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Arizona May 2017 Events

Monday, May 1, 2017 - Wednesday, May 31, 2017

This calendar of Arizona happenings has been produced to assist you in making travel arrangements through the Arizona Office of Tourism. It is for information only and does not constitute a recommendation. Dates for events were correct at time of publication. Since dates are occasionally changed, please confirm them in advance.

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1-7 LAKE HAVASU CITY: 19th Annual Desert Storm Poker Run & Shootout – One of the top 5 poker runs in the nation, world-class, top performance boats with top speeds of 160+ MPH, Thursday Street Party, Friday boat parade and Poker Run, Saturday Shootout with more than 67 runs, 2-day Power in the Park beach party. 602-578-5975 or http://www.golakehavasu.com/events/details/1786
1-29 PRESCOTT: 14th Annual Miniature Masterpiece Show & Sale – Phippen Museum, More than 50 successful and established western artists will exhibit small works of art for sale at fixed prices to benefit the museum. Artwork will be on display throughout the month of May and a special Sale by Draw will be held Monday, May 29th at 11am. 928-778-1385 or http://www.phippenartmuseum.org H y
1-6/30 HEREFORD: Fiber Artists of Southern Arizona’s Fiber Art Exhibit – Coronado National Memorial Visitor Center. The stunning work​s ​use fiber and textile media to explore environmental and natural themes and incorporate life experiences and aesthetic interpretations of Arizona landscapes. 8 am – 4 pm. 520-366-5515, ext. 0 or http://www.facebook.com/coronadonationalmemorial
2 PHOENIX: Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 World Tour – Talking Stick Resort Arena. Grammy Award®-winning and multi-platinum selling music artist The Weeknd will present his first-ever world tour – Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 World Tour. http://www.livenation.com
3 MESA: Todrick Hall presents: Straight Outta Oz – Mesa Arts Center. http://livenation.com
3-6 SIERRA VISTA: 4th Annual Southwest Wings Spring Fling – A series of workshops and outings for serious birders who want an intensive birding experience, focuses on birds in the area present during the spring nesting season, birders may see species like the Elegant Trogon, Violet Crowned Hummingbird and up to 5 species of owls, guided trips to some of the most famous birding spots in the U.S. including the San Pedro River, Garden, Sawmill, Sheelite, Huachuca, Ramsey, Carr, Miller, Madera and Ash Canyons, California Gulch, Patagonia and the Chiricahuas. http://www.swwings.org/
3-7 COTTONWOOD: 51st Annual Verde Valley Fair – Fairgrounds. old time fair, free entertainment, carnival, livestock show & sale, fine art, homemaking arts, crafts, horticulture & floriculture. $4-10. 928-634-3290 or http://www.vvfair.com/ H y
3-7 TUCSON: 9th Annual Agave Heritage Festival – Hotel Congress. Tucson’s Agave Heritage Festival explores and celebrates the cultural, commercial and culinary significance of agave on the border region through a festival of seminars, trade shows and world-class culinary events. http://hotelcongress.com/
4 GLENDALE: Zac Brown Band – Gila Rivera Arena. http://livenation.com
4 LAKE HAVASU CITY: Desert Storm Street Party 2017 – Multi-million dollar presentation of high-performance racing boats displayed on McCulloch Bl. (Downtown), meet the drivers/owners, custom autos, tow vehicles, PWCs and a full range of marine electronics, products and accessories for sale, vendors, live music, entertainment, food. Free. noon – 10 pm. 602-578-5975 or http://www.golakehavasu.com/events/details/1787/
4 PHOENIX: WWE presents NXT Live! – Comerica Theatre. http://livenation.com
4-25 TEMPE: Beyond the Bricks – Thursday Night Live – Hayden Square Amphitheater. Every Thursday, live music, beer + wine and food from Downtown Tempe eateries. Bring a blanket and listen to some tunes or round up your work squad for happy hour. Beyond the Bricks is completely Free to attend. Wine and beer are available for purchase starting at 5:30 pm for those over 21. Live music begins at 6 pm. 480-355-6062 or http://www.downtowntempe.com/events/beyond-the-bricks H
5 GLOBE: Piñatas & Paddles – Upper Salt River Canyon. Celebrate Cinco De Mayo on the Arizona Salt River Canyon. Join us for a full day of rafting and at lunch take a swing at our special Mild To Wild goodie filled piñata with your paddles! Reservations are required. 10 am. 970-247-4789 or https://mild2wildrafting.com/specials.html
5 PHOENIX: Spring 2017 Music in the Garden Concert Series: Carmela y Mas – Desert Botanical Garden. Featuring a kaleidoscope of Latin musical flavors. Latin Jazz and Salsa rhythms drive this electric band of award winning musicians. Sounds of Merengue, Salsa, Cha Cha and Rumba as well as moving, soothing, Latin Jazz. Advance purchase recommended. $25-30. Additional dinner available. 6:30 pm doors open, 7 pm concert, for ages 21+. 480-481-8188 or http://www.dbg.org/
5 PHOENIX: Celebrate 50 Years of REO Speedwagon – Celebrity Theatre. After nearly five decades since forming, Cronin and bandmates Bruce Hall (bass), Neal Doughty (keyboards), Dave Amato (guitar) and Bryan Hitt (drums) are still electrifying audiences worldwide with concerts featuring their timeless, two number one singles and fan-favorites. $45-85. 7 pm. http://www.celebritytheatre.com
5 SCOTTSDALE: Cinco de Mayo Celebration – OdySea in the Desert. Guests are invited to the Entertainment District in celebration of Cinco de Mayo for a festive journey to Mexico through music and dance.  There will be special performances by Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli-AZ, Rascapetatiando Dance Co. and Mariachi Juvenil de Mi Tierra. 11 am – 2 pm. http://www.facebook.com/odyseainthedesert or http://www.odyseainthedesert.com
5 TUCSON: Nathan and Jessie – Sea of Glass Center for the Arts. Gypsy jazz trio whose original songs are an eclectic mix of jazz, folk and blues with a taste of pop. $12-17. 7:30 pm. 520-398-2542 or http://theseaofglass.org
5-6 BEAVER CREEK: Beaver Creek Adult Center’s Spring Arts & Crafts Fair – Senior Center. BCAC will host their spring arts & crafts fair and back sale. On display will be original artwork, mystery novels, jewelry, homemade bath and body products and more. Free. 9 am – 4 pm. 928-567-4556 H
5-6 FLAGSTAFF: Canyon Movement Company Spring Dance Festival Concert – Clifford E. White Theater. Special guests and original choreography, local and guest groups, innovative, unique, and intriguing new works. $10-15. http://canyonmovementcompany.org
5-6 PAGE: Lake Powell Cruisers Cruisin’ – John C. Page Memorial City Park. Classic cars & other vehicles will be in full view for the day, come out & chat with connoisseurs of all makes & models, vendors and other concessions available. 818-489-6110 or http://visitpagelakepowell.com/festivals-events-menu-item
