- Category: Things to Do in Phoenix
- Issue: Feb 2015
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The Arizona Diamondbacks, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland A’s, San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Angels, Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, Kansas City Royals, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies play throughout the Valley. Visit cactusleague.com for a complete schedule, 800-745-3000.
Known for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life, the stand-up comedian specializes in observational humor, often focusing on personal relationships and uncomfortable social obligations. 7 p.m. $49-$150. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Teaming Up for Girls
Six-time Olympic champion Amy Van Dyken-Rouen – who became paralyzed last year after severing her spine in an ATV accident – is keynote speaker at this luncheon. A silent auction is included, with proceeds benefiting at-risk youth and young women served by Florence Crittenton. PHOENIX magazine and Phoenix Home & Garden are among the sponsors. 10 a.m. $275. Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, flocrit.org, 602-288-4555.
Golden Gammage Gala
ASU Gammage celebrates 50 years at this dinner gala, which features entertainment by Tony Award-winning actor, singer and dancer Sutton Foster. Call for time. $500. Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, 480-965-5062.
The Arizona Hemophilia Association cranks up the heat as professional and amateur chefs prepare the hot stuff – and mild – on-site at the 31st-annual My Nana’s Best-Tasting Salsa Challenge. The event expands to two days this year, with a margarita mix-off, children’s activities and live music featured both days. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $15-$55. Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, salsachallenge.com, 602-955-3947.
Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser have no limits when it comes to performing live and are equally impressive when playing Bach and Vivaldi as they are when rocking AC/DC. 7:30 p.m. $36. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
Meet the Masters
The dancers/illusionists of Momix manipulate the four classic elements of earth, air, fire and water in an enchanting multimedia spectacle full of invention, beauty, sensuality and humor. F, 8 p.m.; Sa, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. $29-$59. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story
Highlighting the talent and passion that live on in his music, this joyous hit tells the story of the rock legend, from his humble country music roots to the top of the record charts and his untimely death in 1959. The show features more than 20 of Holly’s greatest hits, including “Peggy Sue,” “Oh, Boy!” and “That’ll Be the Day.” The production is staged by Theater League. Call for times and ticket prices. Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, theaterleague.com, 800-776-7469.
The 1920s are roaring with hot jazz and cold-blooded killers in this sultry and exciting musical. Call for times and ticket prices. ASU Gammage Auditorium, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, asugammage.com, 480-965-3434.
McDowell Mountain Music Fest
This nonprofit festival features a unique mix of musical acts, including Widespread Panic, Passion Pit, Thievery Corporation, Phantogram, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Beats Antique, Trampled by Turtles, and The Hourglass Cats. A marketplace, silent auction and children’s activities are included. Proceeds benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation and UMOM New Day Center. Call for times and ticket prices. Margaret T. Hance Park, 1134 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, mmmf.net, 602-956-1323.