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January 13, 2017

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Google Maps All Shook Up (Fri-Sun Jan 13-22). A hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that will have the audience dancing right out of their blue-suede shoes. This Desert Foothills Theater production includes classics like "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Jailhouse Rock". 7pm Fri-Sat, 2pm Sun. $14-$21. Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, 33606 N 60th St, Cave Creek. 480-575-2075 or dftheater.org

Google Maps Annie (Fri-Sat Jan 13-14). Mesa Arts Center brings the best-loved musical to stage, with a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. 7:30pm Fri, 2pm Sun. $35-$75. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E Main St, Mesa. 480-644-6500 or mesaartscenter.com

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 azpuppets.org

Google Maps City Lights Movie Nights. All ages. Bring your blankets and chairs to watch a feature film on the outdoor big-screen theater. 6:30-9:30pm. Free. Patriots Park, CityScape, 1 E Washington St, Phoenix. cityscapephoenix.com/events/

Google Maps Forever Plaid (Fri-Sun Jan 13-Feb 12). Follow four friends who share a love for music. Show features favorite songs from the 1950s. 7:30pm Thur-Sat, 2pm Sun. $22-28. Desert Stages Theatre, 4720 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. 480-483-1664 or desertstages.org

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. houseofrefuge.org

Google Maps LAKE HAVASU CITY: Hot Air Balloon Festival & Fair (Fri-Sun Jan 13-15). Hot air balloon mass ascension, night glow, sky divers, arts and crafts, antique and classic cars, carnival rides, dog shows, kids events, kite-balloon rides (tethered and untethered), live entertainment and more. Gates open at 6am. $15; free for ages 14 and younger. Nautical Beachfront Resort, 1040 McCulloch Blvd N, Lake Havasu City. havasuballoonfest.com

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 rawhide.com

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 azscience.org

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 ideamuseum.org

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 heard.org

RAK Event Of The Day

Google Maps Pop Up Dinner Party. Family and friends can meet and eat from gourmet food trucks, play outdoors games and enjoy live music. 5:30pm. Free event; food prices vary. Old Town Peoria, 8319 W Washington St, Phoenix. 623-773-7137 or peoriaaz.gov/specialevents

Google Maps Science Before Saturday. Experience an evening of science with fun hands-on experiments, workshops and the company of local artists and businesses in the downtown Mesa community. 5:30-8pm. $9; $5 children (free for members). Arizona Museum of Natural History, 53 N MacDonald, Mesa. azmnh.org

Google Maps Star Wars: The Music (Fri Jan 13). As "Rogue One" takes the big screen, put on your best Star Wars costumes and celebrate John Williams's acclaimed music. 7:30pm. $29-$83. Symphony Hall, 75 N 2nd St, Phoenix. 602-495-1999 or phoenixsymphony.org

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 ideamuseum.org

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 mesaartscenter.com

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 arizonasunrays.com

Google Maps WILLCOX: Wings Over Willcox Birding & Nature Festival (Wed-Sun Jan 11-15). Nature expo with educational booths, seminars, workshops, excursions, field trips and bird watching. Times and fees vary by event. Willcox Community Center, 312 W Stewart St, Willcox. 800-200-2272 or wingsoverwillcox.com

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 phoenixzoo.org

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

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