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September Arizona Events in 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017 - Saturday, September 30, 2017

This Arizona calendar of events for September 2017 has been produced to assist you in making travel arrangements. 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 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/
1 PHOENIX: Phoenix Mercury vs. Connecticut Sun – Talking Stick Resort Arena. Three-time WNBA Champions led by Olympic gold medalists Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner. 7 pm. http://PhoenixMercury.com
1-3 SEDONA: Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows – Sedona’s Village of Oak Creek. In the Red Rock Country of Sedona, located on scenic Highway 179, take home your own personal piece of the Southwest. Free. 9 am – 6 pm. 760-985-7773 or http://oakcreekartsandcraftsshows.com H x
1-4 FLAGSTAFF: 68th Annual Coconino County Fair – Ft. Tuthill County Fairgrounds. Features traditions enjoyed by the community like 4-H youth livestock shows and auction, carnival rides and games, fair food, exhibits by community members, local entertainment and national headliners, a demolition derby, pie-eating contest, watermelon-eating contest, and more. Fri-Sun 10 am – 10 pm, Mon 10 am – 4 pm. 928-679-8000 or http://coconino.az.gov/countyfair
1-4 TAYLOR: Sweet Corn Festival – Children’s & adult rodeos, parade, arts & crafts, BBQ, dance, and of course, sweet corn, hay ride and tour of historical homes. 928-536-7366 or http://www.snowflaketaylorchamber.org H
1-24 PEORIA: Hands on a Hardbody – Arizona Broadway Theatre. Inspired by true events, 10 hard-luck Texans have an opportunity for a new lease on life… so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they’ll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. Introducing the Valley premiere of the hilarious musical about a hard-fought contest where only one winner can drive away with the American Dream. http://azbroadway.org/
1-29 MOENKOPI: Experience Hopi Presentations: Hopi Silver Overlay Jewelry – Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites. Join us on 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
1-30 FLAGSTAFF: 26th Annual Trappings of the American West – Museum of Northern Arizona. Honors the work of 70 artists from 15 Western states and Hawaii, chosen for their outstanding skills of mastered artistic excellence, a contemporary sales exhibition that combines fine and functional art of the American West. http://drycreekarts.com/
2 ALPINE: Alpine Area Artisans Festival – Main Street. Alpine Area Artisans sell their self-created artwork featuring paintings, baskets, jewelry, beading, wood works, collages, clay, quilting, antler art, glass works, photography, clothing, weaving, amulets, journals characters, furniture, & home décor. Free. 9 am – 4 pm. http://www.alpinearizona.com
2 ALPINE: Bush Valley Craft Club Craft Fair – Alpine Community Center. Club members have been creating all types of beautiful and interesting items for this annual event.   In addition to the craft sale, there will also be their much-anticipated bake sale with lots of homemade treats. The club’s traditional Quilt Raffle will feature a beautiful quilt.  9 am – 3 pm. 928-993-1999 or http://www.alpinearizona.com
2 FLAGSTAFF: September 2017 Evening Concert: The Senators – The Arboretum at Flagstaff. Under the shade of the cool pines, bring a picnic dinner, beer and wine for sale. This month features recently listed on Billboard’s Next Big Sound charts, The Senators who draw folk rockers and indie hipsters alike. $14-18. 928-774-1442 or http://www.thearb.org
2 PHOENIX: Dave Chappelle – Comerica Theatre. http://livenation.com
2 PHOENIX: 13th Annual Phoenix Cooks! – Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. Food enthusiasts sample fare from culinary experts in our own backyard, taste, sip and mingle with more than 50 of the best local chefs and restaurants, more than 30 wine, beer and mixology sampling booths, learn new recipes and techniques in classroom experiences and stage demonstrations. Benefit. $60-90. 10 am – 3 pm. http://www.phoenixcooks.com
2 PINETOP-LAKESIDE: 12th Annual Woodland Wildlife and Science Festival – White Mountain Wildlife & Nature Center. Interactive booths and displays with lots of live wildlife, demonstrations, and exhibits. The Wildlife World Zoo will make presentations at 11 am and 1 pm (nominal charge for the programs; festival Free!). 3rd Annual Town Campfire with treats. , 928-358-3069 or http://www.wmnature.org
2 PRESCOTT: Walt Richardson and Friends – Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center. Opening Act – The Cheektones Trio – featuring the vocal harmonies of Don Cheek, Gary Ukura and Drew Hall. Also Blaine Long Band – Featuring the songs of a Blaine Long a featured performer on “The Voice” 2016 season. And, Walt with folk, reggae and rock as his influences. $15. 7 pm. 928-777-1370 or http://www.prescottelkstheater.com
2 TUCSON: Leather Tramp – Sea of Glass Center for the Arts. 10-piece eclectic ensemble where folk band meets symphony! Leather Tramp is a folkestra combining acoustic-fueled indie rock with elements of an orchestra. $15-20. 7:30 pm. http://theseaofglass.org
2 WICKENBURG: 29th Annual Fiesta Septiembre – Community Center. Activities include: entertainment throughout the day by Mariachi Bands, Folklorico dancers, Latin Band, food, drink, arts/crafts booth, historical pioneer families photo exhibit, kidz zona, margarita, salsa & guacamole contests. $5. 20 and under are free. 11 am – 6 pm. 928-684-5479 or 800-942-5242 or http://www.outwickenburgway.com
2 WILLCOX: 5th Annual Willcox Flyer Bike Ride – Railroad Avenue Park. Riders choose between a 33 or 66 mile, out and back course, all riders leave town on Highway 186 and make their way up a gradual climb until they reach the 33 mile turn around point on top of the iconic Dos Cabezas Mountains, if continuing, riders enjoy a scenic route with rolling hills and wide open rangeland until they reach the entrance to Chiricahua National Monument, all racers receive a bag of swag and a race t-shirt. http://www.rocamotion.com/willcox-flyer-bike-ride/
2-3 PINE: 35th Annual Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Festival – Community Center. 85+ arts & crafts booths, food. Free. Sat 8 am – 5 pm, Sun 8 am – 4 pm. 928-476-4480 or http://www.pinestrawhs.org or http://www.paysonrimcountry.com H x
2-4 FLAGSTAFF: 25th Annual Flagstaff Art in the Park – Wheeler Park. Arts & crafts festival, featuring juried one-of-a-kind arts and fine crafts designed and shown by the exhibitor, also non-stop music by local and regional musicians, children’s activities, food. Free. Sat & Sun 9 am – 6 pm, Mon 9 am – 4 pm. 928-556-9498 or http://www.flagstaffartinthepark.com/
2-4 PRESCOTT: 32nd Annual Faire on the Square – Courthouse Plaza. The Courthouse Plaza is the place to be for Labor Day weekend! The whole family will enjoy the artwork, crafts and food of more than 100 vendors! Sat-Sun 9 am – 5 pm, Mon 9 am – 3 pm. 928-445-2000 or http://www.visit-prescott.com H
2-4 SONOITA: 102nd Annual Labor Day Rodeo – Sonoita Fairgrounds. More than 700 entries and more than $40,000 awarded in cash and buckles to the top contestants of the Southwest, bulls, saddle broncs, steer wrestling, barrel racing, bareback, calf roping, team roping, team penning, & mutton busting and pee-wee events for little cowpokes, dinner, dance. $5-15. 2 pm performances. 520-455-5553 or http://www.sonoitafairgrounds.com
2-4 TOMBSTONE: Showdown in Tombstone – Allen St. The best western show groups from around the US, authentic costume parade on Sunday, 5 shows daily. 520-457-3548 or http://www.showdownintombstone.com/ H
2-4 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
2-8          PORTAL: Monsoon Birding and Natural History Tour – Southwestern Research Station. Chiricahua Mountains, and surrounding areas, this tour, in addition to birds, will attempt to capitalize on the abundant flora and fauna as a result of the summer monsoon rains, many plants and insects can only be seen during this time of year. 520-558-2396 or
http://research.amnh.org/swrs/visitor/package-tours
2-30 SHOWLOW: Show Low Main Street Farmers’ Market & Art Walk – Festival Marketplace. Featuring local produce growers, food product producers, artisans and craftspeople, entertainment, Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm, 928-532-2680 or http://www.showlowfarmersmarket.com
3 JEROME: 47th Annual Jerome Hill Climb – Begins at the old Jerome High School. A challenging and interesting course that starts at the Jerome Historical Museum and winds up and through the streets of Jerome, a 4.5 mile run uphill on paved and dirt roads, aid stations, finish line refreshments, part of the ARR Grand Prix. 8 am. http://arizonaroadracers.com/portfolio-item/jerome-hill-climb/
3 PHOENIX: Phoenix Mercury vs. Atlanta Dream – Talking Stick Resort Arena. Three-time WNBA Champions led by Olympic gold medalists Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner, 3 pm. http://PhoenixMercury.com
3 PHOENIX: 2017Red Rocks Music Festival: Dueling Divas – Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center. Dueling piano divas, Andria Fennig and Ashley Snavley in Americana Treasured Masterpieces with works by Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Gershwin and MacDowell. $25. 3 pm. 602-402-4551 or http://www.redrocksmusicfestival.com
3 SHUNGOPAVI: 44th Annual Louis Tewanima Memorial Footrace – Second Mesa. In honor of the late U.S. Hopi Olympian, Louis Tewanima, who won a Silver medal in the 10,000 meter race at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. 6 am. http://www.tewanimafootrace.org
3 TUCSON: 2017 Southern Arizona Salsa & Tequila Challenge – La Encantada Shopping Center. Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance presents annual salsa competition with up to 50 salsa tastings with chips, over 30 tequila cocktails, tequila and beer samplings, food samplings, and dessert, as well as live entertainment, the best salsa and tequila in the region from participating mixologists and chefs. 520-797-3959 or http://www.saaca.org/
4 TUCSON: 48th Annual Saguaro National Park Labor Day Run – Saguaro National Park East. Includes 8 Mile Run & 5K Run/Walk, rolling 8-mile and 5k courses loop through a cactus forest in the foothills of the scenic Rincon Mountains at Saguaro National Park East. $35-40. 6:30 am. 520-991-0733 or http://www.azroadrunners.org H
5-10 TEMPE: Fun Home – ASU Gammage. The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, FUN HOME is based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. This groundbreaking production introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family that connect with her in surprising new ways. Part of the ASU Broadway Series. http://asugammage.com
5-10 WINDOW ROCK: 71st Annual Navajo Nation Fair – arts & crafts, baby contest, free BBQ, exhibits, concerts, horse racing, parade, Pow Wow, Open Indian and junior rodeos, traditional song & dance, fry bread contest, carnival, $3-5, 928-871-6647 or http://www.navajonationparks.org or https://www.facebook.com/NavajoNationFair/ H z
6 PHOENIX: Red Rocks Music Festival: WorldMusic – Balkan, Klezmer & Jazz – Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center. Clarinet quintet by Ante Grgin, an AZ premiere. Gitarinet: Nikola Djurica – clarinet, Mirko Dimitrijevic – guitar; David Ehrlich, Anna Kazepides – violins, Nokuthula Ngwenyama – viola, Jan Simiz – cello. $25. 7:30 pm. 602-402-4551 or http://www.redrocksmusicfestival.com
6-9 ST. JOHNS: Apache County Fair – Apache County Fairgrounds. Carnival rides and games, food, main stage, crafts, includes rodeo and jackpot team roping. http://apachecountyfair.org/
6-10/15 PHOENIX: Mamma Mia! – Phoenix Theatre. A mother, a daughter, three possible dads, and a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Cleverly told through the songs of ABBA, Mamma Mia! follows Sophie and her journey to find the identity of her father, while her mother, Donna, comes face to face with three men from her romantic past. The ultimate feel-good tale of love and friendship! 602-254-2151 or http://phoenixtheatre.com/
7 PHOENIX: 2017Red Rocks Music Festival: Classical Jewels – Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center. Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581​ and Schubert Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 -​ “Trout” David Ehrlich, Anna Kazepides – violins, Nokuthula Ngwenyama – viola, Jan Simiz – cello, Michael Kazepides – double bass, Teresa Ehrlich – piano, Nikola Djurica – clarinet. $25. 7:30 pm. 602-402-4551 or http://www.redrocksmusicfestival.com
7 SCOTTSDALE: The David Bromberg Quintet – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. A godfather of Americana, decorated multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, gifted song interpreter and lauded band mate to the stars. Their live show features Mark Cosgrove, Nate Grower, Josh Kanusky, and Suavek Zaniesienko. $30-65. 7:30 pm. http://www.scottsdaleperformingarts.com
7-10 PRESCOTT VALLEY: 43rd Annual Yavapai County Fair – Prescott Frontier Rodeo Grounds. Exhibits, carnival, pig racing, entertainment, food. $3-6. http://www.yavapaifair.com/ H z
7-30 SURPRISE: Three Classy Ladies Art Show and Sale – WHAM Community Art Center. Exhibition of paintings and other works by award-winning artists Kelly Abraham, Marlene Bonneville and Yvonne Kakely Lougnot. Styles include realism, impressionism, abstract, surrealism, mixed media. Subjects include Western art, wildlife, domestic animals, still life, floral, portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, nonrepresentational abstracts. Free. 10 am – 4 pm. 623-584-8311 or http://wham-art.org
8 FLAGSTAFF: Summer Concert Series: Boom Box Bros – Heritage Square. Three gentlemen rocking the Northern Arizona hip hop community for the last 10 years have joined forces to bring the feel good vibe back to hip hop. 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/
8 GRAND CANYON: Grand Canyon Music Festival – Art and The Natural World – Johanna Lundy explores “Art, Nature, and Devotion” over two evenings of glorious music for French Horn and others. With Clare Hoffman and Robert Bonfiglio. Music by Benjamin Britten, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Dan Coleman, Pamela Decker and Johannes Brahms, inspired by nature, extinction, and Walt Whitman. 7:30 pm. http://grandcanyonmusicfest.org/sept8-9-2017/
8 PHOENIX: Ricardo Arjona – Comerica Theatre. http://livenation.com
8 SEDONA: 2017Red Rocks Music Festival: Dueling Divas – Sedona Creative Life Center. Dueling piano divas, Andria Fennig and Ashley Snavley in Americana Treasured Masterpieces with works by Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Gershwin and MacDowell. $25. 7:30 pm. 602-402-4551 or http://www.redrocksmusicfestival.com
8-9 SIERRA VISTA: Oktoberfest – Veterans Memorial Park. Enjoy two days of family fun and entertainment, enjoy the autumn weather, the variety of cuisine available from various food vendors and the live entertainment at Der Biergarten. Free. Fri 5-11 pm, Sat 11 am – 11 pm. 520-417-6980 or 520-439-2310 or http://www.sierravistaaz.gov/
8-10 JEROME: Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival – independent films will screen at various locations which include a haunted hilltop mine and on a train that travels through the majestic Verde canyon, local musicians will perform day and night at various venues and artists will exhibit and sell their works at our indie marketplace, short and feature films in documentary, horror, comedy, animation, student film music video, http://jeromefilmfestival.com/
8-10 PAYSON: 63rd Annual Northern Gila County Fair – Payson Event Center. This home-grown fair features everything from kid games to blue ribbon pies, come watch (or bid) at the 4 H Livestock auctions, featuring award winning animals raised by local kids, stroll through the arts and crafts tent on your way to the bounce house, open horse show, livestock, small animals, handicrafts, lapidary, fine arts, photography and other exhibits. 928-474-5242 or http://northerngilacountyfair.com
8-10 PRESCOTT: Becoming an Outdoors Woman – Camp Friendly Pines. Offers adventure and life skills, for women age 18 and older to learn to camp, fish, rappel, hike, cook with Dutch ovens, photograph wildlife & a range of outdoor recreation skills, “hawk talks” and nature hikes. $270, includes meals, lodging and classes. 480-644-0077 or http://www.azwildlife.org
8-24 PEORIA: Gypsy – Peoria Center for the Performing Arts. The show is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy tells the story of the dreams and efforts of one hungry, powerhouse of a woman to get her two daughters into show business. http://theaterworks.org
9 CLARKDALE: Clarkdale’s Concerts in the Park: Matchbox Twenty Too – 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
9 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
9 FLAGSTAFF: 7th Annual BarnBurner 104 – Crowley Tank. Endurance mountain bike racing at its Western best, 26-mile (1 loop), 52-mile (2 loops) and 104-mile (4 loops) distance options on Forest Service roads, not technically challenging, considered a “roadie” course, or beginner friendly(ish) and fast for those with more experience, a few sketchy spots to keep you honest and climbs to make your lungs hurt a bit. 6 am. http://www.barnburnermtb.com/
9 FLAGSTAFF: 4th Annual Arizona Trail Day – Flagstaff – Buffalo Park. Presented by the Arizona Trail Association. 10 am. 928-774-2868
9 GLENDALE: 13th Annual Teddy Bear Day – Catlin Court. Donate a new Teddy Bear to the Glendale Fire Dept., make-and-take arts and crafts, sweet treats and deals. 10 am – 4 pm. http://www.visitglendale.com
9 GRAND CANYON: Grand Canyon Music Festival – Art, Nature, and Devotion – Music by Johanna Lundy, Jay Vosk, Olivier Messiaen and Johann Sebastian Bach, inspired by nature, spiritual devotion, and Ranier Maria Rilke. This weekend’s concerts will be accompanied by visual images and poetry.7:30 pm. http://grandcanyonmusicfest.org/sept8-9-2017/
9 PHOENIX: Nickelback with Daughtry and Shaman’s Harvest – Ak-Chin Pavilion. http://www.livenation.com
9 PRESCOTT: Eric Clapton Experience – Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center. The Ultimate Eric Clapton Tribute Show recreates a Clapton concert with music that spans his sensational career and contribution to Rock ’n’ Roll! Presented by: TAD Management. $22-25. 7 pm. 928-777-1370 or http://www.prescottelkstheater.com
9 SEDONA: 45th Annual Fiesta Del Tlaquepaque – A celebration of Mexican Independence Day, food, music, dance and entertainment for young and old , lively mariachis, the heart pounding beats of Flamenco dancers, and, mouthwatering tastes of Mexico. Free. 11 am – 5 pm. 928-282-4838 or http://www.tlaq.com/ H
9 SEDONA: Red Rocks Music Festival: WorldMusic – Balkan, Klezmer & Jazz – Sedona Creative Life Center. Clarinet quintet by Ante Grgin, an AZ premiere. Gitarinet: Nikola Djurica – clarinet, Mirko Dimitrijevic – guitar; David Ehrlich, Anna Kazepides – violins, Nokuthula Ngwenyama – viola, Jan Simiz – cello. $25. 7:30 pm. 602-402-4551 or http://www.redrocksmusicfestival.com
10 FLAGSTAFF: 5th Annual Wine in the Woods: Wine & Food Festival – The Arboretum at Flagstaff. Showcases AZ wineries and local eateries among the glorious gardens at The Arboretum, and also features. 1-5 pm. http://www.thearb.org/events_wine-in-the-woods.php
10 PEORIA: The Sports Authority Tribute to the First Responders Adult & Youth Spring Triathlon & Duathlon – Sunrise Pool. Includes a mini tri: 225yd swim, 6 mi bike, 1.5 mi run; Maxi tri: 625yd swim, 12 mi bike, 3 mi run; Maxi tri plus: 625yd swim, 12 mi bike, 3 mi run; Maxi du adults: 1.5 run, 9 mi bike, 1.5 mi run; Youth tri: 100yd swim, 3 mi bike, .5mi run; two or three person Maxi Tri. http://www.trifamilyracing.com/
10 PHOENIX: Florida Georgia Line with Nelly and Chris Lane – Ak-Chin Pavilion. http://livenation.com
10 PHOENIX: Luis Fonsi – Comerica Theatre. http://livenation.com
10 SEDONA: 2017Red Rocks Music Festival: Classical Jewels – Sedona Creative Life Center. Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581​ and Schubert Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 -​ “Trout” David Ehrlich, Anna Kazepides – violins, Nokuthula Ngwenyama – viola, Jan Simiz – cello, Michael Kazepides – double bass, Teresa Ehrlich – piano, Nikola Djurica – clarinet. $25. 2 pm. 602-402-4551 or http://www.redrocksmusicfestival.com
10 SIERRA VISTA: Paul Lenio 5K – Pueblo Del Sol Country Club. The Thunder Mountain Running Club and Hospice Casa de la Paz hold their annual 5K Run/Walk, begins at 8 am for walkers and runners, registration at 7 am, T-shirts for everyone who registers, all proceeds support Hospice Casa De La Paz. $10-20. http://www.thundermountainrunningclub.org/
10-1/16 GRAND CANYON: 9th Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art – A unique opportunity to view and purchase high-quality Grand Canyon art, features a juried art competition and show; Plein Air artists painting on the rim; and a Quick Draw event (9/16), see works of some of the best master artists in the nation as they seek to capture the beauty of the timeless Grand Canyon landscape on canvas. Free. http://www.grandcanyon.org
12-22 MOENKOPI: Experience Hopi Presentations: Kachina Carving – Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites. Join us on 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
13-17 HOLBROOK: 86th Annual Navajo County Fair Rodeo and Little Buckaroo Rodeo – Navajo County Fairgrounds. Rodeo, arts, crafts, food, entertainment, 4-H competition, carnival, demo derby. $1-3. noon – 10 pm. 928-524-6407 or 928-524-4757 or 800-524-2459 or http://www.navajocountyfair.com/rodeo.html H
14-15 MOENKOPI: Experience Hopi Presentations: Carvings/Flute/Misc. Crafts – Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites. Join us on 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
14-18 FLAGSTAFF: Arizona Route 66/Grand Canyon Tour – An 86-mile cruise on the longest continuous stretch of old Route 66 still drivable today with a stop in Seligman, for an old fashioned ice-cream social, a day trip to the Grand Canyon and another day to Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon, based in Flagstaff, for Corvette drivers of cars from 1953 to 2017, includes hotels, guided tours, many meals. http://corvettenamerica.com/ArizonaRoute66Tour/index.htm
15-16 PHOENIX: Classics: Stravinsky Rite of Spring – Symphony Hall. From the smoke-filled nightclubs of 1950s New York to the peasant villages of pre-modern Russia, Virginia G. Piper Music Director Tito Muñoz kicks off the 70th Anniversary season with a bold and colorful program of musical masterpieces. Muñoz and Principal Clarinetist Alexander Laing usher in a season-long focus on the music of Leonard Bernstein. Virtuoso violinist Philippe Quint returns to perform Tchaikovsky’s sizzling Violin Concerto. 7:30 pm. http://www.phoenixsymphony.org
15-17 FLAGSTAFF: 12th Annual Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival – Pepsi Amphitheater. The best traditional and contemporary bluegrass music, complemented by other styles of acoustic music, including old-time, Celtic, gypsy jazz and more, educational workshops and a renowned band contest with more than $2000 in prizes, barn dance, kids activities, jamming, and on-site camping. Fri noon – 7 pm, Sat 10 am – 7 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm. 928-525-1695 or http://pickininthepines.org/ or http://PepsiAmp.com
15-17 FLAGSTAFF: Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival: All’s Well That Ends Well – Museum of Northern Arizona. A giddy charade of disguise, trickery, and lawful wickedness. The adventures of Helena, a witty young woman must travel the mysterious path of love and navigate the beguiling people she encounters: the naive but courageous man she loves, three visionary women, and, of course, a fool (or two!). Directed by Christine Schmidle, Deputy Text Associate at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. $10-20. 7:30 & 2 pm. http://FlagShakes.com
15-17 SCOTTSDALE: Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market – WestWorld of Scottsdale. Features all things chippy, rusty, vintage and handmade, ideas, inspiration, items to peruse and purchase, local artists create visuals out of repurposed materials, more than 170 juried local AZ and CA artists and vendors, one-of-a-kind treasures and vintage pieces, also live music and food. http://www.junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com
15-17 SEDONA: Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows – Village of Oak Creek. Located on scenic Hwy 179, the Gateway to Sedona. Take home your own personal piece of the Southwest. Free. 9 am – 6 pm. 760-985-7773 or http://www.oakcreekartsandcraftsshows.com H
15-17 SONOITA: 102nd Annual Santa Cruz County Fair – Sonoita Fairgrounds. Activities include a carnival, 4-H exhibits and auction, several hundred open division exhibits, ranch rodeo, barrel racing, team roping, all-day entertainment, food, premium and sweepstakes awards, BBQ lunch on Sunday prior to 4-H auction. $3-5. Gates open at 9 am. 520-455-5553 or http://www.sonoitafairgrounds.com
15-23 TUCSON: 10th Annual Underground Film Festival – The Screening Room will show a number of Arizona, U.S., and world premieres. One of the nation’s top underground cult film festivals, films from categories of Narrative, Horror, Documentaries, Experimental, Animation, and we are proud to be the only festival to offer an Exploitation category. 520-882-0204 or http://www.azundergroundfilmfest.com/
15-24 ARIZONA: Arizona Fall Restaurant Week – More than 200 Phoenix area and Tucson restaurants offer specialty prix-fixe dinners for $33 and $44 per person, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity unless noted. http://arizonarestaurantweek.com/
16 CHANDLER: 6th Annual Rockin’ Taco Street Fest – Crossroads Towncenter. Features creative tacos from a dozen local restaurants and fresh fruit fresca, Mexican cervesa, tequila tasting, margaritas, elote, churros, Mexican candies and palettas! Other highlights include live entertainment, Lucha Libre wrestling, a low-rider car show, taco eating and salsa competitions, Chihuahua races, ballet folklorico dancing, niños play zone and a piñata party. $8-10. http://RockinTacoAZ.com x