5-6 PHOENIX: Lea Salonga: Magic Music of Broadway – Orpheum Theatre. From “Defying Gravity” to “Be Our Guest,” The Phoenix Symphony celebrates the magical music of Broadway! Join The Phoenix Symphony as Tony Award-winning Broadway legend, Lea Salonga, the original star of Miss Saigon and later, Les Misérables and the singing voice of Disney’s Princess Jasmine and Mulan takes you to “a whole new world” and brings to life to the Magical Music of Broadway. http://tickets.phoenixsymphony.org
5-6 SHOW LOW: 5th Annual Show Low BBQ Throwdown – Show Low City Park. The Show Low BBQ Throwdown is a barbecue contest among master BBQ competitors with cash prizes. Come try some amazing professional BBQ. Also features kids’ activities, poker run, food vendors, and live music. 928-532-4140 or http://www.showlowchamber.com/
5-7 KINGMAN: Historic Route 66 Fun Run – More than 900 classic show cars cruise Route 66 from Seligman to Topock, Kingman includes a huge show-n-shine, musical performances, vendors and food. 928-753-5001 or http://kingmantourism.org/ or http://www.azrt66.com
5-7 OATMAN: 30th Annual Route 66 Fun Run – Historic Route 66. Road rally of approx. 800 vehicles of all descriptions and ages on the longest remaining stretch of historic Rt. 66, poker run, Miss Rt. 66 Pageant, street dance, entertainment. 928-753-5001 or http://www.azrt66.com
5-7 SEDONA: Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows – Oak Creek Factory Outlet Mall, in the Red Rock Country of Sedona. Located on scenic Highway 179, take home your own personal piece of the Southwest. Free. 9 am – 6 pm. 760-985-7773 or http://oakcreekartsandcraftsshows.com H x
5-7 SELIGMAN/TOPOCK: 30th Annual Route 66 Fun Run – 140 mile road rally of approx. 800 vehicles of all descriptions & ages on the longest remaining stretch of historic Rt. 66, open to all vehicles, Saturday the parade of vehicles leaves Seligman, festivities include the Show-N-Shine, music, dancing, cruise nites, food and fun, overnight in Kingman before continuing to Topock for awards, raffle and farewell ceremony. 928-753-5001 or http://www.azrt66.com H
5-7 WILLCOX: Willcox West Fest and Chuck Wagon Cook-off – Quail Sports Park. Chuck wagon meal, entertainment, ranch rodeo, blacksmith demonstration, Buffalo Soldiers, campfire singing and storytelling, gunslingers fast draw demo, Dutch oven cooking demo, branding exhibit, roping, quilt display, Cowboy Church, kid’s activities, vendors and more. Fri 1-7 pm, Sat 9 am – 7 pm, Sun 10 am – 2 pm. 520-384-2272 or http://willcoxchamber.com/
5-13 PHOENIX: 19th Annual Caleb Reese Festival of New Plays and Musicals – Phoenix Theatre. The Festival provides opportunities for playwrights, composers and lyricists to showcase their original works in their Pre Pre-Broadway or Pre Pre-Off Broadway stage of development. This year’s Festival includes four staged readings, an evening of short plays, the composer/lyricist cabaret, and a variety of free readings/events. 602-254-2151 or http://phoenixtheatre.com/
6 CLARKDALE: National Train Day – Clarkdale train depot. Verde Canyon Railroad celebrates the history of American railroads with an entertaining and educational celebration, open to all and includes exhibits and activities from local attractions and organizations as well as guided tours of our historic train and John Bell Museum, a delicious BBQ ribs and chicken luncheon will be available for purchase. Free. 10 am – 1 pm. 800-293-7245 or http://www.verdecanyonrr.com
6 CLARKDALE: Raptor on the Rails – Verde Canyon Railroad. An eagle in flight is breathtaking, a face-to-face encounter with a raptor is also an astounding event, Scottsdale’s Liberty Wildlife shares the majesty of a rescued bald eagle and other rescued raptors with visitors at the depot and on the train on select days, the only train who has an Eagle riding once a month, Sonora LOVES riding the train, everyone has the opportunity for personal interaction. 1 pm. http://verdecanyonrr.com/
6 KINGMAN: Kingman Junior Rodeo – Mohave County Fairgrounds. The purpose of the non-profit organization is to promote and educate local children of the heritage and traditions of the sport of rodeo. 9 am. 928-279-5357 or [email protected]
6 KINGMAN: 2nd Annual American Woodmark/Charity Car Show – Plaza Bonita. Free and open for the public to come and enjoy! 6:30 pm. [email protected]
6 MESA: Passage to the British Isles – First United Methodist Church. Join the Sonoran Desert Chorale as we’re off again – this time to Ireland and Scotland for our sixth international tour. We’ll take with us American folk hymns and spirituals, as well as the melodies of Galway and Dublin and Edinburgh to connect with new friends in the British Isles. Sounds like a good ceili! $15-18. 7:30 pm. 480-305-4538 or http://sonorandesertchorale.org 
6 PAYSON: Wild West Bass Tournament – Green Valley Park. Bring your kids and watch as the top 10 anglers bring their “catch” to the final day weigh in. Enjoy games, music, food and fun. Get autographs, learn from the pros and enjoy the festival atmosphere. 2-5 pm. http://www.paysonrimcountry.com/event-calendar
6 PHOENIX: Urban Wine Walk & International Jazz Day Festival – Downtown Phoenix. A self-guided tour of 25 restaurants, each offering 3 wine samples priced $2-$3 accompanied by free signature snacks, participating restaurants are light rail-adjacent and walk-able, allowing participants to explore the city car-free. Wine walk 1-6 pm, jazz 6-9 pm. http://dtphx.org/things-to-do/winewalk/
6 PHOENIX: The Stella Artois Derby DayClub – Turf Paradise. The biggest Kentucky Derby Party in Arizona. The Stella Artois Derby DayClub with live racing & betting returns. Place your bets on-site for the Kentucky Derby, which will be broadcast live at the track and in the Derby DayClub at 3:24pm. $25-500. http://www.thepoloparty.com/derby
6 PHOENIX: Chris Rock – Comerica Theatre. 7 & 10 pm. http://livenation.com
6 PRESCOTT: Kaleidoscope of Color 2017 Prescott’s 18th Annual Festival of Iris – Mortimer’s Nursery. Features an amazing variety of iris in all the colors of the rainbow, vote for your favorite iris, stunning displays of blooms and arrangements, planting and care demonstrations, hundreds of potted Iris for sale. 10 am – 3 pm. 623-980-6627 or http://prescottirissociety.org
6 SCOTTSDALE: Ken Koshio Taiko Extravaganza – Salt of the Earth – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The art forms of music and dance intertwine to celebrate and experience the diversity of cultures. This amazing collaboration of diverse cultures will be brought to the stage, in tune with the rhythms of nature within our Grand Canyon State of Arizona. $25-45. 7 pm. http://www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/event/taiko-extravaganze-salt-of-the-earth
6 SCOTTSDALE: SMoCA Mix 2017: TECH Sublime – Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. An evening of artist-driven technology and new media. Guests will see the entire Museum transformed into an exhilarating, immersive experience showcasing how artists are harnessing the power and creative possibilities of technology. 6-10 pm. http://www.SMoCA.org
