Sense and Sensibility
This play follows the Dashwood sisters, whose lives are turned upside down when their father dies, leaving them penniless with reputations at stake. Together, they must mix sense and sensibility to survive society – it’s oh-so-Jane-Austen. Snag tickets to the student matinees with TalkBack on February 16 and 23 and March 1, 2, 4 and 10.
Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main Street, Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, times vary, Friday, February 16, to Saturday, March 10, $38-$47.
Treat yourself to this 5K and you will find a cup of Zoyo frozen yogurt waiting for you at the finish. Sponsored by the local froyo eatery, this 5K will circle Tempe Beach Park with music throughout the course and desserts (with toppings!) at the end. Racers even receive a froyo swirl and spoon medal for finishing.
Tempe Town Lake, 600 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, bit.ly/2Ercayf, 9 a.m., Saturday, February 17, $25-$30.
Scottsdale Taco Craw
If you like a little taco with your tequila, this taco crawl is for you! Eat, drink and party through Old Town Scottsdale’s best taco and margarita stops, including Old Town Gringos, Wasted Grain and El Hefe. Participants will receive one taco per hour, drink specials and entry to all the bars.
Old Town Scottsdale, 4209 N. Craftsman Court, Scottsdale, scottsdaletacocrawl.com, 12 p.m., Saturday, February 17, $20.
If you’re feeling some country, check out this songstress as she brings her Livin’ Like Hippies Tour to Phoenix. Known for spitfire hits like “Gunpowder and Lead” and “Mama’s Broken Heart,” Lambert will sing her way through country cuts new and old – with a little bit of rock here and there. Newcomers Jon Pardi and Lucie Silvas are set to open the show.
Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, talkingstickresortarena.com, 7 p.m., Saturday, February 17, $39.75-$50.
This Oakland rapper started out producing records as a side gig while attending Loyola University in New Orleans. Known for Top 10 hits like “Me, Myself & I,” he is set to tout tracks from his newest album, The Beautiful & Damned, when he plays downtown Phoenix. Rappers Phora and Trippie Red will warm up the crowd.
Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, comericatheatre.com, 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 20, $45-$131.
San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Two California teams duking it out on Arizona turf? It must be spring training season! Catch what’s sure to be a good game between the Giants and Dodgers from the lawn or reserved seating. Don’t forget to grab your friends and sunblock – it may be February, but the good weather doesn’t come without its sunburns!
Camelback Ranch, 10710 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, camelbackranchbaseball.com, 1:05 p.m., Saturday, February 24, $19-$44.
Drake vs. Kanye
If you haven’t hit up a dance party at downtown Phoenix’s newest venue, you’re missing out. The Van Buren knows how to throw a club night and this evening is set to follow suit. DJs spin the best of Drake and Yeezy, two of hip-hop’s biggest names, alongside music videos and drinks.
The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren Street, Phoenix, thevanburenphx.com, 9 p.m., Friday, March 2, $15.
Sips ‘N Screens: Space Jam
In honor of March Madness, catch this Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny classic up on the five-story screen at the Arizona Science Center. This live-action/animated flick pairs Looney Tunes faves with basketballs greats as they take on a team of evil alien creatures for a game of basketball. Arrive early to grab cocktails and snacks before the show.
Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, azscience.org, 6 p.m., Monday, March 5, $5.
30th Annual Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival
Have you ever wanted to party with an ostrich? Well, this Chandler festival is your annual opportunity to really shake a tail feather. The festival brings out your favorite feathered friends alongside fair rides, games, food and concert headliners like The Beach Boys.
Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen Road, Chandler, ostrichfestival.com, times vary, Friday, March 9, to Sunday, March 11, $8-$50.
This alternative band hails from Calabasas, California, where four of the six band members went to high school together. With a number of sing-along, feel-good tracks, including “San Francisco,” “I’m Good,” and “Say It, Just Say It,” the band has developed a following in the indie circles with their energetic live shows.
Valley Bar, 130 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, valleybarphx.com, 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 13, $20-$23.