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Through March 27
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.
Through March 31
Partnering with Scottsdale Public Art, Bruce Munro presents this large-scale LED light installation, which resembles blossoming water lilies floating on canal waters. Free. Arizona Canal, Scottsdale Waterfront, 4420 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-874-4645.
Through April 3
Arizona Fine Art Expo
Guests can meet and watch 120 nationally acclaimed and award-winning artists at work in a studio environment as Thunderbird Artists hosts this art adventure. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $10, season pass; $8, seniors and military. Scottsdale and Jomax roads, Scottsdale, arizonafineartexpo.com, 480-837-7163. The event opens at 9 a.m. Feb. 6 for Up Close with Royal Arabian Horses, which includes a continental breakfast and a chance to view two Arabian horses as artists paint them on site and participate in a quick draw event.
Through April 14
Art on the Avenue
This weekly event showcases works by dozens of local artists, including stained glass, metal, jewelry and pottery. Th, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 16858 Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, 480-837-6645.
Through May 8
Bruce Munro: Sonoran Light
Guests are immersed in a landscape of light and color as this site-specific exhibition features eight large-scale, light-based installations using an inventive array of materials and hundreds of miles of glowing fiber optics. The exhibit reflects the British artist’s unique interpretation of the flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert landscape. Call for times and ticket prices. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-941-1225.
Through May 22
Botanical Art Display
Return to the Desert, Celebrating 25 Years of Paintings is a retrospective celebrating Dyana Hesson, a popular botanical artist who credits Desert Botanical Garden for much of her inspiration. Call for hours and admission prices. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-941-1225.
Through May 31
Chocolate Tour of Scottsdale
Participants enjoy chocolate samples in a variety of forms – including truffles, hot chocolate, cupcakes and other baked goods – during this walk through downtown Scottsdale. Th-Sa, 3 p.m. $45. Third Avenue and Marshall Way, Scottsdale, chocolatetourofscottsdale.com, 602-540-4261.
Through June 30
Easter Rising Exhibit
Rare photos, papers and other objects are on display in Remembering the Easter Rising: Historical Context and Cultural Legacy. The exhibit marks the 100th anniversary of this historic period in 1916, which ultimately led to Irish independence. Call for times. $10, adults; $5, children. McClelland Irish Library, Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, azirishlibrary.org, 602-864-2351.
Dedicated to conserving the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and advancing the principles of organic architecture, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation hosts a variety of tours, including a 90-minute Insights tour, one-hour Panorama tour, two-hour Night Lights on the Desert tour, one-hour photography tour and 90-minute Junior Architect tour. Call for dates, times and costs. Taliesin West, 12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale, zerve.com/taliesinwest, 888-516-0811.
Easter Rising Lecture
Nicholas Allen, professor of English at the University of Georgia, explores the impact of the Easter Rising on Ireland’s literature, music, theater and culture. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Free. Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, azirishlibrary.org, 602-258-0109.
First Fridays Art Walk
More than 70 art galleries and art spaces pare featured. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Free. Maps, parking and shuttle service available at Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, artlinkphoenix.com, 602-256-7539.
Motorcycles on Main
Roads are closed for this monthly bike night, which features live music, beer gardens and food. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Free. Main Street, between Robson and Center streets, Mesa, 480-890-2613.
Glendale Chocolate Affaire
Celebrate the sweet life at this festival of chocolate and romance, which includes tours of Cerreta’s candy factory, children’s activities, entertainment, romance writing workshops and an abundance of that sinfully delicious confection – from chocolate-covered strawberries to fried Snickers dipped in chocolate. F, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Sa, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Su, noon-5 p.m. Free. Murphy Park, 58th and Glendale avenues, Glendale, glendaleaz.com/events, 623-930-2299.
Galaxy Gala 2016
Guests at this Arizona Science Center dinner gala are among the first to experience the world-premiere exhibition, POPnology, which examines the past, present and future of technologies inspired by pop culture. Vintage and futuristic cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are included, along with an after party. PHOENIX magazine and Phoenix Home & Garden are among the sponsors. 6 p.m. $500. Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, galaxygala.org, 602-716-2014.
Insane Inflatable 5K
Designed for everyone from competitive runners and weekend warriors to armchair athletes looking to try something new, this 3-mile course incorporates nearly a dozen inflatable obstacles. A portion of proceeds benefits the American Cancer Society. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $60-$100; free for spectators. Camelback Ranch, 10710 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, insaneinflatable5k.com.
