MARK YOUR CALENDAR for the latest in entertainment, brought to you by the PebbleCreek Activities Office. All Events are at 7 p.m. in the Renaissance Theater, unless indicated otherwise. All concerts/comedy shows are priced at $25, unless otherwise noted. Click on the posters for more details!
Dec. 1, 2018 - Prescott Christmas Parade and Lunch Bus Trip
Travel to “Arizona’s Christmas City,” Prescott, and watch a legendary Christmas parade complete with floats, marching bands and tap-dancing toddlers. Lunch is included. $99 per person, on sale now in the Activities Office.
Dec. 2, 2018 -- Singin’ in the Rain: In Concert bus trip to Orpheum Theatre
One of the top 25 movie musicals of all time (American Film Institute), Singin’ in the Rain marked the pinnacle of the golden age of Hollywood musicals. The story of silent screen star Don Lockwood, who's having trouble with leading lady Lina Lamont until he meets the adorable, talented Kathy Selden, Singin’ in the Rain introduced the world to the iconic title song, plus "Make ‘em Laugh," "You Are My Lucky Star," "Good Morning' and a host of others. A full on-stage orchestra, silent era costumes and talented cast bring this American treasure to life on the Orpheum stage, where the movie just might have played Phoenix back in the early 50s! Filled with every memorable moment from the film and a downpour of unforgettable songs, Singin’ in the Rain: In Concert set for Dec. 2, 2018, is a guaranteed hit for even the youngest musical theatre fanatic in your family. Act I: 1 hour 10 minutes, Intermission: 20 minutes, Act II: 1 hour; Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes. Tickets on sale now in the Activities Office, cash or check only please; $75. (2 ticket limit per person.)
Dec. 7, 2018 - 3 International Tenors Christmas Show - 3 p.m. show added!
The 3 International Tenors - Live in Concert is a tribute to some of the finest music in the world and features show stopping performances celebrating the virtuoso and careers of Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Enrico Caruso and others. This stirring show includes renditions of some of the most memorable songs ever written like “Time to Say Goodbye,” “Ave Maria” and “Nessun Dorma.” Comprised of multiple genres and styles including opera, musical theatre, and pop opera (or as it’s sometimes called, POPERA) three singers from extremely diverse backgrounds bring you an experience you will never forget! Starring Robert Erlichman, Guillermo Ontiveros, and Johnny Huerta. The 3 International Tenors - Live in Concert is an emotionally riveting production that will transport you to the greatest opera houses of Europe! 7 p.m. and 3 p.m. show both completely sold out!
Dec. 7-8, 2018 -- Tubac Fiesta de Navidad and Fourth Avenue Holiday Fair Bus Trip
Travel to Tubac Dec. 7-8, 2018, and experience Fiesta de Navidad where the streets are lined with luminaries and holiday cheer is in the air. Also visit the Fourth Avenue Holiday Fair in Tucson which brings together 400+ arts and crafts booths, 35+ food vendors, two stages of live entertainment, street musicians, jugglers and more. Your overnight stay is at the Desert Diamond Hotel and Casino in Tucson. $225 per person/double; $285 per person/single. On sale now in the Activities Office.
Dec. 7 - 14, 2018 - America's Music Cities Holidays Trip
Are you looking for a fabulous trip to celebrate the sounds of the south during the holidays? Mark your calendar for Dec. 7-14 and book your trip to visit Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans during one of the most festive times of the year! Highlights of this music getaway include Historic Studio B, Ryman Auditorium, Country Music Hall of Fame, Gaylord Opryland Resort, Belle Meade Plantation, Grand Ole Opry, Graceland, French Quarter, New Orleans School of Cooking, and much more! For details, click here. Price includes round-trip airfare. $3199 per person/double; $3999 per person/single. On sale now in the Activities Office.
Dec. 8, 2018 - Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade Bus Trip
Light up the night and be dazzled at the Valley’s most unique holiday event, the Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade Presented by SRP at Tempe Town Lake on Dec. 8, 2018. The boat parade will feature as many as 50 festively lighted boats of all sizes. A fireworks finale will conclude the light-filled night following the end of the boat parade. Dinner is included. $99 per person. On sale now at the Activities Office.
