Radar: To Do in PHX 9.28 – 10.1

Vintage + Vinyl Night Market Pickers Playground at Crescent Ballroom. Photo from Pickers Playground on Eventbrite.

Still looking for plans to start off October? We’ve got you covered! Bring a date and have fun with Lego at Bricks & Brews or get your goth on for the Goth-toberfest Pub Crawl. If those aren’t your thing, head down to Somas Peoria in Old Town to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Phoenix Pride is also hosting their 2023 Banned Books Reading on Friday night. Good luck picking just one event from this list for the weekend! 


Vintage + Vinyl Night Market Pickers Playground at Crescent Ballroom
Start your weekend off by updating your wardrobe with some old pieces at the Vintage + Vinyl Night Market. DJ Tony Tone will be spinning vinyl all night long. Free. 7 p.m. 308 North 2nd Avenue Phoenix, AZ; crescentphx.com // @CrescentPHX

Bricks & Brews! Beer tasting and Lego building event at The Joy Lush Club
The Joy Lush Club and Harland Brewing Company are teaming up for another round of Bricks & Brews. Featuring their greatest brews, each ticket includes one draft or canned brew and a ‘Exotic’ Creator LEGO kit. $20. 6 p.m. 24 West Camelback Road #Suite D & E Phoenix, AZ; thejoylushclub.com // @thejoylushclub


Banned Books Reading 2023 at Alwun House Foundation
Join Phoenix Pride for a special night all about book censorship! There will be readings from a variety of banned books from others who love freedom of literature. $15-$50. 8 p.m. 1204 East Roosevelt Street Phoenix, AZ; phoenixpride.org // @phoenixprideaz

The Mighty Carmina Burana at The Phoenix Symphony
You know that one song that’s in everything from movies to Gatorade commercials? Well, this weekend it’ll be playing here in the city at The Phoenix Symphony with Tito Muñoz as the conductor. $35+. 7:30 p.m. 75 N 1st St, Phoenix, AZ; phoenixsymphony.org // @phoenixsymphony


Toke N’ Munch Food Fest at The Dealership Venue
If you’re more of a toker than a drinker, head down to Toke N’ Munch Food Fest for a day full of fun, food and all around good vibes. Free. 5 p.m. 5307 West Glendale Avenue Glendale, AZ; arizonaorganix.org // @azo_dispensary 

Somos Peoria at Old Town Peoria
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in style! Somos Peoria will have performances by Ozomatli, Color Me Badd, and the Mariachi Divas, as well as Ballet Folklorico, lucha libre, and more. $40 – $75. 4 p.m. 8311 W Washington Peoria, AZ; peoriaaz.gov // @peoriaazcam


Cactus Clubhouse at Desert Botanical Garden
Get the whole family together and head over to the Desert Botanical Garden for the opening weekend of Cactus Clubhouse. In its new location in the Weisz Learning Center, kids can have fun while learning both by themselves and others. Free+. Times vary. 1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ; dbg.org // @dbgphx

Live @ Crescent Ballroom – A Weekly Jazz Jam Session at Crescent Ballroom
Head to Crescent Ballroom for their first jazz jam of October! Pack your favorite brass instrument and don’t miss out on this sweet session put on by Scumbag Airlines. Free. 8 p.m. 308 N 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ; crescentphx.com // @CrescentPHX

Good Grief by Chestnut at FOUND:RE
If you haven’t checked out “Good Grief” by Chestnut, this is your last weekend! The exhibit uses cartoons to discuss the struggles of mental health and the vices that some people use to cope with it. Free. Times vary. 1100 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ; foundrehotels.com // @foundrephx

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