Things to Do in the Valley – Feb. 6-12

Posted 2/8/20

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Feb. 5-12.

Event details are subject to change.


Feb. 6 - SCOTTSDALE: Western Week …

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Things to Do in the Valley – Feb. 6-12


Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Feb. 5-12.

Event details are subject to change.


Feb. 6 - SCOTTSDALE: Western Week Gold Palette ArtWalk - Featuring live music and artists’ demonstrations, a multitude of traditional and modern Western artwork will be on display throughout the Scottsdale Arts District’s numerous galleries during this Western Week kick-off event. This ArtWalk recognizes Scottsdale’s Wild West roots and its wide range of historical culture with Western-themed entertainment and more. Free. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Feb. 7-9 - PHOENIX: 30th Annual Chinese Week’s Culture and Cuisine Festival – Year of the Rat - Margaret T. Hance Park (East). Enjoy Chinese cuisine, arts & crafts, Chinese calligraphy, dragon and lion dances, Chinese costume photo booth, folk and traditional dances, mah-jongg booth, martial arts demos, musical performances, Chinese Tea Ceremony, photo exhibit, Koi-fish exhibit, chopstick pick up contest, children’s hands-on activities and souvenirs. Free. Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 pm., Beer Garden, Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 7-9 - SCOTTSDALE: Worldwide Women's Film Festival – Harkins Shea 14. The Worldwide Women's Film Festival educates, supports, and empowers women in the collaborative endeavor of filmmaking while we shine a light on women's stories and diverse experiences. 602-525-3012 or   

Feb. 7-9 - SCOTTSDALE: 9th Annual Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival - Scottsdale Waterfront. More than 125 juried fine artists will line the banks of the Scottsdale Waterfront, along with wineries and live musical entertainment. $3. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 480-837-5637 or

Feb. 7-23 - PHOENIX: Trouble in Mind – Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center. As the 1950s draw to a close, a newly integrated theatre company prepares to open a progressive, but misguided new play on Broadway. This troubled production of a fictional anti-lynching play will feature renowned actress Wileta Mayer. 602-258-8129 or

Feb. 7-23 - PHOENIX: The Princess and the Pea – Valley Youth Theatre. Princess Astrid has been lured from her home by Gustav the Troll as a prospective bride for the bookish Prince Eric. Although this feisty princess has no interest in either marriage or princes, she spiritedly takes a series of tests to prove that she is "a real princess." Despite the plotting of the oily courtier, Osric, Astrid and Eric are drawn to each other out of respect for the other's stubborn individualism. However, before there may be a proper happy ending, Astrid must pass a final test. $20. 602-253-8188 or

Feb. 8 - FOUNTAIN HILLS: 20th Annual Pemberton Trail 50K – McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Pemberton Trail 50k and 25k races are run completely on trails in the beautiful McDowell Mountain Regional Park near Fountain Hills, Arizona. With gently rolling hills (no big climbs) you might set a PR here! With our great volunteers, good food, mild weather and fun, low-key vibe, it’s always a great day in the desert.

Feb. 8 - FOUNTAIN HILLS: 7th Annual Concours in the Hills High-Performance and Classic Car Show - Fountain Park. In 2019 the show attracted 941 cars and five helicopters including two USMC attack helicopters. The show is not a formal “white gloves” concours but rather a fun and relaxed car show open to all makes and models. The cars are organized by brand to encourage communication between owners. The show is supported by the leading car clubs of Arizona, both import and domestic. Free. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Feb. 8 - MESA: Mesa-Phoenix Marathon – Mesa Riverview. Want to go for a run? With the right training and commitment, you can find yourself fully prepared at the starting line of a 10K, half marathon or the full 26.2 miles! Want to get the whole family involved? Our free 1K fun run will get the kids in on the action too. $0-125. 6 a.m.

Feb. 8 - PHOENIX: ASU Open Door 2020 – Downtown Phoenix – Once a year, ASU invites the local community, adults and children of all ages, to experience ASU and discover why it was named one of the most innovative universities in the nation for four years in a row. ASU Open Door welcomes visitors to our four campus locations, allowing visitors to explore spaces that are normally closed to the public. Visitors have the opportunity to participate in hundreds of interactive, hands-on activities and talk to students, faculty and staff. Free. 1-5 p.m. 480-965-1236 or

Feb. 8 - PHOENIX: 20th Annual Strong Beer Festival - Steele Indian School Park. Official launch of Arizona Craft Beer Week and Arizona’s premier craft beer festival. Focusing on beers “strong” in flavor and character from across the country. Draws visitors from across the state and country to Arizona. Featuring strong beers, also offering tastes of other craft beer types and styles, music and food vendors. More than 75 breweries.

Feb. 8 - SCOTTSDALE: 67th Annual Scottsdale Parada Del Sol Parade & Trails End Festival - A community celebration attracting more than 30,000 people and showcases the history, school groups, bands, live musical entertainment and shopping. Experience Arizona's old west entertainment. Starts at Indian School Rd to Oak St. on Scottsdale Rd. Free. 9 a.m., followed by Trail's End Festival.     

Feb. 8-9 - PHOENIX: 30th Annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest - Heard Museum. Top American Indian and Canadian First Nation hoop dancers vie for the title of World Champion Hoop Dancer, amazing performances of the intertribal hoop dance where each dancers weaves in aspects of his or her distinct tradition and culture, more than $30,000 in prize money, fry bread & other American Indian foods. $7.50-18. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 602-252-8848 or

Feb. 8-9 - SCOTTSDALE: Arizona Indian Festival – Scottsdale Civic Center Park. This two-day family-friendly event features Arizona tribes sharing cultural experiences, traditional dwellings, art demonstrations, Native American storytelling, performances, music and contemporary entertainment, an artisan market, Tribal and Tourism Expo, food trucks and fry bread stands, giveaways, raffles and kids’ activities. This event is a collaboration between the City of Scottsdale and the majority of Indian tribes in Arizona. Free. Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Feb. 8-9 - SCOTTSDALE: 9th Annual Street Eats Food Truck Festival - Salt River Fields. All of the food trucks offer $2 samples of their homemade treats. Plus, between bites you can enjoy live music, food eating contests, and a massive kids zone for a fun weekend celebration. $12-15. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. or

Feb. 9 - MESA: Salt River Brass: All That Jazz – Mesa Arts Center. Picture 36 brass and percussion virtuosi crafting the upbeat brilliance of a military band, the full-throated sonorities of a symphony orchestra and the warm intimate sounds of a chamber group. This is the Salt River Brass, with the versatility to program everything from light classics and marches to show tunes, folk melodies and jazz standards. 3 p.m. 480-644-6500 or

Feb. 9-23 - SCOTTSDALE: 24th Annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival - Valley wide at three Harkins Theaters: Shea 14 in Scottsdale; Harkins Park West 14 in Peoria; and Harkins Tempe Marketplace 16 in Tempe. Films screen across the Valley at 3 and 7 p.m. Films aimed at both younger and older audiences. 602-753-9366 or