March 2009 Archives

Arizona Capitol Museum Lunch Bunch
Digging in the Dirt
 March 18, 2009 12:15-1:00pm  -  1st floor Museum Lounge 1700 W. Washington Phoenix, AZ 85007

A series of events for the curious continues at the Arizona Capitol Museum. Since March is Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month, Archaeologist Linda Schilling will address the role of women in Arizona archaeology and will describe current projects in Arizona.  Schilling works for Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) a certified woman-owned business enterprise incorporated in the State of Arizona.  Lunch Bunch is a free program about Arizona history and/or current events. Bring Your lunch and enjoy coffee and cookies provided by the Museum Guild.  Free museum admission Free parking
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39th Annual Scottsdale Arts Festival March 20–22, 2009 Scottsdale Civic Center Mall
 (SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present the 39th annual Scottsdale Arts Festival on March 20–22, 2009, at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. The event is sponsored by CBS 5, 99.9 KEZ, 95.5 KYOT and SRP.
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We're Celebrating 40 Years! Check out some of our favorite moments from the past four decades.
Arizona Panoramic Horizons Salutes Westcor's 40th Anniversary!


"Charity Dine-Off" Contest Starts Feb. 13 at Silver Spur Saloon & Eatery


Order special entrees to benefit Cave Creek Film & Arts Festival, Cave Creek Merchants Chamber of Commerce, Cave Creek Museum, and Desert Foothills Theater


 Contest runs through March 31 - Non-profit with the most entrees ordered will win $500


(CAVE CREEK) – The owners of Silver Spur Saloon & Eatery have come up with a unique way to help local non-profits. The "Charity Dine-Off" event begins Friday, February 13 and pits four local non-profits against each other in a fun contest to see which charity's dish receives the most orders over a six-week period. Silver Spur Saloon is located in the heart of Cave Creek at 6245 E. Cave Creek Road in Frontier Town.


"This year is even more challenging for our local non-profits since donations are down and they are no longer receiving funding from the Town," said Marc Peagler, proprietor of Silver Spur Saloon & Eatery. "We hope this fun contest will increase awareness of each non-profit's mission and raise much-needed funds for them."


The restaurant's chef, Dave LaFave, created four new dishes for each of the non-profits, priced at $15.95 each. Representatives from the charities tasted the dishes and then by means of a straw draw, chose their dish and named it.


Each time a patron orders one of the special dishes, 10 percent of that dish will be donated to the appropriate non-profit. In addition, the charity with the most dishes ordered at the end of the contest will win an extra $500. The contest ends on Tuesday, March 31

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Raining Love in the Desert

Debbie Reynolds, Kathie Lee Gifford, Marlo Thomas, The Broadway Casts of South Pacific, Jersey Boys, J.K. Simmons, WWII American Ex-Prisoners of War, David Copperfield, The St. Louis Rams, and many others are signing umbrellas that will be auctioned off to benefit Emma and Taylor Bailey and their family.

MESA, ARIZ.  - The Broadway Palm Theater is organizing an eBay auction of umbrellas autographed and personalized by celebrities to raise funds for Emma and Taylor Bailey, a pair of conjoined twins who are in desperate need of surgery. These umbrellas will be signed, decorated and otherwise personalized by leading celebrities in film, television, sports, music and theater.

Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb, Lucie Arnaz, Marlo Thomas, Estelle Parsons, Julie Gold (composer – “From A Distance”) Bebe Neuwirth, Tony Award Winning Director Walter Bobbie, Mary Louise Parker, Melora Hardin (The Office), J. K. Simmons(The Closer), Branson MO.’s The Duttons , Broadway Casts : Sierra Boggess & The Little Mermaid, Phantom Of The Opera, In The Heights, Jersey Boys, Guys and Dolls, Billy Elliott, Momma Mia, The Lion King, Chicago, Hedda Gabler, Avenue Q, West Side Story, Speed The Plow, August Osage County, Mary Poppins, Schrek, Mesa Chapter of WW2 American Ex- Prisoners of War and the St. Louis Rams and Fox Sports Commentator James Brown - are just a very few of the names taking the lead in this effort.

The proceeds from this auction will benefit TwoSisters - OneHeart, a not for profit set up to assist Emma, Taylor and their family, as well as other families in similar dire circumstances. Emma and Taylor were born in Queens Creek, Arizona on September 20, 2006. They as conjoined twins share one heart and one liver. The medical, emotional and financial challenges which the family endures are enormous.

We need to receive these umbrellas very soon. The clock is ticking. Our auction will be held during the month of March.

When the Prather Entertainment Group, who owns and operates the Broadway Palm Theater in Mesa, Arizona, just 20 miles from the families home, heard about Emma and Taylor they decided that they had to help. The theater is producing a production of Singing In The Rain from February 19 through April 11 and the Prather Entertainment Group has decided to turn the run of the show into a fundraising campaign to help this family and others in similar circumstances.

Articles about the families plight have been covered by ABC News, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Discovery, newspapers across the country, and other media outlets. Their plight is dire buy their hope has remained high.

We are contacting hundreds of celebrities around the country and the response has been immediate and positive.

You may autograph - and if you are so inclined - decorate an umbrella of your own
In New York City ?

To have an umbrella delivered to your stage door - you may phone our OneHeart Umbrella Project Coordinator in New York City - Paul Kelly (conceiver of the Broadway show SWING) 917 686 8660. You may then arrange with Paul to have it picked up by our messenger once your cast has decorated the open umbrella with their autographs.

To have an umbrella shipped - email your mailing address to:


If you have completed adorning your opened umbrella with your autograph prior to Feb. 20 we can drop by and pick it up. Our Umbrella Project Coordinator Paul Kelly (conceiver of the Broadway Show SWING) will be in L.A. from Feb. 20 – 23 to retrieve umbrellas.

If you need more time you are welcome to ship your autographed umbrella directly to our theater at: OneHeart Umbrella Campaign / Broadway Palm Theater / 5247 East Brown Road, Mesa, Arizona 85205

Time is of the essence. Ideally - We need to receive your umbrella prior to March 16 - Launch date for our eBay auction.

There is a downpour of love gathering here in the Arizona desert…
Grab an umbrella and expect a miracle.
 For more information visit www.eastvalleytribune.com/video/?bcpid=1155316042&bclid=1155075

Etta James and the Roots Band  March 19, 2009, Thursday @ 7:30 p.m. Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix
(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) – As part of its 2008–09 “Detour” Season, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present Etta James and the Roots Band on March 19 at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix. The performance is presented with support from Chase, Alice and David Olsan, Beth and Sanford Hoffman and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 Single tickets are available for $58 online at www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org or through the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts box office at (480) 994-ARTS (2787).

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Speaking Legend to discuss “Rising Above the Recession” with Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce on March 26th 
CAREFREE, Ariz., (March 10, 2009) -- As a former construction worker who turned down a four-year college scholarship because he thought he wasn't smart enough to go to college, Joel Weldon is living proof of the power of one idea to transform your life.

 For over 30 years Weldon has been one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in North America, an idea consultant and sales trainer to many of the world's leading organizations and businesses.

The public is invited to hear Weldon speak Wednesday, March 26th at 7am as part of the Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce breakfast series at Harold’s Corral in Cave Creek. He will be speaking on "Rising Above the Recession ... Get Out of the Box!"   Story Continues

The gigantic Ben Avery Outdoor Expo - March 28-29
That's THIS weekend.

Last year it attracted 26,000 people, tremendous outdoor experience, food, shopping, safe shooting opportunities (numerous guns provided), low cost, kids in strollers, Jeep rock climbing, and of course, since you can rent and fire all sorts of firearms, the news media gave it ZERO coverage. Except us!

Free parking, no admission charge, shoot for the cost of ammo.

  • --Try out firearms from Sturm Ruger, GLOCK, and Smith & Wesson in a safe, supervised shooting-range setting

  • --Visit the enhanced Clay Target Center and shoot skeet and trap in a supervised environment

  • --Watch exciting shooting competition by Cowboy Mounted Shooters at the brand new Cowboy Action Riding Ring

  • --Kids can shoot .22s and air guns while learning more about firearm safety

  • --Have your kids catch a fish at the large kids fishing pond

  • --See lots of live wildlife demonstrations from birds of prey to amazing reptiles

  • --Take an archery class or try out 3D archery on a walking course through the desert

  • --Try your hand at different specialty shooting disciplines, such as cowboy action shooting, black powder, tactical pistol, plus rifle and pistol silhouette

  • --Learn everything you wanted to know about off-highway vehicle recreation.

  • --View quads, side-by-sides and 4x4s, plus see rock crawler, trail bike and ATV demonstrations

  • --Visit with more than 100 exhibitors -- sportsmen's organizations, conservation groups, shooting clubs, government agencies, and commercial vendors of outdoor products and services

  • --Hike a nature trail-and-field course

  • -- Learn about all kinds of outdoor skills, including Stone Age camping, fishing, hunting, and wildlife conservation


Sedona Film Festival- The Stars are Coming!

The expanded 15th annual Sedona International Film Festival promises a week of Oscar-winning movies, directors and nominees, more opportunities to see the most popular films, TCM's Robert Osborne hosting three classic films, a litany of events and a new pre-festival ticketing system that will streamline getting in and out of the theaters.
The increasingly popular Festival, which has been attracting sell-out crowds of movie fans and a growing list of producers, directors, screenwriters and actors from both independent production companies and big-name movie companies with burgeoning independent divisions, runs from Sunday, February 22 to Sunday, March 1.

Some of the highlights include:

· 135 films in a range of categories on six screens at the Harkins Sedona 6 Theatres and an expanded venue at Sedona Red Rock High School, where, in addition to a regular schedule of films, additional screenings of the most popular films will be scheduled later in the week;

· a sneak preview of a new film by Seymour and James Keach as well as selected Jane Seymour tribute films;

· Oscar winning documentary film director John Zartisky (The Fifth Estate:  Just Another Missing Kid) on hand to discuss his newest film, The Suicide Tourist;

· a new film by Oscar nominees Ed Harris (Apollo 13, The Truman Show, Pollock, The Hours) and Brad Dourif (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), Touching Home;

· two films by Oscar-nominated animator Bill Plympton, Idiots and Angels, and Hot Dog.

· a documentary filmmaking workshop and an animation panel discussion;

· Robert Osborne-hosted screenings of the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Notorious, Singing in the Rain with Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor, Cecil B. DeMille's The Greatest Show on Earth and Osborne's 45-minute interview with the movie's co-star, Betty Hutton;

· Oscar-winning animation director Canemaker and producer Peggy Stern (The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation) with their newest film, Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood;

· Marla Sokoloff (The Practice, Full House) in Sedona for the screening of her new movie, Play the Game, co-starring Andy Griffith and Doris Roberts.

There is still time to reserve a room or come up for a day and enjoy a  Film. Check out the
sedonafilmfestival website for more information.

The Spirit of the Old West Alive Mary Brown Interview
Join us February 18th at Bison Western Museum

 (SCOTTSDALE) – The Spirit of the Old West Alive lecture series continues February 18th, the fifth in the series to honor people who have “kept the spirit of the old west alive”. Mary Brown founder of Festival of the West has certainly contributed to keeping the spirit of the old west alive! She will join us as we discuss her life and the last 19 years running the largest and highest rated western festival in the country.

