9 things to do this weekend in the Valley


PHOENIX – If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, here’s a list of activities, events and festivals happening in the valley.

Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction (January 22-30, 2022)
Where: WestWorld Scottsdale
Time: Doors open at 8:00 a.m. each day; actual event, auction times vary
Cost: between $14 and $40 for children and $23 and $90 for adults (cheaper when purchased online than at the door, tickets get more expensive on premium auction days)
Note: The first two days, Saturday and Sunday, January 22 and 30, 2022 are preview days. All cars will be on display, but the auction itself will not take place. Saturday is also “QT Family Day”. On this day, children 12 and under enter free. Adult admission that day is $20-$23.

Related: Barrett Jackson 2022 Guide: Best Cars To See, Activities, Hours, Admission Prices

Free Action Adventure Festival (January 22)
Where: Court of the Arizona Boardwalk, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale AZ
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
No cost
Note: You can take photos with your favorite superheroes, ride a zipline, play games, go to bouncy houses and do face painting. Some activities may have their own fees, but there are no admission fees. Other Arizona Boardwalk attractions, such as Odysea Aquarium and The Science of Ripley’s Believe it or Not, are not part of this event and have their own admission fees.

8123 Fest (January 22)
Maine, The Summer Set, 3OH! 3, Tessa Violet, Beach Weather, and more
Where: Margaret T. Hance Park, Downtown Phoenix
Time: Doors open at noon; the show starts at 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $55 and up; multi-event packages available

Phoenix Suns vs. Indian Pacers (January 22)
Where: Center of footprint
Time: 7 p.m.
Cost: $32 and up

Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa DREAM The Tour (January 23)
Where: Gila River Arena
Time: 7 p.m.
Cost: $34 and up (there are very few tickets left)


Chihuly in the Desert – Desert Botanical Garden (until June 19, 2022)
Where: Desert Botanical Garden
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Included with regular admission to the garden,

Chihuly in the Desert – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West (until June 19, 2022)
Where: Taliesin West by Frank Lloyd Wright
Schedule: several visiting times throughout the week
Cost: Guided tour, $25 to $49; self-guided tour, $18 to $35

Immersive Van Gogh exhibition (extended until March 13, 2022)
Where: Lighthouse Artspace, 4301 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Time: several hours of the day; reservations required
Cost: $40 and up

Treasures – Legendary Musical Instruments (until September 2022)
Where: 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85050
Time: daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $14 to $17


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