A Look Ahead


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January 3
Willie Nelson
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.

January 12-13
Frankie Valli
The trademark falsetto who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of The Four Seasons is hotter than ever thanks to the success of Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Valli and his legendary group. Fans can expect to hear such hits as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” 8 p.m. $66-$126. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.

January 13-21
Start Your Engines
Some of the world’s premier collector automobiles take center stage at the 47th annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction. Call for times and ticket prices. WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, barrett-jackson.com, 480-421-6694.

January 13-March 25
Celebration of Fine Art
This annual juried invitational gathering features 100 renowned and emerging artists from across the country 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.

January 18-21
Follow Your Heart
This Disney on Ice spectacular features beloved stories and characters from Finding Dory, Inside Out, Frozen and Toy Story. Th, 7 p.m.; F, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Sa, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; and Su, noon and 4 p.m. Tickets start at $20. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

January 19
The Fab Four

The tribute band is known for its precise attention to detail, and uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ favorites, including “Hey Jude,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday” and “Here Comes the Sun.” 7:30 p.m. $29.50-$57.50. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

January 19
Katy Perry
The anthem-roaring pop artist brings her Witness tour to the Valley, performing new hits “Chained to the Rhythm” and “Bon Appétit,” along with such favorites as “Dark Horse,” “California Girls” and “I Kissed a Girl.” 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

January 20-February 10
Outside Mullingar
This romantic comedy set in rural Ireland focuses on lovelorn farmers who haven’t got a clue when it comes to love. Presented by Arizona Theatre Co., the tenderhearted portrait reminds us it’s never too late to take a chance on love. Call for times and ticket prices. Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson, arizonatheatre.org, 520-622-2823. The production moves to Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix, Feb. 15-March 4.

January 23-28
Jersey Boys
Telling the rags-to-riches story of one of the greatest successes in pop music history, this Broadway hit offers a musical biography of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, introducing the audience to four blue-collar kids working their way from obscurity to the heights of stardom. The musical is presented by Theater League. Tu-Th, 7:30 p.m.; F, 8 p.m.; Sa, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Su, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, broadwayorpheum.com, 602-262-7272.

January 26-March 16
Arizona Musicfest
This premier winter music festival features the nation’s top classical, Broadway, chamber and jazz artists. Performances by Pink Martini, Michael Feinstein, Lee Ann Womack, Olga Kern, Doc Severinsen’s Trumpet Kings and the Arizona Musicfest Orchestra conducted by Robert Moody are among the highlights. Call for times, ticket prices and Carefree, North Scottsdale and Phoenix venues, azmusicfest.org, 480-840-0457.

January 27-28
When a young man sets off to explore the world after the loss of his fiancee, he and his companions are beset by an endless series of comedic disasters. The fast-paced, funny and philosophical production is staged by Arizona Opera. Sa, 7:30 p.m.; Su, 3 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave., Tucson, azopera.org, 520-293-4336. The performance moves to Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Feb. 2-4.

January 29-February 4
Waste Management Phoenix Open
Hideki Matsuyama looks for a three-peat as he defends his title during the “Greatest Show on Grass,” which includes golf clinics and pro-am tournaments, complemented by Birds Nest entertainment. Visit website for tee times and ticket prices. Tournament Players Club, 17020 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, wmphoenixopen.com, 602-870-0163.

January 30-February 25
Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, rhythm and blues and Broadway, this revolutionary musical features a cast of non-white actors to tell the story of the founding of America in a way that looks very different from conventional textbooks. Call for times and ticket prices. ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, asugammage.com, 480-965-3434.