Things to do in the Valley – March 2018

Things to do in the Valley – March 2018

SPECIAL EVENTS

HOT ROD NIGHT AT WESTGATE // MARCH 1 – 2, 2018 @ WATERDANCE PLAZA
Over 200 classic cars will cruise into Westgate for an incredible car show planned in partnership with Nancy Perry Productions. Guests strolling around will get the opportunity to see a variety of makes and models, live music and enjoy great happy hour deals from surrounding bars and restaurants.
http://westgateaz.com/hotrod/

CANAL CONVERGENCE WATER + ART + LIGHT // MARCH 1 – 3, 2018 (4 PM – 10 PM) @ SCOTTSDALE WATERFRONT
During Canal Convergence 2018, visitors will experience four days of eight large-scale, contemporary public art installations positioned in the Arizona Canal, along its banks and soaring in the skies above. Throughout the evenings of Canal Convergence, Scottsdale Public Art will present a range of educational activities and engaging events, as well as live music and performances.
http://www.scottsdalepublicart.org/events/canal-convergence-water-art-light-2018

SPRING BUTTERFLY EXHIBIT // MARCH 1 – MAY 13, 2018 (8 AM – 8 PM) @ DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN
Get an up-close look at hundreds of North American butterflies such as painted ladies, zebra longwings and giant swallowtails among the beautiful Desert Botanical Garden grounds. Each week, hundreds of new butterflies arrive. Plus, each week 100 new pupae will be added to the emergence chamber in our caterpillar nursery.
https://www.dbg.org/events/spring-butterfly-exhibit

CELEBRATION OF FINE ART // MARCH 1 – 25, 2018 @ 18400 N HAYDEN RD
This is your opportunity to meet 100 of the finest working artists from the United States and Canada. Watch the artists work in their studios, find out how and why they do what they do and share in the creative processes. The spectrum of artwork includes paintings in acrylic, drawing, encaustic, oil, pastels, and watercolor; sculpture in bronze, metal, stone and wood; jewelry in gold, precious & semi-precious gemstones, metal, mixed media and silver, plus photography, mixed media, and textiles.
www.celebrateart.com

POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION // MARCH 1 – MAY 28, 2018 @ ARIZONA SCIENCE CENTER
In this blockbuster exhibition, guests become time travelers, transported to the bustling commercial port and strategic military and trading center of Pompeii. Over 200 precious artifacts on loan from the unparalleled collection of the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy, including wall-sized frescoes, mosaics, marble and bronze sculptures, jewelry, statues and ancient Roman coins, bring to life how Pompeii’s people lived, loved, work, worshiped and celebrated.
https://www.azscience.org/attractions/featured-exhibition/pompeii-the-exhibition/

CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS EXHIBITION // MARCH 1 – APRIL 15, 2018 @ MESA ARTS CENTER
Highlighting the finest in contemporary crafts from across the country, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum’s Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition has become a benchmark for innovation and quality. Representative of traditional craft mediums, the exhibition includes ceramics, fibers, basketry, metals, wood, glass, jewelry, papermaking and book arts.
https://mesaartscenter.com/index.php/museum/art/exhibits/39th-annual-contemporary-crafts

DINOSAURS IN THE DESERT // MARCH 1 – APRIL 30, 2018 @ PHOENIX ZOO
23 prehistoric creatures have descended onto the Zoo’s Desert Lives Trail. This will be an unforgettable self-guided expedition into the land of the lost you won’t want to miss.
http://www.phoenixzoo.org/event-items/dinosaurs-in-the-desert/

ARIZONA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL // MARCH 1 – APRIL 1, 2018 @ FESTIVAL VILLAGE
Don’t miss Raucous Revelry at the Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival! The Arizona Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 13-stage theater, a 30-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast — all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure. You never know what you will find on or off the stage! This unique outdoor event combines entertainment and wares reminiscent of what may have been found in a 16th Century European village market celebrating the arrival of the King and Queen to their shire. Walk through the gates to be transported back in time. Mingle with over 2,000 costumed characters, eat a giant roasted turkey leg; take part in games of chance and skill; cheer on your favorite knight; select a handcrafted rose for that special someone… so much to see and do. Eat Drink and be Merry is the order of the day at the Village of Fairhaven
http://arizona.renfestinfo.com/

