The top ten things to do this weekend in Phoenix Jan. 18-20.
Don’t miss out on all of the high-octane excitement of the Barrett-Jackson auction. The world’s greatest collector car auction will be taking place at Scottsdale WestWorld. Collectors from across the globe will be present as the auction unveils some of the most coveted automobiles ever made. Buzz has been circulating around the sale of the original Batmobile from the 1960’s T.V. show. Don’t miss your chance to see it up close before it zooms off of the auction block. For a detailed car list, tickets or more information visit www.barett-jackson.com.
20th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival
Enjoy a weekend full of fine art and fine wine at the Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival in downtown Carefree. This award winning festival offers live music, delicious eats and a wine tasting. Over 165 fine artists works will be on display including acrylics, watercolors oils and charcoals. There will also be a variety of bronze, glass, metal and hand thrown clay sculptures. Be sure to look out for featured artist Richard Curtner and his original, riveting work of word collages.
The festival opens at 10:am and concludes at 5 p.m. Admission is $5.
2013 RM Auctions
If you’re looking to rev-up your weekend look no further than the RM Auction at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa. Switch gears and coast into the auction where you can see the world’s finest automobiles in one place. The RM Auction attracts enthusiasts and collectors alike who travel from across the world to participate in the auction. This year the auction will feature historic sports cars and racing cars including a wide variety of Ferrari’s, Shelby Cobra’s and a 1965 Ford GT40. The event begins at 10 a.m. www.rmauctions.com
Jazz Legends Chick Corea and Gary Burton
Calling all Jazz Cats! Grammy award winning musicians Chick Corea and Gary Burton are paring up for a jazz performance at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Corea, a legend in the jazz world is known for his creativity and artistry on the keyboard and Burton is celebrated for his four-mallet technique. The musical duo’s latest collaboration Hot House was influences by some of their favorites artists throughout the 1940’s to 1960’s such as the Beatles. Enjoy an evening of foot-tapping fun and celebrate with two legends in the jazz industry in one of the premiere performing arts halls in the western U.S. Tickets range from $39-$69. Showtime is 8 p.m. www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org
The Spanish Brass
The Spanish Brass quintet is coming to Phoenix. Sit back and enjoy the sounds of one of the world’s most admired brass ensembles at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix this Saturday. Spanish Brass has been widely celebrated for their musical prowess since their rise to the top of their musical genre in 1996. Witness the passion of the Spanish Brass quintet as they perform showings of their traditional Spanish heritage through music. The show begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. www.spanishbrass.com
Radio personality Garrison Keillor is performing in Tempe at ASU Gammage on Saturday afternoon. Keillor is broadcast on nearly 600 radio stations across the country and has more than 4.3 million dedicated listeners that tune in each week to his on-air show. Most recognized for his comedy sketches on Prairie Home Companion and his signature monologue, “The News from Lake Wobegon”, Grammy award winning Keillor is partnering with 91.5 KJZZ and 89.5 KBAQ for the performance. Showtime begins at 3:45 p.m. www.asugammage.com
Health Extravaganza 2013
January is the best time to take control of your health. New Years resolutions are in full swing, but if you’re like most of us you may need that extra push to get your health on track. Join Dr. Michael J. Robb of Fix24 and Dr. Jack Wolfson of Wolfson Integrative Cardiology for a health and wellness seminar focusing on important health issues that patients face today.Complete with presentations and discussions, the open forum will offer strategies to increase energy, reduce stress and lower risk of heart disease and heart attack.If you’re searching for more organic healthcare, Dr. Robb and Dr. Wolfson will also be presenting about safe and natural health practices. Seminar begins at 10 a.m. at the Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale. Register online at www.yourhealthexpo.com
The P.F. Chang’s Rock & Roll Marathon
Break out your running shoes! It’s time to cheer on your friends and neighbors participating in the P.F. Chang’s Rock and Roll Marathon. Celebrate 10 years of running at the starting line in Downtown Phoenix at the City Scape on the corner of Washington Street and 1st Street. Watch the runners make their dramatic finishes in Tempe at Rio Salado Pkwy and Packard Drive. The party doesn’t stop when the race is over. Pop artist Andy Grammer will be headlining the 11:15 a.m. concert. Grammer has toured alongside Train, The Plain White Tee’s and Colbie Caillat. Marathon race time begins at 7:50 a.m. www.runrockroll.competitor.com/arizona
The Scottsdale Street Fair
Searching for family-friendly fun this weekend? Look no further than the Scottsdale Street Fair at the Pavilions Shopping Center. The Scottsdale Street Fair will be serving up gourmet cuisine from some of the most popular food trucks in the valley. Enjoy live music while you browse local art galleries and shop around the farmers market for a one of a kind find.Face painting, hands on craft activities and inflatable bounce houses will be available for kids of all ages.Furry friends are also welcome to join in on the excitement. The Paws for a Cause Dog Walk will be fundraising for the Saguaro Vet Clinic emergency fund this weekend. A $20 donation will get you an event t-shirt, a gift bag and raffle tickets. The Scottsdale Street fair aims to provide diverse entertainment while keeping things local and sustainable. The street fair begins every Sunday at 10 a.m. www.scottsdalestreetfair.com
Phoenix Coyotes Vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Hockey lovers rejoice! The Phoenix Coyotes are back on the ice Sunday night after months of the grueling NHL lockout. Join Howler to cheer on Shane Doan and the team as they take on the Chicago Blackhawks at Jobbing.com arena in Glendale. Puck drops at 8 p.m. www.coyotes.nhl.com