Arizona: Calendar of Events Listings: 2010: February

Arizona Events February 2010 Calendar

This calendar of events for Arizona communities in February 2010 has been produced to assist you in making travel and activity arrangements.

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.

February 2010 Arizona Event Listings

Arizona Activities throughout February 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010: A Midwinter Night’s Dream Gala. Returning by popular demand, Bob Sorenson will be your host for A Celebration of our 16th Anniversary to Benefit Southwest Shakespeare Company. An evening of Dinner and Entertainment, Live and Silent Auctions with fabulous food, fun, frolic and festivities at the beautiful, private Mesa Country Club, 660 West Fairway Drive, Mesa beginning at 6 p.m. Check out these past live auction items: Lunches in CA with Annette Bening, Hawaii with Michael Emerson of “Lost”, California with Bradley Whitford of “The West Wing”, NYC with Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone along with house seats to Broadway’s hottest new plays, and MORE! Last year, actor Chris Noth of “The Good Wife”, “Law Order: Criminal Intent” and “Sex The City” joined us from Los Angeles. Single tickets are $75 per person if paid in full prior to December 31, 2009. After January 1, 2010, single tickets are $90 per person. Funds raised from the event benefit SSC and our Education Outreach Program, which introduces students to classical theatre through classroom workshops and weekday matinee performances. To pay for ticket by check, mail check to: Leslie Pearson, 2663 E Minton St., Mesa, 85213. You may also call her with your payment information at: (480) 464-5923 or (480) 650-5939 or [email protected].

Arizona Renaissance Festival JoustingArizona Renaissance Festival 2010

February 6th - March 28, 2010

Saturdays, Sundays President's Day,
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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 of YouTube and Arizona Office of Tourism. Watch more Arizona Travel videos.

For additional tourism information and brochures, contact:

The Arizona Office of Tourism
2702 N. Third St., Suite 4015
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Arizona Chamber of
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Governor Brewer Reminds Travelers of Passport Requirement

PHOENIX – Arizona Governor Jan Brewer reminds Arizona citizens, all U.S. and Canadian citizens will be required to present a passport or another WHTI compliant document to enter and re-enter the United States by land or sea from Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean and Bermuda.

U.S. citizens returning home from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda, by land or sea, will be required to present one of the following travel documents: A passport issued by the U.S. Government, a passport card (PassCard), a valid trusted traveler program card (FAST, NEXUS, or SENTRI) or a Military ID with official travel orders. U.S. citizen children under the age of 16 will be able to present the original or copy of their birth certificate, or other proof of U.S. citizenship such as a naturalization certificate or citizenship card.

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park presents printing press demonstrations in February and March 2010.  The demonstrations will honor print journalism and Arizona's 150-year-old newspaper, The Arizonian, which is still being printed on the original hand press at the Park. The demonstrations will take place on the following dates and times: February 4 at 9:30am. February 18 at 10am. February 20 at 11am. or more information contact Tubac Presidio State Historic Park at (520) 398-2252. Park Entrance Fee is $3 per person for children and adults aged 14 & up. Youths aged 13 to 17 years of age will be charged $1 per person. There is no charge for children 12 years of age or younger. Tubac Presidio State Historic Park is located at One Burruel Street in Tubac, Arizona. The park is located 45 miles south of Tucson on Interstate 19. More on Tubac.

1-7 TUCSON: 32nd Annual Gem Lapidary Dealers Association – Starr Pass Marriott Resort Spa, gemstones, diamonds, pearls, finished jewelry, designer jewelry section, 520-792-9431 or or

1-8 TUCSON: Rio Grande Catalog in Motion – Hilton Tucson East, gem- and jewelry-related tools, products, services, demonstrations, 800-396-9896 or or

1-28 FLAGSTAFF: 24th Annual Winterfest - features more than 100 events including x-country downhill skiing, winter sports, ice skating, snow sculpture, snow softball, parade, concerts, theater, art shows, historic tours, workshops winter star gazing, 800-842-7293 or H * y

1-28 TOMBSTONE: 28th Annual Quilt Show Sale - Tombstone Art Gallery, quilts, quilt tops, small quilted articles for show and sale, seasoned quilters present each day to share in experiences and teach skills, try hand-quilting, free, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, 520-457-3476 or 520-457-3283 or H

1-3/7 CAREFREE/CAVE CREEK: 19th Annual Arizona Musicfest 2010 – features Classical, Broadway and Jazz in 13 concerts over 5 weeks in venues through North Scottsdale and Carefree, chamber ensembles, solos vocalists, $30-40, 480-488-0806 or H

2-5 TUCSON: Create Your Style with Swarovski – Omni Tucson National Golf Resort Spa, a hands-on, creative forum for retailers, designers and the do-it-yourself jewelry, accessories and clothing artist, 401-463-4787 or or

2-7 TUCSON: American Gem Trade Association – Tucson Convention Center, primarily high-end loose colored gemstones and pearls, with some finished jewelry, designer jewelry section, MJSA jewelry suppliers, gem instruments, 800-972-1162 or or

3 PHOENIX: Film Festival at PVCC "Films of the Middle East" – Paradise Valley Community College Center for the Performing Arts, (18401 N. 32nd St. 85032), featuring Color of Paradise (Iran, 1999; PG), 6:30 pm, 602-787-7738 or

3-7 TUCSON: Crystal Myths Inc. Best Bead Show - Kino Veterans' Memorial Community Center, beads made of glass, porcelain, brass, silver, findings, tools and stringing supplies, 505-883-9295 or

3-8 TUCSON: The Whole Bead Show - The Windmill Inn, features beads of precious/semi-precious gems, silver/gold, vintage/contemporary glass and crystal, handmade/hand blown, natural/plastic; buttons; findings; charms; pendants; pre-made jewelry, 10 am – 6 pm, until 9 pm on Friday, 530-265-2544 or

4 PHOENIX: Arizona Biltmore’s Winemaker Dinner – menu of four to six courses, with a complementary wine poured with each course, a representative from the featured winery, creative displays of designer jewelry, this week features B.R. Cohn Winery, Sonoma County, $125, 7 pm, 800-950-0086 or

4 YUMA: Village Jazz Series ’10 – Yuma Palms Regional Center, this week features Jason Elle, endless variety of soulful sounds, bring your own seating, food is available, 6-8 pm, 928-345-1534

4-7 SELLS: 72nd Annual Tohono O’odham Nation Rodeo Fair - O'odham Wapkial Ha:Tas – Eugene P. Tashquinth St. Livestock Complex, longest running Indian rodeo in Arizona, carnival, Waila dances, traditional games, food crafts booths, exhibits daily, traditional performances, entertainment daily, Pow Wow, parade 2/6 at 9am, $2-5, 520-383-2588 or

