Arizona: Events Calendar

From lively music festivals to delightful culinary events and everything in between, there’s an event for everyone – and every interest – in the Grand Canyon State
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MAR 16 2015 – MAR 22 2015
Tucson Classic

Tucson – Omni Tucson National Resort
Tucson Classic – Omni Tucson National Resort, on the Catalina Course, a new PGA  Champions Tour operated by the Tucson Conquistadores debuts, the no-cut format features competition between golf legends, with players participating in Pro-Am events on 3/18-19, the unique helmet trophy will return and be presented to the winner, benefits The First Tee of Tucson and other youth athletic programs, http://www.conquistadoresclassic.com/


APR 1 2015 – APR 30 2015
The Cowgirl Who Became a Justice: Sandra Day O’Connor

Phoenix – Irish Cultural Center
The Cowgirl Who Became a Justice: Sandra Day O’Connor – McClelland Irish Library, exhibition examines the intersection and divergence of ranch life and bench life, the exhibition features family and public life photos, ranch artifacts on loan from the Day family, items on loan from the O’Connor family, and selected editorials, http://azirishlibrary.org/


APR 1 2015 – APR 30 2015
Carnival of Illusion

Phoenix – Arizona Biltmore
Carnival of Illusion – Arizona Biltmore Resort, step right up and get ready to laugh, have fun, and celebrate a magical night out, “Revitalizing Magic” by blending “Around the World in 80 Minutes” international travel theme with the charms of a vaudeville-inspired roadshow, Magic, Mystery, and OOOH La La!, Saturdays, reservations required, no children under 13, 5:30 & 8 pm, 480-359-7469 or http://www.carnivalofillusion.com


APR 1 2015 – APR 21 2015
Forever Plaid

Gilbert – Hale Theater
Forever Plaid – Hale Centre Theatre, a fatal crash kept the “Plaids” from their first big gig but they’ve come back to earth to sing of one night, stroll down memory lane with the beautiful harmonies of the 1950s, featuring pop classics and cleaver patter that will have you rolling in the aisles-when you’re not humming along with the great hits of that era, $16-26, 7 pm, 480-497-1181 or https://haletheatrearizona.com


APR 1 2015 – APR 25 2015
Barleen’s Arizona Opry Dinner Theater

Apache Junction – Barleen’s Arizona Opry Dinner Theater
Barleen’s Arizona Opry Dinner Theater – Arizona’s wholesome family music entertainment, specialty shows including variety, “Willie” & Friends, Country Jubilee, Best of Broadway, 70’s show, holiday, new year’s eve, and more, http://www.azopry.com


APR 1 2015 – APR 30 2015
9th Annual Village Jazz Series

Yuma – Yuma Palms Regional Center
9th Annual Village Jazz Series – Yuma Palms Regional Center, organized by Steven Hennig of the Yuma Jazz Company, also a showcase for student ensembles and outstanding local jazz artists, Thursdays, 6-8 pm, http://www.yumajazz.com/village/


APR 1 2015 – APR 30 2015
4th Annual Cowgirls with a Camera

Wickenburg
4th Annual Cowgirls with a Camera – featuring the work of some of the most talented women photographers in the nation working in the Western genre, exhibition will thrill fine art photography lovers, subject matter ranges from mustangs to working horses, ranch life to rodeo, and the stunning landscapes of the American West, photographers span the continent from Vancouver to Texas and Arizona to New York, http://www.westernmuseum.org


APR 1 2015 – APR 30 2015
10th Annual Cowgirl Up! Art from the other Half of the West Invitational Exhibition & Sale

Wickenburg – Desert Caballeros Western Museum
10th Annual Cowgirl Up! Art from the other Half of the West Invitational Exhibition & Sale – Desert Caballeros Western Museum, opening weekend includes artists’ & patrons’ party, bash ‘n bid gala, chuck wagon breakfast and artists’ quick draw and auction, exhibit continues through May, 928-684-2272 or http://www.westernmuseum.org/Cowgirl-Up.aspx


