Who’s feeling a bit nostalgic this weekend? From reliving three decades of award-winning chart-toppers by pianist Billy Joel, catching up with Tim Allen, running through downtown Tucson or watching Prescott reenact crucial events in Arizona history at its 150th anniversary, take some time to enjoy the past! Don’t forget to share photos of you enjoying these events with the hashtag #SL5 and follow us at @scottsdaleliving on Instagram!
Billy “Piano Man” Joel has had 33 Top 40 hits over a span of three decades (‘70s to ’90s). Find yourself a greatest hits compilation and get ready for a night of sing-a-longs! Fun fact: The six-time Grammy Award winner is the first non-classical pianist to have a painted portrait hanging in Steinway Hall in Manhattan.
US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, usairwayscenter.com, Sunday, June 1, 8 p.m., $50 to $120
Prescott is turning 150 years old! In celebration of its anniversary, the city getting back to its Western roots with reenactments, shoot outs, street fairs, rodeo and museum tours. Fun fact: Prescott was the First Territorial Capital in Arizona (It later became Tucson, then Prescott, and, finally, Phoenix). Abraham Lincoln appointed the original governor, John A. Gurley, who died before taking office.
Courthouse Plaza, Prescott, Friday, May 30, 5 p.m., to Sunday, June 1, visit-prescott.com.
Meet Me Downtown 5K
This evening run starts and finishes at the Children’s Museum and Military Park Plaza. The route has runners winding through downtown Tucson, finishing with a music festival, food trucks and an after party at Hotel Congress and Maynard’s Kitchen.
Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, Saturday, May 31, 7 p.m., $20 to $20
AJ’s Summer Wine Spectacular
You what pairs really well with a fine wine? The fine arts! Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts reap the benefits of your glassfuls of more than 40 wines specifically selected to wash down AJ’s gourmet tapas. There will also be live music and an auction.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, Saturday, May 31, 2 p.m., $30 member; $35 nonmember
Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor, aka Santa Claus, aka Buzz Lightyear, is coming to Talking Stick Resort. While Allen never really left the entertainment biz, he recently received a TV Guide award for “Best Comeback” for his portrayal of Mike Baxter in “Last Man Standing,” a sitcom about a dad “fighting for his manhood in a house filled with women.” He’s also the proud father of an enormous cat. See below:
Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, talkingstickresort.com, Saturday, May 31, 8 p.m., $25 to $175