ROCKIN’ TACO RUMBLE // MARCH 2, 2018 (6 PM – 9 PM) @ EVENTS ON JACKSON
Come for the tacos, stay for the Carne’age! Arizona’s first ever Rockin’ Taco Rumble will bring the heat, the meat and all the cheesy puns to downtown Phoenix. Sample delicious tacos from 15 local taco makers and be sure to vote for your favorite in the People’s Choice competition. Also, guests will enjoy local craft beer and spirits, live music and delicious desserts and sides.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rockin-taco-rumble-tickets-41114679112?aff=erelconmlt

ARTLINK FIRST FRIDAYS // MARCH 2, 2018 (6 PM – 10 PM) @ DOWNTOWN PHOENIX
Join us. for one of the nation’s largest, self-guided art walks. Tour more than 70 galleries, venues and art-related spaces to see a variety of artwork and to enjoy the spirit and culture of the city. Visitors are invited to hop-on/hop-off free shuttles that circulate on three routes through downtown Phoenix’s arts districts. The shuttles meet at a connector hub at Arizona Center, and you can also catch the shuttles at any of the stops along the routes including Phoenix Art Museum, CityScape, Oasis on Grand and Unexpected Gallery.
https://artlinkphx.org/

McDOWELL MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL // MARCH 2 – 4, 2018 @ MARGARET T. HANCE PARK
Music lovers, mark your calendars! The annual McDowell Mountain Music Festival (M3F) returns with headliners Nick Murphy, Big Gigantic, Griz, Father John Misty, The Revivalists, Cut Copy, Gorgon City, O.A.R, Mura Masa, Dr. Dog, Jai Wolf, Washed Out and more.
https://m3ffest.com/

BUBBLE MANIA // MARCH 3, 2018 (3 PM – 6 PM) @ ODYSEA IN THE DESSERT
Bubble Mania returns to OdySea in the Desert for a special event featuring larger than life bubbles filling the entertainment district. The highly interactive family event will feature hands-on science, math, and craft activities, all while millions of bubbles dance in the air. Plus, guests will enjoy watching the BubbleManiacs make bubbles as long as a bus! YouTube sensation helium bubbles and the Bubble Blaster Wall will also be part of the event, plus lots of other great surprises.
https://odyseainthedesert.com/

FANCY PANTS SPRING MARKET // MARCH 3, 2018 (9 AM – 2:30 PM) @ 2055 S. POWER RD
Enjoy Phoenix’s beautiful spring weather while browsing 60+ local crafters, makers and vendors! The market will also include free kid’s craft and balloon animals, swag bags for the first 25 visitors, food trucks and more.
https://fancypantseventsaz.com/

HEARD MUSEUM GUILD INDIAN FAIR AND MARKET // MARCH 3 – 4, 2018 @ HEARD MUSEUM
The Fair is a world-acclaimed cultural event that draws nearly 15,000 visitors and more than 600 of the nation’s most outstanding and successful American Indian artists. You’ll meet traditional and cutting-edge contemporary artists as well as young artists selling their art alongside their relatives. All proceeds support the museum’s mission of educating the public about the arts and lifeways of Indigenous peoples of the Americas with an emphasis on American Indian tribes and other cultures of the Southwest
http://heard.org/fair/

PHOENIX BOYS CHOIR CLASSICS CONCERT // MARCH 3, 2018 (4 PM – 6 PM) @ FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Come experience a beautiful and awe-inspiring Classics Concert celebrating 70 Years of Phoenix Boys Choir history!
https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=80828

HOLI-FESTIVAL OF COLORS // MARCH 4, 2018 (11 AM – 3 PM) @ KIWANIS PARK
The annual Holi – Festival Of Colors features tons of dance and fun activities such as DJs, a chance to get drenched in a unique ‘rain dance,’ live food counters, free water slides and more surprises! Participants traditionally throw bright, vibrant color powder at friends and strangers alike as they celebrate the arrival of spring,and allow each other a momentary freedom- a chance to drop their inhibitions and simply play and dance in colors and rain.
https://www.facebook.com/events/145458366082004/?active_tab=about

