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January 28, 2017

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Google Maps Chinese New Year Show (Sat Jan 28). Cultural performances, festive songs, music and dance. Presented by Arizona Art Academy. 6:30pm. $20-$30. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E Main St, Mesa. 480-644-6500 or mesaartscenter.com

Google Maps Connect2Stem. All ages. Hop on the Physics Bus, visit the Wildcat Play Hospital and meet the Da Vinci surgery robot! There are more than 100 tables of hands-on science activities. 10am-3pm. Free. UA College of Medicine Phoenix, 550 E Van Buren St. connect2stem.com

Doggie Street Festival. A festival featuring a dog and cat adopt-a-thon and a family-friendly atmosphere with food, music and veterinarian tips. Friendly dogs are welcome. 10am-4pm. Free. Steele indian School Park (enter on Central Ave, north of Indian School Road). 323-445-5087 or doggiestreetfestival.org

Google Maps Dogs' Day in the Garden. All ages. Bring your furry friend to the garden to sample dog food and treats. Learn how to keep your pet safe in the desert environment. 8am-2pm. Dog admission is $4. Humans Included in admission: $22 adults, $12 ages 13-18, $10 ages 3-12. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N Galvin Pkwy. 480-941-1225 or dbg.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 Fiddler on the Roof (Thur-Sat Jan 19-28). The story of a father who struggles with outside influences on his famlily's Jewish religious and cultural traditions. 7pm Thur-Sat and 2pm Sat Jan 21. $10; $8 students. Veritas Preparatory Academy, 3102 N 56th St, Phoenix. 602-263-1128 or veritasprep.greatheartsacademies.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

Google Maps Historical Home Tour. Go at your own pace and explore a walk-able tour of homes in the featured districts of historical Mesa. A special stop includes the Mesa Historical Museum. 10am-4pm. $20. Sirrine House, 160 N. Center St, Mesa. valleyhistroyinc.com

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 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 Old Macdonald (Wed-Sun Jan 25-29). That famous farmer and his animal friends are making noises and having fun. 10am Wed-Sat, 2pm Sat-Sun (no show July 4). $10; $7 ages 12 & under. Reservations recommended. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W Latham, Phoenix. 602-262-2050 or azpuppets.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

Google Maps Passport to Chess. Ages 4 and up. Introduce your children to the game of chess. Learn how this universal game can build friendships, along with focus, endurance and accountability skills. A passport will be provided as participants travel through centers and prizes will be awarded. 10am-2pm. Free. Microsoft Store at Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 E. Camelback Rd, Scottsdale. 602-482-4867 or chessemporium.com

Google Maps R. Carlos Nakai (Sat and Sun Jan 28-29). MusicaNova Orchestra presents local favorite, R. Carlos Nakai. 3pm Sat Jan 28 and 4pm Sun Jan 29. $25. 2 locations: Scottsdale Presbyterian Church, 3421 N. Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, Central United Methodist Church, 1875 N. Central Ave, Phoenix. 480-585-4485 or musicanovaaz.com

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 Cat in the Hat (Jan 27-Feb 10). Arizona Broadway Theatre for young audiences presents the story of everyone's favorite cat and his mischievous visit to Sally and her brother on a rainy day, Call for times and prices. Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W Paradise Lane, Peoria. 623-776-8400 or azbroadway.org

Google Maps The Little Mermaid, Jr. (Fri-Sat Jan 27-Feb 11). An enchanting look at the underwater kingdom, a beautiful young mermaid and the sacrifices we make for love. 7pm Fri-Sat, 2pm Sat-Sun. $15 (advanced tickets $12). Starlight Community Theater, 1611 W. Whispering Wind, Phoenix. starlightcommunitytheater.com

Google Maps YAllapalooza. A literary extravaganza for tween and teen readers. Here's your chance to mix and mingle with your favorite YA authors, get signed books, enjoy pizza and more. 4-6pm. Free. Changing Hands Bookstore, 300 W. Camelback Rd, Phoenix. 602-274-0067 or changinghands.com

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