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Arizona Events January 2011 Calendar


One of the most popular events in Arizona January 29, 2011 through February 13, 2011 is the annual See gem dealers and show schedules for the Tucson Gem Show 2011.

This calendar of events for Arizona communities in 2011 has been produced to assist you in making travel and activity arrangements. To have your Arizona event considered, please email to [email protected].

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 www.ArizonaGuide.com.

January 1, 2011

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, 12:30 – 5:30 pm, www.fiestabowl.org

GLENDALE: 40th 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 www.tostitosfiestabowl.com

PHOENIX: 6th Annual New Year’s Day 5K and 1 Mile – Papago Park, 5K Run, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, 8 am , 623-362-8438 or http://allarizonarunningevents.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

January 1-2, 2011

PHOENIX: Holidays at the Heard Museum – Heard Museum, (2301 N. Central Ave), artist demonstrations, music, dance performances including Navajo and Hopi dancers, book signings and hands-on activities, fry bread, $5-12, 9:30 am - 4 pm, 602-252-8848 or www.heard.org

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 www.usaindianinfo.org

January 4-9, 2011

TEMPE: Shrek the Musical – ASU Gammage, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage, part romance, part twisted fairy tale, http://asugammage.com

January  6, 2011

MESA: Lang Lang – Mesa Arts Center, (1 E. Main St.), perhaps the most popular pianist on the planet, $52-92, 7:30 pm, 480-644-6500 or www.MesaArtsCenter.com

January 6-8, 2011

PHOENIX: Symphonie fantastique – Symphony Hall, featuring the Phoenix Symphony, Michael Christie conducts, and Phoenix Symphony principal flutist Viviana Cumplido, and a legion of area flutists and drummers, in Berlioz’s most celebrated work, 7:30 & 8 pm, 11 am, www.phoenixsymphony.org

January 6-9, 2011

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 www.anls.org

January 7, 2011

YUMA: Popovich Comedy Pet Show – Historic Yuma Theatre, a family-oriented blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets, each of the show's 15 cats and 10 dogs were once strays, rescued from animal shelters, 7 pm, www.yumafestivals.com

January 7-8, 2011

PARKER: Motorsports Parker 250 - A Duel in the Desert – motorcycle, quad & UTV points only, 928 669-6511 or http://parkerareatourism.com or www.bitd.com

January 7-9, 2011

MESA: 39th Annual Flagg Gem & Mineral Show - Community College, (1833 W. Southern), 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 www.flagshow.info or www.mines.az.gov 

PHOENIX: 6th 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, www.showtechnology.com/shows/Phoenix/Phoenix.html

YUMA: Petsapalooza Festival – Main Street, animal-themed festival with pet-related vendors, arts and crafts, food, precocious pups compete in the 9th Annual Dog Talent Show, 928-782-5712 or http://www.yumafestivals.com. See more Yuma events.

January 7-16, 2011

QUARTZSITE: Annual Tyson Wells Rock/Gem/Mineral Show – Tyson Wells Showgrounds, (100 W. Kuehn St.), goldsmithing, silversmithing, precious metals, lapidary tools, equipment, supplies, free, 8 am - 5 pm, 928-927-6364  or www.tysonwells.com or www.ci.quartzsite.az.us 

January 8, 2011

GLENDALE: 16th 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 www.glendaleaz.com/events

LAKE HAVASU CITY: 41st Annual Polar Bear Ski Run - Nautical Inn Beach, noon - 4 pm, 928-486-4963 or www.golakehavasu.com

SCOTTSDALE: ArtWalk of Champions - Scottsdale Arts District along Main Street & Marshall Way, put an artsy spin on college football’s biggest game, dozens of art galleries open and hosting multiple opening receptions, live music, free food samples, 1-4 pm, 480-990-3939 or www.scottsdalegalleries.com

January 8-9, 2011

LITCHFIELD PARK: 19th 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, fry bread, $5-8, 10 am - 5 pm, 623-935-5033 or  www.litchfield-park.org

SUPERIOR: Winter Visitors’ Welcome - Boyce Thompson Arboretum, guided tours, concerts each day with MN humorist Mark Fogelson, 520-689-2811 or http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu

YUMA: Murphy’s Gun Show – Yuma County Fairgrounds, 928-726-4420 or www.yumafestivals.com

YUMA: 37th 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 www.azantiqueshow.com

YUMA: 13th 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 www.azstateparks.com or www.swlg1880.com/

January 8-23, 2011

QUARTZSITE: Main Event - displays from around the country, dealers with gems, minerals, jewelry demos, general swap meeting, arts & crafts, Hit & Miss Engine Show, fireworks, 928-927-5213 or http://www.maineventqz.com or www.ci.quartzsite.az.us 

January 9, 2011

CHANDLER: 7th Annual “Run to Remember” – Tumbleweed Park, 10K run, 5K run/walk, proceeds go to the families of officers, 7:30 am, www.arizonarunningeventsco.com

FLAGSTAFF: Kahtoola 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 www.FlagstaffNordicCenter.com

PHOENIX: The Arizona Bach Festival – Musical Instrument Museum, (4725 E. Mayo Blvd.), the festival is to inspire, educate, preserve and elevate the appreciation of Bach as a transcendent force, featuring violinist Stephen Redfield, $20-35, 3 pm, 602-357-4224 or www.ArizonaBachFestival.org

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 www.Scottsdaleperformingarts.org

SEDONA: Canellakis Duo with Roman Rabinovich – St. John Vianney Catholic Church, (180 Soldiers Pass Rd, 86336), brother and sister duo, violinist Karina and cellist Nicholas, will be joined by Roman Rabinovich, the winner of the 2008 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, $25-40,  2:30 pm, 928-204-2415 or www.chambermusicsedona.org 

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These events are happening in Arizona communities throughout the month.

January 1-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

January 5-23, 2011

TUCSON: Wicked – UA Centennial Hall, the untold story of the witches of Oz, how the two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good, by Broadway in Tucson and UApresents, http://www.broadwayintucson.com/shows_wicked.html or http://www.uapresents.org/purchase/wicked.php

January 7-30, 2011

PEORIA: My Fair Lady – Arizona Broadway Theatre, (7701 W. Paradise Ln, 85382), one of the most cherished musicals of all time, 623-776-8400 or http://www.azbroadwaytheatre.com

January 15-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

January 20-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

January 20-April 3, 2011

20-4/3    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

January 21 through January 23

4th Annual Phoenix FearCon Film Festival in Tempe - MadCap Theatres. 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, 602-953-2728 or http://www.phxfearfilmfestival.com

January 28 through January 30

3rd Annual Crave Arizona 2011 in Scottsdale - at the Scottsdale Waterfront. Highlights local chefs, artisans, and one-of-a-kind dining experiences found only in Arizona, includes Eliziers at teh Loft iwth Battle of the Sexes, a wine tasting encounter and the National Top Bar Chef Mix-Off, a wine tasting and a Grand Tasting, http://cravearizona.com

January 21-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/

January 23-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

January 10, 2011

GLENDALE: BCS National Championship Game – University of Phoenix, www.tostitosfiestabowl.com or http://www.glendalesgotgame.com/BCS_2011.html

January 11, 2011

PHOENIX: The Arizona Bach Festival – All Saints’ Episcopal Church, (6300 N. Central Ave.), the festival is to inspire, educate, preserve and elevate the appreciation of Bach as a transcendent force, featuring organist James David Chrisite, $20-35, 3 pm, 602-357-4224 or www.ArizonaBachFestival.org 

January 12-16, 2011

WILLCOX: 18th 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 www.wingsoverwillcox.com 

January 12-30, 2011

PHOENIX: No Way to Treat a Lady – Phoenix Theatre, a theatrically charged musical comedy thriller about a publicity crazed actor turned serial killer and the charming detective who pursues him, based on the best-selling novel by William Goldman that became a renowned 1968 movie, it's a wicked blend of humor, romance and murder, http://www.phoenixtheatre.com/

