February 27, Steppin’ Out Live

MUSIC & DANCE

Group Free

Through March 11
Arizona Musicfest
This premier winter music festival features the nation’s top classical, Broadway, chamber and jazz artists. Performances by Al Jarreau, Joshua Bell, Run Boy Run, Kruger Brothers, Calidore String Quartet, Esteban, the Australian Bee Gees and Arizona Musicfest Orchestra conducted by Robert Moody are among the highlights. Call for times, ticket prices and Carefree and Scottsdale venues, azmusicfest.org, 480-840-0457.

Through March 24
Out to Lunch
Picnic baskets and lunch bags are encouraged as local artists perform in a garden setting. Th, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

February 2-29
Concerts at MIM
This month’s concerts include John Hammond, Feb. 2; Caravan of Thieves, Feb. 4; Muriel Anderson, DeDe Wyland and the Sonoran Dogs, Feb. 5; Pavlo, Feb. 6; BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Feb. 6; Charles Lloyd and Friends, Feb. 8; International Guitar Night, Feb. 9; Kruger Brothers, Feb. 13; Stephane Wrembel, Feb. 14; Rickie Lee Jones, Feb. 17; Calidore String Quartet, Feb. 18; Aaron Goldberg Trio, Feb. 20; Masters of Hawaiian Music, Feb. 21; Aoife O’Donovan, Feb. 22; Kurt Ellington Quintet, Feb. 23-24; Regina Carter, Feb. 25; Bill Frisell, Feb. 27; and Leo Kottke, Feb. 28-29. Call for times and ticket prices. Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.

February 3
Grand Piano Trios
Pianist Roman Rabinovich, violinist Sarah McElravy and cellist Yehuda Hanani perform music by Schubert, Mendelssohn and Arensky. 7:30 p.m. $19-$39. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

February 4
Sinatra Sings Sinatra
Frank Sinatra Jr. delivers personal recollections of life on and off the stage with his iconic father. He is joined by The Phoenix Symphony and a big band featuring many members who played with Frank Sinatra Sr. 7:30 p.m. $54-$84. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

February 5
Engelbert Humperdinck
The international recording icon and Vegas showman croons timeless classics such as “Release Me,” “Spanish Eyes,” “After the Lovin’” and “There Goes My Everything.” 8 p.m. $75-$150. Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, wingilariver.com, 877-840-0457.

February 5-6
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
The contemporary dance company is critically acclaimed for its exuberant, athletic and innovative performances. 8 p.m. $39-$69. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

February 5-26
Music in the Garden
This spring outdoor concert series gets under way with The Flamenco Jazz Project with Chris Jácome, Feb. 5; Pete Pancrazi: Only Love Songs, Feb. 12; Dmitri Matheny Group featuring Holly Pyle, Feb. 19; and Quetzal Guerrero QVLN, Feb. 26. F, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. $25. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-481-8188.

February 6
Jesse Cook Quintet
The award-winning guitarist shares his intoxicating blend of flamenco rumba, jazz and many forms of world music. 7:30 p.m. $35-$45. Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624.

February 6
Ukulele Orchestra
Featuring 11 ukuleles anchored by a double bass, the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra shares tight harmonies and high-octane ukulele solos in enchanting, and sometimes hilarious, versions of modern and traditional tunes. 7:30 p.m. $28-$44. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.

February 6, 18
Chamber Music
Phoenix Chamber Music Society hosts the Dover Quartet, Feb. 6; and Modigliani Quartet and Joyce Yang, Feb. 18. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley, phoenixchambermusicsociety.org, 602-252-0095.

February 8-29
ASU Concerts at the Center
Faculty and students from Arizona State University perform, including Joie de Vivre! French Duos for Winds and Piano, Feb. 8; pianist Caio Pagano and Avanti Chamber Music Festival, Feb. 22; and Saxophone Chamber Ensembles of ASU, Feb. 29. 7:30 p.m. $10. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

February 10
Tribute to Ray Henderson
Vocalists, dancers and a band perform such songs as “The Best Things in Life Are Free,” “Bye, Bye Blackbird” and “The Birth of the Blues.” The concert is presented by Theater Works. 7:30 p.m. $25. Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 8355 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, theaterworks.org, 623-815-7930.

