April 1-2, Steel Indian School Park
There will never be a dull moment at The Phoenix Pride festival, with over 150 entertainment performances across five different stages. Guests can expect a variety of different food vendors in addition to an arts expo, health and wellness pavilion, and kids’ space. The festival combines with government officials, services, private corporations and celebrities to raise positive awareness for the metro Phoenix LGBTQ community. 12 p.m.-9 p.m. $20. www.phoenixpride.org.
April 2, North Mountain Brewing
It’s that time of the year again as North Mountain Brewing brings a festival to the Valley that has an artistic vibe, music that rules and, of course, craft beer (and food). The daylong event will have a musical lineup that includes JC & The Juke Rockers, The Rocket 88’s, and Leon J, among others. This event is definitely one that all of your senses will enjoy! 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $15. www.nmbluesbrewsandartsfest.com.
April 2, Herberger Theater
The faith-based one act play has added some songs and choreography, for a new full-length musical production. Based off of Romans 6:16, this is a story of four women who meet monthly to discuss topics of interest for women. This musical will leave you laughing, crying, and evaluating your own life! 6 p.m. $28.50. www.herbergertheater.org.
April 6, Wright’s at The Biltmore
Calling all vino fans! Embark on a journey of fine wine and a four-course dinner at a Winemakers Dinner at the Biltmore’s signature Wright’s restaurant. The event, hosted by the chef de cuisine, pairs visits from notable Californian winemakers with a unique menu designed to complement the vintner’s wine selections. This month’s star is the exquisite Sequoia Grove Winery, a family-owned winery that specializes in cabernet sauvignon founded in 1979 in a 110-year old barn beneath a grove of Sequoia trees in Rutherford, Napa Valley. Cheers! 6:30 p.m. $120. www.arizonabiltmore.com.
April 8, Steele Indian School Park
It only takes one step, one walk to have a future ... one without liver disease. Register with a team or fly solo to The American Liver Foundation’s Liver Life Walk. The pet-friendly fundraising walk will bring nearly 1,000 walkers to pound the pavement in a 5K and 1K course. Walkers will enjoy the fresh outdoors, prizes and delicious food. Liver Life Walk allows people affected by liver disease to come together and raise critical funds and awareness for the American Liver Foundation. 8 a.m. $20. www.liverlifewalk.org.
April 8, Downtown Phoenix
Phoenix is quickly becoming every foodie’s premier destination for fabulous fare. And who doesn’t love music? Well, the Phoenix Symphony is proud to bring the Valley’s food and music enthusiasts a night of tasty treats and sensational beats. The 7th Annual Music Stroll grants attendees a night to explore Valley restaurants and enjoy live music, good food and refreshing drinks. The funds raised from the stroll benefit The Phoenix Symphony’s Education and Community Engagement programs. 2-5 p.m. $30. www.phoenixsymphony.org.
April 9, Chase Field
Walkers will gather in Downtown for this 5K and 1-mile Banana Boat family fun walk benefiting Arizona nonprofit organizations that provide screening, treatment and support for those dealing with all types of cancer. Hosted by the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, this year’s race starts and ends at the D-backs home stadium, Chase Field. Presented by the University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s, the walk includes a commemorative race shirt, drawstring bag, finisher medal and voucher for a game ticket to a select 2017 Arizona Diamondbacks home game. 5K, 7:15 a.m.; 1-mile, 8:30 a.m. $20-$50. www.arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com.
April 11, Comerica Theatre
The British indie pop band, known for hits like Pomepeii and Flaws, is making its way to the Valley. Since Bastille released its debut album in 2013, the band has remained one of the most exciting acts in alternative rock, filling each arena they play in with upbeat energy. This is a concert that will have you on your feet, rocking to the music the entire time. 7:30 p.m. $30-$45. www.livenation.com.
April 14, Arizona Biltmore
Nearly 75 percent of all Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients are women. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is hosting its 12th annual luncheon to better educate and galvanize our community against MS. Guests will share the joys of a fine lunch while watching an inspirational program, with keynote speaker Camerone Parker. The Phoenix resident, model and TV personality will share her experiences with MS, diagnosed with the disease in 1998 and going public with her diagnosis in 2009. 11 a.m. $100. www.nationalmssociety.org.
