Arizona: Phoenix: 2010 Events: January

Phoenix, Arizona Events January 2010 Calendar

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

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

January 2010 Phoenix, Arizona Event Listings

Phoenix-area Activities


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 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

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.

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:

January 2010 Events in Phoenix, AZ

Friday, January 1, 2010

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

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

1            PHOENIX: Artlink First Fridays - self-guided art tour of central Phoenix, galleries, art spaces, studios, first Friday of each month, free shuttle rides, free, 6-10 pm, 602-256-7539 or  H

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

Saturday, January 2, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, January 3, 2010

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

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

Monday, January 4, 2010

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

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

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

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

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

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

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

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

Thursday, January 7, 2010

7            PHOENIX: Arizona Biltmore’s Winemaker Dinner – menu of four to six courses, with a complementary wine poured with each course, a representative from the featured winery, creative displays of designer jewelry, this week features ZD Wines, Napa Valley, $125, 7 pm, 800-950-0086 or

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

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

Friday, January 8, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, January 9, 2010

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

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

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

9-10            SCOTTSDALE: Global Bikes McDowell Meltdown - mountain bike race, Short Track racing, free kids race, Light & Motion sponsored night ride led by Dejay Birtch, potluck dinner hosted by MBAA, Point Series XC Race #1,

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

Sunday, January 10, 2010

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

10            FLAGSTAFF: Snow-or-No Snowshoe Race – Flagstaff Nordic Center, 1K fun run, 5K & 10K snowshoe races, if no snow, races will be held as a trail run, all day trail pass and goodie bag included, $30-40, 9 am, 928-600-0385 or

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

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

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

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

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

12-14            MESA: 52nd Annual Aripex Stamp Show – celebrating more than 150 years of mail delivery in Tucson, world-renowned international philatelic (stamp) exhibition presented by Airpex and Arizona Federation of Stamp Clubs, 520-791-4101 or

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

14            SCOTTSDALE: 6th Annual Rockin’ ArtWalk - Scottsdale Arts District along Main Street & Marshall Way, dozens of art galleries open and hosting multiple opening receptions, live music, free food samples, 7-9 pm, 480-990-3939 or

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

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

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

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

15-17            PHOENIX: 17th Annual Maricopa County Home & Garden Show – Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1200 exhibit spaces with home improvement companies, interior designers vignettes, specialty products garden pavilion, ask the experts, landscape display, boutique products marketplace, seminars on remodeling/decorating & gardening, prize drawings, $5, Fri-Sat 10 am – 7 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm, 602-485-1619 or

15-3/28            SCOTTSDALE: 20th Annual Celebration of Fine Art – in the big white tents on Scottsdale Rd and Loop 1010 Freeway, 100+ juried artists create & sell their original works, watch the creative process, sculpture court, entertainment & food, $8, 10 am - 6 pm, 480-443-7695 or  H

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

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

16            LITCHFIELD PARK: Winter Trout Fishing Derby – Tierra Verde Lake Park, fish with more than 500 lbs of trout stocked in the lake, food, prizes and giveaways, license not required for this event, $4 per pole 15 and under; $6 per pole 16 and over, 7 am – 3 pm,

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

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

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

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

17            PHOENIX: 7th Annual P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon & 1/2 Marathon - begins at Wesley Bolin Memorial Park, run through Phoenix, Tempe & Scottsdale, fast, flat course, more than 70 live bands, 40 cheer squads, aid stations each mile, music at every mile, free headliner concert, 800-311-1255 or

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 21 Free DJ demonstrations & gallery talks @ SMoCA Featuring DJs Mark Chai & World Famous Rani “G” at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7374 East Second Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. 7:00 pm. The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) is thrilled to host two Valley DJs who will demonstrate and discuss their diverse styles inside the gallery DJ station currently installed as part of the Museum’s new exhibition Rewind Remix Replay: Design, Music & Everyday Experience. The event will take place on Thursday, January 21st at 7:00 p.m. inside the Museum and is free and open to the public. This interactive occasion features area DJs Mark Chai and World Famous Rani “G,” kicking off the first of many free SMoCA activities this spring investigating music, design and popular culture. ABOUT THE DJs: Mark Chai has been a Phoenix house/downtempo/funk DJ since 2000, and he is known to mix house, hip hop, indie disco and dancehall into his sets. Chai is a freelance designer and a founding principal of MarkchiDesign, a Phoenix brand identity and product development firm. Chai has performed for World Life Music, Desert House Productions, ONE, private events and at many Valley venues. World Famous Rani “G” first began his musical journey on the island of Cyprus at the age of 10 when he blended tunes together using two cassette tape decks. Today, his DJ quest for unique music includes soul, Afro, Latin-driven deep house and world-beat. Rani has hosted many DJ events and has had numerous guest appearances around the country. He recently opened for Mark Farina (OM Records, San Francisco).