February 10, 18
The Hot Sardines
The band performs sultry standards from the ’20s with a mischievous French twist. Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m., $29-$49, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS; and Feb. 18, 6 p.m., $80-$100 (includes silent auction and hors d’oeuvres), Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624.

February 11
Borrowed Time – A Musical Journey
Composer Brad Fiedel presents this witty and inspiring music-filled account of his youth, career, relationships and the personal struggles that came from his successes. 7:30 p.m. $20-$28. Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, asukerr.com, 602-252-0095.

February 11
Quint Quintet
Violinist Philippe Quint leads this ensemble dedicated to exploring the music of Astor Piazzolla and nuevo tango. 7:30 p.m. $30-$45. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

February 11
Songs for Our Heroes
Phoenix Boys Choir performs patriotic songs and new works, as well as sneak peeks of special repertoire and audience favorites, in this monthly salute to veterans, past and present. 6 p.m. Free. Steele Indian School Park Memorial Hall, 300 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, phoenixboyschoir.org, 602-264-5328.

February 11-12
Jo Dee Messina
Known for such favorites as “I’m Alright,” “Bye Bye” and “Heads Carolina, Tails California,” the Nashville powerhouse shares early singles, chart-topping hits and new songs reflecting her life today. 7:30 p.m. $45-$90. Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624.

February 11-14
The Sleeping Beauty
A treasured fairytale full of curses, fairies and fantasy, this Ballet Arizona production displays all the charms and grandeur that classical ballet has to offer. The Phoenix Symphony provides accompaniment. Call for times and ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, balletaz.org, 602-381-1096.

February 12
Doo Wop & Rock ’n’ Roll
Enjoy an evening of nostalgia as Richard Nader welcomes Gene Chandler, Shirley Aston Reeves, Lenny Welch, Dave Somerville and others belting out such favorites as “Duke of Earl,” “Mama Said” and “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do.” 8 p.m. $34-$50. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

February 12
Fandango
Two internationally acclaimed duos combine to make up this quartet of classical guitar, flute, violin and cello, creating a spicy mix of Spanish, Balkan, Sephardic and classical sounds. 7:30 p.m. $25 in advance; $30 at the door; $5, students. Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, 6640 E. Kings Ranch Rd., Gold Canyon, gcac1.com, 480-983-2171.

February 12
Peter Nero
The charismatic pianist and pops conductor performs a night of beloved standards just in time for Valentine’s Day. 8 p.m. $39-$69. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

February 12
Tap Factory
The company fuses urban percussions, acrobatics, hip hop and comedy to show tap dance at its very best. 7:30 p.m. $38. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.

February 13-14
Little Joe y La Familia
The Tex-Mex sensations perform traditional norteño music mixes with country, blues and rock. 8 p.m. $45. Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, wingilariver.com, 877-840-0457.

February 14
Dancing with the Stars
This dance spectacular features a cast of favorites from the TV show, including Lindsay Arnold, Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Keo Motsepe, Peta Murgatroyd, Emma Slater, Alan Bersten, Brittany Cherry and Jenna Johnson. Newly choreographed numbers are performed, along with re-creations of some of the show’s most memorable moments. 8 p.m. $28-$63. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

February 14
Orion Weiss
The pianist is a rising star among his generation of young American musicians. 7:30 p.m. $29-$59. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

February 14
The Summit
Combining forces for the first time, The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 perform individually and together. Between them, the two groups boast 20 Grammy Awards and a range of styles that covers nearly every genre of popular music, from jazz to swing, and gospel to rhythm and blues. 7 p.m. $48-$68. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.

