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Events Around the Valley This Week (Sep 18-24)

This is a curated list of weekly events around the Phoenix area for September 18-24.
Calendar listings include public events and attractions from around the Valley and state. Confirm information before making plans by calling the listed phone number, or check each website for last minute confirmation or cancellations.

Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper
September 24

Dubbed the Freaks on Parade Tour, the pair of shock rockers will end their run of shows in Phoenix, which coincidentally happens to be Cooper’s hometown. 6 p.m., $29.50-$149.50, Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-7200,

Arizona Diamondbacks
September 19 & 20

The D-Backs cap off their amazing season by taking on the San Francisco Giants, Sept. 19-20. Call for times and ticket prices. Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-514-8400,

12th Annual Rockin’ Taco Street Fest
September 23

It’s raining tacos… sort of! More than 20 food vendors are filling crunchy and soft shells with beef, cheese, lettuce and other ingredients. Check out some lucha libre wrestling, ride the mechanical Rockin’ Taco ride or rock out with a Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band. Noon-9 p.m., general admission, $15; children 12 and under are free. A.J. Chandler Park, 3 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler,

WWE Friday Night Smackdown
September 22

With two weeks left until the next WWE pay-per-view event, superstars Bobby Lashley and Charlotte Flair are scheduled to appear at this live taping of the hit Fox sporting event. 4:45 p.m., $20-$125, Desert Diamond Arena, 29400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, 623-772-3200,

The Beach Boys
September 22

Now dubbed “America’s Band,” the California surf group is taking their hits, including “Surfin’ USA” and “I Get Around” on the road. 7:30 p.m., $70-$120, Showroom at Wild Horse Pass, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, 800-946-4452,

Luis Miguel
September 23

You may not realize how cherished the Puerto Rican-born Latin pop singer is. Not only does the “Me Gustas Tal Como Eres” singer have his own brand of wine, but his concerts also sell out in a matter of hours. His path to stardom has also been dramatized for a three-season Netflix show. 8 p.m., $61-$201, Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-7800,

Steel Magnolias
September 19-November 21

Don’t forget to bring plenty of tissues to this show about a group of small-town Southern women who share an unbreakable bond, despite their various backgrounds and struggles. The play served as the inspiration for the 1989 film of the same name starring Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton and Daryl Hannah. Check website for days and times. $32-$48. Hale Centre Theatre, 50 W. Page Ave., Gilbert, 480-497-0277,

Damn Yankees
September 21-October 28

Staged in the round, catch this musical about a middle-aged baseball fan who makes a deal with the devil to lead his team to victory against the Yankees. With songs by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, including the standards “Heart” and “Whatever Lola Wants,” Damn Yankees hits it out of the park. Check website for days and times. $25-$36. 8989 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale, 480-314-0841,

The Frog Prince
Through October 1

A spoiled princess must learn about friendship and keeping her promises in this fairytale told with puppets. Call tor times. $12, adults; $8, children 12 and younger. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W. Latham St., Phoenix, 602-262-2050,

Arizona Cardinals
September 17

The regular season continues this week as the Cards host the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 24. State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, 602-379-0102,

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Through November 26

Pioneering chanteuse Billie Holiday sings and tells stories about her life – and becomes increasingly inebriated and incomprehensible – in a raggedy Philadelphia bar, just months before her untimely death in 1959. The setlist includes the captivating “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” contemplative “God Bless the Child,” and the haunting, controversial “Strange Fruit.” Call for times and ticket prices. Judith Hardes Theatre, 1825 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-2151,

Christina Fernandez: Multiple Exposures
Through Jan. 7

The Los Angeles-based photographic artist has explored crucial issues, including migration, labor and gender, for more than three decades. This survey of her work allows audiences to discover the through-line that connects her pieces. Wed., Fri.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7374 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale,

Good Grief
Through Oct. 1

Using humor to confront weighty topics is a tactic often employed by writers and comedians. The visual artist Chestnut applies the same technique to his work, but the medium he chooses is cartoons to highlight the vices we often indulge in to soothe the anxieties we struggle with. FOUND:RE Contemporary, 1100 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,

The Artistic Approach
Now through Nov. 4

Whether it’s acrylic paints on a canvas or fashioning a tattooed rabbit with ceramics, there is no wrong way for an artist to express what resides in their soul. Take a peek inside what Judith Probst, John Haberbush and other creatives are baring in this diverse exhibition. Tues.–Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Desert Artisans Gallery, 6536 E. Tanque Verde Road, Tucson, (520) 722-4412,

“The North Star Changes: Works by Brenda Mallory”
Through Feb. 5

“Everything has multiple uses” is the theme of this exhibition by award-winning artist Brenda Mallory, and “even something as permanent as the North Star can be altered.” For Mallory, fabric dipped in beeswax can become a living organism full of color, texture and patterns. Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, (602) 252-8848,


Arizona Craft Beer Awards Festival
Saturday, October 21

PHOENIX magazine, in partnership with the Arizona Craft Brewer’s Guild, is proud to present the 2nd Annual AZ Craft Beer Awards, recognizing the best in Arizona brewing! The Festival, held on October 21, 2023, will be the celebration of these awards, bringing the beer community together so we can all enjoy the best Arizona has to offer!

Foo Fighters
October 3

The “Everlong” rockers are hitting the road again to introduce their new drummer Josh Freese, who played with Weezer and Guns N’ Roses before taking the job. 7:30 p.m., $39.50-$139.50, Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-7200,

Canal Convergence
November 3-12

Playful art that merges color, water and light will illuminate the Arizona Canal this fall. This annual event, presented by Scottsdale Public Art, will also feature hands-on activities, workshops, music and dance performances, and a beer and wine garden. Scottsdale Waterfront, 7135 E Camelback Rd., Scottsdale,

Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks
December 8

Christmas comes early for fans of the Piano Man and the reigning Queen of Rock and Roll. The ‘70s singer-songwriters are teaming up for an unforgettable concert. 7 p.m., $67.50-$346.50, Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-514-8400,


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