Things to Do in the Valley – Jan. 30-Feb. 5

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Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5.

Event details are subject to change.

Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events.

Jan. 31-Feb. 2 - GILBERT: Gilbert Art of Chocolate A’Fair – Gilbert Civic Center. It’s all about romance. Artisan chocolates and confections, gift market, live entertainment and food truck alley. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. carefreeazfestivals.com/gilbert-events.html

Jan. 31-Feb. 2 - PHOENIX: The SpongeBob Musical – Orpheum Theater. Presented by American Theatre Guild. A one-of-a-kind musical event with original songs. phoenix.ticketforce.com

Feb. 1 - CAVE CREEK: Elephant Mountain Trail Runs – Cave Creek Regional Park. 50K, 35K, 22K and 12K, 6th race in the Desert Runner Trail Series, 50K and 35K courses feature a trip out of the Regional Park along Maricopa Trail to Spur Cross Ranch and back, finishing with a loop through Cave Creek Regional Park, 12K course stays within Cave Creek Regional Park and features the Go John and new Quartz trail, aid stations 2-5 miles. 7 a.m. aravaiparunning.com/elephant-mountain

Feb. 1 - CHANDLER: Roger’s Tom Jones and the Motown Blossoms – Chandler Center for the Arts. A sensational tribute to Tom Jones featuring high caliber performing artists including Amber Dirks of Sister Sledge and Nisha Kataria, a protégé of Michael Jackson. 7 p.m. 480-782-2680 or rogerstomjones.com

Feb. 1 - GLENDALE: ASU Open Door 2020 – West – Arizona State West Campus. Once a year, ASU invites the local community, adults and children of all ages, to experience ASU and discover why it was named one of the most innovative universities in the nation for four years in a row. ASU Open Door welcomes visitors to our four campus locations, allowing visitors to explore spaces that are normally closed to the public. Visitors have the opportunity to participate in hundreds of interactive, hands-on activities and talk to students, faculty and staff. Free. 1-5 p.m. 480-965-1236 or opendoor.asu.edu

Feb. 1 - MESA: DT Mesa Fest (Downtown Mesa Festival of the Arts) – A free event featuring unique artistic creations, music, food and fun for the whole family. Features the work of established and emerging artists. Music provided by Street Duo. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. dtmesafest.com/index.html

Feb. 1 - PHOENIX: Rio Salado Trial Run – Rio Salado Restoration Habitat. The 15K, 10K and 5K are mixed terrain-looping courses with varying elevations. The courses wind up and down along and across the Rio Salado Salt River and its banks. Each consists of paved and dirt paths with a few small jaunts across areas of the river basin containing river rocks. These courses are a perfect way to enjoy the beauty and wildlife of Rio Salado, a hidden gem in the heart of downtown Phoenix, Arizona. $45. 6:30-11 a.m. 602-402-3332 or riosaladotrailrun.com

Feb. 3-9 - SCOTTSDALE: Scottsdale Parada Del Sol Western Week – A multitude of festivities that pay homage to the area’s Old West history and celebrates the city’s vibrancy to date. scottsdaleaz.gov 

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