Lots to do in the Phoenix area this weekend
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - From concerts to brunch to bike week in WestWorld, start your engines and mark those calendars for this week of events across the Valley.
Cave Creek Rodeo Days
Dust off your cowboy boots. The Cave Creek Rodeo Days are back and in full swing this week. It’s all to celebrate Arizona’s western heritage. The 46th annual event kicked off on Thursday at Cave Creek Memorial arena. It features top-ranking male and female rodeo contestants. Miss Rodeo America will be there too. For more information, click/tap here.
Bases and Brews Music Fest
The Bases and Brews Music Fest kicks off Friday. You’ll find live music, carnival rides, food and more at Mark Coronado Park. You can buy tickets online. But if you’re headed to the Giants-Royals or Padres-Rangers spring training games this weekend, you get in free by showing your ticket. People who live in Surprise get in free on Sunday. Click/tap here for more info.
Party in the Desert
Party in the desert brings Lainey Wilson to Wickenburg. We call it the min-Country Thunder. It’s at the Flying E Ranch, which is family-owned. The headliner on Friday is Eddie Montgomery and Saturday, it’s Josh Turner. Wilson plays on Sunday. For more information, click/tap here.
Circus Americana opened on Thursday night. It is the first of many shows in the weeks to come. Expect flying trapeze artists, illusions and even vampire contortionists. It runs every Thursday through Sunday until April 2. You can find it under “The Big Top” at Bell Bank Park.
Arizona Wine Month Grand Festival
It’s wine o’clock at Steele Indian School Park. The Arizona Wine Growers Association is hosting the Arizona Wine Month Grand Festival. Sip on award-winning Arizona winds. Check out local artisans, food trucks and live music. It runs Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s a 21-and-up event. Buy tickets in advance online and get a wine glass to keep and eight wine-tasting tickets.
Phoenix Film Festival
More than 200 films from all over the world are coming to the big screen at Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre. Opening night was Thursday but it runs through April 2. Full schedule here.
AZ Jazz Fest
Get your fill of jazz at the AZ Jazz Fest at High Street near the Loop 101 and state Route 51 in north Phoenix. There’s a stacked lineup all weekend. Click/tap here for more.
March 24: Tartanic LIVE! | Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library - 1106 N. Central Ave.
Featuring two bagpipes, two percussionists, two dancers, eight drums, six drones, 18 notes, and so much more...Tartanic is a show perfect to wrap up the month of March. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the event, with the concert starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are available now at $30 and at the door for $35. Click here for tickets.
March 27: Delta Rae | Crescent Ballroom - 308 N. 2nd Ave
Breathing life into the Southern Gothic blues, Delta Rae is coming for one night only to the ballroom on their “Return of the Witch” tour Monday night. General admission tickets sell for $25, with bleacher seats selling for $35, not including fees. It’s a night you won’t forget. This is a 21+ event. Click here for tickets.
March 30: Reba McEntire | Footprint Center - 201 E. Jefferson St.
Do you want to have a night out as a single mom who works two jobs, loves her kids, and never stops? Do you have gentle hands and the heart of a fighter? Well, get your tail down to the Footprint Center for a night out with legend of country Reba McEntire! Tickets start at $44, and VIP packages are available. Click here to secure yours.
March 26 - Drag & Pony Show Benefitting Hunkapi Farms | Hunkapi Farms - 12051 N 96th St
Want to get your Sunday brunch on while helping out a fantastic cause? Check out the Drag & Pony show at Hunkapi Farms on Sunday, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Five of Phoenix’s finest queens, including Season 12 winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Jaida Essence Hall, will be headlining the event. Click here for tickets.
March 24: Masters of Illusion - Live! | Chandler Center for the Arts - 250 N. Arizona Ave.
The world’s greatest award-winning magicians, this show will dazzle and delight audiences of all ages with the wonder of trickery and illusions. The show has been performed live in front of tens of thousands of people around the U.S. for six years sent by over 100 million on the CW. Click here for tickets.
March 25 - Rumours: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show | Chandler Center for the Arts - 250 N. Arizona Ave.
Rumours was created in 2012 in Los Angeles, and after they concluded their residence at the Roxy, the group headed on tour! Jesika Miller as Stevie Nicks, Ned Brower as Mick Fleetwood, and more. Click here for tickets.
March 24-26: Annie | ASU Gammage - 1200 S. Forest Ave.
Directed by Jenn Thompson, look for the sun to come out just in time for this show, written by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin. The show opens Friday night, and the best availability is on Sunday evening as of yet. Click here for tickets.
March 25: MANÁ | Desert Diamond Arena - 9400 W. Maryland Ave.
MANÁ is on their way to the Valley on their Mexico Lindo y Querido 2023 tour! Following their Friday night performance at the Footprint Center, the group will be stopping at 8 p.m. on Saturday in Glendale. MANÁ has landed four Grammy Awards, eight Latin Grammy Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards Latin America, six Premios Juventud awards, 19 Billboard Latin Music Awards, and 15 Premios Lo Nuestro Awards. Click here for tickets.
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