Arizona: Calendar of Events Listings: 2010: January

Arizona Events January 2010 Calendar

This calendar of events for Arizona communities in January 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.

January 2010 Arizona Event Listings

Through January 24, 2010  SCOTTSDALE: Unexpected Wegman: From the Collection of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art –an exhibition of forty-five William Wegman works, exhibition builds on the artist’s wide recognition for his photographic portraits of Weimaraner dogs, an array of other whimsically portrayed subjects in a diverse range of media and forms—from prints, to flipbooks, to video,

January 2010 Events Day by Day

1            GLENDALE: 32nd Annual Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Fiesta Bowl National Band Championship – University of Phoenix Stadium, one of the most prestigious high school marching band competitions in the country, participants present their best 10-minute field presentations, top bans compete for the coveted Grand Master’s Trophy, preliminaries 1 pm, finals 6:30 pm,

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

1            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

1            TUCSON: Indian America New Year’s Competition Pow Wow & Indian Craft Market - Rillito Raceway Park, dancers from more than 50 tribes, authentic handmade craft market, traditional food, drum contest, children’s activity area, dance to bring in New Year, $12, 520-622-4900 or

YouTube Video of Arizona Road Trip

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

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

Arizona Chamber of
Commerce & Convention Bureaus

Governor Brewer Reminds Travelers of Passport Requirement

PHOENIX – Arizona Governor Jan Brewer reminds Arizona citizens that they 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.

1-3            GLENDALE: Arizona Wags for Wishes – Sahuaro Ranch Park, (9802 N. 59th Ave, 85302), dog owners and lovers from the western US enjoy dog-related competitions and events & raise funds for Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Arizona, competitions are sanctioned through national organizations, and include Agility, Obedience, Rally, Flyball and SplashDog (dock diving), also activities that any dog can try, $5, 9 am – 3 pm, 602-496-0179 or  H

1-10            QUARTZSITE: Annual Tyson Wells Rock/Gem/Mineral Show - goldsmithing, silversmithing, precious metals, lapidary tools, equipment, supplies, free, 8 am - 5 pm, 928-927-6364  or or 

1-2/28            QUARTZSITE: 10th Annual Desert Gardens Intl. Gem & Mineral Show - free, 9 am - 6 pm, 928-927-6361 or or 

2            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,

2            LAKE HAVASU CITY: 40th Annual Polar Bear Ski Run - Nautical Inn Beach, noon - 4 pm, 928-486-4963 or

2            PHOENIX: 39th Annual Fort McDowell Fiesta Bowl Parade - Central Phoenix., floats, bands, specialty and equestrian units; Arizona's largest one-day spectator event and one of the nation's finest and largest parades, reserved seats $25, 11 am,  480-350-0911 or   z

2            PHOENIX: Arizona Road Racers Castle Hot Springs 22 Mile Run – 7:30 am, 602-954-8341 or

2            PHOENIX: Patti LuPone in Concert – Symphony Hall, 8 pm, 602-495-1999 or           

2            QUARTZSITE: Hi Jolly Daze Parade & Festivities - Town Park, parade & entertainment, fiddlers contest, BBQ, gem stone scoop, 928-927-5600 or  H

2            SCOTTSDALE: 12th Annual Fiesta Bowl ArtWalk – “ArtWalk the Line” - Scottsdale Arts District, free opening receptions, demonstrations, live music, sponsored by Scottsdale Gallery Association, free, noon – 4 pm, 480-990-3939 or  H

2-3            PHOENIX: Holidays at the Heard Museum - traditional & contemporary Native American music & dance, contemporary Native artists demonstrate traditional art forms that define the Southwest, frybread, $4-10, 10 am - 3 pm, 602-252-8848 or

2-7            TUCSON: Copper Bowl Junior Tennis Tournament – Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort, junior tennis players compete in top-ranked tournament, headquartered at Hilton Tucson and other public and private venues around town. 520-742-2204 or

3            PHOENIX: Fiesta Bowl Invitational presented by Ellie & Michael Ziegler – The Phoenician, an upscale affair, dance the night away with Valley business leaders, VIPs and special visitors in town for the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, dinner, silent auction, entertainment, $400, 6:30 pm, 480-350-0921 or

