“Thoroughly Modern Millie”
TO MAY 5
The Scottsdale Musical Theater Company brings to the stage TV star Dawnn Lewis and Broadway’s Kelly Methven for a high-spirited, tap-dancing musical romp that pays homage to the music, dance and nostalgia of a forgotten era. Set in the 1920s, the story follows a feisty young flapper as she plans to find a job and marry a wealthy suitor.
Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, 480.350.2822, tempecenterforthearts.com, 7:30 p.m., $42-$58.
Roars & Pours
This happy hour as a wild side to it. Join a few zebras and lions at the Phoenix Zoo in the interactive and exciting happy hour, Roars and Pours. Guests can enjoy a cocktail hour and have up-close encounters with the animals. Please be careful, we don’t need to see this event in the evening news.
Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, phoenixzoo.org, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., $10, 21 and older.
UCLA Bruins at Arizona State Sun Devils Baseball
Even though school is out, ASU baseball isn’t done just yet. All of their friends are going home so come support the Sun Devils against the UCLA Bruins at the Phoenix Muni.
Phoenix Municipal Stadium, 5999 E. Van Buren Street, Phoenix, thesundevils.com, 6:30 p.m., $18-$23.
May the 4th Be with You
The night will probably consist of bad Darth Vader impressions and Chewbacca growls, but just bring a few earplugs while the kids deplete their energy at Arizona Sun Rays through gymnastics and dance.
Arizona Sun Rays, 15801 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix, arizonasunrays.com, 6 to 10 p.m., $5.
Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival 2019
The largest Cinco de Mayo party in Arizona returns for its 26th consecutive year. This event is less about the tequila and more about the overarching history of the holiday. There will be live performances by War, Tierra, mariachi bands and more unannounced artists.
Downtown Phoenix, 200 W. Washington Street, eventbrite.com, noon to 10 p.m., various pricing.
Cinco on Central Block Party with Lil Jon
Get ready to snap yo’ fingers and do your step all by yourself (in a crowd of hundreds of people) with rapper and DJ Lil Jon at the Cinco on Central Block Party. Everyone will be getting low and dancing to the windows and walls, thanks to Chico Malo and Copper Blues. A giant beer bong, tequila shots, live DJs, a hot chili pepper-eating contest and guest appearances will be a part of this fiesta.
CityScape, 11 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, relentlessbeats.com, 4 to 10 p.m., prices start at $25, 21 and older.
People can say they don’t like country but put on some Carrie Underwood and they will scream “Before He Cheats” at the top of their lungs. Guaranteed. Underwood is bringing her songs to Talking Stick Resort Arena. Leave the Louisville sluggers at home but bring high energy and cowboy boots.
Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, talkingstickresortarena.com, 7 p.m., tickets start at $61.
No, this isn’t a night where you can get a gas station treat. It’s probably better than the melted strawberry sugar ice drink anyway. Join EDM artist Slushii at the Van Buren to dance and jump around all the way to the next day.
The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren Street, Phoenix, relentlessbeats.com, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., $27, 18 and older.
Phoenix Rising vs. Rio Grande Valley FC Toros
Solomon Asante and Co. take the field to take on the Rio Grande Valley FC Toros in a match that fans can get excited about. After all, it’s $1 beer night at Copper State Fridays.
Casino Arizona Field, 751 N. McClintock Drive, Scottsdale, phxrisingfc.com, 7:30 p.m., tickets start at $22.50.
The Bash Music and Craft Beer Festival
The Bash Music and Craft Beer Festival will be celebrating all-things beer and punk rock with 100 breweries and bands like Rancid, Pennywise and Suicidal Tendencies.
Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver Street, Phoenix, thebashfestival.com, 1 p.m., tickets from $39.50.
Moms and Mimosas
Celebrate moms in all their glory, but in style. Stuff your face with crepes, donuts, pancakes, waffles, and anything brunch at the first Moms and Mimosas festival. Of course, there will be mimosas. (How else would you get through the weekend without at least one mimosa?) There will also be mini nail salon, massage, floral-arranging and card-making stations. It’s the perfect event for those forgetful people to get gifts and treat mom like the queen she is.
Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, 178 E. Commonwealth Avenue, Chandler, momsandmimosas.com, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $7.
This is one of the States’ newest EDM festivals and it’s coming to Phoenix. Wear your neon fishnets and bright clothes to standout in this glow-in-the-dark festival that features waterslides, food and retail vendors, ziplining, bungee jumping and other thrills. What could go wrong?
Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver Street, Phoenix, eventbrite.com, 3 to 11 p.m., $20-$45.
Burgers & Beers
Join the D-backs for the Burgers & Beers cook-off challenge at the Budweiser + Beer Patio at Game Seven Grill and Chase Field. A panel of celebrity judges will crown the best burger. VIP tickets include Baseline Reserve ticket to the D-Backs vs. Braves game at 5:10 p.m., VIP access into the Burgers & Beers event at 2 p.m., three complimentary Budweiser beers and four burger samples, one from each featured vendor.
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.514.8400, mlb.com/dbacks, 2 p.m., $55.
After forming in 2008, the Canadian group hit the top of the charts with “Spirits” in 2016. They return to the Valley to share songs from their latest album, “Rattlesnake.”
Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Avenue, Phoenix, crescentphx.com, 8 p.m., $20-$40, 16 and older.
Ariana Grande w/ Normani
Ladies, put on your thigh-high boots and wear your high pony tails to remember why God is a woman and celebrate your femininity. Men are welcome too, don’t worry.
Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, talkingstickresortarena.com, 7:30 p.m., sold out, but resale tickets available on ticketmaster.com.
The Japanese House
Get in all of the feels—maybe shed a tear at this show. It’s OK, we’ve all been there—with The Japanese House. Her debut album, “Good at Falling,” was released March 1 and features songs like “You Seemed So Happy” and “Maybe You’re the Reason.”
The Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Avenue, Phoenix, crescentphx.com, 8 p.m., $18-$20.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants
MAY 17 TO MAY 19
“Giant” White Walkers are coming to kick off a series against the D-backs. OK, really, the snakes will host “Game of Thrones” night on Friday, May 17, with a Zack Godley bobblehead giveaway to those who purchase the package. The Giants—Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey, et. al.—return to take on D-backs for two more days to wrap up the series.
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, dbacks.com, 6:40 p.m. May 17, 7:10 p.m. May 18, 1:10 p.m. May 19, tickets start at $16.
Arizona Restaurant Week: Spring
MAY 17 TO MAY 26
Better whip out the stretchy pants and prepare the taste buds to celebrate Arizona Restaurant Week. It’s called a tasting tour. How fantastic is that? Imagine an entire week of just good food, from sizzling fajitas to five-star filet mignon. It’s an excuse to eat food with no judgment. And restaurants are offering a prix-fixe menu for $33 or $44.
Locations vary, arizonarestaurantweek.com, various times May 17 to May 26, $33 or $44.
Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco returns to Phoenix to chat about people bothering him, politics, and how he can’t mind his own business. Prepare to embrace topics that are politically incorrect and laugh through Maniscalco’s great stories.
Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., $44-$65.
Sway and sing along with Wallows, who is promoting their latest album “Nothing Happens.” You may be surrounded by girls in cut-up T-shirts and Doc Martens who may be crying, but it will still be a good show, don’t worry.
Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Avenue, Phoenix, crescentphx.com, 8 p.m., $20-$99.
Get ready to be furious with exes and then back into dancing as blackbear comes to Phoenix for his “Dead 2 the World Tour.” His songs are full of emotion, heartbreak and moving forward from bad relationships. People won’t know whether to be dancing and full of life or crying in the corner over a heartbreak. Should be fun.
The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren Street, Phoenix, thevanburenphx.com, 8 p.m., $32.50, 13 and older.
Kevin Roosevelt Moore, known as Keb’ Mo’, has been called a modern master of American roots music. Having won multiple Grammy Awards, the Nashville-based singer, guitarist and songwriter captivates fans through his live and studio performances.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second Street, Scottsdale, 480.499.8587, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 7:30 p.m., $47-$169.
Phoenix Fan Fusion
MAY 23 TO MAY 26
Closet geeks and loud-and-proud geeks alike can embrace Phoenix Fan Fusion, where everyone is accepted. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.
Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. Third Street, Phoenix, phoenixfanfusion.com, various times, $10-$350.
This isn’t a dinosaur on the loose at an unreasonable hour. Be sensible. It’s a DJ for the love of Pete. Fans may dress as dinosaurs; that’s the closest you’ll get to the extinct reptiles.
The Pressroom, 441 W. Madison Street, Phoenix, relentlessbeats.com, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., $25-$250.
MAY 28 TO JUNE 2
The Broadway hit “Rent” comes to ASU to entertain and engage the audience with rock ‘n’ roll-based songs.
ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Avenue, Tempe, asugammage.com, various times, $29-$47.