Jerome Art Walk
Meet the artists as 20-plus galleries and studios participate in this monthly night of art, music and gallery-hopping. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Free. Jerome, jeromeartwalk.com, 928-634-0774.
A Magical Evening
Desert Foothills Library hosts this gala, which includes a gourmet dinner, silent auction and performance by Khani Cole. 5:30 p.m. $175. Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Rd., Cave Creek, dfla.org, 480-488-2286.
2016 Bling Fling
Members of Sun City West Beaders share handmade beaded jewelry and other beaded items. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Beardsley Recreation Center, 12755 Beardsley Rd., Sun City West, beaders.scwclubs.com.
Wag & Walk
Take a hike with adoptable dogs from Maricopa County Animal Care & Control. Participants are encouraged to “test drive” the dogs to see how they behave on leash and get along with other dogs on the family-friendly trek. Bring a leash as all dogs are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and ready to go home on the spot. 8:45 a.m. $6 per vehicle park entry fee. Merkle Trailhead, Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Way, Mesa, maricopa.gov/parks/usery, 480-984-0032.
Celebrate all things Canadian as Phoenix Sister Cities toasts its relationship with Calgary. Festivities include a picnic at South Mountain Park, Phoenix; curling tournament at Coyotes Curling Club, Tempe; and golf tournament, Papago Golf Course, Phoenix. Visit arizonacanadaweek.com for details.
Food Truck Caravan
A variety of food trucks rolls into downtown Scottsdale for a weekly celebration featuring gourmet street foods complemented by top local musicians. Sa, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Free. Fifth Avenue and Goldwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, foodtruckcaravan.com, 480-251-1769.
February 6-March 27
Arizona Renaissance Festival
History meets hilarity as this festival gears up for its 28th season of medieval merriment, with a 30-acre festival village filled with castles, cottages and pubs; 2,000 costumed characters; a variety of feasting opportunities; and 13 stages of entertainment, including music, dance, comedy and jousting knights. Sa-Su (plus Feb. 15), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Call for ticket prices. 12601 N. Hwy. 60, Gold Canyon, renfestinfo.com, 520-463-2700.
Date a Designer
Similar to speed dating, this event offers homeowners the chance to interview and mingle with a number of professional designers to determine if there is a connection and desire to pursue a designer/client relationship. Wine and hors d’oeuvres are included. Reservations required. 6 p.m. Free. Scottsdale Design Center, 15125 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, alistdesigners.com, 480-477-9148.
The Seasonal Table
Guests enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a four-course dinner of fresh, locally sourced seasonal cuisine with wine pairings. Set amidst the beauty of the desert, this month’s alfresco dinner focuses on Tuscany, with Chef Becky McIntyre of Santa Barbara Catering, and a performance by Arizona Opera singers. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. $160. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-481-8188.
Gold Rush Days
Wickenburg celebrates its ranching and gold-mining heritage in the days before there was a Phoenix with a parade, rodeo, dance, arts and crafts, family carnival, classic car show, gold panning, Western barbecue and entertainment. Call for times, prices and locations, wickenburgchamber.com, 928-684-5479.
Chocolate and Art Fest
Fine chocolates and other confections are intermingled with art as more than 100 exhibitors showcase their talents at the Carefree Festival of Fine Chocolate and Fine Art. Live music and entertainment is planned throughout the weekend. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy St., Carefree, magicbirdfestivals.com, 480-488-2014.
American Quilter’s Society hosts this event, which features hundreds of quilts on display, an exhibit of miniature quilts, workshops and dozens of local and national textile vendors. Th-Sa, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Su, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $14 per day; $35, all four days. Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. Third St., Phoenix, quiltweek.com, 270-898-7903.
Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show
This annual show, which has grown from 50 horses to nearly 2,400 of the world’s finest Arabian horses, attracts top owners, trainers and breeders from around the world as they compete for championship titles across a variety of equestrian disciplines. Call for times and ticket prices. WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, scottsdaleshow.com, 480-515-1500.
Arabian Reining Horse Show
Amateurs and professionals compete at the Arabian and Half-Arabian Reining Horse Futurity Classic. A form of Western riding, reining competition requires horse and rider to perform precise patterns of circles, spins and stops – the same kind of skills cowboys used to control cattle. Call for times and ticket prices. WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, arha.net.
Celebrate the rich heritage, culture and traditions of Native Americans through the art of song and dance as this event features traditional instruments, colorful dances and customary attire of various Southwestern tribes. Select Th and Sa, noon-1 p.m. Free. Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalenativetrails.com, 480-421-1004.
