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 Phoenix Symphony in Prescott : Prescott

      February 25

      928-776-4255 www.yavapaisymphony.org

      The Phoenix Symphony performs at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center (1100 E. Sheldon Street) at 3 p.m. Tickets are $29 to $42.

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    2. Sean Harkness : Prescott

      February 23

      928-776-2000 www.ycpac.com

      Yavapai College Performing Arts Center (1100 E. Sheldon Street) hosts the performer, composer and Windham Hill favorite for a 7:30 p.m. performance. Tickets start at $47.

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    3. Garrison Keillor : Prescott

      February 28

      928-776-2000 www.ycpac.com

      Yavapai College Performing Arts Center (1100 E. Sheldon Street) hosts the humor, charisma and wisdom of one of America's greatest storytellers. Tickets to the 7:30 p.m. performance start at $37.

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    4. Devour Culinary Classic : Phoenix

      February 25 to March 4

      devourphoenix.com

      The Phoenix Art Museum, Local First Arizona and Devour Phoenix host this weeklong event at Desert Botanical Garden, featuring a bartending competition, Palette to Palate and the two-day Classic. Tickets available online.

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    5. Jim Curry: Take Me Home – The Music Of John Denver : Gilbert

      February 22

      480-279-7194 higleycenter.org

      Jim Curry sang and starred in the made-for-TV movie "Take Me Home: The John Denver Story." In this performance, Jim offers his tribute to John Denver’s multi-platinum legacy.

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

      February 1 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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    7. Gedion Nyanhongo Galleries Studio #148 at Celebration of Fine Art : Scottsdale

      February 1 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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    8. Brian Johnson Wall Sculpture at Arizona Fine Art EXPO : Scottsdale

      February 1 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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    9. Tempe Empty Bowls : Tempe

      February 23 to February 24

      www.facebook.com/tempeemptybowls

      A $10 contribution purchases a bowl and a simple meal of soup and bread, symbolic of what sustains many in our community for an entire day. This event is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sixth Street Park (Friday) and the Community Center courtyard (Saturday).

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    10. ASU Open Door — Tempe : Tempe

      February 24

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

      Arizona State University's Tempe campus (301 Orange Mall) hosts interactive activities and talks with students, faculty and staff from 1 to 6 p.m. Learn about rare insects, space exploration, volcanoes, drones, medical breakthroughs and more.

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    11. 22nd Annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival : Phoenix

      February 11 to February 25

      www.gpjff.org

      Three theaters in the Phoenix area host an exciting lineup of films honoring Jewish traditions and heritage. The locations are Harkins Shea 14 in Scottsdale, Harkins Park West 14 in Peoria and Harkins Tempe Marketplace 16 in Tempe.

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    12. Casa Grande Cowboy Days and O’Odham Tash : Casa Grande

      February 17 to February 25

      casagrandecowboydays.com

      The Rodeo Grounds hosts a week of roping competitions, a two-day all-Native American rodeo, a parade, a ranch rodeo with real working ranch cowboys, chuck wagons, music, racing and more.

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    13. Arizona Matsuri : Phoenix

      February 24 to February 25

      From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, Heritage & Science Park (115 N. Sixth Street) hosts this annual festival celebrating Japanese culture and heritage, both traditional and modern. It features Japanese food, art, music and more. Free admission.

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    14. PHX Startup Week : Phoenix

      February 19 to February 23

      phxstartupweek.com

      This fourth-annual, community-wide event at George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center seeks to better connect and celebrate the region's business-minded movers and shakers. Registration is free.

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    15. Author Talk: Kevin Kling : Mesa

      February 23

      480-654-7300 mesacc.edu

      Mesa Community College's Red Mountain Campus (7110 E. McKellips Road, S140) hosts this appearance by author, playwright and storyteller Kevin Kling, known for his commentaries on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," from 7 to 8 p.m.

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    16. City Lights Movie Nights at CityScape Phoenix : Phoenix

      February 9 to March 9

      cityscapephoenix.com/events

      Bring a blanket and chair to enjoy a feature film on the big screen at the outdoor movie theater in Patriots Park from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The winter lineup is "Zootopia" (February 9) and "Bolt" (March 9). Free and open to the public.

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    17. Cowboy Poetry & Music Event : Prescott Valley

      February 24

      928-277-5609 deweyhumboldthistoricalsociety.org

      Little Dealer Little Prices (2757 N. Truwood Drive) hosts cowboy poets, country dancing, refreshments, a raffle and more at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for singles and $25 for couples. Proceeds benefit the Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society.

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    18. Free Hot Dogs, Snacks and Home Tours in Surprise : Surprise

      February 24

      bit.ly/2s9wrmR

      Greer Ranch, at the southeast corner of Cactus Road and Sarival Avenue, offers free hot dogs, snacks and home tours in the new community from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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    19. WORCS Round 2 at Canyon MX : Peoria

      February 23 to February 25

      www.CANYONMX.com

      Canyon MX (9777 W. Carefree Highway) hosts the most exciting and largest off-road racing series in the world, including novice, intermediate and pro classes for ages 4 to 104. Experience the thrill of off-road racing at this weekend event.

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    20. Spring Training Deals for Baseball Fans at Westgate : Glendale

      February 23 to March 27

      www.westgateaz.com/baseball

      Westgate Entertainment District offers deals and discounts for fans of the 15 MLB teams descending on the Valley for spring training. Westgate also offers live music Fridays and Saturdays, plus free weekly events and activities for all ages.

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  • Southern

    1. Patterson Observatory Public Nights : Sierra Vista

      February 22

      520-417-6960 www.hacastronomy.org

      Patterson Observatory (1140 N. Colombo Drive) and the Huachuca Astronomy Club host a public viewing of the night sky at 6:30 p.m., weather permitting. View the heavens with the 20-inch Patterson Telescope and other instruments. Free.

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    2. 93rd Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros at Tucson Rodeo Grounds and The Tucson Rodeo & Parade : Tucson

      February 17 to February 25

      520-741-2233 www.Tucsonrodeo.com

      Top contestants in the sport of rodeo compete in this PRCA rodeo in America's largest outdoor midwinter rodeo. Enjoy standard events, special acts, clowns, little buckaroos in mutton bustin’ and the Justin Junior Rodeo, and a parade on Thursday.

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    3. Of Place: Art and Design From Where We Are : Tubac

      February 24

      347-735-0857 lowehouseproject.com

      The Lowe House Project (14 Calle Iglesia) hosts this opening reception for the work of Corey Stevens and Bart Young from 4 to 8 p.m. The Santa Cruz River Valley is where the artists find materials and stimulation. Please RSVP.

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  • Northern

    1. Antelope Canyon Ultra : Page

      February 23 to February 25

      grandcircletrails.com/antelope-canyon-general-info/

      This event includes 100-mile, 50-mile, 55K and half-marathon trail runs. Visit website for more information.

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