A Look Ahead


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January 12
Itzhak Perlman
The reigning virtuoso of the violin is beloved worldwide for his charm and humanity, remarkable skill and artistry, and the irrepressible joy of his music-making. 7:30 p.m. $50-$90. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

January 13-15
Saturday Night Fever
Fueled by vintage Bee Gee hits, this coming-of-age disco fantasy tells the iconic story of Tony – the kid from Brooklyn – who wants to dance his way to a better life. The production is staged by Theater League. F, 8 p.m.; Sa, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Su, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. $35.25-$82.25. Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, broadwayorpheum.com, 602-262-7272.

January 13-March 26
Arizona Fine Art Expo
Guests can meet and watch nationally acclaimed and award-winning artists at work in more than 110 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. Veterans enjoy free art classes in conjunction with the event’s American Healing Arts Foundation.

January 14-22
Start Your Engines
Some of the world’s premier collector automobiles take center stage at the 46th anniversary 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 14-March 26
Celebration of Fine Art
This annual juried invitational gathering features 100 renowned artists 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 17-21
The Illusionists
Seven world-renowned illusionists present a powerful mix of sophisticated and hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and astonishing acts of wonder, including grand illusion, levitation, mind reading, disappearance and a full-view water torture escape. Call for times and ticket prices. ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, asugammage.com, 480-965-3434.

January 18-22
All Revved Up
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.

January 19-22
Disney on Ice
It’s a party on ice as a cast of world-class skaters share four popular Disney stories in Worlds of Enchantment. The show features beloved characters from Cars, Toy Story 3, The Little Mermaid and Frozen. Th, 7 p.m.; F, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Sa, 11 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; and Su, noon and 4 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, disneyonice.com, 800-745-3000.

January 20
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.” 8 p.m. $29.50-$54.50. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500. January 27 The Jump Ball Guests rub elbows with Phoenix Suns players, coaches and alumni at this fundraiser for Phoenix Suns Charities. The dinner gala includes entertainment and a silent auction. 6 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, sunscharities.org, 602-379-7767.

January 27-March 10
Arizona MusicFest
This premier winter music festival features the nation’s top classical, Broadway, chamber and jazz artists. Performances by Chris Botti, Nicole Pesce, The Manhattan Transfer, Kruger Brothers, Kontra Quartet, Midori, Mavis Staples and the Arizona Musicfest Orchestra conducted by Robert Moody are among the highlights. Call for times, ticket prices and Carefree and Scottsdale venues, azmusicfest.org, 480-840-0457.

January 30-February 5
Waste Management Phoenix Open
Hideki Matsuyama defends his title as the “Greatest Show on Grass” gets underway. Golf clinics, pro-am tournaments and Birds Nest entertainment are included. Call for times. $40, daily general admission. Tournament Players Club, 17020 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, wmphoenixopen.com, 602-870-0163.