FUN! 10 things to do this week around Phoenix

Posted at 7:02 AM, Jan 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 17:47:28-05

Have a great week, Phoenix!

It's a big week as the festivities for the 2016 College Football Playoff Championship begin.

The Phoenix Convention Center will be transformed much like it was during last year's Super Bowl XLIX, this time geared towards college football. The exhibits will open to the public on Friday.

Also happening that evening, The Band Perry, will kick-off AT&T's FREE outdoor concert series. Also joining The Band Perry on Friday will be David Nail and Campus DJ. Scroll down for ticket information.

Country legend Willie Nelson performs at Celebrity Theater and comedian Joel McHale will entertain crowds at Stand Up Live. View more events below.

Did we miss one? Send us an email with all the details and let us know.

Tuesday, Jan. 5:

Willie Nelson & Family ft. Jackson Michelson
Where: Celebrity Theatre
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $71 - $131


Wednesday, Jan. 6:

Phoenix Suns vs Charlotte Hornets
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena (downtown Phoenix)
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Varies by seat, section


Thursday, Jan. 7:

Russel Peters: Almost Famous Tour
Where: Tempe Improv
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $35
** Shows scheduled through Jan. 10. Performance times vary.

Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook – Arizona Theater
Where: Herberger Theatre
Time: 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
** Performances scheduled through Jan. 17. Times vary by date.

Shemekia Copeland
Where: Musical Instrument Museum
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $35.50 - $40.50


Friday, Jan. 8:

Phoenix Suns vs Miami Heat
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena (downtown Phoenix)
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Varies by seat, section



Playoff Fan Central
Where: Phoenix Convention Center in downtown Phoenix
Time: Friday, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.
Admission: $12 – adults, $7 – children, students, seniors, military; $5 groups of 20 or more

AT&T Playoff Playlist Live: The Band Perry, David Nail, Campus DJ
Where: Downtown Phoenix between First, Second, Washington and Jefferson streets
Time: Gates open at noon. Performances start at 5 p.m.
Admission: FREE

**Saturday’s concert: Ciara, WALK THE MOON, X Ambassadors, Campus DJ National Championship
**Sunday’s concert: John Mellencamp, Andy Grammer, Moon Taxi, Campus DJ


Joel McHale
Where: Stand Up Live
Time: 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m.
** Shows scheduled for 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 9.

Jack Hanna’s Into The Wild Live!
Where: Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoenix
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $25 - $75. VIP meet-and-greet tickets ($77) available for purchase


Glendale Glitter & Glow Block Party
Where: Downtown Glendale
Time: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Admission: FREE