CAVALIA: ODYSSEO // MARCH 6-11 & March 13-18, 2018 @ 1475 N McCLINTOCK RD
Presented under a massive white big top, this colossal production featuring over 65 horses and 50 artists will take your breath away! Blending awe-inspiring equestrian arts with imaginative stagecraft, amazing acrobatic feats and cutting-edge technical effects, this multi-million dollar extravaganza expands the definition of performance into an epic yet soulful theatrical experience. Odysseo’s exceptional white big top is a mix of art, technology and advanced engineering. This allowed the creative team to design an immense stage with a three-story high mountain and gave the 65 horses and the 50 artists the space they need to play together and perform breathtaking numbers. The tent can support 80 tons of equipment allowing for mind-blogging theatrical effects, including a majestic life-sized merry-go round.
https://cavalia.com/

CELEBRATING DAVID BOW // MARCH 7, 2018 (7:30 PM) @ MESA ARTS CENTER
Friends, former Bowie bandmates and world class players perform a career spanning concert of nothing but David Bowie music, David Bowie-style.
https://www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/performing-live/celebrating-david-bowie

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL CRYSTAL // MARCH 8 – 11, 2018 @ TALKING STICK RESORT ARENA
Cirque du Soleil Crystal™ is more than an ice show. For the first time, Cirque du Soleil® pushes the boundaries of performance, redefining the artistic possibilities of ice. Watch as world-class ice skaters and acrobats claim their frozen playground with speed and grace, challenging the laws of gravity with daring acrobatics. Feel the thrill of poetry in motion as our protagonist Crystal’s journey towards empowerment is brought to life on ice. Enter a dreamlike world fueled by her imagination, where boundless creativity transforms the everyday into something extraordinary. Crystal invites you to suspend reality and glide into a world that springs to colorful life with astounding visual projections and a soundtrack that seamlessly blends popular music with the signature sound of Cirque du Soleil.
http://www.talkingstickresortarena.com/events/detail/cirquedusoleilcrystal

RODEO SCOTTSDALE // MARCH 8 – 11, 2018 @ WESTWORLD OF SCOTTSDALE
The 65th Annual Rodeo Scottsdale is back for more action-packed shows! Formally known as Parada del Sol Rodeo, Rodeo Scottsdale is back for its 65th year and features action-packed performances as well as a Pro Bull Riding Show. Thursday-Saturday after the rodeo, enjoy live music and dancing with acts including Luke Kaufman and Kianna Martinez.
http://paradadelsol.net/events/parada-del-sol-rodeo/

CITY LIGHTS MOVIE NIGHTS // MARCH 9, 2018 (6:30 PM – 9 PM) @ CITYSCAPE PHOENIX
Guests are encouraged to bring their blankets and chairs to watch a feature film on the big screen at the outdoor movie theater in Patriots Park. More than 1,200 guests attend each of these free, family friendly events that include giveaways, special-themed contests and prizes. This month there’s nothing quite like watching a movie snuggled up to your pup – that’s why all guests are invited to bring their four-legged friends for a screening of Bolt from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy food (including pet-friendly fare); shop merchandise from local vendors; participate in fun activities like the doggie kissing booth and doggie speed dating with adorable, adoptable pups; and enter for your chance to win exciting raffle prizes, all while supporting Lost Our Home Pet Rescue.
https://www.facebook.com/csphx/events?key=events

LASERS AND LIQUOR: PINK FLOYD // MARCH 9, 2018 (8:30 PM) @ ARIZONA SCIENCE CENTER
Sit back, relax, look up and rock out! Listen to Pink Floyd favorites The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall while being dazzled by the multicolored laser light show on the Dome. Enhance your experience and come early – beer, cocktails, snacks and other refreshments will be available for purchase.
https://www.azscience.org/events-programs/signature-events/lasers-and-liquor/

NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP SERIES 500 SPRING RACE WEEKEND // MARCH 9 – 11, 2018 @ ISM RACEWAY
The weekend also includes the DC Solar 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series Race on Saturday when you can come to Phoenix Raceway to watch up and coming drivers. Friday is Gatorade Pole Day, when the weekend kicks off with practice sessions for both the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series before the starting line-up is set for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 500. Take off Friday and start your party at the track a day early! Check the event’s website for all the week’s fan-friendly events. Come on out and get your need for speed!
http://www.ismraceway.com/Races/Spring-Weekend.aspx

OSTRICH FESTIVAL // MARCH 9 – 11, 2018 @ TUMBLEWEED PARK
Celebrating the history of the Chandler Ostrich farms, the annual Ostrich Festival features spectacular midway rides, musical performances, ostrich races and the best in fair food including a festival favorite ostrich burgers. The Beach Boys and John Michael Montgomery will headline the entertainment.
http://ostrichfestival.com/

