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Phoenix events: 20 things to do this week you do not want to miss, March 5-11

Posted at 11:04 AM, Mar 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-07 19:50:07-05

Looking for something to do this week?

Here are the top events, festivals, concerts and shows happening around Phoenix, March 5-11, 2019.

Cirque du Soleil: Crystal(March 8-11)
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: Performances vary by night; some matinee available
Admission: $44+

65th annual Rodeo Scottsdale/Parada Del Sol Rodeo(March 8-11)
Where: WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85260
Time: Thursday - Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.
Admission: $5 for kids, $18 for adults. Parking is free in some lots.
** Online ticket sales have closed. General admission, box seats can be bought at WestWorld box office.

Free movie: CityLights movie night: "Bolt"(March 9)
Where: CityScape in downtown Phoenix
Time: 5:30 p.m. (movie starts at 6:30 p.m.)
Admission: Free. Underground parking is $4 an hour.

30th annual Chandler Ostrich Festival (March 9-11)
Where: Tumbleweed Park, 745 E Germann Rd, Chandler, AZ 85286
Admission: General admission is $8 for a child and $15 for an adult. VIP tickets are $30 - $50. Parking is $5 for vehicles, $3 for motorcycles

Spring NASCAR Weekend at ISM Raceway(March 9-11)
Where: ISM Raceway, 7602 S. Avondale Blvd., Avondale, AZ 85323
Time: Varies by date. View full schedule.
Admission: Varies by race and section; $5-$100+

Scottsdale Arts Festival (March 9-11)
Where: Scottsdale Civic Center, 
Time: Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $12 general admission; $6 for students; free for members

Arizona Aloha Festival (March 10-11)
Where: Tempe Beach Park
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: Free to get in (food, drink extra)

Flutterfest at Desert Botanical Garden (March 10-11)
Where: Desert Botanical Garden
Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Admission: Included with garden admission, $13 - $25

Kidtopia - In Real Life, Evie Clair, Asher Angel, Brenna D. Amico (March 10)
Where: Gilbert Civic Center, 50 E. Civic Center Drive, Gilbert
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: $18 - $40 (Some additional experiences available for purchase)

Downtown MesaBrewFest (March 10)
Where: Macdonald Street, south of Main Street in downtown Mesa
Time: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: General admission is free; 12-ounce pours are $5 (21+ only), and VIP is $45.

Arizona Craft Beer Festival(March 10)
Where: Westgate Entertainment District, 
Time: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Admission: $30 - $35 (includes 24 two-ounce samples); VIP is $45; Designated Drive is $10.

The Flying Burrito Food and Music Festival (March 10)
Where: Crescent Ballroom and Second Avenue in downtown Phoenix
Time: 4 p.m.
Admission: $15 - $33

Free magic show: The Illusions of EricGiliam (March 10)
Where: Odysea in the Desert complex, Loop 101 and Via de Ventura
Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Admission: Free

Free movies at Odysea in the Desert: Despicable Me 3 (March 10)
Where: Odysea in the Desert complex, Loop 101 and Via de Ventura
Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., movie starts at 6:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

Phoenix Blues Society's Blues Blast (March 10)
Where: Margaret T. Hance Park
Time: 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $18-$25

Windsor Square Home Tour(March 11)
Where: Windsor Square Neighborhood, 
Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: $17

Mesa Encore Theater presents "Beauty and the Beast" (through March 18)
Where: Mesa Arts Center
Time: Varies by performance. View schedule.
Admission: $28 - $32

Arizona Broadway Theater presents "Hair"(through March 25)
Where: Arizona Broadway Theater, 7701 West Paradise Lane, Peoria AZ 85382
Time: Performance times vary by date
Admission: Varies by performance; $32+

Cactus League Spring Training games (through end of March)
Where: At 10 Spring Training stadiums across the Valley
Time: Times vary by game. View schedule.
Admission: Varies by stadium
** Online guide to Cactus League Spring Training stadiums

Arizona Renaissance Festival (Weekends through April 1)
Where: 12601 E. US Highway 60, Gold Canyon AZ 85118
Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $13 - $26 (Discount tickets at Fry's Food Stores)

Cavalia: Odysseo (through April 2)
Where: Under the white tent near Loop 202 and McClintock Drive.
Time: Performances vary by night. View schedule.
Admission: $39.50 to $169.50 (plus fees)