Events

Search our guide to what's happening around Arizona. (Want your event listed? Send an email to Noah Austin at [email protected] Be sure to include the dates of the event, public contact information (phone and/or website) and a brief description.)

  • Central

    1. Kaleidoscope of Color 2018, Prescott's Festival of Iris : Prescott

      April 28

      prescottirissociety.org

      Mortimer Nursery (3166 Willow Creek Road) presents the Prescott Area Iris Society's annual iris exhibit and potted iris sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vote for your favorite irises, and view an amazing variety of colors and patterns. Free admission.

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    2. Meet the Artists: Nakai and Clipman : Phoenix

      April 29

      602-495-0901 pueblogrande.com

      Pueblo Grande Museum (4619 E. Washington Street) R. Carlos Nakai and Will Clipman performing music from their Grammy-nominated album, "Awakening the Fire," at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $15-20. Proceeds benefit the museum auxiliary.

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    3. Phoenix Boys Choir "Heroes of Rock" Pops Concert : Phoenix

      April 28

      www.boyschoir.org/pops

      From 7 to 9 p.m. at Phoenix College's Bulpitt Auditorium (1202 W. Thomas Road), get ready to rock as the Phoenix Boys Choir performs rock hits from Journey, Bon Jovi, Queen, the Rolling Stones, the Eagles and more.

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    4. "The Bridges of Madison County" at Arizona Broadway Theatre : Peoria

      April 13 to May 13

      azbroadway.org/event/the-bridges-of-madison-county/

      Experience this timeless tale of yearning and desire set in America’s heartland, set to the sounds of a Tony Award-winning score by Jason Robert Brown.

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    5. "Flora & Ulysses" at Tempe Center for the Arts : Tempe

      April 22 to May 20

      www.childsplayaz.org

      Follow the adventures of Flora Belle Buckman, a 10-year-old self-proclaimed cynic, and her rescued, hairless squirrel she names Ulysses, who has been reborn with powers of strength, flight and misspelled poetry.

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    6. 18th Annual Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival : Cottonwood

      April 26 to April 29

      928-282-2202 www.BirdyVerde.org

      Dead Horse Ranch State Park offers field trips, local tours, workshops and seminars, educational activities for kids, exhibits, a keynote speaker and entertainment.

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    7. Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market : Scottsdale

      April 27 to April 29

      www.junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com

      WestWorld features more than 180 hand-picked local Arizona and California artists and vendors who feature all things chippy, rusty, vintage and handmade. Gather a treasure trove of ideas, inspiration and items.

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    8. 15th Annual Sedona Artists Open Studios Tour : Sedona

      April 27 to April 29

      sedonaartistscoalition.org/

      Take a self-guided tour and meet and talk with more than 40 artists in their daily workspaces, in a variety of media such as ceramics, painting, fiber, photography, jewelry, watercolors and sculpture.

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    9. 19th Annual Festival of Iris -- Kaleidoscope of Color 2018 : Prescott

      April 28

      623-980-6627 prescottirissociety.org

      Mortimer’s Nursery features an amazing variety of irises in all the colors of the rainbow. Vote for your favorite iris and enjoy displays of blooms and arrangements, planting and care demonstrations, with potted irises for sale.

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    10. Halau O Kekuhi at ASU Gammage : Tempe

      April 28

      asugammage.com

      Led by Kumu hula Nalani Kanakaole and Huihui Kanahele-Mossman, Halau o Kekuhi is celebrated for its mastery of the aihaa style of hula (dance) and oli (chant). The hula springs from the volcanic forces of Pele and Hiiaka.

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    11. Pima Jazz: The Life and Musical Legacy of Russell "Big Chief" Moore : Phoenix

      April 27

      602-495-0901 www.pueblogrande.com

      Celebrate International Jazz Day at Pueblo Grande Museum (4619 E. Washington Street) with a special presentation at noon on the fascinating career of the late jazz trombonist and Gila River Indian Community member. Free and open to the public.

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    12. AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival : Phoenix

      April 28

      www.cannedcraftbeerfest.com

      From 3 to 7 p.m., Margaret T. Hance Park hosts more than 250 canned craft beers from local and national breweries, plus live music, food trucks, a beer science garden, canning seminars, beer Olympic games and a rare-beer garden. Tickets $35-45.

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    13. Spring Trunk Show at Midwestern University Eye Institute : Glendale

      April 24

      www.midwestern.edu

      The Midwestern University Eye Institute (5865 W. Utopia Road) offers glasses and sunglasses frames by name-brand designers at up to 30 percent off retail prices from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Free and open to the public.

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    14. Live at Lunch Series at CityScape Phoenix : Phoenix

      April 2 to April 27

      cityscapephoenix.com/events

      In conjunction with National Jazz Appreciation Month, local jazz and blues artists perform at CityScape's Patriots Park every weekday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

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    15. Shadow Rock Grand Opening : Tempe

      April 28

      bit.ly/2DKy6zM

      Looking for the best in Arizona living in a prime location? Find it from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at this event, which showcases four floor plans from Taylor Morrison's Venture Collection near the southwest corner of Continental Drive and College Avenue.

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    16. Arbor Day Weekend at The Farm at South Mountain : Phoenix

      April 28

      www.thefarmatsouthmountain.com/guidelines/

      The Farm's sustainability team hosts this event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring tours, games and workshop opportunities.

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  • Southern

    1. Full Moon Walks at Chiricahua National Monument : Willcox

      April 29

      Join a ranger for a half-mile walk around the Massai Point Nature Trail under the full moon. Discover how to be comfortable using all your senses, and see the similarities between humans and nocturnal animals. Pre-register.

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    2. 36th Annual La Frontera International Mariachi Conference : Tucson

      April 25 to April 28

      520-838-5600 www.tucsonmariachi.org

      Casino Del Sol Resort & Conference Center hosts Tucson’s largest cultural event, with educational workshops in mariachi and folklorico dancing, a participant showcase, a spectacular concert and the Garibaldi Fiesta.

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    3. 10th Annual Agave Heritage Festival at Hotel Congress : Tucson

      April 27 to May 6

      hotelcongress.com/

      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.

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    4. Agave Heritage Festival 2018 : Tucson

      April 27 to May 6

      520-622-8848 www.agaveheritagefestival.com

      One of the world's best small festivals celebrates its 10th anniversary with more than 25 events throughout Tucson, including regional culinary experiences, lectures and seminars on the agave plant, film screenings, a Cinco de Mayo event and more.

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    5. Indigenous at Sea of Glass Center for the Arts : Tucson

      April 25

      520-398-2542 theseaofglass.org

      The arts center (330 E. Seventh Street) hosts this 7 p.m. performance by Indigenous, composed of Mato Nanji and Navajo rockers Levi Platero, Bronson Begay and Douglas Platero. Tickets are $12 in advance, $17 day of show.

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    6. Fiestas de Mayo 2018 : Nogales

      April 28

      520-287-2521 consulmex2.sre.gob/mx/nogales

      From 4 to 11 p.m., Fleischer Park (1500 N. Hohokam Drive) hosts this festival, which brings family entertainment, food and live music to Nogales' downtown. Free admission.

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    7. Theatrical Performance: "The Legend of Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl" : Nogales

      April 30

      520-287-2521 consulmex2.sre.gob/mx/nogales

      At 4:30 p.m., the Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County (590 N. Tyler Avenue) hosts this theatrical performance, a portrayal of the legend of an Aztec princess and a warrior, as part of Mexico's Children's Day celebration. Free admission.

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