SCOTTSDALE ARTS FESTIVAL // MARCH 9 – 11, 2018 @ SCOTTSDALE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The three-day Scottsdale Arts Festival features 170 awe-inspiring artists from throughout North America who display their work for sale on the beautiful grounds of the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. Works of art are available for purchase directly from the artists and from the Scottsdale Arts Festival’s online art auction. Visitors also enjoy continuous live music and entertainment from Arizona’s top bands and performers, temporary art projects, fun activities for children and families, and delicious foods and beverages including a wine and beer tasting garden.
http://scottsdaleartsfestival.org/

SECOND FRIDAY NIGHT OUT // MARCH 9, 2018 (6 PM – 10 PM) @ DOWNTOWN MESA
Mesa downtown galleries and businesses have joined together to create an exciting, friendly and free way to spend a Friday evening. With a new theme every month, visitors can enjoy an art walk, dining, shopping, activities, entertainment, and fun every 2nd Friday of the month. This event is held on Main Street between Center and Country Club. The information booth located on Main and Macdonald has a map of the evening’s activities and locations.
https://www.2ndfridaynightout.com/

ARIZONA ALOHA FESTIVAL // MARCH 10 – 11, 2018 (10 AM – 5 PM) @ TEMPE BEACH PARK
Join the Arizona Aloha Festival for two days of celebrating the cultures of the South Pacific islands. Live entertainment on several stages includes music, dance, and lectures about Hawaii and Polynesia. The Island Marketplace is filled with vendors offering traditional crafts, fresh flower leis, baskets, hats, carved bone necklaces, and tapa cloth. Don’t miss a chance to sample some of the favorite foods of the people of Hawaii and the South Pacific, like kahlua pig, manapua, haupia, Vilo Vilo chicken, or Spam musubi in the food court. Children can make island crafts to take away.
http://www.azalohafest.org/

KIDS’ FEST EXTRAVAGANZA // MARCH 10 – 25, 2018 (9:30 AM – 4:30 PM) @ ODYSEA AQUARIUM
Kids’ Fest is a 15-day program including special events, character meet-and-greets, and new interactive play and discovery opportunities in the Kids’ Fest Cove daily.
• Mission Voyager Scavenger Hunt
• Spin Art table
• LEGO free play station
• Touchable artifacts — skulls, feathers and eggs
• Robotics with Bricks for Kids
• Sketch the Sea creative art station
• Interactive Light Brite wall
• Animal Ambassador visits with “hidden treasures” from isopods to sea cucumbers
• Interactive floor games
• And Many other special activities
http://www.odyseaaquarium.com/

SPRING THINGS MARKET // MARCH 10, 2018 (9 AM – 2 PM) @ THE FARM AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN
Join The Farm at South Mountain for an open air Spring Things Market at Botanica. Shop all things local & spring from some of their favorite local Arizona artists and purveyors. Grab breakfast at Morning Glory Cafe or lunch at Farm Kitchen before or after you shop.
https://www.thefarmatsouthmountain.com/event/spring-things-market-botanica/

THE FLYING BURRITO FOOD & MUSIC FESTIVAL // MARCH 10, 2018 (4 PM – 11 PM) @ CRESCENT  BALLROOM
For just $10 you get to experience four stages housing 25 bands from all over the country – acts like Albert Hammond Jr, The Frights, U.S. Girls, Anarbor, VOX URBANA, Porches and more! Plus a ton of local food vendors! Samples and full burritos will be available for tasting from vendors such as Ladera Taverna y Cocina, Axa-Mex, Hummus Xpress, Elote Man AZ, Left Coast Burrito Co., Different Smokes BBQ Food Truck, Triple Dot Food Truck, Flying Bars and many more! Bars will be serving up beer and cocktails, featuring the Casa Blanco Margarita and the CB Sangria. Lawn games and community tables will bring fellow burrito and music lovers together for even more good times at this downtown Phoenix street festival!
https://www.crescentphx.com/event/1640145

BUG FEST // MARCH 11, 2018 (10 AM – 3 PM) @ ODYSEA
Butterfly Wonderland & OdySea Aquarium present their first annual biggest bug bash of the year at OdySea in the Desert featuring cockroach races, edible insect treats, build a bug & insect greeting card crafts for children, and an insect petting zoo featuring giant katydids, millipedes, and tarantulas.
http://www.butterflywonderland.com/

