Things To Do In January

Things To Do In January

Things To Do In January

Phoenix Coyotes Hockey
Our professional NHL hockey team hopes to howl its way to the Stanley Cup. Arena, Glendale.
Various dates and times in January.



Movies at the Museum
Independent and classic cinema and documentaries relating to art, artists, and works on view in the Museum, usually followed by discussion.  Free with paid museum admission.  First come, first seated.  Phoenix Art Museum.
Various dates and times in December



Free First Friday Nights at Children's Museum of Phoenix

Hours: 5-9 p.m.
Admission: Free


Our hands-on, interactive exhibits are designed to engage the minds, muscles and imaginations of children up to age 10 and the grown-ups who care about them. Climb to new heights in the Climber, navigate your way through Noodle Forest, or build a fort in Building Big. These are just a few of the adventures that await you at the Children's Museum of Phoenix

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix is open to the public free of charge from 5-9 p.m. on the first friday night of each month.


Performances at the Museum
Performances from the East Valley community.  Each performance is different.  Includes children’s plays, kid and adult film series, classical music.  Tempe History Museum. Free admission.
Various dates in December; Performance starts at 7 p.m.



Birds 'n' Beer
Birds 'n Beer offers local professionals a fun and refreshing way to learn about Arizona birds and other wildlife while networking with fellow nature-lovers.  Have a cold brew while enjoying an enlightening and lively presentation on Arizona nature.  Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center in Phoenix.  RSVP requested 602-468-6470.  Free admission
Third Thursday of the Month.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m., program begins at 6:30 p.m.



Downtown Chandler Art Walk
Visit more than 70 artisans set up along the streets in front of the unique shops and cafes of Historic Downtown Chandler.  Free admission.
Third Friday of the Month; 6 - 10 p.m.




Start a Tradition: Ho Wine Experience at Café Zuzu

Every Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Café Zuzu 
Cost: Tasting is free, featured wine will be discounted. 

Need a little motivation to make it to hump day?  Every week Café Zuzu will be hosting a wine tasting featuring a new winery every week. Try out a taste, meet with an educated winery representative, and enjoy the featured pour at a special price all night. Make it a weekly tradition.



Scottsdale ArtWalk
ArtWalks are free to the public every Thursday evening along Main Street from Scottsdale Rd. west to Goldwater Blvd., and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Rd. to Fifth Ave.  Restaurants, museums and free trolley and/or horse-drawn carriage rides are available during ArtWalk to transport folks from numerous free parking areas throughout the Scottsdale Arts District and Scottsdale Downtown.

Every Thursday; 7 - 9 p.m.




Ongoing weekly on Saturday

TIMES: Saturdays 6:30 p.m. -10:30 

5th Ave & Goldwater

Join us every Saturday night for street food, live music and community fun!

Find up to 15 of the valley’s finest gourmet food trucks serving delicious foods from around the world in one parking lot.  Our Caravan has over 35 trucks which we rotate each week.

Spend a minimum of $8.00 off of any truck and get an Ate on 5th card which gives you discounts to over 25 area merchants.  Lounge in our Caravan tent on pillows and area rugs or sit at one of our communal picnic tables with misters and/or heaters for your comfort and listen to live music under the stars.  Shop our Caravan Collection for apparel and gift items and check out our Caravan Couture line for your favorite canine gifts.



Scottsdale Art Bridge Thursdays
Crafters, jewelers, and artists displaying their work in an outdoor setting with live demonstrations and entertainment in Downtown Scottsdale on the Marshall Way Pedestrian Bridge.  Family Friendly.  Free admission.

Every Thursday; 5 p.m. - 10p.m.



)Desert Ridge Marketplace Concerts
Free concerts on two stages in North Phoenix at Desert Ridge Marketplace.
Every Friday & Saturday Night in January; 7 p.m.



Phoenix First Friday
Visit more than 100 downtown Phoenix art galleries, studios and art spaces.  Free admission.
First Friday of the Month; 6 - 10 p.m.



Farmers Markets
Vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, breads, jams, cheeses, juices, local specialty foods and crafts.  Several locations.
Various dates, times, and locations in January



Desert Ridge Marketplace Concerts
Free concerts on two stages in North Phoenix at Desert Ridge Marketplace.
Every Friday & Saturday Night in January 7 p.m.



