Entertainment Magazine: Arizona: Events: 2011: February

Arizona February 2011 Events Calendar

These events are happening in Arizona communities throughout the month of February 2011. For more events see individual sections for more events in Flagstaff, Phoenix Tucson, Tombstone and Yuma.

The major Arizona event in February is the Tucson Gem, Fossils & Mineral Shows in Tucsonthrough Febrtuarty 13, 2011.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Yuma - S’Wunderful at the Historic Yuma Theatre. Part of the Heritage Festivals Concert Series, 7 pm, http://www.yumaheritage.com

Willcox - TEACHER APPRECIATION ON HONOR OF WUSD TEACHERS in Willcox, AZ. In appreciation of ALL teachers and in honor of Willcox Unified School District teachers who were affected by the recent fire, Coronado Vineyards is offering ? off tickets to Wine & Chocolates! Tickets must be purchased by February 5 and are available at their tasting room! Join Coronado Vineyards on Saturday, February 12 from 10 AM to 4 PM for an extraordinary wine and chocolate tasting. This year they will be pairing their top wines with Cocopotamus Chocolates to create an unforgettable experience!  Owner Jacque Cook says “Cocopotomus Chocolates are featured in the Academy Awards Celebrity Gift Bags and are utterly fantastic!”. In addition to the amazing chocolates (which Rachael Ray has called “AWESOME chocolate”) and wine, the duo Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl will be performing live from 1-4 PM! The cost is $10/person or $5 for teachers who buy their tickets in advance (must be 21 for wine tasting).  Bring your Valentine or bring the whole family to enjoy a day together!  ABOUT CORONADO VINEYARDS: Coronado Vineyards is nestled between the majestic Mt. Graham and Dos Cabezas Mountains yet located less than one mile off Interstate 10 in Willcox at exit 344. Coronado Vineyards is one of Arizona’s Top Vineyards, with several award winning wines. Visitors will find a wide variety of wines from dry reds to sweet sparkling. For information, visit www.CoronadoVineyards.com or call 520.384.2993.

February 2 through February 6, 2011

Quartzsite- 14th Annual Hobby, Craft & Gem Show. Daily entertainment, seminars, food, free, 9 am - 5 pm, 928-927-6888 or 800-969-5464 or http://www.quartzsitervshow.com or http://www.ci.quartzsite.az.us 

February 3 through February 6, 2011

Sells - 73rd Annual Tohono O’odham Nation Rodeo & Fair - O'odham Wapkial Ha:Tas at 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, $, 520-383-2588 or http://www.tonation-nsn.gov/rodeo_fair.aspx

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Flagstaff - First Friday Art Walk at The Artists Gallery. Free, 6:30 pm, 928-773-0958 or http://www.theartistsgallery.net or http://www.culturalpartners.org

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, http://www.jeromeartwalk.com

February 4 through February 6, 2011

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 http://parkerareatourism.com or http://www.bitd.com/

February 4 through February 13, 2011

Quartzsite - Tyson Wells Arts & Crafts Fair held at the SW corner I-10 Freeway 7 Highway 95. Arts, crafts, free, 8 am - 5 pm, 928-927-6364 or http://www.tysonwells.com

February 4 through February 20, 2011

Phoenix - Alice in Wonderland! perrformed at the Valley Youth Theatre. Follow Alice down the rabbit hole for madcap adventures in Lewis Carroll’s whimsical story, she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game, 602-253-8188 or http://www.vyt.com

February 4 through February 5, 2011

Ajo - 15th Annual Ajo Piecemakers Quilt Show “Quilting in the Sonoran Desert”
Curley School Auditorium. Locally created new quilts, antique quilts, demonstrations & vendors, raffle, $2, 9 am – 3 pm, www.ajochamber.com

February 4 through February 6, 2011

Casa Grande - 8th Annual Wuertz Farm Gourd Festival –“Running of the Gourds” at Pinal County Fairgrounds. Dedicated to the world of gourds, gourd art, jewelry and even mini-gourd races, $6, 520-723-4432 or www.wuertzfarm.com

Yuma - Two Rivers Renaissance Faire at West Wetlands Park. Celebrates the music, food, and fun of the olde world village marketplace. $10 at the gate; kids 6-12 and active military $5; www.tworiversfaire.com

February 5 through February 13, 2011

Wickenburg- 7th Annual Wickenburg Art Club Fine Art Festival and Sale. Dozens of juried artists display and sell their works, paintings, three dimensional art, and jewelry, this year’s featured artist is Jane Skaar Coleman, a painter of the western landscape and wildlife. Artist Reception with music and refreshments Saturday from 5 to 8 pm. Show is open every day beginning at noon, free. www.wickenburgartclub.org

