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August 2017 Events in Arizona

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - Thursday, August 31, 2017

This is a preliminary Calendar of August 2017 Events happening throughout Arizona communities. This calendar has been produced to assist you in making travel arrangements courtesy of the Arizona Office of Tourism and The Entertainment Magazine. It is for information only and does not constitute a recommendation. Dates for events were correct at time of publication. Since dates are occasionally changed, please confirm them in advance.

1 PHOENIX: John Mayer – Talking Stick Resort Arena. http://LiveNation.com
1-26 TEMPE: Biomimicry: nature inspired design – Tempe Center for the Arts. Designs inspired by the genius of the natural world from insects to trees. Art displays by local artists, hands-on maker center, interactive science displays, live artists working in the Gallery, free family art workshops on Saturdays. http://www.tempe.gov/TCAGallery
1-31 SURPRISE: The National Equine Visions Art Show – WHAM Community Art Center. The Equine Visions Art Group is presenting the National Equine Visions Art Show with display artists as well as an all horse juried art show. Local and national equine artists from 12 states plus Canada have entered this juried show. Approximately 90 pieces will be on display for sale. 25% of the sales are going to a horse rescue. Saving Grace Arizona Equine Rescue. Free. Tu-Sat 10 am – 4 pm. 623-584-8311 or http:www.wham-art.org
2 PHOENIX: Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows with Rivers and Rust – Ak-Chin Pavilion. http://www.livenation.com
2-4 PINETOP-LAKESIDE: 19th Annual “For the Love of Quilts” Show – HonDah Convention Center. Features more than 100 handmade quilts on display and for sale, a vendors mall, and Opportunity Quilts. $5. 928-368-5567
2-5 SIERRA VISTA: 26th Annual Southwest Wings Birding & Nature Festival – Cochise College. Guided tours, field trips, seminars, vendors, displays, lectures, bat stalks, owl prowls, displays, arts & crafts, keynote speaker. http://www.swwings.org H
3 PHOENIX: Meek Mill & Yo Gotti – Comerica Theatre. http://livenation.com
4 FLAGSTAFF: Summer Concert Series and Artwalk Downtown Fridays – Heritage Square. The Summer Concert Series is a celebration of music and dance featuring free concerts by local and regional artists. Free. 5-7 pm. https://flagartscouncil.org/artwalk/summer-nights-on-the-square/
4 GLENDALE: Metallica – WorldWired Tour 2017 – University of Phoenix Stadium. With Avenged Sevenfold and Gojira. http://www.livenation.com
4 PAYSON: ASU Sun Devil Football Pep Rally – Green Valley Park. The Town of Payson welcomes the staff, players, coaches and fans of ASU Sun Devil Football with a big party to kick of the ASU Season the night before the Scrimmage at Camp Tontozona. There will be all kinds of activities for the entire family. Several Alumni will be attending plus other events. 5 pm. http://www.paysonrimcountry.com/asu-sun-devil-football-pep-rally
4 PHOENIX: Neil Diamond: The 50 Year Anniversary World Tour – Talking Stick Resort Arena. Music icon, Grammy Award winner and Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Member, celebrates his unparalleled career spanning 50 years with a world tour. http://www.livenation.com
4 SCOTTSDALE: Live & Local Fridays: Whiskey Kiss and Chuck Hall “Rewired!” – Scottsdale Center for the Performing, Whiskey Kiss – Retro revamped roots rock with a classic vintage backbone and modern edgy kicks. Chuck Hall – An intimate acoustic evening with songs and stories from this legendary Arizona blues man. $12-15, 6 pm happy-hour and 8 pm performance, 480-499-8587 or http://ScottsdalePerformingArts.org
4 TUCSON: Friday Night Live! at Main Gate Square: Triple Threat – Featuring the show-stopping voices of soloists Kathryn Burns, Crystal Stark and Julie Ann, entertains audiences with three-part jazz vocal harmonies. Free parking in the Tyndall Garage after 5 pm with Main Gate merchant validation or validation at the concert. Free. 7:30 -9 pm. 520-797-3959 or http://maingatesquare.com/jazz-concert-schedule/
4-5 EAGAR: Eagar Days – At the RV Dome: Gun Show & Outdoor Expo – Hunter safety field day course; big game stalkers archery shoot with the kids shoot, long distance, and target competition; and soccer tournament. On 2nd Ave: Fire Department pancake breakfast; logging rodeo; kid’s foot rodeo; tournaments – racquetball, volleyball, slow pitch, skateboard & scooter; AZ Inflatables, free ice cream social; vendors. http://www.eagaraz.gov
4-6 FLAGSTAFF: 3rd Annual Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival: Macbeth – Coconino Center for the Arts. The Scottish soldier has his entire future laid at his feet by three mysterious women in the woods. He knows he will be Thane of Cawdor, and then King of Scotland. He also knows that his brother in arms, Banquo, not Macbeth and his wife, will father the heir to the Scottish throne. Macbeth is about Fate. In striving to command it, the young and ambitious Macbeth becomes the tyrant we all fear. $10-20.7:30 & 2 pm. http://FlagShakes.com
4-6 PRESCOTT VALLEY: 14th Annual Prescott Gem & Show – Prescott Valley Event Center. More than 60 vendors offering a large variety of Gem & Mineral related products for sale. Demonstrators, geode cutting, junior rock hound area, raffle drawings every 30 minutes for valuable prizes. Children are free with a paid adult admission. $5 adults, $4 seniors. Fri-Sat 9 am – 5 pm, Sun 9 am – 4 pm. 928-772-1819 or http://www.prescottgemmineral.org H
