Gather with family and friends for a free musical event series on the third Thursday of every month from October through March. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or chairs. Some refreshments are available for purchase or you can bring your own. Check out performers and other details at ChandlerAZ.gov.
Photographer Holly Metz highlights mid-century gems through vivid photos to celebrate Chandler’s architects, architecture and road culture. Connect with Chandler’s mid-century legacy as architect, Glenn McCollum, AIA, highlights Chandler’s beautiful churches and neighborhoods. A reception honoring him will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 6 – 8 p.m. The exhibit will be displayed through March 29. VisionGallery.org
The Italian Association of Arizona presents a weekend celebration filled with traditional Italian food and delicacies, live music and dance performances, and crafts. ItalianFestivalAZ.com
Three parts Jersey Boys, two parts Motown: The Musical, these charismatic, triple-threat Broadway stars and their five-piece band tear it up with their musicality, dancing and showmanship. ChandlerCenter.com
Come and discover Career Connectors, a nonprofit organization connecting professionals to quality resources and hiring companies. Events are available at no cost. Events include professional career speakers with presentations on relevant job search topics, 3-4 featured hiring companies, networking, resume help, career coaches, LinkedIn coaches and business portraits. For more information, visit CareerConnectors.org or call 480.442.5806.
Don't miss the traveling exhibition that explores the interior design of Frank Lloyd Wright’s houses, often considered his greatest architectural accomplishment. Through 20 reproduction drawings, 8 photographs, and a photographic mural, the exhibition illustrates the myriad of ways, both obvious and subtle, in which Wright created the visual character of interior space and objects within. Free admission. ChandlerMuseum.org
Desert River Audubon leads a free hour-long guided birdwatching tour through the park every first Saturday of the month, November through April. Tours begin every 30 minutes from 8 a.m. until noon. Bird Bingo Cards for kids and binoculars will be provided but be prepared for the outdoors. DesertRiversAudubon.org
Be transported back to the 16th-century as you roam a 30-acre festival village filled with whimsical castles, cottages, pubs and nonstop performances of music, dance, acrobatics and comedy. Shop, eat and cheer for brave knights and a cast of nearly 2,000 colorfully costumed characters. The event continues each Saturday and Sunday through March 31. Arizona.RenfestInfo.com
The cultural event will offer traditional performances by musicians, ethnic food, an art gallery, games and dancers from Russia and Eastern European countries. The festival invites guests to share the many cultures of the region and bring to life native traditions of its indigenous people. ArizonaRussianFestival.org
The Ostrich Festival is one of the biggest events in our community. Hosted by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, the event is promised to top the charts with guest performers Flo Rida, The Commodores, Andy Grammer and more. Don’t miss entertainment, rides, great food and drinks and of course, the beloved ostriches. Hours vary by day. ChandlerChamber.com
Painstaking attention to detail, ornate organic curves, and meditative studio practices unite the works of Dani Godreau and Vivienne Lux in the exhibition Meticulously Maximal. The exhibition features papercuts by Godreau, and drawings and fashions by Lux. The exhibit will be displayed through April 12. VisionGallery.org
It will be a night of fun, music and good food at the Assistance League of East Valley's Casino Night Mardi Gras fundraiser. The event will feature casino-style gaming (with professional dealers), a live Dixieland band, live and silent auctions, and a dinner buffet. There is a $75 registration fee. Prizes will go to the top four chip winners. AssistanceLeagueEastValley.org
Lads and Lassies will complete a festive four-mile walk or run then celebrate the luck of the Irish with a post-race party. Expect green beer, music, and an Irish costume contest. All contestants receive a commemorative clover medal and themed shirt of his or her choice. 131Events.com
The Mayor’s Committee for the Aging gathered an extensive collection of exhibitors who provide products, resources and valuable services to the 50+ community. Join members of the community for a fun-filled morning of information gathering, giveaways, and free health screenings. ChandlerAZ.gov
This two-part series will teach the basics of designing home landscapes that create attractive, functional and sustainable yards. Participants will learn the wide variety of desert-adapted plants and plant selection and combinations. Registration is required. ChandlerAZ.gov
Discover the importance of soil preparation and how to overcome the challenges of our environment. A Master Gardener will teach planting strategies to create a bountiful harvest throughout the seasons, such as growing in raised beds and resources for seeds. ChandlerAZ.gov
This month’s Family Night is inspired by play, teamwork and favorite family sports. Your team or family will sport the same colors while making basketball crafts and playing buzzer-beating games. The event costs $2 for residents and $3 for non-residents. ChandlerAZ.gov
A funny and witty musical show will entertain people of all ages and provide Chandler’s 50+ community the opportunity to showcase their acting, singing and dramatic talents. Proceeds from the show will go to the Chandler Senior Center. Tickets are $8 in advance. ChandlerCenter.org
This meet has developed into one of the largest High School Invitational track meets in the Southwest, with teams that come from Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Wyoming and British Columbia. Events run from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Over 10,000 spectators are expected for the two-day event. ChandlerRotaryTM.com
The Good Life Festival™ will rock the East Valley one last time. For its ninth and final season, the festival will welcome Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Three Dog Night as co-headliners. In addition to concerts, there will be artisan shopping, wine and craft beer tasting, cooking demonstrations, massage demos, and delicious bites from local vendors and food trucks. Tickets are available at TheGoodLifeFest.com.
Come and discover Career Connectors, a nonprofit organization connecting professionals to quality resources and hiring companies. Events are available at no cost. Events include professional career speakers with presentations on relevant job search topics, 3-4 featured hiring companies, networking, resume help, career coaches, LinkedIn coaches and business portraits. For more information, visit CareerConnectors.org.
Guests will learn about ICAN’s approach to teaching youth life-skills that will positively impact their future. ICAN is a nationally recognized program dedicated to improving the lives of youth, teens and families within the community. The event is free and guests are invited to donate to the ICAN youth center in the East Valley. ICANAZ.org
Chandler celebrates 10 years of 102.5 KNIX Great American Barbeque and Beer. Catch a full day of music with special musical guests, novelty food from BBQ pitmasters, beer and spirits. Carnival rides and a petting zoo make this an event for the whole family. Get pre-sale tickets for $15 online. ChandlerBBQ.com
Catch an exhilarating live performance by The Knockabouts for this month’s free musical event. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or chairs. Some refreshments are available for purchase or you can bring your own. ChandlerAZ.gov
En Vogue is bringing its timeless talent to Chandler after the release of new album, “Electric Café.” The powerhouse vocalists are recognized as one of the top five highest selling American female music groups in history. Watch them perform singles that helped define R & B in the ’90s and their newest hit, “Rocket.” ChandlerCenter.org