Through February 2
2015 Phoenix Open
Kevin Stadler defends his title at the “Greatest Show on Grass,” which includes golf clinics and pro-am tournaments, complemented by Birds Nest entertainment by Kid Rock, Darius Rucker, and Capital Cities. Call for times. $30, daily general admission. Tournament Players Club, 17020 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, wmphoenixopen.com, 602-870-0163.
Through March 23
Celebration of Fine Art
This annual juried invitational gathering features 100 renowned artists who show and sell their gallery-quality work in an intimate studio setting. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Season pass: $10, adults; $8, seniors and military; free, children 11 and younger. Hayden Road and Loop 101, Scottsdale, celebrateart.com, 480-443-7695.
Galaxy Gala 2015
Arizona Science Center hosts this gala, which begins with an upscale tailgate party, followed by a five-star MVP dinner and halftime program. Dress is black-tie and kicks, cleats or tennies. The celebration is held in conjunction with Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, an interactive multimedia exhibition that captures the essence of the Hall of Fame experience. PHOENIX magazine and Phoenix Home & Garden are among the sponsors. 6 p.m. $500. Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, galaxygala2015.org, 602-716-2017.
Enjoy a fast-paced, high-energy game of basketball as the legendary team hits the court with its incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, comedy routines and on-court fan interaction. Sa, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., $18-$135, US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix; and Su, 2 p.m., $21-$123, Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
February 7-March 29
Arizona Renaissance Festival
Foolish pleasures mix with artisan treasures and rambunctious revelry at this celebration, which features a 30-acre festival village filled with castles, cottages and pubs; 2,000 costumed characters; a variety of feasting opportunities; and 13 stages of entertainment, including music, dance, comedy and jousting knights. Sa-Su (plus Feb. 16), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Call for ticket prices. 12601 N. Hwy. 60, Gold Canyon, renfestinfo.com, 520-463-2700.
A Hearty Arty Valentine Affair
Vocalist Molly Ringwald headlines this annual gala, which includes a buffet reception, concert, and dessert with CD signing. 7:30 p.m. $150. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
Parada del Sol
This year’s theme is iHeartParada as the historic parade tips its hat to Valentine’s Day and Arizona Statehood Day while marking its 62nd year with a mile-long route and Trail’s End block party until the wee hours in downtown Scottsdale. Rumor has it that parade festivities will kick off with a cattle drive down Scottsdale Road. Rodeo action follows, Feb. 26-March 1, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Parade: 10 a.m. Free, paradadelsol.us, 480-990-3179.
The Soul of Flamenco
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana upholds the purity and traditions of flamenco while pushing the boundaries of the art form in new directions. 7:30 p.m. $26-$38. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.
Set in a Catskills resort in the summer of 1963, this nostalgic musical focuses on Baby, an awkward-yet-brave 17-year-old, and Johnny, the macho-yet-tender hotel dance instructor, who is as experienced as Baby is naïve. The play features the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Do You Love Me?” and “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” Call for times and ticket prices. ASU Gammage Auditorium, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, asugammage.com, 480-965-3434.
The country superstar is known for blending traditional honky tonk and mainstream country sounds, with hits that include “Don’t Rock the Jukebox,” “Little Bitty,” “It’s Five O’clock Somewhere,” “Who’s Cheatin’ Who” and “Chattahoochee.” 7 p.m. $25-$75. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.