3            PHOENIX: Arizona Bach Festival Opening Organ Recital – All Saints’ Episcopal Church, (6300 N. Central Ave.), featuring Dr. Kimberly Marshall (ASU) and Scott Dettra concert organists, members of the Phoenix Symphony, the Phoenix Chorale and guest concertmaster Dr. Stephen Redfield, and conductor Scott Youngs, $10-25, 4 pm, 602-357-4224 or

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

4            GLENDALE: 39th Annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Football Classic – University of Phoenix Stadium, top teams play, the champion of the Big 12 Conference and another one of the nation’s top college football teams, 5:30 pm, 480-350-0911 or

4            GLENDALE: Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Brings You College Football’s Biggest Party – Glendale Youth Sports Complex, action-packed celebration full of the ultimate tailgate experience, pep rallies, university marching bands and cheerleaders, Jumbotrons, interactive games, food, noon,

5            PHOENIX: Arizona Bach Festival Solo Violin Concert – Viad Building, (1850 N. Central Ave.), featuring Dr. Stephen Redfield (U of S. Miss.), members of the Phoenix Symphony, the Phoenix Chorale, and conductor Scott Youngs, $10-25, 7:30 pm, 602-357-4224 or

5            TEMPE: August: Osage County – Gammage, a new play that tells the story of the Westons, a large extended clan that comes together at their rural Oklahoma homestead when the alcoholic patriarch disappears, 7:30 pm, 480-965-3434 or www.

5-9            LAKE HAVASU CITY: Quilting at the Lake – The Nautical Inn, featuring classes by national & local teachers, Thu-Fri 8 am – 10 pm, Sat 8 am – 5 pm,

6            PHOENIX: Arizona Bach Festival The Christmas Oratorio – Central Methodist Church, (1875 N. Central Ave.), featuring Festival Orchestra and Choir,  members of the Phoenix Symphony, the Phoenix Chorale, and conductor Scott Youngs, $10-25, 7:30 pm, 602-357-4224 or

6            SCOTTSDALE: Dennis Rowland with Extreme Decibel Big Band – Kerr Cultural Center, for devotees of the big-band era and those who want to savor a slice of music history, this concert is always a “must-see” event!, co-presented with Jazz in AZ, $24-29, 7:30 pm, 480-596-2660 or

7            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 ZD Wines, Napa Valley, $125, 7 pm, 800-950-0086 or

7            PHOENIX: Arizona Bach Festival Closing Organ Recital – All Saints’ Episcopal Church, (6300 N. Central Ave.), featuring Scott Dettra (National Cathedral), members of the Phoenix Symphony, the Phoenix Chorale and guest concertmaster Dr. Stephen Redfield, and conductor Scott Youngs, $10-25, 7:30 pm, 602-357-4224 or

7-10            SCOTTSDALE: Arizona National Horse Show - WestWorld, includes events such as a cutting competition, Quarterhorse show, 4-H & FFA Horse Show & AZ National Reining & Western Affiliate qualifying show, free, 8 am, 602-258-8568 or

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

8-10            CASA GRANDE: 24th Annual Fiddler & Bluegrass Jamboree & Classic Car Show - Pinal County Fairgrounds, (512 S. 11 Mile Corner Road, Casa Grande ), famous fiddler & bluegrass musicians, old time fiddlers, the Budweiser Clydesdales will be on display, demonstrations of exotic birds, Zeke’s Model-A Hillbillies, live entertainment, classic car show, antique tractor pull,  $4, children under 12 are free, 9 am - 5 pm, 520-509-3555 or 866-431-1311 or   H  x  y

8-10            GLENDALE: 39th Annual Collector Car Auction & Show – Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa, the car auction draws classic & celebrity-owned autos including exotic sports cars, antiques and special interest vehicles, $20-25, 800-968-4444 or

8-10            MESA: 38th Annual Flagg Gem & Mineral Show - Community College, activities for children, free mineral samples for children & teachers, booths, 80 dealers sell minerals, fossils & gems, educational information, sponsored by Arizona Mineral & Mining Museum Foundation., free, 9 am - 5 pm, 480-814-9086 or or  H *

8-10            PHOENIX: Phoenix Symphony Pops Concert – Symphony Hall, Marvin Hamlisch, conductor and piano, 8 & 2 pm, 602-495-1999 or           

