CHASE THE SUN // JANUARY 1 (1pm-4pm) @ ANYWEHRE PHOENIX
SET FIRE TO YOUR FEET in 2017! Are you ready to chase the sun? We are looking for runners, walkers and joggers of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels to join us on a journey to the Sun in 2017! Log your miles and they will be added to our total miles as a group. Let’s log enough miles to get to the SUN! It’s a 93 million mile journey, so we need your help! You will move up the Moon Jogger rankings as you log more and more miles! Thousands of people worldwide have joined the challenge. Will you? SIGN UP NOW!
LIGHTS OF THE WORLD LANTERN FESTIVAL // NOW THROUGH JANUARY 30 @ RAWHIDE
Rawhide will shine with a magical world of light and cultural entertainment during the Lights of the World Lantern Festival. This nightly event is perfect for families, date night and so much more.
HOLIDAY ICE SKATING AT THE WIGWAM // EVERY THURSDAY – SUNDAY NIGHT TILL JANUARY 7 @ THE WIGWAM
Come and experience the joy of The Wigwam’s outdoor ice rink. Price includes skate rental. No reservations required.
ZOOLIGHTS // NOW THROUGH JANUARY 8 @ PHOENIX ZOO
ZooLights is a magical event that will illuminate your holiday season. The nightly evening viewings feature millions of lights, hundreds of sparkling displays throughout the zoo and more activities and performances.
CITYSKATE HOLIDAY ICE RINK // NOW THROUGH JANUARY 8 @ CITYSCAPE PHOENIX
Get into the spirit of winter by skating on a real ice rink in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Central Avenue is transformed into an ice skater’s dream, decorated with a massive holiday tree and thousands of twinkling lights. Bystanders watching over the rink from Patriots Park will enjoy a nightly snowfall at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Santa will make an appearance every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for photos from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.
SKATE WESTGATE // NOW THROUGH JANUARY 8 @ WESTGATE ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT
For the very first time at Westgate, kids and adults can partake in the timeless holiday tradition of ice skating. Adding even more magic to the holidays, snowfall happens twice nightly and Santa Claus is on-hand to listen to Christmas wishes.
KEHINDE WILEY: A NEW REPUBLIC // NOW THROUGH JANUARY 8 @ PHOENIX ART MUSEUM
Imagine someone approaching you on the street and saying he wants to paint your portrait. Most people with street smarts would turn away — unless that man was Brooklyn-based artist Kehinde Wiley, whose paintings setting everyday people in scenes from famous artworks will be featured in “A New Republic.” The exhibition features 60 works, including paintings and sculpture, which span the artist’s prolific 14-year career. The Wiley exhibition — which explores issues of race, gender, and the politics of representation.
PUSH COME TO SHOVE // EVERY TUES, WED, & SUN NOW THROUGH JANUARY 8 (12pm to 5pm) @ SCOTTSDALE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Created in partnership with ASU intermedia professor Muriel Magenta, “Push Comes to Shove” aims to “use art as a critical catalyst in rethinking and transforming the advancement of women.” Featured artists include Angela Ellsworth, Hilary Harp, Adriene Jenik, Mary Neubauer and Todd Ingalls, and Magenta — who curates the exhibition with SMoCA curator Sara Cochran.
EMPHATICS // NOW THROUGH JANUARY 16 @ PHOENIX ART MUSEUM
Phoenix Art Museum’s fashion department acquired the in-tact archives of James and Karin Legato, owners of cutting-edge clotherie Emphatics, a Mid-Atlantic shop that for decades dealt in vanguard designer duds from Thierry Mugler, John Galliano, and Alaia, among many others.
SPACE IN BETWEEN // NOW THROUGH FEBRUARY 12 @ DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN
Renowned Mexico-born artist Margarita Cabrera, the ASU Art Museum, and the Desert Botanical Garden are teaming up to give us “Space in Between” — an event that’s part exhibition and part workshop where participants create desert plant sculptures out of old Border Patrol uniforms and add embroidered details from personal immigration stories.
