FUN! 13 things to do this week around Phoenix

Posted at 12:26 PM, Oct 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-04 15:26:21-04

What's happening this week in Phoenix?


With the weather (finally) cooling down a little bit--no triple digits--it's actually really nice in the morning to get in a run or a hike on one of our beautiful mountains. South Mountain or Piestewa Peak have great trails for the casual hiker where as Camelback Mountain's Echo Canyon is great for those looking for a challenge. No matter where you hike, remember to bring with you extra water.


The Phoenix Suns will take on the Sacramento Kings in their preseason homeopener at the newly re-named Talking Stick Resort Arena (formerly U.S. Airways Center) in downtown Phoenix.


The Zac Brown Band brings its tour to Ak-Chin Pavilion this week. For families, Tempe's Movie Nights in the Park continue with Disney's animated hit, Big Hero 6 on Friday.  


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Monday, October 5:


Counting Crows: Somewhere Under Wonderland Tour
Special guest: Citizen Cope
Where: Comerica Theater
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $38 - $65


Tuesday, October 6:


Free fitness class at Westgate (every Tuesday)
Where: Westgate Entertainment District
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Theme: Just PINK Breast Cancer Awareness


Gracias Christmas Cantata, presented by International Youth Fellowship
Where: Mesa Arts Center
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: FREE, first-come, first-served.


Wednesday, October 7:


Phoenix Suns vs Sacramento Kings (preseason homeopener)
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena (formerly U.S. Airways Center)
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $10+


Thursday, October 8:


Zac Brown Band: Jekyll + Hyde Tour
Special guest: Muddy Mahnolias
Where: Ak-Chin Pavilion
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $32.50 - $77.50


Camp GLO Tour: Chief Keef, Fredo Santana & Shorty K
Where: Celebrity Theater
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $29 - $55


Joey Alexander, 12-year-old pianist
Where: Musical Instrument Museum
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $32:50 - $37.50


An Evening With Jesse Cook
Where: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $39-$69


Friday, October 9:


Phoenix Suns vs Utah Jazz (preseason)
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena (formerly U.S. Airways Center)
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $10+


Lennon 85: Celebrating John Lennon’s 75th Birthday
Featuring Otto D, Randall Hedden, David Spindel
Where: Celebrity Theater
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $25 - $35


Ricky Smiley
Where: Stand Up Live
Time: 7:30 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.
Admission: $25


Tempe Movie in the Park: Big Hero 6
Where: Kiwanis Park (Baseline Road and Ash Avenue)

Time: Desk (around 6 p.m.)
Admission: FREE


Valley Youth Theater: James & the  Giant Peach
Where: Valley Youth Theater, 525 N. Fifth Street
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $20
** Shows scheduled through October 25. Show times vary by date. Check website for details.