Weekend events for Jan. 18-20


Photo courtesy Desert Botanical Garden.

THE GARDEN IS GOING TO THE DOGS

Dog’ Day in the Garden (Sat. Jan. 19). 8am-2pm. $24.95 adults, $12.95 ages 3-17; $4 per dog. Enjoy the garden with your dog. Meet other dog lovers, heel for family photos, learn about local dog-related nonprofits, shop and enjoy samples with your pup. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix. dbg.org.

LEARN TO CONSERVE AT ODYSEA

Conservation Expo (Sat. Jan. 19). 9am-3pm. Free. Learn how everyone can take small steps in bettering yourself, your community and beyond. More than 40 organizations from around Arizona celebrate their conservation work with arts & crafts, animal meet & greets, pet adoptions, raffle prizes and more. OdySea in the Desert, 9500 E Via de Ventura, Scottsdale. odyseainthedesert.com.

PLAY IN THE SNOW IN TOWN

Snow Day (Sat. Jan. 19). 10am-1pm. Free. Enjoy 50 tons of snow, entertainment from Funergy, giveaways, activities and more. Desert Ridge Marketplace, parking lot by Sandbar, 21001 N Tatum Blvd., Phoenix. shopdesertridge.com/snowday

TRAVEL THE WORLD WITHOUT LEAVING CHANDLER

Chandler International Film Festival (through Jan. 21). Times vary. $10-$20. More than 200 films created by passionate, independent global filmmakers. The five-day event will include a Red Carpet Opening Ceremony, World Premiere Shows, Film-making Workshops, Discussion Panels, a Film Market & Expo and Award Ceremony. Venues around Chandler. chandlerfilmfestival.com

Chandler Multicultural Festival (Sat. Jan. 19). 2-9 pm. Free. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and join us for an amazing evening featuring two stages packed with lively performances. Cultural art and food vendors will have items for sale. Chandler Downtown Stage, 178 E Commonwealth Ave, Chandler. chandleraz.gov/multiculturalfestival

ROCK ‘N ROLL MARATHON IS HERE

Health & Fitness Expo (Fri.-Sat. Jan. 18-19). Noon-7 pm Fri., 9 am-5 pm Sat. Free. Pick up your bib number, timing tag, gear check bag and Brooks technical tee at the Expo. Official race merchandise is available at the Merchandise Store and a variety of exhibitors will display, sample and sell running apparel, footwear and health and fitness products. Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N Third St. runrocknroll.com

Kids Rock Arizona (Sat. Jan. 19). 10 am race begins. One-mile fun run for children in grades K-6. Every child receives a race number, T-shirt, goodie bag and medal. Tempe Beach Park, Mill Ave & Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe. runrocknroll.com

Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon (Sun. Jan. 20). 7:50 am races begin. Marathon, 1/2 marathon and 10K race through Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe. Features more than 70 bands and 40 cheer squads to cheer the runners on and a festival to celebrate at the finish line. Starting lines at Arizona Center, 2nd St., & Van Buren, Phoenix. Finish line at Rio Salado at Ash St., Tempe. runrocknroll.com

MLK DAY FESTIVALS

MLK March and Festival (Mon. Jan. 21). 9am march; 10am-4pm festival. Free. March starts at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church (1401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix) and ends at Margaret T. Hance Park (67 W. Culver St., Phoenix), where the festival will run from 10am-4pm. It includes vendors, entertainment and a health fair. azmlk.org

East Valley Parade and Festival (Mon. Jan 21). 11am parade. Community organizations, businesses, churches, dance groups, bands and representatives from other cities will take part in the downtown event. Parade route is Center Street south to First Street and west on First Street to Robson. Festival begins after the parade until 4pm. mesaaz.gov/things-to-do/martin-luther-king-jr-parade

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