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This Week's Out and About Events

Check out our list of upcoming shows and performances, as well as our creative date ideas. Enjoy!!

Upcoming Shows & Performances

The Phoenix Symphony – world-renowned organist Paul Jacobs performs works by Brahms, Jongen, and Widor with the Phoenix Symphony.  Feb. 17 – 19th, 7:30pm, Symphony Hall. View ticket options here.

Composers in the Concentration Camp
– Special guest conductor Maestro Israel Yinon will lead the ASU Symphony Orchestra in playing music by four composers who were lost in the Holocaust. Free, tomorrow night, 7:30pm at ASU’s Gammage Auditorium. Details here

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show & Shopping Expo – Exciting horse competitions, food court, and 300 vendor booths featuring artwork, clothing, supplies, and more. Feb. 17-27, at Westworld in Scottsdale, AZ. Children 12 & under free; general admission is $10. At Family Night Friday on Feb. 18th, everyone gets in free after 3pm. Cox customers watch for a 2-for-1 coupon to the show with your Feb. statement. Ticket details here
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Blues Blast – Enjoy music from the Tommy Castro Band, Deanna Bogart, Trampled Under Foot, Krimson Chord, and Cold Shott & the Hurricane Horns. Sat, Feb. 19th, Mesa Ampitheatre in Mesa. Gates open at 10am and show starts at 11am. Details & ticket info here.

Arizona MusicFest – Runs from Jan. 31 thru Feb. 27th.  It’s a full month packed with music concerts, from classical to chamber music, blues to Broadway, and jazz to… well, you get the idea.  Performances, dates, and locations vary so check out their schedule here to see which concert you’ll want to attend. 
Creative Dates

Whether that money tree growing in your backyard died with the frost or you’re just wanting to do something fun and creative, here are a few ideas for a night out on the town that are less expensive and more interactive.

To get moving: Try goofy golfing at Golfland, rollerskating at Skateland, ice skating at Oceanside Arena or Polar Ice, strolling down Main Street to check out the sculptures in Downtown Mesa, or trying your hand at racquetball at Fitch Park in Mesa.

Do some bowling and play a few arcade games at AMF Lanes or Brunswick Bowling in Mesa.

Or, share a chocolate shake with a friend while you sit back and listen to some fun, exciting, and always-entertaining music at Organ Stop Pizza. (I love sitting right in the middle on the top level)

And lastly – my favorite – pack some sandwiches and cookies for a picnic dinner in the park. Bring that old croquet set, some card games, or a board game or two and have some fun when the dinner’s done!

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