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February 2009
Arizona Events Calendar

This calendar of events for Arizona communities has been produced to assist you in making travel arrangements. It is for information only and does not constitute a recommendation.

Dates for February 2009 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

AZ cities and town filled with activities in February

Since there are so many events and activities being held throughout Arizona communities in February, this calendar of event listings is split into two pages.

February 15-28, 2009 Arizona Event Listings

Events for: February 1-15, 2009

Through Feb 22: Phoenix: ATC's America Plays! presents a Co-Production with The Cleveland Play House and Penumbra Theatre Company of "A Raisin in the Sun"

February 14-15, 2009 BOUSE: WWII Camp Bouse Memorial & Military Display - annual event that brings WWII veterans who trained at Camp Bouse, a top training area in 1942-43, noon, 928-851-2498 or 928-851-2509 or H

February 14-15 PHOENIX: 53rd 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, $7 parking, Sat 8 am - 6 pm, Sun 8 am - 4 pm, 602-265-6805 or H y

February 14-15 PHOENIX: Fairgrounds Antique Market - AZ State Fairgrounds, featuring verbal appraisal clinic $5 per items proceeds benefit National Alliance of Mental Illness, free workshops & seminars, $4, Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 4 pm, 602-717-7337 or

14-15 SCOTTSDALE: North Scottsdale Polo Club Tournament – WestWorld, 1 pm, 480-678-1329or 480-312-6802 or or

14-5/24 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,

15 APACHE JUNCTION/GOLD CANYON: 8th Annual Run For the Gold - Lost Dutchman Marathon - USA Track & Field certified marathon, half marathon, 10K, 8K Desert Trail Run & 2-mile fun run/walk, $14-70, 7:30 am, 480-983-1500 or

15 CAREFREE/CAVE CREEK: Arizona Musicfest presents Perlman/Schmidt/Bailey – Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, pianist, cellist and violinist, $35, 3 pm, 480-488-0806 or

15 FLAGSTAFF: Winterfest Star Fest - Lowell Observatory, numerous telescopes set up for viewing throughout the Lowell campus, $6, 928-774-3358 or

15 GLENDALE: The Arizona Marathon – West Valley, 7 am, 623-935-0322 or

15 PHOENIX: 58th Annual 2009 NBA All-Star Game – US Airways,

15 PHOENIX: Heart to Heart Pet-A-Rama - Steele Park, a 2-mile walk and fun run to raise money for research and treatment of animal heart disease and find a new friend at the largest adoption event, $30, 8 am - 3 pm,

15 PRESCOTT: Prescott Pops Symphony – Yavapai College Performance Hall, celebrates “Happy Birthday, Arizona”, $15, 7:30 pm, 928-776-2000 or 877-928-4253 or

15 PRESCOTT VALLEY: Rhinos vs. Los Angeles Push – Tim’s Toyota Center, ABA basketball, $15 and up, 5 pm, 866-443-8849 or

15 SCOTTSDALE: Sunday A'Fair - Center for the Arts, features the Valley's top entertainers at noon and 2 pm, this week is Miguel de Maria with a mix of flamenco, Spanish classical and South American music, and Khani Cole, 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

15 SCOTTSDALE: 2nd Annual Care for Kerr – Kerr Cultural Center, features saxophonist Joseph Wytko, television personality Heather Moore and other special guests, $60-75, 3 pm, 480-596-2660 or

15 TEMPE: Faculty Artists Recital Series: Trio du Soleil – Katzin Concert Hall, faculty artists Danwen Jian, violin and Tom Landschoot, cello join Robert Hamilton, piano celebrate the music of Mendelssohn and Haydn, $4-8, 2:30 pm,

16 CAREFREE/CAVE CREEK: Arizona Musicfest presents Classical Concert Preview with Fran Rosenthal – Terravita Golf & Country Club, highlights the major works on the Festival Orchestra concert programs using lively commentary and CD excerpts, $15, 5 pm, 480-488-0806 or

16 SUN CITY: Russian pianist Alexander Sasha Ghindin – Faith Presbyterian Church, 16000 North Del Webb Bvld. Winner of the Moscow Young Pianists’ Competition, $25, 7:30 pm, preview lecture at 6:30 pm, 928-972-0478 or

16 TEMPE: We Love ASU Collections - a free open house and day of tours, includes guided tours at some museums and galleries and self-guided opportunities at others, behind-the-scenes opportunities, 9 am – 4 pm,

16-22 TUCSON: Spring Satellite Grand American Trap Shoot – Tucson Trap & Skeet Club, annual tournament for competitive shotgun shooting at clay targets presented by Tucson Trap and Skeet Club, 520-883-6426 or

17 MESA: Duncan Sheik – Mesa Arts Center, featuring original cast members of “Spring Awakening” a Tony award-winning show, $30, 8 pm, 480-644-6500 or

17 TUCSON: Fiesta! Salon – Tucson Symphony Center, George Hanson, host, Dan Coleman, composer-in-residence and special guests, 7 pm, 520-792-9155 or

18 PRESCOTT VALLEY: Rhinos vs. Phoenix Fury – Tim’s Toyota Center, ABA basketball, $15 and up, 6:30 pm, 866-443-8849 or

18 TEMPE: ASU Symphony Orchestra present the Concert of Soloists – ASU Gammage, free, 7:30 pm,

19 CAREFREE/CAVE CREEK: Arizona Musicfest presents Bob & Friends – Fairway House at Grayhawk, featuring Robert Moody with “artist in residence” Elizabeth Bishop, joined by pianist Andrew Campbell and Steve Fitch on drums, $30, 7:30 pm, 480-488-0806 or

19 PHOENIX: Mega Event ’09 – All’s Fair: Love, War & Politics – Arizona Biltmore, featuring Washington’s Best-Loved Couple, James Carville & Mary Matalin, 7 pm, 480-634-4900 ext. 1120

19 SCOTTSDALE: Charles Lewis – Kerr Cultural Center, jazz, bring canned food or personal item for Vista del Camino food bank, free, but RSVP, 10:30 am, 480-596-2660 or

19 WICKENBURG: Caroline Markham – Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, a fundraiser benefiting the Webb Center, with Grammy Award-winning vocalist revisiting popular Broadway show tunes, $28, 7:30 pm, 928-684-6624 or

19-21 PHOENIX: Stravinsky: The Firebird - Symphony Classics Concert No. 9 – Symphony Hall, Michael Christie conducts, 7:30 & 8 pm, and 11 am, 602-495-1999 or

19-22 PHOENIX: 56th Annual Arizona RV Show – Arizona’s Outdoor Expo - Civic Plaza, largest selection of RV's under one roof, motor homes, campers, tent trailers, 5th wheels, custom vans, 4WD, resorts, vacation spots, guides & outfitters, retrieving dogs, seminars, live action river stocked with fish, $5-7, Thu 2-10 pm, Fri noon - 10 pm, Sat 10 am - 10 pm, Sun 10 am - 6 pm, 602-230-7660 or H y

19-3/8 PHOENIX: The Bluest Eye – Playhouse on the Park, an inventive adaptation of Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison’s heart-wrenching masterpiece, a haunting and tragic portrait of a black girl’s coming of age in the racially turbulent 1940s, eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be beautiful, so that people will love her, so that her world will be different, by Black Theatre Troupe, $23.50-33.50, 8, 3 & 2 pm, 602-254-2151 or

20 CAREFREE/CAVE CREEK: Arizona Musicfest presents A Tribute to the Big Bands: Fred Forney and Arizona Jazz Masterworks Orchestra – Scottsdale First Assembly Dream Center, an ensemble of the finest musicians and jazz soloists in the West, also jazz vocalist Delphine Cortez, $30, 7:30 pm, 480-488-0806 or

20 FLAGSTAFF: Hawk Walks – The Arboretum at Flagstaff, learn how to fly live birds of prey with raptor rehabilitators, small groups of 4-8 participants work directly with hawks, falcons and owls, 9:45 am, 928-774-1442 or not H

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

20 MESA: Marcus Roberts Trio – Mesa Arts Center, with Marcus Roberts, piano, Roland Guerin, bass and Jason Marsalis, drums, $40, 7:30 pm, 480-644-6500 or

20 ORO VALLEY: MasterWorks Concert Series – with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra,

20 SCOTTSDALE: Langston Speaks – Kerr Cultural Center, featuring the poetry of Langston Hughes set to the original music of jazz pianist Charles Lewis, Jessie Yarborough on drums, John Sims on bass, Eric Melhus on sax and other special guests, $17-20, 8 pm, 480-596-2660 or

20 TEMPE: El Mundo – Organ Hall, acclaimed Hispano-Baroque ensemble El Mundo performs Jesuit music from mission in Paraguay, as well as a zarzuela and other secular works by Latin American and Spanish composers, co-sponsored by the Phoenix Early Music Society, free, 7:30 pm,

20-22 CAVE CREEK: Out West Art Fest – Stagecoach Village, a juried show which features 100 local and nationally-acclaimed artists with a variety of work from traditional to contemporary and everything in between, live music, food and artist demonstrations, free, 10 am – 5 pm, 480-575-6624 or

20-22 CHANDLER: 24th Annual 2009 NHRA Checker Nationals - Firebird International Raceway, some of the greatest racers in the world, also the 10th annual H.S. Pit Crew Challenge, $, 602-268-0200 or H z

