Entertainment Magazine: Arizona: Events: 2011: April
Arizona Events April 2011 Calendar
These events are happening in Arizona communities throughout the month of April 2011.
To make it easier to group hundreds of events throughout Arizona, event listings have been separated by region:
Phoenix Area Events This section includes events for communities that surround the Phoenix metroplitan area, including Chandler, Gilbert, Guadalupe, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe, AZ.
Tucson Events This section of events covers the Tucson metroplitan area that includes Catalina, Marana, Oracle, Saddlebrooke, Sierra Vista and Vail, Arizona.
Flagstaff Events | Tombstone | Yuma events
The following Arizona events are outside of the above areas or have a major statewide interest.
March 24-April 10, 2011
ATC: LOST IN YONKERS by Neil Simon. Directed by Samantha K. Wyer. Tucson: February 26 March 19, 2011. Phoenix: March 24 April 10, 2011. Meet the Kurnitz family. Grandma is the matriarch with a will of iron and a hardwood cane who spared no rod in raising her four children. When her two teenage grandsons are forced by circumstances to live with her for a year, the clash of generations and battle of wills leads the whole family to learn important lessons about duty, devotion, trust and love. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play, and as comical as it is poignant, Lost in Yonkers is the masterwork of Neil Simon's career and is certain to leave you spellbound with laughter and tears. More on ATC's 2010-2011 season.
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Saturday, April 2, 2011
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, www.jeromeartwalk.com
MARANA: 2nd Annual Gladden Farms Spring Duathlon Run - Gladden Farms Community Park, 8 am, 520-256-8109 or www.arizonaroadracers.com
MESA: 20th Annual Holualoa El Tour de Mesa Red Mountain Park, 74- & 26-mile bicycle rides, also 4-mile & 1/4-mile kids fun rides, medallions to all finishers, traffic control, support stations, $15-55, 7 am, 520-745-2033 or www.perimeterbicycling.com
PAGE: Friends of the Golf Course Scramble - Open Lake Powell National Golf Course, 9 am, shotgun, 928-645-2023 or www.golflakepowell.com
SEDONA: Mysteries of the Mogollon Sedona Heritage Museum, first-person’ style history talk with song, cowboy poetry and humor, with Michael Peach, $6, 1:30 pm, 928-282-7038 or www.sedonamuseum.org
TUCSON: 2011 Living History Program Tucson Presidio, (133 W. Washington), 18th century soldiering, demos, games for kids, docent tours, storyteller, try on 18th century clothing, free, 10 am - 3 pm, www.tucsonpresidiotrust.org/calendar.html
Yuma- 3:10 to Yuma Celebration held at the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park. Celebrate the first anniversary of Yumans stepping forward to “save the prison” for the second time in this case from closing its doors because of the state’s budget shortfalls. This will mark a full year of operation by Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, which has since finished major renovations and improvements to the prison museum and the prison grounds. More info, www.historicyumaprison.com, 928-783-4771.
SIERRA VISTA: TMRC 5-Mile Run/Walk - the course consists of one 5 mile loop and will have one water stop, $15, 6:30 am, 520-378-0814 or www.thundermountainrunningclub.org
TUBAC: 9th Annual Taste of Tubac - Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, tasting of wines and savory cuisine from local restaurants, benefits local charities, 5-8 pm, 520-398-2704 or www.tubacaz.com
Friday April 8, 2011
FLAGSTAFF: American Roots Ardrey Auditorium, the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra features a program with the Kruger Brothers, Elizabeth Schulze conducting, Music from the Spring, in partnership with Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music, pre-concert conversation with the conductor at 6:30 pm, $32-57, 7:30 pm, 928-774-5107 or www.flagstaffsymphony.org
Saturday, April 9, 2011
ANTHEM: Emma's Run - Anthem Community Center, 8 am, 623-330-0913 or http://www.arizonaroadracers.com
BISBEE: 10th Annual Copper Classic Car Show - Main Street, classic cars with lots of dazzle and chrome, prizes awarded for various categories, drawings, goody bags, food, music, free, 8 am 3 pm, 520-432-3554 or 866-2BISBEE or www.beisbeearizona.com
ELGIN: Dog-Friendly Vineyard Party Canelo Hills Vineyard & Winery, for the people - vineyard tours, wine tasting, snacks, discounted wine purchases; for the canine guests treats, ball-tossing and kiddie pool splashing, photos, contest with prizes, $15/person, dogs are free, 3:30-5 pm, 520-455-5499, www.canelohillswinery.com
FLAGSTAFF: Slush Cup - Arizona Snowbowl, fun race, requiring helmets for all fast skiers, all ages, costumes encouraged, $15, 8:30 am - 2 pm, 928-773-9707 or www.flagstaffskiclub.org
GILBERT: 7th Annual Gilbert Global Village Festival - Gilbert North Civic Center, (50 E. Civic Center Dr.), a multi-cultural celebration, features a parade of nations, music, dance, arts & crafts, food and sports of a variety of cultures, two stages of performances, hands on activities & demonstrations, free, 9:30 am - 4 pm, 480-503-6224 or http://www.ci.gilbert.az.us/parks/gvf.cfm
