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17 W. Congress Street, Tucson, Arizona 85701

"Mija" is an immensely emotional and intimate portrait honoring the resilience of immigrants and their children. Director Isabel Castro’s debut feature constructs an ethereal love letter to their indomitable spirit in the face of constant instability.

17 W. Congress Street, Tucson, 85701

For 29 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s unique take on American swing and jazz music has thrilled audiences around the world, while their unique and spirited “Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party” has become an eagerly anticipated annual family event.

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434 E Ninth Street, Tucson, Arizona 85705

This 52-year-old, family-friendly tradition brings over 600,000 people to the heart of the Old Pueblo every year. The fair hosts artists from around the world, decadent food, local entertainment and a lot of fun!

17 W. Congress Street, Tucson, 85701

A beloved Tucson annual holiday tradition, part of the romance of mMariachi songs is that all things are possible. The humor, the spirit and even the bittersweet inspire us to a world where we live out our dreams.

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12155 N. Oracle Road, Oro Valley, Arizona 85737

The Oro Valley Festival of the Arts and Holiday Tree Lighting is a two-day Festival that adds vibrancy to Oro Valley by creating opportunities for people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds to celebrate the arts alongside a meaningful celebration to welcome the holidays.

3035 N. Swan Road, Tucson, Arizona 85712

If you attend wearing a holiday sweater, you can select a gift from under our Christmas tree! Enjoy milk and holiday cookies and special holiday giveaways throughout the event. Shop right from the tree! Get a jump start on your holiday shopping with the best Southwestern gifts.

17 W. Congress Street, Tucson, 85701

Mavis has had an amazing career; she has released numerous albums while performing alongside other musical greats like Prince and Bob Dylan. Mavis Staples’ music is extremely powerful, and it leaves audiences stunned whenever she takes the stage!

17 W. Congress Street, Tucson, 85701

Gordon Lightfoot has recorded 21 albums and has five Grammy nominations. His songs have been aired regularly for over 50 years, earning him radio singles chart positions in North America achieved by few others. Lightfoot’s radio hits in the USA have earned five No. 1s, five Top 10s and 13 Top 40s.

17 W. Congress Street, Tucson, 85701

The Western Front, Christmas, 1914. Out of the violence a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie.

Desert Skies United Methodist Church, Oro Valley, Arizona 85749

For the first time ever — and rare for holiday repertoire — ARS performs a program consisting entirely of compositions and arrangements by women. "Women in Winter" offers a wide range of styles, genres, and perspectives related to the season, among them “Snow Angel” by Sarah Quartel.

17 W. Congress Street, Tucson, 85701

The Doo Wop Project features stars from hit Broadway productions like “Jersey Boys," Motown: The Musical” and “A Bronx Tale.” The Doo Wop Project takes the audience on musical journeys during their shows, featuring tunes from The Belmonts and The Flamingos, to Smokey Robinson and The Temptations.

Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, Arizona 85646

Nelda and Clif Swiggett have been playing music together since the night they met in 1987. They raised their two sons, Dylan and Jack, in a house filled with band rehearsals and piano lessons, and by the time they were in middle school, the kids were performing at jazz clubs and private events.

17 W. Congress Street, Tucson, 85701

Liven up your holidays with Tucson’s favorite holiday tradition: In the Christmas Mood: A Holiday Music Spectacular. The show features timeless treasures and new songs that’ll make your season merry and bright.

17 W. Congress Street, Tucson, 85701

Grammy Award-winning band The Mavericks are pleased to present the 2022 edition of their Very Merry Christmas Tour, featuring super special guest JD McPherson! Featuring selections from their 2018 holiday album "Hey! Merry Christmas!"

17 W. Congress Street, Tucson, 85701

While The Carpenters are known for over a dozen chart-topping hits, they also won over their fans with their Christmas celebrations. Singer and playwright Lisa Rock and her six-piece backing band are keeping The Carpenters’ holiday traditions alive.

Christ Church United Methodist , Tucson, Arizona 85711

For the first time ever — and rare for holiday repertoire — ARS performs a program consisting entirely of compositions and arrangements by women. "Women in Winter" offers a wide range of styles, genres, and perspectives related to the season, among them “Snow Angel” by Sarah Quartel.

