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Posted: Saturday, January 3, 2009 1:09 pm | Updated: 1:41 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Looking for things to do this week? Check out our list of museum events and festivals, theater performances and family fun. There is something for everyone. 


Mesa Historical Museum: “Ron Peters: Historic Streetscapes” is a collection of fine art giclee prints that feature Mesa landmarks. Through January. “Thanks for Tuning In: The Wallace and Ladmo Show” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Extended to spring. Mesa Historical Museum, 2345 N. Horne. $3-$5. (480) 835-7358.

Arizona Museum for Youth: “Full Circle: Recycled into Art” through Feb. 9. “Way to Glow! Scott McNeill” through Feb. 9. “Artville” ongoing. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. 35 N. Robson, Mesa. $5-$7. (480) 644-2467.

Heard Museum North Scottsdale: “Choices and Change: American Indian Artists in the Southwest” ongoing. “Our Weaving: Textiles From the Four Corners” ongoing. “Interpretive Garden” ongoing. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 32633 N. Scottsdale Road. $2-$5. (480) 488-9812.


The 17th annual ZooLights One of the largest holiday lighting events in the Southwest with 2.5 million lights and more than 400 light sculptures from small stars to a life-size giraffe, elephants and orangutans plus a carousel, wagon and camel rides, and animal presentations. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly through Jan. 11. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway. $7-$9, with limited plaza packages available. (602) 273-1341 or Arabian Farm Tour Visit farms, see and touch the beautiful horses and get acquainted with many of Scottsdale’s most prominent Arabian people plus door prize raffles ranging in value from $40-$400. Various times and multiple Scottsdale and Cave Creek locations through Jan. 11. Free admission. (480) 889-4750 or for addresses and schedules.


Indoor Paintball Play indoors on artificial turf staffed with experienced referees. 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3 p.m. to midnight Fridays, 10 a.m. to midnight Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Baller’s Arena, 140 N. Country Club Drive, Mesa. $40 includes field entry, equipment rental and 500 paintballs with packages and specials available. (480) 668-7868.

Glow Crazy Family Skate Roller-skating, in-line skating, arcade games, roller cafe and skate shop. 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays. Public skating also from noon to 3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays. USA’s Skateland, 7 E. Southern Ave., Mesa. $6-$7. Skate rental additional or bring your own. For additional locations and more scheduled events, parties and lessons, call (480) 833-7775 or visit

Alltel Ice Den Ice-skating lessons, hockey leagues, public skating and special events with live music and lighting. Food and drinks available for purchase. Skate rental additional or bring your own. 9375 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale. $3-$8. (480) 473-5811 or


“The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” Miss Mona and the girls of the famous house of ill repute take on the establishment in this rip-roaring musical featuring a catchy country and western score, a comical script and fantastic dance numbers. Varied performance times through Feb. 14. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa. $20-$51 including dinner. (480) 325-6700 or

“Lend Me a Tenor” In this Tony award winner, a famous Italian opera star comes to town and all Maggie wants is his autograph, but why are there two of him and who’s in the closet? This “in and out of doors” romp will make you sing with laughter. “Lend Me a Tenor” won two Tonys and is considered one of the most hilarious of modern comedies. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays through through Feb. 14. Hale Centre Theatre, 50 W. Page Ave., Gilbert. $17-$24. (480) 497-1181.

“Blithe Spirit” A comedy about one man, two wives and a psychic in a tangled web of spirits, seances and sophistry. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 4. Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, 4720 N. Scottsdale Road. $20-$25. (480) 483-1664 or

“Hair” Arizona Theatre Company stages this new production of the revolutionary musical that combines rock 'n’ with Broadway craft to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Contains mature language and nudity. Various showtimes through Jan. 18 with pre-show party at Girls’ Night Out Jan. 9. Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix. $50-$84. (602) 256-6995 or

“A Jew Grows in Brooklyn” Author and musician Jake Ehrenreich takes audiences on a comedic, musical journey of his life, coming up as the “boomer” son to immigrant parents who survived the Holocaust. The one-man show follows Ehrenreich from the city stickball games of his youth through plenty of ribbing and reflection of his family and heritage. Herberger Theatre Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix. Matinee and evening performances are scheduled through Jan. 11. $45-$65. (602) 252-8497 or

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