6 SEDONA: Cinco de Mayo Fiesta – Tlaquepaque. A colorful Fiesta saluting a rich heritage. Cheer and whistle to the music of mariachi musicians, clap to the steps of Folklorico dancers and savor traditional Mexican food. 11 am – 5 pm. 928-282-4838 or http://www.tlaq.com
6 SIERRA VISTA: 12th Annual West End Fair – for food, fun, and family entertainment, Shop unique Arts and Crafts from local vendors and show support for West End businesses, food and beverage will be available for purchase. Free. 10 am – 5 pm. 520-417-6960 or http://SierraVistaAZ.gov
6 TUCSON: 35th Annual Festival of the Sun, Solar Potluck and Exhibition – Catalina State Park. Exhibits & demonstrations of all types of solar energy devices including ovens, cookers, water heaters, photo-voltaics, solar-powered music, children’s activities, promotes the development & use of solar energy. 10 am. 520-883-8880 or http://www.citizensforsolar.org/
6 TUCSON: Pops Concert – Catalina Foothills High School Auditorium. Enjoy the critically acclaimed show of lighter repertoire presented by the Cadet Choir, Touring Chorus, Towne Singers and Training Chorus with a special appearance by the Alumni Chorus. Featured will be contemporary selections along with western songs and the signature rodeo roping. The Boys Chorus consistently “wows” audiences, not only with the quality of singing, but the charm of their animated stage presence. $8-20. 3 & 7:30 pm. 520-296-6277 or http://www.boyschorus.org
6 TUCSON: First Saturdays Concert Series: Nancy Elliot – Catalina State Park. Features acoustic, singing and storytelling. An evening concert at the Trailhead with standard park admission, bring a chair and your own food and water, concerts will be canceled during severe weather. Sponsored by the Friends of Catalina SP. The Friends of Catalina State Park provide free popcorn during the concerts. $7/vehicle up to four. 6:30 pm. 520-628-5798 or http://www.azstateparks.com
6 YUMA: Cow Patty Bingo – Fun, casual barbeque and bingo event is to raise funds to support tuition assistance for families in need. Buy in is $1,000 per square and only 100 tickets will be sold for a 1 in 100 chance of winning $25,000. A live cow determines the winner, based on where his cow patty lands! Tickets can be bought by a single buyer or by a team. A barbeque is included in the ticket cost. This is an adult-only event. 928-317-7900 or http://visityuma.com
6-7 BISBEE: For the Love of Music – Bisbee’s Premier Chamber Music Series – Featuring Zoran Quartet, string quartet. $15. 8 & 3 pm. 520-432-7217 or http://artentree.net/loveofmusic.html
 6-7 KINGMAN: Mohave Gemstoners/Rock & Gem Show – Kingman Academy of Learning High School. It will feature rock, gem, bead and fossil dealers from all over the area. Educational Displays and great activities for the children will also be on hand. Door prizes every half hour. Sat 9 am – 5 pm, Sun 9 am – 4 pm. http://www.gemstoners.org/
6-7 QUEEN CREEK: 22nd Annual Peach Festival – Paint the Town Peach – Schnepf Farms. Orchards will be open for picking, peach foods sampling tent, peach pie eating contest, peach pit toss, arts & crafts, carousel rides, petting barn, honeybee rides, live entertainment. Free. 7:30 am – 4 pm. 480-987-3100 or http://www.schnepffarms.com
6-7 TUCSON: 32nd Annual Tucson Folk Festival – El Presidio Park. One of the country’s largest free festivals, with more than 200 local, regional, and national musicians performing more than 20 hours of family-friendly music, dance, and entertainment for more than 10,000 fans. Free. 520-792-6481 or http://www.tkma.org
6-9/24 SCOTTSDALE: Ocean of Light: Submergence – Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Squidsoup, an artists collective based in the United Kingdom, is known for creating absorbing and seductive spaces using sound and light to build digitally mediated experiences where meaningful and creative interactions occur. Ocean of Light: Submergence is an LED structure that envelops viewers in light while they explore the idea of interactivity. $10. http://www.SMoCA.org
7 KINGMAN: Sounds of Kingman – Concert in the Park: Galaxy – Metcalfe Park. A free concert in the park, bring your lawn chairs, blankets, coolers and enjoy “some of the best music in Kingman “that your money just can’t buy” Free. 2 pm. 928-715-0288 or http://www.soundsofkingman.com/
7 PATAGONIA: Danny Brito Latin Jazz Trio – Benderly-Kendall Opera House. Amilcar Guevara on piano, Manny Brito on bass, and Danny Brito on hybrid percussion. $20-23. 3 pm. 520-394-0129 or 888-202-1942 or https://www.scfpapresents.org/performance-schedule
7 SCOTTSDALE: Passage to the British Isles – La Casa de Christo Church. Join the Sonoran Desert Chorale for our sixth international tour. We’ll take with us American folk hymns and spirituals, as well as the melodies of Galway and Dublin and Edinburgh to connect with new friends in the British Isles. But before we go, we’d like to share this musical experience with you. Sounds like a good ceili! $15-18. 3 pm. 480-305-4538 or http://sonorandesertchorale.org 
7 SCOTTSDSALE: SMoCA Family Mix – Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Parents and kids experience an immersive, high-tech wonderland. Highlights include demonstrations and makerspace activities, such as make-and-take LED wearables, scribblebots and giant spin art, as well as the opportunity to play with Makey Makey instruments, see 3-D printers and interact with the high-tech art in SMoCA’ s galleries. Free. Noon – 3 pm. http://ScottsdaleArts.org/education/families/
7 TUCSON: 37th Annual Dr. Gann’s Diet of Hope Cinco de Mayo 10K Fitness Fiesta – Tucson’s largest and most scenic 10K winds through Starr Pass in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains, Run or walk the course, beautiful mountain scenery and great views of the Tucson basin, celebration with live Mariachi music follows, receive shirt, goody bag and post-race burrito breakfast and massages. $27-37. 7 am. http://www.azroadrunners.org/races/detail/cinco H
9 SCOTTSDALE: Talk Cinema – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Sneak previews of award-winning independent and foreign films, similar to the experience that critics and industry insiders have at film festivals, selected from leading festivals by critic Harlan Jacobson, may be an indie comedy, a provocative documentary or the next breakout hit, introduced and followed by moderated conversations hosted by guest speakers. $17. 7 pm. http://scottsdaleperformingarts.org/
10 WILLCOX: Full Moon Walks – Chiricahua National Monument. Join a ranger for a half-mile walk around the Massai Point Nature Trail under the full moon. Come discover how to be comfortable under the full moon, using all your senses, and see the similarities between humans and nocturnal animals. While humans primarily rely on sight, our other senses are just as useful, especially when exploring at night. Limited to 20, must pre-register. 8 pm. 520-824-3560 x9302