 Festival has awarded the coveted Cowboy Spirit Award to the likes of Roy Rogers & Dale Evans, Gene Autry, Ben Johnson, Rex Allen, Jack Palance, Shirley Jones, and John Wayne. This year’s recipients will be Hugh O’Brien and Rex Allen Jr.  Mary’s memories of all of these celebrities and more will fill the evening’s discussion and pictures. Many of the volunteers, family and friends who have known Mary will be on hand to contribute their memories as well.  (www.festivalofthewest.com)

 The Spirit of the Old West Alive (SOWA) was founded by LeeAnn Sharpe with the purpose of collecting oral histories. “Too often we see the passing of significant people in our history without their stories being recorded. It means so much more to hear their stories directly from the individual. To hear their voice, to see their body language and pick up on their personality,” Sharpe comments.  These video taped interviews will be available as DVD’s and online for research.

 “We honor those people who have impacted our western experience. Mary Brown and her wonderful festivals have introduced western history to a whole new generation,” Sharpe comments. “These are delightful gatherings for anyone interested in networking in the western world.”  Story Continues

Scott MacIntyre: Another Incredible Talent Out of Arizona Makes the Top 36 Of American Idol

 If you are not a fan of American Idol you might give it another look. When they go through the run of bad contestants in the early shows I too tune out. But now they have narrowed the field to some unbelievable talent. And one Scottsdale Arizona contestant has made the Top 36 cut. What a beautiful story this talented young man has to tell. Even if he doesn’t make it to the end of Idol, I thank them for bringing him to the attention of the world. He will be a shining star no matter what else Idol brings.   Story Continues


Astronomical Event 4,000 Years Ago Depicted on Desert Floor
By LeeAnn Sharpe

Pete Norris is a man on a mission. His mission is to document and save ancient geoglyphs in the desert along Carefree Highway in Desert Hills AZ that are in

the path of future development. Geoglyphs are drawings made by ancient peoples on the ground, in this case using various size and types of rocks to form a pattern and tell a story.

Norris is an expert at crytanalysis, or the art of breaking codes. He believes that the geoglyphs he found in north Phoenix depict a known astronomical event some 4,000 years ago. The pattern and number of rocks clearly describe, to the trained eye, where the event happened and for how long. It tells of a meteor event, the number of meteor showers and the direction they crossed the ancient skies. The event is known to  astronomers and has been recorded elsewhere in history on pottery and wall art and is documented to have occurred in 3,200B.C. “The sequences and the counts line up with this meteor event,” he said.  Story Continues


Local Businesswoman to Receive
2009 Bronze Sierra Award Feb 21

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to Award Jennifer Kaplan for her Dedication to the Foundation

  The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has selected Jennifer Kaplan, co-founder and owner of PRIME 3, LLC, as the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Bronze Sierra Award for her commitment and dedication to the Foundation. Kaplan has been involved with the local chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for the past 5 years on a variety of levels. She was selected as an AZ’s Finest Honoree in 2005 and since has chaired the AZ’s Finest event 2 years in a row and is currently serving as the Vice President of the Arizona Executive Board for the Foundation.  Story Continues


Dear Carefree Neighbor,Council Press Release 02/05/09
It is in all our interest for Carefree to be known as a citizen friendly community.  Improved transparency in our local government will help build community goodwill and encourage resident involvement in local issues.
Transparency in government ensures our elected officials are acting in our interest.  It also advances the opportunity for productive ideas and healthy debate.  More effective communication and proactive collaboration between the government and the community on issues of importance is a positive step toward a more transparent government.  Story Continues



Sharlot Hall Museum Needs Volunteer Docents for 4th Grade History Tour Program             Sharlot Hall Museum needs volunteer docents who enjoy working with young students for the Museum’s expanding history tour program that provides hands-on, interactive history lessons for area students. Training begins Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 8:30 a.m. in the Museum Center. Those interested in volunteering should contact Gretchen Guice at 445-3122, ext. 19 or via email at gretchen@sharlot.org for additional information.   Story Continues

Make Your Bid to Support the Webb Center's 2008-2009 Programs!

Now is your chance to not only get all the great items you want, but to do it knowing you are helping support the Webb Center and arts in our community. The Webb Center is offering eleven FREE arts in education programs to the 2,100 students in our community and is presenting 28 professional performing arts events during the 2008-2009 season. Help us to continue presenting the beauty, diversity and creativity of the arts to our community by bidding on our catalog items.

The Webb Center's Art & Sold! Online Auction is now open.  The auction will run from February 2, 2009 to February 16, 2009, with proceeds going to Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts to support our 2008-2009 season of educational programs and live arts events.   Story Continues


Esperanza Spalding
Feb. 28, 2009, Saturday @ 8 p.m. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Atrium

(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will feature bassist, vocalist and composer Esperanza Spalding as part of the Infiniti Cabaret Series on Feb. 28, 2009. The performance is sponsored by Infiniti and presented by Arlene and Michael Lanes with additional support provided by National Endowment for the Arts. The Steinway piano is available to the series through the generosity of Steinway of Phoenix.

Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman

Desert Dance Theatre presents “ Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman” in celebration of African American History Month
on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at the Chandler Center for the Arts at 7:30pm. Pre-show event begins at 7:00pm including African arts and crafts vendors.
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TONIGHT (Tuesday, February 17) 10PM Eastern / 7PM Pacific: Don't miss the hit "Live" Internet TV show
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Cell Phone Numbers Go Public  All cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sale calls.

To prevent these calls, just call the following number from your cell phone:   
It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a minute of your time. It blocks your number for five (5) years. You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number.

HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS.. It takes about 20 seconds and save you minutes & cell phone charges!

2008–09 Virginia G. Piper Concert Series: Shai Wosner
Feb. 22, 2009, Sunday @ 7:30 p.m.
Theater 4301, Galleria Corporate Centre, Scottsdale
(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present a recital by acclaimed pianist Shai Wosner on Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Theater 4301 in downtown Scottsdale. The performance is made possible by The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust with support from Suzanne T. and Irving D. Karpas Jr.

Single tickets are available for $24 online at www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org  or through the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts box office at (480) 994-ARTS (2787).
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Greetings from Vogue Bistro!  Rated 5 Stars by by Cowgirl Connoisseur

Valentine's Day approaching fast and many of you probably considering having a special dinner. We can help you to make this Valentine's Day the one to remember. On both dates
Friday 13th and Saturday 14th Chef Aurore will treat you  Story Continues

Valentine's are for every day...

Tell everyone how much you love them...


My First Time
Feb. 13–March 15, 2009 Thursday @ 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday @ 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees @ 2 p.m.
Theater 4301, Galleria Corporate Centre, Scottsdale
(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present the hit Off-Broadway comedy
My First Time
from Feb. 13–March 15, 2009, at Theater 4301 in downtown Scottsdale. The performances are presented with support from Leslie Dashew and Jack Salisbury. 

Single tickets are available for $38 through the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Web site at www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org or the box office at (480) 994-ARTS (2787).

 An acclaimed new play in the style of The Vagina Monologues, My First Time features four actors telling real stories – from the hysterical to the heartbreaking – about first sexual experiences. In 1998, nearly a decade before the rise of blogging, a Web site was created that allowed people to anonymously share their own stories about their “First Times.” The site became an instant phenomenon with more than 40,000 stories pouring in from around the globe that were silly, sweet, absurd, funny, straight, gay, shy, sexy and everything in between. These true stories and all of the unique characters in them are brought to life in this unforgettable play written by Ken Davenport and starring Valley actors Roxanne Garcia, Vi Flaten, Joshua Yeatts and Dion Johnson.

 These performances contain adult themes and language.


License plate law change coming Jan. 1

License plate frames are something most drivers probably don't think about much, but they'd better start paying more attention.
Starting January 1st, frames become illegal if they obscure the state name on the license plate. Police will be able to stop drivers if "
Arizona" isn't clearly visible at the top of the plate. Violators can be hit with an average fine of $135, plus court fees, depending on the city where the violation is discovered.




Good plate


Bad plate

An Evening with Lily Tomlin March 7, 2009, Saturday @ 8 p.m. Presented at Orpheum Theatre, Phoenix
(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present An Evening with Lily Tomlin on March 7, 2009, at the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoenix. The event benefits the Center’s youth education and outreach programs and is sponsored by SRP, Eide Bailly LLP and the Richard and Deborah Felder Foundation.

 Single tickets are available for $75–$85 through www.ticketmaster.com or (866) 448-7849. 

A limited number of premium tickets are available for $155 through the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ development office at (480) 874-4662. These tickets include premium seating for the performance and a post-show champagne and dessert reception with Lily Tomlin on the stage of the Orpheum Theatre.  Story Continues



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o Plant bulbs & bare root trees
o Safe to trim frost bit plants
o Taxes - 1099s here
Use exercise bike
o Organize Garage
o Pool sweep & check filter
o Mulch - plant tomatoes
o Buy bird seed for feeders

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    • ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY March 4th

    • 1789 : Government under the U.S. Constitution begins
    • 1861 : Lincoln inaugurated
    • 1865 : Lincoln inaugurated for a second term
    • 1868 : Founder of Chisholm Trail dies
    • 1888 : Knute Rockne born
    • 1902 : AAA is organized
    • 1913 : Woodrow Wilson’s first inaugural address
    • 1933 : FDR inaugurated
    • 1938 : Lone Ranger serial released
    • 1944 : The head of Murder, Inc. is executed
    • 1952 : Ernest Hemingway finishes The Old Man and the Sea
    • 1952 : Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis marry
    • 1996 : Minnie Pearl dies
    • 2005 : Martha Stewart is released from prison

  • 1658 : Cadillac the explorer responsible for mapping the Great Lakes region of North America for the French crown ids born

  • 1770 : Civilians and soldiers clash in the Boston Massacre - deaths of the five men are sometimes regarded as the first fatalities of the American Revolution.
  • 1815 : Innovator of hypnotism dies
  • 1839 : Charlotte Bronte declines marriage to the Reverend Henry Nussey
  • 1908 : Rex Harrison born
  • 1946 : Churchill delivers Iron Curtain speech
  • 1953 : Joseph Stalin dies
  • 1958 : Andy Gibb born
  • 1960 : Elvis discharged from army
  • 1962 : George C. Scott refuses Oscar nomination disdaining the awards as self-serving and meaningless. He was the first actor to decline a nomination
  • 1963 : Hula-Hoop patented
  • 1969 : Door's Jim Morrison is charged with lewd behavior at a Miami concert, convicted and sentenced to six months in prison and a $500 fine. Morrison died in Paris before he could serve the sentence.
  • 1974 : Eva Mendez born
  • 1977 : Dial-a-President radio program airs featuring President Jimmy Carter and CBS news anchorman Walter Cronkite, airs for the first and only time
  • 1984 : William Powell dies

  • 1475 : Michelangelo born
  • 1806 : Elizabeth Barrett Browning born
  • 1820 : Monroe signs the Missouri Compromise (Dred Scott Decision) to equalize the number of slave-holding states and free states in the country
  • 1857 : Supreme Court rules in Dred Scott case
  • 1896 : Charles B. King  of Detroit, Michigan, becoming the first man to drive a car in the Motor City.
  • 1899 : Bayer patents aspirin
  • 1906 : Lou Costello born
  • 1923 : Ed McMahon born
  • 1927 : Metropolis opens
  • 1928 : Gabriel Garcia Marquez is born
  • 1929 : David Buick dies
  • 1931 : First radio newsreel debuts The March of Time, from Time magazine
  • 1945 : Rob Reiner born
  • 1947 : Last episode of Hour Glass, the first regularly scheduled network variety hour
  • 1951 : Ethel and Julius Rosenberg trial begins espionage prosecution for selling nuclear secrets to the Russians - found guilty and sentenced to death
  • 1967 : Nelson Eddy dies
  • 1972 : Shaquille O'Neal born
  • 1983 : Kohl elected West German chancellor
  • 1986 : Georgia O'Keefe dies