Motorcycles on Main
The first Friday of every month is bike night in Downtown Mesa!  Join over 1000 motorcycles and their riders on Main Street for a Sturgis-style event that attracts bike lovers from all over Arizona and beyond.  The roads are closed to car traffic and open to bikes, riders and spectators for this family-friendly event.  Enjoy music, food, and the beer garden (ID Required).  Free admission.
First Friday of the Month




January 01, 2015 — January 31, 2015


During the month of January, Butterfly Wonderland celebrates with a month devoted to the “Native American Experience.” From a dedicated Native American storyteller to native food and dance events, the month of January will help educate and introduce visitors to the centuries-old traditions of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and its reverence for the natural world.



January 02, 2015

The 26th Annual Cactus Bowl, featuring the Washington Huskies and the Oklahoma State Cowboys, will kick off on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 8:15 p.m. ESPN will air the game.

While you’re in town, we invite you to come to Scottsdale and treat yourself to an excursion through the Downtown ArtsShoppingDining and Entertainment Districts. After the game, play a round on one of our200 golf courses or soothe your mind and body at one of Scottsdale’s luxurious resort spas. And when the sun goes down, indulge your cravings at our award-winning restaurants.



I Recycle Phoenix Festival

Saturday, January 3, 2015, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Keep Phoenix Beautiful will host the “I Recycle Phoenix” Festival from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, January 3rd, at Christown Spectrum Mall, located at 1703 W Bethany Home Road. 
The “I Recycle Phoenix” Festival urges residents to get rid of unnecessary items taking up space in their homes, closets and drawers by bringing them to the free event to be recycled. Computers, electronics, clothes and toys are accepted, along with ink cartridges, batteries, plastic bags, golf balls, office supplies and even the kitchen sink! Please note that there is a $5 recycle fee for CRT monitors and a $10 recycle fee for CRT televisions which can be paid by cash or card. There is also a maximum of five CFL light bulbs to be recycled. Along with your items to be recycled, give back at this free event by bringing in non-perishable food items for the food drive by St. Vincent De Paul.



Ballet Arizona Offers Free Dance Classes

Wed, Jan. 8 2014 at 12-4Pm


If you're looking for fun ways to get moving in the New Year, you'll have a chance to test run your dancing shoes this weekend when Ballet Arizona opens the doors to its state-of-the-art studios for a day of free classes.

On Sunday, January 12, the professional dance company will host a New Year Open House with classes in ballet, jazz, ballroom, tango, flamenco, yoga, and Zumba scheduled throughout the afternoon for children, teens, and adults.




Nov. 28, 2013- Jan. 12, 2014



When the sun goes down and the animals go to sleep, the Phoenix Zoo magically transforms into one of the largest holiday lighting events in the Southwest with 3.7 million lights and more than 700 light displays.

Sunday-Thursday: 6-10pm; Friday-Saturday: 6pm-12am

Tickets are $10 Sunday-Thursday, $14 Friday-Saturday (Kids 2 and under are free)



Phoenix Coyotes Paint Night

January 6, 2015 5:30PM


Art of Merlot has partnered with the Phoenix Coyotes for a special hockey game and paint night event. For $50 you get a ticket to the game on January 6th, 2015 against the St. Louis Blues and you can paint the Coyotes logo with them at Gila River Arena before the game. Tickets can be purchased through Art of Merlot's website at



Glendale Glitter and Glow Block Party

Saturday, January 10, 2015, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

"Glendale Glitters" concludes for the season with a spectacular evening of family fun. Enjoy live music, food and street performers along with beautiful seasonal lights and over 20 illuminated hot air balloons glowing against the evening sky.


Arizona Martin Luther King Jr., "Living The Dream" Awards Breakfast
MLK Awards Breakfast, Friday, January 16, 2015

MLK March & Festival, Monday, January 20, 2015

The Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee will celebrate its 29th year of promoting cultural diversity, awareness and unity as it seeks to involve all Arizonans in recognizing the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the contributions he left to the world in his quest for quality for all people. The Breakfast will be held on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the Sheraton in Downtown Phoenix. [Ticketed Event]
Also, Make plans to join us for the 2015 MLK March & Festival on Monday, January 19th.  The March will begin at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 1401 E Jefferson Street in Phoenix. Assemble at 8:30 AM and March begins at 9:00 AM.  The MLK Festival will be held from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at Hance Park, 1202 N 3rd Street, Phoenix. [Free Event] 



January 15, 2015 — January 17, 2015

Silver has skillfully established a solid reputation for auctioning affordable collector cars in this January-in-Arizona extravaganza. Silver’s auction continues to grow each year because it is filling a much-needed auction alternative. Thousands of buyers and sellers want an auction where they can buy and sell in an arena that they are personally comfortable in. Silver provides that alternative for the greater Phoenix area since 1992. Silver’s Fort McDowell auction offers real buyers and sellers, real cars and real deals.

