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Phoenix Things To Do: 18 events not to miss this week around the Valley, April 8-14, 2019

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Posted at 10:34 AM, Apr 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-12 02:09:32-04

PHOENIX — Looking for something to do this week?

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

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Texas Rangers (April 9-10)
Where: Chase Field
Time: 6:40 p.m., both games
Admission: $15+

Maricopa County Fair (April 10-14)
Where: Arizona State Fairgrounds, 19th Avenue and McDowell Road
Time: Gates open 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday; 10 a.m. - midnight on Friday and Saturday; carnival hours are Wednesday, 4 p.m. - 10 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. - midnight, Saturday, 11 a.m. - midnight, Sunday, noon to 10 p.m.
Admission: Free until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; $9 general admission; $10 cash to park

Country Thunder: Brett Eldredge, Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley and Chris Stapleton (April 11-14)
Where: 20585 E. Water Way, Florence, AZ 85132
Time: Festival Bowl opens at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, and noon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Admission: $75 - $190, including single-day and four-day passes.

Disney on Ice: Worlds of Enchantment (April 11-14)
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: Varies by performances; matinee and early evening available
Admission: $15+

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres(April 11-14)
Where: Chase Field
Time: Thursday-Friday, 6:40 p.m., Saturday, 5:10 p.m., Sunday, 1:10 p.m.
Admission: $15+

Venardos Circus (April 11-28)
Where: Singh Meadows, 1490 E Weber Dr., Tempe, Arizona 85281
Time: Performances vary by date; matinee performances available
Admission: $15+


Arizona Tiki Oasis (April 12-14)
Where: Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Time: View schedule.
Admission: $50-$99; events and activities are sold individually
**Some seminars on Friday, Saturday, Sunday are free. View schedule above.

The Cocktail Society (April 12)
Where: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Time: 7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Admission: $85, plus $3 in processing fees

Scottsdale Culinary Festival (April 13)
Where: Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, 7380 E. Second Street, Scottsdale AZ 85251
Time: Saturday, noon to 9 p.m., Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
Admission: $12+

My Nana's Best Tasting Salsa Challenge (April 13)
Where: Sloan Park, 2330 W Rio Salado Pkwy., Mesa, AZ 85201
Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $12 online, $15 at the door (included unlimited chips and salsa tastings); VIP is $59, plus $6 in online processing fees

Celebrate Mesa/Earth Day carnival(April 13)
Where: 526 E. Main Street, Mesa AZ 85203
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Admission: Free. Free parking. $5 for unlimited carnival rides.

Front Porch Pickins (April 13)
Where: Arrowhead Town Center, 7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center, Glendale, AZ 85308
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: Free. Free parking.

Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Duel in the Desert (April 13)
Where: Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, 2000 S. Maricopa Road, Chandler, AZ 58226
Time: Gates open at 4 p.m, races start at 5 p.m.
Admission: $10-$30; kids under five are free

VegOut! Vegan Beer and Food Festival (April 13-14)
Where: Scottsdale Waterfront, 7135 E. Camelback Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $20+ (price increases at the gate)


Cirque de Soleil: Amaluna (March 19 - April 14)
Where: State Farm Stadium, under the tents
Time: Varies by day; weekend matinees available
Admission: Varies by seat and section.

Bodies Revealed (through April 21)
Where: Odysea in the Desert, 9500 East Vía de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85256
Time: Sun. - Thurs., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Fri. - Sat., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $15-$20

Wicked (April 2 - May 5)
Where: ASU Gammage
Time: Shows vary by date; some matinees available
Admission: $39+
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Electric Desert(through May 12)
Where: Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85008
Time: Sunday - Wednesday, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Thursday - Saturday, 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Admission: $13-$30

Wondrous Worlds: Art and Islam Through Time and Place(through May 26, 2019)
Where: Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Time: Hours vary throughout the week. Museum is closed on Mondays.
Admission: $14+ (included with regular museum admission)

Mummies of the World (through Sept. 2)
Where: Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85004
Time: Daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: Museum admission, $13-$18, plus $10-$12 for "Mummies of the World"