16 CLARKDALE: Echoes from the Past School of Ancient Technology: Yucca and Agave Fiber Textiles – 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
16 FLAGSTAFF: 12th Annual Flagstaff Marathon – The “Coolest Marathon” in Arizona – Arizona Nordic Village. 10K, half and full-marathon trail runs to benefit North Country HealthCare, scenic, one of the most scenic and difficult marathons in the Southwest, 100% off-road with varying (single-track, cross-country, dirt roads) terrain, 8,650 Feet in elevation, 1,862 feet of climbing for the Half Marathon. $60-105. http://flagstaffmarathon.com/
16 PAYSON: Creek Days 6th Annual Car Show & Festival –LDS Church grounds. It’s a Charity Fundraising event in the cool pines of Christopher Creek, awesome car show, vendors & crafters selling their wares, music all day, plenty of food, something for everyone to see and do. Bring the family for a fun day. http://www.paysonrimcountry.com
16 PINE-STRAWBERRY: Annual Fire on the Rim Mountain Bike Race – test your skills on some of the sweetest technical singletrack in the state, while supporting a great cause, every penny earned by this charity event goes directly into trail building and wildfire protection in the Pine Strawberry fuel break, includes kid’s race, beer garden, auction, live music, ride on ranch land opened just for this event, kid’s kamp, http://www.fireontherim.com/
16 PINETOP-LAKESIDE: 12th Annual Nature Center Benefit Dinner – Hon-Dah Convention Center. This event supports our annual operating expenses and diverse programs. It’s a combination of great fun, merchandise, prizes, entertainment, and food, all for a great cause! 5 pm. 928-358-3069 or http://www.wmnature.org
16 PRESCOTT: 19th Annual Navajo Rug Auction – Smoki Museum. Preview 9 am – 11:30 pm, auction starts promptly at noon, 300 historic and contemporary Navajo weavings will be up for auction at the best prices in the Southwest, http://smokimuseum.org
16 PRESCOTT: 12th Annual Fall Gathering – Phippen Museum. A Ranch-style barbeque, authentic Western entertainment, raffle drawing and the Arizona Rancher & Cowboy Hall of Fame induction ceremony, reservations required. $25, 5:30 pm, 928-778-1385 or http://www.phippenartmuseum.org H
16 PRESCOTT: Sally Barris and Rebecca Folsom – Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center. Sally Barris is an A-list Nashville songwriter who has had songs covered by such top-level artists as Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride, and Lee Ann Womack. Rebecca Folsom is a seasoned vocalist and songwriter. Presented by: The Folk Sessions. $22-25. 7 pm. 928-777-1370 or http://www.prescottelkstheater.com
16 QUEEN CREEK: Messy Fest – Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre. This festival is dedicated to all the messy fun that you want to have but don’t want to clean up at your house. It is an event featuring activities and attractions that you have never seen. A chance to get out, play hard and get messy (water stations available for cleanup). http://messyfest.com
16 SEDONA: Red Rocks Star Party – Red Rocks State Park. Join the Astronomers of Verde Valley as they present the celestial happenings of the sky. The program is limited to 75 participants. A $5 per person reservation fee is required for this program, in addition to the park’s regular entry fees on the day of the program. Call for reservations. Light refreshments (drinks, snacks) will be provided. 7 pm. 928-282-6907 or https://azstateparks.com/red-rock/
16 SEDONA: 2017Red Rocks Music Festival: Tempest to the Silver Age – Sedona Creative Life Center. Tempest to the Silver Age” – World-acclaimed pianist, Mikhail Yanovitsky. Works by Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and Scriabin. $25. 7:30 pm. 602-402-4551 or http://www.redrocksmusicfestival.com
16 SHOW LOW: 22nd Annual Tri in the Pines – Triathlon features 625 yard swim at the Family Aquatic Center, 12.3 mile bike ride on Show Low city streets and a 3.5 mile run on paved multi-use trail in the Show Low City Park. Youth triathlon features 175 yard swim at the Show Low Family Aquatic Center, 4 mile bike ride on Show Low city streets and finishes with a 1 mile run in Show Low City Park. 928-532-4140 or http://showlowaz.gov/175/Adult-Tri-in-the-Pines
16-17 PAYSON: AHSRA & AJHSRA Rodeo Season Opener – Payson Event Center. come watch cowboys and cowgirls from all over the State of Arizona, as AHSRA and AJHSRA converge and these cowboys and cowgirls kick off their 2017-2018 season, free, http://www.ahsra.com/ or http://paysonrimcountry.com/
16-17 PHOENIX: PAW Patrol Live! – Race to the Rescue – Comerica Theatre. http://livenation.com
17 PHOENIX: 2017Red Rocks Music Festival: Tempest to the Silver Age – Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center. Tempest to the Silver Age” – World-acclaimed pianist, Mikhail Yanovitsky. Works by Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and Scriabin. $25. 3 pm. 602-402-4551 or http://www.redrocksmusicfestival.com
17 PHOENIX: Josh Garrels – Orpheum Theatre. A native of Indiana, singer/songwriter Josh Garrels has built his career on deeply personal, introspective lyrics and exploratory sounds that range from pastoral indie-folk to hip-hop.8 pm. https://phoenix.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=329
17 TEMPE: 12th Annual Life Time Tri Tempe – Tempe Bach Park. Compete in either the sprint, international, paratriathlete or relay waves (both sprint and international relay options available), Olympic (swim 1500m / bike 25 Mi / run 10K) Triathlon; Sprint (swim 750m / bike 12.4 Mi / run 5K) Triathlon. 6:30 am. 480-299-1203 or http://www.tempetri.com/
17 TUCSON: TMC 10K – Pima Community College. 10K and 5K and children’s dash. $33-40, 6:30 am, http://www.everyoneruns.net/
17-10/15 TEMPE: The Phantom Tollbooth – Tempe Center for the Arts. Transported to the Land of Wisdom, Milo is thrust into adventure when told Princesses Rhyme and Reason need rescuing to bring peace between two kings. They are divided over which is more important: words or numbers. Knee-deep in danger, language and math along the way, Milo learns everything has a purpose. Sat 1 & 4 pm, Sun 1 pm. http://www.childsplayaz.org
19 GLENDALE: US: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 with Beck – University of Phoenix Stadium. 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
20-10/15 PHOENIX: Hedwig and the Angry inch – Phoenix Theatre. A co-production with A/C Theatre Company, with an electrifying glam-rock score and high-voltage performances, this show follows one of the most enigmatic characters to hit the stage. Written by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen. 602-254-2151 or http://phoenixtheatre.com/
21 PHOENIX: Janet Jackson – Talking Stick Resort Arena. http://livenation.com
21-23 FLAGSTAFF: 4th Annual Flagstaff Star Party – Buffalo Park. Telescope viewing, night-sky orientations, and presentations about the stars and night skies in the First International Dark-Sky City. http://www.flagstaffstarparty.org/
21-23 PHOENIX: 5th Annual Taste America Weekend – Phoenix – Mountain Shadows. Culinary stars, dining events, culinary events, cooking demonstrations, artisanal vendor tastings, and fun for the whole family. https://www.jamesbeard.org/tasteamerica
21-24 DOUGLAS: 93rd Annual Cochise County Fair – County Fairgrounds. Carnival rides, collegiate rodeo, 4-H demonstrations, livestock auction, live entertainment, exhibits, fair food, beer garden. $3-6. 520-364-3819 or http://cochisecountyfair.org/ y
21-24 TUCSON: 41st Annual Tucson Greek Festival – St. Demetrios Orthodox Church. Celebrates Greek food, drink, and music and offers dance lessons, children’s activities, tours of the church, and vendor displays. $3. Thurs. 4-10 pm; Fri. 3-11 pm; Sat. noon-11 pm; Sun. noon-9 pm. 520-888-0505 or http://www.stdemetriostucson.org or http://www.tucsongreekfest.com/
22 PAYSON: Old Time Opry – Payson High School Auditorium. $8. 6:30 pm. http://www.paysonrimcountry.com/
22 PHOENIX: Jesse Colin Young and Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre – Celebrity Theatre. Danny Zelisko Presents music legends Jesse Colin Young – best known for his tenure as the founder of influential late 60s-early 70s band, The Youngbloods and for a lengthy, successful, on-going solo career as The Jesse Colin Young Band – and former Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre as they bring their co-headline tour. $25. 8 pm. http://dannyzeliskopresents.com/
22-23 SAFFORD: 11th Annual SalsaFest – Downtown Safford. An opportunity to enjoy all that is salsa! Prizes and bragging rights in the Salsa Challenge, Chihuahua races, dog costume contest, and car show. Plenty of salsa making and tasting, live entertainment, crafts, kids’ corner, beer garden, merchandise and food vendors. Fri. 5-9 pm, Sat. 9 am – 9 pm. 928-428-2511 or 888-837-1841 or http://www.SalsaTrail.com
22-24 KINGMAN: 3rd Annual Best of the West on Route 66 Festival – Beale and Fourth Streets. Kicks off with the Andy Devine Days Parade and includes family-friendly activities, craft and food vendors, car show, tractor pull. http://www.bestoftheweston66.com/
22-24 PAYSON: 47th Annual Vertielee Floyd Memorial Old Time Fiddlers Contest Arizona State Championship – Payson Event Center. Best fiddling in AZ by contestants aged 6-86, winners are qualified to compete in Weiser, Idaho at the National Championships food, country & bluegrass music, Irish step-dancers, children’s music workshop, crafts, fiddle makers, leather workers. $5. 9 am. 928-474-5242 x7or http://www.arizonaoldtimefiddlers.org or http://www.paysonrimcountry.com
22-24 PHOENIX: Pops: The Rat Pack is Back! – Symphony Hall. Iconic tunes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and a swingin’ big band kick off the 2017/18 APS Pops Series. Be whisked back in time to the Sands Hotel Copa Room and get all your favorite standards, including hits like “Come Fly With Me,” “Luck be a Lady,” “Mr. Bojangles” and a dozen more favorites from the timeless era performed live with The Phoenix Symphony! 7:30 & 2 pm. http://www.phoenixsymphony.org
22-24 PINETOP-LAKESIDE: 34th Annual Run to the Pines Car Show – Pinetop Lakes Golf & Country Club. Southwest’s largest free to the public open class pre1973 car show, 550 vehicles expected, poker run, games. Free. 928-368-5325 or http://www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com/ or http://www.runtothepinesaz.com/ H x
22-24 PINETOP/LAKESIDE: 42nd Annual Fall Artisans Festival – A Heritage Event – The Orchard at Charlie Clarks. Juried show that features vendors displaying their own hand crafted items. Vendors include jewelry, Native American jewelry, wood working, signs, knives, metal art, relishes, fabric crafts, yarn crafts, painting, photography and much more, entertainment, Free. Friday 10am-5pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-3pm. 928-367-4290 or http://www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com H x
22-24 SEDONA: Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows – Village of Oak Creek. Located on scenic Hwy 179, the Gateway to Sedona, take home your own personal piece of the Southwest, free, 9 am – 6 pm, 760-985-7773 or http://www.oakcreekartsandcraftsshows.com H
22-10/1 FLAGSTAFF: Flagstaff Festival of Science – The 10-day event also will offer more than 90 free activities including the Flagstaff Star Party, Science in the Park, SCI Talks, guided hikes into the forest and open houses at research stations and museums. http://www.scifest.org
22-10/8 PEORIA: The Little Prince – Peoria Center for the Performing Arts. Tells the story of a world-weary and disenchanted Aviator whose sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert and a mysterious, regal “little man” who appears and asks him to “Please, sir, draw me a sheep.” During their two weeks together in the desert, the Little Prince tells the Aviator about his adventures through the galaxy, how he met the Lamplighter and the Businessman and the Geographer, and about his strained relationship with a very special flower on his own tiny planet. http://theaterworks.org
23 FLAGSTAFF: 3rd Annual Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival: All’s Well That Ends Well – The Arboretum at Flagstaff. A giddy charade of disguise, trickery, and lawful wickedness. The adventures of Helena, a witty young woman must travel the mysterious path of love and navigate the beguiling people she encounters: the naive but courageous man she loves, three visionary women, and, of course, a fool (or two!). Directed by Christine Schmidle, Deputy Text Associate at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. $10-20. 2 pm. http://FlagShakes.com
23 FLAGSTAFF: The Accidentals with Jake Allen – Coconino Center for the Arts. Flagstaff Arts Council and Greenhouse Productions are pleased to present The Accidentals in concert with opening act, Jake Allen. $12. Doors open at 6 pm, concert at 8 pm. 928-779-2300 or http://flagartscouncil.org
