FUN! 29 things to do this weekend in Phoenix

Posted at 9:29 AM, Oct 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-03 12:29:17-04

It's going to be a BUSY weekend in the Valley.

The Arizona Diamondbacks host Fan Appreciation Day on Sunday during their game against the Houston Astros. Fans will have a chance to win a variety of prizes and can purchase discount team swag.

The Phoenix Suns will have an istrasquad scrimmage as part of their Fan Fest this weekend at The Madhouse on McDowell.

It's October, which means Oktoberfest. SanTan Brewery and Peoria have celebrations this weekend,plus several haunted houses will be opening up.


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Friday, October 2:

Rascal Flatts Riot Tour 2015 with RaeLynn, Scotty McCreery 
Where: Ak-Chin Pavilion
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $31.25 - $61

First Fridays 
Where: Roosevelt Row in Downtown Phoenix
Time: 6 – 10 p.m.

Tribute to the Brave – Phoenix Symphony 
Where: Phoenix Symphony Hall
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $18 - $83

Tempe Movies in the Park – 101 Dalmatians
Where: Kiwanis Park (Baseline Road and Ash Avenue)
Time: At dusk (around 6 p.m.)
Admission: Free

Lil Boosie Badazz 
Where: Celebrity Theater
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $15 - $35

Zhen Shan Ren International Art exhibit 
“Art That Touches the Soul”
Where: ASU Memorial Union, 301 E. Orange Mall, Tempe
Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: ASU Gammage
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $30
**Show times vary by date. Some matinee available. Check website for details.

A Night With The Stars
Where: Arizona Museum of Natural History, 53. N. Macdonald, Mesa
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Admission: $9 – adult non-members, $5 – kid non-members; members are free


Saturday, October 3:
Don Henley ft. Shawn Colvin
Where: Comerica Theater
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $51 - $131

Dave Coulier
Where: Tempe Improv
Tune: 7 p.m. & 10 p.m.
Admission: $20
** Show scheduled for Sunday, October 4, too.

Casting Call: A Christmas Story, the musical
Where: ASU Gammage Box Office Lobby
Time: Registration, 8 a.m. Choreography, 9 a.m.
Notes: Open to kids 8-13 years old, 4 feet 5 inches to 4 feet 10 inches tall, and must have some dance training.

PHX Arts and Culture @ 30 Years Celebration

Where: Phoenix Convention Center, Herberger Theater, Monroe Street between Second and Third streets
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: Free

Phoenix Suns Fan Fest/Free Instrasquad scrimmage
Where: The Madhouse on McDowell (formerly Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum)
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: Free

SanTan Brewing Oktoberfest
Where: SanTan Brewing Company, downtown Chandler
Time: 3 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Admission: $10 at Bashas, $12 online or $15 at the door

Tour de Fat 2015
Where: Tempe Beach Park
Time: All day, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: Free

Chandler Mariachi & Folklorico Festival
Where: Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Avenue
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $20 - $40

Tukee Fest Rockin' In the Park
Where: 4700 E Warner Road, Phoenix
Time: 5 - 9 p.m.
Admission: $5 - adults

The Old World Oktoberfest
Where: Centennial Plaza Park, 9875 N. 85th Avenue, Peoria
Time: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Admission: $5 – adults, free - children 12 and under

ASU Hockey vs Arizona
Where: Gila River Arena
Time: 7 p.m.

Rainha e Rei 2015
Where: The Pressroom
Time: 9 p.m.
Admission: $20

Cooking demo with Maya’s Farm
Where: Phoenix Public Market
Time: 8 a.m. – noon
Admission: Free

Maricopa County Home & Garden Show **ALL WEEKEND
Where: Arizona State Fairgrounds
Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday)
Admission: $5 - Adults, $2 - kids (3-12)

Sunday, October 4:

Arizona Cardinals vs St. LouisRams
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium
Time: 1:25 p.m.

A Taste of Greece – AZ Greek Festival (All weekend)
Where: St. Katherine Church, 2716 N. Dobson Road, Chandler
Time: Friday (5 p.m. – 10 p.m), Saturday (11 a.m. – 10 p.m.), Sunday (11 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
Admission: 2 free admission tickets. See website for details.

Arizona D-backs Fan Appreciation Day
D-backs vs Houston Astros
Where: Chase Field
Time: Game starts at 12:10 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $10
Notes: D-backs will have giveaways and discounts on team swag.

Chicago, the musical – Final date
Where: Phoenix Theater
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $66 - $96

Of Mice and Men – Desert Stages
Where: Scottsdale Desert Stages Theater, 4720 N. Scottsdale Road
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: $22 - $25

Vertuccio Farms corn & maze festival
Where: Vertuccio Farms, 4011 S. Power Road
Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Admission: $9 per person

Celebration of Fall at Phoenix Zoo
Pumpkin Stomp & Chomp: Galapagos Tortoise, Tiger, Warty Pigs
Where: Phoenix Zoo
Time: 10 a.m. (Tortoise), 12 p.m. (Tiger), 2 p.m. (Warty Pigs)
Admission: Included with zoo admission