Calendar of Events

SATURDAY, JANUARY 1

Happy New Year!

SUNDAY, JANUARY 2

Jazz Matinee: Paul-Eirik Mehus, 3 to 5 p.m., The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt Street, Suite A, Phoenix, $22-$30, 602-795-0464, thenash.org.

MONDAY, JANUARY 3

Art workshop, 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Optum Community Center, 985 W. Chandler Heights Road, Suite 12, Chandler, free, optumcare.com. Classes include painting, printmaking, sketching, watercolor and pencil art. No supplies needed. 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 4

BrainSavers, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Optum Community Center, 985 W. Chandler Heights, Suite 12, Chandler, free, optumcare.com.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5

Beading, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Optum Community Center, 985 W. Chandler Heights, Suite 12, Chandler, free, optumcare.com.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 6

Westernaires Chorus Orientation and Rehearsal, 8 a.m., Stardust Theater, 14401 N. RH Johnson Boulevard, Sun City, free, 402-366-7377, westernaires.cwclubs.com. One of the oldest chartered clubs, the Westernaires will thereafter rehearse there from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 7

“Say Goodnight, Gracie,” various times, through January 23, Fountain Hills Theater, 1145 N. Saguaro Boulevard, Fountain Hills, $35 adults, $18 youth 17 and older, $30 seniors on Thursdays, 480-837-9661, ext. 3, fhtaz.org. George Burns, whose career spanned 100 years, is now “miraculously alive and kicking” in a stunning tour de force.

Maricopa County Home Shows, through January 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, $6, $3 for seniors 60 and older from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, maricopacountyhomeshows.com.

Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll, 5:30 p.m., Silver Star Theater, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa, $49, silverstartheater.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 8

Arizona Gold Mining Experience, 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. second Saturday of each month, Cave Creek Museum, 6140 E. Skyline Drive, Cave Creek, $7 adults, $5 seniors, free for children ages 12 and younger, 480-488-2764. The Golden Reef Stamp Mill and Tramway is Arizona’s only fully operational 10-stamp ore crushing mill.

Chef Robert Irvine Appearance: Mission Possible, 6 p.m., Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, a Gurney’s Resort & Spa, The Views Ballroom, 5700 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, $295, 1-866-975-3039, sanctuaryoncamelback.com. The dinner event, dubbed “Mission Possible,” will be co-hosted with Sanctuary’s chef Beau MacMillan and 10% of proceeds will benefit the American heroes supported by Irvine’s eponymous foundation, including the families of active, retired and veteran military members and first responders.

Variety Show Spectacular, 5:30 p.m., Silver Star Theater, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa, $49, silverstartheater.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 9

Painting in the Desert/Kiwanis Family Days, 2 to 4 p.m., Cave Creek Museum, 6140 E. Skyline Drive, Cave Creek, free, 480-488-2764. Local artist Robin Ray will present a watercolor techniques class.

Ekstasis Duo, 3 p.m., Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Road, Wickenburg, 3 p.m., tickets start at $20 for adults, 928-684-6624, dewpac.org. Consisting of a Juilliard-trained pianist and cellist, the concert program will introduce audience members to music by often-overlooked minority composers.

MONDAY, JANUARY 10

Sun Lakes Democratic Club Meeting, 6:30 p.m. (social), 7 p.m. (meeting), virtual meeting, free, 480-200-3322, craftidoll1@gmail.com. Speakers are Marco Lopez, Democratic candidate for governor; Adrian Fontes, Democratic candidate for secretary of state; Rep. Jennifer Pawlik (LD-17) and AJ Kurdoglu, candidate for AZ senate, LD 17.

GriefShare, 1 to 3 p.m. for 13 weeks, Bellevue Heights Church, 9440 W. Hutton Drive, Sun City, $5 for this session, $15 extended series, 623-977-8308. This is a special two-hour session on finding help to cope with a spouse’s death. This will be followed by a 13-week series of GriefShare seminars at the church, beginning January 17 and continuing every Monday through April 11.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 11

Staying Healthy and Active After 55, 2 to 3 p.m., Optum Community Center, 985 W. Chandler Heights, Suite 12, Chandler, free, optumcare.com.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12

Origami, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Optum Community Center, 985 W. Chandler Heights, Suite 12, Chandler, free, optumcare.com.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 13

Nutrition, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Optum Community Center, 985 W. Chandler Heights, Suite 12, Chandler, free, optumcare.com.

Malt Shop Memories, 5:30 p.m., Silver Star Theater, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa, $49, silverstartheater.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 14

The Desert Cactus Kickers, 4 p.m., Desert Hills Presbyterian Church’s Fellowship Center, 34605 N. Tom Darlington Road, Scottsdale, free, 480-488-3384. Featuring senior tap dancers, The Desert Cactus Kickers is a local dance company that has been entertaining area audiences with energetic and high-spirited performances for almost 30 years.

Variety Show Spectacular, 5:30 p.m., Silver Star Theater, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa, $49, silverstartheater.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15

Build Your Own Website, 10 a.m. to noon continues January 22 and January 29, The Holland Center, 34250 N. 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale, $25, hollandcenter.org, click on Lifelong Learning.

Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll, 5:30 p.m., Silver Star Theater, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa, $49, silverstartheater.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 16

Joselyn Wilkinson, 10 a.m., Poolside Card Room at Oakwood Country Club, 24218 S. Oakwood Boulevard, Sun Lakes, free, 480-802-4902, joytoyspartonos@aol.com, copperstatepost691.com. Joselyn Wilkinson serves as the Homeless Veteran Program administrator for the state of Arizona and the Arizona Department of Veteran Services. Reservations required by 5 p.m. Friday, January 14.

MONDAY, JANUARY 17

It’s Civil Rights Day.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 18

Scottsdale Civil War Roundtable with Dr. Lorien Foote, 6 p.m., via Zoom, free, scottsdalecwrt.org for Zoom instructions. Dr. Lorien Foote is a history professor at Texas A&M University. She will lecture on “Rites and Retaliation: Civilization, Soldiers and Campaigns in the American Civil War.”

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19

Women’s Investment Group Meeting, 4 to 5 p.m., Anthem Civic Center, 3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem, free, reservations required, drewdoreen@gmail.com. The organization is looking for women who want to learn about investing.

Variety Show Spectacular, 5:30 p.m., Silver Star Theater, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa, $49, silverstartheater.com.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 20

Virtual Book Discussion: “We Share the Same Sky: A Memoir of Memory & Migration” by Rachael Cerrotti, 2 p.m., virtual, register at azhjs.org. Sheryl Bronkesh, president of Phoenix Holocaust Association, will lead the discussion.

Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll, 5:30 p.m., Silver Star Theater, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa, $49, silverstartheater.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 21

The Black Market Trust, Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Road, Wickenburg, 7:30 p.m., tickets start at $32 for adults, 928-684-6624, dewpac.org. The Black Market Trust is a traditional pop/vocal jazz group from Los Angeles who combines the sounds of the legendary American crooners and vocal groups with the fire and energy of gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.

Variety Show Spectacular, 5:30 p.m., Silver Star Theater, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa, $49, silverstartheater.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22

Creating a New Normal with Healing, Love and Unity, 9 a.m. to noon, The Holland Center, 34250 N. 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale, $45, hollandcenter.org, click on Lifelong Learning.

Malt Shop Memories, 5:30 p.m., Silver Star Theater, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa, $49, silverstartheater.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 23

“The Life and Music of George Michael,” 7:30 p.m., Mesa Arts Center’s Ikeda Theater, 1 E. Main Street, Mesa, $38, mesaartscenter.com. “The Life and Music of George Michael” captures the performance and sound with concert-style staging and lighting while telling his story through early music hits from Wham! and his solo career. The show includes “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go,” “Freedom,” “Faith,” “Careless Whisper” and “Father Figure” and other trademark tracks.

True Country, 5:30 p.m., Silver Star Theater, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa, $49, silverstartheater.com.

MONDAY, JANUARY 24

AAUW Northwest Valley’s Women’s Scholarship Fundraiser: Trendy Fashions for Your Lifestyle, 10 a.m. to noon, with lunch from noon to 1 p.m., repeats January 25, Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Avenue, Sun City West, 612-799-5474, shrnphleps45@gmail.com. This two-day luncheon and boutique shopping event features fashions by Calle Rose. Lunch is a choice of grilled salmon or chicken piccata.

Lovin’ Life Expo, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sundial Recreation Center, 14801 N. 103rd Avenue, Sun City, free, lovinlife.com/expos. This is the premier event for the over 50 crowd. Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet new friends, network with peers and build new relationships. There will also be raffle prize giveaways and live entertainment.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 25

It’s National Opposite Day!

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26

Lovin’ Life After 50 Expo, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center Street, Mesa, free, lovinlife.com/expos. This is the Premier Event for the Over 50 crowd. Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet new friends, network with peers and build new relationships. There will also be raffle prize giveaways, live entertainment and a $100 cash prize at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon.

Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll, 5:30 p.m., Silver Star Theater, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa, $49, silverstartheater.com.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 27

Introduction to Pastel, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Holland Center, 34250 N. 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale, $50, hollandcenter.org, click on Lifelong Learning.

Variety Show Spectacular, 5:30 p.m., Silver Star Theater, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa, $49, silverstartheater.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 28

An Evening with AJ Croce, 7:30 p.m., Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Road, Wickenburg, tickets start at $32 for adults, 928-684-6624, dewpac.org. Accompanied by a band that features a horn section, AJ Croce, the son of the late Jim Croce, traverses decades and genres, including folk, rock and blues, in celebration of a music career spanning 30 years.

“Grease,” various times through February 13, Fountain Hills Theater, 11445 N. Saguaro Boulevard, Fountain Hills, $35 for adults, $18 for youth 18 and older, discounts for groups, seniors, veterans and active-duty military, 480-837-9661, ext. 3, fhtaz.org.

Malt Shop Memories, 5:30 p.m., Silver Star Theater, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa, $49, silverstartheater.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 29

Cave Creek Museum’s Antique Appreciation Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cave Creek Museum, 6140 E. Skyline Drive, Cave Creek, $20 donation, 480-488-2764. Expert Sean Morton will share with guests the worth of their antiques and what it was used for. Limit two items per session with unlimited sessions. Preregister at cavecreekmuseum.org. Walk-ins are welcome.

Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll, 5:30 p.m., Silver Star Theater, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa, $49, silverstartheater.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 30

It’s National Croissant Day!

MONDAY, JANUARY 31

John Denver Tribute, 5:30 p.m., Silver Star Theater, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa, $49, silverstartheater.com.

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