February 14
West Valley Symphony
Cal Stewart Kellogg conducts the orchestra in Love in Its Many Forms, which features music by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Berlioz. 3 p.m. $30-$35, adults; $15-$20, children 17 and younger. Valley Vista Performing Arts Center, 15550 N. Parkview Pl., Surprise, westvalleysymphony.org, 623-707-8844.

February 16
Chamber Music
Hungarian pianist Daniel Lebhardt performs as part of the Hayden Ferry’s Chamber Music Series. 2:30 p.m. $25, includes concert and wine reception with the artists. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tca.ticketforce.com, 480-350-2822.

February 16
Jason Vieaux
The Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist performs. 7:30 p.m. $25-$30. Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, asukerr.com, 602-252-0095.

February 17
West Valley Jazztet
Led by drummer Ed Zacko and his wife, jazz violinist Ellen, the ensemble presents an eclectic mix of standard, not-so-standard and in some cases obscure examples from the jazz repertoire. The concert is presented by Theater Works. 2 p.m. $16. Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 8355 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, theaterworks.org, 623-815-7930.

February 18
Big Band Night
ASU Concert Jazz Band and Jazz Repertory Band share the stage. 7:30 p.m. Free. ASU Katzin Concert Hall, 40 E. Gammage Pkwy., Tempe, 480-965-6447.

February 18-22
The Tenors
This award-winning foursome shares its signature blend of classical favorites and pop anthems, along with new original material from the group’s latest PBS special and album Under One Sky. Th, 8 p.m., $35-$75, Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500; and Su-M, 7:30 p.m., $55-$75, Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624.

February 19
BalletBoyz
Featuring 10 young male dancers from all walks of life, this award-winning company performs two all-new works. 8 p.m. $39-$69. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

February 19
Jennifer Nettles
The lead vocalist for Sugarland, who recently portrayed Dolly Parton’s mother in the TV movie Coat of Many Colors, shares the stage with Brandy Clark, Lindsay Ell and Tara Thompson. 7:30 p.m. $42-$65. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.

February 19
Simply Three
Praised for its high-octane performances and tone-rich sounds, the trio impresses listeners with a multitude of genres that span from Puccini and Gershwin to artists such as Adele, Coldplay and Michael Jackson. 7:30 p.m. $30. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

February 19-20
Cirque de le Symphonie
Aerial artists, jugglers, contortionists and strong men perform alongside The Phoenix Symphony – and 40 feet above it – as this program combines the grace and tricks of circus performers with the symphonic sounds of the orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

February 19, 27
Concert Series
West Valley Arts Council hosts the Screamin’ Javelinas, Feb. 19, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Marley Park Heritage Club House, 15210 W. Sweetwater Ave., Surprise; and Come Back Buddy, Feb. 27, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., The Big Patio, Victory at Verrado, 20818 W. Pasadena Ave., Buckeye, free, westvalleyarts.org, 623-935-6384.

February 20
Frankie Avalon
Known for singing the hit “Venus” and for starring in the popular beach party film series with Annette Funicello, the teen heartthrob’s music became one of the defining sounds of the pre-Beatles rock ’n’ roll era. 7:30 p.m. $42-$62. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.

February 20
Oak Ridge Boys
The newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame are known for their distinctive four-part harmonies and award-winning songs, such as “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God for Kids” and “Trying to Love Two Women.” 8 p.m. $32-$82. Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, wingilariver.com, 877-840-0457.

February 20
Young Artist Recital
Cellist Keenan Winkler and pianist Abbie Jin perform. 4 p.m. $15, adults; $10, seniors and students. Arizona Piano Co., 4134 E. Wood St., Phoenix, musicanovaaz.com, 480-585-4485.

February 20-21
Classic Concert
Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus shares repertoire of Renaissance, baroque and classical choral masters. Sa, 7:30 p.m., Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 1800 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson; and Su, 3 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 1220 W. Magee Rd., Tucson. $15-$18, adults; $8, children 11 and younger, boyschorus.org, 520-296-6277.