WINDSOR SQUARE HOME TOUR // MARCH 11, 2018 (11 AM – 4 PM) @ WINDSOR SQUARE HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD
Recently, The Urban Institute of Arizona also named the intersection of Camelback and Central as the 2017 Hottest Intersection in the greater Phoenix area. Participants have the opportunity to tour 12 historic homes featuring some of the latest design trends, while at the same time exploring original classic architectural highlights dating back to the 1930s and ’40s. Visitors will be able to check out offerings of fine arts and crafts vendors, partake in a beer garden, enjoy some of the Valley’s best food truck fare and listen to live music.
https://windsorsquarephoenix.com/hometour/

VIDEO GAMES LIVE PHOENIX // MARCH 12, 2018 (7:30 PM) @ SYMPHONY HALL
Video Games Live is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Created, produced and hosted by well-known game industry veteran and superstar Tommy Tallarico, top orchestras and choirs around the world perform along with exclusive synchronized video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, well known internet solo performers, electronic percussion, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.
https://phoenix.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=380

APACHE LEAP MINING FESTIVAL // MARCH 16 – 18, 2018 (10 AM – 11 PM) @ SUPERIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The 30th Annual Apache Leap Mining Festival is a beloved yearly event packed with activities for the whole family. The theme of this year’s fun-filled weekend is “Celebrating Women in Mining. From Pickaxe to Boardroom.” This outdoor festival will take place in the eastern section of Main Street and will feature food, vendors, live entertainment and dancing in the street on both Friday and Saturday nights.
http://www.superiorarizonachamber.org/

DOWNTOWN CHANDLER ART WALK // MARCH 16, 2018 (6 PM – 10 PM) @ HISTORIC DOWNTOWN CHANDLER
Dozens of talented artists in a variety of media showcase their art along the sidewalks of Boston and San Marcos Streets. Live music in the park, free kids activities and free parking. A map can be printed from the website.
http://chandlerartwalk.com/

NHRDA DESERT DIESEL NATIONALS // MARCH 16 – 17, 2018 @ WILD HORSE PASS MOTORSPORTS PARK
The NHRDA returns to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park for the Desert Diesel Nationals presented by Strictly Diesel. This event will feature truck and tractor pulls, drag racing, truck show, dyno competition, vendor row, burnout contest and 300 mph nitro burning dragsters and funny cars.
http://www.nhrda.com/events.php?year=2018

POT OF GOLD MUSIC FESTIVAL // MARCH 16 – 18, 2018 @ RAWHIDE
Pot of Gold Music Festival returns for three days of music and more. Fans will find a wide variety of tasty local food vendors; free water refill stations; huge selection of products for sale in the vendor village; local and national sponsors with product giveaways and promotional item; the Space Lab Area featuring various audience interactive areas; Arcade Alley featuring various classic pinball games and other favorites; Art Land featuring various local and regional artists; and Shady Lane, featuring relaxing area to catch your breath between bands.
http://www.potofgoldaz.com/

SPARK! AFTER DARK // MARCH 17, 2018 (8 PM – 11 PM) @ MESA ARTS CENTER
Enjoy a night out on Mesa Arts Center’s north patio, every third Saturday of the Month through June. Experience live music, live art, great foods, tasty adult drinks and more than a few surprises. Check the website for each month’s theme.
https://www.mesaartscenter.com/sparkafterdark

PATRICK’S DAY PARADE AND FAIRE // MARCH 17, 2018 (10 AM – 5 PM) @ IRISH CULTURAL CENTER
The Parade starts at 10 a.m. at 3rd Street and Sheridan and heads south through the streets of Downtown Phoenix. The Parade features a variety of performers, entertainers and floats including marching bands, Irish dancers, and bag pipers.
http://stpatricksdayphoenix.org/

VEGOUT! VEGAN BEER AND FOOD FESTIVAL // MARCH 17 – 18, 2018 (10 AM – 5 PM)  @ SCOTTSDALE WATERFRONT
Head to the VegOut! Vegan Beer and Food Festival, a foodie event celebrating vegan food a lifestyle at the Scottsdale Waterfront. Food and beverage vendors sell, serve, sample, or give away healthy food and drink alternatives. The atmosphere is set with local bands and a DJ for a weekend full of fun.
https://www.vegoutevents.com/