February 5 through February 6, 2011

Quartzsite- 13th Annual Rock & Roll Classic Car Show, 714-377-7940 or http://www.ci.quartzsite.az.us 

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Bisbee- 18th Annual Spring Art Auction. Features artwork some of Bisbee's finest artists and national artists, also a silent auction, music, $10, 7-9 pm, 520-432-3554 or www.discoverbisbee.com or http://www.bisbeearts.com

Fountain Hills - 8th Annual Meet the Miners, 16704 Avenue of the Fountains
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 http://www.samifinejewelry.com

Glendale - TASTE Glendale Culinary Festival 2011 at Murphey Park. More than 30 area eateries and food purveyors, $25 for adults; this is a 21-and-older event,  price includes beverages,  www.tasteglendale.com

Lake Havasu City- National Bass West Team Fishing Tournament, 760-497-8238 or www.nationalbasswest.com

Prescott - S’Wonderful-The New Gershwin Musical at Yavapai College Performance Hall. An all singing, all dancing revue of the genius of George and Ira Gershwin - New York City in 1916 - Paris in the 1930s - Hollywood in the 1940s - New Orleans in the 1950s - and somewhere in the world today, $26-56, 7:30 pm, 928-445-7300 or http://www.yc.edu/

Sedona - Mysteries of the Mogollon at 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 http://www.sedonamuseum.org

Snowflake - Annual Groundhog Breakfast. Snowflake H.S. cafeteria. Free breakfast of ground hog-biscuits and sausage gravy prepared by the Snowflake Fire & Police Departments and served by the Snowflake Town Council, 5-8 am, http://www.snowflaketaylorchamber.org

Tucson - La Encantada Fine Art Festival at La Encantada Shopping Center. Featuring art exhibitors in all mediums and genres in an outdoor garden setting, free, 9 am – 5 pm, 520-797-3959 or http://www.laencantadafestival.org

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Prescott - Elijah – Prescott Concert No. 5 performance at Yavapai Community College Gym, 3 pm, 928-776-4255 or 602-495-1999 or www.phoenixsymphony.org

Vail - Fleet Feet Arizona Trail Race: 8 Miles at La Posta Quemada Ranch at Colossal Cave Mountain Park. Fleet Feet Arizona Trail Race: 8 Miles – La Posta Quemada Ranch at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 7:30 am, 520-886-7800 or http://www.everyoneruns.net

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Holbrook- 53rd 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 11th, 480-990-3179 or 928-524-4155 or http://www.paradadelsol.org or http://www.hashknifeponyexpress.com

February 9 through February 13, 2011

Tubac- 52nd 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 www.tubacaz.com 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Elgin - 28th Annual Blessing of the Vine Festival at Village of Elgin Winery. Includes lunch, souvenir wine glass, sample tasting of world class Arizona wines, live music, competition and crowning of Arizona’s King and Queen of Grape Stomping, arts & crafts, $18, 11 am – 4 pm, 520-455-9309 or www.elginwines.com

February 9 through February 14, 2011

Clarkdale - Chocolate Lovers Festival at Verde Canyon Railroad. Enjoy delicious chocolates and flavored coffees, 928-639-0010 or 800-293-7245 or www.verdecanyonrr.com

February 10 through February 13, 2011

Tucson -57th Annual Gem & Mineral Show – The Minerals of California held at the 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, $8 parking, Thu-Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm, 520-322-5773 or www.tgms.org or www.tucsonshowguide.com 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Scottsdale - 3rd Annual Glass Act ArtWalk at the Scottsdale Arts District. Features beautiful glass artistry by some of Arizona’s finest and glass-blowing demonstrations on the streets, free, 7-9 pm, 480-990-8989 or http://www.scottsdalegalleries.com

Sierra Vista - Huachuca Astronomy Club Public Star Party at Patterson Observatory. View through member's telescopes (large & small) or bring your own, excellent outing for families and school age children welcome, 5:30 pm weather permitting, 520-366-5788 or www.hacastronomy.com  

February 10 through February 13, 2011

Tombstone - 4th Annual High Noon at the Tombstone Livery. Tombstone Ghost Riders Action Shooting invites everyone to attend,  includes a warm-up match, speed events, 10 stage main match and delicious chuckwagon dinner, 520-457-3559 or http://www.tombstonechamber.com/