5 ALPINE: Alpine Area Library Friends Quilt Show – Alpine Community Center. Popular non-judged show displaying quilts from eastern AZ and western NM, raffle quilts, vendors. 9 am – 3 pm. 928-339-4042 or http://www.alpinearizona.com
5 CLARKDALE: Summer Starlight Train – Verde Canyon Railroad, on select Saturdays during the summer months, Verde Canyon Railroad travels during the cooler temperatures of late afternoon through sunset, twilight and starlight, serving up a wide ranging mix of light, color and shadow as the Canyon transforms into a moonlit dreamscape. 5:30 pm. 928-639-0010 or 800-293-7245 or http://www.verdecanyonrr.com
5 FLAGSTAFF: August 2017 Evening Concert: J-White – The Arboretum at Flagstaff. In the gardens under the shade of the cool pines, bring a picnic dinner, beer and wine for sale. This month features saxophonist J-white, one of the biggest names in smooth jazz, all the way from Chicago with his band. $14-18. 928-774-1442 or http://www.thearb.org
5 JEROME: Jerome Art Walk – visit more than 30 of the unique art studios and galleries, meet the artists and see handcrafted art including jewelry, pottery, glass, leatherwork, clothing, paintings and sculpture and more made both locally and internationally. Free. 5-8 pm. http://www.jeromeartwalk.com
5 PAYSON: Payson Food Truck Festival – Green Valley Park. Join the Town of Payson Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department for the 1st Annual Food Truck Festival in Payson, Arizona during ASU Pre-Season Football Week. A variety of different food trucks will fill the area of Green Valley Park. Enjoy this festival atmosphere with a live band and a corn hole tournament. 2-9 pm. http://www.paysonrimcountry.com
5 PEARCE: AZ Wine Country BBQ – LDV Winery. Bring your cameras to take photos of the vineyard full of grapes before harvest as LDV Winery will open the gates and cellar door for a peak at the vineyard/winery operation. The day includes special winery/vineyard tours, great food, a glass of your favorite LDV wine. Photography experts will be on hand to assist you with capturing the perfect vineyard photo. LDV Winery owners will host and cook. $25, pre-paid. 480-664-4822 
5 PHOENIX: Arizona Sunrise Series #6 – Arizona Falls. 5K run, custom series medal, add-on for each series race you complete, custom event dri-fit tech T-shirt, extra water stations along the course, pre- and post race “runner’s brunch,” course set/marked by professional race management team. $30-35. 6:30 am. http://startlineracing.com/
5 PINETOP/LAKESIDE: BeetleMania & Other Biting Creatures – White Mountain Wildlife & Nature Center. When it comes to bites and stings, what you don’t know can hurt you! Learn recognition and avoidance of, and treatment for some of our area’s flying, slithering, and crawling creatures. Free. 10 am. 928-358-3069 or http://www.wmnature.org H
5 PINETOP-LAKESIDE: High Mountain Half Marathon – A cool, relaxing destination race vacation, a training race for a fall marathon, a point to point race, runners will be bused from Blue Ridge High School starting at 5am for a cool, crisp 6:30 am start time, wind down the porter mountain road and into the town of Pinetop/Lakeside finishing up at Blue Ridge High School track, plenty of pre race activities on Friday night and fun family activities at the finish line, evening festivities around town. http://www.active.com/lakeside-az/running/distance-running-races/high-mountain-half-marathon-2017
5 SHOW LOW: Annual Experimental Aircraft Association Fly-In – Show Low Regional Airport. Pancake breakfast, free flights for kids, aircraft, military displays. 7-10 am. 928-925-0755 or 928-537-7751 or http://www.azwhitemountains.net
5 SHOW LOW: Hangar Dance and Dinner – A White Mountain Salute to Veterans – Show Low Regional Airport. Dinner and dancing to WWII era swing music, WWII era aircraft and other military displays. $30. 928-242-7979
5 TEMPE: The Writers Expo + Artist Showcase – Graduate Tempe. The Writers Expo + Artist Showcase provides an opportunity for locate creative writers to connect, promote, collaborate, explore new resources, and showcase their work. This event will be filled with inspiration. Vendor space is also available and people who do not write but enjoy reading are encouraged to attend to meet local talent. $5, $10 showcase. Showcase 7-10 pm. http://www.thewritersexpo.com not H
5 TUCSON: 2017 Cool Summer Nights at the Desert Museum: Full Moon Festival – Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the desert during Full Moon Festival, celebrating art and music. Free with admission. 5-10 pm. http://desertmuseum.org
5-6 FLAGSTAFF: 68th Annual Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture – Walk in Beauty – Museum of Northern Arizona. More than 70 Navajo artists, storytellers and cultural interpreters from many clans, juried awards for basketry, meet basket makers creating works on-site, join rug weavers, silversmiths, potters, painters and storytellers to learn about the Navajo “Beauty Way” philosophy of living in harmony, hike with a Navajo ethno botanist, Pollen Trail Dancers, activities for kids. $8-12. 9 am – 5 pm. 928-774-5213 or http://www.musnaz.org H
5-6 WILLCOX: 18th Annual Peach Mania Festival – Apple Annie’s Orchard. Eat fresh Willcox peaches, starting with an “All You Can Eat” peaches-and-pancakes breakfast, served 7:30 – 10:30 am, Saturday-Sunday. Take the free wagon ride and pick your own peaches; enjoy peach samples; sit in the shade of the peach orchard and savor a slice of homemade peach pie or a bowl of homemade peach ice cream. 520-384-2084 or http://www.appleannies.com H x
