“Singin’ in the Rain”
FEBRUARY 2 TO APRIL 3
Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen’s 1952 screen classic “Singin’ in the Rain” has been performed on stages all across the world. Set in 1927, it harks back to Hollywood’s evolution from the silent film era to the “talkies.”
The Phoenix Theatre Company’s Mainstage Theatre, 1825 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, 602.254.2151, phoenixtheatre.com/the-season/singin’-rain, dates and times vary, see website for ticket prices
“Drive My Car”
OPENS FEBRUARY 4
Heralded as one of the best films of 2021, Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s “Drive My Car,” an adaptation of a short story by Haruki Murakami, is expanding its presence in theaters. The multi-award-winning drama — Japan’s contender for Best International Feature Film at the upcoming Academy Awards — is about a renowned stage actor and director who is forced to confront his and his late wife’s past with the support of a young woman who chauffeurs him to a tension-riddled theater production he’s staging. Not rated.
In theaters, drivemycar.film
OPENS FEBRUARY 4
The boys are back! Franchise creators and producers Jeff Tremaine, Spike Jonze and Johnny Knoxville have reunited the crew to perform their beloved, dumb stunts and pranks in this fourth installment of the “Jackass” franchise. Expect to see Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Wee Man, Danger Ehren and Preston Lacy, plus a variety of younger newcomers and guest appearances. Rated R for strong crude material and dangerous stunts, graphic nudity and language throughout.
In theaters, jackassmovie.com
The Arizona Goth Festival
Put on your darkest attire and head on down to the Arizona Goth Society’s first festival of all-things goth. Melding culture, music, arts and crafts, the event will feature a variety of DJ sets; live performances from Audra, PyG and The Limit Club; and plenty of local vendors — lest we forget a charity raffle to benefit The Trevor Project, which offers suicide prevention and crisis intervention services for LGBTQ youth. This event is for ages 21 and older.
The Nile, 105 W. Main Street, Suite 7309, https://bit.ly/3GB973a, 4 p.m., $20
“The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show”
FEBRUARY 5 TO MARCH 13
Recommended for ages 3 and older, this production features a cast of 75 puppets adapting author/illustrator Eric Carle’s “Brown Bear, Brown Bear,” “10 Little Rubber Ducks,” “The Very Busy Spider” and “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” A couple dates will offer backstage tours, and February 20 will include an ASL performance.
Herberger Theater Center’s Stage West, 222 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix, 602.252.8497, herbergertheater.org, dates and times vary, $13-$35
Tyler, the Creator
After releasing the mixtape-influenced “Call Me If You Get Lost” to much acclaim last year, Tyler, the Creator is returning to the Valley with a supporting roster of Kali Uchis, Vince Staples and Teezo Touchdown. The show was bumped up from the previously scheduled date of February 11 to February 8, but tickets for the previous date will be honored.
Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.379.7800, footprintcenter.com, 7 p.m., $160-$273.50
Waste Management Phoenix Open
FEBRUARY 7 TO FEBRUARY 13
It’s “The People’s Open”! The PGA Tour is returning to Scottsdale, with pro golfers competing for a large sum of prize money. Admission is free Monday and Tuesday, courtesy of Ford Free Days, while youth ages 15 and younger will be admitted free all week if accompanied by an adult; general admission tickets and other prices are available online.
TPC Scottsdale, 17020 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, wmphoenixopen.com, tee times will be posted on website, see website for ticket options
“The Worst Person in the World”
Ahead of the release of Joachim Treer’s highly acclaimed new film, see it as part of a Talk Cinema presentation at the Chandler Center for the Arts. After the film, which is about a young woman who navigates the troubled waters of her love life and struggles to find her career path, there are discussions with film scholars and special guests. And if you miss it, you can always catch it in theaters beginning February 11. Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and some language.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second Street, Scottsdale, 480.499.8587, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 7 p.m., $14
Coors Lights Birds Nest
FEBRUARY 9 TO FEBRUARY 12
Every year, when Waste Management brings the PGA Tour to town for the Phoenix Open, along comes the Birds Nest, four days of games, entertainment, food and drinks with a party atmosphere. Performers this year are Diplo and Cole Swindell on Wednesday; Sam Hunt and Russell Dickerson on Thursday; Macklemore, Quinn XCII and Ayokay on Friday; and Kygo, Sam Feldt and Forester on Saturday. This event is for ages 21 and older.
