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Phoenix, Arizona Events 2010 Calendar

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

This calendar has been produced to assist with travel arrangements or local activities. It is an information guide only and does not constitute a recommendation. Dates for these Arizona events were correct at time of publication. Since dates are occasionally changed, please confirm them in advance. Updates, additions and corrections to any Phoenix, AZ events are made at www.ArizonaGuide.com.

2010 Phoenix, Arizona Event Listings


The Desert Botanical Garden presents its annual Music in the Garden Winter Concert Series 2010.  Visitors can enjoy an array of musical styles including Swing, Blues and Irish/Celtic Rock.  All concerts are held outdoors on the Garden’s beautiful Ullman Terrace.  Fabulous Food Catering provides a chef attended food station featuring weekly specials for an additional charge.  The Patio Café will also be open during the concert.  There is a cash bar available.  Music in the Garden is sponsored in part by Desert Living Magazine, Hotel San Carlos, and Pourmasters.

January 10 – February 21, 2010. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ. Members: $14 / Non-Members: $20. Children: $8 (ages 3-12), children 2 and under are admitted free. Ticket price includes Garden admission. Order tickets on-line at www.dbg.org or visit the Admissions Box Office (8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily). Call 480-481-8188 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday). The schedule is as follows:

Sunday afternoons from 12 – 2 p.m.

  • January 10 – The Swingtips – Swing/Jazz/Lounge
  • January 17 – Big Pete Pearson – Blues
  • January 24 – Mosaico Flamenco  Spanish Guitar
  • January 31 – Back Porch Bandits – Bluegrass/Folk/Acoustic
  • February 7 – Brazen Heads – Irish/Celtic/Rock
  • February 21 – Cascabel – Latin/Rock/Pop.

For more information, call 480-481-8188 or visit www.dbg.org

For additional tourism information and brochures, contact:

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

Arizona Chamber of
Commerce & Convention Bureaus

YouTube Video of Arizona Road Trip

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

The Arizona Opera 2010-2011 season launches in Tucson on October 16 with the company premiere of Gilbert and Sullivan’s rollicking comedy The Pirates of Penzance. Bizet’s passionate Carmen opens in November in a daring new production, Puccini’s exotic Turandot returns to the AZO stage in January for the first time in a decade and Verdi’s dramatic Otello opens in March. Mozart’s lighthearted comedy The Abduction from the Seraglio – a company premiere – ends the season in a splash of vivid hues and whimsy.

ATC's 2010 Season Performance Schedule. Arizona Theatre Comapny will hold general season auditions for Equity and non-Equity actors for the 2009-2010 season

Governor Brewer Reminds Travelers of Passport Requirement

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

U.S. citizens returning home from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda, by land or sea, are required to present one of the following travel documents: A passport issued by the U.S. Government, a passport card (PassCard), a valid trusted traveler program card (FAST, NEXUS, or SENTRI) or a Military ID with official travel orders. U.S. citizen children under the age of 16 will be able to present the original or copy of their birth certificate, or other proof of U.S. citizenship such as a naturalization certificate or citizenship card. Information about requirements for special groups traveling abroad can be found at U.S. Customs and Border Protection: http://www.getyouhome.gov/html/lang_eng/eng_sa.html

Events in Phoenix, AZ

January 2010

February 2010

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

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For additional tourism information and brochures, contact:

The Arizona Office of Tourism

2702 N. Third St., Suite 4015

Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Phone: 602/542-8687 or 1-800-842-8257

Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Convention Bureaus

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