February 11 through February 13, 2011

Camp Verde - 11th Annual Pecan/Wine & Antique Festival held on Main Street,. 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, http://www.verdeentertainments.com/

Litchfield Park - Southwest Festival of Fine Arts at Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa. Art, live entertainment, culinary delights, free, 10 am – 5 pm, 623-734-6526 or www.VermillionPromotions.com

Phoenix - 21st Annual Chinese Week & Culture & Cuisine Festival at the 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, http://phoenixchineseweek.org/

Safford - 32nd Annual Eastern Arizona Old Time Fiddler's Contest at the Fairgrounds. BBQ, fiddle contest, gospel, 928-651-3839 or 888-837-1841 or http://www.visitgrahamcounty.com or http://www.arizonaoldtimefiddlers.org

Sierra Vista - 19th Annual Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering at the Buena Performing Arts Center,. 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 http://www.cowboypoets.com  

Wickenburg- Gold Rush Days Annual Gem & Mineral Show held at the Community Center, (160 N. Valentine), free, Fri-Sat 9 am – 5 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm, 800-942-5242 or http://www.wickenburgchamber.com

Wickenburg- 63rd 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 http://www.wickenburgchamber.com/

Yuma - 66th Annual Silver Spur Rodeo at the 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, 928-726-4420 or http://yumajaycees.org

Yuma - 16th Annual Yuma Crossing River Daze Arts & Crafts Festival at Historic North End. Celebrate the river and its role in Yuma’s story, and the amazing engineering feats that made this thirsty desert bloom, 928-783-0071 or 800-293-0071 or http://www.visityuma.com

Yuma - Yuma Square Dance Festival at Yuma Civic Center. Dancers from throughout the Western states gather for down-home dancin’ and socializin’ with favorite callers and cuers from around the region, 928-782-0844

February 11 through February 14, 2011

Superior - The Language of Flowers Flower Show & Chocolate Tasting at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Living display of plants and their blossoms designed to interpret the language of flowers, featuring Cerreta Candy Company chocolates, $3-7.50, 8 am - 4 pm, 520-689-2811 or http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu 

Arizona Events through February 2011

Team in Training (TNT), the nation’s largest endurance sports training program and the largest fundraising program for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, has kicked off its exciting summer season and is in the process of recruiting team members for the Rock and Roll Marathon & Half Marathon in San Diego, CA, the Mayor's Marathon & Half Marathon in Anchorage, AK, America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride in Lake Tahoe, NV, or the Deuces Wild Triathlon in Show Low, AZ.
“Team in Training trains ordinary people to run or walk a marathon and half marathon, ride a century (100-mile) bike ride, or complete a triathlon, said Louanne Clark, campaign director, Team In Training. “In exchange for training and support, participants help raise money towards cures for blood cancers like leukemia (the No. 1 disease killer of children), lymphoma and myeloma. It’s truly a remarkable program!” 

 Team In Training includes a program for everyone, from beginners to experienced athletes, to cross the finish line.  The training features a workout schedule; coach-led group workouts; clinics to teach lessons on training, nutrition and safety; support from Team in Training coaches, mentors and staff and the camaraderie that comes from training with a team. 
“If you are interested in being more active this summer while directly helping others affected by cancer, Team In Training is a great way to start,” said Rick Karl, Team In Training marathon coach and past participant of numerous events. “We invite interested participants in all TNT sports to join us during one of our Saturday practices to really see what we are all about and learn more about the mission of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.”
For more information, please visit http://www.teamintraining.org or contact Louanne Clark, Team in Training Campaign Director, at (520) 795-0091 or via email [email protected] Training for summer season is already underway so call now for more information or to join today!

Through February 4, 2011

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 www.tobeadtrueblue.com

Through February 6, 2011

PHOENIX: This – Herberger Theater Center, by Melissa James Gibson, Jane is a promising poet without a muse, a single mother without lessons to pass along, her dating life’s a shambles, and her helpful friends are only helping make things more complicated, this witty, un-romantic comedy captures the uncertain steps of a circle of friends backing their way into middle age, http://www.atphx.org/

SCOTTSDALE: Unstoppable Me! - Greasepaint Theatre, (7020 E. 2nd St), by Phoenix Theatre Cookie Company, musical fun as two young kids, their parents and a magical bird discover how to hold on to no-limit thinking rather than just trying to “fit in”, through their adventure, everyone learns to truly enjoy life and become unstoppable as they strive to reach their dreams, good for grades K-4th, $15, 602-254-2151 or www.cookiecompany.org

