Wine and Dine at L’Auberge de Sedona
AUGUST 3 TO AUGUST 5
This food and wine weekend brings guests up-and-close personal with winemakers Isabel and Michael Mondavi for three days of red rocks, stunning sights and unforgettable flavors. The weekend package includes a four-course outdoor dinner, chocolate tasting with Lulu’s chocolate, a keepsake signed bottle of wine, creek-side lunch and brunch and cottage accommodations.
L’Auberge de Sedona, 301 Little Lane, Sedona, 1.888.587.7848, lauberge.com, times vary, starting at $3,500 per couple.
The Miscast Concert
AUGUST 3 TO AUGUST 11
Ever wanted to see a man belt out “Defying Gravity” from Wicked or wonder what it’d sound like if a mom took on Jean Valjean from Les Mis? Brelby’s fifth annual miscast concert shakes up the norm with an evening of musical numbers and scenes featuring performers who usually wouldn’t be cast in these roles. Whether you’re a Broadway buff or looking to see some fresh faces, you’ll enjoy seeing these artists shine in unexpected ways.
Brelby Theatre Company, 7154 N. 58th Drive, Glendale, 623.282.2781, brelby.com, times vary, $17-$25.
Wooly Creatures with Christy Puetz
Known for her intricate beaded and fuzzy felt creatures, Christy Puetz’s artwork has been displayed across the state. She will help guests create wooly creatures of their own during this workshop, helping with cutting, sewing and stuffing. Materials and refreshments will be provided.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7374 E. Second Street, Scottsdale, 480.874.4666, scottsdalearts.org, noon, $30 for individual and $45 pair.
Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening
Don’t be afraid to let the Led out! Drummer Jason Bonham, son of legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, plays through his father’s discography in this immersive show.
Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, 480.850.7777, talkingstickresort.com, 8 p.m., $50.
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion Movie Night
Relax under the stars at The Saguaro Scottsdale’s Picante Pool with cocktails and food from La Señora. The hotel presents ’90s cult flick Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion on the outside screen, taking us all back to the days of Lisa Kudrow, Mira Sorvino and, ugh, 10-year reunions.
The Saguaro Scottsdale, 4000 N. Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, 480.308.1100, bit.ly/2mt9VzT, 8 p.m., free with RSVP.
AUGUST 9 TO AUGUST 11
Catch Todd Glass at Westgate Entertainment District’s cozy comedy club. Known for his appearances on Last Comic Standing and A+E’s An Evening at the Improv, Todd Glass’ show features moments of music, self-deprecating humor and brutal honesty.
Stir Crazy Comedy Club, Westgate Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Boulevard, Glendale, 623.565.8667, stircrazycomedyclub.com, times vary, $18.
And Then There Were None
AUGUST 9 TO AUGUST 12
This mystery play takes the familiar characters from Clue and gives them an Agatha Christie twist. Watch the story unfold when Rogue Dance Theater Inc. takes on And Then There Were None. Buy your tickets online and save $3.
Mesa Arts Center’s Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse, 1 E. Main Street, Mesa, 480.644.6500, mesaartscenter.com, times vary, $16-$28.
AUGUST 10 TO AUGUST 12
This stand-up comedian has spent the last 15 years garnering a reputation as the most requested comedian on SiriusXM. Known for catching audiences off guard with a mix of his innocent demeanor and mischievous, off-color comments, Fatel’s style is best summarized by his last comedy album, entitled Public Display of Perversion.
Tempe Improv, 930 E. University Drive, Tempe, 480.921.9877, tempeimprov.com, times vary, $22.
Sparkling Week with Beckett’s Table
AUGUST 14 TO AUGUST 19
Arcadia restaurant fave, Beckett’s Table, invites wine drinkers to expand their horizons with a week dedicated to bubbly. Sommelier-chosen champagnes and sparkling wines will be available by the glass, bottle or through a special sparkling flight. Whether you’re looking for a taste of something French, Italian or closer to home, there’s a sip to satisfy your needs.
Beckett’s Table, 3717 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 602.954.1700, beckettstable.com, times vary, $15 for three 2 oz. tastings.
This DJ knows no bounds when it comes to sound and genre in his music. With his own brand of EDM and hits like “Man with the Red Face” and “Alright,” Knight has made a name for himself as a house music heavyweight.
Maya Day + Nightclub, 7333 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale, 480.625.0528, mayaclubaz.com, 10 p.m., $10.
Panic! At the Disco
You don’t have to wait until “Nine in the Afternoon” to see these insanely talented emo-band boys turned alt-rock charmers. Brendon Urie and a group of friends have been on the scene since 2005, when their song “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” took the world by storm. They’ll perform cuts from their newest album, Pray for the Wicked and LGBT popster Hayley Kiyoko will open the show
Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, 623.772.3800, gilariverarena.com, 7 p.m., $46-$630.
Prickly Pear Festival
This festival in mountain town Superior honors the edible wonders of the Sonoran Desert from prickly pear margaritas to candy to beer. Starting with a morning hike, the festival will also feature live mariachi and folklorico performances, a Prickly Pear pageant, vendors, an art show and a dual cook-off and margarita shake-off.
Superior Town Hall, 199 Lobb Avenue, Superior, 520.689.0200, superiorarizonachamber.org, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., free.
