Arts events fill January calendar for Scottsdale.
SUNDAY A’FAIR: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts presents the 17th season of Sunday A’Fair, a free afternoon festival of arts and entertainment Jan. 8 at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. Pop-folk artist Sarah Vanell will perform noon to 1:30 p.m., and vocalist Khani Cole 2 to 4:30 p.m. The event also features a selection of arts and crafts available for sale, hands-on activities for children and families and free docent-guided tours of the sculptures on the mall. Lawn chairs and picnic baskets are welcome. Food and refreshments also are available for purchase. For information, call (480) 994-2787 or visit .
"PETER PAN" AUDITIONS: Scottsdale Desert Stages Children’s Theatre is holding auditions for people, ages 3 to 19, for the musical "Peter Pan" at 6 p.m. Jan. 8 at 4720 N. Scottsdale Road. No experience or appointment needed. Be prepared for movement. For information, call (480) 483-1664 or visit
"NANCY GEE CELEBRATES FOUR GREAT LADIES OF JAZZ, PART 2":
The Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, presents Nancy Gee in a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith 3 p.m. Jan. 8. Tickets: $15. For information or tickets, call (480) 596-2660 or visit .
"MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL" RETURNS: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts presents "Menopause The Musical" beginning Jan. 10 for a limited engagement at Theater 4301, Galleria Corporate Centre, 4301 N. Scottsdale Road. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets: $36. For information or tickets, call (480) 994-2787 or visit
PIANIST JEFFREY SIEGEL PERFORMS: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., presents "Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations: Mozart and Schubert: Romantic Fantasies" 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10. Tickets: $34. For information, call (480) 994-2787 or visit .
"DAMN YANKEES": Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre presents the musical "Damn Yankees" 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays Jan. 13 to Feb. 5 at 4720 N. Scottsdale Road. Tickets: $22, $20 seniors/students in advance, $25 day of show. Reservations recommended. Suitable for school-age and older children. For information, call (480) 483-1664 or visit
CHINESE PIPA PLAYER: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., presents "An Evening with Chinese Pipa Player Wu Man" 8 p.m. Jan. 14. Tickets: $38. Students with valid student identification may purchase half-price tickets (subject to availability; limit one per student) 72 hours before any performance at the box office. Tickets must be purchased in person; phone orders are not accepted. For information, call (480) 994-2787 or visit
"CAROUSEL": Scottsdale Community Players presents the musical "Carousel" 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays Jan. 6-29 at the Stagebrush Theatre, 7020 E. Second St. Tickets: $20, $18 seniors/students, $15 for groups. For information, call (480) 990-7405.
PIANO RECITAL SERIES: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., presents a recital 7:30 p.m Jan. 15 by pianist Louis Lortie as part of the Virginia G. Piper Steinway Concert Series. Tickets: $22. For information or tickets, call (480) 994-2787 or visit .