April 15, Talking Stick Resort Arena
Get ready to dream big as you enter a world of magic and adventure at the latest Disney on Ice show to come to Phoenix. This enchanted tale brings Belle, Cinderella, Tinker Bell and many other loved characters to life through the artistry of ice skting to create a memorable family experience. Through a hilarious and charming performance, the characters will perform high flying jumps, breathtaking skating and daring acrobatics that will have you and your family captivated. 6:30 p.m. $15-$184. www.talkingstickresort.com.
April 20-22, Herberger Theater
No memorizing necessary! Get ready for an evening of laughs at the unscripted jokes at this improv festival. The event celebrates improv, bringing comedians to performer from various parts of the world including Ireland, Canada, Australia and Turkey. These spontaneous and hilarious acts are ones you won’t want to miss. 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. $10-$20. www.herbergertheater.org.
April 21-22, Phoenix Symphony
A unique evening of classical and contemporary music awaits you, brought together as Tito Munoz leads The Phoenix Symphony in Franz Schubert’s final Symphony No. 9. All ages will enjoy the majestical scale and beautiful melodies of the orchestra. The program features the world-premiere of Maneein’s Violin Concerto. $18-$39. www.phoenixsymphony.org.
April 22, Camelback Ranch
Gather up your friends and family for a fun and unique 5K run, focused less on speed and more on fun! Whether you are a pro runner or a park walker, the 3 miles of the Margarita Madness will have you waiting for the next one! The best part? At the end of the run receive a margarita as part of your accomplishment! Enjoy some more drinks at the after party with music and entertainment. 3 p.m. $40. www.margaritamadness5krun.com.
April 22, Desert Botanical Garden
Event chair Rebecca Ailes-Fine invites you to experience the beautiful desert at dusk and all that it has to offer. Guests will sip cocktails and watch nature’s setting sun spread magical colors over the garden while bidding at the unique garden-themed auction offerings including distinctive plants, pots, garden art, and unusual and exciting experiences. As the sun dips beneath the mountains, the night sky will become the backdrop to savor fresh, seasonal cuisine. After dinner, partygoers will enjoy music, dancing and socialize with friends underneath the desert’s starry sky. 6 p.m. $600. www.dbg.org.
April 27, Sheraton Downtown Phoenix
Join Mayor Greg Stanton and Phoenix Sister Cities for an evening of international cuisine and entertainment from around the world for a worldly experience. Attendees will have the opportunity to win round-trip travel to any Phoenix sister city, as well as thousands of dollars in cash prizes. Are you ready to take flight? 6 p.m.-7 p.m. $20. www.phoenixsistercities.org.
April 29, Ak-Chin Pavillion
Rock out with Kings of Leon as they jam to hit songs from their newly released album, Walls. This concert will have you rocking out and standing on your feet the entire time. Enjoy classic songs such as Sex on Fire, Don’t Matter, and Radioactive, at this must-see event. 7 p.m. $20-$250. www.livenation.com.
April 29-30, Talking Stick Resort Arena
Basketball lovers of all ages and skills will love this slam dunk event. With 40 courts surrounding the arena and several additional streets Downtown, the city landscape will transform into a giant basketball paradise for players and spectators, creating the ultimate hoops festival and basketball tournament. This fun-filled family event will include a youth fun zone area, slam dunk contest, celebrity appearances, media 3on3 contests and more! 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $80-$150 a team. www.phx3on3.net.
April 29-30, Indian School Park
Join Arizona’s largest Arab celebration, highlighting the many joyous sides Arab countries and all their unique cultures have to offer. All ages will enjoy the music, arts and crafts, children’s activities, and authentic food being served. Not to mention hours of non-stop live entertainment from here and all over the world, including electrifying belly dancers, traditional vocalists, contemporary rap artists, and rousing whirling folkloric dancers! 4 p.m.- 9 p.m. $5. www.arabamericanfestival.com.