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. "The Price Is Right" Live : Prescott

      January 19

      928-776-2000 www.ycpac.com

      Yavapai College Performing Arts Center (1100 E. Sheldon Street) hosts everyone's favorite game show, where randomly selected contestants play Plinko, spin the Big Wheel and bid on the fabulous Showcase. Tickets to the 7:30 p.m. show start at $29.

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    2. The Texas Tenors: "Let Freedom Sing" : Prescott

      January 28

      928-776-2000 www.ycpac.com

      Yavapai College Performing Arts Center (1100 E. Sheldon Street) hosts America's favorite new tenors, who first gained prominence on "America's Got Talent." Tickets to the 7 p.m. performance start at $32.

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    3. The Hillbenders: Tommy : Gilbert

      January 20

      480-279-7194 higleycenter.org

      After 45 years of the original release, Springfield, Missouri’s The Hillbenders transformed this classic of rock opera into a full-length bluegrass tribute bringing a new perspective to "Tommy" while paying total respect to its creators.

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    4. Suzanne Brown Jewelry Studio #245 at Celebration of Fine Art : Scottsdale

      January 13 to March 25

      480-225-0930 www.suzannebrownjewelry.com

      Known for her skilled craftsmanship and discriminating eye, the artist displays her new Earthly Treasures Collection, featuring stones found deep within the Earth that turn into out-of-this-world works of art in her hands.

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    5. Gedion Nyanhongo Galleries Studio #148 at Celebration of Fine Art : Scottsdale

      January 13 to March 25

      480-255-4184 www.gediongalleries.com

      Using imported stone from his homeland of Zimbabwe, the sculptor releases the spirit inside and communicates some of life’s softest and most cherished concepts using some of the world’s most hardest of materials — all by hand.

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    6. Brian Johnson Wall Sculpture at Arizona Fine Art EXPO : Scottsdale

      January 13 to March 25

      480-251-0771 www.brianjohnsonwallsculpture.com

      The Sonoran Desert is the inspiration for the artist’s Southwestern sculptural wall hangings of dried saguaro cactus skeletons, hand-dyed woven fiber and hand-cut copper accents. Also, contemporary woven rope hangings and 3-D metal wall sculptures.

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    7. Connect2STEM at University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix : Phoenix

      January 27

      www.eventbrite.com/e/connect2stem-2018-tickets-37248570477

      The medical school (550 E. Van Buren Street) hosts hands-on science activities to inspire kids about science, technology, engineering, math and medicine. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free; online registration encouraged.

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    8. 2nd Annual WInterFest at Heritage Park : Black Canyon City

      January 27

      623-293-8629 www.bcheritagepark.org

      From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., this event offers curious participants of all ages and physical abilities a variety of discovery experiences to instill respect, responsibility and stewardship for the area's cultural and environmental offerings.

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    9. 3rd Annual Doggie Street Festival : Phoenix

      January 20

      www.doggiestreetfestival.org

      From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Steele Indian School Park hosts this cat and dog festival and adopt-a-thon, which includes pet foods, services, fashion, accessories, health supplements, training, travel, lodging and veterinary care. Free admission.

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    10. Northern Arizona Suns Home Games : Prescott Valley

      January 1 to March 24

      www.nazsuns.com

      The Northern Arizona Suns take on a variety of opponents (see website for complete schedule). Tickets start at $9, and all home games are played at the Prescott Valley Event Center (3201 Main Street).

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    11. 47th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction : Scottsdale

      January 13 to January 21

      480-421-6694 barrett-jackson.com

      WestWorld (16601 N. Pima Road) hosts the automotive event of the year, featuring an auction of classic cars and other attractions. Hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily; admission prices vary by day.

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    12. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at Peoria Center for the Performing Arts : Peoria

      January 12 to January 28

      www.theaterworks.org

      Enjoy an adaptation of C.S. Lewis' classic set in the land of Narnia. Enjoy the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children in the magical kingdom of Narnia.

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    13. 25th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival : Carefree

      January 19 to January 21

      480-837-5637 www.thunderbirdartists.com

      Downtown Carefree features award-winning and renowned artists from throughout the U.S. and abroad with live musical entertainment and fine wines from around the world from from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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    14. Sedona VegFest at Sedona Performing Arts Center : Sedona

      January 10 to January 21

      healthyworldsedona.com/sedona-vegfest-2018/

      Celebrate the joys of plant-based eating. Sample delicious food, watch cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs and learn from some of the top plant-based nutrition, lifestyle and health care experts in the nation.

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    15. The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats — Tempe Center for the Arts : Tempe

      January 21 to March 11

      www.childsplayaz.org

      Celebrate the magic and boundless possibilities of the first snowfall! Follow Peter and his friends as they romp and play, starting snowball fights and making snow angels, in this imaginative play about childhood. Shows start at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

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    16. 9th Annual Ikebana Exhibit at Japanese Friendship Garden : Phoenix

      January 26 to January 28

      www.japanesefriendshipgarden.org

      View exquisite displays of ikebana arrangements throughout the garden designed by talented Sogetsu Ikebana artists, teachers and students. Experience the power of ikebana to relax, rejuvenate and bring profound joy from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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    17. 82nd Annual Waste Management Phoenix Open at Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale : Scottsdale

      January 29 to February 4

      602-870-0163 wmphoenixopen.com

      Enjoy one of the PGA Tour's top events with the finest golfers in the world and the largest crowds on the tour.

