Things to do in Chandler in late January, early February

The Chandler Innovation Fair showcases the businesses, artists, students and innovators throughout the city as Chandler participates in the statewide Arizona SciTech Festival. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
The Chandler Innovation Fair showcases the businesses, artists, students and innovators throughout the city as Chandler participates in the statewide Arizona SciTech Festival. (Courtesy city of Chandler)

The Chandler Innovation Fair showcases the businesses, artists, students and innovators throughout the city as Chandler participates in the statewide Arizona SciTech Festival. (Courtesy city of Chandler)

Go on a family bird walk

Jan. 1-April 2, recurring monthly on the first Saturday
Held every first Saturday of the month, November - April, local Desert Rivers Audubon provides guided bird walks around Veterans Oasis Park. Desert Rivers Audubon provides Bird Bingo Cards for the kids, loaner binoculars for kids and adults, and expert field guides for the walks. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. 4050 E. Chandler Heights Road, Chandler. http://www.desertriversaudubon.org/birdwalks.html

See Mostly Kosher

Jan. 29

See this Disneyland favorite at Chandler Center for the Arts. The band considers itself "gypsy rock" by reconstructing Judaic and American music with klezmer beats and Yiddish refrains. 7:30 p.m. $22-$38. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler. 480-782-2580. www.chandlercenter.org

Hear the Chandler Symphony Orchestra-Pops Concert

Jan. 30

The Pops Concert is a combination of orchestra music and rock and roll. There will be Beatles, Queen, Abba, Elton John, Beach Boys, Kool and the Gang and more. Vanja Nikolovski will be the conductor at the event. 3 p.m. Free. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler. 480-782-2580. www.chandlercenter.org

Head to the Arizona Bao & Dumpling Festival and Arizona Donut and Ice Cream Festival

Feb. 5-6
The Arizona Bao & Dumpling Festival returns to Chandler for its third event. The event will give guests a chance to eat from a variety of local vendors and explore different bao and dumpling varieties. The event is held simultaneously with Arizona Donut and Ice Cream Festival, offering a variety of different sweet treats. Food prices will range from $5-14. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. $17. Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, 178 E. Commonwealth Ave., Chandler. www.tickettailor.com/events/arizonabaoanddumplingfestival/620321/#



Hear songs of Carole King and James Taylor

Feb. 6

Local vocalists Kristen Drathman and Kyle Sorrel perform the songs of Carole King and James Taylor. From “Up on the Roof,” “Natural Woman,” and “You’ve Got a Friend” to "Fire and Rain'" and "How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You," don’t miss an afternoon of some of the most well-known songs of the last few decades. 3 p.m. $24-$38. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler. 480-782-2580. www.chandlercenter.org

See DRUMLine Live!

Feb. 12

From the creators of the movie "Drumline," the theatre production. features the same rhythms as the movie as audiences go on a journey through jazz, R&B, hip-hop and African-American dance culture. This versatile group of musicians and dancers bring the explosive energy and athleticism of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HCBU) marching band experience. 7:30 p.m. $15-$52. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler. 480-782-2580. www.chandlercenter.org

Listen to the Sonoran Sunset Series

Feb. 17

Head to Veterans Oasis Park with blankets and chairs in tow to enjoy a free concert put on by StarAlliance. The band will perform 80s rock, country and pop songs. 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Free. Veterans Oasis Park, 4050 E. Chandler Heights Road, Chandler. 480-782-2890. www.chandleraz.gov

Go to the Chandler Innovation Fair

Feb. 19

The Chandler Innovation Fair showcases the businesses, artists, students and innovators throughout the city as Chandler participates in the statewide Arizona SciTech Festival. The city is partnering with Chandler USD to bring about more participation among district students this year. At the 2022 event, the Chandler Symphony Orchestra will take the stage and play some favorite sci-fi & fantasy movie music, including Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, Dr. Who and Jurassic Park as well as themes from some popular video games. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Downtown Chandler, 3 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler. 480-782-3038. www.chandleraz.gov