By Tuesday Mahrle
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Featured event: Barrett-Jackson Car Auction
For the last 46 years, enthusiasts from all over the world have flocked to the Barrett-Jackson collector car auctions. Widely regarded as a barometer of the collector car industry, the auctions have evolved over the years into world-class automotive lifestyle events where thousands of the world’s most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience — in person and on live national and international television. Barrett-Jackson produces The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions® in Scottsdale, Arizona.
In addition to the millions watching the events via live worldwide television coverage on Discovery Channel and Velocity, hundreds of thousands of people are in attendance at the auction, looking to witness auction action at its best, capture the car of their dreams, learn more about collector cars through “Behind the Hobby” symposiums, mingle with celebrities, experience heart-stopping thrill rides in the latest vehicles from America’s top automakers – or shop in the vast Exhibitor Marketplace.
For a schedule of events and tickets, visit the Westworld of Scottsdale website.
Not a car person? That’s ok! Check out our other favorite events for the weekend.
They Risked Their Lives For Others
Thursday, January 11
An extraordinary exhibit created by the Polish Museum, Warsaw “They Risked Their Lives” the exhibit of “Poles Who Saved Jews.” The phenomenon of Polish rescuers, presented by stories, faces and motivations, as well as the historical context, circumstances and the scale of the help given.
CityScape Movie Night ft. The Princess Bride
Friday, January 12
Step into another era as you travel back in time and celebrate 30 years of The Princess Bride and The Arizona Renaissance Festival! Bring your picnic blankets and chairs for a night of free fun under the city lights!
Maricopa County Home & Garden Show
January 12-January 14
The largest show of the year features thousands of vendors providing home improvement advice and ideas.
Looking for home hacks? Attend one of many demonstrations taking place throughout the show featuring ways to spruce up your home for cheap.
Synchrony Financial Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Arizona
This hit marathon series keeps its runners pumped with live performances and music along its courses, featuring local bands and all types of genres. Runners can choose between the full marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k or mile and rock out with some of Phoenix’s fittest and funniest people.
Celebration of Fine Art
January 13-March 25
This 10-week art show takes place under big white tents on Hayden Road and the Loop 101. More than 100 juried artists will create and sell their original works, as well as invite visitors into their creative process with a sculpture court and open-air cafe.
ACE Comic Con Arizona
January 13-January 15
Chris Evans, star of the worldwide hit Captain America movie franchise, and Tom Holland, who portrays Spider-Man in the Marvel hits Spider-Man: Homecoming and Captain America: Civil War are headlining the new ACE Comic Con Arizona.
Superstition Mountain Heritage Days and Apacheland Reunion
January 13-January 14
Each year, this wonderful two-day celebration praises the history, lore and culture of the Superstition Mountains and Central Arizona, including the story of Jacob Waltz, the Dutchman, and his lost gold mine.
Junk n’ Daze Market
Saturday, January 13
This monthly antique flea market is not only expansive, it’s fun! Between the large collection of “junk” and vintage antiques, there’s a lot to take in at Antique City Warehouse. Thankfully, shoppers will be able to refuel with a famers market and a selection of food trucks.
The Cheese Course 101 at The Farm
Saturday, January 13
Join food stylist Ellen Straine for an adventure in cheese tasting, pairing cheeses with sweet and savory condiments, creating a cheese course or cheese tray that will look beautiful and taste fabulous. Complimentary glass of wine included.