5-6 WILLCOX: Salsa Fiesta – Apple Annie’s Produce Farm. Come try free samples of our homemade salsas, all salsas will be 20% off; tomatoes, chili peppers and jalapenos will all be 20% off when you buy 5 lbs. or more, free salsa recipes, take home free, delicious Salsa recipes and make your own at home. http://www.appleannies.com
5-12 PHOENIX: Hip Hop International 2017 – Arizona Grand Resort and Grand Canyon University. USA Hip Hop Dance Championship, World Hip Hop Dance Championship and Finals and World Battles. https://championship.formstack.com/forms/hhi_tickets
5-26 SHOWLOW: Show Low Main Street Farmers’ Market & Art Walk – Festival Marketplace. Featuring local produce growers, food product producers, artisans, craftspeople and entertainment. Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm. 928-532-2680 or http://www.showlowfarmersmarket.com
5-26 SHOW LOW: Races @ Thunder’s White Mountain Speedway Park – Super Stock, Pure Stock, Dwarf Cars and Bombers (August 5); USRA Modifieds, X-Mods, Pure Stocks, Bombers, Go Carts and Mini Sprints (August 12); USRA Modified, X-Mods, Dwarf and Super Stock (August 19); and Super Stocks, Micro Mini Sprint power 600 and Dwarf Cars (August 26). Gates open at 4 pm and races begin at 7:15 pm. 928-228-7820
6 PHOENIX: 2017 ARR Summer Series Race #5 – South Mountain Park. 5K run/walk, the point series awards medals to the top three (3) overall run and top three (3) overall walk and to the following age groups (run only): 10 and under, 11-13, 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and over, awards for the point series are given at the Endless Summer Distance Classic in September. 6:30 am. 602-954-8341 or http://www.arizonaroadracers.com
8 TUCSON: Dancing with the Stars – Live! – Tucson Music Hall. http://livenation.com
9 PHOENIX: Diana Krall World Tour – Phoenix Symphony Hall. Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer. $45-125. Doors open at 6:30 pm. http://www.phoenix.ticketforce.com
10-12 PRESCOTT: 30th Annual Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering – Yavapai College. 60 plus cowboy poets and old-time singers celebrate the oral traditions of the working cowboy with a blend of contemporary poetry and music, traditional and contemporary cowboy poetry, music and yodeling, and ranch history. Free daytime sessions, evening show tickets $. 928-776-2000 or 877-928-4253 or http://azcowboypoets.org
10-13 TUCSON: 7th Annual The Southeast Arizona Birding Festival – Riverpark Inn. Exciting monsoon birding, field trips & workshops with renowned leaders; socials and dinner programs featuring keynoters $15, free Nature Expo, kids’ activities. http://tucsonaudubon.org/festival
11 FLAGSTAFF: Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank – The Orpheum Theater. 928-556-1580 or http://Flagstaff365.com
11 FLAGSTAFF: Summer Concert Series: Chris Laterzo – Heritage Square. LA-based Laterzo brings his alt-country folk-rock sound to Flagstaff. The Summer Concert Series is a celebration of music and dance featuring free concerts by local and regional artists. Free. 5-7 pm. http://www.heritagesquaretrust.org/
11 MESA: Dennis DeYoung – The Music of Styx – Mesa Arts Center. http://livenation.com
11 PHOENIX: Double Feature: Straight No Chaser & Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox – Comerica Theatre. http://www.livenation.com
11 SCOTTSDALE: Live & Local Fridays: Kabarett and Odd Man Out – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Kabarett – A multimedia showcase featuring all-new arrangements of French and German theater songs, classic film scores, off-beat pop and originals. Odd Man Out – Funky jazz and swing with a mix of calypso, Latin and New Orleans boogaloo (Ted Sistrunk, bass; Mike Ozuna, guitar; Jacob Eary, drums). $12-15. 6 pm happy-hour and 8 pm performance. 480-499-8587 or http://ScottsdalePerformingArts.org
11-12 SEDONA: Shakespeare’s Henry V – El Portal. Crooked Figure Theatre (out of NAU) has cast a female actor to play a female Henry V. The performance will move through El Portal, asking audiences to accompany performers through the beautiful space. Free on a first come, first served basis. 6 pm. 800-313-0017 or http://www.elportalsedona.com/2017/04/13/a-summer-surprise-at-el-portal-sedona-hotel/
11-13 PEROIA: Legends of Song – Peoria Center for the Performing Arts. Award-winning entertainer and impressionist T.A. Burrows uses his remarkable vocal talents to recreate the unique styles and distinctive sounds of nine incomparable artists. http://theaterworks.org/
11-27 PHOENIX: Shrek the Musical – Herberger Theatre Center. A lovable Ogre finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess. By Valley Youth Theatre. 602-252-8497 or http://herbergertheater.org
12 BISBEE: Bisbee After 5 Artwalk – More than 30 galleries, shops and restaurants stay open late with artist’s receptions, live entertainment, special promotions and a free raffle. 5-8 pm. http://www.bisbeeafter5.com
12 CLARKDALE: Clarkdale’s Concerts in the Park: Come Back Buddy – Clarkdale Town Park. The Town has implemented a concert hotline that you can call to hear a recorded message providing the most up to date information including who is scheduled to perform or if the concert has been delayed or cancelled due to weather conditions. Free. 7 pm. Concert Hotline is 928-639-2492 or http://www.clarkdale.az.gov/concerts_in_the_park.htm
12 CLARKDALE: Raptor on the Rails – Verde Canyon Railroad, an eagle in flight is breathtaking, a face-to-face encounter with a raptor is also an astounding event, Scottsdale’s Liberty Wildlife shares the majesty of a rescued bald eagle and other rescued raptors with visitors at the depot and on the train on select days, the only train who has an Eagle riding once a month, Sonora LOVES riding the train, everyone has the opportunity for personal interaction. 1 pm. http://verdecanyonrr.com/