Celebrate the “Year of the Monkey” at the 26th annual Phoenix Chinese Week Culture and Cuisine Festival. Culinary specialties, arts and crafts, dragon and lion dances, folk and traditional dances, martial arts demonstrations, musical performances, children’s activities, a mahjong booth and beer garden are among the highlights. F, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N. Third St., Phoenix, phoenixchineseweek.org.
Fine Art & Wine
Thunderbird Artists hosts its fifth annual Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival, featuring works by nationally acclaimed, world-renowned and emerging independent artists, complemented by wine and live music. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Three-day pass, $3. Scottsdale Waterfront, 4420 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, thunderbirdartists.com, 480-837-5637.
Concours in the Hills
Hundreds of high-performance, exotic and rare collector cars are in the spotlight, including luxury and classic vehicles from imported and domestic manufacturers, European sports cars, American muscle cars, pre-war classics, and million-dollar 200-mph-plus cars such as Bugatti Veyron and LaFerrari. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Fountain Park, 16705 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, concoursinthehills.com, 480-473-7297.
Fine Wine Auction
Fostering Hope is the theme as guests enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine tastings, mixing demonstrations and live music, followed by an auction of more than 150 lots of individual and grouped wine bottles, including reds, whites, desserts and mixed blends. Proceeds benefit OCJ Foster Kids (Opportunity, Community & Justice for Kids). 6 p.m.-10 p.m. $100 in advance; $125 at the door. J. Levine Auction & Appraisal, 10345 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, ocjwineauction.com, 480-496-2212.
Florence Historic Home Tour
History Remembered; the Future Embraced; Celebrating 150 Years is the theme of this 31st annual self-guided tour, which features more than 20 homes and other structures, some dating back to the 1870s. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 day of event. Florence, florenceaz.gov/events, 520-868-7699.
Legends of Superior Trails
Historical presentations, guided walks and hikes, mountain biking, food booths, entertainment, and outdoor recreation and safety demonstrations highlight this fifth annual festival. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Main Street, Superior, lostinsuperioraz.com, 520-827-0676.
Photography, textiles, paintings, mosaics, fused glass and mixed-media works are in the spotlight. Local food truck vendors are on site to provide refreshments. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley, thecasa.org, 480-948-7460.
Hoop Dance Contest
Enjoy the fast-paced precision and grace of hoop dancing as more than 70 top hoop dancers from the U.S. and Canada compete for cash prizes and the title of world champion. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $18, adults; $13.50, seniors; $7.50, children 4-12. Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, heard.org, 602-252-8848.
VNSA Used Book Sale
Plot your savings as Volunteer Nonprofit Service Association Inc. hosts its 60th annual sale, which features more than 500,000 books, along with videos, CDs, DVDs, books on tape, puzzles and games. Proceeds benefit human service charities in Maricopa County. Sa, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Su, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission; fee for parking. Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, vnsabooksale.org.
Arizona Cocktail Week
Belly up to the bar as this event serves up a fifth round of creative concocting and memorable imbibing with nationally renowned mixologists. Educational seminars, interactive tastings, parking lot tailgating, a bartenders’ swap meet and Last Slinger Standing bartender competition are included. Among the highlights is a Cocktail Carnival featuring vendor booths, carnival games, circus performers, local bands and countless cocktail tastings, Feb. 13 at Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale. PHOENIX magazine is among the sponsors. Visit arizonacocktailweek.com for details on statewide events, 602-633-5357.
Scottsdale Parada del Sol
Stars of Scottsdale is the theme as the historic parade marks its 63rd year Feb. 13, with a mile-long route beginning at 10 a.m. and Trail’s End block party until the wee hours in downtown Scottsdale. Rodeo action follows Feb. 25-28 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. The PRCA-sanctioned event attracts world-class bull riders, ropers, steer wrestlers, bronc riders, barrel racers, rodeo clowns and bullfighters. The adrenaline kicks into overdrive on Feb. 25 with Scottsdale Pro-Bull riding; and Feb. 28, with a Champions Challenge event featuring the top 10 cowboys and best stock in the country. WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, paradadelsol.us, 480-990-3179.
Love in the Hills
Sami Fine Jewelry hosts this fourth annual wedding vow renewal ceremony. Festivities begin at 2 p.m., with food trucks, live music by The Kniffin Project, psychic readings, a dance party and a chance to participate in or watch The Newlywed Game. The renewal ceremony takes place at 4:30 p.m. Free; pre-registration requested. Fountain Park Amphitheater, 12925 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, loveinthehills.com, 480-837-8168.
