Entertainment Magazine: Arizona: Phoenix: Events: 2011

Phoenix, Arizona January Events 2011 Calendar

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

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.

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

Saturday January 29, 2011

Rage in the Cage 148 at the Wild Horse Pass Casino* in Chandler, AZ. RITC enters their 14th year in operation with a spectacular line-up for our first show of the new year. Two title bouts, the return of WEC veteran Danny Martinez, the ever popular Jade Porter, international fighter Shannon Ritch and a female bout headline this card. It will be a full night of action with over 15 bouts planned. Doors Open: 6:00 PM, Fight Time: 7:00 PM. Tickets: $30, $35, $45 and $100 ( row 1 only ). $5 higher on fight day. No discounts available. Plenty of free parking. All guests must be 18+ to attend. Tickets now on sale at http://wingilariver.ticketforce.com/ or call 1-877-840-0457. Wild Horse Pass Casino is located at 5040 W Wild Horse Pass Blvd in Chandler, AZ 85226. Fight Card subject to change www.rageinthecage.com

Unique Program Serves Alzheimer’s Patients with Visual and Performing Arts

  • The Phoenix Symphony: February 18; March 4, 25; April 15; May 6 at One North First Street, Suite 200 in Phoenix. (602) 452-0410 or (602) 452-0411
  • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art: February 1, 15; March 1, 22; April 5, 19 at 7374 East 2nd Street in Scottsdale. 480-874-4642
  • Phoenix Art Museum: February 10, 24; March 10, 24; April 7, 21 at 1625 North Central Avenue in Phoenix. 602-307-2032

A group of individuals with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other forms of dementia, have the opportunity to participate in a series of arts presentations offered by three of Arizona’s leading cultural institutions, this spring. Arts Engagement Program is an innovative approach that provides a special chance for these patients and their care partners to participate in events at The Phoenix Symphony, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Phoenix Art Museum. Unique to the Phoenix area, Arts Engagement Program has been nationally recognized for enhancing intellectual stimulation and promoting shared positive experiences for dementia patients and their care partners. Recent research suggests that involvement in arts and cultural activities contributes to overall quality of life for Alzheimer’s patients by offering meaningful opportunities for companionship and community participation. Registration fees vary according to the venue and space is limited, so interested participants are encouraged to register early by calling the venue of their choice.

January 30, 2011

Symphony Stroll and Performers. Enjoy a new Phoenix Symphony Orchestra event sponsored by its fund-raising group, Allegro.  Called the “Symphony Stroll”, participants will (hopefully but not necessarily) attend the January 30, 2:00 concert and then saunter among three of downtown’s best restaurants—The District (at the Sheraton), Hanny’s, and Kincaid’s.  A Stroll ticket buys you appetizers and a drink at each venue along with wonderful jazz.  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to support the Phoenix Symphony Education Program while enjoying our vibrant downtown.  Tickets are good from 4-7 p.m on January 30, 2011 and cost $35 each or 2 for  $60.  To purchase call 480-275-5223 or email phxallegro.com

Phoenix 2011 Events Index

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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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

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.