SCOTTSDALE: Arizona Sun Country Circuit Quarter Horse Show - WestWorld, (16601 N. Pima Rd.), 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 more than $200,000 in awards & prize money, vendors for shopping, free, 8 am - 6 pm, 623-419-6318 or www.suncircuit.com

SCOTTSDALE: 75th 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, 602-870-0163or http://wastemanagementphoenixopen.com

TUCSON: 33rd Annual Gem & Lapidary Dealers Association – Starr Pass Marriott Resort & Spa, gemstones, diamonds, pearls, finished jewelry, designer jewelry section, 520-792-9431 or www.glda.com or www.tucsonshowguide.com. See more on the 2011 Tucson Gem & Mineral Shows

Through February 11, 2011

TUCSON: Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show – Riverpark Inn, (350 S. Freeway Ave., 85745), gems, jewelry, beads, minerals, open to public and wholesale, 310-586-6815 or www.pueblogemshow.com or www.tucsonshowguide.com. See more on the Tucson Gem & Mineral Shows 2011.

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 www.usaindianinfo.org 

TUCSON: Fine Minerals International Gem & Mineral Forum – (450 N. Granada Ave. 85701 ), offering the finest minerals and gems from all over the globe, including new material from China, Russia and Brazil, 917-295-7141. See more on the Tucson Gem & Mineral Shows 2011.

Through February 12, 2011

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, http://jewelryshowguide.com/ or http://www.daysinntucson.com. See gem dealers and show schedules for the Tucson Gem Show 2011.

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 www.mzexpos.com or www.visittucson.org/gemshow. See more on the Tucson Gem & Mineral Shows 2011.

Through February 13, 2011

PEORIA: The Desperate Hours – Theater Works, (8355 W. Peoria Ave, 85345), fresh approach to a classic, exciting crime drama will keep you on the edge of your seat, follow what happens when an ordinary family living in a Midwest suburb is invaded by a trio of escaped criminals, examine, up close the clash of wills between the forces representing good and evil, 623-815-7930 or www.theaterworks.org

TUCSON: 1820 Oracle Wholesale Mineral Show – TopGem Warehouse, minerals, 520-622-6633 or www.topgem.com

TUCSON: Rapa River Gem & Mineral Show – (292 S. Freeway Ave. , 85745), a wide variety of many unique and unusual products from all parts of various countries, 520-743-0866 or www.rapariver.com or www.tucsonshowguide.com

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 http://jewelryshowguide.com/

TOMBSTONE: 29th 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 www.tombstonechamber.com

Through February 27, 2011

CAREFREE/CAVE CREEK: 20th Annual Arizona Musicfest 2011 – 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 www.azmusicfest.org

Through February 28, 2011

QUARTZSITE: 11th Annual Desert Gardens Intl. Gem & Mineral Show – (1155 Kuehn Street), free, 9 am - 6 pm, 928-927-6361 or www.mines.az.gov or www.desertgardensrvpark.net

Through March 6, 2011

TEMPE: Go, Dog. Go! – Tempe Center for the Arts, (700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy, 85281), P.S. Eastman’s classic children’s book springs to life in a rollicking musical free-for-all, by Childsplay, $12-25, 4 & 1 pm, 480-350-2822 or http://childsplayaz.org

Through March 13, 2011

GLOBE: Key Ingredients: America by Food – Gila County Historical Society Museum, Smithsonian exhibition of our country’s diverse regional cooking and eating traditions, includes exhibits, oral history projects and publications, food festivals and cook-offs, 602-257-0335 ext. 25 or www.azhumanities.org

Through March 27, 2011

SCOTTSDALE: 21st 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 www.celebrateart.com

Through April 2, 2011

SCOTTSDALE: 9th Season of Native Trails presented by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation - series of free festivals celebrating Native American culture, highlighting tribes from across Arizona including Fort McDowell Yavapai, Hopi, Dine' and Apache nations, Native American music and dance, traditional flutes and drums, arts, crafts and jewelry also available, guest performers, free, most Thursdays & Saturdays, noon - 1:30 pm, 480-421-1004 or www.CultureQuestScottsdale.com

SCOTTSDALE: 7th Annual Arizona Fine Art Expo – Southwest corner of Jomax & Scottsdale Rd., (26540 N. Scottsdale Rd.),  100 nationally acclaimed fine artisans working in studio environment, hands-on art demonstrations and workshops, entertainment, a café, weekends feature musical entertainment, $8, 10 am – 6 pm, 480-837-7163 or www.ArizonaFineArtExpo.com