KINGMAN: Public Star Party Walleck Ranch Park, (3851 N. Willow St.), with High Desert Astronomy, view through their telescopes or bring your own, viewing begins at sundown, 928-753-9979 or 928-753-6744 or http://www.hdac-az.com
LAKE HAVASU CITY: Havasu Half Marathon also on-site music, vendors, food and drink, and 5K, 7:30 am, 928-885-4887 or 928-435-4936 or www.HavasuHalf.com
LAKE HAVASU CITY: Havasu 95 Speedway Race SARA Park, ASA Speed Trucks, Modifieds, ASA Street Stocks, Bandolero Championship & Factory Stocks, 6 pm, 928-716-6300 or www.havasu95speedway.com
MESA: Mesa Sprint Triathlon - Kino Aquatics Center, 7 am, 602-885-6882 or http://www.arizonaroadracers.com
MORRISTOWN: 4th Annual Grand Desert Days Festival (25920 W. Rockaway Hills Dr. 85342) classic car displays, parade, arts and crafts, regional fire dept. Chili Cookoff, live entertainment, old fashioned games for all ages, Arizona authors, reading and book signings, free, 9 am 4 pm, 623-341-5977 or www.gfwc-morristownaz.org
PATAGONIA: Mariachi Festival Patagonia Lake State Park, (400 Patagonia Lake Rd. 85624), enjoy mariachi music and dancing, food and beverage vendors on-site, 10 am 5 pm, 520-287-6965 or www.AZStateParks.com
PHOENIX: Silent Sundays at the Orpheum Orpheum Theatre, featuring Madge Bellay in Secrets of the Night, with the “Mighty Wurlitzer” theatre organ accompaniment by internationally renowned theatre organist Ron Rhode, $10-15, 2:30 pm, http://silentsundays.info
SCOTTSDALE: Chef Wine Dinners various restaurants, award winning chefs at some of the Valley’s top restaurants offer a four-course meal with rich vintage wines, $125, 6:30 pm, 480-945-7193 or www.scottsdaleculinaryfestival.org
SEDONA: The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD - Rossini’s Le Comte Ory - Red Rock Center for the Performing Arts, (995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd, 86336), Rossini’s comedy stars bel canto sensation Juan Diego Flórez in the title role of this Met premiere production. He vies with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, in the trouser role of Isolier, for the love of the lonely Countess Adèle, sung by soprano Diana Damrau, $18-22, 10 am, 928-204-2415 or http://www.chambermusicsedona.org/
SUPERIOR: Annual Herb Festival - Boyce Thompson Arboretum, live music, herbal cooking demonstration, tours, children's games and crafts, exhibits by local herbalists, herbs for sale, $3-7.50, 11 am - 3 pm, 520-689-2811 or http://arboetum.ag.arizona.edu
TUCSON: Catalina State Park 5.2 & 10.35 Mile Trail Run & Walk Catalina State Park, 7:30 am, 520-797-7867 or http://www.arizonaroadracers.com
YUMA: Gila Ridge HS Spring Challenge 5K Gila Ridge High School, 520-559-4803 or www.arizonaroadracers.com
April 16, 2011
BUCKEYE: 13th Annual Spring Celebration Earl Edgar Recreation Facility, (Miller Rd. & Beloat), bunny photo patch, petting zoo, entertainment, egg decorating, egg hunt, craft vendors, food on “Bunny Brunch Blvd.” and carnival games on “Cottontail Lane”, 9 am noon, 623-349-6354\
COTTONWOOD: 3rd Annual Brian Mickelsen Memorial Half-Marathon, 10K, 2 mile run/walk Riverfront Park, 7:30 am, 928-639-3200 or www.getsetaz.com
FLAGSTAFF: 14th Annual Northern Arizona Book Festival Coconino Center for the Arts, includes readings, workshops, panel discussions, literary events, www.nazbookfest.com
FLAGSTAFF: Flagstaff Earth Day 2011 City Hall South Lawn, live bands, local food, free bike valet, vendors and exhibitors, free, 11:30 am 4 pm, 928-213-3612 or http://www.flagstaff.az.gov/index.aspx?nid=1439
LITCHFIELD PARK: Sprint in the Park Triathlon www.litchfield-park.org
PAGE: 10th Cuddle Scramble Golf Tournament Lake Powell National Golf Course, 928-645-2023 or www.golflakepowell.com or www.pagelakepowellchamber.org
PAYSON: 21st Annual 2011 Zane Grey Highline 50 Mile Trail Race beautiful, challenging and unique trail run, the trail lies entirely in the Tonto National Forest and runs from just south of Pine to several miles east of the town of Christopher Creek, designated a National Recreation Trail in 1979, a scenic and historic trail, 5 am, www.zanegrey50.com
PRESCOTT: Get Out…Get Into It! Discover Prescott’s Natural History includes interpretive walks at Willow and Watson Lakes and Watson Woods Preserve that highlight the riparian area’s birds, plants, geology, archeology an trail system, showcases ongoing Granite Creek restoration and demonstration of Rambling River, an interactive watershed model, nature-related vendors at Heritage Park Zoo, http://www.cityofprescott.ne
SONOITA: 33rd Annual Blessing of Sonoita Vineyards, HC1 Box 33, 290 Elgin-Canelo Road, Elgin, AZ 85611. Call 520-455-5893. More on Sonoita Vineyards.
WICKENBURG: Nature Fest Hassayampa River Preserve, (4961 N. Hwy 60, 85390), a day of outdoor fun for the entire family, touch a non-venomous snake, go eye-to-eye with a live bird of prey and other wildlife, get ideas on recycling and water conservation, take a guided hike along the Hassayampa River, and enjoy hands-on activities, $5 adults, kids are free, 9 am 3 pm, 928-684-2772 or www.nature.org/arizona/preserves