’s market, “A Brush with Fine Art” – an interactive activity allowing patrons to try their hand at painting, sponsored by the Sonoran Arts League, free, 10 am - 5 pm, 480-575-6624 or

3-5 LAKE HAVASU CITY: 6th Annual Lake Havasu Film Festival - Movies Havasu, noon - 9 pm, panel discussions at Shugrue’s, 928-505-3928 or or

3-5 PHOENIX: Masters of Movement – Orpheum Theatre, by Ballet Arizona, a mix of contemporary and classic ballet, Arizona premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s seductively intense Polyphonia and Olga Evreinoff with the Chopin-scored romantic reverie, Les Sylphides, $15-115, 602-381-1096 or

3-5 PRESCOTT: Becoming an Outdoors Woman - Camp Friendly Pines, 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, $235 includes meals, lodging and classes, 480-644-0077 or

3-5 SCOTTSDALE: 5th Annual Modern Phoenix Expo and Founding Fathers of Modern Phoenix Home Tour in Uptown Phoenix and Arcadia – Progress + Preservation – Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the Modern Phoenix Neighborhood Network present a two-day modernist extravaganza, historic preservationists and design gurus with free seminars, 480-994-2787 or

3-5 SIERRA VISTA: Frontier Days & All Women’s Rodeo – Sierra Vista Riding Club Arena, continuous entertainment, dancing, comedy, carnival, beer garden, men’s bull riding, all women’s rodeo, $5-15, 520-417-6960 or

3-5 TOMBSTONE: 2009 Tombstone Old West Founders Days featuring the Rose Tree Festival – celebrating the 124th blooming of the world’s largest rose tree with a rose parade, Taste of Tombstone, mining displays and contests, stick pony races, concerts, variety show at 1881 Scheiffelin Hall,

3-5 TUCSON: Spring Home & Patio Show - TCC, building, landscaping and home decorating, $7, children 12 & under free, Fri-Sat 10 am – 8 pm, Sun 10 am – 6 pm, 520-795-3025 or

3-11 PHOENIX: The Emperor’s New Clothes – Herberger Theatre, presented by Stageworks, it’s a Caribbean musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, featuring song styles of the Caribbean-Calypso, Reggae and Ska, (as well as the most amazing loom you’ll ever see on a stage) this whimsical story will transport you to paradise and show how clothes definitely don’t make the man,

3-18 MESA: The Merchant of Venice – Mesa Arts Center, Shakespeare’s dark story of religion, race and prejudice has caused controversy wherever it has been presented, set at the rise of Mussolini’s Italy, this production will feature the performance of Artistic Director Jared Sakren in the role of Shylock, his first performance for the company, $12.50-33.50, 7:30 & 2 pm, director’s orientation at 7:10 pm, 480-6500 or

3-25 TEMPE: columbinus – Tempe Performing Arts Center, a Laramie Project-style meeting of fact and fiction that illuminates the realities and horrors of adolescent culture by exploring the events surrounding the shootings at Columbine, $15-20,

4 ANTHEM: Emma’s Run at Anthem Days – Anthem Community Center, 8 am, 623-330-0913 or

4 FLAGSTAFF: An Evening with Bruce Cockburn – The Orpheum Theater, Canadian Music Hall of Famer, $22-42, 8 pm, 928-556-1580 or

4 GLENDALE: 22nd Annual Rose Society of Glendale Rose Show – Sahuaro Ranch Park, more than 1,000 blooms on exhibit of every kind of rose, free, 1-4 pm,

4 LAKE HAVASU CITY: Havasu Half Marathon – also on-site music, vendors, food and drink, 7:30 am, 928-435-4936 or

4 LAKE HAVASU CITY: Angler’s Choice Bass Tourney – Lake Havasu State Park, 800-360-7112 or

4 MESA: 18th Annual Holualoa Companies El Tour de Phoenix – Red Mountain Park, 74- & 26-mile bicycle rides, also 4-mile & 1/4-mile kids fun rides, medallions to all finishers, traffic control, support stations, $15-55, 7 am, 520-745-2033 or

