EVENT DATE : January 20, 10:00AM - January 20, 2:00PM

Love books and supporting the talents of our Arizona authors? The Scottsdale Public Libraries presents the fifth annual Local Author Book Sale. Books available for all ages and all genres. Come and be where Arizona authors and readers connect! 

EVENT DATE : January 20

Ira Glass is the creator, producer and host of "This American Life," the iconic weekly public radio program with millions of listeners. Using audio clips, music and video, Glass delivers a unique talk, sharing lessons from his life and career in storytelling. During his presentation, Glass will mix stories live onstage and help his audience better follow his creative process. Tickets: $29-$69. ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

EVENT DATE : January 25, 6:30PM - January 25, 9:00PM

With the return of the Gold Palette ArtWalk, “Art in Motion: A Video Experience,” the Scottsdale Gallery Association looks to build on Scottsdale’s position as a leading proponent of video art. The SGA will curate and present video artists who will create a video trail of art projected on buildings, in the streets, within galleries and on storefronts. 

EVENT DATE : January 27

Scottsdale is joining other Valley cities for the annual Unity Walk to promote mutual respect and understanding. The event starts at Tempe Beach Park with a festival at 4:30 p.m. then a 1-mile walk over the Mill Avenue Bridge at 6 p.m. Get details on where the Scottsdale group will meet by calling 480.312.2727.  

EVENT DATE : January 27, 1:00PM - January 27, 4:00PM

Travel back to the old Western Days as DC Ranch celebrates its 20th anniversary as a community. DC Ranch’s legendary history reaches far into the past when cattle roamed north Scottsdale and cowboys worked the land. Join in the celebration with plenty of family-friendly activities including an old West shootout, panning for gold, vintage photos, a petting zoo and plenty of live country music.  

EVENT DATE : January 28

Where the neon lights of Las Vegas meet the glamor of Hollywood—the way it used to be.Complete with black tux and rocks glass in hand, Las Vegas’s own Andy DiMino takes the stage ready to romance the crowd with all the charm and music of Dino himself, joined by the amazingly talented Susan Griffith as the iconic Marilyn Monroe. ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

EVENT DATE : January 31

Mayor W.J. "Jim" Lane will deliver his 2018 State of the City Address. Attending the address is free, but there is a cost for lunch. Proceeds will benefit Operation Fix It. 11:30 a.m. ScottsdaleAZ.gov

EVENT DATE : February 2, 7:30PM - February 2, 9:00PM

The Fab Faux will dispel your previous notions of a Beatles tribute act. As featured on "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Late Night with Conan O’Brien" and CNN, and recently heard in performance at Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall, the band brings impeccable attention to reproducing The Beatles’ seminal songs and sound. AZMusicfest.org

EVENT DATE : February 3

Arizona Science Center’s Galaxy Gala MMXVIII is the annual celebration to benefit the center's critical STEM educational programs for youth. This year's events them is "A Night in Pompei." To reserve a table now or for more information, contact Judi Goldfader at Goldfaderj@azscience.org  or call 602.716.2014.  

EVENT DATE : Saturdays and Sundays

From a delicate butterfly to a slinky snake, children love the creative face painting. Donations support the Butterfly Wonderland Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ButterflyWonderland.com

EVENT DATE : February 6, 7:30PM - February 6, 9:00PM

A Valley favorite comes to Arizona Musicfest! Self-described as a "little orchestra," Pink Martini’s music masterfully spans classical, Latin, jazz and classic pop. Featuring a dozen musicians including lead singer China Forbes, Pink Martini has distinguished itself for its genre-defying, multilingual repertoire that seduces and swings. AZMusicfest.org

EVENT DATE : February 7, 7:30PM - February 7, 9:00PM

Playback Theatre is an interactive performance in which audience members tell stories from their lives and then watch the ensemble bring them to artistic life! Together, audiences and performers reflect on the diversity of the human experience and celebrate our common humanity. Join for an evening of storytelling hosted by Theater Works and sponsored by the city of Peoria. TheaterWorks.org

EVENT DATE : February 8

One of the most important musical figures of our time, Michael Feinstein, backed by a 17-piece big band, brings his mastery of the Great American Songbook to the Musicfest stage. From his early days as assistant to Ira Gershwin to multiple Grammy nominations, PBS specials and concerts around the world, Feinstein has built a dazzling career over the last three decades. AZMusicfest.org.

EVENT DATE : February 8, 6:00PM - February 8, 9:00PM

A night of creativity, networking, food and fun. Expand your creativity! Unlock your potential! Spend an evening with artist Carrie Curran. Together you’ll experience the transformative effect of using your right brain and creating your very own painting. You’ll also discover just how powerful a team-building event like this can be for the creativity of your organization. CarrieCurranArt.com

EVENT DATE : February 9

A founder of the iconic rock band Barenaked Ladies, the singer-songwriter joins Toronto’s Art of Time Ensemble in an evening of songs by Randy Newman, Radiohead, Elvis Costello, Barenaked Ladies, Leonard Cohen, Page himself and others. These gems are reimagined and reinvented by some of the greatest minds in classical, pop and jazz, and delivered by a defining voice in contemporary rock. ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

EVENT DATE : February 10

Kief-Joshua Vineyards will host a dinner and wine event, presented by Las Vigas Steak Ranch. The dinner includes four courses paired with wines. $55 per ticket. KJ-Vineyards.com

EVENT DATE : February 10

2018’s Parada del Sol will feature mounted horse riders of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Posse, the Hashknife Pony Express riders and Scottsdale Charros, as well as horse-drawn carriages, bands, wagons and stagecoaches. After the parade, the streets of downtown Scottsdale come alive with a Western-spirited festival featuring western bands, Aztec and Folklorico dancers, street entertainment, dancing and a kids zone. For more information, visit ParadaDelSolParade-TrailsEnd.com.

EVENT DATE : February 10 & 11

Savor more than 60 of the Valley's finest food trucks, plus enjoy live bands, lawn games, eating contests, local vendor marketplace, kid's zone, cooking classes and more! 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at the door or $65 for VIP access.

EVENT DATE : February 10

Filled with stunning visuals, exciting martial arts action and mesmerizing dance, "Mulan's" timeless tale of love, sacrifice and spirit will enchant, excite and enthrall audiences of all ages. Journey through time and history to experience the heartfelt story continues to inspire generations with its powerful messages of bravery, loyalty and courage. PhoenixWushu.com

EVENT DATE : February 10

From bop to pop, The Doo Wop Project is street corner singing for a new generation, featuring Doo Wop’s classic tight harmony songs alongside the biggest hits on the radio today. Showcasing stars of Broadway’s "Jersey Boys" and "Motown: The Musical," these five charismatic, triple-threat performers—along with their hot five-piece band—tear it up! AZMusicfest.org

EVENT DATE : February 11

Reward your dog (and yourself!) at the Phoenix Children Hospital Foundation’s 11th Annual Dine With Your Dog. Dine on a Champagne brunch spread while your pup enjoys a dog-friendly gourmet meal, photo opportunities and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit PetSmart Charities’ Paws Can Heal Animal-Assisted Therapy program, which helps motivate, soothe and lift the spirits of patients. Reservations and sponsorship opportunities available at DineWithYourDog.org.

EVENT DATE : February 12, 7:30PM - February 12, 9:00PM

The New York Times recently raved, “among North American brass ensembles, none is more venerable than the American Brass Quintet.” Internationally recognized as one of the premier chamber music ensembles of our time, the group’s performance history spans the globe, including nearly 60 recordings and the premieres of 150 works. AZMusicfest.org

EVENT DATE : February 14

LDV is the perfect place to start the Valentine’s Day adventure! Wine tasting flights paired with chocolates are available for $8 plus tax, and reservations are not required. P.S. (petite sirah) I love you! Wine package specials are also available; call 480.664.4822 to reserve yours! 

EVENT DATE : February 15

Are you in career transition? Come and discover Career Connectors, a nonprofit organization connecting professionals to high-quality resources and hiring companies. Events are available at no cost. Each event includes professional career speakers with presentations on relevant job search topics, three to four featured hiring companies, networking, resume help, career coaches, LinkedIn coaches and business portraits. For more information, visit CareerConnectors.org or call 480.442.5806.

EVENT DATE : February 15, 7:30PM - February 15, 10:00PM

From the pearl of Africa, Dance of Hope is a rich cultural experience of passionate rhythms, sensational sounds and exhilarating and colorful choreography. This interactive dance and percussion celebration will delight children and adults of all ages! The live music of African world music superstar Kinobe is the backbone of this vibrant music and dance spectacular. ASUKerr.com

EVENT DATE : February 16

Country star and Grammy Award winner Lee Ann Womack makes her debut at Musicfest. From her chart-topping global hit "I Hope You Dance," which sold over 6 million albums to her recent album, "The Way I’m Livin’" and other beloved and award-winning favorites, Womack has become known for her deeply personal songwriting and remarkable voice. AZMusicfest.org

EVENT DATE : February 17

Join Bad Girls Do Good Things for an afternoon of inspiration and fun. Honor 2018 grantees, and be inspired to continue the battle by special guest speaker Virginia Warren, cancer prevention and control office chief for the Arizona Department of Health Services. Enjoy fine wines, gourmet teas, nibbles and a silent auction. 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. BadGirlsDoGoodThings.org

EVENT DATE : February 18

Following its successful debut in 2016, the Festival Sinfonia, comprised of Festival Orchestra musicians, performs an intimate Arizona Musicfest concert of beloved orchestral works for smaller ensembles. Vivaldi’s fervent "Winter" from The Four Seasons is featured as the concert’s centerpiece, with Wagner’s "Siegfried Idyll" and Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 rounding out the afternoon’s musical offerings. AZMmusicfest.org

EVENT DATE : February 19 & 20

Reserve homeschool students for a field trip and special pricing on these days by going to ButterflyWonderland.com, click Plan Your Event and then homeschool. Preregistration is required.  

EVENT DATE : February 20

Maestro Robert Moody leads the superlative Festival Orchestra, comprised of players from the nation’s finest orchestras. Richard Strauss’ exuberant tone poem "Don Juan" and Johannes Brahms’ passionate Symphony No. 3 highlight an evening that also includes David Ott’s captivating Concerto for Two Cellos, featuring distinguished Festival Orchestra musicians Brant Taylor (Chicago Symphony) and Brian Thornton (Cleveland Orchestra). AZMusicfest.org

EVENT DATE : February 22

Leonard Bernstein was perhaps the greatest musical polymath of the 20th century and managed to achieve success in the classical music world and on Broadway. In "On the Town," "Wonderful Town" and "West Side Story," Bernstein created three hit Broadway shows and helped set a standard that redefined what was possible for musical theater. Join Rob Kapilow and singers for an illuminating evening. ScottsdalePerformingArts.org 

EVENT DATE : Feburary 22

The striking young Russian pianist and 2001 Van Cliburn Piano Competition gold medalist Olga Kern makes her much-anticipated Arizona Musicfest debut performing Rachmaninoff’s electrifying Piano Concerto No. 3. Maestro Robert Moody and the Festival Orchestra begin the evening with Copland’s brilliant "Fanfare for the Common Man," followed by the stunning Symphony No. 5 by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. AZMusicfest.org

EVENT DATE : February 23

Gershwin’s beloved "Rhapsody in Blue," featuring jazz star Tamir Hendelman, headlines a concert filled with symphonic favorites and beloved classics. Selections from Leonard Bernstein’s "West Side Story" mix with film scores, an Olympics tribute and even a little opera to create an entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable evening of thrilling orchestral music. For more information, visit AZMusicfest.org.

EVENT DATE : February 25, 3:00PM - February 25, 4:30PM

The Festival Orchestra Week finale pairs Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No. 5—one of music’s best-known works—with a tribute to one of America’s best-known composer-conductors. Musicfest honors the centennial of Leonard Bernstein with his cherished "Chichester Psalms" in a memorable celebration of his beloved choral works. AZMusicfest.org

EVENT DATE : February 26

A day that is dedicated to senior learning and entertainment. There will be special talks all day from the knowledgeable curators. No school field trips will be booked on this day. ButterflyWonderland.com​  

EVENT DATE : February 28

Fresh off the success of their 20th-anniversary world tour, The TEN Tenors return with their new show, "Wish You Were Here," a celebration of musical legends lost before their time. This heartfelt tribute takes you on a feel-good journey through some of the world’s greatest hits of all time, including some of the group’s own fan favorites. ScottsdalePerformingArts.org 

EVENT DATE : February 28

Your sponsorship and participation in this celebratory evening benefits the critical services provided by A New Leaf's homeless and domestic violence shelters. Receive complimentary valet parking, dinner, drink tickets, live entertainment as well as access to exciting silent and live auction and raffle. Black tie attire. TurnANewLeafOrg.presencehost.net