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Phoenix Things To Do: 16 event not to miss this week around the Valley, Oct. 7-13, 2019

Wild Rising at Desert Botanical Garden
Posted at 9:43 AM, Oct 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-07 12:47:59-04

PHOENIX — Looking for something to do this week? Here are the top events, festivals, concerts, and shows happening around Phoenix.

Arizona State Fair (Wednesday - Sunday, until Oct. 27)
Where: Arizona State Fairgrounds, 19th Avenue and McDowell Road
Time: Gates open at different times throughout the week
Admission: $8-$12; parking is $5-$20; food and drink are extra

Related: Arizona State Fair Guide: Everything to know about admission, discounts, concerts, and things to do

Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons (Oct. 8)
Where: Comerica Theatre
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $23+

Arizona Coyotes vs. Vegas Golden Knights (Oct. 10)
Where: Gila River Arena
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $30+

Chris Brown (Oct. 10)
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $38.75+

Roars and Pours (Oct. 10)
Where: Phoenix Zoo
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $10

Peoria Film Festival (Oct. 10-13)
Where: Harkins Arrowhead Fountains 18, 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382
Time: Movie times vary; view schedule
Admission: $12 per movie; $75 festival pass available

Four Peaks Tempe Oktoberfest (Oct. 11-13)
Where: Tempe Town Lake
Time: Friday, 5 p.m. - midnight; Saturday, 10 a.m. - midnight; Sunday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Admission: Free; food, drinks, and games require separate costs

Original Phoenix Greek Festival (Oct. 11-13)
Where: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1973 E. Maryland Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016
Time: Friday, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Admission: $5; free parking at Charles Schwab near 24th Street and Lincoln, parking at church is $5

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert (Oct. 11-13)
Where: Phoenix Symphony
Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m.
Admission: $30+

Beatles vs Stones: A Musical Showdown (Oct. 11)
Where: Orpheum Theatre
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $30-$75

Arizona Taco Festival (Oct. 12 & 13)
Where: WestWorld of Scottsdale,
Time: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $15 general admission; $7.50 for military; food and drink are extra

Phoenix Rising FC vs. Real Monarchs (Oct. 12)
Where: Casino Arizona Field
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $13+

Wild Rising by Cracking Art at Desert Botanical Garden (Oct. 12)
Where: Desert Botanical Garden
Time: Regular museum hours, 9 a.m. -
Admission: Included with general admission, which is $13-$30

J. Balvin (Oct. 12)
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $35.20+

Phoenix New Times Best of Phoenix A'Fare (Oct. 12)
Where: Arizona Science Center
Time: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Admission: $45+

Arizona Cardinals vs. Atlanta Falcons (Oct. 13)
Where: State Farm Stadium
Time: 4:05 p.m.
Admission: $16+

Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Festival (Thursday - Sunday, until Oct. 27)
Where: Schnepf Farms
Time: Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Admission: $22 ($17 at Fry's Food Stores); food, drink, pumpkins, and a few rides require additional costs