March 5, 2015 · Thursday

MTA Presents “CATS”

Musical Theatre of Anthem, 42323 N. Vision Way in Anthem | 3.05.2015 12:00am

Musical Theatre of Anthem brings Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famed musical to life with a cast of award-winning performers ages 10 to adult. Check website for times and ticket prices. Musical Theatre of Anthem, 42323 N. Vision Way, 602-743-9892,

March 5, 2015 · Thursday

MIM Wedding Showcase

Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix | 3.05.2015 4:00pm

Brides-to-be and engaged couples can tour the museum’s unique wedding and reception facilities, meet with award-winning vendors and enjoy an evening of live music, dancing, complimentary cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and giveaways. 4-7 p.m. Free. Musical

March 6, 2015 · Friday

Out West Balloon Fest and Fun Run

University of Phoenix Stadium | 3.06.2015 12:00am

More than 35 hot air balloons will light up the night sky at this inaugural festival featuring live music, food, kids activities, wine and craft beers and a family-friendly 5K fun run benefitting the 100 Club of Arizona. Check website for event times.

March 6, 2015 · Friday

Starlight Community Theater Presents “The Curious Savage”

Starlight Community Theater 1611 W. Whispering Wind Dr #160 | 3.06.2015 12:00am

Greedy children conspire to have their wealthy, recently widowed mother committed to a private sanatorium where she gets to know five colorful long-term patients in this play based on the book by John Patrick. Check website for times and ticket prices.

March 6, 2015 · Friday

Tour d’Artistes Studio Tour and Sale

Locations throughout Fountain Hills | 3.06.2015 10:00am

This self-guided tour takes you through Fountain Hills and into the studios of 28 featured artists to view their work, discuss their creative process and purchase original works of art. Maps can be downloaded from the website. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.

March 6, 2015 · Friday

Spring Butterfly Garden Workshop

Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura | 3.06.2015 6:00pm

Butterfly Wonderland’s director of education Adriane Grimaldi reveals the elements needed to attract butterflies to your yard. 6-8 p.m. $15, members; $20, public. Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, 480-800-3000, butterflywonderland.com.

March 6, 2015 · Friday

Mark Holland, Native American Flute Player

Desert Foothills Library, 38443 North Schoolhouse Road in Cave Creek | 3.06.2015 6:30pm

Enjoy the sounds of Mark Holland and his Native American flute as he plays a hybrid of world, jazz, classical and folk styles. 6:30 p.m. $20. Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Rd., 480-488-2286, dfla.org.

March 7, 2015 · Saturday

Art Detour 27

Art venues throughout Downtown Phoenix | 3.07.2015 12:00am

Explore working artists’ private studios, standing galleries and colorful murals with this self-guided, two-day tour organized by Artlink, Inc. Check website for times and map of participating venues. Free. Art venues throughout Downtown Phoenix,

March 7, 2015 · Saturday

Archaeology Expo

Spur Cross Conservation Area, 44000 N. Spur Cross Rd. in Cave Creek | 3.07.2015 9:00am

Learn about the archaeology of the Cave Creek/Spur Cross area through family-friendly hikes, booths, guest speakers and live demonstrations. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Parking, $3. Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, 44000 N. Spur Cross Rd., azarchsoc.org.

March 7, 2015 · Saturday

Fundraiser to Benefit Grand Canyon Trip for Blind Children

Brix Wines, 37636 N Tom Darlington Dr. | 3.07.2015 3:00pm

Help fund local climber and mountaineer Jessica Zaneis’ journey guiding 12 visually impaired students on a weeklong hiking and rafting trip through the Grand Canyon with this silent auction. 3-6 p.m., Brix Wines, 37636 N. Tom Darlington Dr.,

March 7, 2015 · Saturday

Kiwanis Concert Series

Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, 101 Easy St. in Carefree | 3.07.2015 6:00pm

This monthly concert series ends on a hilarious note with “Todd Oliver and Friends” on March 7, a funny take on a dog’s life from a ventriloquist’s perspective, and “Assisted Living, The Musical” on March 28, a comical vaudeville-style revue

March 8, 2015 · Sunday

Tetra String Quartet

christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 9205 E. Cave Creek Rd., Carefree | 3.08.2015 3:00pm

The Tetra String Quartet performs their chamber music as part of the Living Music Performance Series. 3 p.m. $25. Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 9205 E. Cave Creek Rd., 480-488-2081, ctlcarefree.org.

March 11, 2015 · Wednesday

AAS Lecture: History and Human Settlement in the Western Papagueria, Southwest Arizona

Good Shepard of the Hills Episcopal Church’s Maitland Hall, 6502 Cave Creek Rd. in Cave Creek | 3.11.2015 7:00pm

Guest speaker Dr. David Doyel discusses the human use of this desert landscape through time and space that extends back to the Archaic and Paleo-Indian peoples. 7-9 p.m. Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, Maitland Hall, 6502 E. Cave Creek Rd.,

March 12, 2015 · Thursday

STEAMtastic

Paradise Valley Community College at Black Mountain, 34250 N. 60th Street | 3.12.2015 4:00pm

Celebrate science, technology, engineering, art, math and music at this festival featuring interactive demonstrations and activities, including stargazing with the Phoenix Astronomical Society. 4-7 p.m. Free. Paradise Valley Community College, Black

March 13, 2015 · Friday

Pinnacle Concert Series

Pinnacle Presbyterian Church 25150 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale | 3.13.2015 12:00am

Pinnacle Presbyterian Church’s concert series continues in March with The Hyltons & Friends on March 13 and the West Valley Symphony on March 21. Check website for times and ticket prices. Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 N. Pima Rd.,

March 13, 2015 · Friday

Fountain Hills Fine Art and Wine Affaire

Downtown Fountain Hills, 16810 E. Avenue of the Fountains | 3.13.2015 10:00am

Enjoy original works of art, fine crafts, imported and domestic wines, delicious food, flavorful sweets and live musical entertainment behind the backdrop of one of the world’s tallest fountains. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3. Downtown Fountain Hills, 16810 E.

March 14, 2015 · Saturday

MTA Casting Call for “The Wizard of Oz”

Musical Theatre of Anthem, 42323 N. Vision Way in Anthem | 3.14.2015 12:00am

Ages 6-13 are invited to audition for MTA’s no-cut, double-cast production of “The Wizard of Oz.” Vocal auditions: May 14, 11 a.m.; dance call: May 15, 9 a.m. Free. Audition preparation workshop held March 11, 12 and 13, 4-5:30 p.m., for $35.

March 14, 2015 · Saturday

Butterfly Wonderland Plant Sale

Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura | 3.14.2015 9:00am

Purchase bee-, hummingbird- and butterfly-friendly plants such as milkweed at this plant sale that supports the Butterfly Wonderland Foundation. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, 480-800-3000, butterflywonderland.com.

March 14, 2015 · Saturday

Experience Ireland

Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix | 3.14.2015 9:00am

Celebrate Irish music and culture with crafts, dancing and storytelling. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free with admission. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., 480-478-6000, MIM.org.

March 14, 2015 · Saturday

Carefree Desert Gardens Seminar: Tree and Shrub Pruning

Carefree Town Council Chambers 100 Easy St. | 3.14.2015 9:30am

Learn the best practices for pruning our desert trees and shrubs with Steve Priebe, certified arborist and past president of the Arizona Community Tree Council. 9:30 a.m. $5 donation. Carefree Town Council Chambers, 100 Easy St., 480-488-3686,

March 14, 2015 · Saturday

March Man-ness at The Manor Open House

The Manor, 20945 N. Pima Rd. | 3.14.2015 10:00am

Celebrate manliness with a straight-razor shave, beverages and complimentary shoe shine, or kick back in the Vitality Lounge featuring men’s hormone therapies, energy boosts, hair services and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Manor, 20945 N. Pima Rd.,

March 14, 2015 · Saturday

Foothills Animal Rescue Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Wine Warehouse, 17025 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 140 | 3.14.2015 5:00pm

Taste a variety of wines and appetizers while enjoying the music of “The New Deal” and supporting the Foothills Animal Rescue with this event hosted by The Rotary Club of Scottsdale North. 5-8 p.m. Wine Warehouse, 17025 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 140,

March 19, 2015 · Thursday

Career Connectors Meeting

Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd. in Scottsdale. | 3.19.2015 9:00am

Spring into a new career and grow a professional network with this Valley nonprofit that assists individuals in career transition. This month’s meeting includes a discussion about salary negotiation and representatives from such employers as the Arizona

March 19, 2015 · Thursday

Taste of the Foothills Celebration and Cash & Caring Raffle

El Pedregal, 34505 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale | 3.19.2015 5:00pm

Support the Foothills Caring Corps and their mission to promote elderly independence and community programs with this festival featuring food and wine, live music by Affinity, live and silent auctions and more. 5-9 p.m. $40. El Pedregal, 34505 N.

