Things To Do in the Valley This Week (Jan. 15-21)

Editorial StaffJanuary 15, 2024
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This is a curated list of weekly events around the Phoenix area for January 15-21.
Calendar listings include public events and attractions from around the Valley and state. Confirm information before making plans by calling the listed phone number, or check each website for last minute confirmation or cancellations. E-mail to submit events for consideration.


Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction
January 20-28

Casual fans and major car collectors from around the world will converge in Scottsdale for the greatest automobile auction in the nation. Attendees will have the chance to bid on rare and historic vehicles. Doors open at 8 a.m. $15-$28. VIP packages available. Westworld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, 844-528-3598,

31st Annual Winter Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival
January 19-21

There’s a chill in the air, but the light warmth of blown glass being formed and created can bring some heat to an Arizona winter. And it doesn’t stop there. More than 155 juried fine artisans creating in all mediums will be on hand to catch your eye along with live music, food, wine and chocolate. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $5-$15, 101 Easy St., Carefree, 480-837-5637,

Chandler International Film Festival
January 19-28

If you’re looking to add some diversity to your film-viewing, the East Valley film festival will offer more than 120 films from more than 35 countries. In addition, there will be workshops, an award ceremony, Q&As and, of course, daily afterparties. Check website for ticket packages and screening times. LOOK Dine-in Cinema, 1 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler,

Arizona Concours d’Elegance
January 21

This celebration of automotive design will display more than 100 select, rare and exotic vehicles, but only one will take home the coveted “best in show” award. Grounds open at 9 a.m. $85-$125. Scottsdale Civic Center, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale,

Arizona Fine Art Expo
Through March 24

Attendees can meet and watch nationally acclaimed and award-winning artists at work in 124 patron-friendly studios as Thunderbird Artists hosts this art adventure. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $12, season pass; $10, seniors and military. 26540 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-837-7163,

Celebration of Fine Art
Through March 24

This annual juried invitational gathering features 100 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. 18400 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, 480-443-7695,

Mini Music Makers & Music Adventures
Through February 29

It’s never too early to introduce children to music. Mini Music Makers is for those ages 0-5 years. Kids will develop their motor and language skills while learning about musical cultures from around the world. Those ages 6-10 can collect passport stamps when they build musical instruments and discover the musical heritage of different continents in the Musical Adventures class. Check website for days and times. Musical Instrument Museum. 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, 480-478-6000,

Through January 21

Are you looking for something to get the kids away from the screen? Enter Funbox, the world’s largest bounce park spanning 25,000 square feet. There are inflatable play zones throughout, including the new Marshmallow Mountain. F, 3-6 p.m., Sa-Su, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., $19, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale,

Mesa Contemporary Arts Center
Through February 29

Local and international artists, along with emerging creatives, are displayed in the five curated galleries of this beautiful space. Swoon: Gift in the Rupture, through Jan. 14; and Shepard Fairey – Facing the Giant: 3 Decades of Dissent, through Jan. 21. Mesa Arts Center,1 E. Main St., Mesa, 480-644-6500,

Lunch & Learn Cooking Class
January 20

They say there’s a story behind every dish, and Chef Marcellino Verzino will tell the tales of his Coda Alla Vaccinate on January 20 and Costolette Di Maiale on February 17 while sharing the secrets behind each recipe with you. 1-3 p.m. Reservations required; $85 per person (plus tax and gratuity); Marcellino Ristorante, 7114 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale; 480-990-9500,


Phoenix Suns
January 16 & 21

The Suns could make the playoffs for another year. But before they do, they’ll have to battle the Sacramento Kings, Jan. 16; Indiana Pacers, Jan. 21. Call for times and ticket prices. Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-7800,

Arizona Coyotes
January 20

The ’Yotes return to Tempe with a game against the Nashville Predators on Saturday, January 20. Check website for times and ticket prices. Mullett Arena, 411 S. Packard Dr., Tempe, 480-563-PUCK,