23 ORACLE: Oracle Ford Peppersauce Round Up – An exciting outdoor festival featuring a 10-mile and 5K trail run on the AZT; 40- and 50-mile gravel grinder bike ride; BBQ and craft beer; and seven regional bluegrass and country bands, a climbing wall available for the kids, as well as a BMX pump track. A free walk/run for kids and families on the scenic trails around Peppersauce Station, Zip lines will be open throughout the day. http://www.americanbunnyhop.com/events.html
23 PHOENIX: “Mas” – Phoenix Center for the Arts. The Banning of Ethnic Studies in Arizona play by Boderlands Theater. Based on a true story. A community struggles to hold on to their history, identity and humanity!  2 & 7:30 pm. http://www.culturalcoalition.com
23 PHOENIX: truTV’s Impractical Jokers – Comerica Theatre. Starring The Tenderloins. http://www.livenation.com
23 PINETOP/LAKESIDE: 42nd Annual Fall Festival Parade – Wild, Wild West – Begins at Compass Bank and ends at The Blue Ridge High School. 10 am. 928-367-4290 or http://www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com
23 PRESCOTT: 11th Annual Prescott Vette Sette All Corvette Car Show – Prescott Courthouse Plaza. Arizona’s largest all-Corvette gathering, unique car show, family and dog friendly, cool Vettes, cool folks, cool times along Historic Whisky Row. Proceeds go to PVS Charitable Foundation. Hosted by the Prescott Vette Sette. Limited to 250 cars, vendors, raffles and music. 10 am – 3 pm. http://www.prescottvettesette.org
23 PRESCOTT: 13th Annual Groom Creek Classic Run – Groom Creek Fire St. 41, 5K & 2-mile courses on smooth pavement, rolling hills, 10K and 1/2 marathon begin and end on pavement, through the forest on smooth, wide dirt road, from 6,175 feet elevation to 6,350 at the 5K turnaround, tops out at 6,450 feet at the 10K turnaround, goody bags, finisher medal for all ½ marathon runners, raffle prizes, food, aid stations, medals for top 3 finishers in each age group. http://www.gcffa.org/run/
23 PRESCOTT: A Salute to The Everly Brothers – Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center. A salute to the Everly Brothers and the timeless harmonies of rock and roll duos! Starring Alex Mack and Chach Snook, features classics like “Wake Up Little Susie,” “All I Have to Do is Dream,” “Cathy’s Clown” and the title song. Be immersed in the music and stories of America’s greatest sibling duo. $22-25. 7 pm. 928-777-1370 or http://www.prescottelkstheater.com
23 SCOTTSDALE: Afro: Baile Presents: 8th Annual Brazilian Day Arizona Festival – Scottsdale Center of the Performing Arts. A celebration of Brazil’s Independence day, experience a variety of Brazilian cultural including Brazilian bands, dancers, performers, DJs, martial arts, Brazilian food, drinks and more. $6-12. 2-9 pm. http://www.BrazilianDayArizona.com
23 SCOTTSDALE: 5th Annual Run Fore Cancer– Scottsdale Silverado Golf Course. All participants will receive a custom race tech shirt and a custom race finisher’s medal, starting and ending at the Club House, with two distances – The Front 9 (a 5K course perfect walking or a short run) and the Full 18 (a 8.2K course), benefits St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center and Barrow’s Neurological Foundation. $35-45. 7:30 am. http://startlineracing.com/
23 TUCSON: Jesse Colin Young and Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre – Fox Tucson Theatre. Danny Zelisko Presents music legends Jesse Colin Young – best known for his tenure as the founder of influential late 60s-early 70s band, The Youngbloods and for a lengthy, successful, on-going solo career as The Jesse Colin Young Band – and former Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre as they bring their co-headline tour. $25. 8 pm. http://dannyzeliskopresents.com/
23-24 FLAGSTAFF: Shakespeare Under the Pines – The Arboretum at Flagstaff. In partnership with the Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival and Theatrikos, presented by the Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival actors. 2 pm. http://www.thearb.org
23-24 FLAGSTAFF: Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stagecoach Line Ultra & Relay – Coconino Hotshots Ranch. Run the historic stagecoach route between Flagstaff and Grand Canyon on the Arizona Trail, under Humphreys Peak, through aspen groves and ponderosa pines, Hart Prairie Preserve, Babbitt Ranch and finish near the South Rim of Grand Canyon, solo 100-mile and 55K races and 2-, 4-, 6-, and 8-person 100-mile relay teams, this ultra features some of Arizona’s most incredible scenery, and benefits the Arizona Trail Association. http://www.aztrail.org/ultrarun/ or http://arizonaroadracers.com/
23-24 KINGMAN: 33rd Annual Andy Devine Days PRCA Rodeo – Mohave County Fairgrounds. Cowboys from all over the US compete in 8 events, presented by The Kingsmen of Route 66. $. 1 pm. http://www.kingmanrodeo.org/ H
23-24 SHOW LOW: Show Low Daze Disk Golf Tournament – Show Low City Park. A 2017 Southwest Cactus Series tournament. http://www.azdgc.disqman.com/
23-24 SEDONA: 9th Annual Sedona WineFest 2017 – Historic Posse Grounds Park. This two-day wine festival celebrates the wine growing industry of Arizona and will feature great wines from the Verde Valley, Prescott & the Southern Arizona Regions, enjoy Sedona cuisine, live music, vendors, an exclusive Premium wine area, enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic red rocks. 11 am – 5 pm. 928-284-8657 or http://www.sedonawinefest.com/
23-24 WILLCOX: Fall Pumpkin Celebration – Apple Annie’s Produce & Pumpkins. Pumpkin picking, family activities, corn maze with 2 levels of difficulty, pumpkin and buttermilk pancake breakfast and apple smoked burger lunch, homemade pumpkin ice-cream, pumpkin pies, pumpkin bread and homemade cider donuts. Free. 8:30 am – 5 pm. 520-384-2084 or http://www.appleannies.com
24 PHOENIX: Fleet Foxes with beach House – Comerica Theatre. http://livenation.com
24 PRESCOTT: Antiques on the Square – Courthouse Plaza. 70+ dealers of antiques and collectibles, includes glass, pottery, furniture, art, jewelry, primitives and unique surprises. Sponsored by the Thumb Butte and Yavapai Questers. Free. 9 am – 4 pm. 928-443-1862
25 PHOENIX: Jon Bellion – The Human Condition Tour Part III – Comerica Theatre. http://livenation.com
26 PHOENIX: Imagine Dragons with Grouplove and K. Flay – Talking Stick Resort Arena. Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band bringing its electrifying live show. http://livenation.com