Celebrating its 29th season, this outdoor festival features concerts by top Arizona musicians, arts and crafts, children’s activities and free admission to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Su, noon-4 p.m. Free. Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, 480-499-TKTS.
Angels 3, The Karen Perry Story is a collaboration between author Landon J. Napoleon and Perry, who lost her entire family when the plane they were in crashed into the Superstition Mountains in 2011. Both are on hand to sign books and speak with visitors. 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Free. Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, superstitionmountainmuseum.org, 480-983-4888.
Birds ’n’ Beer
Sip on a Four Peaks brew while enjoying an entertaining presentation on wildlife. 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Free admission. Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center, 3131 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, az.audubon.org, 602-468-6470.
Guests enjoy gourmet dining, classic cocktails and a fashion show featuring elegant, vintage, one-of-a-kind and museum-quality designs. Fashion icon Robert Black and actor Susan Claassen are special guests. 6:30 p.m. $99. Lon’s at The Hermosa Inn, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd., Paradise Valley, hermosainn.com, 602-955-7878.
Tai Chi in the Rainforest
Participants enjoy the beauty of butterflies while being guided by Rasoul Sobhani through his personal technique of chi yoga that blends tai chi, yoga and chi gung in a fluid series. 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. $20. Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, butterflywonderland.com, 480-800-3000.
The third annual Colleen’s Dream Foundation golf tournament and Evening of Dreams gala support research for ovarian cancer. The golf tourney includes lunch, dinner and awards ceremony, and the dinner gala features silent and live auctions, and live entertainment by The JJs. F, shotgun start at noon, $250, Arizona Biltmore Golf Club, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix; Sa, 5 p.m., $275, JW Marriott Camelback Inn, 5402 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale, colleensdream.org, 480-269-2266.
Handcrafted beer, boutique wines, hard cider and distilled spirits flow at the inaugural CrushBrew Craft Beverage Festival, which offers guests the chance to sample the latest trends while mingling with those behind the craft spirit movement. A wood-fired pizza challenge and live music add to the festivities. Proceeds benefit edARTSaz and Pipeline Worldwide. PHOENIX magazine is among the sponsors. 3 p.m.-9 p.m. $45-$85; $5 designated driver. Scottsdale Waterfront, 4420 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, crushbrewfestival.com, 480-666-5545.
Tee It Up for Kids
Patients from Phoenix Children’s Hospital learn the basic fundamentals of golf, with rotating stations focusing on putting, chipping and driving. A 3-hole putting challenge, celebrity appearances and a trick shot show with Craig Hocknell add to the fun. Proceeds benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital. PHOENIX magazine is among the sponsors. 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. McCormick Ranch Golf Club, 7505 E. McCormick Pkwy., Scottsdale, scottsackett.com, 904-838-2721.
Violet Show & Sale
Desert Sun African Violet & Gesneriad Society of Phoenix hosts this judged show, which showcases more than 400 of the flowering plants. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Valley Garden Center, 1809 N. 15th Ave., Phoenix, 623-398-8133.
Corks & Cactus
Guests enjoy a variety of wines from different regions of the world while speaking with representatives of the wineries. Musical entertainment is included, and food pairings are available for purchase, as well as wines by the bottle or case. Proceeds benefit the garden’s education, conservation, research and horticulture programs. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. $40. Desert Botanical Garden, 1225 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-941-1225.
Sun City Art Show
Members of the Recreation Centers of Sun City share their talents. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Bell Recreation Center, 16820 N. 99th Ave., Sun City, 623-551-0402.
Taste in Tempe
Guests stroll along the lakefront while enjoying samples from more than 20 local restaurants complemented with tastings by exclusive craft breweries and wine purveyors. Wine seminars, chef demonstrations and live entertainment are included. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. $59 in advance, $69 at the door. Tempe Center for the Arts Amphitheater Park, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, kmle1079.cbslocal.com/taste-in-tempe, 602-452-1000.
Senior Expo & Tradeshow
More than 100 exhibitors provide information about health care, senior housing, recreation and fitness opportunities, entertainment, lifestyle, technology and transportation. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleaz.gov, 480-312-5810.
Barrel & Board
Scottsdale League for the Arts hosts this celebration of craft beer, cheese and barrel-aged whiskey. Educational demonstrations and live entertainment are included. 6 p.m.- 10 p.m. $45 in advance; $55 at the door. MonOrchid, 214 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, scottsdalefest.org, 480-945-7193.