St. Mark Catholic Church, Oro Valley, Arizona 85742

For the first time ever — and rare for holiday repertoire — ARS performs a program consisting entirely of compositions and arrangements by women. "Women in Winter" offers a wide range of styles, genres, and perspectives related to the season, among them “Snow Angel” by Sarah Quartel.

260 S. Church Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85701

Pink Martini is synonymous with genre-bridging innovative music. Over 28 years and 10 albums, they have crafted a style that is entirely their own through international influences and a fabulous roster of musicians. C'est magnifique!

311 E. Congress Street, Tucson, Arizona 85701

Arthur Vint makes an encore performance of his musical musings on Ennio Morricone for the Tucson Jazz Festival! Arthur and his 11-piece orchestra will perform jazzed up selections from Morricone’s film scores. This is an all-ages event.

311 E. Congress Street, Tucson, Arizona 85701

The Heavy Hitters is a collective quintet conceived by two of the music’s greatest artists: pianist Mike LeDonne and saxophonist Eric Alexander. They join forces for this powerhouse ensemble with the fiery trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, alto saxophonist Jim Snidero and bassist Alexander Claffy. Two shows.

311 E. Congress Street, Tucson, Arizona 85701

Nicknamed "the Gypsy-jazz Warbler" by the New York Times and acclaimed as a "Millennial shaking up the jazz scene" by magazine Vanity Fair, Tatiana Eva-Marie returns to explore the music of composer Django Reinhardt. This is an all-ages event.

1020 E. University Boulevard, Tucson, Arizona 85719

Joshua Redman is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the 1990s. Born in Berkeley, California, he is the son of legendary saxophonist Dewey Redman and dancer Renee Shedroff.

311 E. Congress Street, Tucson, Arizona 85701

Vincent Herring and Jeremy Pelt of the Heavy Hitters join forces on the Century Room stage.

311 E. Congress Street, Tucson, Arizona 85701

When the history of jazz during the COVID-19 pandemic gets written, Armen Donelian warrants a detailed chapter. Though he composed more than a dozen new pieces through the spring of 2021, the veteran pianist and educator didn’t use the downtime to reinvent his repertoire.

17 W. Congress Street, Tucson, Arizona 85701

Matthew Whitaker’s love for playing music began at age 3, after his grandfather gave him a small Yamaha keyboard. At 9, Matthew began teaching himself how to play the Hammond B3 organ. Four years later, he became the youngest artist to be endorsed by Hammond — in its 80+ year history.

278 E. Congress Street, Tucson, Arizona 85701

Playing the music of the famous album "Jazz Samba" from 1962 that launched the Brazilian Bossa Nova craze in North America, and more. The original album featured Charlie Byrd and Stan Getz. It was an explosion of Grammys and Billboard hits including "One Note Samba," "Desafinado" and "Wave."

219 E. Seventh Street, Tucson, Arizona 85705

With a voice as smooth as velvet, Samara Joy’s star seems to rise with each performance. Following her winning the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, she is currently recording her debut recording, which will feature Samara backed by the Pasquale Grasso Trio.

311 E. Congress Street, Tucson, Arizona 85701

You get great, spontaneous jazz music played at the highest level with amazing energy. This setting speaks to the very essence of jazz and its inception. You will be captivated and mesmerized through several sets of music on the patio of Hotel Congress. Join us from noon to 5 p.m.

311 E. Congress Street, Tucson, Arizona 85701

The annual, all-day free Downtown Jazz Fiesta presented in partnership with Tucson Jazz Festival. This is an all-ages event.

Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, Arizona 85646

Wyoming composer and performer Dave Munsick has played his music across the west for 40 years. He has worked as a side man or opened for acts including Charlie Daniels, Chris Ledoux, Ian Tyson and Lyle Lovett, both as a solo artist and as a member of the bands that he has led.

9 Plaza Road, Tubac, Arizona 85646

Mark and Arlette Willis along with their band perform jazz, soul, and blues with a groove.

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2905 E. Skyline Drive, Tucson, Arizona 85718

From metalwork to locally designed fashion, the open-air La Encantada Fine Art Market is an opportunity to support local artisans and fine art crafters while strolling the lush and ever-blooming garden walkways of the outdoor La Encantada Shopping Center.

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Casino del Sol, Tucson, Arizona 85757

It was Willie Nelson who first said, "My heroes have always been cowboys." If your heroes have always been television cowboys, mark March 16-19, on your calendar to attend TV WESTFEST in Tucson. Meet a long list of TV Western celebrities.