11 TUCSON: Oro Valley Concert Series: Dirty Rice – Oro Valley Marketplace. Rockabilly high energy, toe tapping music formulated from the Southwest, sparked with modern and traditional influences of rockabilly music, song topics cover everything from cruising with your girl on a Saturday night to sex drugs & rock-n-roll, our sound is still developing just as the world we live in, come grow with us, second Thursday each month. Free. 6 pm. 520-797-3959 or http://saaca.org/
11-14 PHOENIX: All Balanchine – Symphony Hall. An evening of works by the father of American Ballet, George Balanchine. Ib Andersen is one of a handful of artists worldwide authorized by The Balanchine Trust to stage Balanchine’s masterpieces. http://balletaz.org/
12 BISBEE: Oliver House Ghost Hunt – Paranormal investigators on a guided tour of the Oliver House to point out haunted locations within the building, learn to use professional ghost hunting equipment, including K2 Meters, EMF detectors, digital voice recorders, learn to take proper photographs while on a ghost hunt, use their borrowed equipment to search for paranormal evidence, a spirit communication session commences in the Parlor Room. $35. http://OldBisbeeGhostTour.com
12 PHOENIX: Spring 2017 Music in the Garden Concert Series: Grupo Liberdade – Desert Botanical Garden. Directed by Brazilian native Poranguí, this percussion-driven group melds Latin and Caribbean rhythms with lively traditional and contemporary Brazilian music. An energetic, unforgettable and uplifting performance. Advance purchase recommended. $25-30. Additional dinner available. 6:30 pm doors open, 7 pm concert, for ages 21+. 480-481-8188 or http://www.dbg.org/
12 PHOENIX: The 969 Show with Blue October – Celebrity Theatre. The platinum selling Texas-based band known for its shimmering melodies and heart-string pulling lyrics, boasting a powerful line-up of players and one of the most emotionally charged and magnetic front men in music today in Justin Furstenfeld. $9.69-55. Doors open at 7 pm. http://www.celebritytheatre.com
12 TUCSON: 27th Annual Mt. Lemmon Hill Climb – Mt. Lemmon. Road bike ride, followed by an optional lunch at Summerhaven, includes four sag stops, round trip to Ski Valley is 56 miles, with 6,600 feet of elevation gain and 4.5% average grade. $15-45. http://www.bikegaba.org
12-13 DOUGLAS: 4th Annual Douglas Days – Raul Castro Park. Food & craft vendors, live music from local bands, kids entertainment, performances and more, parade, local folklorico and dance groups. http://www.douglasaz.org/douglasdays
12-13 MAYER: 55th Annual Mayer Daze Celebration – Mayer Rec. Center. Friday night auction at 6 pm. Sat 10 am parade, fun filled activities including vendor/craft booths, rides, inflatables, BBQ lunch, karaoke on the patio and a beer garden begin at 11 am. Dance at 8 pm with Truly Wreckless. http://www.mayerazbuzz.com/#!coming-events/c228i
12-13 PRESCOTT VALLEY: Quilt Show Sponsored by Lonesome Valley Quilt Guild – Entertainment Center. Many beautiful quilts to view. There will be items for sale at the bazaar which benefits LVQG’s Community Projects. 10 am – 4 pm. 928-830-2565 or 928-925-3845
12-13 TUCSON: Weird Plant Sale – Tucson Botanical Gardens. Quirky once-a-year sale devoted to oddball plants and strange pottery from booths set up throughout the Gardens, specialty vendors will have crazy selections, an opportunity to ask detailed questions about the fun and funky plants offered, focuses on rare, unusual or downright strange cacti and succulents, a selection of offbeat, locally hand-made pottery is also featured. 8 am – 1 pm. http://www.tucsonbotanical.org
12-14 FLAGSTAFF: 9th Annual Overland Expo West – Ft. Tuthill County Park. An international event that educates and inspires people to get out and explore the world, by bike and vehicle. Features 170 different classes, workshops, and roundtable programs, 250 exhibitors ~ 4WD & adventure motorcycles, accessories, camping gear, experts, authors, & videographers from around the world, music, food, film festival, & happy hours, 1000s of overlanders from around the world. http://www.overlandexpo.com
12-14 PHOENIX: Music of John Williams – Orpheum Theatre. Robert Franz, conducts. Fresh off of the 2015 sold-out performances, the Music of John Williams returns to Symphony Hall. Best known for his iconic film scores and ceremonial music, John Williams is one of the most popular and successful American orchestral composers of the modern age. Hear The Phoenix Symphony perform selections from over 60 years of John Williams’ scores, including Star Wars, Harry Potter, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Indiana Jones, Jaws, Born on the Fourth of July and many more. 7:30 & 2 pm. https://phoenixsymphony.org
12-5/28 SCOTTSDALE: It’s a Musical World – Theatre Artists Studio, Experience the brilliant and magical music of Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse. $25. 7:30 & 2 pm. 602-765-0120 or http://www.thestudiophx.org
13 FLAGSTAFF: Flagstaff Train Day – Flagstaff Visitor Center, Join us for a day of train-related activities for the family, including live music, displays of railroad items, a Kids Depot, local artists, as well as tours and raffles, all activities except the Kiddie Caboose are free. http://www.flagstaff365.com/event/detail/441971264/Flagstaff_Train_Day
13 FLAGSTAFF: Flagstaff Frenzy – Fort Valley Trail Network. Mountain bike race, last race of the 2017 MBAA season, riders will be at altitude, and climb a bit, expect pine trees, a combination of the Ft. Valley Trail System and some of Flagstaff’s best trails. http://www.mbaa.net
13 KINGMAN: 15th Annual Historic Route 66 Race for Hospice – Powerhouse Visitor Center, Walk or run along Historic Route 66 and Downtown Kingman, 10K & 5K, benefits Kingman Regional Medical Center Foundation. $15-25. 7:30 am. 928-757-0664 or http:// www.azkrmc.com/route_66_race.php/
13 MARANA: 4th Annual Marana’s Mother’s Day 5K – Gladden Farms Park. Features a family fun walk/run. Every participant receives a raffle ticket. Snacks and refreshments provided. Moms get a rose at the finish line. 8 pm. http://www.discovermarana.org/events/maranas-mothers-day-5k/
13 PAYSON: 23rd Annual Payson Wildlife Festival – Green Valley Park. Wildlife-based activities, parents and kids can fish, play games and get a close-up look at wildlife including birds of prey, rattlesnakes, Gila monsters and alligators, booths from a variety of conservation groups, coop between Arizona Game and Fish Dept., Mogollon Sporting Assn, US Forest Service & Parks & Rec. Free. 9 am – 3 pm. 928-947-5242 ext 7 or http://www.paysonparks.com or http://www.paysonrimcountry.com
13 PAYSON: 24th Annual Beeline Cruise-In Car Show – Mazatzal Hotel & Casino. There will be raffles, judging of the vehicles, oldies music, and items for sale from wonderful and varied vendors including a food court. At the end of the show the raffle winners will be announced along with trophies. Free. 8 am – 4 pm. http://www.paysonrimcountry.com/beeline-cruise-in-car-show