5 FLAGSTAFF: First Friday Art Walk – The Artists Gallery, free, 6:30 pm, 928-773-0958 or or H

5 ORO VALLEY: Tucson Symphony Orchestra MasterWorks Concert Series – Mozart Bryant - CDO H.S. Fine Arts Auditorium, pre-concert chat with conductor George Hanson, 8 pm concert, $25-45, 520-797-3959 or or

5 PHOENIX: George Strait In the Round with Reba McEntire – US Airways Center, plus special guest Lee Ann Womack, $79.50-89.50, 7 pm, 800-745-3000 or

5 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 H

5 TEMPE: St. Lawrence String Quartet – Katzin Concert Hall, free, but tickets are required, 7:30 pm, 480-965-6447 or

5 TUCSON: Diamonds in the Sky –visit Flandrau Planetarium’s mineral museum by day, then at the top of Mount Lemmon see their celestial counterparts through our telescope, learn about planets, asteroids and star stuff, tour Catalina Sky and Survey's observatory to see how potentially hazardous asteroids are discovered and cataloged, see how stars whose cores are made of pure carbon making them truly diamonds in the sky, 520-626-8122 or

5-6 PHOENIX: Phoenix Symphony Classics Concert – Symphony Hall, Homecoming! James DePreist, Gershwin Piano Concerto, with James DePreist, conductor and Jon Kimura Parker, piano, 11 am 8 pm, 602-495-1999 or

5-7 CASA GRANDE: 7th Annual Wuertz Farm Gourd Festival – “Running of the Gourds” - Pinal County Fairgrounds, dedicated to the world of gourds, gourd art, jewelry and even mini-gourd races, $6, 520-723-4432 or

5-7 GLENDALE: 16th Annual Chocolate Affaire - Murphy Park, a festival of chocolate romance, gourmet cuisine beverage, horse drawn carriage rides, national entertainment and tours of Cerreta's Candy Company, free, Fri 5-10 pm, Sat 10 am – 10 pm, 623-930-2299 or H * y

5-7 PARKER: Parker Best in the Desert 425 Off Road Race - "The Legend Lives On", an array of trucks and buggies will race from downtown to the Blue Water Resort Casino, 928 669-6511 or or

5-8 TUCSON: Tucson Westward Look Mineral Show – Westward Look Resort, fine mineral specimens and meteorites from top dealers all over the world, special lobby display on Saturday and Sunday evening program, 509-458-2331 or or

5-21 MESA: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change – Mesa Arts Center, (1 E. Main, 85211), by Mesa Encore Theatre, celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind the enigma known as "the relationship," the longest-running Off-Broadway show in history, produced in cooperation with R H Theatricals, $20-25, 7 2 pm,

5-4/11 SCOTTSDALE: Zanna, Don’t! – Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, (4720 N. Scottsdale Rd. 85251), part of the Actor’s Café Productions, set in a world where homosexuality is the norm, and heterosexuals are considered an oddity, age appropriate for teens and older, $22-25, 7:30 2 pm, 480-483-1664 or

February 6-March 28: Arizona Renaissance Festival.

6 AJO: Ajo Piecemakers Quilt Show “Quilting in the Sonoran Desert” – Curley School Auditorium, showing quilts, judging, old new, $2, 9 am – 3 pm, 520-387-4407 or or

6 FLAGSTAFF: George Winston – Ardrey Auditorium, solo piano concert featuring selections from George’s melodic piano recordings, as well as RB piano, stride piano, he will also play some Hawaiian Slack Key guitar, also a food drive to support St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, $24.25-42.25, 8 pm, 928-523-5661 or

6 FOUNTAIN HILLS: 7th Annual Meet the Miners – Sami’s Fine Jewelry, (16704 Avenue of the Fountains, 85268), the miners of the Four Peaks Amethyst Mine will recount the interesting history of the mine and the Arizona Amethyst, and about living and working at the mine, miner food, noon – 5 pm, 480-837-8168 or

6 FOUNTAIN HILLS: First Saturdays Public Art Docent-led Tour – docent-led tours of the Fountain Hills public art collection, more than 70 eclectic artworks from nationally and internationally recognized artists, one-hour walking tour, reservations required, $5, 9 am 10 am, 480-816-5100 or

6 FOUNTAIN HILLS: Valley of the Sun Equestrian Ride – McDowell Regional Park, (16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr. 85255), this is the second equestrian ride in the park of 25 or 50 miles all within McDowell Mountain Regional Park trails, the horses and their riders leave the Four Peaks Staging Area for a day of competition, 7 am – 5 pm,

6 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,

6 LAKE HAVASU CITY: 6th Annual RC Model Boat Race – Bridgewater Channel, 9 am – 4 pm, 928-855-6631 or

6 PHOENIX: Faculty Jazz Concert – Paradise Valley Community College Center for the Performing Arts, (18401 N. 32nd St. 85032), 7:30 pm, 602-787-7738 or

6 PHOENIX: 58th Annual Great Canadian Picnic – South Mountain Park, celebrate all things Canadian, with live music, games, chocolate bars, bring a picnic or purchase from Earls Grill, free, 11 am – 3 pm, 480-255-5865 or

6 PHOENIX: Motoring Thru Time – Heritage Science Park, antique and classic vehicles of all shapes and sizes (cars, trucks, motorcycles, vintage travel trailers and others), on exhibit courtesy of Valley enthusiasts, free, 10 am – 4 pm, 602-262-5071 or

6 SCOTTSDALE: Shanabousard Dominikrebilas – “Together Forever” – Kerr Cultural Center, the story of marriage in 75 minutes! watch and listen as this real-life married couple complete their blind date, journey through their wedding day, raise a family, negotiate mid-life crises, quarrel, reconcile and grow old together; all lovingly sung to a tuneful, charming, and melodic score, $17-20, 7:30 pm, 480-596-2660 or

6 SEDONA: 5th Annual Sedona Marathon - Dry Creek and 89A, marathon, half marathon and 5K, city and forest roads, elevations from 4100 to 4650 feet, 8 am, 800-775-7671 or or

6 SNOWFLAKE: Annual Groundhog Breakfast – Snowflake H.S. cafeteria, (220 S. 2nd West), free breakfast of groun hog-biscuits and sausage gravy prepared by the Snowflake Fire Police Departments and served by the Snowflake Town Council, 5-8 am,

