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Jeff Dunham – February 25
One of the most successful comics in the business, the ventriloquist and his troupe of hilariously devilish partners – Walter, Achmed, Bubba J, Peanut and José Jalapeño – share the stage as the Perfectly Unbalanced tour makes a stop in the Valley. 5 p.m. $44.50-$46.50. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Through March 5
Proving that big things do come in small packages, a flower-sized girl is determined to discover the true meaning of friendship. The play is based on the classic tale by Hans Christian Anderson. Call for times and ticket prices. Spotlight Youth Theatre, 10620 N. 43rd Ave., Glendale, spotlightyouththeatre.org, 602-843-8318.
McDowell Mountain Music Festival
This nonprofit music fest benefits Phoenix Children’s Hospital and UMOM New Day Centers. This year’s lineup includes Flum, The Shins, Grouplove, Chromeo, Gov’t Mule and Lettuce. Call for times and ticket prices. Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St., Phoenix, mmmf.com, 602-343-0453.
Through March 10
This premier winter music festival features the nation’s top classical, Broadway, chamber and jazz artists. Highlights include We’ve Only Just Begun: The Carpenters Remembered, March 2; Mavis Staples, March 6; and Decades of Divas: From Billie and Aretha to Celine and Barbra, March 10. Call for times, ticket prices and Carefree and Scottsdale venues, azmusicfest.org, 480-840-0457.
Through March 5
Devour Culinary Classic
Phoenix Art Museum, Local First Arizona and the Southern Arts and Cultural Alliance present this weeklong foodie fête, which showcases Arizona food and drink with an all-star lineup of local chefs, winemakers, brewmasters and mixologists. The main event takes place March 4-5, with food, wine and cocktail tastings, cooking demonstrations and interactive chef stations. Call for times and ticket prices. Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, devourphoenix.com, 602-956-0909.
Through April 1
The boys of summer spend spring in the Valley so grab some sunscreen and catch the action – and maybe a homerun souvenir. 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 Phoenix area. Visit cactusleague.com for a complete schedule.
Career Connectors (FREE)
This nonprofit organization connects professionals to high-quality resources and hiring companies, with information provided on networking, résumé help, career coaches and business portraits. 9 a.m.-noon. March 8, North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; March 16, Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale; and March 28, Central Christian Church, 965 E. Germann Rd., Gilbert, careerconnectors.org, 480-442-5806.