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January 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 January 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 December

Since there are so many events and activities being held throughout Arizona communities in November, this calendar of event listings 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.

The printed Summer Calendar of Events is now available at the Arizona Office of Tourism, 1110 W. Washington, Ste. 155, Phoenix, and will also be available at local visitor centers throughout Arizona and online. To request an Arizona Summer Events Calendar visit

January 16-31, 2009 Arizona Event Listings

Januay 1-15, 2009

16            CHANDLER, AZ: The American Soul & Rock & Roll Choir – Chandler Center for the Arts, packed with wall-to-wall rock classics and soul songs in a gospel/rock/soul fusion style taking rock’s biggest, most inspirational hits back to their musical roots, $28-38, 8 pm,
16            ORO VALLEY, AZ: MasterWorks Concert Series – with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra,
16-18       CAREFREE: 16th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival - Downtown, features award-winning and renowned artists from throughout the U.S. and abroad, live musical entertainment, fine wines from around the world, $2, 10 am - 5 pm, 480-837-5637 or  
16-18       FORT MCDOWELL: Fort McDowell Yavapai Native American Arts Show – Fort McDowell Radisson Resort, painters, potters, weavers, jewelers and other artisans are invited to attend, visit with artisans, watch demonstrations and performances, Native American food, free, Fri 4-9 pm, Sat 9 am – 6 pm, Sun 9 am – 4 pm, 480-816-7162 or
16-18       GLENDALE: Wags for Wishes-Arizona – Sahuaro Ranch Park, a benefit for Make A Wish Foundation, includes performance dog competitions and activities for the public,
16-18       GLOBE/MIAMI: 52nd Annual Gila County Gem & Mineral Show - Gila County Fairgrounds, precious and semi-precious gems and minerals, un-finished stones as well as finished, vendors from around the country, $2, Fri/Sat. 9 am - 5 pm, Sun. 9 am - 4 pm, 928-425-5924  or   
16-18       LAKE HAVASU CITY: Buses by the Bridge XIII - vintage Volkswagon bus show & camp out, 928-680-7664 or 928-855-7735 or or
16-18       LAKE PLEASANT: 49th 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, 602-257-0141 or 
16-18       PEORIA: 14th Annual Peoria Stadium Winter Arts & Crafts Festival - more than 100 exhibits, food court, kiddie fun zone, free, 10 am - 5 pm, 480-488-2014 or
16-18       PHOENIX: 16th Annual Maricopa County Home & Garden Show – Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1200 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
16-18       SURPRISE: 6th Annual Surprise Stadium Winter Arts & Crafts Festival - more than 100 exhibits, food court, kiddie fun zone, free, 10 am - 5 pm, 480-488-2014 or
16-18       TUCSON: 19th Annual Coldwell Banker Shootout – Fort Lowell Park, three-day soccer extravaganza open to under-9 to under-16 teams, boys and girls teams affiliated with U. S. Youth Soccer or Arizona Youth Soccer, starts with the Parade of Teams and Soccer Olympics, 350-370 teams with 1,500 games scheduled, 520-529-1493 or 
16-18       TUCSON: 31st Annual Tucson Quilters Guild Quilt Show - Quilt Fiesta - TCC, more than 300 quilts, demonstrations, expanded gift boutique, vendor mall, raffle quilt, classes by Quilt Camp in the Pines, Fri-Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 9 am - 4 pm, $7, 520-547-5463 or
16-19       FOUNTAIN HILLS: 12th Annual Mitch Silver Car Auction - Ft. McDowell Casino, 600+ classic and antique cars auctioned in the big tent, cars & buyers from all over the US & Canada, live entertainment Fri & Sat night, 480-837-1654 or 800-255-4485 or
16-25       QUARTZSITE: 30th Annual Tyson Wells Sell-a-Rama - arts, crafts, rock, gem, mineral show, free, 928-927-6364 or or
16-2/1     PHOENIX: Triple Espresso - Herberger Theater Center, the story of three guys climbing the ladder of success, downward, their bid for showbiz fame and fortune ended in the single most embarrassing moment ever broadcast on live national television, presented by Actors Theatre, 2 & 7 pm, $35-46, 602-252-8497 or
