Thanks for tuning in to the World of Arizona podcast network. I’m Amber. …and this is…7 Things To Do This Week, September 9th, 2019. This week’s episode is sponsored by ArizonaShack.com. Buy, sell and search real estate at ArizonaShack.com. Summer has passed my friends. Let the cool weather and fall festivals begin! We’re definitely exploring some of the necessities of life this week…Tacos, guitars, memorial ceremonies, ballet, art, jam sessions and messy playtime chaos. Hmm. Oh, did I mention tacos.
Tuesday at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Downtown Phoenix. Multi GRAMMY award-winning singer-songwriter, guitarist extraordinaire, one-of-a-kind mesmerizing vocalist…John Mayer will be strumming on stage and capturing our hearts. Hey Daughters, there’s No Such Thing as Gravity holding your Wonderland Body from this show. Go ahead and Wait For the World to Change with John and his guitar.
Time to uphold our vow to never forget. On Wednesday, September 11th, join Gilbert’s Fire & Rescue and Police Departments for a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial Plaza in Gilbert. The Ceremonial Team will bring the colors to half-staff in honor of those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. The Desert Ridge High School band will perform, as well as remarks from Police and Fire Chiefs. The Tribute in Light will close out the ceremony.
Thursday at Tempe Center For the Arts. Have you ever been intrigued by the sheer athleticism, grace and magic of the ballet, but not so much about paying the ticket price? Yeah, me too! Well, we are all in luck this week my artistic craving comrades. Ballet Arizona and The Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation is kicking of the season with Ballet Under the Stars. Bring the whole family to this dance spectacular for free! Yes, free, free, free free, free free, free, free.
Bloom and grow wild at the Mesa Arts Center’s annual season kickoff event…FLOURISH: The Art of Life on Earth. The free, family-friendly, fun festival inspired by Flora & Fauna, (Ha, F words are fantastic) is one of five exhibitions opening in the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum this fall. Enjoy entertainment, artmaking, demonstrations, delicious food, drink and more. The event invites us all to look closer and celebrate the incredible, fascinating world in which we live.
You’re in luck this Friday the 13th! Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix invites you to experience the epic musicianship, uncomparable jamband stylings of none-other than Dave Matthews Band. He’s pretty good.
Saturday, Downtown Chandler Stage, Tacos! Yes, the event you’ve all been waiting for is here. The 8th Annual Rockin’ Taco Street Fest! A festival combining food, music and cultural celebration…simply genius. Take in live entertainment, a low-rider car show, taco eating competitions, a salsa competition, ballet folklorico dancing, niños play zone and a piñata party. And of course…TACOS, creatively prepared from a dozen local restaurants. Vamonos!
Saturday and Sunday, The Town of Queen Creek invites us to finish up our week by getting a little down and dirty. No, get your mind out of the gutter. We’re talking family friendly, “be a kid” playtime with some good ‘ole messy fun. It’s the 4th Annual Messy Fest at Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Center. Think massive mud pits, large-scale finger-painting, mashed-potato tug-of-war and food fights. Go play messy people… because life is too short to play clean.
And that’s a wrap! Thanks for listening to 7 Things To Do This Week, a World Of Arizona Podcast series. See you next week, and remember, more information on all these events can be found on worldofarizona.com.