8-10            PHOENIX: 5th Annual Arizona Home & Garden Show – Phoenix Convention Center, (100 N. 3rd St. 85004), thousands of square feet of exhibits, latest in home and garden products and services, landscapes, latest trends in kitchens and baths, pools and spas,  building & remodeling, free seminars, complimentary wine tastings, pet adoption by Arizona Humane Society, $5-7, 16 & under free, Fri 2-7 pm, Sat 10 am–7 pm, Sun 11 am–5 pm,

8-10            YUMA: Old Town Jubilee on Main Street –

8-31            SCOTTSDALE: Oklahoma! – Scottsdale Desert Stages Mainstage Theatre, (4720 N. Scottsdale Rd. 85251) one of the best known and best loved musical productions about a couple of young cowboys win the hearts of their sweethearts in the Oklahoma territory at the turn of the century despite the inference of an evil ranch hand a a roaming peddler, $22-25, 7:30 & 2 pm, 480-483-1664 or 

8-2/21            PEORIA: Gypsy – Arizona Broadway Theatre, (7701 W. Paradise Lane, 85382), one of the greatest musicals ever written, a light-hearted musical drama based on the memoirs of 1930’s burlesque entertainer, Gypsy Rose Lee, legendary Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents created one of the most complex characters: Mama Rose, the ultimate stage mother. This 1959 blockbuster boasts an unforgettable score with such classic songs, 623-776-8400 or

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

9            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

9            PHOENIX: 26th Annual Resolution Run 5K - Papago Park, $20-25, 9 am, 480-345-5752 or

9            PHOENIX: Phoenix Symphony Family Concert – Symphony Hall, featuring The Magic of Music, 2:30 pm, 602-495-1999 or           

9            PHOENIX: Silent Saturdays - Orpheum Theatre, classic silent films accompanied by Ron Rhode on the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ, this week's feature is Harold Lloyd in Safety Last, $10-15, organ concert begins at 7 pm,

9            PRESCOTT: 5th Annual Polar Bear Splash – Mountain Valley Splash Pool, a snow machine will provide a layer of snow for sledding, ice block races, ice cream eating contests, the crowning of the Ice Princess and the costume swimsuit competition, Polar Bears, ages 18 or above, will plunge into the pool, 10 am – noon, 928-759-3090

9-10            LITCHFIELD PARK: 18th Annual Native American Art Festival “The Gathering” – Scout Park, (200 W. Fairway Drive, 85340), Native American art, entertainment and food, a real Native American cultural experience, features 200 artists, katsina sculpture, pottery, weaving, demos, kids’ arts tent, lectures, raffle, frybread, $5-8, 10 am - 5 pm, 623-935-5033 or 

9-10            PARKER: Parker Best in the Desert 250 - motorcycle and quad points only and mini-motorcycle race, 928 669-6511 or or

9-10            SCOTTSDALE: Global Bikes McDowell Meltdown - 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 #1,

9-10            YUMA: 12th Annual Gathering of the Gunfighters - Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, gathering of old west re-enactors in a two-day skit competition for "Best of the West," 9:30 am - 5 pm, 928-783-4771 or or

9-10            YUMA: 36th Annual Antique Show & Sale - Yuma Convention Center, (1440 Desert Hills Dr.), featuring a silent auction with Yuma's Historical Society, $3, Sat. 9 am - 5 pm, Sun. 10 am - 4 pm, 602-717-7337 or

9-24            QUARTZSITE: Main Event - displays from around the country, dealers with gems, minerals, jewelry demos, general swapmeeting, arts & crafts, Hit & Miss Engine Show, fireworks, 928-927-5213 or  H  z

9-24            PHOENIX: The Kosher Cheerleader – PVCC Performing Arts Center, (18401 N. 32nd St. 85032), by Arizona Jewish Theatre Company, entertains with heartfelt stories, song and dance, created and performed by Sandy Wolshin, imparting fond memories of her castanet-playing gypsy mother, her Jewish borsht-belt-entertainer father, her five siblings and a childhood-dream-come-true of being an NFL cheerleader, 602-264-0402 or

10            CHANDLER: The Casa Grande Century - options of 62 miles (metric century), 62 miles or 103 miles (century plus), $15-35, 8 am, 480-239-8226 or 

10            FLAGSTAFF: Snow-or-No Snowshoe Race – Flagstaff Nordic Center, 1K fun run, 5K & 10K 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, 928-600-0385 or

10            PHOENIX: 6th Annual “Run to Remember” – Wesley Bolin Plaza, 10K run, 5K run/walk, proceeds go to the families of officers, 7:30 am,

