With four conference titles and three WNBA championships to their name, including their last in 2014, the Phoenix Mercury can always be counted on to bring the heat. Be there as some of the top female basketball players in the world traverse the court, with all eyes set on a fifth title. Stars like Brittney Griner, Cayla George and the league's all-time three-point leader Diana Taurasi are ready to burn up the court in another thrilling season of WNBA action at Talking Stick Resort Arena.
If rosé all day is your mantra, then you'll want to attend Scottsdale Rosé Day. This all-day rosé party, taking place at some of Old Town's best bars and restaurants, makes it easy to toast your friends with a glass of this beautiful pink elixir, ending summer on a high note. Your ticket includes three coupons, each of which will get you a glass of rosé for just a penny ($.01), an official Scottsdale Rosé Day glass, access to all participating venues, amazing drink specials and more! Don pink and white and get in the spirit of this eminently indulgent afternoon.
They say revenge is a dish best served cold, but Murder and a Meal Dinner Theater thinks it's better served alongside a delicious three-course meal. Their latest lighthearted mystery show, How to Murder a Millionaire, combines cold-blooded killing with the hilarious antics of reality TV. All eligible bachelor Dirk Dagwell wants is a bride to share his life, so he signs up to become the latest schmuck on cheesy dating show How to Marry a Millionaire. Here to win the heart (and bank account) of the handsome millionaire are sex kitten Tanya, sweetheart Darma and lady-with-a-past Carleen. Who will Dirk choose to be his bride? And will it be the last choice he ever makes? Help put together the pieces and uncover the murderer -- and maybe even become a part of the show -- as you laugh and dine at Scottdale's Orange Tree Golf Club.
Art often imitates life, but Murder and a Meal Dinner Theater melds the two seamlessly and serves it up along with a delicious three-course meal. Their latest lighthearted mystery show, Murder on the Movie Set, casts you and your fellow audience members as extras on a 1940s movie set. During rehearsal for the restaurant scene, things go horribly wrong, and we're talking more than just a fly in the soup -- There's been a murder! As possible witnesses, you have to help solve the whodunnit. Was it the frazzled director, the hunky leading man, the ditzy starlet, the aging diva, or her flamboyant, sharp-tongued wardrobe master? One thing is for sure: Hollywood will never be the same again!
Sangria is the ultimate summer beverage, combining the crisp, refreshing flavor of fresh fruit with the help-you-forget-all-about-your-stressful-workweek power of wine. And the Beat the Heat Tucson Sangria Festival is all about this classic Spanish concoction, showcasing 15 different sangrias (some served in a ice luge!) plus craft beer and tequila. And since man and woman cannot live by beverage alone, there'll also be yummy treats like paella and empanadas available for purchase, along with artisans selling their wares and live Flamenco music and dancing. Come for the sangria, stay for the glorious air conditioning inside the ice hockey arena at the Tucson Convention Center. Your ticket includes admission, 20 tastings of sangria and craft beer, plus a souvenir tasting glass.
See how funny sleep can be when comedy hypnotist Flip Orley takes the stage. A local favorite who's appeared on Entertainment Tonight and The Today Show, Orley combines comedy, hypnotism and audience participation into one sidesplitting show. Since so much of the comedy derives from Orley's friendly interactions with the crowd, no two performances are ever alike, making the fun completely unpredictable. When Orley's on stage, the only thing that's certain is that a good time is in store. Check him out at the Tempe Improv.
Thursday September 14, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 15, 2017 / 10:00pmSunday September 17, 2017 / 7:00pm
Chill out under the roof and cheer on your hometown D-backs as they face division rivals the San Diego Padres at Chase Field. This late-season match-up could definitely have playoff implications, so you'll want to be there as Paul Goldschmidt, Jake Lamb, David Peralta and the rest of the hard-hitting Arizona gang battle Wil Myers and the Padres' tough lineup. Plus, you can take advantage of the Phoenix ballpark's wide range of concessions, from hot dogs, peanuts, ice cream and other classics, to craft beer, tacos and tamales.
Friday September 8, 2017 / 6:40pmSunday September 10, 2017 / 1:10pm
Chances are when you think of an art show, you think "stuffy." But The Chocolate and Art Show is out to change that by bringing you some of the hottest up-and-coming artists around today, along with chocolate treats and more. Held at MonOrchid in Phoenix, this event will feature live music from multiple bands, a DJ, body and face painting, delicious street food and, of course, loads of great art. Top it all off by indulging in some chocolate goodies at one of the city's coolest downtown event venues, and you've got a fun night out of an entirely different and unique sort.