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12 Posh Events You Must Attend in February

By The Editors

Waste Management Phoenix Open photo by Everardo Keeme | Scottsdale Fashion Week photo by ARK Photoworks

01.29.18

Event season is in full swing in the Valley. Here are the places to see and be seen this month.

1/31-2/3 Waste Management Phoenix Open
The Greatest Show on Grass only gets better after dark. The Birds Nest—Waste Management Phoenix Open’s four-day afterparty—has become famous for its epic lineup of performers (last year’s included Flo Rida, Blink-182 and Steve Aoki) and perks. We recommend the VIP Pitt Pass, which includes seating in an intimate viewing area directly in front of the stage and access to the hosted bar and catered buffet. 6:30PM, TPC Scottsdale, 17020 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale

2/4 A Love Not Forgotten Gala
The Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter hosts this black tie fundraiser featuring auctions, dinner and entertainment. 5:30-11PM, tickets from $250, JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

2/9 Tribute to Leadership
The YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix’s 24th Annual Tribute to Leadership Event recognizes individuals and corporations that have generously donated their time and talents to the community. This year, co-chairs Debbie Gaby and JoAnn Holland will help honor nominees at a special luncheon. 11AM, tickets from $150, Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

2/10 Hearts of Gold Gala
This pre-Valentine’s evening promises cocktail hour, passed hors d’oeuvres, a master box auction, dinner, faux casino gambling and more. 6PM, tickets $200, tables $2,000, JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Resort and Spa

2/10 Scuderia Southwest’s Concours on the Hills
More than 600 classic and exotic cars will roar into Fountain Hills to benefit a great cause: Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The event features Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Aston Martins and more—plus appearances by the biggest names in racing, including Bob Bondurant, Arie Luyendyk, Harley Cluxton and Lyn St. James. Free, sponsorships from $500, Fountain Park

2/15-18 Cinderella
Ballet Arizona alongside The Phoenix Symphony brings to life Ib Andersen’s classic fairytale ballet, injecting your winter with a dose of Happily Ever After. Tickets from $25, Symphony Hall

Last year's Scottsdale Fashion Week

2/15-25 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show
This equine event, in its 63rd year, brings together nearly 2,400 horses, top owners, trainers and breeders from around the world in hopes of winning big money in the breeding barns. The day benefits Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund, ASU Western Equestrian Team, SCC Equine Sciences Scholarships and March of Dimes. General admission from $10, WestWorld of Scottsdale

2/17-19 Arizona Cocktail Week(end)
This mixology celebration features a lineup of some of Downtown Phoenix’s craft cocktails masters like from Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour and Rattle & Rum Cocktail Catering. Enjoy big parties as well as small, intimate seminars throughout the President’s Day weekend. Tickets from $40

2/22-25 Scottsdale Fashion Week
Luxury brands and celebrity designers meet at this annual, multi-day celebration. Locals and out-of-towners are invited to rub elbows with designers, buyers, media, stylists and celebs at the most fashionable shows and afterparties in the Valley.

2/23-24 Evening of Dreams Gala
This elegant affair includes a hosted cocktail hour; silent and live auctions; dinner; and live musical entertainment by The JJ’s in support of Colleen’s Dream Foundation. 5:30PM, tickets $300, JW Marriott Camelback Inn

2/24-5/13 Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion
Sixteen collections of the dynamic, innovative work of Dutch designer Iris van Herpen are on display at this boundary-pushing exhibit. The designer is often hailed as a pioneer in utilizing 3D printing as a garment construction technique. The minimalistic installation will also include a selection of her fantastical shoe designs and runway show footage. Admission $18, Phoenix Art Museum

2/25 Bon Santé Ball
An evening of dancing, music, food, drinks and good company will benefit Cardiovascular Care and Banner - University Medicine in Phoenix and Tucson. The hot ticket this year is the President’s Reception, exclusive to top tier sponsors and select guests. An intimate gathering of Banner Health leaders and other corporate partners, prior to the start of the Bon Santé Ball, includes top-shelf beverages and gourmet appetizers. 6PM, sponsorships from $10,000, The Phoenician

2/26 A Tribute to Leonard Bernstein
The opening concert of the Phoenix Chamber Music Society’s 9th Annual Winter Festival will honor the music of American master Leonard Bernstein, including the Bernstein sonata for clarinet and piano; Gershwin Lullaby; Copland sextet for piano, clarinet and string quartet; and Bernstein arrangements from West Side Story. 7:30PM, $74, Musical Instrument Museum