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Russo and Steele Collector Car Auction
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, including this 1954 Bel Air. Call for times and ticket prices. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, russoandsteele.com, 602-252-2697.
Man of La Mancha
Arizona Theatre Co. presents this passionate and poignant tale-within-a-tale, which focuses on a man who, against all odds, sees good and innocence in a world filled with darkness and despair. Call for times and ticket prices. Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, arizonatheatre.org, 602-256-6995.
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.
Through January 5
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.
With a career spanning six decades, the iconic Texan is the creative genius behind such classic recordings as “Crazy,” “Hello Walls,” “On the Road Again” and “Good Hearted Woman.” 7:30 p.m. $67-$127. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.
Through January 1
ArabHorse Farm Tour
Ten 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 Phoenix Children’s Hospital are included. Visit arabhorsefarmtour.com for complete schedule and locations.
Jan. 2, vs, Atlanta Hawks; Jan. 7, 6 p.m., vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; Jan. 12, 8:30 p.m., vs. Houston Rockets; Jan. 14, 6 p.m., vs. Indiana Pacers; Jan. 26, vs. New York Knicks; and Jan. 31, 8:30 p.m., vs. Dallas Mavericks. 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 21
The Calamari Sisters’ Clam Bake
Hilarity and delicious dishes are on tap as two over-the-top plus-size Italian sisters from Brooklyn share their special brand of musical culinary education. Th, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; F, 8 p.m.; Sa, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $50-$58. Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, herbergertheater.org, 602-252-8497.
Chuck Wiley, executive chef of Mountain Shadows Hotel, tantalizes with a menu of lentil sweet potato soup with turmeric and basil; Moroccan eggplant salad; rosemary roasted tenderloin of beef with horseradish cream and parsnip mash; and Beeramisu. Tu, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; W, 9:30 a.m.-noon. $90. Les Gourmettes Cooking School, 6610 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-240-6767.
Known for her girlish smile and sinuous hips, the bilingual Colombian pop star made a name for herself with such hits as “Hips Don’t Lie,” “Whenever, Wherever,” “Waka Waka (Time for Africa)” and “Chantaje.” 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.