By Tuesday Mahrle
Featured event: Phoenix Chinese Week Culture and Cuisine Festival
Celebrate the Chinese New Year and experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the 28th Annual Phoenix Chinese Week Chinese Culture and Cuisine Festival. Enjoy continuous entertainment including the famous dragon and lion dances, martial arts demonstrations, folk and traditional dances, musical performances, Children’s Pavilion activities, Chinese Culture and History Booth and more. Shop at souvenir and arts and crafts booths, experience cultural performances and taste scrumptious and authentic Chinese cuisine.
For more information, visit the Phoenix Chinese Week website.
Can’t make it downtown this weekend? Check out our other favorite events going on around the Valley.
Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival
February 15-February 25
Currently the longest-running film festival in the area, the Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival celebrates its 22nd year by presenting even more films to make this festival bigger and better – almost 2,100 magical minutes of Jewish cinema from 10 different countries! Rejoice in this annual crowd-pleasing two-week event with 21 new films and five short films ranging from defiance and struggle to fun and adventure to laughter and love, with something for everyone and stories that engage both mind and heart.
International UFO Congress
February 15-February 18
The International UFO Congress is the Guinness World Record-winning largest annual UFO conference in the world! The International UFO Congress was created for the dissemination of information related to UFOs and the search for extraterrestrial life. The conference was established in 1991 and is held annually. It features presentations given by scientists, academics, authors, researchers, experts and those who have experienced paranormal or anomalous phenomena from all over the world.
63rd Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show
February 15-February 25
The Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show has grown from 50 horses to nearly 2,400 horses bringing top owners, trainers and breeders from around the world competing for a chance at winning. The show hosts exciting competitions, gala parties, educational seminars, an international cuisine court and features more than 300 vendor booths, offering lavish jewelry, clothing and works of art.
Gilbert Fine Art & Wine Festival
February 16-February 18
This event will host juried artists from throughout the state of Arizona, United States and abroad. The festival consists of sensational oil paintings on canvas, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, charcoals and mixed media. Other mediums include spectacular small, medium and life-size bronzes, luminous glass sculptures, small, medium and monumental-sized metal creations and fabulous batiks.
February 16-February 18
This epic production immerses you in stories reaching back to the distant past. You’ll explore realms even beyond our visible world. Featuring one of the world’s oldest art forms — classical Chinese dance — along with patented scenographical eﬀects and all-original orchestral works, Shen Yun opens a portal to a civilization of enchanting beauty and enlightening wisdom.
Apache Junction Rock and Gem Club
February 17-February 18
Fun for all ages! Bring the kids and browse original jewelry, gemstones, and beads, as well as rare and unusual crystals, minerals, and fossils. See the wonders of the Earth and take home a beautiful amazing piece of nature.
Vendors from across the region will be offering unique and interesting mineral specimens, crystals, gemstones, jewelry, beads, fossils, findings and cutting material at competitive prices. Many of our artisans have created original jewelry designs, and our gem and mineral vendors will have specimens on display in both rough and cut-and-polished states.
The 14th annual Chevrolet D-backs Fan Fest
Saturday, February 17
The D-backs Fan Fest will offer fans access to current players, coaches, alumni and broadcasters during the stage show and more.
Admission is free for Fan Fest, save for autograph sessions with the players for adults. Children 12 and younger will receive free autographs in a special area, while others can receive access to autograph sessions with a donation to the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation.
Arizona Cocktail Week(end)
February 17-February 19
Arizona Cocktail Week(end) will feature everything from big parties to small, intimate seminars for a weekend filled with endless cocktails, friends and unforgettable memories. Whether you are an industry professional, boozehound or just curious about the local craft cocktail scene, they have something planned for everyone!
Gabriel Iglesias | One Show Fits All Tour
Sunday, February 18
Gabriel Iglesias has become one of America’s favorite comedians with his goofy food jokes, stories about his family and relatable humor. It’s no wonder why he’s toured across the country and has a number of stand-up specials and films under his belt.
After already selling out one show at The Ballroom at Talking Stick Resort, Fluffy has added a late-night performance. Grab your tickets while you can.
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