Sunday, November 23, 2014

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December 2-7
Pippin
Filled with soaring ballads and infectious dance numbers, this hip, tongue-in-cheek musical focuses on a young prince who sets out to discover true meaning in his life. Call for times and ticket prices. ASU Gammage Auditorium, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, asugammage.com, 480-965-3434.

December 6
ARTrageous
Pink Martini performs with China Forbes and Storm Large at this benefit dinner gala for Scottsdale Cultural Council, which manages Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Scottsdale Public Art. Eclectic, romantic and worldly, the “little orchestra” from Portland, Ore., features a dozen musicians who find inspiration in virtually every musical genre, from baroque to disco. 8:30 p.m. $350-$750 ($99-$109, concert only). Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

December 7
Phillip Phillips
The raspy-voiced roots rocker, who was the season 11 winner of American Idol, takes the stage, performing hits such as “Raging Fire,” “Gone, Gone, Gone” and “Home.” 7:30 p.m. $39-$68. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.

December 9
Melissa Etheridge
Known for her iconic voice, profound lyrics and riveting stage presence, the Grammy Award-winning artist performs songs from her new album This is M.E., along with some of her greatest hits like “Come to My Window,” “I’m the Only One” and “I Want to Come Over.” 7:30 p.m. $56.25-$91.25. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

December 10
Fleetwood Mac
After a 16-year absence, Christine McVie rejoins Fleetwood Mac bandmates Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks for the On with the Show tour. Fans can expect to hear favorites such as “Landslide,” “You Make Loving Fun,” “Gypsy,” “Little Lies” and “Tusk.” 8 p.m. $44.75-$174.75. US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

December 12
Three Dog Night
The band recorded some of the biggest hits of the ’70s that still resonate today, including “Mama Told Me (Not to Come),” “Joy to the World,” “An Old Fashioned Love Song” and “Black and White.” 8 p.m. $35-$79. Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, wingilariver.com, 877-840-0457.

December 15
Brian Setzer Orchestra
The three-time Grammy Award-winner blasts through Christmas classics, plus hits from his storied career, as his Christmas Rocks Extravaganza makes a stop in the Valley. 7:30 p.m. $60-$78. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.

December 17
Dave Koz & Friends
Jonathan Butler, Christopher Cross, and Maysa join the saxophonist on stage for a celebration of all things Christmas. 7:30 p.m. $52-$82. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

December 27
Fiesta Bowl Parade
Postcards from Arizona is the theme as an array of colorful floats, high-flying helium balloons, marching bands, and specialty and equestrian units perform along the 2-mile parade route. 11 a.m. Free; reserved seating available, $25. Central Avenue from just south of Bethany Home Road, south to Camelback Road, east to Seventh Street, south to Minnezona Avenue, Phoenix, fiestabowl.org, 480-350-0911.

 

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