Entertainment Magazine: Arizona: Phoenix: Events: 2011: February

Phoenix, Arizona February 2011 Calendar

This calendar of events for Phoenix, Arizona and nearby communities in February 2011 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.

ATC's new year starts with old classics

ATC's new 2011 season starts with the Arizona premiere of WOODY GUTHRIE'S AMERICAN SONG, directed by ATC favorite Randal Myler, followed by the world premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher's TEN CHIMNEYS set at the legendary summer estate of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.  Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play LOST IN YONKERS continues ATC's AMERICA PLAYS! The Second City making its premiere at ATC before a national tour, SEX AND THE SECOND CITY, VERSION 2.0. The laughter begins in Phoenix March 10-20, 2011 at the Herberger Theater Center. Celebrating Great American Stories initiative for a fourth season; and a twelfth anniversary revival of audience favorite, THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, with the original ATC cast and designs. Read about ATC 2011 season.

Mesa Arts and Culture Festival (MACFest) is a free event featuring unique artist creations, music and fun for the whole family in downtown Mesa.  Every Saturday, through April 30, 2011 (festival will not take place on January 1, 2011) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main and Macdonald Streets.  For more information call 480-644-6500, visit www.MACFestMesa.com or email [email protected]

The Arizona State University Kerr Cultural Center in Scottsdale, Arizona's upcoming 2011 season welcomes back veterans from Jazz in AZ, Rhythms of Life-Chamber Music Plus, the Carolyn Eynon Singers, Arizona Classic Jazz Society, and new additions from Kerry Records, traditional and contemporary Irish performances, as well as the AZ Presents series featuring a theater piece titled A Conversation with Edith Head with actress Susan Claassen, Leo Kottke, the Brubeck Brothers Quartet and The Persuasions. Read more about the 2011 season events at the ASU Kerr Cultural Center.

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

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

February 2011 Phoenix Daily Events

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tempe - ASU Jazz Faculty Showcase at the Recital Hall,  ASU Jazz Faculty Showcase – Recital Hall, free, 7:30 pm, 480-965-8863 or http://asuevents.asu.edu/

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall Of Fame. On Feb 13, the AMEHOF is presenting its 2011 Induction Ceremony at the historic Orpheum Theatre.  We will be honoring 12 more inductees who have had an impact on the entertainment history of Arizona. This will be our 3rd full-production ceremony and there will performances by Hans Olson & Bob Corritore, Alice Tatum & Bob Cioffi with the Monte cArlos, Margo & Michael Reed, and Goose Creek Symphony. 5:00 - 9:00 PM. The ORPHEUM Theatre. 602 262 7272. Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004 If you have a moment, please visit our website at www.amehof.org.

Phoenix - Phoenix Boys Choir Mini-Concert at Steele Indian School Park Memorial Hall. The world-renowned Tour Choir will perform new works, sneak peeks at special repertoire and audience favorites,  $10, 5:30 pm, 264-5328 or http://www.phoenixboyschoir.org.

Phoenix - Orion String Quartet at MIM Music Theater. One of the most sought-after string ensembles in the world, $40-45, 7 pm, 480-478-6000 or http://www.theMIM.org

Tempe - “A Living iPod: What’s Your Story?” at ASU Gammage. Presented by the ASU Wind Ensemble, the Wind Ensemble will preview masterworks for band, and you, the audience, will then choose which works you want to hear in their entirety, free, 7:30 pm, 480-965-8863 or http://asuevents.asu.edu/

Friday, February 4, 2011

Chandler Symphony Orchestra Chamber held at Chandler Center for the Arts,. Families can discover exquisite music of exceptional quality, free, 8 pm, www.chandlersymphony.org

Phoenix - International Guitar Night 2011 at MIM Music Theater. Brings together the world’s foremost acoustic guitarists to perform their latest original compositions and exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting, featuring Brian Gore, Clive Carroll, Alexandre Gismonti, and Pino Forastiere, $32-36, 7 pm, 480-478-6000 or http://www.theMIM.org

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 http://www.artlinkphoenix.com 

Tempe - Guitarist Florian Larousse at Katzin Concert Hall. First-prize winner of the 2009 Guitar Foundation of American International Competition, who now teaches at the Paris Conservatory of Music, $8-19, 7:30 pm, 480-965-6447 or http://asuevents.asu.edu/

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Fountain Hills - 8th Annual Meet the Miners held at 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 held 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

Mesa - 8th Annual Rose Auction at Mesa Community College. Home of the largest rose garden in the Desert Southwest, rare and unusual roses will be sold at auction, more than 120 roses, modern and antique, large and small, silent auction, raffle, refreshments, free, doors open at noon, 602-430-6941 or http://www.Roses4AZ-Mevrs.org

