Phoenix Things To Do: 17 events not to miss this week around the Valley

PHOENIX - Looking for something to do this week?

Here are the top events, festivals, concerts and shows happening around Phoenix.

System of a Down (Oct. 16)
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $64+

Pitbull - Arizona State Fair (Oct. 17)
Where: Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Arizona State Fairgrounds
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Included in regular fair admission; 

Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks (Oct. 17)
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $19+

Neil DeGrasse Tyson (Oct. 17)
Where: Comerica Theatre
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $35+

Taste of Cave Creek (Oct. 17-18)
Where: Stagecoach Village, 7100 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek AZ  85331
Time: 5 p.m.
Admission: $10; food tickets: $3-$5
***Parking available at Cave Creek and School House roads. A free shuttle will then take guests to Stagecoach Village. 

Denver Broncos vs. Arizona Cardinals (Oct. 18)
Where: State Farm Stadium
Time: 5:25 p.m.
Admission: $55+

Arizona State University vs Stanford (Oct. 18)
Where: Sun Devil Stadium
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $30+

Anthrax - Arizona State Fair (Oct. 18)
Where: Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Arizona State Fairgrounds
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Included with fair admission

Paulina Rubio - Arizona State Fair (Oct. 19)
Where: Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Arizona State Fairgrounds
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Included with regular fair admission

Peoria Film Festival (Oct. 19-21)
Where: Harkins Arrowhead Fountains, 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382
Time: View film schedule
Admission: Single tickets are $12; VIP passes are $75

Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (Oct. 19-21)
Where: Phoenix Symphony Hall, 
Time: Performances vary by date; some matinee available
Admission: $35+

Town of Carefree's Enchanted Pumpkin Garden (Oct. 19-28)
Where: 101 Easy Street, Carefree AZ 85377
Time: Open 24/7
Admission: Free

Big & Rich - Arizona State Fair (Oct. 20)
Where: Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Arizona State Fairgrounds
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Included with regular fair admission

Goodyear Fall Festival (Oct. 20)
Where: Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way Goodyear AZ 85338
Time: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Admission: Free

Rainbows Festival (Oct. 20-21)
Where: Heritage Square Park, downtown Phoenix
Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: Free

Arizona State Fair (through Oct. 28)
Where: Arizona State Fairgrounds
Time: Open Wednesday - Sunday; hours vary by day
Admission: $7-$10, plus food, games and rides

"Electric Desert" at the DBG (through May 12, 2019)
Where: Desert Botanical Garden
Time: Daily, 6 p.m.
Admission: $13-$30

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