Located directly across from the main WM Phoenix Open Tournament Entrance at 82nd Street and Bell Road, coorslightbirdsnest.com, 3 p.m., $75-$185
“The Office” Trivia
Return to Pennsylvania to answer trivia questions about Michael, Dwight, Jim, Pam and the other employees of Scranton’s Dunder Mifflin branch from the beloved NBC series. Trivia will span all nine seasons and take place in the Rose Room. Signup is at 6 p.m.
Valley Bar, 130 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, 602.368.3121, valleybarphx.com/the-office-trivia, 7 p.m., free
“Romeo & Juliet”
FEBRUARY 10 TO FEBRUARY 13
“O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” At Symphony Hall, of course. Choreographed by Ib Andersen with music by Sergei Prokofiev, this adaptation of the classic William Shakespeare tragedy sees Ballet Arizona and Phoenix Symphony pairing up.
Symphony Hall, 2835 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, 602.381.1096, balletaz.org, dates and times vary, $35-$174
“Women in Jeopardy!”
FEBRUARY 10 TO FEBRUARY 27
Presented by Arizona Theatre Company, this comedy is described as a mixture of “Nancy Drew,” “Murder She Wrote” and “Sex and the City.” Written by playwright Wendy MacLeod, “Women in Jeopardy!” tells the story of Liz, a woman smitten with a dentist — whose creepy vibes and link to a disappearance lead her friends to question whether or not he’s a serial killer.
Herberger Theater Center’s Center Stage, 222 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix, 602.252.8497, herbergertheater.org, dates and times vary, $25-$78
Crush Arizona 2022
Crystal Skies, Deorro, Herobust, Lucii, Taiki Nulight and Valentino Khan perform at this year’s Crush music festival hosted by Relentless Beats and Insomniac. Celebrate the pre-Valentine’s Day weekend with this rave from Saturday evening into the early hours of Sunday. Cafe Caderas provides support. This show is for ages 18 and older.
Rawhide Event Center, 5700 W. North Loop Road, Chandler, 1.855.235.2867, https://bit.ly/3I5VMjS, 6 p.m., $50-$125
With Valentine’s Day approaching, this daylong excursion to the Catlin Court and Old Towne shopping districts is a celebration of female friendships. There will be make-and-take activities, Kindness Rock painting, photo ops, shopping and sweets, plus a trail to collect charms for a bracelet. Pick up an activity list and walking map at the Arizona Information Center at Memory Lane Trinkets and Treasures, 5836 W. Palmaire Avenue.
Historic Downtown Glendale, 623.299.2060, visitdowntownglendale.com, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., free admission
Scottsdale Philharmonic’s spring slate has been announced, and it kicks off this month. Award-winning Russian symphonic and operatic conductor Dmitry Polyakov will serve as guest conductor. This date will feature “O Sole Mio” by Eduardo di Capua, with soloist Johnny Huerta; “1812 Overture” and “Piano Concerto No. 1 Movement 1” by Pyotr llyich Tchaikovsky; a duet sung by Melissa Solomon and Johnny Huerta; and a piano solo by Vitaly Serebriakov.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Virginia G. Piper Theater, 7380 E. Second Street, Scottsdale, 480.499.TKTS (8587), scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 4 p.m., $15
Arizona Black Heritage Music Experience 2022
FEBRUARY 18 AND FEBRUARY 19
Hosted by actor/comedian Evan Lionel, this two-day Black History Month celebration brings together a host of live music with food and games in the outdoor lawn area at Copper Sky. Tommy Dukes, Harlan Jefferson, Willie Clayton, Enchantment and the Intruders are slated for Friday, with Larry Bailey, Willie Rogers, Neamen Lyles, Clayton (in a tribute to Al Green), Raydio, Chico DeBarge and Adina Howard performing on Saturday.