27 PRESCOTT: George Thorogood & The Destroyers – Yavapai College Performing Arts Center. As part of their Summer 2017 Rock Party Tour. The nationwide tour will give audiences the live experience that has made the band so popular with fans for the last several decades. $30-80. Doors open at 6:30 pm. http:// www.ycpac.com
27 PHOENIX: Depeche Mode – Ak-Chin Pavilion. http://livenation.com
27 PHOENIX: Paramore with Best Coast – Comerica Theatre. http://livenation.com
27-30 SEDONA: Red Rock Loop History Tour – Sedona Heritage Museum. Tour guide Paul Thompson, grandson of Oak Creek Canyon’s first permanent Anglo settler J.J. Thompson, spent his earliest growing up years in Red Rock. Thompson leads these tours every year as a way of sharing his family’s long history in the area and as a way to give back to the Museum for their preservation work. $55-65. 9 am – noon. 928-282-7038 or http://www.sedonamuseum.org
29 TUCSON: 17th Annual Tucson Pride on Parade – Tucson LGBT Pride parade is scheduled to return to 4th Avenue on Friday at 7pm. 520 276-9091 or http://tucsonpride.org/
29-30 CHINO VALLEY: Steve Crowe Memorial Fun Fly – Perkinsville Road and Santa Fe. See RC model jets, all kinds of propeller planes and scale models from WWI to the present, demonstrations, food concessions. Free for spectators, begins at 8 am, http://www.chinovalleymodelaviators.org/
30 ALPINE: Oktoberfest – Mellody Field along Main Street. Hosted by the Foxfire at Alpine Restaurant. http://www.alpinearizona.com/
30 CHANDLER: 2017 10th Annual SanTan Brewing Oktoberfest – AJ Chandler Park. Highlights include live entertainment, a beer pong tournament, bag toss, buddy carry, wiener dog races, keg stacking, tricycle races, bratwurst eating contests. $12-15. 3-11 pm. http://www.hdeagency.com or http://www.santanoktoberfest.com
30 COTTONWOOD: 29th Annual Verde River Day – Dead Horse Ranch State Park, develop awareness of the importance of the Verde River, 40+ environmental exhibits, hands-on activities, live entertainment, sand castle building, animals, canoe rides, nature hikes, fish the lagoon, nature walks. $6 per vehicle/4 adults. 9 am – 3 pm. 928-634-7593 or http://verderiverday.com/ H x
30 FLAGSTAFF: Cornucopia Fall Festival – Thorpe Park. This year’s attractions include carnival rides, hay maze, pumpkin patch, pie-eating contest, horse wagon hay ride, carnival games w/ fun prizes, petting zoo, circus performers, kids talent show, live performances, giant kids inflatables World, drone race and hobby expo, FUSD School showcase, F.A.C.T.S arts and crafts tent, vendor village, NAU Pan-Hellenic Charity Corn Hole Tournament, microbrews & more! $5-50. 10 am – 9 pm. http://www.flagcorn.com/
30 PRESCOTT: Fairchild Blues Brothers Experience – Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center. A tribute to The Blues Brothers Fairchild Blues Brothers creates a hip, fun and cutting-edge party atmosphere. Presented by: TAD Management. $22-25. 7 pm. 928-777-1370 or http://www.prescottelkstheater.com
30 SIERRA VISTA: 2nd Annual Sky Island Tour Event – Windemere Hotel. 3 bicycle rides accommodating all skill levels: 62-mile, sag-supported ride looping through Bisbee, AZ; 21-mile ride on the newly-designated Cochise-Vistas route; and 5-mile ride on hike-bike paths near the hotel. The tour is sponsored by and benefits NAMI SEAZ (National Alliance on Mental Illness Southeastern Arizona) with advice and support by Cochise Bicycle Advocates. 520-459-3228 or http://skyislandtour.com
30 TUCSON: 5th Annual Sabino Canyon FitKidz One Mile Kids Classic – These races are free One Mile races for kids under 12 years old. Events will be loads of fun and will include official timing so that the kids get the full race experience! http://www.azroadrunners.org/go/category/about/fitkidz_racing_series
30 WILLIAMS: Man vs. Machine Cycling Event and Beer Festival – Babbitt-Polson Warehouse Stage. Race a 300 ton steam engine for 53 miles, one-way road bike event, from the Grand Canyon south rim to Williams, race the train, ride the train or cheer the athletes at the finish line and enjoy live music, food trucks and the after-party. http://www.grandcanyonracing.com
30-10/1 FLAGSTAFF: 8th Annual Hopi Festival at Heritage Square – Heritage Square. A celebration of Hopi culture which will include social dances, music as well as traditional and contemporary art. 9 am – 5 pm. http://www.hopiallnativefestival.com/ or http://www.flagstaff365.com/
30-10/1 WILLCOX: Fall Pumpkin Celebration – Apple Annie’s Produce & Pumpkins. Pumpkin picking, family activities, corn maze with 2 levels of difficulty, pumpkin and buttermilk pancake breakfast and apple smoked burger lunch, homemade pumpkin ice-cream, pumpkin pies, pumpkin bread and homemade cider donuts. Free. 8:30 am – 5 pm. 520-384-2084 or http://www.appleannies.com
30-10/1 PHOENIX: Classics: Dvorák Seventh Symphony – Symphony Hall. See this brilliant artist in one of the most popular concertos in the repertoire: Grieg’s ardent Piano Concerto. Plus, Assistant Conductor Matthew Kasper leads The Phoenix Symphony in Dvorák’s Seventh Symphony – music that captures the energy, exuberance, and promise of the composer’s beloved homeland. 7:30 & 2 pm. http://www.phoenixsymphony.org
30-10/8 LAKE HAVASU CITY: 36th Annual IJSBA World Finals – Crazy Horse Campgrounds. Invitation-only event with more than 750 competitors from more than 30 countries who churn the waters at the world’s largest and most prestigious personal watercraft race, vendor row, food, beer stands, stadium seating, Parade of Nations, Pro-Freestyle Expo, free entry to spectators. 928-764-2210 ext 615 or https://golakehavasu.com/event/ijsba-world-finals/
30-10/29 QUEEN CREEK: 23rd Annual Schnepf Farms Pumpkin & Chili Party – Hillbilly Bob’s pig races, spooky train rides, live entertainment, carousel, petting barn, 4-acre and Celebrity 10-acre maize, bon fires, pumpkin patch, hayride, Stuntmasters BMX show, Frisbee dog show, roller coaster and more, fireworks. Discount tickets at Fry’s, Thu & Sun 10 am – 9 pm, Fri-Sat 10 am – 10 pm. 480-987-3100 or http://www.Schnepffarms.com H y
30-11/19 PHOENIX: Fall Butterfly Exhibit – Desert Botanical Garden. Mighty monarch butterflies return on Sept. 30, and they are bringing friends! The exhibit invites visitors to take a closer look at the insects that care for and protect our desert environment. From pollinators to predators, insects have amazing powers and play a variety of roles in the desert. Become a plant protector to support and help protect beneficial insects and pollinators. 9:30 am – 5 pm. http://dbg.org

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