4 PHOENIX: 8th Annual Katsina Doll Marketplace – Heard Museum, more than 100 Hopi katsina doll carvers will gather to show and sell their unique creations, offers a wide range of styles, designs, techniques and prices, interact with the artists to learn more about the art form, there will also be select performances and book signings, free, 10 am – 4 pm,

4 PHOENIX: International Migratory Bird Day Festival – Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area, live birds, butterfly tagging, bird walks and talks, crafts, games, photography tips, story time, participate in activities for families and birders alike, learn about migratory birds and organizations that support their conservation, free, 9 am – 1 pm, 602-262-6863 or

4 PAGE: Friends of the Golf Course Scramble - Open – Lake Powell National Golf Course, 9 am, shotgun, 928-645-2023 or

4 PAYSON: Battle for Payson Civil War Reenactment – Green Valley Park, 50-75 costumed actors, 2 live Civil War battles, education and a family friendly atmosphere, free, 11 am – 5 pm, or

4 PEORIA: Pioneer Day Parade - Downtown, parade, entertainment, farmer's market, food, historical tours, games, free, 10 am, 623-773-7564 or

4 PHOENIX: International Migratory Bird Day Festival – Birds in Culture – Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area, exhibits, guest presenters, hands-on activities explores how various cultures have incorporated birds into their folklore, art, history and identity, live bird exhibits, guided hikes, family activities, educational programs, kid’s corner, 9 am – 1 pm, 602-262-6863 or

4 PRESCOTT: Don McLean – Yavapai College Performance Hall, singer-songwriter, $38-42, 7:30 am, 928-776-2000 or 877-928-4253 or

4 PRESCOTT: Prescott Punisher – Alto Off Highway Vehicle Recreational Area, mountain biking, 9 am,

4 QUEEN CREEK: Gilligan’s Island – Queen Creek Performing Arts Center, America’s beloved TV show is back and a musical, starring pop culture icon, Barry Williams as the Professor, 2 & 7:30 pm, 480-987-7469 or

4 QUEEN CREEK: Spring Family Celebration – Desert Mountain Park, a variety of children and family activities such as inflatable attractions, carnival games, egg hunts, arts and crafts, hands-on children’s activity area, Flopsy the Rabbit, petting zoo, entertainment stage, and the second annual salsa challenge, 10 am – 2 pm, 480-358-3700 or

4 SHOW LOW: Hare Raising Fun Egg Hunt and Celebration – also carnival games and visit the Easter Bunny,

4 SIERRA VISTA: TMRC 10 Mile and 2 Mile Fun Run - 6:30 am, 520-378-0814 or

4 SUPERIOR: Artists at the Arboretum - Boyce Thompson Arboretum, more than two dozen painters, photographers, wood-carvers and jeweler, $3-7.50, 9 am - 4 pm, 520-689-2811 or

4 TUBAC: 7th Annual Taste of Tubac - Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, tasting of wines and savory cuisine from local restaurants, benefits local charities, 5-8 pm, 520-398-2704 or

4 TUCSON: Just for Kids Concert – Tucson Symphony Center, an interactive ensemble concert designed to dazzle young children with a taste of live, classical music. Fun, musical-learning experience for families, 520-882-8585 or

4 TUCSON: Spring Plant Sale – Tucson Botanical Gardens, native and low water use plants for desert landscapes, butterfly, bird and wildflower gardens featuring annuals, perennials, cacti, succulents and herbs, docents available to answer landscaping questions, sale is free, 9 am – 4 pm, 520-356-9686 ext. 31 or

4-5 ELGIN: 26th Annual Blessing of the Vine Festival – Village of Elgin Winery, includes lunch, souvenir wine glass, sample tasting of world class Arizona wines, live music, competition and crowning of Arizona’s King and Queen of Grape Stomping, arts & crafts, Arizona Grown products available, $15, 11 am – 4 pm, 520-455-9309 or

4-5 FLAGSTAFF: Arizona Junior Championships – Arizona Snowbowl, ski & snowboard races open to all levels, $15 per race, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, 928-773-9707 or

4-5 GLENDALE: 26th Annual Glendale’s Gibson Jazz & Blues Festival - Murphy Park, two stages, one of jazz performers and the other showcasing blues bands, also food, craft artisans, wine tasting, children’s activities, free, Sat 10 am – 10 pm, Sun noon – 7 pm, 623-930-2299 or