10            PHOENIX: We Support our Troops 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Run/Walk – Reach 11, 8 am, 602-285-7342 or

10            SCOTTSDALE: 52nd Street Jazz Band – Jazz/Dance History Show – Kerr Cultural Center, highlights of jazz history from 1900 to 1940, examples of jazz throughout this period and swing dancers demonstrate the dances developed during these years including the Charleston, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and the Lindy Hop, part of the Sunday Afternoon Solution, sponsored by Arizona Classic Jazz Society, $10-15, 3 pm, 480-596-2660 or

10            SEDONA: Sedona Chamber Music Presents Bolcom & Morris – St. John Vianney Church, (180 Soldiers Pass Rd.), pianist and composer William Bolcom is joined by voice, Joan Morris, includes music by Berlin, Gershwin, Kern, Porter, Rodgers & Hart, Bolcom and John Musto, performing works from vaudeville, music halls, and Broadway with music from the ragtime era to the 20th century, $25-40, 2:30 pm, 928-204-2415 or

10            PHOENIX: Music in the Garden Winter Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden, (1201 N. Galvin Pkwy, 85008), featuring The Swingtips, Sing/Jazz/Lounge, advance purchase recommended,  $14-20, noon, 480-481-8188 or

12-14            MESA: 52nd Annual Aripex Stamp Show – 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

13            SCOTTSDALE: Coffee at Kerr – Kerr Cultural Center, this week featuring The Arizona Opera, an intro to La Boheme, bring a donation to the food bank, free, but RSVP by 12/30, coffee at 9:30 am, concert at 10:30 am, 480-596-2660 or

13-17            WILLCOX: 17th Annual Wings Over Willcox Birding & Nature Festival – Willcox Community Center, a celebration of birds, nature and culture, includes guided tours and field trips for bird watching, photography, geology, ranching, agriculture, history and more, free seminars, a crafts and trade show, live animal educational booths, workshops, banquet, silent auction and keynote speaker, $5-90, 800-200-2272 or  H *  w

14            SCOTTSDALE: 6th 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, 7-9 pm, 480-990-3939 or

14-17            TUCSON: Tucson Area Square Dance Festival – Let’s Do it Again in 2010 – Tucson Convention Center, (260 S. Church Ave.), hundreds of dancers from all over the US and Canada attend, square dance (mainstream through C Star tips) and clogging at all levels, top callers and cuers, $,  

14-24            PHOENIX: Fathers and Other Strangers – Playhouse in the Park, (1850 N. Central), while exploring his own success, pain and rage a son discovers the meaning of love and frees himself from the crippling legacy of his father, by Black Theatre Troupe, $12-29.50, 602-258-8128 or

14-24            PHOENIX: World Music Festival – venues around the Valley, includes composer and master of the bandoneon Raul Jaurena, Hawaiian musician sensation Jake Shimabukuro and his ukulele and the African Children’s Choir, The Phoenix Symphony with renowned puppeteer Basil Twist, and the pomp and circumstance of the Irish Guards and the Pipers, Drums and Highland Dancers of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, 602-495-1999 or    and 1/27

14-3/28            SCOTTSDALE: 6th Annual Arizona Fine Art Expo – Southwest corner of Jomax & Scottsdale Rd., juried fine arts & crafts in a working studio environment, hands-on art demonstrations and workshops, entertainment, $7, 10 am – 6 pm, 480-837-7163 or

14-4/10            SCOTTSDALE: 8th Season of Native Trails presented by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation - a series of free festivals celebrating Native American culture, highlighting tribes from across Arizona including the Fort McDowell Yavapai, Hopi, Apache and Navajo nations, includes Native American music and dance created with traditional flutes and drums, arts, crafts and jewelry also available, monthly guest performers, free, most Thursdays & Saturdays, noon - 1:30 pm, 480-421-1004 or

15            HEREFORD: Huachuca Astronomy Club Public Star Party - Junk Bond Observatory, (6929 E. Madera Dr.,), 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

15-17            CAREFREE: 17th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival - Downtown, (101 Easy St. 85377), features award-winning and renowned artists from throughout the U.S. and abroad, live musical entertainment, fine wines from around the world, surrounding restaurants, galleries and outdoor cafés, $3, 10 am - 5 pm, 480-837-5637 or   H

15-17            GLOBE/MIAMI: 53rd 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, 928-466-3060  or  H

