By Tuesday Mahrle

Don’t stay cooped up indoors on this wonderful holiday. Check out some hogs in Mesa, grub on some amazing food, or Experience India without leaving the city. Read on to see where to show your face during this hot, but entertaining weekend.

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1. A musical about putting hands where?

September 1 – September 24
The new musical, Hands on a Hardbody premiers at Arizona Broadway Theatre. Inspired by real life events, ten hard-luck Texans have an opportunity for a new lease on life… so close they can touch it. Watch a hard-fought contest where only one winner can drive away with the American Dream.

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2. Meet some planetary stars

August 31
Meet Camille Little and Danielle Robinson from the Phoenix Mercury! You can receive autographs and take photos with the girls, the Hip Hop Squad, and Scorch. They will also be giving away tickets and merchandise.
*Free Event

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3. The Devils play at home

August 31
Sun Devil Football opens the 2017 season at home this week, taking on New Mexico State. Whether you’re a student, parent, alumni, or fan, it’s always a good time.

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4. Check out some hogs in Mesa

September 1
Once a month, Downtown Mesa becomes a biker’s paradise during Mesa Motorcycles on Main. The motorcycle festival attracts thousands of visitors and features live music, beer gardens, food, vendors and a sea of beautiful bikes.
*Free Event

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5. Travel without the expensive plane ticket

September 2-3
Join the Musical Instrument Museum for the fifth annual celebration of the music and culture of India at Experience India! See vibrant musical and dance performances, participate in an instrument-making craft and dance workshops, listen to Curator Talks, and more.

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6. Taste the best made by the best

September 2
For one day, the Valley’s best chefs come together to make the tastiest dishes at Phoenix Cooks! Attendees can look forward to sampling chefs’ specialties and sipping on a variety of beverages. The entire event supports Special Olympics Arizona.

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7. Get some laughs at Commerica

September 2
The man behind “The Chappelle Show” is visiting Commerica Theatre this weekend on his 2017 Stand Up Comedy Tour. Check out why Dave Chappelle has been so popular since Robin Hood: Men in Tights.

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8. Let it Go this weekend

September 3
Idina Menzel started her career in the famous Broadway show, Rent and has made herself a household name as Elsa in Disney’s Frozen. Finally off her Broadway role in If/Then, she visits Commerica Theatre to delight us in her music and humor.

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9. Enjoy world famous beats poolside

September 3
What better way to celebrate Labor Day Weekend than with a pool party? Tiësto, a Grammy winning DJ will be entertaining the crowd.

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10. They grow up so fast!

September 3
Don’t miss the biggest Quinceanera event in Arizona at the Quinceanera Magazine Expo. Plan her entire event in one day with hundreds of vendors.
*Free event

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