12 FLAGSTAFF: 40th Annual Dave McKay Memorial Run Big Brothers/Big Sisters Half Marathon, Half Marathon Walk & 5K Fun Run – Wheeler Park. One of the oldest half marathons in Arizona, pre-race pasta dinner the night before, more than 400 runners from around the country, climb 700 feet to the top of Observatory Mesa. $. 7:30 am. http://flagstaffbigs.org/dave-mckay-run.htm
12 FLAGSTAFF: The Orpheum Theater Centennial Celebration Presents: Onus B. Johnson – An Orpheum Centennial Celebration – Flagstaff Orpheum. $14. doors open at 7 pm, show at 8 pm. http://www.orpheumflagstaff.com/
12 HOLBROOK: Dirty Bird Mud Run – 5K mud run. No phone
12 OLD ORAIVI: 2017 Hopi 10K and 5K – The Hopi 10K and 5K features a trail run on dirt road and trails used for centuries by the Hopi at 6,500 feet in the Hopi Village of Oraivi. The race is located in Northeast Arizona on the Hopi Indian Reservation. Oraivi is believed to be the oldest, continuously-inhabited settlement in the United States of American, dating back to 1150 A.D. Race is open to all runners and walkers of every ability. http://www.runhopi.com/Po-li-iini–5K.html
12 PHOENIX: Bring It! Live – Comerica Theatre. http://www.livenation.com
12 PHOENIX: Incubus with Jimmy Eat World and Judah and the Lion – Ak-Chin Pavilion. http://www.livenation.com
12 PHOENIX: Phoenix Mercury vs. Seattle Storm – Talking Stick Resort Arena. Three-time WNBA Champions led by Olympic gold medalists Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner. 7 pm. http://PhoenixMercury.com
12 PRESCOTT: 6th Annual Mile High Brew Festival – Downtown Prescott. Savor beer samples from some of the Southwest’s finest craft breweries, sample wine from local wineries and taste from local food trucks, outdoors in the pleasant air of a Prescott Summer. Enjoy performances by a variety of bands throughout the evening. This is a rain or shine event. $25. 1-7 pm. 928-445-1281 or http://milehighbrewfest.com/
12 SHOW LOW: Outdoor Sportsmen Expo – Park Pineway Plaza. Outdoor vendors, displays and activities. Free. 9 am – 3 pm 928-532-2326
12 TUCSON: Cool Summer Nights at the Desert Museum: Creatures of the Night – Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Want to know what creatures party in the nighttime? Here’s your chance to find out! Experience live animal interpretations on grounds, spend time with our animated animals, and enjoy our popular Live and (sort of) On the Loose show. 5-10 pm, http://desertmuseum.org
12 TUCSON: 2nd Saturdays at Steam Pump Ranch – Every second Saturday of the month, Steam Pump Ranch in Oro Valley hosts cultural presentations and activities for children. Ride your bike or walk to the Heirloom Farmers Market and/or Second Saturdays at Steam Pump Ranch events. Free. 8 am – noon. https://www.orovalleyaz.gov/parksandrec/calendar/second-saturdays-steam-pump-ranch
12 TUCSON: The Return of the Mermaids – During Tucson’s summer monsoon rainy season, folks dress up like mermaids and mermen and gather downtown to sing and dance. Streets in the 4th Avenue and Downtown core areas are transformed into an undersea fantasy wonderland with all-ages events, live music, a parade, face-painting, dancing, and endless photo opportunities. Free, open to the public. http://returnofthemermaids.com/
12-13 FLAGSTAFF: Mountain Air Dressage Show & Dressage in the Pines Show – Fort Tuthill County Park. Equestrian dressage show, Olympic sport where horse and rider compete by riding a pattern in an arena, 100 competitors and 3 rings. Free. 7 am – 4 pm. 602-942-6062 or http://www.azdressage.org
12-13 FLAGSTAFF: USTRC Pine Country Classic Team Roping – Posse Arena Ft. Tuthill. 7 am start. http://www.ustrc.com
12-13 KINGMAN: Hualapai Mountain Park – Craft Fair & Swap Meet – August – Hualapai Mountain Park. Every first Sunday of July & August, beat the heat and travel up the mountain to Rec. Area #1, featuring handcrafted arts and crafts from the best artists around. Free. 9 am – 3 pm. 928-681-5700 or http://www.gokingman.com
12-13 PRESCOTT: Mountain Artists Guilds 67th Annual Summer Festival of Fine Art & Crafts – Courthouse Plaza. Juried art show with more than 120 artisans from throughout the West displaying and demonstrating their work in painting, ceramic, metal art, woodworking, glass, fiber and jewelry, live music. Free. Sat. 9 am – 5 pm, Sun 9 am – 4 pm. 928-445-2510 or http://www.mountainartistsguild.org H x
12-13 WILLCOX: 18th Annual Peach Mania Festival – Apple Annie’s Orchard. Eat fresh Willcox peaches, starting with an “All You Can Eat” peaches-and-pancakes breakfast, served 7:30 – 10:30 am, Saturday-Sunday. Take the free wagon ride and pick your own peaches; enjoy peach samples; sit in the shade of the peach orchard and savor a slice of homemade peach pie or a bowl of homemade peach ice cream. 520-384-2084 or http://www.appleannies.com H x
12-13 WILLCOX: Salsa Fiesta – Apple Annie’s Produce Farm. Come try free samples of our homemade salsas, all salsas will be 20% off; tomatoes, chili peppers and jalapenos will all be 20% off when you buy 5 lbs. or more, free salsa recipes, take home free, delicious Salsa recipes and make your own at home. http://www.appleannies.com
13 FLAGSTAFF: 33rd Annual Mountain Man Triathlon: Olympic and Half Iron – Lake Mary, The 5th oldest triathlon West of the Mississippi River. It is the most beautiful course in the Southwest. Right after the monsoon season with flora in full bloom. Olympic Race Distances: 1500 m swim, 40 km bike, and 10 km run; Half Iron Race Distances: 1900 m swim, 90 km bike, and 21 km run. Spectators are free. 928-526-8761 or http://www.mountainmanevents.com w