Dec. 8, 2918 - A Celebration of Christmas Bus Trip
PebbleCreek is excited to offer our residents transportation and tickets to one of America’s largest Holiday musicals, “A Celebration of Christmas” on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. Experience the true season of Christmas like never before! This extraordinary Broadway-style performance features a live orchestra, state-of-the-art technology with incredible special effects, professional acrobatic silk artists, a beautiful Nativity, and so much more! In this year’s show a group of people discover the wonder of Christmas through their journey on the "Christmas Express"; while entertaining the audience with aerials, Rockettes, popular dance numbers and much more. The story culminates with a live Nativity, flying angels and a 30-piece orchestra. This well-known and beloved annual event takes place at Dream City Church in north Phoenix. Visit: celebrationofchristmas.org for more information. A very limited number of tickets will be available, plan to buy early! Tickets on sale now at 9 a.m. in the Activities Office. Price: $45. Bus departs from the lot near the Armed Forces Plaza at 1:30 p.m. (please plan to be at the bus pick up area by 1:15 p.m.) For more information call your friendly Activities Office at 535-9854. Includes round-trip motor coach transportation and reserved event ticket.
Dec. 8 - 11, 2018 -- California Holiday Showtime Bus Trip
Travel to southern California and enjoy four days of festivities! Experience the Festival of Lights in Riverside and dinner, Candlelight Theatre holiday performance and dinner, and a Venetian Holiday complete with gondola ride and dinner. Tour includes: Transportation, three-nights’ accommodations, Festival of Lights in Riverside, Holiday Show at Candlelight Theater, Venetian Holiday featuring a cruise through the Canals of Naples and Alamitos Bay, three dinners. $725 per person/double, $975 per person/single. On sale now, in the Activities Office.
Dec. 10, 2018 -- Zoo Lights and Dinner Bus Trip
The magical, colorful sights and sounds of the Phoenix Zoo’s holiday light spectacular will make your season sparkle! More than 3.8 million lights glow in a total of 700 sparkling displays. Tour is set for Dec. 10, 2018, and includes transportation, an early dinner at Organ Stop Pizza and admission to Zoo Lights. Price is $99 per person and goes on sale now, in the Activities Office.
Dec. 22 - 26, 2018 -- Nashville Country Christmas Trip
We’ve wrapped up a special Christmas package to the world-famous Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Dec. 22-26, 2018. Celebrate the holiday season with an exciting nine acres of lush indoor gardens, winding pathways and sparkling waterfalls. Decked out with thousands of lights, sparkling decorations and row after row of poinsettias, it’s truly a sight to behold. Everywhere we look we see Christmas come to life. Nostalgia and merriment fill our days and evenings with wondrous holiday festivities. Tour highlights include a spectacular Christmas Dinner Show, General Jackson Showboat luncheon cruise and Grand Ole Opry show. This Christmas tour is one we will long remember. (Price includes airfare.) $1899 per person/double; $2230 per person/single. Trip on sale now, in the Activities Office.
Dec. 31, 2018 - New Year's Eve Dinner Dance
Don your best attire, prepare for some delicious food and great music and get ready to ring in the New Year at our annual year-end celebration. PebbleCreek's New Year's Eve Dinner Dance Party featuring the PebbleRock Band will be held on Dec. 31, 2018, in the Tuscany Falls Ballroom. On sale now in the Activities Office. $75 per person, cash or check only. Tables of 10 are available.
Our evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktail hour (cash bar). Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. This year's menu will feature a baby greens salad, a duo plate of filet of beef and crab-stuffed prawns, and for dessert, a turtle mousse parfait topped with candied pecans and raspberries. After dinner, dance the night away to the sounds the PebbleRock Band! We are pleased to welcome them as our fabulous entertainment for this special New Year’s celebration! At 10 p.m. you'll enjoy a champagne toast as we say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019. For those who still want to boogie, the band will play to 11 p.m. Don't miss this fabulous evening of fun, fine food and farewells to 2018!
Dec. 31, 2018 - Jan. 2, 2019 - Rose Parade Bus TripJoin Free Spirit Vacations for the granddaddy of them all - The Rose Parade from Dec. 31, 2018 - Jan. 2, 2019. The “Parade of all Parades” will be making its way down Colorado Boulevard in grand style on New Year’s Day and you’ll have great reserved grandstand seats along the parade route for an amazing viewpoint. It’s a sensory event that you won’t want to miss. See the giant floral floats, smell the aroma of the millions of roses and other flowers and hear the marching bands fill the air with robust sounds. Tour Includes: Deluxe motorcoach transportation, two-nights’ accommodation at the Holiday Inn, breakfast and dinner daily, reserved grandstand seating at the Tournament of Roses Parade, viewing of the floats at float barn and an East Coast New Year’s Eve Dinner (toast at 9 p.m. - midnight East Coast time.) $625 per person/double; $775 per person/single. On sale now, in the Activities Office.