6 TUCSON: Art Safari – Central Tucson Gallery Association, walking tour of central Tucson warehouse and storefront galleries, featuring exhibit openings and artist receptions, presented by Central Tucson Gallery Association, 520-629-9759 or

6-7 LAKE HAVASU CITY: 25th Annual Winterfest Festival - Main Street, day of appreciation for the community's winter visitors, entertainment, contests, prizes, info booths, main street arts crafts fair, free, Sat. 10 am - 5 pm, Sun. 10 am - 3 pm, 928-855-4115 or 800-242-8278 or H

6-7 ORO VALLEY: Winter Artisan Market – Oracle Crossing Shopping Center, indoor setting, arts in a variety of mediums including oil paintings, pastels, watercolors, drawings, etchings, mixed-media works, black-and-white and color photography, soft and hard sculptures, wood turnings and rustic furniture, pottery, wearable art, hand-blown glass, children’s arts-related activities and silent auction, free, 9 am – 4 pm,

6-7 SIERRA VISTA: The Arizona Folklore Preserve presents Sue Harris – (56 E. Ramsey Canyon Road), presenting light and colorful ballads, reservations required, $6-15, 2 pm, 520-378-6165 or

6-3/28 APACHE JUNCTION: 22nd Annual Arizona's Annual Renaissance Festival – 20 Years of Cheers! - 16th Century European Village celebrating romance revelry of Renaissance Europe, music theater, comedy, hearty food drynk, crafts, games knights jousting, $8-18, 5 under free, weekends, 10 am - 6 pm, 520-463-2700 or H * z

7 FLAGSTAFF: Arizona Cup Freestyle/Skate Ski Race – Flagstaff Nordic Center, 15K skate (freestyle) ski race on groomed ski trials, all day trail pass included, $40, 9 am, 928-600-0385 or

7 PHOENIX: Music in the Garden Winter Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden, (1201 N. Galvin Pkwy, 85008), featuring Brazen Heads, Irish/Celtic/rock, advance purchase recommended, $14-20, noon, 480-481-8188 or

7 PHOENIX: Runner’s Den Classic Road Races – Paradise Valley Mall, 10K run, 5K run, 5K walk, 1 mile fun run/walk, 7 am, 602-277-4333 or

7 SCOTTSDALE: Marion Meadows Celebrates Black History Month – Kerr Cultural Center, with his diverse background in jazz, and with special guests, this will be one of the most interesting and entertaining events of the season, co-presented with Jazz in AZ, $24-29, 7:30 pm, 480-596-2660 or

7 VAIL: Fleet Feet Arizona Trail Race: 8 Miles – La Posta Quemada Ranch at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 7:30 am, 520-886-7800 or

8-15 FLORENCE: Estrella War XXV – Canyon Moon Ranch, by the Society for Creative Anachronism, medieval re-enactment group, more than 6,000 members of the SCA will come from all over the world, visitors welcome,

9 SCOTTSDALE: Tuesday Morning Music Concerts – Kerr Cultural Center, this week featuring Collaborative Piano Studio with Voice Area, performances and commentary, bring a donation to a food bank, co-presented with the ASU School of Music, free, but RSVP by 1/27, 10:30 am, 480-596-2660 or

10-14 CLARKDALE: Chocolate Lovers Festival - Verde Canyon Railroad, enjoy delicious chocolates and flavored coffees, 928-639-0010 or 800-293-7245 or

11 YUMA: Village Jazz Series ’10 – Yuma Palms Regional Center, this week features High School Band Night, jazz ensembles of Yuma and Gila Ridge High Schools, bring your own seating, food is available, 6-8 pm, 928-345-1534

11-12 GILBERT: Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman – Higley Center for the Performing Arts, a sotyr of a courageous woman’s determination to free her people from slavery through the Underground Railroad, features Desert Dance Theatre, $10-15, 7:30 pm, 480-962-4584 or

11-14 LAKE HAVASU CITY: Winter Blast XXI - Annual Western Pyrotechnics Convention - Spectator Point, public debut of many of the latest technological innovations in this field, free, dusk, 800-242-8278 or or

10-14 TUBAC: 51st Annual Tubac Festival of the Arts – Arizona’s longest running art festival, showcases the work of hundreds of visiting artists, craft persons and musicians from around the country, horse-drawn trolleys, roving entertainers and a food court, free, $6 parking, 10 am - 5 pm, 520-398-2704 or H z

11-14 TUCSON: 56th Annual Gem Mineral Show – Gems and Gem Minerals - Convention Center, exhibits of mineral specimens from the world's finest museums private collections, world's largest show featuring mineral, gem, jewelry, lapidary book dealers, $9.25, under 14 free with adult, Thu-Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm, 520-322-5773 or or

11-14 WICKENBURG: 62nd Annual Gold Rush Days - senior pro rodeo, gold panning, carnival, western dances, arts crafts, BBQ, gem show, mucking drilling contest, contests, 4th largest parade in the state on Sat. morning, 928-684-5479 or 800-942-5242 or

11-15 CASA GRANDE: 43rd Annual O'odham Tash - a "Celebration of the people", traditional ceremonial dances, parade, Pow Wow, rodeo, fine arts crafts, $2-8, 520-836-4723 or 800-916-1515 or H * z

11-21 SCOTTSDALE: 55th Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show - WestWorld, 2,200 of the world's most beautiful Arabians, Half-Arabians National Show Horses in competition, celebrities, barn parties, exhibitors sell artwork, jewelry, equine gifts, horse care products, $7-15, 8 am – 10 pm, 480-515-1500 or H z

11-28 TEMPE: Mary Poppins – ASU Gammage, produced by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, the show includes songs such as “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and “A Spoonful of Sugar,” 7:30 2 pm, 480-965-3434 or

12 PHOENIX: Romance in the Garden – Desert Botanical Garden, a candlelit concert under starry skies, with music by divine diva Nancy Gee followed by Phoenix legends Dennis Rowland and the Jazz Experience, registration required, $30-35 and optional dinner for $35, 6:30 pm, 480-481-8188 or

12 TUCSON: Diamonds in the Sky –visit Flandrau Planetarium’s mineral museum by day, then at the top of Mount Lemmon see their celestial counterparts through our telescope, learn about planets, asteroids and star stuff, tour Catalina Sky and Survey's observatory to see how potentially hazardous asteroids are discovered and cataloged, see how stars whose cores are made of pure carbon making them truly diamonds in the sky, 520-626-8122 or

12-14 CAMP VERDE: 10th Annual Pecan/Wine Antique Festival - Main Street, (Downtown, 86322), features more than 40 antique dealers and locally grown pecans, 12 wineries, live entertainment and educational lectures on wine, grape and pecan growing, $12.50, Fri noon – 6 pm, Sat 9 am – 6 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm,

