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Mesa, Arizona's year-round event calendar is full of fun things to see, do and enjoy during your visit. Catch an off-Broadway show at one of our many theaters, including the state-of-the-art Mesa Arts Center. or enjoy the wide array of exhibits featured in our nationally-recognized museums. Attend a farm-to-fork dinner down a fragrant peach orchard, or learn more about Arizona wine and local growers during a pairing dinner led by some of Phoenix and Scottsdale's notable chefs. Unleash your senses during harvest season at annual festivals such as the  Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party and the Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze. Spook yourself at Golfland Fright Nights or take a step back in time at the Arizona Renaissance Festival. Let's not forget the abundance sporting events for every type of fan.

The discoveries are endless, see below for events by date.   

 

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Wednesday Apr 16, 2014

One-Time Events

April 16, 2014

Cameron Carpenter

Grammy-nominated organ luminary Cameron Carpenter will perform at Mesa Arts Center, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Piper Repertory Theater. Known for his eclectic performance style and virtuosic skills, Carpenter is the first organist ever nominated for a Grammy Award for a solo album, and his work in a traditional art form is generating acclaim, exposure and controversy unprecedented for an organist. His repertoire is diverse and complex, ranging from Bach, Franck and Liszt to hundreds of trans... more

April 16, 2014

How Great Thou Art – The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley's passion for gospel music will come alive when How Great Thou Art - The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley starring Robert Shaw and The Lonely Street Band. From the earliest days of his boyhood until his untimely death, gospel music always held a special place in the heart of Elvis Presley. Before he became the most famous entertainer the world has ever known, as a young man Elvis wanted nothing more than to sing bass in a gospel group. Starring Robert Shaw and a 12-piece band with a ... more

April 16, 2014 - April 19, 2014

Big River! The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life your favorite characters from the novel - the Widow Douglas and her stern sister, Miss Watson; the uproarious King and Duke, who may or may not be as harmless as they seem; Huck's partner in crime, Tom Sawyer, and their rowdy gang ... more

April 16, 2014 - April 19, 2014

Jesus the Christ Easter Pageant

This is the largest annual outdoor Easter pageant in the world. The entire cast of approximately 400, and the backstage crew of nearly 100, are all volunteers. More than 1000 articles of costuming are designed, sewn, maintained, and inventoried by pageant volunteers. Extensive research assures that every piece of wardrobe is as historically accurate as possible. The 5,600 square foot stage is multi-leveled. All shows start at 8 p.m. on the North lawn of the Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors' Cente... more

April 16, 2014 - May 17, 2014

"9 to 5" the Musical

  • Location: Hale Centre Theatre
  • Address: 50 W. Page Ave., Gilbert, AZ 85233
  • Visit Website

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. You'll cheer as they take control of the company while learning there's nothing they can't do-even in a man's world. Set in the late 1970s, 9 to 5 is a story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. Outrageous, thought provoking, and a little romantic, the beguiling trio teams up for the greater good, to take care of business, and arr... more

On-Going Events

April 16, 2014 - April 30, 2014

DeGrazia's Original " Superstition Mountain Collection” On Display

Ted DeGrazia’s “Superstition Collection,” comprised of about 20 original paintings and sketches depicting the history and legends of the Superstition Mountains, will be at the Superstition Mountain Museum located just east of Apache Junction, at 4087 N. Apache Tr. (Hwy. 88) from October 1, 2013 through April, 2014. DeGrazia’s works join a number of exhibits focusing on the history, legend and lore of the Superstition Mountains. The museum and remaining buildings from the... more

Thursday Apr 17, 2014

One-Time Events

April 17, 2014

Mesa Community Cinema: Medora

Medora, Indiana is a once-booming community beset by a crippled economy and a dwindling population. This documentary follows the town's down-but-not-out varsity basketball team over a season, capturing the players' stories on and off the court - as the team's struggle to compete parallels the town's fight for survival. Mesa Arts Center: Contemporary Arts Building in the Dobson Lecture Hall About Community Cinema:  Community Cinema ... more

April 17, 2014

Live at Las Sendas: Dueling Pianos

Advance Reservations Required The Vistas Pavilion is once again hosting an evening of dueling pianos with two piano players who sing and entertain with humor.   6 - 8 pm Buffet Dinner 8 - 10 pm Dueling Pianos

April 17, 2014 - April 19, 2014

Big River! The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life your favorite characters from the novel - the Widow Douglas and her stern sister, Miss Watson; the uproarious King and Duke, who may or may not be as harmless as they seem; Huck's partner in crime, Tom Sawyer, and their rowdy gang ... more

April 17, 2014 - April 19, 2014

Jesus the Christ Easter Pageant

This is the largest annual outdoor Easter pageant in the world. The entire cast of approximately 400, and the backstage crew of nearly 100, are all volunteers. More than 1000 articles of costuming are designed, sewn, maintained, and inventoried by pageant volunteers. Extensive research assures that every piece of wardrobe is as historically accurate as possible. The 5,600 square foot stage is multi-leveled. All shows start at 8 p.m. on the North lawn of the Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors' Cente... more

April 17, 2014 - May 17, 2014

"9 to 5" the Musical

  • Location: Hale Centre Theatre
  • Address: 50 W. Page Ave., Gilbert, AZ 85233
  • Visit Website

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. You'll cheer as they take control of the company while learning there's nothing they can't do-even in a man's world. Set in the late 1970s, 9 to 5 is a story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. Outrageous, thought provoking, and a little romantic, the beguiling trio teams up for the greater good, to take care of business, and arr... more

On-Going Events

April 17, 2014

A Taste of Romeo's Euro Cafe

  • Location: Romeo's Euro Cafe
  • Address: 207 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday

Come have dinner with Romeo and Janice in our Private Dining Room on Thursday night! We will be serving sample-sized portions of some of the items from our regular menu, paired with Romeo's favorite wines. Menu TBA. Follow @EuroChef on Twitter, like us on Facebook or, sign up for our mailing list to get up-to-the-minute info. Five courses for $25 (+$8 to try five wines, one paired with each course) + tax + gratuity. Space is limited and these fill up fast. Make your reservation now by calling 4... more

April 17, 2014

Kid's Club

Kids Club is a free, interactive program designed to educate and entertain children. Members typically range in age from newborn to 5 years, but kids of all ages are invited to join the fun! Join the fun, activities, and music every Thursday at 10 a.m. in the JCPenny Court.   

April 17, 2014

MCC's 2014 Fashion Show "Hanging By a Thread"

  • Location: Mesa Marriott
  • Address: 200 North Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Visit Website

Mesa Community College presents "Hanging By a Thread", Fashion Show! This show will consist of one of a kind designs done by fashion students, a Silent Auction and a Cash Bar for all to enjoy! Invite your friends, family and fashionable sistas for this event!

April 17, 2014 - April 30, 2014

DeGrazia's Original " Superstition Mountain Collection” On Display

Ted DeGrazia’s “Superstition Collection,” comprised of about 20 original paintings and sketches depicting the history and legends of the Superstition Mountains, will be at the Superstition Mountain Museum located just east of Apache Junction, at 4087 N. Apache Tr. (Hwy. 88) from October 1, 2013 through April, 2014. DeGrazia’s works join a number of exhibits focusing on the history, legend and lore of the Superstition Mountains. The museum and remaining buildings from the... more

Friday Apr 18, 2014

One-Time Events

April 18, 2014

6th Annual Dino Egg Hunt EGG-stravaganza!

Bring your own collecting bag, or decorate one of ours at the children's craft table! The dinosaur touch cart, manned by a knowledgeable museum volunteer, will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about dinosaurs, and to provide factual information about dinosaur eggs. In order to ensure that everyone gets a chance to join in the "EGG-citing", egg hunting fun, egg collecting will be limited to 5 eggs per child. Egg supplies will be replenished until 7:15 p.m. The entire mus... more

April 18, 2014

BIG Easter Egg Hunt

Easter is just around the corner and the Downtown Mesa Association is planning our first BIG Easter Egg Hunt at the Mesa Arts Center! This event is open to kids of all ages! The Downtown Mesa Association will be hiding eggs at the Mesa Arts Center on April 18th and we invite you and the kids to come check out downtown, hunt eggs and spend some time in Mesa enjoying the beautiful weather of Spring in Arizona. Don't be late... the Egg Hunt will start promptly at 10AM and go until the last egg h... more

April 18, 2014 - April 19, 2014

Big River! The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life your favorite characters from the novel - the Widow Douglas and her stern sister, Miss Watson; the uproarious King and Duke, who may or may not be as harmless as they seem; Huck's partner in crime, Tom Sawyer, and their rowdy gang ... more

April 18, 2014 - April 19, 2014

Jesus the Christ Easter Pageant

This is the largest annual outdoor Easter pageant in the world. The entire cast of approximately 400, and the backstage crew of nearly 100, are all volunteers. More than 1000 articles of costuming are designed, sewn, maintained, and inventoried by pageant volunteers. Extensive research assures that every piece of wardrobe is as historically accurate as possible. The 5,600 square foot stage is multi-leveled. All shows start at 8 p.m. on the North lawn of the Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors' Cente... more

April 18, 2014 - April 20, 2014

28th Annual Pow Wow at ASU

  • Location: Arizona State University
  • Address: ASU Band Practice Field: 6th Street & Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website

