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Phoenix Things To Do: 17 events you do not want to miss this week around the Valley, Oct. 21-27, 2019

Posted: 10:30 AM, Oct 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-21 16:16:21-04
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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, through Oct. 27)
Where: Arizona State Fairgrounds, 19th Avenue and McDowell Road
Time: Depending on the day, gates open at 11 a.m. or noon. View schedule.
Admission: $8-$12

This week's concert lineup:
Oct. 23 - Awolnation
Oct. 24 - Chase Rice
Oct. 25 - MC Hammer and C&C Music Factory
Oct. 26 - Arizona State dance competition

Wild Rising by Cracking Art at Desert Botanical Garden (through May 10, 2020)
Where: Desert Botanical Garden
Time: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Admission: Included with general garden admission, which is $13-$30

Monarch Butterflies (through Nov. 3, 2019)
Where: Desert Botanical Garden
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (garden is open until 8 p.m.)
Admission: Included with general garden admission, which is $13-$30

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (through Nov. 9, 2019)
Where: Arizona Broadway Theater
Time: Performances vary by date; matinee performances available
Admission: Generally $35+, plus fees

Bush & +LIVE+ - The Altimate Tour (Oct. 21)
Where: Comerica Theatre
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $49.50+

Tenacious D (Oct. 23)
Where: Comerica Theatre
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $75

Incubus: 20 Years of Make Yourself & Beyond (Oct. 24)
Where: Comerica Theatre
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $39.50+

Strange Garden at Desert Botanical Garden (Oct. 25 & 26)
Where: Desert Botanical Garden
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Admission: Included with membership or garden admission ($13-$30)

Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival (Oct. 25 & 26)
Where: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
Time: 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Admission: $10-$15; tethered balloon rides are $15-$25

Howl-O-Ween at Phoenix Zoo (Oct. 25 & 26)
Where: Phoenix Zoo
Time: 6 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Admission: $10 (members); $13 (non-members)

Halloween Monster Bash (Oct. 26)
Where: Peoria Sports Complex
Time: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Admission: Free with canned good donation to benefit St. Mary's/Westside Food Bank Alliance

Scottsdale Fall Festival (Oct. 26)
Where: Eldorado Park, 2311 N. Miller Rd., Scottsdale, Arizona
Time: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Admission: Wristbands are $5-$10

Herberger Theatre Festival of the Arts (Oct. 26)
Where: Herberger Theatre
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: Free

Free Fall Festival at Odysea (Oct. 26)
Where: Odysea in the Desert, Loop 101 and Via de Ventura
Time: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: Free

Free Annual Family Fun Halloween Bash (Oct. 27)
Where: Odysea in the Desert, Loop 101 and Via de Ventura
Time: noon to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free

Día de los Muertos Festival at Mesa Arts Center (Oct. 26 & 27)
Where: Mesa Arts Center
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Admission: Free

Grape Arizona Wine event (Oct. 27)
Where: Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix
Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $25+