Radar: Things to Do in PHX This Week


Your week, planned: Don’t miss our top picks for what to do in and around Phoenix.


From pulsating concerts to immersive cultural events, this week promises something for everyone. With so much to discover and enjoy, this week in Phoenix is brimming with endless possibilities. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey of entertainment, exploration, and excitement! Note: Some descriptions courtesy of event hosts and edited for clarity.

 

5.17-5.26

2024 Spring Arizona Restaurant Week

Get ready to spice up your dining life during Arizona Restaurant Week. We’re serving up a state-sized plate of choices, from sizzling Southwestern flavors and your favorite comfort food to luxe dining experiences and flavors from around the globe. We hope you’re hungry! arizonarestaurantweek.com // @azrestaurant

 

5.20

Bryson Tiller Tour

Don’t miss your chance to witness Bryson Tiller’s North America Tour, a captivating narrative of his artistic evolution and a celebration of vocal authenticity. With songs like “Don’t” and “Whatever She Wants,” it’s sure to be a night of musical excellence. $113+. 8 p.m. Arizona Financial Theatre; livenation.com // @brysontiller

 

Bud Lover’s Bash

The Bud Lovers Bash is back at The Clarendon Hotel on Monday! Join Elevations Nation and Cannafriends for an epic night of fun, featuring top cannabis brands and a celebration of all things green. Engage with industry experts, explore the latest products, and enjoy music, games, and surprises. $25. 7 p.m. Clarendon Hotel; elevationsnation.com // @elevationsnation

 

5.21

GUNNA: The Bittersweet Tour

Get ready for an unforgettable night as Gunna takes the stage at the Arizona Financial Theatre this Tuesday! As part of his Bittersweet Tour initiative, Gunna is partnering with the Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC) and Live Nation to support his non-profit organization, “Gunna’s Great Giveaway.” For every ticket sold on the tour, Gunna will be allocating $1 to his non-profit organization. Don’t miss your chance to experience Gunna’s electrifying performance while contributing to a great cause! $69+. 8 p.m. Arizona Financial Theatre; livenation.com // @gunna

 

Justin Timberlake – The Forget Tomorrow World Tour

Prepare for an extraordinary evening as Justin Timberlake graces the stage at Footprint Center this Tuesday! Embark on a musical journey with one of the industry’s most iconic performers as he presents “The Forget Tomorrow World Tour.” Experience Timberlake’s unparalleled talent and electrifying energy as he delivers hit after hit from his illustrious career. $138+. 7:30 p.m. Footprint Center; ticketmaster.com // @justintimberlake

 

5.21-5.25

2024 PAC-12 Baseball Tournament

The 2024 Pac-12 Baseball Tournament returns to Scottsdale Stadium from May 21-25. Coverage of the event will take place across Pac-12 Networks. Nine teams will again compete, beginning with a round-robin pool play across Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the tournament, each day featuring three games. Scottsdale Stadium; pac-12.com // @pac12conference

 

5.22

Art Talk: The Art of Larry Bell

Join the Phoenix Art Museum for a captivating dialogue celebrating the six-decade career of renowned experimental artist Larry Bell. In an engaging conversation with Rachel Zebro, associate curator for collections, discover Bell’s illuminating practice spanning glass, sculptures, and mixed-media collages. $5+. 6 p.m. Phoenix Art Museum; phxartmuseum.com // @phxart

 

Ballet Arizona

Embark on an enchanting journey through the seasons as The Four Seasons makes its triumphant return to Desert Botanical Garden this Wednesday! Set to Vivaldi’s timeless score, immerse yourself in a captivating fusion of movement and music as you experience the beauty of spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Against the backdrop of the breathtaking desert landscape and the setting sun, prepare to be mesmerized by this unparalleled sensory experience. $10+. 8 p.m. Desert Botanical Garden; ticketmaster.com // @balletarizona 

 

5.23

Phoenix Mercury vs. Washington Mystics

Don’t miss the electrifying atmosphere as the Phoenix Mercury take the court against the Washington Mystics at Footprint Center this Saturday. Join fellow fans and cheer on your favorite players as they aim for victory in this thrilling matchup! $21+. 7 p.m. Footprint Center; ticketmaster.com // @phoenixmercury 

 

