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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 Alley Cats: Doo Wop Drive In (Sat Jan 14). America's Doo-Wop group serves up a perfect blend of 1950s and '60s hits, with a side of comedy, served in a four-part harmony. 7:30pm. $26-$42. Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E Pecos Rd, Gilbert. 480-279-7194 or higleycenter.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

Arizona Bach Festival (Sat-Sun Jan 14-15 and Sun Jan 22 and 29). Top Arizona artists and instrumentalists showcase the rich works of Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach during four concerts over three weekends. 7:30pm Sat, 3pm Sun. Jan 14 and 22: Central United Methodist Church, 1875 N Central Ave, Phoenix; Jan 15 and 29: All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 6300 N Central Ave, Phoenix. arizonabachfestival.org.

Google Maps Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event (Sat Jan 14-Sun Jan 22). All ages. American and European classic, sports and racing cars, auctions, live entertainment and charity events. Gates open 8am. $20 and up; $10 and up for children. WestWorld, 16601 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale. barrett-jackson.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 Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (Sat-Sun Jan 14-Feb 19). With the Cat in The Hat, fun is never done! Join Sally and her brother as their rainy day is transformed by the Cat and his mischievous antics. 1 and 4pm Sat, 1pm Sun. $12-$26. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe. 480-921-5700 or childsplayaz.org

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

RAK Event Of The Day

Itty Bitty Open. Ages 3-5 learn the basic skills of golf. Participants receive plastic golf clubs, balls and sun visor and participate in a fun-filled, non-competitive golf tournament. 9am, 10am or 11am. Free. Preregister (Jan 7 deadline). 15 Valley locations. 602-944-6168 or jgaa.org

Google Maps Jimmy's Space Adventure (Sat Jan 14, 21 and 28). Grab your spacesuit and join Jimmy on a space adventure that includes rocket ships and creatures. 10:30am and noon. $8; chromadepth glasses available for additional $2. Gyder Theater at Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 8355 W Peoria Ave, Peoria. 623-815-7930 or theaterworks.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 Melissa Marr. Bestseller adult, teen and children's book author, Melissa Marr, presents her debut picture book, "Bunny Roo, I Love You". This board book playfully celebrates the ways parents make their new baby feel at home. 10am. Free. Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S McClintock Dr, Tempe. 480-730-0205 or changinghands.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

Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Kids Rock. This 1-mile fun run includes race bib, T-shirt, goodie bag and a medal. 10am. $26. Start and finish line are at Tempe Beach Park, Mill Avenue and Rio Solado Boulevard. runrocknroll.competitor.com/arizona

Google Maps Snow Day at Desert Ridge Marketplace. Grab your mittens and play in the snow at Desert Ridge Marketplace. There will be more than 40 tons of snow, crafts, cookies and milk, and entertainment for family. 10am-1pm. Free. Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd, Phoenix. shopdesertridge.com/holiday

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 TUCSON: Mineral Madness (Sat-Mon Jan 14-16). Minerals, fossils and gemstones for sale, jewelry demonstrations. On Saturday and Sunday, children can collect free rock and mineral specimens in their own egg-carton collection boxes. (Bring your own egg carton!) Visit the museum’s Earth Sciences Center cave, housing one of the world’s most comprehensive regional mineral collections. You’ll even get to see a moon rock on loan from NASA. 10am-4pm. $20.50; $18.50 for seniors, $16.50 for active military, $15.50 for Arizona/Sonora residents; $3 ages 3-12, free for ages 2 and younger. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson. 520-883-2702 or desertmuseum.org

Google Maps West Valley Island Cultural Festival. All ages. Showcases Polynesian music and culture. 2-3pm. $10; $5 for ages 17-4, free for ages 3 and younger. Microsoft Store at Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 E Camelback Road, Scottsdale. wvislandculturalfest.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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