  • 1876 : Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone
  • 1885 : Kansas quarantines Texas cattle
  • 1916 : BMW is born
  • 1923 : "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" is published
  • 1936 : Hitler reoccupies the Rhineland
  • 1946 : Joan Crawford wins Oscar
  • 1955 : First Broadway play televised in color
  • 1960 : Jack Paar returns to the Tonight Show
  • 1966 : U.S. jets launch heaviest air raids of the war
  • 1977 : Carter meets with Yitzhak Rabin
  • 1999 : Stanley Kubrick dies

  • 1669 : Mount Etna erupts
  • 1893 : Emmet Dalton goes to prison
  • 1917 : February Revolution begins
  • 1933 : 42nd Street premieres
  • 1935 : Thomas Wolfe's second novel, Of Time and the River, is published
  • 1936 : First stock-car race run at Daytona
  • 1943 : Lynn Redgrave born
  • 1945 : Mickey Dolenz born
  • 1957 : Egypt opens the Suez Canal
  • 1959 : Aidan Quinn born
  • 1965 : U.S. Marines land at Da Nang
  • 1969 : Firebird Trans Am debuts
  • 1971 : Ali battles Frazier for heavyweight championship
  • 1976 : Freddie Prinze Jr born
  • 1977 : James Van Der Beek born
  • 1982 : United States accuses Soviets of using poison gas its war against rebel forces in Afghanistan
  • 1983 : Reagan refers to U.S.S.R. as “evil empire” again
  • 1986 : Mask opens
  • 1991 : Theater violence over New Jack City across the country suggests the film's extreme violence may have aroused violent behavior in audiences - one man killed
  • 1993 : Bandleader Billy Eckstine dies 

  • 1841 : Supreme Court rules on Amistad mutiny
  • 1862 : Battle of the Ironclads U.S.S. Monitor battles C.S.S. Virginia
  • 1913 : Virginia Woolf delivers her first novel, The Voyage Out
  • 1916 : Pancho Villa raids U.S. attacks Columbus, New Mexico
  • 1922 : Sam Goldwyn quits Goldwyn studios
  • 1934 : Yuri Gagarin born
  • 1938 : Bob Hope's film debut
  • 1940 : Raul Julia born
  • 1943 : Bobby Fischer born
  • 1950 : Indy legend Danny Sullivan was born
  • 1955 : James Dean debuts in East of Eden
  • 1959 : First Barbie doll goes on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City.
  • 1971 : Emmanuel Lewis born
  • 1997 : Rapper Notorious B.I.G. is killed in Los Angeles

  • 1864 : Montana vigilantes hang Jack Slade

  • 1864 : Lincoln signs Ulysses S. Grant’s commission to command the U.S. Army

  • 1876 : Speech transmitted by telephone

  • 1902 : Edison loses movie camera suit

  • 1906 : Mine explosion kills 1,060 in France

  • 1918 : First Warner Bros. film

  • 1926 : First Book-of-the-Month Club selection is published

  • 1938 : Jezebel released

  • 1938 : Oscars kept secret

  • 1959 : Rebellion in Tibet in defiance of Chinese occupation forces.

  • 1964 : Mustang sallies forth

  • 1969 : Ray pleads guilty to King assassination

  • 1970 : Army captain charged with My Lai war crimes

  • 2006 : Cuba plays in World Baseball Classic


  • 1779 : Congress establishes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  • 1818 : Frankenstein published

  • 1861 : Confederate constitution adopted

  • 1884 : Gunslinger Ben Thompson dies

  • 1885 : Speed demon is born

  • 1903 : Lawrence Welk born

  • 1918 : First cases reported in deadly influenza epidemic

  • 1927 : First armored-truck holdup

  • 1927 : First rear-projection screen installed

  • 1931 : Rupert Murdoch born

  • 1934 : Sam Donaldson born

  • 1941 : FDR signs Lend-Lease

  • 1950 : Last broadcast of National Barn Dance

  • 1970 : Erle Stanley Gardner dies

  • 1985 : Mikhail Gorbachev picked to succeed Chernenko

  • 1989 : COPS makes TV debut

  • 1990 : Lithuania proclaims its independence

  • 1997 : Paul McCartney knighted

  • 2004 : Terrorists bomb trains in Madrid


  • 1831 : Studebaker is born

  • 1888 : The Blizzard of 1888

  • 1922 : Jack Kerouac is born

  • 1923 : First movie with sound recorded on film

  • 1930 : Gandhi leads civil disobedience

  • 1933 : FDR gives first fireside chat

  • 1946 : Liza Minnelli born

  • 1947 : Truman Doctrine is announced

  • 1952 : Mercedes introduces 300SL

  • 1969 : "Mrs. Robinson" wins Grammy

  • 1969 : London police conduct drug raid at home of George Harrison

  • 1993 : Reno sworn in as attorney general

  • 2003 : Police recover Elizabeth Smart and arrest her abductors


  • 1733 : Unitarian Joseph Priestley leader of the Unitarian Church in Britain and America is born in Yorkshire

  • 1781 : William Hershel discovers Uranus

  • 1836 : Houston retreats from Santa Anna's army

  • 1855 : Percival Lowell born

  • 1865 : Confederacy approves black soldiers

  • 1868 : Impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson begins

  • 1881 : Czar Alexander II assassinated

  • 1891 : Henrik Ibsen's play Ghosts opens in London

  • 1911 : L. Ron Hubbard born

  • 1913 : William Casey born

  • 1938 : CBS launches European Roundup

  • 1939 : Neil Sedaka born

  • 1940 : The Road to Singapore premieres

  • 1942 : U.S. Army launches K-9 Corps

  • 1950 : William H Macy born

  • 1958 : Long Hot Summer premieres

  • 1961 : Kennedy proposes Alliance for Progress a 10-year, multibillion-dollar aid program for Latin America.

  • 1969 : Walt Disney studio released The Love Bug

  • 1979 : Johan Santana born

  • 1980 : Henry Ford II resigned as Chairman of the Ford Motor Company after naming Philip Caldwell his successor

  • 1989 : Black magic, voodoo, and murder occurs  as Constanzo and his cult had ritually killed at least twenty people, and maybe as many as 100 at Rancho Santa Elena Mexico


  • 1879 : Albert Einstein born

  • 1887 : Sylvia Beach, bookstore owner and publisher of Ulysses, is born

  • 1912 : Les Brown born

  • 1919 : Max Brand publishes his first novel

  • 1928 : Frank Borman born

  • 1931 : First theater designed for rear projector

  • 1933 : Quincy Jones born

  • 1933 : Michael Caine born

  • 1935 : Shirley Temple leaves handprints at Grauman's

  • 1947 : Billy Crystal born

  • 1950 : The FBI debuts 10 Most Wanted

  • 1964 : Jack Ruby sentenced to death

  • 1967 : JFK’s body moved to permanent gravesite

  • 1976 : Busby Berkeley dies

  • 1990 : Gorbachev elected president of the Soviet Union

  • 1991 : Birmingham Six released


  • 44 BC: The ides of March: Julius Caesar is murdered

  • 1767 : Andrew Jackson born

  • 1820 : Maine enters the Union

  • 1831 : Edward A. Perry born Confederate General

  • 1906 : Rolls Royce is born

  • 1913 :  Macdonald Carey born

  • 1916 : Harry James born

  • 1917 : Czar Nicholas II abdicates - his wife, his children, and several of their servants were gunned down on the night of July 16.

  • 1939 : Nazis take Czechoslovakia

  • 1944 : Sly Stone born

  • 1954 : The dawn of doo-wop

  • 1955 : Fats Domino records "Ain't That a Shame"

  • 1965 : Johnson appears before Congress to demand voting rights for all

  • 1970 : Bobby Orr first defenseman in NHL history to score 100 points in a season

  • 1972 : The Godfather opens

  • 1975 : Eva Longoria born

  • 1975 : Will I Am born

  • 1990 : Ford Explorer is introduced

  • 1992 : Screenwriter Helen Deutsch dies wrote National Velvet in 1944 and King Solomon's Mines in 1950. She also the book for the Broadway musical Carnival.


  • 1751 : James Madison “Father of the Constitution” is born

  • 1802 : U.S. Military Academy established

  • 1850 : The Scarlet Letter is published

  • 1903 : Judge Roy Bean dies

  • 1906 : Henny Youngman born

  • 1909 : Court rules Ben-Hur a copyright violation

  • 1912 : Pat Nixon born

  • 1926 : First liquid-fueled rocket

  • 1926 : Jerry Lewis born

  • 1945 : Fighting on Iwo Jima ends

  • 1949 : Erik Estrada born

  • 1958 : the Ford Motor Company produced its 50,000,000th car, a Thunderbird

  • 1961 : New Jaguar XK-E, or E-Type debuts

  • 1964 : Can't Buy Me Love released

  • 1968: My Lai massacre takes place in Vietnam

  • 1971 : Pacino settles MGM suit

  • 1977 : Alex Haley sues Doubleday over Roots

  • 1978 : Supertanker wrecks off French coast

  • 1985 : American journalist Terry Anderson kidnapped by Islamic militants He was AP's Beirut bureau chief

  • 1988 : Reagan orders troops into Honduras to put pressure on the leftist Sandinista government in Nicaragua


  • 461 : Saint Patrick dies

  • 1762 : First St. Patrick's Day parade

  • 1776 : The British evacuate Boston

  • 1804 : Jim Bridger born

  • 1894 : Novelist and playwright Paul Green is born

  • 1902 : Bobby Jones is born

  • 1905 : Franklin Roosevelt marries Eleanor Roosevelt

  • 1919 : Nat King Cole born

  • 1924 : The A&P Gypsies premieres

  • 1931 : Kate Smith's first radio show

  • 1938 : Rudolf Nureyev born

  • 1944 : John Sebastian born

  • 1949 : Patrick Duffy born

  • 1949 : First Porsche is introduced

  • 1951 : Kurt Russell born

  • 1955 :Gary Sinise born

  • 1962 : Rob Lowe born

  • 1972 : Mia Hamm born

  • 1993 : Helen Hayes dies


  • 1766 : Parliament repeals the Stamp Act - which had been a major cause of the Revolution: taxation without representation.

  • 1837: Grover Cleveland, the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms in the office, is born. Cleveland served as the 22nd president from 1885 to 1889 and as the 24th president from 1893 to 1897.