17            CHANDLER: 14th Annual Multicultural Festival - Chandler Public Library, musical performances, visual art demonstrations, dance troupes and storytellers representing cultures from near and far, also a Childsplay production – Ferdinand the Bull, 11 am - 4 pm, free,
17            FORT HUACHUCA: Guided Tour of Buffalo Soldier Sites – learn about the accomplishments and history of the Buffalo Soldiers from members of the Southwest Association of Buffalo Soldiers, $12, 11:30 am, reservations required, 520-378-6960 or
17            GLENDALE: 14th Annual Glendale's Glitter & Glow Block Party - Murphy Park, 30 hot air balloons & 500,000 twinkling holiday lights, more than a dozen high-energy bands and several street buskers, free, 5-10 pm, 623-930-2299 or 
17            LITCHFIELD PARK: Winter Trout Fishing Derby – Tierra Verde Lake Park, fish with more than 500 lbs of trout stocked in the lake, food, prizes and giveaways, license not required for this event, $4 per pole 15 and under; $6 per pole 16 and over, 7 am – 3 pm,
17            PHOENIX: McCoy Tyner – Celebrity Theatre, part of the Infiniti Jazz Series, legendary jazz performer, $36-42, 8 pm, 480-994-2787 or
17            PRESCOTT: The Four Preps – Yavapai College Performance Hall, sponsored by the Prescott Lions Club to benefit Quad-City charities, $25-35, 7:30 pm, 928-776-2000 or 877-928-4253 or
17            SCOTTSDALE: Close Encounters with Music –A Night of Quintets - Theater 4301, sublime chamber music with entertaining, erudite and lively commentary from cellist and Artistic Director Yehuda Hanani, with guest performers the Amernet String Quartet, $21-25, 8 pm, 480-994-2787 or
17            SCOTTSDALE: 5th Annual Rockin’ ArtWalk - Scottsdale Arts District along Main Street & Marshall Way, dozens of art galleries open and hosting multiple opening receptions, live music, free food samples, noon – 4 pm, 480-990-3939 or
17            SCOTTSDALE: Gooding and Company Scottsdale Auction – Fashion Square, offering for sale a collection of approximately 70 of the finest vintage and classic cars, viewing Thu-Fri 9 am – 6 pm, Sat 8:30-10:30 am, auction at 11 am, $30 admission, $75 for auction catalogue and two admissions, 310-899-1960 or 
17            SUNRISE: Night Skiing - Sunrise Park Resort, $15-21, free for guests staying at the Sunrise Lodge, 4:30-9 pm, 800-772-7669 or
17            SUPERIOR: Plants-of-the-Bible Guided Tours – Boyce Thompson Arboretum, learn about botany, history and scripture, 1:30 pm, $3-7.50, 520-689-2811 or
17-18       CASA GRANDE: 9th Annual Downtown Street Fair – Florence Blvd & Florence Street, downtown, more than 150 exhibitors, fine art show, car & bike show, plus a tractor show, book sale, downtown merchants, Paramount Theatre open, free, Sat. 10 am – 5 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm, 520-836-8744 or
17-18       PHOENIX: Fairgrounds Antique Market - AZ State Fairgrounds, Sat. 9 am - 5 pm, Sun. 10 am - 4 pm, $7 parking, 602-717-7337 or
17-18       PHOENIX: 6th Annual Thai Cultural Days – Heritage and Science Park, Thai food, crafts and entertainment, free 10 am – 3 pm, 602-614-2622 or or
17-18       SIERRA VISTA: The Arizona Folklore Preserve Presents Hans Olson – western blues artist, $6-15, 2 pm, reservations required, 520-378-6165 or
17-18       TUCSON: The Elixir of Love – Tucson Music Hall, filled with in picturesque early 20th century American town, love triumphs with the aid of a willing heart and a “magic potion,” critically acclaimed bass Donato Di Stefano assumes the role of the traveling salesman, sung in Italian with English surtitles, 7:30 & 2 pm,
17-18       TUCSON: Chopin & Mendelssohn – MasterWorks Series – Catalina Foothills High School, with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, George Hanson conducts, features Spencer Myer, piano, 8 & 2 pm,
17-25       QUARTZSITE: 27th Annual Sports, Vacation & RV Show - RVs, supplies, camping equipment, food, entertainment, free, 9 am - 5 pm, 928-927-6888 or 800-969-5464 or 