January 13, 2011

PARADISE VALLEY: The Arizona Bach Festival – Camelback Church, (3900 E. Stanford Dr.), the festival is to inspire, educate, preserve and elevate the appreciation of Bach as a transcendent force, featuring Chamber Ensemble (Haagsche Muziek) of the Netherlands, $20-35, 3 pm, 602-357-4224 or www.ArizonaBachFestival.org

PHOENIX: Phoenix Boys Choir Mini-Concert – Steele Indian School Park Memorial Hall, (300 E. Indian School Rd., 85012), the world-renowned Tour Choir will perform new works, sneak peeks at special repertoire and audience favorites,  $10, 5:30 pm, 264-5328 or www.phoenixboyschoir.org

January 13-16, 2011

PHOENIX: A Chorus Line – Orpheum Theatre, the one and only singular sensation, the show that introduced the world to those chorus line dancers whose hopes and dreams make the Broadway musical possible, 800-776-7469 or www.theaterleague.com

January 14, 2011

PRESCOTT: Harlem Gospel Choir – Yavapai College Performance Hall, (1100 East Sheldon St., 86301), an evening of foot-stomping and hand clapping blues, jazz and gospel spirituals, from the heart of Harlem in New York City, the Choir travels the world as the ambassadors for African American culture and is loved for its joyous music, $26-56, 7:30 pm, 928-445-7300 or http://www.yc.edu/

TEMPE: Brandenburg Festival – Tempe Center for the Arts, experience some of Bach’s greatest works for orchestra featuring Phoenix Symphony musicians as soloists and conductor Michael Christie, 8 pm, 602-495-1999 or www.phoenixsymphony.org

January 14-16, 2011

CAREFREE: 18th 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 www.thunderbirdartists.com

CAVE CREEK: Cave Creek Indian Market – (7100 E. Cave Creek Rd, 85331), art, live entertainment, celebrates the colorful history and rich heritage of the Southwest with a diverse gathering of Native American, Spanish and Southwestern fine artists and craftsmen, free, 10 am – 5 pm, 623-734-6526 or www.VermillionPromotions.com

GLOBE/MIAMI: 54th Annual Gila County Gem & Mineral Show - Gila County Fairgrounds, (3 miles north of Junction US60-70, 85501), precious and semi-precious gems and minerals, un-finished stones as well as finished, vendors from around the country, live demonstrations, door prizes, food, displays, $3, Fri/Sat. 9 am - 5 pm, Sun. 9 am - 4 pm, 928-466-3060  or www.mines.az.gov

LAKE HAVASU CITY: Buses by the Bridge XV - vintage Volkswagon bus show & camp out, 928-680-7664 or www.golakehavasu.com or www.busesbythebridge.com

PHOENIX: 18th 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 www.maricopacountyhomeshows.com

TUCSON: 53rd 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 www.aripexonline.com

TUCSON: 21st 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 www.fortlowellshootout.com

YUMA: Yuma Home & Garden Show – ideas for home decorating, design, home improvement, new home building and landscaping, with hundreds of displays, http://www.americanshowsinc.com/yuma.html

January 15, 2011

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, www.litchfield-park.org

PHOENIX: The Arizona Bach Festival – Central United Methodist Church, (1875 N. Central), the festival is to inspire, educate, preserve and elevate the appreciation of Bach as a transcendent force, presenting Bach’s B Minor Mass featuring the Grammy winning Phoenix Chorale and Bach Festival Orchestra, $20-35, 3 pm, 602-357-4224 or www.ArizonaBachFestival.org

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

SCOTTSDALE: 7th 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, 1-4 pm, 480-990-3939 or www.scottsdalegalleries.com

SCOTTSDALE: Brandenburg Festival – Scottsdale Center for the Arts, experience some of Bach’s greatest works for orchestra featuring Phoenix Symphony musicians as soloists and conductor Michael Christie, 8 pm, 602-495-1999 or www.phoenixsymphony.org

YUMA: Jim Curry’s Tribute to John Denver – Historic Yuma Theatre, (254 S. Main St.), presented by Equity Lifestyle Properties, part of the concert series, 7 pm, 928-373-5202 or www.yumafestivals.com or www.yumaaz.gov/events