13 PHOENIX: Ron Carter and The Golden Striker Trio – The Nash. The most well-known and beloved bassist, particularly due to his tenure with the Miles Davis Quintet, Ron Carter is a dedicated musician, master interpreter and eloquent soloist.  The Golden Striker Trio features sensational Nicaraguan-born pianist Donald Vega and stellar guitarist Russell Malone with Ron Carter on bass. $20-250. 7 & 9:15 pm. http://www.thenash.org
13 PHOENIX: Staycay 5K Fun Run/Walk – JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. The Staycay 5K Run/Walk will wind through the picturesque Faldo course at Wildfire Golf Club and will conclude with a celebratory and complimentary post-race pancake breakfast. $25. 5:30 am registration, race at 7 am. http://deals.marriott.com/jw-marriott-hotels-resorts/usa/az/phoenix/staycay-5k
13 SCOTTSDALE: 7th Annual Ameri-CAN Canned Craft Beer Festival – Civic Center. Supporting and celebrating the craft beer movement during the recognized American Craft Beer Week with award ceremony, live entertainment, food, VIP, beer garden, beer Olympics and more than 80 local and national beers. $35-45, $100 VIP. http://www.cannedcraftbeerfest.com x
13 WHITERIVER: 18th Annual Great Fort Apache Heritage Reunion – “Gathering of the People” – Fort Apache Historic Park. Annual Apache Song and Dance celebration, arts and crafts, food vendors, trail hikes and tours of the Fort Apache/Theodore Roosevelt School National Register Historic District. Come share a day of commemoration and fun. 10 am – 5 pm. 928-338-4625 or http://www.fortapachearizona.org
13 YARNELL: 48th Annual Yarnell Daze Mountaintop Festival – 10 am parade, beer garden and food court main stage features three bands; Trip Wire, Chad Freeman and Red Line, and Bill Dutcher and outdoor dancing. Vendors on Main St. and the vendor field entertains visitors with music and exhibitions. A KidZone, special program for children at the library, Art Show, 50/50 Raffle, Dan’s Iris Garden, and Car Show. Free. 9 am – 6 pm. 928-277-6674 (Trish) or http://Y-PVChamber.com
13-14 CLARKDALE: 2nd Annual Verde Valley Wine Festival – Clarkdale’s Town Park, Northern AZ’s premier wine festival presented by Four Eight Wineworks & Made in Clarkdale arts organization. Featuring wine produced solely from Arizona wine grapes and scrumptious food from around Arizona plus art in a cool, historic environment. noon – 4 pm. http://www.verdevalleywinefestival.com/
13-14 KINGMAN: 39th Annual Festival of the Arts – Centennial Park. Presented by the Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club Foundation, more than 70 vendors with high quality, hand-made arts and crafts include works from painters, ceramic and mixed media artists, photographers, jewelers, bead crafters and more, live entertainment, food. Sat 10 am – 5 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm. 928-727-1909 or http://www.gokingman.com/Upcoming-Eventsor http://www.route66rotary.com/ H
13-14 LAKE HAVASU CITY: 35th Annual Western Outdoor News Lake Havasu Striper Derby – London Bridge Resort. 2/person teams, cash prizes, the largest of its kind anywhere in the west, perfect for novice and family teams. https://www.wonews.com/c-29-lake-havasu-striper-derby-may-14-15-2017.aspx
13-14 MESA: Carnival of Illusion – Magic, Mystery & Oooh La La – Mesa Arts Center. A vaudeville inspired theater show with old-world magic, a twinkling hint of 1900’s Parisian humor. An interactive theater of illusion. $45-60. 480-359-SHOW or https://www.carnivalofillusion.com/
13-14 PRESCOTT: 31st Annual Mountain Artists Guild Fine Art & Wine Festival – Courthouse Plaza. Juried art show with more than 140 artisans from throughout the West, displaying and demonstrating work in painting, ceramic, metal art, woodworking, glass, fiber and jewelry, live music, food and wine garden. Free. Sat 9 am – 5 pm, Sun 9 am – 4 pm. 928-445-2510 or http://www.PrescottArtFestivals.com H
13-14 PRESCOTT: 13th Annual Prescott Highland Games – Watson Lake. By Prescott Area Celtic Society, a wide array of musicians, Scottish and Highland dancing, pipe bands, British food and drink, handmade crafts, sheepdog demonstrations, Scottish athletic competitions, genealogy tent, massed bands and march of clans. $10-20. 9 am –5 pm. http://prescotthighlandgames.com/
13-14 QUEEN CREEK: 22nd Annual Peach Festival – Paint the Town Peach – Schnepf Farms. Orchards will be open for picking, peach foods sampling tent, peach pie eating contest, peach pit toss, arts & crafts, carousel rides, petting barn, honeybee rides, live entertainment. Free. 7:30 am – 4 pm. 480-987-3100 or http://www.schnepffarms.com
13-19 PORTAL: Spring Migration Bird Tours – Southwestern Research Station, Concentrates on spring migration and endemic birds of the Sky Islands, you may see more passage migrants such as Hermit Warbler, Townsend’s Warbler and Cassin’s Vireo. 520-558-2396 or http://research.amnh.org/swrs/visitor/package-tours
14 PATAGONIA: Skyline Flutes Quartet – Benderly-Kendall Opera House. Jerry Ervin, Christine Harper, Fran Moskovitz & Sandra Schwoebel. Since 2009, southern Arizona’s only professional flute quartet. $20-23. 3 pm. 520-394-0129 or 888-202-1942 or https://www.scfpapresents.org/performance-schedule
14 PHOENIX: Phoenix Mercury vs. Dallas Wings – Talking Stick Resort Arena, three-time WNBA Champions led by Olympic gold medalists Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner. 3 pm. http://PhoenixMercury.com
14 PRESCOTT: 39th Annual Whiskey Row Marathon – Courthouse. Considered one of the most difficult in the U.S., panoramic views of Northern AZ, from 5,280 to 7,000 ft. in first 7 miles, also half marathon, 10K run, 2 mile fun run/walk. 6 am. 928-445-7221 or http://www.whiskeyrowmarathon.com/ not H x
14 TUCSON: Tucson 5000 Run/Walk – Reid Park. Pancake flat, one of the fastest 5K in the west, pancake-flat, part of the 2017 Running Shop Grand Prix, also a kid’s race, benefits Pima Community College Cross Country Team. $20-25. 7 am. 520-326-9383 or http://www.azroadrunners.org
15 PHOENIX: Chris Brown – The Party Tour – Talking Stick Resort Arena. With 50 Cent, Fabolous, O.T. Genasis and Kap G. http://www.livenation.com
16 PHOENIX: Train with O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield – Ak-Chin Pavilion. http://wwwlivenation.com
17 PHOENIX: Phoenix Mercury vs. Indiana Fever – Talking Stick Resort Arena. Three-time WNBA Champions led by Olympic gold medalists Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner. 7 pm. http://PhoenixMercury.com
18-20 FORT MCDOWELL: Mad Monster Party Arizona – WeKoPa Resort & Conference Center. It’s a Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy themed convention that brings the world’s top genre celebrities and vendors together with their fans to trade stories, attend informative panels, buy autographs and fun merchandise and visit with old friends – and meet new like-minded monsters. $25 advance Fri/Su; $35 advance Sat; 3-day advance $60. Fri 6-11 pm, Sat 11 am – 12 am, Sun 11 am – 5 pm. http://www.madmonster.com H
18-28 TEMPE: The Book of Mormon – ASU Gammage. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Contains explicit language. http://asugammage.com/