12-14 GLENDALE: Classic Rock Invitational – University of Phoenix Stadium, featuring women’s competition at all levels, 1500 gymnasts, teams from more than 30 states, 3 live bands, $11-16, weekend passes are $25, 480-784-4444 or

12-14 PHOENIX: 20th Annual Chinese Week Culture Cuisine Festival – Chinese Cultural Center, sponsored by Phoenix Sister Cities Commission, Chinese cuisine, arts crafts, the dragon and lion dance, folk dances, mah-jong booth, martial arts demos, musical performances, photo exhibit, hands-on activities, free, parking is $5, Fri 9 am – 5 pm, Sat 10 am – 5 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm, H *

12-14 SAFFORD: 31st Annual Eastern Arizona Old Time Fiddler's Contest - Fairgrounds, BBQ, fiddle contest, gospel, 928-428-3413 or 888-837-1841 or or

12-14 SCOTTSDALE: Arizona Style Showplace – Scottsdale Quarter, 70,000 square feet, exhibitors create vignettes showcasing innovative ideas depicting Arizona Style, home and garden designs, options for interior and exterior spaces, seminars, $10, 480-664-3960 or

12-14 SIERRA VISTA: 18th Annual Cochise Cowboy Poetry Music Gathering – Buena Performing Arts Center, (5225 Buena School Dr.), more than 60 artists from all over the U.S. and Canada in three major stage performances and free mini-concerts, learn the history of the Arizona Territory through song and poetry, celebration of Western culture, history and folklore presented through the song and verse of real cowboys, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 pm and Sunday matinee at 1 pm, $6-18, free thematic shows are Sat. 10 am - 5 pm, 520-417-6960 or H

12-14 TUCSON: Zuni Fetish Show Sale – Tohono Chul Park, connect with Eriacho Arts and Crafts and other vendors as they demonstrate the art of fetish, educating the public on how to distinguish authentic Indian made items from knockoffs made overseas, free, 10 am – 4 pm,

12-14 YUMA: Silver Spur Rodeo – Yuma County Fairgrounds, PRCA sanctioned rodeo that draws top cowboys and cowgirls from all around the Turquoise Circuit and beyond, also a rodeo parade on Sat morning and rodeo dances on Fri Sat. evenings, 1 pm, 928-344-5451 or

12-28 PEORIA: Kennedy – Theater Works Algonquin Theater Co., (8355 W. Peoria, 85345), a chronicle of the life and times of the 35th president of the United States, an exploration of America’s most prominent American family from their Irish immigration to the tragic Death of an American President, written by Ron Hunting, 623-815-7930 or

13 BISBEE: Chocolate Tasting - sponsored by the Copper Queen Library, the oldest public library in Arizona, revolves around the most decadent chocolate desserts and is for serious chocolate lovers, $10, 6-9 pm, 520-432-4232 or H

13 COTTONWOOD: Second Saturday Art Walk – Old Town Cottonwood, 928-339-0017 or

13 COTTONWOOD: Annual Arts and Crafts Show – Clemenceau Heritage Museum, 928-634-2868 or

13 FAIRBANK: Fairbank Days – Fairbank Historic Townsite, (2679 N. Old Fairbank Rd., Tombstone, 85638), live music, art exhibits, re-enactments of “the Great Fairbank Train Robbery,” and tours of the Town site and cemetery, bring the family and a picnic, walk, hike or just enjoy the surroundings, free (donations accepted), 520-457-3062

13 FOUNTAIN HILLS: 9th Annual Pemberton 50K – McDowell Regional Park, (16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr. 85255), ultra marathon, the 15.4 Pemberton Trail is run twice for this event which draws some of the top competitors in the nation to a course which is considered fast and suitable for breaking records, 7 am – noon,

13 FOUNTAIN HILLS: Team RPM – Criterium Road Bike Race – McDowell Regional Park, (16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr. 85255), a USCF sanctioned race on a 1.6 mile loop, 8 am – 3:30 pm,

13 GLOBE: 2nd Annual Romance on the Rails – Depot in Downtown Globe, (230 S. Broad St., 85501), the Copper Spike Train leaves the candlelit depot for a one-hour journey, enjoy chocolate-dipped treats, light samplings of sweets and music, drawing for a romantic gift basket, $25, 7 pm, 866-979-7245 or H

13 KINGMAN: 18th Annual Wine Cheese Tasting Event - Powerhouse Visitors Center, $25, 6 pm, 928-753-6253 or

13 FLORENCE: 25th Annual Tour of Historic Florence - Florence has more buildings in the National Historic Register than any other town its size in Arizona, tour features public private buildings built between 1868 and 1930, transportation provided, special exhibits, living history demonstrations, entertainment, $10-12, 9 am - 4 pm, 520-868-4496 or 866-977-4496 or

13 FLORENCE: Aldo Leopold Centennial Event – McFarland State Park, Kim Stone will portray Aldo Leopold, other activities include historical re-enactors with displays covering Territorial Arizona history in conjunction with Florence Home Tour, also kids activities, part of a yearlong celebration of Aldo Leopold – ecologist, forester and environmentalist - arrival in the southwest, (in Springerville, AZ in 1909), 9 am – 4 pm,

13 MESA: Mustangs Muscle Charity Car Show – CAF Arizona Wing Aviation Museum, (2017 N. Greenfield Rd.), features WW11 P-51 Mustang fighters along with both classic and new cars, the car show is open to all makes, models and years of muscle cars, street rods, 4X4’s, exotics, imports and motorcycles, warbirds include B-17 Sentimental Journey, B-25 Mitchell Bomber, North American SNJ/T-6 and Stearman trainers, hot wheel racing for the kids, 10 am – 4 pm,

13 PARKER: Parker Rotary Desert Dash – a 5-mile walk, run or mountain bike trip out to the famous Nellie E. Saloon (The Desert Bar), a beautiful time of year to visit the solar powered bar, 928 669-6511 or

13 PHOENIX: Phoenix Experimental Arts Festival – Paradise Valley Community College Center for the Performing Arts, (18401 N. 32nd St. 85032), 7:30 pm, 602-787-7738 or

13 PHOENIX: 6th Annual Subway FanFest with the Arizona Diamondbacks –Chase Field, includes autographs (limited and $5) and photograph sessions, memorabilia and sports card sales, interactive games and opportunities with current players, coaches, alumni and broadcasters, ticket sales for the best seats, clubhouse tours, free, 10 am – 5 pm, 602-462-3378 or