17-3/29   SCOTTSDALE: 19th 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 
18            FLAGSTAFF: Snow-or-No Snowshoe Race – Flagstaff Nordic Center, 10K and 5K snowshoe races, if no snow, races will be held as a trail run, all day trail pass and goodie bag included, $30-40, 9 am, 928-220-0550 or
18            LAKE HAVASU CITY: 14th Annual Chocolate Sunday Dessert Fantasy - Aquatic Center, includes a wide assortment of tempting desserts, live entertainment, benefits Havasu Concert Association, $10, 2-4 pm, or
18            PHOENIX: 6th Annual P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon & 1/2 Marathon - begins at Wesley Bolin Memorial Park, 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
18            PHOENIX: Music in the Garden Winter Concert Series – Desert Botanical Gardens, featuring Mex-Sal, salsa, $14-20, noon, 480-481-8188 or
18            SCOTTSDALE: Sunday A'Fair - Center for the Arts, features the Valley's top entertainers, this week is Pete Pancrazi Quartet, Brother Outsider and Dennis Rowland, 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
20            PRESCOTT VALLEY: Rhinos vs. Maywood Buzz – Tim’s Toyota Center, ABA basketball, $15 and up, 6:30 pm, 866-443-8849 or
20-22       MESA: Chicago – Mesa Arts Center, part to the Theatre League Broadway Series, the story of seductive nightclub dancer Roxie Hart who finds that the road to fame can be a trail of blood, throw in a cunning lawyer and a bit of razzle dazzle and Roxie goes from cold hearted killer to the toast of the town, 7:30 pm,
20-2/1     SCOTTSDALE: Mother Load – Theater 4301, actress Amy Wilson will poke fun at the pitfalls of modern motherhood, $32-38, 7:30, 8 & 2 pm, 480-994-2787 or
21-25       PHOENIX: 38th Annual Arizona National Boat Show & Watersports Expo - Civic Plaza, the SW's most spectacular display of boats & marine accessories, from rubber rafts to houseboats, canoes to ski boats, wind surfing, water skiing, scuba diving, plus fishing tackle & tips, $6-8, W 3-9 pm, Thu-Fri noon – 9 pm, Fri noon - 9 pm, Sat 10 am - 9 pm, Sun 10 am - 6 pm, 602-230-7660 or  
21-25       QUARTZSITE: 43rd Annual Pow Wow - Gem & Mineral Show - more than 450 rock, gem, mineral and jewelry vendors from around the world, largest operating display of lapidary equipment in the country, free, 9 am - 5 pm, 928-927-6325 or or
22            FLAGSTAFF: Marcin Dylla - Coconino Center for the Arts, part of the Grand Canyon Guitar Society concert season in partnership with Flagstaff Cultural Partners and Arizona Music Pro, $15-18, 8 pm, 928-779-2300 or
22            SCOTTSDALE: España – Lawrence Golan, conducts, with the Phoenix Symphony, 7:30 pm, 602-495-1999 or
22-23       WICKENBURG: Footloose: 10th Anniversary Tour – Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, dazzling dance and electrifying music, $40, 7:30 pm, 928-684-6624 or
22-25       AVONDALE: 38th Annual Collector Car Auction & Show - the car auction draws classic & celebrity-owned autos including exotic sports cars, antiques and special interest vehicles, $20-25, 800-968-4444 or
22-25       PHOENIX: The Elixir of Love – Symphony Hall, filled with in picturesque early 20th century American town, love triumphs with the aid of a willing heart and a “magic potion,” critically acclaimed bass Donato Di Stefano assumes the role of the traveling salesman, sung in Italian with English surtitles, 7:30 & 2 pm,
23            FLAGSTAFF: Broadway and Light Opera – Ardrey Auditorium, Flagstaff Symphony with Elizabeth Schulze conductor, and William Michals, baritone, 7:30,
23            PRESCOTT: Pianist David Syme – Yavapai College Performance Hall, he effortlessly glides from one musical style to another, $17-23, 7:30 pm, 928-776-2000 or 877-928-4253 or
23            SCOTTSDALE: España – Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, Lawrence Golan, conducts, with the Phoenix Symphony, 7:30 pm, 602-495-1999 or
23            TEMPE: Marcin Dylla – Katzin Concert Hall, young virtuoso guitarist, $10-15, 7:30 pm,
