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47TH AN­NUAL SCOTTS­DALE ARTS FES­TI­VAL > MARCH 10 12

This week­end- long cel­e­bra­tion of art, mu­sic, food and fam­ily fun just out­side of Scotts­dale Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts fea­tures 170 jury-se­lected artists from the U. S. and Canada show­cas­ing works for sale. Also, live mu­sic and an Imag­ine Na­tion fam­ily area. www.scotts­daleper­formin­garts.org

BANK OF HOPE FOUNDERS CUP MARCH 14 19

The only LPGA tour­namet in Ari­zona is held at Wild­fire Golf Club at JW Mar­riott Desert Ridge Re­sort & Spa. LPGA play­ers, in­clud­ing Sei Young Kim and Cheyenne Woods, com­pete for a $1.5 mil­lion purse. www.lp­gafounder­scup.com

15TH AN­NUAL TEAM­ING UP FOR GIRLS LUN­CHEON > MARCH 16

Olympic gold medal­ist and foster care ad­vo­cate Si­mone Biles par­tic­i­pates in a Q& A at this lun­cheon at the JW Mar­riott Scotts­dale Camel­back Inn Re­sort & Spa, ben­e­fit­ing Florence Crit­ten­ton. www.fl­ocrit.org

8TH AN­NUAL GREAT AMER­I­CAN BAR­BEQUE & BEER FES­TI­VAL > MARCH 25

BBQ pit­mas­ters from around the na­tion serve all types of bar­be­cued treats in down­town Chan­dler. Mu­sic, eat­ing com­pe­ti­tions, a kids' zone and more too. www.chan­dlerbbq.com

4TH AN­NUAL ITAL­IAN FES­TI­VAL MARCH 25 26

Find Ital­ian cul­ture, food and fash­ion at Scotts­dale’s Civic Cen­ter Mall. Plus, Ital­ian ven­dors and per­form­ing artists. www. ital­ian­fes­ti­valaz.com MARCH 17 19: Browse an ar­ti­san mar­ket with items rang­ing from sculp­tures to hand­crafted jew­elry and ap­parel, set against the back­drop of the fa­mous Foun­tain Hills Foun­tain—which spouts green for the hol­i­day. A food court of­fers Ir­ish treats from lo­cal ven­dors. www. care­freeazfes­ti­vals.com

PADRE MUR­PHY’S 24TH AN­NUAL ST. PA­TRICK’S DAY UN­DER THE BIG TOP

MARCH 17: Padre Mur­phy’s, one of the Val­ley’s old­est Ir­ish pubs, plays host to thou­sands of rev­el­ers at this an­nual event. Green drinks, live mu­sic, and corned beef and cab­bage round out the fes­tiv­i­ties. Fam­ily-friendly un­til 5 pm, then 21+. www.padremur­phys.com

Bank of Hope Founders Cup cap­tion here Team­ing Up for Girls Lun­cheon

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