4 things to do this weekend in and around Chandler

This weekend is the Waste Management Phoenix Open. (Amy Ellsworth/Community Impact Newspaper)
This weekend is the Waste Management Phoenix Open. (Amy Ellsworth/Community Impact Newspaper)

This weekend is the Waste Management Phoenix Open. (Amy Ellsworth/Community Impact Newspaper)

Jan. 27-Feb. 2

Head out to the Phoenix Open

The Waste Management Open is this weekend in Scottsdale. The 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by The Ak-Chin Indian Community will be held at TPC Scottsdale. 17020 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale. www.wmphoenixopen.com

Jan. 30

Learn the history of the Berlin Wall

The Chandler Museum is hosting a presentation about the history of the Berlin Wall as a starting point to address what walls have done to people and cultures throughout history. Albrecht Classen, a University of Arizona professor in the College of Humanities, will present. 7 p.m. Free. Chandler Museum, 300 S. Chandler Village Drive. 480-782-2717. http://chandlermuseum.org

Jan. 31

Experience the Black Violin tour

Black Violin is led by classically trained string players Wil B. and Kev Marcus. A DJ and drummer join the duo on stage to blend classical and hip-hop music. Black Violin recently released its latest studio album, and their last record debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart. 7:30 p.m. $36-$56. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave. 480-782-2680. www.chandlercenter.org

Feb. 1

See George Lopez perform live

Stand-up comedian George Lopez brings his act to Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino for two shows in one day. Lopez is known for his commentary on growing up Hispanic and being Mexican in a politically divisive time in America. The show is part of his The Wall world tour. 10 p.m. Tickets start at $47-$77. Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler. https://playatgila.com


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