January 15-16, 2011

CASA GRANDE: Casa Grande Main Street 11th 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 www.cgmainstreet.org

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 www.azantiqueshow.com

January 15-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

January 16, 2011

MESA: Brandenburg Festival – Mesa Arts Center, experience some of Bach’s greatest works for orchestra featuring Phoenix Symphony musicians as soloists and conductor Michael Christie, 2 pm, 602-495-1999 or www.phoenixsymphony.org

PHOENIX: 8th 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 www.rnraz.com

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 www.Scottsdaleperformingarts.org

January 17-23, 2011

SCOTTSDALE: 40th 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 www.barrett-jackson.com 

January 18, 2011

FLAGSTAFF: Full Moon Ski – Flagstaff Nordic Center, 928-600-0385 or www.FlagstaffNordicCenter.com

January 19-23, 2011

SCOTTSDALE: 11th 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 www.russoandsteele.com

QUARTZSITE: 45th 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 www.qiaaz.org 

January 20, 2011

YUMA: New Shanghai Circus – Historic Yuma Theatre, graduates from China’s premier academies everything from contortion to trapeze, group and solo bicycle riding and more, part of the Heritage Festivals concert series, $21, 7 pm, 928-373-5202 or www.yumafestivals.com

January 20-21, 2011

PHOENIX: 12th Annual Automobiles of Arizona - Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, some of the world's most influential automobiles will be offered for sale, 800-211-4371 or www.rmauctions.com 

January 20-23, 2011

TUCSON: Tucson Area Square Dance Festival – Tucson’s Revvvin’ in 2011 - 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, $, http://www.sardasa.com/sacca 

January 20-30, 2011

TUCSON: 20th 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 www.tucsonjewishfilmfestival.org

January 20-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

January 20-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.com

January 21, 2011

YUMA: Swing Dolls – Historic Yuma Theatre, Los Angeles-based vocal trio transports you back to the 1940s with their extraordinary re-creation of the Andrews Sisters’ sound, 928-373-5202 or www.yumashowtickets.com

January 21-22, 2011

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

January 21-23, 2011

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 www.azwags4wishes.com

LAKE HAVASU CITY: Havasu Hot Air Balloon Fair – Rotary Park, sponsored by the London Bridge Lions and Rotary Club Foundations, fun and entertainment for the whole family, entertainment, art booths, vendors, balloon rides, helicopter rides, powered parachutes, 4-wheelers mud bog event, carnival, student tissue hot air balloon launch, balloon glow, $1/person, $5/car, 6 am, 928-505-5240 or  www.golakehavasu.com

PEORIA: Arizona Antique Market – Peoria Expo Building, (8606 W. Ludow Dr. Bldg E), free, Fri noon – 6 pm, Sat. 9 am - 5 pm, Sun. 10 am - 4 pm, 602-717-7337 or www.azantiqueshow.com

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 www.goodingco.com

TEMPE: 4th Annual Phoenix FearCon 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, 602-953-2728 or http://www.phxfearfilmfestival.com

TUCSON: 6th 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, $8 or $20 for weekend pass, Fri 2-6 pm, Sat. 9 am – 4pm Sat. auction at 3 pm, Sun 10 am – 3 pm, 406-834-3603 or www.oldwestroundup.com

TUCSON: 33rd 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 http://tucsonquiltersguild.com/

YUMA: The Spirit of Yuma Military Festival – Historic Downtown Yuma, celebrating Yuma’s military & veterans, features a salute to all of those who serve, Stephen Cochran performs 1/22, www.yumafestivals.com

January 21-24, 2011

FOUNTAIN HILLS: 14th 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 www.SilverAuctions.com

January 21-30, 2011

QUARTZSITE: 32nd Annual Tyson Wells Sell-a-Rama – Tyson Wells Show Grounds, arts, crafts, rock, gem, mineral show, free, 928-927-6364 or www.tysonwells.com or www.mines.az.gov