15-17            PHOENIX: 17th 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

15-17            SURPRISE: 7th 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

15-17            TUCSON: 20th Annual 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  H

15-24            TUCSON: 19th Annual Jewish Film Festival - Jewish Community Center, series of American and international films that entertain and foster understanding of Jewish culture and heritage, 520-299-3000 or

15-17            LAKE HAVASU CITY: Buses by the Bridge XIV - vintage Volkswagon bus show & camp out, 928-680-7664 or 928-855-7735 or or

15-17            LAKE PLEASANT: 50th 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  H

15-17            YUMA: Yuma Home & Garden Show – ideas for home decorating, design, home improvement, new home building and landscaping, with hundreds of displays,

15-24            QUARTZSITE: 31st Annual Tyson Wells Sell-a-Rama - arts, crafts, rock, gem, mineral show, free, 928-927-6364 or or

15-3/28            SCOTTSDALE: 20th 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  H

16            CHANDLER: 15th Annual Multicultural Festival - Chandler Public Library, (22. S. Delaware St.), musical performances, visual art demonstrations, dance troupes and storytellers representing cultures from near and far, also a children’s interactive area, free, 11 am - 5 pm,

16            GLENDALE: 15th Annual Glendale's Glitter & Glow Block Party - Murphy Park, hot air balloons & 500,000 twinkling holiday lights, more than a dozen bands perform all genres of music, and several street performers, free, 4-10 pm, 623-930-2299 or  H *   z

16            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,

16            PHOENIX: Monster Energy AMA Supercross World Championship – Chase Field, motorcycle racing competition, $10-60, 7 pm, 480-784-4444 or

16            PHOENIX: Kathy Griffin Concert – Dodge Theatre, for audiences 18+, 8 pm,

16            SAHUARITA: Great Expectations Academy Feeling Fit 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk – 9 am, 520-820-6447 or

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

16            TUCSON: Tucson Symphony Orchestra with Art Garfunkel – Tucson Music Hall, with George Hanson, director and conductor, 520-882-8585 or

16-17            CASA GRANDE: Casa Grande Main Street 10th Annual Historic Downtown Street Fair & Car/Bike Show – more than 180 exhibitors sell art, pottery, jewelry, clothing, sculptures, food, entertainment, 180 unique cars and bikes, Paramount Theatre will showcase special activities, free, Street Fair and activities are Sat. 10 am – 5 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm, Car/Bike show on Sat. only 10 am – 3 pm, 520-836-8744 or

16-17            FOUNTAIN HILLS: Elegance of Fountain Hills Antique Show – Fountain Hills Community Center, (13001 LaMontana Dr.), vetted dealers from around the country with everything from fine arts to high quality antiques of European, Early American, Native American and Western Cultures, including Victorian figural napkin rings from 1867-1890, Majolica ceramics from England, France and Italy, Quarter swan antique oak furniture, 602-717-7337 or

16-24            QUARTZSITE: 28th Annual Sports, Vacation & RV Show - RVs, supplies, camping equipment, food, entertainment, free, 9 am - 5 pm, 928-927-6888 or 800-969-5464 or  H  z

17            FLAGSTAFF: John Gorka in Concert – Coconino Center for the Arts, (2300 N. Fort Valley Rd.), an honored icon of folk tradition, $18-20, 7 pm, 928-779-2300 or or

17            PHOENIX: 7th 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

17            PHOENIX: Music in the Garden Winter Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden, (1201 N. Galvin Pkwy, 85008), featuring Big Pete Pearson, blues, advance purchase recommended,  $14-20, noon, 480-481-8188 or

18-24            SCOTTSDALE: 39th Annual Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction - WestWorld, largest, most prestigious antique/classic car auction in the world, 700+ American & European classic, sports & racing cars, buyers from around the world, 9 am - 10 pm, 480-421-6694 or  H  z

19            SCOTTSDALE: Scottsdale Open Mile – Scottsdale Community College, 1 mile, 6:30 am, 602-943-8298 or

20            TEMPE: Flutist John Bailey – Katzin Concert Hall, free, 7:30 pm, 480-965-8863

20-24            QUARTZSITE: 44th 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 H  z

20-24            SCOTTSDALE: 10th Annual Russo and Steele "Sports and Muscle" Car Auction - features more than 500 sports cars, muscle cars and hot rods, presenting the finest in European Sports, American Muscle, Customs and hot rods, memorabilia auction, supports local charities, $20, 480-517-4005 or