4-5 ORO VALLEY: Festival of the Arts – James D Kriegh Park, fine arts,

4-5 PATAGONIA: 5th Annual Patagonia Birdland Art Walk – gallery hopping, open artist studios, a birdhouse competition, a town-wide bird mask show and many bird creations inspired by our fine feathered friends, raffle, “Bird Seed/Chicken Scratch Potluck” progressive buffet, a bird piñata for the kids, 520-394-0060 or 888-794-0060 or

4-5 PHOENIX: Desert Valley Orchid Society Annual Orchid Show – Baker Nursery, orchid displays, plant sale, information on growing orchids, and plant judging, free, Sat 9 am – 5 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm, 602-697-8332

4-5 SCOTTSDALE: Arizona Dressage Association Horse Show - WestWorld, 602-789-7782 or 480-767-3588 or or

4-5 SIERRA VISTA: The Arizona Folklore Preserve Presents The Desert Sons – western harmonies, reservations required, $6-15, 2 pm, 520-378-6165 or

4-5 TUCSON: Tosca – Tucson Music Hall, the fate of the celebrated and beautiful diva Floria Tosca is played against a politically and emotionally charged atmosphere, with soprano Lisa Daltirus, one of Puccini’s most beloved operas, sung in Italian with English surtitles, 7:30 & 2 pm, 520-293-4336 or

4-8 PHOENIX: 19th Annual Bell Lexus Copperstate 1000 - more than 70 of the finest vintage motor cars leave Phoenix Art Museum and drive 1000 miles of popular Arizona terrain, celebrates the automotive cultural legacy by featuring some of the finest working examples of vintage, sports, racing, classic and grand touring automobiles manufactured before Jan. 1, 1973, fundraiser for the Art Museum, 602-307-2060 or

4-8 PHOENIX: 19th Annual Heard Museum Guild Native American Student Arts Show & Sale – art work by more than 1000 young Native American artists from around the country and Canada, $4-10, 10 am – 4 pm, 602-252-8840 or

4-12 TUCSON: Yaqui Easter Lenten Ceremony - Old Pascua Village, costumed dancers perform Passion play, 520-791-4609 or

5 CHANDLER: Benefit Concert with Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed – Mind Meets Music - Chandler Center for the Arts, jazz, $48-68, 3 pm,

5 GREEN VALLEY: Piano Trio – Recital Series – Desert Hills Lutheran Church, Tucson Symphony Orchestra Piano Trio features Michael Fan, violin; Nelzimar Neves, cello and Paula Fan, piano, 2 pm, 520-882-8585 or

5 PEORIA: Lake Pleasant Dam Good Run, Walk, Hike – Lake Pleasant Regional Park, 9 am, 602-372-7460 ext 200 or

5 SCOTTSDALE: Sunday A'Fair - Center for the Arts, features the Valley's top entertainers, with Don Maloney an innovative seven-and eight-string guitarist, and Dyno Glides blend of classic ‘50s-era rockabilly swing and rock-n-roll, 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

5 SUPERIOR: Plants-of-the-Bible Guided Tours – Boyce Thompson Arboretum, learn about botany, history and scripture, $3-7.50, 1:30 pm, 520-689-2811 or

5 TUCSON: 30th Annual Celebration of Women in Jazz – St. Philips Plaza, Tucson Jazz Society presents an annual Primavera All Stars, an all-girl musical party, featuring, $25-35, 7 pm, 520-903-1265 or

5 TUCSON: Brass Quintet – Recital Series – Tucson Symphony Center, Tucson Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet features Elizabeth Bright, trumpet; Micah Wilkinson, trumpet; Michael Becker, trombone; Victor Valenzuela, horn; Michael Sherline, tuba, 2 pm, 520-882-8585 or

5 TUCSON: Sonoran Spring Celebration - Tohono Chul Park, annual park fundraiser, dining and music amidst the blooms plus a silent auction, $125-200, 5 pm, 520-742-6455 or

5 WICKENBURG: BIG Big Band: Jazz with the Phoenix Symphony – Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, from Ellington to Goodman to Shaw, 3 pm, 928-684-6624 or

7 TEMPE: Master Works – Tempe Center for the Arts, with the Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble, 7:30 pm,