January 21-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/

January 22, 2011

PRESCOTT: Second City Touring Company – “Fair & Unbalanced” – Yavapai College Performance Hall, (1100 East Sheldon St., 86301), a night of hilarious satire and cutting-edge improvisation, takes unbridled comic pleasure in the foibles of our politicians, celebrities and even our significant others, no institution escapes the satiric eye from the Beltway to Hollywood elite, appropriate for adult audiences, $17-47, 7:30 pm, 928-445-7300 or http://www.yc.edu/

January 22-23, 2011

MESA: Annual Madrigal Feaste - Fiesta Fountains, (1315 S Longmore, 85202), celebrating 15th Century life in this historical, hysterical entertainment extravaganza, the event includes dinner, drink, and entertainment and is appropriate for ages 13+,  wine will be served to those with appropriate ID. $40 per person (includes dinner), Sat 6 pm, Sun 1 pm, 480-297-7552 or www.stcpa.org

January 22-23, 2011

PHOENIX: 20th Papago Military Vehicle Show – 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 www.armytrucks.org

SUPERIOR: 14th 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 http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu 

January 22-24, 2011

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 www.dickinsonsports.com

January 22-30, 2011

QUARTZSITE: 29th Annual Sports, Vacation & RV Show - RVs, supplies, camping equipment, food, entertainment, free, 9 am - 5 pm, 928-927-6888 or 800-969-5464 or www.quartzsitervshow.com 

January 23, 2011

FLAGSTAFF: Stories to Life: Navajo Winter Tales – Coconino Center for the Arts, featuring members of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra and actors from the Theatrikos Theatre Company  using theatre and music to bring classical tales and poems to life, free, 4 pm, 928-779-2300 or http://www.culturalpartners.org

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 www.Scottsdaleperformingarts.org

TUBAC: 17th Annual Santa Cruz Valley Car Nuts 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 www.carnuts.org or www.tubacaz.com  or www.carnuts.org

YUMA: Mexicali Expo –Yuma Civic Center, music, dancers, food & drinks of Mexico,

January 23-29, 2011

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 www.quiltcamp.com 

January 23-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

January 26, 2011

PHOENIX: ASU-MIM Wednesday Morning Interludes Series – Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, (4725 E. Mayo Blvd., 85050), featuring ASU African Drum Ensemble, Mark Sunkett, director in a journey through West Africa with drumming and folklore from Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Ghana and Nigeria, 10:30 am, 480-478-6000 or www.theMIM.org

YUMA: The Warnock Family – Historic Yuma Theatre, (254 S. Main St.), performing Oldies, Rock & Roll & Gospel, part of the Concert Series, presented by Equity Lifestyle Properties, 7 pm, 928-373-5202 or www.yumaaz.gov/events or http://www.yumaheritage.com

January 27-29, 2011

PHOENIX: Annual Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival – State Fairgrounds, more than 300 exhibits, supply show for crafting, sewing, quilting and needlearts, scrap booking & embossing, professional classes, make & take hands-on workshops, $10, 10 am - 5 pm, 800-717-8789 or www.quiltcraftsew.com or www.rustybarn.com 

January 28, 2011

FLAGSTAFF: A Musical Icon – Ardrey Auditorium, the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra featuring conductor Edith Copley and the Shrine of the Ages Choir, program includes Bach: Mass in B Minor, pre-concert conversation with the conductor at 6:30 pm, $32-57, 7:30 pm, 928-774-5107 or www.flagstaffsymphony.org

January 28-30, 2011

CASA GRANDE: Pinal County 25th Annual Agri-Country Bluegrass Festival - Pinal County Fairgrounds, (512 S. 11 Mile Corner Road, Casa Grande ), famous fiddler & bluegrass musicians, old time fiddlers, demonstrations of exotic birds, live entertainment, classic car show, antique tractor pull, $6, 9 am - 5 pm, 520-509-3555 or 866-431-1311 or www.pinalcountyfair.com

PHOENIX: Hollywood Dreams and Nightmares – Symphony Hall, with the Phoenix Symphony and conductor James Sedares, a concert of cinematic masterpieces with music from some of the greatest epics and thrillers ever seen on the Silver Screen, part of the APS Pops Series, $18 and up, 8 & 2 pm, 602-495-1999 or www.phoenixsymphony.org

