EVENT DATE : 24-26
Symphony Hall

To be an aspiring artist in 1830s Paris was to be poor, but happy. When Mimì enters the poet Rodolfo’s apartment in search of a flame to light her candle, the pair ignite a romance. The passion and struggle of Rodolfo and his fellow bohemians come to life in Puccini’s timeless masterpiece. Performed by Arizona Opera. AZOpera.org

TPC Scottsdale

The Waste Management Phoenix Open wraps up its last two days of what has come to be known as "The People's Open." Defending champion Rickie Fowler will be back, as well as other golf greats. The concert Saturday evening at the Coors Light Birds Nest features Kygo. WMPhoenixOpen.com

EVENT DATE : 1-May 3
Heard Museum

MARIA HUPFIELD: Nine Years Towards the Sun, a solo exhibition of Canadian/Anishinaabek artist Maria Hupfield, features more than 40 works by the conceptual performance artist. The works on view will be activated through movement, sound, memory, documentation, and collaboration—the exhibition will function as a living archive which continually replenishes itself with content throughout its run. Heard.org

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

More than 55 of the Valley's best food trucks will be part of this family friendly festival, which brings together a variety of restaurants on wheels all to one location. Each truck will offer $2 samples of their homemade treats. The festival also features food eating contests, a kids' zone, and more. StreetEatsAZ.com

EVENT DATE : February 8, 6:30PM
JW Marriott Scottsdwale Camelback Inn

The Honor Ball’s reputation as one of the Valley’s best parties continues with lively entertainment, dinner, and dancing. Funds raised this year will expand HonorHealth's  impact to reach more patients and provide more hope by benefiting HonorHealth services, treatment, research and innovation for cancer, cardiovascular and stroke. HonorHealth.com

EVENT DATE : 13-16
Symphony Hall

Get transported to a magical world of fairy tricksters, love potions and hilarious antics as Ballet Arizona presents its reimagined take on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with live accompaniment by The Phoenix Symphony. Set to Artistic Director Ib Andersen’s critically acclaimed choreography, the masterpiece comes to life with all-new sets, new costumes, and the only professional ballet company in the Valley. BalletAZ.org

EVENT DATE : 13-23
WestWorld of Scottsdale

The world’s largest, family-friendly horse show showcases more than 2,400 Arabian horses from around the world. In addition to the competition, there's a Shopping Expo, with more than 350 unique commercial exhibitors, and trade booths. Also, food vendors, ice cream socials, art contests, behind-the-scenes barn tours, educational round pen demonstrations, and the opportunity to meet an Arabian horse. ScottsdaleShow.com

EVENT DATE : 15-17
Various venues

From the Cocktail Carnival featuring a performance by national touring act MarchFourth marching band on Feb. 15 at Walter Where?House, to Top Bars on Feb. 16 at The Croft, to the Last Slinger Standing bartending competition on Feb. 17 at Young's Market Company's 7th & Union building, this event promises a variety of experiences. Also, events, dinners and exclusive cocktail tastings. ArizonaCocktailWeekend.com

EVENT DATE : February 15, 11:00AM
Chapparal Park

Arizona Small Dog Rescue, a 501c3 non-profit Valley rescue, brings its popular north Phoenix adoption event to Chapparal Park for a special Valentine’s weekend adoption event. Mingle with staff, fosters and volunteers on hand to answer questions and help you meet your new best friend from a large selection of dogs of all sizes, ages and breeds. AZSmallDog.org

EVENT DATE : February 15, 6:00PM
The Phoenician

This year's gala—chaired by Ivy Ciolli, along with vice chairs Dru Hammer and Jacqueline Nerguizian—features a Mary Poppins theme, as well as an impressive lineup of entertainers, dinner, dancing, and a live auction. The event is a fundraiser for Childhelp, and raises funds to support the lifesaving services provided to abused and neglected children. Childhelp.org

EVENT DATE : 22-23
Desert Botanical Garden

Devour Phoenix is comprised of three signature events: Seven Chefs Dinner, Devour the World presented by the City of Peoria, and Devour Culinary Classic. All aim to elevate Arizona's culinary and cocktail culture and spotlight the region as a world-class destination for food and dining. The premier event, the 11th Annual Devour Culinary Classic, features Arizona's best chefs, finest wines, beers and spirits. DevourPhoenix.com

EVENT DATE : February 22, 5:30PM
Scottsdale Hangar One

Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner and his wife Brenda are honoring Arizona Diamondbacks legend and active philanthropist Luis Gonzalez, and will be joined by celebrities, as well as current and former professional athletes at this unique event. Featuring game room favorites, attendees can mingle, play and compete. The highlight of the evening, which benefits Treasure House, is a tribute to Luis Gonzalez. TreasureHouse.org/gamenight