21-22            PHOENIX: 11th Annual Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona - Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, some of the world's most influential automobiles will be offered for sale, 800-211-4371 or 

22            SCOTTSDALE: To Lenny, with Love starring actor Bob Clendenin – Kerr Cultural Center, a theatrical and musical celebration of the legendary Leonard Bernstein, chamber music, classical and Broadway songs, recollections of friends and colleagues, creating a tapestry of America's most exuberant, versatile and beloved conductor, composer, collaborator, and educator, part of the Guest Artist Series, $25-30, 8 pm, 480-596-2660 or

22-23            PHOENIX: Phoenix Symphony Classics Concert – Orpheum Theatre, Michael Christie conducts and features Robert Mealy, violin, Karen Gomyo, violin, 8 pm, 602-495-1999 or           

22-23            YUMA: Annual Desert Lily Quilters Show – Yuma Civic Center, beautiful quilts, demonstrations, equipment, materials, 928-783-0071 or 928-373-5045

22-24            PEORIA: 15th 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

22-24            TUCSON: 32nd 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, $7, Fri-Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 9 am - 4 pm, 520-547-5463 or

22-24            TUCSON: 5th 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, $7 or $15 for weekend pass, 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, 406-834-3603 or

22-24            YUMA: 12th 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, Southwest’s Longest Salad Bar, food & craft booths, kids' activities, live entertainment, free, 928-782-5712 or  H *  y

22-25            FOUNTAIN HILLS: 13th 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, 10 am – 11 pm, 480-837-1654 or 800-255-4485 or

22-31            TUCSON: 26th Annual Senior Olympic Festival - for ages 50 and over, competitive athletic & social activities from archery to volleyball, 520-791-3244 or

22-2/7            PEORIA: All My Sons – Theater Works Jane Gyder Main Stage, (8355 W. Peoria, 85345), two families are forced to come to terms with their war time decision that affected the lives of our nation’s heroes . . . or did they?, drama, 623-815-7930 or

23            GILBERT: 4th 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

23            GLENDALE: 14th Annual Arizona Songwriters Gathering – Glendale Public Library, featuring live performances & workshops, marketing your songs, production, listening sessions, songwriter information, 10 am – 4:30 pm, 602-261-8991 or

23            MESA: 10th 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

23            ORO VALLEY: Oro Valley Public Art Tour – Oro Valley Marketplace, experience more than 30 pieces of Oro Valley Public Art in a three-hour narrated and guided tour, $25, 520-797-3959 or or

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

23            SUPERIOR: 13th 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  H

23            TEMPE: 3rd Annual Phoenix Fear Film Festival – MadCap Theatres, (730 S. Mill Ave. 85281), showcasing the best horror cinema from around the world, presented by Trash City Entertainment, featuring the world premiere of several feature length and short films, cast and crew of many of the films will be available for Q&A and panel discussions, $10-20, noon – midnight,

 23             THATCHER: Gila River Heritage Roundup – Graham County Museum, cowboy entertainment, music, storytelling & poetry, chuckwagon BBQ, Suzi Killman, Mike Dunn, Rolf Flake, Jim Dunham, Larry Shiflet Bunny Dryden and student poets, Tim Cox painting raffle, museum tours, free day activities, $10 -12 for evening performances, 928-428-0470 or 928-428-2511 or   

23            TUBAC: 16th Annual Santa Cruz Valley 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  or

23            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            TUCSON: Winter Trail Series Race – Tortolita Mountains, 6 am, 520-270-0763 or

23            YUMA: 5th 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

23            YUMA: Yuma Marathon – Ray Kroc Baseball Complex, (3600 South Avenue A), comfortable run at sea level, less then 100 feet of elevation change, beautiful temperatures, fast race,

23-24            FLAGSTAFF: Dogsled Races – Mormon Lake Lodge, expected to be the biggest dogsled race in the southwest, mushers from all over the country will attend, 60 teams compete, 928-354-2227 or

23-24            PHOENIX: Fairgrounds Antique Market - AZ State Fairgrounds, $7 parking, Sat. 9 am - 5 pm, Sun. 10 am - 4 pm, 602-717-7337 or

23-25            CHANDLER: NAPA Auto Parts National Time Trials - Firebird International Raceway, 602-268-0200 or 