FIND YOUR PARK IN ARIZONA // NOW THROUGH JANUARY 29 @ PHOENIX AIRPORT MUSEUM, TERMINAL 4
“Find Your Park in Arizona” features photographs and historic artifacts representing National Parks throughout the state. Visit the museum art gallery in Terminal 4 on Monday, August 29, and you can celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson with National Park Rangers well-versed in the 22 National Parks located right here in Arizona
TRIBE LOOP // EVERY THURSDAY (7 pm) @ TRIBE MULTISPORT STORE E INDIAN SCHOOL RD, SCOTTSDALE
The East Valley sports and recreation store hosts two weekly group bike rides for cyclists of all skill levels: one at sunrise and one at sunset. The Thursday night ride covers the Tribe Loop, a 10-mile circular of roadways, including some smaller hills for a dynamic experience. Bikers tend to do two to three loops apiece, depending on ability and stamina.
CHASE FIELD STADIUM TOURS // VARIOUS DATES & TIMES @ CHASE FIELD
Visit one of the most impressive and unique Major League Baseball facilities in the country — Chase Field. It is home to the 2001 World Champion Arizona Diamondbacks, several restaurants, a beer garden — even a retractable roof and swimming pool — all within an old-style ballpark atmosphere. Make the experience memorable and take a guided tour of Chase Field. Even if you’ve been to the ballpark before, you’re sure to learn and see something new!
ZOPPE: AN ITALIAN FAMILY CIRCUS // NOW THROUGH JANUARY 8 @ CHANDLER CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Enjoy an age-old Italian tradition in an intimate tent setting featuring a one-ring circus that will delight the whole family with amazing acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, clowns and plenty of audience participation.
CHANDLER FARMERS MARKET // EVERY THURSDAY UNTIL MAY 25 @ DR. AJ CHANDLER PARK
Thursdays, October through May, 3-7 p.m. on the East side of Dr. A. J. Chandler Park – More than 40 vendors selling everything from fresh produce, breads, tamales and other specialty foods as well as jewelry and assorted arts and crafts.
BRAVO’S OFF THE MENU THROWDOWN EVENT // JANUARY 7 (6pm-11:30pm) @ WRIGLEY MANSION, PHOENIX
Hosted by NBC’s Jeff Dye, this high-energy head to head Throw down event will feature three teams led by Celebrity Chefs competing to create a new secret menu item that will be judged on by the attendees via the BRAVO app. The winning item will be featured in the Off The Menu app, along with becoming an actual secret menu item at the winning chef’s restaurant.
ARIZONA BRIDAL SHOW // JANUARY 7-8 (9am-3pm) @ PHOENIX CONVENTION CENTER
The show features more than 450 of the valley’s top wedding experts all in one place. It is the perfect opportunity to begin planning your special day! You’ll find the products and services needed to cover every aspect of your wedding from finding the perfect venue and photographer to organizing your dream honeymoon.
INDIAN NATIONS AND TRIBES LEGISLATIVE DAY // JANUARY 11 (8:30am-3:30pm) @ ARIZONA STATE CAPITOL
The Office on Tribal Relations, in partnership with the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (ITCA) and AZ Indian Gaming Association (AIGA), invite you to participate in the 22nd Annual Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day. It will entail: Joint protocol session to listen to perspectives shared by tribal leadership, Network and meet other leaders from Tribal Nations and Communities from throughout the state, Tribal Food Summit, and pay tribute to the history and culture of the American Indian peoples. All tribal communities, tribal leadership, legislature, and elected officials should attend.
ARIZONA DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. “LIVING THE DREAM” AWARDS BREAKFAST // JANUARY 13 (7am-9am) @ PHOENIX CONVENTION CENTER
The Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee will celebrate its 31st year of promoting cultural diversity, awareness and unity as it seeks to involve all Arizonans in recognizing the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the contributions he left to the world in his quest for quality for all people.