Mesa - DRT Series 5 San Tan Scramble Trail Runs at San Tan Mountain Regional Park. 9K at 8:30 am, 25K at 8 am, 50K at 7 am, 602-828-6629 or http:// www.arizonaroadracers.com

Phoenix - 14th Annual Alhambra Foundation for the Future 5K Fun Run/Walk at Papago Park. 602-336-2936 or http://www.arizonaroadracers.com

Phoenix - 58th Annual Great Canadian Picnic. South Mountain Park. Celebrate all things Canadian, with live music, games, chocolate bars, bring a picnic or purchase from Earls Grill, free, 11 am – 3 pm, 480-255-5865 or http://www.canadianpicnic.com

Phoenix - nömadak tx. Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater. Award-winning documentary (“Nomadic Txalaparta”) shows the desire of two musicians to convert the txalaparta into a meeting point, not only between two beings but between cultures, the txalaparta is a unique, xylophone-esque musical instrument that has its roots in Basque culture 2:30 pm, 480-478-6000 or http://www.theMIM.org

Phoenix - Motoring Thru Time at Heritage & Science Park. Antique and classic vehicles of all shapes and sizes (cars, trucks, motorcycles, vintage travel trailers and others), on exhibit courtesy of Valley enthusiasts, free, 10 am – 4 pm, 602-262-5071 or http://www.phoenix.gov/PARKS/heritage.html

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

Tempe- Authors Jon and Pamela Voelkel traveled with their three children across Central America to over thirty Maya sites across Belize, Guatemala and Mexico, canoeing underground rivers, tracking howler monkeys in the jungle, and exploring temples, caves and catacombs as part of their research on Maya culture. These adventures made it into the first book of The Jaguar Stones trilogy, Middleworld. The book received rave reviews and was featured on the “Today” show as an Al Roker’s Book Club for Kids pick. Now, the Voelkels, adorned in their safari gear, are back with the second book in the series, The End of the World Club.  This time, the action moves to Spain on the trail of the conquistadors who tried to destroy Maya culture.  The Voelkels explored ancient castles and monasteries filled with secret passageways, trekked out to the wild and windswept Coast of Death and investigated the many uniquely Spanish superstitions, customs and eccentric festivals - such as La Tomatina, the world's biggest food fight, in which participants hurl ripe tomatoes at each other in the streets. The Voelkels’ fast-paced and exciting presentation for The End of the World Club includes tips for surviving in the jungles of the Maya, tales of their adventures in Central America and Spain, the truth about 2012, some crazy rock 'n' roll, and a signing with Mayan Glyphs. Jon Voelkel and Pamela Craik Voelkel – authors of THE JAGUAR STONES BOOK TWO: THE END OF THE WORLD CLUB, Saturday, February 5 at 2pm at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85283.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Phoenix - Music in the Garden Winter Concert Series at the Desert Botanical Garden. Featuring Traveler - Mediterranean / World Beat, advance purchase recommended,  $15-21, noon, 480-481-8188 or www.dbg.org

Fountain Hills - Xterra McDowell Mountain Ultra/Trail at McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Xterra McDowell Mountain Ultra/Trail – McDowell Mountain Regional Park, 8 am, 602-363-7725 or http://www.getsetaz.com

Phoenix - Runner’s Den Classic Road Races at Paradise Valley Mall. This is a 5 Mile, 5K run, 5K walk, 1 mile fun run/walk, 7 am, 602-277-4333 or http://www.getsetaz.com or http://www.arizonaroadracers.com

Tempe - Sonoran Chamber Music presents an afternoon of cello and piano at Tempe Center for the Arts featuring Thomas Landschoot, cello; Doris Stevenson, piano, 2:30 pm, 480-350-2829 or http://asuevents.asu.edu/

Tempe - Composers in the Concentration Camp – Rediscovered Masters Concert at ASU Gammage. Musicians from the Arizona State University School of Music will join singers for this concert led by renowned conductor Maestro Israel Yinon,  who has dedicated his career to recording and performing the works of Jewish composers, free, 7:30 pm, 602-495-1999 or www.phoenixsymphony.org

Monday, February 7, 2011

Phoenix - Phoenix Chamber Music Society’s 2nd Annual Festival at MIM Music Theater featuring Opus One with David Shifrin, artistic director and clarinetist, and Ani Kavafian, violinist, $, 7:30 pm, 480-478-6000 or http://www.theMIM.org or http://www.phoenixchambermusicsociety.org

Scottsdale- Monday Morning Musicale held at Kerr Cultural Center, free, 10 am, 480-596-2660 or http://asuevents.asu.edu/

