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Barrett-Jackson Car Auction & more Main Events in the Valley this week

This is a curated list of weekly events around the Phoenix area for January 23 through January 29.
Calendar listings include public events and attractions from around the Valley and state. Confirm information before making plans by calling the listed phone number, or check each website for last minute confirmation or cancellations.

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction
Through January 29

Casual fans and major car collectors from around the world will converge in Scottsdale for the 2023 event featuring the greatest automobile auction in the nation. Attendees will have the chance to bid on rare and historic vehicles. Doors open at 8 a.m. Tickets range in price from $28 to $89 with VIP packages available and discounts for children, seniors, military and first responders. Westworld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, 844-528-3598,

Paul Anka
January 25

The Canadian singer has had plenty of comebacks in his nearly 70 years as a crooner, even working with pop superstar Michael Jackson at one point. But if you know Anka more for his appearances on Gilmore Girls than belting out hits like “Diana,” you don’t want to miss this rare opportunity to see him in the round. 7:30 p.m., $49-$219, Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600,

Fitz and the Tantrums
January 28

A little bit retro with a whole lot of soul, the Los Angeles band behind the ubiquitous singles “HandClap” and “Out of My League” will break out all their hits for a party you’ll never forget. 8 p.m., $30-$125, Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, 877-724-4687,

January 27-February 4

Chances are you’ve seen this oft-told tale of fairy godmothers, glass slippers and wicked stepmothers. But have you caught this beloved local version, seen by generations of young Valley residents? Call for times. $12, adults; $8, children 12 and younger. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W. Latham St., Phoenix, 602-262-2050,

Arizona Fine Art Expo
Now through March 26

Guests can meet and watch nationally acclaimed and award-winning artists at work in 124 patron-friendly studios as Thunderbird Artists hosts this art adventure. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $10, season pass; $8, seniors and military. 26540 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-837-7163,

Celebration of Fine Art
Now through March 26

This annual juried invitational gathering features 100 artists from across the country who show and sell their gallery-quality work in an intimate studio setting. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Season pass: $10, adults; $8, seniors and military; free, children 11 and younger. 18400 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, 480-443-7695,

Chandler International Film Festival
Through January 29

This East Valley film festival will offer nearly 120 films from more than 35 countries. There will also be workshops, an award ceremony, Q&As and daily after-parties. Check website for ticket packages and screening times. Look Dine-in Cinema, 1 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler,

New Works: Kim Cridler, David Kroll, Carrie Marill
Now through Feb. 25

The beauty of nature and humanity come together in the paintings and sculptures of three nationally recognized artists. Each of their works explores the organic and spiritual connection between all Earth’s creatures. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Opening reception, Jan. 14, 12-3 p.m. Lisa Sette Gallery, 210 E. Catalina Drive, Phoenix, (480) 990-7342,

Now through January 29

When a couple of researchers fall in love, the possibilities seem endless. But the multiverse has other plans for them. Call for times and ticket prices. Hormel Theatre, 1825 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-2151,

The Sunshine Boys
Now through February 5

In this classic Neil Simon play, an estranged vaudeville duo reunites for a television special. But before they get in front of the camera, they hilariously attempt to reconcile their differences. Check website for dates, ticket prices and times. Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, 7014 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, 480-483-1664,

The Andrews Brothers
Through March 7

When the famous singing sisters are unable to appear at a USO performance, three male stagehands take their place in this madcap musical. Check website for days and times. $30-$45. Hale Centre Theatre, 50 W. Page Ave., Gilbert, 480-497-0277,

Through February 26

The 1920s roar back to life in this Tony-nominated musical about an eccentric aunt and her adulating nephew. Check website for ticket prices and times. Arizona Broadway Theatre Mainstage, 7701 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria, 623-776-8400,

An American in Paris
January 25-March 12

The classic Gene Kelly film serves as the inspiration for this lush, romantic stage musical featuring awe-inspiring choreography and songs by George and Ira Gershwin. Call for times and ticket prices. Mainstage Theatre, 1825 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-2151,

Drinking Habits 2: Caught in the Act
January 26-March 4

To save an orphanage, a group of nuns attempts to put on a play to raise the money to keep it open. But things go unexpectedly awry when they begin to mount this ambitious production. Check website for days and times. $25-$30. 8989 E. Via Linda, Ste. 118, Scottsdale, 480-314-0841,

The Simon and Garfunkel Story
January 27-28

This renowned production incorporates archive footage and a live band to follow the rise of the greatest folk-rock duo of all time. Check website for times. $50-$100, Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, 602-381-0184,

Beauty and the Beast
January 27-February 12

The “tale as old as time” unfolds onstage in this hit musical based on the Academy Award-nominated animated Disney film. Check website for times. $15-$32. Fountain Hills Theater, 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, 480-837-9661,


Waste Management Phoenix Open
February 6-12

Decisions, decisions…The Super Bowl and “The Greatest Show on Grass” are both in Phoenix on the same day this year. So, will you choose Rihanna or cheer on your favorite PGA golfer from the famous 16th hole? Visit website for tee times and ticket prices. Tournament Players Club, 17020 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale,

Super Bowl LVII
February 12

It does seem unusual that the NFL scheduled a football game around a Rihanna concert, but this matchup is for all the marbles. Kickoff is at 4:30 p.m. Ticket packages start at $4,887.50. State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, 602-379-0102,

The Eagles
March 1

The popular ’70s group will be joined by Vince Gill to perform Hotel California in its entirety, accompanied by an orchestra and choir. 8 p.m. $124-$444, Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-7800,

M3F Fest
March 3-4

The best EDM and jam bands will descend upon Downtown for another edition of the popular nonprofit music festival. Check website for set times. Weekend ticket packages start at $135. Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St., Phoenix,

World Baseball Classic
March 11-15

The United States will defend its championship title against Canada, Mexico, Colombia and Great Britain in the first round of this international competition. Check website for times and ticket packages. Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-514-8400,


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