Entertainment

Classical Music in Greater Phoenix

Phoenix Symphony

Arizona's only full-time professional orchestra plays classics and pops, mostly at Symphony Hall and sometimes at other regional venues, from September to early June. Minor series and special performances take place…
Live Music in Tucson

Club Congress

Skinny jeansters, tousled hipsters, aging folkies, dressed-up hotties – the crowd at Tucson's most happening club inside the grandly aging Hotel Congress defines the word eclectic. And so does the musical lineup, wh…
Theater in Flagstaff

Orpheum Theater

A grand old-style movie house from 1911, the Orpheum Theater is now a fine-looking music venue – complete with balcony, seating, bar and lounge – that hosts top regional and national bands and the occasional movie n…
Live Music in Greater Phoenix

Crescent Ballroom

A 1917 brick garage beside the historic Dixie Overland Hwy is now home to one of Phoenix's most diverse live venues, hosting everything from indie to hip-hop and lucha libre Mexican wrestling. Even when shows aren't…
Live Music in Tucson

Rialto Theatre

This gorgeous 1920 vaudeville and movie theater has been reborn as a top venue for live touring acts. It features everything from alt-pop to reggae, Latin dance to swing, plus the odd comedian – basically anyone too…
Blues in Greater Phoenix

Char's Has the Blues

Dark and intimate – but very welcoming – this shabby-fronted blues and R&B shack packs 'em in with solid acts most nights of the week, but somehow still manages to feel like a well-kept secret.
Live Music in Tucson

Flycatcher

Formerly known as Plush, Flycatcher is a club to watch when it comes to catching cool regional bands. Covers are charged only for bigger acts, and there's a daily happy hour between 4pm and 8pm.
Theater in Tucson

Temple of Music & Art

The Arizona Theatre Company stages shows at this renovated 1920s building.
Cinema in Tucson

Loft Cinema

For indie, art-house and foreign movies head to Loft Cinema, in business since 1972.
Opera in Greater Phoenix

Arizona Opera

Housed in the 2300-seat Symphony Hall (also home to the Phoenix Symphony and Ballet Arizona), the state ensemble produces five operas per season, usually big-ticket favorites such as Madama Butterfly and Tosca. Smal…