Events

Search our guide to what's happening around Arizona. (Want your event listed? Send an email to Noah Austin at [email protected] Be sure to include the dates of the event, public contact information (phone and/or website) and a brief description.)

  • Central

    1. Desertscapes: Narrative Landscape Photography by Wayne Norton : Phoenix

      August 1 to August 31

      602-495-0901 www.pueblogrande.com

      Photographer Wayne Norton describes this exhibit of black and white landscape photographs as a portrait of the American desert through which he wishes "to question Man's treatment of the desert and our existence there."

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    2. Flashlight Tours at Desert Botanical Garden : Phoenix

      August 1 to August 31

      480-941-1225 www.dbg.org

      Every Thursday and Saturday starting at 7 p.m., beat the heat and take a self-paced stroll along the garden’s Desert Discovery Trail to discovery stations. Experience the plants, animals, sights and sounds of the desert night.

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    3. Personal Journeys: American Indian Landscapes : Phoenix

      August 1 to August 31

      602-252-8848 heard.org

      Explore the unique relationship American Indians have with land and how it has been expressed in art at the Heard Museum.

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    4. Sedona Bike & Brew : Sedona

      August 26 to August 27

      www.sedonabikebrew.com

      Mountain bikers of all ages and skill levels race or just have fun on a 6-mile track over 18 golf course holes and 80 acres of fairways with tee boxes, cart paths, and natural and man-made features — for a truly unique and high-energy experience.

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    5. Summer Sundays : Phoenix

      August 28

      heard.org

      Visit the Heard Museum every fourth Sunday through the summer from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

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    6. Pageant at Arizona Broadway Theatre : Peoria

      August 26 to August 31

      623-776-8400 azbroadway.org/

      Six contestants compete for the prestigious title of Miss Glamouresse. Because the audience picks the winner, no performance is ever the same. The contestants vying for the title are men competing in swimsuits, gowns and talent competitions.

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    7. Comedy Show: Triple Threat Tuesdays Open Mic Night : Phoenix

      August 23

      480-420-3553 az.houseofcomedy.net

      Rick Bronson's House of Comedy hosts local Arizona comedians of all levels of experience as they share the stage in various games and challenges designed to showcase their creativity and wit. 7:30 p.m. show; dinner and drinks served. Tickets are $4.

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    8. Comedy Show: Andy Woodhull : Phoenix

      August 24 to August 28

      480-420-3553 az.houseofcomedy.net/andy-woodhull

      Rick Bronson's House of Comedy presents this stand-up comedian, who has performed in the Laugh Across America Contest and other festivals and competitions. Dinner and drinks are served before and during the 90-minute show. Times vary.

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    9. Comedy Show: Triple Threat Tuesdays Open Mic Night : Phoenix

      August 30

      480-420-3553 az.houseofcomedy.net

      Rick Bronson's House of Comedy hosts local Arizona comedians of all levels of experience as they share the stage in various games and challenges designed to showcase their creativity and wit. 7:30 p.m. show; dinner and drinks served. Tickets are $4.

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    10. Comedy Show; Dean Delray : Phoenix

      August 31 to September 4

      480-420-3553 az.houseofcomedy.net/dean-delray

      Rick Bronson's House of Comedy presents this stand-up comedian, who has interviewed various comedians and rock stars on his podcast and acted in several movies. Dinner and drinks are served before and during the 90-minute show. Times vary.

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    11. KNIX Country Acoustic Summer : Phoenix

      August 24

      www.mesaartscenter.com

      The Mesa Arts Center (1 E. Main Street) hosts the Eli Young Band, Granger Smith and Chase Bryant for an acoustic concert. Tickets are $30 to $65. Doors open at 5 p.m.

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  • Western

    1. Sounds of Kingman – Concert in the Park at Metcalf Park : Kingman

      August 28

      928-715-0288 www.soundsofkingman.com/

      Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and coolers and enjoy this free concert with “some of the best music in Kingman that your money just can’t buy.” This month features the Blue Country Band at 5 p.m.

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  • Eastern

    1. Show Low Main Street Farmers’ Market & Art Walk : Show Low

      August 6 to August 27

      928-532-2680 http://www.showlowmainstreet.org/farmers-market--art-walk.html

      Festival Marketplace features local produce growers, food product producers, artisans and craftspeople, and entertainment every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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  • Northern

    1. Arizona Snowbowl's Scenic Skyride : Flagstaff

      August 5 to August 28

      928-779-1951 www.arizonasnowbowl.com

      Take a ride on Arizona Snowbowl's Scenic Skyride and enjoy a bird’s eye view of Northern Arizona, then listen to ranger talks at the top of the mountain.

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    2. 19th Annual Flagstaff Open Studios : Flagstaff

      August 27 to August 28

      928-779-2300 www.Flagstaff-Arts.org

      Take a self-guided tour of more than 80 studios. Meet local art stars, including painters, sculptors, fiber arts, glassworks, jewelers, photographers, stained glass and weavers. This child-friendly event offers children’s hands-on art projects.

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    3. 2nd Annual Arizona Trail North Rim Half Marathon and Tater Tot Trot 7 Mile : Grand Canyon North Rim

      August 28

      www.aztrail.org/halfmarathon_northrim/

      Run along the Arizona Trail’s easiest, softest running tread, looping across forests of spruce, pine and aspen, with views of limestone canyons, Marble Canyon, the Vermilion Cliffs, Saddle Mountain Wilderness, House Rock Valley and Navajo Mountain.

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  • Southern

    1. Mexican Film Festival : Nogales

      August 25

      520-287-2521 consulmex2.sre.gob.mx/nogales

      The Consulate General of Mexico (135 W. Cardwell Street) hosts this festival screening of "Qué te ha dado esa mujer?" ("What Has That Woman Done to You?"), showcasing iconic Mexican star Pedro Infante, at 5:30 p.m. Free admission. English subtitles.

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