  • 1852 : Wells and Fargo start shipping and banking company

  • 1924 : Thief of Baghdad opens starring Douglas Fairbanks

  • 1926 : Peter Graves born

  • 1929 : GM acquires Opel AG, one of Germany's largest car companies

  • 1927 : George Plimpton born

  • 1932 : John Updike is born

  • 1938 : Charlie Pride

  • 1941 : Wilson PIckett born

  • 1947 : GM founder William C. Durant dies

  • 1950 : Nationalist Chinese forces invade mainland China

  • 1959 : Irene Cara born

  • 1963 : Vanessa Williams born

  • 1968 : The Producers opens starring Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel

  • 1969 : U.S. bombs Cambodia for the first time

  • 1970 : Queen Latifah born

  • 1972 : Dane Cook born

  • 1993 : Woody Allen announces that he has been cleared of child molestation charges. His girlfriend Mia Farrow had accused him of molesting their seven-year-old daughter

  • 2002 : Spectator death forces new rules for NHL games


  • 1864 : Artist Charlie Russell born

  • 1916 : First U.S. air combat mission begins on a support mission for the 7,000 U.S. troops who invaded Mexico to capture Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa

  • 1928 : Amos 'n' Andy premieres

  • 1931 : Nevada legalizes gambling

  • 1945 : German Home Army, Gen. Friedrich Fromm, is shot by a firing squad for his part in the July plot to assassinate Hitler

  • 1952 : One millionth Jeep produced 

  • 1953 : First Academy Awards program on network TV  DeMille wins Oscar for The Greatest Show on Earth

  • 1966 : Texas Western defeats Kentucky in NCAA finals

  • 1971 : Peruvian town wiped out by an earthquake, a landslide, flood and avalanche-destruction of the town of Chungar, Peru, and the death of 600 of its inhabitants

  • 1971 : Italian American Civil Rights League announces a truce with the producers of The Godfather. Upset at the portrayal of Italian Americans as gangsters, the League persuaded the producers not to use the words "Mafia" or "Cosa Nostra."

  • 2003 : War in Iraq begins


  • 1765 : Stamp Act imposed on American colonies
  • 1887 : Chico Marx born
  • 1894 : First Stanley Cup championship played
  • 1908 : Louis L'Amour born
  • 1912: Karl Malden born
  • 1923 ; Marcel Marceau born
  • 1929 : Fox signs Will Rogers
  • 1931 ; William Shatner born
  • 1933 : FDR legalizes sale of beer and wine
  • 1948 ; Andrew Lloyd
  • 1952 : Bob Costas born
  • 1957 : Stephanie Mills born
  • 1958 : Producer Mike Todd killed in plane crash
  • 1959 : Matthew Modine born
  • 1976 : Reese Winterspoon
  • 1980 : "Another Brick in the Wall" tops the charts

  • 1775 : Patrick Henry voices American opposition to British policy
  • 1806 : Lewis and Clark depart Fort Clatsop
  • 1904 : Joan Crawford born
  • 1910 : Akira Kurosawa born
  • 1912 : Wernher Von Braun born
  • 1913 : Tornadoes devastate Nebraska
  • 1919 : Mussolini founds the Fascist party
  • 1940 : First episode of Truth or Consequences
  • 1950 : Olivia de Havilland wins Oscar
  • 1953 : Chaka Kahn born
  • 1961 : U.S. plane shot down over Laos
  • 1962 : Jackie Kennedy receives horse from governor of Pakistan
  • 1964 : Peter Lorre dies
  • 1976 : Keri Russell born
  • 1983 : Artificial-heart patient dies
  • 1983 : Reagan calls for new antimissile technology
  • 1994 : Wayne Gretzky scores number 802
  • 1999 : Thomas Harris delivers Hannibal manuscript

  • 1603 : Queen Elizabeth I dies
  • 1765 : Parliament passes the Quartering Act
  • 1834 : John Wesley Powell born
  • 1874 : Harry Houdini born
  • 1930 : Steve McQueen born
  • 1934 : Major Bowes Original Amateur Hour kicks off craze
  • 1939 : Basil Rathbone debuts as Sherlock Holmes
  • 1945 : Billboard's first Top Album chart published
  • 1954 : AMC is born
  • 1955 : Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opens
  • 1958 : Elvis joins the army
  • 1974 ; Alyson Hannigan born
  • 1976 : Peyton Manning born
  • 1980 : Nightline debuts
  • 1989 : Exxon Valdez runs aground
  • 1996 : Shannon Lucid enters Mir
  • 1999 : NATO bombs Yugoslavia

  • 1776 : South Carolina approves new constitution

  • 1832 : The steamboat Yellowstone heads for Montana

  • 1872 : Earthquake hits California felt from Mexico to Oregon centered Owens Valley killing 30 people.

  • 1885 : First movie film made

  • 1917 : First Battle of Gaza

  • 1920 : F. Scott Fitzgerald's first novel published This Side of Paradise

  • 1932 : Henry Martyn Leland, the founder of Cadillac and Lincoln passes away

  • 1937 : Popeye monument unveiled

  • 1947 : Pot O' Gold's last episode

  • 1953 : Salk announces polio vaccine

  • 1969 : Antiwar demonstration in Washington

  • 1970 : Woodstock documentary premieres

  • 1979 : Israel-Egyptian peace agreement signed
  • 1979 : Michigan State defeats Indiana State in NCAA championship
  • 1984 : Ford Escort named best-selling car in the world for the third year in a row
  • 1997 : Heaven's Gate cult members found dead

  • 1775 : Jefferson elected to the Continental Congress
  • 1829 : Jackson appoints John Eaton as secretary of war and starts scandal
  • 1836 : Mexicans execute defenders of Goliad
  • 1912 : Japanese cherry trees planted along the Potomac
  • 1923 : Poet Louis Simpson born
  • 1925 : MG prototype is born
  • 1931 ; David Janssen born
  • 1939 : NASCAR giant is born
  • 1939 : March Madness is born
  • 1940 : Rebecca opens
  • 1942 : Michael York born
  • 1942 : Last episode of Myrt and Marge
  • 1952 : Singin' in the Rain opens
  • 1958 : Khrushchev becomes Soviet premier
  • 1963 : Quentin Tarantino born
  • 1964 : Earthquake rocks Alaska
  • 1970 : Mariah Carey born
  • 1975 : Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson born
  • 1998 : FDA approves Viagra

  • 1776 : De Anza founds San Francisco

  • 1834 : Congress censures Jackson

  • 1862 : Battle of Glorieta Pass

  • 1900 : British Royal family receives its first motor car, a Daimler Mail Phaeton.

  • 1920 : Fairbanks & Pickford marry

  • 1939 : Spanish Civil War ends
  • 1941 : Ford builds new plant
  • 1947 : Last episode of Buck Rogers radio program
  • 1964 : Beatles break Elvis' record of consecutive hits
  • 1969 : Eisenhower dies
  • 1979 : Nuclear accident at Three Mile Island
  • 1984 : Baltimore Colts move to Indianapolis

  • 1790 : John Tyler is born

  • 1806 : Treasury funds first highway Congress authorizes survey of Cumberland Road

  • 1865 : Appomattox campaign begins

  • 1918 : Sam Walton born

  • 1927 : 200mph barrier is broken

  • 1929 : Herbert Hoover has telephone installed in Oval Office

  • 1939 : Clark Gable & Carole Lombard marry

  • 1945 : Patton takes Frankfurt

  • 1949 : I'd Like to See's final episode

  • 1951 : Rosenbergs convicted of espionage

  • 1968 : Lucy Lawless born

  • 1971 : Filming begins on The Godfather

  • 1971 : Calley found guilty of My Lai murders

  • 1973 : U.S. withdraws from Vietnam

  • 1974 : Mariner 10 visits Mercury

  • 1982 : Earthquake and volcano do double damage in Mexico

  • 1990 : Warning label on records


  • 1814 : Allies capture Paris

  • 1820 : Anna Sewell, author of Black Beauty, is born

  • 1867 : Seward's Folly

  • 1870 : 15th Amendment adopted

  • 1946 : Academy Award radio show begins

  • 1947 : Tucker announces car concept

  • 1962 : Jack Paar says goodnight to The Tonight Show

  • 1965 : Bomb explodes outside U.S. Embassy in Saigon

  • 1981 : President Reagan shot

  • 1994 : First episode of Ellen


  • 1492 : Jews to be expelled from Spain

  • 1836 : First installment of The Pickwick Papers, Dickens' first novel

  • 1895 : Western novelist Vardis Fisher born

  • 1889 : Eiffel Tower opens

  • 1900 : First car ad runs

  • 1930 : Production Code introduced

  • 1931 : Studebaker namesake dies

  • 1959 : Dalai Lama begins exile

  • 1970 : Discrimination banned in Hollywood

  • 1973 : Nixon awards Medal of Freedom to John Ford

  • 1973 : Mississippi River reaches peak flood level 

  • 1992 : Dateline NBC premieres

  • 1995 : Longest strike in Major League Baseball history ends



  • On this day in Arizona History  View Wild West Gazette History 

  • Victory is won not in miles, but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more.— Louis L’Amour
  • When you tug at a single thing in nature, you find it attached to the rest of the world. — John Muir
  • Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. — Victor Hugo
  • ”Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater.”
    If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby.
    If you give her a house, she'll give you a home.
    If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal.
    If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart.
    She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her.
    So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit.
Dates Events (click for details) DISCLAIMER: AZPHM  makes every effort to verify that the information on events we print is accurate. However, details can change up to the last minute. We advise that you call and confirm that ALL information is correct. Where
November 22, 2008 to May 31, 2009

Chihuly Art Exhibition  by renowned artist, Dale Chihuly.  The exhibit will feature new and unique works of glass sculpture located along the Garden’s trails.  The exhibition will open Saturday, November 22, 2008 and remain until May 31, 2009.

Desert Botanical Garden
January 2-Feb 8 Disney's the Lion King  ASU Gammage
Jan 9 - Feb 15 Annie Get Your Gun Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 W Paradise Lane Peoria AZ
Jan 9 - Feb 1 Premier Dale Wasserman's World Premier Theater Works 8355 W. Peoria
Jan. 16-March 29, 2009 CELEBRATION OF FINE ART  on Jan.16 thru Mar.29     Story AZPHM Art Page Scottsdale AZ
Jan. 26-Feb 1, 2009 FBR Open Scottsdale
Jan. 30, 2009 -Feb2, 2009 The Phoenix Symphony Pops Phoenix Symphony Hall 75 N 2nd St.
Jan. 30, 2009- Feb 1 4th Old Tucson Roundup & Auction  www.oldwestroundup.com STORY Old Tucson AZ
  FEBUARY 2009  
Feb 1
Dr. John & The Neville Brothers A Sanderson Music Series Event
Celebrity Theatre 440 N 32nd St
Feb 4

HONORS Alan Korwin  6-9PM


Bison Museum
16641 N 91st St  (South Bell Rd & 91st) Scottsdale AZ
February 4, 2009 

John Shea Quartet Enjoy his fresh piano style and creative play on old jazz standards Wednesday, February 4, 2009    7 pm $8 Adults  -  $7 Members

West Valley Art Museum 170 N Avenue of the Arts Surprise AZ 
February 5-8 Kevin Pollak Tempe Improv 930 E University
Feb 5
Celebrity Theatre 440 N 32nd St
Feb 5 Three Divas & a Darryl - World Premier of this original play book by Deidre Kaye lyrics by Alexx Stuart 7:30PM Musical comedy parody of show biz life. 480-595-7346 www.darknightproductions.us Los Portals Mall Stage
99 Easy St  Carefree AZ
Feb 5-22 The Golden Butterfly East Valley Children's Theater Mesa Arts Center 1 East Main St. Mesa AZ 480-644-6500
February 5 - 22, 2009


A RAISIN IN THE SUN By Lorraine Hansberry Tucson: January 10 – 31, 2009 Phoenix: February 5 - 22, 2009 A gripping and explosive tale of one family living and learning together on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s, A Raisin in the Sun was the first authentic voice of an African American playwright to hit the Broadway stage. Arizona Theatre Company
Feb 6-15 Three Divas & a Darryl - Original play book by Deidre Kaye lyrics by Alexx Stuart 7:30PM Musical comedy parody of show biz life. The perfect Valentines dinner  - Dinner before show and dessert at intermission - opens at the Encore Room at AZ Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Rd, Peoria, AZ  Feb 6-15 Friday & Saturday evenings Sunday matinees Starring Janine Smith, Rhonda Vogt, DeAndra Johnson, Kevin Glenn Tickets $45 includes a 3 course dinner, show, tax & gratuties. Receive $3 off for mentioning this ad or $5 off for groups 8 or more.  480-595-7346 www.darknightproductions.us Encore Room at AZ Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Rd, Peoria, AZ
February 6 Matt Dusk His mantra as he tours his second album Back in Town with a show full of swing and jazz. Del Webb Center for Performing Arts, Wickenburg 
February 6-8 Glendale Chocolate Affaire - Friday, Feb. 6, 2009 - 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 - 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009 - noon-5 p.m. Historic Downtown Glendale
February 6 Teatro Lirico D'Europa's "Aida" Yavapai College, 1100 East Sheldon St., Prescott, AZ 86301 - 928.445.7300 or 800.922.6787
February 5-8

Feb 6-8, 2009 High Noon Antique Show 310-202-9010

 Phoenix AZ
February 6 The Four Bitchin' Babes presents Hormonal Imbalance A Mood Swinging Musical Revue! Mesa Arts Center 1 East Main St. Mesa AZ 480-644-6500
February 6-8 Glendale Chocolate Affaire Glendale Downtown
February 7 Melissa Manchester Mesa Arts Center 1 East Main St. Mesa AZ 480-644-6500
February 7-March 29 Arizona Renaissance Festival is celebrating its 21st season starting February 7th, with eight weekends of revelry in our unique medieval theme park, where the entertainment never stops! 12601 E Hwy 60 Apache Junction
February 7-8 FED CUP - First Round Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex Surprise, AZ
February 8

Kathleen Berger soprano An evening of pure vocal music from some of the great operas

One cannot overlook the extraordinary quality of her voice Accompanied by Eric Malson on piano

Sunday, February 8, 2009    2pm Adults $15  -  Members $13  -  Teens $7  -  Kids $5

West Valley Art Museum 170 N Avenue of the Arts Surprise AZ 
February 10 Kodo Mesa Arts Center 1 East Main St. Mesa AZ 480-644-6500
Feb 11
Chris Isaak  -  A Sanderson Music Series Event
Celebrity Theatre 440 N 32nd St
Feb 11

Renee Patrick She is driven by true passion and love of music. Her music is shockingly honest and emotionally charged Her father was a member of the world renowned Ink Spots, inducted in the Doo Wop Hall of Fame in 1997 Wednesday,  February 11, 2009    7pm $8 Adults  -  $7 Members

West Valley Art Museum 170 N Avenue of the Arts Surprise AZ 
February 12 Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Julia Fischer Mesa Arts Center 1 East Main St. Mesa AZ 480-644-6500
February 12-13 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – For the past 40 years, these country rockers have created huge hits including their epic Will The Circle Be Unbroken Del Webb Center for Performing Arts, Wickenburg 
February 12-15 61st Annual Gold Rush Days Wickenburg AZ
February 13 Jim Brickman Orpheum Theatre, 203 West Adams
February 13-14 Patton Oswalt Tempe Improv 930 E University
Feb 13 Mint Condition Celebrity Theatre 440 N 32nd St
Feb 13 US Airways Center
February 13-14 Robin Williams Dodge Theatre 400 W. Washington St 
Feb. 13–March 15, 2009 My First Time Thursday @ 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday @ 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees @ 2 p.m. Theater 4301, Galleria Corporate Centre, Scottsdale
February 13-15 Defending the Caveman Mesa Arts Center 1 East Main St. Mesa AZ 480-644-6500
February 13-22 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show     480-515-1500  Westworld               
Feb 13 - Mar 1 All My Sons Theater Works 8355 W. Peoria
Feb 13-15  61st Annual Gold Rush Days FEB. 13TH-15TH, 2009 Wickenburg
Feb 14 Arizona History Adventure, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., . Enjoy stepping back in time with living history characters from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: Museum admission. Contact Mick Woodcock, 928-445-3122 ext. 17 Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W. Gurley St., Prescott
Feb 14 Quinn Lemley The Heat is On! A Life in Concert celebrating Rita Hayworth Mesa Arts Center 1 East Main St. Mesa AZ 480-644-6500
Feb 14 St Rose Catholic Community 3rd Annual Chili CookOff 11-3 (Chili Tasting ends at 1pm) 45033 N 12th St New River AZ
Feb 14-15 Arizona Statehood Days 623-465-1052 Pioneer Living History Village I-17 Exit 225
Feb 14

Michael Fennelly Piano    and    Megan Weston Soprano Two extraordinary and versatile talents, both have appeared in Carnegie Hall and played to audiences throughout the world. Enjoy this evening of lush romantic music on Valentines Day

Saturday,  February 14, 2009    7pm Adults $15  -  Museum Members $13  -  Teens $7  -  Kids $5

West Valley Art Museum 170 N Avenue of the Arts Surprise AZ 
Feb 14 Saturday Night Special featuring Travis Tritt and James Otto WestWorld  Scottsdale
Feb 14 The IMS Arizona Marathon Expo Western Sky School  10am-5pm Western Sky School
Feb 14-15 Antique Tractor & Engine Show Sahuaro Ranch Park - Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area 59th Ave South of Peoria
Feb 14 * 61st Annual Gold Rush Days Parade Wickenburg
Feb 14-15 Camp Verde's Pecan and Wine Festival, Buffalo Soldiers Camp Verde
Feb 15 Eddie Griffin Tempe Improv 930 E University
Feb 15 The IMS Arizona Marathon www.thearizonamarathon.com Westgate Center
Feb 15

Charles Lewis Sextet No name in the jazz community commands more respect than Charles Lewis, the first jazz-category inductee of the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame. His unique piano style reflects the sophistication of Duke Ellington,  the humor and rhythm of Horace Silver, and strong Latin influences. Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 2pm Adults $15  -  Members $13

West Valley Art Museum 170 N Avenue of the Arts Surprise AZ 
February 16 President's Day - government office closed  
February 17 Bellydance Superstars Orpheum Theatre, 203 West Adams
February 17 Duncan Sheik Featuring Original Cast Members of Spring Awakening Mesa Arts Center 1 East Main St. Mesa AZ 480-644-6500
February 17 Caroline Markham – A fundraiser concert benefiting the Webb Center will feature Wickenburg's Grammy Award winning vocalist revisiting popular Broadway show tunes Del Webb Center for Performing Arts, Wickenburg 
Feb 18

HONORS Mary Brown  6-9PM

Bison Museum
16641 N 91st St  (South Bell Rd & 91st) Scottsdale AZ
February 18

Glendale Volunteer Fair 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown St
February 18

Barb Catlin Trio Barb was named by Downbeat Magazine as a “Player to Catch” (March 1999) Wednesday,  February 18, 2009    7pm $8 Adults  -  $7 Members

West Valley Art Museum 170 N Avenue of the Arts Surprise AZ 
Feb 19-22 David Alan Grier Tempe Improv 930 E University
February 19

Community Career Fair 6 - 8 p.m. at the  For more information, call Michelle at 602-359-1005

O’Neil Recreation Center,
6448 W. Missouri Ave.
February 20 Marcus Roberts Trio Mesa Arts Center 1 East Main St. Mesa AZ 480-644-6500
February 20 David Copperfield ASU Gammage
Tempe, AZ
February 20-22, 2009 Staged Reading Series (NEW CLASSIC) - The Women by Clare Booth Luce - February 20-22, 2009 Central Community Theatre
Feb 21-22 Celtic Legends – Direct from Ireland comes a fusion of Celtic artistry with thrilling step dance and breath-taking music Del Webb Center for Performing Arts, Wickenburg 
Feb 21 M.O.M. Mama's Organic Market 30 vendors on hand 8am-2pm 3rd Saturday each month 99th Ave & Northern
Feb 21 3rd Annual Geo Cache CatTail Cove Lake Havasu Come Treasure Hunt with your GPS at this beautiful park along Lake Havasu. Third annual event is a great introduction to using a handheld GPS device. CatTail Cove Lake Havasu
Feb 21 Family Fishing Clinic Free admission! Catch some fish! Cosponsored by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, this event offers instruction on how to “snag the big one,” bait hooks and information about fish. Bring your fishing pole, a container to take home your catch and something to sit on. A limited supply of rods and bait are available on a first come, first served basis. A fishing license is not needed during this event; however, if you continue to fish after the clinic, you must follow Arizona laws and regulations. Register at the Game and Fish booth the morning of the event. Call 623-930-4701, for more information. Bonsal Park Lake, 59th Ave. and Bethany Home Rd
Feb 21 Paramount's Original Laser Spectacular ft. The Music of Pink Floyd Dodge Theatre 400 W. Washington St 
Feb 21 The Game Celebrity Theatre 440 N 32nd St
Feb 21 The Parada del Sol Parade has the distinction of being known as the "World's Largest Horsedrawn Parade". The Parade will be held on Saturday February 21st, 2009 at 10:00 am. Scottsdale AZ
February 21 The Oak Ridge Boys  Sat, 02/21/09 Chandler Center for the Arts
Chandler, AZ
February 22 2008–09 Virginia G. Piper Concert Series: Shai Wosner
 Sunday @ 7:30 p.m.
Theater 4301, Galleria Corporate Centre, Scottsdale
February 22

2009 Chamber Music Series at the West Valley Art Museum

Sunday, February 22

SSW STRING QUARTET plus PV United Methodist Choir featuring the elegant classics of Mozart and Mendelssohn.

West Valley Art Museum 170 N Avenue of the Arts Surprise AZ 
February 22 PBR: Professional Bull Riders Jobing.com Arena, 101- Glendale Ave   9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, AZ. (623) 772-3200
February 23 Mesa Arts Center 1 East Main St. Mesa AZ 480-644-6500 Mesa Arts Center 1 East Main St. Mesa AZ 480-644-6500
February 25 YES Dodge Theatre 400 W. Washington St 
February 22 The Chieftains Mesa Arts Center 1 East Main St. Mesa AZ 480-644-6500
February 22 PBR PRO Glendale Invitational Jobing.com Arena, 101- Glendale Ave   9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, AZ. (623) 772-3200
February 25 -March 1 Winter Range SASS National Championships www.sassnet.com Ben Avery I-17 & Carefree Hwy Exit 224
February 26 -March 1 Don Giovanni Arizona Opera Phoenix Symphony Hall 75 N 2nd St.
Feb 26- Mar 1 Mitch Fatel Tempe Improv 930 E University
February 26 Zappa Plays Zappa Dodge Theatre 400 W. Washington St 
Feb 27 - Apr 5 Guys & Dolls Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 W Paradise Lane Peoria AZ
Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2009 Parada del Sol Rodeo      480-990-3179   WestWorld  Scottsdale      
February 27 Brubeck Brothers Quartet – This quartet features one of the great families of jazz, with Dan Brubeck on drums, Chris Brubeck on bass and trombone, Mike DeMicco on guitar and Chuck Lamb on piano Del Webb Center for Performing Arts, Wickenburg 
Feb 28-Mar 1 Sonoran Desert Chorale www.sonorandesertchorale.org First United Methodist Church 15 East Main St. Mesa AZ
February 28 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Mesa Arts Center 1 East Main St. Mesa AZ 480-644-6500
February 28

9th Annual Touch-A-Truck -Free admission! Trucks and large vehicles take center stage 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This unique event is a wonderful opportunity for families to see, touch, interact with and learn about these vehicles and their functions. Bring your camera to get those special shots of your child sitting in the driver’s seat of an 18 wheeler. Souvenirs and refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information, call 623-930-2044.

Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave
February 28 Roy Clark Sat, 02/28/09 Chandler Center for the Arts
Chandler, AZ
  MARCH 2009  
March 1, 2009 One Night of Queen Chandler Center for the Arts Chandler, AZ
March 1-15, 2009 Gooney Bird Greene and her True Life Adventures Stageworks at Mesa Arts Center 1 East Main St. Mesa AZ 480-644-6500
March 3, 2009 Afro-Cuban All Stars with Juan de Marcos Mesa Arts Center 1 East Main St. Mesa AZ 480-644-6500
March 4, 2009 The Pretenders Dodge Theatre 400 W. Washington St 
Mar 5-8 Craig Shoemaker "The Love Master" Special Event


Tempe Improv 930 E University
Mar 5 98KUPD Presents Slipknot with Coheed and Cambria and Trivium Jobing.com Arena, 101- Glendale Ave   9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, AZ. (623) 772-3200
Mar 5 The Temptations Desert Diamond Casino
Mar 5-21 Tartuffe by Moliere Southwest Shakespeare Company at Mesa Arts Center 1 East Main St. Mesa AZ 480-644-6500
Mar 6 Bryan White – Enjoy an acoustic performance with the country star that created hits including \"Rebecca Lynn,\" \"Someone Else\'s Star\" and \"I\'m Not Supposed to Love You Anymore\ Del Webb Center for Performing Arts, Wickenburg 
Mar 6
The Temptations A Sanderson Music Series Event
Celebrity Theatre 440 N 32nd St
March 6, 2009 Sir James Galway flute and Christopher O'Riley piano Mesa Arts Center 1 East Main St. Mesa AZ 480-644-6500
Mar 7 Riders in the Sky – The cowboys are back in Wickenburg for one performance only! Del Webb Center for Performing Arts, Wickenburg 
Mar 7-8 7th Annual Spring Festival Celebrating the Arts West Valley Art Museum 170 N Avenue of the Arts Surprise AZ 
March 9, 2009 Bob the Builder Live! ASU Gammage
March 9-14, 2009 9th Southwest Leatherworkers Trade Show 2009 Wickenburg Community Center
March 7, 2009 Lily Tomlin Orpheum Theatre, 203 West Adams
March 7, 2009 27th Annual Arizona Ag Day at 10am -3pm 480-986-7781 www.azagday.com Superstition Farm 3440 S Hawes Rd Mesa
Mar 8
Kenny Loggins - A Sanderson Music Series Event
Celebrity Theatre 440 N 32nd St
March 8, 2009 Bob the Builder Live!
ASU Gammage
March 7-8, 2009 ARIZONA’S LARGEST INDIAN MARKET BEGINS SECOND 50 YEARS WITH NEW ATTRACTIONS, OLD FAVORITES Heard Museum’s Signature Event Expected to Draw Nearly 20,000 Visitors and More Than 700 Artists for Weekend of Artistry, Culture and Fun Heard Museum
March 8, 2009 Kenny Loggins Celebrity Theatre 440 N 32nd St
March 11, 2009 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE ARIZONA EVENT: Herpetologist Brady Barr Dangerous Encounters with Dr. Brady Barr Mesa Arts Center 1 East Main St. Mesa AZ 480-644-6500
Mar 12-15 Richard Lewis Tempe Improv 930 E University
March 13, 2009 The 5 Browns Mesa Arts Center 1 East Main St. Mesa AZ 480-644-6500
March 13, 2009 Frankie Valli & The Manhattan Transfer Dodge Theatre 400 W. Washington St 
March 14, 2009 The Irish Rovers Mesa Arts Center 1 East Main St. Mesa AZ 480-644-6500
March 14-15, 2009
Civil War in the Southwest - Every March “Civil War in the Southwest” comes alive with over 200 re-enactors, mock battles, military camps, living history demonstrations, music, vendors, and more. See photos from last year's event or get directions to park or learn more about Picacho Peak State Park. You may also Download Event Schedule. (835 KB PDF)
Picacho Peak State Park
March 15, 2009 World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions

US Airways Center ( formerly America West Arena)

March 17-18, 2009 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Mesa Arts Center 1 East Main St. Mesa AZ 480-644-6500
Mar 19-22 Charlie Murphy Tempe Improv 930 E University
March 19 Great seats are still available beginning as low as $8 and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at (480) 784-4444, purchasing online ticketmaster.com or visiting the US Airways Center Box Office.  Information on season tickets, half-season packages, and flex plans for the 2008-09 season of Phoenix RoadRunners Hockey are available by calling (602) 462-GOAL.
US Airways Center
March 19 Etta James & The Roots Band Celebrity Theatre 440 N 32nd St
March 19-22, 2009 Festival of the West       602-996-4387   WestWorld  Scottsdale
March 20-April 5, 2009 Godspell - March 20-April 5, 2009
Central Community Theatre
March 21-22 Glendale Folk & Heritage Festival - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Enjoy over 150 performers with styles ranging from Folk and Bluegrass to Cowboy Poetry and Storytelling
The public is welcome to participate in FREE workshops such as “Guitar Finger Style” Folk & Heritageand “Songwriter’s Circle” lead by accomplished entertainers. This unique festival will include family entertainment, historic site tours, blacksmith demonstrations, children’s stage and activity area and much more! Food/snacks will be available for purchase. Admission and most activities are free. Whether you come for the music, to see a live blacksmithing demonstration or to learn more about the history of Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area, this festival has something for the entire family to enjoy. For more information, please contact Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area at 623-930-4200.
Want to be an entertainer at this event? Download the application here:   PDF    Word
Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area, 9802 N. 59th Ave.
March 22

2009 Chamber Music Series at the West Valley Art Museum

Sunday, March 22

SSW WOODWIND QUINTET featuring romantic music from Beethoven to early 20th century works.



West Valley Art Museum 170 N Avenue of the Arts Surprise AZ 
March 20-22, 2009 39th annual Scottsdale Arts Festival on March 20-22, 2009 Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts(480) 994-ARTS (2787) or online at www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org
March 25 KC & the Sunshine Band Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ
March 25-26 March 25 & 26, 2009 * Kathy Mattea – One of country music's most celebrated singer/songwriters, her diverse talents blend folk, bluegrass, Celtic and more Del Webb Center for Performing Arts, Wickenburg 
March 26 – 29, 2009 Arizona Opera: Tosca Phoenix Symphony Hall 75 N 2nd St.
Mar 26-29 Norm MacDonald Tempe Improv 930 E University
Mar 26, 2009 Billy Joel & Elton John US Airways Center ( formerly America West Arena)
March 26 – 29, 2009 Arizona Theatre Company presents The Guthrie Theater and The Acting Company’s production of. King Henry V by William Shakespeare directed by Davis McCallum Phoenix:  March 26 – 29, 2009 Tucson: April 2 – 5, 2009  Young, restless and ambitious, Henry V inherits a troubled crown and seeks to secure his position at home by launching a hasty invasion of France.  The charismatic warrior King’s aggressive pursuit of the French crown earns him iconic status, uniting England and France and briefly banishing the civil strife that will long outlive him. This Shakespearean epic expertly balances the thrilling heroics of battle with the painful and complex reactions of men who are sometimes unsure of the justice of their cause.  KING HENRY V is a rousing, fascinating story about the power of courage and the price of glory. Arizona Theatre Company
March 27 – 29, 2009 Cowgirl Up! - Desert Caballeros Western Museum Opening Gala 928.684.2272 Desert Caballeros Western Museum 21 N. Frontier Street in Wickenburg, Arizona, approximately 45 miles northwest of Phoenix.
March 27 Angelique Kidjo Mesa Arts Center 1 East Main St. Mesa AZ 480-644-6500
March 28, 2009 Glenn Miller Orchestra Sat, 03/28/09 Chandler Center for the Arts
Chandler, AZ
March 28 & 29, 2009 Bike MS: Round Up Ride 2009   http://bikeaza.nationalMSsociety.org Heritage Park in Florence, Arizona
  APRIL 2009  
Apr 2-5 Maz Jobrani
Tempe Improv 930 E University
Apr 1-2 Southwest Facilities Expo featuring Managing Green Buildings Phoenix Convention Center
Apr 2-18 The Merchant of Venice Southwest Shakespeare Company at Mesa Arts Center 1 East Main St. Mesa AZ 480-644-6500
Apr 5, 2009 BIG Big Band: Jazz with the Phoenix Symphony – From Ellington to Goodman to Shaw, the Phoenix Symphony swings their way through big band favorites Del Webb Center for Performing Arts, Wickenburg 
Apr 3-5, 2009 Tombstone Rose Festival & Territorial Days                                                1-888-457-3929
April 2 - 19, 2009 WORLD PREMIERE! SOMEBODY/NOBODY By Jane Martin  Directed by Jon Jory Tucson: March 7 – 28, 2009  Phoenix: April 2 - 19, 2009   Sheena is a somebody who wants to be a nobody. Loli is a nobody desperate to be a somebody. In this hilarious world premiere comedy about Hollywood, fame and the TMZ, renowned playwright Jane Martin takes dead aim at our culture of celebrity. Arizona Theatre Company
April 2 Fall Out Boys Mesa Amphitheatre  Mesa, AZ
April 3 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Jobing.com Arena, 101- Glendale Ave   9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, AZ. (623) 772-3200
April 4 and 5, 2009 25th Annual Gibson Glendale Jazz & Blues Festival
Saturday, April 4, 2009 | noon – 10 p.m. Sunday, April 5, 2009 | noon – 6 p.m.
Historic Downtown Glendale
April 5 Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed Chandler Center for the Arts
April 10 -May 3 Sweeny Todd Theater Works 8355 W. Peoria
April 16    
April 17- May 24 Miss Saigon Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 W Paradise Lane Peoria AZ
April 17- May 3 The Emperor's New Clothes Stageworks at Mesa Arts Center 1 East Main St. Mesa AZ 480-644-6500
April 18 M.O.M. Mama's Organic Market 30 vendors on hand 8am-2pm 3rd Saturday each month 99th Ave & Northern
April 18 Three Mo' Tenors Mesa Arts Center 1 East Main St. Mesa AZ 480-644-6500
April 18 Gaelic Storm Chandler Center for the Arts
April 18 The Siti Company  Sat, 04/18/09 ASU Gammage
Tempe, AZ
April 19 Kenny Rogers Desert Diamond Casino
April 24-26-2009 Staged Reading Series (NEW) - Jane Doe, an original play about surviving breast cancer - April 24-26, 2009 Central Community Theatre
April 25 Eckhart Tolle Dodge Theatre 400 W. Washington St 
April 25 Top Hat Orchestra Orpheum Theatre, 203 West Adams
April 29, 2009 2009 Women Against MS "WAMS" Luncheon will be held Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at the brand new Monte Lucia Resort and Spa (Tatum and Lincoln) Our speaker is Martha Madison, (Belle Black Brady) an actress from Days of Our Lives. Monte Lucia Resort and Spa (Tatum and Lincoln)
April 30 -May 3, 2009 Sesame Street Live Dodge Theatre 400 W. Washington St 
  MAY 2009  
May 2-3 Sonoran Desert Chorale www.sonorandesertchorale.org First United Methodist Church 15 East Main St. Mesa AZ
May 5 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Orpheum Theatre, 203 West Adams
May 7 - 24, 2009


Hershey Felder in BEETHOVEN, AS I KNEW HIM The Music of Ludwig van Beethoven Text by Hershey Felder Directed by Joel Zwick Tucson April 8 – 27, 2009  Phoenix  May 7 - 24, 2009  Hershey Felder completes his musical trilogy known as ‘The Composer Sonata’ with his brand new production, Beethoven, As I Knew Him.  Based on a true story, the headstrong German genius Ludwig van Beethoven is brought stirringly to life through the eyes of his last surviving friend as well as through performances of some of the most eternally powerful musical masterpieces ever composed. Arizona Theatre Company
May 9 The Music of Dixieland Side Street Strutters witht he Symphony of the Southwest Mesa Arts Center 1 East Main St. Mesa AZ 480-644-6500
May 10, 2009 Cabaret - CCT Presents TML Arts' "Together Forever" & Broadway Style Diva Shana Bousard - Sunday, May 10, 2009 Central Community Theatre
May 19-24, 2009 Bishop Mule Days Bishop CA
May 11, 2009 An Evening with Garrison Keillor Yavapai College, 1100 East Sheldon St., Prescott, AZ 86301 - 928.445.7300 or 800.922.6787
May 16 M.O.M. Mama's Organic Market 30 vendors on hand 8am-2pm 3rd Saturday each month 99th Ave & Northern
May 12-13, 2009 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Mesa Arts Center 1 East Main St. Mesa AZ 480-644-6500
May 23-25, 2009 Wyatt Earp Days   Tombstone
May 24, 2009 Fleetwood Mac Unleashed: Hits Tour 2009 Jobing.com Arena, 101- Glendale Ave   9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, AZ. (623) 772-3200
  JUNE  2009  
June 5 - July 19, 2009 Bye Bye Birdie Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 W Paradise Lane Peoria AZ
Jun 18-28 The Little Mermaid East Valley Children's Theater Mesa Arts Center 1 East Main St. Mesa AZ 480-644-6500
Jun 19-21 Shriner's Sweet Onion Festival    520-457-3106 Tombstone
Jun 29-Jul 5 Prescott Frontier Days ®, Inc. 2009 World's Oldest Rodeo ®. Prescott, Ariz
Jun 29  2009 Wrangler ProRodeo Million Dollar Tour Prescott, Ariz., June 29 Prescott, Ariz
  JULY  2009  
July 2, 2009 Wicked ASU Gammage
July 4, 2009 Glendale's Fourth of July Celebration \ Gates open at 6 pm Glendale Community College
  AUGUST  2009  
August 7 - September 20, 2009
Forever Plaid Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 W Paradise Lane Peoria AZ
August 7 - September 20, 2009
The Taffetas Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 W Paradise Lane Peoria AZ
August 15 Julianne Hough Desert Diamond Casino
  SEPTEMBER  2009  
Sept 5-7, 2009    Rendezvous of Gunfighters          Tombstone
Aug 21 Twist & Shout Desert Diamond Casino
Sept 27 – Sept 6, 2009 Cowgirl Up! - Desert Caballeros Western Museum Opening Gala 928.684.2272 Desert Caballeros Western Museum 21 N. Frontier Street in Wickenburg, Arizona, approximately 45 miles northwest of Phoenix.
Sept 2009    5th Annual Wild Western Festival       CJ's Movie Studio Avondale
  OCTOBER  2009  
October 11, 2009 Fiesta Glendale  4-10 p.m. Historic Downtown Glendale
Oct 16-19, 2009  Helldorado Days      520-457-3548 Tombstone
  NOVEMBER  2009  
  DECEMBER  2009  
  JANUARY 2010  

Recurring Events


 Every Monday Arrowhead Hospital Blood Pressures Arrowhead Hospital is now doing blood pressures in center court, near Guest Services from 7:30 - 10:30am every Monday morning.  This is a great opportunity to get accurate and complimentary blood pressures.


Every Tuesday... Carefree/Cave Creek Rotary Club, 7:30am breakfast at Horny Toad. Call 480-575-1409.

Cave Creek Saddle Club Monthly meetings, 3rd Tues., 7:30 p.m. at Harris Bank, Scottsdale Rd. and Carefree Hwy. Call President Susan Dryer, 623-465-1374 or visit www.cavecreeksaddleclub.org .

Every Tuesday... Carefree Corridor Business Group, 7:00am breakfast at Pioneer Restaurant. Call 480-560-7841 Tom Buckhardt - no membership fees, open to one business professional in each field, pass leads, share experiences, guest speakers www.carefreecorridorbusinessgroup.com .

Hospice of the Valley, Paradise Valley Grief Support, meets at PV Senior Center, 17402 N. 40th St., every 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Call 602-636-5390 for info.

"Women with Spirit" Tues. at 7:30 a.m., Kashman's Deli at the Summit. All women are invited to enjoy coffee and conversation. Call 480-231-9927 for info, sponsored by Desert Mission United Methodist Church.

Every Tuesday... Soroptimists Meeting, 7:30am www.sisfoothills.org

Panic Relief, Inc. ;has a program geared to help anyone suffering from these disorders. Held in Cave Creek/Carefree, Mon., noon - 1 p.m., Tues. 7 - 8 p.m. Call 732-940- 9658 if you are interested in attending.


Every Wednesday... Kiwanis Club of Carefree, 11:30am at Harolds. Call 480-488-8400.

American Girls Club, for 2nd – 6th grade girls who just want to have fun! Meets 1st and 3rd Wed., 4 p.m., Vineyard Church, 42105 N. 41st Dr., Anthem. Call 623-742- 7329 for info.

 Awana Youth Program, 3 years – 6th grade, Wed., 6:15 to 8 p.m. Black Mountain Baptist Church; 33955 N. Cave Creek Rd. Call 480-488-1975 or visit www.bmbcaz. com.

Awana Youth Program, 3 years – 6th grade, Wed., 6:25 to 8 p.m. SonRise Community Church;  29505 N. Scottsdale Road. For info call Diane at 623-516-0691.

Women’s Domestic Violence Support Group, meets Wed., 6:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 35500 N. Cave Creek Rd., Carefree. Drop-ins welcome. Call 480- 488-1090 for more information.


Every Thursday evening, Old Town Scottsdale’s many art galleries keep the lights on. ArtWalk runs 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays,  around Main Street and Marshall Way, Scottsdale. Free. (480) 990-3939 or www.scottsdalegalleries.com  

Unite to Fight Illegal Immigration Town Hall Meeting Childress Auto Mall, 2223 W. Camelback Rd., every Thurs., 6:30 p.m., rain or shine. For more information: www.immigrationbuzz.com  or 602-433-3760.

Las Palmas Grand Ballroom Dance Thursdays Set 4- Oct 2, 2008 2550 E. Ellsworth Rd Mesa 480-982--0577

Downtown Chandler Farmers Market Every Thursday, 3-7 p.m., beginning Oct. 9 Dr. A. J. Chandler Park


Every Friday... Carefree Farmers' Market , 9:00am- 1:00pm at Carefree Town Center in the Amphitheater at 101 Easy Street, Carefree, AZ 85377. Click here or call 480-488-3686

Every Friday Night 6-9pm ... ALL CARS WELCOME FRIDAY NIGHT CAR SHOW  ,at Big Earl's Greasy Eats 6135 E. Cave Creek Rd Cave Creek , AZ 85331. l 480-575-7889


Rotary Club of Anthem Weekly breakfast meetings every Fri., 7 a.m., Ironwood Country Club, 41551 N. Anthem Hills Dr. Contact Larry Evans at 623-225-6342.

Every Friday Wine Classes at 6:00PM. $10 to try 6 wines with the best food in the valley at any wine tasting at 21023 N Cave Creek Rd.  just east of the intersection of Cave Creek Road and Rose Garden (the first street north of the 101).  www.cavecreekwines.com.

BINGO sponsored by the American Legion & VFW. 1st & 3rd Fri. Boulder Creek High School. Public Welcome.

Fish Fry Sponsored by American Legion Post 34 in Cave Creek, will resume October 5.

Every Saturday November 2007 – April 2008:1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Arizona’s Singing Cowboy in Old Town - Enjoy the award winning team of Gary and Dusty while they return you to the “wild west” with your favorite old western tunes, humorous cowboy poetry and funny stories. Gary and Dusty are on the streets of “Old Town” every Saturday afternoon For additional information 480-312-7750  

Anthem Legislative Update;. Senator Pamela Gorman's 1st Friday/Month legislative update meeting, 9 a.m., Anthem Community Center. Call 602-926-4002.


Every Saturday... Farmers Market at Roadhouse Cave Creek 9am

Arizona Archaeological Society, Desert Foothills; Chapter, ;meetings to resume in the fall.

BINGO sponsored by American Legion Post 34 in Cave Creek, will resume October 1.
Black Mountain Elks Organization Committee Will resume meetings in the fall.
Cave Creek Museum Reopens in October. Visit www.CaveCreekMuseum.org  for more information.
Cave Creek Regional Park Events calendar is available online. Visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/cavecreek  or call 623-465-0431 for a list of programs.
Foothills Caring Corp, a non-profit organization that provides support services to homebound and frail elderly adults in the North Scottsdale, Cave Creek and I-17/ Carefree Hwy area. Call 480-488-1105 for more info.
Hospice of Arizona Warm, caring people needed to share time and hearts with patients and families. For more information call 602-378-1313.
Hospice Family Care, in Scottsdale area, seeks caring and compassionate volunteers to provide companionship or help run errands for terminally ill patients and their families. For information call Linda Patti, 480-889-1124.
North Phoenix Visions of Hope Center  A non-profit group serving the mentally ill with meetings, meals, variety of classes and activities. Located at 15044 N. Cave Creek Rd., Ste 2. Call for information, 602-404-1555, Mon – Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area Visit the web site at www.maricopa.gov/parks  or call 480-488-6623 for a complete list of hikes and directions.
Unite to Fight Illegal Immigration Town Hall Meeting:; Childress Auto Mall, 2223 W. Camelback Rd., every Thurs., 6:30 p.m., rain or shine. For more information: www.immigrationbuzz.com  or 602-433-3760.

Late Nite Catechism By Vicki Quade & Maripat Donovan, Ongoing; call for dates and times, Stage 2, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Single ticket price: $36, The longest-running play in the Valley is still in a class by itself! Audience members are the students in catechism class, and Patti Hannon is "Sister" in this hilarious interactive comedy. You better be on your best behavior, or else Sister is likely to put you in the corner‹on stage! Every performance is unique and will appeal to all, regardless of one¹s faith.

Late Nite Catechism II: Sometimes We Feel Guilty Because We Are Guilty
By Maripat Donovan, Ongoing; call for dates and times,
Stage 2, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Single ticket price: $36, That¹s right, the fun continues in Sister¹s second catechism class! You don¹t need to graduate from the first class to enjoy this one; Sister will give extra attention to her slower students. Sister has felt banners, a filmstrip, handouts, historical facts and hysterical insights to explain every nun¹s goal: getting into heaven and bringing along as many of the faithful as possible. Using a special version of Chutes and Ladders to demonstrate her point, Sister tells us where we¹ve gone wrong, and no one is excused from her firm belief that "sometimes we feel guilty because we are guilty."

Native Trails January 9 ­ April 7, 2007,  Most Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays* Noon ­ 1:15pm
Scottsdale Civic Center Mall Second Street & Drinkwater Boulevard in downtown Scottsdale Free admission Every January through April, the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, just north of the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, comes alive with Native American music, dance, art and traditional foods. Presented by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and produced by the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Native Trails is now in its fifth season of free noontime festivals dedicated to exploring the rich and varied cultures of Native America. We invite you to come along on this sensory journey to the first nations of Arizona and North America. Musical performances using traditional instruments such as flutes, gourds and drums will delight your ears. A variety of tribal dances ranging from powwow dancing and fancy dance to the excitement and energy of the traditional hoop dance will amaze your eyes. And the rhythmic drumbeat in your chest as you join the performers for a traditional round dance will energize your spirit! *Please note, there will be no Native Trails performances on the following dates: February 3, 6, 8 & 10; March 6, 8, 10, 13, 15 & 17, 2007.
Sunday A’Fair
January – April, 2008 Times: Noon – 4:30 p.m. Sunday A'Fair is a mini-festival outdoors on Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. Relax on the grass and listen to great music, stroll the grounds and visit the artists' booths selling jewelry, glass objects and other fine art. Food is available for purchase. Admission is free. Enjoy exciting kids activities and great family fun! http://www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org


Scouts Computer Swapmeet: 3rd Sunday of each month 6 AM to 10:30 AM at Scottsdale Pavilions, 9069 East Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale (West of the loop 101 Freeway). See: http://scoutscomputerswapmeet.com/.

ART TOUR time varies, based on date Location:  downtown arts district Phone:  (602) 488-9494
An exclusive tour of the downtown Phoenix Arts Scene. This tour targets the arts enthusiast and buyer, providing a guided tour of The Roosevelt Row and Grand Avenue Arts Districts.
ARTOUR's provided for groups large and small, in town and out of town. Each ARTOUR caters to the tastes and flavors of the attendees, and offer intimate connections to our downtown arts culture. Tours can be any length of time and personalized for your group to include suggestions for culinary, musical and theatrical endeavors to compliment your experience in our emerging Downtown Arts Scene.
Tours are $100 per person, per hour for the tour. Transportation can be provided for an additional fee, cost varies based on references. Group Rates are available.
North Scottsdale Polo Club plays weekly during the spring and winter months;  visit their website to confirm dates and times www.northscottsdalepolo.com

Downtown Phoenix Public Market 8 A.M. - 1 P.M.  SE. Corner of Central and McKinley streets  On the southeast corner of Central Ave and McKinley St. (2 blocks south of Roosevelt)  602-493-5231  Admission:  Free  Event Date: Every Saturday of Each Month.
Experience the best in Arizona agriculture, cooking and creativity as vendors from across the state will offer fresh flowers, fruits & vegetables, meat & dairy products, roasted coffee, mouth watering honey, jams & chocolates, baked goods & prepared foods. For grocery and gift shopping, a meal with friends and neighbors and more - the Downtown Phoenix Public Market welcomes YOU. VISA, MasterCard, Food Stamps & AZ Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks accepted. FREE parking is available on-site.

Natural Medicine with Dr. Jen Weekly Seminars for Women & Children
Curves of Anthem  42323 N Vision Way Suite 105 in Anthem, AZ 85086

Natural Pediatrics with Dr. Don Monthly Seminars for Parents & Children
will be offered at Sylvan Learning Center of Anthem 3434 W. Anthem Way, Suite 136 Anthem, AZ 85086

WestWorld  Scottsdale

Cactus League Schedule   Arizona's 53rd Cactus League season starts March 1st. It is expected to boost the state's economy by more than $200 million according to league officials.

Arizona Diamondbacks Schedule

Arizona Cardinals Schedule


Actors Theatre

Alice Cooperstown 101 E. Jackson St. Phoenix, AZ, 85004 (602) 253-7337

Arts Directory

Artists Theatre Project

ASU Gammage

ASU Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd
(Off Rose Lane, Directly S of the Borgata)

Arizona Broadway Theatre 7701 W Paradise Lane Peoria AZ  623-776-8400 

Arizona Opera Phoenix Symphony Hall, 2nd St & Adams, Phoenix

Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum

Arizona State Fairgrounds - Arizona Exposition and State Fair Park 1826 W. McDowell Road Phoenix

Arizona Theatre Company

Arrowhead Towne Center

Arts Council 4 Youth

Ballet Arizona

Bison Museum 16641 N 91st St  (South Bell Rd & 91st) Scottsdale AZ

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre

Casino Arizona

Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, 33606 N. 60th St., Cave Creek

Cave Creek Museum

Celebrity Theatre 440 N 32nd St

Central Community Theatre

Chandler Center for the Arts  250 N. Arizona Ave.Chandler, AZ (480) 782-2680

Chandler Museum 178 E. Commonwealth Ave., Chandler, AZ 85244 - 480-782-2717

Changing Hands Book Store 6428 S McClintock Dr.

City of Peoria City Hall Municipal Grounds 8401 West Monroe Street, Peoria Pine Room

Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, 305 Water Street Peoria.

Copper Canyon High School Performing Arts Center, 9126 W Camelback Road 623-935-6384

Corona Ranch 7611 S 29th Ave

Cricket Wireless Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ

Darknight Productions at Peoria Center for the Performing Arts 8355 West Peoria Avenue Peoria

Del Webb Center for Performing Arts, Wickenburg 

Desert Botanical Garden  1201 N. Galvin Parkway

Desert Caballeros Western Museum 21 North Frontier Street, Wickenburg

Desert Dance Theatre, 480-962-4584

Desert Broom Library, 29710 N. Cave Creek Rd. (SW corner of Tatum and Cave Creek) 602-262-4636 or visit our website at http://www.phxlib.org

Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Rd., Cave Creek. For events, call 480-488-2286 or visit their website at
www.desertfoothillslibrary.com .

Desert Foothills Theatre

Dodge Theatre 400 W. Washington St 

First United Methodist Church 15 E. First Ave., in Mesa

Firebird Raceway


Foothills Library 19055 N 58th Ave Glendale AZ 623-930-3844

Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center, Pam DiPietro, 480-488-1145 or 515-2798. 7005 E. Cave Creek Rd. # 107, Cave Creek 85331

FrontierTown 6245 E Cave Creek Road Cave Creek AZ 8-3

Glendale Community College Performing Arts Center 59th Ave & Olive Glendale

Glendale Public Library, 5959 West Brown Street, Glendale, AZ

Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road

Grimaldi's Dinner Theater 4000 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

Harrold's Cave Creek Corral 6895 E Cave Creek

Herberger Theater Center 222 East Monroe Street 

Heard Museum

Heard Museum West 16126 N Civic Center Plaza Surprise

iTheatre Collaborative

Jobing.com Arena, 101- Glendale Ave   9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, AZ. (623) 772-3200

Kiwanis Park - Sister Cities Garden, 5800 S. All America Way, Tempe, Arizona

The Little Theatre at Phoenix Theatre 100 E. McDowell Rd 

Margaritaville Westgate City Center 6751 N Sunset Blvd Suite E109 Glendale Ave & I-101

Maricopa County Events Center  (formerly the Sundome)

Martini Ranch Scottsdale, AZ

Mesa Amphitheatre 201 N. Center St. Mesa, AZ (480) 644-2560

Mesa Arts Center 1 East Main St. Mesa AZ 480-644-6500

North Valley Regional Library, 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Prkwy, Anthem. For events and hours call 602-652-3000, or visit the library website at www.mcldaz.org.

North Valley Playhouse 13043 North Cave Creek Road

Orpheum Theatre, 203 West Adams

Pages Bookstore 7100 East Cave Creek Road in the StageCoach Village Shopping Center 480/575-7220 www.PagesNewAndRare.com
Contact: Will or Sandi Pearson,

Payson Event Center

Peoria Sports Complex

Phoenix Art Museum

Phoenix Convention Center

Phoenix College, Bulpitt Auditorium,  1202 W. Thomas Rd

Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale (866) 408-RACE www.phoenixinternationalraceway.com

Phoenix Symphony Hall 75 N 2nd St.

Phoenix Theatre

Phoenix Zoo 455 N Galvin Pkwy 602-914-4333

Pioneer Living History Museum  3901 W. Pioneer Rd.

Prochnow Auditorium , Flagstaff, AZ


Renaissance Glendale, 9495 W. Coyotes Blvd., Glendale, AZ  85305

Rhythm Room 1019 E IndianSchool Rd

Sahuaro Ranch Park - Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area 59th Ave South of Peoria

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Virginia G. Piper Theater 7380 East Second Street

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts(480) 994-ARTS (2787) or online at www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org

Scottsdale Civic Center Mall Second Street & Drinkwater Boulevard in downtown Scottsdale

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art -  7374 E. Second St. (480) 994-ARTS

Scottsdale Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St.

The Sharlot Hall Museum 415 W. Gurley in Prescott, 2 blocks west of Courthouse Plaza

Soul Invictus, 1022 NW Grand Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007

South Mountain Community College 7050 S. 24th St

Spotlight Youth Theatre West Valley Art Museum 17420 North Avenue of the Arts (114th Avenue) Surprise, AZ  85374

Stagecoach Village Cave Creek AZ

Tempe Center for the Arts Box Office  480-350-2822

Tempe Improv 930 E University

Tempe Little Theatre Tempe Performing Arts Center, 132 E. Sixth St

Theater 4301, Galleria Corporate Centre, Scottsdale

Theater Works 8355 W. Peoria

The Blooze Bar 12014 N. 32nd Street Phoenix, AZ (602) 788-4574

The Studio at Theater Works - located inside the Peoria Performing Arts Center
8355 W. Peoria Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85245

Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, 336 Highway 179,  Sedona, Arizona

Tombstone AZ

Tucson Botanical Gardens. 2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale 

US Airways Center ( formerly America West Arena)

Westgate City Center

Valley Presbyterian Church, 6947 E. MacDonald Dr., Paradise Valley

Valley Youth Theatre, 525 N. First St., Phoenix

Veterans Memorial Coliseum 19th Ave & MDowell

West Valley Art Museum 170 N Avenue of the Arts Surprise AZ 

WestWorld  Scottsdale

Yavapai College, 1100 East Sheldon St., Prescott, AZ 86301 - 928.445.7300 or 800.922.6787

Email to add your event : azphm@azphm.com

March 2009

Battle of Picacho Peak
On April 15th 1862 the Civil War’s most western battle was fought approximately 50 miles north of Tucson at Picacho Peak in what was then New Mexico Territory. There were 3 Union casualties and no confirmed Confederate casualties. For years the Civil War Re-enactors returned to Picacho Peak State Park to re-fight this battle fought almost 150 years ago. This annual event includes period re-enactment of not only the battle but also the camp and lifestyle of the civil war period.

The following year, the Union divided New Mexico Territory along the Arizona New Mexico border, Prescott was the provisional capitol. The skirmish at Picacho Pass itself is considered the high-water mark of the Confederate West.

Alas for Picacho Peak State Park, funding constraints have forced the battle to be moved to the Pioneer Village one mile south of Anthem AZ. The Battle will be fought in the Pioneer Village complex March 14 & 15.

Pioneer Village is 1 mile north of the Carefree Highway (State Route 74) about 30 miles North of Phoenix. The museum celebrated its Grand Opening on February 15, 1969, with Phase 1 of the Living History Village. The Pioneer Living History Village is dedicated to the original founders' dreams that our Western heritage in Arizona is preserved for future generations to see. The village houses 30 historic buildings from the 1880s to the turn of the century. Most of them can be viewed and experienced by the public. We welcome field trips from schools, home schools, tour agents, destination planners and communities - The Village is a "Classroom Without Walls". In 2009 alone over 600 school children have experienced the Pioneer Village classroom.

Dedicated volunteers keep this historical site a “living” history. Thank you one and all. Pioneer Village can be reached at 623-465-1052.or email pioneerarizona@earthlink.net

   For more information visit www.pioneer-arizona.com/  





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