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Phoenix Things To Do: 19 events to check out this week around the Valley (Sept. 30 - Oct. 1)

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Posted at 4:44 PM, Sep 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 17:40:11-04

It is a big week for events in the Valley!

From Oktoberfest events to food festivals to country concerts, Phoenix is the place to be this week.

Scroll down to check out what is happening around the Valley.

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Alien Worlds and Androids (through Jan. 16, 2017)
Where: Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington Street, Phoenix AZ 85004
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: $24 – adults, $19 – children

Phoenix Zoo Nature (through Jan. 2, 2016)
Where: Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix AZ 85008
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: included with zoo admission: $24.95 – adults (14+), $14.95 – children (3-13)

Magic Men Live! (Sept. 29)
Where: Comerica Theatre
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $23 - $103

Chris Young, Dan + Shay and Cassadee Pope (Sept. 30)
Where: Grand Canyon University
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $39.50 - $55

Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres (Sept. 30 – Oct. 2)
Where: Chase Field
Time: Friday at 6:40 p.m.; Saturday at 5:10 p.m.; Sunday at 12:10 p.m.
Admission: varies by seat, section

Fall 2016 Greek Festival of Chandler (Sept. 30 – Oct. 2)
Where: St. Katherine Church, 2716 N. Dobson Road, Chandler AZ 85224
Time: Friday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Admission: $3

Fountain Hills Oktoberfest (Sept. 30-Oct. 1)
Where: Fountain Park
Time: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Admission: $5

JB Smoove (Sept. 30 – Oct. 1)
Where: Stand Up Live
Time: show time varies by show date
Admission: $25

Tempe Tour de Fat (Oct. 1)
Where: Tempe Beach Park
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Bike ride starts at 11 a.m.)
Admission: $10

Roosevelt Row Chili Pepper Festival (Oct. 1)
Where: Roosevelt Row Arts District (Second/Roosevelt streets)
Time: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Admission: Free (drink, food tickets available for purchase)

Schnepf Farms’ Pumpkin & Chili Party (Oct. 1 – Oct. 30)
Where: Schnepf Farms, 24610 S. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Time: $18 per person at the gate ($15 if you buy at Fry’s Food).

SanTan Brewing Oktoberfest (Oct. 1)
Where: Dr. Aj Chandler Park, 178 E. Commonwealth, Chandler AZ 85225
Time: Doors open at 3 p.m.
Admission: $12 – presale, $15 – at the door

Tequila Taco Cerveza Fest (Oct. 1)
Where: Rawhide Western Town, 5700 W. North Loop Road, Chandler AZ 85226
Time: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Admission: $29.99 - $39.99 (parking: $5 cash)

Paula Poundstone (Oct. 1)
Where: Mesa Arts Center
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30.50 - $40.50

Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix (season opening) (Oct. 1)
Where: 1125 N. Third Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85003
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $5 – adults, $4 – students, kids, seniors (62+)

13th annual Arizona Dragon Boat Festival (Oct. 1-2)
Where: Tempe Town Lake
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: Free

Children's Learning & Play Festival (Oct. 1)
Where: WestWorld of Scottsdale,  16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale AZ 85260
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: Free

Arizona Cardinals vs Los Angeles Rams (Oct. 2)
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale AZ 85305
Time: Kickoff – 1:25 p.m.
Admission: varies by seat, section

Oddball Comedy Fest – Dane Cook, Sebastian Maniscalco, Jim Jefferies (Oct. 2)
Where: Ak-Chin Pavilion
Time: 5 p.m.
Admission: $30 - $125

Octonauts Live (Oct. 2)
Where: Comerica Theatre
Time: 5 p.m.
Admission: $28.50 - $38.50