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. Historic Memorial Day Celebration : Phoenix

      May 30

      602-534-1262 www.azhistcemeteries.org

      Share a historical view of Memorial Day with guest speaker Dr. Eduardo Pagan, an author and former PBS host, at Pioneer and Military Memorial Park (1317 W. Jefferson Street). Various Civil War groups and Buffalo Soldiers will participate. Free.

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    2. Personal Journeys: American Indian Landscapes : Phoenix

      May 1 to May 31

      602-252-8848 heard.org

      Explore the unique relationship American Indians have with land and how it has been expressed in art at the Heard Museum.

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    3. Flashlight Tours at Desert Botanical Garden : Phoenix

      May 21 to May 31

      480-941-1225 www.dbg.org

      Every Thursday and Saturday starting at 7 p.m., beat the heat and take a self-paced stroll along the garden’s Desert Discovery Trail to discovery stations. Experience the plants, animals, sights and sounds of the desert night.

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    4. A Salute to Cowboy Artists of America and a Patron: 50 Years of Amazing Contributions to the American West : Scottsdale

      May 1 to May 31

      480-686-9539 scottsdalemuseumwest.org

      Scottsdale's Museum of the West presents a retrospective exhibition featuring one artwork by every artist who has ever been a member of the Cowboy Artists of America.

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    5. Pete, Or the Return of Peter Pan - World Premiere at Tempe Center for the Arts : Tempe

      May 1 to May 29

      childsplayaz.org

      Enjoy a new spin on Peter Pan. Wendy has grown up hearing of adventures in Neverland, and never believed until Peter Pan arrives with fairy dust and she and her brother find themselves in the greatest adventures of their lives.

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    6. Me and My Girl at Hale Theater : Gilbert

      May 19 to May 31

      480-497-1181 www.haletheatrearizona.com

      Bill Snibson, an unsophisticated Cockney, finds out he is the long-lost Earl of Hereford and must choose between fitting in with proper society or losing his girl, fishmonger’s assistant Sally Smith, in this old-fashioned musical comedy.

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    7. Memorial Day Patriotic Program : Payson

      May 30

      Green Valley Park presents a program of patriotic music, a flag-raising and speakers starting at 9:30 a.m.

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    8. 42nd Annual Phippen Museum Western Art Show & Sale at Courthouse Plaza : Prescott

      May 28 to May 30

      928-778-1385 www.phippenartmuseum.org

      Phippen Museum presents the premier outdoor Western art show, featuring more than 150 Western artists from around the country starting at 9 a.m.

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    9. Rock of Ages : Peoria

      May 27 to May 31

      623-776-8400 azbroadway.org/

      This production, set in L.A.’s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987, tells the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit, and Sherrie, a small-town girl, chasing their dreams of making it big and falling in love.

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    10. Cirque de Livre : Mesa

      May 27 to May 29

      cirquedelivre.com

      This downtown event is a writer's conference with a twist. It draws inspiration from small-town film festivals, where sessions are anywhere and everywhere. More than 60 panels and signings designed to give you the power to improve your writing.

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    11. City Lights Movie Nights at CityScape Phoenix : Phoenix

      May 13 to August 12

      cityscapephoenix.com/events

      On the second Friday of each month, enjoy a free movie from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the outdoor movie theater in Patriots Park. The schedule includes "Back to the Future" (May 13), "Finding Nemo" (June 10), "The Grinch" (July 8) and "Rio" (August 12).

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    12. Spring Mineral and Jewelry Expo and Sale : Sedona

      May 28 to May 29

      928-554-4615 www.facebook.com/CKMProductionsLLC/

      Sedona Red Rock High School (995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road) hosts vendors offering mineral specimens, crystals, gemstones, jewelry, beads, fossils, findings and cutting material, plus an hourly raffle and food for purchase. Admission is $3 for adults.

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  • Eastern

    1. King of the Mountain Disc Golf Tournament : Show Low

      May 28 to May 29

      www.azdgc.disqman.com

      Show Low City Park and Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex hosts the 2016 Southwest Cactus Series disc golf tournament.

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    2. Show Low Men’s Memorial Day Softball Tournament at Show Low City Park : Show Low

      May 28 to May 30

      928-532-4140 www.showlowchamber.com/

      If you love softball, stop by Show Low City Park’s Senior Field and Ponderosa Field on Saturday and Monday.

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    3. Luna Lake Tour : Springerville

      May 28 to May 30

      www.bikegaba.org

      Take a moderately difficult bike ride (65 miles each day) in Arizona and New Mexico, starting and ending in Springerville with a ride through pine forests and rolling grassy countryside.

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  • Northern

    1. 26th Annual Zuni Festival of Arts and Culture at Museum of Northern Arizona : Flagstaff

      May 28 to May 29

      www.musnaz.org

      After a four-year hiatus, the A:shiwi people will share Zuni language, arts and crafts, lifeways and traditional dances and flute music, and lessons about the shaping, forming and painting of traditional Zuni pottery.

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  • Southern

    1. 36th Annual Wyatt Earp Days : Tombstone

      May 28 to May 30

      520-266-5266 www.tombstonechamber.com

      Celebrate the life and times of the Old West’s most famous lawman in “the town too tough to die” with mock gunfights, hangings and skits in the street, a chili cook-off, street entertainment, look-alike contests, and 1880's fashion show. Free.

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    2. For the Love of Music : Bisbee

      May 28 to May 29

      520-432-7217 artentree.net/loveofmusic.html

      Enjoy Bisbee’s premier chamber music series featuring Grace Sheppard and classical guitar.

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  • Western

    1. Memorial Day Program : Kingman

      May 30

      kvmt.org/

      Honor our veterans at Kingman Veterans Memorial starting at 9:30 a.m.

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    2. 2016 Lutes Summer Jazz Series : Yuma

      May 27 to August 19

      www.yumajazz.com

      This series of free events at Lutes Casino (221 S. Main Street) occurs every other Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Featured jazz acts are Robby Carrillo, Jennifer Wayman, Jason & Elle, Bryan Stewart, Ernie Ortega and Jimmy Caves.

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