13th ANNUAL TEEN TALENT COMPETITION // JANUARY 13 (6pm-9pm) @ CHANDLER CENTER FOR THE ARTS
The Chandler Center for the Arts is opening up the stage to teens ages 13 to 17 to give them a chance to showcase their talents. If you can sing, dance, play an instrument or have another talent, this competition is perfect for you.
PRESENCE, PLACE & PERCEPTION: LANDSCAPES BY BONNIE STAUFFER // JANUARY 13 – MARCH 11 (10Am – 5pm) @ CHANDLER CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Bonny’s stunning artwork consists of primarily large-scale paintings, watercolors, digital images and constructed paintings that are based on the ever-changing process of life in the universe.
MARICOPA COUNTY HOME & GARDEN SHOW // JANUARY 13-15 (10am – 6pm) @ ARIZONA STATE FAIR GROUNDS
The Southwest’s largest home show returns to Arizona for its first event of 2017, complete with hundreds of home improvement, design and landscaping products and services at exclusive prices.
PHXRR 13th ANNUAL CHARITY WEEKEND // JANUARY 13-15 (10am-1am) @ QUALITY INN HOTEL, 5121 E LA PUENTA AVE, PHOENIX
The #WeStayHot team has turned it up once again! We rented out the amusement park for the Day! This weekend is going to be crazy! The Phoenix Ruff Ryders Charity weekend is about to be Sick! More activities to be added. Phoenix Ruff Ryders is an organization who believes in giving back. The raffle tickets you purchase you will not only have a chance to win a motorcycle, but you will help a family in need for a love one staying in our Ruff Ryder room at the Ronald McDonald House.
CHANDLER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL // JANUARY 13-15 @ SOHO63 IN CHANDLER
The Chandler International Film Festival is an eclectic and pioneering film festival. This three-day long festival will incorporate films, galas, dinner and movies all themed around Hollywood. Get your best dressed Hollywood attire and let the show begin! The focus is to showcase creative independent film direction through diversity, innovation and uniqueness while capturing the series of movements and experiences of a single film.
46th ANNUAL BARRETT-JACKSON AUCTION // JANUARY 14-22 (8am-5pm) @ WESTWORLD OF SCOTTSDALE
Admire over 1,000 exceptional vehicles and hundreds of authentic vintage automobilia pieces as they cross the block (most at No Reserve). Experience exciting Ride ’N Drives and Thrill Rides from Ford, Chevrolet and Dodge. Rub elbows with celebrities. Go on a shopping spree in the vast Barrett-Jackson Marketplace. Cheer on professional bull riders at the Bull-Riding Challenge. Rock out to some great live music.
ANNUAL COMMUNITY FUN DAY // JAUARY 14 (11am-2pm) @ VILLA DE PAZ GOLF COURSE, PHOENIX
Join us for Villa de Paz Golf Club annual Community Fun Day!! FREE Bounce house, FREE kids activities, $1 hot dogs, food & drink specials, Gateless $3 beer garden, Golf putting contest, Chipping contest, Face painting, awesome music by DJ Jonny & Non-Stop Entertainment, Grab Bags, Cake Walk, Kids Games & Crafts, Music, Vendor Faire, Goofiest Golfer costume contest and much much more!!
CHANDLER MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL // JANUARY 14 (10am-3pm) @ CHANDLER FASHION CENTER MALL
Come see this vibrant display of Chandler’s cultural diversity, celebrated through music, dance, art, storytelling and more. While there, be sure to see all the arts and crafts on display and taste each culture’s unique cuisine.
PHXAMM PAST AND PRESENT CAR SHOW // JANUARY 14 (9am-6p) @ GOODYEAR BALL PARK
Phoenix Area Modern Mopar Car Club 1st annual Past and Present Car Show. 50 trophies available to win! There will be 3 food trucks from local area restaurants. We will have over $10,000 in raffle prizes, Live DJ and much more. This event supports 3 local charities. 50% of the funds that we collect after the event costs are covered will go to these 3 local charities. The other 50% will go to club funds to help create future events.