23-2/13            TUCSON: [title of show] – Temple of Music and Art, (330 S. Scott), 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, 520-622-2823 or

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

24            SEDONA: Sedona Chamber Music Presents Alexander Fiterstein and Friends – The Zimro Project – St. John Vianney Church, (180 Soldiers Pass Rd.), an ensemble dedicated to incorporating Jewish art music into chamber music programs, inspired by the Zimro Ensemble, a group active a century ago in St. Petersburg, Russia, concert includes music by David Schiff, Debussy, Brahms and Paul Moravec, $25-40, 2:30 pm, 928-204-2415 or

24            TEMPE: Pianist Andrew Campbell – Katzin Concert Hall, “one of the most versatile collaborative pianists in the United States,” $4-8, 2:30 pm, 480-965-6447

24            PHOENIX: Music in the Garden Winter Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden, (1201 N. Galvin Pkwy, 85008), featuring Mosaico Flamenco Spanish Guitar, advance purchase recommended,  $14-20, noon, 480-481-8188 or

24-29            PHOENIX: Annul Quilting in the Desert – Four Points Sheraton, (10220 N Metro Parkway East), educational seminar for quilters from beginners to advanced, internationally recognized teachers present workshops in various quilting techniques, some free events, $30 registration plus workshop fees, 9 am – 5 pm, 602-788-3408 or  H

24 or 31            BENSON: Cowboy/Cowgirl Roundup – Singing Wind Bookshop, a gathering of cowboy and cowgirl authors & poets, 1-5 pm, 520-586-2425 or

24-2/1            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  H *  y

25            TEMPE: Piano Faculty Chopin Series Recital – Katzin Concert Hall, Chopin was renowned as a romantic composer, and he wrote and performed nocturnes, dance music, and preludes, $4-8, 7:30 pm, 480-965-6447

26            SCOTTSDALE: Tuesday Morning Music Concerts – Kerr Cultural Center, this week featuring Nancy Buck & Friends, all Schumann, performances and commentary, bring a donation to a food bank, co-presented with the ASU School of Music, free, but RSVP by 1/12, 10:30 am, 480-596-2660 or

26            TEMPE: Guitarist Gabriel Bianco – Katzin Concert Hall, French guitarist, $7-18, 7:30 pm, 480-965-6447

26-29            HOLBROOK/SCOTTSDALE: 52nd 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 29th, 480-990-3179 or 928-524-4155 or or

27            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 Osama (Afghanistan, 2003; PG-13), 6:30 pm, 602-787-7738 or

27-31            QUARTZSITE: 13th Annual Hobby, Craft & Gem Show - daily entertainment, seminars, food, free, 9 am - 5 pm, 928-927-6888 or 800-969-5464 or or    H

27-2/7            QUARTZSITE: 12th Annual Rock & Roll Classic Car Show - 714-377-7940 or 

28-30            PHOENIX: Annual Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival – State Fairgrounds, more than 300 exhibits, supply show for crafting, sewing, quilting and needle arts, scrap booking & embossing, professional classes, make & take hands-on workshops, $10, 10 am - 5 pm, 800-717-8789 or or  H  y

29            SCOTTSDALE: Gary Stroutsos, World Flute Master and Cultural Storyteller – Kerr Cultural Center, world flute music drawn from traditional cultures, evoking a spirit of place, and the voices of the land, $17-20, 8 pm, 480-596-2660 or

29-2/7            QUARTZSITE: Tyson Wells Arts & Crafts Fair - arts, crafts, free, 8 am - 5 pm, 928-927-6364 or or

29-2/13            TUCSON: Globe-X – Days Inn, (222 S. Freeway Ave.), 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,8:30 am – 6:30 pm, or

29-2/14            PEORIA: Steel Magnolias – Theater Works McMillin Black Box Theater, (8355 W. Peoria, 85345), Southern charm in a small-town beauty parlor, alternately hilarious and touching-and in the end, revealing of the strength and purposefulness humanity has the ability to possess in good times and bad, 623-815-7930 or

29-2/14            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

29-2/14            TUCSON: 1820 Oracle Wholesale Mineral Show – TopGem Warehouse, minerals, 520-622-6633 or

29-2/14            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

29-2/14            TUCSON: African Art Village – (1134 S. Farmington Rd., 85713), approx. 100 African exhibitors showcasing African masks, beads, statues and various other African artifacts from countries throughout Africa, 8 am – 6 pm, 520-869-7895 or