Guests enjoy a prosecco and wine reception, buffet lunch and silent auction, followed by an opportunity to see the exhibit, Stradivarius: Origins and Legacy of the Greatest Violin Maker. Noon-1:30 p.m. $200. Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6062.
The Journey Continues is the theme as Phoenix Conservatory of Music hosts this gala featuring heavy appetizers, wine, beer, raffles, and entertainment by top soloists and ensembles performing jazz, blues, classical and pop favorites. 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. $100. Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, phoenixconservatoryofmusic.org, 602-393-3900.
Innovative art displays that combine water, art and light are in the spotlight as Scottsdale Public Art presents this annual event on the banks and in the water of the Arizona Canal. Twelve large-scale art installments, glassblowing demonstrations, art and dance workshops, live entertainment and hands-on activities are included. Th-F, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Sa, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Su, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Scottsdale Waterfront, 4420 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, canalconvergence.com, 480-874-4645.
Animal Welfare Benefit
Paw-picked wine and beers are paired with tasty tidbits as Facings of America presents Wine for Woofs & Beer for Barks. Highlighting the event is a designer doghouse contest featuring custom pet palaces created by local interior designers, architects, builders, engineers and other industry partners. Benefiting Arizona Animal Welfare League, the event includes a silent auction, live music and raffles. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. $35, two for $60. Facings of America, 16421 N. 90th St., Scottsdale, facings-of-america.ticketleap.com/beer-for-barks-2016, 480-748-2341.
Design Challenge Reveal
Interior designers Robert Burg, Charles Glover and Beth McGehee unveil their floor-to-ceiling designs of three five-level chateaus. Guests can tour the residences and vote for their favorite while enjoying gourmet bites and wine. Luis D. Ortiz of Million Dollar Listing New York is guest judge. Proceeds benefit Banner Health Cardon Children’s Medical Center. 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. $75-$125. Chateau on Central, 38 W. Palm Ln., Phoenix, chateaudesignchallengeaz.com, 480-250-0848.
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.
Rock ’n’ Roll Dance
Sun City West Dance for the Health of It Club hosts this event featuring hits from the rock ’n’ roll era with DJ Kort Kurdi. 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. $8. Palm Ridge Summit Hall, 13800 W. Deer Valley Rd., Sun City West, rocknroll.scwclubs.com, 602-679-4220.
Carefree Art Fest
More than 165 fine artists from throughout the U.S. and abroad showcase their talents at the Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival. Live entertainment by Rockin’ Memories, wine tasting, and food and chocolate vendors add to the fun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $3. 101 Easy St., Carefree, thunderbirdartists.com, 480-837-5637.
Fountain Hills Great Fair
This juried art festival attracts approximately 500 artisans from across the globe. Live music, food booths and a beer garden are included. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, fountainhillschamber.com, 480-837-1654.
Lost Dutchman Days
Celebrate the legend of the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine with professional rodeo action, a beer and brat party, parade, carnival, rodeo dance and live entertainment. Visit lostdutchmandays.org for times, ticket prices and Apache Junction locations.
Guests trade their tuxedos and ball gowns for beachwear and haute couture at this gourmet dinner gala with a Mexican flair. Proceeds benefit the Emergency Department and Level 1 Trauma Center at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. 6 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Jet Linx Scottsdale, 7916 E. Beck Ln., Scottsdale, pchbeachball.com, 602-933-2602.
Climb to Conquer Cancer
American Cancer Society hosts this fundraising 5.5-mile hike to the summit of South Mountain, followed by a festive celebration. A half-loop, 3-mile route also is available. 7 a.m. $40-$50. South Mountain Park, 10919 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, phoenixclimb.com, 602-952-7552.
PHX Vegan Food Festival
The Valley’s top vegan restaurants and vendors are showcased at this inaugural event. A beer garden and live music add to the fun. Noon-5 p.m., $25; free, children 12 and younger; VIP, 11 a.m., $60. Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 W. Third St., Phoenix, davissonentertainment.com.
February 27-April 9
Play Me, I’m Yours
Mesa Arts Center presents this public art installation, which features more than 20 playable and artistically enhanced pianos scattered throughout downtown Mesa. The project celebrates the creative spirit of the community, inviting passersby to play, observe and engage with the pianos in an unlikely environment – the streets of the city. Downtown Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
Guests enjoy boutique shopping and raffle prizes as UMOM Women’s Auxiliary hosts this annual fundraiser. 1 p.m. $50. Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, umom.org, 602-275-7952.
February 28-March 6
Devoured 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 places March 5-6, 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, devouredphoenix.com, 602-956-0909.