EVENT DATE : 13-24
Symphony Hall

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

EVENT DATE : December 14, 7:30PM
Chandler Center for the Arts

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

EVENT DATE : December 15, 6:00PM
Fiesta Mexicana Restaurant

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

EVENT DATE : December 18, 5:30PM
Chandler Community Center

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

EVENT DATE : December 19, 5:30PM
Tumbleweed Recreation Center

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

EVENT DATE : December 20, 6:00PM
Veterans Oasis Park

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

EVENT DATE : December 21, 7:30PM
Chandler Center for the Arts

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

EVENT DATE : December 27, 7:30AM
Chandler Regional Medical Center

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

EVENT DATE : January 6, 9:00AM
Papago Park

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.

EVENT DATE : 7, 15 & 23
Senior Center

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

EVENT DATE : January 9, 8:30AM
200 E. Commonwealth Community Room 1

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.

EVENT DATE : January 10, 9:00AM
5115 N. 27th Ave.

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.

EVENT DATE : January 10, 10:00AM

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

EVENT DATE : January 10, 4:30PM

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.

EVENT DATE : January 10, 6:00PM
Chandler Center for the Arts

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

EVENT DATE : January 13, 12:00PM
East Valley Jewish Community Center

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

EVENT DATE : January 17, 10:00AM
Vision Gallery

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

EVENT DATE : January 17, 6:00PM
Veteran’s Oasis Park

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.

EVENT DATE : January 18, 7:30PM
Chandler Center for the Arts

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

EVENT DATE : January 19, 2:30PM
Downtown Stage

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

EVENT DATE : January 19, 6:00PM
3700 S Arizona Ave, Chandler AZ 85248

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.

EVENT DATE : January 20, 4:00PM
Downtown Stage

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

EVENT DATE : January 23, 7:30PM
Mesa Arts Center

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

EVENT DATE : January 24, 6:00PM
Dr. A.J. Chandler Park

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

EVENT DATE : January 25, 7:30PM
Mesa Arts Center

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

EVENT DATE : January 27, 7:30AM
Historic Downtown Chandler

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

EVENT DATE : January 31, 5:00PM
Environmental Education Center

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

EVENT DATE : February 1, 11:00AM
Judy Wear Boutique

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