ART ON THE AVENUE
Through Jan. 17, Avenue of the Fountains
Now in its ninth year, this weekly art show is home to a wide range of local artists. Peruse selections of handmade jewelry, metal art, pet paintings, furniture and much more in the park-like area adjacent to the 560-foot fountain that gives this town its name, all while connecting with the community at this kid- and dog-friendly art walk every Thursday. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. www.experiencefountainhills.org.
EMPOWERED COUPLES WORKSHOP
Jan. 12, DC Ranch Village Health Club & Spa
Make your relationship a priority in the new year with this uplifting and growth-focused workshop. With an emphasis on building essential communication skills and emotional intimacy between you and your partner, the workshop will be led by sought-after speakers and relationship coaches. 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Individual, $127; couple, $197. www.meetthefreemans.com.
Jan. 13, 20 and 27, Scottsdale Civic Center Mall
The Sunday A’Fair outdoor concert series – which has taken place for 32 years – features top local musicians, an arts and crafts market, and free guided tours of the park sculptures. Friends and family can pack a picnic basket and lawn chairs to gather for an afternoon of live music and fun activities. Food and drinks will also be available
for purchase. Noon-4 p.m. Free.
GOODING & COMPANY SCOTTSDALE AUCTIONS
Jan. 16-19, Scottsdale Fashion Square
Join fellow gearheads at Gooding & Company’s automotive marketplace. Adjacent to Scottsdale Fashion Square, the show draws in auto enthusiasts to view an array of cars, bid on high-quality vehicles, and connect with other car collectors. The viewing showcase opens Jan. 16, and the auctions will take place Jan. 18 and 19. Times vary. General admission, $40; auction catalogue, $100; bidder registration, $200. www.goodingco.com.
RUSSO AND STEELE COLLECTOR AUTOMOBILE AUCTIONS
Jan. 16-20, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
Russo and Steele is a born-and-bred Scottsdale enterprise that will host its 19th annual automobile auction this month. Join buyers, sellers and car lovers for a five-day extravaganza where 800 cars will cross the auction block. Russo and Steele touts an impressive portfolio of exclusive and diverse cars – from European sports cars and American muscle cars to hot rods and custom builds – to wow spectators and potential buyers. Additionally, a pavilion will feature 130 vendors, including food trucks and a jumbotron streaming the live auction. Gates open at 9 a.m. $20-$30. www.russoandsteele.com.
DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS DARE TO DREAM
Jan. 17-20, Talking Stick Resort Arena
Enjoy the classics in a new and magical way as the wonderful world of Disney comes to life in this dazzling production. Guests will be able to relive the stories of beloved Disney heroines Moana, Rapunzel, Elsa, Cinderella and Belle in an icy show hosted by Mickey and Minnie Mouse bound to incite childlike awe in everyone. Times vary. $15-$140. www.talkingstickresortarena.com.
LIT & SIP
Jan. 17, Desert Botanical Garden
Kicking off the new year, this new monthly event is a 21-plus venture. Enjoy a cocktail while wandering through the Electric Desert exhibit, where vibrant projections meet original music for a mesmerizing experience. Afterward, grab a pair of headphones for a silent dance party, with two DJs playing different genres of music to cater to the tastes of each garden-goer. 7-10 p.m. Members, $25; public, $35. www.dbg.org.
NIGHTLIFE AT ODYSEA: GAME NIGHT
Jan. 17, OdySea Aquarium
Party among the fishes with live music and multiple bars at this adults-only event. Sip a drink in the 3D Theater-turned-lounge, enjoy a visit from an Animal Ambassador, or get a sneak peek into exclusive areas of the aquarium with behind-the-scenes tours. Upgrade your ticket to enjoy a meal that includes seafood pasta and grilled pork loin with quinoa. 6-9 p.m. Admission, $25.95-$29.95; VIP, $39.95-$44.95. Passholders get free general admission and discounted VIP admission ($15 in advance or $20 on-site). www.odyseaaquarium.com.
CIRQUE SWAN LAKE
Jan. 18-20, Mesa Arts Center
See the classic Swan Lake as never before as Troupe Vertigo combines forces with The Phoenix Symphony in an awe-inspiring – and gravity-defying – performance. Enjoy the story of Prince Siegfried and Princess Odette performed by strong men, contortionists, aerialists and jugglers, all set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic score. 7:30 p.m. $45-$89. www.mesaartscenter.com.