13 PHOENIX: 18th Annual Chinese New Year, Year of the Tiger 5K Run/Walk – Ramadas 9 10 at Papago Park, $18-23, 8 am, 480-413-1125 or

13 PHOENIX: 11th Annual Opera Ball – Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, for a celebration romantique: the most romantic ball of all, gourmet dinner, dancing, silent auction, raffle, $500, black tie or La Bohemian Chic, 6:30 pm, by the Phoenix League of Arizona Opera, 602-218-7333 or

13 PHOENIX: 10th Annual Strong Beer Fest – Margaret T. Hance Park, a tasting of strong beers (and others) from Arizona breweries and guest breweries around the Southwest and California, musical entertainment, $35-50, 1-5 pm,

13 PHOENIX: 8th Annual Thai Multicultural Day – Wat Promkunaram, (17212 W. Maryland Ave. 85355, Waddell cotton lane and Maryland), Thai food and desserts from four different regions, best of Thailand, Thai pavilion, fruit craving, silk and handicrafts, exhibition on Thai/US relations, music, classical and folk dancing of Thailand, by the Thai Cultural Council of Arizona, free, 11 am – 5 pm, 623-935-2276 or

13 PHOENIX: 2nd Annual Vistancia Car Show –Vistancia Marketplace, featuring a display of competition, classic and collector cars owned by Vistancia residents and local car clubs including a 1965 Ford Mustang and 1967 Volkswagen Beetle, also live musical entertainment, contests and family activities, free, noon – 4 pm, 623-215-8646 or

13 QUARTSZITE: 5th Annual Willpower Incorporated ATV Off-Road Vehicle Parade Poker Run – lineup at 8 am at the Quartzsite Fire Station, contests for best poker hand, most original ATV rider and best-dressed pet, prizes, raffles, presentation on off-road trails and safety, $10 per rider, 928-916-0657 or

13 QUEEN CREEK: Food Fight, the Waist Watcher Musical – Queen Creek Performing Arts Center, (22149 E. Ocotillo, 85242), shows the pleasures and neuroses that come with the universal obsession, features four women in a women’s only gym, belting out hysterical song parodies about food, diets, exercise, yoga, plastic surgery, self-esteem, marriage and more, 480-987-5964 or

13 SCOTTSDALE: 5th Annual Phoenix Experimental Arts Festival – Paradise Valley Community College, featuring an evening of modern dance, an evening of contemporary theatre and an evening of experimental music, $12, 7:30 pm, 602-787-7783 or

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

13 TUCSON: 28th Annual La Reunion de El Fuerte - Old Fort Lowell Neighborhood, free, self-guided walking tour to historic sites, free maps of the tour route free shuttle, 12:30 - 4 pm, 520-318-0219 or

13 WILLCOX: A Weekend of Wine and Chocolate – Coronado Vineyards, sample specialty crafted chocolates prepared to pair with wines, $5, 10 am – 4 pm, 520-384-2993 or

13 YUMA: Yuma Crossing Days – Yuma Prison Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Parks, historic presentations and old west reenactments, displays will be featured and many activities for children, tours of the Quartermaster Depot, 928-783-4771 or

13-14 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

13-14 PHOENIX: 54th 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

13-14 PHOENIX: 20th Annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest - Heard Museum, top American Indian and Canadian First Nation hoop dancers vie for the title of World Champion Hoop Dancer, amazing performances of the intertribal hoop dance where each dancers weaves in aspects of his or her distinct tradition and culture, more than $30,000 in prize money, fry bread Mexican food, $4-10, 9:30 am - 5 pm, 602-252-8848 or H * y

13-14 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

13-14 TUCSON: Kona 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo – Willow Springs Ranch, bike ride, limited to 1,400, benefits Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition,

13-14 TUCSON: Astro Amore – Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, spend a romantic Valentine’s Day under the stars, see the stars, constellations, and other heavenly bodies that both captivated the ancients and continue to elicit amorous feelings today, from star-crossed lovers to asteroids named "Eros," the heavens have much to offer couples looking for a unique way to celebrate the evening together, 520-626-8122 or

13-27 TEMPE: The Play About the Naked Guy – Tempe Performing Arts Center, (132 E. 6th St.), by David Bell, The Integrity Players, an off-off Broadway theatre company is on the brink of shuttering, when a trio of financially successful impresarios, responsible for such stage hits as Naked Boys Running Around Naked and Drunk Frat Boys Making Porn, offer to help save their company, a hilarious battle between commercialism and artistic allegiance ensues, contains nudity and adult content, $15-20, 8 2 pm, 480-820-8022 or

14 APACHE JUNCTION/GOLD CANYON: 9th 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

14 FLAGSTAFF: Winterfest Star Fest - Lowell Observatory, numerous telescopes set up for viewing throughout the Lowell campus, $8, 928-774-3358 or

14 FLAGSTAFF: 3rd Annual Valentine’s Day Concert – Coconino Center for the Arts, featuring folk and bluegrass Anne and Pete Sibley who won the Great American Duet Sing-Off on NPRs A Prairie Home Companion, $15-18, 6 pm, 928-779-2300 or

14 GOODYEAR: The IMS Arizona Marathon – West Valley, Integrated Medical Services (IMS) marathon consists of a full (Boston Marathon Qualifying) marathon, a half marathon, marathon relay and a 5K walk/run for runners, joggers and walkers through four West Valley cities, 7 am, 623-935-0322 or

14 PHOENIX: 22nd Annual Willo Historic Home Tour Street Festival – west of Central Avenue between Thomas and McDowell Roads from 1st-7th Avenues, a variety of homes from Tudor to Spanish Revival, Bungalow to Ranch, from the 1920-1940’s, trolley cars provide transportation, or you may walk, also a street fair, $15, 10 am – 4 pm,

14 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,

14 SEDONA: Sedona Chamber Music Presents The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet – St. John Vianney Church, (180 Soldiers Pass Rd.), sets the standard for expression and virtuosity among guitar ensembles, masters of the classics, as well as the creators of the unique syntheses of world-music and contemporary styles, $25-40, 2:30 pm, 928-204-2415 or

14 SCOTTSDALE: Sunday A'Fair - Center for the Arts, features the Valley's top entertainers at noon and 2 pm, this week is, a diverse selection of arts crafts, hands-on craft activities for children, docent-guided tours of the outdoor sculptures, free, noon - 4:30 pm, 480-994-ARTS or

15 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,

15-21 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,

16 LAKE HAVASU CITY: 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Bead Parade - Havasu Mardi Gras – Main Street (McCulloch Blvd from Acoma to Smoketreet), 6 pm,