13 KINGMAN: Sounds of Kingman – Concert in the Park – Metcalfe Park. A free concert in the park, bring your lawn chairs, blankets, coolers and enjoy “some of the best music in Kingman that your money just can’t buy,” this month features The Rivals. 5 pm. 928-715-0288 or http://www.soundsofkingman.com/
13 PHOENIX: Steve Martin & Martin Short – Comerica Theatre. http://livenation.com
13 TUCSON: Wynonna and The Big Noise – Fox Tucson Theatre. Wynonna and her band The Big Noise are bringing their highly anticipated new “Roots & Revival Tour” to downtown Tucson. The “Roots & Revival Tour” will explore Wynonna’s extensive 33-year career. Starting: 7 pm; doors open 6 pm. 520-547-3040 or http://foxtucson.com/presents/wynonna-big-noise/
13 TUCSON: Troon Challenge at Sewailo Golf Tournament – Sewailo Golf Club. Troon Golf presents a golf tournament, an 18-hole desert gem located on the grounds of Casino Del Sol Resort. The event will start in a shotgun fashion allowing all golfers to finish at the same time. 8 am shotgun start. 520-838-6623 or http://www.sewailogolfclub.com/Troon-Challenge-2017.html
13 TUCSON: Second SundAZe – Tucson Museum of Art. – On the second Sunday of every month, families can enjoy a free program with gallery activities, special performances, and hands-on art-making projects. Activities at the Second SundAZe in August focus on the uniqueness of the Sonoran Desert. Noon – 5 pm. 520-624-2333 or https://tucsonmuseumofart.org/event/second-sundaze-tma-2017-01-09-2017-08-13/
15 PHOENIX: Deep Purple & Alice Cooper Ak-Chin Pavilion. Performing with the Edgar Winter Band. http://www.livenation.com
15-20 SCOTTSDALE: AZ Reining Horse Show Inside Slide – WestWorld. Regional affiliate show #4 and AzRHA Jackpot Show, reining is a judged event requiring competitors to complete one of ten approved patterns in an arena, patterns include large and small circles of various speeds, flying lead changes, 360 degree spins in place, roll backs, and sliding stops, judging is based on degree of difficulty and the ease and finesse with which each maneuver is completed. http://www.azrha.com/
16 FLAGSTAFF: The Sounds of Summer Tour – Pepsi Amphitheater. The Sounds of Summer Tour presents Slightly Stoopid with special guests Iration, J Boog and The Movement. $25-99. Gates open at 5 pm. http://pepsiamphitheater.com/events-1/slightly-stoopid-sounds-of-summer-tour/
17 PHOENIX: Outcry Tour 2017 – Talking Stick Resort Arena. The tour features a new lineup of artists including Jesus Culture, Lauren Daigle, Bethel Music, Local Sound and speaker Chad Veach, along with special guest Martin Smith. The summer tour features artists, worship leaders and speakers who highlight the creativity, heart and mission of the local church. http://www.premierproductions.com
17 PHOENIX: Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – Celebrity Theatre. The event will honor: The Meat Puppets, the Gin Blossoms, Nils Lofgren, and the Celebrity Theatre. The award show will include live performances by each of the artists and presentations by special guest speakers. $10-40. 7:30 pm. 602-267-1600 or http://celebritytheatre.com
17-18 MOENKOPI: Experience Hopi Presentations: Textiles with Native Motifs – Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites. Join us o the Hopi Arts Trail for an introduction into Hopi culture and arts and crafts from Hopi artists. The beautiful artwork is created before your eyes. 6-9 pm. 928-283-4500 or http://HopiArtsTrail.com or http://www.ExperienceHopi.com
17-19 PAYSON: 133rd Annual World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo – August Doin’s Rodeo – Features bull riding, calf roping & barrel racing among other competitions, PRCA sanctioned, considered the country’s best small rodeo. $10-25. 928-474-4515 or http://www.paysonrimcountry.com H y
18 BISBEE: Oliver House Ghost Hunt – Paranormal investigators on a guided tour of the Oliver House to point out haunted locations within the building, learn to use professional ghost hunting equipment, including K2 Meters, EMF detectors, digital voice recorders, learn to take proper photographs while on a ghost hunt, use their borrowed equipment to search for paranormal evidence, a spirit communication session commences in the Parlor Room. $35. http://OldBisbeeGhostTour.com
18 CHANDLER: Chandler Art Walk – TechShop Chandler. Guests can expect to find various mediums of artwork for sale; ranging from woodworking, painting, photography, jewelry and more. Plus food trucks. Free. 6-9:30 pm. http://www.downtownchandler.org
18 FLAGSTAFF: Summer Concert Series: Theatrikids and NAU Suzuki Strings – Heritage Square. 6-7 pm Theatrikids Presents: Spamalot School Edition Theatrikos kids perform selections from their current production. 7-8 pm NAU Suzuki Strings A children’s group performs classical favorites on violin and cello. The Summer Concert Series is a celebration of music and dance featuring free concerts by local and regional artists. Free. 6-8 pm. http://www.heritagesquaretrust.org/
18 PRESCOTT: Heartbreak Hotel – A salute to early Elvis – Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center. This critically acclaimed production features the early music of Elvis, belting out hits from the mid-1950’s through the early 60’s. Starring Robert Shaw and the Lonely Street Band it kicks off with Elvis’ first recordings at Sun Records through his chart topping years at RCA records, and highlighting the King’s hits from his first movies. Featuring authentic costumes and top-notch musicians! Presented by: Lonely Street Productions. $22-25. 7 pm. 928-777-1370 or http://www.prescottelkstheater.com
