Through April 7
Cactus and Succulent Show
www.dbg.org
Unique cacti and succulents from around the world are featured at this show and sale. The event features arts and crafts, boutique apparel, culinary treats and designs by local and regional artisans.

Through April 14
Amaluna
www.cirquedusoleil.com/amaluna
A celebration of love, this Cirque du Soleil production takes place on a mysterious island ruled by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon.

Through April 14
Cave Creek Mercado
https://www.carefreeazfestivals.com
Arts and crafts, boutique apparel, culinary treats and designs by local and regional artisans are featured at this outdoor event.

Through April 28
Bugs. BIG BUGS!
www.phoenixzoo.org
Something is buzzing at the Phoenix Zoo. And it’s big. Really big! Twenty-one gigantic creatures have taken up residence in this animatronic exhibit. Tons of family-friendly activities are included.

Through May 12
Spring Butterfly Exhibit
www.dbg.org
Hundreds of butterflies native to the Southwest are waiting to greet you at the Garden’s Spring Butterfly Exhibit. Learn more about the butterfly life cycle in the caterpillar nursery as butterflies emerge from their chrysalis.

Through May 31
Art on the Wild Side
www.phoenixzoo.org
Artists Tania Bolin, Larry Finkel and April Howland showcase their unique vision of wildlife and conservation using various mediums. The art is available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Zoo and its conservation efforts.

Through May 31
Photography Exhibit
https://foundrehotels.com/
At FOUND:RE, an art boutique hotel in downtown Phoenix, members of the Arizona Photography Alliance present more than 50 pieces of fine art photography.

April 5
First Friday
https://artlinkphx.org/first-fridays
Enjoy the culture and spirit of downtown Phoenix. The Heard Museum and Phoenix Art Museum, as well as over 70 downtown Phoenix art galleries and creative spaces are open from 6 to 10 p.m. on the first Friday of every month.

April 6
Run the Runway
runtherunwayaz.com
Participants run or walk alongside planes at the Scottsdale Airport runway in a 5K, 10K or kids one-mile dash. Guest appearances by team mascots add to the fun. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Playworks Arizona.

April 6
Art + Architecture Tour
http://asuevents.asu.edu
Homes that feature exceptional architecture and world-class art are showcased in this annual event presented by ASU Art Museum.

APRIL 6
Lanterns at the Lake
https://pleasantharbor.com/event/lanterns-at-the-lake-2
Attendees acknowledge personal milestones and offer up wishes and goals as they release biodegraddable lanterns. Live music, food trucks and children’s activities are included.

April 6
Rockin’ Rotary Roundup
rotary100.org
The Phoenix Rotary Club Charities Gala features dinner, entertainment a raffle and live auction. Proceeds benefit the Assistance League of Phoenix in support of Operation School Bell.

April 6
Mayhem at the Museum
www.SMoCA.org
Overcome chaos by solving puzzles and clues. The evening includes light bites, a cash bar and a movie premiere.

April 6
JDRF Fundraiser
https://www.jdrf.org/arizona
Supporters join together to raise funds and awareness for Type 1 Diabetes as the local chapter hosts its annual 5K One Walk at 9 a.m. includes live entertainment, children’s activities and a vendoe village. The 7 p.m. Rock & Run 5K includes a post-race concert, beer garden and giveaways..

April 6
Gilbert Global Village Fest
www.gilbertaz.gov/events
This family-friendly, multicultural event celebrates dance, arts and crafts, music and ethnic foods from a variety of nations.

April 6
Art in the Garden
https://shemerartcenter.org
Local artists display their works in florals, botanicals and wearable art. Live music demonstartions, a silent auction and food and beverage vendors add to the festivities.

April 6
The Original Taste
www.ec70phx.com
Top Valley restaurants, such as Sushi Roka, Bourbon & Bones and Grimaldi’s Pizza, serve samples of their specialties paired with wines and select brands of beer and premium spirits. Proceeds support youth programs at local nonprofits including Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Ryan House and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Scottsdale.

April 6
Carefree Community Block Party
www.carefree.org
This neighborhood party features putt-putt golf, a dunk tank, cornhole, raffle prizes from local buinesses and carnival-type treats, foods and refreshments.

April 6
Purple Stride Phoenix
www.purplestride.org
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network hosts this 5K run and walk to raise awareness and funds to advance research and provide patient support for those dealing with the disease.

April 6
Paddle Fest
www.maricopacountyparks.net/events
Dress to get wet! Try out kayaks, rafts, outriggers, canoes and paddle boards at this annual lakeside party. Live music, demos, games, contests and vendors add to the fun.

April 6
Mixology 101
www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com
Jade Bar mixologists share techniques on creating craft cocktails using different spirits. The April 6 class focuses on gin.

April 6-7
Orchid Show & Plant Sale
https://www.berridgenursery.com/events
Desert Valley Orchid Society hosts this annual event at Berridge Nurseries which features orchid displays, a variety of flowers for sale and workshops on growning orchids, plus how and when to replant them.

April 6-7
Meet Artist Beth Zink
www.bethzinkart.com
Beth Zink welcomes guests to her studio to view her paintings, prints, outdoor art, tile prints and accent pillows. Known for her vibrant contemporary botanicals, the artist will be painting onsite.

April 7
Sunday A’Fair
www.scottsdalearts.org
Concerts by top local musicians, arts and crafts displays and children’s activities will be held at Scottsdale Civic Center Mall.

April 7
Dinner With Wolves
www.southwestwildlife.org
With the endagered Mexican gray wolf compound nearby, guests participate in silent and live auctions while enjoying cocktails, dinner and a self-guided tour of the Southwest Conservation Center. Proceeds benefit Defenders of Wildlife and the Center.

April 10-14
Maricopa County Fair
www.maricopacountyfair.org
Agriculture exhibits, livestock shows, art displays, over 35 midway rides and a wide variety of food options are featured at this annual event.

April 11
Lit & Sip
www.dbg.org
Stroll through the Garden’s Electric Garden light and sound exhibition, sip a cocktail and jam to music at the Silent Dance Party. Guests choose headphones to enjoy one of the DJ’s two musical style selections.

April 11
Scottsdale Art Walk
www.scottsdalegalleries.com
Scottsdale Gallery Association celebrates Arizona wineries with its Sip of Scottsdale Art Walk. Sample some of the state’s wineries and light bites at participating galleries.

April 11-14
Disney on Ice
www.ticketmaster.com
Worlds of Enchantment spotlights beloved characters from Disney’s Cars, Toy Story 3, The Little Mermaid and Frozen.