Billed with the imposing boast "Ireland's Funniest Man," comedian Hal Roach, a.k.a. "The King of Blarney," performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 2, at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 West Adams. The Irish Gift House sponsors the show. Tickets are $20 and $25. 262-7272 (Phoenix Civic Plaza), 503-5555 (Dillard's).
Will Tink and Orchestra perform in the "Out to Lunch" Concert Series starting at noon Tuesday, February 2, at Mesa Community Center Plaza, 201 North Center, kicking off the series. Admission is free. 644-2560 (Mesa Community Center).
John Preece puts in his 1,000th performance as Tevye the Dairyman during the 35th-anniversary tour of Fiddler on the Roof, the Jerry Bock/Joe Stein/Sheldon Harnick musical based on Sholom Aleichem's Tevye's Daughters. The tour stops in the Valley for two performances, Wednesday, February 3; and Thursday, February 4, at the Sundome, 19403 R.H. Johnson Boulevard in Sun City West. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. for both dates. Tickets are $9, $19, $25 and $29. 975-1900 (the 'dome), 503-5555 (Dillard's).
Susan Goldwater kicks off this year's edition of the Arizona Historical Foundation lecture series named for her late husband with a talk about end-of-life care titled "No One Gets Out of Here Alive," at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 3, at Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. The theme for this season of the Barry M. Goldwater Lecture Series is "Womanspeak." The lectures continue at the same time and venue every Wednesday, through March 17. The series price is $77; individual lectures are $12. 965-5377 (Kerr), 503-5555 (Dillard's). Call the Arizona Historical Foundation at 966-8331 or 965-3283 for more information.