POMPEII AFTER HOURS // MARCH 17 – 18 (5 PM – 9 PM) @ ARIZONA SCIENCE CENTER
Experience the city nature destroyed but also preserved in POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION after hours and explore the rare types of volcanic eruptions in Super Volcanos. Enhance your experience – beer, cocktails, snacks and other refreshments available for purchase. Supervolcanoes explores rare types of volcanic eruptions that marshal the energy that lurks, like a sleeping dragon, beneath the surface of planet Earth. The story of these big blowouts is a tale of havoc and mayhem: mass extinctions, climate collapses, and violence beyond anything humans have ever witnessed. In this unique immersive experience, audiences will explore the impact of volcanism on Earth and other worlds in our solar system. Can a supervolcano erupt in our own time? The answer is surprisingly close to home.
https://www.azscience.org/pah_march-18/

SPARK! MESA’S FESTIVAL OF CREATIVITY // MARCH 18 – 19, 2018 @ MESA ARTS CENTER
This immersive art experience offers interactive and collaborative arts experiences for people of all ages. Spark! will celebrate the imaginative spark in all of us, by showcasing Arizona artists and performers and inviting visitors to explore and enjoy live music, performances, hands-on experiences, live art-making, installations, demonstrations, a variety of foods, a beer and wine garden and more.
https://www.mesaartscenter.com/spark

BURGER BATTLE // MARCH 23, 2018 (7 PM – 9:30 PM) @ SCOTTSDALE WATERFRONT AT SOUTHBRIDGE
The competition will heat up once again as over a dozen of the Valley’s best chefs and restaurants compete head to head for the title of Best Burger in the Valley! Spectating burger fanatics taste as many burgers as they can in order to cast a vote for the burger with the best bite to receive the People’s Choice Award. Meanwhile, a panel of chefs and culinary experts taste their way through the smoking grills to select the Judge’s Choice Award winner.
http://scottsdalefest.org/burgerbattle/

INNINGS FESTIVAL // MARCH 23 – 25, 2018 @ TEMPE BEACH PARK
Innings Festival is a three-day event that will feature rock, pop and country performances from 36 artists on three stages, culinary demos, as well as curated food vendors, fun family activations and appearances by professional baseball players. The lineup includes Queens of the Stone Age, The Avett Brothers, Chris Stapleton, Counting Crows, Young the Giant, The Decemberists and more. Innings Festival is the can’t-miss celebration for music lovers and passionate baseball fans including enthusiasts traveling to watch their favorite teams in Arizona Spring Training.
https://www.inningsfestival.com/

PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDERS AK-CHIN INVITATIONAL // MARCH 23 – 24, 2018 @ GILA RIVER ARENA
The Professional Bull Riders Ak-Chin Invitational comes to Gila River Arena.
http://www.gilariverarena.com/details/?event_id=311

TEMPE SPRING FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS // MARCH 23 – 25, 2018 @ MILL AVENUE DISTRICT
The Tempe Festival of the Arts is a popular event that showcases over 350 artists from around the country.  It is an urban fine art festival that features visual artists from around the country.  In addition, a section of the festival is dedicated to Cottage Arts, such as handmade seasonings, soaps, candles and sauces.  There are two stages with live music all three days, a kids interactive area, a wine tasting event and many other features that make it a festival for the entire family.
http://tempefestivalofthearts.com/

FRIDAY NIGHT DRAGS // MARCH 23, 2018 (7 PM – 11:30 PM) @ WILD HORSE PASS MOTORSPORTS PARK
Auto and racing enthusiasts can try their luck at the track at Chandler’s Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park during Friday Night Drags, an adrenaline-pumping, pulse-pounding evening of non-stop, high-speed fun. See how fast a car, truck or motorcycle can travel along the track, or challenge a friend or family member to a match race to see who claims bragging rights. It’s a fast-paced racing event of epic proportions, and it offers an exhilarating, unconventional experience for the whole family. Interested in taking to the track? Guests looking to rev their engines along the track’s quarter-mile drag strip can purchase Tech Cards for $40, and gates open at 7 p.m., with the last run leaving the line at 11:30 p.m. Spectators are welcome and may enter for $15, while kids 12 and under may enter for free. Food and beverages are available onsite.
http://www.racewildhorse.net/

