Radar: To Do in PHX 9.22-25

Photo by ben gursky

We’re here to ease you into a weekend that is maybe feeling like fall? This week’s digital radar is your guide for events that are for everyone everywhere, who loves a good mystery and a bad guy. Choose between puppies or pickles. Maybe you want to visit Motown Philly. 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.


David Pederson: Murder at Union Station at Changing Hands Bookstore
David Pederson’s latest murder mystery is based on a true story! It was inspired by a real-life event that happened in the 1930s, where a woman murdered her two friends and hid the bodies in trunks, which were then loaded onto a train bound for California. $19.49 (book included). 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. 300 West Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ; changinghands.com // @changinghands

Yappy Hour at Desert Ridge Marketplace
Join our sunset stroll benefitting The Arizona Humane Society, then explore our dog-friendly District! Grab a drink from Copper Blues Live’s outdoor bar following the walk. Enjoy live music at The District Stage! Stop by The Arizona Humane Society’s Cuddle Bunch Zone with pups available for adoption. Snap a shot with you and your BFF at our custom photo op. Grab a goodie bag from PetSmart while supplies last. Pup Cups available for a donation to The Arizona Humane Society. Bone Bar (Customize your own bone) for a donation to The Arizona Humane Society. All are welcome to enjoy – no pup required. Dogs must remain on leashes for the entirety of the event. Free. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 21001 North Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, AZ; shopdesertridge.com // @desertridge


Boyz II Men at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, Chandler
Although you’ve come to the end of the road, no you can’t let go…of the best R&B group ever to come out of the 90’s. Tix start at $55. 8 p.m. 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Chandler, AZ; wildhorsepass.com // @visitwildhorsepass

Rage in the Ring 13 at Stratus Event Center
Despite all your rage you are still just a muay thai boxer in this cage! What a terrifying/satisfying event. $45 – $105. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. 4344 West Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ; facebook.com/StratusEventCenter // @stratuseventcenter


Gallery and Performance Showcase of BIPOC Artists for Reproductive Justice at Afri-Soul Clothing Store + Grassrootz Bookstore
Through art and expression, we release stigma and shame about our bodies, our past, and our reproductive journeys. This project is an evolving exploration of what it means to own our stories, hear our voices, and honor our experiences. Our goal is to shift the culture of stigma and shame in reproductive health by building upon the foundations of justice as spectacle, storytellers, dreamers, workers, educators, scientists, and cultural preservationists, to liberate the creative interpretation with the viewer, listener, and witness, so you may shift the culture as you move forward, remembering the change and changing those you come across. Free. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; 1145 E Washington St., Phoenix, AZ; grassrootzbookstore.com // @grassrootzbookstore

Family Fun Action & Adventure Festival at Arizona Boardwalk
The kids can meet and take photos with their favorite SUPER HEROES, ride along the ZIP LINE, enjoy Live ENTERTAINMENT and GAMES on center stage, play on BOUNCE HOUSES/SLIDES, get creative with our FACE PAINTERS, and win PRIZES in the Family Fun AZ Drawings!! The parents can enjoy SHOPPING from our various Local Vendors and eating yummy food from a variety of RESTAURANTS and SWEET SHOPS on property too! Free. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 9500 East Vía de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ


Pickle Crawl at Various Bars, Tempe
Pickle everything! From pickle drinks to pickle food, you won’t be in a pickle during this crawl. Participating bars: Varsity Tavern, The Handlebar, Ford Ignition Repair, Fat Tuesday. Tix start at $20. 2 p.m.

Drag King Showcase at Boycott Bar
We are gonna showcase some of Phoenix’s top drag kings and show that ‘kings can reign just as fierce as queens’! $3. 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. 4301 North 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ; boycottbarphx.com

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