Amon Amarth – Metal Crushes All Tour

Get ready to unleash your inner metal warrior! Amon Amarth will be bringing their Metal Crushes All Tour to the Arizona Financial Theatre this Thursday for a night of headbanging and heavy metal glory! Prepare for an epic journey through thunderous riffs, powerful vocals, and epic tales of Norse mythology that will shake the very foundations of the venue. $61+. 6:30 p.m. Arizona Financial Theatre; vividseats.com // @amonamarth 

 

Sunset Vibes at STK Scottsdale

Elevate the week with Sunset Vibes at STK Rooftop, a weekly live music event happening on Thursday evenings beginning 3/14, featuring live music from Scottsdale’s hottest performers, along with exclusive happy hour specials & promotions to highlight during the event. Sip on handcrafted cocktails, indulge in delicious bites and savor the flavors of the evening as the sun sets over the city. 5:30 p.m. STK Scottsdale Rooftop; stksteakhouse.com // @eatstk

 

5.24-5.26

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Miami Marlins

Get ready for some baseball action as the Arizona Diamondbacks face off against fellow National League team, the Miami Marlins, for an exciting three-game series starting this Friday! Stick around after the game for a dazzling Friday night fireworks show that will light up the sky and add an extra spark to your evening at the ballpark. $25+. 6:40 p.m. Chase Field; ticketmaster.com // @dbacks

 

5.24

Maggie Rogers: The Don’t Forget Me Tour

Get ready for an unforgettable night of music as Maggie Rogers will be gracing the stage at the Arizona Financial Theatre this Friday with special guest The Japanese House as part of her “The Don’t Forget Me Tour.” Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to experience live performances from two incredible artists in one evening. $86+. 7:30 p.m. Arizona Financial Theatre; livenation.com // @maggierogers

 

5.25
Discovery Days at Taliesin West

Join Taliesin West for Discovery Day, where you can uncover the fascinating world of art, architecture, and nature! Immerse yourself in the legacy of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation as you explore their grounds and spaces at your own pace. From captivating performances to engaging activities led by various Foundation departments, ask-me stations, and crafts for the whole family, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. $5. 10 a.m. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West; franklloydwright.org // @therebelphx

 

The Wine Collective 2 Year Anniversary Party

What better way to celebrate national wine day on May 25 than celebrating The Wine Collective’s Two Year Anniversary party! The makers of Soaring Wines based out of Willcox, AZ will be joining in and sharing their story as we celebrate Arizona wine. $20. 4 p.m. The Wine Collective of Scottsdale; the-wine-collective.com // @thewinecollectivescottsdale

 

5.26
All White Memorial Day RoofTop Party
Get ready to elevate your Memorial Day weekend at the LUX-All White Memorial Day Rooftop Party this Sunday at Diablo Rooftop! Dance the night away under the stars with your friends and soak in the breathtaking views from the rooftop. Dress to impress in your best all-white outfit and get ready for a night filled with unforgettable moments. $15+. 6 p.m. Diablo Rooftop; allevents.in // @cambriahotels

 

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5.13-5.14

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Cincinnati Reds

Prepare for an exhilarating showdown as the Arizona Diamondbacks take on the Cincinnati Reds in an epic homestand at Chase Field! The excitement will unfold as these two National League teams clash on the diamond. Experience the thrill of live baseball action as the Diamondbacks defend their home turf against the Reds! $21+. 6:40 p.m. Chase Field; ticketmaster.com // @dbacks

 

5.13

Waxahatchee

Get ready for a mesmerizing night of indie music as Waxahatchee takes the stage at The Van Buren! Led by the talented singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield, Waxahatchee promises an unforgettable performance on this Monday. Known for their captivating sound and introspective lyrics, Waxahatchee has been captivating audiences since their formation in 2010. $48+. 8 p.m. The Van Buren; livenation.com // @waxa_katie

 

5.14

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson: We Who Wrestle with God Tour

Prepare for an extraordinary evening of enlightenment and entertainment as Jordan Peterson brings his “We Who Wrestle With God” tour to the Arizona Financial Theatre! Blurring the lines between concert, lecture, and family banter, this unique event promises to captivate and inspire audiences. Join Jordan Peterson as he delves into profound topics while sharing his wisdom and insights. Whether you’re a fan of his thought-provoking lectures or simply curious about his perspectives, this event is not to be missed. $62+. 7:30 p.m. Arizona Financial Theatre; livenation.com // @jordan.b.peterson

 