DOGS’ DAY IN THE GARDEN
Jan. 19, Desert Botanical Garden
Bring man’s best friend with you for a walk on the garden trails. Guests will be able to meet other dog owners, shop for dog merchandise at the “Barketplace,” get family photos, and learn about local dog-related nonprofits. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free with garden admission ($22); $4 for dogs, which benefits the Arizona Humane Society. www.dbg.org.
FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS
Jan. 19-20, Celerity Theatre
Join the original Jersey Boy for an unforgettable evening and fall in love with the classics all over again as Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons perform their time-honored hits. From Sherry to Big Girls Don’t Cry, revisit the ’60s with the unforgettable sounds of this beloved music group. Times vary. $66-$126. www.celebritytheatre.com.
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MARATHON
Jan. 19-20, various locations
Come together with an expected 30,000 participants for this annual race through the streets of Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe. The event includes a full- and half-marathon, a 10K, a 5K and a kids race. Runners and spectators will be able to enjoy live music at every other mile, and the Grammy-nominated headliner will be the Plain White T’s. Times and prices vary. www.runrocknroll.com.
THE FAB FOUR
Jan. 25, Mesa Arts Center
The Beatles are known as one of the most influential bands of all time thanks to a sound that revolutionized the music world. Now, this well-respected tribute band will give concert-goers Beatlemania all over again with performances of the group’s most beloved hits. The Fab Four combines uncanny physical resemblance with meticulous attention to detail, interspersing their note-for-note renditions with multiple costume changes that will make you think you’re experiencing the real deal. 8 p.m. $29.50-$59.50. www.mesaartscenter.com.
GRAND WINE GALA
Jan. 25, Orange Tree Golf Club
Now in its ninth year, the Arizona Wine Growers Association’s gala celebrates the growth and production of local wine. The event, which highlights local and independently owned wineries, will include wine samples, a three-course dinner, live music, an hors d’oeuvres reception, a silent auction, and an awards ceremony. Reception, 6 p.m.; dinner and awards, 7 p.m. $125. www.azwinefestivals.com.
KRIS KRISTOFFERSON & THE STRANGERS
Jan. 25, Celebrity Theatre
Listen to the tunes of Country Music Hall of Famer Kris Kristofferson, a seasoned musician known for his gravelly voice and rugged looks. A winner of both a Grammy Award and a Golden Globe Award, this renowned singer and songwriter will provide attendees with an enjoyable evening savoring the timeless sounds of country rock and folk music. Doors, 7 p.m.; show, 8 p.m. $30-$70. www.celebritytheatre.com.
INDIAN MARKET AND SOUTHWEST ART FESTIVAL
Jan. 25-27, Avenue of the Fountains
This highly acclaimed festival features one-of-a-kind vendors with Native American tribal creations. Shop unique handcrafted jewelry, pottery and paintings while enjoying traditional storytelling as well as flute and hoop dancing at this culturally informative and family-friendly event. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. www.carefreeazfestivals.com.
GOLDEN MASQUERADE GALA
Jan. 26, Phoenix Art Museum
Going into its 51st year, this annual gala hosted by the Back-to-School Clothing Drive helps provide Valley children with new backpacks, uniforms and school supplies. The event will include a raffle, a silent auction, dinner and an awards ceremony. 6 p.m. $175. www.backtoschoolclothingdrive.com.
WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN
Jan. 28-Feb. 3, TPC Scottsdale
Gear up for the “Greatest and Greenest Show on the Grass,” which is now in its 84th year in Phoenix. For the third time, the tournament was named PGA TOUR Tournament of the Year, and it has garnered acclaim for its high-energy holes and luxe options, especially the skyboxes at the 16th hole and the Bay Club at the 17th hole. The 2019 Phoenix Open has commitments from a number of high-profile players including Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson. At night, the fanfare will continue in the Coors Light Birds Nest with musical headliners such as Jake Owen and Lee Brice (Jan. 31) and Martin Garrix (Feb. 2). Times vary. General admission: Monday and Tuesday, free; Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, $45; Friday and Saturday, $60. VIP and package prices vary. www.wmphoenixopen.com.
Jan. 29, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
At this screening of a surprise movie, audience members will get a preview at an upcoming independent or foreign film followed by a discussion led by film scholars and other special guests. 7 p.m. $14. www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org.