It’s no surprise this multi-instrumentalist has a spot on Rolling Stone’s list of the greatest guitarists. He’s collaborated with Eric Clapton, Van Morrison and the Rolling Stones, and he has a large body of work. He’s best known for his slide guitar work and Academy Award-nominated documentary, Buena Vista Social Club. He tours his first solo album in six years, The Prodigal Son.
Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main Street, Mesa, 480.644.6500, mesaartscenter.com, 8 p.m., $45.50-$69.50.
Concert in the Conservatory
Experience the natural beauty and visit your flying friends with Butterfly Wonderland’s monthly concert series. Alongside live butterfly exhibitions and panels, an acoustic performance will take place in the tranquil space. The show is free with price of admission.
Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, 480.800.3000, butterflywonderland.com, 11 a.m., $23.95 adult and $15.95 children.
New Faces of Comedy
Budding comedians take a stab at stand-up on this monthly showcase night at Tempe Improv. With cheap admission, tasty brews and fresh faces, it’s a win-win for funny people perfecting their craft and those looking for a fun night out.
Tempe Improv, 930 E. University Drive, Tempe, 480.921.9877, tempeimprov.com, 8 p.m., $5 and two-drink minimum.
Yard Games for Art
Everyone loves yard games and healthy competition, but who needs the heat? SMoCA takes your favorite games indoors and gives them an art twist. AZTV Channel 7’s Danielle Williams is set to host and participants should be prepared to face off in the name of fun alongside hard lemonade and craft brews. The day’s winner will receive artwork.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7374 E. Second Street, Scottsdale, 480.874.4666, smoca.org, 7 p.m., $10.
Easy Like a Saturday Morning Booze and Brunch
On the fourth Saturday of each month, Mesa’s Creative Catalysts host a brunch to celebrate art and local business. This month’s event is at the Italian and Greek-styled Il Vinaio and will benefit Feed the Animals, a local granting agency for East Valley animal shelters. Stop by for an extravagant meal, mimosas, music and artmaking.
Il Vinaio, 270 W. Main Street, Mesa, 480.649.6476, mesaartscenter.com, 10 a.m., prices TBA.
Big Surf $17 All-Day Pass
Tempe’s resident waterpark drops the price for a full day of affordable family fun in the sun. With a wave pool, seven water slides and relaxation spots at every corner, Big Surf is the perfect destination.
Big Surf Waterpark, 1500 N. McClintock Drive, Tempe, 480.994.2297, bigsurffun.com, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., $17.
Magdelena Bash Harvest Festival
Kief-Joshua Vineyards celebrates the new harvest with an all-day celebration of music, food, henna tattoos and the best of the best Arizona wine. Tickets include a souvenir glass and five 1 oz. pours.
Kief-Joshua Vineyards, 370 Elgin Road, Elgin, 520.455.5582, kj-vineyards.com, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., $15.
I Love the ’90s Bar Crawl Bash
Stop, collaborate and listen! Another boisterous bar crawl dedicated to your favorite decade is back with high tops, fanny packs and boy bands galore. With participating bars like Bottled Blonde, Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, El Hefe, Wasted Grain and Boondocks, you can Macarena all night long. Registration includes a color-changing cup, ’90s music at every stop and a slap bracelet.
Bevvy, 4420 N. Saddlebag Trail, Suite 100, Scottsdale, 480.525.9300, bit.ly/2uze2Pf, registration starts at 2 p.m., $15-$29.
Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson
The Twins of Evil Tour brings together the White Zombie founder and the Antichrist Superstar himself for an encore of their ultra-popular 2012 joint tour. The two bring their unique brands of showmanship and metal stylings for “the second coming,” people said couldn’t happen again!
Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Avenue, Phoenix, 602.254.7200, ak-chinpavilion.com, 7 p.m., $39.50-$125.
This acoustic crooner has a way with words and a passionate live show that only intensifies the happy-go-lucky, optimistic nature of his biggest hits. From “Banana Pancakes” to “Taylor” to his tracks for the Curious George soundtrack, Johnson’s music is essential for any chill playlist. He brings his beach vibes to Phoenix for a relaxing summer evening with opener Bahamas.
Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Avenue, Phoenix, 602.254.7200, ak-chinpavilion.com, 7:30 p.m., $35-$55.
Lindsey Stirling and Evanescence
Violin virtuoso and Gilbert native, Lindsey Stirling, joins forces with goth rockers Evanescence for one of the most hauntingly beautiful and dramatic tours of the summer. Featuring a full orchestra, the concert promises a sensory experience like no other as the two showcase tracks from their latest projects Warmer in the Winter and Synthesis.
Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Avenue, Phoenix, 602.254.7200, ak-chinpavilion.com, 7 p.m., $18.75-$190.
Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite
The Grammy Award-winning blues duo behind 2013’s Get Up! joined forces once more for a new album this year, No Mercy in This Land, highlighting their personal stories and the sonic history of American struggle and survival. The two are embarking on a world tour in support of the album, playing their respective solo tracks as well as tunes from their two collaborations.
Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Avenue, Tempe, 480.829.0607, luckymanonline.com, 7 p.m., $49.50-$79.50.
If this sultry singer is on your must-see concert list, you’re “Not the Only One.” From “Stay with Me” to “Too Good at Goodbyes,” this London-born singer-songwriter has a way with words and heartbreak. Catch his live show as he stops by with his latest album, The Thrill of It All, with opener Beth Ditto.
Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, 623.772.3800, gilariverarena.com, 8 p.m., $30.75-$220.25.