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    18. S'more Sweets Festival : Queen Creek

      January 27

      sweetsfest.com

      Founders Park (22407 S. Ellsworth Road) hosts this celebration of sundaes, cotton candy towers, candy-topped waffles, chocolates, cupcakes, lollipops and more from 1 to 6 p.m. Admission is $8 per person; kids 8 and younger are free.

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    19. Arizona Brunch Bash : Phoenix

      January 20

      brunchbashaz.com

      Patriots Park at CityScape (1 E. Washington Street) hosts brunch cocktails, food samples, a cereal bar, live music, beach-themed games and more from noon to 6 p.m. General admission is $8 online; VIP is $65 presale.

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    20. Martin Gatrost: Pacific Crest Trail : Chandler

      January 12 to February 23

      chandlercenter.org

      The Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery (250 N. Arizona Avenue) hosts an exhibition by photographer, backpacker and nature lover Martin Gatrost, who takes guests on his journey on the Pacific Crest Trail. Free admission.

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    21. Safwat Saleem: Concerned, but Powerless : Chandler

      January 16 to March 2

      visiongallery.org

      Vision Gallery (10 E. Chicago Street) hosts an exhibition by artist Safwat Saleem, who presents his satirical response to the national political and cultural climate via repurposed vintage imagery. Free admission.

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    22. Healthy World Sedona Presents Sedona VegFest 2018 : Sedona

      January 20 to January 21

      healthyworldsedona.com/vegfest2018

      The Sedona Performing Arts Center (995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road) hosts speakers, cooking demos, an art show and exhibitors, all of which will focus on the health, ethical and environmental benefits of a plant-based diet and lifestyle.

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    23. January Art Party : Scottsdale

      January 20

      The Gallery at el Pedergal (34505 N. Scottsdale Road, second floor) hosts this party from 1 to 4 p.m. It includes fine art, artist demonstrations, fine food and musical performances.

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    24. ASU Open Door — Polytech : Mesa

      January 26

      480-965-1985 opendoor.asu.edu/tickets

      From 4 to 9 p.m., the Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus (7001 E. Williams Field Road) hosts interactive activities and talks with students, faculty and staff. Get a behind-the-scenes look at ASU's labs, simulators and more.

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    25. Barks & Brews : Anthem

      January 20

      623-465-9500 www.outletsanthem.com

      Snip, sip, save and savor! Join the Outlets at Anthem for an afternoon of live music, a craft beer garden, pet adoptions, awesome savings and more from 2 to 7 p.m. Bring your furry friend. Proceeds benefit the Arizona Animal Welfare League.

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    26. Third Friday Gallery Show : Phoenix

      January 19

      602-254-3100 phoenixcenterforthearts.org/events/this-is-life-in-color-third-friday/

      The Phoenix Center for the Arts (1202 N. Third Street) exhibits the work of three local artists — Antoinette Cauley, Jackie Andre Muhammad and Yogi Bair — in a show co-curated by Cauley and Rashaad Thomas from 5 to 9 p.m.

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    27. 2018 Holoku Inauguration Ball : Mesa

      January 27

      www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3105470

      Mesa Country Club (660 W. Fairway Drive) hosts this annual event celebrating the ethnicities and cultures that make up Hawaii's melting pot. Enjoy live music, food, a silent auction and more starting at 5:30. Tickets are $35.

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    28. Madewell X Graduate Tempe Denim Recycling Day : Tempe

      January 20

      www.facebook.com/events/1909212999406907/

      Bring a pair of old jeans to Graduate Tempe between 1 and 4 p.m., and receive $20 off a new pair of jeans. The first 10 people to recycle get a free pair of Madewell jeans. The old jeans are turned into housing insulation for communities in need.

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  • Northern

    1. 8th Annual BrewHaHa : Flagstaff

      January 20

      877-987-6487 www.flagstaffbrewhaha.com

      High Country Conference Center features more than 50 local, regional and Western breweries and more than 100 different craft beers, live jazz, hors d’oeuvres and wine tastings, to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Flagstaff.

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  • Western

    1. 8th Annual Havasu Balloon Festival & Fair at Nautical Beachfront Resort : Lake Havasu City

      January 19 to January 21

      928-486-7979 golakehavasu.com/event/havasu-balloon-festival-fair/

      Enjoy a hot air balloon mass ascension, and night glow, sky divers, arts and crafts, antique and classic cars, carnival rides, dog shows, kids events, kite displays, balloon rides, live music, food and beverages.

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    2. 20th Annual Gathering of the Gunfighters - Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park : Yuma

      January 20 to January 21

      928-783-4771 gatheringofthegunfighters.com/

      Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area hosts this competition between re-enactment groups from around the region and features shootin' and shoutin' along with authentic period costumes, gear and lots of virtual flying lead.