Through April 3, 2011

SCOTTSDALE: 7th Annual Arizona Fine Art Expo – Southwest corner of Jomax & Scottsdale Rd., (26540 N. Scottsdale Rd.),  100 nationally acclaimed fine artisans working in studio environment, hands-on art demonstrations and workshops, entertainment, a café, weekends feature musical entertainment, $8, 10 am – 6 pm, 480-837-7163 or www.ArizonaFineArtExpo.co

Friday, February 11, 2011

Yuma - Brad Zinn in The Great Comedians at Historic Yuma Theatre. A one man play, presented by Equity Lifestyle Properties, 928-373-5202 or http://www.yumaaz.gov/events

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Bisbee- Chocolate Tasting. Sponsored by the Friends of the Copper Queen Library, the oldest public library in Arizona, revolves around the most decadent chocolate desserts and is for serious chocolate lovers, also beverages, live local music and raffles and a silent auction, $12, 6-8 pm, 520-432-4232 or www.discoverbisbee.com

Cottonwood - Annual Arts and Crafts Show at the Clemenceau Heritage Museum. Features talented Verde Valley artists and craftsmen displaying stained glass, jewelry, dolls, pottery, woodwork, western items, original paintings and photography and more,  light refreshments are available, $1,  9 am – 4 pm, http://www.clemenceaumuseum.org/

Flagstaff - BrewHaHa at High Country Conference Center. Features more than 25 local, regional and western breweries and more than 40 different craft beers, live music featuring Tempe funk and soul rockers Black Carl and bluegrass band the Mars Hillbillies, live comedy with Brian Kohatsu, hors d’oeuvres and wine tastings, benefits Habitat for Humanity of Flagstaff, $32, 2-6 pm, 888-512-7469 or www.greenhouseproductions.net or www.flagstaffbrewhaha.com

Florence- 26th 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 http://www.florencemainstreet.com

Lake Havasu City - Symphonic Winds “Big Band/Jazz Concert” at LH Performing Arts Center, (2675 S. Palo Verde Blvd.), $10, 7:30 pm, 928-855-2098

Lake Havasu City- 7th Annual RC Model Boat Race at Bridgewater Channel, 9 am – 4 pm, 928-453-6222 or http://www.golakehavasu.com

Prescott - Ambrosia at Yavapai College Performance Hall. The band that led the progressive rock movement in the 1970s continues to break new ground to tour and delight audiences around the world with a sound that is both fresh and memorable, $16-46, 7:30 pm, 928-445-7300 or http://www.yc.edu/

Quartzsite- 6th Annual Willpower Incorporated ATV & Off-Road Vehicle Parade & Poker Run. Line up 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 http://www.willpowerinc.org

Sedona- 6th Annual Sedona Marathon, half marathon and 5K, city and forest roads, elevations from 4100 to 4650 feet, 8 am, 800-775-7671 or www.arizonaroadracers.com or www.sedonamarathon.com

Willcox - A Weekend of Wine and Chocolate at Coronado Vineyards. Sample specialty crafted chocolates prepared to pair with wines, $5, 10 am – 4 pm, 520-384-2993 or www.coronadovineyards.com

Yuma- Silver Spur Rodeo Parade. Silver Spur Rodeo Parade – 928-726-4420 or http://yumajaycees.org

February 12 through February 13, 2011

Phoenix - 55th Annual VNSA Used Book Sale at the Arizona 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, $ parking, Sat 8 am - 6 pm, Sun 8 am - 4 pm, 602-265-6805 or http://www.vnsabooksale.org 

Coolidge - 3rd Annual American Indian Music Fest at 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 www.nps.gov/cagr/index.htm

February 12 through February 27, 2011

Scottsdale - 15th Annual Phoenix Jewish Film Festival at 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 http://www.gpjff.org

Sunday, February 13, 2011

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 http://parkerareatourism.com

Monday, February 14, 2011

Globe - 3rd Annual Romance on the Rails. Depot in Downtown Globe. 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 www.copperspike.com

February 14 through February 21, 2011

Florence - Estrella War XXVII held at 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, http://www.estrellawar.org

February 14 through February 21, 2011

Lake Havasu City - Havasu Pocket Cruisers Convention at The Nautical and London Bridge resorts. More than 110 sailors with their pocket-sized sailboats, includes fun races, a show and shine, a poker run, and annual Grudge Match, http://www.sailhavasu.com

February 17 through February 20, 2011

Lake Havasu City - Winter Blast XXII - Annual Western Pyrotechnics Convention at Spectator Point. Public debut of many of the latest technological innovations in this field, free, dusk, 800-242-8278 or www.westernpyro.org or www.golakehavasu.com