APR 1 2015 – APR 30 2015
Happy Birthday, George! 100 Years of Inspiration

Prescott – Phippen Museum
Happy Birthday, George! 100 Years of Inspiration – Phippen Museum, a special exhibition commemorating the 100th birthday of its namesake and first president of the Cowboy Artists of America, George Phippen, this exhibit offers a comprehensive presentation of George’s drawings, paintings and sculpture and also provides a rare glimpse at sketches never before seen by the public, $5-7, 928-778-1385 or http://www.phippenartmuseum.org


APR 1 2015 – APR 30 2015
Art & Heritage of the Cowboy Artists

Prescott – Phippen Museum
Art & Heritage of the Cowboy Artists  – Phippen Museum, this commemorative exhibition will explore the beginning and history of the Cowboy Artists of America, including the story of Bird’s Oak Creek Tavern (where the Cowboy Artists were created), it will also offer a special section of items featuring paintings and artwork by the organization’s four, founding fathers, $5-7, 928-778-1385 or http://www.phippenartmuseum.org


APR 1 2015 – APR 30 2015
Spring Butterfly Exhibit

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden
Spring Butterfly Exhibit – Desert Botanical Garden, visitors can expect to see hundreds of butterflies housed in a spacious 36-by-80-foot flight enclosed lush garden that recreates a habitat most appealing to these fragile fliers, 9:30 am – 5 pm, 480-941-1225 or http://www.dbg.org


APR 1 2015  – APR 29 2015
Westgate Hot Rod Night

Glendale – Westgate Entertainment District
Westgate Hot Rod Night – Westgate Entertainment District, see beautifully-restored classic cars while enjoying free live music and great happy hour deals at over 20 Westgate bars and restaurants, free, Wednesdays, 5-9 pm, 623-385-7502 or http://www.westgateaz.com/hotrod


APR 1 2015  – APR 30 2015
Witness for the Prosecution

Scottsdale – Scottsdale Desert Stages Mainstage Theatre
Witness for the Prosecution – Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, an Actor’s Cafe Production, Leonard Vole is accused of murdering elderly, wealthy widow Mrs. Emily French, his lawyer is convinced of his innocence until the will is read revealing a substantial bequest to Leonard, this brilliant Agatha Christie courtroom drama is filled with suspenseful plot twists, $22-25, 7:30 & 2 pm, 480-483-1664 or http://desertstages.org/


APR 1 2015 – APR 30 2015
Annual Arcosanti Art Show

Mayer – Arcosanti
Annual Arcosanti Art Show – sculptors, painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewelry-makers, digital artists, fiber artists and more will display their creations in the cafe, gallery and elsewhere onsite, visitors can view the exhibited work throughout the day, and make purchases in the gallery from 9 am – 5 pm http://arcosanti.org/node/13814


APR 1 2015 – APR 30 2015
Salt River Whitewater Rafting Season

Globe
Salt River Whitewater Rafting Season – White Mountain Apache Reservation, (not the tubing section of river), half-day, full-day, and overnight wilderness trips of up to 5 days, http://www.azroa.org/


APR 1 2015 – APR 30 2015
Andy Warhol: Portraits

Phoenix – Phoenix Art Museum
Andy Warhol: Portraits – Phoenix Art Museum, includes nearly 200 portraits, paintings and drawings produce by Warhol from the 1940s to the 1980s, as an artist, Warhol’s unique visual language tells the story of an artist fascinated with the Phenomena of fame and celebrity,http://www.phxart.org/


APR 1 2015 – APR 30 2015
Hwééldi Baa Hane’: Our Truth, Our Stories

Tsaile – Dine College – Ned Hatahtli Museum
Hwééldi Baa Hane’: Our Truth, Our Stories – Dine College – Ned Hatahtli Museum, includes photos that were taken at Fort Sumner, NM, between 1862 -1868, the exhibit includes exclusive excerpts of the stories and experiences of Navajos on the Long Walk and includes two poems and a short documentary on the Long Walk, 928-724-6981 or http://www.dinecollege.edu