18-7/1 GILBERT: Aida – Hale Centre Theatre. Elton John’s and Tim Rice’s spectacular Broadway hit. The musical garnered four Tony Awards and played on Broadway for more than five years. It’s based on a storybook version of Verdi’s Aida by the internationally acclaimed opera soprano Leontyne Price. In the show, the principals, Amneris, Radames and Aida, are entangled in conflicted loyalties and emotions. Heartfelt and soaring songs magically transport the audience back to ancient Egypt, including “Every Story is a Love Story,” “The Past is Another Land,” as well as Elton John’s top40 hit “Written in the Stars.” 480-497-1181 or http://www.HaleTheatreArizona.com
19 PHOENIX: Spring 2017 Music in the Garden Concert Series: Bluesman Mike and the Blues Review Band – Desert Botanical Garden. Formed out of Bluesman Mike’s passion for the blues. Advance purchase recommended. $25-30. Additional dinner available. 6:30 pm doors open, 7 pm concert, for ages 21+. 480-481-8188 or http://www.dbg.org/
19 PHOENIX: Imparables with Adrian Uribe y Omar Chaparro – Comerica Theatre. http://livenation.com
19 PHOENIX: Chris Stapleton with Brothers Osborne and Lucie Silvas – Ak-Chin Pavilion. http://livenation.com
19-20 PAYSON: Gary Hardt Memorial Spring Rodeo – Payson Multi-Event Center. Gates open at 5 pm, rodeo begins at 7 pm. 928-474-9440 or 928-474-4515 or http://www.paysonrimcountry.com
19-21 PHOENIX: An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein with Phoenix Theatre – Symphony Hall. The Phoenix Symphony and Phoenix Theatre team up once again with the return of this popular collaboration, An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein. The timeless music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II is brought to life with the reprisal of this original semi-staged production. Don’t miss two of the Valley’s premiere arts organizations performing hits from Cinderella, South Pacific, The King and I, The Sound of Music and much more on the stage of Symphony Hall. Tito Muñoz, conductor. 2 & 7:30 pm. https://phoenixsymphony.org
19-28 STATEWIDE: Arizona Spring Restaurant Week – Take advantage of restaurant week pricing on a three course pre-fixe meal for either $33 or $44 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), at participating restaurants throughout the state, a great excuses to get and see and taste Arizona. http://www.arizonarestaurantweek.com
20 COTTONWOOD: 12th Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Concert – Old Town Center for the Arts. Features some of the best musicians in the area, most veterans of previous Dylan shows and some newbies, every show is different and every show is full of surprises. $20-25. 7 pm. 928-634-0940 or http://ShowTix4u.com or http://www.oldtowncenter.org/
20 FLAGSTAFF: 11th Annual Flagstaff Armed Forces Day Parade – Historic Downtown Flagstaff. Presented by Pepsi. Honors the men & women of the United States Military and the American Veteran. 11 am. 928-286-7446
20 FLAGSTAFF: Sunset Crater Volcano Solar & Star Party – Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. Drive time from Flagstaff is 30 minutes. Solar viewing takes place at Sunset Crater Volcano Visitor Center 1-4 pm. All other events will take place at the Lava Flow Trail parking lot, located 1.5 miles east of the Sunset Crater Volcano visitor center on the park loop drive (FS 545), at 8 pm. https://www.nps.gov/sucr/planyourvisit/summer-night-sky-events.htm
20 KINGMAN: 7th Annual Kingman Wine and Food Festival – Firefighter’s Park. Enjoy award-winning wines from Arizona wineries and food from local restaurants, a car show too, benefits Mohave Community College Foundation, $15, includes a commemorative wine glass and 6 tasting tickets, $10 for ages 11-20 for six tasting tickets. 11 am – 6 pm. http://www.gokingman.com/
20 KINGMAN: Chillin’ on Beale Street – An old fashioned block party/car show, features a car show with dash plaques for all participating cars, raffles, poker walks and music provided by a DJ. 5 pm. 928-897-3219 or http://www.gokingman.com/
 20 KINGMAN: Kingsmen Series/Gymkhana – Mohave County Fairgrounds. “The Kingsmen” present a Gymkhana series. “Gymkhana” is an equestrian event consisting of speed pattern racing and timed games for riders on horses in a rodeo setting. 9 am. 928-279-7250 or 928-897-4527 or http://www.kingmanrodeo.org/kingsmen_series.html 
20 PATAGONIA: Mariachi Festival – Patagonia Lake State Park. A variety of Southern Arizona Mariachi bands. Featuring authentic Mexican food, hot dogs, hamburgers, kettle corn & shaved ice! Visitors may bring their own picnic basket and a Piñata for the kids! Don’t forget to bring: Plenty of water, lawn chair, sunscreen, hat. In addition, Patagonia offers fishing, birding, boat tours, and nature walks. $15-20/vehicle (up to 4 adults). 10 am. http://azstateparks.com/parks/pala/events.html
20 PHOENIX: Young Artists Concert – Arizona Piano Company. Two exceptionally talented musicians under 18 in a formal recital. General Admission $15, Seniors $10; Under 18 free with paid adult. 4 pm. 480-585-4485 or http://www.musicanovaaz.com
20 PHOENXI: Mother Mother – Last Exit Live. Alt-rock band. Mother Mother is Ryan Guldemond on guitar and vocals, Molly Guldemond on vocals and keyboards, Jasmin Parkin on keyboards and vocals, Ali Siadat on drums and percussion, and Mike Young on bass. $20. 7:30 pm. http://www.dannyzeliskopresents.com
20 QUEEN CREEK: 3rd Annual Lemonade Days – Founders Park. Family friendly day of play with interactive games and activities, water fun in the splash park, food and live entertainment featuring Craig Campbell, Arnold Palmer’s putt-putt driving range, 2017 State Cornhole tournament, Arizona’s largest lemon squeeze, a free Summer Splash event for kids from 9 am – noon in the splash pad area. Lemonade Days $10. noon – 9 pm. http://www.lemonadedaysaz.com x
20 SCOTTSDALE: AJ’s The Art of Wine and Tastes of Summer – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Discover new wines while supporting the arts, features tastings of more than 40 exceptional wines of value, tastings will be complemented with gourmet specialties from AJ’s, guests will enjoy live music and a silent auction offering wines and other items from AJ’s and its partners. $35-40. 2-4:30 pm. http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org
20-21 JEROME: 52nd Annual Home & Historic Building Tour – Visit 8 historic homes and buildings for a glimpse back in time, homes range from Victorians on Company Hill to renovated miner’s shacks, self-paced, continuous shuttle service. $20. 9 am – 3 pm. 928-634-2900 or http://www.jeromechamber.com x
20-21 PRESCOTT: Arizona Junior Rodeo Year End Finals Rodeo – Saddles to year-end event winners, all-around saddles to each age group. http://arizonajuniorrodeo.com
20-21 TUCSON: Ballet Tucson 2 – Stevie Eller Dance Theatre. Ballet Tucson’s exceptional youth company presents its end of season concert. $25 festival seating. 7:30 &2 pm. http://ballettucson.org/
