Radar: To Do in PHX 5.18-21

Hayley Kiyoko. Photo courtesy of subject.

Welcome to the weekend! Chill out with tons of live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday or attend Taco Fest downtown and wake up with your besties on Sunday for Ocho Rios brunch and matching jewelry at the Mercantile. As always let us be your guide to an unforgettable weekend! Note: Most descriptions are courtesy of event hosts and edited for clarity.


Hayley Kiyoko at The Van Buren
Hayley Kiyoko has announced a world tour supporting her most recent second album, “Panorama.” The tour will take her through 33 cities in the UK, Europe and North America across the majority of April and May (and the first couple days of June). $35+. 7 p.m. 401 W Buren St. Phoenix; livenation.com // @livenation

The Moth – Phoenix Storyslam at Crescent Ballroom
Open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme. Tell a story, or just enjoy the show. $15. 8 p.m. 308 N. 2nd Ave. Phoenix; crescentphx.com // @cresecntphx


The Thirst Trap at Onyx Art Gallery
A one-of-a-kind discussion about love, relationships and desire, moderated by Isaac Paul at ONYX Gallery. While we are occasionally misled by the digital mirage, we’re oftentimes incentivized to present our most polished selves to the world. But there’s a fine line between presenting our best selves and being true to our authentic identities. $15+. 7 p.m. 1346 W Roosevelt St. #Suite A, Phoenix; thetequilatales.com // @thetequilatales

A Night at Bennie’s at Bennie’s
Join us in Bennie’s Courtyard for an evening of great music, food and drinks. Enjoy the beautiful ambiance of the lush outdoor courtyard while listening to various local artists. Free. 6 p.m. 7700 E McCormick Pkwy. Scottsdale; thescottsdaleresort.com // @thescottsdaleresort


Dermot Kennedy at Arizona Financial Theatre
Dermot Kennedy is an Irish singer-songwriter. He is best known for his 2019 singles “Outnumbered” and “Power Over Me,” his 2020 single “Giants” and his feature on the 2020 Meduza single “Paradise.” Stuttery hip-hop and R&B-influenced percussion underpins his weathered vocals as he combines organic and electronic elements into an arresting, emotional blend. $29+. 7:30 p.m. 400 W Washington St. Phoenix; livenation.com // @livenation

TACO FEST in Downtown Phoenix
Join us for the inaugural Taco Fest in Downtown Phoenix. Think block party meets night market meets the streets of Guadalajara, Mexico. Music fills the air. Taco makers and street food vendors entice you at every turn. Margaritas, tequila and mezcal flows. Local mercado vendors are scattered throughout the two city blocks. There’s an inclusive vibe and a community spirit. $15+. 6 p.m. N 1st St. + E Moreland St. Phoenix; phxfest.com // @tacosphx


Permanent Jewelry Pop-Up at The Merchantile
Big Link Energy is coming back to The Merchantile of Scottsdale. Bring your boo or your bestie to get matching permanent jewelry pieces. Various prices. 11 a.m. 3965 N Brown Ave. Scottsdale; merchantile.com // @themerchantile

Rum Punch & Brunch Sundays at Ocho Rios
Ocho Rios Jerk Spot is the place where great cooking and fantastic vibes meet. Our food is nutritious and delicious, and we welcome diners young and old. Try it yourself — we bring the islands to you. Free. 11 a.m. 4220 W Northern Ave. Phoenix; ochoriosjerkspot.com // @ochoriosjerkspot

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