23            TUCSON: “DeGrazia: 100 Years, 100 Works” - DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, a yearlong centennial celebration to commemorate renowned Arizona artist Ted DeGrazia opens with a reception and the first chance for most to see some of the original artwork that brought him international acclaim, includes 100 significant examples of the artist’s work, 6-9 pm, free, 520-299-9191 or
23-24       TUCSON: Dillinger Days – Downtown Tucson, watch Tucson turn back the clock to 1934 and the capture of John Dillinger’s gang, celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Tucson capture of "Public Enemy #1" John Dillinger and his notorious gang, with a ‘30’s-themed benefit gala, street festival, action-packed re-enactments, classic cars, period music, walking tours, films, lectures, vintage cars, and much more, free, 520-547-3338 or
23-24       YUMA: Annual Desert Lily Quilters Show – Yuma Civic Center, beautiful quilts, demonstrations, equipment, materials, 928-783-0071 or 928-373-5045
23-25       CHANDLER: Italian American Festival – Kokopelli Winery & Bistro, 35 W. Boston Street, 85225, celebrate Italian heritage and play Bocce Ball, dance to traditional Italian music, check out some Italian cars on display and sample Italian wines and dishes, 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
23-25       CHANDLER: NHRA National Time Trials - Firebird International Raceway, 602-268-0200 or 
23-25       MESA: Phoenix Cactus Comicon – Mesa Convention Center,
23-25       TEMPE: West Side Story – Evelyn Smith Music Theatre, set in Manhattan’s west side Hell’s Kitchen in the mid 1950s, the musical explores the rivalry between two teenage gangs of different and ethnic and cultural backgrounds, $17-22, 7:30 pm, 480-965-6447 or
23-25       TUCSON: 51st Annual Aripex Stamp Show – Tucson Convention Center, celebrating more than 150 years of mail delivery in Tucson, world-renowned international philatelic (stamp) exhibition presented by Airpex and Arizona Federation of Stamp Clubs, 520-791-4101 or
23-25       TUCSON:  TSO Pops! The Lettermen – Tucson Music Hall, with guest artists, and George Hanson conductor, 7:30 & 2 pm, 520-882-8585 or
23-25       YUMA: 11th Annual Yuma Lettuce Days - Main Street Plaza, a celebration of the local agricultural industry,  in the world's winter lettuce capital of the world, huge produce & farm equipment displays, cabbage bowling, lettuce box car derby, Mr. Lettucehead contest, Salad Toss-Off, food & craft booths, petting zoo, kids' activities, live entertainment, free, 928-782-5712 or or 
23-31       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 $175,000 in awards & product, free, 7:30 am - 10 pm, 623-869-8037 or or 
23-2/1     TUCSON: 25th Annual Senior Olympic Festival - for ages 50 and over, competitive athletic & social activities from archery to volleyball, 520-791-3244 or
23-2/8     PHOENIX: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Valley Youth Theatre, William Shakespeare’s most popular masterpiece will mark VYT’s first ever foray into a Shakespearean production, 602-253-8188 or
24            CHANDLER: Roger Williams – Chandler Center for the Arts, $32-46, 8 pm,
24            FLAGSTAFF: Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers – Orpheum Theater, American rock, $22-25, 8 pm,
24            GILBERT: 3rd Annual Run for the Islands 5K – The Islands Community Center, 5K run, 5K walk, 100 Yard kids dash, 7:30 am, 602-309-7233 or
24            MESA: 9th Annual Historic Home Tour – visits to private homes, the Sirrine House historic home museum, the Antique Wedding House followed by a light lunch at the Mesa Historical Museum, $25, 9 am - 4 pm, 480-835-7358 or
24            PHOENIX: Silent Sundays - Orpheum Theatre, classic silent films accompanied by Ron Rhode on the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ, this week's feature is, organ concert begins at 7 pm, $10-15,
24            QUEEN CREEK: Footloose – Queen Creek Performing Arts Center, 22149 E. Ocotillo Rd., 85242, includes classic 80’ hits, 2 & 7:30 pm, 480-987-7469 or
24            SUPERIOR: 12th Annual Australia Day - Boyce Thompson Arboretum, join Australian folklorist Paul Taylor, make & play the didgeridoo, an ancient Aboriginal musical instrument, Australian stories, poems & tales, $2-5 admission includes storytelling, workshop is $7.50, 11 am - 3 pm, 520-689-2811 or 
24            THATCHER: Gila River Heritage Roundup – Graham County Museum, cowboy entertainment, music, storytelling & poetry, chuckwagon BBQ, display, Bunny Dryden and student poets, Tim Cox painting raffle, museum tours, evening entertainment includes Sam Deleeuw, Steve Linsdey, Buckshot Dot, Joe Baer, Randy Huston and Mary Abott, free day activities, $10-12 for evening performances, 928-428-0470 or 928-428-2511 or 
24            TUBAC: 15th Annual Collector Car Show – Tubac Golf Resort, more than 400 collector cars, vintage cars among those to be features, fund-raiser for local youth, 10 am – 3 pm, 520-398-2704 or 520-885-6630 or or 
24            TUCSON: Winter Trail Series Race 2 – Starr Pass, 7 am, 520-270-0763 or
24            YUMA: 4th Annual Bluegrass in the Park – West Wetlands Park, featuring world class bluegrass bands including Karl Shifflet & Big Country, The James King Band, III Generation, The Bluegrass Patriots and more, arts and crafts, food, $15-18, 10 am - dusk, 209-785-4693 or or
24-25       LAKE HAVASU CITY: Senior Pro Rodeo – SARA Park, features bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, team roping, ladies barrel race, ribbon roping, and ladies breakaway roping $8-10, 1 pm, 928-486-1061 or
24-25       PHOENIX: 13th Annual Heard Museum Guild Library Book Sale & Treasure Market - Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., more than 30,000 books covering topics from crafts, cooking & travel to fiction, history art & Native American, collectible musical recordings & videotapes, out-of-print books & original artwork, items from China, Africa and more, free, Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 4 pm, 602-252-8848 or 
24-25       SIERRA VISTA: The Arizona Folklore Preserve Presents Juni Fisher – award-winning western artist, $6-15, 2 pm, reservations required, 520-378-6165 or
24-2/7     CASA GRANDE: Nunsense – Paramount Theatre, begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials, they put on a variety show, $18 show only, $38 dinner & show, 8 pm, 520-316-9290 or 
24-2/21   TEMPE Busytown – Tempe Center for the Arts, take a tour of Richard Scarry’s very busy town with a delightful civics lesson for the youngest of citizens, recommended for ages three and older, by Childsplay, $15-25, 480-350-2822 or
25            BENSON: Cowboy/Cowgirl Roundup – Singing Wind Bookshop, a gathering of cowboy and cowgirl authors & poets, 1-5 pm, 520-586-2425 or
25            CAVE CREEK: Cave Creek Trail Marathon Fun Run – Spur Cross Conservation, 26.2 miles, 7:30 am,
25            CHANDLER: George Winston – Chandler Center for the Arts, featuring a variety of styles, including melodic folk piano, stride piano, New Orleans R&B piano, and more, $26-38, 3 pm,
25            MESA: España – Mesa Arts Center, Lawrence Golan, conducts, with the Phoenix Symphony, 2 pm, 602-495-1999 or
25            PHOENIX: Encanto-Palmcroft Historic Home & Street Fair – parking at Phoenix College, this picturesque neighborhood opens some of its most enchanting homes & gardens for all to see, styles from the 1920's including Spanish Colonial, Monterey, Pueblo Revival & Ranch, parking, tickets & free shuttle at Phoenix College, arts & crafts fair, live entertainment, $18, 10 am - 4 pm, 
25            PHOENIX: Music in the Garden Winter Concert Series – Desert Botanical Gardens, featuring Try Me Bicycle, folk rock, $14-20, noon, 480-481-8188 or
25            PRESCOTT VALLEY: Rhinos vs. Gallup Talons – Tim’s Toyota Center, ABA basketball, $15 and up, 5 pm, 866-443-8849 or
25            SCOTTSDALE: Sunday A'Fair - Center for the Arts, features the Valley's top entertainers, this week is Beggars Clothes and Mark Zubia and Los Guys, 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