FLAVORS OF THE WEST // MARCH 24, 2018 (12 PM – 4 PM) @ DOWNTOWN LITCHFIELD PARK
Flavors of the West is a culinary extravaganza that celebrates the flavors of the West Valley. Area chefs will come together in Litchfield Park to show off their culinary masterpieces in a daytime event for foodies. The event will offer a family-friendly atmosphere with great food, wine, entertainment, and outdoor activities. Ticket price includes two hours of food sampling followed by two hours of fun and music, a kid’s zone and live performance.
http://www.flavorsaz.com/

ITALIAN FESTIVAL OF ARIZONA // MARCH 24 – 25, 2018 @ SCOTTSDALE CIVIC CENTER MALL
The Italian Festival of Arizona is a two day show celebrating Italian culture, music, food and commerce. Visitors will enjoy authentic Italian cuisine, live music, experience Italian culture and purchase Italian hand crafted items from our vendors. The event opens a window on Italian culture, past and present, through music, arts, food, drinks, and more!
http://www.italianfestivalaz.com/

NIGHT NATION RUN PHOENIX // MARCH 24, 2018 (7 PM – 10:30 PM) @ ARIZONA STATE FAIR
The Night Nation Run is the world’s first running music festival, an ultimate blend of a music festival and a Fun Run. Experience a music filled course with live DJs, bubble zones, light shows, and neon and black lights! Cross the finish line into an epic main stage after party featuring top DJs. Registration includes a night nation t-shirt, race bib, glow necklace, free giveaways and admission to an after party.
https://nightnationrun.com/phoenix/

THE GREAT AMERICAN BARBEQUE AND BEER FESTIVAL // MARCH 24, 2018 (12 PM -10 PM) @ AJ CHANDLER PARK
The Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival will feature more than 40 BBQ Pitmasters from local, regional and national restaurants and BBQ competition teams – ready to serve the masses their slow-smoked delicious meats and sides. Plus, for the first time ever, the fest will feature more beer, wine and spirit selections including vodka, whiskey, and bourbon.
https://www.chandlerbbq.com/

AGAVE ON THE ROCKS // MARCH 30, 2018 (6 PM – 10 PM) @ DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN
Celebrate tequila, food and music at the coolest party in the desert! Sip a refreshing margarita in a glowing glass while tasting culinary treats prepared by some of the Valley’s best restaurants and caterers.  Throughout the night, dance and sing along with bands curated by Arizona’s own, Roger Clyne of Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers.  Enjoy custom cocktails with Roger’s locally owned Ultra-Premium line of Mexican Moonshine Tequilas. Stop by the Mexican Moonshine Tequila and food pairing experience. Do not miss a very special live performance by Roger Clyne followed by a Mexican Moonshine Tequila sale and bottle signing.
https://www.dbg.org/events/agave-rocks

CULTURAL CRAWL // MARCH 31, 2018 (2 PM – 10 PM) @ DESOTO CENTRAL MARKET
Cultural Crawl is founded by three black creatives from Washington, D.C. with the goal to create a safe and inclusive space for individuals/groups to drink, eat and explore. The crawl travels nationwide in support of local businesses and the street art/murals surrounding them. The “Get up, get out & crawl” initiative encourages participants to take advantage of the event & explore what these neighborhoods have to offer by walking and/or biking to multiple locations.
https://www.culturalcrawl.com/phoenix-az-march-31st-2018/

 

WEEKLY EVENTS

SCOTTSDALE ARTWALK // EVERY THURSDAY (7 PM – 9 PM) @ VARIOUS GALLERIES IN SCOTTSDALE
Scottsdale ArtWalk is much like a large, easy-going open house for the Scottsdale Arts District located primarily along Main Street and Marshall Way in Scottsdale Downtown. “America’s Original ArtWalk”, this weekly gathering takes place every Thursday evening (year-round, except Thanksgiving) when all member galleries belonging to the Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) open their doors to the public and show off the work of the Southwest’s outstanding artists. A 30-year tradition, the ArtWalk process is simple; proceed at your own pace, wander into galleries that capture your fancy, stroll around a delightful area punctuated by dramatic statues, bubbling fountains, tree-covered courtyards, famed restaurants and more. Horse-drawn carriage rides and trolley rides are often available from plentiful free parking areas nearby.
http://scottsdalegalleries.com/

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY // EVERY FRIDAY (11 AM – 1:30 PM) @ CIVIC SPACE PARK
Enjoy lunch in downtown’s Civic Space Park where a number of food trucks will set up shop each Friday.
https://www.visitphoenix.com/event/food-truck-friday/103238/