March 20, 2015 · Friday

Desert Foothills Theater Presents “Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club”

Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center at 33606 N. 60th St., Scottsdale | 3.20.2015 7:30pm

This witty suspense set in the heart of London follows Sherlock Holmes in his latest mystery within the powerful Suicide Club. 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday. $13.50-$29.99. Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, 33606 N. 60th St., 480-488-1981,

March 21, 2015 · Saturday

Cave Creek Fiesta Days Rodeo

Venues throughout Cave Creek and Carefree, check website | 3.21.2015 12:00am

It’s a week full of bucking bulls and broncos as top-ranking male and female pro rodeo contestants duel to be the best in this annual competition featuring a variety of events around town. Check website for full schedule. March 21: Parade, 9 a.m.,

March 22, 2015 · Sunday

Time Out for the Arts: Pipe Organ Exploration

Pinnacle Presbyterian Church 25150 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale | 3.22.2015 11:15am

Join Brent Hylton for an up close and personal tour of Pinnacle Presbyterian Church’s custom-designed pipe organ, which features 3,364 pipes and 50 stops. 11:15 a.m. Free. Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 N. Pima Rd., 480-303-2474,

March 22, 2015 · Sunday

Karz for Kidz

Carefree Church, 5025 E. Carefree Hwy | 3.22.2015 11:30am

An assortment of motor vehicles, concessions and entertainment will be on hand for this charity car show benefitting Kidslife Ministries. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. $35 car registration; free admission. Carefree Church, 5025 E. Carefree Hwy. 480-488-5565,

March 27, 2015 · Friday

7th Inning Homestretch Barbecue Dinner

Cigar King and Hirsh Luxury Boutique, 7830 E Gelding Dr., Ste. 100 | 3.27.2015 5:30pm

Support nonprofit After the Homestretch with this baseball-themed barbecue dinner featuring Arizona Diamondbacks’ organists Bobby and Charlene Freeman, former major league baseball players, jockey Scott Stevens, door prizes and a drawing for a 2015

March 28, 2015 · Saturday

Anthem Gem and Mineral Show

Diamond Canyon School | 3.28.2015 9:00am

The Daisy Mountain Rock and Mineral Club hosts this show featuring more than 25 vendors showcasing gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads and geodes, many of which are found in Arizona. $3, adults; $2, seniors and students; children 5 and under, free. 9

March 28, 2015 · Saturday

Royal Baby Shower

English Rose Tea Room, 201 Easy St., #103 in Carefree | 3.28.2015 10:00am

Celebrate the impending birth of Prince William and Duchess Kate’s second child with all the pomp and circumstance befitting an heir to the throne. Reservations recommended. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $45. English Rose Tea Room, 201 Easy St., 480-488-4812,

March 28, 2015 · Saturday

Stage Reading: “Feeding the Furies”

desert Foothills Library, 38443 North Schoolhouse Road in Cave Creek | 3.28.2015 1:00pm

Playwright Andrea Markowitz tells about a dysfunctional family emulating the 1960s American dream. Proceeds benefit Desert Foothills Library and Desert Foothills Theater. Registration required. 1-3:30 p.m. $12. Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N.

April 4, 2015 · Saturday

Passover Seder

Ironwood Country Club at Anthem | 4.04.2015 5:00pm

Join the North Valley Jewish Community Association for a traditional Passover Seder featuring cocktails, ceremony, service and buffet dinner. Reservations requested by March 28. 5 p.m. $45; children 5-12, $19.50. Anthem’s Ironwood Country Club, 41551 N.

April 8, 2015 · Wednesday

Desert Foothills Community Spelling Bee

Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center at 33606 N. 60th St., Scottsdale | 4.08.2015 6:00pm

Audience participation is encouraged in this lively spelling bee featuring members of the community and benefitting Foothills Community Foundation’s Partners in Education program. 6 p.m. Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, 33606 N. 60th St., 480-488-1090,