UNCOMMON MARKETS // JANUARY 14 (10am-5pm) @ SALT RIVER FIELDS SPRING TRAINING FACILITY
UnCommon Markets™ delivers a nontraditional shopping and lifestyle experience showcasing fine art; crafts/handmade items; vintage/repurposed goods; food and spirits; music and entertainment; and emerging art for social change. UnCommon Markets supports local businesses and artists.
ARIZONA PBS KIDS FESTIVAL // JANUARY 16 (10am-2pm) @ ARIZONA PBS/CRONKITE SCHOOL, PHOENIX
To mark the launch of its all-new children’s channel, Arizona PBS is hosting a large-scale public celebration next month, featuring favorite characters from PBS KIDS programs and interactive activities for children. The Arizona PBS KIDS Festival will include appearances by The Cat in the Hat, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Curious George and Daniel Tiger, among others.
LET IT SNOW // JANUARY 19 (5:30pm-7pm) @ CHANDLER COMMUNITY CENTER
It will be snowing at Tumbleweed Recreation Center for their monthly Family Night event. Kids can pull out those rarely-worn hats, gloves and scarves to delight in the magic of snow and enjoy traditional winter crafts.
DOWNTOWN CHANDLER ART WALK // JANUARY 20 6PM TO 9:30 PM @ DR. AJ CHANDLER PARK
The Downtown Chandler Art Walk occurs the 3rd Friday of each month and is a wonderful showcase for local artists and a great evening for visitors and residents alike. Artists will be displaying their work, ranging from oil painting and photographic to finely-crafted jewelry and most of the artwork will be available for purchase. Live music and artist demonstrations are common features at the Art Walks that may include pottery, painting, pastel portraiture and high style contemporary floral design.
YOUNG SCIENTISTS IN ACTION // JANUARY 20-21 (8am-4pm) @ DESERT WILLOW CONFERENCE CENTER
Join us for Real, Relevant and Meaningful Science Experiences in Kindergarten! Raffle/Scholarship winners, KDI Fieldtest Group, Project Approach Pilot Group participants, etc., receive a registration discount with a discount code! Email us for your code to register for FREE.
ARIZONA GAME FAIR // JANUARY 21-22 (8am-5pm) @ MESA CONVENTION CENTER
Arizona Game Fair is a tabletop gaming convention offering over 6,000 square feet of space to play your favorite board game, card game, party game or role playing game. The Fair will feature a large library of board and card games to check out and play. There will also be 128 hours of scheduled role playing games featuring the Valley’s best game masters.
TALE AS OLD AS TIME BRIDAL EXPO // JANUARY 20 (1pm-5pm) @ CHATEAU DE VIE IN CHANDLER
Engaged couples are invited to BE OUR GUEST! Tour the lovely Chateau de Vie and experience the charm. Enjoy pampering & Black Jack at this catered event. David Twigger of Vermilion Events is our featured wedding planner with members of our dream team on site, who are sure to inspire you.
PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP INAUGURATION PARTY // JANUARY 20 (11am) @ TBA
Come join us on January 20th, 2017 as we celebrate History with the Inauguration Party for President, Donald J Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America. He defied the odds and will make America great again! This is a celebration you don’t want to miss. There will be an array of food, music and drinks.
2017 ANTI-INAUGURAL BALL/AZLP STATE CONVENTION // JANUARY 20 (6pm-11pm) @ THE CLARENDON HOTEL AND SPA, PHOENIX
The Anti-Inaugural Ball: This “anything goes” style event is the libertarian answer to the coronation in Washington. Dinner, Drinks and Dancing with entertainment from James Weeks II, Libertarian Sluts, and a Gold Carpet Fashion Walk. Dress to make the impression that reflects your individuality.
WOMEN’S MARCH ON WASHINGTON // JANUARY 21 (10am-2pm) @ ARIZONA STATE CAPITAL
Join us standing together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.