February 17 through February 27, 2011

Scottsdale - 56th Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show & Shopping Expo at WestWorld. Largest event of its kind in the world, 2,200 of the world's most beautiful Arabians, Half-Arabians & National Show Horses in competition, celebrities, barn parties, more than 300 vendor booths, international cuisine, exhibitors sell artwork, jewelry, equine gifts, horse care products, $7-15, 8 am – 10 pm, 480-515-1500 or www.scottsdaleshow.com 

February 17 through February 20, 2011

Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion held at Lake Havasu State Park, pre ’68 vintage car and motorcycle show, carnival, beer garden, vendors, pin-up girl contest, live music and entertainment, $5, 928-846-0335 or http://www.golakehavasu.com/

February 17 through February 18,2011

Sierra Vista - 18th Annual High on the Desert Master Gardeners Conference at Windemere Hotel. Sessions focusing on food production, landscaping with native plants, water conservation and environmental stewardship, for novice gardeners to the seasoned, 520-485-8278 ext, 2141 or www.visitsierravista.com or www.ag.arizona.edu/cochise/mg

February 18 through February 21, 2011

Casa Grande- 44th 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 www.casagrandechamber.org

February 18 through February 20, 2011

Cave Creek - 10th Annual Sonoran Arts League Festival of Fine Art at Stagecoach Village. A juried show which features 150 local and nationally-acclaimed artists with a variety of work from traditional to contemporary and everything in between, live music, food and artist demonstrations, and a farmers market, free, 10 am – 5 pm, 480-575-6624 or http://www.sonoranartsleague.org/festival.php

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Chandler - Chandler Symphony Orchestra Chamber at Chandler Center for the Arts,. Families can discover exquisite music of exceptional quality, free, 8 pm, www.chandlersymphony.orgGoodyear - 6th Annual Heart & Sole 5K Run/Walk at Goodyear Ballpark. Also a 1-mile fun run/walk, presented by West Valley Hospital, 623-882-7525 or http://www.ci.goodyear.az.us or http://www.arizonaroadracers.com

Goldfield - 13th Annual Superstition Mountain Chili Cook-Off held at the Goldfield Ghost Town. Competitions in red & green chili, live entertainment, $4/tasting cup, 11:30 am - 3:30 pm, 480-983-0333 or www.goldfieldghosttown.com  

Lake Havasu City - 5th Annual Geo-Cache Bash at 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 http://www.azstateparks.com

Parker - Big Bass Classic Tournament at Blue Water Resort & Casino, 928 669-6511 or http://parkerareatourism.com

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 http://parkerareatourism.com

Phoenix - Annual Prospectors’ Day at Arizona Mining & Mineral Museum. Gem & mineral displays, gold panning demos & equipment, dealers & door prizes, kid’s activities, identification of rocks and minerals,  free, 10 am - 4 pm, 623-935-2007 or 602-771-1611 or http://www.mines.az.gov

Prescott - Arizona’s Got Talent Show at Elks Opera House. Celebrate the 106th anniversary of the Elks Opera House with talent from the great State of Arizona, $13-15, 7:30 pm, 928-777-1367 or http://www.elksoperahouse.com

Phoenix - 11th Annual Strong Beer Fest at Steele Indian School Park. A tasting of strong beers (and others) from Arizona breweries and guest breweries around the Southwest and California, musical entertainment, $35-40, 1-5 pm, http://www.azbrewguild.com

Scottsdale - Annual Fishing & Outdoor Expo held at Chaparral Park. 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 or http://scottsdaleaz.gov

Sacaton - 66th Anniversary of Iwo Jima held at the Ira H. Hayes American Legion Post. Parade with military flyover followed by ceremonial events at the Memorial Park, lunch at Memorial Park, http://www.srpmic-nsn.gov/community/veterans/

Salome - 18th Annual Great Arizona Outback Chili Cook-Off and Poker Run at Centennial Community Center. 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 http://www.azoutback.com 

Tombstone - Fairbank Days at Fairbank Historic Townsite. 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

February 19 through February 27, 2011

Tucson - 86th Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros – The Tucson Rodeo & Parade held at Tucson Rodeo Grounds. 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 www.tucsonrodeo.com. Red more about the Tucson Rodeo and Parade.

