Chill Out at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Ice skate like no one is watching or sail down an ice slide at Winter at the Princess. Ax throwing, ice mazes, rock climbing, yard games, a Ferris wheel, children’s activities and a 6,000-square-foot outdoor rink are highlights, complemented by creative food and beverage items, live acoustic music, fire-pit tables, and s’mores. Through March 21, W-Th, Su, 5-10 p.m.; F-Sa, 5-11 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale, 480-585-4848, scottsdaleprincess.com/winter-at-the-princess.
Take in a Killer Performance
Expect witty banter, colorful characters and delicious suspense as two gifted performers take on all of the parts from detective to killer in Murder for Two, Feb. 17-28. Putting a fresh spin on the murder mystery, the production is presented on an outdoor stage located just one block north of The Phoenix Theatre Company. The performance space accommodates approximately 250 guests, seated in pairs and distanced 6 feet in all directions. Call for times. $59. Central United Methodist Church, 1875 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-2151, phoenixtheatre.com.
Make Your Mark in Chandler
Stop by Chandler Center for the Arts Feb. 20 for some community chalk-coloring on the terrace. Artist Jerome Fleming has created a 10-by-20-foot chalk outline in his distinctive angular style, and guests of all ages are invited to help color in the lines. Bring a friend, bring a mask; the gallery provides the chalk. While there, you can take a short detour to Vision Gallery just down the street to view Fleming’s work in the Out of Character exhibit. 10 a.m.-noon; stay for 15 minutes or the whole two hours. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, 480-782-2695. RSVP for the free event at chandlercenter.org.
Tune in for the Best of Bach
Spotlighting the best of the baroque icon, the Arizona Bach Festival features an array of award-winning classical musicians. The three-concert virtual festival begins Feb. 21 with organist Aaron David Miller performing on all three organs at House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul, Minnesota. Miller introduces each of the organs and ends the concert with an inside look at the largest of the three instruments. 3 p.m. $60 per household for access to all three concerts (Feb. 21, Feb. 28 and March 7); $100, includes all concerts, plus post-concert zoom sessions with the performers. Purchase passes at arizonabachfestival.org.
Learn About Local Critters
Also known as woodrats, packrats are renowned for their hoarder-style method of home improvement. In truth, this is just one of the many adaptations these mammals use to survive and thrive in the Sonoran Desert. Jeff Meyers and Cheyenne Dubiach of Arizona Game and Fish take a deeper look at these creatures as part of Boyce Thompson Arboretum’s virtual wildlife lecture series, which focuses on critters that live in and around the Superior arboretum. $10 for a single viewer; $25 per family. Preregister at btarboretum.org.