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12155 N. Oracle Road, Oro Valley, Arizona 85737

The two-day outdoor artisan market in Oro Valley showcases some of the Southwest’s finest artisans in fashion, food, home goods, painting and visual arts. In addition, pop-up music performances and food trucks will be on-site for attendees to enjoy.

Tubac Center of the Arts , Tubac, Arizona 85646

Based in Tucson, Homero has lived a diverse life as a percussionist. Starting in the music business as a 12-year-old drummer in Monterrey, Mexico, he went on to study music at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in the mid-1970s, followed by graduate work at the University of Arizona.

9 Plaza Road, Tubac, Arizona 85646

Trumpeter Glen Gross has been playing professionally for the last 30 years.

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16858 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Suite 103, Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268

This holiday season, the tradition of the Christmas Market returns to the Fountain Hills Artists Gallery. On Friday, December 2, the gallery will kick things off with an outdoor 40% off table! On Saturday, December 3, the gallery will take part in Fountain Hills' annual STROLL IN THE GLOW.

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263 N. Center Street , Mesa, Arizona 85201

29th Annual CFA all breed cat show, “It’s Feline A Lot Like Christmas.” Hosted by Phoenix Feline Fanciers. Cat adoption by All About Animals Rescue.

Dig It Gardens, Phoenix, Arizona 85016

Learn how to make a living succulent wreath with this step-by-step workshop. This fun living project is sure to make a statement on your front door. Our succulent wreaths are handmade using a metal frame along with moss and a nice variety of Echeveria and Haworthia succulents.

995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336

Internationally acclaimed pianist Inon Barnatan will open this special anniversary season. Hailed by the New York Times as “one of the most admired pianists of his generation,” Barnatan is equally celebrated as a soloist, curator and collaborator.

2400 E. Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85016

At this fireside tasting of Bulleit Bourbon, Bulleit Rye and George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey, we will learn about all three categories, what makes them unique, how they are made and how to taste them. The tasting begins with a welcome beverage as the group begins to identify aromas and flavors.

9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, 85305

Power 98.3 and 96.1 presents Under The Mistletoe on December 4, 2022, featuring Nelly, Ashanti, Ja Rule, Lil Jon, Ma$e and Ying Yang Twins.

9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, Arizona 85305

Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez are headed to Glendale for their trilogy fight on Saturday, December 3, 2022.

Hyatt Regency - Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona 85004

With his new album release only weeks behind him, J. White (saxophonist) has put together a special event that is guaranteed to fire up his Phoenix fan base. Accompanied by a full band as well as pulling Jeremy Seaton (keyboardist), this is a show you do not want to miss.

2400 E. Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85016

At this fireside tasting of Woodinville Whiskey, learn what makes it unique, how it's made and how to taste it. The tasting begins with a welcome beverage as the group begins to identify aromas and flavor profiles. From there, taste the very best of Woodinville. Open to resort guests and the public.

9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, Arizona 85305

Rod Wave is headed to Glendale on December 13, 2022, with special guests Toosii and Mariah the Scientist.

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1202 N. Third Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Phoenix Center for the Arts proudly presents the 10th annual Phoenix Festival of the Arts in downtown Phoenix! Voted Best of Phoenix 2020 Best Arts Festival by Phoenix New Times, this event features vibrant art from 150+ vendors, cultural organizations, local music, food trucks, and more!

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16858 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Suite 103, Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268

This holiday season, the tradition of the Christmas Market returns to the Fountain Hills Artists Gallery. On Friday, December 2, the gallery will kick things off with an outdoor 40% off table! On Saturday, December 3, the gallery will take part in Fountain Hills' annual STROLL IN THE GLOW.

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400 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85003

The acclaimed family holiday theatrical is coming to Arizona Financial Theatre in Phoenix for 14 performances.

2400 E. Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85016

Our special guest expert on Angel’s Envy will take us on a guided tour of the brand’s story and history. The experience begins with a welcome Angel’s Envy tasting as the group begins to identify aromas and flavor notes. Open to resort guests and the public.

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9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, Arizona 85305

Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic visits Glendale on December 29 and 30, playing three shows at Gila River Arena.

