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. Arizona Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace : Gold Canyon

      February 11 to April 2

      Get ready to be transported back to the 16th century as one of the largest and most picturesque Renaissance Festivals in the nation prepares for raucous revelry below the foothills of the Superstition Mountains.


    2. Beth Hyatt Fine Art at Arizona Fine Art EXPO : Phoenix

      February 1 to March 26


      The artist is known for painting expressive portraits of people and animals. Her current work focuses on subtle and overt appearances and personal style of African people. EXPO (26540 N. Scottsdale Road) is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.


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

      February 1 to March 26


      Known for her skilled craftsmanship and discriminating eye, the artist displays her new My World on a String Collection, which features stunning stones from around the world: Russia, Australia, Myanmar and beyond.


    4. Jossy Lownes Studio #154 at Celebration of Fine Art : Scottsdale

      February 1 to March 26


      Happy paintings of flowers, figures and forms take center stage with a positive appeal. Located at Loop 101 and Hayden Road, the celebration is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.


    5. Fritz Scholder Exhibition at Larsen Gallery : Scottsdale

      February 1 to March 31

      The gallery (3705 N. Bishop Lane) hosts this annual exhibit, which includes original paintings, works on paper, sculpture and limited-edition graphics from the more than 100 Scholder works consigned to the gallery.


    6. 18th Annual Coolidge Family Quilt Show — Quilts Paint a Thousand Words : Coolidge

      February 24 to March 5

      In conjunction with Coolidge Cotton Days and sponsored by the Coolidge Cotton Patchers, a chapter of the Arizona Quilters Guild, view more than 100 quilts on display, and participate in raffles, displays, demonstrations and challenges.


    7. "Blacklisters" at Brelby Playhouse : Glendale

      February 17 to March 4


      Brelby Theatre Co. (7154 N. 58th Drive) hosts this world premiere production, set in a totalitarian state in the future, when most art and literature has been censored and archived. Show dates and times vary. Contains strong language and violence.


    8. Native Trails at Scottsdale Civic Center Park : Scottsdale

      February 9 to March 30


      Experience the rich and varied cultures of Native American nations through storytelling, song and dance at these events, which occur most Thursdays and Saturdays. Visit website for more information, including blackout dates.


    9. Hot Rod Night at Westgate Entertainment District : Glendale

      February 10 to May 3

      Every Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m., more than 200 classic cars will cruise into Westgate for an incredible car show that includes live music, happy hour deals and more. Free and open to the public.


    10. Spring Training Deals at Westgate : Glendale

      February 25 to April 1

      For the entire Cactus League season, fans are encouraged to show their ticket stubs to take advantage of deals at Westgate restaurants, retailers and entertainment venues. Visit website for complete list.


    11. King Cake, Sazeracs and Jambalaya on Fat Tuesday at Southern Rail : Phoenix

      February 28


      Southern Rail (300 W. Camelback Road) hosts this Fat Tuesday celebration, which features a special Mardi Gras menu, festive slices of king cake and signature New Orleans whiskey cocktails. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.


    12. "For the Health of It" Series at CityScape : Phoenix

      February 27 to March 3

      CityScape Phoenix hosts complimentary, hourlong fitness offerings for all skill levels, including a social walk/run, yoga, pilates and more. After a hard workout, treat yourself with a healthy meal from a CityScape restaurant.


  • Southern

    1. 35th Annual Quilt Show & Sale : Tombstone

      February 1 to February 28


      Tombstone Art Gallery hosts a quilt show all month. See beautiful needlework, vote on your favorite, and take quilting classes and demonstrations. Free.


    2. Mardi Gras Carnival Celebration at Hotel Congress : Tucson

      February 28

      Hotel Congress (301 E. Congress Street) hosts this free party featuring live music, New Orleans-style food, samba dancers, face painting, drink specials and the Southwest's largest king cake (enough to feed 400). Hours are 5 p.m. to close.