30            QUEEN CREEK: 5th Annual London’s Run – Schnepf Farms, 1⁄2 marathon, 10K run, 2 mile fun run/walk, benefits the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, 602-206-7275 or

30            SURPRISE: Arizona Road Racers 16th 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,

30            TEMPE: 6th Annual Walk ‘n Roll Dog Walk – Tempe Town Lake, 5K walk, and silent auction, 10 am, 480-945-0754 or

30-31            CASA GRANDE: 2nd Annual American Indian Music Fest – Casa Grande National Monument, celebrating the connection and continuity of prehistoric and current American Indian cultures through concert and demonstration, a blend of prehistoric and modern instrumentation, music, dance, storytelling and poetry, also crafters and artisans, authentic American Indian foods and dance to the rhythms of the past and present, 9 am – 5 pm, 520-723-3172 or

30-31            FLAGSTAFF: Mountain Snowshoe Race – Mormon Lake Lodge, the second in a three part series, offers both a 10K competitive loop and a 1K loop for novices and young children, benefit, 928-354-2227 or

30-31            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

30-31            MESA: 20th Annual High Noon Western Americana Antique Show - Civic Center, (263 N. Center, 85201), more than 200 quality Western Indian & Fine Art dealers, fine Western art, bits, boots, advertising, saloon, Indian rugs and beadwork, Charro, Vaquero, historical firearms, Hollywood cowboy, western books & photography, historic & silver saddles, $10/day, $15/weekend, show, 310-202-9010 or  H

30-31            PHOENIX: Military Vehicle Show, Swap Meet & Food Drive – Arizona National Guard Building,  (1335 N. 52nd St., 85008), includes an impressive line-up of Jeeps from WWII, Korea and Vietnam, Humvees from Desert Storm, conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, along with troop carriers and armored cars from 70 years of American machinery in combat, also a swap meet of armed service collectibles, free, $5 donation for parking, 8 am – 4 pm, 480-497-9722 or

30-31            PHOENIX: 14th 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 

30-31            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

30-31            SCOTTSDALE: Global Bikes McDowell Meltdown - mountain bike race, Tandem 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 #2,

30-31            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

30-31            TUCSON: 29th Annual Winter Concert of Russian Music and Dance – Tucson Center for the Arts, Proscenium Theatre, (2202 W. Anklam Rd.), Orpheus will perform Russian folk songs as guest of the Arizona Balalaika Orchestra, 7:30 & 2 pm,

30-2/11            TUCSON: Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show – Riverpark Inn, gems, jewelry, beads, minerals, open to public and wholesale, 310-586-6815 or or

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show information from Entertainment Magazine.

30-2/14            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  H *  y

30-2/14            TUCSON: Tucson Electric Park RV Gem Show – (2500 E. Ajo Way, 85713), gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, lapidary equipment supplies and tools, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm,

30-2/14            TUCSON: Executive Inn Mineral & Fossil Show – Best Western Executive Inn, (333 W. Drachman, 85705) worldwide dealers of gems, fossils and minerals, zeolites, calcite, tanzanite & ruby crystals, pezzottaite, star rose quartz, opals, red ammonites, 520-791-7551 or

31            CAVE CREEK: Cave Creek Trail Marathon Fun Run – Spur Cross Conservation, 26.2 miles, 7:30 am,

31            FLAGSTAFF: Arizona Cup Classic Style Ski Race – Flagstaff Nordic Center, 15K classic (Diagonal-stride) style ski race, on the well groomed trails, race both classic and freestyle to compete for the Arizona Cup, Arizona’s only cross country ski race series, $, 9 am, 928-600-0385 or

31            PHOENIX: Music in the Garden Winter Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden, (1201 N. Galvin Pkwy, 85008), featuring Back Porch Bandits, bluegrass/folk/acoustic, advance purchase recommended,  $14-20, noon, 480-481-8188 or

31-2/5            TUCSON: To Bead True-Blue – Tucson Doubletree Reid Park, a juried bead show, 500 exhibitors, the finest artists, artisans and merchants, artistic suppliers, direct importers, textile arts, jewelry design, lapidary, handmade artistic glass, fused glass, clay arts, metal smith, antiquities, enameling techniques, collectibles, wearable art, interior décor and art jewelry, 530-274-4444 or

31-2/14            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  H  y

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