Bob Hope tribute show
Step back in time to when the entertainment was classy and funny. Higley Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to host On the Air: A Tribute to Bob Hope and Radio Stars of the 1940s. See the stage transformed into the NBC radio broadcast studio of the ’40s and get a look at how radio was done back in the day. An on-stage announcer will read vintage commercial copy with flair; old-fashion jingles will be played, and of course, you’ll see the Bob Hope tribute skit as he interviews famous movie star guests. Get all your laughs in!
DETAILS>> 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8. Higely Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Road, Gilbert. $20-$40.60. 480-279-7194. higleycenter.org.
Red Mountain Ranch Farmer’s Market
If you’re in Mesa this Sunday, swing by Red Mountain Ranch’s farmer’s market. Kicking off at 10 a.m., this is a great chance to stuff your car with locally sourced food and products. This market runs every Sunday until April. Put on by Double Play Produce & Farmer’s Markets, they can be seen at three Valley farmer’s markets, including The Plaza Fountainside Farmer’s Market and The Islands Farmer’s Market, as well as Red Mountain Ranch.
DETAILS>> 10 a.m.-2p.m. Red Mojntain Ranch Country Club, 6425 E. Teton, Mesa, AZ. doubleplayproduce.com/wp.
AZ Veg Food Fest
Get your veg on at the Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival this weekend. This festival is actually fully vegan and full of delicious foods that will make the strictest eater happy. The festival is like a glorified farmer’s market with locally grown produce for purchase as well as green organizations like Vegans Rock Apparel and B Naked Chocolates. Bring your reusable shopping bags!
DETAILS>> 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 9-10. Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale. $20, or $50 VIP weekend admission. azvegfoodfest.com.
Feel the power of Irish music and dance as Riverdance pounds the stage of the Mesa Arts Center. This is the international sensation’s 20th year as a show and its filled with the best of the best of Irish dance, American tap, flamenco and more. Don’t miss your chance to see Riverdance live in Mesa. Pre-show dinner options available.
DETAILS>> Jan. 15-17. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main Street, Mesa. $44-$77. 480-644-6560. mesaartscenter.com.
Frozen on ice
What better Disney tale to see in Disney On Ice than Frozen? Join Elsa her sister Anna, Olaf and friends as they venture through a winter wonderland. This Academy Award-winning tale has been reinvented with a bit more of that Disney magic. Sing along to all the songs and get enchanted!
DETAILS>> Jan. 13-18. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. ticketmaster.com.