Ballet Arizona presents its 33rd year of the famous holiday-time ballet, choreographed by well-known Artistic Director Ib Andersen. There will be 14 performances in all, including afternoon and evening shows. Watch as the stage comes alive with 30 world-class professional ballet dancers, 150 children performing as angels, dancers, and soldiers, and larger-than-life dancing mice. BalletAZ.org
This talented and charismatic quartet will return to perform their one-of-a-kind arrangements of some of the most popular holiday songs. The classical crossover ensemble is made up of musicians Kendall Ramseur, Cordaro Rodriguez, Mason Morton, and Micah Christian. ChandlerCenter.org
Kristy Dee, a vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, will be performing from 6-9 p.m. at this Chandler restaurant. Enjoy a delicious dinner after a day of holiday shopping, along with the live music performance. FiestaMexRest.com
This fun and festive event marks the return of Community Nights in the Courtyard’s annual Holiday Crafts & Cookie Decorating party. Enjoy holiday card making, cookie decorating, and a visit from Santa—bring along $3 for a photo. ChandlerAZ.gov
Create winter-themed art projects with the kids at this popular and family-themed event. Bring your creativity and imagination, and have a (snow)ball spending time together. Admission is $2 for residents of Chandler and $3 for non-residents. ChandlerAZ.gov
Bring blankets, low chairs and maybe some hot cocoa with marshmallows, and get ready to enjoy a free concert under the stars. The event features a lively performance by the Real Thing Band. ChandlerAZ.gov
Come check out the energetic and talented sights and sounds of Drumline Live, a full marching band that will perform popular holiday classics infused with the energy of hip-hop, jazz, soul and Motown. ChandlerCenter.org
Schedule a lifesaving blood donation at BloodHero.com and enter in the code: blooddrive. Each donor will be thanked with a voucher for a 10-inch pizza from Streets of New York. Vitalant.org
Run or walk the annual 5K along the canal path next to the zoo and behind the botanical gardens. All ages and abilities are welcome, as are strollers. Participants receive a finishers’ medal, a logo T-shirt, and can post a resolution on the “resolution wall.” Participants must register at FieldWorksEvents.com.
The Spice of Life Senior Variety Show proves talent has no age limit. Adults who can sing, dance or entertain a crowd are invited to audition for the show, which will occur March 20 at Chandler Center for the Arts. Auditions will be held at the Senior Center Jan. 7 and 15 (2-5 p.m.), and Jan. 23 (6-8 p.m.). ChandlerAZ.Gov
Each blood donor will be thanked with a voucher to redeem online for a general admission to the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament. Use code “cityofchandler” to schedule your blood donation at BloodHero.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.
Funkhouser and Hurwitz present a glimpse of Arizona’s future. Experience artificially formed mountains, wander through mutant species of cacti with a trusty field guide, and watch the sun filter through centuries of one-time use plastics. The exhibit will be displayed through Feb. 15. VisionGallery.org
Network with other local business owners during a local business mixer. The Amy Jones Group is always looking to connect with small business owners. The group will be at Blue32 from 4:30-6 p.m., enjoying drinks and appetizers. This event is sponsored by Fidelity National Title Agency.
Each Jan. the City of Chandler holds a Celebration of Unity, a series of events to honor the community's heritage and diversity, along with the spirit, ideals, life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement. The East Valley Jewish Community Center presents a screening of “The Last Klezmer: Leopold Kozlowski, His Life and Music” and a klezmer concert. ChandlerAZ.Gov
A Yiddish Fest experience is included in the City’s series of events to honor heritage and diversity. Expect food, Klezmer bands, lectures, a genealogy workshop, and activities for children. ChandlerAZ.Gov
Pastel color palettes, uncommon vantage points, and attention to detail are the common threads between the paintings of Autumn Rose and Barbara Kemp Cowlin. Together, both artists’ distinctive points of view remind viewers that whether looking at abundance or scarcity, there is more to be seen with a closer look. The exhibit will be displayed through March 1. VisionGallery.org
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.
Experience a genre-defying musical adventure that seduces and swings. This 12-member “little orchestra” draws inspiration from the romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s and ’50s, and crosses genres to make an eclectic, modern sound. ChandlerCenter.org
A collaborative and eclectic weekend of international films, cultural performances, food and beverage vendors, and fun for the family. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for an amazing evening. ChandlerAZ.Gov
It's the 9th Annual LibCon event for teenage fans of comic books, manga, anime, role-playing (cosplay), gaming and other fandoms. This gathering of pop culture fans (ages 12-18) is a free teens-only event with no registration required. LibCon 2019 will feature fan-favorites, new presenters and vendors. A vendor hall and gaming area will be available throughout the event.
Celebrate Unity in Chandler with a vigil commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his efforts to bring people together and unite many cultures in the nation. Admission is free. ChandlerAZ.Gov
Whether camping with wolves on Vancouver’s western beaches, pursuing peregrine falcons in London, or ﬁlming leopards in the streets of Mumbai, filmmaker Bertie Gregory captures the essence of what it means to coexist peacefully—with respect and humor—alongside the magniﬁcent creatures of the natural world. MesaArtsCenter.com
Notable fitness instructors lead the community in group workouts at the city’s best outdoor space. All ages and fitness ability levels are welcome to participate in an epic workout while enjoying one of the many amenities of Downtown Chandler. ChandlerAZ.Gov
Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “We Shall Overcome” showcases repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists with interwoven sound bites from Dr. King’s recorded speeches. MesaArtsCenter.com
The event is designed to empower women of all ages and abilities. Each racer receives a SHE Power Finisher Medal, a V-neck tee or racerback tank, a drawstring bag with goodies, professionally shot photos—free to download—and more.131Events.com
Amateur and professional photographers alike are invited to enter a contest that showcases the awe-inspiring nature of Chandler. Submissions can be a wildlife shot, landscape, or look at a complicated environmental issue—whatever nature means to you. The contest will be judged Feb. 15-March 15. ChandlerAZ.Gov
Celebrate Judy Wear Boutique's first anniversary with an event featuring fun fashions and accessories for all the ladies. Enjoy special discounts, giveaways and a mimosa bar throughout the event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. JudyWearBoutique.com