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.
February 2, 2017, 7:30pm at Camelback Bible Church + February 4, 2017, 2pm at MIM Music Theater. Concertmaster Steven Moeckel leads a chamber ensemble comprised of Phoenix Symphony musicians, showcasing the string section in two adored pieces in the chamber repertoire: Dvorák’s Serenade for Strings and Vivaldi’s popular The Four Seasons.
February 3 - June 23, 2017. Live performance by some of Arizona’s best musical entertainment at Ullman Terrace stage/ the Desert Botanical Garden. Feb 13: Guitarras Latinas | Latin Fiesta. Feb 10: Big Pete Pearson Blues Band | Blues. Feb 24 The Louis Landon Trio | Tribute to Frank Sinatra and More. Mar 3 Jazz Con Alma | Latin-influenced Jazz and Contemporary. See March-June dates:
February 3-5, 2017 at Arizona Opera, 1636 N Central Ave. A lifetime of hope and anticipation, betrayal and despair. Set in the idyllic village of Nagasaki, Japan, an innocent geisha's love for an American naval officer leads to heartbreak and tragedy. Considered Puccini's greatest masterpiece, Madama Butterfly takes audiences to both the pinnacles and the depths of human emotion.
February 3, 2017, 9pm-2am, at the Rock, 4129 N 7th Ave. Friday night party for bears, cubs, friends and admirers - all guys welcome - with DJs FREDDY KING OF PANTS (SEA) + Frank Terry (PHX). 100's of furry guys from all over Arizona! Tasty snacks, chunky visuals and friendly, furry guys. $6 before 10pm, $10 after.
February 9-12, 2017, at Symphony Hall - Romeo & Juliet with the Phoenix Symphony - he most famous love story of all time, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Next: Mar 23-26 - Today’s Masters - at Orpheum Theatre. May 11-14 - All Balanchine - at Symphony Hall. May 23 - June 10 - An Evening at Desert Botanical Garden.
February 17-19, 2017, The 32nd annual event at Corona Ranch and Rodeo Grounds, 7611 S 29th Ave, Laveen AZ. Official Hotel: Hotel 502, 502 W. Camelback Rd, pool party. Rodeo events, vendors, Fr/Sa/Su dancing and entertainment + Sunday awards. See 2017 updates.
March 4, 2017, from 8pm at Stacy's. Fun/ friendly party for men touring major cities in the US and around the world. Beats by Mateo Segade. Guest hosts, go-go guys, the late night delights. $5.
April 1-2, 2017, SAT Parade, step off: 10am 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 5-23, 2017, at the Phoenix Theater. The true story final stage masterpiece by musical theatre greats Kander and Ebb, hailed as one of the most visionary pieces to grace a Broadway stage. The Scottsboro Boys will compel you to stand and shout for justice in one of the most infamous cases in American history. In collaboration with Black Theatre Troupe. Next: May 10-June 4 - Beehive.
April 6-13, 2017. 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.
April 27 - May 1, 2017, Bears of the West fun in the sun, new friends + everything Phoenix has to offer. Saturday + Sunday pool parties with DJ Kerry, Saturday Banquet + Boxer Poker, Casino day trip, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, entertainment and social activities. Host hotel: Embassy Suites Airport.
June 3-4, 2017, at the Tempe Center for the Arts. The Phoenix Metropolitan Men's Chorus' homage to our gay icons and idols. With a live orchestra, hear selections from Madonna, Cher, Barbara, Lady Gaga, Tina Turner, and many more.
June, 2017 (TBC), 10am at Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Spa. Phoenix Pride hosts its annual Awards Brunch every June, following the April Phoenix Pride Festival and Parade. This event focuses on recognizing and awarding individuals and organizations from the metropolitan Phoenix area who have made a significant and positive impact in the LGBTQ community.
June 16-18, 2017 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:
October 14-15, 2017 (TBC),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.
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: