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Phoenix Things To Do: 23 events and festivals not to miss this week around the Valley

Posted at 5:00 AM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 12:59:36-04

Editor's note: Since our events list was published, several events have been canceled or postponed in wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. We've updated the listing below.

Are you looking for something to do this week? Check out the top events, activities, and shows happening this week around the Valley.

Editor's note: Both Sunset Sessions featuring Billy Ray Cyrus and Lifehouse have been canceled due to wet conditions at the station, a spokesperson told ABC15. The auction itself will go on as planned.

The following events have been canceled:

  • Disney On Ice Celebrate Memories at Talking Stick Resort Arena (March 12-14)
  • The MLB, NBA, and NHL have all suspended their seasons. Spring Training games have been canceled.
  • Scottsdale Arts Fest (March 13-15)
  • Phoenix St. Patrick's Day Faire at Margaret T. Hance Park (The parade will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday).
  • Irish Fountain Fest
  • Ariozna Aloha Festival
  • Klezmer Fest at Jewish Community Center

The following events have been postponed or scheduled:

  • Italian Festival of Arizona
  • JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. Tour

The following events are going on as planned, according to organizers:

Mecum Auctions Collector Car Auction (March 11-14)
Where: State Farm Stadium
Time: Doors open at 8 a.m.
Admission: $20

Shen Yun 2020 (March 12-15)
Where: Mesa Arts center
Time: Performances by date.
Admission: $83+

Chandler Ostrich Festival (March 13-15)
Where: Tumbleweed Park
Time: View schedule.
Admission: $8 for kids; $15 for adults ($20 after 2 p.m.); rides, food, and drinks are separate costs

Editor's note: Late Thursday, 98 Degrees dropped out of the festival citing "circumstances beyond our control." Organizers said they were working to find a replacement.

Downtown Mesa BrewFest (March 14)
Where: Along McDonald Street in downtown Mesa
Time: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: Free; food and drink are separate costs

Phoenix St. Patrick's Day Parade (March 14)
Where: Parade starts at 3rd Street and Sheridan
Time: 10 a.m.
Admission: Free

Post Malone - Runaway Tour (March 15)
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: 8 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m.
Admission: As of Sunday night, cheapest ticket was $125


Legends of Speed (Now, through March 22, 2020)
Where: Phoenix Art Museum
Admission: $14-$23

Candytopia (Now, through March 22, 2020)
Where: Scottsdale Quarter
Time: Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $20-$28
**This entry has been updated since initially published. A spokesperson for Candtopia said the experience has extended its run until March 22.

Wonderspaces: "Elsewhere" (Now, through April 17, 2020)
Where: Scottsdale Fashion Square (near food court)
Time: Tuesday - Friday, noon to 10 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Closed on Monday.
Admission: $15-$24

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition (Now, through May 2020)
Where: Odysea in the Desert
Time: Sunday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $15-$20

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

Weave (Now, through May 16, 2020)
Where: Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts
Time: Tuesday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

Victoria the T. Rex (Now, through May 25, 2020)
Where: Arizona Science center
Time: Daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: Normal center admission, $13-$18, plus $10-$12 to see Victoria exhibition

Congo Masks and Music: Masterpieces from Central Africa (Now, through Sept. 13, 2020)
Where: Musical Instrument Museum
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $4-$10 for Congo exhibit only; $14-$27 for museum and Congo exhibit; $10-$20 for MIM only