18 SCOTTSDALE: Live & Local Fridays: Inspiracion Flamenca & Jan Sandwich Presents: Remembering Debbie Reynolds – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Inspiracion Flamenca – Led by dancer Julia Chacon, an authentic, powerful flamenco experience with beautiful costumes, fiery footwork, intricate guitar and soul-stirring vocals. And a musical salute to “America’s Sweetheart”. $12-15, 6 pm happy-hour and 8 pm performance. 480-499-8587 or http://ScottsdalePerformingArts.org
18-19 ALPINE: Alpine Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show – http://www.alpinearizona.com/
18-19 FLAGSTAFF: Mushroom Festival – The Arboretum at Flagstaff. Find out the very important ways of identifying safe and unsafe mushrooms in Northern Arizona. Partake in a delicious sampling of mushroom appetizers provided by the head chef at Criollo and participate on a guided foray in Flagstaff. 928-774-1442 or http://www.thearb.org
18-19 SEDONA: Shakespeare’s Henry V – El Portal. Crooked Figure Theatre (out of NAU) has cast a female actor to play a female Henry V. The performance will move through El Portal, asking audiences to accompany performers through the beautiful space. Free on a first come, first served basis. 6 pm. 800-313-0017 or http://www.elportalsedona.com/2017/04/13/a-summer-surprise-at-el-portal-sedona-hotel/
19 CLARKDALE: Echoes from the Past School of Ancient Technology: Arrow making – Tuzigoot National Monument. Experimental archaeologist, Zack Curcija, provides archaeology students and the public with a tangible view of how prehistoric south westerners interacted with their environment and natural resources. http://www.nps.gov/tuzi
19 FLAGSTAFF: American Cancer Society’s Climb to Conquer Cancer – Arizona Snowbowl Ski Resort, Join hundreds of climbers on a seven-mile walk up the paved road to Snowbowl. 7 am. 928-526-2896 or http://www.flagstaffclimb.com
19 PHEONIX: Sam Hunt: 15 In A 30 Tour – Ak-Chin Pavilion. Performing with Maren Morris, Chris Janson and Ryan Follese. http://www.livenation.com
19 PHOENIX: Arizona Sunrise Series #6 – Foothills Park. 5K run, custom series medal, add-on for each series race you complete, custom event dri-fit tech T-shirt, extra water stations along the course, pre- and post race “runner’s brunch,” course set/marked by professional race management team. $30-35. 6:30 am. http://startlineracing.com/
19 PHOENIX: Cristian Castro – Comerica Theatre. http://livenation.com
19 PINETOP/LAKESIDE: Legend of the Great American Jaguar in Arizona – White Mountain Wildlife & Nature Center. Occasionally seen in southern Arizona today, the jaguar’s range once included the White Mountains. The Northern Jaguar Project’s presentation will detail this cat’s history and status. Free. 10 am. 928-358-3069 or http://www.wmnature.org H
19 PRESCOTT: Tribute to Linda Ronstadt – Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center. Recognized as one of the most popular interpretive singers of the ’70s, Ronstadt is one of the most prolific and beloved singers of all-time. Laura Berger and her special guest, Miguel Jackson feature a selection of Linda’s biggest rock hits from the 70’s, her alternative country hits, big band/jazz songs, and her softer 80’s rock ballads. $22-25. 7 pm. 928-777-1370 or http://www.prescottelkstheater.com
19 SUPERIOR: 6th Annual Prickly Pear Festival – A culinary celebration of cactus cuisine that opens with a pancake breakfast (complete with prickly pear syrup, of course!); and a half-dozen local restaurants will feature prickly pear dishes, vendors with prickly pear products. 7 am – 8 pm. http://superiorarizonachamber.org
19 TUCSON: 2017 Cool Summer Nights at the Desert Museum: Teacher Appreciation Night – Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. It’s back-to-school time and the Museum is a great place to bone up on biology, rock out with geology and take off with astronomy. From mineral and rock activities to live animal presentations, the science of nature is on full display! PreK-12 teachers, in deep appreciation for their important work, will be admitted free. You have to bring ID to show that you’re a teacher. 5-10 pm. http://desertmuseum.org
19-20 WILLCOX: Green Chili Roast – Apple Annie’s Produce Farm. Yummy green chili ice cream for purchase, free samples of roasted green chilies, free samples of fresh green chilies, buy 40lbs of green chilies, jalapenos, Poblanos or any other and they will be roast for free, fresh roasted green chilies available for purchase. http://www.appleannies.com
20 PHOENIX: Opera & Gelato Film Fest: Aida – Arizona Opera Center Black Box. Features free film screenings of performances from Italy’s most famous opera house, Teatro alla Scala, in Milan. This week features Aida. Free, reservations required. 2 pm. 602-266-7464 or http://www.azopera.org
20 PHOENIX: John Mayer – Talking Stick Resort Arena. http://LiveNation.com
20 PHOENIX: Noir She Didn’t – The Old Spaghetti Factory. The experts in mystery entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in Phoenix and surrounding areas throughout Arizona. Join us for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious food in this comedic thriller. $60-79. 5-8 pm. 888-643-2583 or https://murdermysterydinnerphoenix.com
21 TUCSON: Tucson’s Birthday Celebration – Presidio Museum. Celebrate Tucson’s birthday at the Presidio Museum. The event includes a display and presentation of all of the flags that have flown over Tucson as well as tastings of foods representing Tucson’s history and its recent designation as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy.5:30 pm. http://tucsonpresidio.com
