Get swept away this weekend by the charm of the Arizona Renaissance Festival or eat your weight in chocolate at the Glendale Chocolate Affaire. Regardless, you have no excuse to not get outside and enjoy this fine weather. Don’t forget to share photos of you enjoying these events with the hashtag #SL5 and follow us @scottsdaleliving on Instagram!
Glendale Chocolate Affaire
The average American consumes about 10 pounds of chocolate a year, according to the organizers of the Glendale Chocolate Affaire. Meet your quota this weekend with all things covered, smothers, dipped and filled with the popular sweet cocoa-based confection. The Chocolate Affaire is also a large gathering of local romance novelists for you and carnival rides for the kiddos.
Murphy Park, 7010 N. 58th Ave., downtown Glendale, Friday, Feb. 7, 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9, noon to 5 p.m.
Phoenix Chinese Week 2014 Culture & Cuisine Festival
Celebrate the year of the horse with Chinese performances, food and goods vendors and other cultural events and exhibits, such as the Koi Show and dragon boat display.
Margaret T. Hance Park East, 1202 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, Friday, Feb. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Subway D-Backs Fan Fest
Spring Training is just three weeks away! Get in the spirit with the 10th annual Subway D-Backs Fan fest at Chase Field. Take a swing in the batting catches, field a fly ball, sit in on a Q-and-A session with the coaches and players, and so. much. more.
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, Saturday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., autograph vouchers are $5
Whoo-hoo! The chiseled, smooth and perky Chippendales are coming to town, ladies (and gents)! Get your fill of bow-tied eye candy! Enough said.
Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Saturday, Feb. 8, 9 p.m., $20 to $35
Huzzah! Take a step away from the modern hubbub to tear into some mutton, watch live jousting and get swept away with the romance of the Renaissance Festival and its many characters.
Fairgrounds, 12601 U.S. 60, Apache Junction, Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 8 to March 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., $10 to $22, free parking (reduced price tickets at Fry’s Food Stores and online)