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Phoenix - Alpin Hong held at MIM Music Theater. Combination of stunning technique, emotional range, and rare humor continues to bring audiences young and old to their feet, $30-35, 7 pm, 480-478-6000 or http://www.theMIM.org

Scottsdale - 3rd Annual Glass Act ArtWalk held at 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  

Scottsdale - Cheryl Stephens at Kerr Cultural Center. Jazz diva presented by Arizona Classic Jazz Society, $, 7:30 pm, 480-596-2660 or http://asuevents.asu.edu/

Friday, February 11, 2011

Chandler - Dancin’ On Ice at Chandler Center for the Arts. Celebrates the speed, excitement and sensuality of ice dancing in an intimate theatre setting, $48-58, 7:30 pm, http://www.visitchandler.com/ or http://www.chandleraz.gov/

Mesa - Joshu at the Mesa Arts Center. Talented, youthful violinist known for his daring and original choices, named 2010’s instrumentalist of the year by Musical America, winning countless Grammys and Oscars, Bell has premiered in many movie soundtracks, $40-70, 8 pm, 480-644-6500 or http://www.MesaArtsCenter.com

Phoenix - Romance in the Garden at Desert Botanical Garden. A candlelit concert under starry skies, with music, registration required, $30-35 and optional dinner for $30-35, 6:30 pm, 480-481-8188 or http://www.dbg.org

Tempe - Dreams and Romance held at Katzin Concert Hall. Nancy Buck, viola, and Russell Ryan, piano, present, $5-9, 7:30 pm, 480-965-6447 or http://asuevents.asu.edu/

Tempe - The Great Debate, What is life and how did it begin? ASU Gammage. Renowned scientists and public intellectuals, including ethnologist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, Nobel Laureate molecular biologist Sidney Altman, and NASA astrobiologist Chris McKay debate just how close we may be to understanding one of the most profound questions in science today, 7 pm, 480-965-0070 or http://asuevents.asu.edu/events  

Tempe - Skirt Chaser 5K – Catch Us if You Can at Tempe Beach Park. Women get a three minute head start and invite men to “Catch Us If You Can,” the first person to cross the line, male or female, takes home $500, a block party with music, games and happy hour atmosphere with food and drinks, fashion show of the latest Skirt Sports products, awards, http://www.redrockco.com/

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Mesa - Ethan’s Run held at Las Sendas. 8 am, 480-703-5380 or http://www.arizonaroadracers.com

Phoenix - 4th Annual Vistancia Car Show at Vistancia Marketplace. Featuring a display of competition, classic and collector cars owned by Vistancia residents and local car clubs including, also live musical entertainment, contests and family activities, free, noon – 4 pm, 623-215-8646 or http://www.vistancia.com

Scottsdale - Brubeck Brothers Quartet at Kerr Cultural Center. Rooted in “straight-ahead” jazz, while integrating the influences of funk, blues and world music, $36-40, 5 or 8 pm, 480-596-2660 or http://asuevents.asu.edu/

Scottsdale - Scottsdale Jaycee’s Trail's End Party held at Old Town district & Downtown. Food, kid's activities, music, beer garden, free, 11 am - 5 pm, 480-990-3179 or http://www.paradadelsol.org

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Phoenix- 23rd Annual Willo Historic Home Tour & Street Festival. A variety of homes from Tudor to Spanish Revival, Bungalow to Ranch, from the 1920-1940’s, trolley cars provide transportation, or you may walk, also a street fair, $15, 10 am – 4 pm, http://www.willohistoricdistrict.com

Phoenix - Marc Savoy and the Savoy Family Cajun Band at MIM Music Theater. National Heritage Fellow Marc Savoy and his family band embody the spectrum of Cajun musical life, from soulful ballads to the raw energy of the dancehalls of southwest Louisiana, $25-30, 2:30 pm, 480-478-6000 or http://www.theMIM.org

Phoenix - Music in the Garden Winter Concert Series at Desert Botanical Garden. Featuring Fuerza Caribe-Winter, Mambo/Salsa/Bachata, advance purchase recommended, new this year, complimentary dance lesson, $15-21, noon, 480-481-8188 or http://www.dbg.org

Phoenix - Music in the Garden Winter Concert Series at Desert Botanical Garden. Featuring Fuerza Caribe - Mambo / Salsa / Bachata, advance purchase recommended,  $15-21, noon, 480-481-8188 or www.dbg.org

Phoenix - 2011 Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony held at Orpheum Theatre. A full-production ceremony honoring 11 new inductees and one venue who have contributed to the entertainment history of our state, 800-745-3000 or 602-226-7272 or http://www.amehof.org

Scottsdale - Sunday A'Fair held at Center for the Arts. Features the Valley's top entertainers at noon and 2 pm, 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 http://www.Scottsdaleperformingarts.org

Scottsdale - Clark-Schuldmann Duo at Kerr Cultural Center. Cellist Harry Clark and pianist Sandra Schuldmann perform some of their favorite sonatas of Beethoven and Brahms, $25-30, 3 pm, 480-596-2660 or http://asuevents.asu.edu/

Monday, February 14, 2011

Tempe- We Love ASU Collections. A free open house and day of tours, includes guided tours at some museums and galleries and self-guided opportunities at others, behind-the-scenes opportunities, 9:30 am – 4 pm, http://www.asu.edu/museums/

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Scottsdale - Tuesday Morning Coffee and Tea: “Songs of Gustav Mahler” at Kerr Cultural Center. Featuring ASU’s Voice and Collaborative Piano Areas, free, but RSVP required, 10:30 am, 480-596-2660 or http://asuevents.asu.edu/

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Chandler - Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman at Chandler Center for the Arts. Story of a courageous woman’s determination to free her people from slavery through the Underground Railroad, features Desert Dance Theatre, narration, African drumming and music, accompaniment by String Sounds and traditional spirituals sung by a choral ensemble featuring baritone soloist, $10-15, 480-962-4584 or http://www.DesertDanceTheatre.org

Tempe - Composers in the Concentration Camp at ASU Gammage. Presented by the ASU Symphony Orchestra, with guest singers from the Arizona Opera and special guest Maestro Israel Yinon, features the music of four brilliant composers lost in the Holocaust, includes: Schulhoff’s Jazz Suite; excerpts from Haas’s opera The Charlátan; Klein’s Trio for String Orchestra; and Ullmann’s Symphony in D Major, free, 7:30 pm, 480-965-8863 or http://asuevents.asu.edu/

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Phoenix - Also sprach Zarathustra at Phoenix Symphony Hall. The theme from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, featuring the Phoenix Symphony, Michael Christie conducts, and Paul Jacobs on organ, 7:30 & 8 pm & 11 am, http://www.phoenixsymphony.org

Mesa - Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis held at Mesa Arts Center. Composed of 15 of today’s finest jazz soloists and ensemble players, under Music Director Wynton Marsalis, the big band performs a vast repertoire, from rare historic compositions to Jazz at Lincoln Center commissioned works, $46-66, 7:30 pm, 480-644-6500 or http://www.MesaArtsCenter.com

Friday, February 18, 2011

Scottsdale - “Imagine – Broadway to Beatles” at Kerr Cultural Center. Featuring Carolyn Eynon Singers, $20, 8 pm, 480-596-2660 or http://asuevents.asu.edu/

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.org

Chandler - Rita Coolidge held at Chandler Center for the Arts. Acclaimed, two-time GRAMMY award-winning vocalist brings a unique and elegant evening of music that includes all of her hits and more, $26-38, 7:30 pm, http://www.visitchandler.com/

Glendale - 2nd Annual Running for Life Glendale Explorer’s 5K at Paseo Park. Run/Walk – Paseo Park, 8 am, 602-803-7596 or http://www.getsetaz.com

Goodyear - 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

Phoenix - The 33rd Annual Dolls, Bears & More Show and Sale at North Phoenix Baptist. By The Sunbonnet Doll Club, hourly door prizes, $2-4, 10 am - 4 pm, 480-947-3981 or http://www.jonespublishing.com/jphome/jphome_calendar.asp

Scottsdale- 58th Annual Parada Del Sol Rodeo Parade starts at Indian School Rd to Oak St. on Scottsdale Rd, free, 9 am, followed by Trail's End Party, 480-990-3179 or http://www.paradadelsol.org

Phoenix - 6th Annual Phoenix Experimental Arts Festival at Paradise Valley Community College Center for the Performing Arts. Showcasing edgy, avant-garde artists pushing the boundaries in visual and performing arts, $6-12, 7:30 pm, 602-787-7738 or www.paradisevalley.edu/cpa

Phoenix - The Mid-Winter Model Railroading Meet at 52nd Street Armory. Sales hall with trains running all day, trains of all sizes and scales, cars, boats, model railroad scales, how-to demonstrations, modeling, lay track, accessories, build mountains and tunnels, operating layouts from wooden to battery to transformer powered, swap meet, $5/family, 10 am – 3 pm, 602-799-8570 or 480-423-8725 or http://www.gcmrr.org

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

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

Phoenix - 3rd Annual Adobe Dam 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk at Adobe Dam Recreation Park. Flat course entirely within the Adobe Dam Regional Park using an even mix of paved roads and groomed desert roads, one loop for 5km participants and two loops for 10km participants, $20-30, 8 am,  http://www.4peaksracing.com/ or http://www.getsetaz.com

Scottsdale - Annual Fishing & Outdoor Expo 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

Tempe - Eggs in the Desert Eggfest at Emerald Design Center. A big green egg event with food and music, people from around the country will demo the Big Green Eggs-World’s Best Smoker and Grill, $20, 11 am - 4 pm, 480-632-9227 or www.bbqislandinc.com

Tempe - Helping Hand Run at Tempe Arts Park. Helping Hand Run – Tempe Arts Park, 1 mile at 8:15 am, 520-223-5100 or http://www.arizonaroadracers.com

Phoenix Events Through February 2011

February 2 through February 3, 2011

Scottsdale - The Perennial Divas at Kerr Cultural Center. Quartet – Margo Reed, Nancy Gee, Sherry Roberson and Delphine Cortez, $24-29, 7:30 pm, 480-596-2660 or http://asuevents.asu.edu/

February 2 through February 6, 2011

Tempe - The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at the Evelyn Smith Music Theatre. Lyric Opera Theatre’s Student Workshop, a happy-go-lucky view of small town vice and statewide political side-stepping recounts the good times and the demise of the Chicken Ranch, $8, 7:30 pm, 480-965-6447 or http://asuevents.asu.edu/

February 3 through February 5, 2011

Phoenix - PVCC Jazz Festival at the Paradise Community College-Center for the Performing Arts. PVCC Jazz Festival – Paradise Community College, Center for the Performing Arts, (18401 N. 32nd St. 85032), 602-787-7738 or http://www.paradisevalley.edu/cpa

February 3 through February 13, 2011

Peoria - James and the Giant Peach at Theater Works
Wizzpopping wonder and fruit filled fun abound in this stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s greatest adventure story, 623-815-7930 or http://www.theaterworks.org

February 3 through February 13, 2011

Phoenix - The Last Schwartz at John Paul Theatre at Phoenix College. By Phoenix Jewish Theatre, join with the Schwartz family as they gather at their late parents’ home for perhaps the last time, each character is more quirky than the next in this comedy on serious themes, 602-264-0402, or order on-line at http://www.azjewishtheatre.org

February 3 through February 7, 2011

Scottsdale - Fiesta Cluster Dog Show at WestWorld. Fiesta Cluster Dog Show – WestWorld, all breed show and agility trial, www.fiestacluster.com

February 4 through February 6, 2011

Glendale - 17th Annual Chocolate Affaire at Murphy Park. A festival of chocolate & romance, gourmet cuisine & beverage, horse drawn carriage rides, national entertainment and tours of Cerreta's Candy Company, free, Fri 5-10 pm, Sat 10 am – 10 pm, 623-930-2299 or www.visitglendale.com

February 4 through February 20, 2011

Phoenix - Alice in Wonderland! at 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 5 through February 6, 2011

Phoenix - 21st Annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest at Heard Museum. Top American Indian and Canadian First Nation hoop dancers vie for the title of World Champion Hoop Dancer, amazing performances of the intertribal hoop dance where each dancers weaves in aspects of his or her distinct tradition and culture, more than $30,000 in prize money, fry bread & Mexican food, $4-12, 9:30 am - 5 pm, 602-252-8848 or http://www.heard.org 

Phoenix - Celebration of Hip Hop at Musical Instrument Museum. Events such as DJs, live Hip-Hop style painters, action dancers, lively presentations, panel discussions, live music, Hip Hop merchandise, film screening, free with museum admission, 10 am – 5 pm, 480-478-6000 or www.theMIM.org

February 8 through February 27, 2011

Mesa - Menopause the Musical held at Mesa Arts Center. A parody of 25 classic baby boomer hits, who’s lyrics have been re-written, celebrates women who are about to, in the middle of, or have survived “the change”, $42, 7:30 pm, 480-644-6500 or http://www.MesaArtsCenter.com

February 11 through February 13, 2011

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/ 

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

February 11 through February 19, 2011

Tempe - Dreaming Darwin at the Prism Theatre. ASU faculty members Lance Gharavi and Jacob Pinholster assembled a team of ASU student artists and created a new work that would be a “fantasy on a theme” of Charles Darwin, $8, 7:30 & 2 pm, 480-965-6447 or http://asuevents.asu.edu/

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

February 12 through February 13, 2011

Mesa - 22nd Annual Desert Woodcarving Show & Sale at Centennial Hall. Largest woodcarving show in AZ, by the Grand Canyon State Woodcarvers, featuring wood sculptures by national & local carvers, door prizes, raffles, demos, $5, 9 am - 5 pm, Sun. 10 am – 4 pm, 480- 484-8383 or http://www.desertwoodcarvingshow.com/

Phoenix - 55th Annual VNSA Used Book Sale at 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

February 17, 2011-March 6, 2011

ATC: TEN CHIMNEYS by Jeffrey Hatcher. Directed by David Ira Goldstein. Tucson: January 22 - February 12, 2011. Phoenix: February 17 -March 6, 2011. Love, intrigue, romance and suicide. And that's just in the play they're rehearsing. In the late 1930s, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, the two most revered stars of the Broadway stage, decide to perform Chekhov's masterpiece The Sea Gull. But first they must retreat to ‘investigate' the play at Ten Chimneys, their legendary Wisconsin estate, where they are surrounded by actors, family and hangers-on. When a young actress named Uta Hagen arrives, a romantic triangle begins to mirror the events in Chekhov's play about passion and art.  The result is a sweet, sad, funny and revealing look at the private lives of artists who are always on the stage. Ten Chimneys is a world premiere by Jeffrey Hatcher, author of ATC's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Ella and Tuesdays with Morrie. Through March 6, 2011. More on ATC's 2010-2011 season.

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

Phoenix - Monty Python’s Spamalot at Orpheum Theatre. A new musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail, tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail, flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers, 800-776-7469 or http://www.theaterleague.com

February 17 through February 19, 2011

Phoenix - Brahms Symphony No. 2 at Phoenix Symphony Hall. Along with works written for the king of all instruments: the organ, with Juilliard professor and organ virtuoso Paul Jacobs who performs works by Jongen and Widor, Michael Christie, conductor, $18-78, 7:30 & 8  pm, and 11 am,  602-495-1999 or www.phoenixsymphony.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

Chandler - 26th Annual NHRA Division 7 Season Opener at Firebird International Raceway. More than 400 teams compete in one of the largest sportsmen’s events in the country, classes ranging from Alcohol Funny Cars to Gas, Super Street and more, $, 602-268-0200 or www.firebirdraceway.com  

Glendale - Classic Rock Invitational at University of Phoenix Stadium. Featuring women’s competition at all levels, 1500 gymnasts, teams from more than 30 states, boys/men’s competition, 3 live bands, $11-16, weekend passes are $25, 480-784-4444 or http://www.classicrockinvitational.com/

Peoria - Arizona Antique Market at the Peoria Expo Building. Free, Fri noon – 6 pm, Sat. 9 am - 5 pm, Sun. 10 am - 4 pm, 602-717-7337 or http://www.azantiqueshow.com

Tempe - Transition Projects I & II at Margaret Gisolo Dance Studio
Graduating BFA candidates present their new work, $8-21, 480-965-6447 or http://asuevents.asu.edu/

February 18 through February 19, 2011

Phoenix - The Travelin’ McCourys at MIM Music Theater. The most awarded band in the history of bluegrass, $32-36, 7 pm, 480-478-6000 or http://www.theMIM.org

February 22 through February 27, 2011

Tempe - 9 to 5: The Musical held at ASU Gammage. Based on the hit movie and features Dolly Parton’s original hit title song along with her new Tony Award- and Grammy-nominated score, the story of three unlikely friends who conspire to take control of their company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do – even in a man’s world, http://asugammage.com

February 23 – March 20, 2011

AVENUE Q is the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q; still, the neighbors seem nice. There's Brian the out-of-work comedian and his therapist fianceé Christmas Eve; Nicky the good-hearted slacker and his roommate Rod -- a Republican investment banker who seems to have some sort of secret; an Internet addict called Trekkie Monster; and a very cute kindergarten teaching assistant named Kate. And would you believe the building's superintendent is Gary Coleman?!? (Yes, that Gary Coleman.) Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Phoenix Theatre is a not-for-profit corporation that offers a full range of theatrical programming currently in its 90th season. 100 E. McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Phone: 602-889-6318. phoenixtheatre.com

February 24 through February 27, 2011

Phoenix - Favorites shown at Herberger Theater Center. Featuring the first piece ever performed by CDE at the Herberger—the  folk-dance opera “The Ballad of Barbara Allen” written by Dee Strickland Johnson (Buckshot Dee), plus other works from the CDE repertoire, $9.50-21.50, 7:30 & 2 pm, 602-252-8497 or www.herbergertheater.org

Glendale - 11th Annual Phoenix International Sportsmen's Exposition at University of Phoenix Stadium. 300 exhibitors, the latest in adventure trips, hunting accessories, fishing gear and family fun, camping equipment, info about lodges, resorts, boating, seminars, contests and hands-on features, $7-15 and youth 12 and under are free, Fri-Sat 10 am - 7 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm, 800-545-6100 or http://phoenix.sportsexpos.com

Phoenix - The Good Woman of Setzuan at Paradise Community College -Center for the Performing Arts. A drama by Bertolt Brecht, 602-787-7738 or http://www.paradisevalley.edu/cpa

February 25, 2011 - February 27, 2011

The 12th China Int’l Auto Accessories, Electronics, Tuning & Care Products Expo. New China International Exhibition Center, Beijing, China.

