Radar: To Do in PHX 8.11-8.14

Masters of the Universe poster.

We’re here to ease you into a weekend that is slowly ushering in the fall. This week’s digital radar is your guide for events that are for everyone everywhere, who loves wield the power of Greyskull. Choose between hip hop or mmmmmm. Hang out with sporty spices or awesome comics. Whatever your tastes are, feel certain that Phoenix is your place for active living. Note: Some descriptions courtesy of event hosts and edited for clarity.


2nd Annual Grassrootz Hip Hop Celebration at Grassrootz Bookstore & Juice Bar
August 11th and 12th  Grassrootz is here for the culture! Come celebrate the official birthdate of Hiphop Grassrootz Style at Grassroots Books and Juice Bar. Presented by Arian Nicole Music LLC, PHXLOC and Grassrootz Books and Juice Bar. Proceeds from this year’s Hiphop Celebration are going towards a youth music camp in partnership with Grassrootz! Food Trucks, Workshops and Entertainment. $25; 6pm to 9pm; 1145 East Washington St., Ste. 200, Phoenix, AZ; grassrootzbookstore.com // @grassrootzbookstore

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field
Put us in coach, we’re ready to watch! If you build it, they will come and enjoy a thrilling game of baseball. $12 – $210; 12:40pm; 401 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ; mlb.com/dbacks //@dbacks


Tim Heidecker at The Van Buren
Tim Heidecker is a comedy treasure. This is truly an unmissable show. $39.50 – $77; 8pm; 401 W Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85003; thevanburenphx.com // @thevanburenphx

Crash Test Dummies at Musical Instrument Museum
It’s been more than 30 years since Crash Test Dummies recorded their debut album, The Ghosts That Haunt Me. That album included the hit “Superman’s Song” and won the band a Juno Award for Group of the Year in its native Canada. The group’s success continued with 1993’s “God Shuffled His Feet,” with songs such as “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm,” “Swimming in Your Ocean,” and “Afternoons and Coffeespoons” becoming hits and fan favorites. The album garnered the band Grammy nominations for Best New Artist, Best Alternative Music Performance, and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group. The group parted ways at the end of the 1990s to pursue solo projects but reunited for a sold-out tour in celebration of the 25th anniversary of “God Shuffled His Feet.” They are now back again with original members Brad Roberts, Ellen Reid, Dan Roberts, and Mitch Dorge. $38.50 – $54.50; 7:00pm; 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050; mim.org // @mimphx


Jerry Day at SanTan Gardens
Deadheads get out your tie-dyed shirt (or get a new one at the event) and join us for Jerry Day 2022! Come celebrate the birthday of Grateful Dead’s late singer, guitarist, songwriter Jerry Garcias’s birthday at SanTan Gardens with Monkey & The Engineer! Featuring members of Xtra Ticket and The Noodles. Free – $35; 2pm to 5pm; 495 East Warner Rd., Chandler, AZ; santantours.com // @santanbrewing

FOUND:RE Wine Festival at FOUND:RE Hotel
Get ready to sample over 60 wines, enjoy delicious local food and live music at this wine festival! $25 GA/$50 VIP; 11am to 4pm; 1100 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ; foundrehotels.com // @foundrephx


Scottsdale Mimosa Fest at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row
It’s a great way to inject some Vitamin C into your system! $15 GA/$39 VIP; 12pm to 3pm; ​​4420 N Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale, AZ;  dierkswhiskeyrow.com // @whiskeyrowscottsdale

“Masters of the Universe” at Orpheum Theatre
The All Puppet Players invite you to enjoy a movie “classic” with them as they bring their fuzzy lunacy to the most beautiful theater in Arizona, The Orpheum Theatre of Phoenix. This plush, inviting, 1364 seat house, with intricate murals and moldings will house the R-rated puppets as they celebrate the 35-year anniversary of “Masters of the Universe” starring Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, and Monica Geller. Watch this crazy cult classic with our puppets as they scream at the screen, crack jokes, and basically question why this movie sits at 19% on Rotten Tomatoes! $16; 5:30pm; 203 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ; phoenixconventioncenter.com // @orpheumphx

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