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Phoenix Things To Do: 26 events and festivals not to miss this week in the Valley, Mar. 2-8, 2020

Once on this Island
Posted at 12:06 PM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 19:25:29-05

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

Arizona Diamondbacks Spring Training games this week:

  • Mar. 2: vs. San Francisco Giants; 1:10 p.m. (Salt River Fields at Talking Stick)
  • Mar. 3: vs. Kansas City Royals; 6:05 p.m. (Surprise Stadium)
  • Mar. 4: vs. Cleveland Indians; 1:10 p.m. (Salt River Fields at Talking Stick)
  • Mar. 5: vs. Texas Rangers; 1:05 p.m. (Surprise Stadium)
  • Mar. 6: Colorado Rockies; 1:10 p.m. (Salt River Fields at Talking Stick)
  • Mar. 7: vs. Los Angeles Angels; 1:10 p.m. (Tempe Diablo Stadium) *split squad
  • Mar. 7: vs. San Diego Padres; 1:10 p.m. (Salt River Fields at Talking Stick)
  • Mar. 8: vs. Chicago Cubs; 1:05 p.m. (Sloan Park)

GUIDE: Everything you need to know about Spring Training in Arizona

Once On This Island (March 3-8)
Where: ASU Gammage
Time: Performances vary by date, some matinee shows available
Admission: $15+

Toronto Raptors vs. Phoenix Suns (March 3)
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $17+

Shen Yun 2020 (March 4-8)
Where: Orpheum Theatre, downtown Phoenix
Time: Performance times vary by date; some matinee shows available
Admission: $80-$180

Roars and Pours (March 5)
Where: Phoenix Zoo
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $10; 21+ only

McDowell Mountain Music Festival: Bon Iver & Rufus Du Sol (March 6-8)
Where: Margaret T. Hance Park
Time: Gates open at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday
Admission: $85, single-day admission; weekend passes available

FanShield 500 NASCAR Weekend (March 6-8)
Where: Phoenix Raceway (formerly ISM Raceway)
Time: Friday, General Tire 150; Saturday, LS Tractor 200; Sunday, FanShield 500
Admission: Pricing varies by seat and section; pricing for Sunday’s race starts at $47.

Maricopa County Home and Landscape Show (March 6-8)
Where: State Farm Stadium
Time: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $8; $2 for kids, 3-12, and $4 for military and seniors

Portland Trail Blazers vs Phoenix Suns (March 6)
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $15+

Melrose on 7th Avenue Street Fair (March 7)
Where: Along 7th Avenue, between Indian School and Camelback roads
Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: Free

Persian New Year Festival (March 7)
Where: Scottsdale Waterfront
Time: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: Free; food and drink are separate costs

Arizona Craft Beer Festival (March 7)
Where: Westgate Entertainment District
Time: Gates open at 5 p.m.; VIP allowed in at 4 p.m.
Admission: $35-$80 (included beer samples, souvenir mug)
Note: This is a 21+ event.

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure 35th Anniversary Tour (March 7)
Where: Arizona Federal Theatre
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $39.50+

Maricopa Salsa Festival (March 7)
Where: Copper Sky Regional Park, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Maricopa AZ 85138
Time: Noon to 8 p.m.
Admission: Free; sample kits are $1; pre-paid parking is $5, though there are free lots with shuttles.

Portland Timbers vs. Phoenix Rising (March 7)
Where: Casino Arizona Field
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $18+

Heard Guild Indian Fair & Market (March 7-8)
Where: Heard Museum
Time: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: $22-$25; discounts for Heard Museum members, seniors, students, and Native Americans

Free Family Fit Fest (March 7)
Where: Arizona Boardwalk courtyard (formerly Odysea in the Desert)
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Admission: Free

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Phoenix Suns (March 8)
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: 3 p.m.
Admission: $38+


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

Editor's note: Wonderspaces has extended its current exhibition until April 17. We've updated the entry above to reflect that.