THINGS TO DO

January 2018

Always confirm details via the websites or phone numbers. We are human and make even more mistakes if we’re writing this while sipping wine. The Editor is no help as she gets into the sauce too. Thank you to our favorite magazine Phoenix Magazine for keeping us updated on events all the time.  We. Love. You.

If you would us like to include your event. Just contact us.

WASTE MANAGEMENT OPEN 

January 29 – February 4

This is one of our favorite events of the year.  We still refer to it as the “Phoenix” Open since people from out of state give us a confused look when we say “Waste Management.” It’s also called the “Greatest Show on Grass.” Such great people watching and atmosphere that there have been years we haven’t even seen anyone take a swing of a golf club.  So much more than golf.

Saturdays are the busiest.  Pro Am on Wednesday with athletes and celebrities is a great day to try out the Open if you’re not a big crowd person.

Impressed every year with how well organized and easy it is to get from your car to the bus to the golf course.

wmphoenix.com for tickets and prices.

Tournament Players Club – 17020 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale AZ

BARRETT JACKSON CAR AUCTION

January 13 – 21

First of all, you don’t have to be a car lover to enjoy this event.  we could give a flying leap about cars but we’ll never miss this event.  It’s not because there’s men from all over the country that are here. (That would be reason enough though.) Really….. it’s sooooo interesting.  The vehicles are incredible, the auction is amazing, the scenery (men) is fabulous. Plus, there are awesome vendors.  Not just car stuff.  There’s Art! Another example, hair dressers were there selling curling irons that straighten your hair in seconds.  They did mine!  It took seconds. Who would have thought? At a car show!  barrett-jackson.com

Westworld of Scottsdale – 16601 North Pima Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

RUSSO AND STEELE COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION.

January 17-21

Always the same last weekend as Barrett Jackson.  We, not being car girls, don’t know the difference, just that Barrett Jackson is bigger.  So someone please break it down for us.

russoandsteele.com 602-252-2697

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ

P.F. CHANG’S ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MARATHON

January 12-14

We personally don’t run unless being chased but do understand there are a ton that love it.  This also features a 1/2 Marathon and a distance for everyone, including 5k, 10k and kids races. Live bands will be playing the entire course through Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe.

runrocknroll.com/arizona

The finish line & festival: Tempe Beach Park, 54 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ.

ZOO LIGHTS

Through January 14, 2018

Ah-MAZING! If you haven’t been – you crazy, Girl.

Millions of lights.  Millions.

Call for tickets. 602-286-3800

Phoenix Zoo 5:30pm – 10:30pm – 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ

phoenixzoo.org

THEATER

MAN OF LA MANCHA

January 5-28

arizonatheatre.org

Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St. Phoenix, AZ

HAMILTON

January 30-February 25

C’mon you haven’t heard about it yet?

asugammage.com 480.965.3434

ASU Gammaage, 1200 S. Forest Avenue, Tempe AZ

FUN STUFF (Well it’s all fun, we just couldn’t come up with a better title)

THE PRICE IS RIGHT

Who doesn’t get excited about the Price Is Right?

Come on down!

chandlercenter.org 480-782-2680

Chandler Center For The Arts – 250N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler, AZ

MUSICA & CONCERTOS & SINFONIAS

WASTE MANAGEMENT OPEN’S BIRDS’ NEST

FLO RIDA featuring Kelly James – January 31, 2018 – Birds’ Nest – wmphoenixopen.com/tickets/birds-nest-tickets/  TPC SCOTTSDALE – 17020 N Hayden Rd. Scottsdale, AZ (Feb. 1, 2018 FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE – Feb. 2 ONE REPUBLIC – Feb 3. ZEDD)

KATY PERRY – January 19, 2018 – Gila River Arena – 940 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale AZ (where the Coyotes play) – ticketmaster.com

BRAD PAISLEY – January 27, 2018 – Gila River Arena – 9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, AZ (where the Coyotes play)

THE TEMPTATIONS & FOUR TOPS – January 26, 2018 – Comerica Theater – 400 W. Washington Street, Phoenix AZ 1-800-745-3000

G3 TOUR – JOE SATRIANIA, JOHN PETRUCCI & DEF LEPPARD’S PHIL COLLENJANUARY 18, 2018 – Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main Street, Mesa, AZ – mesaartcenter.com 480.644.6500

ADAM ANT – January 28, 2018 – Celebrity Theater – 440 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix 602.267.1600.

THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER – January 31, 2018 – Scottsdale Center for the Performing ARts – 7380 E. Second Street, Scottsdale AZ 480-499-TKTS

THE GUTHRIE BROTHERS – Simon & Garfunkel Tribute – January 18, 2018 – Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Rd. Gilbert, AZ higleycenter.org 480.279.7194

HARRY POTTER – January 5-7, 2018 – Symphony Hall 75N. Second St., Phoenix AZ 602.495.1999

TANGO FIRE CO. OF BUENOS AIRES – JAN 6 -7 – DEL E. WEBB CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS – 1090 S. Vulture Mine Road,Wickenburg, AZ – 928.684.6624

MIM CONCERTS – January 6-28 – Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix Az 480.478.6000 – mim.org

Jan. 6 – Ruthie Foster

Jan. 16 – Rob Kapilow: Dvorak’s American Quartet

Jan. 19 – Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives: The Way Out Wet Tour

Jan. 21 – Alan Doyle

Jan. 28 – Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians.

THINGS TO MAKE YOU LAUGH

ADAM SANDLER

January 25,2 016

ticketmaster.com

Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St. Phoenix (For those of us who can’t remember these name changes – U.S. West Arena. Ha!)

ARTSY FARTSY STUFF 

CELEBRATION OF FINE ART

January 13-March 25 10am to 6pm

100 famous & not so famous up and comers from all over the U.S. selling their wares. Find it at South west corner of Hayden Rd. and the Loop 101.  Celebrateart.com

ARIZONA FINE ART EXPO

January 12-March 25

Looks like this is only famous artists and you can watch them hone their craft in their studios. We really need to get an “art” person to type these write ups because the current author’s capabilites are strictly stick figures with maybe some not so anatomically correct body parts.

arizonafineartexpo.com 480.837.7163

26540 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale

CAREFREE ART & WINE FEST

January 19-21

More than 165 artists, live entertainment and wine. Did we mention wine?

101 Easy Street, Carefree, AZ 480-837-5637

FINE ART COMPETITION

January 6-28

Hosted by the Glendale Arts Council and proceeds support art scholarship, art projects and community theater. Close to 200 artists are entered into this competition.  We had to google “juried competition” to see what that meant.

Sahuaro Ranch Park, 9802 N. 58th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 623.561.8526

NATIVE AMERICAN ART

January 13-14

litchfieldparkgathering.com

Old Litchfield Road, south of Wigwam Road, Litchfield Park

SURPRISE FINE ART & WINE FESTIVAL

January 12-14

Ooooh, this one sounds high brow.  More than 100 “jury selected artists” from around the country. We don’t even know what that means.

Surprise Recreation Campus – 15960 N. Bullard Avenue, Surprise, AZ 480.837.5637

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