23-25 MOENKOPI: Experience Hopi Presentations: Carvings/Flute/Misc. Crafts – Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites. Join us o the Hopi Arts Trail for an introduction into Hopi culture and arts and crafts from Hopi artists. The beautiful artwork is created before your eyes. 6-9 pm. 928-283-4500 or http://HopiArtsTrail.com or http://www.ExperienceHopi.com
24 PHOENIX: Slayer with Lamb of God and Behemoth – Comerica Theatre. http://livenation.com
24 PHOENIX: Phoenix Mercury vs. Los Angeles Sparks – Talking Stick Resort Arena. Three-time WNBA Champions led by Olympic gold medalists Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner. 6 pm. http://PhoenixMercury.com
25 FLAGSTAFF: Summer Concert Series: Tony Norris & Clair Anna Rose – Heritage Square. Sweet, soulful folk music from two Flagstaff favorites. The Summer Concert Series is a celebration of music and dance featuring free concerts by local and regional artists. Free. 5-7 pm. http://www.heritagesquaretrust.org/
25 PHOENIX: YESTIVAL – Celebrity Theater. Featuring YES, Todd Rundgren, and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy. Features a set list of greatest hits from all of the band’s studio albums up to 1980, and showcases the storied history of one of the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands. 7 pm. http://www.celebritytheatre.com
25 PRESCOTT: An Evening at the Roxy – Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center. Many of the most popular jazz tunes have come from movies and Broadway shows. The Prescott Jazz Summit celebrates this bountiful history as part of our annual festival.  Our jazz combos will feature musicians from around the USA, Arizona and our own local favorites. Handling the vocal chores will be Dennis Rowland from the Count Basie Orchestra and Scott Whitfield and Ginger Berglund from the famous vocal group The Modernaires. $18-35. 7 pm. 928-777-1370 or http://www.prescottelkstheater.com
25 SCOTTSDALE: Live & Local Fridays: Marmalade Skies & 76th Street – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Marmalade Skies – a seven-piece band paying tribute to the most influential rock act of the 1960s – The Beatles! 76th Street – The emerging singer-songwriter power duo with Haley Gold on keys and Spencer Bryant on acoustic guitar. $12-15. 6 pm happy-hour and 8 pm performance. 480-499-8587 or http://ScottsdalePerformingArts.org
25-26 MESA: Made. A Local Market – Mesa Convention Center. Join us for workshops and a local, handcrafted marketplace. Friday early admission is $5 from 8-11 am. Free from 11 am – 9 pm. Saturday free from 8 am – 6 pm. http://www.madelocalmarkets.com
25-9/9 GRAND CANYON: 34th Annual Grand Canyon Music Festival – Shrine of the Ages Auditorium. Annual series of evening concerts, musicians from around the country, from jazz to classical. $8-15. 7:30 pm. 928-638-9215 or 800-997-8285 or http://www.grandcanyonmusicfest.org
25-9/17 SCOTTSDALE: The Cemetery Club – Theatre Artists Studio. Three Jewish women meet monthly for tea before visiting their husband’s graves. Ida is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life, Lucille is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun, and Doris is priggish and judgmental, particularly when Sam the butcher enters the scene. Heartwarming and sometimes humorous look at life and true friendship by Ivan Menchell. 602-765-0120 or http://thestudiophx.org
26 BISBEE: Altered Book Show 7 – Central School Project in Old Bisbee. Artists from near and far enter incredible work made from discarded books in a silent auction, benefits the Copper Queen Library. https://www.facebook.com/altered-Books-1466316810285249 or http://www.discoverbisbee.com/whatshappening?lightbox=dataItem-j40g0ij93
26 CHINO VALLEY: Chino Valley Model Aviators “Warbird Races” – Model Aviators Airfield, plane inspections begin at 8 am, food and refreshments available. Free. http://www.chinovalleymodelaviators.org/
26 CLARKDALE: Clarkdale’s Concerts in the Park: Shri Blues Band – Clarkdale Town Park. The Town has implemented a concert hotline that you can call to hear a recorded message providing the most up to date information including who is scheduled to perform or if the concert has been delayed or cancelled due to weather conditions. Free. 7 pm. Concert Hotline is 928-639-2492 or http://www.clarkdale.az.gov/concerts_in_the_park.htm
26 ELGIN: 8th Annual Magdelena Bash – Kief-Joshua Vineyards. Special day of wine, food and music, in addition to new wine releases. $10, wine tasting, includes a souvenir glass. 11 am – 5 pm. 520-455-5582 or http://kiefjoshuavineyards.com/
26 FLAGSTAFF: Gaspin’ in the Aspen Summer Woods Run – Arizona Nordic Village, off-road races through the aspens and pines, distances include a 15K, 5K and 1K kid’s kilo, to preserve the aspen groves. $5-60. 8 am. 928-600-0385 or http://www.FlagstaffNordicCenter.com
26 PHOENIX: Phoenix Center for the Arts Open House 2017 – Free art workshops for the whole family. Instructors offer free, 20-minute workshops in their respective departments, including: dance, theater, mosaics, glass, creative writing, jewelry making and photography. Sign up for one or multiple sessions upon arrival. Observe regular classes in session such as ceramics, painting, dance, and guitar. 9 am – 1 pm. 602-254-3100 or http://phoenixcenterforthearts.org
26 PHOENIX: Dierks Bentley with Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi – Talking Stick Resort Arena. http://livenation.com
26 PHOENIX: Summer Jam 2017 featuring Rick Ross – Comerica Theatre. http://livenation.com