You are invited to observe and participate in the Pow Wow and multiple competition dances. Dance Specials added: Jr. Boys Fancy, Jr. Girls Jingle, Teen Boys Grass and Women's Jingle sponsored by the Baker and Williams Families to honor the Memory of Lee Williams  Grand Entry Times:  Friday 7pm; Saturday 1 & 7:30pm; Sunday 1pm Admission: $10 Adults, $7 Students, $20-3 day pass (Singer & Dancer registration $10) Native American Arts & Crafts will be available for purc... more

April 18, 2014 - April 27, 2014

Queen Creek Olive Mill: Blossom Festival

The olive trees are in bloom! Join us for our month-long annual Blossom Festival. Live Music on Friday and Saturday nights (5:30PM-8:30PM), and Saturday and Sunday afternoons (11:00AM-3:00PM). Complimentary wine tastings on Saturday and Sunday 11:00AM-2:00PM. Special Vendor Tastings every weekend. Olive Oil 101 Tours daily at 9:30AM, 10:30AM, 11:30AM, 12:30PM, 1:30PM, 2:30PM, and 3:30PM. $5.00 per person. See website for other special events soon to be announced.

April 18, 2014 - May 17, 2014

"9 to 5" the Musical

  • Location: Hale Centre Theatre
  • Address: 50 W. Page Ave., Gilbert, AZ 85233
  • Visit Website

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. You'll cheer as they take control of the company while learning there's nothing they can't do-even in a man's world. Set in the late 1970s, 9 to 5 is a story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. Outrageous, thought provoking, and a little romantic, the beguiling trio teams up for the greater good, to take care of business, and arr... more

On-Going Events

April 18, 2014

Mesa Community Farmers Market

Held every Friday, the Farmer's Market features fresh produce from local growers, plus a variety of handmade arts and crafts such as jewelry, wooden toys and wall hangings.

April 18, 2014 - April 30, 2014

DeGrazia's Original " Superstition Mountain Collection” On Display

Ted DeGrazia’s “Superstition Collection,” comprised of about 20 original paintings and sketches depicting the history and legends of the Superstition Mountains, will be at the Superstition Mountain Museum located just east of Apache Junction, at 4087 N. Apache Tr. (Hwy. 88) from October 1, 2013 through April, 2014. DeGrazia’s works join a number of exhibits focusing on the history, legend and lore of the Superstition Mountains. The museum and remaining buildings from the... more

Saturday Apr 19, 2014

One-Time Events

April 19, 2014

Big River! The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life your favorite characters from the novel - the Widow Douglas and her stern sister, Miss Watson; the uproarious King and Duke, who may or may not be as harmless as they seem; Huck's partner in crime, Tom Sawyer, and their rowdy gang ... more

April 19, 2014

California Guitar Trio

"Winning, energetic and highly accessible..." - Los Angeles Times. With a whirlwind of instrumental styles fusing classical, rock, blues, jazz, world music, progressive, and surf music, the California Guitar Trio's stunning virtuosity has earned them an enthusiastic and wide following.

April 19, 2014

Easter Egg Hunt at Arizona Golf Resort

Activities include: Baby Animal Petting Zoo, Picture with the Easter Bunny, Facepainting, DJ, and so much more! 

April 19, 2014

Lost Dutchman State Park: Wine & Food Tasting, Fundraiser

Event Hosted by Friends of Lost Dutchmand State Park. Proceedes go to: The Trail & Campsite Improvements, Programs for underprivledged and kids education. Dennis Bagnasco, chef at the Dutchman's Hideout (part of Mining Camp Restaurant) will be firing up the grill again this year. Action Wines has prepared a selection of 7 different "esoteric" wines for us ranging from a light "blanc" type wine to a full bodied red. We promise even more raffle prizes than last year and w... more

April 19, 2014

Second Annual Picture Perfect Lost Dutchman State Park Wine Tasting

Join us at Lost Dutchman State Park for food from the Mining Camp Restaurant and just the right bold red or crisp white wine from Action Wine & Spirits, USA. Local musical entertainment, great prizes and raffle items, with Dr. Sky (Steve Kates) as Master of Ceremonies. Enjoy a sip of wine while Dr. Sky takes you on a "Walk Through the Skies," a breath-taking presentation and stroll through the stars. This event is hosted by the Friends of Lost Dutchman State Park,&n... more

April 19, 2014

Sundown Cookout at Rawhide

Come and share an unforgettable moment of the old Wild West for a tasty meal cowboy style. Enjoy a mouthwatering chuck wagon supper with all the fixin's including mesquite-grilled steak, ribs or chicken, cowboy bean, potatoes and old timer's bread. There is enough adventure for the whole family to enjoy; live country music and entertainment, tales of the Old West, line dancing, cowboy games, marshmallow roast and much more! Advance Reservations Required.

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