Jan. 6, 2019 - The Everly Brothers Experience featuring The Zmed Brothers
For the last two years the Zmed Brothers have celebrated the pivotal music and history of The Everly Brothers legacy with enthusiastic crowds all across the US and overseas and they are bringing their show here to PebbleCreek on Jan. 6, 2019. The Zmed’s say, “The music of the 50s and 60s are nostalgic to us, our parents raised us on it, and we feel that the Everly’s contribution is greatly overlooked, especially by younger generations. Our aim is not to impersonate but to do our best in honoring the aesthetics of their iconic sound and in honoring the important role they played pioneering the rock n’ roll movement, all while having a little fun telling our own personal story,” and they do just that. The Zmed Brothers are absolutely thrilled to be able to contribute to a cause that supports the recognition and preservation of the intimate and singular origins of America’s greatest Rock n’ Roll sibling duo. 7 p.m. show is completely sold out! A second show at 3 p.m. has been added. Tickets on sale now online and in Activities.
Jan. 11, 2019 - Listen to the Music: The Doobie Brothers Experience
The name says it all. Listen to the Music is a complete re-creation of the famous rock band The Doobie Brothers back in the 70’s. The show brings back the famous lineup of Pat Simmons, Michael McDonald, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Tom Johnston, and Tiran Porter. This was considered by most to be the “All-Star” lineup. The show is amazing with the band playing all the famous “Doobie” hits, everyone sings and dances at a “Listen to the Music” concert. The cast recreates the era with exact instruments, costumes and looks. You can’t help but get sucked in and believe it’s the real guys they portray. So, get your groove on and come out on Jan. 11, 2019, and experience the show, better yet, just “Listen to the Music.” 7 p.m. show is completely sold out. A second show at 3 p.m. has been added. Tickets on sale now online and at Activities.
Jan. 12, 2019 - Dolly Steamboat Cruise, Superstition Mountain Festival and Lunch Bus Trip
This mild adventure set for Jan. 12, 2019, navigates the scenic, winding, unpaved road! Follow the winding trail to Canyon Lake, framed by giant saguaro cacti and amber red hills, and board the Dolly Steamboat for a 90-minute narrated cruise of the secluded waterways of the “Junior Grand Canyon.” The Superstition Mountain Heritage Days Festival, Goldfield Ghost Town, Tortilla Flats and lunch are also included. $125 per person, on sale now, in the Activities Office.
New! Jan. 16, 2019 - Barrett-Jackson Bus Trip
For the last 46 years, enthusiasts from all over the world have flocked to the Barrett-Jackson collector car auctions. Widely regarded as a barometer of the collector car industry, the auctions have evolved over the years into world-class automotive lifestyle events where thousands of the world’s most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience - in person and on live national and international television. Barrett-Jackson produces The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions® in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to the millions watching the events via live worldwide television coverage on Discovery Channel and Velocity, over 500,000 people are in attendance at all four auctions, looking to witness auction action at its best, capture the car of their dreams, learn more about collector cars through “Behind the Hobby” symposiums, mingle with celebrities, experience heart-stopping thrill rides in the latest vehicles from America’s top automakers - or shop in the vast Exhibitor Marketplace. Bus trip is scheduled for Jan 16, 2019, $79 per person, on sale now in the Activities Office.
New! Jan. 18, 2019 - Tennessee River: A Tribute to Alabama
Already established as a strong cross-over vocal ensemble project, the members of Tennessee River wanted to showcase their own vocal prowess by paying homage to the band they felt transformed country music with their stellar vocal blend. Prior to forming as Tennessee River, these seven gifted concert musicians had performed internationally in various country and rock projects and have frequently been compared to such legendary bands as the Eagles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Diamond Rio, and of course, Alabama. Tennessee River is the first and only tribute band that has the vocal chops to do Alabama’s music justice, with their new hybrid of contemporary cross-over music, bringing a fusion of the rural and urban sounds of modern-day country and blues. With the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll, Tennessee River stays true to the essence of Alabama’s music, taking their chart-topping songs and adding their own fresh, modern and unique energy, bringing Alabama’s music alive again for a whole new generation of country music fans. 7 p.m. show is almost sold out. A second show at 3 p.m. has been added. Tickets on sale now online and at Activities.