7-12 TEMPE: CATS – ASU Gammage, the longest running show in Broadway’s history, winner of seven Tony Awards, 480-784-4444 or

7-5/9 FLAGSTAFF: 7th Annual Recycled Art Exhibition – Coconino Center for the Arts, opening reception and fashion show on 4/7, promoting conservation by inspiring environmentally-friendly techniques to creatively reuse, recycle, rethink and remake into art, 928-286-9088 or

8-12 PHOENIX: Arizona Cup International Target Archery Tournament - Ben Avery Shoot Facility, National ranking tournament, 623-582-8313 or or

8-27 TUCSON: Hershey Felder in Beethoven, as I Knew Him – Temple of Music and Art, based on a true story, the headstrong German genius Ludwig van Beethoven is brought stirringly to life through the eyes of his last surviving friend as well as through performances of some of the most eternally powerful musical masterpieces ever composed, 520-622-2823 or

9 GOODYEAR: 15th Annual Phoenix Symphony Pops Concert - Estrella Lakeside Amphitheatre, pack a picnic, bring a blanket for an evening of classical and popular music, children’s area, fireworks finale, $15-20, 7:30 pm, gates open at 4 pm, 623-935-6384 or

9-11 PHOENIX: Mahler: Symphony No. 4 – Symphony Classics Concert No. 12 – Symphony Hall, Michael Christie conducts, Jessica Rivera, soprano, 7:30 & 8 pm, 602-495-1999 or

9-11 PRESCOTT: The Cat in the Castle – Prescott Fine Arts Association, Bill Solly’s first musical for children, the tale has two cats invading a castle where a wicked Queen Gloria keeps a pterodactyl on guard against the creatures because she’s allergic to them, $8, 7 & 2 pm, 928-445-3286 or

10 LAKE HAVASU CITY: Test & Tune – Havasu 95 Speedway, free, 6-9 pm, 928-716-6634 or

10 PHOENIX: Annual Jazz in the Garden Spring Concert Series – Desert Botanical Gardens, premier musicians, this week features Big Pete Pearson, jazzy blues, $14-20, Fridays, 7 pm, 480-481-8188 or

10 SCOTTSDALE: Ponies of the Americas Horse Show – WestWorld, or

10-11 PAGE: UNITY Pow Wow – Navajo Village Heritage Center, displays the cultural heritage and pride of the Native American people, includes Native American powwow dancing, singing and various arts and craft booths, food, $5, 928-640-3137 or or

10-11 PARKER: 8th Annual All Indian Golf Tournament – at Emerald Canyon Golf Course, sponsored by Blue Water Resort & Casino, 928 669-6511 or

10-11 TSAILE: 39th Annual Diné College Pow Wow - Diné College, drum contest, chicken dance; men’s, teen boy’s and junior boys traditional/grass dance/fancy; men’s & women’s golden age; women’s, teen girls and junior girls buckskin/cloth/jingle/fancy shawl; tiny tots expo, 928-724-6783 or

10-12 SEDONA: Journey to Jerusalem – Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, live animals and 50 costumed characters from the Potter’s Hand production of Journey to Jerusalem, travel back in time, music presentations, free, 2-5 pm, 928-300-3968 or

11 BISBEE: 8th Annual Copper Classic Car Show - Main Street, 13 vehicle classes, T-shirts, dash plaques, trophies, free, 8 am – 5 pm, 520-432-3554 or 866-2BISBEE or

11 FLAGSTAFF: Slush Cup - Arizona Snowbowl, fun race, requiring helmets for all fast skiers, all ages, costumes encouraged, $15, 8:30 am - 2 pm, 928-773-9707 or

11 FOUNTAIN HILLS: 4th Annual Measure of Love Charity Hike – McDowell Mountain Regional Park, 8 am, 602-995-4050 ext. 112 or

11 LAKE HAVASU CITY: Havasu 95 Speedway Race – SARA Park, Late Models Championship, Modlites, Vintage Sprints & Midgets, ASA Street Stocks & Factory Stocks, 928-716-6634 or

11 PEORIA: Dolly Sanchez Memorial Easter Egg Hunts – Sunrise Mountain High School, candy hunts, carnival games, rides, visits with the Easter Bunny, free, 9 am – noon, 623-773-7564 or