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

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

22-24            PEORIA: 15th Annual Peoria Stadium Winter Arts & Crafts Festival - more than 100 exhibits, food court, kiddie fun zone, free, 10 am - 5 pm, 480-488-2014 or

22-25            FOUNTAIN HILLS: 13th Annual Mitch Silver Car Auction - Ft. McDowell Casino, 600+ classic and antique cars auctioned in the big tent, cars & buyers from all over the US & Canada, live entertainment Fri & Sat night, 10 am – 11 pm, 480-837-1654 or 800-255-4485 or

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

23            GILBERT: 4th Annual Run for the Islands 5K – The Islands Community Center, 5K run, 5K walk, 100 Yard kids dash, 7:30 am, 602-309-7233 or

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

23            MESA: 10th Annual Historic Home Tour – visits to private homes, the Sirrine House historic home museum, the Antique Wedding House followed by a light lunch at the Mesa Historical Museum, $25, 9 am - 4 pm, 480-835-7358 or

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

24-2/1            SCOTTSDALE: Arizona Sun Country Circuit Quarter Horse Show - WestWorld, one of the top ten American Quarter Horse shows in the nation, this circuit is full of six shows including three youth shows, all events are offered in English & Western jumping, more than 36 states, Canada, Germany and England compete, competition for $175,000 in awards & product, free, 7:30 am - 10 pm, 623-869-8037 or or  H *  y

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

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

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

26-29            HOLBROOK/SCOTTSDALE: 52nd Annual Hashknife Pony Express - 40 riders start in Holbrook at 8 am and arrive at the Main Post Office in Scottsdale at high noon on Friday the 29th, 480-990-3179 or 928-524-4155 or or

27            PHOENIX: Film Festival at PVCC "Films of the Middle East" – Paradise Valley Community College Center for the Performing Arts, (18401 N. 32nd St. 85032), featuring Osama (Afghanistan, 2003; PG-13), 6:30 pm, 602-787-7738 or

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

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

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

January 30: Mesa Arts Center is hosting the tenth annual Art on the Move gala on Saturday, January 30 at Mesa Arts Center. This unique event is the primary fundraising event for the foundation, and helps to raise money for educational programs and community events at Mesa Arts Center. With the funds raised through the gala, programs, including nationally renowned Stageworks, will continue to flourish and educate and inspire adults and children in the arts.      
During the elegant, black tie affair, Art on the Move will journey through the arts and explore the unique experiences they provide for each of us. Honorary Chairs of the event are Mayor Scott Smith and his wife Kimberly Smith. Join them in supporting all the arts provide to the community. The gorgeous Ikeda Theater will serve as the breathtaking backdrop for a night filled with entertainment and surprises. Celebrate, explore, and support the arts. 
Do not miss out on this one night event, filled with live entertainment, an elegant gourmet dinner, served on the stage of the Ikeda Theater, as well as a silent and live auction. Tickets are $200 per person, and seating is limited, so be sure to reserve your seats immediately. For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, call 480-644-6613 or visit

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

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

30-31            PHOENIX: 14th Annual Heard Museum Guild Library Book Sale & Treasure Market - Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., more than 30,000 books covering topics from crafts, cooking & travel to fiction, history art & Native American, collectible musical recordings & videotapes, out-of-print books & original artwork, items from China, Africa and more, free, Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 4 pm, 602-252-8848 or 

30-31            SCOTTSDALE: Global Bikes McDowell Meltdown - mountain bike race, Tandem race & Short Track racing, free kids race, Light & Motion sponsored night ride led by Dejay Birtch, potluck dinner hosted by MBAA, Point Series XC Race #2,

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

February 2010 Events

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