WWE FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN
See the high-flying action of the WWE in person this Friday in Glendale. WWE Fright Night Smackdown will have a double main event with Daniel Bryan taking on the Universal Champion “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt plus Roman Reigns and the Usos battling it out against King Corbin, Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode. Plus, wrestling icon Goldberg will be live just days before his clash with The Fiend at WWE Super Showdown.
SPRING TRAINING OPENING WEEKEND
Play ball! One of the best months in Arizona is finally here with spring training starting this weekend. The first game is on Friday but then there is full schedule of games on Saturday and Sunday. Fans can get up close to their favorite players while enjoying Arizona’s amazing weather.
Feb. 21 to March 24
Various locations in Phoenix area
DEVOUR CULINARY CLASSIC
Get your taste buds ready at one of the most anticipated culinary events in Phoenix this weekend. The Desert Botanical Garden will host the 11th annual Devour Culinary Classic on Saturday and Sunday. All guests will learn skills and tips from some of the best local chefs and food producers as well as taste some amazing food. Tickets start at $105. Saturday is already sold out.
Feb. 22 & 23
11: 30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Prepare your belly for pancakes, Bloody Marys and avocado toast as the Brunch Bash returns to downtown Phoenix. It’s the ultimate breakfast and lunch mashup on a broad scale with nearly a dozen vendors offering their creations. To wash it all down there will be cocktails like loaded mimosas and Irish coffees. Tickets start at $8.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
TEQUILA FEST PHOENIX
The most famous liquor in the Southwest has its own festival as well. The Tequila Fest Phoenix will have about 50 different tequilas plus beer specials, taco specials, a 50/50 raffle and live entertainment. A ticket includes 14 tequila samples that can be taken straight or with a mix, which is perfect because Saturday is National Margarita Day. Guests also receive a souvenir. There is also a $200 Sombrero Contest, in which the person with the best-decorated and best-looking sombrero wins! Tickets are $50.
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
ARIZONA MATSURI: FESTIVAL OF JAPAN
Rain or shine, immerse yourself in culture of Japan at the 36th annual Arizona Matsuri: Festival of Japan in central Phoenix. This year’s theme is samurai, which were the military nobility and officer caste of medieval and early-modern Japan. It will feature 20 special Japanese exhibits, 75 stage performances, 60 merchandise vendors, six children's activities, Japanese food, Japanese beer and sake garden and live entertainment. Admission is free.
Feb. 22 & 23
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2020 NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS
Feel the need for speed a few seconds at time in Chandler at the 2020 NHRA Arizona Nationals, part of the NHRA Mello Yellow Drag Racing Series. Fans can get close to their favorite drivers and check out their hot rods with an exclusive pit pass. The whole weekend will feel like a carnival with all the different interactive displays, merchandise, food and fun.
Feb. 21 to 23
8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
ARIZONA COYOTES VS TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
The Arizona Coyotes are back in front of the home crowd on Saturday night to take on one of the best teams in the East, the Tampa Bay Lightning. The ‘Yotes are only a few points behind the top team in the Pacific Division. Saturday is also Health and Wellness night, where fans will get a Kachina Water Bottle.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL – OVO
Come see the insect kingdom come to life in a way never seen before in Cirque Due Soleil – Ovo in downtown Phoenix. The show is about more than just insects, but also looks at the movement of life with creatures flying, leaping, bounding, and crawling. Ovo means “egg” in Portuguese and represents the underlying thread throughout the show.
Feb 21: 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 22: 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 23: 1:30 p.m., 5 p.m.
Best known for his stunts for the reality show Jackass, Steve-O is coming to Phoenix. He says he wants to out-do his previous work and has been filming his most outlandish stunts. He will be screening them during his Bucket List Tour.
Feb. 21 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m.
Feb. 22: 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
One of the funniest people in America is making a one-night stop in Phoenix. Dave Attell has been in the stand-up comedy game since the late 1980s. He used his love of booze and laughter to create and host the hit series, “Isomniac with Dave Attell” in the early 2000s. Entertainment Weekly Magazine named him one of the “25 Funniest People in America” and he’s known as a “comic’s comic.”