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    3. 35th Annual Sports, Vacation & RV Show : Quartzsite

      January 20 to January 28

      714-377-7940 www.quartzsitervshow.com

      Exhibitors from all over the continent and Europe converge on Quartzsite for one of the largest gatherings of RVs and RVers in the country, offering attendees a chance to shop for RVs and equipment and enjoy food and entertainment.

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    4. 33rd Annual International Conference on Urban Waterfront Planning, Development and Culture : Yuma

      January 26 to January 27

      2018UW.com

      This event features experts on the past, present and future of the Colorado River. Full details on website.

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    5. New Shanghai Circus at Historic Yuma Theatre : Yuma

      January 23

      928-373-5202 yumashowtickets.com

      This 7 p.m. show features a talented troupe of 25 gymnasts and acrobats from China who defy gravity and execute breathtaking feats. Single tickets are $25, with group discounts available.

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  • Southern

    1. 3rd Annual HSL Properties Tucson Jazz Festival : Tucson

      January 11 to January 21

      tucsonjazzfestival.org/

      This festival will be held on multiple stages, indoors and outside. Featured acts include Sheila E., Spyro Gyra, Arturo Sandoval and the Hot Sardines. For times and locations, check the website.

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    2. Tucson Desert Song Festival : Tucson

      January 16 to February 7

      www.tucsondesertsongfestival.org/

      This 10-day classical voice festival brings internationally known soloists and conductors to perform alongside Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Tucson Chamber Artists, UApresents, Chamber Music Plus and Ballet Tucson at varied locations.

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    3. Dillinger Days – Downtown Tucson : www.hotelcongress.com/

      January 19 to January 20

      520-622-8848 www.hotelcongress.com/

      Friday night's speakeasy recaptures the spirit of the 1930s, and Saturday activities include re-enactments of John Dillinger’s capture, vintage car shows, live music, tours of the Hotel Congress and downtown walking tours. Free.

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    4. Casa Grande Main Street 18th Annual Historic Downtown Street Fair & Car Show : Casa Grande

      January 20 to January 21

      520-836-8744 www.cgmainstreet.org

      More than 200 exhibitors sell art, pottery, jewelry, clothing and sculptures. Enjoy food, entertainment and unique, vintage and custom-built cars. The fair starts at 10 a.m. both days. Visit the car show on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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    5. Amazing Music in the High Desert – Kabarett : Oracle

      January 21

      oraclepianosociety.org

      Oracle Center for the Arts presents Irish composer Christopher Norby and his band in a multimedia extravaganza featuring his diverse, original music for theater, movies, apps and games.

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    6. Hummingbird Hoedown – Square and Round Dance Festival : Sierra Vista

      January 26 to January 27

      520-417-6960 www.ExploreCochise.com

      St. Andrews Catholic Church presents a two-day festival jam-packed with round and square dancing fun.

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    7. Annual Arizona Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase at Ramada Hotel, Hotel Tucson City Center : Tucson

      January 27

      505-867-0425 www.visittucson.org/gemshow

      View 300 mineral and fossil dealers from around the world offering specimens and related items in the areas of mineralogy, geology and paleontology.

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    8. American Indian Arts Exposition at Flamingo Hotel Ballroom : Tucson

      January 28 to February 11

      520-248-5849 www.usaindianinfo.com/events/expo

      From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, view changing artist demonstrations every three to seven days, dances at poolside, continuous flute music, authentic crafts and art from 80 tribal nations. Admission and parking are free.

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    9. 2018 Dillinger Days : Tucson

      January 19 to January 20

      520-622-8848 hotelcongress.com/dillinger-days

      Hotel Congress (311 E. Congress Street) hosts this annual two-day spectacle in honor of the capture of America's most notorious outlaw, John Dillinger. Experience a re-enactment, a speakeasy, a car show, lectures, exhibits and more.

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    10. Hummingbird Hoedown : Sierra Vista

      January 26 to January 27

      520-417-6960 www.facebook.com/svtmt

      St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church (800 N. Taylor Drive) hosts a square and round dance festival. Internationally known caller Jerry Story will be calling mainstream and plus levels at this two-day festival jam-packed with dancing fun.

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    11. History on Tap at Arizona History Museum : Tucson

      January 27

      www.azhs.gov

      The museum (949 E. Second Street) hosts a fun evening of beer tasting by local brewers, food vendors and music by the 4th Cavalry Regimental Band from 6 to 9 p.m. $40 for general admission, $30 for AHS members and $20 for designated drivers.

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    12. American Indian Exposition : Tucson

      January 28 to February 11

      520-248-5849 www.usaindianinfo.com

      The Flamingo Quality Inn ballroom (1300 N. Stone Avenue) hosts quality, authentic Indian art, collectibles and dances. Demonstrations and artists change every three days. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. most days.

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  • Eastern

    1. 10th Annual Superior Home and Building Tour : Superior

      January 27 to January 28

      520-689-0200 www.superiorarizonachamber.org

      Tour a collection of eclectic homes and buildings, including fabulous renovations, "before and after" cottages, an "almost tiny" newly built home and an old one-room jail. Hours are Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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