11 PRESCOTT: Rough Stock Explosion – Prescott Rodeo Grounds, get a taste of the Old West Rodeo with this display of bucking stock, 928-445-3103 or

11 SCOTTSDALE: Concerts Under the Stars – Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band – Civic Center Amphitheater, as part of the Infiniti Jazz Series, $34-38, 7:30 pm, 480-994-2787 or

11 SCOTTSDALE: SouthWestFest – Scottsdale Stadium, 30-60 restaurants will share their interpretations of Southwest Cuisine, also a children’s zone and a Mercado showcasing Scottsdale Old Town Merchants, live entertainment, Mariachi bands compete for Best Mariachi Band, and an attempt to break the record for the Largest Margarita, noon – 7 pm, $10 and includes 10 sampling tickets,

11 SEDONA: Sedona Bike Bash – Sedona Heritage Museum, bicycle rides, critical mass ride, demos, trials, tricks, vendors, kids bike rodeo, food, silent auction, bike raffle, benefits the museum, 9 am – 3 pm, 928-282-7038 or or

11 SUPERIOR: Annual Herb Festival - Boyce Thompson Arboretum, live music, herbal cooking demonstration, tours, children's games and crafts, exhibits by local herbalists, herbs for sale, $3-7.50, 11 am - 3 pm, 520-689-2811 or

11 TUCSON: 2009 Living History Program – Tucson Presidio, 18th century soldiering, demos, games for kids, docent tours, storyteller, try on 18th century clothing, free, 10 am - 3 pm,

11 WICKENBURG: Nature Fest – Hassayampa River Preserve, touch a non-venomous snake, go eye-to-eye with a live bird of prey and other wildlife, ideas on recycling and water conservation, guided hike along the Hassayampa River and hands-on activities, $5 adults, kids are free, 9 am – 3 pm, 928-684-2772 or

11-12 CAMP VERDE: History of a Soldier – Fort Verde State Park, celebrate the timeline of the history of the soldier, military encampments, living history presentations and re-enactments, $2, 928-567-3275 or

11-12 SCOTTSDALE: Arizona Paint Horse Spring Fling – WestWorld, 480-241-5705 or or

11-12 SIERRA VISTA: The Arizona Folklore Preserve Presents Dolan Ellis – Official State Balladeer, reservations required, $6-15, 2 pm, 520-378-6165 or

11-26 TUCSON: Proof – Beowulf Theatre, Beowulf Alley Theatre Company presents this comic drama that combines elements of mystery and surprise with old-fashioned storytelling, 520-882-0555 or

12 CLARKDALE: Bunny Express – Verde Canyon Railroad, 928-639-0010 or 800-293-7245 or

12 SCOTTSDALE: Sunday A'Fair - Center for the Arts, features the Valley's top entertainers, with Chris Alcaraz and Walt Richardson & The Peaceful Warriors, 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

12 TUCSON: Easter Sunrise Service – Catalina State Park, at park trailhead, non-denominational, presented by Tucson Teen Challenge, bring a lawn chair, 7 am, 520-628-5798 or

13 TEMPE: Tokyo String Quartet – Katzin Concert Hall, featuring Martin Beaver, violin; Kikuei Ikeda, violin; Kazuhide Isomura, viola; and Clive Greensmith, cello, free but ticketed, 7:30 pm, 480-965-6447 or

14 SCOTTSDALE: ASU Jazz Students Presents The Music of Oscar Peterson – Kerr Cultural Center, free but RSVP, 10:30 am, 480-596-2660 or

14 SCOTTSDALE: Bubbles and Bliss – W Scottsdale Hotel, champagne tasting accomopaned by hors d’oeuvre’s by Sushi Roku $40, 7-10 pm, 480-945-7193 or

14 SCOTTSDALE: Friends of James Beard Dinner – The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, six James Beard Award winning chefs each prepare a unique course paired with wine, $225, 6 pm,

14-19 SCOTTSDALE: 2009 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

14-5/3 SCOTTSDALE: Girls Night: The Musical – Theater 4301, a touching and hilarious ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ look at life, $32-38, 7:30, 8 & 2 pm, 480-994-2787 or

April 15-31, 2009 | Calendar of Events Index

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