February 21
Gregory Porter
The Grammy Award-winning jazz artist shares his soulful voice. 7:30 p.m. $33. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

February 21
MusicaNova
The chamber orchestra performs. 3 p.m. Donations. Scottsdale Presbyterian Church, 3421 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, musicanovaaz.com, 480-585-4485.

February 21
Scottsdale Philharmonic
Tchaikovsky, Haydn and Shostakovich are on the program. 4 p.m. $15. Scottsdale Bible Church, 7601 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, scottsdalephilharmonic.com, 480-951-6077.

February 22
Hillsong United
The Australian-based worship group takes the stage. 7 p.m. $20-$43. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

February 22
Musician Encounters
Phoenix Symphony musicians play selections, talk about their experiences and answer questions in this interactive program. Violist Karen Bea is this month’s featured artist. 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Free. Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 8050 E. Mountain View Rd., Scottsdale, 540-905-2315.

February 23
Keyboard Conversations
Blending performance with lively commentary, renowned concert pianist Jeffrey Siegel offers witty insight into the lives of the great composers, explaining each work before performing it in its entirety. Tonight’s concert, The Golden Age of the Piano, highlights popular classical hits from yesteryear. 7:30 p.m. $29-$49. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

February 24
Ani DiFranco
The singer continues to be a symbol of activism through music, pulling no punches with her socially conscious songwriting more than 20 years after her debut. Rupa & The April Fishes is special guest. 9 p.m. $42.50. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

February 25
The Phoenix Symphony
The orchestra returns to Wickenburg for a pops concert. 7:30 p.m. $45-$65. Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624.

February 25-27
Catwalk
Fashion meets dance as Scorpius Dance Theatre presents this original contemporary production. Staged on a runway and set to a mix of rock and pop music, the show fuses funky local fashions, sexy athleticism and choreography by Lisa Starry. Th, 7:30 p.m.; F-Sa, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $25-$45. Phoenix Theatre, 100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, scorpiusdance.com, 602-254-2151.

February 26
Las Cafeteras
The Chicano band fuses traditional Afro-Caribbean music from Veracruz, Mexico, with modern rhythms and lyrically rich storytelling to create an urban folk sound from the streets of East Los Angeles. 7:30 p.m. $19-$25. Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, asukerr.com, 602-252-0095.

February 26
Tobymac’s Hits Deep Tour
The Christian hip-hop and pop artist is joined by Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, Building 429, Capital Kings, Finding Favour and Hollyn for a concert of nonstop hit songs. 7 p.m. $10.25-$64.75. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

February 27
Megadeth
The heavy metal band shares the stage with Suicidal Tendencies, Children of Bodom and Havok. 7 p.m. $49.50. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

February 27
Michael Feinstein
Known as the “Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” the entertainer presents Sinatra Centennial Celebration, a tribute to the classic hits of Frank Sinatra. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. $79-$109. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

February 27
Music of Whitney Houston
Broadway sensation Rashidra Scott joins The Phoenix Symphony in this celebration of the singer, who was known for such hits as “Saving All My Love,” “How Will I Know?” “Where Do Broken Hearts Go?” and “I Will Always Love You.” 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

February 27
Repertoire
Ballet Etudes company members share classic and beloved works, as well as new choreography in this evening of dance. 7 p.m. $17. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

February 27
Steppin’ Out Live
Tony Award-winning Ben Vereen shares his unique song and dance artistry in this tribute to Broadway, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. 7:30 p.m. $38-$58. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.

February 28
Pitch Perfect
Don your favorite sports jersey as The Phoenix Symphony presents Pitch Perfect: Celebration of Sports and Music. The concert includes such favorites as the Arizona State and University of Arizona fight songs, the theme from Rocky and “Raiders March” from Indiana Jones. 2 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.

February 29
Terri Clark
The country music singer has churned out a number of hits, including “Better Things to Do,” “Girls Lie Too” and “I Just Wanna Be Mad.” 7:30 p.m. $40-$50. Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624.