SIP & SHOP SUNDAYS // EVERY SUNDAY (11 AM – 3 PM) @ DESOTO CENTRAL MARKET
Maybe Sunday is a day of rest for some, but DeSoto Central Market knows that the best way to spend a Sunday is sipping and shopping! Sip and Shop at DeSoto Central Market features $3 mimosas, $11.95 bottles of champagne and an amazing variety of delicious brunch options from fantastic stalls. Looking for unique vintage clothes or hand-made crafts? Look no further than rows and rows of vendors, just don’t get lost! Or if you do, make sure you have a Bloody Mary with you for sustenance.
http://desotocentralmarket.com/upcoming-events/

MEET ME DOWNTOWN PHOENIX SOCIAL WALK/RUN // EVERY MONDAY (5:15 PM) @ THE PARK STREET FOOD BAR
Meet Me Downtown Phoenix is a weekly evening get-together designed to build healthy bodies, healthy businesses and a healthy Downtown. Every Monday join the community for a social walk/run through the heart of our city and, in the process, get fit, win prizes, shop local and make friends. Check in at Copper Blues from 5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., then run/walk 3-5 miles or as far as you’d like. A route guide will be provided. After the walk/run, join them for closing ceremonies, incentive awards and prizes. Participants will get a stamp to receive discounts that night at select local restaurants.
https://www.meetmedowntownphx.com/

BIKE NIGHT // EVERY THURSDAY & FRIDAY MARCH 8 – JUNE 1, 2018 (5 PM – 9 PM)
Every week, close to 1,000-1,500 bikes and attendees will come roaring into Westgate for the biggest bike night brought to you by CycleRides.com. Guests will enjoy rockin’ live music and screamin’ deals and discounts from some of Westgate’s 20 restaurants, retailers and entertainment venues.
http://westgateaz.com/bikenight/

 

SPORTS

ARIZONA COYOTES
VS. MINNESOTA WILD // MARCH 1, 2018 (7 PM)
VS. OTTAWA SENATORS // MARCH 3, 2018 (6 PM)
VS. VANCOUVER CANUCKS // MARCH 11, 2018 (6 PM)
VS. LOS ANGELES KINGS // MARCH 13, 2018 (7 PM)
VS. NASHVILLE PREDATORS // MARCH 15, 2018 (7 PM)
VS. MINNESOTA WILD // MARCH 17, 2018 (6 PM)
VS. CALGARY FLAMES // MARCH 19, 2018 (7 PM)
VS. ST. LOUIS BLUES // MARCH 31, 2018 (6 PM)
@ GILA RIVER ARENA
https://www.nhl.com/coyotes/schedule/

PHOENIX SUNS
VS. OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER // MARCH 2, 2018 (7 PM)
VS. CLEVELAND CAVALIERS // MARCH 13, 2018 (7 PM)
VS. GOLDEN SATE WARRIORS // MARCH 17, 2018 (3 PM)
VS. DETROIT PISTONS // MARCH 20, 2018 (7 PM)
VS. BOSTON CELTICS // MARCH 26, 2018 (7 PM)
VS. LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS // MARCH 28, 2018 (7 PM)
@ TALKING STICK RESORT ARENA
http://www.nba.com/suns/schedule#gref

ARIZONA RATTLERS
VS. GREEN BAY BLIZZARD // MARCH 18, 2018 (3:05 PM)
VS. BLOOMINGTON EDGE // MARCH 24, 2018 (6:05 PM)
VS. IOWA BARNSTORMERS // MARCH 31, 2018 (6:05 PM)
@TALKIN STICK RESORT ARENA
https://www.azrattlers.com/schedule/

PHOENIX RISING
VS. OKLAHOMA CITY ENERGY FC // MARCH 24, 2018 (7 PM)
@ PHOENIX RISING SOCCER COMPLEX
http://www.phxrisingfc.com/phoenix-rising-fc-schedule

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
VS.COLORADO ROCKIES // MARCH 29 (7:10 PM)
VS. COLORADO ROCKIES // MARCH 30 (6:40 PM)
VS. COLORADO ROCKIES // MARCH 31 (5:10 PM)
@ CHASE FIELD EVENTS
https://www.mlb.com/dbacks/schedule/2018-03

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