FUN! 18 things to do this week in the Valley

Posted at 11:42 PM, Mar 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-07 01:42:30-05

What's going on this week?

Charlie Puth takes the LiveWire stage on Monday night. It's also the wrap-up party for Scottsdale Fashion Week.

Bruce Springsteem and the E Street Band is in town!

Parmalee comes into town later in the week to headline the 2016 Chandler Ostrich Festival. If you haven't gone before, yes, there are ostrich races (it's a quirky Chandler thing, but you have to like it!).

View more events below. 

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Monday, March 7:


Charlie Puth: Nine Track Mind Tour
Where: Livewire
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $20


Tuesday, March 8:


Bruce Munro: Sonoran Light
Where: Desert Botanical Garden
Time: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Admission: $12.50 - $25


Wednesday, March 9:


Phoenix Suns vs New York Knicks
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $21+



Thursday, March 10:


Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $55 - $150


Maria Bamford
Where: Stand Up Live
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $25


Peter Frampton - Acoustic Tour
Where: Orpheum Theater, downtown Phoenix
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $58.50 - $350


Juilliard String Quartet
Where: Mesa Arts Center
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $30 - $70


Futuristic ft. Devvon Terrell
Where: Livewire
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $20 (advanced), $25 - day of


Bob Marley
Where: Stand Up Live
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $20


Friday, March 11:


28th annual Chandler Ostrich Festival
Where: Tumbleweed Park
Time: Friday, 2 p.m. - midnight; Saturday, 10 a.m. - midnight; Sunday, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Click here for full schedule
Admission: $10 - adult, $7 - children (5-12), $50 - VIP


Chandler Ostrich Festival concerts:

Friday - Parmalee

Saturday - Kalin & Myles and The English Beat

Sunday - Ozomatli



McDowell Mountain Music Festival: Beck
Where: Margaret T. Hance Parj
Time: Friday, 3 p.m. - 11 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Admission: Varies. Daily passes, 3-day passes, “After-Hours” passes available.


Arizona Wild West Festival

Where: Cave Creek
Time: Generally, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Events, venues, times vary each day. Check website for details.


Bruce Bruce
Where: Stand Up Live
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $25 - general; $35 - vip


Scottsdale Arts Festival
Where: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Civic Center Park
Time: Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $10 - adults, $5 - students, free for members


Where: ASU Gammage
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $45 - 130


The Gershin Experience: Here to Stay
Lisa Ironman, Ryan VanDemBoom, Phoenix Symphony
Where: Phoenix Symphony
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $18 - $83


Conservation Science Night at the Phoenix Zoo
Where: Phoenix Zoo
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Admission: Free (advanced registration required, space is limited)