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  

Fountain Hills- 25th Annual Great Fair with 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

February 26 through February 27, 2011

Phoenix - 47th Annual Arizona Scottish Highland Games at 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 at 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 

Phoenix - Corks & Cactus at the Desert Botanical Garden. Wine sampling event, wander the trails and sample boutique wines, gourmet appetizers and desert beauty, musical guests will accent the event,  must be 21 or older to attend, $20-55, 1-6 pm, 480-481-8188 or www.dbg.org

Tempe- 10th Annual Ceramics Studio Tour. Presents work of more than 40 professional ceramic artists in Phoenix metro area, a rare opportunity to view working and living spaces of participating artists and view demonstrations of wheel-throwing, hand-building and glazing techniques, functional and sculptural artwork on exhibit and for sale, free, 10 am - 4 pm, http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu/studiotour/

Sunday, February 20, 2011

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. 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.netPhoenix - Music in the Garden Winter Concert Series at Desert Botanical Garden. Featuring Big Nick and the Gila Monsters - Chicago Soul / Blues, advance purchase recommended,  $15-21, noon, 480-481-8188 or www.dbg.org

Scottsdale - “Imagine – Broadway to Beatles” at Kerr Cultural Center. Featuring Carolyn Eynon Singers, $20, 3 pm, 480-596-2660 or http://asuevents.asu.edu/

Scottsdale - Sunday A'Fair at Center for the Arts. Features the Valley's top entertainers at noon and 2 pm, 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 http://www.Scottsdaleperformingarts.org

Tempe - “Music for Oboe and Oboes: Tales from Europe, Asia, and Beyond” at Katzin Concert Hall. Featuring Martin Schuring, oboe, $5-9, 2:30 pm, 480-965-6447 or http://asuevents.asu.edu/

Monday, February 21, 2011

Tempe - Voice Recital at Organ Hall. Studio 303 singers present a free voice recital, 7:30 pm, 480-965-8863 or http://asuevents.asu.edu/

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tempe - ASU Student Jazz Combos held at ASU Recital Hall, jam session, free, 7:30 pm, 480-965-8863 or http://asuevents.asu.edu/

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Scottsdale - Coffee at Kerr at the Kerr Cultural Center. Learn about the opera “Otello” with members of Arizona Opera, free, but RSVP required, 10:30 am, 480-596-2660 or http://asuevents.asu.edu/

Phoenix - ASU-MIM Wednesday Morning Interludes Series at Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater. Featuring the ASU Jazz Combos as they travel the world with music from New Orleans, Greenwich Village, Cuba, and points beyond, 10:30 am, 480-478-6000 or http://www.theMIM.org

Thursday, February 24, 2011

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

Friday, February 25, 2011

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

Phoenix - Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubmanheld at the Paradise Valley Community College. Story of a courageous woman’s determination to free her people from slavery through the Underground Railroad, features Desert Dance Theatre, narration, African drumming and music, accompaniment by String Sounds and traditional spirituals sung by a choral ensemble featuring baritone soloist, $8-12, 7:30 pm, 480-962-4584 or http://www.DesertDanceTheatre.org

Phoenix - Classical Vault: Five Century Chronicleat the Steel Indian School Park Memorial Hall. The Phoenix Boys Choir presents a unique anthology of choral masterworks spanning five centuries, includes works from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern eras, including English madrigals and works by Schütz, Mozart, Schubert, Verdi and Copland, $20-25, 7:30pm, 602-264-5328 or http://www.phoenixboyschoir.org