FINANCIAL FREEDOM WORKSHOP // JANUARY 21 (10am-1pm) @ PHOENIX PUBLIC LIBRARY, SAUARO BRANCH
Start the New Year right by getting your finances into shape! Attendance is limited for this informative workshop so register today. All tickets are buy one, get one. Be sure to bring someone who is ready to learn about getting their finances in shape.
HAYDEN’S 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION // JANUARY 25 (4pm-7pm) @ HAYDEN LIBRARY
Celebrate, discover and learn about what is unique to Hayden Library at Hayden’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. There will be food, giveaways and a special tour of the office that belonged to U.S. Senator Carl Hayden, pictured above at the Hayden dedication ceremony in November 1966. The event will highlight future plans for the library as well as details about its upcoming renovation.
BOLLYWOOD BEATS // JANUARY 27 (10pm-2am) @ MOROCCAN PARADISE, TEMPE
AZ Bollywood presents the first Bollywood Dance Party of 2017.Dress to impress, and put on your dancing shoes for a night you don’t want to miss! This is an 18+ event. Alcohol & Food available to purchase at the venue.
CHINESE NEW YEAR OF THE ROOSTER FESTIVAL // JANUARY 28 (10am-6pm) @ NORTH MOUNTAIN VISITOR CENTER
FREE event, open to the public, 40+ Vendors, Food Trucks, Musicians, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Lion Dancers, Martial Art Performers, Psychic Readers, Healers, Massage Therapist and More…..
THE 90’S CRAWL // JANAURY 28 (1pm-7pm) @ OLD TOWN SCOTTSDALE
Stop collaborate and listen…it’s the 90’s Crawl! Crawl from bar to bar with rad dudes & dudettes while enjoying your favorite 90’s music and some great drink specials! Ticket prices will increase as we more sell, so don’t be a nerd & buy your tickets early!
AWF PRESENTS: NEW DAWN! // JANUARY 28 (5:30pm-8:30pm) @ AWF ARENA
Come see your favorite AWF Stars as they compete at New Dawn! Featuring Alvaric Reiner, Mike Camden with his tag team, Alexander Hammerstone, Evan Daniels and more!
2nd ANNUAL UNCONFERENCE // JANUARY 28 (10am-1pm) @ PINNACLE HIGH SCHOOL
This event will be formatted as an Unconference so that we may solicit ideas from the local community to steer our organization. We hope you will join us, and come prepared to share your views on anything related to education. Let us know what your professional needs are so that we can host appropriate and professional development workshops.
MISS BLACK ARIZONA & TALENTED TEEN USA // JANUARY 28 (5pm -8:30pm) @ PAIDEIA ACADEMY SOUTH PHOENIX
Come out to watch your local girls vie for the crown and the chance to become the NEXT Miss Black Arizona & Talented Teen USA. Which one of these girls will walk away with the crown? Come cheer on your favorite girl! Red Carpet starts at 5:00PM and shows starts promptly at 6:00pm. Have a fun filled evening and support your next queen. This is sure to be a sold out even so get your tickets right away. Hosted by local celebrity Linda De Florias, former Miss Arizona USA and CBS5 AZ news anchor.
GRAPE ARIZONA WINE EVENT // JANUARY 29 (1pm – 5pm) @ HERITAGE SQUARE, PHOENIX
Admission includes 20 wine tasting tickets, bites and dishes from local area restaurants, a silent auction and raffle. 16 local wineries are participating in the 7th annual Grape Arizona Wine Event, benefitting Phoenix Rotary Club Charities.
KIDZONE WINTER LEAGUE AT TOPGOLF // JANUARY 31-MARCH 21 @ TOPGOLF GILBERT
The pro golfers of tomorrow are teeing it up in KidZone Leagues this winter. Leagues are the perfect way to help kiddos work on their golf games, all while having some fun! Throughout this eight-week program, kids will enjoy two game challenges each week while competing for awesome prizes in a friendly atmosphere.