20-22 FOUNTAIN HILLS: 23rd Annual Great Fair - 480 artists & craftspeople, food, hot air balloons on Sunday, weather permitting, free, Fr-Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 8 am - 5 pm, 480-837-1654 or H * z

20-22 PARKER: Arizona State Dart League Championship – BlueWater Resort & Casino, 928 669-6511 or

20-22 PHOENIX: The Women – Central Community Theatre, staged reading of a new classic by Clare Booth Luce, 602-357-3247 or

20-3/15 PHOENIX: 26th Annual Arizona Senior Olympic State Games – 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 H

21 GILBERT: 7th Annual Basnat Mela (Kite Flying Festival) – Red Mountain Park, a seasonal festival celebrated at the end of winter to welcome spring, “yellow” is the color of the festival, it is also a cultural festival, vendors with Pakistani arts and crafts, apparel and jewelry, traditional Pakistani food, music, youth activities, experience a henna tattoo, free, 11 am – 6 pm, 623-570-9526 or

21 GLENDALE: Adobe Dam 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk – Adobe Dam Recreation Park, 8 am, 623-330-0913 or

21 GOODYEAR: Fan Fest – Goodyear Recreational Complex, free, 9 am – 3 pm, 623-882-7525 or

21 GOODYEAR: 4th Annual Heart & Sole 5K Run/Walk – presented by West Valley Hospital, 623-882-7525 or

21 LAKE HAVASU CITY: 3rd Annual Geo-Cashe Bash – Cattail Cove State Park, a geo-caching adventure for all ages, discover all the hidden treasures to be found, bring your handheld GPS unit, 10 am, 928-855-1223 or

21 LAKE HAVASU CITY: 2nd Annual Dairy Days – Havasu 95 Speedway, Late Models, Bandoleros, Factory Stocks and Powder Puff, also ice cream eating contest, 928-716-6634 or

21 MESA: Joan Baez – Mesa Arts Center, critically acclaimed artist, $35-45, 8 pm,

21 MESA: 6th Annual Rose Auction – Mesa Community College, home of the largest rose garden in the Desert Southwest, rare and unusual roses will be sold at auction, more than 120 roses, modern and antique, large and small, silent auction, raffle, refreshments, free, doors open at noon, 602-430-6941 or

21 PARKER: Big Bass Classic Tournament – BlueWater Resort & Casino, 928 669-6511 or

21 PEORIA: Spring Training 2009 Fan Fest - Peoria Sports Complex, open spring training with the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres, watch your favorite players in practice situations, autograph sessions, interactive games for the kids, kids clinic, 9 am - 3 pm, 623-773-7393 or

21 PHOENIX: Annual Prospectors’ Day - Arizona Mining & Mineral Museum, gem & mineral displays, gold panning, demo's, dealers & door prizes, kid’s activities, identification of rocks and minerals free, 10 am - 4 pm, 623-935-2007 or H

21 PHOENIX: With the Kansas City Chorale – Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, featuring the world premiere of Rene Clausen’s “Mass,” commissioned by Charles Bruffy’s two choirs, with special guests Kansas City Chorale, $20-25, 7:30 pm, 602-253-2224 or

21 PHOENIX: Petroglyph Discovery Hike – Mormon Trail, South Mountain Park, an experienced guide will lead you on an exploration of rock art created hundreds of years ago by the Hohokam people, difficult, $5, pre-register, 8-11 am, 602-495-0901 or

21 PHOENIX: Today's Kids, Tomorrow's Stars - Kids Auction and Dinner - Arizona Biltmore Resort, celebrating the Youth of the Year, young people who have overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to become successful in their live, benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix, $500, 5:30 pm, 602-954-8182 or

21 PRESCOTT: Three Redneck Tenors – Yavapai College Performance Hall, musical comedy featuring veteran opera and Broadway singers in a story about their merry musical journey from a Texas trailer park to Carnegie Hall, music from Elvis to Puccini, $28-30, 7:30 pm, 928-776-2000 or 877-928-4253 or

21 SCOTTSDALE: Jaycees' 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 H

21 SALOME: 16th Annual Great Arizona Outback Chili Cook-Off - Indian Hills Airpark, chili & salsa competition, 4-wheel drive poker run, classic car show, Tortilla Toss, Coyote Howling contest, food, free, 8 am, 928-859-3846 or H x

21 SCOTTSDALE: Scottsdale Jaycee’s Trail's End Party - Old Town district & Downtown, food, kid's activities, music, beer garden, free, 11 am - 5 pm, 480-947-6423 or or H y

21 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

21-22 FORT MCDOWELL: Fort McDowell Yavapai Native American Arts, Crafts & Jewelry Show – Fort McDowell Radisson Resort, the best painters, potters, weavers, jewelers and other Native American artisans are invited to attend, visit with the artisans, watch demonstrations and cultural performances, Native American food, free, Fri 4-9 pm, Sat 9 am – 6 pm, Sun 9 am – 4 pm, 480-816-7162 or

21-22 GLENDALE: 32nd 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, $5, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 11 am - 4 pm, 480-488-7074 or H

21-22 GLENDALE: Arizona Travel Show – Arizona Cardinals Stadium, hundreds of exhibitors featuring domestic and international travel suppliers with an array of vacation options, products and services, hourly destination seminars, door prizes, music, dancing and culture of countries around the world, $8, under 16 are free, 11 am – 4 pm, 925-701-0225 ext 0 or

21-22 GLOBE/MIAMI: 25th Annual Historic Home Tour & Antique & Quilt Show - transportation is provided by tour guides, tours through each home, begins in downtown Globe, ends at the antique show, quilt show, $6-10, 9 am - 3 pm, 928-425-4495 or 800-804-5623 or not H x

February 21-22 LAKE HAVASU CITY: NWSRA Marathon - Nautical Inn Resort, Daredevil speed skiers compete in the season's first points race, 928-855-2141 or or

February 21-22 MESA: 20th Annual Desert Woodcarving Show & Sale - Centennial Hall, largest woodcarving show in AZ, by the Grand Canyon State Woodcarvers, featuring wood sculptures by national & local carvers, door prizes, raffles, demos, $4, 9 am - 5 pm, Sun. 10 am – 4 pm, 480-951-6175 or

February 21-22 PHOENIX: 45th Annual Arizona Scottish Highland Games – Margaret T. Hance Park, competition, demonstrations, Highland dancers, ancient athletic events, children's games, clan booths, food, artifact & clothing vendors & reenactment groups, massed pipes & drums, $3-12, 7:30 am - 5 pm, 602-431-0095 or H * y

21-22 PHOENIX: 25th 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, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm, 602-262-5029 or H z

21-22 PHOENIX: A Musical Tribute to Stevie Wonder – Center for the Performing Arts at PVCC, as part of the Annual Fine & Performing Arts Student Scholarship Fundraiser, include a pre-concert silent auction, $15-30, 7:30 & 2 pm, 602-787-7738

21-22 SIERRA VISTA: 9th Annual Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Show & Sale - Buena High School, a major quilt show with displays of member's work, workshops and vendors, $5, Sat 9 am – 5 pm, Sun 10 am – 3 pm, 520-417-6960 or or

21-22 SIERRA VISTA: The Arizona Folklore Preserve presents Jim Jones – singer/songwriter, Academy of Western Artists Male Vocalist of the Year, Western Category, reservations required, $6-15, 2 pm, 520-378-6165 or

21-22 TUCSON: 15th Annual Southwest Indian Art Fair - Arizona State Museum, invitational show & sale by 200 of the SW's finest American Indian artists, features award-winning hand crafts, proceeds benefit the museum, see artists work in special demonstrations, Native foods, music, & dance performances, $3-8, Sat. 10 am - 5 pm, Sun. 10 am – 4 pm, 520-621-6302 or H

21-22 TUCSON: Latin Flair! – Catalina Foothills High School, Tucson Symphony Orchestra presents Latin Flair as part of its Fiesta Series, mezzo-soprano Kristin Dauphinais from the voice faculty at the University of Arizona will make her debut, 520-882-8585 or

21-22 TUCSON: Don Giovanni – Tucson Music Hall, filled with Mozart’s most delightful and popular music, Don Giovanni never fails to seduce audiences, with Twyla Robinson, sung in Italian with English surtitles, 7:30 & 2 pm,

21-3/1 TUCSON: 84th Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros – The Tucson Rodeo & Parade - Tucson Rodeo Grounds, top contestants in the sport of rodeo, this PRCA rodeo is America's largest, outdoor, midwinter rodeo; standard events as well as special acts, clowns & a parade on Thursday, $12-22, 1 pm, 520-741-2233 or 800-964-5662 or H z

21-3/29 TUCSON: Tucson Museum of Art League 2009 Designer Showhouse at Rancho Merlita – hundreds of new, innovative decorating and remodeling ideas and resources showcasing the latest in color, furniture and accessory ideas for indoor and outdoor living in a romantic 1950’s era southwest ranch, interior design seminars and cooking demonstrations, $20, Tu-Sa 10 am – 4 pm, Sun noon – 4 pm, 520-722-7436 or

22 CAREFREE/CAVE CREEK: Arizona Musicfest presents James Jones & Elizabeth Bishop in Recital – Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, organist and soprano in a concert showcasing the organ, $30, 3 pm, 480-488-0806 or

22 FLAGSTAFF: 16th Annual Snowball Slide(r) - Downtown, numbered plastic "snowballs" spew out of cement mixer truck & roll down a slide into a funneled sorter, first 21 balls win prizes, grand prize is $2009, fundraiser, noon – 1:30 pm, 928-779-3029 or H

22 FLAGSTAFF: Skate Ski Race – Flagstaff Nordic Center, 10km skate (freestyle) ski race on groomed ski trials, all day trail pass included, $40, 8:30 am, 928-220-0550 or

22 FOUNTAIN HILLS Desert Classic Duathlon – McDowell Mountain Park, trail run 3.5 miles, road bike 21 miles, Trail Run 2.7 miles, Tri-Kids run .4 miles, bike 5 miles and run .5 miles, 8 am, or

22 LAKE HAVASU CITY: 13th Annual Queen’s Tea – London Bridge Resort, traditional English High Tea and fashion show by Dunlaps, $25, 928-854-4938

22 MESA: The Chieftains – Mesa Arts Center, considered synonymous with Celtic music, a foot-stomping night of folk songs and ballads, $42-62, 7:30 pm, 480-644-6500 or

22 PARADISE VALLEY: Annual Friends of Mexican Art Hacienda Tour & Mercado –intimate look at four homes in the Paradise Valley and Scottsdale area and the art collections their owners have amassed, the Mercado features local dealers in Mexican and Latin American art, $50, 10 am – 4 pm, 602-265-3486 or 480-644-6512, day of tour call 480-275-5746

22 PHOENIX: 60th Anniversary Concert – Chaparral Christian, featuring a commissioned piece by Mr. James DeMars with an appearance by R. Carlos Nakai performing the traditional Native American flute, with the Phoenix Boys Choir, $10-30, 3 pm, 602-264-5328 or

22 PHOENIX: Music in the Garden Winter Concert Series – Desert Botanical Gardens, featuring Lyra, classical guitar and violin, $14-20, noon, 480-481-8188 or

22 PHOENIX: With the Kansas City Chorale – La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, featuring the world premiere of Rene Clausen’s “Mass,” commissioned by Charles Bruffy’s two choirs, with special guests Kansas City Chorale, $20-25, 3 pm, 602-253-2224 or

22 SCOTTSDALE: Sunday A'Fair - Center for the Arts, features the Valley's top entertainers at noon and 2 pm, with Shelby James, guitarist and Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns, 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

22 SCOTTSDALE: Virginia G. Piper Concert Series – Theater 4301, some of the world’s finest emerging and established concert pianists, featuring Shai Wosner (Israel), $22-24, 7:30 pm, 480-994-2787 or

22 SCOTTSDALE: Young Sounds of Arizona – Kerr Cultural Center, comprised of 40 students ages 14-19 from more than 20 schools in the Valley, $10-14, 3 pm, 480-596-2660 or

22 TEMPE: Faculty Artists Recital Series: Martin Schuring, oboe – Katzin Concert Hall, $4-8, 2:30 pm,

22 TUCSON: Old Time Fiddle Contest – DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, one of the longest-running fiddle contests in the West from the 1940s, old-time, bluegrass music performed live and unplugged, 520-791-4079 or

22 TUCSON: 5th Annual Lighthouse/City YMCA 5K Run – McCormick Park, 5K run/walk, benefits scholarships for needy kids/families in Tucson, first 450 entries get free tote bags and hats, live music, multiple vendors, free rock wall to climb and kid race, $15-20, 8:30 am, 520-885-2782 or or

22 WICKENBURG: Celtic Legends – Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, direct from Ireland with step dance and music, $40, 7:30 pm, 928-684-6624 or

23-25 CHANDLER: Days of Wine & Roses – Kokopelli Winery & Bistro, 35 W. Boston Street, 85225, smooth jazz, wine & chocolate, free admission, $10 wine tasting package with 6 tickets, Fri. & Sat. 11:30 am – 10 pm, Sun 11:30 am – 5 pm, 480-792-6927 or

23-3/1 LAKE HAVASU CITY: Havasu Mardi Gras – along the Lake, English Bridge Channel, themed events centered around Mardi Gras, carnival & rides, Crawfish Festival, general exhibits, musical entertainment, and nightly performances, food Festival, car shows, Boat Regatta, Off Road Vehicle Rally Run,boat parade, beads, Bourbon Street atmosphere, talent contests, Casino Motor Cycle Runs, 8 am – midnight,

23-3/1 MARANA: Accenture Match Play Golf Championship - The Gallery Golf Club at Dove Mountain, cornerstone of the World Golf Championship series, in the lush, Sonoran Desert foothills of the Tortolita Mountains, a John Fought-designed golf course, competition between the best 64 available golfers from the Official World Golf Ranking, and a purse of $7.5 million, match-play event benefits the local and regional charities,

24 CAREFREE/CAVE CREEK: Arizona Musicfest presents Opening Night with The Festival Orchestra – Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, conducted by Robert Moody with guest soloist soprano Elizabeth Bishop, $35, 7:30 pm, 480-488-0806 or

24-3/1 SEDONA: 15th Annual International Film Festival & Workshop - hot new domestic & international films screened prior to release, documentary & animation features, features, shorts, film making workshop, filmmakers introduce their films & host Q&A sessions, $10-250, 928-282-1177 or H

24-3/1 TUCSON: Grease – Tucson Music Hall, Broadway in Tucson presents a new production direct from Broadway of the classic story from the era of poodle skirts, drive-ins, T-birds, and rock and roll, 520-903-2929 or

25 MESA: Metropolitan Youth Symphony – Mesa Arts Center, $5, 7 pm,

25 PRESCOTT VALLEY: Rhinos vs. South Texas Showboats – Tim’s Toyota Center, ABA basketball, $15 and up, 6:30 pm, 866-443-8849 or

26 CAREFREE/CAVE CREEK: Arizona Musicfest presents Celebrating Heroes, Celebrating Peace – Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, with The Festival Orchestra conducted by Robert Moody showcasing guest soloist soprano Elizabeth Bishop, baritone Troy Cook and the Arizona Musicfest Chorus $35, 7:30 pm, 480-488-0806 or

26 CAREFREE/CAVE CREEK: Arizona Musicfest presents Harry Potter & The Magic of Music – Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, Robert Moody conducts The Festival Orchestra, also magician Matt Lemm who has choreographed feats of illusion to music by Gounod and Rossini, $35, 7:30 pm, 480-488-0806 or

26 MESA: The Four Bitchin’ Babes® presents Hormonal Imbalance™… A Mood Swinging Musical Revue! – Mesa Arts Center, starring Sally Fingerett, Debi Smith, Nancy Moran & Deirdre Flint, this estrogen-fueled new show celebrates the best of “Babes, Boys and Botox,” contains adult content, $37, 7:30 pm, 480-644-6500 or

26 SCOTTSDALE: Arabian Nights – Lawrence Golan conducts, with the Phoenix Symphony, 7:30 pm, 602-495-1999 or

26 SCOTTSDALE: Irish Setter National “Red Tails in the Sunset” – WestWorld, or

26 SCOTTSDALE: Best of Scottsdale ArtWalk - Scottsdale Arts District, the finale to Best of Scottsdale month, music, munchies and more, free, 7-9 pm, 480-990-3939 or H

26 SCOTTSDALE: Home Opener of the San Francisco Giants – Spring Training, Scottsdale Stadium, 1:05 pm, 877-473-4849 or or

26 TUCSON: 84th Annual Tucson Rodeo Parade - South 6th & Irvington, world's longest non-motorized parade, 200 entries including western-theme floats and buggies, Mexican folk dancers and musicians, bleacher seats $4-6, 9 am, 520-294-1280 or H z

26-28 PHOENIX: Don Giovanni – Symphony Hall, filled with Mozart’s most delightful and popular music, Don Giovanni never fails to seduce audiences, with Twyla Robinson, sung in Italian with English surtitles, 7:30 & 2 pm,

26-3/1 PHOENIX: Great Moments – Herberger Theater Center Stage West, Center Dance Ensemble artistic director Frances Smith Cohen pays tribute to three of the artistic geniuses of the 20th century: Martha Graham, Igor Stravinsky and Pablo Picasso in a program of new choreography, $12-24, 7:30 & 2 pm, 602-252-8497 or or

26-3/1 MESA: Oedipus Rex – Mesa Community College Theatre Outback, new interpretation of a classic, embraces rage, raves and constant, vibrant movement, revels in debauchery, sadism, submission, body modification and violence, for mature audiences only, $8-12, 7:30 & 2 pm, 480-461-7170 or

26-3/7 PRESCOTT: Self Help – Prescott Fine Arts Association, 208 N. Marina St., a married couple of second-rate theatre actors cast themselves as nationally renowned self-help gurus, watch as their live unravel in a farce as they try to conceal a body and hold on to their falsely won fame, $12-16, 7:30 & 2 pm, 928-445-3286 or

27 PRESCOTT: Dublin Traditional Irish Cabaret – Yavapai College Performance Hall, a celebration of Irish music, laughter, song and dance, traditional Irish dance, ballads and tunes, $28-30, 7:30 pm, 928-776-2000 or 877-928-4253 or