ASU Men’s Basketball
January 17 & 20

Cheer on the Arizona State University Sun Devils as the team battles University of California – Los Angeles, Jan. 17; University of Southern California, Jan. 20. Call for times and ticket prices. Desert Financial Arena, 600 E. Veterans Way, Tempe, 480-727-0000,


The Eagles
January 19-20

The popular ’70s group is hitting the road one last time. Joining the “Desperado” group is yacht rock contemporaries, the incomparable Steely Dan. 7:30 p.m. $144.50-$494.50, Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-7800,

The Maine
January 19-20

Emo isn’t going away anytime soon, especially when Tempe’s pop-punk ambassadors have consistently released great music for the last 16 years. Resolve to catch them on their home turf this year. 7:30 p.m., $36, The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, 480-659-1641,


Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream
January 16- March 5

Accompanied by a soundtrack that includes classic songs like “Fools Fall in Love” and “Earth Angel,” a doo-wop group enters a radio contest to make the big time. Check website for days and times. $30-$65. Hale Centre Theatre, 50 W. Page Ave., Gilbert, 480-497-0277,

On the Town
January 19-February 22

Three sailors try to make the most of their day of shore leave in this musical comedy featuring a score by Leonard Bernstein. Check website for times and ticket prices. Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria,

The Little Engine That Could
January 17-February 4

Endurance and optimism are the themes of this play based on the beloved book about a train that thinks his way up a hill to make an important delivery. Call for times. $12, adults; $8, children 12 and younger. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W. Latham St., Phoenix, 602-262-2050,

See How They Run
Through February 10

Not to be confused with the cinematic whodunit starring Sam Rockwell, this hilarious play about religion and mistaken identity proves that even clergy have a sense of humor. Check website for days and times. $30-$65. Hale Centre Theatre, 50 W. Page Ave., Gilbert, 480-497-0277,

Through January 23

Chances are you’ve seen this oft-told tale of fairy godmothers, glass slippers and wicked stepmothers. But have you caught this beloved local version, seen by generations of young Valley residents? Call for times. $12, adults; $8, children 12 and younger. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W. Latham St., Phoenix, 602-262-2050,


Waste Management Phoenix Open
February 5-11

Get ready to cheer on your favorite PGA golfer from the famous 16th hole when the “greenest show on grass” returns. Visit website for tee times and ticket prices. Tournament Players Club, 17020 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale,

Arizona Strong Beer Festival
February 17

It’s time to tap into some of the best craft brews the Grand Canyon State has to offer, along with some delicious bar food (including an edible pretzel necklace), music and games that will keep the party going all day long. 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $50; $20 for designated driver. VIP access, 11:30 a.m., $70. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale,

Bluey’s Big Play
February 17-18

Your children’s favorite cartoon dog and his family come to life in a whole new (and three-dimensional) way that is certain to spark their imagination. Check website for times and ticket prices. Arizona Financial Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-514-2919,

Cactus League Baseball Spring Training
February 22

The tradition continues in Arizona. Fifteen Major League Baseball teams will start their training here in the Valley as they prepare for the 2024 season, giving fans a unique opportunity to see their favorite players up close and personal, including the 2023 National League Champion Arizona Diamondbacks. Ticket prices and locations vary.

M3F Fest
March 3-4

Lane 8, Dominic Fike, SG Lewis, Gorgon City and many more will take over Downtown for another edition of the popular nonprofit music festival. Check website for set times. Weekend ticket packages start at $135. Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix,

Bruce Springsteen
March 19

The Boss has left his residency on the Great White Way and is hitting the road with his band for a tour that includes songs from his soul covers album Only the Strong Survive. 7:30 p.m., $75-$350, Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-7800,

Arizona Bike Week 2023
April 3-7

Brantley Gilbert and Godsmack are scheduled to perform at one of the nation’s largest bike rallies. In addition to the great music, attendees can enjoy parties, bike and stunt shows, and demo rides. Check website for schedule. Rally passes start at $99. WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale,