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.
Ongoing through June 23, 2017 at Ullman Terrace stage/ Desert Botanical Garden. Some of the best in AZ live musical entertainment: April 14 - Big Nick and the Gila Monsters | Blues; April 28 - JWhite and The Collective | Smooth Jazz; May 5 - Carmela y Mas | Latin Jazz; May 12 - Grupo Liberdade | Brazilian/ World/ Batucada; May 19 - Bluesman Mike and the Blues Review Band | Blues. More:
May 10 - June 4, 2017, at the Phoenix Theater. Be dazzled by songs from iconic women including Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, and The Supremes. With over 40 wigs and costumes, 25 cans of hairspray and one scorching band, Beehive is one show you cannot miss!
May 19-21, 2017, 7:30pm (2pm Sat/Sun). The Phoenix Symphony and Phoenix Theatre team up once again with the return of this popular collaboration. Timeless music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II is brought to life with the reprisal of this original semi-staged production. Hits from Cinderella, South Pacific, The King and I, The Sound of Music and much more at Symphony Hall.
June 2, 2017, 9pm-2am, at the Rock, 4129 N 7th Ave. Friday night party for bears, cubs, friends and admirers - all guys welcome - with DJ MATT CONSOLA (San Francisco). 100's of furry guys from all over Arizona! Tasty snacks, chunky visuals and friendly, furry guys. $6 before 10pm, $8 after.
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 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.
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.