25            SCOTTSDALE: Virginia G. Piper Concert Series – Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, some of the world’s finest emerging and established concert pianists, featuring Barry Douglas (Ireland), $22-24, 7:30 pm, 480-994-2787 or
25            SCOTTSDALE: The Gentleman Doc Holliday – Kerr Cultural Center, Wyatt Earp (yes, he is a descendant of Tombstone’s famous Earp) portrays Doc Holliday, the West’s most famous dentist, tells his story to fellow inmates in a Denver jail cell in 1882, two months after he and the Earps have fled the Arizona Territory $10-14, 3 pm, 480-596-2660 or
25            SEDONA: Magical Music in the Red Rocks – Chamber Music Afternoons – Saint John Vianney, featuring The Julliard Quartet, one of the most widely recorded string quartets of our time, 2:30 pm, $25-40, 928-204-2415 or
25            TEMPE: Inaugural PetWalk – Tempe Town Lake, 5K, 1 mile, 623-587-2825 or
25            TEMPE: Faculty Artist Recital Series: Michael Kocour & Friends – Katzin Concert Hall, director of the ASU Herberger College School of Music jazz program, $4-8, 2:30 pm,
25            TUCSON: Piano and Friends Concert – Leo Rich Theater, Arizona Friends of Chamber Music's "Piano and Friends" matinee series presents a concert by a rising star from Poland: Piotr Zukowski on piano, 520-577-3769 or
25-31       PHOENIX: Annul Quilting in the Desert – Ottawa University, educational seminar for quilters from beginners to advanced, internationally recognized teachers present workshops in various quilting techniques, $30 registration plus workshop fees, 9 am – 5 pm, 928-282-7311 or 602-788-3408 or 
26            CAREFREE/CAVE CREEK: Arizona Musicfest presents Jazz & Broadway with Buzz Katzen – Terravita Golf & Country Club, $15, 5 pm, 480-488-0806 or 
26-2/1     SCOTTSDALE: 73rd Annual FBR 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, 602-870-4431 or 
27            PRESCOTT VALLEY: Rhinos vs. Washington Raptors – Tim’s Toyota Center, ABA basketball, $15 and up, 6:30 pm, 866-443-8849 or
27            SCOTTSDALE: ASU’s Ocotillo Winds – Kerr Cultural Center, bring canned food or personal item for Vista del Camino food bank, free, but RSVP, $17-21, 10:30 am, 480-596-2660 or
27-2/1     TUCSON: A Bronx Tale – Tucson Music Hall, the play that inspired the Academy Award-winning film, part of Broadway in Tucson, 520-903-2929 or
28            HOLBROOK/SCOTTSDALE: 51st Annual Hashknife Pony Express - 40 riders start in Holbrook at 8 am and arrive at the Main Post Office in Scottsdale at high noon on Friday the 30th, 480-990-3179 or 928-524-4155 or or
28            MESA: Blue Note Records 70th Anniversary Tour – Mesa Arts Center, an all-star band featuring the finest jazz musicians of today performing the greatest songs produced by the label, $25-45, 8 pm, 480-644-6500 or
28            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
28-2/1     QUARTZSITE: 12th Annual Hobby, Craft & Gem Show - daily entertainment, seminars, food, free, 9 am - 5 pm, 928-927-6888 or 800-969-5464 or or 
28-2/8     QUARTZSITE: 11th Annual Rock & Roll Classic Car Show - 714-377-7940 or 
28-2/14   TUCSON: ABC Direct– wholesale show with retail vendors, 9 am – 5 pm, 520-696-9490 or
29            ORO VALLEY: Chamber Concert Light – with Steven Moeckel and Paula Fan,
29            PHOENIX: Pilobolus – Herberger Theater Center, part of the Soaring Inspirations Series with this groundbreaking dance company, known for their innovative choreography, $47-53, 7:30 pm, contains some nudity, 480-994-2787 or
29            WICKENBURG: Blue Note Records 70th Anniversary – On Tour – Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, featuring some of today’s finest jazz musicians, $42, 7:30 pm, 928-684-6624 or
29-31       PHOENIX: 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, $8, 10 am - 5 pm, 800-717-8789 or or 
29-31       WILLCOX: World Blacksmiths Championship – Quail Park Rodeo Grounds, blacksmithing is a traditional cowboy trade in the 21st Century, blacksmiths from all over the world hone their craft with competitions and clinics, free for spectators, 800-200-2272 or
30            SCOTTSDALE: Gabriel Ayala – Kerr Cultural Center, Native American classical guitarist previews his evening concert, bring canned food or personal item for Vista del Camino food bank, free, but RSVP, $17-21, 10:30 am, 480-596-2660 or
30            SCOTTSDALE: Gabriel Ayala – Kerr Cultural Center, Native American classical guitarist, $17-21, 8 pm, 480-596-2660 or
30            TEMPE: Faculty Artist Recital Series: Old World and New: German and American Song – Katzin Concert Hall, Andrew Campbell, Robert Barefield, Dale Dreyfoos and Carole FitzPatrick and guest artists Kristin Dauphinais and Burr Phillips, $4-8, 7:30 pm,
30-2/1     PHOENIX: Doc Severinsen – El Ritmos De La Vida – Pops Concert No. 4 – Symphony Hall, Doc Severinsen, conductor and trumpet, Gil Guitirrez, classical guitar, Pedro Cartas, violin, with the Phoenix Symphony, Spanish music with a jazz flair, 8 & 2 pm, 602-495-1999 or
30-2/1     PHOENIX: Aida – Orpheum Theatre, Giuseppe Verdi’s classic tale of love, loyalty, betrayal and courage, 866-673-7248 or
30-2/1     TUCSON: 4th Annual Tucson Old West Round-Up – Pima County Fairgrounds, for collectors of Old West memorabilia, buy, sell, trade, exhibits of cowboy and Indian collectibles and Western art and décor, including one-of-a-kind items for sale by national dealers, Fri 2-6 pm, Sat. 9 am – 6 pm Sat. auction at 6 pm, Sun cowboy church at 8:30 am, 10 am – 3 pm, $7 or $15 for weekend pass, 406-834-3603 or
30-2/8     QUARTZSITE: Tyson Wells Arts & Crafts Fair - arts, crafts, free, 8 am - 5 pm, 928-927-6364 or or
30-2/8     MESA: Godspell – Mesa Arts Center Studio, by Mesa Encore Theatre, drawing from various theatrical traditions such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville, Godspell is a unique reflection of the life of Jesus with a message of kindness, tolerance and love, playful musical favorite, 7 & 2 pm,
30-2/15   TUCSON: Globe-X – Days Inn, 200 dealers of gems, minerals, fossils, mostly direct-import merchandise from around the world, including gem stones, decorator minerals, polished minerals, rough minerals, beads, opals, fossils, amber, crystals, Arizona minerals, septarians and carvings, 520-791-7511 or
30-2/15   TUCSON: Tucson Showplace – quality dealers who are a direct source for the material they sell, offering rough rock, minerals, designer cabochons, jewelry, and copper, 262-377-4804 or
30-2/15   TUCSON: Rapa River Gem & Mineral Show – a wide variety of many unique and unusual products from all parts of various countries, 520-743-0866 or or
30-2/15   TUCSON: 1820 Oracle Wholesale Mineral Show – TopGem Warehouse, minerals, 520-622-6633 or
31            CHANDLER: A Long and Winding Road starring Maureen McGovern – Chandler Center for the Arts, $36-46, 8 pm,
31            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
31            PHOENIX: Doc Severinsen – El Ritmos De La Vida – Family Concert No. 3 – Symphony Hall, Doc Severinsen, conductor and trumpet, with the Phoenix Symphony, Spanish music with a jazz flair, 2:30 pm, 602-495-1999 or
31            PHOENIX: 12th Annual Alhambra Foundation for the Future 5K Fun Run/Walk – Papago Park, 602-336-2936 or
31            QUEEN CREEK: 4th Annual London’s Run – Schnepf Farms, ? marathon, 10K run, 2 mile fun run/walk, benefits the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, 602-206-7275 or
31            PRESCOTT: BYU Living Legends Dancers – Yavapai College Performance Hall, a tribute to the ancient cultures of the Americas and the Pacific, combining the color and vitality of the dances of Polynesian and Latin American dances with the dynamic choreography of Native American dancers, $20-25, 7:30 pm, 928-776-2000 or 877-928-4253 or
31            SNOWFLAKE: Annual Groundhog Breakfast – 5-8 am,
31            SUNRISE: Night Skiing - Sunrise Park Resort, $15-21, free for guests staying at the Sunrise Lodge, 4:30-9 pm, 800-772-7669 or
31            SURPRISE: Arizona Road Racers 15th Annual Desert Classic Marathon, Half Marathon & 2 Mile – Riverboat Acres, registration begins at 6 am, marathons begin at 7 am, 2 mile fun run starts at 7:05 am,
