Radar: To Do in PHX 1.12-1.15


Melissa Villaseñor. Photo from fb.com/Melissacomedy.

Happy Dry January to all who celebrate! Let’s dive into this year with some skateless skating or tempting Temptations. Perhaps you’re into growing plants or growing your wardrobe. Whatever your tastes are, feel certain that Phoenix is your place for active living. Note: Some descriptions are courtesy of event hosts and edited for clarity.


Sock Skating at Children’s Museum of Phoenix
Slide into fun during this annual event at the museum. Kids and adults will have a blast skating on white, slippery tiles reminiscent of ice but without the chill. Sock Skating is free with paid museum admission of $16.00 per person. Members and children under the age of 1 are free. $16. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.. 215 N 7th St. Phoenix, AZ; childrensmuseumofphoenix.org // @childmusephx

The Temptations at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
The Temptations, often referred to as American music royalty, are celebrating their 60th anniversary with a brand-new album, ”Temptations 60,” and a stop in Scottsdale on their national tour. Supporting act is Sandra Bassett. Tix start at $50. 7:30 p.m. 7380 E 2nd St. Scottsdale, AZ; scottsdaleperformingarts.org // @scottsdalearts


Phoenix Home & Garden Show at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Arizona’s premiere home and garden show for the last 30 years. They are now featuring more indoor plants. This sounds wholesome and adorable. $8. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 1826 W McDowell Rd. Phoenix, AZ; maricopacountyhomeshows.com // @maricopacountyhomeshows

Wednesday’s Raven-Dance Skate Party at Great Skate Glendale
Dress up as your favorite Addams Family Character for the costume contest for a chance to win CASH prizes. Music from the series and meet and greets from special characters! Tix start at $14.50. 4:30-7 p.m. 10054 N. 43rd Ave. Glendale, AZ; unitedskates.com/great-skate // @greatskateaz


Sonoran Fine Art Festival at Stagecoach Village
The Sonoran Fine Art Festival returns to Stagecoach Village for three days of art, wine, music and food. The event features 100 Fine Artists and talented craftsmen exhibiting throughout the open-air plaza of Stagecoach Village creating a relaxing and intimate setting for patrons to shop while sipping wine, listening to live music, and taking in the panoramic views of the cactus-studded foothills. Enjoy wine tastings, gourmet chocolates, and patio dining from a selection of fine restaurants and food trucks. Free; 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; 7100 E. Cave Creek Rd. Cave Creez, AZ; stagecoachvillagecc.com // @stagecoachvillage

The Well-Dressed Wolves at Mooney’s Irish Pub
The Well-Dressed Wolves are back to Rock the Pub! They are a favorite with locals for their mix of classic rock hits that keep the dance floor full. Free. 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 671 AZ-179 Sedona, AZ; mooneysirishpubsedona.com 


Pickers Playground Vintage Clothing Market at Short Leash Hot Dogs and Rollover Doughnuts
Shop local vintage clothing vendors and grab a bite. Free; 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; 4221 N 7th Ave. Phoenix, AZ; shortleashhotdogs.com // @shortleashhotdogs

Melissa Villaseñor at Tempe Improv
Melissa Villaseñor broke barriers by becoming the first-ever Latina cast member of Saturday Night Live. A comedic impressions expert, she got her start as a semifinalist on “America’s Got Talent.” Melissa has voiced characters on Cartoon Network’s “OK K.O.!” and “Adventure Time,” Comedy Central’s “TripTank,” Fox’s “American Dad,” “Family Guy,” and most recently, Disney Pixar’s “Toy Story 4.” She has received a Golden Globe nomination for her work on the animated feature “Ralph Breaks the Internet.” $25; 7:00 p.m. 930 E University Dr. Tempe, AZ; tempeimprov.com/ // @tempeimprov

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