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The chart-topping music sensation rose from teenage Broadway baby to a star on Nickelodeon’s Victorious before becoming pop music’s biggest breakout artist of the year with hits that include “Problem,” “Break Free” and “Bang Bang.” 7:30 p.m. $45.20-$195.20. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Russo and Steele Collector Car Auction – January 18-22
More than 800 European sports cars, American muscle cars, hot rods and custom collector cars cross the auction block at the Russo and Steele Collector Car Auction, which moves to a new location this year. Call for times and ticket prices. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, russoandsteele.com, 602-252-2697.
Through January 6
The Polar Express
Passengers enjoy a train trip from Williams to the “North Pole,” with a special reading of The Polar Express, hot chocolate and cookies, and a visit from Santa. Call for times and ticket prices. Grand Canyon Railway, 233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd., Williams, thetrain.com, 888-848-3511.
January 7 (FREE)
Glitter & Glow Block Party
The streets are filled with two dozen glowing hot-air balloons and a variety of musical performances on the final night of the city’s holiday light display. 4-10 p.m. 59th and Glendale avenues, Glendale, glendaleaz.com/events, 623-930-2299.
Through January 6
Alwun House (FREE)
Gallery lights are off as each work emits its own illumination in Lighthouse. The eclectic electric exhibit includes functional to conceptual pieces that glow, flicker, flash and shine. Tu-F, noon-6 p.m. 1204 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, alwunhouse.org, 602-253-7887.
Concerts at MIM
This month’s concerts include Extreme Acoustic Guitar, Jan. 5; Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir of the 1960s and Beyond, Jan. 6; Bryan Sutton Band, Jan. 7; Dar Williams: Return to Mortal City, Jan. 8; John Paul White, Jan. 10; Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jan. 11; Rob Kapilow: What Makes It Great? Jan. 12; Martin Sexton, Jan. 13; Andy McKee, Jan. 14; Matt Haimovitz: The Bach Suites – Overture to Bach, Jan. 15; Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Jan. 16-17; Eric Johnson, Jan. 18; Steve Tyrell, Jan. 19-20; David Bromberg, Jan. 21; John Jorgenson Gypsy Jazz Quintet, Jan. 22; Anthony Mazzella: Legends of Guitar, Jan. 26; Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians Winter Concert, Jan. 29; and An Evening with George Winston, Jan. 30-31. Call for times and ticket prices. Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.
Through January 1 (FREE)
ArabHorse Farm Tour
Nearly a dozen of Scottsdale’s premier Arabian horse facilities host open-barn tours and presentations, allowing visitors a chance to see and touch magnificent Arabian horses and learn about the versatile and family-friendly breed. Refreshments, raffles and a silent auction to benefit Healing Hearts Animal Rescue and Refuge are included. Visit arabhorsefarmtour.com for complete schedule and locations.
Jan. 3, vs. Miami Heat; Jan. 8, 6:30 p.m., vs. Cleveland Cavaliers; Jan. 12, 8 p.m., vs. Dallas Mavericks; Jan. 14, 4 p.m., vs. San Antonio Spurs; Jan. 16, vs. Utah Jazz; Jan. 24, vs. Minnesota Timberwolves; Jan. 28, vs. Denver Nuggets; and Jan. 30, 8:30 p.m., vs. Memphis Grizzlies. 7 p.m. tip-off unless noted. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, suns.com, 602-379-7878.
Through January 29
Cooking with the Calamari Sisters
Hilarity and delicious dishes are on tap as two over-the-top plus-size Italian sisters from Brooklyn sing, dance, joke and laugh through a very special cooking lesson. Th, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; F, 8 p.m.; Sa, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $45-$65. Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, herbergertheater.org, 602-252-8497.
January 4 (FREE)
SRP Canal System
Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary welcomes Leah Harrison, historical analyst with Salt River Project, for a discussion about the history of water in the Valley, with a focus on SRP’s role in developing the Valley’s water supply, from the groundwork laid by the Hohokam, to the construction of modern-day canals and storage dams. 6:30 p.m. Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, pueblogrande.com, 602-495-0901.