PHOENIX : 2nd Annual Desperado Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – Paradise Community College, Center for the Performing Arts, (18401 N. 32nd St. 85032), 602-787-7738 or www.paradisevalley.edu/cpa

PHOENIX: Becoming an Outdoors Woman – Saguaro Lake Ranch, offers adventure and life skills, for women age 18 and older to learn to camp, fish, rappel, hike, cook with Dutch ovens, photograph wildlife & a range of outdoor recreation skills, "hawk talks" and nature hikes, $420 includes meals, lodging and classes, 480-644-0077 or www.azwildlife.org

SCOTTSDALE: Crave Arizona – highlights local chefs, artisans, and one-of-a-kind dining experiences found only in Arizona, includes exquisite dinners, cooking demonstrations, competitions, educational seminars, in-gallery private dinners, the National Mix-It-Up Competition, Arizona Grand Tasting with more than 50 of the state’s top signature restaurants, http://cravearizona.com

January 28-February 6, 2011

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

January 28-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.

January 28-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 

January 29, 2011

PHOENIX: Orchestra from Planet X – Symphony Hall, with the Phoenix Symphony and featuring the Magic Circle Mime CO., includes an exploration of America’s greatest music, 2:30 pm, 602-495-1999 or www.phoenixsymphony.org

PRESCOTT: Asleep at the Wheel – Yavapai College Performance Hall, (1100 East Sheldon St., 86301), famed western-swing, boogie, and roots-music, still on the upswing, they've earned nine Grammy awards, $30-60, 7:30 pm, 928-445-7300 or http://www.yc.edu/

QUEEN CREEK: 6th Annual London’s Run – Schnepf Farms, ? marathon, 10K run, 2 mile fun run/walk, benefits the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, 602-206-7275 or www.londonsrun.org

SURPRISE: Arizona Road Racers 17th Annual Desert Classic Marathon, Half Marathon & 2 Mile – Riverboat Village, (18300 West Bell Road), registration begins at 6 am, marathons begin at 7 am, 2 mile fun run starts at 7:05 am, www.arizonaroadracers.com

YUMA: Yuma Territorial Marathon and Half Marathon – Ray Kroc Baseball Complex, (3600 South Avenue A), comfortable run at sea level, less than 100 feet of elevation change, beautiful temperatures, fast race, www.yumamarathon.com

January 29-30, 2011

MESA: 21st 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 www.highnoon.com

SUPERIOR: 3rd Annual Superior Home Tour & Antique Show – begins at the Superior Chamber of Commerce, (230 W Main St), 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 or http://www.superiorazchamber.net

TUCSON: 30th 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, www.sonsoforpheus.org

YUMA: Civil War Days – Yuma Quartermaster Depot, re-enactment groups from around the West converge for an old-school encampment and mock battles on the grassy grounds of the park, (note, no Civil War battles were waged around Yuma), 928-373-5198 or www.yumaheritage.com

January 29-31, 2011

PHOENIX: 15th Annual Heard Museum Guild Library Book Sale & Treasure Market - Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., more than 30,000 books ranging from rare books to paperbacks, historic tomes to cookbooks, also unique art and collectibles including American Indian and vintage jewelry, katsina dolls, prints, pottery and ceramic vessels, silent auction for high-end items and rare-edition books, free, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm, Sun 9:30 am - 4 pm, 602-252-8848 or www.heard.org 

January 29-February 6, 2011

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 

January 29-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

January 29-February 12, 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 

January 29-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

January 30, 2011

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

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 www.FlagstaffNordicCenter.com

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 www.Scottsdaleperformingarts.org

January 30-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

January 30-February 11, 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 
30-2/12  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

January 31, 2011

SEDONA: The Claremont Trio – St. John Vianney Catholic Church, (180 Soldiers Pass Rd, 86336), widely regarded as the premier piano trio of its generation for its thrillingly virtuosic and richly communicative performances, the first winner of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award and the only piano trio ever to win the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, $25-40,  2:30 pm, 928-204-2415 or www.chambermusicsedona.org 

January 31-February 6, 2011

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 

January 31-February 6, 2011

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

January 31-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


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