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/

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Celebrity Theatre welcomes talk show host-comedian Bill Maher to its intimate Phoenix circular stage at 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 26th. Tickets are on sale now! For the last seventeen years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. First on “Politically Incorrect” (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), and for the last eight years on HBO’s “Real Time,” Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him twenty-six Emmy nominations. In October of 2008, this same combination was on display in Maher’s uproarious and unprecedented swipe at organized religion, “Religulous,” directed by Larry Charles (“Borat”). The documentary has gone on to become the 7th highest grossing documentary ever. In addition to his television program – which has featured such regular visitors as John Edwards, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Arianna Huffington, Alec Baldwin and Michael Moore – Maher has written four bestsellers: “True Story,” “Does Anybody Have a Problem with That? Politically Incorrect’s Greatest Hits,” “When You Ride Alone, You Ride with Bin Laden” and most recently, “New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer.” Maher started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1979, and still performs at least fifty dates a year. Three of his nine stand-up specials for HBO – 2007’s “The Decider,” 2005’s “I’m Swiss,” as well as his most recent, the hilarious, “Bill Maher … But I’m Not Wrong,” – have been nominated for Emmy awards. Maher was born in New York City, raised in River Vale, N.J. and went to Cornell University. He now resides in Los Angeles. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets ($50, $60 and $70) are on sale now at Celebrity Theatre or online at www.celebritytheatre.com. To charge by phone, call 602-267-1600 ext. 1. All tickets are subject to a surcharge. Celebrity Theatre is located at 440 N. 32nd St., in Phoenix.

Mesa: DESERT QUEST CHAMPIONSHIP Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - Grappling -Takedown at Broadway Recreation Center - 59 E. Broadway Rd, Mesa. (Same day weight ins) Weight Ins start at 10:00am-12:00pm -Tournaments starts 1:00pm / Tournament starts at 1:00pm. The academy that wins the overall tournament Adults and Kids & Teens, GI & No Gi divisions will receive a DESERT QUEST CHAMPIONSHIP 1-piece samurai sword set..There will be a free raffle drawing to all competitors to win a 1- piece samurai sword set. Kids will be double elimination matches. All competitors will receive competition T-Shirt. Kids 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners will receives a trophy. Adults & Teens 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners will receives a (New bigger medals). BJJ & Submission Grappling & Takedown Tournament Competitors: Adults Competitors entry fee: $35.00 for one division or $45.00 for both Divisions. Kids and teens Tournament Competitors entry fee: $25.00 for one division or $30.00 for both Divisions. For tournament information: Please contact (480) 268-6885 or E-mail: [email protected] / www.desertquestchampionships.com

Arizona City - Arizona City Daze 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 at 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

Mesa - American Routes at the First United Methodist 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

Peoria - Spring Training 2011 Fan Fest held at the Peoria Sports Complex. Open spring training with the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres, interactive games for the kids, kids clinic, speed throw stations, pitching stations, timed run station, inflatables, sports memorabilia show, run the bases, play catch on the field, 9 am - 1 pm, 623-773-7393 or http://www.peoriaaz.com/springtrain

Phoenix - Silent Saturdays at the Orpheum Theatre. Classic silent films accompanied by Ron Rhode on the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ, this week's feature is Jack Holt & Noah Berry in Wild Horse Mesa, $10-15, organ concert begins at 7 pm, http://www.silentsundays.info

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

Scottsdale - Paradise Valley Mom’s of Multiples 13th Annual Kids Sale! at the Scottsdale Bible Church. 10,000 items including gently-used infant, children, and maternity items, clothing, shoes, strollers, highchairs, bouncers, feeding and nursing supplies, toys, games, puzzles, books, DVDs, cribs and other baby and child-related furniture, nursery and children's room décor, bedding, accessories and much, much more! 

Phoenix - Cirque de la Lymphonie Family Concert at Phoenix Symphony Hall. Acrobats, contortionists, jugglers and strongmen perform to the backdrop of classical masterpieces and popular contemporary music, Michael Krajewski, conductor, $10-18, 2:30 pm,  602-495-1999 or www.phoenixsymphony.org

Tempe - Phoenix Start! Heart Walk at Tempe Beach Park. A 5K or one-mile noncompetitive fundraising followed by a Heart Healthy Festival, health screenings, interactive and educational booths, live band, kid’s games, celebrity appearances, free, 8 am – noon, 602-414-5320 or http://www.PhoenixHeartWalk.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) 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

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 held 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

Phoenix - Tim Eriksen performs at MIM Music Theater. Widely regarded as the best ballad singer of his generation, combining vocals with savvy arrangements for fiddle, banjo, guitar, and bajo sexto, $25-30, 2:30 pm, 480-478-6000 or http://www.theMIM.org

Scottsdale - Sunday A'Fair held at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts. Features the Valley's top entertainers at noon and 2 pm, 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 http://www.Scottsdaleperformingarts.org

Scottsdale - Young Sounds of Arizona at Kerr Cultural Center, a 40-member youth ensemble that performs big-band music and jazz, $7-10, 3 pm, 480-596-2660 or http://asuevents.asu.edu/

Tempe - Michael Kocour at Katzin Concert Hall. Jazz piano, $5-9, 7:30 pm, 480-965-6447 or http://asuevents.asu.edu/

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