New! Jan. 22, 2019 - Phoenix Suns Bus Trip
Phoenix Suns Bus Trip - Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 7 p.m. game time. The ticket price includes roundtrip motor coach transportation on the special Fox Sports Bus, and a LOWER LEVEL, CENTER COURT SEAT!! Your game tickets will not arrive until about a week before the game date. Your friendly Activities staff will communicate with you when tickets are ready for pick-up. On sale now in the Activities Office. Cash or check only, made out to PCHOA. $70 per person. Limited spaces available, so make sure to sign-up early!
New! Jan. 28 - Feb. 1, 2019 - California Dreamin’ Bus Trip
Discover the best of southern California, including some quite well known and other lesser-known hidden treasures, Jan. 28 – Feb. 1, 2019. Your five-day bus trip and tour will include the Queen Mary, Catalina Island, USS Iowa, Angel Flight Railroad, Olvera Street, Farmers Market, Getty Museum, Nethercutt Museum, LAX Flight Path Museum and Learning Center, and much more! $895 per person double; $1295 per person single. On sale now at the Activities Office.
New! Jan. 29, 2019 - Secondhand Treasures Sale
Have some beautiful China you no longer need? Gently used Oriental Rugs? Fine, upscale household goods? Crystal, silver? Very gently-used designer clothes, coats, handbags, scarves, jewelry or shoes? If so, then please join us as a vendor at this "upscale sale" of secondhand treasures. Each vendor space includes a 6’ table & 1 chair. Please bring your own tablecloths/decor. Price $20 - (one per family), PebbleCreek resident vendors only. No garage-sale quality items please or craft items please; secondhand treasures only. Spaces go on sale Dec. 5 at the Activities Office. And for all you shoppers out there, plan to attend on Tuesday, Jan. 29 to buy some of these wonderful treasures, attendance is FREE!
New! Jan. 31, 2019
- City Tour and Lunch Bus Trip
See the sites throughout the Valley of the Sun, including the State Capitol, the Biltmore, Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona State University and much more! Lunch is included. Join us for this bus trip on Jan 31, 2018, for $99 per person. On sale in the Activities Office on Nov. 27, 2018.
New! Feb. 1, 2019 - Verde Canyon Railroad Bus Trip
Board the Verde Canyon Railroad for a four-hour diesel train journey to places only accessible by rail. See crimson cliffs, eagle’s nests, white water rapids, and abandoned gold mines. First-class service has fewer passengers indoors and out. All cars access a shaded open-air viewing car. This tour includes: transportation and ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad. First-class includes beverages. $129 per person coach class, $179 per person first-class. On sale Nov. 28, 2018 in the Activities Office.
New! Feb. 1, 2019 - Blues Brothers Tribute
With over 32 years of experience in the entertainment business, Fairchild Blues Brothers Tribute has entertained political leaders, celebrities, the US Military, major corporations and general audiences of every age and nationality around the world. When these two men step on stage together, their combined combustion of energy creates a show that sets them apart! Combining a good mix of raw comic talent and great music, Fairchild Blues Brothers Tribute breathes new life into “The Blues” by creating a hip, fun and cutting-edge party atmosphere. It’s an experience that will send audiences young and old into a frenzy, so don’t miss it when it comes to PebbleCreek on Feb. 1, 2019! On sale Dec. 4 at 9 a.m. online and at Activities.
New! Feb. 2, 2019 - Pima Air & Space and Titan Missile Museums Bus Trip
Travel to Tucson and tour two great attractions on Feb. 2, 2019. The Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the largest non-government funded aviation and space museums in the world! Featuring over 350 historical aircrafts, from a Wright Flyer to a 787 Dreamliner. A tour of the aircraft boneyard is also included. At the Titan Missile Museum, journey through time to stand on the front line of the Cold War. $115 per person. On sale in the Activities Office Nov. 29, 2018.
New! Feb. 9, 2019 - Ivan Pecel: Making Juggling Tolerable
Join us as we bring Ivan Pecel to the Renaissance Theater in PebbleCreek on Feb. 9, 2019 at 7 p.m. As funny as a stand-up comic and as skilled as a Chinese acrobat, there is no comedy juggler with the same chops as Ivan working today. With appearances on MTV, Comedy Central, America’s Got Talent, and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Ivan is one of the most sought-after acts in the country. If you didn’t love his art form before his show, you will after, or at least tolerate it! And ladies he isn’t bad on the eyes either. On sale Dec. 11 at 9 a.m. online and at Activities.