Schedule of Events – Gates open at 8am all days


The Fab Four-The Ultimate Beatles Tribute

January 16, 2015, 8:00 PM 


The Fab Four is a California-based tribute band paying homage to The Beatles.

Mesa Arts Center - Ikeda Theatre One East Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201 (480-644-6500)
All Ages. $27.50 Advance. $30.00 Day Of Show. Tickets available from Mesa Art Center Box Office
Presale Password: Presale Password: MOOSE - Presale starts 6/13 at 10am!
Ticket prices range from Ticket prices range from $27.50, $32.50, 39.50 and $49.50 in advance. All tickets $2.50 higher day of show!


Maricopa County Home and Garden Show

January 16 - 18TH  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The Maricopa County Home and Garden Show, the largest home show in the entire Southwest, is kicking off the 2015 Home Show season January 16-18 at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. This annual show boasts more than 800 businesses filling 400,000 square feet at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. More than 50,000 people are expected to attend this annual consumer show.



January 18, 2015

This relatively flat course tours through three of the Southwest’s most scenic cities – Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe! The full marathon starts in downtown Phoenix. All Marathon participants will receive a finisher’s jacket upon completion of the course!.

For the first time in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series history, the finish line will feature a double headliner! The Wallflowers will play for the bulk of the half marathon finishers, and OK GO will play for the Marathon finishers. Of course, local bands will play live on entertainment stages along every mile of the course. The bands will keep the course pulsating as runners rock their way from start to finish!



Dew Downtown Flagstaff: Urban Ski and Snowboard Festival

All Day January 24, 2015

The Dew Downtown Flagstaff Urban Ski & Snowboard Festival returns January 24 - 25, 2015 for the 4th annual two-day ski and snowboard demonstration and competition on the streets of historic downtown Flagstaff. Dew Downtown continues to grow into one of the hottest places to be during the coldest time of the year..
San Francisco Street will once again be transformed into the ultimate winter sport playground. Daredevils of all ages are invited to grind, jump and shred over a new arrangement of urban obstacles. Mix a slope style terrain course with downtown scenery and you’ve got Dew Downtown Flagstaff. The 2015 course will yet again change making each year is a new experience for riders and viewers.
Pre-registration cost are $15 (for children 17 and under) and $20 (for adults 18+) Onsite Registration cost are $20 (for children 17 and under) and $25 (for adults 18+)



2015 NFL Pro Bowl

January 25

University of Phoenix Stadium
1 Cardinals Drive
Glendale, AZ. 85305

The star quarterback facing his explosive linebacker teammate. The best cornerback going up against the dynamic wide receiver. Kicking off Super Bowl Week in Arizona, the Pro Bowl pits the NFL’s top talent against each other, regardless of conference. It’s the Unconferenced match-ups you thought only happened in your dreams. Watch the all-stars get drafted then tune in for the unexpected teams of your football fantasies. This is the Pro Bowl: Fantasy Football For Real.


Rolling Stone Magazine Big Game Party

January 31st at 9pm

Rolling Stone is setting its sights on Scottsdale, Arizona to host the hottest, most exclusive VIP event during the biggest weekend in sports. Kicking off January 31st at 9pm the event will be held at The Venue Scottsdale, conveniently located in the heart of the Old Town area. The luxurious event space will host top celebrities, athletes, and influencers in town for the Big Game, and feature special performances by top talent. This one-of-a-kind experience with Rolling Stone will once again be the most coveted ticket in town.
You'll enjoy the concert experience of a lifetime, when one of the world's biggest stars takes the stage to wow the crowd. With Rolling Stone-caliber entertainment, this experience is sure to impress.




January 30, 2015

Neither rain, sleet, nor dark of night can stop the Hashknife Pony Express. Each January for the last 55 years, the old west is brought to life as an elite group of riders thunder through Arizona. This exciting event is the oldest officially sanctioned Pony Express in the world. Each rider is sworn in as an honorary mail messenger braving weather, terrain, and modern-day obstacles to deliver the United States mail.

Beginning in historic Holbrook, Arizona the horseback mail route covers over 200 miles from the majestic Mogollon Rim through the wilderness of the Mazatzal range to the desert city of Scottsdale, Arizona.

The mail arrives at the Hashknife Pony Express Statue at noon. Don’t miss this great tradition!








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