On the hunt for a happy hour spot this week? Try Rita’s Kitchen at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa.
Through February 2
Based on the true events of 1979 when students in Tehran took over the American Embassy, the drama offers a shattering slice of the Iranian crisis. The play is staged by iTheatre Collaborative. Call for times and ticket prices. Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, itheatreaz.org, 602-252-8497.
Mixologists at Jade Bar share cutting-edge techniques as they teach participants to create a selection of craft cocktails inspired by a different spirit each week. This month’s classes focus on slow sippers, Feb. 2; straight spirit drinks such as the Old-Fashioned and Manhattan, Feb. 9; Aloha and Mahalo, and how Tiki culture changed cocktails, Feb. 16; and the secret of balancing cocktails, Feb. 23. Noon-3 p.m. $50. Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, 5700 E. McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley, sanctuaryoncamelback.com, 480-607-2300.
Through February 3
Sugar Plum Lake
Enjoy a magical journey through a mythological fairyland as guest artist Marionette Ballet Theater takes the stage. Featuring classical music and no dialogue, the spectacle is filled with fairy magic. W-F, 10 a.m.; Sa, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $12, adults; $8, children 12 and younger. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W. Latham St., Phoenix, azpuppets.org, 602-262-2050.
This passionate and unforgettable true story weaves a number of original songs along with the story of Eva Perón’s rise to fame as one of the most famous political figures of the 20th century. The production is staged by American Theatre Guild. Call for times and ticket prices. Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, broadwayorpheum.com, 800-776-7469.
Through March 15
The nation’s top classical, Broadway, chamber and jazz artists share the stage at this premier winter music festival. This month’s performers include Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Lonesome Traveler with Peter Yarrow, Brian Stokes Mitchell, The Hit Men, Trio Solisti, Ruth Moody Band, Neil Sedaka, Festival Sinfonia, Violins of Hope and the festival orchestra with Robert Moody. Call for times, ticket prices and Carefree, North Scottsdale and Phoenix venues, azmusicfest.org, 480-422-8449.
Arizona Capitol Museum (FREE)
Righting a Wrong: Japanese-Americans and World War II, through April 7, brings to life the incarceration of Japanese-Americans in camps west of the Mississippi, including two in Arizona. A joint exhibition with the Smithsonian Institution, the exhibit includes documents, photographs and personal stories. M-F, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sa, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, azlibrary.gov/azcm, 602-926-3620.
Through February 3
Lights of the World
More than 10 million lights and lanterns brighten the skies of Phoenix as this holiday festival shines with creations of cultural and geographical significance. The event incorporates larger-than-life lantern sculptures that originated in Chengdu, China, featuring such landmarks as the U.S. Capitol building, Big Ben, Taj Mahal and Parthenon. Carnival rides, crafts and a sea lion show are included. Tu-Sa, 5-10 p.m. $24.99. Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, phoenix.lightsoftheworldus.com, 602-252-6771.
The legendary singer/songwriter is recognized for his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing in such hits as “Fire and Rain,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” “How Sweet It Is,” “Shower the People” and “Country Road.” Bonnie Raitt is special guest. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.