Radar: To Do in PHX 9.14-9.17

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This weekend, there’s no shortage of events for people all over the Phoenix area. Starting with Restaurant Week, check out that spot that’s been on your radar for months, and then head to the Cardinals game on Sunday. Or take a look at the Art Battle at FOUND:RE Hotel and then hang at Phoenix’s 3rd annual Latino Pride festival. Check out the rest of our weekend picks below, and good luck choosing.


Arizona Restaurant Week
Catch the final days of Arizona Restaurant Week and take advantage of special fixed price menus at dozens of Phoenix-area restaurants. There are a huge variety of participating eateries, from the seasonal, Indigenous American- and Sonoran-influenced menu at Carcara to a decadent Japanese feast at Bisutoro Sushi. Various locations; arizonarestaurantweek.com // @azrestaurant

Shane Torres at Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy
Magnetic standup comic Shane Torres spends the weekend at the House of Comedy, showcasing his well-honed material. Whether or not you recognize Shane from his myriad TV appearances on everything from “Comedy Bang Bang” to “Last Comic Standing” to “Ron White’s Comedy Salute To The Troops,” you’ll be sure to fall for his wild-eyed charm. $18+. Various times. 5350 E High St. #105, Phoenix, AZ; az.houseofcomedy.net // @houseofcomedyaz



Art Battle Phoenix at FOUND:RE Hotel
Twelve artists face off across three rounds in a unique, thrilling live art competition. Audiences help decide the winner before getting the chance to bid on the pieces created by the competitors throughout the evening. $15+. 7 p.m. 1100 North Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ; foundrehotels.com // @foundrephx 

Extended Hours at the Arizona Science Center
The Arizona Science Center stays open late on select nights each month, with special events and other surprises planned for science fanatics of all ages. They’re also doing special Taylor Swift and Beyoncé-themed laser shows for only $5 in the Dorrance Planetarium, so you can relive two of the summer’s hottest tours in a totally new way. $12. 4 p.m. 600 E Washington St. Phoenix, AZ; azscience.org // @azscience



Fiestas Patrias at Casino Arizona
Celebrate Fiestas Patrias all weekend long at Casino Arizona, they’ve got traditional entertainment from Folkloric Dancers and Mariachi Azteca de Oro, live latin music from a variety of original artists and cover bands alike, and killer food and drink specials. Various times. 524 North 92nd St. Scottsdale, AZ; casinoarizona.com // @casinoarizona



Phoenix’s 3rd Annual Latino Pride Festival
The largest gathering of Latino LGBTQIA+ people in Arizona returns for its third year, celebrating the beautiful mix of hispanic heritage and LGBTQIA+ culture at Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix. Catch special performances from Adore Delano, Robin S., Lolita Banana, and many more, plus vendors and plenty of food and beverage options. $15+. 4 p.m. 113 North 6th St. Phoenix, AZ; heritagesquarephx.org // @latinopridealliance


9.16 – 9.17

10th Annual Garlic Festival at Queen Creek Olive Mill
“A stinkin’ good time for everyone” awaits you at Queen Creek Olive Mill’s tenth annual Garlic Fest, featuring plenty of specialty garlic items on display for sampling and purchase, plus live cooking demos, live music, raffles and games. Free. 10 a.m. 25062 S Meridian Rd. Queen Creek, AZ; queencreekolivemill.com // @queencreekolivemill



Music Bingo at Walter Station Brewery
Music lovers and beer lovers come together for a killer afternoon of music themed bingo. Enjoy five rounds of music bingo across a variety of themes, from Michael Jackson to Disney Movies to One Hit Wonders. Free. 3 p.m. 4056 East Washington St. Phoenix, AZ; walterstation.beer // @walterstationaz

Arizona Cardinals vs New York Giants at State Farm Stadium
The Cards take on the Giants at home after a heartbreaking week one loss to the Commanders. $67+. 1:05 p.m. 1 Cardinals Dr. Glendale, AZ; azcardinals.com // @azcardinals

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