February 19 through February 20, 2011

Tucson - 18th Annual Southwest Indian Art Fair – Southern Arizona’s Premier Indian Art Show and Market! held at the Arizona State Museum. Meet 200 Southwest Native artists, many of them award winning, top-quality, handmade art includes pottery, Hopi katsina dolls, paintings, jewelry, baskets, rugs, blankets, and much more, artist demonstrations, Native food, music, and dance performances, Sat 10 am –5 pm, Sun 10 am–4 pm, 520-621-6302 or www.statemuseum.arizona.edu

February 19 through February 20, 2011

Apache Junction - 45th Annual Jewelry, Gem and Rock Show 2011…Rocks Again at Skyline High School. 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 http://www.ajrockclub.com

Oro Valley - Oro Valley Festival of the Arts held at the Oro Valley Marketplace. Features a large variety of works by some of the regions finest artisans and craftsmen, Sat 9 am – 4 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm, 520-797-3959 or www.orovalleyfestival.org

February 20 through February 27, 2011

Sedona- 17th Annual International Film Festival & Workshop. Hot new domestic & international films screened prior to release, documentary & animation features, features, shorts, film making workshop, filmmakers introduce their films & host Q&A sessions, $10-250, 928-282-1177 or www.sedonafilmfestival.com 

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Apache Junction- 10th 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 http://www.lostdutchmanmarathon.org

Apache Junction- 21st 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, www.smth-gold.com/Hunt%20doc/Map.doc

Bisbee - Sandhill Crane Watch at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area. (30 minutes from Bisbee in McNeal), winter flock of thousands of Sandhill Cranes offers world-class wildlife viewing, bring a picnic lunch and meet a SABO naturalist at the north viewing platform to enjoy the cranes' midday return from breakfast in nearby farm fields, for all ages, free, 11 am – 1 pm, 520-417-6960 or 520-432-1388 or http://www.sabo.org

Fountain Hills - Desert Classic Duathlon at McDowell Mountain Park. 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, http://www.active.com or http://www.desertclassicduathlon.com

Goodyear - The IMS Arizona Marathon at 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 http://www.thearizonamarathon.com

Peoria - 6th Annual Bikers Soar For Wildlife Run at Arrowhead Harley-Davidson. Hosted by and benefits Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center,  meanders through great Arizona scenery, ends at Pioneer Living History Village where hawks, eagles, falcons and other animals from the Center on display, also food,  raffle and auction,  music by Faded Jeans, $25 for rider, $30 for rider & passenger, 8 am, 623-587-0139 or http://www.wildlifecenter.net

Yuma - In the Mood at Historic Yuma Theatre. Part of the Heritage Festivals Concert Series, 3 pm, http://www.yumaheritage.com

February 21 through February 27, 2011

Marana - Accenture Match Play Golf Championship held at Ritz Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain. Cornerstone of the World Golf Championship series, in the lush, Sonoran Desert foothills of the Tortolita Mountains, a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, competition between the best 64 available golfers from the Official World Golf Ranking, and a purse of $8.5 million, match-play event benefits the local and regional charities, 520-571-0400 or www.worldgolfchampionships.com

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sedona - The McDermott Trio with Paul Neubauer at St John Vianney Catholic Church. Pianist Anne-Marie an artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, violinist Kerry a member of the NY Philharmonic, and cellist Maureen an original member of CELLO, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center artist member violist, Paul Neubauer, joins the Trio, $25-40, 2:30 pm, 928-204-2415 or http://www.chambermusicsedona.org/index.php

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tucson - 86th Annual Tucson Rodeo Parade held at South 6th & Irvington. World's longest non-motorized parade, 200 entries including western-theme floats and buggies, Mexican folk dancers and musicians, bleacher seats $4-6, 9 am, 520-294-1280 or http://www.tucsonrodeo.com 

Scottsdale - 7th Annual Best of Scottsdale ArtWalk at 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 http://www.scottsdalegalleries.com 

February 25 through February 26, 2011

Lake Havasu City - 2nd Annual HAVA BBQ London Bridge Style at Windsor Beach State Park,Site 4. Arizona State BBQ Championship sanctioned by KCBS, 74 teams from 14 states, also a “Kids Corner”, games, face painting, air obstacle course, vendors include barbeque rubs, sauces, accessories, jewelry, sunglasses, garlic & more, free admission, $2 parking, Fr noon – 9 pm, Sat 10 am – 7 pm, 928-680-3815 or http://www.havabbq.com

February 25 through February 27, 2011

Fountain Hills- 25th Annual Great Fair. 480 juried artists & craftspeople, food, live musical entertainment and beer garden, free, 10 am - 5 pm, 480-837-1654 or www.fountainhillschamber.com or visitfhfm.com 