2400 E. Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85016

Imagine the ideal holiday home, chateau or mansion and make it a reality at the Arizona Biltmore. We invite you to decorate a Holiday House with graham crackers and toppings. When the icing and sweets run out, our chef will assess the creations. Designers of all skill levels are welcome.

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34250 N. 60th Street, Scottsdale, Arizona 85266

This juried show will feature up to 75 regional fine artists exhibiting their original, handmade creations, which may include jewelry, painting, photography and more. For attendees, this free-admission event will offer the perfect opportunity to shop for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts.

300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., join us at Steele Indian School Park for this not-to-be missed, free, fun, family friendly celebration of our furry best friends. Fantastic pet products, yummy eats, music, vet tips, auction prizes and more!

1400 N. College Avenue, Tempe, 85281

What do you know about the pink house next to Papago Park? Find out more about this Tempe landmark with a 50-minute guided tour. Tours start every 30 minutes from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, Arizona 85305

Carin Leon is headed back to Glendale on Saturday, January 21, 2023.

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Hayden Road and Loop 101 (southwest corner), Scottsdale, Arizona

The Celebration of Fine Art, Arizona’s longest-running art show, returns to Scottsdale on Jan. 14, 2023, for its 33rd year. With 100 acclaimed and emerging artists from throughout the country, the Celebration of Fine Art is renowned as the West’s premier art show and working studio.

809 E. Southern Avenue, Tempe, 85282

"My Wa’alupe Yaqui Identity: Family, Cemetery, Church, and Guadalupe School” by Octaviana Valenzuela Trujillo.

809 E. Southern Avenue, Tempe, 85282

“Overcoming: Growing Up in the South” by Rosemary James. Come along with me as I take you on an abbreviated, firsthand experience of my life in the South during the '40s, '50s and the civil rights era.

10585 N. 100th Street, Scottsdale, Arizona 85258

The Artists of Scottsdale Ranch are back for their 14th Annual Art Show, Sale and Silent Auction. They will present oils, acrylic, watercolor, multimedia, jewelry, sculpture and specialty items. Proceeds from the auction benefit charity programs at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center.

1400 N. College Avenue, Tempe, Arizona 85281

What do you know about the pink house next to Papago Park? Find out more about this Tempe landmark with a 50-minute guided tour. Tours start every 30 minutes from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, Arizona 85305

Katt Williams is headed back to Glendale on his 2023 And Me Tour on Friday, March 24.

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Phoenix Convention Center, Hall F, Phoenix, Arizona 85004

At the family-friendly National Money Show® in Phoenix, March 2-4, 2023, you can see more than $100 million of rare money, including a $1 million penny, a $3 million nickel, and an exhibit of historic, centuries-old medals honoring George Washington. Sponsored by the nonprofit American Numismatic.

809 E. Southern Avenue, Tempe, 85282

”Building a Sense of Place in East Arizona” by Dr. Vanessa Fonseca-Chávez. In this presentation, Vanessa Fonseca-Chávez will discuss the migration paths of Hispanic New Mexicans to the present-day towns of Concho and St. Johns, Arizona.

9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, Arizona 85305

The Harlem Globetrotters 2023 World Tour presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs is coming with game like never before! Your favorite Globetrotter stars are bringing out their amazing basketball skill, outrageous athleticism and a nonstop LOL good time.

9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, Arizona 85305

Muse is headed to Glendale on their Will Of The People World Tour featuring special guest Evanescence on April 2, 2023.

809 E. Southern Avenue, Tempe, 85282

“Desert Blooms: Stories of the Japanese American Flower Gardens”: Kathy Nakagawa will share her own family's history and stories about the flower farms and some of the history of Japanese-Americans in Arizona.

1400 N. College Avenue, Tempe, Arizona 85281

What do you know about the pink house next to Papago Park? Find out more about this Tempe landmark with a 50-minute guided tour. Tours start every 30 minutes from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

809 E. Southern Avenue, Tempe, 85282

“The Legacy of William Boyce Thompson: A 'Most Beautiful' Arboretum”: Lynne Nemeth, executive director of Boyce Thompson Arboretum, will talk about the arboretum's founder and the history of the institution.

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3101 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

Support and celebrate the rich cultural and artistic traditions of working artists on the Colorado Plateau at the Winter Market. Hosted inside the Museum of Northern Arizona, this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to witness the traditional and contemporary art being made in Native communities.