APR 1 2015 – APR 30 2015
Arizona Indigenous: New Turned Wood by Philip & Matt Moulthrop

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden
Arizona Indigenous: New Turned Wood by Philip & Matt Moulthrop – Desert Botanical Garden, features a collection of turned wood that reveals the inherent beauty of trees and shrubs native to Arizona, 10 am – 5 pm, http://dbg.org


APR 1 2015 – APR 30 2015
Special Exhibition: Beyond the Beat: Drums of the World

Phoenix – The MIM
Special Exhibition: Beyond the Beat: Drums of the World – Musical Instrument Museum, explores the immeasurable cultural and historical significance of drums around the world through the presentation of more than 100 drums of all shapes, sizes, materials and uses from Asia, Oceania, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Latin America and the United States, $7 with museum admission or $10 for exhibition only, http://MIM.org


APR 1 2015  – APR 26 2015
Arte de Avian

Tubac – Tubac Center of the Arts
Arte de Avian – Tubac Center of the Arts, the “Poetry of the Wild” project is an educational program in support of “Arte de Avian”, a national juried free exhibit of bird themed art juried by Ben Johnson, part of Tubac Takes Flight,  http://www.TubacArts.org


APR 2 2015 – APR 30 2015
Westgate Bike Night

Glendale – Westgate Entertainment District
Westgate Bike Night – Westgate Entertainment District, see hundreds of motorcycles, Plus, enjoy live music and great Bike Night deals from Westgate bars and restaurants.  Bike Night is fun for all ages and family-friendly free, Thursdays, 5-9 pm, 623-385-7502 orhttp://www.westgateaz.com/bikenight


APR 3 2015 – APR 25 2015
Carnival of Illusion

Tucson – Doubletree Hotel
Carnival of Illusion – Doubletree Hotel, celebrate a magical night out, this top-rated attraction blends their “Around the World in 80 Minutes” international travel theme with all the charms of a Vaudeville-inspired roadshow, a must-see for tourists and armchair travelers alike, the show is magic, mystery, and OOOH La La, Fridays 7 pm, Saturdays 5:30 pm, 520-615-5299 orhttp://www.carnivalofillusion.com


APR 4 2015 – APR 25 2015
Bird Walks

Tubac – Tumacacori National Historical Park
Bird Walks – Tumacacori National Historical Park, features two hour Bird Walks, admission to the park is $3 per adult, participants are invited to tour the park museum and the church and grounds of Mission Tumacácori, established by Father Kino in 1691, part of Tubac Takes Flight, Saturdays, 8:30 am,  http://www.TubacArts.org


APR 9 2015 – APR 26 2015
24th Annual Arizona International Film Festival 2015

Tucson
24th Annual Arizona International Film Festival 2015 – 150+ new works by independent producers from around the world, premiere screenings, filmmaker presentations, workshops, $6-150, noon – midnight, http://www.filmfestivalarizona.com


APR 9 2015 – APR 26 2015
River City

Tucson – Zuzi’s Theater
River City – Zuzi’s Theater, shaken by her father’s death, mary sets off to uncover three generations’ worth of secrets buried in the West End of Louisville, Kentucky, River City charts Mary’s discoveries, which span four decades and investigates race, memory and the ghosts that haunt one American family, world premiere, $14-24, 520-882-7406  orhttp://www.borderlandstheater.org/


APR 9 2015 – APR 30 2015
The Man Who Came to Dinner

Gilbert – Hale Theater
The Man Who Came to Dinner – Hale Centre Theatre, it’s madness and mayhem when an infamously demanding radio personality slips on some ice and, against his will, is forced to take up residence in his host’s home for six weeks, stranded in a small town all he can do is meddle in the affairs of his host’s relative and the townsfolk while ungraciously accepting visits from his famous friends, $16-26, 7, 7:30 & 3 pm, 480-497-1181 or https://haletheatrearizona.com

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