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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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Google Maps Cinderella (Wed-Sun through Jan 22). The classic story of true love, and a glass slipper, performed with elegant hand puppets. 10am Wed-Sat, 2pm Sat-Sun. $10 adults, $7 ages 12 & under. Reservations recommended. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W Latham St. 602-262-2050 or

Google Maps CitySkate Ice Rink (through Jan 8). All ages. Frozen rink, holiday lights, music and hot chocolate. 11:30am-1:30pm and 5-11pm Mon-Fri; 3-11pm Sat-Sun; closes 6pm Sat Dec 24; 5-11pm Sun Dec 25. $15/person (includes skate rental). CityScape Phoenix, between First Avenue and First Street, between Washington and Jefferson Streets. 602-772-3900 or

Google Maps Glendale Glitters Holiday Lights (through Jan 7). The glittering magic of Glendale Glitters Holiday Light Display remains lit nightly. 5-11pm. Free. Historic Downtown Glendale, 58th & Glendale Aves, Glendale. 623-930-2299 or

Google Maps Holiday Laptop Drive. The Monroe Building and House of Refuge organization are teaming up to bring technology to those in need. Drop off and donate your old laptop on Donation Day to have your device professionally and securely cleared of personal information. 9am-noon. Monroe Building, 111 W. Monroe St, Phoenix.

Google Maps Lights of the World Lantern Festival (through Jan 29). A magical world of light and cultural entertainment. Explore more than 75 stunning displays of global cultural and cuisine. 5-10pm Mon-Thur, 5-11pm Fri, 3-11pm Sat-Sun. $24; $14.99 ages 3-12. $10 parking (cash only). Rawhide, 5700 W. North Loop Rd, Chandler AZ. 480-502-5600 or

Google Maps London Bridge Renaissance Faire (Fri-Sun Jan 6-8). Stage & street performers in period costumes, arts & craft vendors, demonstrations, Faerie Garden, food and more. 10am-8pm Fri-Sat, 10am-4pm. $13 ages 13 & up (discounts if purchased in advance) Children $5-single day or weekend.4 and under free. Windsor Beach, Site 4, Lake Havasu State Park, Lake Havasu City. 928-846-7093 or

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Google Maps Night of the Three Kings. Celebrate Noche de Reyes Magos- The Latino holiday that commemorates the three wise men. Events include mariachis, arts and crafts and specialty food. 5:30-8:30pm. Included with admission: $24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 3-13, ages 2 & under free. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N Galvin Pkwy. 602-286-3800 or

Google Maps ONGOING: Alien Worlds and Androids (through Jan 16). Join scientists in their search for alien life in and beyond our solar system. The exhibit brings guests face to face with worlds far beyond their own, and introduces the technology that takes them there. 10am-5pm. $6 ($4 members); does not include general admission. Sybil B Harrington Galleries, Arizona Science Center, 600 E Washington St, Phoenix 602-716-2000 or

Google Maps ONGOING: It's a Dog's Life (through Jan 22). Art and hands-on activities explore the lives and social impact of domestic dogs and their cousins: wolves, foxes and dingoes. 9am-4pm Tues-Sat, noon-4pm Sun. Free with admission: $8 for ages 1 and older (free to members). i.d.e.a. Museum, 150 W Pepper Place, Mesa. 480-644-2467 or

Google Maps ONGOING: It's Your Turn: A Home Studio (through March 19). Explore Native American culture in the Southwest and expand on your learning with a hands-on activity that you can take back ago your own home! 9:30am-5:30pm Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm Sun. $18; $13.50 for seniors (ages 65 and older), $7.50 for ages 6-17, free for children 5 and younger. Heard Museum, 2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix. 602-252-8848 or

Google Maps Storytime in Artville. 11am. Free with admission: $8 ages 1 & up (free to members). idea Museum, 150 W Pepper Pl, Mesa. 480-644-2468 or

Google Maps Supercamp (Dec 19-Jan 6). Ages 3-13. Gymnastics, dance, sports, karate, games, crafts and more. 8:30am-12:30pm or 8:30am-3pm. $50/day (half-day), $70/day (full-day); sibling discounts available. Preregister. Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance Center, 3110 E Thunderbird Road, Phoenix. 602-992-5790 or

Google Maps The Lion King, Jr. (Fri-Sun Jan 6-15). The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, and the other unforgettable characters from Disney's The Lion King. Presented by Christian Youth Theater of Phoenix. 7pm Fri, 1 and 4pm Sat, 2pm Sun. $15. Mesa Arts Center (Nesbitt/Elliot Playhouse), 1 E Main St, Mesa. 480-644-6500 or

Google Maps The Ninja Zone. Girls ages 6-11. Sports discipline inspired from obstacle course training, gymnastics, street dance and martial arts. 5:45pm $109/month Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics and Dance, 3110 E. Thunderbird Road, Phoenix. 602-992-5790 or

Google Maps The Polar Express (Fri-Sat Jan 6-7). Magical train ride based on the Chris Van Allsburg classic. 5:30pm train departs. $37 adults, $23 ages 2-15; packages also available for meals and hotel stay. Grand Canyon Railway, 233 N Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams. 800-the-train or

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Google Maps Winter Break Camp. Ages 5 and older. Children can participate in a theme of the day that has coordinated activities, games and crafts. 9am-noon. $45/day or $225/week. Pinspiration, 5410 E. High St, Suite 1-5, Phoenix. 480-636-8010 or

Google Maps Winter Brrr-eak Camp. Ages 5-8. Hands-on learning, games and STEM activities with a winter theme. 9am-4pm. (Early and after care available for additional cost). $280 ($235 members). Preregister. Children's Museum of Phoenix, 215 N 7th St. 602-253-0501 or

Google Maps ZooLights (now through Jan 15). The Phoenix Zoo celebrates 25 years of this bright holiday tradition. Enjoy millions of lights, holiday trees and lakeside music-in-motion shows. 5:30-10:30pm. $12.95-$19.95 (member discounts available), ages 2 & under free. The Phoenix Zoo, 455 N Galvin Parkway, Phoenix. 602-914-4333 or

Google Maps Zoppe - An Italian Family Circus (Tues-Sun Dec 27-Jan 8). Old-world Italian traditional circus performed in one ring. Call for times. $15-$40. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N Arizona Ave, Chandler. 480-782-2680 or

data updated wed jan 18, 2017 @ 02:00 am

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