17 PHOENIX: Film Festival at PVCC "Films of the Middle East" – Paradise Valley Community College Center for the Performing Arts, (18401 N. 32nd St. 85032), featuring Close to Home (Israel, 2005; PG-13), 6:30 pm, 602-787-7738 or

17-21 TUCSON: Winter Classic Hunter/Jumper Show - Pima County Fairgrounds, 845-246-8833 or

18 YUMA: Village Jazz Series ’10 – Yuma Palms Regional Center, this week features Yuma Jazz Company, playing crowd favorite standards and popular original tunes, bring your own seating, food is available, 6-8 pm, 928-345-1534

18-19 PHOENIX: Phoenix Symphony Classics Concert – Symphony Hall, Prokofiev: Peter The Wolf with Oscar-winning film, Michael Christie, conductor, 11 am 8 pm, 602-495-1999 or

18-20 WICKENBURG: 10th Annual Southwest LeatherWorkers Trade Show – Community Center, workshops, classes, crafting, show, music, free, Th-Fri 9 am – 5 pm, Sat. 9 am – 3 pm, 800-942-5242 or

18-21 PHOENIX: 39th 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 H * y

18-28 PHOENIX: A Lesson Before Dying – Playhouse in the Park, (1850 N. Central), while waiting for the Sunset Limited, two men have a startling encounter on that platform that leads them to a run-down tenement where a life or death decision must be made, by Black Theatre Troupe, $12-29.50, 602-258-8128 or

18-3/7 PHOENIX: [title of show] – Herberger Theater Center, (222 E. Monroe), two hyper-talented young songwriters in New York write a new musical about two hyper-talented young songwriters in New York trying to write a new musical…! an unpredictable, tongue-in-cheek musical about show business and making one’s dreams come true. a Cinderella tale set to music about the journey from the unemployment line to the Great White Way, 602-256-6995 or

19 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

19 MESA: Phoenix Boys Choir Presents Musical Memorial to Holocaust Survivors – First United Methodist Church of Mesa, (15 E. 1st Avenue), Classical Vault: featuring Davidson and Daniel features the United States premiere of a contemporary Jewish composer coupled with Charles Davidson’s most well known and celebrated composition which pays tribute to the 15,000 children imprisoned in concentration camps during World War II, $20-27, 7:30 pm, 602-264-5328 ext. 21 or

19 SCOTTSDALE: A Chopin Cornucopia – Celebrating his 200th Birthday – Kerr Cultural Center, starring the Clark-Schuldmann Duo, Chopin's letters and reminiscences of his friends and colleagues will be read between musical selections, part of the Guest Artist Series, $25-30, 8 pm, 480-596-2660 or

19-20 SACATON: 65th Anniversary of Iwo Jima – Ira H. Hayes American Legion Post, Fri dinner, Sat. parade with military flyover followed by ceremonial events at the Memorial Park, a massing of colors, flag raising, Remembrance Table Service, monument plaque dedication and wreath laying, also a gourd dance and powwow, 520-562-8484 or 520-836-1022

19-21 CHANDLER: 25th 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

19-21 GLENDALE: 2nd Annual Chasing the Sun 10K Pow Wow – University of Phoenix Stadium, competition pow wow, Native American entertainment along the 10K, arts and crafts vendors, Native American food vendors, health fair, $100,000 in prize money, $15,

19-3/21 SCOTTSDALE: Peter Pan – Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, (4720 N. Scottsdale Rd. 85251), part of the Children’s Theatre Productions, the story of a mischievous little boy who refuses to grow up, for all ages, $12-15, 7:30, 1 3 pm, 480-483-1664 or

20 CHANDLER: Murder at the High Noon Saloon – Rawhide Western Town Steakhouse, a good, old fashioned “whodunit” and four-act bawdy Western comedy and murder mystery presented by Rawhide Pistols Petticoats, takes place in a saloon and brothel in the early 1880s, interactive, $48, 6 pm, 480-502-5600 ext. 1204 or

20 GILBERT: 8th 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

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

20 GOLDFIELD: 12th 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

20 GOODYEAR: 5th Annual Heart Sole 5K Run/Walk – Goodyear Ballpark, (1922 S. Ballpark Way, 85338), presented by West Valley Hospital, 623-882-7525 or

20 MESA: 21st 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

20 MESA: 7th 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

20 ORO VALLEY: Oro Valley Classic Car Show, BBQ Blues Family Festival – Oro Valley Marketplace, $5 12 and under free, 520-797-3959 or or

20 PARKER: Big Bass Classic Tournament – Blue Water Resort Casino, 928 669-6511 or

20 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

20 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

20 PHOENIX: 13th Annual Alhambra Foundation for the Future 5K Fun Run/Walk – Papago Park, 602-336-2936 or

20 SCOTTSDALE: 57th Annual Parada Del Sol Rodeo Parade - starts at Indian School Rd to Oak St. on Scottsdale Rd, free, 9 am, followed by Trail's End Party, 480-990-3179 or H

20 SCOTTSDALE: Scottsdale Jaycee’s Trail's End Party - Old Town district Downtown, food, kid's activities, music, beer garden, free, 11 am - 5 pm, 480-990-3179 or H y

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

20 WENDEN: 17th Annual Great Arizona Outback Chili Cook-Off and Poker Run– Centennial Community Center, (69725 Centennial Park Rd., 85357), chili salsa competition including a People’s Choice Chili Tasting, poker run includes off-road vehicles and Tails and Trails Horse Ride, antique car show, art show, quilt show, entertainment, free, 8 am – 4 pm, 928-859-3846 or

20-21 APACHE JUNCTION: 2010…Rocks Again – Skyline High School, (845 S. Crismon, 85208), Apache Junction Rock Gem Club sponsors a jewelry, gem and rock show, with 23 dealers of jewelry, gemstones, beads, rocks, minerals, fossils, lapidary equipment and supplies, the only indoor show in the Phoenix area, a Ming tree (gem tree) making activity for all ages, door prizes, silent auction, benefit, $1-3, under 12 free, Sat 9 am- 5 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm, 480-982-7760 or

20-21 BULLHEAD CITY: Quilts on the River IV – Bullhead City Chamber, (1251 Hwy. 95), a quilt show by the Colorado River Quilters of 100 quilts, boutique, vendors, etc., $5, Sat 9 am – 5 pm, Sun 9 am – 4 pm, 928-758-234-1332 or 928-704-1651

20-21 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

20-21 GLOBE/MIAMI: 26th 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

20-21 GOODYEAR: Estella Hedgehog Hustle – (Taking I-10 westbound of Phoenix to Avondale Blvd (Exit #131, off I-10), mountain bike race, Short Track racing, free kids race, Light Motion sponsored night ride led by Dejay Birtch, potluck dinner hosted by MBAA, Point Series XC Race #3,

20-21 SCOTTSDALE: North Scottsdale Polo Club Tournament – WestWorld, 1 pm, 480-678-1329or 480-312-6802 or or

20-21 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

20-28 TUCSON: 85th Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros – The Tucson Rodeo Parade - Tucson Rodeo Grounds, (4823 S. Sixth Ave.), top contestants in the sport of rodeo, vying for a share of more than $350,000 in prize money, this PRCA rodeo is America's largest, outdoor, midwinter rodeo; standard events as well as special acts, clowns, little buckaroos in Mutton Bustin’ and Justin Junior Rodeo a parade on Thursday, $16-26, 1 pm, 520-741-2233 or H z

20-3/7 SCOTTSDALE: 14th Annual Phoenix Jewish Film Festival - United Artists Theaters, features six films, one each evening at 7 pm, also a Gala, films aimed at both younger and older audiences, 480-451-1788 or

20-3/14 PHOENIX: 27th 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 FLAGSTAFF: Eat, Drink Ski Merry – Flagstaff Nordic Center, a three-course meal and wines while skiing and snowshoeing along scenic, groomed trails, pre-register, $65 single, $115 couple, 1 pm, 928-220-0550 or

21 APACHE JUNCTION: 20th Annual Lost Dutchman Treasure Hunt – a single two-hour hunt, numbered tokens will be planted that correspond to nuggets and prizes that will be displayed in a show case at the hunt,

21 LAKE HAVASU CITY: 14th Annual Queen’s Tea – London Bridge Resort, traditional English High Tea and fashion show by Dunlaps, $25, 928-854-4938

21 LAKE HAVASU CITY: 4th Annual Geo-Cache 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 PHOENIX: Music in the Garden Winter Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden, (1201 N. Galvin Pkwy, 85008), featuring Cascabel, Latin/Rock/Pop, advance purchase recommended, $14-20, noon, 480-481-8188 or

21 PHOENIX: Darkness Light – Brophy Chapel (4701 N. Central Ave.), the Phoenix Chorale explores the spectrum of emotions evoked in today’s choral music, love, loss, spirituality, innocence, joy and beyond, includes the world premiere of composer-in-residence Ola Gieilo’s newest work commission by the Phoenix Chorale, 3 pm, 602-253-2224 or

21 SCOTTSDALE: Sunday A'Fair - Center for the Arts, features the Valley's top entertainers at noon and 2 pm, this week is, a diverse selection of arts crafts, hands-on craft activities for children, docent-guided tours of the outdoor sculptures, free, noon - 4:30 pm, 480-994-ARTS or

21 SCOTTSDALE: Young Sounds of Arizona – Kerr Cultural Center, comprised of 40 students ranging in ages 14 to 19 from over twenty schools in the greater Phoenix area, evolved from a fine youth big band into two big bands and a jazz, $17-20, 3 pm, 480-596-2660 or

21-28 SEDONA: 16th 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 QA sessions, $10-250, 928-282-1177 or H

22-28 SCOTTSDALE: 74th Annual Waste Management Phoenix Open - Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale, one of the PGA Tour's top events, with the largest crowds on the tour, attracts the finest golfers in the world, $20/day or ticket packages, 8 am - 6 pm, 602-870-4431 or H z

22-28 TUCSON: 34th Annual 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 or

23-28 TUCSON: Fiddler on the Roof – Tucson Music Hall, four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein will star, this tour is faithfully recreated by Director Sammy Dallas Bayes, choreographer of the 1990 Robbins-inspired Broadway revival, $30-75, 866-821-2929 or

24 PHOENIX: Film Festival at PVCC "Films of the Middle East" – Paradise Valley Community College Center for the Performing Arts, (18401 N. 32nd St. 85032), featuring Rana’s Wedding (Palestine, 2002; PG-13), 6:30 pm, 602-787-7738 or

24 SCOTTSDALE: Coffee at Kerr – Kerr Cultural Center, this week featuring The Arizona Opera, A concert of Signature Arias, bring a donation to the food bank, free, but RSVP by 2/10, coffee at 9:30 am, concert at 10:30 am, 480-596-2660 or

24-25 TUCSON: Wrangling the Stars –Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, celebrate the heritage of the American west, come experience what cowboys saw while tending to their cattle or sitting around a campfire at night – and get the flavor of the western chuckwagon dinner, the southwestern stars have never been brighter or more accessible than from our observatories atop Mount Lemmon, 520-626-8122 or

25 TUCSON: 85th 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 H z

25 YUMA: Village Jazz Series ’10 – Yuma Palms Regional Center, this week features AWC Jazz Bands, Arizona Western College’s Jazz Band in a variety of styles, bring your own seating, food is available, 6-8 pm, 928-345-1534

25-26 SIERRA VISTA: 17th Annual High on the Desert Master Gardeners Conference - 22 sessions featuring experts covering gardening, 520-485-8278 ext, 2176 or or

25-28 MESA: The Great White Hope – Mesa Community College Theatre Outback, (1833 W. Southern, 85202), this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play is loosely based on the life of black boxer Jack Johnson. When white American fighters refused to compete with Johnson, he traveled to Australia and defeated Tommy Burns in 1908, becoming the first black Heavyweight Champion of the World, $10-15, 480-461-7170 or

26 PHOENIX: Phoenix Boys Choir Presents Musical Memorial to Holocaust Survivors – Steele Indian Park Memorial Hall, (300 E. Indian School Rd.), Classical Vault: featuring Davidson and Daniel features the United States premiere of a contemporary Jewish composer coupled with Charles Davidson’s most well known and celebrated composition which pays tribute to the 15,000 children imprisoned in concentration camps during World War II, $22-27, 7:30 pm, 602-264-5328 ext. 21 or

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

26 PRESCOTT: MyoMed Ragnar Relay Del Sol – Prescott to Mesa, your team of 12 maniacs will run around the clock in this springtime relay through the Arizona desert, 202-miler runs from Prescott to Mesa, 801-318-6660 or

26 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

26-28 APACHE JUNCTION: 46th 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

26-28 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

26-28 FOUNTAIN HILLS: 24th Annual Great Fair - 480 juried artists craftspeople, food, live musical entertainment and beer garden, free, 10 am - 5 pm, 480-837-1654 or or H * z