Apache Junction - 47th Annual Lost Dutchman Days at 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 www.apachejunctioncoc.com or http://www.lostdutchmandays.org  

Friday, February 25, 2011

Avondale - Lucas Oil Phoenix 150 held at Phoenix International Raceway. NASCAR Camping World Series West race, 866-408-7223 or www.phoenixraceway.com

Prescott- 4th Friday Art Walk. 15 galleries stay open late and offer food, musical entertainment, artist receptions and painting demonstrations, http://www.artthe4th.com

Prescott - The Texas Tenors at Yavapai College Performance Hall. Finalists on “America’s Got Talent” these three tenors blend classical sounds with country roots, $25-55, 7:30 pm, 928-445-7300 or http://www.yc.edu/

Tempe- Astronomy Open House on the roof of the Bateman Physical Sciences Bldg. H Wing, learn about the moon & planets, free, 8-10 pm, 480-727-7010 or http://astopenhouse.com/

Wickenburg - Ragnar Relay Del Sol at Wickenburg to Tempe. Your team of 12 maniacs will run around the clock in this springtime relay through the Arizona desert, 202-miler runs, 877-837-3529 or www.getsetaz.com or http://www.arizonaroadracers.com

Yuma - Mardi Gras on Main Street on Main Street. Hosted by Ft. Yuma Rotary, offers the traditional flavors, sounds and sights of New Orleans...Beignets, sounds of carnival, wearing of the beads and much more, benefit, 928-446-6308

February 25 through February 27, 2011

Willcox - 28th Annual Ann Boyd Wade Fine Art & Photographer Show held at the Willcox Community Center. Sponsored by the Art League of Willcox, largest fine arts show in Southeastern Arizona, 520-508-2221 or http://www.willcoxart.org/

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Arizona City - Arizona City Daze held at Sunland Gin Road. Antique Aircraft fly-over begins the parade 9 am, then arts and crafts and food vendors’ booths from 10 am-dusk, also pony rides, face painting and a carnival, live entertainment all day, raffle drawings, free, 520-466-5141 or http://www.azchamber.com

Avondale - Bashas Supermarkets 200 at Phoenix International Raceway. NASCAR Nationwide Series Race, 602-252-3833 or 602-252-2227 or www.phoenixraceway.com

Chandler - 8th Annual Chandler Classic Car & Hot Rod Show held 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, free, 10 am - 4 pm, 480-389-7709 or http://www.chandleraz.gov or http://www.chandlercarshow.com

Lake Havasu City - APBA Mark Hahn Memorial Havasu 300 at Crazy Horse Campgrounds. Personal watercraft racing, begins at 7 am, 714-241-9600 or http://pwcfun.com/markhahn300.asp

McNary - Night Skiing at Sunrise Park Resort, $15-21, free for guests staying at the Sunrise Lodge, 4:30-9 pm, 800-772-7669 or www.sunriseskipark.com

Parker - Colorado River Music Fest held at La-Paz County Park. Bands play from 11 am – 5 pm, listen and dance, food available,  http://www.parkerareatourism.com

Quartzsite- 8th 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, www.quartzsitebusinesschamber.com

Queen Creek- Two Sisters-One Heart: 3rd Annual 10K, 5K, 1M & Festival. For Conjoined Twins – Walker Butte Elementary, San Tan Valley, 8 am, 480-773-9398 or http://www.getsetaz.com

Superior - World Desert Fair at 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 http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu  

February 26 through February 27, 2011

Phoenix - 47th Annual Arizona Scottish Highland Games held at the Steele Indian School Park. 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 www.arizonascots.com 

Phoenix - 27th Annual Matsuri: A Festival of Japan held in 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 http://www.azmatsuri.org 

Sierra Vista - 11th Annual Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Show & Sale held at 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 http://www.visitsierravista.com org

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Avondale - Subway Fresh 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. The stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, 866-408-7223 or www.phoenixraceway.com

Chandler - 9th Annual Basnat Mela (Kite Flying Festival) held at Tumbleweed 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 www.pakistaninformation.org

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

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, $35, 10 am – 4 pm, 480-644-6515 or http://www.friendsofmexicanart.org

Paradise Valley - American Routes at Valley Presbyterian Church. With traditional folk hymns and spirituals from American composers, traces the paths of 21st Century contemporary American composers from Eric Whitacre, Z. Randall Stroope and Moses Hogan to the stirring traditional folk hymns and spiritual arranged by Mack Wilberg, by the Sonoran Desert Chorale, $15, 480-305-4538 or http://www.sonorandesertchorale.org

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