Don't miss the excitement of going on a magical journey with the Nutcracker and Clara as they battle oversized mice and celebrate their victory with the Sugar Plum Fairy. Now in its 13th season, led by artistic director Yen-Li Chen, the Southwest Youth Ballet Theatre brings to life this holiday classic. Live music performed by Chandler Symphony Orchestra. HigleyCenter.TicketForce.com
Join the East Valley Astronomy Club for the monthly star party. Amateur astronomers will share their telescopes and answer questions about the skies above.
Christmas carolers, strings orchestras, guitarists, fiddlers, flutes, handbells and cellos, not to mention cows, horses, goats, sheep, donkeys and turtles all on the course cheering you on! Runners World ranked the12Ks of Christmas as one of the top 11 races you should run with your dog and one of the top 10 “Family Events” in the USA. 12KRun.com/Unique-12K-Run
Made with Love Market offers trendy, handmade and locally crafted items curated by small shops. Walk the path and find creations that inspire you while local makers lead hands-on activities that are sure to delight. You can also sample local eats and treats along the way from a handful of food trucks. MadeWithLoveAZ.com
Elegantly sophisticated one moment, powerfully gutsy the next and always translucently pitch-perfect, Maureen McGovern is a superstar with a lifetime of music that spans Broadway, Grammy nominations and an Oscar-winning international No. 1 gold record. Her concerts offer fresh insight into trademark tunes, showcasing her skillful play on rhythm, meter and beautifully extended phrasing. HigleyCenter.TicketForce.com
GENTRI, which is short for “The Gentlemen Trio,” was established in June 2014 and consists of three dynamic tenors: Brad Robins, Casey Elliott and Bradley Quinn Lever. Pioneering a signature sound they call “Cinematic Pop,” the music of GENTRI is transfused with lush, epic orchestrations and rich, dynamic three-part harmonies all composed by the group’s producer, Stephen Nelson. HigleyCenter.TicketForce.com
Desert Rivers Audubon Owl Watch volunteers will lead a tour of the burrowing owl habitat at Zanjero Park. Meet us in the park parking lot, 3785 South Lindsay Road. Learn about the current status of the burrowing owls released in April 2012 in association with habitat partner Wild at Heart. Enjoy a breezy, fun and informative evening! DesertRiversAudubon.org
Fresh off a honeymoon at the Plaza Hotel, free-spirited Corie and her buttoned-down husband, Paul, find themselves struggling to adjust to married life in their run-down New York apartment. Throw in a meddling mother, an eccentric upstairs neighbor and a double date that goes disastrously wrong, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for laughter. HaleTheatreArizona.com