New! Feb 9-10, 2019 - Bisbee Wine and Chocolate Bus Trip
Travel Feb. 9-10, 2019, from the Valley to Bisbee, a free-spirited place with a thriving arts/music/hospitality scene, amid a remarkably well-preserved historical architectural setting. Enjoy a chocolate tasting to benefit the Copper Queen Library. Also included is a tour of the Queen Mine and wine tasting in Sonoita. Price is $275 per person/double; $375 per person/single. On sale Dec. 5, 2018, in the Activities Office.
New! Feb. 16, 2019 - Kartchner Caverns Bus Trip
Travel to southern Arizona and visit this wonderful, natural attraction on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. This stunning limestone cave boasts many world-class features that have been protected since the cave was discovered in 1974. Kartchner Cavern is a wet, "live" cave, meaning water percolates from the surface and calcium carbonate features continue to grow in the darkness. Tour includes: transportation, tour of Kartchner Caverns and box lunch. $135 per person. On sale in the Activities Office on Dec. 12, 2018.
New! Feb. 17, 2019 - Tonic Sol-fa
Tonic Sol-fa is an Emmy Award winning a cappella ensemble with multi-million selling compositions. The name Tonic sol-fa (or tonic sol-fah) is a technique for teaching sight-singing. It uses a system of musical notation based on ‘movable Do’ whereby every tone is given a name according to its relationship with other tones in the key: (e.g. do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, do). "Do" is chosen to be the tonic of whatever key is being used (thus the terminology ‘moveable Do’). Tonic Sol-fa has established itself as one of the most in-demand vocal groups and one of the most successful independent acts in America. The band began at St. John’s University and includes lead vocalist Shaun Johnson, tenor and vocal percussionist, Greg Bannwarth, and bass, Jared Dove. Together the group reached national prominence with appearances on NBC’s Today Show and in Newsweek magazine. Along the way, they shared the stage with a number of recognizable performers including Jay Leno, Jeff Foxworthy, Lonestar, and were recently part of Garrison Keillor’s 30th Anniversary celebration of A Prairie Home Companion. At present, Tonic Sol-fa is in the studio recording their latest album, entitled “Original,” a new recording in a catalog of numerous award-winning DVD and CD projects highlighting four indelible voices. On sale Dec. 13 at 9 a.m. online and at Activities.
New! Feb. 19 - 22, 2019 -- Rocky Point Golf OR Spa Getaway Bus Trip
Travel to Rocky Point Feb. 19 - 22, 2019, and spend three nights at Peñasco del Sol Hotel. Two rounds of golf OR spa services (choose one) are included along with two dinners, breakfast daily and a sunset cruise with appetizer. Spa choice includes mani, pedi, facial and massage. $675 per person/double; $875 per person/single. (Optional trip insurance offered at $58/pp.) On sale now in the Activities Office! Cash or check only.
Feb. 20, 2019 - Sedona and Lunch Bus Trip
Travel to Sedona on Feb. 20, 2019, home to over 300 artists that draw from the quiet, colorful and spectacular physical environment. The red rocks, drifting clouds, towering pinnacles and sheer canyon walls lend incredible beauty to this area. Shop in the many shops and galleries. Lunch is included. $99 per person. On sale in the Activities Office on Dec. 18, 2018.
Feb. 21, 2019 -- Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone
Universally regarded as one of Rock and Roll’s finest and most versatile entertainers, Peter Noone is second to none! Star of stage, screen and record, Noone’s performances are the stuff of legend, deftly delivering a broad palette of music, all gems that, through his voice, defined a generation. Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone is a must-see concert experience; Peter Noone is the real deal. Over 60 million records sold! 20 top 40 Hits including: “I’m Henry VIII, I Am,” “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter,” “Th, ere’s A Kind Of Hush,” “I’m Into Something Good,” “Silhouettes,” “Wonderful World,” “Just A Little Bit Better,” “I Can Take Or Leave Your Loving,” “A Must To Avoid” and “Listen People.” On sale now at the Activities Office. $65. Cash or check only, made out to PCHOA. To give the most people possible a chance to buy, there is a two ticket limit per person.
Tickets that are available online, may be purchased at: tickets.pebblecreekhoa.org
All concerts/comedy shows are priced at $25, unless otherwise noted.
For more information contact the Activities Office at 623-535-9854
Source: Traci Baker, Director of Community Activities