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10 Fun Things to Do in Phoenix and Scottsdale This Month

Move to the Rhythm

On Your Feet!
Through Aug. 28
When you think of musical power couples, Gloria and Emilio Estefan should be high on that list. The hits “Rhythm Is Going to Get You” and “Bad Boys” brought Latin dance music into the mainstream. Their journey to the top of the charts is now a jukebox musical that will have you moving in the aisles. Call for times and ticket prices. Mainstage Theatre, 1825 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, (602) 254-2151,

Slap to It

Chris Rock
Aug. 28
If you’re expecting the comedian to talk about, you know, that thing that happened at the Oscars, you might be disappointed. Rock has remained mum on the subject up to this point. But if you want to see one of comedy’s living legends, this is an opportunity not to be missed. 8 p.m., $50-$125, Arizona Federal Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, (602) 514-2919,

Smooth Stadium Sounds

The Weeknd
Aug. 30
There’s obviously something going on with The Weeknd’s choice of words in his new album title. The vision for “After Hours,” which features the megahit, “Blinding Lights,” was realized during the 2021 Super Bowl Halftime Show. But his latest concept album, “Dawn FM,” is the next chapter in a three-part story. In fact, the R&B artist moved his tour from arenas to stadiums to bring his concept to life. 6:30 p.m., Check website for ticket prices. State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale,

Brian Ziff

Shine a Light

Bring a Flashlight
Through Sept. 3
Even nature has fun when the sun goes down. Bring the family (and a flashlight) on a self-guided tour of the Desert Botanical Garden and see, hear and feel the nightlife of the desert, including nighthawks, snakes, insects and night-blooming flowers. Sat., 7-9 p.m. $15 general admission. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix,  (480) 941-1225,

Web Slingers Unite!

Disney Junior Live on Tour: Costume Palooza
Sept. 4
Halloween starts early this year for Mickey Mouse and his friends, but the Disney Junior gang’s costume party is getting delayed because of some mysterious weather. It will take the characters from the hit show “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends” to save the party. $43-$53, 4 p.m., Arizona Federal Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, (602) 514-2919,

Disney: Matt Petit
Jill McNamara

Find Your Spark

Carrie Bloomston Book Signing
Sept. 9
Did the summer weather melt away your imagination? Local artist Carrie Bloomston put together 30 exercises to bring back your expressive side in her latest tome, “The Big Book of Little Sparks Creativity Journal.” Whether you are an artist, writer or just want to find a new hobby, now’s your chance to add kindling to your artistic fire. Free or $25 with book, 6 p.m., Changing Hands, 300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, (602) 274-0067,

You Better Werq

RuPaul’s Drag Race Werq the World Tour 2022
Sept. 18
Your favorite finalists from the hit reality competition have caused a rift in the space-time continuum. It’s up to Rose, Kim Chi, Jaida Essence Hall, Vanessa Vanjie, Naomi and Yvie Oddly to take you through history’s most iconic moments to bring you back to the present. 8 p.m., $35-$75, Arizona Federal Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, (602) 514-2919,

Time to Fly

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Arizona Cardinals
Sept. 11
We don’t want to make any bold predictions before the next NFL season starts, but Cardinals fans should be aware of this recent trend: The winners of the last two Super Bowls played in their home stadiums. With the Big Game being played in Glendale this year, you might want to grab a ticket to see the start of a (hopefully) championship season in the making. Check website for ticket prices. 1:25 p.m., State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, (602) 379-0102,

Egyptian Walk

Immersive King Tut
Opens Sept. 30
The ancient tomb of the boy king was discovered in Egypt a century ago, and there have been countless exhibitions (and even a Steve Martin song) paying tribute to the pharaoh. Now you can experience what it was like when archaeologist Howard Carter found King Tut in 1922. Lighthouse Artspace, 4301 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale,

Patrick Hodgson
Eric Rojas

Hot and Hoppin’

Bad Bunny
Sept. 28
The actor/singer/songwriter is bringing the biggest dance party you’ve ever seen to downtown Phoenix. The “Booker T” rapper has held the title of most-listened-to artist on Spotify two years in a row, so when Bad Bunny designates his first series of stadium performances as the “World’s Hottest Tour,” it’s not hyperbole. $52-$993, 7 p.m., Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, (602) 514-8400,



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