#2: “Desert Terroir: An Evening with Gary Paul Nabhan” at Desert Botanical Garden, January 17
Gary Paul Nabhan, the Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Arizona, delivers a talk about Arizona terroir and the history and culture of food along the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, and shares excerpts from his new book, “Desert Terroir.” $30. 6:30 p.m. January 17 at Desert Botanical Garden. dbg.org
#3: Lit Happy Hour: “My Life on the Road” by Gloria Steinem at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, January 19
Christina Davis, programming coordinator for Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, will speak about renowned feminist Gloria Steinem’s memoir, “My Life on the Road.” $7. 7 p.m. January 19 at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. smoca.org
#4: “10 Ft. Woman: New Approaches to the Figure” at Abe Zucca Gallery, January 20
Phoenix artist Abe Zucca debuts three large-scale paintings portraying the figure of man in philosophical and physical spaces. Free. 6 p.m. January 20 at Abe Zucca Gallery. facebook.com/events/251029838663116/
#5: Arizona Wind Symphony at Tempe Center for the Arts, January 17-18
The 95-piece concert ensemble presents “An Evening with the Boston Brass.” $15. 7:30 p.m. January 17-18 at Tempe Center for the Arts.