31            TEMPE: 5th Annual Walk ‘n Roll Dog Walk – Tempe Town Lake, 5K walk, 10 am, 480-945-0754 or
31            TEMPE: Faculty Artist Recital Series: ASU Percussion Faculty in Concert – Evelyn Smith Music Theatre, with J.B. Smith, contemporary keyboard and multiple percussion; Mark Sunket, African drum and jazz; Dom Moio, drumset and Latin percussion; Simone Mancuso, experimental traditions from Europe, $4-8, 7:30 pm,
31-2/1     MESA: Annual Coin Club Show – Rendezvous Center, 602-571-6241 or
31-2/1     PINETOP-LAKSIDE: Winter Games & Dog Sled Race – Hon-Dah Resort Casino Festival Grounds and Sunrise Ski Resort, ice sculpting contest, chili cook off, free, 9 am and 2 pm, 928-369-7400 or 928-367-4290
31-2/1     SIERRA VISTA: The Arizona Folklore Preserve Presents Dolan Ellis – Arizona’s Official State Balladeer tributes “My Arizona Heroes,” $6-15, 2 pm, reservations required, 520-378-6165 or
31-2/1     SUPERIOR: Annual Home Tour – begins at the Superior Chamber of Commerce, tour restored, renovated and remodeled homes, buildings and movie sets, many artists will display their works at the Art and Antique Show which runs concurrently with the tour, Sat. is also a pancake breakfast at 8 am, $10 for tour, show is free, 10 am – 4 pm, 520-689-0200
31-2/12   TUCSON: Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show – Riverpark Inn, gems, jewelry, beads, minerals, open to public and wholesale, 310-586-6815 or or
31-2/14   TUCSON: AKS Gem Shows – La Quinta Inn, more than 100 exhibitors selling rough, gemstones, beads and metaphysical products, wholesale and open to the public, 504-455-6101 or or
31-2/14   TUCSON: Executive Inn Mineral & Fossil Show – Best Western Executive Inn, worldwide dealers of gems, fossils and minerals, zeolites, calcite, tanzanite & ruby crystals, pezzottaite, star rose quartz, opals, red ammonites, 520-791-7551 or
31-2/14   TUCSON: Spectrum of Stones – Executive Inn, open to the public and handicap accessible, minerals, fossils, some gems and jewelry, 10 am – 7 pm, 520-744-3125 or or
31-2/15   TUCSON: African Art Village – approx. 100 African exhibitors showcasing African masks, beads, statues and various other African artifacts from countries throughout Africa, 7:30 am – 7 pm, 520-869-7895 or
31-2/15   TUCSON: Annual Arizona Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase – Ramada Hotel, Quality Inn & InnSuites, 300 mineral & fossil dealers from around the world offering specimens & related items in the areas of mineralogy, geology, paleontology, free, 10 am - 6 pm, 505-867-0425 or or 
31-2/15   TUCSON: American Indian Exposition – Flamingo Hotel Ballroom, Indian artists carving kachinas, weaving dreamcatchers, smithing gold & silver, beading gourds, Drum company, Indian frybread, Aztec crafts from Mexico, free, 520-622-4900 or 
31-2/15   TUCSON: Tucson Electric Park Gem & Mineral Show - gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, lapidary equipment supplies and tools, 520-883-6447 or or
31-2/15   TUCSON: Tucson Electric Park RV Gem Show – a juried rocks, gems and jewelry show, exhibitors have RV and space to display their minerals, cabs, faceting rough, slabs, cut stones and beads, jewelry, lapidary supplies, fossils, etc, 9 am – 5 pm, 800-983-0133
31-5/13   SCOTTSDALE: At the Crossroads of American Photography: Callahan, Siskind, Sommer – Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, a centerpiece of the museum’s tenth-anniversary celebration, includes 150 exquisite images and examines the interrelationship of three photographers who helped define the course of American photography, it showcases the amazing legacy of photography in Arizona and a significant number of loans from area collections,
tba          PHOENIX: 13th Annual Arizona Songwriters Gathering - Encanto Park Clubhouse, featuring live performances & workshops, marketing your songs, production, listening sessions, songwriter information, 10 am – 4:30 pm, 602-261-8991 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 January 1-15, 2009

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