26-28 GLENDALE: 10th Annual Phoenix International Sportsmen's Exposition – University of Phoenix Stadium, (1 Cardinals Drive, AZ 85305), 300 exhibitors, the latest in adventure trips, hunting accessories, fishing gear and family fun, camping equipment, info about lodges, resorts, boating, seminars, contests and hands-on features, $7-15 and youth 12 and under are free, Fri-Sat 10 am - 7 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm, 800-545-6100 or

26-28 PHOENIX: Phoenix Symphony Pops Concert – Symphony Hall, Salute to the Tonys, Lawrence Golan, conductor, 8 2 pm, 602-495-1999 or

26-28 SCOTTSDALE: 57th Annual 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

26-3/12 TEMPE: These Shining Lives – Lyceum Theatre, deals with a sobering subject. In the 1920s and '30s, the Radium Dial Company of Chicago employed scores of women to paint radium on watch dials with little thought for worker safety, 7:30 2 pm, 480-965-6447 or

26-4/11 PEORIA: Cats – Arizona Broadway Theatre, (7701 W. Paradise Lane, 85382), one of the world's best-known and best-loved musicals, an all-singing, all-dancing spectacle based on T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, 623-776-8400 or

27 CASA GRANDE: Case Grande Arts Festival – Promenade Shopping Center, free,

27 CHANDLER: 7th 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

27 FLAGSTAFF: 17th 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

27 GOODYEAR: Fan Fest – Goodyear Ballpark, (1922 S. Ballpark Way, 85338), see your favorite Indians and Reds players in action, tour the facility, test your skills on interactive activities, purchase gear and tickets for the season, enter drawings to win tickets and team memorabilia, free, 9 am – 2 pm, 623-882-7525 or

27 MESA: Song, Go On! A Tribute to the Music of Canada – First United Methodist Church, (15 E. First Avenue), performing pieces from Canada’s rich tradition of choral music, $12-15, 7:30 pm, 480-305-4538 or

27 PEORIA: Spring Training 2010 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 - 2 pm, 623-773-7393 or

27 PHOENIX: The Mid-Winter Model Railroading Meet – 52nd Street Armory, (1335 N. 52nd St.), sales hall with trains running all day, trains of all sizes and scales, cars, boats, model railroad scales, how-to demonstrations, modeling, lay track, accessories, build mountains and tunnels, operating layouts from wooden to battery to transformer powered, swap meet, $5/family, 10 am – 3 pm, 602-799-8570 or 480-423-8725 or

27 PHOENIX: Darkness Light – Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (100 W. Roosevelt St.), the Phoenix Chorale explores the spectrum of emotions evoked in today’s choral music, love, loss, spirituality, innocence, joy and beyond, includes the world premiere of composer-in-residence Ola Gieilo’s newest work commission by the Phoenix Chorale, 7:30 pm, pre-concert talk at 6:30 pm, 602-253-2224 or

27 QUARTZSITE: 7th 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,

27 SCOTTSDALE: 6th Annual Best of Scottsdale ArtWalk - Scottsdale Arts District, the finale to Best of Scottsdale month, music, munchies and more, hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association and the City of Scottsdale, free, 7-9 pm, 480-990-3939 or H

27 SCOTTSDALE: Annual Fishing Outdoor Expo – Chaparral Park, (5401 N. Hayden Rd.), enjoy the great outdoors and the time honored pass time of fishing, also games, arts crafts, raffles, as well as Scottsdale and outdoor information, participants older than 14 are encouraged to have an Urban Fishing License, free, 10 am – 2 pm, 480-312-2771

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

27 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

27 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 *

27-28 PHOENIX: 46th Annual Arizona Scottish Highland Games – Steele Indian School Park, (300 E. Indian School Rd.), competition, demonstrations, Highland dancers, ancient athletic events, children's games, clan booths, food, artifact clothing vendors reenactment groups, massed pipes drums, $5-15, 7:30 am - 5 pm, 602-431-0095 or H * y

27-28 PHOENIX: 26th 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

27-28 SIERRA VISTA: 10th 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

27-28 TEMPE: 9th Annual Ceramics Studio Tour – presents work of more than 40 professional ceramic artists in Phoenix metro area, a rare opportunity to view working and living spaces of participating artists and view demonstrations of wheel-throwing, hand-building and glazing techniques, functional and sculptural artwork on exhibit and for sale, free, 10 am - 4 pm,

27-28 YUMA: North End Classic – one of the most popular crit courses in Arizona features a nice mixture of turns and small inclines wrapping its way through old downtown Yuma, not overly technical but technical enough to keep it interesting, a course where a climber or a sprinter could win, long, wide sprint finish with a slight incline at the end, purse of $6500 in cash plus more in prizes and primes, races begin at 7 am and finish by 4 pm,

27-3/20 TUCSON: The Glass Menagerie – Temple of Music and Art, (330 S. Scott), by Tennessee Williams, in a 1930s apartment in St. Louis, the Wingfields lives are woven into a heart-stopping dance of hopes pursued and dreams betrayed, 520-622-2823 or

28 FOUNTAIN HILLS Desert Classic Duathlon – McDowell Mountain Park, (16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr. 85255), this run, bike, run event is very popular with local and national competitors because all the running is done on trails through the beautiful Sonoran Desert, 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, one of the best conducted duathlons in the nation, 8 am, or

28 PARADISE VALLEY: Song, Go On! A Tribute to the Music of Canada – Paradise Valley Methodist Church, (4455 E. Lincoln Dr), performing pieces from Canada’s rich tradition of choral music, $12-15, 3 pm, 480-305-4538 or

28 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, 480-644-6515 or

28 PHOENIX: 23rd Annual Coronado Historic Neighborhood Home Tour Spring Festival – Coronado Park, features restored historic homes, arts, music and cultural experiences, $15, 10 am - 5 pm,

28 SCOTTSDALE: Sunday A'Fair - Center for the Arts, features the Valley's top entertainers at noon and 2 pm, this week is, a diverse selection of arts crafts, hands-on craft activities for children, docent-guided tours of the outdoor sculptures, free, noon - 4:30 pm, 480-994-ARTS or

28 SCOTTSDALE: 5th Annual ISES Run or Walk for Your Life – Phoenician Resort, 3.3 mile run, 1 mile fun run/walk, benefits the underserved in the local community for vascular disease testing,

28 SUN CITY: Darkness Light – American Lutheran Church (17200 Del Webb Blvd.), the Phoenix Chorale explores the spectrum of emotions evoked in today’s choral music, love, loss, spirituality, innocence, joy and beyond, includes the world premiere of composer-in-residence Ola Gieilo’s newest work commission by the Phoenix Chorale, 3 pm, 602-253-2224 or

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