Monthly area events listings, posted by Kent Musgrave, filed under Phoenix Area Events by the guys/your hosts at Orange Blossom Hacienda B&B, located in Chandler Heights beside the San Tan Mountains Regional Park. All that's happening this month in local music, film, cultural, and food festivals, rodeos, theater and other special performances.
September 20 - October 8, 2017, at the Phoenix Theater. Groundbreaking, viciously funny and devastatingly heartbreaking, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a modern masterpiece! With an electrifying glam-rock score and high-voltage performances, this show is thrillingly progressive and thoroughly entertaining!
October 13-15, 2017 at Symphony Hall. Thrilling night of music and dance w/ guest conductor Stuart Chafetz and The Phoenix Symphony celebrating hits and historic collaborations. Broadway artists will perform tunes from West Side Story, The King and I, Gypsy, Fiddler on the Roof and more! Like musicals? - you’ll love this. Next: Oct 20-21 The Beethoven Ninth Symphony at Mesa Arts.
October 20, 2017, 9pm-2am, at the Rock, 4129 N 7th Ave. Friday night party for bears, cubs, friends and admirers - all guys welcome - with DJ RYAN JONES (LA). 100's of furry guys from all over Arizona! Tasty snacks, chunky visuals and friendly, furry guys. $6 before 10pm, $8 after.
October 21-22, 2017,10am-6pm in Heritage Square Park, Downtown Phoenix. Annual celebration of the diversity of the LGBTQ community draws a crowd of over 22,000 friends, families and allies -- the 2nd largest LGBTQ event in the state of Arizona - a free event open to the public. Nearly 150 exhibitors and sponsors plus 2 stages of entertainment throughout the weekend.
November 11-19, 2017 7:30pm (Sun 2pm) at Arizona Opera. Beautiful and fiery, Floria Tosca is passionately in love with the artist Mario Cavaradossi, dreaming of their life together. But caught in the political intrigues of Rome and a sinister web spun by Baron Scarpia, the Chief of Police, she desperately looks for a way out and is forced to take matters into her own hands.
January 11-15, 2018, Martin Luther King weekend, Tucson, AZ. Supper, banquet, BBQ, beer bust; frisky, mirthful bears from across the USA, Canada, Mexico, Europe + beyond relaxing poolside or in the hot tub together for good times in the desert sunshine. Past year host: La Quinta Inn & Suites. Website details:
Mid-February, 2018, The 33rd annual event at (TBC) Corona Ranch and Rodeo Grounds, 7611 S 29th Ave, Laveen AZ. Past year Official Hotel: Hotel 502, 502 W. Camelback Rd, pool party. Rodeo events, vendors, Fr/Sa/Su dancing and entertainment + Sunday awards. See 2018 updates.
March 31 - April 1, 2018 (TBC), SAT 10am Parade from 3rd St at Thomas to 3rd St at Indian School. SAT/SUN Festival, noon to 9pm at Steele Indian School Park, 300 E Indian School Road. Festival attracts over 30,000; features 150+ performances on 5 stages, over 300 food, retail and exhibit vendors, Arts Expo, Health/Wellness Pavilion, KidSpace, YouthZone, VIP Experience + Dance Pavilions.
April 5-12, 2018 (TBC). Annual film festival, at Harkins Scottsdale/101 Theatre (7000 E Mayo Blvd), includes feature films, live action shorts, animated shorts, home grown shorts, Arizona shorts and short documentaries, plus the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival. See website for screenings listings.
Late April, 2018, Bears of the West ammual fun in the sun, new friends + everything Phoenix has to offer. Past year: Saturday + Sunday pool parties, Saturday Banquet + Boxer Poker, Casino day trip, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, entertainment and social activities. Host hotel: Embassy Suites Airport.
June 15-17, 2018 (TBC) in Bisbee AZ. Past years have included: Hot Ass Happy Hour, Ghost Tour, Midnight Street Dance, Grand Cabaret, Hardways at Stock Exchange, Artisan/Vendor Street Fair, City Park Beer Garden/ Day Stage, Artwalk, Psychic Fair, Pride Parade, Pride Welcome/Rally, Pool Party/ BBQ, Midnight MAGIC IN THE MOUNTAINS, See website: