Things to Do in the Valley – March 5-11


Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of March 5-11.

Event details are subject to change.


March 5 - SCOTTSDALE: Native Spirit Gold Palette ArtWalk - This ArtWalk pays homage to Native American artists, their culture and history in Scottsdale with Native American art and other authentic displays, live entertainment, and traditional food. Free. 6:30-9:30 pm.

March 5-8 - SCOTTSDALE: 67th Annual Parada Del Sol Rodeo - WestWorld. Rodeos, major dances, concerts, live country western music, and children's activities. Friday and Saturday 1 and 7 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. 480-990-3179 or

March 6-8 - FOUNTAIN HILLS: 16th Annual Fountain Hills Fine Art & Wine Affaire - Avenue of the Fountains. Features more than 150 artists displaying paintings, bronzes, stone, clay, copper, wood and mixed media sculptures, pottery, photography, jewelry and more, live musical entertainment, wine tasting, gourmet food and chocolates. $3. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 480-837-5637 or

March 6-8 - PHOENIX: 17th Annual McDowell Mountain Music Festival – Margaret T. Hance Park. Eclectic music festival with a unique mixture of musical acts including bluegrass, reggae, jazz,  and rock, as well as local band representation, food trucks,  Kid's Zone, vendor marketplace, and beer garden. 100% of proceeds go to three local charities.  $45-200. noon - 11 p.m. 602-343-0453 or

March 6-22 - PHOENIX: La Cage aux Folles – Herberger Theater Center. Jean-Michel and Anne are newly engaged, and now her straight-laced parents want to meet his. The only problem? His birth-mother is out of the picture, his dad owns a drag nightclub, and his mom is the star of the show! Jean-Michel wants just one night with his parents playing it “straight” to impress Anne’s parents. What’s a Drag Queen to do? If you’re a fan of Mama Ru and The Birdcage is a favorite, then you’ll love Jerry Herman’s original “Her” story-making Broadway musical.

March 7 - MESA: DT Mesa Fest (Downtown Mesa Festival of the Arts) – A free event featuring unique artistic creations, music, food and fun for the whole family. Features the work of established and emerging artists. Music provided by Street Duo. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

March 7 - PHOENIX: 18th Annual Melrose on 7th Avenue Street Fair and Chester's Classic Car Show – Features more than 200 local and independent artisans, a Kid’s Zone, food from local food trucks, live music and a local craft beer garden. Phoenix Metropolitan Men's Chorus opens the show and additional entertainers through the day. Chester’s Classic Car Show promises more than 200 vintage automobiles. Free. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

March 7 - SCOTTSDALE: Persian New Year Festival – Scottsdale Waterfront. A day of delicious food, drinks, desserts and sounds of Persia. Experience the children's wonderland and the crafts of the local artisans! Bringing together art, dance, and culture to life through the celebration of the Persian New Year. Proceeds go to Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research (SSBTR) and the Arizona Persian Cultural Center (AZPCC). Free.  

March 7-8 - PHOENIX: Heard Museum Guild 62nd Annual Indian Fair & Market - Features more than 600 of the nation's top Native American artists, lively music and dance performances & a variety of Native foods including posole, Hopi piki bread and fry bread. $10-20, Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 602-252-8840 or

March 7-8 - PHOENIX: 56th Annual Phoenix Scottish Games – Steele Indian School Park. Featuring full highland pageantry with pipes & drums, highland dancers, athletics, Celtic bands, gathering of the clans, a variety of live entertainment, interactive displays and athletic events. $17-20. Saturday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 602-431-0095 or