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

27 PRESCOTT VALLEY: Rhinos vs. West Texas Whirlwinds – Tim’s Toyota Center, ABA basketball, $15 and up, 6:30 pm, 866-443-8849 or

27 SCOTTSDALE: Brad Richter & Viktor Uzur – Kerr Cultural Center, guitar/cello duo, bring canned food or personal item for Vista del Camino food bank, free, but RSVP, 10:30 am, concert at 8 pm is $17-21, 480-596-2660 or

27 WICKENBURG: Brubeck Brothers Quartet – Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, one of the great families of jazz, with Dan Brubeck on drums, Chris Brubeck on bass and trombone, Mike DeMicco on guitar and Chuck Lamb on piano, $38, 7:30 pm, 928-684-6624 or

27 WICKENBURG: MyoMed Ragnar Relay Del Sol – Wickenburg to Mesa, 182-mile, 12-teammate, overnight relay adventure run, 6 am, 877-83-RELAY or

27-28 PHOENIX: 4th Annual Phoenix WorldFEST - Margaret T. Hance Park, learn about and experience the cultures of Phoenix's ten Sister Cities, taste a variety of ethnic foods and sample beers of the world, music and dance performances, international arts and crafts, educational exhibits, hands-on activities for the kids, produced by Phoenix Sister Cities, free, Fri 5-11 pm, Sat 10 am - 11 pm, 602-534-3751 or

27-3/1 APACHE JUNCTION: 45th Annual Lost Dutchman Days - Rodeo/Event Center, rodeo, carnival, rodeo dance, food, vendors, BLM Wild Horse Auction, free, 10 am - 10 pm, 480-983-4888 or 480-982-3141 or or H * z

27-3/1 GLENDALE: 9th Annual Phoenix International Sportsmen's Exposition – University of Phoenix Stadium, 400 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, $12, Fri 10 am - 7 pm, Sat 10 am - 7 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm, 800-545-6100 or

27-3/1 QUARTZSITE: Bluegrass Festival – at Tyson Wells, 928-927-8118 or

27-3/1 SCOTTSDALE: 56th Annual Jaycees' Parada Del Sol Rodeo - WestWorld, rodeos, major dances, concerts, live country western music, children's activities, $, Friday & Saturday 1 & 7 pm, Sunday 2 pm, 480-990-3179 or H

27-3/1 TEMPE: A Puccini Double Bill: Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi – Evelyn Smith Music Theatre, the first is a tragic tale of a young girl sent to a convent, and then a comic opera where a greedy family gets what they deserve after they conceal the death of their wealthy relative and engage a rogue to change the will, $7-22, 7:30 pm,

27-3/2 SCOTTSDALE: Fiesta Cluster Dog Show – WestWorld, all breed show and agility trial,

27-3/15 MESA: Gooney Bird – Mesa Arts Center, suddenly, the classroom door bursts open and there – wearing pajamas and cowboy boots – stands red-headed Gooney Bird Greene, by sparking their imaginations, Gooney shows the students that their lives are as unique as hers, as they cast themselves as the heroes in their own tales of discovery, presented by Stageworks, $14-15,

27-4/5 MESA: Guys & Dolls – Arizona Broadway Theatre, small-time gambler Nathan Detroit bets his big-time pal Sky Masterson that he can’t make the next woman he sees fall in love with him, dinner theatre, 623-776-8400 or

28 CHANDLER: 6th Annual Classic Car & Hot Rod Show - Historic Downtown, more than 300 classic cars and hot rods on display, a marketplace of merchandise, food and retail vendors, kid’s area of activities, music, 9 am - 5 pm, 480-389-7709 or or

28 HEREFORD: Huachuca Astronomy Club Public Star Party - Junk Bond Observatory, view through member's telescopes (large & small) or bring your own, excellent outing for families and school age children welcome, 7 pm weather permitting, 520-366-5788 or

28 MESA: 9th Annual Strong Beer Fest – Mesa Amphitheatre, a tasting of strong beers (and others) from Arizona breweries and guest breweries around the Southwest and California, musical entertainment, $30-40, 2-6 pm,

28 MESA: A Mosaic of Sacred Song – First United Methodist Church, featuring favorites from the Sonoran Desert Chorale’s extensive sacred repertoire, selections spanning five centuries of the choral art, $12-15, 7:30 pm, 480-305-4538 or

28 PHOENIX: The Mid-Winter Model Railroading Meet – 52nd Street Armory, sales hall with trains, 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, trains running all day, $5/family, 10 am – 3 pm, 602-799-8570 or 480-423-8725 or

28 PHOENIX: Festival of the Male Voice: “Boys to Men VI” – Church of the Beatitudes, led by Charles Bruffy, the concert features more than 200 male voices of choirs from around the Valley, 602-253-2224 or

28 PHOENIX: Stargazing for Everyone – San Tan Mountain Regional Park, slide show followed by public viewing through several telescopes, suited for all ages, bring a lawn chair or blanket, $6 per vehicle, 7:30 pm,

28 QUARTZSITE: 6th Annual “It’s Chili in Quartzsite” Chili Cook-Off & State Salsa Championship – hosted by the Quartzsite Business Chamber of Commerce & the Chili Appreciation Society International & Kingman Rt 66 Chiliheads,

28 SCOTTSDALE: Esperanza Spalding – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, part of the intimate cabaret jazz series in the newly renovated atrium, as part of the Infiniti Jazz Series, $25, 8 pm, 480-994-2787 or

28 SCOTTSDALE: Shana & Joe Bousard – Jazz to Broadway – Kerr Cultural Center, with the vocal styles of Broadway, Jazz, Folk and Blues, 8 pm, 480-596-2660 or

28 SUNRISE: Night Skiing - Sunrise Park Resort, $15-21, free for guests staying at the Sunrise Lodge, 4:30-9 pm, 800-772-7669 or

28 SUPERIOR: World Desert Fair - Boyce Thompson Arboretum, get a taste of foods, crafts and entertainment from deserts around the globe as you traverse the trails of the Arboretum, from the prickly pear pads of the Sonoran Desert to the pomegranates of Central Asia, $3-7.50, 11 am - 3 pm, 520-689-2811 or H

28 TEMPE: Care for Life Fun Run/Walk – Kiwanis Park, 8 am, 480-981-1221 or

28 TEMPE: Phoenix Start! Heart Walk – Tempe Beach Park, a 5K or one-mile noncompetitive fundraising followed by a Heart Healthy Festival, health screenings, interactive and educational booths, live band, kid’s games, celebrity appearances, free, 8 am – noon, 602-414-5320 or H *

28 TUCSON: Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research – University of Arizona Mall, fun run/walk, 1 pm, 480-235-6059 or

28-3/1 MESA: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Mesa Arts Center, with inspiring technique, supernatural athleticism, spirit, hope and a passion that knows no bounds, $40-60, 8 & 3 pm, 480-644-6500 or

28-3/1 SIERRA VISTA: The Arizona Folklore Preserve presents the “Bordergrass” Trio Way Out West – reservations required, $6-15, 2 pm, 520-378-6165 or

28-3/1 TUCSON: EMAT Spring Fair - Foothills Mall, by the European Multicultural Alliance of Tucson, 15 European ethnic clubs have booths with information, crafts, and some have food, entertainment, free, noon – 5 pm, 520-326-7330 or

28-3/8 TEMPE Rock, Paper, Scissors – Tempe Center for the Arts, world premier examines creativity and storytelling through the lens of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, a theatrical adventure for young audiences rendered through live drawing and paper sculpture, recommended for ages five and older, by Childsplay, $15-25, 480-350-2822 or

28-6/28 TUCSON: Trouble in Paradise: Examining Discord Between nature and Society – Tucson Museum of Art, this exhibition examines a range of art in a variety of media that addresses extreme forces of nature both human-caused and nature-based, $8, Tu-Sa 10 am – 4 pm, Sun noon – 4 pm, 520-624-2333 or

tba DOUGLAS: International Classic Soccer Tournament – Douglas Veteran’s Park & Airport Park, boys & girls teams from the U.S. and Mexico vie for titles in under-10 and under 14 categories, 520-364-1586 or

tba GOLDFIELD: 11th Annual Superstition Mountain Chili Cook-Off - Goldfield Ghost Town, competitions in red & green chili, live entertainment, $4/tasting cup, 11:30 am - 3:30 pm, 480-983-0333 or H

tba GOLDFIELD: 20th Annual Fred & Elaine Schrader Memorial Coin Shoot & Nugget Hunt - hunts rich with lots of silver and gold, gold hunts with real gold nuggets buried, steak cookout, enhanced nugget hunt, coin shoot, advanced nugget hunt, kiddie hunt for kids under 12, 480-983-3484 or

tba TEMPE: Astronomy Open House - roof of the Bateman Physical Sciences Bldg. H Wing, learn about the moon & planets, free, 8-10 pm, 480-727-7010 or

This calendar has been produced to assist you in making travel arrangements. It is for information only and does not constitute a recommendation. Dates for events were correct at time of publication. Since dates are occasionally changed, please confirm them in advance.

Continued Arizona Event Listings for February 1-15, 2009

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