20-21 WILLCOX: Willcox Wine Country Spring Festival – Historic Railroad Park. Willcox American Viticulture Area produces 75% of the state’s grapes. Join all as we celebrate the harvest and the Arizona wines from the Willcox region. Rated one of the Top 10 Wine Festivals. Includes music, art, and vendors. Free. $25 tastings.11 am – 5 pm. 520-384-2272 or http://willcoxwinecountry.org/
23 PHOENIX: Phoenix Mercury vs. New York Liberty – Talking Stick Resort Arena. Three-time WNBA Champions led by Olympic gold medalists Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner. 7 pm. http://PhoenixMercury.com
23 PHOENIX: Orchestra Concert: Intangible Heritage – Central United Methodist Church. Symphonic music inspired by the Mariachi tradition, with Mariachi Corazon de Phoenix. general admission $20, seniors $15; under 18 free with paid adult, 4 pm. 480-585-4485 or http://www.musicanovaaz.com
23 TEMPE: El Puente Fest – Tempe Center for the Arts. Theatre Festival & Mask Procession. http://www.culturalcoalition.com
23-6/10 PHOENIX: Topia-An Evening at Desert Botanical Garden – In 2017, expect the unexpected as Ballet Arizona continues its series in the Garden to present a sensory experience unlike any other. A presentation of movement, sound and multimedia on a stage that embraces the desert as a stunning backdrop for the enchanting choreography of Mr. Andersen. http://balletaz.org/
24 PHOENIX: John Legend with Gallant – Comerica Theatre. http://www.livenation.com
25 PHOENIX: 25th Annual Flavors of Phoenix 2017 – The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. Featuring top chefs from across the state of Arizona. $. 6 pm. Benefits the American Liver Foundation. 602-953-1800 or http://www.liverfoundation.org/chapters/arizona/events/985/
25-28 PHOENIX: Phoenix Comicon – Phoenix Convention Center. The signature pop culture event in the southwest, focuses on comic books, anime, sci-fi and film, comic book creators, anime voice actors, movie & TV actors will be in attendance, guests will meet with fans, panels and workshops, art auction, Zombie Beauty pageant, Japanese fashion show, masquerade, live music. $15-25. http://www.phoenixcomicon.com
25-29 PINETOP-LAKESIDE: 11th Annual White Mountain Spring Carnival – Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex. Fun for the entire family with rides, games and food, proceeds benefit the Nature Center. Free. 928-358-3069 or http://www.wmnature.org
26 PHOENIX: New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men – Talking Stick Resort Arena. A follow-up to 2013’s hugely-successful Package Tour, the aptly titled Total Package Tour is the group’s biggest lineup yet.  Paula Abdul makes her momentous return to the stage for a hit-fueled set that includes an incredible 7 number-one hit singles, while Package Tour alums Boyz II Men will deliver their trademark, multiplatinum-selling sound to fans nationwide. http://livenation.com
26 PHOENIX: Spring 2017 Music in the Garden Concert Series: Domingo DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band – Desert Botanical Garden. Combines dynamic rhythms with vibrant Latin, Salsa and rock drum beats. Violinist Beth Daunis and Mark Brugler and Rick Skowron round out the sound on bass and acoustic guitar. Advance purchase recommended. $25-30. Additional dinner available. 6:30 pm doors open, 7 pm concert, for ages 21+. 480-481-8188 or http://www.dbg.org/
26-27 PHOENIX: Haydn’s Symphony No. 45 “Farewell” – Phoenix Symphony Hall. Tito Muñoz closes his third season as Virginia G. Piper Music Director with a program of Haydn and Mahler masterworks. The program opens with Franz Josef Haydn’s “Farewell” Symphony, offering a fitting finale to the season with its experimental forms, unexpected wit, and poignant conclusion. Gustav Mahler’s most personal and intimate work, Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth), features six songs addressing the universal themes of living, parting and salvation, as performed by vocalists Chad Shelton and Margaret Mezzacappa. 7:30 pm. https://phoenixsymphony.org
26-27 PRESCOTT VALLEY: Annual Open House – Bronzesmith Fine Art Foundry and Gallery. The Bronzesmith team will be on hand to share their knowledge of the fascinating bronze casting process with special bronze pours scheduled at 10am and noon. Bronzesmith promotes both established masters and emerging talent in the sculpture medium. Featured artist is wildlife and Western sculptor Carl Wolf. Come meet the artisans, mix and mingle, tour their foundry and enjoy the gallery and sculpture garden. 9 am – 4 pm. 928-772-2378 or http://www.bronzesmith.com
26-28 LAKE HAVASU CITY: 10th Annual Lake Havasu Tattoo Show – Quality Inn & Suites. Local, national and television tattoo artists compete and showcase the very best in skin-art and body-modification. Live music and entertainment, full bar, food. Fri 2-10 pm, Sat noon – 10 pm, Sun noon – 4 pm. $10/3-day pass, kids under 12 free. 928-232-0145 or http://www.golakehavasu.com/events/details/1757/
26-28 SEDONA: Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows – Oak Creek Factory Outlet Mall, in the Red Rock Country of Sedona, Located on scenic Highway 179, take home your own personal piece of the Southwest. Free. 9 am – 6 pm. 760-985-7773 or http://oakcreekartsandcraftsshows.com H x
27 CAVE CREEK: 8th Annual Cave Creek Balloon Festival – Rancho Mañana Golf Club. Enjoy live music by local bands, as well as food. Turn the kids loose at the larger-than-ever kids’ zone and great activities. $7-15 admission. VIP $35-75. 5:30-10 pm. http://cavecreekfestivals.com/
 27 KINGMAN: Rods & Rails Car Show – Locomotive Park. Proceeds go to help fund the Route 66 Cruizers Halloween Bash 2017. Music W/DJ, Raffles, 50/50 drawing and more. 9 am – 3 pm. 714-488-1843 or 928-263-1732 or [email protected]
27 MESA: Carnival of Illusion – Magic, Mystery & Oooh La La – Mesa Arts Center. A vaudeville inspired theater show with old-world magic, a twinkling hint of 1900’s Parisian humor. An interactive theater of illusion. $45-60. 480-359-SHOW or https://www.carnivalofillusion.com/
27 PHOENIX: Phoenix Mercury vs. Dallas Wings – Talking Stick Resort Arena. Three-time WNBA Champions led by Olympic gold medalists Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner. 7 pm. http://PhoenixMercury.com
27 PRESCOTT: Denim to Diamonds Gala & Live Art Auction – Phippen guests will enjoy an exciting evening of western fun and art that includes cocktails, appetizers, live entertainment, a delicious gourmet dinner and a live art auction offering pieces by some of the nation’s most outstanding western artists. 6 pm. 928-778-1385 or http://phippenartmuseum.org H y
27 SHOWLOW: Show Low Main Street Farmers’ Market & Art Walk – Festival Marketplace. Featuring local produce growers, food product producers, artisans and craftspeople. Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm. 928-532-2680 or http://www.showlowfarmersmarket.com or http://www.showlowchamber.com/
27 TUCSON: TMC Meet Me Downtown 5K Night Run & Walk – La Placita Village. Winding through downtown neighborhoods, entrants receive ticket to the Fox Theater post-race movie and two-for-one, post-race beverages live music at the Hotel Congress. $25-35. 6:30 pm. 520-326-9383 or http://www.azroadrunners.org