5.15

Ballet Arizona

Embark on an enchanting journey through the seasons as The Four Seasons makes its triumphant return to Desert Botanical Garden this Wednesday! Set to Vivaldi’s timeless score, immerse yourself in a captivating fusion of movement and music as you experience the beauty of spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Against the backdrop of the breathtaking desert landscape and the setting sun, prepare to be mesmerized by this unparalleled sensory experience. $10+. 8 p.m. Desert Botanical Garden; ticketmaster.com // @balletarizona 

 

Matt Rife: ProbleMATTic World Tour

Get ready for a night of laughter and entertainment as Matt Rife brings his ProbleMATTic World Tour to the Arizona Financial Theatre! Join in for an evening filled with hilarious anecdotes, sharp wit, and relatable humor as Matt Rife takes the stage. Known for his unique comedic style and charismatic stage presence, Rife promises to deliver a performance that will leave you in stitches. $290+. 7 p.m. Arizona Financial Theatre; livenation.com // @mattrife 

 

5.16

Pedal Haus Brewery’s Neighborhood Bash

Celebrate your community at the DTPHX Neighborhood Appreciation Bash this Thursday! Indulge in craft cocktails, liquor samplings, Lager Limón beer release, and delectable bites. Tickets grant access to the rooftop, a complimentary drink, buffet, and entry into the raffle for fantastic prizes. Live entertainment will ensure an unforgettable evening. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the DTPHX neighborhood in style! $20. 7 p.m. Pedal Haus Downtown; eventbrite.com // @pedalhausbrewery

 

Jacob Collier – Djesse Vol. 4 Tour

Experience the live performance of award-winning singer Jacob Collier at Arizona Financial Theatre on Thursday. Known for his eclectic blend of alternative/indie and jazz and hits like “All I Need,” Collier promises an unforgettable evening of musical brilliance. $32+. 7 p.m. Arizona Financial Theatre; vividseats.com // @jacobcollier

 

5.17
Sorry for Party Rocking

Step back in time to an era where pop and dance music reigned supreme at the ultimate party experience in Phoenix! Get ready to groove to the iconic club bangers of the 2010s from artists like KE$HA, David Guetta, and Rihanna, and fist bump all night long like it’s still 2012! It’s a night of good vibes only, where neon 2010s attire is encouraged for the full nostalgia effect. $20. 8:30 p.m. The Rebel Lounge; therebellounge.com // @therebelphx



Science With a TWIST | Prom: A Science Soiree
Get ready to relive prom night in a whole new way at Arizona Science Center’s first-ever 21+ prom! Experience prom with a twist as you delve into the enchanting world of fairytale science. Sip on cocktails while exploring lectures on mythical creatures and the history of magic, participate in hands-on activities exploring folklore favorites, and test your knowledge with tall tale trivia. Dance the night away to a live DJ, capture memories at the selfie station, and get creative with the costume contest for a chance to win Prom Royalty! $30. 6 p.m. Arizona Science Center; azscience.org // @azscience

5.18
Phoenix Mercury vs. Atlanta Dream
Don’t miss the electrifying atmosphere as the Phoenix Mercury hit the court for their first home game of the regular season against the Atlanta Dream at Footprint Center this Saturday. Join fellow fans and cheer on your favorite players as they aim for victory in this thrilling matchup!  $18+. 7 p.m. Footprint Center; ticketmaster.com // @phoenixmercury

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Detroit Tigers
Prepare for an electrifying evening as the Diamondbacks take the diamond for a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers this weekend in Downtown Phoenix! Cheer on your local team as they aim for victory in this thrilling matchup!  $33+. 5:10 p.m. Chase Field; ticketmaster.com // @dbacks

5.19
Boots in the Park
Get ready for an unforgettable day of country music at Boots In The Park, taking over Tempe Beach Park this Sunday! Featuring performances by Kane Brown, Lee Brice, Tyler Hubbard, Parmalee, and Luwiss Lux, this event promises non-stop entertainment. Join fellow country music fans for line dancing, beer and craft cocktails, locally curated food vendors, art installations, and breathtaking views of Arizona’s landscape. $99+. 12 p.m. Tempe Beach Park; bootsinthepark.com // @bootsinthepark

Warpaint
Catch indie-rock band Warpaint live at The Van Buren this Sunday! They’ll be performing their new single “Common Blue” along with other chart-topping hits. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience their mesmerizing performance firsthand.  $25+. 8 p.m. The Van Buren; livenation.com // @warpaint

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