FUN! 15 things to do this week around Phoenix

Posted at 7:49 AM, Mar 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-14 10:49:15-04

Have a great week, Arizona!

It was a festival-filled weekend with the Ostrich Festival, McDowell Mountain Music Festival, the Aloha Festival and others. What's on the books for this week?

It's the Chandler Great American BBQ & Beer Festival. Country artist Granger Smith will perform. Come hungry because there's going to be BBQ (and a lot of it).

Thursday marks St. Patrick's Day.

Puscifer brings its Money $hot - Round 2 Tour (named after their recently released record) to Comerica Theatre. The Suns take on the Timberwolves and the Coyotes take on the Sharks.

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Spring Training 2016 in Arizona

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Lunasa with Tim O’Brien (March 14)
Where: Musical Instrument Museum
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $38.50 - $48.50

Lunasa is a Grammy-award winning Irish quintet. They made their recording debut in 1997 and have gained quite a following in the "international Celtic music scene."


Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves (March 14)
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $12+

The Phoenix Suns take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at Talking Stick Resort Arena.


A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder(March 15-20)
Where: ASU Gammage
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20 - $125

This musical tells the story of Monty Navarro who has his eyes set on the family fortune. Unfortunately, he has eight relatives ahead of him. So, to "jump the line of succession," he sets forth on a plan to eliminate everyone. He also has to deal with his fiance, his mistress and (hopefully) avoiding the police.


Pot of Gold Music Festival - Future (March 17 & 19)
Where: Rawhide in Chandler
Time: 1 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Admission: $60 - general admission (day off), plus $10 - parking at Rawhide. Weekend passes, VIP available ($110-$300).

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the Pot of Gold Music Festival! Future performs March 17. Big Sean performs March 19. There will be all-day music and drinks at Rawhide.


Arizona Coyotes vs San Jose Sharks(March 17)
Where: Gila River Arena
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $21+

Head over to Gila River Arena to cheer on the Arizona Coyotes.


Monty Python’s Spamalot (March 17 - 20)
Where: Mesa Arts Center
Time:  Thursday-Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Admission: $29 ($26 - students with ID)

It's an adapted retelling of the classic TV version with King Arthur, his Knights, and a "bevy of beautiful show girls."


Ragtime, The Musical (March 18-20)
Where: Orpheum Theatre
Time: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Admission: $38+

Ragtime has won Tony awards for Best Book and Best Musical Score. It tells the stories and dreams of an upper-class-wire, a Jewish immigrant and a Harlem musician focused on a "brighter tomorrow."


SPARK! Mesa's Festival of Creativity
Where: Mesa Arts Center
Time: 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Admission: FREE

Celebrate the talents of creative people at MAC's Spark. There will be exhibits and displays you can literally interact with, music performances, art demos and food.


Marisela (March 18)
Where: Celebrity Theatre
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $40 - $80

Marisela is sometimes referred to as Latin Madonna. She's sold over 15 million records. Hits include "Ya no," "Mi Problema," and "Sin El."


Puscifer and Luchafer(March 18)
Where: Comerica Theatre
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $38-$68

Puscifer brings their Money $hot - Round 2 Tour to Comerica Theatre, the name of their latest album. The group performed in Phoenix last November at the Monster Mash Music Festival.


Whitney Cummings (March 18-29)
Where: Stand Up Live
Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m; Saturday, 7 p.m. & 10 p.m.
Admission: $30

Who doesn't like to laugh? Comedian Whitney Cummings comes to Phoenix.


Chandler’s Great American BBQ & Beer Fest (March 19)
Musical guest: Granger Smith
Where: 3 S. Arizona Avenue, Chandler
Time: Noon to 10 p.m.
Admission: $10 pre-sale at Bashas’, $12 presale online, $15 at the gate

Bring your appetite and some napkins to the 7th annual Chandler Great American BBQ & Beer Fest. There will be BBQ (lots of it); brat, rib, wing and pie-eating contests. Country artist Granger Smith will headline.


Maricopa Salsa Festival(March 19)
Where: Copper Sky Regional Park
Time: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Admission: Free (games for a fee). Parking is $5.

Do you like it hot? Spicy? Mild? Chefs will compete for $1,000 to come up with the best tasting salsa. All you have to do it try it.


Glendale Folk & Heritage Festival (March 19-20)
Where: Sahuaro Ranch Historic Area, 9802 N. 59th Ave
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: FREE

Over 400 performers will bring folk, bluegrass, poetry and storytelling to downtown Glendale for the Folk & Heritage Festival.