27-28 FLAGSTAFF: 27th Annual Zuni Festival of Arts and Culture – Museum of Northern Arizona. The A:shiwi people will share Zuni language, lifeways and traditional dances and flute played, see weavers, inlay jewelers, fetish carvers and painters, exotic stone, shell and antler will be carved into Zuni animal fetishes of the six directions, learn about the shaping, forming and painting of traditional Zuni pottery. http://www.musnaz.org
27-28 HON-DAH: White Mountain Gem & Mineral Club 20th Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show – Hon-Dah Resort, Casino & Conference Center. Door prizes, raffle, wheel of fortune, children’s activities, jewelry, gems, minerals, fossils, beads, display cases, supplies. $2, seniors 70+ and children under 18 are free. Sat. noon – 6 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm. 928-679-3644 or http://www.whitemountain-azrockclub.org
27-28 PHOENIX: Spring Performance – Orpheum Theatre. The Spring Performance demonstrates the School’s remarkable accomplishments throughout the year and gives audiences the rare opportunity to experience a performance by the next generation of Ballet Arizona. http://balletaz.org/
27-28 PINE: 37th Annual Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Festival – Pine Community Center. 75+ arts & crafts booths, featuring stained glass, jewelry, wood items, pottery, baby items, art work, cards, copper items, Fire Dept. pancake breakfast, raffle for three quilts, children’s activities, food. Free. Sat 8 am – 5 pm, Sun 8 am – 4 pm. 928-476-6537 or http://www.rimcountrychamber.com or http://www.pinestrawhs.org
27-28 SHOW LOW: King of the Mountain Disc Golf Tournament – Show Low City Park and Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex. A 2017 Southwest Cactus Series tournament. 928-242-3753 or http://www.azdgc.disqman.com
27-29 PRESCOTT: 43rd Annual Phippen Museum Western Art Show & Sale – Courthouse Plaza, Arizona’s premiere outdoor western art show and sale is held on the grounds of the historic Courthouse in beautiful downtown. Features a large group of outstanding Western artists from all across the nation and the weekend events include 2 exciting Quick Draw challenges, the museum’s Denim to Diamonds Gala and a special public art awards ceremony. 928-778-1385 or http://phippenartmuseum.org H y
27-29 SHOW LOW: Show Low Men’s Memorial Day Softball Tournament – Show Low City Park. Senior Field and Ponderosa Field, Saturday & Monday, 40 team limit. 928-532-4140 or http://www.showlowchamber.com/
27-29 SIERRA VISTA: Savor Sierra Vista – Includes a Sky Islands Summit Challenge and a Wine, Beer and Spirits Festival. http://www.sierravistaaz.gov/event/savor-sierra-vista/
27-29 TAYLOR: Taylor Trapper Days – Town Hall. Activities include a patriotic program, dog show and weight pull sanctioned by the American Preservation Dog Registry, barbecue, Soap Box Derby, and old fashioned wagon ride. 928-536-7366 or http://www.snowflaketaylorchamber.org
27-29 TOMBSTONE: 37th Annual Wyatt Earp Days – Celebrate the life and times of the Old West’s most famous lawman in “the town too tough to die,” gunfights & skits in the street, chili cook-off, hangings, street entertainment, look alike contests, 1880’s fashion show. Free. 520-266-5266 or http://www.tombstonechamber.com
27-6/4 SCOTTSDALE: Mermaid Magic – OdySea Aquarium. Activities revolving around one of the world’s most awe-inspiring mythical creatures — mermaids! Guests can watch real live mermaids swim with the sharks and rays, and even meet these majestic beauties. $34.95/adult and $24.95/child. 9 am – 5 pm. http://www.odyseaaquarium.com
27-8/26 ELGIN: Elgin Summer Concert Series – Kief-Joshua Elgin Tasting Room. Featuring a variety of live entertainers, including Angel Diamond and Rhythm Jax, Jenny Jarnigan, the Bryan Dean Trio, Corey Spector, Kroehler & Rovnak, Sage Gentle-Wing, Josh McCormack, Blaine Long, Joerdie  (the daughter of the Brand New Key, the Rollerskate Song singer Melanie), Tommy Tucker, Jacob Acosta Band and more. Saturdays, 1-4 pm. http://www.kj-vineyards.com
27-9/2 PHOENIX: Flashlight Tours – Desert Botanical Garden. Self-paced stroll along the Garden’s Desert Discovery Trail takes you to discovery stations where you will experience the plants, animals, sights and sounds of the desert night.  Please bring a flashlight and wear comfortable walking shoes. 7 pm on Thursdays and Saturdays. 480-941-1225 http://www.dbg.org
28 FLAGSTAFF: Spring Plant Sale – Arboretum at Flagstaff. Native plants, including milkweeds, and heirloom vegetables will be for sale and ready to plant, experts on hand to provide gardening advice, gourmet food truck, live music, decorative garden items for sale. Free. 11 am – 4 pm. http://www.thearb.org
28 PHOENIX: Dead & Company – Ak-Chin Pavilion. The returning Dead & Company band, which includes Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir; singer/guitarist John Mayer; Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge; and “Fare Thee Well” and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, will perform two sets of music drawing from the Dead’s historic catalog of songs. http://www.deadandcompany.com/
28 PHOENIX: William Eaton: Voices Across the Canyon – Pueblo Grande Museum. An intimate performance of his uniquely crafted guitars and stringed instruments in a special concert and presentation. $10-12. Doors open at 1:30 pm. http://www.pueblogrande.com
29 ANTHEM: 2017 Anthem Memorial Day Ceremony – Anthem Community Park. The event will include a keynote address, P.O.W and M.I.A ceremony, tribute to the veterans commemorated at the Memorial, musical performances, event closes with “Taps;” seating is limited, lawn chairs are welcome. 10 am. http://www.onlineatanthem.com/anthem-veterans-memorial
29 CONCHO VALLEY: 12th Annual Concho Memorial Day Parade and Picnic – Highway 61. Parade at 10 am, official flag raising ceremony at the park followed by a town picnic with food and music. Free. 10 am – 2 pm. 928-245-3238 or http://www.conchocan.org H
29 FLAGSTAFF: 5th Annual Flagstaff Color Vibe 5K – Findlay Honda Flagstaff. Participants run, walk, or dance their way through color stations, where vibrant colors tie-dye white outfits and costumes, when it’s over, everyone is invited to stick around for a large colorful dance party hosted by a professional sound crew and DJ. http://www.thecolorvibe.com
29 PAYSON: Memorial Day Patriotic Program – Green Valley Park. Patriotic music, flag raising, speakers. 9:30 am. http://www.paysonrimcountry.com/event-calendar
31-6/4 SEDONA: Illuminate Film Festival – The country’s premiere film festival and launching platform for mind-body-spirit cinema, join a world-class immersive, soul-centered workshops, panels, and excursions complement film screenings, featuring expert facilitators, and new thought-leaders, please join and be inspired. http://IlluminateFilmFestival.com

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