A Look Ahead


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January 1
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
Two of the nation’s top college football teams compete at this annual bowl game. 11 a.m. kickoff. Call for ticket prices. State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, fiestabowl.org, 480-350-0911.

January 8-13
Hello, Dolly!
Betty Buckley stars in this Broadway blockbuster, which focuses on meddlesome matchmaker Dolly Levi and her efforts to marry a well-known half-millionaire. Call for times and ticket prices. ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, asugammage.com, 480-965-3434.

January 11-March 24
Arizona Fine Art Expo
Guests can meet and watch nationally acclaimed and award-winning artists at work in 124 patron-friendly studios as Thunderbird Artists hosts this art adventure. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $10, season pass; $8, seniors and military. 26540 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, arizonafineartexpo.com, 480-837-7163.

January 12-20
Barrett-Jackson Auction
Some of the world’s premier collector automobiles take center stage at the 48th 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 12-March 24
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 13
Darci Lynne
The singing ventriloquist won the hearts of America with her sweetheart disposition and undeniable talent, selling out her first headlining family-friendly show in just six minutes after winning “America’s Got Talent” in 2017. The multitalented 14-year-old is joined on stage by Petunia, the divaesque rabbit; Oscar, the shy and soulful mouse; and Edna, the brash old woman. Pelican 212 opens the show. 3 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

January 19-20
Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
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.” Sa, 8 p.m.; Su, 7 p.m. $66-$126. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.

January 19-February 9
Two Trains Running
There’s a new president in the White House and racial tensions are on the rise in this timely play, which takes place in 1969 on the heels of the civil rights movement. Staged by Arizona Theatre Company, the production is the seventh in August Wilson’s decade-by-decade saga reflecting the complexity of the black experience. Call for times and ticket prices. Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson, arizonatheatre.org, 520-622-2823. The show moves to Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix, Feb. 14-March 3.

January 25-27
La Traviata
Opera’s original “pretty woman” throws a gala party at her Paris apartment and meets a young man who will forever change her destiny. The production is staged by Arizona Opera. F-Sa, 7:30 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m., Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, azopera.org, 602-266-7464. The performance moves to the Temple of Music and Art in Tucson, Feb. 2-3.

January 25-27
Legally Blonde: The Musical
This action-packed girl-power musical follows the transformation of a California girl as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in self-discovery at Harvard Law School. The production is staged by American Theatre Guild (formerly known as Theater League). Call for times and ticket prices. Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, broadwayorpheum.com, 800-776-7469.

January 26
Elton John
One of pop culture’s most enduring performers, the artist takes fans on a musical and visual journey spanning a 50-year career as his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour makes a stop in the Valley. The pop legend is known for such blockbuster hits as “Candle in the Wind,” “Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Circle of Life,” “Daniel” and “Your Song.” 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

January 28-February 3
Waste Management Phoenix Open
Gary Woodland 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.