26 SEDONA: Sedona Bike & Brew – Sedona Golf Resort. Open to mountain bikers of all ages and skill levels, race or just have fun on a six-mile track over 18 golf course holes, 80 acres of fairways with tee boxes, cart paths, and natural and manmade features – for a truly unique and high energy experience. Racing will be hosted on Saturday afternoon and on Sunday morning organized group rides will be leaving hourly. Group rides will be organized by ability, distance and difficulty. http://www.sedonabikebrew.com
26 SUPERIOR: Butterfly Walk – Boyce Thompson Arboretum. A walking tour, with guide Marceline VandeWater, to see, photograph and learn about colorful species ranging from Empress Leilia to Queen, Spring Azure and more. This relaxed and slow-moving walk explores the Hummingbird-Butterfly Garden, Demonstration Garden and Children’s Garden collections. $5-12.50. 8:30 am, 520-689-2811 or http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu
26 TUCSON: Cool Summer Nights at the Desert Museum: Creatures of the Night – Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Want to know what creatures party in the nighttime? Here’s your chance to find out! Experience live animal interpretations on grounds, spend time with our animated animals, and enjoy our popular Desert Survivors show. 5-10 pm. http://desertmuseum.org
26 TUCSON: Night Wings at Pima Air & Space Museum – Explore Pima Air & Space Museum, one of the world’s largest aerospace museums. Enjoy tram rides until sundown, a walking tour of indoor hangars, and hands-on aviation-related activities for kids in all hangars. Night Wings occurs on the 4th Saturday of June, July, and August. Adults $10. Kids 12 & under are free. 5-9 pm. 8 pm last admission. 520-574-0462 or http://www.pimaair.org/news-events/event/416-night-wings
26 TUCSON: FourTissimo – Sea of Glass Center for the Arts. FourTissimo (Gabriel Ayala, Will Clipman, AmoChip Dabney and Johnny Walker) plays musica sin fronteras (music without boundaries): a convergence of infectious grooves and harmonious soundscapes that will move your body, engage your mind and satisfy your soul. $15-20. 7:30 pm. 520-398-2542 or http://theseaofglass.org
26-27 FLAGSTAFF: 20th Annual Flagstaff Open Studios – Featuring more than 80 studios, the self-guided studio tour spotlights a variety of art media, meet local art stars, including painters, sculptors, fiber arts, glass works, jewelers, photographers, stained glass, weavers and hands-on art projects for children. 10 am – 5 pm. 928-779-2300 or http://www.Flagstaff-Arts.org
26-27 WILLCOX: Green Chili Roast – Apple Annie’s Produce Farm. Yummy green chili ice cream for purchase, free samples of roasted green chilies, free samples of fresh green chilies, buy 40lbs of green chilies, jalapenos, Poblanos or any other and they will be roast for free, fresh roasted green chilies available for purchase. http://www.appleannies.com
27 FLAGSTAFF: 13th Annual Thunder Over Flagstaff – Pulliam Airport, featuring homebuilt, warbirds & antique airplane fly-in, car show, vendors and variety, antique tractor display, kids zone and pancake breakfast. $20/family maximum. 8 am – 3 pm. http://www.eaachapter856.org/thunder/ H
27 JACOB LAKE: 3rd Annual Arizona Trail Marathon, Half-Marathon & 10K – Course includes smooth, well-graded forest service roads and the Arizona Trail’s easiest, softest, running tread, loop crosses through idyllic forest of spruce, pine, and aspen, shallow ponds, springs, and limestone canyons, breathtaking views of Marble Canyon, Vermilion Cliffs, Saddle Mountain Wilderness, House Rock Valley, and Navajo Mountain. 9 am. http://www.aztrail.org/halfmarathon_northrim/ or http://arizonaroadracers.com/
27 PHOENIX: Your Wedding Experience presented by David Tutera – Phoenix Convention Center. Connects engaged couples to wedding professionals and offers inspiration. See trendsetting runway designs in the fashion show, listen to expert advice on the Tips & Trends stage, enter to win prizes, and more. $15-89. 11 am – 4 pm. 651-757-4222 or http://yourweddingexperience.com H
27 SUPERIOR: Edible & Medicinal Plants – Boyce Thompson Arboretum. One-hour walk up the Curandero Trail to learn about Sonoran Desert plants, a few moderately steep sections, guided by Jim Shepherd. $5-12.50. 8 am. 520-689-2811 or http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu
28 SCOTTSDALE: 9th Annual Fitz’s Supper Club – Celebrities at Your Service – Dominick’s Steakhouse. See Hall of Fame NFL players, current and former Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns and all of Fitz’s favorite teammates including Carson Palmer and Patrick Peterson for a night of non-stop magical entertainment.
29 PHOENIX: Honda Civic Tour presents OneRepublic with James Arthur – Ak-Chin Pavilion. http://www.livenation.com
29 PHOENIX: Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo and TOTO – Comerica Theatre. http://www.livention.com
30 PHOENIX: Mary J. Blige – Comerica Theatre. http://livenation.com
30 PHOENIX: Linkin Park with Machine Gun Kelly – Talking Stick Resort Arena. http://livenation.com
30-31 MOENKOPI: Experience Hopi Presentations: Hopi Silver Overlay Jewelry – Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites. Join us o the Hopi Arts Trail for an introduction into Hopi culture and arts and crafts from Hopi artists. The beautiful artwork is created before your eyes. 6-9 pm. 928-283-4500 or http://HopiArtsTrail.com or http://www.ExperienceHopi.com
30-9/4 WHITERIVER: 92nd Annual White Mountain Apache Tribal Fair & Rodeo – All-Indian rodeo, custom car show, volleyball tournament, strong man & women competition, baseball tournament, co-ed softball tournament, basketball tournaments, horseshoe tournament, bull riding challenge, royalty pageants, parade, All Indian Women’s Rodeo, food vendors. https://www.facebook.com/wmatfair/
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