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Events Around the Valley This Week (Sep. 25-Oct. 1)

This is a curated list of weekly events around the Phoenix area for September 25-October 1.
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.

Scottsdale Fashion Week
Sept. 27-Oct. 1

If you have attended this event before, chances are some of the ensembles from your favorite designers also enrobed the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood and Nikki Minaj. To see what the future holds for red carpet fashion, check out the Southwest’s top models sashaying down the catwalk sporting the latest fashions. Experience the runway shows, trunk sales, workshops, retail events and, of course, the stylish afterparties. Check website for schedule, location and ticket prices.

Arizona Diamondbacks
September 29-October 1

The D-Backs cap off their amazing season by taking on the Houston Astros this weekend in the regular season finale. Call for times and ticket prices. Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-514-8400,

Steel Magnolias
Through 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
Through 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,

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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