Prickly pears

By Tuesday Mahrle

 

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Sparkling Wine Week with Beckett’s Table

August 16-August 19

Arcadia restaurant fave, Beckett’s Table, invites wine drinkers to expand their horizons with a week dedicated to bubbly. Sommelier-chosen champagnes and sparkling wines will be available by the glass, bottle or through a special sparkling flight. Whether you’re looking for a taste of something French, Italian or closer to home, there’s a sip to satisfy your needs.

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Ignite Collaborative Presents DUO

August 16-August 17

Ignite Collaborative, a creative force in the Phoenix arts scene since 2011, presents their premiere full-length show, DUO, exploring duality in the human experience. Duality is all around us; day becomes night, breath is inhaled and exhaled, to every beginning, there is an end. Duality exists within us; joy and sorrow, love and rage, fantasy and reality.

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David Cross “Oh Come On”

Thursday, August 16

Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee David Cross is an inventive performer, writer and producer on stage and screens both big and small.

His new series, Bliss premiered on Sky TV in the UK in February 2018. The inventive series is about a travel writer who has two families, and neither knows of the others existence.

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Science With a Twist: Once Upon a Time Murder Mystery

Friday, August 17

The Evil Queen welcomes you to a night of enchantment filled with fairy tales and science at this Science With A Twist. However, the nightmare begins when the clock bell rings 6 p.m. One of the magical guests will be found dead. Everyone claims to be innocent —Snow White, Tinkerbell, Rumpelstiltskin—but not everyone will have a happy ending. Beware of poisoned apples and liars lurking around the Center as you follow the clues. Crack the code with a bit of science and stop the true evil one from striking again before the clock strikes 10 p.m.

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Panic! At the Disco

Friday, August 17

After debuting their sixth studio album, Pray For The Wicked, Panic! At the Disco kicked off their U.S. arena tour, produced by AEG Presents.

Pray For The Wicked follows Panic! At The Disco’s critically acclaimed fifth album, Death Of A Bachelor, which was released on January 15, 2016 via Fueled By Ramen/DCD2 Records. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart and was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2017 Grammy Awards.

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7th Annual Prickly Pear Festival

Saturday, August 18

The Seventh Annual Prickly Pear Festival celebrates all the edible wonders of the Sonoran Desert while showcasing the many products and health benefits of the prickly pear cactus. Along with the festival activities, most of the local restaurants and retail merchants will have special sales and prickly pear items for sale.

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Concert in the Conservatory

Saturday, August 18

Experience the natural beauty and visit your flying friends with Butterfly Wonderland’s monthly concert series. Alongside live butterfly exhibitions and panels, an acoustic performance will take place in the tranquil space.

*free with admission

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Ry Cooder featuring The Hamiltones

Saturday, August 18

Ry Cooder is best known for his unparalleled skill on the slide guitar. The recipient of six Grammy Awards  – including Best Tropical Latin Performance for producing the classic album Buena Vista Social Club  – Cooder is an in-demand musician, performing on albums by The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Nancy Sinatra and James Taylor.

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Christian Nodal “De Tu Mano Tour”

Saturday, August 18

Christian Nodal is a Mexican singer-songwriter of mariachi music. Christian was born and raised in Caborca, Mexico and started singing at the age of four and taught himself piano and guitar.

In 2017, Nodal released “Adios Amor,” which quickly became a huge hit in Mexico and the United States.

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The Van Beer’n Indoor Beer Festival

Sunday, August 19

Come cool off at The Van Buren for an indoor beer fest in Downtown Phoenix! Featuring 20+ breweries including Four Peaks, 10 Barrel, Elysian, Golden Road, Breckenridge, Goose Island, 21st Amendment, Barrio, Ace Cider, Coronado, Deschutes, Founders, Lumberyard, Modern Times, Mudshark, Ninkasi and more.

*free event

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