Copper Sky, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Maricopa, https://bit.ly/3FvEivG, 6 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday, $35-$200
Worldwide Women’s Film Festival
FEBRUARY 18 TO FEBRUARY 20
After skipping 2020-21 due to the pandemic, this usually annual film festival is back for its fourth year and spotlights 89 shorts, documentaries, features, web series and music videos, with awards presented. To qualify for the festival, submissions feature a woman in at least one key creative role of writer, producer, director, cinematographer, editor and composer.
Harkins Theatres Shea 14, 7354 E. Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, 602.525.3012, filmfreeway.com, various dates and times, $15-$230
Zuzu African Acrobats
FEBRUARY 18 TO FEBRUARY 20
This Tanzanian troupe is bringing 2,000 years of history to the Valley! These exciting performers blend acrobatics, live music, dancing, dish spinning, the cyr wheel, the gumboot dance, unicycle/bicycle tricks, chair balancing, hand balancing, the human pyramid, contortionism and animal puppets to showcase Dar es-Salaam culture.
The Madison Center for the Arts, 5601 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, 602.664.7777, https://bit.ly/3IapbcQ, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday, $19-$49
Ignite Our Next Act 2022
Celebrate Theater Works’ return to performing at this benefit, which begins with the program in the Gyder Mainstage Theater at 6 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. party under the stars on the Osuna Park Plaza. The latter features dinner, dancing and entertainment, such as House of Cirque and Lee Perreira. Attire is red; complimentary valet parking will be provided.
Theater Works, 10580 N. 83rd Drive, Peoria, 623.815.1791 x707, https://bit.ly/3IbFZ36, 6 p.m., $150-$10,000
Does the Biebs really need an introduction? Like many shows over the past couple years, this West Valley concert was rescheduled in light of the ongoing pandemic. Previously set for June of last year in support of the singer’s sixth studio album, “Justice,” the show has been rescheduled — but don’t worry, tickets will still be honored.
Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, 602.772.3800, https://bit.ly/3rmVhev, 7:30 p.m., sold out, resale tickets available
Arizona Coyotes vs. Los Angeles Kings
It’s White Claw Wednesday again, and the Coyotes are taking on the Kings! The special pack — available for every Wednesday home game — comes with two tickets, two 19.2-ounce White Claws, and a $20 food and beverage credit. TNT and TVAS will also broadcast the game. More info on the White Claw Wednesday Pack is available online.
Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, 480.563.PUCK (7825), nhl.com/coyotes, 8 p.m., $21-$322
FEBRUARY 25 TO MARCH 6
The beloved 1868-69 Louisa May Alcott novel comes to the stage in this youth play adapted by Kristin Lawrence. Translated to film many times — most recently by writer-director Greta Gerwig in 2019 — “Little Women” is a classic story of the trials and tribulations of sisters Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth.
Fountain Hills Youth Theater, 11445 N. Saguaro Boulevard, Fountain Hills, 480.837.9661 x3, fhtaz.org, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, $18
Comedian. Actor. Writer. Chances are you’ve heard of or seen Patton Oswalt, as the multi-talented funnyman has done everything from TV series like “King of Queens” and “A.P. Bio” to voice work in “Ratatouille.” He appears regularly in movies and TV, with a long resume, and is also a well-known stand-up comedian.
Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams Street, Phoenix, 602.262.6225, https://bit.ly/33Gy3Yr, 7 p.m., $42-$62
Cactus League Spring Training
OPENS FEBRUARY 26
As the MLB lockout continues, Spring Training seems a little shaky. But if all goes as planned, see your favorite baseball teams practice for the upcoming MLB season at venues all around the Valley. With the weather warming and the sun shining, there’s sure to be many beautiful days to catch America’s pastime on the diamond.
Multiple venues, cactusleague.com, dates and times vary, see website for ticket prices
FEBRUARY 26 AND FEBRUARY 27
This annual festival is for baseball and music lovers alike! Foo Fighters and Tame Impala headline, with St. Vincent, Dashboard Confessional, the War on Drugs and Matt & Kim also among a stacked roster of bands and artists performing across the event’s two days. Not only does it combine live music with appearances from MLB legends, but Innings Festival is also a culinary celebration with a variety of food vendors.
Tempe Beach Park & Arts Park, 80 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, inningsfestival.com/arizona, noon each day, tickets start at $105