Celebrate Spring with a Concert in the Park
Performing on a mix of string and percussion instruments, AZ63 presents Burkina Dreams of the Desert, March 27. The trio’s music encompasses a wide variety of styles, including ancient Bambara songs originating from the West African countries of Mali, Guinea, Senegal and Burkina Faso, as well as original compositions and improvisations inspired by each member’s musical background. The concert is presented by MusicaNova. 2 p.m. $25-$30 (lawn pod for four or Adirondack pod for two). Scottsdale Civic Center Park, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, 480-499-TKTS, scottsdaleperformingarts.org.
Spruce up your Garden with a Botanical Beauty
Reserve a time to shop and horticulture experts will help you find the perfect cactus, agave, herb or veggie to plant in your garden at the annual Spring Plant Sale at Desert Botanical Garden. The event has been modified to support social distancing of 12 feet while shopping with a cart. Attendance is limited with timed entry from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 26-28. Admission is free, with a separate reservation required for garden entry. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, 480-941-1225, dbg.org.
Get Your Motor Running in Scottsdale
Some of the world’s premier collector automobiles take center stage at the 50th annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, through March 27. Check website for times and ticket prices. Online, absentee and telephone bidding are available. WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, 480-421-6694, barrett-jackson.com.
Find your Masterpiece at Valley Art Shows
The big white tents are still up but not for long as the Arizona Fine Art Expo and Celebration of Fine Art wrap up the season March 28. The annual juried invitational gatherings feature dozens of renowned and emerging artists from across the country who show and sell their gallery-quality work in intimate studio settings. The tented events allow ample space for social distancing with paths that flow in and about a sculpture garden. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $10, season pass; $8, seniors and military. Expo: 26540 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-837-7163, arizonafineartexpo.com; Celebration: 18400 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, 480-443-7695, celebrateart.com.
Rescue a Forever Friend
Mane Attraction Salon partners with PACC911 for Beauty to the Rescue, March 27. An online silent auction, raffle and adoptable animals hoping to find forever homes are highlights of the 21st annual fundraiser, which benefits animal rescue organizations in Maricopa County. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mane Attraction Salon, 3156 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, 602-956-2996, maneattractionsalon.com.